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SSC CHSL Exam

SSC (Staff Selection Commission) conducts SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) exam for the various posts. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments

List of Posts Under SSC CHSL Exam

  • Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) / JSA
  • DEO Grade 'A'

Pay of the Posts

Post Name Pay Scale
LDC/ JSA Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs.1900 (pre-revised)
PA/ SA Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
DEO Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
DEO Grade ‘A’ Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) start conducting the Combined Higher Secondary Level(CHSL) in three levels for various posts from 2016.

Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – II Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier – III Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

Before beginning the SSC CHSL preparation, it is important to see the exam pattern and syllabus.
• SSC CHSL 2017 Tier 1 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 -I from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.
• Tier III will remain same.
• No Sectional Cut off.

SSC CHSL Syllabus

Since the SSC CHSL is comprised of 3 different levels, we must deal with their syllabus independently.

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Syllabus

This is an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CHSL, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below

<Section <Subject <No of Questions <Max Marks <Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200
Important Points: • There is negative marking in SSC CHSL 2017 Tier 1 Exam. Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections
• The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CHSL Tier-II Syllabus

This is a descriptive exam that is designed to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit. The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letter and Application.

Important Points: • The exam is of 60 minutes duration and carries 100 marks.
• The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.
• The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words.
• The Paper would comprise writing of Letter /Application writing of approximately 150-200 words.
• The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.
• The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit.
• The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.
• Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.

SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam Syllabus

The Tier 3 of SSC CGL Exam 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 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
the duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes

Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs and Court Clerks:
• Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form.
• Typing Test will be of qualifying in nature.
• It will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission.
• Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute.
• Candidates opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute.
• The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.
• Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes

Educational Qualification: Candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.