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Good News: SSC MTS and CHSLE To Be Conducted in 13 Local Languages

Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) approved conduct of the Staff Selection Commission Multitasking (non-technical) Staff (SSC MTS) examination, 2022 and CHSLE Examination, 2022 in 13 regional languages in addition to Hindi and English, said Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh.
SSC CHSL and MTS in 13 local languages

This historic decision has been taken at the initiative of Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi to give impetus to participation of local youth and encourage regional languages. In addition to Hindi and English, the question paper will be set in the 13 regional languages i.e. Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri (also Meiti) and Konkani.

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The decision will result in lakhs of aspirants taking part in the examination in their mother tongue/regional language and improve their selection prospects. There had been persistent demands from different States to hold SSC exams in languages other than English and Hindi. Government appointed an Expert Committee to look at this aspect too amongst other things like review of scheme and syllabus of examinations conducted by the Commission.

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Committee Report

The Expert Committee in its report had inter-alia recommended the following: “Study of posts of SSC especially Group ‘C’ post indicates that these posts are at cutting edge of Government-citizen interaction. India being a country where multiple languages are spoken, it would be in fitness of things to conduct 12th and 10th exam in multi languages. To begin with SSC can start with 14 languages as used by Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) / Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in their exams and gradually increase to include all the languages mentioned in Schedule VIII of the Constitution.” Government accepted this recommendation of the Expert Committee and asked SSC to work out the modalities.

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SSC CHSL and MTS in 15 Langagues

To start with the Commission has decided to conduct MTS Examination, 2022 and CHSLE Examination, 2022 in 15 languages (13 regional languages + Hindi + English) as used by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) / Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) for conducting their examination. The notice of MTS Exam has already been issued. Notice for CHSL Exam in Multi-Language will be issued in May-June 2023.

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Union Minister for State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Dr Jitendra Singh said that attempts are being made to eventually incorporate all of the languages listed in the Constitution's Eighth Schedule. 

Published date : 19 Apr 2023 01:53PM

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