Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) conducted Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Exam for the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) and Data Entry Operator (DEO). Exam Eligibility details are given below…

Eligibility Conditions:-

1. Nationality/ Citizenship: A candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) 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.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

2. Age Limit: Candidates age should be 18-27 years as on 01.08.2018 (Candidates born not before 02-08-1991 and not later than 01-08-2000).

Age relaxation:-

Code
No.

Category Permissible age relaxation

01

SC/ ST 5 years

02

OBC 3 years

03

Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 10 years

04

PwD + OBC 13 years

05

PwD + SC/ ST 15 years

09

Ex-Servicemen 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.

15

Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date. Up to 40 years of age

19

Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date. Up to 45 years of age

21

Candidates         who    had      ordinarily        beendomiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 5 years

24

Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried Up to 35 years of age

26

Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST) Up to 40 years of age

27

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof 3 years

29

Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST) 8 (3+5) years

33

Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces Up to 45 years of age

35

Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (SC/ ST) Up to 50 years of age

36

Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject toavailability of vacancies) 3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment, and weightage of past service.

3. Educational Qualification:

1. Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
2.  For Data Entry Operator in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.

Note-I: As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10.06.1995 published in Gazette of India, all the degree/ diplomas/ certificates including technical education degree/ diploma awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government provided they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission.

There are three different levels in SSC CHSL exam

SSC CHSL Tier I is Objective Multiple Choice Question, Tier II exam is Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi, while Tier III is the Computer Proficiency Test.

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

STAGE-1.

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam Pattern

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
  • The written examination consists of Objective Type – Multiple choice questions, only.
  • The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

STAGE-2.

Descriptive Paper (Tier II):-

The SSC CHSL Tier II will take place in Pen and Paper Mode.

Topic Word Count Marks Time
Essay 200-250 100 1 hour
Letter/ Application 150-200
  • The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.
  • You can write the paper either in Hindi or in English.
  • The total time duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

STAGE-3

Skill Test (Tier III):-

  • 1. Skill Test for Data Entry Operator:

Only those candidates who qualify in the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and secure at least the minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be eligible to take the Skill Test. The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test would be of qualifying nature. Data Entry Speed of 8000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer. Candidates allowed to take this test, will have to qualify the test at the prescribed speed on Computer, to be provided by the Commission or the agency authorized by the Commission to conduct such Skill Test at the centre/ venue so notified. Only such candidates who qualify in the Skill Test at a speed of not less than 8000 key depressions per hour will be eligible for being recommended for appointment as per their position in the merit list.

Note-I: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be called for skill test. The Commission may also at its discretion, fix qualifying marks in each component of the written examination.

2. Typing Test for LDC/ JSA & PA/ SA:

Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II). Such Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi. 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. The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.

Note-I: 35 w.p.m and 30 w.p.m corresponds to 10500 key depressions per hour/9000 key depressions per hour respectively.

Note-II: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II), as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be called for Typing Test. The Commission may also, at its discretion, fix the minimum qualifying marks in each component of the written examination.

STAGE-4

 Your final would be determined on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II.

Resolution of Tie Cases: Tie cases will be resolved by applying one after another, as applicable till the Tie is resolved.
i. Total Marks in Tier-I+Tier-II.
ii. Total marks of Tier-II Examination.
iii. Total marks in Tier-I Examination.
iv. Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher.
v. Alphabetical order in which first names of the candidates appear

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Syllabus Tier-1:-

General Intelligence and Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension History
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test Culture
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Allegations Para jumbles Geography
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous Economic Scene
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks General Policy
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Scientific Research
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion Awards and Honors
Tabulation Data Interpretation One Word Substitution Books and Authors
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Active/Passive Voice
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence & Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

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