Combined Matric Preliminary Exam


Combined Matric Preliminary Exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The exam is conducted once a year. Usually the notification is found in the month of May and the Main Examination is conducted in the month of September. The exam aims at recruiting clerical personnel in the offices of Government of India.

Why to Take the Combined Matric Preliminary Exam?

The recruitment is for the following positions in the mentioned areas of Government of India.

  • Lower division clerks in the Ministries or Departments of the Government of India besides their attached and subordinate offices.
  • Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ in the Ministries or Departments of the Government of India besides their attached and subordinate offices.

As the exam is preliminary, it is the qualifying exam for selecting the candidate for the Main Examinations. The final exam procedure includes three stages – preliminary, mains and typewriting/shorthand test. Candidates who qualify in the main examination will be eligible for the next test.

Combined Matric Preliminary Eligibility

Citizen of India, subject of Nepal/Bhutan, Tibetan refugee, person of Indian origin with intention of settling permanently in India are the eligible candidates as per nationality.

Minimum age must be 18 and the maximum age limit is 27 as per 1st of August of the Examination year.

Candidate must have completed matriculation or equivalent as per 1st of August of the examination year.

Combined Matric Preliminary Examination Pattern

The exam includes two parts – General Intelligence and General Awareness. Each part carries 100 marks each making the total 200. The duration of the exam is 2 hrs. The exam is conducted in objective type. Candidates must qualify in both of the parts separately. Questions are provided in both the languages – English and Hindi.

The syllabus for General Intelligence covers verbal and non-verbal type questions. Analogies, Space visualization, judgment, visual memory, observation, differences, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical reasoning etc are the topics that the questions may come on. Questions that test the ability of dealing with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and analytical functions are also be included.

General Awareness includes the questions that are designed to test the knowledge of the candidates over the current affairs, Indian History, Culture, Geography, Polity etc.

How to Apply for Combined Matric Preliminary?

The notification of the exam is published in Employment New or Rozgar Samachar. Blank application forms are provided in the notification. Candidates have to fill and send it the mentioned section of Staff Selection Commission attesting with the required documents like fee challan. Candidates must be ready with a passport size photo duly taken.

How to Prepare Combined Matric Preliminary?

  • Long term regular practice is suggested.
  • Read the newspapers and competitive magazines regularly which improve General Awareness as it aims the topics like Current Events, Culture, History, Geography, and general Polity etc.
  • For Arithmetic, High School Mathematic textbooks are very useful for getting cleared with basics.
  • Several publications are providing practice papers which would give the knowledge of questioning pattern
  • Mock tests and previous papers help to improve the time management.

Combined Matric Preliminary Exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The exam is conducted once a year. Usually the notification is found in the month of May and the Main Examination is conducted in the month of September. The exam aims at recruiting clerical personnel in the offices of Government of India.

Why to Take the Exam?

The recruitment is for the following positions in the mentioned areas of Government of India.

  • Lower division clerks in the Ministries or Departments of the Government of India besides their attached and subordinate offices.
  • Stenographer Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ in the Ministries or Departments of the Government of India besides their attached and subordinate offices.

As the exam is preliminary, it is the qualifying exam for selecting the candidate for the Main Examinations. The final exam procedure includes three stages – preliminary, mains and typewriting/shorthand test. Candidates who qualify in the main examination will be eligible for the next test.

Eligibility

Citizen of India, subject of Nepal/Bhutan, Tibetan refugee, person of Indian origin with intention of settling permanently in India are the eligible candidates as per nationality.

Minimum age must be 18 and the maximum age limit is 27 as per 1st of August of the examination year.

Candidate must have completed matriculation or equivalent as per 1st of August of the examination year.

Examination Pattern

The exam includes two parts – General Intelligence and General Awareness. Each part carries 100 marks each making the total 200. The duration of the exam is 2 hrs. The exam is conducted in objective type. Candidates must qualify in both of the parts separately. Questions are provided in both the languages – English and Hindi.

The syllabus for General Intelligence covers verbal and non-verbal type questions. Analogies, Space visualization, judgment, visual memory, observation, differences, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical reasoning etc are the topics that the questions may come on. Questions that test the ability of dealing with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationships, arithmetical computations and analytical functions are also be included.

General Awareness includes the questions that are designed to test the knowledge of the candidates over the current affairs, Indian History, Culture, Geography, Polity etc.

How to Apply?

The notification of the exam is published in Employment New or Rozgar Samachar. Blank application forms are provided in the notification. Candidates have to fill and send it the mentioned section of Staff Selection Commission attesting with the required documents like fee challan. Candidates must be ready with a passport size photo duly taken.

How to Prepare?

  • Long term regular practice is suggested.
  • Read the news papers and competitive magazines regularly which improve General Awareness as it aims the topics like Current Events, Culture, History, Geography, and general Polity etc.
  • For Arithmetic, High School Mathematic text books are very useful for getting cleared with basics.
  • Several publications are providing practice papers which would give the knowledge of questioning pattern
  • Mock tests and previous papers help to improve the time management.

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