SSC JHT Preparation 2020 – Tips & Tricks to ace the exam

Every year a large number of candidates apply for the SSC Junior Hindi Translator Exam. Since the competition level for this exam is high, therefore, candidates must prepare a proper strategy and start preparing for the exam to score good marks. Candidates must have a good command over languages such as English and Hindi. Candidates should be focused and determined. Here, we have provided SSC JHT preparation tips.

Lets’s look at the Important Dates for better SSC JHT Preparation,

Important Dates for SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) 2020 Exam

SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) Notification 2020 Release Date 29th June 2020
SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) 2020 Apply Online Opening & Closing Date 29th June 2020 to 25th July 2020 (11:30 PM)
Last date of online fee payment 27th July 2020 (11:30 PM)
Last date for generation of offline Challan 29th July 2020 (11:30 PM)
Last date for payment through Challan 31st July 2020
SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) Admit Card 2020 Release Date A week before the Exam
SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) 2020 Computer Based Examination (Paper-I) Date 19th November 2020
SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) 2020 Paper-II (Descriptive) Date 31st January 2021

SSC JHT Qualifying Marks

Candidates are required to secure the following qualifying marks after SSC JHT Preparation in Paper-I and Paper-II:

Categories Qualifying Marks
Unreserved 30%
EWS/ OBC 25%
Others 20%

SSC JHT Preparation 2020 

Analyze the exam pattern and syllabus:

Candidates are advised to go through a detailed exam pattern and syllabus before starting the SSC JHT Preparation. This will help candidates to understand the structure of the exam. The exam consists of two papers: Paper I (Computer-Based Mode) and II (Descriptive). The exam pattern is given below:

Parts of Paper Subject Number of Questions/ Marks Total Duration
Paper-I (i) General Hindi

(ii) General English

(i) 100 Questions/ 100 Marks

(ii) 100 Questions/ 100 Marks

2 Hours
Paper-II Translation & Essay 200 Marks 2 Hours


  • Paper-I will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in Paper-I.
  • Paper-II shall be evaluated in respect of only those candidates, who attain the minimum qualifying standard in Paper-I or part thereof as may be fixed at the discretion of the Commission.
  • The Commission may at its discretion, fix qualifying marks in Paper-II.

Check SSC JHT Eligibility Criteria in the linked article.

Before starting the SSC JHT preparation, it is important to know the Syllabus. Here is the brief syllabus of the SSC Junior Hindi Translator (JHT) Paper-I and Paper-II Examination:


(Computer Based Mode – Objective Multiple Choice)


(Descriptive Paper – Translation and Essay)

Part-I Part-II
Hindi Grammar Fill in the Blanks Paragraph Translation from Hindi to English
Hindi Synonyms Error Recognition Paragraph Translation from English to Hindi
Hindi Paragraphs Articles Essay in English
Hindi Proverbs Verbs Essay in Hindi
Hindi Antonyms Preposition
Knowledge of Hindi Spelling Test
Sentence Structure
Sentence Completion
Correct use of words
Phrases and Idioms

Build a study plan

After knowing the SSC JHT syllabus and exam pattern, the next step is to prepare a study plan. A good study plan involves a dedicated timetable for all sections of the exam. This will help you track your SSC JHT preparation such as what topics have already covered and which are left.

Build command on languages

Develop a reading habit to develop your language skills to improve your SSC JHT Preparation. Try to read daily Hindi and English newspapers. This will help to improve your reading and comprehension skills.

Work on your Grammar and Vocabulary Usage

Note down each and every new word. A proper understanding of Grammar Usage is required for attempting questions. Candidates must follow Hindi and English grammar rules while solving questions.

Work on translation skills

For better SSC JHT Preparation, candidates must work on developing their translation skills. Try to translate two to three passages every day from Hindi to English and two to three passages from English to Hindi. 

Practice previous year papers and mock tests

Make a habit of practicing previous years’ question papers and mock tests. This will help candidates to improve speed and accuracy. Practicing previous years’ question papers’ will help candidates in identifying the important and scoring topics. Regular practice of question papers and mock tests will help candidates to learn time-management skills.

SSC JHT Preparation for Paper-1 (Computer Based Mode)

The SSC JHT Paper-I is a computer-based paper and comprises of objective type questions. The detailed pattern is here:

Paper Type Subjects Number of Questions Total Duration
Paper-I Compter-Based General Hindi and General English 200 (100 in each subject) 2 hours

There is a negative marking in Paper-1 of 0.25 marks.

SSC JHT Preparation Tips for Paper-I

Follow the tips provided here for the Paper-I:

  • Know the syllabus clearly.
  • Get good study material and start preparing for the paper.
  • Focus on English grammar for the General English section.
  • Refer to some good books for the General Hindi section.
  • Practice from previous years’ question papers.

Click to know SSC JHT 2020 Exam Analysis to ace the upcoming exam.

SSC JHT Preparation for Paper-2 (Descriptive)

The SSC JHT Paper-II is of descriptive type. It comprises of Translation and Essay of 200 marks which are to be answered in 2 hours.

Paper Type Subjects Total Marks Total Duration
Paper-II Descriptive Translation & Essay 200 marks 2 hours

The paper will have the following questions:

  • One passage for translation from Hindi to English
  • One passage for translation from English to Hindi.
  • An essay in English
  • An essay in Hindi

SSC JHT Preparation Tips for Paper-II (Descriptive Paper)

Marks in Paper-2 will decide whether a candidate will be offered a job in Ministry or its subordinate offices. If you want a job in Ministry, you must score high marks. Here are some tips to be followed:

Practice Daily – Translate a paragraph in English to Hindi and Vice-versa daily.

Write an Essay – Try writing an essay daily. You can take the previous years’ topics.

Read the Newspaper – Read the newspaper daily. It will help you in enhancing the sentence formation skills, grammar knowledge, vocabulary, etc. It will also give you an idea about the latest topics.

SSC JHT Tips for writing a perfect essay:

A good essay must include the following headings:

  • Introduction
  • History/Background
  • Main Body – Advantages and Disadvantages, Examples, etc.
  • Current Updates/ Scenario
  • Conclusion

Stick to the word limit while writing the essay. Write the essay in an easy and understandable language.

We hope that the above tips and strategies will help you in the SSC JHT Preparation. Although the exam notification has been delayed, candidates must start the SSC JHT preparation as early as possible. There is no notification about any changes in the syllabus. So, stick to the last year’s syllabi and start your SSC JHT preparation. Also, keep an eye on the official SSC website for updates regarding the 2020 notification. Information related to the exam pattern, eligibility, vacancies, exam centres, application dates, exam dates, and more will be notified through the official information brochure.

SSC JHT Preparation FAQs

Q. When will SSC JHT Notification release?

A. The SSC JHT Notification has been released on June 29, 2020

Q. When will SSC JHT Paper 1 be conducted?

A. SSC JHT Paper 1 exam will be conducted on November 19, 2020.

Q. When will SSC JHT Paper 2 exam be conducted?

A. SSC JHT Paper 2 exam will be conducted on February 14, 2021

Q. What is the salary of SSC JHT?

A. The salary of Junior Hindi Translator & Junior Translator is Rs 35,400 to 1,12,400 while the salary of a Senior Hindi Translator is Rs 44,900- 1,42,400.

Q. What is the selection process of SSC JHT 2020?

A. There are 3 stages that a candidate has to clear in order to get selected: Paper-I, Paper-II, and Document Verification

Q. Is there any normalization of marks?

A4. Yes, there is a normalization of marks because the exam is held in multiple sessions.

Q. How much is the SSC JHT Application Fee?

A. SSC JHT Application Fee is Rs 100. However, women candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ ST/ PwD/ ESM categories need not pay the application fee.

Q. How many candidates appeared for the exam last year and how many cleared?

A. Last year, 15,573 candidates applied for the SSC JHT exam out of which only 2,041 candidates managed to qualify the Paper 1.


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