SSC CHSL 2016– Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has successfully conducted the SSC CHSL exam for 64, 09, 965 candidates. The Tier-I exam of SSC CHSL 2016 was conducted in Computer Based Mode from January 7 to February 8, 2017. The answer key of SSC CHSL Tier-I exam has been made available on March 15, 2017. Candidates can download below the SSC CHSL 2016 answer key. SSC will declare the result of Tier-I exam in March/April 2017. Candidates qualifying the Tier-I exam will be called for Tier-II Descriptive Test. The commission will conduct the Tier-II exam on April 9, 2017. The admit cards for the Tier-II exam will be made available region wise in March 2017. The result of the Tier-II exam will be announced by SSC in May/June 2017. Shortlisted candidates will appear for Tier-III examination scheduled to be conducted in June/July 2017.
The final merit of the successful candidates will be made available in August/September 2017. Based on the performance of the candidates in Tier I and II, number of vacancies and preferences of posts, aspirants will be recruited against 5134 vacancies to the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator, Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk.
Salient Features of the SSC CHSL 2016 Exam
- Exam Name: SSC CHSL 2016
- Full Form of SSC CHSL– Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) (10+2) Exam.
- Conducted by– Staff Selection Commission
- 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
Important Dates of SSC CHSL 2016
|Release of the notification||October 7, 2016|
|Release of Application Form||October 8, 2016|
|The last date to fill the Application form||November 25, 2016|
|The last date to pay the Application fee (Online)||November 25, 2016|
|The last date to pay the Application fee (Offline)||November 25, 2016|
|Checking of the State of Application form||To be notified later|
|Release of E- Admit Card||December 2016|
|Date of Computer Based Test||January 7 to February 8, 2017|
|Declaration of Result for Stage 1 CBT||March/April 2017|
|Descriptive Test||April 9, 2017|
|Declaration of result for Descriptive Test||May/June 2017|
|Typing/Skill Test||June/July 2017|
|Declaration of Final Result||August/September 2017|
SSC has released the SSC CHSL Answer Key of the Tier-I. Candidates who had appeared in the Tier-I exam of SSC CHSL can download the answer key for all the subjects – General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, English, General Awareness. Using the SSC CHSL Answer Key 2016 candidates can calculate their probable score of the exam and analyse their performance in the exam. Candidates can even submit representations against the official answer key of SSC CHSL if they find any discrepancies till March 20, 2017. The representations will have to be submitted online by paying Rs 100 per answer.
Staff Selection Commission will announce the SSC CHSL Result of Tier-I in March 2017. 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. The Tier II exam is a Descriptive Test and candidates will have to secure 33 % as qualifying marks. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit. 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.
SSC CHSL Cut off 2016 is the minimum qualifying marks set by the exam conducting body to select candidates for next level of recruitment process. Candidates will have to secure the SSC CHSL Cut off to qualify for the Tier-II exam. The Category-wise cutoff list of SSC CHSL will be made available in March along with the declaration of result. Similarly, SSC will fix cutoff score for the Tier-II exam to shortlist candidates for Tier-III.
The SSC CHSL Admit Card 2016 for Tier-II exam will be made available online in March 2017. Candidates appearing for the Tier-II exam can download their admit card region-wise. Aspirants can download their admit card through Roll Number/Registration No and Date of Birth. After downloading the admit card, candidates should take a printout of the same. Candidates will have to appear in the Descriptive Test along with their admit card and other documents.
The application process of SSC CHSL ended on November 25, 2016. The SSC CHSL Application Form 2016 was made available on October 8, 2016. Candidates had to submit their application form in online mode. However, application fee was accepted both in online and offline mode. The application fee for the recruitment process was Rs 100. Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Persons with disability and Ex-servicemen were exempted from payment of fee as per rules/instructions of Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.
SSC this year, has made some modification in the Exam Pattern of SSC CHSL 2016 exam. The candidates will appear for a Computer Based Test (CBT). The Commission has included one more tier in the scheme of examination which is a Descriptive Test. The Exam Pattern includes the number of questions, type of questions, marking scheme and exam duration. The candidates appearing for the exam should be thorough with the Exam Pattern.
Tier I – Computer Based Test
- There shall be 4 parts of the single question paper.
- 25 questions each would be asked from these sections.
- These parts are – General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness.
- Weightage of each section is 50 marks.
- Duration of the exam is 2 hours or 120 minutes.
- The Paper will consist of objective type (multiple choice questions) only.
- 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.
|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 2016 will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks. The test will be conducted in ‘Pen and Paper Mode. The duration of the paper would be for one hour.This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates which is necessary in Government jobs.
Tier-III – Typing /Skill Test: The Tier-III Examination will be the Skill Test / Typing Test. This test will be qualifying nature.
The Syllabus of SSC CHSL has been released by SSC. The entire Syllabus is provided here on this page. Syllabus is the outline of the topics covered in the exam. Syllabus helps the candidates to prepare well for the exam.
Sample Papers helps the candidates to understand the pattern of questions asked in the exam. Candidates appearing in the exam should solve the SSC CHSL Sample Paper 2016 regularly. Solving the Sample Papers will help the candidates to increase knowledge. We have provided here the Sample Papers of all the subjects.
You can follow these tips to crack the examination and score well. Following these tips will ensure that you qualify the examination and prepare a strategy for all the stages of selection.
- Analyze your strengths and weaknesses and work on the latter to improve.
- Based on the analysis, prepare a timetable for study and follow it rigorously.
- Dedicate sufficient time for all sections, topics and subtopics.
- Revise what you have studied on a regular basis to know how well the topic is learned.
- Pay special attention to the exam-important topics which have a higher weight.
- Practice a lot for sections of General Intelligence and Arithmetic.
- Solve sample papers of previous years for improvement and performance tracking.
- Practice typing on typewriter and keyboard for the skill test.
Selection process comprises of two parts – Computer Based Test, Descriptive Test and skill test. Those who will qualify the Computer Based Test (CBT) will be called for the Descriptive Test. The candidates on the basis of the marks obtained in the CBT and Descriptive Test will be called for 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 user departments will be made on the basis of merit.
The candidates should keep in mind the following details before going on to fill the application form:
|Nationality||Educational Qualification||Age Limit|
|Candidates should be a citizen of India||Candidate should have passed class XII or intermediate exam or equivalent from a state or central recognised institute.||Candidate’s age must be between 18 years and 27 years|
Relaxation in the Age Limit
Relaxation will be provided to the candidates belonging to different categories as given below:
|PH + OBC||13 years|
|PH + SC/ST||15 years|
Important Note: All candidates meeting the age criteria as on 01. 08. 2016 and also on 01.01.2017 are eligible to apply for SSC CHSL 2016 exam.