As recommended by the 47th Report of The Estimates Committee of the Parliament to set up Service Selection commission to conduct examination of lower categories post an Examination wing was added to Secretariat Training School. This wing was later named as Institute of Secretariat Training and Management (ISTM). Administrative Reforms Commission (ARC) reported that most of the staff of Central and State Governments belong to Class III and Class IV categories. It also advocated that different departments must pool their requirements for non-technical post. Under such recommendation Government of India established Subordinate Services Commission under an Executive Resolution. This commission was redesigned as Staff Selection Commission effective from the 26th September, 1977 to make recruitment to various Group C Non-Technical Posts. 

Commission is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training and comprises of Chairman, two Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations who are appointed on such terms and conditions as may be prescribed by the Central Government from time to time. The Commission is provided such supporting staff as considered necessary by the Central Government.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is attached to the Department of Personnel and Training. Commission consists of a Chairman along with two Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations.

Candidates must be Graduate from a Recognized University or equivalent.  Students appearing for Final year may also apply provided they complete their Graduation before 1st August.