Top SSC Exams & Government Exams

The Staff Selection Commission is one of the largest recruiting bodies that hires thousands of candidates for jobs in the SSC across the country. The SSC has officially released it’s tentative recruitment calendar for the year 2020. Before you search for SSC CGL apply online or check your SSC CGL Application status we would suggest that you read this entire article to learn about other SSC exams and equally exciting opportunities presented by other recruiting bodies.

Here’s a brief overview of all the major recruitment exams conducted by the SSC (Staff Selection Commission):

*The schedule mentioned in the table is only tentative and may be subject to change due to the widespread outbreak of COVID 19 and associated lockdown restrictions and the #vacancies mentioned are just indicative and don’t correspond to the exact number of vacancies for the recruitment processes that will be held in 2020.

Recruiting Body

Name of the Exam

Stages involved in the Selection Process

Starting Salary offered

Tentative No: of Vacancies

(based on the previous year official notifications)

Tentative Exam Schedule (based on the previous year recruitment schedules)

Staff Selection Commission

SSC CGL (SSC Common Graduate Level)

Tier I, Tier II Tier III and Tier IV exams

From INR 25,000 to INR 1,51,100 based on posts

8,000 to 10,000

Notification Date: October (22nd October 2019)

Tier I Date: March – 03.03.2020 to 09.03.2020

Tier II Date: November – 02.11.2020 to 05.11.2020

Tier III Date: November – 22.11.2020

Tier IV Date: TBA

SSC CHSL (SSC Common Higher Secondary Level)

Tier I, Tier II and Tier III exams

From INR 17,000 to INR 36,000 based on job profile and city/place of employment

4,000 to 6,000

Notification Date: November (29th November 2019)

Tier I Date: August – 17.08.2020 to 21.08.2020 and 24.08.2020 to 27.08.2020

Tier II Date: October – 12.10.2020 to 16.10.2020, 19.10.2020 to 21.10.2020 and 26.10.2020

Tier III Date: November – TBA

SSC CPO (SSC Central Police Organization)

Paper I and Paper II

INR 47,496

1,000 to 2,500

Notification Date: June (17.06.2020)

Paper I: September to October (29.09.2020 to 05.10.2020)

Paper II: March (01.03.2021)

SSC JE (SSC Junior Engineer)

Prelims (Paper I) & Mains (Paper II) exam

From INR 32,000 to INR 37,200

Notification Date: August

Paper I: October (27.10.2020 to 30.10.2020)

Paper II: TBA

SSC GD (SSC General Duty)

Computer Based Exam, PET (Physical Efficiency Test) & PST (Physical Standard Test)

From INR 21,700 to INR 69,100

50,000 to 60,000

Notification Date: July

Exam Date: TBA

Some of the other major recruiters for Government jobs are the UPSC (Union Public Service Commission), RRB (Railway Recruitment Board). The other major recruitment process or Government exams in the calendar are as follows:

Name of the Exam

Recruiting Body

Important Dates

Link to the Official Website

AFCAT (Air Force Common Admission Test)

Indian Air Force

Exam Date: October 2020 (03.10.2020, 04.10.2020 and 05.10.2020)

KVS Recruitment

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan

Notification Date: TBA
Exam Date: TBA

UGC NET (UGC National Eligibility Test)

University Grants Commission

Exam Date: September (24.09.2020)

CTET (Central Teacher Eligibility Test)

CBSE (Central Body of Secondary Education)

Notification Date: March 2020

Exam Date: TBA (Postponed from July 2020)

UPSC IAS civil services

UPSC (Union Public Service Commission)

Prelims Exam Date: October

Mains Exam Date: January

UPSC CDS (UPSC combined defense services exam)

Union Public Service Commission

Exam Dates:

Exam I: February (02.02.2020)
Exam II: November (08.11.2020)

If you are interested in appearing for any of these exams then it is advisable to proactively check the official websites of the recruiting bodies at regular intervals to not miss out on any important announcements or official notifications.

you could also explore other Government exams conducted by the UPSC such as the UPSC CAPF(Central Armed Police Forces), UPSC ESE (Engineering Services Examination), and UPSC NDA (National Defense Academy).

Now that you have a good idea about the upcoming exams, plan your preparation for the exams accordingly.

All the best!