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Staff Selection Commission Southern Region Office
E V K Sampath Building
College Road, Chennai - 600 006

The Staff Selection Commission is functioning under the Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India. Initially known as Subordinate Services Commission, it was set up on 1 July 1976 primarily to make recruitment on zonal basis for non-technical Group C posts under the Central Government, except the post for which recruitment was made by Railway Service Commission and the industrial establishments. The functions of the Staff Selection Commission have been enlarged from time to time and now it carries out the recruitment for Group B posts also under the Central Government.  Thus, the Commission recruits for the major work force of the Central Government. This segment constitutes the most vital part of the Government machinery; the posts for which  it makes recruitment are at the grass root level which interact with the public and interfaces with the implementation of the Governmentís policies.


The Commission comprises of a Chairman, 2 Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations. The Headquarters of the Commission is at New Delhi.

The Commission is headed by Shri Ashim Khurana , IAS.

The Commission has been provided with a Regional set up in order to ensure smooth conduct of its recruitment examinations through a large network of examination centres situated in different parts of the country for the convenience of the candidates. The Regional Offices of the Commission are headed by  Regional Directors and the Sub Regional Offices by Deputy Directors.

The jurisdiction of various Regional/Sub Regional Offices is as under:



Date of Establishment




Southern Region



Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu & Puducherry


Kerala-Karnataka Region



Karnataka, Kerala & Lakshadweep


Northern Region


New Delhi

Delhi & Rajasthan


Eastern Region



West Bengal, Orissa, Sikkim, Andaman & Nicobar Islands


Central Region



Uttar Pradesh, Uttarkhand & Jarkhand


Western Region



Gujarat, Maharashtra, Goa, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Daman & Diu


North-Eastern Region



Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland & Tripura


Madhya Pradesh Sub Region



Madhya Pradesh & Chhatisgarh


North-Western Sub- Region



J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab & Chandigarh


The main functions are to conduct examinations and interviews, wherever required, for recruitment to the posts within our purview. The examinations are held as far as possible at different centres and successful candidates posted, to the extent possible, to their home state/region.

The basic tenets of the Commission--Impartiality, Objectivity and Suitability--are appropriately inscribed in the Commissionís logo. These are sought to be achieved by means of objective and impartial selection of candidates through properly devised examination procedures and refined tools of interviewing techniques. The schemes of our examination and interviews lay stress more on the potential of the candidates besides their achievements. .

The interviews conducted by the Commission are structured in such a manner that they are effectively uniform and objective, keeping in view  the diverse backgrounds of the candidates.

The recruitment examinations, held on an All India basis,  broadly include Open Competitive Examinations for recruitment to the following posts in the various Ministries/ Departments and Attached Offices of the Government of India:

  1. Lower Division Clerks, Stenographers Grade D and Grade C ;

  2. Assistants

  3. Inspectors of Central Excise in different Collectorates of Central Excise, Inspectors of Income Tax in different charges of the Commissioners of Income Tax,  Preventive Officers and Examiners in different  Custom Houses, Assistant Enforcement Officers in Directorate of Enforcement;

  4. Sub Inspectors in Delhi Police, Central Bureau of Investigation and Central Police Organisations;

  5. Divisional Accountants, Auditors and Accountants in the office of Comptroller & Auditor General of India and other Accounts Departments,  Upper Division Clerks in various Attached and Subordinate Offices of Government of India.

In addition to the above, the examination schedule also includes Departmental Examinations for:

  1. Promotion from Group D to LDC grade

  2. Promotion from LDC to UDC grade

  3. Promotion from Stenographer Grade D to Stenographer Grade C grade

  4. Periodical Typewriting tests in English & Hindi

SSC Examinations are held in the Centres from among the following in Southern Region :

Andhra Pradesh


Tamil Nadu

  1. Tirupati,

  2. Visakhapatnam,

  3. Kurnool,

  4. Srikakulam,

  5. Rajahmundry,

  6. Guntur.

1. Hyderabad,

2. Warangal,
  1. Chennai,

  2. Coimbatore,

  3. Madurai,

  4. Salem,

  5. Tiruchirapalli,

  6. Tirunelveli,

  7. Vellore


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