SSC CHSL 2017 Notification, Details, Exam date, Pattern Complete Information

Welcome Aspirants,



This exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission. This exam is conducted every year as per the calendar provided by SSC. SSC CHSL exam is recruitment for a pay scale of Rs.5200-Rs.20200.The pay scale increased in the 7th pay commission has raised interest in many aspirants to get a government job. SSC CHSL is 10+2 level exam which is easier than SSC MTS and little difficult than SSC CGL. In this website you will get updates regarding to SSC CHSL. The notification, last date to apply, details, Application fees, admit card, every detail with respect to SSC CHSL. This recruitment involves the jobs in various ministries and departments in governments of India. The recruitment involves the following posts:
  • Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, 
  • Lower Divisional Clerks, and
  • Data Entry Operators (LDC & DEO) Posts.
SSC CHSL(Combined higher secondary level) is a highly competitive exam. The aspirants was about 64 lakhs in 2016 for thousands of posts. 

Official Notification:

The official notification of SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level) will be released by SSC on November 18. 

Details about Expected SSC CHSL Posts 2017

§  Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant: 

Job Description: Postal Assistants in Indian Posts have responsibilities of office work, database entries on computers/registers, office management, implement different projects of Indian posts and others. They have to work like office assistant i.e. mostly office work in their routine hours.
§  Data Entry Operator:

Job Description: The data entry operator is responsible for performing data entry work using a personal computer and appropriate software; entering, updating, researching, verifying and/or retrieving data into/from various systems; and ensuring the accuracy and confidentiality of information recorded.
§  Lower Division Clerk :

Job Description: Lower Division Clerk are ordinarily entrusted with work of routine nature, e.g., registration of Dak, maintenance of Section Diary, File Register, File Movement Register, Indexing and Recording, Typing, Comparing, Preparation of arrears and other statements, supervision of correction of reference books and submission.
§  Court Clerk :

Job Description: The function of a court clerk is to assist in the administration of the court to ensure it runs smoothly. A law clerk is more involved in legal matters. They will do research on legal matters, and prepare legal documents based on the research they uncovered. Law clerks typically work for attorneys or judges.

Important Dates to remember:

SSC has announced the calendar to alert the candidates regarding the date of exam, official notification release date and details of exam. Here are the important days to remember :

Application form will be available from 18 November 2017
 Last date to apply  18 December 2017
Availability of Admit card  1st or 2nd week of March 2018
Date of Examination of SSC CHSL Tier-1 20 March 2018 -20 April 2018
Date of Examination of SSC CHSL Tier-2 Will be Updated soon
Date of Examination of SSC CHSL Tier-3 Will be Updated soon

Educational Qualification:

Candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
The aspirants who are above qualified can also apply for this exam and can get a job.

Pay Scale & Grade Pay:

Name of the post Pay Scale Grade Pay
Postal Assistant Rs. 5200 – Rs. 20200 Rs.2400
Data Entry Operator Rs. 5200 – Rs. 20200 Rs.2400
Lower Divisional Clerk Rs. 5200 – Rs. 20200 Rs.1900
Court Clerk Rs. 5200 – Rs. 20200 Rs.1900

Exam Pattern:

To get a job through Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL), the aspirants have to qualify the 3 levels of exams conducted by SSC. The following are the details about the Tier-1, Tier-2 & Tier-3:

Event Type Mode of written Exam
Tier-1 Multiple Choice Questions online
Tier-2 Descriptive Paper Paper and Pen
Tier-3 Skill Test/Typing Test Based on Exam

Question Paper pattern for Tier-1 Exam of SSC CHSL:

The Tier-1 Exam has negative marking. The questions are multiple choice questions, where four options will be given and you need to select the right option out of the four.
There will be 100 questions and the total marks are 200 and for a correct answer you will gain 2 marks and for a wrong answer 0.5mark is deducted. So, be careful while selecting the options for the questions.
The mode of exam (Tier-1) will be online. The duration of Tier-1 exam is 60minutes i.e. only 1 hour for 100 questions.
The sections like Quantitative Aptitude and General intelligence and reasoning takes time, while the other two sections i.e. English and General Awareness takes less time when  compared with the Quantitative Aptitude and General intelligence and Reasoning.
The duration for visually handicapped will be 100 minutes.

Section Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 60 Minutes, 100 minutes for Visually Handicapped.
2 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
3 General Awareness 25 50
4 English 25 50
                                                     100 200

Pattern for Tier-2:

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.


·        The exam is of 60 minutes duration and carries 100 marks.
·        The questions are based on 10 class standard.
·        The exam is qualifying in nature i.e. 33 %
·        Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.
·        The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

Pattern for Tier-3:

SSC CHSL Tier 3 Exam Syllabus

The Tier 3 of SSC CGL Exam 2017 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. The typing and skill test should be consisting of less error. So, your name we get shortlisted in the merit list and you will get a post in government.

Syllabus for Tier-1, Tier-2 & Tier-3 Exam:

S.No Section Syllabus
1 General Intelligence & Reasoning Both verbal and non-verbal type questions. The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation ,Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Drawing inferences ,Figural Classification ,Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding , Semantic Series, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations
2 Quantitative Aptitude Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal ad Fractions, Relationship between numbersFundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work.Algebra:,Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square BaseTrigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities.Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart
3 English Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting Mis -spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage.
4 General Awareness Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

Exam Fee:

The required application fee is Rs. 100/-. Exemption: No fee is required to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates. Applications fee should be pay only through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online.

Exam Centre:

The list of exam centres for SSC CHSL Exam 2017 will be released along with the official notification on November 18th, 2017. Actually the centres will change sometimes. The centre will be given in detail in the official notification. Follow this website to get updates regarding SSC CHSL.


The application process for SSC CHSL 2015 began on June 6 and continued till July 6, 2015. According to SSC CHSL 2015 Important Dates, the commission released admit card for the exam on October 16, 2015. The recruitment exam will be conducted on November 1,15, December 6 and 20, 2015.The final result of SSC CHSL came on 4th September, 2016. The final merit list came nearly after 2 years, so see the speed of recruitment to get a government job especially through SSC (Staff Selection Commission). If any one are having aim to get a Government job by through SSC he/she needs to apply for SSC CGL if you had completed your Graduation, If you have a graduation and 10+2 you can apply for any exam Conducted by SSC. The Exams conducted by Staff Selection Commission are CGL (Combined Graduate Level),  CHSL(Combined Higher Secondary Level), Stenographer, MTS(Multi Tasking Staff) etc.

SSC CHSL Admit Card:

Every candidate who registers for SSC CHSL Exam 2017 within stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of SSC. The admit card will be available before 10-15 days prior to the exam. The admit card for the CGL Tier-1 exam will be released first followed by the admit card of CGL Tier-2 exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for Tier 1 exam).More information and the download link for the admit card will be displayed post the release of the official notification for SSC CHSL 2017. Candidates are advised to keep checking this page for updates.

Region Admit card
Northern Region Download
Central Region Download
Southern Region Download
Eastern Region Download
Western Region Download
North East Region Download
North West Region Download
Madhya Pradesh Region Download
Karnataka Region Download


Northern Region includes the following states:
 Rajasthan, Delhi, and Uttarakand
Central Region includes the following states:
Uttar Pradesh, Bihar
Southern Region includes the following states:
Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puduchery
Eastern Region includes the following states:
West Bengal, Orissa, Andaman & Nicobar, Jharkand, Sikkim
Western Region includes the following states:
Maharastra, Gujarat, Goa
North East Region includes the following states:
Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Meghalaya, Mizoram
North West Region includes the following states:
Haryana, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh Region includes the following states:
Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh
Karnataka Region includes the following states:
Karnataka, Kerala

Important Books for SSC CHSL:

The books for SSC CHSL play an important role if you are preparing without any coaching classes. If you are preparing without any coaching just go through YouTube, you can find many channels (like, Unacademy, Current affair funda, Online Guruji, etc.,) this channels provides the basic concepts and then go through one book for each section and solve the previous papers for practice purposes. Solve as many as questions after getting the concepts in numerical aptitude. The Tier-1 exam is an online based test consisting of 100 questions with duration of 60 minutes. If you need to qualify the Tier-1 exam, you need to practice more online tests. Because due to the less duration, you need to practice more and get accurate results. The following Books are important for SSC CHSL :

S.No. Section Buy
1 Numerical Aptitude

2 General Reasoning & Intelligence

3 English

4 General Awareness

SSC CHSL Result Analysis:

In SSC CHSL 2016, the Tier-1exam was held during 7.1.2017 to 8.2.2017. The total candidates who appeared for the exam were 3057993 and 53201 qualified for Tier-2. The following tabular column shows the cut-off marks for various categories:

SSC CHSL 2016 Tier-1 Writup:

The following tabular column shows the cut-off marks for various categories in SSC CHSL 2016 Tier-1:

108 99 120 64.5 97.5 65 96 127.5

SSC CHSL 2016 Tier-2 Writup:

Candidates qualified for Data Entry Skill Test for DEO in C&AG were 5766 and the cut-off for various categories is shown in the table below:

SCSTOBCEx.SOHHHVHURTotal Candidates Selected

Candidates qualified for Typing Test for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant/ LDC/Court Clerk were 41326 &  the cut-offs for various categories is shown in the table below:

SC ST OBC Ex.S OH HH VH UR Total Candidates Selected
33 33 33 33 33 33 33 33 41326

Candidates qualified for Data Entry Skill Test for DEO in other departments (not C&AG) were 344 and the cut-off for various categories is shown in the table below:

SC ST OBC Ex.S OH HH VH UR Total Candidates Selected
200.5 195 - 177.5 - 151 - 222 344

Download to get the writup of Tier-2 SSC CHSL 2016

SSC CHSL 2015 Tier-1 Writup:

In SSC CHSL 2015, the Tier-1exam was held during 1.11.2015 to 20.12.2015 and a re-exam was held on 29.7.2016. The total candidates who appeared for the exam were 304455 and 60975 qualified for Tier-2. The following tabular column shows the cut-off marks for various categories:

99 89.50 110 45.50 88 55 83.50 119

Comparison between SSC CHSL 2015 Tier-1 and SSC CHSL 2016 Tier-1:
·        The number of candidate who appeared for tier-1 exam in 2016 was increased when compared to 2015.
·        The vacancy for SSC CHSL 2015 was finally 9194 posts which contains Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant /Sorting Assistant and LDC, where 60975 were qualified in Tier-1

SSC CHSL 2015 Tier-2 Result:
The candidates who got qualified for Tier-2 Exam were 60975 and who appeared for the Tier-2 exam were 46125 and Based on the cut-off fixed in Descriptive Paper (Paper-II) by the Commission, 6446 candidates qualified provisionally for skill test for Data Entry Operator and 44,586 candidates for Typing Test for post of Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Lower Division Clerk.

The following tabular columns shows the details of Tier-2 result for various Categories:
List I : Cut-off for Data Entry Skill Test for DEO:

List II : Cut-off for Typing Test for Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant/LDC:


Revised Cut-off combining Tier-1 & Tier-2 of SSC CHSL 2015:

As per revised cut-off, 24,417 candidates have been qualified provisionally for skill test for Data Entry Operator. This includes 17,971 additional candidates for DEST for Data Entry Operator.

160 149.5 174 103.5 146.25 114 143.5 184

SSC CHSL Final Result 2015:
SSC has released the final merit list of Combined Higher Secondary Level. The write-up is provided in the pdf just scroll to view how many candidates are selected for the post and to see how many vacancies are filled by SSC. Declaration of final result for the posts of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Lower Divisional Clerks, and Data Entry Operators Posts is given below check it.

SSC CHSL 2017 Result:
The Result of SSC CHSL 2017 will be updated in this website. Please visit for further updates.

Thank You,
All the best For your bright future.....

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