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Updated On - November 18th 2017 by ANUPAMA SINGH

Staff Selection commission conducts the SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination) every year to select the candidates for various government organizations. This examination is held on the state level in two parts on various centres allotted by SSC. This is held in order to recruit candidates for the post of Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Sorting Assistant, Court Clerk, and Postal Assistant.

Latest Update: SSC CHSL 2018 Application form is available on the official website. Apply Now

Application forms for the exam will be released in the month of August 2018, last date being September 2018. The exam will be held in the month of November. The whole process will be over with the release of the final result in the month of May, 2018.

Candidates who have passed the senior secondary school examination from any recognized board, are eligible to apply for the examination. The complete information of SSC CHSL 2018 specially about its Exam dates, eligibility criteria, application form, admit card, selection process, exam patterns, cut-off, and result and Counselling are given below.

SSC CHSL 2017 Exam Highlights

Exam Highlights
Exam NameStaff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (SSC CHSL)
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam TypeNational Level Test
Exam DateLast week of January 2018
Eligibility CriteriaMust have cleared 10+2 board
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Exam ModeOnline
DurationTier 1: 75 minutes Tier 2: 60 minutes Tier 3: 15 minutes Tier 4: 10 minutes

SSC CHSL 2017 Exam Dates

Candidates who aspire to start their career right after completing the higher secondary education, can apply for the SSC CHSL 2018. Here, all the important dates have been given about the SSC CHSL 2018 events. Candidates can go through the details below to apply for the examination.

S.No.Name of the various stages in the SSC CHSL 2018Date of the Commencement of the event
1Issuing of the Official NotificationNovember 17, 2017
2Initial Date of Submission of the Application FormNovember 17, 2017
3Last Date of the submission of the Application FormsDecember 18, 2017
4Initial date for Online submission of the Application FeeDecember 18, 2017
5Last date of for submission of Application FeeDecember 18, 2017
6Date of issuing the admit cardOctober 2017
7SSC CGHSL Exam 2017 Date (Part-I)March 3, 2018- March 26, 2018
8Announcement of the result (Part-I Exam)May 2018
9SSC CHSL Exam 2017 Date (Part-II)June 8, 2018
10Final ResultAugust 2018

These dates are tentative and can be changed as per the norms set by SSC.

SSC CHSL 2017 Eligibility

Candidates who are willing to apply for the SSC CHSL Exam 2017 necessarily need to fulfill the eligibility criteria set by SSC. As per the eligibility criteria, candidates must have completed the required qualification and he must have the required age as decided by the commission.

Given below are the eligibility criteria one should fulfil to be able to apply SSC CHSL 2017.

Nationality – A candidate must be an Indian Citizen/ From Nepal / Bhutan / A Tibetan refugee who have come to India before 1st January, 1962 to settle in India permanently. Except Indian citizen, all should require a document in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the government of India.                  

Educational Criteria – Candidates who have cleared class 12th or its equivalent degree from a recognized educational board or University, are permitted to apply.

Age Criteria– Minimum & maximum age of an aspirant should be 27 years, however certain reserved category candidates can claim for reservation according to the Government norms.

The age relaxation will be provided as follows:

  • For SC/ST Candidates – 5 Years
  • For OBCs Candidates – 3 Years
  • For PH Candidates – 10 Years
  • For PH + OBC Candidates – 13 Years
  • For PH + SC/ST Candidates – 15 Years

SSC CHSL 2017 Application Form

SSC CHSL 2017 Application form will have to be submitted online through the official website of the SSC. Candidates shall have to make the online registration of their application form by providing all the necessary details in the application form.

The application form can be filled in the following way:

  • Open the official website of SSC,
  • Open the link of SSC CHSL Online Application Form, 2017
  • Start the registration of the online application form by filling the required information
  • Make the payment of the application fee
  • Upload the scanned photo and signature
  • Make the final submission of the application form

All SSC CHSL aspirants must keep in mind that their application form is accessible through online mode only.

Application Fee

Candidates will have to make a payment of INR 100. However, candidates falling under Female/SC/ST/PH categories are not required to make any payment.

Candidates can do the payment with the help of debit card, credit card, net banking or through SBI bank challan.

SSC CHSL 2017 Admit Card

After the SSC CHSL Application Form 2017 is submitted online by candidates, they will get an acknowledgement mail that their application form has been accepted. After the acknowledgement, candidates will be issued the Admit Card for the examination almost 2-3 weeks before the SSC CHSL Exam 2017 is conducted.

Important points for Admit Cards:

  • The admit card link will be provided to the registered email ID
  • The Admit Card can be downloaded from the official website of SSC by providing the required information
  • The admit card will be in the .pdf form and candidates are required to take the printout of the application form along with them while going for the examination

SSC CHSL 2017 Selection Process

The selection procedure for SSC CHSL consists of 3-4 tiers depending upon the post one applies for. Candidates need to clear each round to qualify. Tier-1 is a comparatively easy exam in comparison to Tier-2. Details of the rounds are given below.

SSC CHSL Selection Procedure

Tier 1: Written exam of 200 marks (All questions will be objective type only). The subjects covered in this round are

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • General Awareness
  • General Intelligence

Tier 2: It is a descriptive test of Essay writing/letter writing which is of 100 marks. This is conducted in the offline mode.

Typing Test/Skill Test: For candidates who get qualifying marks in Tier 2 exam.

Typing Test: 35 words per min is necessary for English typing, whereas, 30 words per min in case of Hindi typing. An exam to type 2000 key depressions for a duration of 15 minutes is conducted.

Skill Test: Candidates’ data entry speed should be 8000 key depressions per hour on computer.

SSC CHSL 2017 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Exam Pattern

Aspirants can start making preparation strategy in accordance to the examination pattern for a better performance. Here, candidates can get the details of the exam pattern:

There will be two stages of the examination, the written examination and the skill test.

The written examination shall comprise of multiple choice questions (MCQs)

1/4th marks of the total marks allotted to the question will be deducted as penalty for every wrong answer.

Questions in the examination will be from various topics viz. General Intelligence, English Language, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude.

ComponentsTier 1Tier 2
Exam ModeOnlineOffline
Question`s typeObjectiveDescriptive
Exam duration75 Minutes60 Minutes
Language ModeEnglish and HindiEnglish and Hindi
Negative marking0.50 for each wrong attemptNO


For General Awareness Section: 25 Questions (50 Marks)

  • This Section covers all general awareness of the environment and its surrounding.
  • Read all topics which relates to everyday science
  • You Must have good knowledge about India and its neighboring countries which means knowledge of (Culture, History, General Science, Geography and Scientific Research)

For General Intelligence and Reasoning: 25 Questions (50 Marks)

  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Series Completion, Coding Decoding
  • Blood Relations, Alphabets Test
  • Sitting Arrangement, Ranking Test, Syllogism, etc

English Section: 25 Questions (50 Marks)

  • Spelling
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze Passage
  • Comprehension passage, etc

Quantitative Aptitude Section: 25 Questions (50 Marks)

  • Algebra
  • Basic Mathematics, Trigonometry
  • Geometry, Statistics
  • Mensuration
  • Tables
  • Graphs

SSC CHSL 2017 Expected Cutoff

Candidates must obtain the equal or more than SSC CHSL 2017 cutoff marks in order to qualify in the exam. Candidates who belongs to reserved category can get relaxation of cutoff marks in compared to general category candidates.

The cut-off for the exams are given below:


SSC CHSL 2017 Result & Counselling

Result of all qualified applicants will be available at the official website of Staff Selection Commission in PDF format. Candidates need to view their respective result by searching either their name or roll number from the link provided in


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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"

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