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SSC JHT Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification

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SSC JHT Exam Dates, Fees, Eligibility & Notification
September 13, 2021
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The Staff Selection Commission, abbreviated and popularly known as SSC, is a recruitment agency operating under the Government of India. The organization, as the name suggests, employs staff in several government jobs in various Ministries and Departments of Govt. of India. It conducts many exams for this purpose, but we will talk about the one called SSC JHT in this article.

The organization is an extension of the Department of Personnel and Training (DOPT) and is headquartered in New Delhi. At the highest level of the hierarchy, there is a Chairman, who is assisted by two Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examination. However, the commission has regional offices as well, in Mumbai, Kolkata, Bangalore, Guwahati, Chennai, Prayagraj, and New Delhi. There are also two sub-regional offices at Chandigarh and Raipur.

One of the exams conducted by SSC every year is for the post of Junior Hindi Translator, or JHT. Senior Hindi Translators, Hindi Pradhyapak, and Junior Translator posts are also included in this exam. The process is two-tiered, i.e., the examination has two phases.

Abbreviation SSC
Type Government Autonomous Recruitment Body
Purpose Recruitment in lower rank posts in various Ministries and Departments of Govt. of India
Headquarters New Delhi
Foundation Date 4th November 1975
Chairman Sujata Chaturvedi, IAS

Table of Contents

 

Exam Notification & News

Notification for SSC JHT 2021 is yet to be released. However, approximate dates can be predicted on the basis of past trends. Also, interested candidates are suggested to be alert at the possible time, and keep checking for any updates.

The selection process of SSC JHT consists of two phases. Paper-I is objective and computer-based, whereas Paper-II is descriptive and pen-on-paper. This examination is meant for checking the applicants’ written proficiency in Hindi and English, and of course, the extent of expertise in translating Hindi to English and English to Hindi.

The eligibility criteria for applying to SSC JHT 2021 are different for different posts. However, it is safe to say that the applicant has to be at least a graduate from a centrally recognized university with English/ Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject at the degree level.

Official website of SSC https://ssc.nic.in/
Official Notification of SSC JHT 2021 Yet to be released
Tenure of application Yet to be announced
Mode of application Online
Posts included Junior Hindi Translator, Hindi Pradhyapak, Senior Translator, Junior Translator
No. of phases 2
Mode of exam Phase-I: CBT (Computer-based Test)

Phase-II: Pen & Paper

Type of exam Phase-I: Objective (MCQ)

Phase-I: Descriptive

 

Exam Date

As mentioned earlier, notification for SSC JHT 2021 is yet to be released. However, approximate dates can be predicted on the basis of past trends. Also, Interested candidates are suggested to be alert at the possible time, and keep checking for any new development. Nevertheless, we will always keep our website updated and also provide you with the link to download the official notification.

Events Tentative Dates
Official Notification of SSC JHT 2021 Yet to be released
Application starting & ending dates Yet to be announced
Release of admit card At least 7 days before the exam
Paper-I exam August
Result of Paper-I September
Paper-II exam November
Release of the final result December

 

Application Fee

The cost for applying in SSC JHT 2021 is only Rs. 100/-. In contrast, SC, ST, PWD, and women applicants are exempted from any kind of fee to be paid to appear for the exam.

Category Application Fee
UR/ OBC/ EWS INR 100/-
SC/ ST/ PWD/ Women Nil

As it can be seen, the fee for applying to SSC JHT is nominal. However, the candidature will only be accepted if payment is completed before the application closing date.

Payment can be done through any of the following: Credit Card/ Debit Card/ Net Banking/ BHIM UPI/ e-challan.

 

Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications:

The eligibility criteria for applying to SSC JHT 2021 are different for different posts. However, it can be said that

  • the applicant needs to have a Master degree from a centrally recognized university if he/ she does not have professional certification or experience in Hindi-English translation;
  • the applicant must have studied English/ Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject at the UG or PG degree level.

The detailed educational qualifications for different posts are discussed below.

Post(s) Minimum educational qualification
Postcodes A to D Post-graduation (PG)  in English with Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as the examination medium

Or

PG in Hindi with English being a mandatory subject or the medium of examination at the degree level

 

Or

PG in any subject, with English medium and Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as the exam medium at the degree level

Or

PG in any subject, with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the exam medium at the degree level and the other as a compulsory or elective subject at the degree level

Or

Recognized Certificate or Diploma course in translation from English to Hindi and vice versa

Or

Working experience of minimum 2 years as a translator from English to Hindi and vice versa in Central or State Government Office, including the Govt. of India undertaking

Senior Hindi Translators in certain Departments/ Ministries/ Offices of Central Government (Postcode E) All the possible combinations of criteria mentioned above are also applicable for this post, except for the years of experience in the last option. To apply for this post, the candidate must have 3 years of experience as a translator from English to Hindi and vice versa in Central or State Government Office.

 

Nationality:

The applicants should be any one of the below to be eligible for SSC JHT 2021:-

  • An Indian Citizen
  • A subject of Bhutan or Nepal
  • A Tibetan refugee residing permanently in India since before 1st January 1962
  • Indians migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, and East African Countries and settled permanently in India

Candidates from the above-mentioned countries should possess a government-issued eligibility certificate.

Age:

Minimum age: 18 years

Maximum age: 30 years

Candidates have to be born between 1st January 1991 and 1st January 2003 (both dates inclusive) to be able to appear for SSC JHT 2021. However, relaxation on the upper age limit will be levied on reserved categories as per government regulations.

These are the category-wise age relaxations in the following tab:

Category Relaxation on the upper age limit (years)
Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST) 5
Other Backward Castes (OBC) 3
Person with Disability (PwD) 10
OBC + PwD 13
SC/ ST + PwD 15
Ex-servicemen 3
Migrants from Jammu & Kashmir 5

 

Vacancies

Vacancies for SSC JHT 2021-22 sessions are yet to be published officially. However, the commission had released 283 total vacancies in the 2020-21 sessions, where 275 were for Junior Translator posts and 8 were for the post of Senior Hindi Translator. In the year before it, the total number of vacancies was 325, which means the number of vacancies declined last year.

 

SSC JHT Salary

As mentioned by the Staff Selection Commission earlier, candidates selected through the SSC JHT exam will receive a payment of INR 35000/- per month in hand, i.e., the amount calculated after considering all the reductions and allowances, according to the official 7th pay commission.

The allowances or subsidies included in the per-month salary of a Translator selected by SSC are:

  • Dearness Allowance
  • House Rent Allowance
  • Transfer Allowance
  • Allowance for special occasions

Nevertheless, the amount of house rent allowance depends on the job location preferred by the candidates, so it will vary. There are three categories of the place of the job, namely X, Y, and Z— for which the employees will receive 24%, 16%, and 8% house rent allowances respectively.

The pay scales for different posts of varying grades at different Departments or Ministries are roughly enumerated as follows:

Post Code Post Level of the Post Salary/month
A JT (Junior Translator) in Central Secretariat Official Language Service (CSOLS)  

 

6th

 

 

INR 35,400-1,12,400/-

B JT in M/o Railways (Railway Board)
C JT in Armed Forces Headquarters (AFHQ)
D JT/ JHT in inferior departments opting for Model RRs of DoPT  

6th

 

INR 35,400-1,12,400/-

E Senior Hindi Translator in various Ministries, Departments, and offices of the Govt. of India  

7th

 

INR 44900- 142400/-

F Hindi Pradhyapak in a Central Hindi Training Institute (CHTI)  

8th

 

INR 47600- 151100/-

 

Syllabus

There are two stages in the SSC JHT 2021 examination— Paper-I is objective with multiple-choice questions, and Paper-II is descriptive.

Paper-I:

  • It checks on the candidate’s knowledge and overall command over English and Hindi language and literature.
  • It will contain 100 MCQ’s in General Hindi and another 100 in General English.
  • The standard of the questions will be of degree level.

Paper-II:

  • This part is meant to assess and weigh the examinee’s expertise on bidirectional translation between Hindi and English.
  • In this section, applicants have to write 4 passages of the following types:
    • English to Hindi Translation
    • Hindi to English Translation
    • Hindi essay writing
    • English essay writing

 

Exam Pattern

As already mentioned, SSC JHT 2021 exam consists of two phases— an objective paper is followed by a descriptive one. Examinees have to clear Paper-I first to proceed to the next level, i.e. Paper-II.

  • Paper-I, in turn, contains two sections, General Hindi and General English.
  • There will be 100 multiple choice questions in each of these sections.
  • 1 mark will be awarded for each correct answer.
  • 25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer in this paper.
  • The paper has to be completed within 2 hours. No sectional time limit is there.
  • So, in total, Paper-I contains 200 questions worth 200 marks, which have to be answered within 2 hours.
  • Unlike Paper-I, Paper-II is a pen & paper based descriptive exam.
  • 4 questions will be asked in this paper, 2 from each of the two sections namely Translation and Essay Writing.
  • There is no specific division of marking between the questions of Paper-II, neither is there any negative marking, which is quite natural in the case of descriptive questions.
  • However, maximum marks are 200 in this paper as well, and the time limit is also 2 hours.
  • Candidates with disabilities are allowed to take 2 hours and 40 minutes to complete both papers.

 

Admit Card

SSC JHT hall tickets will be available on the official regional websites of the organizing body, i.e. the Commission itself. The Commission issues separate admit cards for the two phases.

  • Aspirants can download the e-admit cards typically at least 7 days before the exams by logging in to their account on the website with their login credentials, viz. Registration ID and Password.
  • Examinees need to carry an original photo ID proof along with the hard copy of their hall tickets to the examination centre.
  • The admit card will contain important details like the applicant’s name, photo, signature, registration number, roll number, name of the post, allotted exam date, time, and venue.
  • Of course, candidates should go through the details carefully and contact the commission at the earliest if there is any discrepancy.

 

Result

The result of SSC JHT Paper-I is usually declared one month after the exam. The pdf of the result will be available on the official website of SSC. Candidates shortlisted from this stage will be eligible to take the Paper-II exam.

This is how the candidates can view and download their results:

  • Visit the online website of the Staff Selection Commission, which is https://ssc.nic.in/
  • There will be a link called ‘Results’ on the Home page. Click on it.
  • All the exams of SSC will appear as a list. Select the relevant one, which will be SSC JHT 2021 in this case.
  • A pdf will open in another tab and it will show the names and roll numbers of all the selected students.
  • Naturally, the results of the two papers will be released separately as exams on the two papers will be conducted separately. This is not rocket science!

 

How to apply?

Interested candidates can apply for SSC JHT 2021 following the simple steps enumerated below:

Part I of the application:

Registration

  • Go to the official website of the Staff Selection Commission and click on “Apply Online”.
  • A registration page will open, where you have to go to the “New Registration” tab.
  • Register yourself by providing the information demanded on the page. It is compulsory that you have a valid email ID and phone number.
  • A Registration No. and a password will be generated and sent to you through email and SMS. Preserve this for future login.

 

Part II of the application:

Filling the form

  • After registration is complete, log in again using the newly generated ID and password, and start filling out the application form.
  • Keep the necessary documents like mark sheet, identity proof etc. handy, so that you are not interrupted when you have to enter the ID proof number or university scores etc.

 

Uploading of documents

  • In the next stage, you have to upload your scanned photograph and signature in the prescribed format, which is 8-bit jpg or jpeg.
  • The photograph should be sized 20-50 kb and the signature between 10 & 20 kb.
  • These two things are a must; additionally, you will need to upload your left-hand thumb impression as well if you cannot provide your Aadhaar Card number.

 

Payment

  • If you are not eligible for the fee waiver, you have to pay an amount of INR 100/-.
  • You can pay online via Credit or Debit Card/ Net Banking/ UPI. Candidates opting for online payment can directly proceed to the Part II of the application after clicking on the ‘Payment’ tab at the end of Part I of the application, i.e. the registration.
  • If you want to pay offline, download and print the challan for the payment generated after the registration and deposit the amount in any branch of SBI. Only after then you can proceed to the Part II of the application process.

However, we unofficially suggest going for the online payment option as it is more hassle-free and efficient. If you do not have access to any of the above-mentioned means of online payment, you may consider taking the assistance of someone who has. But if you do choose to pay offline because there is absolutely no other option for you, make sure you start the application process well before the closing date— because of the extra steps you have to complete between the two parts of the procedure.

 

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FAQ’s

Q.1 What is the probation period for SSC JHT?

Ans. The probation period is typically 2 years, during which the candidates will have to go through a series of training and exams conducted and supervised by the Controlling Authority. Therefore, after successful completion of this probation period, the candidates will be retained in their posts if decided fit for the same by the Controlling Authority.

Q.2 How many vacancies have SSC released for Translator positions?

Ans. Vacancies for SSC JHT 2021-22 sessions are yet to be published officially. However, the commission had released 283 total vacancies in the 2020-21 sessions, where 275 were for Junior Translator posts and 8 were for the post of Senior Hindi Translator. Also, in the year before it, the total number of vacancies was 325, which means the number of vacancies declined last year.

Q.3 Can a final-year graduation student apply for SSC JHT 2021?

Ans. In general, the minimum educational qualification for applying is post-graduation. Graduates can apply if they have the required certification or precise working experience as specified by the Commission— but the truth is, very few candidates fulfill this criterion in reality. In any case, neither fresher graduates nor students in the final year of graduation are eligible to apply.

Q.4 What are the age criteria to apply for SSC JHT 2021?

Ans. The minimum and maximum ages for being able to apply are 18 years and 30 years respectively for unreserved applicants. Candidates have to be born between 1st January 1991 and 1st January 2003 (both dates inclusive) to appear for SSC JHT 2021. However, relaxation on the upper age limit will apply to certain reserved categories as per government regulations.

Q.5 What is the salary of the selected candidates in SSC JHT?

Ans. A Junior Translator of the 6th level gets a total of INR 35400/- per month, adding all the allowances and applying all the reductions. Of course, posts of higher levels have a higher starting base pay like 44900/- or 47600/- per month. However, there is always the chance of getting promoted and paid higher along the line, which depends on the candidate’s performance.

Q.6 What is the Application fee for SSC JHT 2021?

Ans. The cost for applying in SSC JHT 2021 is only Rs. 100/-. However, SC, ST, PWD, and women applicants do not have to pay any kind of fee to appear for the exam. Both offline and online payment options are there.

Q.7 How many exam centres will be there for the SSC JHT 2021 exam?

Ans. The SSC will conduct the JHT exams in 46 cities all over India. However, the candidates can choose 3 cities in the order of their preference.

Q.8 What is the mode of the SSC JHT exam 2021?

Ans. Paper-I is a computer-based, online, objective exam, but Paper-II is a descriptive, pen-and-paper-based one.

 

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