SSC CHSL 2016 Notification Released: LDC/ DEO Recruitment

SSC CHSL 2016 Notification

SSC CHSL 2016 Notification Released: The Staff Selection Commission has officially released the exam notification for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination 2016. Interested candidates can now read the complete information document with the newly updated SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria, Selection Procedure, Exam Pattern and important dates to remember for SSC CHSL 2016 Exam.

Let us ponder over to the SSC CHSL 2016 Notification and understand all the essential details outlined by the Staff Selection Commission.


SSC CHSL 2016 Notification

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination is one of the most prominent competitive examinations of the country. It might not be as popular as SSC CGL but every year, a predominantly large number of applicants appear for SSC CHSL Exam.

Officially Released
To download the official notification for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2016, click here

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts CHSL Exam for the recruitment of Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant & Court Clerk. The application process for SSC CHSL 2016 Exam will be online only and can be done through


SSC CHSL 2016: Important Dates 

As per SSC CHSL 2016 Notification, there are some dates that need to bookmarked by SSC aspirants. The Date of Examination for SSC CHSL 2016 Tier-I and Tier-II are as follows.

 Closing Date for SSC CHSL 2016 Online Application 7 November 2016
 Date of SSC CHSL 2016 Tier-I (Computer-Based Test) 7 January 2017
5 February 2017
 Date of SSC CHSL 2016 Tier-II (Descriptive Paper) 9 April 2017

Please keep in mind that under a few circumstances, the above mentioned dates from SSC CHSL 2016 Notification can change.


SSC CHSL 2016: Vacancy

The SSC CHSL 2016 Notification has also indicated the tentative number of vacancies for the post of Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant, LDC, DEO and Court Clerks. For SSC CHSL 2016 Recruitment, 5000+ vacancies have been announced.

 Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant   3281
 LDC (Lower Division Clerk)   1321
 DEO (Data Entry Operator)   506
 Court Clerk   26

A candidates needs to clear all of the Tiers in order to get a job through SSC CHSL 2016 Recruitment.


SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2016

According to the specifications provided in SSC CHSL 2016 Notification, the following criteria has to be fulfilled in order to successfully apply for SSC CHSL 2016 Recruitment.

  • Age Limit: 18-27 years as on 01.01.2017 (Candidates born not before 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-1999).
  • Educational Qualification: Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognised Board or University.

Both of these fall under the basic requirements essential for applying online for SSC CHSL 2016 Application Form.


SSC CHSL Selection Procedure & Exam Pattern 2016

As indicated in the SSC CHSL 2016 Notification, there will be 3 Tier Selection Process for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination 2016. The exam pattern will consist of a Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk.

  • Tier-I: An objective MCQ based written examination with 100 questions (200 Marks) from 4 sections and 75 minutes to solve.
  • Tier-II: This will be a descriptive paper of 100 marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode’ and 1 hour to solve.
  • Tier-III: The Final Examination will be Typing/ Skill-based Test but qualifying in nature.


Candidates will be shortlisted for the Tier-III Examination on the basis of their performance in the Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Examination (Tier-II). Candidates who qualify in the skill test/Typing Test (Tier-III) will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of their performance in the Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II).

Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them.


Resolution of Tie Cases

In case where more than one candidate secure the equal aggregates marks, tie will be resolved by applying the following methods one after another.

  1. Marks in first part of the written examination.
  2. Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher.
  3. Alphabetical order in which first names of the candidates appear.

These guidelines have been clearly specified in SSC CHSL 2016 Notification.


SSC CHSL 2016: Post-Wise Salary Breakdown

The revised salary, both pay band and grade pay according to the SSC CHSL 2016 Notification is as follows.

 Post Name Pay Band-1   Grade Pay
P: Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant  Rs. 5,200-20,200  Rs. 2,400
D: Data Entry Operator  Rs. 5,200-20,200  Rs. 2,400
E: Data Entry Operator  Rs. 5,200-20,200  Rs. 1,900
L: Lower Division Clerk  Rs. 5,200-20,200  Rs. 1,900
C: Court Clerk  Rs. 5,200-20,200 Rs. 1,900

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