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SSC CHSL 2016 Result (Declared), Answer Key and Cutoff

SSC CHSL Tier-I Examination, 2016 result has been out. It has been declared in the form of pdf. Candidates can download it from the official website under result section. 

  • In the pdf list of qualified candidates along with their names has been mentioned
  • 53, 201 candidates have qualified for SSC CHSL against 30 lakhs candidates
  • Only 1.7% of the total candidates have been able to clear the cut off marks. Check SSC CHSL Result
  • SSC has declared the following minimum qualifying criteria for different categories
CategoryCut off Marks
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Candidates can check the answer key for all the sessions on the official website of SSC. They have to provide their roll number, password and the date of the examination for which they appeared for. These are tentative answer key released by the SSC. With the help of answer, candidates can check the scores and analyze their exam performance. Candidates can even challenge the answer key from March 15 to March 20, 2017 through online method only on payment on INR 100/- per answer.

SSC CHSL Answer Key

Check SSC CHSL Answer Key for Tier-I

The first session of the exam was conducted on January 7, 2017. The exam will be conducted till February 8, 2017 in multiple sessions. Tier I is a computer based test. The new format of Computer based test is being introduced for the first time. As per the exam conducted on January 07, SSC CHSL Tier I question paper constitute of four sections – General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. The level of difficulty of questions asked in SSC CHSL 2016 is moderate with only few surprises. Check Analysis of Jan 07 Exam

The total number of vacancies to be filled through the SSC CHSL 2016 is 5,134. The Result of Tier 1 is expected to announced at on or after February 01, 2017. Candidates with marks above the decided cutoff will be shortlisted for Tier 2 Round which will be conducted on April 09, 2017. With growing popularity and recent changes in the CHSL Exam Patter & Format, the cutoff of SSC CHSL is expected to follow the trend of CGL and soar high this year. Check Expected Cutoff of SSC CHSL 2016 Tier 1

Candidates who will qualify SSC CHSL Tier I will be called for Tier II. SSC CHSL Tier II is a descriptive paper of 100 marks and it is conducted in offline mode (Pen and Paper). CHSL Tier II will be held in April, 2017. Admit card for the same will be released in March 2017.

Latest Update: SSC has released skill test dates for Data Entry operator and Lower division clerks. It is scheduled from February 11 to March 11, 2017.

SSC CHSL 2016 Vacancies

SSC CHSL or Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level exam is conducted for candidates who have passed 10+2 or any equivalent examination from a recognized board or university. The exam is conducted for 5134 vacancies of Lower Division Clerk, Data Entry Operator, Court Clerk, and Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant. The details of post wise vacancy is given below:

SSC CHSL PostsNumber of VacanciesPay BandGrade Pay
Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant3281Pay Band-1 (Rs 5200-20200)INR 2400
Data Entry Operator (DEO)506Pay Band-1 (Rs 5200-20200)INR 2400
Data Entry Operator (DEO)Pay Band-1 (Rs 5200-20200)INR 1900
Lower Division Clerk (LDC)1321Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)INR 1900
Court Clerk26Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)INR 1900

SSC CHSL 2016 Exam Dates 

Release of SSC CHSL Admit CardDecember 27, 2016
SSC CHSL 2016 Exam Tier 1 Computer  Based TestJanuary 7 to February 8, 2017
Declaration of SSC CHSL Tier 1 ResultFebruary - March, 2017
SSC CHSL 2016 Descriptive Test - Tier 2April 9, 2017
SSC CHSL 2016 Typing/Skill Test - Tier 3April – May, 2017
Declaration of SSC CHSL Final ResultJune – July, 2017

SSC CHSL 2016 Admit Card 

SSC CHSL Admit Card for LDC/DEO/Postal Assistant/ Court Clerk is made available 15 days prior the examination on the SSC official website. SSC 10+2 Admit Card comprises details such as timing, venue, registration number, and roll number of the candidates. SSC Admit Card have to be downloaded from the SSC website.

In the given below table, tentativeimportant dates regarding SSC CHSL Admit Cards is represented

SSC Admit CardSSC CHSL 2016 Important Dates
SSC CHSL Admit Card for Tier 1 (Computer Based Test)December 2016
SSC CHSL Admit Card for Tier 2 (Descriptive Test)March 2017 (Upcoming)
SSC CHSL Admit Card for Tier 3 (Typing/Skill Test)March 2017

Note: If candidate doesn’t receive his SSC Admit Card even 1 week prior to the SSC CHSL then contact immediately to the SSC Regional Center.

Read More About SSC CHSL Admit Card

SSC CHSL 2016 Exam Pattern 

Candidates applying for LDC, DEO, Postal Assistance & Sorting Assistance and Court Clerk have to appear for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 examinations.

  • Tier 1- Computer Based Written Examination
  • Tier 2- Descriptive Paper
  • Test 3- Typing Test/Skill Test

Tier I (Objective Test)

The total marks of the SSC CHSL Computer Based Test is 200 marks. Each of the section in SSC CHSL Online Test carries 25 questions and each question holds 2 marks.

PWD candidates would be given extra time of 25 minutes to complete the SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam. There is a provision of negative marking in SSC CHSL exam. For every wrong marked answer, 0.5 marks would be deducted. The questions in Online Test is set in both the languages (English and Hindi) except English Language section.

Tier II (Descriptive Paper)

This is a descriptive paper of 100 marks and it is conducted in offline mode (Pen and Paper). SSC CHSL exam is a 1 hour (60 minutes) test, however, 20 minutes extra are provided to the candidates coming under PWD category. This paper would comprise of an Essay Writing, Letter Writing/ Application Writing. The paper has to be written either in Hindi or in English Language.

Tier-III Examination (Skill Test/ Typing Test)

SSC CHSL Typing Test would be conducted only for candidates applying for Data Entry Operator (DEO). Skill Test is conducted for the candidates appearing for recruitment in LDC, Court Clerk and Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant. Candidates have to indicate their choice of language medium at the time of SSC Registration. The skill test is held at the Commission's Regional Offices or other centers as may be decided by the Commission.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Highlights 

In the given below table, SSC CHSL Exam Pattern highlights are represented

SSC CHSL Tier 1 (Computer Based Test)LDC, DEO, Court Clerk, Postal Assistant/ Sorting AssistantGeneral Intelligence50 Marks75 Minutes. NO sectional Duration
English Language50 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude50 Marks
General Awareness50 Marks
SSC CHSL Tier 2 (Descriptive Test)LDC, DEO, Court Clerk, Postal Assistant/ Sorting AssistantEssay/ Letter/ Application Writing100 Marks60 Minutes
SSC CHSL Tier 3 (Skill Test)DEOData Entry Speed (8000 key depressions per hour)Qualifying Exam15 Minutes
SSC CHSL Tier 3 (Typing Test)LDC, Court Clerk, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant35 words per minuteQualifying Exam10 Minutes

What is SSC CHSL 2016 Result Date?

SSC CHSL Result is announced in 3 stages- Tier I Result, Tier II Result and Tier III Result. Candidates who clear Tier I exam are shortlisted for Tier II (Descriptive Test). The Result for Tier I is expected to be declared either in February 2017. The SSC CHSL 2016 result will be published on the official website of the SSC i.e. In order to check the Tier 1 SSC CHSL 2016 Result, candidates are required to provide the roll number along with date of birth on zonal SSC Websites. The Answer Key of the tier 1 exam will be released soon after the announced of Result. Following steps should be followed to download the Tier 1 Result of SSC CHSL  2016.

  • Visit the SSC Website.
  • Click on “Result” tab.
  • Go to the “CHSL” tab.
  • Click on the link provided for checking SSC CHSL Result.
  • A PDF file would open, search for the roll number to get the status of SSC result and marks.

SSC CHSL 2016 Recruitment Process  

SSC CHSL is conducted for recruitment of Lower Division Clerks and Data Entry Operators at various ministries and other government organisations. The Recruitment of LDC/DEO is done through SSC CHSL in three stages. viz. SSC CHSL Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3.

The Candidates are required to clear all the tiers/stages to be able to get shortlisted for the next round. The successful candidates of tier 1 are shortlisted for Descriptive Test and there on in similar fashion for skill test. The marks obtained in the stages must be above the mentioned cut-off to be able to get selected for the next round. Candidates successfully clearing all the exams are finally recruited on the basis of their position in the merit list. The merit list of the candidates is prepared on the basis marks scored by the candidates in each tier.

The final selection of the candidate is based on the verification of the certificates. Certified true copies or Photostat copies of the certificates are not be accepted in any case. Given below is the list of documents that are to be carried at the time of SSC recruitment process.

  • Qualification Certificates
  • Proof of Identity (Pan Card, Aadhar Card, Voter ID etc.)
  • Birth Certificate
  • Passport Size Photographs
  • Category Certificate for the Reserved Category Candidates
  • Proof of Residence

SSC CHSL 2016 Cut Off 

The cut-off marks are the minimum score that a candidate needs to obtain in order to qualify the SSC CHSL exam. There are various factors that play a role in deciding the cut-off score for a competitive exam. They are as follows

  • Level of Difficulty of the examination
  • Number of available seats
  • Previous trends in SSC CHSL cutoffs
  • Number of Participants in the SSC CHSL Exam 2016

In the given below table, SSC CHSL Cut Off Marks for LDC (Lower Division Clerk) and DEO (Data Entry Operator) Written Exam for year 2014, 2013, 2012 and 2011 is represented

UR (General)107.5117.5117129122.5127120.25
OBC (Other Backward Caste)103106.5110120111116.5107.5
SC (Scheduled Caste)8696.2597109100.2510494.75
ST (Scheduled Tribe)69.25909010188.259585.75
VH (Visually Handicapped)60708992.5889382

SSC CHSL 2016 Eligibility 

Aspiring candidates who are willing to appear for SSC CHSL exam, should check their eligibility before moving to the SSC Online application form . The verification of the eligibility conditions of the candidates would take place at the time of SSC recruitment process for CHSL.


Aspirants of SSC CHSL who are the citizens of following country are eligible to appear for the exam

  1. Citizen of India
  2. Subject of Nepal
  3. Subject of Bhutan
  4. A Tibetan refugee who came to India with the intention of settling in India before January 1, 1962 is also eligible to appear for SSC CHSL 2016.
  5. A PIO (Person of Indian Origin) who has come back from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire and Ethiopia or Vietnam with the intention to settle down permanently in India.

NOTE: Candidates belonging to the country other than India, must have certificates of eligibility issued by GOI (Government of India).

Educational Qualification 

Candidates who have successfully cleared class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized board or University are eligible to appear in SSC CHSL 2016. Candidates who on acquire the educational qualification and document evidence on or before January 1, 2017, are also eligible or SSC CHSL 2016.

Age Limit 

Candidates must be a minimum of 18 and maximum of 27 years as on January 01, 2017. Candidates born not before 02 January, 1990 and not later than 01 January, 1999. The age limit relaxation of the candidates is given in the following table:

01SC/ST5 years
02OBC3 years
03PH (Physically Handicapped)10 years
04PH + OBC (Other Backward Classes)13 years
05PH + SC / ST (Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe)15 years
09Ex-servicemen (general)3 years
10Ex-servicemen (OBC)6 years (3+3)
11Ex-servicemen (SC/ST)8 years (3+5)

SSC CHSL 2016 Application Fee 

The application fee for SSC CHSL exam is Rs 100. Reserved categories (SC, ST. PwD, Ex-Servicemen) and female candidates are exempted from paying the SSC CHSL application fee. Candidates can pay their application fee by following any mode of payment

  • Payment by generating at any branch of SBI Bank
  • Payment through SBI Net Banking facility
  • Payment through Credit Card
  • Payment through Debit Card only

The following table consists the SSC CHSL application fee for the candidates appearing for exam

GeneralINR 100/-
Other Backward CasteINR 100/-
Female candidatesExempted

SSC CHSL 2016 Application Process 

Candidates applying for SSC CHSL 2016 have to make themselves register on the SSC website. The whole SSC Registration Process is done online. SSC Registration Process has already started from October 8, 2016 and is ending on November 7, 2016. But SSC application fees has to be paid on or before November 4, 2016, in order to appear in the SSC CHSL Exam.

  • The SSC CHSL online application process is divided into 2 parts –Registration Part and Apply Part.
  • The Part I registration involves filling up all details related to the candidates’ name, father’s name, class 10 roll number, DOB and gender.
  • After entering the details, ENTER the tab and enter Personal Details, Basic Details and Contact Details.
  • Get the Registration Number and Password and upload the Photograph (4KB-12KB, 100X120) and Signature (1KB-12KB, 40X60).
  • Candidates can view/edit their SSC Registration details by providing DOB, Registration Number and Password.
  • After completing the SSC CHSL part 1 registration, Application Part is the next step. This involves the Payment of Application fee, selection of the exam centers from the drop down list of exam centers and filling up the other required details.
  • The mandatory fields are marked with an “*” symbol and it cannot be left blanked.
  • Before submitting the SSC CHSL application form, candidate is asked to verify all the details once and then final submit.
  • After verification, the candidate must read and accept the declaration. No changes is allowed after this point.
  • At last, candidate is redirected to the payment section. Exempted candidates would be redirected to the final submit mode.

NOTE: Candidate is advised to be careful while filling the details in the form, as no requests for corrections would be entertained at a later stage.


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1 Comment
sandip mukherjee

Respected sir, I am a Mechanical Diploma Engineer. I completed diploma in 2012. I studied diploma after my 10th exam so i never got through 10+2 . am i eligible for ssc chsl ? diploma board : "west bengal state council of technical education"

06 Mar, 2017 12:00

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