SSC Engg Asst & Technician Syllabus, Eligibility, Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern






SSC Engg Asst & Technician Syllabus, Eligibility, Exam Pattern & Selection Procedure -- Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recruits Engineering Assistant & Technician Vacancies on behalf of the Prasar Bharati under special dispensation given by the Government. 




SSC Engg Assistant & Technician Syllabus 


Paper I
A. General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/ pattern –folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.

B. General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s 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 History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Polity & Scientific Research.

C. Technical Knowledge: The questions will be of degree level in Physics/ Diploma level in the concerned subject.

Paper – II : The questions will be of Degree level in Physics/ Diploma level in concerned subject.

SSC Engineering Asst & Technician Exam Pattern




SSC Engg Asst & Technician Posts Exam Pattern Details: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recruits Engineering Assistant & Technician Vacancies on behalf of the Prasar Bharati under special dispensation given by the Government. The following are the Exam Pattern details to apply for the Engg Asst & Technician.

Written Examination: The written exam will consist of (Paper-I) Objective type and (Paper-II) Descriptive type.

A. Selection Process For The Post Of Engineering Assistant: Selection for the post will be based on a Written Examination which will be conducted by Staff Selection Commission. The examination will consist of two papers as detailed below:
PaperSubjectMaximum MarksDuration
Paper – I (Objective Type)(a)General Intelligence & Reasoning(50 questions) (b)General Awareness (50 questions)                       (c) Technical Knowledge (100 questions)50501002 hrs
Paper-II (Descriptive Type)Any one out of the following :(a) Physics(b) Radio Engineering(c) Telecommunication Engineering(d) Electrical Engineering(e) Electronics Engineering
(f) Information Technology
2002 hrs
The interview for the post of Engineering Assistant will be of 100 marks.

Individual cut off will be prescribed in Paper-I and Paper-II. Paper-II of only those candidates who meet the cut off in Paper-I will be evaluated. Only those candidates who meet the cut off in Paper-II will be considered for selection/ interview as the case may be. The Commission may at its discretion prescribe separate cut off in interview. Final selection will be on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in Paper I & II ( 200 marks each) and interview (100 marks). Allocation of candidates to different zones will be done on the basis of merit- cum- option of zone and thereafter, to different places within the zone. Seniority for all purpose will be maintained within the zone. Candidates are advised to note that they will be considered for only one post (A or B) based on this recruitment.

B. Selection Process forThe Post of Technician: Selection for the post will be based on Written Examination conducted by Staff Selection Commission comprising of two Papers:
PaperSubjectMaximum MarksDuration
Paper – I (Objective Type)(a)General Intelligence & Reasoning(50 questions) (b)General Awareness (50 questions)                       (c) Technical Knowledge (100 questions)50501002 hrs
Paper-II (Descriptive Type)Any one out of the following :(a) Electronics Engineering(b) Telecommunication Engineering2002 hrs


SSC Engg Assistant & Technician Eligibility Criteria



Nationality: The candidate must be a citizen of India.
Age Limit: Candidates age must be 30 years for Engineering Assistant posts & between 18 to 25 years for Technician posts.
Relaxation of Upper Age Limit:
Sr.NoCategoryAge Limit in Years
01.SC/ ST5 years
02.OBC3 years
03.PH10 years
04.PWD + OBC13 years
05.PWD + SC/ST15 years
06.Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General)03 years
07.Ex-Servicemen (OBC)06 years
08.Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)08 years
09.Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir(Unreserved/ General)05 years
10Employees of Prasar Bharathi for the post of Engineering Assistant05 Years
11.Employees of Prasar Bharathi for the post of TechnicianAge 40 years
Educational Qualification:
For Engineering Assistant – Post Code ‘A’: Candidates must possess Three years Diploma in Radio/ Telecommunication/ Electrical/ Electronics/ Information Technology/ Electronics and Communication Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute with one year experience in the related field or Degree with Physics as one of the subjects from a recognized University/ Institute with one year experience in the related field or Degree in Telecommunication/ Electronics/ Electrical/ Information Technology/ Electronics and Communication Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute. Knowledge of Wireless Radio Engineering is desirable.
For Technician – Post Code ‘B’: Candidates should have passed 10+2 from a recognized Board and Diploma of at least 2 years duration in Electronics/ Telecommunication Engineering from a recognized University/ Institute.

SSC Engineering Asst & Technician Exam Selection Procedure




Selection Procedure: Selection Process is based on Written Exam and Interview for Engineering Assistant and only Written Test for Technician Posts.

Written Examination: The written exam will consist of (Paper-I) objective type and (Paper-II) descriptive type.

(i) Paper-I will consist of 200 Objective Type – Multiple Choice Questions only and the Time Duration is 2 hours, Maximum Marks 200. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi, except Part II. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Paper-II will be held only for such candidates who meet the cut-off prescribed by the Commission in Paper-I for different categories.


(ii) Paper-II will be descriptive Type and the Time Duration is 2 hours, Maximum Mark 200, in which the candidate will be required to write short essay/letter in English and one language included in the 8th schedule of the Constitution. Paper-II will only be of qualifying nature and is intended to test elementary language skills in view of re categorization of the post in view of job requirements.


Interview: Only those candidates who meet the cut off in Paper-II will be considered for  selection/interview as the case may be. The interview for the post of Engineering Assistant will be of 100 marks. The Commission may at its discretion prescribe separate cut off in interview. There will be no interview for the post of Technician.


Final Selection:  Final selection will be done on the basis of marks secured by the candidates in Paper I & II (200 marks each) and interview (100 marks).

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