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Exam Highlights
  • Exam Name
    SSC JHT
  • Mode of Conduction
    Paper 1: Computer-based test Paper 2: Descriptive
  • Exam Duration
    Paper 1: 2 hours Paper 2: 2 hours
  • Exam Frequency
    Annually
  • Official Website
    www.ssc.nic.in
  • Total Marks
    Paper 1: 200 Paper 2: 200
  • Total No. of Questions
    Paper 1: 100 Paper 2: 4
  • Medium of the exam
    Hindi and English
  • Marking Scheme
    -0.25 for each incorrect response
Exam Dates
  • Official Notification
    June 2022
  • Start of Registration Process
    June 2022
  • End of Registration Process
    June 2022
  • Admit Card Release Date
    July 2022
  • Exam Date
    Paper 1: August 2022 Paper 2: to be notified
Eligibilty Criteria

SSC JHT Eligibility: Nationality

Candidates applying for SSC Junior Hindi Translator must be:

  • An Indian citizen, or
  • A subject of Bhutan, or
  • A subject of Nepal, or
  • A Tibetan refugee (came to India before January 01, 1962), or
  • A person of Indian origin (who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries, Vietnam, etc. with the intention of permanent settlement in India.

A candidate who is not a citizen of India needs to possess a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India in his favour, otherwise, he/she won’t receive the offer of appointment.

SSC JHT Eligibility: Age Limits

  • The lower age limit to appear in SSC JHT Exam is 18 years and the upper age limit is 30 years.
  • Relaxation in the upper age limit can be given in the case of certain categories. The age relaxation for different categories is tabulated below:
Category Age Relaxation
SC / ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PwD 10 years
PwD + OBC 13 years
PwD + SC / ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen 3 years
Defence Personnel 3-8 years

SSC JHT Eligibility: Educational Qualifications

The education qualification for Junior Translator in Central Secretariat Official Language Service (CSOLS), Junior Translator in M/o Railways (Railway Board), Junior Translator in Armed Forces Headquarters (AFHQ) & Junior Translator/Junior Hindi Translator in subordinate offices who have adopted Model RRs of DoP&T is tabulated below:

Posts Educational Requirements
Junior Translator in Central Secretariat Official Language Service (CSOLS)
  • Master’s degree from a recognized University in Hindi with English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level;
  • Or, Master’s degree of a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with English medium and Hindi as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level;
  • Or, a Master’s Degree of a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi and English as compulsory or elective subjects or either of the two as a medium of examination and the other as a compulsory or elective subject at degree level

And, a Diploma or Certificate course in translation from Hindi to English & vice versa or two years’ experience of translation work from Hindi to English and vice versa in Central or State Government Office, including Government of India Undertaking.

Senior Hindi Translator in various Central Government Ministries/ Departments/Offices
  • Master’s degree from a recognized University in Hindi with English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of examination at the degree level;
  • Or, Master’s degree of a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi medium and English as a compulsory or elective subject or as the medium of an examination at the degree level;
  • Or, a Master’s Degree of a recognized University in any subject other than Hindi or English, with Hindi and English as compulsory or elective subjects or either of the two as a medium of examination and the other as a compulsory or elective subject at degree level

And, a Diploma or Certificate course in translation from Hindi to English & vice versa or three years’ experience of translation work from Hindi to English and vice versa in Central or State Government Office, including Government of India Undertaking.

Hindi Pradhyapak in Central Hindi Training Institute (CHTI)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Hindi with English as one of the subjects at degree level either as compulsory or optional from a recognized University or Institute plus Master’s degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute plus Bachelor of Education from a recognized University/Institute.
  • Or, a Bachelor’s degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute plus a Master’s degree in Hindi with English as one of the subjects at the degree level either as compulsory or optional from a recognized University or Institute plus a Bachelor of Education from a recognized University/Institute.
  • Desirable: Two years of experience teaching Hindi at the Senior Secondary level under Central or State Governments or recognized educational Institutions.
Exam Pattern

The SSC JHT Exam Pattern 2022 is as follows:

Particulars SSC JHT Paper-I SSC JHT Paper-II
Subject
  • General Hindi
  • General English
Translation & Essay
Mode of Exam Computer-Based Descriptive
Number of Questions 100 Questions in each subject 4 (2 for translation and 2 essays)
Maximum Marks 100 Marks in each subject 200 Marks
Negative Marking -0.25 for each incorrect response No Negative Marking
Duration 2 hours 2 hours
Syllabus

SSC Junior Hindi Translator Syllabus varies for Paper 1 and Paper 2. However, in both the papers, candidates’ knowledge, competence, and grasp of Hindi and English language are tested. SSC JHT Paper 1 and Paper 2 Syllabus are described below:

SSC JHT Paper 1 Syllabus

  • SSC JHT Paper 1 will have 100 multiple choice questions each on General English and General Hindi.
  • SSC JHT Paper 1 will test candidates’ understanding of the Hindi and English language and their literature, and correct use of words, phrases, and idioms. The questions will be of degree level.

SSC JHT Paper 2 Syllabus

SSC JHT Paper 2 will test candidates’ translation skills and their ability to write as well as comprehend the two languages correctly, precisely, and effectively. The paper will have 4 descriptive questions:

  • Hindi to English translation
  • English to Hindi translation
  • English essay writing
  • Hindi essay writing

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