SSA Chandigarh

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SSA Chandigarh

Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) Chandigarh has opened up vacancies for Junior Basic Training (JBT), also known as the Primary teacher’s posts recently. Generally, SSA Chandigarh hires Trained Graduate Teachers (TGT) and JBT posts. The applications for JBT posts started in mid-September and remained open till early October 2022. The admit card was released on December 06, 2022. The exam for SSA Chandigarh JBT 2022 was scheduled on December 10, 2022. Now for the recent openings of TGT, the registration started on September 12, 2022, and remained open till October 2022. However, the Admit Card will be released in the first week of January 2023 followed by the examination at the end of January 2023.

Exam NameSSA Chandigarh Exam
PostsTGT, PGT and JBT
Conducting BodySSA Chandigarh ( Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan)

TGT: 158

PGT: 90

Application Date

TGT: September 12, 2022

JBT: September 15, 2022

Exam Date

TGT: January 8 and January 29, 2023

JBT: December 10, 2022


About SSA Exam 

Launched in 2002, SSA was formed for implementing educational initiatives across the country. The government ministry handling this program is the Ministry of Human Resources and Development. This organisation aims to work with the help of both – the central and state governments to fulfil the initiative. The 86th Amendment Act of compulsory education to students till the age of 14 backed up this program. Now all over the country, there are  a number of states having these SSA organisations for the citizens. 

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Eligibility of SSA Chandigarh Exam 2023

The eligibility of SSA Chandigarh exams may have some difference, but majority of the criteria are same for all the posts. The table below gives insights to the common eligibility criteria:

Age21-37 years as of Jan 1, 2022
EducationalJBT: Graduate + D.Ed/ D.El.Ed/ B.Ed. + CTET Passed 
TGT: Graduate + B.Ed. + CTET Passed

Syllabus of  SSA Chandigarh Exam 2023

Similar to the eligibility criteria, SSA Chandigarh Exam Syllabus may differ for both the posts, i.e. JBT and TGT posts. The subjects can be divided into categories. One category can be their major subjects and other can be some general subjects

The detailed description of the syllabus is below:

General Awareness
  • Indian History
  • Famous Places in India
  • Books and Authors
  • Important Dates
  • About India and its Neighbouring Countries
  • Science and Innovations
  • New Inventions
  • Indian Culture & Heritage
  • Science & Technology
  • Indian Geography
  • IT & Space etc
  • Indian Economy
  • National Dance
General Aptitude
  • Problems on Trains
  • Areas
  • Races and Games
  • Time and Work Partnership
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Boats and Streams
  • Simple Interest
  • Time and Distance
  • Numbers and Ages
  • Mixtures and Allegations
  • Indices and Surds
  • Compound Interest
  • Volumes
  • Odd One Out
General Reasoning
  • Statement and Arguments
  • Statement and Assumptions
  • Statement and Conclusions
  • Deriving Conclusion
  • Blood Relations
  • Punch Lines
  • Situation Reaction Tests
  • Cause and Effect
  • Miscellaneous
  • Logical Sequence of Words
  • Arrangement
  • Antonyms/Synonyms
  • Spelling Error
  • One word Substitution
  • Verbs
  • Subject-Verb Agreement
  • Articles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Sentence Rearrangement
  • Grammar
  • Vocabulary
  • Idioms & Phrases

Exam Pattern of SSA Chandigarh Exam 2023

Now for the selection procedure, there is a written exam for SSA Chandigarh. This test is divided into two parts based on the different subjects and topics covered in the examination.


SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarksQuestion Type
General Awareness, Logical Reasoning and Numerical Ability1212Objective Type Questions (MCQs)
Information and Technology1212
Test of Languages1414
Teaching Aptitude1212


SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMarksQuestion Type
Different Subjects Related to the post100100Objective
  • Total duration of the SSA Chandigarh exam is 2.5 Hrs (150 minutes) and there is a negative marking of 0.25 for every wrong answer. 
  • If you score 40% in both the parts, you will be able to qualify for further stages,

Application Process for SSA Chandigarh Exam 2023

Whether it is a vacancy for TGT, PGT or any other posts, the steps for the application process are the same. Often people get confused on how to apply for the posts in SSA Chandigarh. You can follow these simple steps, if you are willing to apply.

Step 1: The first step is to visit the SSA Chandigarh website. The information about the program and the application forms will be available on this website.

Step 2: There is another section of Important links on the dashboard. Click in the icon and you will get the SSA Chandigarh Application Form.

Step 3: Select the post you want to apply for from all the vacancies. Read all the instructions on notifications before proceeding to apply.

Step 4: Click on the link mentioned and you will be redirected towards the Application Form. Fill in all the details that you need to mention. Make sure you fill in all the details correctly. 

Step 5: In the next step, you need to upload the scanned copies of all the documents that are required for the application process. After completing the application, pay the application fee according to the category. 

Step 6: Submit the application form. Candidates must download the Application Form for future references. 


What does SSA stand for?

SSA means Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan. This is basically a government program that was started in the year 2002, but the idea of SSA first came with the establishment of the District Primary Education Program (DPEP). The main aim of this program was to provide education. There are around 18 states with an established SSA program.

From where do the funds come for SSA Chandigarh?

The funds and the expenditure on which SSA runs is divided on both – the state and the central government. Around 85% is covered by the central government and the remaining is covered by the state government.

What is the Samagra Shiksha Program?

Yes, there are other programs for education. These programs are Samagra Shiksha Program. The main aim of this program is to ensure that the students are getting education from their preschool to Class XII. SSA is a part of this program as it ensures that every child is getting education till the age of 14.

What are the different posts under SSA Chandigarh?

SSA Chandigarh is currently hiring for TGT and PGT posts. As this is an education program, the main hiring is for a teacher’s post. You can also visit their official website to know more about these and the latest notifications. 

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