SSC CHSL 2017-18: Exam Dates, Syllabus & Pattern

SSC CHSL Tier-I Result : 15th June 2018

SSC CHSL 2017-18 Notification

The SSC CHSL 2017 Recruitment Notification has been published by Staff Selection Commission (SSC). Keep checking this page for more information.  

Click Here to View to SSC CHSL 2017 Official Notification

Click Here to Apply Online for SSC CHSL 2017

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

List of Posts Under SSC CHSL Exam:

  • Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA) 
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO) 
  • Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) / JSA
  • DEO Grade 'A'
Pay of the Posts:
Post Name
Pay Scale
LDC/ JSAPay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs.1900 (pre-revised)
PA/ SAPay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
DEOPay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
DEO Grade ‘A’Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)

SSC CHSL 2017 Vacancy

SSC has introduced 3259 vacancies for SSC CHSL 2017- Exam. The SSC CHSL Exam 2016 has an count of 6778 vacancies.

SSC CHSL 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.

Activity Dates
Application form starts from 18th November 2017
Last date for registration 27th December 2017 (till 5:00 PM)
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam 04th March to 26th March 2018
SSC CHSL Tier-2 Exam 8th July 2018
Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) -

As per the SSC Calendar 2018-19 released recently, the dates for online application for SSC CHSL 2018 exam have been rolled out. Candidates going to appear for SSC CHSL 2018 exam can apply online from 3rd to 30th November 2018.

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

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

Tier Type Mode
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 75 minutes to 60 minutes.
  • Tier III will remain same.
  • No Sectional Cut off.

Click Here to View SSC CHSL Detailed Exam Pattern for 2017-18 Exam

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:

Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

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 80 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 exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy. 
  • The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words.
  • The Paper would comprise writing of 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.

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 27th December 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

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Admit Card 2018 Released by SSC: Download Now

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.


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.
SSC CHSL 2016 Final Result: Check Here


Have a look at the cut-off for SSC CHSL exam of the previous year:

  • SSC CHSL 2015 Tier-I Cut Off :
Category Gen OBC SC ST OH VH HH Ex-S Total
Cut off Marks 119 110 99 89.50 88 83.50 55 45.50 --


SSC CHSL 2015 Cut Off Data Entry Operator 

Category Cut Off

SSC CHSL 2015 Cut Off for Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant 

Cut Off 

SSC CHSL 2015 Cut Off for LDC

Income Tax Settlement Commission (D/o Revenue)
Ministry of External Affairs
Directorate of Enforcement Department of Revenue H
Department of Consumer Affairs
Central Bureau Investigation

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