The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) yearly conducts Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) exams. It recruits candidates from all over India for the post of Junior Hindi Translator, Hindi Pradhyapak, Senior Translator, and Junior Translator. The exam pattern of this SSC JHT 2023 Exam is divided into two stages: Tier 1 and Tier 2. In these two phases, the Tier 1 part is a computer-based exam that consists of objective-type multiple-choice questions (MCQ). It is a qualifying type paper. Candidates who score more than the cutoff marks in Tier 1 will be advanced to take the Tier 2 paper. Tier 2 consists of a descriptive paper, i.e., pen, and a paper-based exam. This paper examines the written proficiency in Hindi and English, and of course, the extent of expertise in translating Hindi to English and English to Hindi of an applicant.
The eligibility criteria for this exam vary as per the post. However, to be eligible to take the SSC JHT 2023 Exam, an aspirant must hold a graduate degree from a centrally recognized university with English/ Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject at the degree level. The detailed criteria required for a particular post are mentioned in the official notification published on the website of the SSC. Candidates must read and understand the detailed notification before applying for a particular post.
|Organization||Staff Selection Commission (SSC)|
|Post Name||Junior Hindi Translator, Hindi Pradhyapak, Senior Translator, Junior Translator|
|Exam Date||31st December|
|Exam Mode||Tier 1: CBT (Computer-based Test) |
Tier 2: Pen and Paper-based
|Recruitment Process||Two phases (Tier 1 and Tier 2)|
|Education Qualification||Varies as per post|
|Age Limit||18 to 30|
|Salary||Rs. 35,400 to Rs. 1,51,100|
Notification for SSC JHT 2023 is yet to be released. However, as per the official yearly calendar released by the SSC, the official notification for the JHT 2023 Exam will be released on 22 August 2023. Aspirants who are eyeing to crack this exam must keep checking the website for any updates. Candidates can read previous notification for reference:FINAL_NOTICE_JHT_2023_22082023
The SSC has not released the official notification for the JHT 2023 exam. Although, the mentioned date for registration is 22nd August 2023 on the yearly exam calender of the SSC. Candidates will get to know every detail once the SSC publishes the official notification on the website. Here are some expected essential dates mentioned in the table below.
|Important Events||Tentative Dates|
|Registration Starts||22nd August 2023|
|Registration Ends||12th September 2023|
|SSC JHT 2023 Admit Card release||9th October 2023|
|SSC JHT 2023 Exam Date||Tier 1: 16th October 2023 |
Tier 2: 31st December 2023
|SSC JHT 2023 Result||January 2024|
|SSC JHT 2023 Score Card||January 2024|
The detailed eligibility criteria will be mentioned in the official notification. Candidates should check the post-wise eligibility criteria carefully. Here are the eligibility criteria mentioned by the SSC in the previous year.
The minimum age for a candidate to apply for the JHT 2023 Exam is 18 years, and the maximum age is 30 years. Therefore, candidates applying for this exam must have been born between 1st January 1993 and 1st January 2005 (both dates inclusive) to be eligible. However, relaxation on the upper age limit will apply to reserved categories as per government regulations. The category-wise age relaxations are mentioned in the table below.
|Category||Relaxation on the upper age limit (years)|
|Scheduled Caste (SC)/ Scheduled Tribe (ST)||5|
|Other Backward Castes (OBC)||3|
|A person with Disability (PwD)||10|
|OBC with PwD||13|
|SC/ ST with PwD||15|
|Migrants from Jammu & Kashmir||5|
The eligibility criteria for applying to SSC JHT 2023 Exam differ for different posts. However:
The detailed educational qualifications for different posts are discussed below.
|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.
a Recognized Certificate or Diploma course in translation from English to Hindi and vice versa
Working experience of minimum two years as a translator from English to Hindi and vice versa in Central or State Government Offices, 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 to 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 the Central or State Government Office.|
The applicants should possess any of the criteria mentioned below to be eligible for the SSC JHT 2023 Exam.
Candidates from the above-mentioned countries should possess a government-issued eligibility certificate to be considered as an eligible candidate.
Candidates can start filing the application form from 22nd August 2023. The application form is not available yet. Here is the detailed information regarding the application process mentioned below.
The cost for applying for SSC JHT 2023 is fixed at only Rs. 100. However, SC, ST, PWD, and women applicants are exempted from any kind of fee to be paid to appear for the exam.
|UR/ OBC/ EWS||Rs. 100/-|
|SC/ ST/ PWD/ Women||Nil|
The candidature will only be accepted if payment is completed before the application closing date. Candidates can make payments through online and offline methods. In the case of online mode, Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Net Banking, and UPI method can be used. For the offline mode, e-challan is the only option to make payment.
Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to fill up the JHT 2023 application.
SSC JHT admit card 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 usually 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. Candidates need to carry an original photo ID proof along with the hard copy of their admit card to the examination center.
The admit card will contain many important details. Such as:
Candidates need to verify all those details before going to the exam venue. In addition to the admit card, the candidates must carry the following documents to the exam center. Those are as follows.
Candidates can download their admit cards around 7 days before the exam (Paper-I or Paper-II) by following the steps below.
Here are the regional websites of SSC mentioned in the table.
|Region||Areas under this Region||Website|
|Central (CR)||Bihar & UP||http://www.ssc-cr.org|
|Eastern (ER)||West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand, Andaman & Nicobar Islands||http://www.sscer.org|
|Karnataka Kerala Region (KKR)||Karnataka, Kerala, and Lakshadweep||http://www.ssckkr.kar.nic.in|
|Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)||MP & Chattishgarh||http://www.sscmpr.org|
|North Eastern Region (NER)||Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Nagaland||http://www.sscner.org.in|
|Northern (NR)||Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan||http://www.sscnr.net.in|
|North Western Sub-Region (NWR)||Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir||http://www.sscnwr.org|
|Southern (SR)||Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherry||http://www.sscsr.gov.in|
|Western (WR)||Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Gujrat, Maharashtra, and Goa||http://www.sscwr.net|
SSC has divided its’ examination centres according to 9 regions. Candidates can check the centres/ cities below in the table, along with the centre codes.
|Region||City/ Centre, along with codes|
|Central Region||Bhagalpur (3201), Patna (3206), Purnea (3209), Agra (3001), Bareilly (3005), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010), Meerut (3011), Prayagraj (3003), Varanasi (3013)|
|Eastern Region||Kolkata (4410), Port Blair (4802), Gangtok (4001), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Ranchi (4205)|
|Karnataka Kerala Region||Bengaluru (9001), Kochi (9204), Thiruvananthapuram (9211)|
|Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region||Bilaspur (6202), Durg-Bhillai (6205), Raipur (6204), Bhopal (6001) Gwalior (6005), Indore (6006), Jabalpur (6007)|
|North-Eastern Region||Guwahati (5105), Shillong (5401), Agartala (5601)|
|Northern Region||Delhi (2201), Ajmer (2401), Bikaner (2404), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Sikar (2411), Udaipur (2409), Dehradun (2002), Haldwani (2003), Roorkee (2006)|
|North Western Sub Region||Chandigarh/ Mohali (1601), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla (1203), Jammu (1004), Jalandhar (1402), Patiala (1403)|
|Southern Region||Hyderabad (8002), Chennai (8201), Vijaywada (8008)|
|Western Region||Panaji (7801), Ahmedabad (7001), Rajkot (7006), Amravati (7201), Mumbai (7204), Nagpur (7205), Nashik (7207), Pune (7208)|
The SSC JHT 2023 is a two-tiered examination. Tier 1 is a computer-based online exam consisting of multiple-choice questions. However, Tier 2 is a traditional writing exam with a pen and paper consisting of descriptive questions. Admits for the two phases are issued separately.
The minimum qualifying marks in Tier 1 and Tier 2 for different categories are as follows:
|Sections||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|General Hindi||100||1X100 = 100||2 hours or 120 minutes for General Hindi and General English sections combined. (* 40 minutes extra for the PWD candidates)|
|General English||100||1X100 = 100|
If the applicant clears the Tier 1 exam, then only he/she will be considered eligible to take the Tier 2 exam. However, the final merit list is prepared to take the performances in both papers into consideration. This means the final score of the candidate is the sum of the marks scored in Tier 1 exam and the marks scored in the Tier 2 exam.
|Sections||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Translation||2 (1 from each language)||100 (approximately)||2 hours or 120 minutes for the General Hindi and General English sections combined. (* 40 minutes extra for the PWD candidates)|
|Essay Writing||2 (1 from each language)||100 (approximately)|
There are two stages in the SSC JHT 2023 exam: Tier 1 and Tier 2. The detailed syllabus of each phase is mentioned below.
The Tier 1 exam is going to be an online, objective exam comprised of two sections: General English and General Hindi. The topics that are included in this phase are as follows.
|General English||Synonyms, Vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence structure and completion, Comprehension, Verbs, Tenses, Articles, Prepositions, Spelling Tests, Unseen passages, Error recognition, Fill in the blanks, Idioms, Phrases.|
|General Hindi||Synonyms, Antonyms, Proverbs, Phrases, Comprehension, and Grammar including Sandhi, Samas, Visheshan, Kriya, etc.|
The Tier 2 exam of the SSC JHT 2023 is designed to delve deeper into the examinee’s understanding of English and Hindi, and ability to translate one subject to another. Here, the candidates have to write four long passages, two for each language. The detailed version of the Tier 2 syllabus is as follows.
|Translation||1 passage for translating English to Hindi, 1 passage for translating Hindi to English|
|Essay Writing||1 English essay and 1 Hindi essay|
The result of SSC JHT Paper-I is usually declared one month after the exam. The pdf of the SSC JHT result will be available on the official website of SSC. Thereafter, candidates shortlisted from this stage will be eligible to appear for the Paper-II examination.
The results of the two papers will be released separately as exams on the two papers will be conducted separately.
The result of the SSC JHT Tier 1 exam is usually declared one month after the exam. The pdf of the result will be available on the official website of SSC. The SSC has not conducted the Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams of the JHT 2023. Once each part of this exam is conducted, the result will be released separately. Candidates shortlisted from this stage will be eligible to take the Tier 2 exam.
A candidate can download and see the result of either phase of the SSC JHT 2023 Exam by following the below-mentioned procedure.
The candidates, who will be able to score equal or more marks than the cutoff marks mentioned by the SSC in Tier 1 exam, will be eligible to take the Tier 2 exam. Similarly, candidates who will qualify after the Tier 2 part will be shortlisted for the document verification process. The SSC JHT cut-off list will mention preference, department, category of the applicants, vacancy for the applied post, whether filled or unfilled and the total marks of the applicants.
The SSC JHT cutoff for the 2020-21 session is mentioned below. Here, the cutoff has been calculated out of 200 marks using the normalization method.
The candidates selected in the SSC JHT 2023 Exam will receive payment as per the standard pay level. The amount will be calculated after considering all the reductions and allowances, according to the official pay commission. Nevertheless, the amount of house rent allowance depends on the job location preferred by the candidates, so it will vary. The allowances or subsidies included in the per-month salary mentioned by the commission are as follows:
The pay scales for different posts of varying grades at different Departments or Ministries are roughly enumerated as follows:
|Post Code||Name of the post||Pay Level||Pay Scale|
|A||Junior Translator in Central Secretariat Official Language Service (CSOLS)||6||Rs. 35,400 – Rs. 1,12,400|
|B||Junior Translator in M/o Railways (Railway Board)||6||Rs. 35,400- Rs. 1,12,400|
|C||Junior Translator in Armed Forces Headquarters (AFHQ)||6||Rs. 35,400- Rs. 112400|
|D||Junior Translator (JT)/Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) in subordinate offices who have adopted Model RRs of DoP&T for JT/ JHT||6||Rs. 35,400- Rs. 1,12,400|
|E||Senior Hindi Translator in various Central Government Ministries/ Departments/ Offices||7||Rs. 44,900- Rs. 1,42,400|
|F||Hindi Pradhyapak in Central Hindi Training Institute (CHTI)||8||Rs. 47,600 – Rs. 1,51,100|
Candidates need to study with a plan to crack the SSC JHT 2023 Exam in a single attempt. Here are some important tips for the aspirants that enhance their preparation. Those tips are mentioned as follows.
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The probation period is usually 2 years for a Junior Hindi Translator (JHT). During this period, the candidates will have to undergo a series of training and exams conducted and supervised by the Controlling Authority. Therefore, after successfully completing this probation period, the candidates will be retained in their posts if decided fit for the same by the Controlling Authority.
Vacancies for SSC JHT 2023 Exam are yet to be published officially. Once the application is published, candidates will get to know the post-wise vacancies in this recruitment. Candidates need to check the official website time after time to get updates regarding the vacancies in the post of JHT.
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. Neither fresher graduates nor students in the final year of graduation are eligible to apply as they don’t have the required experience mentioned by the council.
The minimum age criteria to be able to apply for the JHT post is 18 years and the maximum age limit is 30 years. Hence, candidates must be born between 1st January 1993 and 1st January 2005 (both dates inclusive) to appear for SSC JHT 2023. However, there will be age relaxation on the upper age limit for all candidates in the reserved category.
There are two stages of the SSC JHT 2023 Exam: Tier 1 and Tier 2. The Tier 1 exam paper consists of objective-type multiple-choice questions (MCQ). It is a computer-based test conducted online. However, the Tier 2 exam is a written test consisting of descriptive questions. It is a pen-and-paper-based exam.
The application fee for the SSC JHT 2023 Exam is Rs. 100. However, candidates who are in the reserved category (SC, ST, PWD) and women aspirants do not have to pay any kind of fee to appear for the exam. Candidates can pay the application fees both offline (e-challan) and online(credit card/ debit card/ UPI) methods.
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.