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SSC CHSL Exam

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) biggest requirement agency for the govt dept. Every year many vacancies are filled by SSC. Govt Jobs are the most important in today's life survival in India. Govt is focusing on the growth and development of our country and to do that millions of Jobs will be created in the upcoming years. SSC is the leading Govt. requirement organization that provides employment to lakhs of students in India.

The Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam every year for recruitment in various Dept of the Government of India. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL or 10+2) Exam for recruitment to various posts like:

Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA)

Data Entry Operator (DEO).

Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC).

Court Clerk.

SSC CHSL Recruitment

The SSC CHSL Exam is held in 3 Tiers. While the first one is Online the latter two are Offline exams. The entire process of registration and communication happens online through the official website of SSC CHSL that is SSC Website . Candidates must qualify each stage of the SSC CHSL Exam to proceed to the next one, before being finally selected.

SSC CHSL Salary: Pay Scale

Post Name
Pay Scale
LDC/ JSA Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs.1900 (pre-revised)
PA/ SA Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
DEO Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
DEO Grade ‘A’ Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) start conducting the Combined Higher Secondary Level(CHSL) in Three Tiers for various posts:

Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – II Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper Mode
Tier – III Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

Before beginning the SSC CHSL preparation, it is important to make note of changes in exam pattern and syllabus. The modifications to SSC CHSL Exam Pattern are given below::

SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam will be conducted in online mode.

• Introduction of a descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.

• Reduction in time limit for examination of Tier -I from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.

• Tier III will remain same.

• No Sectional Cut off.

SSC CHSL Syllabus

Since the SSC CHSL is comprised of 3 different levels, we must deal with their syllabus independently.

This is an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CHSL , with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:

Tier I Exam Pattern :

Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
4 English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
Total 100 200

Syllabus for Tier I:

Questions on ‘General Intelligence and Reasoning’ will be non-verbal considering the functions attached to the post. Questions on Numerical Aptitude and General English will be simple, of a level that an average matriculate will be in a position to answer comfortably. Questions on General Awareness will be also of similar standard

General Intelligence and Reasoning

General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

English Comprehension

Classification Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.) Simplification Reading Comprehension
Analogy Science Simple and Compound Interest Fill in the Blanks
Coding-Decoding Current Affairs Averages Spellings Mistake
Word Formation Sports Percentage Idioms and Phrases
Matrix Books and Authors Ratio and Proportion One word Substitution
India and its neighbouring countries Important Schemes Problem on Ages Sentence Correction
Syllogism Economic scene Profit And Loss Antonyms
Similarities and Differences Scientific Research Time And Distance Synonyms
Judgment Maps Time And Work Close Test
Decision making Discount Active voice Passive voice
Visual memory Number System Direct Indirect
Figure classification Mensuration
Arithmetical number series Trigonometry
Non-verbal series Geometry
Analysis DI(Data Interpretation)

Important Points:

• There is negative marking in SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam. Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections

• The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus

This is a descriptive exam that is designed to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit. The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letter and Application.

Important Points:

• The exam is of 60 minutes’ duration and carries 100 marks.

• The questions are based on 10 level.

• The exam is qualifying in nature.

• Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.

• The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

SSC CHSL Tier 3 Exam Syllabus

The Tier 3 of SSC CHSl Exam comprises of a couple of skill tests which are required for certain government posts.

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator(DEO):

• Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.

• The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes .

Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs and Court Clerks:

• Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form.

• Typing Test will be of qualifying in nature.

• It will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission.

• Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute.

• Candidates opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute.

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

• Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes.

Note: After skill test or typing test, those candidates who qualify it, will be appointed based on their position in the merit list.

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

There are 3 important criteria which a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible for the SSC CHSL 2019. The 3 parameters are given below:

1. Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India.

2. Age Limit: Age limit for the posts is 18-27 years as on 01-08-2019 (i.e. Candidates born not before 02-08-1992 and not later than 01-08-2001).

Age Relaxation :The Government has also provided for Age relaxation for some categories.

Age Relaxation

S.No Category Age Relaxation
1 OBC 3 years
2 ST/SC 5 years
3 PH + Gen 10 years
4 PH + OBC 13 years
5 PH + SC/ST 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 years
7 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years
8 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years
9 Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. Up to 40 years of age
10 Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. (SC/ ST) Up to 45 years of age
11 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. Up to 35 years of age
12 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST) Up to 40 years of age
13 Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces Up to 45 years of age
14 Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces(SC/ST) Up to 50 years of age
15 Retrenched census employees of the office of Registrar General of India (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies ) 3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weightage of past service

3. Educational Qualification:
For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): The candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
For Data Entry Operator (DEO) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.