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SSC CHSL 2017 : All You Need To Know

The SSC Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level ( SSC CHSL ) is a nationwide exam conducted for the recruitment to the posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants (PA / SA) in various central government departments and ministries.

In this article, we bring to you all the details regarding the SSC CHSL exam. This will cover : Vacancies, important dates, eligibility, selection process, exam pattern, syllabus, application fee and salary.

SSC CHSL 2017 : Post-wise Vacancies

This year more than 3000 vacancies have been announced for various posts. The following table shows the post-wise breakup of each of these.

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SSC CHSL 2017 : Important Dates

Some important dates for the SSC CHSL 2017 are listed in the following table.

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SSC CHSL 2017 : Eligibility
  • Candidate should be 18 – 27 years of age as on 01.08.2018.
  • Age relaxation is provided for various categories as per government regulations
  • Candidate 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

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SSC CHSL 2017 : Selection Process

The selection is done in the following three phases:

  • Computer Based Examination (Tier-I)
  • Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) 
  • Typing Test/ Skill Test (Tier-III)

The following section will give all the details of these exams.

SSC CHSL 2017 : Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Tier-I Exam Pattern & Syllabus : Objective Computer Based Examination

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This examination will consist 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.

General Intelligence: Includes questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. Following are some important topics:

  • Semantic Analogy, Semantic Classification
  • Symbolic Operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy
  • Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation
  • Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification
  • Drawing Inferences, Figural Classification
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  • Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Embedded figures
  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Word Building
  • Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence
  • Coding and De-coding

English Language: Following topics are covered:

  • Spot the Error, Cloze Passage
  • Reading Comprehension
  • 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

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Arithmetic
  • Number Systems
  • Percentages, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages Mixtures and Allegation
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Time and distance
  • Time and work.
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistical Charts

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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.

  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Policy 
  • Scientific Research

Tier-II Exam Pattern & Syllabus : Descriptive Examination

  • Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive test of 100 marks
  • Would be conducted in pen and paper mode 
  • The duration of the test will be 80 minutes
  • Paper would comprise writing of an Essay (200-250 words) and,
  • Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words
  • It can be taken in either Hindi or English

The paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates as it is necessary in government jobs. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 %. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit.

Tier-III Exam Pattern & Syllabus : Typing/Skill Test

Tier-III of the Examination is a skill test/ typing test which is qualifying in nature. It is conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II). 

  • Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer for DEO
  • For post of Data Entry Operator  in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG):- A speed Test of not less than 15000 key depressions per hour for data entry work to be ascertained through speed test on Computer
  • Typing Test will be  Such 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.
SSC CHSL 2017 : Application Fee
  • Fee payable: Rs. 100/-
  • Fee can be paid through SBI Challan/ SBI Net Banking or by using Visa/ Master-card/ Maestro Credit/ Debit card
SSC CHSL 2017 : Salary

Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

  • Pay Band -1 : (Rs. 5,200-20,200)
  • Grade Pay: Rs. 1,900 (pre-revised)

Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)

  • Pay Band -1 : (Rs. 5,200-20,200)
  • Grade Pay: Rs. 2,400 (pre-revised)

Data Entry Operator(DEO)

  • Pay Band-1 : (Rs. 5,200-20,200),
  • Grade Pay: Rs. 2,400 (pre-revised)

Data Entry Operator, Grade ‘A’

  • Pay Band-1 : (Rs. 5,200-20,200)
  • Grade Pay: Rs. 2,400 (pre-revised)

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Hope this helps.

All the best!


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