SSC CHSL 2017: The Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam is a competitive exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to recruit candidates for the posts of Postal/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) and Court Clerk. The recruitment process involves a three stage selection procedure – Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. Tier 1 is an objective exam while Tier 2 is descriptive. Tier 3 is a skill test whose requirement depends on the post the candidate has applied for. The tier 1 exam will be held from March 20, 2018, result for which is expected to be declared in May. Candidates qualifying tier 1 will be shortlisted for tier 2 which will be held on June 24, 2018. The CHSL 2017 result will be prepared on the basis of candidate’s performance in Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam. The online application process of SSC CHSL 2017 is expected to start on November 18, 2017, the official notification for which will also be released on the same date. Aspirants will be able to register for the exam till December 18, 2017. Applicants who have qualified 12 th standard or equivalent and are within the age group of 18 to 27 are eligible to apply for SSC CHSL 2017. Read complete details of SSC CHSL exam from the article below.
Salient Features of the SSC CHSL 2017 Exam
- Name of the exam: Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) (10+2) exam.
- Conducting authority: Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
- Posts offered – Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), and Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Court Clerk
- Total Number of Vacancies – To be notified later
- Exam Level – All India Level
- Exam Mode – Computer Based Test (CBT)
- Stages of Examination – Objective Test, Descriptive Test, and Typing/Skill Test
The schedule for the recruitment process of CHSL 2017 has been released by the commission in the yearly annual examination calendar. The application process commence on November 18, 2017 and the tier 1 exam will be held from March 20, 2018. Check the important dates of SSC CHSL 2017 recruitment from the table below.
SSC CHSL Dates 2017
|1||Release of the notification||November 18, 2017|
|2||Release of Application Form||November 18, 2017|
|3||The last date to fill the Application form||December 18, 2017|
|4||The last date to pay the Application fee (Online)||December 18, 2017|
|5||The last date to pay the Application fee (Offline)||December 17, 2017|
|6||Editing and Correction of SSC CHSL application||To be notified later|
|7||Release of E- Admit Card||February, 2018|
|8||Date of Computer Based Test||March 20 – April 20, 2018|
|9||Declaration of Result for Stage 1 CBT||May, 2018 (expected)|
|10||Descriptive Test||June 24, 2018|
|11||Declaration of result for Descriptive Test||July, 2018|
|12||Typing/Skill Test||To be notified later|
|13||Declaration of Final Result||To be notified later|
SSC will decide the eligibility conditions for all applicants planning to participate in the recruitment process of SSC CHSL 2017. Applicants will have to ensure that they fulfill the eligibility criteria before they fill and submit the application form. While the eligibility varies among the posts, there are few criteria applicable for all positions:
SSC CHSL Eligibility 2017:
Education qualification: Applicants should have qualified class XII, intermediate or an equivalent exam from an institute recognised by the State or Centre.
Age limit: Applicants should be within the age group of 18-27 years as on August 1, 2017.(Candidates born not before 02-01-1991 and not later than 01-01-2000).
Read the complete details of SSC CHSL eligibility conditions here.
The online application process of SSC CHSL will start from November 18 and aspirants will be able to apply till December 18, 2017. The SSC CHSL 2017 application form will have to be filled and submitted online as applications from any other mode will not be accepted by the commission. The application form of SSC CHSL consists of two parts, part 1 and 2 registration. Applicants will have to fill both parts before submitting their applications else their applications will be rejected by the commission.
Applicants will have to Rs.100/- as application fees while submitting their online registration. Female candidates and applicants from SC/ST physically handicapped and ex-serviceman category are exempted from paying application fees. SSC CHSL application fee can be paid both online and offline. Applicants paying by cash will have to generate and print a copy of the SBI Challan and those paying online will have to complete both parts of the application form to complete the payment.
Read details of SSC CHSL application process by clicking on the link given above.
The admit card for all stages of CHSL 2017 exam will be issued by SSC at least two weeks prior to the date of examination. The SSC CHSL admit card will be available region wise on the commission’s website. Applicants will have to download their admit card online as the commission will not send hall tickets by post or email. The hall ticket for SSC CHSL tier 1 is expected to be made available by the commission in February 2018 and the exam will be held from March 20 to April 20.
Candidates qualifying tier 1 exam will be issued a separate admit card for tier 2 exam. They will be required to carry a print out of their SSC CHSL 2017 hall ticket to the exam centre.
Read steps to download SSC CHSL admit card from the link given above.
The exam pattern for Tier I and Tier II exam of SSC CHSL will be announced by the commission along with the official notification in November. The exam pattern for each stage varies as per the requirement of that stage. So, while Tier 1 is objective, Tier 2 is descriptive. Tier 3 is a skill test that is valid for specific posts. Here are the exam patterns of the three stages:
SSC CHSL Paper Pattern 2017
Tier I (Objective Test) – Tier I of SSC CHSL will consist of 4 parts in a single question paper and 25 questions from each part will be asked in the exam. Each question will consist of 2 marks and the candidates will be hours to complete the exam. Questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV. There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer. Check the exam pattern for SSC CHSL Tier I from the table below.
Exam pattern for SSC CHSL Tier I:
|1||General Intelligence (Basic Knowledge)||25||50|
|2||English Language (Basic Knowledge)||25||50|
|3||Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)||25||50|
|4||General Awareness (Current Affairs)||25||50|
Tier II (Descriptive Test) –The Tier II Paper of SSC CHSL 2017 is a descriptive paper of 100 marks. The test will be conducted in the pen and paper mode. The duration of the paper is one hour. This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of candidates necessary in government jobs.
Tier-III (Typing /Skill Test) –The Tier-III Examination is the Skill / Typing Test. This test is of qualifying nature and will not be counted in the preparation of the final merit list.
The syllabus of SS CHSL will be based upon the exam pattern and subjects included for each stage. The stage for tier of SSC CHSL 2017 will vary and candidates will have to prepare according to the syllabus to qualify the exam. Check the SSC CHSL syllabus for tier 1 exam as given here.
General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. 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,etc.
English Language: 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.
Quantitative Aptitude: Arithematic, Number Systems, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Trignometry, Statistical Charts.
General Awareness: Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him, knowledge of current events, matters of everyday observation, experience in scientific aspect, India and its neighboring countries. Questions will be specially designed on History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.
The sample papers of SSC CHSL help candidates to practice for the examination and understand the pattern of questions that will be asked in the exam. Candidates should regularly solve SSC CHSL sample papers to increase their level of preparation and practice for the exam. The sample papers of SSC CHSL will be available online in the form of test series and offline in the Check the given link to download and use various sample papers of SSC CHSL 2017.
The answer key for tier 1 exam of SSC CHSL will be released online by the commission. The SSC CHSL answer key will be made available for all the subjects – General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, English, General Awareness. Candidates will have to download the answer key to check the correct answers to all the questions. The answer key of SSC CHSL helps candidates to calculate their probable score and analyse their performance in the exam. Candidates will be able to submit representations against the provisional answer key in case they find any anomaly. Check details about the answer key of SSC CHSL from the given link.
SSC will declare the result for each stage of the SSC CHSL recruitment process. Candidates securing the minimum qualifying marks will be declared qualified in the Tier-I exam. Those candidates will be called to appear for the Tier-II exam. Tier II exam is a descriptive test and candidates will have to secure 33% to qualify. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing the merit list. Candidates qualifying the Tier II will appear in the Tier III exam. The final merit of the successful candidates will be determined on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier I and Tier II.
Check more details on the process of SSC CHSL result declaration from the above link.
SSC CHSL Cut off 2017 is the minimum qualifying marks set by the exam conducting body to select candidates for the next level of the recruitment process. Candidates have to secure the SSC CHSL cut off to qualify for the Tier II exam. The category-wise cut off list of SSC CHSL will be made available in June 2018 along with the declaration of result. Similarly, SSC will fix cut off score for the Tier-II exam to shortlist candidates for Tier-III.
The selection procedure of SSC CHSL comprises three parts – computer based test (Objective test), descriptive test and skill test. The skill test is conducted only for selective posts and all other candidates have to qualify only the first two stages of the selection procedure. Candidates who qualify the Computer Based Test (CBE) will be called for the descriptive test. On the basis of marks secured by candidates in CBT and descriptive test, they will be called for the skill test. Final selection of candidates will be made on the basis of Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II). Allotment of candidates to the different (user) departments will be made on the basis of merit.
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