SSC CHSL (10+2)

SSC CHSL (10+2)

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) (Hindi: कर्मचारीचयनआयोग) is a Government organization that recruits staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.

SSC broadly conducts two types of examinations.

Preliminary Examination consisting of Objective Tests and test would be of 1 hour duration consisting of 3 Sections as follows:


This is a three tier exam for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk.

Tier-I- Computer based Written Examination   The written exam will consist of objective type papers of 1:15 hours for all.

Sr. No Name of Test No. of Questions Maximum Marks
1 Reasoning 25 50
2 English language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
4 General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200

NOTE: Written examination consists of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions 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 2016 will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode The duration of the paper would be for one hour (20 minutes compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates mentioned in Para 7 above). 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 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 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.

NOTE : There will be negative marking of 0.50 mark for wrong answers Leaving English question paper, all the other papers will be available in both Hindi and English.

Tier-III- Typing Test/Skill Test Examination :  
Typing Test for LDC : English Typing @ 35 w.p.m (Time allowed 10 minutes) (30 minutes for VH candidates) Hindi Typing @ 30 w.p.m (Time allowed 10 minutes) (30 minutes for VH candidates) Passage Dictators will be allowed for Typing Test only to those VH candidates who have taken Scribe in the written examination.

Data Entry Skill Test: Data Entry 2,000-2,200 strokes/key depressions (Time allowed 15 minutes) (35 minutes for VH candidates)


Age: 18-27 years as on 01.01.2017 (Candidates born not before 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-1999).

Educational Qualification:   The candidate should be a 12th pass from a recognized board or university.

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