SSC JHT Syllabus 2020: Check Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Marking Scheme For Paper I & II

SSC JHT Syllabus 2020: Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC JHT Syllabus and Exam Pattern along with its official notification on 29th June 2020. The SSC JHT exam is conducted in two phases namely Paper 1 and Paper 2. Paper 1 will be conducted on 06th October 2020 while Paper II will be conducted on 31st January 2021. You can check the exam pattern and syllabus in the article. Before we discuss the SSC JHT Syllabus in detail, let us first look at the important dates of SSC JHT Notification 2020-21.

SSC JHT Syllabus 2020: Important Dates

SSC JHT 2020-21 Notification

SSC JHT 2020 Notification 29th June 2020
Online Form submission Start 29th June 2020
Last Date to Apply Online for SSC JHT 2020 25th July 2020
Last date for generation of offline Challan 29th July 2020
Last date for payment through Challan
(during working hours of Bank)
31st July 2020
Admit Card of Paper-I September 2020
SSC JHT 2020 Paper-I 06th October 2020
Admit Card of Paper-II January 2021
SSC JHT 2020 Paper-II 31st January 2021

SSC JHT Syllabus 2020: Exam Pattern

SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) Exam is conducted in both Hindi and English since checking the command of the candidate over their English and the Hindi language is the main criteria for this exam. The exam pattern of Paper-I and Paper-II Exam is given below:

Parts of Paper
Mode of Paper
Number of Questions/ Marks
Total Duration
Paper- I
(Objective Type)
Computer-Based Test (CBT) (i) General Hindi
(ii) General English
(i) 100 Questions/ 100 Marks
(ii) 100 Questions/ 100 Marks
2 Hours
Paper- II
(Conventional Type)
Descriptive Translation & Essay 200 Marks 2 Hours

Marking Scheme Of SSC JHT 2020

  • Paper I will consist of Multiple choice questions only (objective type).
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper I.
  • Paper II shall be evaluated in respect of only those candidates, only who qualify in Paper I.
  • The Commission may at its discretion, fix qualifying marks in Paper II.

SSC JHT Syllabus 2020: Exam Pattern of Paper I

The exam pattern of the paper I is given in the table. There will be two section of Hindi and English of 100 marks each. The exam will be of 2 hours. Candidates need to complete the whole paper in 2 hours. There will be negative marking of 0.25 march for each wrong answer marked. The questions will be designed to test the candidate understanding of the languages and literature.

SSC JHT Paper Sections Number of Questions Duration
Paper 1 General Hindi 100 A cumulative duration of 2 hours
General English 100
Total 2 sections 200 Questions 2 hours

SSC JHT Syllabus: Exam Pattern of Paper II

Those candidates who qualify the Paper I are going to appear for the Paper II of SSC JHT. Paper II consists of two sections i.e., Translation and Essay Writing. In translation section there will be two questions of transition one will be for translate given passage from Hindi to English and vica versa. The Essay section will also have 2 question. In this section candidate have to write 2 essay one in English and other in Hindi. There is cumulative time of 2 hours for the whole exam.

SSC JHT Paper Sections Number of Questions Duration
Paper 2 Translation 2 A cumulative duration of 2 hours
Essay Writing 2
Total 2 sections 4 Questions 2 hours

SSC JHT Syllabus 2020: Paper I

Section I: General Hindi

Topics covered in Hindi Language Preparation:

  • Grammatical Topics i.e. Samas, Sandhi, Kriya, Visheshan, etc
  • Hindi Synonyms
  • Hindi Paragraphs
  • Hindi Proverbs
  • Hindi Antonyms
  • Hindi Phrases/ Muhavare,
  • Hindi Comprehension,
  • Knowledge of Hindi

Section II: General English

Topics covered in English Language Preparation:

  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Error Recognition
  • Articles
  • Verbs
  • Preposition
  • Spelling Test
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Synonyms
  • Sentence Structure
  • Antonyms
  • Sentence Completion
  • Correct use of words
  • Phrases and Idioms

SSC JHT Syllabus 2020: Paper II Syllabus

The paper will consist of:

  1. Two passages for translation one passage for translation from Hindi to English and one passage for translation from English to Hindi
  2. An Essay each in Hindi and English

Therefore, topics covered in Translation and Essay Exam will be:

  • Paragraph Translation from Hindi to English
  • Paragraph Translation from English to Hindi
  • Essay in English
  • Essay in Hindi

Final Selection

Candidates will be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in Paper-I and Paper-II of the examination only. Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them.

SSC JHT Syllabus 2020 FAQ’s

Q 1. How many Paper are there in SSC JHT.?
Ans. There are two Papers in SSC JHT.

Q 2. What is the selection procedure for SSC JHT.?

Ans. The SSC JHT will be held in two stages: Tier I and Tier II. The candidates will have to clear each stage to be eligible to be appointed as an Translator.

Q 3. What is the syllabus of SSC JHT Paper I.?
Ans. SSC JHT Paper I consists of two subjects Hindi and English check syllabus in the article.

Q 4. What is the syllabus of SSC JHT Paper II.?
Ans. There is no defined syllabus of SSC JHT Paper II. Candidates must have the knowledge of Paper I and Paper II.

Q 5. Is there any negative marking for SSC JHT.?
Ans. Yes, there is negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer in SSC JHT 2020.

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