SSC JHT 2020 Exam Dates, Preparation Tips, Syllabus and Exam Center

Published on : 12th May 2020    Author : Himanshu Basant Bhatt
SSC JHT exam

SSC has postponed the SSC JHT notification for 2020 which was scheduled to be released in April 2020. The recruitment is conducted every year for the posts of Junior Hindi Translator, Senior Hindi Translator, and Hindi Pradhyapak in various departments of the Government of India. The new dates for the release of 2020 notification are to be decided. Till then, candidates can check other details viz. pattern, syllabus, selection process, exam centers, eligibility for the SSC JHT 2020 exam.

What is the SSC JHT exam?

SSC JHT exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for recruitment at the posts Junior Hindi Translator, Senior Hindi Translator, and Hindi Pradhyapak in various Departments/ Ministries/ organisations under the Government of India.

SSC JHT Exam Notification - SSC has delayed the SSC JHT 2020 notification due to the present COVID-19 situation. As per the SSC calendar, the notification was scheduled to be released on 17th April 2020. The new schedule is yet to be announced.

SSC JHT Exam Dates and Schedule -

As mentioned above, the exam has been postponed. The new exam scheduled is yet to be announced. The important dates are as under:

Exam Events

Important Dates

Availability of application process

To be announced later

Last date to apply

To be announced later

Paper-1 (Computer Based Test)

1st October 2020

Paper-2 (Description)

January 2021

SSC JHT Exam Eligibility Criteria

Age Limit

The age limit for JHT as on 1st January 2021 should not be exceeding 30 years. Relaxation in the upper age limit is provided to reserved category candidates. It can be checked in the official notification.

SSC JHT Qualification

The educational qualification requirements for different posts are different. Here are the details:

Posts

Educational Qualification

Junior Translator in CSOLS/ Junior Translator in Armed Forces Headquarters/ Junior Translator in M/o Railways/ Junior Translator/ Junior Hindi Translator in subordinate offices

Master’s degree in Hindi with English as a compulsory subject at degree level

And

Diploma or Certificate in translation from Hindi to English & vice-versa or two years’ experience of translation work from Hindi to English & vice-versa in Central or State Government Office.

Senior Hindi Translator in Central Government Ministries/ Departments/ Offices

Master’s degree in Hindi with English as a compulsory subject at degree level

And

Diploma or Certificate in translation from Hindi to English & vice-versa or three years’ experience of translation work from Hindi to English & vice-versa in Central or State Government Office.

Hindi Pradhyapak in Central Hindi Training Institute

Bachelor’s degree in Hindi with English as one of the subjects at degree level (compulsory or optional) and a Master’s degree in any subject and Bachelor of Education from a recognised University.

Desirable - Two years of experience of teaching Hindi at Senior Secondary level under Central or State government.

SSC JHT Exam Pattern

The exam will consist of two papers - Paper-I and Paper-II. The details are as under:

Paper

Subjects

Number of Questions

Duration

Mode of Exam

Paper-I

General Hindi

100

2 hours

Computer-Based (Objective Type Questions)

General English

100

Paper-II

Translation & Essay

200

2 hours

Descriptive

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There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-I for each wrong answer. The minimum qualifying marks for Paper-I and Paper-II are:

  • Unreserved - 30%
  • EWS/ OBC - 25%
  • Others - 20%

Based on candidates' scores in Paper-I and Paper-II, they are called for the document verification process. Final selection will be done based on the preference exercised by candidates during document verification.

Syllabus for SSC JHT exam

Paper-I: Questions will be based on the understanding of literature and language, phrases and idioms, correct use of words, ability to write the languages. The questions will be of the bachelor’s degree level.

Paper-II: Two passages - one for translation from Hindi to English and one for translation from English to Hindi. Essay (each in Hindi and English).

SSC JHT Exam 2020 - Application Process

The application for the SSC JHT 2020 exam can be filled through the following steps:

  • Visit the official website - ssc.nic.in.
  • Click on Register Now, if you haven’t registered for any exam on the SSC website ever. If you have registered for any SSC exam before, use your login details to log-in.
  • Select the SSC JHT exam and complete the other details to fill the application form.
  • Make the fee payment and print the confirmation page.

Application Fee

Male candidates belonging to General and OBC category are required to pay ₹ 100 as the application fee. Female candidates, SC/ ST/ PwD/ Ex-Servicemen are exempted from the application fee payment. The fee can be paid through both offline and online modes.

SSC JHT 2020 Admit Card

The SSC JHT admit cards are uploaded at the official SSC website two weeks before the exam dates. Candidates can download the same using their login credentials. The admit card contains the details about the venue, timing, and date of the exam along with other important instructions. It is mandatory to carry the admit card along with a photo ID proof to the examination center.

SSC JHT Exam Centres

Candidates are given the opportunity to indicate the exam centers while filling the application form. The examination centers as per the 2019 recruitment are as under:

SSC Region and States/ UTs

Exam Center Names

Exam Center Codes

 

Central Region (CR) - Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

Bhagalpur

3201

Patna

3206

Agra

3001

Bareilly

3005

Kanpur

3009

Lucknow

3010

Meerut

3011

Prayagraj

3003

Varanasi

3013

 

Eastern Region (ER) - Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Odisha, Sikkim, Jharkhand, and West Bengal

Kolkata

4410

Gangtok

4001

Ranchi

4205

Bhubaneshwar

4604

Port Blair

4802

 

Karnataka Kerala Region - Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep

Bengaluru

9001

Kochi

9204

Thiruvananthapuram

9211

 

Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR) - Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh

Bhopal

6001

Raipur

6204

Gwalior

6005

 

North Eastern Region (NER) - Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, and Tripura

Shilong

5401

Guwahati

5105

Agartala

5601

 

Northern Region (NR) - Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand

Delhi

2201

Bikaner

2404

Ajmer

2401

Jaipur

2405

Jodhpur

2406

Sikar

2411

Udaipur

2409

Haldwani

2002

Roorkee

2006

Dehradun

2002

 

North Western Sub-Region (NWR) - Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, and Punjab

Chandigarh/ Mohali

1601

Hamirpur

1202

Jalandhar

1402

Jammu

1004

 

Southern Region (SR) - Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Telangana

Chennai

8002

Hyderabad

8201

Vijayawada

8008

 

Western Region (WR) - Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Goa, and Maharashtra

Ahmedabad

7001

Mumbai

7204

Panaji

7801

Pune

7208

Nagpur

7205

Rajkot

7006

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How to Prepare for the SSC JHT exam?

Preparation for the SSC JHT exam involves understanding the exam pattern and syllabus. And, designing a study plan to cover the entire syllabus in the available time. Some of the essential preparation tips are:

  • Check out the syllabus carefully. Make sure you have access to the latest syllabus as per the SSC JHT notification.
  • Examine the exam pattern and check for the marking scheme. If there is negative marking in the exam, you must work on your answer strategy.
  • Make a study plan/ time-table to cover the entire syllabus on time. Follow the time-table daily. Take breaks to refresh between study sessions.
  • Get the best books for the SSC JHT exam. You can find books online with last years’ questions papers and solutions.
  • Practice as many sample papers and questions papers as you can.
  • Make sure you have the admit card, ID proof, other things ready before the exam day.

How to Crack the SSC JHT exam?

The tips on how to crack the SSC JHT exam will mainly cover the ones to be followed on the exam day. Sometimes the students are well-prepared for the exam but on the exam day, they are not able to perform well. Here is what you need to do:

  • Keep all your required documents (admit card, ID proof, and others) ready a day before the exam. These are the most important items for making entry into the examination hall.
  • Reach the examination hall well before time to avoid the last-minute rush.
  • Keep your mind calm and have confidence in your preparation.
  • Don’t panic on hearing about some unfamiliar topic from other students.
  • When the exam begins, read the instructions carefully and follow them.
  • Read the questions attentively and don't answer in a rush.
  • Do not make guesses as there is a negative marking in Paper-I.
  • Do not waste much time on the complicated questions. You can come back to them later after completing the paper.
  • Do check the complete paper before final submission.

SSC JHT Exam Analysis

For helping the candidates with their exam preparation, we are providing the SSC JHT exam analysis of last year’s papers. This will give you an idea about the paper:

  • The English section of Paper-I of the SSC JHT 2019 exam was of Moderate to Difficult level. The maximum number of questions were asked from Active-Passive, Direct-Indirect, and Cloze Test.
  • The overall difficulty of the Hindi section was Easy to Moderate. The maximum number of questions were from the topic ‘Vakya Truti’. The questions were of Moderate level difficulty.

Paper-II is of descriptive type. So, the analysis is not possible. Candidates are required to do translations and write essays in the paper.

SSC JHT 2020 Result

The result of the SSC JHT exam is released after each paper. Candidates are required to qualify the Paper-I for appearing in Paper-II and similarly, they need to qualify the Paper-II for further selection. The results of each paper are released separately at the official website. Candidates can check their result using the log-in details and download their scorecard. After qualifying Paper-I and Paper-II, candidates are shortlisted for Document Verification and post allocation.



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