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SSC CHSL Exam

The Staff Selection Commission or SSC is a part of Department of Personnel and Training(DoPT), a body under Government of India. SSC is responsible for recruiting people under various departments as well as ministries at state and union level. For the same reason, SSC conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level exam (CHSL). Candidates who appear for the paper are mainly recruited for posts like Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant posts.

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Latest Update

15th May 2018

SSC CHSL Additionally Selected Candidates

Based on the results of Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (CHSLE),
2016 dated 16.02.2018 your name has been sponsored by Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
for appointment as Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant in Department of Posts in Level-4 in
the Pay Matrix. A list of selected candidates (Annexure-I) has been compiled from the result
declared/published by SSC. 

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Check Result 

13th May 2018

SSC CHSL 2016 Revised Result Declared

The final result of Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination 2016 was initially declared on 16.02.2018. However, after the declaration of the final result, the Commission, on the two grounds listed below, has had to comprehensively review and revise the result of CHSLE, 2016:
(i) Candidates of ‘Lohar’ community of Bihar were considered as ST candidates but the aforesaid community has not been included in the list of STs of Bihar.
(ii) The Skill Test data of 55 candidates was not taken into account while preparing the final result of CHSLE 2016.
2. The Commission has, therefore, undertaken a comprehensive review of the result and a revised result of CHSL Examination 2016 is being declared herewith by the Commission.
3. Accordingly, based on the revision of the result, the following four lists have been prepared:
List-1: 71 (seventy one) candidates who were ‘not selected’ in the earlier result are now declared as ‘selected’: Check Here !

List-2: 72 (seventy two) candidates who were declared ‘selected’ in the earlier result are now declared as not selected: Check Here !
List-3: 93 (ninety three) candidates in respect of whom there is a change in the Post/ Department: Check Here !

List-4: Due to revision in the result, ranks of the candidates have been revised. The detail of revised rank of the candidates is given in this list: Check Here !

Check Here : Official Notification 

1st May 2018

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Result Date Announced

The Result of SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam is tentatively proposed to be declared on 15th June 2018. Click here to download the PDF.

SSC Exam Result Dates Announced: The Staff Selection Commission has uploaded an important piece of information regarding various SSC exams' result dates. SSC has finalized some sets of upcoming dates to announce SSC Stenographer, CGL, CHSL, CPO, JE Exam results. Click here

 

27th April 2018

 

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Challange Answer Key Deadline Extended

The tentative Answer Keys for Combined Higher Secondary Level (Tier-I) Examination, 2017 were uploaded on the website of the Commission on 20.04.2018 (6.PM) for submission of representations, if any, up to 23.04.2018 (6 PM). However, it has been reported by candidates that they are facing problems in uploading their challenges on account of some technical problem in the website. Therefore, to facilitate the candidates, the Commission has decided to extend the last date for submission of representations up to 26.04.2018 (6.00 PM).

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Exam Dates/Notifications

No notification for SSC CHSL 2018 has been released yet.

Study Plan

SSC CHSL Study Plan Week 1: General Awareness

You can start with First Section for Week 1 with General Awareness Preparation. Some Key points for preparing for General Awareness Section are as follows.

  • Focus more on static Portion.
  • Read Current Affairs from last 1 month only.
  • Try to cover the jest of Indian History (Medieval and Modern), Indian Geography (Physical), Terms and Theories of Economy, Polity, and Basics of Constitution.

The other part of SSC CHSL Tier 1 First Week Study Plan is

  1. Begin by analyzing Previous Year papers and try to find a pattern/ trend for Questions section-wise that have appeared over the years in SSC CHSL Tier 1 Examination. This will give you an idea of which topic to focus and which important topic you’ve left untouched.
  2. Create a list of topics that are prepared from your side for Tier 1 Paper and compare them with the ones that are important and still untouched.
  3. Attempt a Mock Test and analyze topics you lack in or they need more time from your end for improving accuracy or approach.

SSC CHSL Study Plan Week 2: Reasoning/ General Intelligence

For this week, Dedicate 3-4 days towards Reasoning Ability Preparation. Key points here would be- Focus on Usual Reasoning more and don’t focus much on Visual reasoning topics that have a decreasing trend in numbers since SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam 2014 and 2015.

  1. Try to practice Caselets or sets i.e. the number of Questions that are based on a common theory like puzzle, vein diagram.
  2. Practice those reasoning and general intelligence topics which consume more time as reasoning can be mastered with practice only.
  3. Attempt Questions topic wise. You need to understand the type of questions each topic has.
  4. Now try a model test paper and see how much you have improved section wise in Reasoning as per time schedule and what is the % improvement in a complete test.

SSC CHSL Study Plan Week 3: Quantitative Aptitude

Since you are well into half of the month of November by now, it is time to turn towards Quantitative Aptitude Preparation. Begin by focusing on topics like trigonometry and DI.

  1. Practice Quant Questions topic wise as much as possible.
  2. Don’t start topics that are untouched and doesn’t appear too frequently in SSC CHSL Tier 1 Examination.
  3. Practice and master Questions that appear in sets and Caselets like DI Questions.
  4. Focus on learning shortcuts to solve like learn squares and cubes of numbers up to 15, Vedic tricks to solve Simple maths. These tricks will help you manage time.

SSC CHSL Study Plan Week 4: English Language

For the final week SSC CHSL Tier 1 Study Plan, you can prepare for English Section. Focus on Reading Comprehension, Sentence Improvement. These are the Questions are the ones which cover major portion.

  1. Candidates should concentrate on topics like One Word Substitution, Analogy, Antonyms, and Synonyms they will be highly prevalent throughout English Section.
  2. Maintain a separate notebook for all the important words, phrases etc. you collect while preparing for Tier 1 Examination.

You also need to schedule a revision session in this week as it is an essential part of the entire SSC CHSL Study Plan.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam– Tips to Remember

We hope this study plan proves beneficial for you. You can also follow these pointers to crack SSC CHSL in Tier 1 Examination:

  1. You just have to give as many mock tests as you can on daily basis.
  2. Analyze every mock test you appear for and see the improvements in terms of Time as well as accuracy. This will help you get a fair number of attempts that you can make in the real examination.
  3. Strategize your time as per the sections as SSC CHSL Tier I score has been the key factor in the final selection. Don’t focus on just clearing the cutoff, aim for the higher.

Now you are ready with all the essentials to be in the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Merit List i.e. Time management, Section-Wise Topic Preparation and which section is your strength. We wish you all the best for the upcoming SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination.

Application Process

As soon as any notification is released we will notify about the same to you over here.

Vacancies

In 2017, there were a total of 3259 vacancies opened through SSC CHSL exam for the post of LDC, DEO, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant.Click here to know more about vacancies opened through SSC CHSL examination.

Selection Process

  • Candidates who clear Tier-I would be shortlisted for Tier-II exam.
  • Cutoffs for different posts under SSC CHSL exam would differ from each other.
  • Students for Tier-III examination would be shortlisted on the basis of their performance in Tier-I+Tier-II. All candidates should have a minimum score of 33% in Tier-II examination.
  • SSC CHSL Tier-III examination would be a qualifying Skill Test.
  • The final stage would include Document Verification of shortlisted candidates.
  • Allocation of candidates would be done by User Departments on the basis of their merit position and the option exercised by them during document verification.
  • SC, ST, OBC, ExS and PwD candidates, who are selected on their own merit without relaxed standards, along with candidates belonging to other communities, will be accommodated only against the unreserved vacancies as per their position in the overall “Merit List”, and not adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies.

All other guidelines under the Selection Process would be mentioned on the announcement date of the SSC CHSL examination.

Eligibility Criteria

All SSC CHSL candidates must have all the:

  • Educational Qualification
  • Age Limit

as stated below. Click here to know more about eligibility criteria's for SSC CHSL exam 2018.

 

Age Limit

  • The age of students applying for jobs after  clearing SSC CHSL exam should be between 18 to 27 years as on upcoming date of application.

  • The age relaxation on upper age and dates would be mentioned on the official website of SSC on the next application date.

Educational Qualification

A few mandatory qualifications for all aspirants planning to give SSC CHSL exam are as following:

  • Must have finished 12th standard or any equivalent examination from recognized boards or university.
  • Data Entry Operators planning to work in the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India should have passed 12th class in Science stream with Mathematics as subject from any recognized board of India or equivalent course.
  • Degree/ diplomas/ certificates including technical education degree/ diploma from Open or Distance Learning educational universities should be given by all candidates. The education centre/university should be listed under Section 3 of University Grants Commission Act 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament. This notification was Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10.06.1995 and published in Gazette of India.
  • Candidates who would be receiving educational qualification and can produce documentary evidence on/before the last date of application can also apply for SSC CHSL exam.
  • All applicants would be called for Documentation Verification and would have to produce their original certificates such as Mark Sheets, Provisional Certificate, Residential Proof, etc.
  • SSC reserves the right to cancel the candidature of candidates who fail to produce their originals on the date of their Document Verification.
  •  All original mark sheets which prove candidate have passed the exam on/before the cut-off date would be considered to have the required educational qualification.

Syllabus

The syllabus of SSC CHSL exam would include four sections:

  • Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness
  • English

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier I


SSC CHSL Tier I syllabus paper consists of General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General awareness. The SSC CHSL 2017 Syllabus for these four is mentioned below:

SSC CHSL Syllabus: 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 , Semantic Series, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding-decoding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

SSC CHSL Syllabus: 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.

SSC CHSL Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude


Arithmetic: Number Systems: Computation of the Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work. Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations. Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles. Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc., Statistical Charts : Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar- diagram, Pie-chart.

SSC CHSL Syllabus: General Awareness


Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially 10 pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier II


Tier-II Paper of SSC CHSL 2017 will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode. The total duration of the paper is one hour. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter / Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. There is no definite syllabus for this exam. Students can be asked to write Essay on any general topic.


Click here to know about topics included under each subject of SSC CHSL exam.Prepare for SSC CHSL with our latest mock tests for SSC CHSL. 

Exam Pattern

 

Part  Subject  Maximum Marks
 I  General Intelligence  50
 II   English Language  50
 III  Quantitative Aptitude  50
 IV  General Awareness  50

 

  • The exam pattern will consist of Computer Based Examination(Tier-I), Descriptive Pattern(Tier-II) and Typing/Skill Test(Tier-III).
  • Computer Based Examination (Tier-1) would have only objective type multiple choice question. It should be noted that questions would be given in both English and Hindi language under Part II, III and IV.
  • Negative marking of 0.50 would be given for each wrong answer.
  • The SSC would release the Answer Key on the official website of State Selection Commission website.
  • Any representation regarding answer keys received within the time limit mentioned by the Staff Selection Commission at the time of uploading of the answer keys will be scrutinized. The decision of the SSC in this regard will be final. No representation regarding Answer keys shall be entertained/taken, afterward.
  • As a section under a governing body of India, SSC reserves the right to introduce any additional stages of examination and would notify for the same under suitable time frame, is considered to be necessary.  
 

Job Profile

Candidates who appear for SSC CHSL are primarily hired for three job profiles, namely:

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant


First and foremost, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant(PA/SA) is a new designation introduced under the SSC CHSL exam category for recruitment of personnels under Indian Post offices. The key responsibilities of a Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant include office work/database entries on both computer as well as physical registers.


A Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant also has to participate in activities like managing office work and implementation of different assignments for India Post offices as well as other post offices.  


Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant are sub-categories based on the placements they receive. For example, Postal Assistant under Indian Post Offices(PAPO) work on counters and have to send and/or manage speed & regular posts/material/articles.


Similarly, Postal Assistant under Savings Bank Control Organization(PASBCO) have to manage savings bank related work. They are placed only in Head Post Offices working in the circle, and not in any other regular post offices.


There are also Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Circle/Regional Offices; Returned Letter Offices; Mail Motor Services; Foreign Post Organization and Railway Mail Service.

Data Entry Operator


A Data Entry Operator or more commonly known as DEO is a person with high typing/writing speed and accuracy. A DEO should be well acquainted with softwares like MS Office, Windows Editing tools, etc.


Primarily, a DEO works as an assistant to any senior level employee. The key responsibilities of a DEO include maintaining records, verification and correction of data; check, write and reply to email; receiving dictation from seniors and converting it into useful structures for email and/or other purposes. In addition a DEO also prepares presentation, reports, data sheets, documentation and manages records.

Lower Division Clerk


Any aspirant who clears the SSC CHSL exam for the post of Lower Division Clerk or LDC would be handed responsibility for handling administrative duties in the civil and criminal judicial system.


An LDC acts as an assistant to any one of the officers, judges and lawyers of court. The selection of candidate is done by a dedicated judge of a court or through a state/country level exam. The basic responsibility of an LDC is to act as an Administrative Assistant.


The job includes maintaining court records, documentation, administering oaths during court hearings, sealing copies, preparing meeting agendas, issuing licenses/permits, creating draft agendas/bylaws for towns and/or city councils, answering official correspondence and doing research & documentation for judges.


Any LDC or Lower Division Clerk should also be well acquainted with all laws and government policies of India.

Result

The result of SSC CHSL 2017-18 is yet to be announced.

Cutoff

Coming Back to the core, let us formulate SSC CHSL Expected Cut off 2017-18 for Tier I online examination. The SSC CHSL Expected Cut off 2017-18 for Tier I depends on the previous year’s cutoff, the difficulty level of exam and number of applicants & Vacancies. The people who score above the cutoff will be called for further rounds. The number of applicants is getting increased every year for SSC CHSL Level Examination. The cut-off marks may differ according to the categories such as General, OBC, SC, and ST.

 Category  SSC CHSL Expected Cut Off 2017-18
 General  135-145
 OBC  130-140
 SC  120-130
 ST 110-120

Based on the above-mentioned factors, the expected cut off for SSC CHSL Tier I Examination 2017-18 will be in the range of 135-145 for General category.

SSC CHSL Good Attempts 2017-18

Due to the revised pattern of SSC CHSL, the number of questions per section has been reduced to 25 from 50 questions. Let us formulate our good attempts according to the difficulty level of exam:

 Section Name  Good Attempts
 Quantitative Aptitude 19-21
 English Language 19-20
 General Intelligence 21-22
 General Awareness 16-17
 Total 75-80

Hence, the total number of safest and good attempts in SSC CHSL will be in 75-80 range with 90% accuracy.

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