Click here for SSC CHSL Tier-I 2016 Answer key 

SSC (Staff Selection Commission) conducts CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) normally known as CHSL for the various posts. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. 

List of Posts:

  • Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)
  • Court Clerk
➧SSC CHSL Notification 2017

The SSC CHSL notification for 2017 is scheduled to be published on november 18th, 2017 by the governing body and will be updated on this website. Keep checking this page for more information.

SSC CHSL Vacancy 2017

Government of India has declared that it will hire as many as 2.2 Lakh people from March, 2015. Approximately 30 lac candidates appear for the SSC CHSL exam every year. The SSC CHSL Exam 2016 has an count of 7662 vacancies. 

SSC CHSL 2017 Exam Dates

The tentative schedule for the SSC CHSL 2017 exam is as follows. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CHSL Exam 2017 and make sure to complete the process in time.

SSC CHSL Tier-II 2016 Exams will be held on 25th June 2017. For Schedule of CHSL 2017 check below table:-

Application form will be available from
18th  November 2017
Last date for registration
18th December 2017
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam
20th March to 20th April 2018
SSC CHSL Tier-2 Exam
26th June 2018
Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III)

These dates are tentative, they might get changed.Keep checking this page for latest updates.

SSC CHSL Exam Centre

SSC provides the details of exam centres in admission certificate issued 2-3 weeks before the actual exam dates.

SSC CHSL Recruitment 2017

The exam is held in 3 stages called Tiers. While the first one is online the latter two are offline exams. The entire process of registration and communication happens online through the official website of SSC CHSL. Candidates must qualify each stage of the SSC CHSL exam to proceed to the next one, before being finally selected.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

Click here for Test Series of SSC CHSL

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) start conducting the Combined Higher Secondary Level(CHSL) in three levels for various posts from 2016. 

Tier – I
Objective Multiple Choice
Computer Based (online)
Tier – II
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi
Pen and Paper mode
Tier – III
Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test
Wherever Applicable

Before beginning the SSC CHSL preparation, it is important to make note of changes in exam pattern and syllabus. The modifications to SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2017 which are applicable from 2016 are given below:
  • SSC CHSL 2017 Tier 1 will be conducted in online mode.
  • Introduction of a descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
  • Reduction in time limit for examination of Tier -I from 120 minutes to 75 minutes.
  • Tier III will remain same.
  • No Sectional Cut off.
SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017

Since the SSC CHSL is comprised of 3 different levels, we must deal with their syllabus independently.

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Syllabus

This is an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CHSL 2017, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. 
The subject-wise details are given below:

No of Questions
Max Marks
Exam Duration
General Intelligence and Reasoning

75 minutes
General Awareness
Quantitative Aptitude
English Comprehension

Important Points:
  • There is negative marking in SSC CHSL 2017 Tier 1 Exam. Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections
  • The exam duration is 100 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.
SSC CHSL Tier-II Syllabus

This is a descriptive exam that is designed to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. 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 best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letter and Application.

Important Points:
  • The exam is of 60 minutes’ duration and carries 100 marks.
  • The questions are based on 10 level.
  • The exam is qualifying in nature.
  • Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.
  • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.
SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam Syllabus

The Tier 3 of SSC CGL Exam 2017 comprises of a couple of skill tests which are required for certain government posts.

⇒Skill Test for Data Entry Operator(DEO):
  • Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
  • the duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes 

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

  • 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.
  • Candidates 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
SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

There are 3 important criteria which a candidate must fulfill in order to be eligible for the SSC CHSL 2017. The 3 parameters are given below:

1. Citizenship: Candidate must be a citizen of India

2. Age Limit: There are different set of age limits for different posts in SSC CHSL Exam 2017, which are tabulated below:

3. Educational Qualification: Candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

SSC CHSL Online Application

The online application for SSC CHSL 2017 exam will begin after the release of the official notification. The last date to apply online is 18th November, 2017

SSC CHSL Application Fee
  • The required application fee is Rs. 100/-
  • Exemption: No fee is required to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates
  • Applications fee should be pay only through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online
  • To pay fee in cash, candidate should take print out of challan generated online after the completion of Part-1 registration. Deposit the requisite fee in any branch of SBI and then continue with the Part-2 registration
  • Those candidates who want to pay online can go directly to part-2 registration after completion of part-1 registration. Candidate must supply registration number and date of birth to continue to Part-2 registration
SSC CHSL Admit Card 2017

Every candidate who registers for SSC CHSL Exam 2017 within stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of SSC. The admit card for the CHSL Tier-1 exam will be released first followed by the admit card of CHSL Tier-2 exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for Tier 1 exam).

More information and the download link for the admit card will be displayed post the release of the official notification for SSC CHSL 2017. Candidates are advised to keep checking this page for latest updates.

SSC CHSL Results 2017

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the results in three stages after completion of each Tier Exam. The candidates selected in the rounds progress to the next one. Candidates can check the result from the direct link to official SSC CHSL website as and when the results are declared.


Have a look at the cut-off for SSC CHSL exam of the previous year:
  • SSC CHSL 2015 Tier-I Cut Off :
Cut off Marks

Note: - After skill test or typing test, those candidates who qualify it, will be appointed based on their position in the merit list.