(Notification) SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) "CHSL" Examination, 2016


(Notification) SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2016

F.No. 3/2/2016-P&P-I. The Staff Selection Commission will hold an examination for Recruitment of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerk during the period from 07.01.2017 to 05.02.2017 the details of which are as under:

Pay of the Posts:

  • Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant PB -1(Rs. 5200-20200) Grade Pay 2400 (pre-revised)
  • Data Entry Operator : Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
  • Data Entry Operator : Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)
  • Lower Division Clerk: Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)
  • Court Clerk: Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)

Post Preference:

Candidates will be required to indicate in the online application form for the Examination, the order of preference for the posts of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator, LDCs and Court Clerk as under:

P: Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant PB -1(Rs. 5200-20200) Grade Pay 2400 (pre-revised)
D: Data Entry Operator : Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
E: Data Entry Operator : Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)
L: Lower Division Clerk: Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)
C: Court Clerk: Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)


Tentatively the vacancies for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC, DEO and Court Clerks are 3281, 1321, 506 and 26 respectively.

Educational Qualification ( As on 01.01.2017)

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

Age Limit:

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

New Exam Syllabus:

The examination will consist of a Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk.

Computer Based Examination (Objective type):

Dates of Computer based Written Exam (Tier-I) Part Subject Maximum Marks Number of Batches Total Duration/Timing
07.01.2017- 05.02.2017 I General Intelligence (25 questions) 50 Timing for 2 Batches /day
  • 1st batch: 10 AM- 11.15AM
  • 2nd Batch: 4.15PM- 5.30PM

Timing for 3 batches /day

  • 1st Batch: 10 AM-11.15AM
  • 2nd Batch: 1.15PM- 2.30PM
  • 3rd Batch: 4.15Pm- 5.30PM
75 Minutes (Total)

For for VH/OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and OH with deformity in writing hand (Pl. see Para 7 of notice).-100 Minutes

II English Language (Basic Knowledge)
(25 questions)
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-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.

Tier-III Examination

Tier-III of the Examination would continue to be the Skill Test / Typing Test which would be of a qualifying nature. Skill Test / Typing Test would be in consonance with the provisions contained in para 12.2 and 12.3 given below. 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:

Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.

The ‘Speed of 8000 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 and the duration of the said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000- 2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.

Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs and Court Clerks:

Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II). 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.

Typing Test will be of qualifying in nature. It will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission.

Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute.

The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes. Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes.

Application fee:

Mode of payment of fee payable Rs. 100/-(Rupees One Hundred only).

Candidates may note that online application will be accepted at http://ssconline.nic.in only. Fee paid in respect of online application through SBI Challan/Net banking and any credit and debit cards will be accepted.

How to Apply:

Applications must be submitted only in online mode. Detailed instructions as in www.ssconline.nic.in may be referred to.

Important Dates:

  • Application Closing Date:07.11.2016
  • Date of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I): 07.01.2017 - 05.02.2017
  • Date of Tier-II (Descriptive Paper): 09.04.2017

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