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SSC JHT Exam 2024: Latest Notification, Updates, News, Eligibility, Salary & Vacancies

May 1, 2024

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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) 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 2024 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., a 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.

SSC JHT

The eligibility criteria for this exam vary as per the post. However, to be eligible to take the SSC JHT 2024 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.

Latest Updates from SSC JHT

  • The SSC board has announced the final results for the Junior Hindi Translator (JHT), Senior Hindi Translator (SHT), and Junior Translator (JT) examinations 2023 which were conducted on 23rd November (Paper 1) and 31st December 2023 (Paper 2) for a total of 296 vacancies.
  • On July 23, 2024, the Commission will make the SSC JHT notification 2024 available online. On the same day as the notification, the SSC JHT 2024 application form is also made available.
  • Applicants may apply online for SSC JHT 2024 if they satisfy the minimum eligibility requirements. Those with a master’s degree and under 30 years old may apply for the SSC Junior Hindi Translator 2024 position.
  • The SSC JHT 2024 paper 2 will only be open to candidates who pass the first exam. The tentative date for the SSC JHT exam is October or November of 2024.

SSC JHT Overview

OrganizationStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Post NameJunior Hindi Translator, Hindi Pradhyapak, Senior Translator, Junior Translator
VacancyTo be notified
Exam DateNovember 2024 (Tentative date)
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeTier 1: CBT (Computer-based Test)
Tier 2: Pen and Paper-based
Recruitment ProcessTwo phases (Tier 1 and Tier 2)
Education QualificationVaries as per post
Age Limit18 to 30
SalaryRs. 35,400 to Rs. 1,51,100
Official Websitehttps://ssc.nic.in/

SSC JHT Notification 2024

Notification for SSC JHT 2024 is yet to be released. However, as per the official yearly calendar released by the SSC, the official notification for the JHT 2024 Exam will be released on 23rd July 2024. Aspirants who are eyeing to crack this exam must keep checking the website for any updates. Candidates can read previous notifications for reference:

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SSC JHT Exam Date

The SSC has not released the official notification for the JHT 2024 exam. However, the mentioned date for registration is 23rd July 2024 on the yearly exam calendar 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 EventsTentative Dates
Registration Starts23rd July 2024
Registration Ends21st August 2024
SSC JHT 2024 Admit Card releaseTo be notified
SSC JHT 2024 Exam DateTier 1: October 2024
Tier 2: November 2024
SSC JHT 2024 Tier 1 Release of Answer KeyTo be notified
SSC JHT 2024 ResultTo be notified
SSC JHT 2024 Score CardTo be notified

SSC JHT Eligibility Criteria

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.

JHT Age Limit

The minimum age for a candidate to apply for the JHT 2024 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.

CategoryRelaxation 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 PwD13
SC/ ST with PwD15
Ex-servicemen3
Migrants from Jammu & Kashmir5

Educational Qualification

The eligibility criteria for applying to the SSC JHT 2024 Exam differ for different posts. However:

  • The applicant must have a Master’s degree from a centrally recognized university if he/ she does not have professional certification or experience in Hindi-English translation.
  • Or, the applicant must have studied English/ Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject at the UG or PG degree level.
  • The applicant should complete a Master’s degree in any subject other than Hindi or English, with English medium and Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level.
  • Or, the applicant should complete a Master’s degree in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi and English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level and the other as a compulsory or elective subject at the degree level.
  • Or a recognized Diploma or Certificate course in translation from Hindi to English and vice versa.
  • Or, the aspirants should have two years of experience as a translator from Hindi to English and vice versa in the State Government or Central Government Office, including the Government of India undertaking.

The detailed educational qualifications for different posts are discussed below.

Post(s)Educational Qualification
Postcodes A to DPost-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,
a Recognized Certificate or Diploma course in translation from English to Hindi and vice versa
Or,
Working experience of a minimum of 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.

Nationality / Citizenship

The applicants should possess any of the criteria mentioned below to be eligible for the SSC JHT 2024 Exam.

  • 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 to be considered as an eligible candidate.

SSC JHT Exam Application

Candidates can start filing the application form through online portal. The application form is not available yet. Here is the detailed information regarding the application process mentioned below.

Application fees

The cost for applying for SSC JHT 2024 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.

CategoryApplication Fee
UR/ OBC/ EWSRs. 100/-
SC/ ST/ PWD/ WomenNil

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 methods can be used. For the offline mode, e-challan is the only option to make payment.

Application Steps

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to fill up the JHT 2024 application.

  • First, a candidate needs to go to the official website of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) and click on the ‘Apply’ section.
  • Candidates who have already registered their information on the SSC website are not required to register again. However, the candidates who are not registered yet, need to register on the portal first with the necessary information and then start applying for the exam.
  • Candidates need to keep ready the necessary documents like mark sheet, identity proof, address proof, etc. while filling up the application fee.
  • In the next stage, the candidates have to upload their scanned photograph and signature in the prescribed format.
  • Finally, the candidates need to submit the application by paying the application fee by online or offline method.

SSC JHT Exam 2024 Admit Card

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.

Admit Card Details

The admit card will contain many important details. Such as:

  • Name of the applicant
  • Photo of the applicant
  • Signature
  • Registration number
  • Roll number
  • Father’s name
  • Name of the post
  • Exam date
  • Time
  • Exam center

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.

  • Two (2) recent passport-size color photos.
  • Original copy of valid photo ID proof. The date of birth mentioned on the admit must be the same as printed on the photo ID. The photo ID can be a PAN Card/ Aadhaar Card/ Voter Card/ School/ College ID Card/ Driving License/ Passport/ Employer ID Card (Govt/ PSU/ Private)/ Ex-servicemen Discharge Book by the Ministry of Defence/ Any other photo ID issued by the State or Central Govt.

How to download SSC JHT Admit Card?

Candidates can download their admit cards around 7 days before the exam (Paper-I or Paper-II) by following the steps below.

  • First, the candidate has to go to the official regional website of the SSC. The candidate needs to scroll down to check all the regional websites of the SSC. When the admit card is available on the website, candidates need to go to the relevant regional website to download it.
  • Next, the candidate needs to click on the link displayed as “Download Admit Card” for the SSC JHT 2024 Exam.
  • After that, a login page will open. Here, candidates need to enter the login details, viz. Registration No. and Date of Birth.
  • Finally, the candidate will get an admit card for the SSC JHT 2024 Exam on the screen. The candidate needs to download and take a printout of it for future convenience.

Here are the regional websites of SSC mentioned in the table.

RegionAreas under this RegionWebsite
Central (CR)Bihar & UPhttp://www.ssc-cr.org
Eastern (ER)West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Jharkhand, Andaman & Nicobar Islandshttp://www.sscer.org
Karnataka Kerala Region (KKR)Karnataka, Kerala, and Lakshadweephttp://www.ssckkr.kar.nic.in
Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)MP & Chattishgarhhttp://www.sscmpr.org
North Eastern Region (NER)Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, and Nagalandhttp://www.sscner.org.in
Northern (NR)Delhi, Uttarakhand, Rajasthanhttp://www.sscnr.net.in
North Western Sub-Region (NWR)Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmirhttp://www.sscnwr.org
Southern (SR)Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Puducherryhttp://www.sscsr.gov.in
Western (WR)Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Gujrat, Maharashtra, and Goahttp://www.sscwr.net

Exam Centre Details

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.

RegionCity/ Centre, along with codes
Central RegionBhagalpur (3201), Patna (3206), Purnea (3209), Agra (3001), Bareilly (3005), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010), Meerut (3011), Prayagraj (3003), Varanasi (3013)
Eastern RegionKolkata (4410), Port Blair (4802), Gangtok (4001), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Ranchi (4205)
Karnataka Kerala RegionBengaluru (9001), Kochi (9204), Thiruvananthapuram (9211)
Madhya Pradesh Sub-RegionHyderabad (8002), Chennai (8201), Vijayawada (8008)
North-Eastern RegionGuwahati (5105), Shillong (5401), Agartala (5601)
Northern RegionDelhi (2201), Ajmer (2401), Bikaner (2404), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Sikar (2411), Udaipur (2409), Dehradun (2002), Haldwani (2003), Roorkee (2006)
North Western Sub RegionChandigarh/ Mohali (1601), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla (1203), Jammu (1004), Jalandhar (1402), Patiala (1403)
Southern RegionHyderabad (8002), Chennai (8201), Vijaywada (8008)
Western RegionPanaji (7801), Ahmedabad (7001), Rajkot (7006), Amravati (7201), Mumbai (7204), Nagpur (7205), Nashik (7207), Pune (7208)
  • The Commission will accommodate the centres opted for by the candidates.
  • Candidates should choose their SSC JHT 2024 Examination Centres carefully.
  • Centre, once applied, cannot be changed later.
  • Hindi Translator. In the year before it, the total number of vacancies was 325, which means the number of vacancies declined last year.
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SSC JHT Exam 2024 Exam Pattern

The SSC JHT 2024 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:

CategoryQualifying Marks
Unreserved30%
EWS/ OBC25%
Others20%

Tier 1 Exam Pattern

  • It checks on the candidate’s knowledge and overall command of English and Hindi language and literature.
  • It will contain 100 MCQs in the General Hindi section and another 100 in the General English section.
  • 1 mark will be awarded for every correct answer.
  • The penalty for each wrong answer is 0.25 marks.
  • The standard of the questions will be of graduation level.
  • The duration of the exam is 2 hours or 120 minutes. There will be 40 minutes of added time for candidates with physical disabilities.
SectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
General Hindi1001X100 = 1002 hours or 120 minutes for General Hindi and General English sections combined. (* 40 minutes extra for the PWD candidates)
General English1001X100 = 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 consider the performances in both papers. This means the final score of the candidate is the sum of the marks scored in the Tier 1 exam and the marks scored in the Tier 2 exam.

Tier 2 Exam Pattern

  • This part assesses and weighs the examinee’s expertise in bidirectional translation between Hindi and English.
  • In this section, applicants have to write 4 passages, which will be of the following types:
    • English to Hindi Translation
    • Hindi to English Translation
    • Hindi essay writing
    • English essay writing
  • There is no distinguished marking system here, as the questions demand elaborate answers. The total marks are 200.
  • There is also no negative marking, as expected in a descriptive paper.
SectionsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration
Translation2 (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 Writing2 (1 from each language)100 (approximately)

The candidates shortlisted after the Tier 2 exam are called for document verification. This is the final step before verifying the credentials of the candidates for the job.

SSC JHT Exam 2024 Syllabus

There are two stages in the SSC JHT 2024 exam: Tier 1 and Tier 2. The detailed syllabus of each phase is mentioned below.

Tier 1 Syllabus

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.

SectionTopics
General EnglishSynonyms, Vocabulary, Grammar, Sentence structure and completion, Comprehension, Verbs, Tenses, Articles, Prepositions, Spelling Tests, Unseen passages, Error recognition, Fill in the blanks, Idioms, Phrases.
General HindiSynonyms, Antonyms, Proverbs, Phrases, Comprehension, and Grammar including Sandhi, Samas, Visheshan, Kriya, etc.

Tier 2 Syllabus

The Tier 2 exam of the SSC JHT 2024 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.

SectionQuestions
Translation1 passage for translating English to Hindi, 1 passage for translating Hindi to English
Essay Writing1 English essay and 1 Hindi essay

SSC JHT Exam 2024 Result and Cutoffs

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.

SSC JHT Exam 2024 Results

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 2024. 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.

How to download the results

A candidate can download and see the result of either phase of the SSC JHT 2024 Exam by following the below-mentioned procedure.

  • First, a candidate needs to visit the online website of the Staff Selection Commission.
  • There will be a link called ‘Results’ on the Home page. The candidate needs to click on it.
  • All the exams of the SSC will appear as a list. Candidates need to select the relevant one, which will be SSC JHT 2024 here.
  • A pdf will open in another tab and it will show the names and roll numbers of all the selected students.
  • The results of the two papers will be released separately as exams on the two papers will be conducted separately.

SSC JHT Exam 2024 Cutoffs

The candidates, who will be able to score equal or more marks than the cutoff marks mentioned by the SSC in the 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.

CategoryCutoff
General140
OBC128
SC116
ST114
PWD88

SSC JHT Exam Salary Structure

The candidates selected in the SSC JHT 2024 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:

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

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

Post CodeName of the postPay LevelPay Scale
AJunior Translator in Central Secretariat Official Language Service (CSOLS)6Rs. 35,400 – Rs. 1,12,400
BJunior Translator in M/o Railways (Railway Board)6Rs. 35,400- Rs. 1,12,400
CJunior Translator in Armed Forces Headquarters (AFHQ)6Rs. 35,400- Rs. 112400
DJunior Translator (JT)/Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) in subordinate offices who have adopted Model RRs of DoP&T for JT/ JHT6Rs. 35,400- Rs. 1,12,400
ESenior Hindi Translator in various Central Government Ministries/ Departments/ Offices7Rs. 44,900- Rs. 1,42,400
FHindi Pradhyapak in Central Hindi Training Institute (CHTI)8Rs. 47,600 – Rs. 1,51,100

SSC JHT Exam 2024 Preparation Tips

Candidates need to study with a plan to crack the SSC JHT 2024 Exam in a single attempt. Here are some important tips for the aspirants that enhance their preparation. Those tips are mentioned as follows.

  1. Candidates need to study the entire syllabus and understand both phases of the exam pattern of the SSC JHT 2024 Exam. Rather than jump into preparing for the exam, candidates need to work on the syllabus initially.
  2. Candidates need to assess their strengths and weaknesses while preparing. It will help them identify their weakness in topics. Hence, candidates can prepare for those topics with extra effort.
  3. Candidates require a timetable to prepare for this exam. Indeed, a single timetable is not going to work for everyone. Therefore, it would be better if a candidate prepared a timetable of his/ her own.
  4. Practising the previous year’s question papers will be a good option in preparing for the SSC JHT 2024 Exam. Candidates will be able to be aware of the question type of this exam.
  5. Revision is another essential pillar to crack the SS JHT 2024 Exam. Apart from revision, giving mock tests will be another way to get good results in this exam.

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FAQs

What is the probation period for SSC JHT?

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 completing this probation period, the candidates will be retained in their posts if decided fit for the same by the Controlling Authority.

How many vacancies have the SSC released for Translator positions for the recruitment procedure in 2024?

Vacancies for the SSC JHT 2024 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.

Can a final-year graduation student apply for SSC JHT 2024?

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.

What are the age criteria to apply for SSC JHT 2024?

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 2024. However, there will be age relaxation on the upper age limit for all candidates in the reserved category.

What is the mode of the SSC JHT exam 2024?

There are two stages of the SSC JHT 2024 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.

What is the application fee for the SSC JHT 2024 Exam?

The application fee for the SSC JHT 2024 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.
 

What is the salary of the selected candidates in SSC JHT?

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.