SSC CHSL Exam

Feb. 20, 2018
SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level

SSC CHSLSSC CHSL 2018: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will conduct Tier I of Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination (CHSL) 2018 from April 4 to April 26. Earlier, SSC CHSL Tier I exam was scheduled to be held from March 4 to March 26. According to the official notification issued by the SSC on November 18, 2017, recruitment to a total of 3259 vacancies had been announced. Tentative vacancies for the post of LDC/JSA are 898, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant are 2359 and DEO are 2. The SSC CHSL 2018 Exam will be held in three stages, viz. Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. The application process for SSC CHSL 2018 exam had commenced on November 18, 2017. Candidates qualifying tier 1 will be shortlisted for tier 2. The result of the Tier 1 exam is expected in August 2018. The SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam will be Descriptive Type which shall be conducted on July 8, 2018. The candidates who qualify the Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams will be eligible to appear for SSC CHSL Tier 3 exam. The Tier 3 test will be skill test, the requirement of which will depend on the post the candidate has applied for. The SSC CHSL 2018 final result will be announced on the basis of candidate’s performance in Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam. Candidates can check below for more information on SSC CHSL admit card, exam dates, exam pattern, syllabus, important dates, eligibility critera, sample papers, answer key, result and selection procedure.


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Salient Features of the SSC CHSL 2018 Exam

  • Name of the exam: Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) exam.
  • Conducting authority: Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
  • Posts offered - Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Junior Secretariat Associate (JSA) and Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
  • Total Number of Vacancies - To be notified later
  • Exam Level - All India Level
  • Exam Mode - Computer Based Test (CBT) and Pen & Paper Mode
  • Stages of Examination - Objective Test, Descriptive Test and Typing/Skill Test

SSC CHSL Important Dates 2018

The schedule for the recruitment process of SSC CHSL 2018 has been released by the commission in the yearly annual examination calendar. The application process had commenced on November 18, 2017. The SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam will be held from April 4 to April 26. Check the important dates of SSC CHSL 2018 recruitment from the table below.

SSC CHSL Dates 2018

S. No. Events Dates
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 27, 2017
4 The last date to pay the Application fee (Online) December 27, 2017
5 The last date to pay the Application fee (Offline) December 27, 2017
6 Editing and Correction of SSC CHSL application To be notified later
7 Release of SSC CHSL Admit Card March, 2018
8 SSC CHSL Tier I - Computer Based Test April 4 – April 26, 2018
9 Declaration of Result for Tier I exam May, 2018 (expected)
10 Descriptive Test July 8, 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 CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2018

SSC decides the eligibility conditions for all applicants participating in the SSC CHSL 2018 recruitment process. 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 2018:

Education qualification: Applicants should have passed 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.

SSC CHSL Application Form 2018

The online application process of SSC CHSL has started from November 18 and aspirants can apply till December 27, 2017. The SSC CHSL 2018 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.

SSC CHSL Admit Card 2018

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 March 2018 and the exam will be held from April 4 to April 26.

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 2018 hall ticket to the exam centre. Read steps to download SSC CHSL admit card from the link given above.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2018

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 2018

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:

S. No. Subject Marks Questions
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 2018 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.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2018

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 2018 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.

SSC CHSL Sample Papers 2018

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 2018.

SSC CHSL Answer Key 2018

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 CHSL Result 2018

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 2018

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.

SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2018

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.

Contact details

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Staff Selection Commission

Block No-12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110091

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