SSC CHSL 2018-2019 Notification – Exam Dates, Vacancies, Application Procedure, Syllabus

SSC CHSL 2017-18 Notification – Exam Dates, Vacancies, Application Procedure, Syllabus

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 until 20th December 2017.

SSC CHSL 2017-18 Exam Dates

SSC CHSL Examination dates have 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 from18th November 2017
Last date of Registration18th December 2017
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam4th March to 26th March 2018
SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam8th July 2018

SSC CHSL 2017-18 Vacancies

Tentative vacancies for the posts of LDC/JSA, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and DEO are 3259 overall(as of now). The last update was made on 17.11.2017.
Tentative Vacancies are as given below

Postal Assistant /Sorting Assistant2359
Lower Division Clerks (LDC)/JSA898
Data Entry Operators 2
Data Entry Operators –Grade ANot declared

SSC CHSL Online Application Procedure

Eligible and interested candidates can log in to the official site of SSC CHSL and register online till 20th December 2017, 5PM.

Application Link:

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 recognized board/university.
  • Those who are seeking age relaxation, please refer the table below.

CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC3 Years
SC/ST5 Years
PH10 Years
PH+OBC13 Years
PH+SC/ST15 Years

Application Fee

  • 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.

TireTypeModeMarksTime Duration
Tire 1Objective Multiple ChoiceComputer based(online)200(0.5 penalty for wrong answers)60 minutes
Tire 2Descriptive paper in English/ HindiPen and Paper100(no negative marking)60 minutes
Tire 3Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency testComputer 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 a 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 up to a total of 200 marks. The details are as follows.

SectionSubjectNumber of QuestionsMax Mark
1General Intelligence and Reasoning2550
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus
General Intelligence and ReasoningQuantitative AbilityEnglish languageGeneral Awareness
Logical Reasoning
Profit & Loss
Cloze Test
Alphanumeric series
Reading Comprehension
Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet
Mixtures & Allegations
Para Jumbles
Data Sufficiency
Simple Interest, Compound Interest ,Surds and Indices
Fill in the Blanks

Economic Scene
Coded Inequalities
Work & Time
Multiple Meaning/ Error SpottingGeneral Policy
Seating Arrangement

Time & DistanceParagraph CompletionScientific Research
Mensuration- Cylinder , Cone, SphereOne word SubstitutionAwards and Honours
Data InterpretationActive and Passive VoiceBooks and Authors

Ratio, Proportion and PercentageMiscellaneous
Blood Relation
Number Systems
Input /Output
Sequences & Series
Coding Decoding
Permutation, Combination & Probability

Important points:

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 percent. You need to read more about 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.
  • A 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 a typing speed of 30 words per minute and 35 words per minute for English medium.
  • The speed will be adjudged by the accuracy of typing on a computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.
  • Visually handicapped candidates will be allowed 30 minutes.

Admit card

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

Candidates are advised to keep checking the entri blog for more updates and stay tuned for Entri’s SSC CHSL Course

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