Candidates should not be more than 50 years of age on 01-07-2003.
(a) The upper age limit for SSC prescribed above will be further relaxable :
- Upto maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Castes or a Scheduled Tribes.
- Upto a maximum of three years ( eight years for SC / ST ) in case of Defence Service Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.
- Upto a maximum of three years ( eight years for SC / ST ) in case of Border security Force personnel disabled in operation during the Indo-Pakistan hostilities of 1971 and released as a consequence thereof.
- Skill Test on Computers : Unless exempted from passing the Monthly / Quarterly Typewriting Test held by Staff Selection Commission for the purpose of confirmation in the Lower Division Grade, he / she should have passed this test on or before the date of notification of the SSC UDC 2012 examination.
(5) The decision of the Staff Selection Commission as to the eligibility or otherwise of a candidate for admission to the UDC examination 2012 shall be final.
(6) No candidate will be admitted to the Upper Division Grade examination unless he / she holds a certificate of admission from the Staff Selection Commission.
(7) A candidate who is or has been declared by the Staff Selection Commission to be guilty of :
- Obtaining support for his / her candidature by any means, or
- Impersonating, or
- Procuring impersonation by any person, or
- Submitting fabricated documents or documents which have been tampered with, or
- Making statements which are incorrect or false or suppressing material information, or
- Resorting to any other irregular or improper means in connection with his / her candidature for the SSC examination, or
- Using unfair means in the examination hall, or
- Misbehaving in the examination hall, or
- Writing irrelevant matter, including obscene language or pornographic matter in the script(s); or
- Found in possession of mobile phones / cellular phones / pagers and other unauthorized electronic gadget after commencement of the SSC examination inside the examination hall whether in use or not, will be deemed to have been using unfair means; or
- Harassing or doing bodily harm to the staff employed by the Staff Selection Commission for the conduct of their Staff Selection Commission examination; or
- Violating any of the instructions issued to the candidates alongwith their Admission Certificates permitting them to take the SSC Upper Division Grade Special examination; or
- Taking away answer books / shorthand notes / typing script with him / her from the examination hall; or
- Attempting to commit or, as the case may be abetting the Staff Selection Commission of all or any of the acts specified in the foregoing clauses, may, in addition to rendering himself / herself to criminal prosecution, be liable :
- To be disqualified by the Staff Selection Commission from the examination for which he / she is candidate, or
- To be debarred either permanently or for a specified period :
- By the Staff Selection Commission from any examination or selection held by them;
- By the Central Government from any employment under them, and
- To disciplinary action under the appropriate rules.
- To take other appropriate legal action.
(8) Any attempt on the part of the candidate to obtain support to his / her candidature by any means would disqualify him / her for admission to the SSC Limited Departmental Competitive 2012 examination.
(9) After the UDC examination, the candidates will be arranged by the Staff Selection Commission, in the order of merit as disclosed by the aggregate marks finally awarded to each candidates and in that order as many candidates as are found by the Commission to be qualified in the SSC examination 2012 shall be recommended for inclusion in the Select List year 2003 for the Upper Division Grade of CSCS cadre upto the required number.
Provided that the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes may, to the extent of the number of SSC 2012 vacancies reserved for the Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes by the Staff Selection Commission by a relaxed standard, subject to the fitness of these candidates for selection to the service.
Provided that the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes who have been recommended by the Staff Selection Commission without resorting to the relaxed standard referred to in this sub rule, shall not be adjusted against the vacancies reserved for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Note : Candidates should clearly understand that this is a competitive and not a qualifying examination. The number of persons to be included in the Select List for Upper Division Grade of the results to the SSC examination is entirely within the competence of Government to decide. No candidate will, therefore, have any claim for inclusion in the select list on the basis of his / her performance in SSC UDC 2012 examination as a matter of right.
(10) The form and manner of communication of the result of the Upper Division Grade examination to individual candidates shall be decided by the Staff Selection Commission in its discretion and the Staff Selection Commission will not enter into correspondence with them regarding the result.
(11) Success in the SSC examination 2012 confers no right to selection unless the cadre authority is satisfied, after such enquiry as may be considered necessary that the candidate having regard to his / her conduct in service is suitable in all respect for SSC selection. Provided that the decision as to whether a particular candidate recommended for selection by the Staff Selection Commission is not suitable shall be taken in consultation with the Department of Personnel and training.
(12) A candidate, who after applying for admission to the SSC 2012 examination or after appearing at it resigns from his / her appointment in the Central Secretariat Clerical Service otherwise quits the Service or services his / her connection with it, or whose services are terminated by his / her Department or who is appointed to an ex-cadre post or to lien in Lower Division Grade of the Central Secretariat Clerical Service will not be eligible for appointment on the basis of result of SSC UDC examination. This however, does not apply to a Lower Division Clerk who has been appointed on deputation to an ex-cadre post with the approval of the Competent Authority.
12-A. The SSC Examination shall be conducted according to the following plan :
Written examination carrying a maximum of 300 marks in the subject as shown in Para 2 below. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I of SSC Written Examination.
Evaluation of record of service of such of the candidates who attain at the written examination, minimum standard as may be fixed by the Staff Selection Commission in their discretion, carrying a maximum of 100 marks.
B. The subject of the SSC written examination in Part-I, the maximum marks allotted to each paper and the time allowed will be as follows :
|Subject||Maximum Marks||Time for General Candidates||Time for VH Candidates|
( Objective Type )
(A) General Awareness ( 100 Questions )
|200 Marks||( 10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon ) 2 hours||( 10.00 AM to 12.40 PM ) 2 hours 40 minutes|
|(B) Comprehension and writing ability of English Language
( 100 Questions )
( Conventional Type ) Noting, Drafting & Office Procedure )
|100 Marks||( 2.00 PM to 4.00 PM ) 2 hours||( 2.00 PM to 4.40 PM ) 2 hours and 40 minutes|
Paper-I will be of “Objective–Multiple–Choice–Type” whereas Paper-II will be descriptive type.
C. The syllabus for the examination will be as shown in the Schedule.
Note-1 : Candidates are allowed the option to answer Paper-II on Noting, Drafting and Office Procedure either in English or Hindi.
Note-2 : The option will be for a complete paper and not for different question in the same paper.
Note-3 : Candidates desirous of exercising the option to answer the aforesaid paper in Hindi ( Devanagri ) or in English should indicate clearly in column 6 of the application form., otherwise, it would be presumed that they would answer the Paper in English.
Note-4 : Option once exercised shall be final and no request for alteration in column 6 of the application form shall ordinarily be entertained.
Note-5 : Question paper in respect of Part A of Paper-I and Paper-II will be bilingual both in English and Hindi.
Note-6 : No credit for Paper-II will be given for an answer written in a language other than the one opted by
- For Visually Handicapped ( VH ) candidates, no question paper shall be provided in Braille and there will no option for answering replies in Braille.
- Provision for Visually Handicapped ( VH ) candidates :(a) All the Visually Handicapped ( VH ) candidates with visual disabilities not less than forty percent ( 40% ) including Blind and partially Blind persons who applied for the examination can avail the assistance of a Scribe will be provided by the Staff Selection Commission only to such candidates who have sought a Scribe in the application form. Medium in which the candidates will take the examination for SSC Upper Division Grade 2012 will be taken into account providing the Scribe. No attendant will be allowed with such VH candidates inside the Staff Selection Commission examination premises.
- VH candidates will be allowed extra time of 40 minutes for Paper-I (a) General Awareness & (b) Comprehension and Writing Ability of English Language and of 40 minutes for Paper-II ( Noting , Drafting & Office Procedure ).
- Provision of Magnifying Glass : Candidates who are able to read the question paper and to write / indicate the answer with the help of Magnifying Glass shall be allowed to use the Magnifying Glass in the SSC examination hall. Such candidates will not be treated as Visually Handicapped candidates for the purpose of availing the assistance of scribe or the question papers meant for VH candidates. However, such candidates will have to bring their own Magnifying Glass in the examination hall and shall not be provided with a scribe.
- “One Eyed” candidates and Visually Handicapped candidates whose degree of visual disability is less than forty percent ( 40% ) shall not be provided a Scribe.
13. The Staff Selection Commission has discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subject of the examination.
14. Marks will not be allowed for mere superficial knowledge.
15. Deduction upto 5 percent of the maximum marks in the written subject will be made for illegible handwriting.
16. Credit will be given for orderly, effective and exact expression, combined with due Economy of words in all the subject of the SSC examination.