SSC JHT Exam 2018: Important Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Application Form, Exam Pattern and Result

SSC JHT exam

Candidates, who are interested in making their careers in translation, will be glad to know that the staff selection commission is going conduct JHT exam (Junior Hindi Translator exam) shortly. This job is highly remunerative and prestigious. It is expected that lots of vacancies will be released and the enthusiastic candidates will be able to brighten their careers. As a novice, they might not be knowing about its eligibility criteria, the application process etc. So, they should go through this article with undivided attention to enrich their knowledge and remove their doubts.

SSC JHT 2018 Application Form: How to apply?

Candidates are advised to fill SSC Junior Hindi Translator 2018 Application form either on or before the last date. Once the last date of application has lapsed, their candidature will not be accepted. The steps that they need to follow include the following:

  • Go through the SSC JHT Notification 2018 carefully
  • Visit the website and click on the link ‘Click to Apply’
  • Register yourself by providing the relevant information—your name, date of birth, father’s name, 10th and 12th classes roll numbers etc.
  • Having done this, follow the instructions to apply online
  • Fill the application form with all the pieces of information and attach photocopies of the required documents
  • Pay fee online and submit your application form

Finally, take a printout of your application form for further use

Available Application Forms

SSC JHT exam 2018 Important Dates


Important dates

Notification date for JHT paper I


Last date for filling application form of JHT paper I


Exam date for JHT paper I


Notification date for JHT paper I

No official declaration

Last for filling application form of JHT paper II

No official declaration

Exam date for JHT paper II


SSC JHT exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

Prior to taking the exam, it is important for candidates to familiarize themselves with SSC JHT 2018 Syllabus. There are two papers—paper I and paper II—and there are different syllabi for each paper.

Paper I (Part I—General Hindi)

It includes Knowledge of Hindi, Reading and Writing Skills in Hindi, Hindi Antonyms, Hindi Proverbs, Hindi Paragraphs, Hindi Synonyms and Grammatical Topics—Samas, Sandhi, Kriya, Visheshan etc.

Paper I (Part II—General English)

It includes Reading and Writing capabilities in English, Knowledge of English, Phrases and Idioms, Correct use of words, Sentence Completion, Antonyms, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Grammar, Vocabulary, Spellings, Preposition, Verbs, Articles, Error Recognition and Fill in the Blanks

Paper II (Translation and Essay)

It includes Reading and Writing capability in both languages, Essay in Hindi, Essay in English, Paragraph Translation from English to Hindi and Paragraph Translation from Hindi to English

SSC JHT exam 2018 Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the SSC JHT exam 2018, candidates need to fulfil the following criteria:

  • In terms of nationality, candidates should be citizens of India. Those, who have migrated to India from Tibet, Bhutan or Nepal before 1st January 1962 with an intention to settle here on a permanent basis, are also eligible.
  • With regard to age limit, candidates should not be above 30 years of age as calculated on 01.01.2018. There will be relaxation in age for the reserved categories in accordance with the rules and norms.
  • In terms of educational qualification, candidates should have obtained a Bachelor’s/Master degree from any recognized college or university.

Exam Pattern

  • The SSC JHT 2018 exam will comprise two papers—Paper I and Paper II of 200 marks each.
  • In Paper I, there will be 100 questions each from General English and General Hindi.
  • There will be negative marking in the exam. ¼ mark will be deducted for every wrong answer as a penalty. So, candidates are advised not to use their guesses.
  • Paper II will be the conventional type. That means there will descriptive type questions.
  • The duration of each paper will be two hours.
  • Candidates should bear in mind that Paper II will be assessed only for those candidates, who get minimum qualifying marks in Paper I.

SSC JHT 2018 Application Fee

  • General category male candidates need to pay ₹ 100/-only. They can pay the fees through SBI Net banking/ SBI Challan or debit/credit cards of any bank.
  • Women candidates and candidates who belong to reserved categories—SC/ST/ Ex-servicemen/ candidates with the disability are exempted from paying the fees.
  • Candidates should note that once the application fee is paid, it will not be refunded under any circumstances.

Exam Centres

SSC JHT Exam 2018 will be conducted at 30 centres all over India. Candidates need to be very careful while selecting the exam centre. The exam centres will be allotted to them on the basis of seat availability and also on first come first serve basis. Once the exam centres have been allotted, they will not be changed on any request.

Other Details

Getting SSC JHT Paper I Admit Card 2018

As explained above, SSC JHT Paper I will be conducted on 26th August 2018; it is important for candidates to know how to get the admit card. All they need to do is to consider the following steps for downloading the admit card:

  • Visit the official website—
  • Choose the Admit Card link
  • A new window will crop up
  • At once, choose your SSC Region
  • Click on the option ‘Download Admit Card’
  • Now, click on the option ‘SSC Junior Hindi Translator Admit card 2018’
  • Enter your registration number and date of birth
  • Press the button ‘Submit’
  • Finally, download it and take a printout for further reference

Declaration of SSC JHT result 2018

The result of SSC JHT 2018 examination will be declared after one or two months of the written exam. The final result will be prepared on the basis of performance of candidates in both written examinations— Paper-I and Paper-II and candidates will be shortlisted accordingly. Candidates will be able to check their results online at the official website—


What is the notification date for SSC JHT?

The notification date for JCT paper I is 20-6-2018.

How many papers are in SSC JHT and what are they?

There are two papers—Paper I and Paper II.

What is the syllabus of SSC JHT exam 2018?

SSC JHT comprises two papers. The first paper includes General Hindi and General English whereas the second paper includes translation and essay.

What is the maximum limit for general category students in SSC JHT exam?

The maximum age limit is 30 years as calculated on 01.01.2018.

I am a Bhutani candidate. My forefathers migrated to Indian on 5th February 1962. Am I eligible for this exam?

 Yes, you are as your forefather migrated to India before 1st January 1962. You will be considered as an Indian citizen.

I am a SC candidate. Is there relaxation in age for SC/ST candidates?

Yes, there is relaxation is age. You will have to go through the latest rules and regulation.

What is the duration of each paper in this exam?

It is two hours.

Is there negative marking in this exam?

Yes, there is negative marking. ¼ mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

I am a ST candidate. How much fee do I need to pay for this exam?

You need not pay any fees for this exam as reserved category candidates are exempted to pay the fee for this exam. Only general category candidates need to pay ₹ 100 only.

How are candidates selected in this exam?

They are selected on the basis of performance in both Paper I and Paper II.