Staff Selection Commission (SSC) – Junior Translator Examination – 2014 Syllabus and Exam Pattern
Exam Pattern : The combined competitive examination comprises two successive stages :
- Written Examination (Objective & Descriptive Type)
- Personality test/ Interview
Written Examination : The Written examination will consist of objective type (multiple choice questions) & Descriptive type questions.
Paper I – General Hindi & General English
No. Of Marks : 200
Time : 2 Hours (9:30 AM to 11:30 AM)
Paper II – Translation & Essay
No. Of Marks : 200
Time : 2 Hours (2:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Interview (100 Marks): The interview/personality test is structured in such a manner that the candidates’ interests, knowledge, various traits, aptitude, suitability etc. are probed among other things, through academic qualifications, experience, extra-curricular activities, general awareness/knowledge, depth of knowledge of the subjects studied, communicative skills and over all personality etc.
Syllabus for the Junior Translator Written Examination :
Paper I :
General Hindi & General English : Questions in this component will be designed to test the Candidate’s understanding and knowledge of Hindi & English Languages and will be based on error recognition, fill in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc.), vocabulary, spellings, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, sentence completion, correct use of words, phrases and idioms, ability to write language correctly, precisely and effectively.
Paper II :
Translation and Essay (Conventional Type) : This Paper will contain two passages for translation- one passage for translation from Hindi to English and one passage for translation from English to Hindi, and an Essay each in Hindi & English which will test the candidates’ translation skills and their ability to write the two languages correctly, precisely and effectively.