Govt jobs are the most sought after jobs in India. SSC has been one of the most desirable organizations for Government jobs in India. The Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam every year for recruitment in various Ministries/Departments of the Government of India. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) Exam for recruitment to various posts like:
- Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants ( PA/SA)
- Data Entry Operator(DEO)
- Lower Divisional Clerk(LDC)
- Court Clerk
SSC has released the SSC CHSL 2017 recruitment notification for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk(LDC) / Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants ( PA/SA)/ Data Entry Operator(DEO) and Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA). Candidates can apply for SSC CHSL 2017 till 18th December 2017.
SSC CHSL 2017-18 Exam Dates
SSC CHSL Examination dates has been released by SSC recently according to which the Tier 1 exam will be conducted in the month of March and Tier 2 exam in the month of July.
|Application form will be available from||18th November 2017|
|Last date of Registration||18th December 2017|
|SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam||4th March to 26th March 2018|
|SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam||8th July 2018|
SSC CHSL 2017-18 Vacancies
|Postal Assistant /Sorting Assistant||2359|
|Lower Division Clerks (LDC)/JSA||898|
|Data Entry Operators||2|
|Data Entry Operators –Grade A||Not declared|
SSC CHSL Online Application Procedure
Eligible and interested candidates can log in to the official site of SSC CHSL and register online till 18th December 2017.
Application Link: http://ssconline.nic.in
SSC CHSL 2017-18 Eligibility Criteria
- Candidate must be a citizen of India or subject of Nepal or subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently staying in India.
- Age Limit: 18-27 years as of 01.08.2018.
- Candidates must have passed 12th Standard or Equivalent examination from a recognised board / university.
- Those who are seeking age relaxation, please refer the table below.
- The required application fee is Rs.100.
- No fee is required to be paid by women, SC, ST, Physically handicapped and Ex-Servicemen candidates.
- Application fee should be paid through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI net banking or any other Credit/Debit card. Challan form will be generated online.
SSC CHSL 2017-18 Exam Pattern
The SSC CHSL exam will be conducted in 3 Tiers of which two are offline . The entire process of registration and communication happens only through official website of SSC CHSL .
|Tire 1||Objective Multiple Choice||Computer based(online)||200(0.5 penalty for wrong answers)||60 minutes|
|Tire 2||Descriptive paper in English/ Hindi||Pen and Paper||100(no negative marking)||60 minutes|
|Tire 3||Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency test||Computer Based|
The modifications to SSC CHSL examination Pattern 2017 are given below:
- SSC CHSL 2017 Tier 1 exam will be conducted in online mode.
- Introduction of a descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
- Reduction in time limit for examination of Tier -1 from 75 to 60 minutes.
- Tier 3 will remain the same.
- No sectional cut off.
SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017-18
There are 4 sections in the tier 1 exam of SSC CHSL with 100 questions which add upto a total of 200 marks. The details are as follows.
|Section||Subject||Number of Questions||Max Mark|
|1||General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50|
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||Quantitative Ability||English language||General Awareness|
|Logical Reasoning||Profit & Loss||Cloze Test||Culture|
|Alphanumeric series||Simplification||Reading Comprehension||History|
|Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet||Mixtures & Allegations||Para Jumbles||Geography|
|Data Sufficiency||Simple Interest, Compound Interest ,Surds and Indices||Fill in the Blanks||Economic Scene|
|Coded Inequalities||Work & Time||Multiple Meaning/ Error Spotting||General Policy|
|Seating Arrangement||Time & Distance||Paragraph Completion||Scientific Research|
|Puzzle||Mensuration- Cylinder , Cone, Sphere||One word Substitution||Awards and Honours|
|Tabulation||Data Interpretation||Active and Passive Voice||Books and Authors|
|Syllogism||Ratio, Proportion and Percentage||Miscellaneous|
|Blood Relation||Number Systems|
|Input /Output||Sequences & Series|
|Coding Decoding||Permutation, Combination & Probability|
There is a negative marking in SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam. Giving a wrong answer cost you a penalty of 0.5 marks . For visually handicapped, the exam duration is 100 minutes.
SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus
This is a descriptive exam in English/Hindi to test the writing skills of the candidates. Care must be taken to choose the correct language while applying. Paper comprises of writing an essay of 200-250 words and Letter /Application writing in 150-200 words. The minimum mark in qualifying for Tier 2 is 33 percentage. You need to read more for this and also must be well aware of writing a letter/Application.
- The questions are based on 10th level.
- The exam is qualifying in nature.
- Part paper written in Hindi and part paper in English will not be considered for valuation.
SSC CHSL Tier 3 Syllabus
It comprises of a couple of skill tests which are required for certain government posts.
Skill Test for Data Entry Operator (DEO)
- Data Entry Speed of 8000 Key Depressions per Hour on Computer.
- The duration of the test will be 15 minutes.
Typing Test for Postal Assistant /Sorting Assistant LDCCs and Court Clerks:
- Typing Test will be conducted in English/ Hindi.
- Typing test will be qualifying in nature.
- Candidates opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute and 35 words per minute for English medium.
- The speed will be adjudged by accuracy of typing on computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.
- Visually handicapped candidates will be allowed 30 minutes.
Candidates are requested to download the admit card from the official website of SSC. While downloading the admit card, you need to fill the registration number and date of birth or password.
Read SSC CHSL 2017-18 Official Notification here
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All the best for your Exams!