SSC JHT Syllabus - General Hindi, General Eglish, and Paper-2

Last Modified: 28 Nov 2023

SSC JHT syllabus is prescribed by the Staff Selection Commission through the official notification for the exam. There are two papers in the exam and the syllabus for each paper is prescribed separately. Read the complete article to know the SSC JHT syllabus, pattern, marking scheme, and other information.

SSC JHT Exam Pattern

The SSC JHT recruitment process comprises of two papers and document verification. Here are the recruitment stages:

  • Paper-I
  • Paper-II
  • Document Verification

The exam pattern for Paper-1 and Paper-2 is as follows:

Paper-1 Pattern



Number of Questions


Mode of Exam


General Hindi


2 hours (2 hours 40 minutes for PwD candidates)

Computer-Based (Objective Type Questions)

General English


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Paper-2 Pattern



Total Marks


Mode of Exam


Translation & Essay


2 hours (2 hours 40 minutes for PwD candidates)


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Marking Scheme

In Paper 1, each question will be for 1 mark. There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.

In Paper-II, different marks are allotted to different questions. No specific marking pattern is prescribed for Paper-II. The total marks for the paper are 200.

Document Verification

All the candidates who qualify for Paper-I and Paper-II are called for the Document Verification (DV) process. Candidates are required to carry the prescribed documents (in original as well as photocopies) for DV. They are also asked to provide their preference for posts and departments at the time of document verification. The final allocation is done based on the candidate’s performance in Paper-I and Paper-II and the preferences given at the time of Document Verification.

SSC JHT Exam Syllabus


Questions will be asked from:

General English -

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Sentence Completion and Structure
  • Tenses
  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Vocabulary
  • Articles
  • Spelling Test
  • Correct use of words

General Hindi -

  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • Proverbs
  • Comprehension

The questions are formed to check candidates’ understanding of literature and language.

The questions will be of the bachelor’s degree level.


In Paper-II, questions will be on translation and essay. Here is what the paper will include:

  • One passage for translation from Hindi to English
  • One passage for translation from English to Hindi
  • An essay in Hindi
  • An essay in English

The questions in Paper II are asked to test the candidates’ skills in writing the language and translation skills. The level of the paper will be as per the prescribed educational qualification.

SSC JHT Previous Year Papers

Candidates can solve the SSC JHT previous years’ papers to understand the exam pattern better. Also, the previous years’ papers will give an idea about the most frequently asked questions in the exam. You can easily get the set of previous years’ papers with solutions online. Purchase the latest edition as it will have the most recent papers. Practice the papers to work on your speed and time-management skill.