Junior Secretariat Assistant Lower Division Clerk Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination

Junior Secretariat Assistant Lower Division Clerk Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination

Junior Secretariat Assistant Lower Division Clerk Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination

Junior Secretariat Assistant Lower Division Clerk Grade Limited Departmental Competitive Examination

Government of India,
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances &
Pensions,
Department of Personnel and Training,
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New
Delhi – 110003.

(To be uploaded on the website of the Commission (https://ssc.nic.in) on 18.10.2021)

NOTICE

Junior Secretariat Assistant/ Lower Division Clerk Grade Limited Departmental
Competitive Examination, 2018

Submissions of Applications: 18.10.2021 to 17.11.2021
Last date and time for receipt of Applications: 17.11.2021 (1800 hours)
Date and time of Examination: to be intimated later
F. No. 3/5/2021-P&P-II: The Staff Selection Commission will hold a Limited Departmental
Competitive Examination on (to be intimated later) at New Delhi, Prayagraj, Mumbai,
Bengaluru, Guwahati, Kolkata, Chennai, Chandigarh and Raipur for making additions
to the Select List of Junior Secretariat Assistant/ Lower Division Clerk Grade {Pay Level-2
(Rs. 19,900 – Rs.63,200)} of the following Services/Cadres (subject to availability of number of
vacancies):

Sl. No.Name of Service/Cadre
1 Central Secretariat Clerical Service, DoPT
2Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service, Ministry of
Railways,
3Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service (AFHQ)
4Ministry of External Affairs(Cadre Cell)
5O/o Registrar General of India, M/o Home Affairs
6Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of
Administration(LBSNAA)
7Bureau of Outreach and Communication (Field Publicity
Division), M/o Information & Broadcasting
8Central Passport Organization, M/o External Affairs

2. Vacancies: Vacancies will be intimated in due course. Vacancy position will be uploaded
on the website of the Commission (https://ssc.nic.in >Candidate’s Corner > Tentative
Vacancy).

3. Place(s), centre(s), date and time of examination are liable to be changed at the discretion
of the Commission. While every effort will be made to allot the candidates to centres of their
choice for the examination, the Commission may at their discretion, allot a different centre to
a candidate if circumstances so warrant. Changes of schedule of the examination, if any,
would be uploaded on the website of SSC (NR) viz., https://sscnr.nic.in. There will be no
Centre at any Indian Mission abroad. A candidate serving at an Indian Mission abroad will
have to appear in this examination from any of the Examination Centres, mentioned above at
his/ her own expense.
4. Applications from eligible candidates are invited for consideration subject to availability
of vacancies in the respective Services/Cadres. Reservation of posts for Scheduled
Caste/Scheduled Tribe candidates and Persons with Disability (Orthopedically Handicapped,
Hearing Handicapped and Visually Handicapped only) candidates will be as per the vacancy
position in respective categories reported by the indenting Services/Cadres to the
Commission.

5. Candidates seeking admission to the examination must apply to the Regional Director,
Staff Selection Commission (Northern Region), Block No.12, C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi
Road, New Delhi-110003 through their Cadre Controlling Authorities. Application must
be submitted in the prescribed form (attached herein as Annexure-II). The candidates may
use the format of the application form typed neatly in double space in A-4 size paper by
downloading the same from the website of the Commission i.e. https://ssc.nic.in.

6. The completed application forms through the cadre controlling authorities must reach the
Regional Director, Staff Selection Commission (Northern Region), Block No.12, C.G.O.
Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, on or before 17.11.2021 (1800 hrs), and from
candidates residing abroad, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep by 24.11.2021
(1800 hrs) accompanied by necessary documents, complete in all respects, in accordance
with the ‘Instructions to Candidates’ contained in Annexure-I. Applications received after
closing date will not be entertained by the Commission

NOTE-I Only those candidates whose application is forwarded by their Head of
Department/Head of Office will be considered for admission to this Examination. They
should further note that the Commission will in no case be responsible for non‐receipt of their
application or any delay in receipt thereof on any account whatsoever. No application,
received after the prescribed last date and time for receipt of the application in the
Commission through proper channel, will be entertained under any circumstances.
Application(s) received after closing date and time will be summarily rejected. Candidates, in
their own interest, are advised to ensure that their applications duly verified and endorsed by
the Competent Authority, are forwarded by their Head of Department or Head of Office in a
manner that their applications reach well before the prescribed last date and time.
NOTE-II Cadre Controlling Authorities of the Applicants must forward the application
forms on or before the prescribed date and time, to the Commission. While forwarding the
application(s) of the candidate(s), the authorities should certify that vacancy in relevant
category in their Service/Cadre, for which the candidate has applied, is available. Applications
submitted in the format, other than that prescribed in this Notice, shall be rejected summarily
without any correspondence by the Commission

7. All communications in respect of this Examination should be addressed to the Regional
Director, Staff Selection Commission (Northern Region), Block No.12, C.G.O. Complex,
Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003 and should contain the following particulars:-
(i) Name and year of examination
(ii) Name of candidate (in full and in block letters)

(iii) Name of father/husband of candidate
(iv) Roll number or date of birth (if roll number not received by the candidate)
(v) Postal address as given in application

8. Communications, without above details as in para 7, will not be entertained. In all
correspondence with the Staff Selection Commission related to this examination, candidates
should invariably superscribe their envelope and correspondence(s) with the words and
figures, “Junior Secretariat Assistant/ Lower Division Clerk Grade Limited
Departmental Competitive Examination, 2018”.
9. This examination is being conducted on the basis of clearance provided to the
Commission by DoPT vide their letter No. 12/1/2020-CS.II (B) dated 03.09.2021 and is
subject to the condition that results would be declared after the outcome of the litigation on
the “reservation in promotion” and “own merit” issues are implemented.

Under Secretary (P&P-II)
Staff Selection Commission

INSTRUCTIONS TO CANDIDATES

1. The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the
eligibility conditions for admission to the Examination. Their admission at all the stages of
examination for which they are admitted by the Commission; viz., Computer Based and Written
Examination will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility
conditions. If on verification, at any time before or after the Computer Based and Written
Examination, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature
for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.
2. Before filling in the Application Form as per Annexure-II, the candidates must carefully
go through the Notice of the examination to ensure that they fulfill all eligibility conditions for the
post applied. The conditions prescribed in the Notice shall not be relaxed under any circumstances.
3. The candidate must select among the centres mentioned in paragraph ‘1’ of this notice at
which he/she wishes to appear for the examination and indicate the same in his/her application. No
request for change of Centre of Examination will be considered later under any circumstances.
Hence, the candidates should select the center carefully and indicate the same correctly in their
applications.
4. The Commission will endeavor to accommodate the candidates at the centre opted by
them. However, the Commission reserves the right to cancel any centre and ask the candidates of
that centre to appear from another centre. The Commission, at its discretion, may direct the
candidate to appear at any other place/centre. Commission also reserves the right to divert
candidates of any centre to some other place/centre to take the examination.
5. The application form must be filled in candidate’s own handwriting. Candidates mustsubmit
their application through the Head of their Department/Office concerned, well in time, who will
complete the endorsement at the end of application form and forward it to the Regional Director,
Staff Selection Commission (Northern Region), Block No.12, C.G.O. Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110003 so as to reach the same by the last date and time prescribed in the Notice.
6. Candidates are warned that they should not furnish any false/incorrect/misleading
information or suppress any material information while filling the application form.
7. Candidate must send the following documents with his/her application:
(a) Certified true copy of the first page of the Service Book duly attested by the Head of
Department or Head of Office in which the candidate is employed at the time of making the
application showing the particulars of the Government Servant; viz., Name of the candidate in full,
his/her Father’s Name, Husband’s Name in case of a married woman Government Servant,
Nationality, Name of the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe in case of candidates belonging to such
caste or tribe, date of birth by the Christian Era (both in figures and words), educational
qualification and specimen signature of the candidate.
(b) Certified true copy of the particulars of service attested by the Head of Department or

Head of Office in which he/she is working at the time of making the application showing the posts
held along-with scale of pay and the capacity i.e. substantive, officiating, permanent or temporary
in which the post is held.
Note-I The Staff Selection Commission may, if it considers necessary, call for the Service Book or
other documentary evidence.
Note-II Only self attested photocopies by the candidate should be submitted in support of claim
for relaxation of age etc. and no document should be submitted in original.
8. Candidates are warned that if an application is incomplete or wrongly filled in or is not
accompanied with any of the documents mentioned under Para 7 above, the application is liable to
be rejected and no appeal against its rejection will be entertained.
9. Candidates should also ensure that the signatures appended by them in all the places; viz.,
in their application form, in the Attendance List and in all the correspondence with the
Commission should be identical and there should be no variation of any kind. If any variation is
found in the signatures appended by him/her at different places, his/her candidature will liable to
be cancelled by the Commission.
10. Candidates should further note that no correspondence will be entertained by the
Commission from them to change any of the entries made in the application form.
11. Information about the Examination indicating the time table and City/ Centre of
examination for the candidates will be uploaded on the website of Northern Region of the
Commission about two weeks before the date of examination. If any candidate does not find his/
her details on the website of the Commission one week before the date of examination, he/ she
must immediately contact the Northern Region of the Commission along with documentary
evidence that he/she had applied for the examination. Failure to do so will deprive him/ her of any
claim for consideration.
12. Admission certificates of candidates admitted to this examination will be uploaded on the
website of the Northern Region of Staff Selection Commission; viz., https://sscnr.nic.in one week
before the date of commencement of this examination. The candidate can download their
admission certificate after providing requisite credentials. No paper admission certificate will be
issued by the Commission.
13. A candidate must see that communications, if any, sent to him/her at the address stated in
his/her application are redirected, if necessary; change in address should be communicated to the
Commission at the earliest opportunity. Although the Commission makes every effort to take
account of such changes they cannot accept any responsibility in the matter.
14. Candidates admitted to the examination will be required to produce their Departmental
Identity Card (Original) issued by the employer of the Government Servant along with hard copy
of Admission Certificate for appearing in the Examination.
15. Candidates are not entitled to receive any Travelling Allowance from Staff Selection
Commission for attending the examination.
16. Admission Certificates for the Examination will be uploaded on the website of Northern
Region of the Commission. Admission Certificate will not be issued by post for any stage of
examination. Candidates are therefore advised to regularly visit the websites of the Commission
(Headquarters), i.e., https://ssc.nic.in as well as Northern Region of the Commission, viz.,
https://sscnr.nic.in.

17. The Rules for the examination are as below: (candidates may refer to the respective
RRs/Regulations, etc. for details):

Sl.
No
Services/ CadresConditions of eligibility
(As specified in the respective Rules/Regulations, etc.)
1Central Secretariat
Clerical Service
Any permanent or regularly appointed temporary Group
‘C’ employee having Grade Pay of Rs. 1800 who satisfies
the following shall be eligible to appear at the examination:-
(a) Length of Service:– He should have on the crucial date,
rendered not less than three years’ regular service as a Group
‘C’ employee with Grade Pay of Rs. 1800.
Note-I: A group ‘C’ employee who is on deputation to excadre post with the approval of the competent authority shall
be eligible to be admitted to the examination, if otherwise
eligible.
Note-II: A Group ‘C’ employee who has been appointed to
an ex-cadre post or to another service on transfer and
continuous to have a lien in the Group ‘C’ post for the time
being shall also be eligible to be admitted to the
examination. If otherwise eligible.
(b) Age: He should not be more than 45 years (50 years in
case of the candidate belonging to the Scheduled Castes and
the Scheduled Tribes) of age on the crucial date:
Provided that the upper age limit may be relaxed in
respect of such categories of persons as may be notified from
time to time in his behalf by the Central Government to the
extent and subject to the conditions notified in respect of
each category.
(c) Educational Qualifications:- He must have passed the
12th standard examination from a recognised Board or
equivalent.
Type writing Test:- (i) The candidates shall have to pass if
not already passed one of the periodical type-writing tests in
English or Hindi held by Staff Selection Commission a
minimum speed of 30 words per minute (w.p.m) in English
or 25 w.p.m. in Hindi on manual typewriter or typing speed
of 35 w.p.m. in English or 30 w.p.m. in Hindi on computer
{(35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to 10500 Key
Depressions Per Hour (KDPH)/9000 KDPH on an average
of 5 key depressions for each word} or Hindi typing test in
accordance with these norms held by the Department of
Official Language within a period of one year from the date
of appointment, failing which no annual increments shall be
allowed to them until they have passed the said test.
(ii) The candidates who do not pass the said type-writing
test within the period of probation shall be liable to bereverted to their substantive appointment or temporary posts
held by them before their appointment to Lower Division
Grade.
(iii) Notwithstanding anything contained in clauses (i) and
(ii) above, a candidate, who has been declared by the
competent medical authority, i.e., the Civil Surgeon, to be
permanently unfit to pass the type-writing test because of a
physical disability, may in consultation with the Department
of Personnel and Training be exempted from the requirement
of passing the type-writing test and, in the event of his being
so exempted, the provisions of clauses (i) and (ii) shall cease
to be applicable to him from the date of such exemption
2Railway Board
Secretariat Clerical
Service
Any permanent or regularly appointed temporary Group ‘C’
employee having Grade Pay of Rs. 1800 who satisfies the
following shall be eligible to appear at the examination:-
(a) Length of Service:- He should have on the crucial date,
rendered not less than three years’ regular service as a Group
‘C’ employee with Grade Pay of Rs. 1800.
Note-I: A group ‘C’ employee who is on deputation to excadre post with the approval of the competent authority shall
be eligible to be admitted to the examination, if otherwise
eligible.
Note-II: A Group ‘C’ employee who has been appointed to
an ex-cadre post or to another service on transfer and
continuous to have a lien in the Group ‘C’ post for the time
being shall also be eligible to be admitted to the
examination. If otherwise eligible.
(b) Age: He should not be more than 45 years (50 years in
case of the candidate belonging to the Scheduled Castes and
the Scheduled Tribes) of age on the crucial date:
Provided that the upper age limit may be relaxed in
respect of such categories of persons as may be notified from
time to time in his behalf by the Central Government to the
extent and subject to the conditions notified in respect of
each category.
(c) Educational Qualifications:- He must have passed the
12th standard examination from a recognised Board or
equivalent.
Type writing Test:- (i) The candidates shall have to pass if
not already passed one of the periodical type-writing tests in
English or Hindi held by Staff Selection Commission a
minimum speed of 30 words per minute (w.p.m) in English
or 25 w.p.m. in Hindi on manual typewriter or typing speed
of 35 w.p.m. in English or 30 w.p.m. in Hindi on computer
{(35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to 10500 Key
Depressions Per Hour (KDPH)/9000 KDPH on an averageof 5 key depressions for each word} or Hindi typing test in
accordance with these norms held by the Department of
Official Language within a period of one year from the date
of appointment, failing which no annual increments shall be
allowed to them until they have passed the said test.
(ii) The candidates who do not pass the said type-writing
test within the period of probation shall be liable to be
reverted to their substantive appointment or temporary posts
held by them before their appointment to Lower Division
Grade.
(iii) Notwithstanding anything contained in clauses (i) and
(ii) above, a candidate, who has been declared by the
competent medical authority, i.e., the Civil Surgeon, to be
permanently unfit to pass the type-writing test because of a
physical disability, may with the prior approval of the
Central Government in the Ministry of Railways, be
exempted from the requirement of passing the type-writing
test and, in the event of his being so exempted, the
provisions of clauses (i) and (ii) shall cease to be applicable
to him from the date of such exemption.
3Armed Forces
Headquarters Clerical
Service
Minimum three years regular service in Group ‘C’ (erstwhile
Group ‘D’) grade with the Grade Pay of 1800.
4Ministry of External
Affairs
Multi-Tasking staff who have passed the 12th Standard
Examination from a recognized Board or equivalent and
have rendered not less than 3 years regular service as Group
‘C’ employee having pay in Level I in the Pay Matrix and
undergone and successfully completed such mandatory
training programme (s) as may be prescribed by the Ministry
of External Affairs shall be eligible to participate subject to
such regulations as may from time to time made by the
controlling authority.
5O/o Registrar General
of India
Group ‘C’ Staff in level-I in the pay matrix (Rs. 18000-
56900) and who possess 12th Class pass or equivalent
qualification form a recognized Board or University and
have rendered minimum three years regular service in the
Grade. The maximum age limit for eligibility for
examination is 45 years (50 years of age for the Scheduled
castes and the Scheduled Tribes).
6Lal Bahadur Shastri
National Academy of
Administration
Group ‘C’ Staff in the Grade pay of 1800 and who possess
12th Class pass or equivalent qualification and have rendered
3 years regular service in the Grade.
The maximum age limit for examination is forty-five years
(Fifty years of age for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled
Tribes)
7Bureau of Outreach &
Communication (Field Publicity Division),
Ministry of
information &
Broadcasting
Group ‘C’ employees of the Directorate in the Grade pay
of 1800 and who possess 12th Class pass or equivalent qualification from a recognized Board or university and have
rendered 3 years regular service in the Grade.
The maximum age limit for eligibility for examination is 45
years (50 years of age for the Scheduled Castes and
Scheduled Tribes)
8Central Passport
Organization,
Ministry of External
Affairs
Office Assistant in Level-I who possess 12th Class pass or
equivalent qualification from a recognized Board or
university and have rendered 3 years regular service in the
Grade.
The maximum age limit for eligibility for examination is
forty-five years (Fifty years of age for the Scheduled Castes
and Scheduled Tribes)
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