SSC CHSL 2018 – Notification, Apply Online, Syllabus

SSC CHSL 2018 Tier I, Tier II, Tier III :

SSC has released CHSL official notification 2017 for recruiting more than 3200 candidates into various vacancies. Every year, SSC conducts CHSL also known as Combined Higher Secondary Level/10+2 examination for placement of candidates in several ministries/ organizations/ departments of the Government of India. SSC conducts this recruitment examination for employing manpower on different posts like lower divisional clerk (LDC), data entry operator (DEO), sorting assistants/postal assistants (SA/PA) and court clerk.

SSC CHSL (10+2) 2017 Official Notification

For the year 2017, SSC has released CHSl 2017 notification. Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) examination is going to be held very soon by the Staff Selection Commission. SSC has done all the preliminary preparations to conduct this national level recruitment examination. Moreover, SSC has already released CHSL (10+2) 2017 official notification on its website. To download or read it now, click here.

About SSC

SSC or Staff Selection Commission is one of the most promised recruitment organizations in India. Every year, SSC conducts several recruitment examinations to fill up the vacant posts in various offices of Government of India. SSC is focusing on the development of India by providing millions of jobs to the eligible candidates every year.

SSC CHSL 2017 Total Number Of Vacancies

As per CHSL (10+2) 2017 official notification, this year SSC will recruit nearly 3259 candidates. However, this number of vacancies is tentative and can be changed later at any stage of selection process. SSC holds the right to increase or decrease number of vacancies as per requirements. Post-wise number of vacancies is given below

S.No.Post nameTotal number of vacancies
1LDC/ JSA898
2Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant2359

SSC CHSL (10+2) 2017 Important Events

Examination conducted by theStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Examination nameCHSL (10+2) 2017
Starting of online application form18th Nov, 2017
Last date for online candidate’s registration18th Nov, 2017
Tier-I exam (CBT)4th to 26th March 2018
Tier- I resultYet to be released
Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper)8th July 2018
Tier- II resultYet to be released
Tier- III (Skill Test/ Typing Test)Yet to be released
Final resultYet to be released
Apply onlineSSC’s website

SSC CHSL (10+2) 2017 Eligibility Criteria

All the candidates are advised to go through eligibility criteria before attempting online application process. Eligibility criteria are already mentioned in SSC CHSL (10+2) 2017 official notification. Here, we are explaining it briefly.

Nationality/ Citizenship

An applicant must be either an Indian citizen or a subject of Nepal/Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee who is permanently settled in India.

Age Limit

As on 01.08.2017, a candidate’s age must be in between 18 to 27 years. However, relaxation in maximum age limit is permitted for candidates belonging to different categories. To know more, have at a look at below given table

S.No.CategoryPermissible relaxation in maximum age limit
1SC/ST5 years
2OBC3 years
3PwD10 years (UR)
13 years (OBC)
15 years (SC/ST)
4Ex-Servicemen3 years

Note – complete permissible relaxation in maximum age limit for different categories is given in official notification.

Essential Qualifications

Candidate going to apply for CHSL 2017 must have cleared intermediate or equivalent examination from a reputed board/university. If a candidate is applying for DEO post in C&AG then s/he should be passed in 12th standard with Mathematics from a recognized Board.

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SSC CHSL (10+2) 2017 Application Fee and Mode of Payment

SSC CHSL 2017 aspirants need to apply online from 18th Nov 2017. Online application form is divided into two parts. In part-I Candidates has to register by providing basic details, after part-I registration completion, candidate need to fill other application details in part-II registration form. In part III, candidate have to pay Rs. 100/- as their exam fees through SBI net banking or via any debit/credit card.

Note – female and candidates belonging to SC/ST/PH/Ex-servicemen categories not needed to pay fee as per present government policies.

SSC CHSL (10+2) 2017 Online Application

SSC CHSL (10+2) 2017 interested candidates are need to know that SSC will accepts only application for CHSL (10+2) 2017. The online application process is very simple and should be completed in three parts:

  • Part I candidate’s registration
  • Part II filling application form
  • Part III payment of application fee (if applicable)

How To Fill SSC CHSL (10+2) 2017 Online Application?

  • Open SSC’s official website or click here
  • Find and click on the ‘Click here to apply’ link available under ‘CHSL’ tab
  • Before moving to the registration form, read all the given instructions properly
  • Now, go to the ‘Registration Part also known as Part I’ and fill up the online registration form
  • After filling up the details asked in registration form, click ‘Submit’ button
  • You will see registration ID and password
  • Now, upload your color photograph and signature
  • Now, your online registration becomes completed
  • Now, proceed to Stage II of online application process
  • To fill up the application form, you need to log into your account by using the same “Registration ID” & “Password”
  • Once logged into account, fill the rest details very carefully and submit it
  • After filling your online application, you need to make the application fee payment (if applicable)
  • Now, your online application is completed and you can take print your application form

SSC CHSL 2017 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

SSC conducts CHSL exam in three stages (tiers). Tier-I exam will be online whereas other exams (Tier-II & III) will be held offline. However, the entire application process is online and can be completed through SSC’s official website. The applicants need to qualify each Tier examination in order to get finally selected for the post. Complete examination stage-wise details are given below:

Tier I Examination

Tier I examination will be held in between 04.03.2018 to 26.03.2018. It will be a computer based test having 100 MCQs to be solved in total 60 minutes. MCQs will be based on the following subjects- English Language (Basic Knowledge), Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill), General Intelligence and General Awareness. Subjects-wise syllabus is given below

Subjects namesImportant topics

General Intelligence
This section will include both verbal and non-verbal type MCQs along with MCQs on Coding and de-coding, Word Building, , Figural Analogy, Space Orientation , Social Intelligence, Emotional Intelligence, Semantic Classification, Embedded figures, Number/Figural/Semantic Series, Figural Pattern – folding & completion, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Venn Diagrams, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding , Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy etc.
English LanguageThis section will have MCQs on shuffling of sentences in a passage, cloze/comprehension passage, idioms & phrases, improvement of sentences, active/passive voice of verbs, error spotting, fill in the blanks, spellings/detecting mis-spelt words, synonyms/homonyms, antonyms, one word substitution etc.
Quantitative AptitudeThis section will have MCQs from arithmetic, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, mensuration, statistical charts etc.
General AwarenessThis section will have MCQs on national/international current events, Indian culture, geography, general policy, history, economic scene & scientific research etc.

Note – A candidate needs to qualify Tier-I to proceed to the Tier-II exam.

Important Points to be remembered if you are going to appear in SSC-CHSL 2017 Tier-I exam:

    • There is a provision of negative marking in Tier I Exam. Therefore, selecting a wrong answer of a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections
    • For visually handicapped candidates, the exam duration will be 100 minutes.

Tier II examination

It will be a descriptive paper either in English or Hindi language of 100 marks to be held in ‘Pen and Paper’ mode. The minimum passing marks in Tier-II examination would be 33%. Tier II examination will be conducted by SSC to judge candidate’s writing skills. In Tier-II examination, an examinee needs to write an Essay in between 200 to 250 words and Application or Letter in between 150 to 200 words. The applicants need to score minimum 33 per cent to qualify tier-II exam. Final merit would be prepared by including candidate’s Tier II exam’s performance. So, candidates must point out the best ways to prepare for tier-II exam. Along with this, a CHSL 2017 aspirant also needs to know how to write an effective application and letter.

Important Points to be consider if you are going to sit in SSC-CHSL 2017 Tier-II exam:

  • Tier-II exam’s time duration is 60 minutes and carries 100 marks
  • Tier-II exam’s questions are based on high school standard
  • Tier-II exam is qualifying in nature.
  • Paper must be written in one language either English or Hindi.
  • For visually handicapped and cerebral palsy affected candidates, the exam duration will be 80 minutes.

Tier III Examination

It will be either computer proficiency or a skill test depending on post for which a candidate has applied for.

Important Thing To Consider

This year SSC has changed CHSL exam pattern along with syllabus. Modifications done by SSC are as follows

  • SSC conducts Tier-I exam in online mode ( total time duration is decreased from 120 min to 75 min)
  • Tier-II exam is introduced in pen and paper mode (total marks of this exam will be 100 and time is 60 minutes)
  • Tier-III exam will be same as previous years
  • There will be no sectional cut-off but applicants need to qualify each Tier exam in order to be eligible for the next tier exam

SSC conducts Tier-III exam to test some other skills needed for certain government jobs. Essential Tier-III skill tests are as follows-

Tier-III skill test for Data Entry Operator (DEO) posts:

  1. Minimum 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour data entry speed is needed on Computer.
  2. time duration is 15 minutes

Typing test for Sorting Assistant/ Postal Assistant LDCs and Court Clerks posts:

  1. A candidate needs to give a typing test either in Hindi or in English as per their choice selection while filling application form.
  2. Candidate’s typing test will be monitored by any authorized agency or by the commission
  3. Minimum speed for English typing is 35 words per minute and Hindi typing is 30 words per minute

SSC CHSL (10+2) 2018 Call Letter

SSC will issue a separate admit card for each examination including Tier I, II & III. However, SSC will not send call letters to candidates by post or any other mode. Candidates itself have to download their admit cards from SSC’s website.

How To Download SSC CHSL (10+2) 2017 Call letter?

  • Go to the concerned regional SSC’s official website
  • Now, find and click on admit cards
  • Click on download ‘CHSL 2017’ admit card
  • Now, log into your account by using registration number and password
  • Find and click on the ‘Download Admit Card’ tab
  • Print it and close the website

SSC CHSL (10+2) 2017 Result

The Staff Selection Commission will announce Tier I, II & III examination results separately. Once result announced, candidates can check their result by logging into the official website.

How To Check Result

  • Visit SSC official website @
  • Click on result tab
  • Click on CHSL tab
  • Click on either Write Up or Result or Marks link
  • Pdf will be opened
  • Check your roll number/ Name for result or marks among the list

Cutoff or Selection Process

Cutoff will be released by SSC for Tier I and Tier II separately and Final Tier i.e., Tier III will be of qualifying in nature. Persons who have cleared Tier I cutoff will be eligible to attend Tier II exam. Tier I cutoff will be different for different posts. In Tier II minimum 33% marks should be scored by a candidate along with that he should score above final cutoff (Tier I + Tier II) to be eligible to get post or to attend tier III examination for certain posts.

In case of Tie of marks, the following methods in the given order will be followed to resolve the tie.

  • Tier I and tier II total marks
  • Total Marks of Tier I
  • DOB with older age (will get preference)
  • Alphabetical order of First Name


A post wise salary has been tabulated below

S.NoPost NameBasic Salary
(Pay Band I)
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