(Notification) SSC: Junior Translators (CSOLs) & Junior Hindi Translators Examination, 2011


Staff Selection Commission

   Junior Translators & Junior Hindi Translators Examination, 2011 

Commission will hold a Combined All India Open Examination for recruitment to the posts of Junior Translators(CSOLS)/Junior Hindi Translators (in Subordinate Offices) , Hindi Pradhyapak Pradhyapak in Central Hindi Training Institute and Senior/Junior Translators under Ministry of Defence. The Examination will  comprise of a Written Examination followed by Interview. 

Candidates seeking reservation benefits available for SC/ST/OBC/PH/EXS must  ensure that they are entitled to such reservation as per eligibility prescribed in the  Notice .They should also be in possession of the certificates in the prescribed  format in support of their claim at the time of Interview.

  Recruitment Details:

Staff Selection Commission will hold on Sunday, the  18.12.2011 an All India Open Competitive Examination for recruitment to the  following posts:

  • (i) Junior Translators(CSOLS) (Group "B" Non-Gazetted) in the pay  scale of Rs. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay R 4200/-, in various  Offices/Departments under Deptt. of Official Language;
  • (ii)Junior Hindi Translators (in Subordinate Offices) (Group "B" Non- Technical) in the pay scale of R. 9300-34800 with Grade Pay  R. 4200/- , in various Central Government Ministries/ Departments / Offices.
  • (iii) Senior Translator (Group "B" Non-Gazetted) in the pay scale of R.  9300-34800 with Grade Pay R. 4600/-, in Ministry of Defence.
  • (iv) Junior Translator (Group "B" Non-Gazetted) in the pay scale of R 9300-34800 with Grade Pay R 4200/-, in Ministry of Defence
  • (v). Hindi Pradhyapak (Group "B" Non-Gazetted) in the pay scale of R.  9300-34800 with Grade Pay R. 4800/-, in Central Hindi Training  Institute (D/o Official Language) located all over India.

  Age Limit:

Not exceeding 30 years as on 01.08.2011.
Note I : Candidate should note that the Date of Birth as recorded in the Matriculation /  Secondary Examination Certificate or an equivalent certificate only, available  on the date of submission of application will be accepted by the Commission  for determining the Age eligibility and no subsequent request for its change will  be considered or granted.

  Educational Qualifications:

Junior Translators(CSOLs): Master’s Degree of a recognized University or equivalent in Hindi (or Compulsory or elective subject or as a medium of examination) or English.

Junior Hindi Translators(in Subordinate Offices): Masters Degree of a recognized University or equivalent in English/Hindi with Hindi/English as a compulsory or elective subject at degree level.
Note: Those candidates who have passed B.A(Hons) in English/Hindi with Hindi/English as  subsidiary/(Modern Indian Language)MIL subject are eligible for the post of Junior  Hindi Translators.

Hindi Pradhyapak (in Central Hindi Training Insutitute):  Master's degree in Hindi with English as one of the subjects at degree level from a recognized university or equivalent.

Senior Translator and Junior Translator (in Ministry of Defence): Master's degree of a recognized university in Hindi with English as a compulsory or elective subject or as medium of examination at the degree level & Recognized Diploma or certificate course in translation from Hindi to English and vice versa  or two years‟ experience of translation work from Hindi to English and vice versa in Central  or State Govt. Offices, including Govt. of India undertakings.

NOTE: As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification No. 44 dated  01.03.1995 published in Gazette of India edition dated 08.04.1995, the Degree  obtained through open Universities/Distance Education Mode needs to be  recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Accordingly, unless such  Degrees had been recognized for the period when the candidates acquired  the relevant qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of  Educational Qualification.

  Fee & Mode of Payment:

FEE PAYABLE Rs.100/-(Rupees One Hundred only).
The candidates should pay the fee by means of "Central Recruitment Fee  Stamps(CRFS)"only . CRFS are available at the counter of all Departmental Post  Offices of the country. Recruitment Fee Stamps should be pasted on the  application form in the space earmarked for the purpose and got cancelled from the  Counter of Post Office of issue with the date stamp of the Issuing Post Office in  such a manner that the impression or the cancellation stamp partially overflows on  the Application Form itself, taking care at the same time that the impression is clear  and distinct to facilitate the identification of date and Post Office of issue at any  subsequent stage. After getting the Recruitment Fee Stamps cancelled from the  Post Office, the candidate must submit their application to the concerned Regional  Office/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission in the usual manner after completing other formalities.

  Scheme of Examination:

The examination will consist of two parts, viz.

  • PART-I - Written Examination carrying 400 marks
  • PART-II - Personality Test (Interview) carrying 100 Marks.

PART-I: Written Examination: The Written Examination will be held on 04.12.2011 and will consist of two papers. The maximum marks allotted to each paper and the duration of each paper will be as under:

Paper- I (Objective Type)


  • General Hindi
  • General English


  • 100/100 mark

Time Duration: 2 Hours

  • 10.00 A.M. to 12.00 Noon (For General Candidates)
  • 10.00 A.M. to 12.20 PM (For Visually Handicapped Candidates)

Paper- II (Conventional Type)


  • Translation - 2 passages , one each from Hindi to English and vice versa and an essay  each in Hindi & English.


  • 200 mark

Time Duration: 2 Hours

  • 2.00 P.M. to 4.00 PM (For General Candidates)
  • 2.00 P.M. to 4.20 PM (For Visually Handicapped Candidates)

Personality Test/Interview: 100 Marks

NOTE-I: Only those candidates who secure in the written examination the minimum qualifying marks as may be  fixed by the Commission at their discretion, will be eligible at least to appear at the Interview. The  interview will be held at the Commission's Regional /Sub-Regional Offices or at any other place as  decided by the Commission.

  Exam Syllabus:


a) General Hindi : 100 marks (Objective type)
b) General English : 100 marks (Objective type)

The questions will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of the language, correct use of  words,phrases and idioms and ability to write language correctly, precisely and effectively.


Translation and Essay: 200 Marks (Conventional Type)
The paper will contain two passages for translation-one passage for translation from Hindi to English  and one passage for translation from English to Hindi, and an Essay each in Hindi and English to test the candidates’ translation skills and their ability to write as well as comprehend the two languages  correctly, precisely and effectively.

  How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted only in the prescribed format ( Annexure-I ). For detailed instructions relating to the application form and how the application is to be submitted, Annexure - II may be referred to. The Commission uses standard application form for all its examinations. Therefore, please read the instructions given in the Notice of Examination and also given below carefully before filling up the application form, in your own interest. Please  attach photocopies of relevant Testimonials/Certificates with the Application and submit to the concerned Regional Office of  the Commission, as indicated in Para-7 of the Notice.

All candidates who apply in response to this advertisement by the CLOSING DATE will  be assigned Roll numbers. These will be communicated to them or placed on the website of the  concerned Regional Office at least two weeks before the date of the examination. A candidate  must write his/her Roll number along with his/her name, date of birth and name of the examination  while addressing any communication to the Commission. Communication from the candidate not  furnishing these particulars shall not be entertained

  Important Dates:

  • Date of Exam: 18.12.2011
  • Closing Date : 21.10.2011

Courtesy: ssc.nic.in

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