(Revised Descriptive Syllabus) CHSL Exam (Tier - II) &
(Tier - III)
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 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
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
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
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.