10 reasons why to prepare for SSC CHSL
Golden Opportunity for 12th / HSC (Art, Commerce, Science) passed
Between age group of 18 to 27 years.
Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination, 2020
(SSC CHSL Exam, 2020)
10 reasons why to prepare for SSC CHSL:
Opportunity to get job in Govt. departments
Even if not intending to get job now, it lays foundation for other competitive exams, for which you may appear in future.
Earliest opportunity to get secured job with handsome salary, limited working hours.
opportunity to work alongwith study.
Phobia of facing competitive exams, interviews eliminated.
Enhancement in General Knowledge, English Grammar, Quantitative Aptitude, Logical Reasoning (Intelligence Test).
Improved academic performance.
Financial support to family.
Respect in society.
What is SSC?
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What is SSC?
The Government of India, in the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms vide its Resolution No. 46/1(S)/74-Estt.(B) dated the 4th November, 1975 constituted a Commission called the Subordinate Services Commission which has subsequently been re-designated as Staff Selection Commission (SSC) effective from the 26th September, 1977 to make recruitment to various Class III (now Group “C”) (non-technical) posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and in Subordinate Offices. The functions of the Staff Selection Commission have been enlarged from time to time and now it carries out the recruitment also to all Group “B” posts in the pay scale of Rs 9300 to 34800 with a grade pay of Rs 42000 The functions of the Staff Selection Commission were redefined by the Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions vide its Resolution No.39018/1/98-Estt.(B) dated 21st May 1999. The new constitution and functions of the Staff Selection Commission came into effect from 1st June 1999.
Primary Function of Commission
- To make recruitment to (i) all Group “B” posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices and (ii) all non-technical Group “C” posts in the various Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India and their Attached and Subordinate Offices, except those posts which are specifically exempt from the purview of the Staff Selection Commission.
- To conduct examinations and/or interviews, whenever required for recruitment to the posts within its purview.
What is SSC CHSL?
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will hold a competitive examination by name Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Exam [for the sake of brevity referred to as SSC CHSL] for recruitment to 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.
Who can apply?
Candidates having satisfying following eligibility criteria, can apply;
Nationality / Citizenship:
A candidate must be a citizen of India.
Age Limit: 18-27 years as on 01.01.2021 (Candidates born not before 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2003).
• GENERAL : 18-27 years.
• OBC : 3 years relaxation.
• SC/ST : 5 years relaxation.
• Ex-Servicemen : 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
Educational Qualification ( As on 01.01.2021)
- Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
- For Data Entry Operator 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.
NOTE : “GOVERNMENT STRIVES TO HAVE A WORKFORCE WHICH REFLECTS GENDER BALANCE AND WOMEN CANDIDATES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY”
What is the Examination Pattern?
The examination will consist of:
Tier- I A Computer based Written Examination
Tier- II Descriptive Paper
Tier- III Typing Test/Skill Test
Tier- I A Computer based Objective type Written Examination
|Part||Subject||Maximum marks||Total Duration/Timing (For all four parts)|
|I||English Language (Basic Knowledge) ( 25 questions)||50||60 Minutes|
|II||General Intelligence (25 questions)||50|
|III||Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) (25 questions)||50|
|IV||General Awareness (25 questions)||50|
Written examination consists of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only.
The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-II, III & IV.
There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
Tier- II Descriptive Paper
Tier-II Paper of CHSL 2021 will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper’ Mode. The duration of the paper would be for one hour. This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates which is necessary in Government jobs.
The Paper will comprise of writing Essay/ Letter/
Application/ Precis etc.
The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.
The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will be awarded zero marks.
Tier- III Typing Test/Skill Test
Tier-III Examination Tier-III of the Examination would continue to be the Skill Test / Typing Test which would be of a qualifying nature.
The final merit of the successful candidates would be determined on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II
Skill Test for Data Entry Operator:
Skill Test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators. No candidate is exempted from appearing in the Skill Test.
‘Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (Eight Thousand) 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 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer. The passage to be entered in the Computer may also be displayed on the computer screen.
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 (Fifteen Thousand) 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. The passage to be entered in the Computer may also be displayed on the computer screen.
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.
The choice of Typing Test given by the candidate in the online Application Form shall be treated as final and no change in the medium of Typing Test will be entertained later.
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.
Candidates eligible for scribe as per Para 8.1 and 8.2 will be given compensatory time of 5 minutes. Therefore, duration of Typing Test for such candidates will be 15 minutes.
Passage Dictators will be provided to those VH candidates for the Typing test who have opted for scribe in the online Application Form. The Passage Dictator will read out the passage to VH candidate within the allotted time period.
What is the syllabus for the Examination?
Indicative Syllabus for the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I):
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.
General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and nonverbal 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 and de-coding, Other subtopics, if any Numerical operations.
Number Systems: Computation of 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 centres, 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 sin2𝜃 + Cos2𝜃=1 etc.,
Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.
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 pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.
When will the Examination be held?
Tier – I Examination will be held on any day between 12.04.2021 to 27.04.2021. Exact date of examination will be notified to the candidate by the Commission (Staff Selection Commission)
Tier – II Examination date shall be notified later.
Where will the Examination be held?
The examination will be held at all major cities of India, as per the details given in the Notification issued by the Commission on 6 November 2020.
What is the last date of application?
Interested eligible candidates may apply for the examination by 15 December 2020.
How to apply?
Interested eligible candidates may apply in online mode. Please note there is no other way to apply for the examination. Submitting application Online is the only way to apply. Candidates should follow detailed instructions as given in www.ssconline.nic.in
1. IMPORTANT NOTICE click here
(i) The scanned colour passport size photograph uploaded in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB) in the online Application Form of the Examinationi) should not be more than three months old from the date of the publication of the Notice of Examination, and,
(ii) that the date on which the photograph has been taken, should be clearly printed on the photograph.
2. The above instructions have been incorporated in compliance of the directions of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India.
3. Applications without the date printed on the photograph shall be rejected.
To download the exam Notification issued by Staff Selection Commission regarding SSC CHSL 2020 examination, click here
What are the benefits of SSC CHSL?
Opportunity to work in Government departments is a dream of most of the working class group. Obviously government job provides Job Security, Handsome Salary, Limited Working Hours, Respect in office and Society etc.
The earliest opportunity to secure government job is after 10+2 (H.S.C.). For HSC passed students between the age group of 18 to 27 years there is an opening. Such students have to qualify “Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination” (CHSL) conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Even if you don’t intend to secure the job offered under this SSC CHSL, it is advised to prepare for the exam and appear for the same, as this will make your foundation strong for other competitive exams which you may face in future. Further your confidence level be boosted and you will feel comfortable fore other competitive exams, which presently you feel difficult.
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