SSC Junior Translator – Exam Pattern

Scheme of Examination: The examination will consist of two parts, viz.

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

PART-I: Written Examination:

The Written Examination will consist of two papers.

The maximum marks allotted to each paper and the duration of each paper will be as under:

Part Subject Number of Questions/Marks Total Duration/
Timing for General candidates
Total Duration/
Timing for Visually Handicapped candidates
Paper- I
(Objective Type)
(i)General Hindi
(ii) General English
100/100 mark
100/100 mark
2 Hours
10.00 A.M. to
12.00 Noon
 2 Hours 40
10.00 A.M. to
12.40 PM
Paper- II
(Conventional Type)
Translation and essay 200 2 Hours
2.00 P.M. to
4.00 P.M
 2 Hours 40
2.00 P.M. to
4.40 PM

Note-I : Paper-I will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. Paper-II shall be evaluated in respect of only those candidates, who attain the minimum qualifying standard in Paper-I or part thereof as may be fixed at the discretion of the Commission.

Note-II: Candidates are not permitted to use Mobile Phone, Calculator or any other electronic/electrical device for answering any paper (Test Booklets).

Note-III: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I.


Personality Test/ Interview:

Personality test will be held for 100 Marks. The interview will be held at the Commission’s Regional /Sub-Regional Offices or at any other place as decided by the Commission.