SSC CHSL Exam......
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is
an organization under Government of India. The SSC conducts exams every year
to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments
of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices .
The Combined Higher Secondary Level
(CHSL) examination is for recruitment to the Posts of Lower Divisional
Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and
Data Entry Operator. The exam is a three tier exam. The examination will
consist of a Computer Based Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper
(Tier-II) and Typing Test/ Skill Test (Tier-III).
A candidate must be either a citizen
of India or a subject of Nepal or a subject of Bhutan or a Tibetan Refugee
who came over to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of
permanently settling in India. Also a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India
before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
or a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri
Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of
Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia
and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India are also
eligible to apply if some prerequisite conditions are fulfilled.
A candidate’s age should not be less
than 18years and not more than 27 years at the time of application.
Permissible relaxations in Upper age limit for different categories as per
Candidate must have passed 12th
Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University. If
the post is for Data Entry Operator then the candidate should be 12th
Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a
recognized Board or equivalent.
How to apply:
Candidates must apply online through
the website http://www.ssconline.nic.in. or 'Click here to apply' link
provided at http://www.ssc.nic.in->Apply->CHSL.
Application fee and mode of fee
The exam fee can be paid through SBI
Challan/ SBI Net Banking or by using Visa/ Mastercard/ Maestro Credit/ Debit
card. Women candidates of all categories and candidates belonging to
Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Persons with Disability (PwD) and
Ex-servicemen (ExS) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of
Centre of Examination:
The exam is conducted on selected
centers across India. A candidate must indicate the Centre in the online
Application Form in which he/ she desires to take the examination. A
candidate may give option maximum three centers, in the order of priority,
within the same region.
Scheme of Examination:
The examination is consist of a
Computer Based Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing
Test/ Skill Test (Tier-III).
Computer Based Examination: Tier-I
(Not in sequence)
Time Duration (For all four Parts)
General Intelligence (25 questions)
Quantitative Aptitude (25 questions)
There will be negative marking of
0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
Indicative Syllabus for Computer
Based Examination (Tier-I):
General Intelligence: It would
include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include
questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number
Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation ,Semantic
Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing
inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern-folding &
unfolding , Semantic Series, Figural Pattern – folding and completion,
Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem
Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding
and de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.
English Language: Spot the Error,
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,
Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage.
Number Systems: Computation of Whole
Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.
Fundamental arithmetical operations:
Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple
and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and
Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work.
Algebra: Basic algebraic identities
of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of
Geometry: Familiarity with
elementary geometric figures and facts:
Triangle and its various kinds of
centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords,
tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or
Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone,
Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped,
Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.
Trigonometric ratios, Height and distances (simple problems only) etc.,
Statistical Charts: Use of Tables
and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar- diagram, Pie-chart
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. The test will also include questions relating to India and its
neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography,
Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.
For VH candidates of 40% and above
visual disability and opting for SCRIBES there will be no component of Maps/
Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning/
Tier-II (Descriptive Paper):
Tier-II Paper is a descriptive Paper
of 100 Marks in Pen and Paper Mode. The duration of the paper is one hour.
The Paper comprises of writing an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter or
Application of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in
Tier-II is 33 per cent.
Tier-III of the Examination is a
Skill Test/ Typing Test which would be of qualifying nature.
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:
The Data Entry Speed should be 8,000
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. The duration of the Test
will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes.
For the post of Data Entry Operator
in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): The
'speed of 15000 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. The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes.
Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal
Assistant/ Sorting Assistant:
Typing Test are conducted for those
candidates who qualify in the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) and
Descriptive Paper (Tier-II). Such Typing Test is conducted in English or
Typing Test are 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 (w.p.m) and those opting for
Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute.
Mode of selection:
Candidates are shortlisted for
Tier-II Examination on the basis of their performance in Tier-I. There may
be separate cut-offs for different posts. Candidates qualify in the Tier-II
are shortlisted for Tier-III Examination.
Tier-III Examination i.e. Skill Test
is qualifying type. The candidates who qualify Tier- III are called for
Document Verification to check the eligibility of candidates as per
information given by him/ her during online Application Form.
Final appointments of candidates are
made to User Departments depending on their merit position and the option
exercised by them during document verification.