HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant (IT)

HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant (IT)

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The Himachal Pradesh Staff Selection Commission - HPSSSB has issued a job advertisement for the position of Junior Office Assistant and Other Post 2020. A total of 1867 HPSSSB vacancies for the positions of Junior Office Assistant (IT) were announced. To be eligible for this HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant (IT) exams recruitment, candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 45 as of Jan 1, 2020, and 10+2 exam from a recognized Board of School Education or University. OR Matriculation from a recognised Board of School Education. Candidates who apply for the HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant (IT) recruitment will have to go through these selection processes: Written Examination and Evaluation. The HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant (IT) exams written exam will consist of two different papers: Technical Subject/ Concerned Subject/ Current Affairs, Social Science, Logic, General Hindi General Knowledge including General Knowledge of Himachal Pradesh, & General English of Matric standard. Applicants must complete the application form online. Candidates applying for the post of HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant (IT) exams Recruitment must pay an application fee. The fee for GEN/ Other candidates will be Rs. 360/-, for relaxation category candidates will be Rs. 120 and for Female/ Other candidates will be exempted to fill out the application form for the HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant (IT) exams. Candidates must first meet the eligibility criteria established by the exam conducting authority in order to apply for the HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant (IT) exams Exam. On this page you will find all information on the HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant (IT) exams detailed syllabus, exam pattern, a total number of vacancies, eligibility criteria, how to apply, and other details.

Exam Pattern

Total Marks : 85
Total Time : 120 Min
-ve marking : N/A
Subject Qns. Marks
Computer Knowledge 120 60
General Knowledge(GK) 20 10
General English 10 5
General Hindi 10 5
Logical Reasoning 10 5
Total 170 85

Eligibility Criteria

Essential Educational Qualifications for HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant (IT):

(A) Applicants must have passed the 10+2 exam from a recognized Board of School Education or University. OR Matriculation from a recognised Board of School Education, plus a one/two-year Diploma or Certificate from an ITI in IT (Information Technology) & ITES (Information Technology Enabled Sectors), as notified by the Director-General of Employment & Training (Govt. of India) from time to time OR Three-year diploma in information technology (IT)/ computer science/ computer engineering from a Polytechnic recognized by the AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education).

(B) Typing speed on a computer is 30 words per minute and 25 words per minute in English and Hindi respectively.


Age limit (as on 01 Jan 2020):

The age limit of the applicants should be between 18 years to 45 years.


Age Relaxation:

Candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, and Other Backward Classes, Persons with Disabilities, and Children/Grand Children of Freedom Fighters of Himachal Pradesh had their upper age limit relaxed by 05 years. Ex-servicemen applicants in Himachal Pradesh are also eligible for upper age relaxation under the requirements of relevant Himachal Pradesh Government rules/instructions.

Exam Pattern

Selection Procedure for this HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant

The recruitment is held in two Parts.

Part-I: Written Test

Part-II: Evaluation


HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant: Part I - Written Examination 


Name of Section

No. of Question

Maximum Marks



Technical Subject/ Concerned Subject



2 Hours


Current Affairs, Logic, General Knowledge including General Knowledge of Himachal Pradesh, Everyday Science, Social Science, General Hindi & General English of Matric standard






02 hours

Important Notes:

I. The questions on the papers will be of the objective type.

II. Duration of Examination is 120 minutes.

III. For each correct answer candidate will get 0.50 marks.

IV. Total Number of Questions and Total Number of Marks are 170 and 85 respectively. 


HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant: Part II - Evaluation 

Sr. No

Detail of Criteria of 15 marks


Competent authority to issue the certificates


Provisions of the Recruitment & Promotion Rules regarding minimum educational qualification.

2.5 (two & a half)

Concerned University/Board


The candidates belonging to notified Backward Area or Panchayat.


Concerned SDO(C)/ Tehsildar/ Naib Tehsildar.


Landless family or the family having less than 1-hectare land


Concerned SDO(C)/ Tehsildar/Naib Tehsildar


Non-employment certifications


Concerned SDO (C)/ Tehsildar/Naib Tehsildar or concerned Panchayat Secretary/Sahayak and counter signed by concerned Gram Panchayat Pradhan/Up Pradhan.


Differently abled persons with more than 40% impairment


Health & Family Welfare authorities/Medical Boards.


NSS/NCC/National Level Sports Certifications/Bharat Scout and Guide


Concerned Head of Institution. Certificate of medal winners will be issued by concerned Distirct Youth Services and Sports Officer/Head of Institution


BPL family with annual income less than 40,000

2 (two)

Concerned BDO by taking the authenticated entries in the “Parivar Register” as the basis of such certificate or concerned Panchayat Secretary/ Sahayak and countersigned by concerned Gram Panchayat Pradhan


Widow/destitute/divorced/single woman


Concerned BDO by taking the authenticated entries in the “Parivar Register” as the basis of such certificate.


Orphan/single daughter


Concerned BDO by taking the authenticated entries in the “Parivar Register” as the basis of such certificate.


6 months of training from a recognized Institute in the concerned field.


Competent authority of the concerned University/Institution


5 years’ experience in the concerned field in Government or semi-Government organizations

2.5 (two & a half)

Competent authority of the concerned Govt. /Semi Govt. Organization

Important Notes:

The second stage consists of a screening test in which the proficiency of the shortlisted applicants is examined by skill tests, as applicable.

Qualified candidates in the preceding two stages are advanced to the following step, which consists of 15 marks awarded after review of experiential certifications and reservations, as applicable.

Vacancy Details

The following are the likely positions that will be filled up through this Exam:

S. No

Department Name

Post Name



Various Departments/Boards/ Corporations

Junior Office Assistant (IT)

(on contract basis)



Excise & Taxation (on regular basis)

Junior Office Assistant (IT)





Syllabus for HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant (IT) Written Examinations:

Syllabus relating to Computer Science/Computer Application/Information Technology (IT)/ Information Technology Enabled Sectors (ITES)/Information Practices (IP) prescribed as essential qualification(s) in the R&P Rules and as notified in the advertisement.

(A) General Knowledge of Himachal Pradesh 

Important National & International Affairs

Important Happenings in Himachal Pradesh

Important Festivals Celebrated in Himachal Pradesh

Agreements/Summits & Conferences

Schemes, Committees, Summits & Conferences

Appointments/Resignations within the State

Books and Authors / Awards and Honours

National and International Organization

Art, Culture, and Heritage of Himachal Pradesh

Notable Personalities from Himachal Pradesh

Recent Scientific Discoveries and Innovations

History & Formation of Himachal Pradesh

Geography and Climatic Features of HP

Political Science of Himachal Pradesh

Environment, Climate, Ecosystem of HP

Miscellaneous General Knowledge of HP

(B) Current Affairs Syllabus

Important National & International Happenings

Environmental Conventions

New Acts Passed by the Parliament

Issues concerning Politics & Elections

Important Judgements by Supreme Court

Reconstruction of Cabinet Sub-committees

Women Safety & Empowerment

New Schemes Launched by the Central Government 

Important Political Changes in the World

United Nations and Relevant Details

Unemployment, Cyber Security, Economic Issues

Environmental Changes, Ecosystem & Biodiversity

(C) Everyday Science Syllabus

Units & Dimensions

Work, Energy, and Power

Light, Heat, Wave

Motion and Gravitation

Scientific Instruments


Matter and Atomic Structure

Chemical Bonding

Acids, Bases, and Salts

Chemical Reactions

Metals and Non-metals 

Food and Nutrition

Human Reproductive System

Human Circulatory System

Human Diseases and Remedies

Respiratory System in Humans

Human Digestive System

(D) Logic

Puzzles & Seating Arrangement


Alphanumeric Series



Blood Relations

Data Sufficiency


Verbal Reasoning

Order and Ranking

Direction Sense

(E) Social Science 

Society and Civilization

Indian National Movement

Social Reforms & Reformers

Environmental Studies

Biodiversity and Ecosystem

Medieval India and Afterwards

Atmosphere and Components

The Earth, The Solar System

Rivers, Mountains, Valleys

Agriculture and Agricultural Crops

The Constitution and Amendments

Civil Personalities & Works 

Lok Sabha & Rajya Sabha 

The Judicial System

(F) General English & General Hindi

Error Spotting

Theme based questions

Reading comprehension

Odd one out

Sentence Connectors


Sentence Improvement

Sentence rearrangement

Para jumbles

Cloze Test



One-word substitutions

Idioms & Phrases

Application Fee

Fee Payable by Candidates for HPSSSB Junior Office Assistant (IT) Exam:

Sr. No.


Exam Fees


General Category/ E.W.S., Ex Servicemen of HP relieved from Defence Services on their own request before completion of normal tenure.

Rs. 360/


General IRDP, Physically Handicapped, Ward of Freedom Fighter, Ward of ExServicemen of HP.

Rs. 120/-


S.C. of H.P./S.T. of H.P./O.B.C. of H.P./BPL of H.P./EWS (BPL) (including S.C./S.T./O.B.C, Ex-Servicemen of H.P. relieved from Defence Services on their own request before completion of normal tenure , SC/ST/OBC wards of Ex-SM of H.P., i.e. Dependent sons, daughters and wives of Ex-SM and SC/ ST/OBC Persons with Disability).

Rs. 120/-


Female candidates, Ex-Servicemen of H.P. (Ex-Servicemen, who are relieved from Defence Services after completion of normal tenure)/Blind/Visually Impaired of H.P

No Fee


Mode of Payment:

The candidate can pay the required fee using a credit card, debit card, or net banking through the "Online Payment Gateway." There will be no other way to pay the examination fee.

How to Apply

For further information on how to fill out the online application form, see the instructions below.

Step 1: The candidate must self-register on the ORA by selecting the "Sign up" option on the official website.

Step 2: After finishing the registration process, the candidate will sign in to the application using the user name and password that he or she created during the registration process.

Step 3: The details of the posts will be available on the website, http://www.hpsssb.hp.gov. Applicants may apply for the position by clicking the "Apply" button next to it.

Step 4: The candidate must select a suitable District and Tehsil for the examination.

Step 5: After picking the desired District and Tehsil, the candidate must fill out his or her personal and contact information.

Step 6: After completing the form for personal and contact information, the candidate must upload a scanned photograph and signature.

Step 7: The candidate must provide educational information relevant to the position.

Step 8: If the candidate has the required experience for the position, he will be led to the Experience Page; otherwise, he will be forwarded to the payment option.

Step 9: Pay your fees.

Step 10: To complete the ORA procedure successfully, confirm that the application status is "fee received."

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