SSC CHSL 2018 Exam: Important Exam Dates, Application Form, Eligibility Criteria, Exam Pattern, Admit Card, Result

SSC CHSL Exam

The SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is the Government of India recruiting agency. It serves as the nodal agency in recruiting staffs for various Ministries and Departments of the government.Every year, the SSC conducts CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) exam, to select candidates for the LDC (Lower Division Clerk), Postal Assistant and DEO (Data Entry Operator) posts.

The SSC CGHL 2018 Exam will be conducted for 5134 vacancies.

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SSC CHSL Exam 2018 Important Dates

About the Exam

Date of the Exam (Tentative)

Get Application Form from

October 2018

Closing date of Application form

November 2018

Exam Date for Tier-1

January to February 2018

Details About the SSC CHSL 2018 Exam - Number of vacancies, Number of Posts, Pay Grade & Salary.

Post wise distribution of the number of vacancies -

Name of the Post

Number of vacancy

Lower Division Clerk

1321

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant

3281

Data Entry Operator

506

Court Clerk Post

26

Total

5134

Post wise distribution of the Pay grade /Pay band -

Name of the Post

Pay Band

Grade Pay

Pay Band (in ₹)

Lower Division Clerk

Pay Band-1

1900

5200-20,200

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant

Pay Band-1

2400

5200-20,200

Data Entry Operator

Pay Band-1

2400

5200-20,200

Court Clerk Post

Pay Band-1

1900

5200-20,200


SSC CHSL Exam 2018 Pattern & Syllabus

The candidates wishing to qualify the exam should clear the 3 Tiers of the exam. In the Tier-1, candidates are given a written examination of objective type and in the Tier-2, they are given descriptive type questions. The qualified candidate’s progresses to the Tier-3 of the exam, i.e. the skill test. The skill test is only qualifying in nature.

Tier -1 Exam details- Objective type

About the Exam

Detail

Type of exam

Objective

Number of sections

4

Number of questions

100

Total marks

200

Mode of the exam

Computer-based exam

Duration

75 minutes

Language of the Exam

Except English language question paper all other question paper will be in Hindi and English.

Scheme of negative marking

0.50 marks is deducted for every incorrect answer.

Question Pattern of the Tier-1 exam

Section

Subject

Number of questions

Total Marks

1

General Intelligence

25

50

2

General Awareness

25

50

3

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

4

English Language

25

50

 

Total

100

200

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Tier -2 Exam Details Descriptive Type

The Tier-2 tests the candidates writing skills. In the government job,a candidate should have a good writing skill.Thus, the marks scored by the candidate in this Tier is added into the final merit list. 

About the Tier-2 exam

Details

Type of exam

Descriptive type

Mode of exam

Pen and Paper Mode

Duration of the exam

20 minutes.

Type of questions

Essay and Letter/Application writing to write in 200-250 words.

Medium of exam

Hindi or English.

Tier-3 Exam Details

Only those candidates who qualify the Tier-1 and Tier-2 exams are called for the Tier-3 exam.It is a Skill Test/Typing Test. This exam is only qualifying in nature.

The candidates appearing for the Data Entry Operator needs to have a typing speed of minimum 8000 Key depressions on the computer per hour. Accordingly, the candidate is asked to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.


SSC CHSL Exam 2018 Eligibility

Nationality 

  • The candidate should be an Indian citizen.
  • Person from Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan Refugees and Indian origin are also eligible for the exam provided that the Government of India has issued a certificate of eligibility in the favor of the candidate.

Educational Qualification

  • Candidates should have passed the Class 12th/equivalent from any recognized Board/University.
  • Candidates appearing in the final Class 12th exam are also eligible for the exam.

Age Limit

  • Candidates should be 18- 27 years of age. They should be born earlier than 02-01-1990 (January.02, 1990) and not later than 01-01-1999 (January 01, 1999).
  • There is provision of age- relaxation in the upper age limit. Check below –

S.No.

Category

Age Relaxation in the Upper age limit category

1

SC/ST

5years

2

OBC

3 years

3

PH

10 years

 

PH (OBC)

13 years

 

PH(SC/ST)

15 years

4

Ex-servicemen

-
 

Ex-servicemen -General

3 years

 

Ex-servicemen-OBC

6 years

 

Ex-servicemen-SC/ST

8 years

5

Central Government Employees – General

40 years

 

Central Government Employees – OBC

43 years

 

Central Government Employees – SC/ST

45 years

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6.

Candidate who has been domiciled in the Jammu & Kashmir ( General)

5years

 

Candidate who has been domiciled in the Jammu & Kashmir-OBC

8 years

 

Candidate who has been domiciled in the Jammu & Kashmir-SC/ST

10 years

7

Divorced Woman -General

35 years

 

Divorced Woman - OBC

38 years

 

Divorced Woman – SC/ST

40 years

8

Defense Personnel Disabled-General

5years

 

Defense Personnel Disabled- OBC

8 years

 

Defense Personnel Disabled- SC/ST

10 years

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SSC CHSL Exam 2018 Application Process

How To Apply

  • Candidates must visit the official website of the SSC i.e. http://ssconline.nic.in.
  • By clicking on the application link, they will be directed to the application form page.
  • Candidates are required to fill their educational and personal details in the Application form carefully.
  • Candidates should upload the scanned copies of their educational qualification and photo.
  • They should pay the Application fee.
  • After submitting the form, the candidates should not forget to take the print of the Application form. This will be used for the future reference.

Application Fee

  • The General candidates should pay ₹ 100/ as the Application fee.
  • The Reserved categorycandidates and females are exempted to paythe Application fee.
  • Candidates can pay their fee online through the Net banking, Credit Card and Debit Card. They can pay through the SBI Bank Challan also.

Other Details

Admit Card

Candidates can get their Admit cardsonline. They can download it from the SSCofficial website. It is mandatory to keep Admit Card in the exam center.

Result Announcement

The merit list of the successful candidates is prepared on the basis of the Tier-1, Tier-2 exam and qualifying performance in the Tier-3 exam. The result is displayed on the SSC official website. The candidates can see their results by entering their - Roll number, Name and Registration number.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Q. When will be the exam of the SSC CHSL 2018 will be held?

It will be held in the January to February, 2018.

Q. What is the minimum qualification required to become eligible for the SSC CHSL exam?

The candidate should have passed the 12th exam or equivalent from any recognized board or University.

Q. How many stages are there in the SSC CHSL exam?

The SSC CHSL exam has 3 stages, namely Tier-1, Tier-2 and Tier-3. In the Tier-1 objective type questions are asked, in the Tier-2 descriptive questions are asked and in the Tier-3 skill type of test is conducted.

Q. How is the final merit list of the successful candidates are prepared by the SSC, CHSL exam?

The final merit list of the SSC CHSL 2017, Exam is prepared on the basis of the Tier-1 and Tier-2 exam. The Tier-3 of the exam is only of qualifying in nature.

Q. What is the question pattern of the Tier-1, of the SSC CHSL exam?

The Tier-1 exam is objective type. There are multiple choice questions. It has four sections, namely, General Awareness, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude and English language. It has total of numbers of 100 questions and has total of 200 marks.

Q. What is the question pattern of the Tier-2 exam, of the SSC CHSL?

The Tier-2 exam is of descriptive type. It essentially tests the writing skill of the candidate. The candidate is required to write an Essay and Letter/Application in about 200-250 words. This Tier-2 of the exam has been introduced because candidates in government jobs are required to write reports and letters frequently, thus they should have a good linguistic skill also.

Q. What type of the test is the Tier-3 of the SSC CHSL exam?

 The Tier-3 of the exam is basically a Skill test of the candidate. The candidate is required to show his practical ability on the spot. For example, Data Entry operator candidates are required to type or make 2000 key impressions in 15 minutes.

Q. If there is provision of age relaxation for the reserved category candidates in the SSC CHSL exam?

Yes, candidates belonging to reserved category are given age relaxation in the Upper age limit category for the aforesaid exam. For getting the details of the age relaxation please check the above article in the section of the eligibility criteria, age limit section.

Q. What is the Application fee which is required to be paid by the candidate for the exam?

The candidates belonging to the general category should pay an Application fee of ₹ 100/. While the candidates belonging to the reserved category and the female candidates are not required to pay any fee.

Q. In a given year for how many times the SSC CHSL Exam is conducted?

It is conducted for only once in a given year.


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