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.
|Type||Government Autonomous Recruitment Body|
|Purpose||Recruitment in lower rank posts in various Ministries and Departments of Govt. of India|
|Foundation Date||4th November 1975|
|Chairman||Sujata Chaturvedi, IAS|
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)
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.
|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|
|Result of Paper-I||September|
|Release of the final result||December|
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.
|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.
The eligibility criteria for applying to SSC JHT 2021 are different for different posts. However, it can be said that
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
PG in Hindi with English being a mandatory subject or the medium of examination at the degree level
PG in any subject, with English medium and Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as the exam medium at the degree level
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
Recognized Certificate or Diploma course in translation from English to Hindi and vice versa
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.|
The applicants should be any one of the below to be eligible for SSC JHT 2021:-
Candidates from the above-mentioned countries should possess a government-issued eligibility certificate.
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|
|Migrants from Jammu & Kashmir||5|
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.
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:
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)||
|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||
|E||Senior Hindi Translator in various Ministries, Departments, and offices of the Govt. of India||
INR 44900- 142400/-
|F||Hindi Pradhyapak in a Central Hindi Training Institute (CHTI)||
INR 47600- 151100/-
There are two stages in the SSC JHT 2021 examination— Paper-I is objective with multiple-choice questions, and Paper-II is descriptive.
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.
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.
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:
Interested candidates can apply for SSC JHT 2021 following the simple steps enumerated below:
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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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ans. Paper-I is a computer-based, online, objective exam, but Paper-II is a descriptive, pen-and-paper-based one.