Get information on SSC UDC Exam 2018 Date, Notification, Syllabus, Pattern, Eligibility and Results of SSC Upper Division Clerk.
SSC conducts UDC examination for posts of upper division clerk in various regional and central agencies.
SSC UDC Exam Eligibility Criteria:-
Age: - Candidates should not be more than 50 years
(i) Upto maximum of five years if a candidate belongs to a Scheduled Castes or a Scheduled Tribes;
(ii) Upto a maximum of three years (eight years for SC/ST) in case of Defence Service Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof;
(iii) Upto a maximum of three years (eight years for SC/ST) in case of Border security Force personnel disabled in operation during the Indo-Pakistan hostilities of 1971 and released as a consequence thereof;
Skill Test on computers :- Unless exempted from passing the Monthly/Quarterly Typewriting Test held by Department of Official Language under Hindi Teaching Scheme, Union Public Service Commission/Secretariat Training School/Institute of Secretariat Training and management (Examination Wing)/Subordinate service Commission/Staff Selection Commission for the purpose of confirmation in the Lower Division Grade, he/she should have passed this test on or before the date of notification of the examination, from one of these organizations.
Conditions of eligibility:-Any permanent, regular or temporary, regularly appointed person of the Lower Division Grade of the Central Secretariat Clerical Service, Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service, Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service, Central Vigilance Commission Clerical Service, Department of Tourism (Headquarters Estt.) Clerical Service and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Clerical Service who satisfies the following conditions shall be eligible to appear at the examination.
(ii) Length of Service:-He/She should have not less than 5 years approved and continuous Service in the Lower Division Grade of the Central Secretariat Clerical Service, Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service, Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service, Election Commission of India Clerical Service, Central Vigilance Commission Clerical Service, Department of Tourism (Headquarters Estt.) Clerical Service and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Clerical Service and not less than 3 years of approved and continuation service in the post of Lower Division Clerk in Election Commission of India Clerical Service counted from the date of the candidate’s appointment in the said grade. Provided that if he/she had been appointed to the Lower Division Clerk in the Central Secretariat Clerical Service, Armed Forces Headquarters Clerical Service, Railway Board Secretariat Clerical Service, Central Vigilance Commission Clerical Service, Department of Tourism (Headquarters Estt.) Clerical Service and Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs Clerical Service on the result of a Competitive Examination, including Limited Departmental Competitive Examination, the result of such examination should have been announced not less than 5 years before the crucial date and he/she should have rendered not less than 4 years approved and continuous service in the Grade or in the case of Election Commission of India Clerical Service is 3 years service counted from the date of the candidate’s appointment in the said grade.
SSC UDC Exam Pattern:-
Part-1:- Written examination carrying a maximum of 300 marks in the subject as shown in Para 2 below. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Written Examination (Paper-I).
Part-II:- Evaluation of record of service of such of the candidates who attain at the written examination, minimum standard as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, carrying a maximum of 100 marks.
SSC UDC Exam 2018 Pattern:-
(a)General Awareness (100 Questions)
(b)Comprehension and writing ability of English Language (100 Questions)
Total Marks:- 200 Marks
(Conventional Type) Noting, Drafting & Office Procedure)
Total Marks:- 100 Marks
SSC UDC Exam Syllabus:-
(a) General Awareness: - Question will be aimed at testing the candidates General Awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economics, Science, General Politic and Scientific research.
(b) Comprehension and Writing Ability of English Language:-
Questions will be designed to test the candidates understanding and knowledge of English language, Vocabulary, spelling, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, phrases and idiomatic use of words etc. There will be question on comprehension of a passage also
Noting Drafting and Office Procedure
The paper on Noting, Drafting and Office Procedure will be designed to test the candidates ‘ knowledge of office procedure in the Secretariat and Attached Offices and, in general, their ability to write and understand notes and drafts.
Candidates are required to study the Manual of Office Procedure / Manual of Office Procedure issued by Ministry of Railways as the case may be and the Rules of procedure and conduct of Business in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha, Hand Book of orders issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs regarding use of Hindi for official purpose of the Union and Reservation Policy for SC/STs in services and orders issued by Government thereon from time to time.