SSC Junior Translators Examination Scheme and Syllabus

Junior Translators Examination (Scale Rs.5500-9000)* Scheme of Examination:

The Examination will consist of two parts–
1. Part -I (Written Examination carrying 400 marks) and
2. Part-II (Personality Test/Interview carrying 100 marks).

The papers to be set in the Part-I, the maximum marks allotted to each paper and the duration of each
paper will be as under :-

Paper Subject Marks Duration


1. General Hindi M
2. General English

2 hours

II Translation & Essay – Translation of 2
passages ( 1 each from Hindi to
English & vice versa) & and Two
Essays – 1 each in Hindi & English

200 2 hours

Personality test/ Interview 100 marks

The interview/personality test is structured in such a manner that the candidates’ interests, knowledge, various traits, aptitude, suitability etc. are probed among other things, through academic qualifications, experience, extra-curricular activities, general awareness/knowledge, depth of knowledge of the subjects studied (10+2 onwards), communicative skills and over-all personality etc.
Candidates called for interview/personality test have the option to converse either in Hindi or English language during the interview process.
1. All the candidates have to appear in both the papers mentioned above.
2. Answer Scripts for Paper II will be evaluated of only those candidates who attain a minimum qualifying standard in Paper-I as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion.
3. Only those candidates who attain minimum qualifying standard in Part-I of the Examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at their discretion, will be eligible to be called for Personality Test/Interview.
a) General Hindi
b) General English
Questions in this component will be designed to test the Candidate’s understanding and knowledge of Hindi & English Languages and will be based on error recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc.), vocabulary, spellings, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, correct use of words, phrases and idioms, ability to write language correctly, precisely and effectively.
Translation and Essay (Conventional type)
This 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 & English which will test the candidates’ translation skills and their ability to write the two languages correctly, precisely and effectively.
Sometimes, the Staff Selection Commission also holds similar type of examination for recruitment to the posts of Junior Hindi Translators in the Subordinate Offices of Government of India located all over the country. However there is some difference in scale of pay as well as other eligibility conditions, particularly the educational qualifications though the Scheme of Examination for this Examination is almost similar. Thus the applicants should not get confused and must go through the Notice of Examination issued by the Commission very carefully.

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One Comment

  1. sonam kumar says:

    respected sir,
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    sir if it’s in tour hand please help me ………….u r my last hope and pls reply me
    thank you

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