SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam 2016

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) invites applications for the post of Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2016 in 5134 Vacancies for Recruitment of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerk. Here you can find details of SSC CHSL Recruitment for Vacancy details, age Limit, Pay Scale and how to apply for this job for SSC CHSL on given below.

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SSC CHSL Recruitment 2016 Vacancy Details

Name of postNo of vacancyPay ScaleGrade Pay
Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants3281 PostsRs. 5200-20200/-Rs. 2400/-
Lower Division Clerk1321 PostsRs. 5200-20200/-Rs. 1900/-
Data Entry Operators506 PostsRs. 5200-20200/-Rs. 1900/- OR Rs.2400/-
Court Clerk26 PostsRs. 5200-20200/-Rs. 1900/-

SSC CHSL Recruitment Eligibility 2016

Educational Qualification ( As on 01.01.2017)

Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

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.

Candidates who have not acquired but will acquire the educational qualification and acquire documentary evidence from the Board/University in support thereof as on 01.01.2017 will also be eligible.

All candidates who are called for appearing at the Typing Test/Skill Test will be required to produce the relevant Certificate in Original such as Mark sheets, Provisional Certificate, etc. as proof of having acquired the minimum educational qualification on or before 01.01.2017 failing which the candidature of such candidate will be cancelled by the Commission. The candidates who are able to prove, by documentary evidence that the result of the qualifying examination was declared on or before the cutoff date i.e. 01.01.2017 and he/she has been declared passed, will also be considered to have the required Educational Qualification.

Nationality / Citizenship

A candidate must be either

  • a citizen of India, or
  • a subject of Nepal, or
  • a subject of Bhutan, or
  • a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  • 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.

A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Examination but the offer of appointment will be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Government of India.

Age Limit

  • 18-27 years as on 01.01.2017 (Candidates born not before 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-1999).

Age of Relaxation

  • SC & ST Category : 5 years
  • OBC-NCL Category : 3 years
  • Ex-Servicemen Category : 03 years

SSC CHSL Recruitment Selection Process 2016

Candidates will be shortlisted for the Tier-III Examination on the basis of their performance in the Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Examination (Tier-II). Candidates who qualify in the skill test/Typing Test (Tier-III) will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of their performance in the Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II). Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them.

Provided that SC, ST, OBC, and PH candidates, who are selected on their own merit without relaxed standards, along with candidates belonging to other communities, will not be adjusted against the reserved share of vacancies. Such SC, ST, OBC, and PH candidates will be accommodated against the general/unreserved vacancies as per their position in the overall Merit List. The reserved vacancies will be filled up separately from amongst the eligible SCs, STs, OBCs, and PH candidates which will, thus, comprise of SC,ST,OBC and PH candidates who are lower in merit than the last general candidate on merit list of unreserved category but otherwise found suitable for appointment even by relaxed standard.

An Ex-Serviceman or Physically Handicapped (OH/VH/HH) category candidate who qualifies on the basis of relaxed standards viz. age limit, experience or qualifications, permitted number of chances in written examination, extended zone of consideration, etc. is to be counted against reserved vacancies and not against general vacancies. Such candidates may also be recommended at the relaxed standards to the extent the number of vacancies reserved for them, to make up for the deficiency in the reserved quota, irrespective of their rank in the order of merit. In so far as cases of Ex-Serviceman are concerned, deduction of the military service rendered from the age of Ex-Servicemen is permissible against the reserved or unreserved posts and such exemption cannot be termed as relaxed standards in regard to age.

The candidates applying for the examination should ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility conditions for admission to the examination. Their admission at all the stages of examination will be purely provisional, subject to their satisfying the prescribed eligibility conditions. If, on verification, at any time, it is found that they do not fulfill any of the eligibility conditions, their candidature for the examination will be cancelled by the Commission.

The data submitted by candidates who qualify for the Skill Test, in their application form, will be verified with the documents submitted before the Skill Test. Selection will be based on this verified data.

SSC CHSL Recruitment Exam Pattern 2016

The examination will consist of a Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk.

Computer Based Examination (Objective type)

PartSubjectMaximum MarksNumber of BatchesTotal Duration / Timing
IGeneral Intelligence
(25 questions)
50Timing for 2 Batches / day
Ist batch: 10 AM- 11.15 AM
IInd Batch: 4.15 PM- 5.30 PM

Timing for 3 batches / day
Batch: 10 AM-11.15 AM
IInd Batch: 1.15 PM- 2.30 PM
IIIrd Batch: 4.15 PM- 5.30 PM
75 Minutes (Total)
II English Language
(Basic Knowledge)
( 25 questions)
50For for VH/OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and OH with deformity in writing hand (Pl. see Para 7 of notice).-100 Minutes
III Quantitative Aptitude
(Basic Arithmetic
Skill) (25 questions)
IVGeneral Awareness
(25 questions)

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.

Answer Keys will be placed on Commission’s website after written examination. Any representation regarding answer key received within the time limit fixed by the Commission at the time of uploading of the answer key will be scrutinized and the decision of the Commission in this regard will be final.

The Commission reserves the right to introduce additional stage of examination which would be notified at suitable time, if considered necessary.

SSC CHSL Recruitment Syllabus 2016

Computer based Written examination (Tier-I)

  • General Intelligence
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness

Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)

Tier-III Examination

  • Skill test for Data Entry Operator
  • Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs and Court Clerks

SSC CHSL Recruitment Exam Centres 2016

A candidate must indicate the Centre in the online Application Form in which he/she desires to take the examination

Examination Centres & Centres codeAddress to which the applications should be sent
Agra(3001), Allahabad(3003), Bareilly(3005), Gorakhpur(3007) , Kanpur(3009), Lucknow (3010) Meerut(3011), Varanasi (3013), Bhagalpur (3201), Muzaffarpur(3205), Patna(3206)Regional Director(CR),
Staff Selection Commission,
21-23, Lowther Road, Allahabad,
Uttar Pradesh-211 002.
Gangtok (4001), Ranchi(4205), Barasat (4402), Berhampore (WB) (4403),Chinsurah (4405), Jalpaiguri (4408), Kolkata(4410), Malda (4412),Midnapur (4413), Siliguri (4415), Berhampore (Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Cuttack (4605), Keonjhargarh (4606), Sambalpur (4609), Port Blair (4802)Regional Director (ER),
Staff Selection Commission,
1st MSO Building,(8th Floor), 234/4,
Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose
Road, Kolkata,
West Bengal-700020
Bangalore(9001), Dharwar(9004), Gulbarga (9005),Mangalore(9008), Mysore (9009), Kochi (9204), Kozhikode(Calicut) (9206),Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Thrissur (9212)Regional Director(KKR),
Staff Selection Commission,
1st Floor, “E” Wing,
Kendriya Sadan,
Koramangala, Bangalore,
Almora(2001), Dehradun(2002), Haldwani (2003), Srinagar (Uttarakhand) (2004), Haridwar (2005), Delhi(2201), Ajmer(2401), Alwar(2402), Bharatpur(2403),Bikaner (2404), Jaipur(2405), Jodhpur(2406), Kota(2407), Sriganganagar (2408), Udaipur(2409)Regional Director (NR),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 12,
CGO Complex, Lodhi Road,
New Delhi-110504
Itanagar(5001), Dibrugarh(5102), Guwahati (Dispur)(5105), Jorhat (5107),Silchar(5111), Kohima (5302), Shillong(5401),Imphal(5501), Churachandpur (5502), Agartala(5601), Aizwal(5701)Regional Director(NER),
Staff Selection Commission,
West End Block,
Last Gate, Beltola Basistha Road,
Dispur, Guwahati, Assam-781 006.
Guntur(8001), Kurnool (8003),Rajahmundry(8004), Tirupati (8006),Vishakhapatnam (8007), Chennai(8201),Coimbatore(8202), Madurai (8204),Tiruchirapalli (8206), Tirunelveli (8207),Puducherry(8401), Hyderabad(8601),Nizamabad (8602),Warangal(8603)Regional Director (SR),
Staff Selection Commission,
EVK Sampath Building,
2nd Floor,
College Road, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu-600006
Ahmedabad(7001) Vadodara (7002),Rajkot(7006), Surat(7007),Bhavnagar(7009), Kutch (7010), Amravati(7201), Aurangabad(7202),Kolhapur(7203), Mumbai(7204), Nagpur(7205), Nanded (7206), Nashik (7207),Pune(7208), Thane(7210) Bhandara(7211), Chandrapur(7212), Akola(7213),Jalgaon(7214),Ahmednagar(7215),Alibaug(7216),Panaji(7801)Regional Director (WR),
Staff Selection Commission,
1st Floor, South Wing,
Pratishta Bhawan,
101 M.K. Road, Mumbai,
Bhopal(6001), Chindwara(6003), Guna(6004), Gwalior (6005), Indore(6006), Jabalpur (6007), Khandwa (6009), Ratlam(6011), Satna(6014), Sagar (6015), Ambikapur(6201), Bilaspur(6202) Jagdalpur(6203), Raipur(6204), Durg(6205)Dy. Director (MPR),
Staff Selection Commission,
J-5, Anupam Nagar, Raipur,
Anantnag (1001), Baramula(1002), Jammu(1004), Leh(1005), Rajouri(1006), Srinagar(J&K)(1007), Kargil (1008), Dodda (1009), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla(1203), Bhathinda (1401), Jalandhar(1402), Patiala (1403), Amritsar( 1404), Chandigarh (1601)Dy. Director (NWR),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 3, Gr. Floor,
Kendriya Sadan,Sector-9,

No change of Centre of Examination will be entertained.

The Commission has provided the facilities to opt 3 centres within the region. No request for change of centre will be considered under any circumstances, However, the Commission reserves the right to cancel any Centre and ask the candidates of that centre to appear from another centre. Commission also reserves the right to divert candidates of any centre to some other Centre to take the examination.

SSC CHSL Recruitment Application Form 2016

Procedure for Online Submission of Application

The Commission has devised a simplified format for the online application procedure. In this process, candidates may register once and may apply for any examination conducted by SSC. One-time registration is the permanent database for candidates. The Registration ID and password provided by the system should be kept safely so that it can be used for applying any examination conducted by SSC. The Registration facility is available to the candidates throughout the year on website The registered candidates may log into the system and can proceed for application filling.

The facility of on-line application (including payment of fees through debit card) will be available from due date. However, candidates who wish to make the payment through challan of SBI, may make the payment to designated branches of SBI within the working hours of bank upto due date provided the challan has been generated by them before due date.The challan generation facility will be available upto due date only.

The online submission of the application may be made at website Candidate should read the instructions in this Notice carefully before making any entry or selecting options. Candidate should provide all the required details while filling up the online form. Mandatory fields are marked with * (asterisk) sign. The filling of online application contains two parts

  • Registration Part (In case not registered earlier)
  • Application Part

Applications must be submitted only in online mode. Detailed instructions as in may be referred to.

Application fee

Mode of payment of fee payable Rs. 100/-(Rupees One Hundred only). Candidates may note that online application will be accepted at only. Fee paid in respect of online application through SBI Challan/Net banking and any credit and debit cards will be accepted. Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Persons with disability and Ex-servicemen eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee as per rules/instructions of Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.

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SSC CHSL Recruitment Important Dates 2016

Starting Date For Submission Of Online Application08th October, 2016
Last Date For Submission of Online Application25th November, 2016 ( 5.00 PM )
Challan generation facility for CHSLE available23rd November, 2016 ( 5.00 PM )
Date of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I)07th January, 2017 & 05th February, 2017
Date of Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)09th April, 2017

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