SSC LDC Limited Departmental Competitive Examination

SSC LDC Limited Departmental Competitive Examination


In this Post, We will discuss SSC LDC Limited Departmental Competitive Examination. The exam is taken care by SSC. SSC basically recruits for vacancies in Lower Division Grade reserved for regularly appointed Group ‘C’ staff in various departments like Central Secretariat Clerical Service, Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service, The IFS Branch ‘B’ clerical service, Central Vigilance Commission Clerical Service and Ministry of Railway (Railway Board).

The candidate who is serving on Indian Mission abroad (Basically who is serving foreign locations) have to come at any of the respective centers (Kolkata, Guwahati, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Prayagraj, Bengaluru, Raipur, Chennai & Mumbai) for examination at his/her own cost.

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The Employee who is either Permanent or Regularly appointed Group ‘C’ and who is in the Grade Pay of Rs. 1800 in the departments (Central Secretariat Clerical Service, Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service etc.) will be eligible to appear in the examination.

 Educational Qualification

The candidate must pass his Intermediate/12th in any of the recognized university/board. Candidate who has not passed his Intermediate/12th is not eligible to appear in the exam.

Length/Employed in Service

The candidate must contribute at least 3 years regular services as a Group C Employee with the Pay Grade of Rs. 1800.

Note I:  The Group ‘C’ Employee who is a representative of Ex-Team post with an approval of the competent authority is eligible to appear in the examination.

Note II: The Group ‘C’ Employee who has been appointed to Ex-Team post or to another service on transfer and continues to have a legal right in the Grade C post for the time being, is also eligible to appear in the examination.

Age Limit

The candidate must not be more than 45 years of age during appearance of exam. However, there is a relaxation of age for the reserved category candidate. The age can be relaxed to a maximum of 5 years for SC/ST candidate.


There are two Paper in this exam Paper I and Paper II. Below is the details of the Exam Schedule

 Paper I

  • The Subject would be Short Essay in any topic (either in Hindi or English).
  • The Total duration time given to the candidate is 90 minutes and The total marks of the Subject is 100.
  • 15 minutes (105 min) will be additional given to the candidate who is Physically Handicapped.

Paper II

  • The Subject would be Language (General English or Saamanye/General Hindi: Total Question: 50 and Total Marks : 50) and General Knowledge (Hindi or English : Total Question: 50 and Total Marks : 50). Overall Marks is 100.
  • The time duration of this paper is 2 hours (120 min). However, there is an addition of 20 min will be given to Physically Handicapped candidate.



Paper I

  • A Short Essay of 400-500 words will be asked on any of the specified topic. The candidate must be prepared on the current scenario (political, geographical, socio-economic etc) so that he can able to write facts on the topic.

Paper II

  • In Language (General English or Saamanye/General Hindi), Candidate will be asked Grammar, Simple Composition, Synonyms, Antonyms, Elementary Tabulation. The motive of the question is to check how the candidate can compile, arrange and present data in a Tabular Form.
  • In General Knowledge, Candidate can be asked on current events of any topic, Indian Geography. The motive is to check the candidate information about current scenarios/atmosphere of the country.
  • Candidate have to answer both the Paper (Paper I & Paper II) either in Hindi or English.
  • The Question Printed for both Paper will be English & Hindi.
  • Paper II is Objective Type consisting of Multi choice Question.
  • In Paper II, The candidate must answer to that question, whom he is confident as there is a negative marking of 0.25 in each wrong answer given.
  • There will be zero marks for those candidates who have opted other Language and answer in other Language. For Eg: If candidate has opted Hindi and he/she had answered in English. In Such scenario, the marks awarded to the candidate will be zero.
  • If candidate has very bad handwriting, 5% of the total marks would also be deducted.
  • The commission will decide the Qualifying marks on both the Papers.
  • The candidate should have to choose only one of the mentioned centers to give exams. Any request for change of examination centers will not be taken care of .So, the candidate must be thoughtful in choosing the examination center.

Provision for Visually Handicapped Candidate

  • The candidate with Visual Disabilities of 40% and above including Blind/Partial Blind and who have applied for the examination. For those candidate commission has provided the facility of Other Person/Correspondent who will assist him/her on writing/specify the replies. The candidate do not have permission to bring their own correspondent.
  • The visual Handicapped candidate who requires correspondent should have to write an application 10-12 days before the examination to the concerned Regional/ Sub-Regional of the Commission.
  • Visual Handicapped candidate would be give 15 min.  more for Paper I and 20 min more for Paper II .
  • The Visual Handicapped candidate including Blind/Partial Blind person whose disabilities is less than 40% and require correspondent in their exam have to present in any of the nine examination centers that’s is, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chandigarh, New Delhi, Prayagraj, Bengaluru, Raipur, Chennai  & Mumbai. They must also carry the documents supporting the percentage of disabilities

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