SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) – DEO, LDC, Postal Assistant, Court Clerks

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SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level)

SSC CHSL Examination is conducted once in a year for the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators for various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India.

SSC CHSL: Eligibility Criteria

Apart from the Nationality / Citizenship of the candidates applying, there are Age & Qualification requirements that a candidate who wishes to apply for the SSC CHSL Recruitment to fulfill as shown below.

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SSC CHSL: Age Limit & Relaxation

A candidate must have attained the age of 18 years and must be aged below 27 years to apply for almost all the SSC CHSL Recruitments.

Relaxation of upper age limit

Code NoCategoryUpper Age Limit
1SC/ST 5 years
2OBC3 years
3PH(OH/HH)10 years
4PH(OH/HH) + OBC13 years
5PH(OH/HH) + SC/ST15 years
6Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General)03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date
7Ex-Servicemen (OBC)06 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date
8Ex-Servicemen (SC/ ST)08 years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.

SSC CHSL: Educational Qualification

 

Candidates must have passed 12th standard or equivalent or higher examination from a recognised board or university by the Govt. Of India or any equivalent qualification recognized as such by the Central Government.

The candidate must possess valid Mark-sheet / Degree Certificate that he/ she is a graduate on the day he / she registers and indicate the percentage of marks obtained in Graduation while registering online.

All candidates who are called for appearing at the Skill Test/ Typing Test will be required to produce the relevant Certificates in Original such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificate, as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification, Community Status certificate etc. failing which the candidature of such candidate will be cancelled by the Commission. Candidates claiming OBC status may note that certificate on creamy layer status obtained within three years before the last tier of the Examination, i.e. Skill Test in case of Data Entry Operators and Typing Test in case of Lower Division Clerk will only be accepted by the Commission.

Selection Procedure: SSC CHSL​

The Selection procedure of the SSC CHSL Recruitment consisting of a Computer Based Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Skill Test/ Typing Test (Tier-III).

Tier 1 Exam Pattern: SSC CHSL​

The Tier-I Examination will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-II, III & IV.

PartSubjectNo of QusMax. MarksTime Duration
1General Intelligence255060 Minutes (80 Minutes
for candidates eligible
for scribes) 
2English language2550
3Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skills)2550
4General Awareness2550

Tier 2 Exam Pattern: SSC CHSL​

Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in “Pen and Paper” Mode. The duration of the Descriptive Paper will be for one hour (20 minutes compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates eligible for scribes).

TIERSubjectMaximum MarksTotal Duration

II

Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi

10060 Minutes

The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and a Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words.

The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.

Candidates must write their correct Roll Number at the prescribed places on the cover page of the Answer Book. Candidates must also affix signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression in the relevant columns in the Answer Book.

Answer Books not bearing Roll Number, Signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression shall be awarded zero marks.

Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will be awarded zero marks.

Tier-III (Skill Test/ Typing Test): SSC CHSL​

Skill Test/ Typing Test will be of qualifying nature. Errors in the Skill Test will be calculated up to 2 decimal places

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator:

Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer. The “Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on computer” will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage.

The duration of the 15 Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.

For the post of Data Entry Operator Grade A in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): The speed of 15000 key depressions per hour on Computer will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage.

The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.

Candidates eligible for scribe as per Para 8.1 and 8.2 will be given compensatory time of 5 minutes. Therefore, duration of Skill Test for such candidates will be 20 minutes.

Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant:

The medium of Typing Test will be Hindi or English. The candidates will have to opt for the medium of Typing Test (i.e. either Hindi or English) in the online Application Form.

Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute (w.p.m.) and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute (w.p.m.). 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour and about 9000 key depressions per hour respectively.

The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.

Final Selection / DV: SSC CHSL​

Candidates who cleared all the stages above mentioned will become eligible to appear for Document Verification Process. After going threw the Document Verification process, the final list of the selected candidates will be made available on the Official website of SSC.

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