SSC-Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts one of the famous exams of the country which is the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examination. SSC conducts CHSL exam for the recruitment of Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant & Court Clerk.


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SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria


Age Eligibility :

18-27 years as on 01.08.2018 (Candidates born not before 02-08-1991 and not later than 01-08-2000).


Age Relaxation

Code No.CategoryPermissible age relaxation
01SC/ ST5 years
02OBC3 years
03Persons with Disabilities (PwD)10 years
04PwD + OBC13 years
05PwD + SC/ ST15 years
09Ex-Servicemen03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.


Educational Qualification : (As on 01.08.2018)

(i). Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

(ii). 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.


Exam Pattern:


Details of subject-wise questions and time duration is given below:



No of Questions

Max Marks

Exam Duration


General Intelligence and Reasoning



60 minutes


General Awareness




Quantitative Aptitude




English Comprehension






Written examination consists of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only.
Thequestions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV.
There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

Tier- II Descriptive Paper

Tier-II Paper of CHSL 2017 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 would comprise:
writing of an Essay of 200-250 words,
Letter / Application writing of approximately 150-200 words.
The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 %.
The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit.
The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.

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-IIWhat is the syllabus for the Examination?The detailed syllabus of the examination will be provided by A A Shah’s Young IAS on request with proper guidance. Interested candidates may contact us by visiting any of the branches, by phone call at +91-9004078746 or by email at Candidates may refer the Notification for the syllabus.When will the Examination be held?

Tier – I Examination will be held on any day between 04.03.2018 to 26.03.2018. Exact date of examination will be notified to the candidate by the Commission (Staff Selection Commission)

Tier – II Examination will be held on 08.07.2018 .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 8 October 2016.What is the last date of application?Interested eligible candidates may apply for the examination by 7 November 2016.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



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