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SSC CHSL 2016 – Dates, Application, Notification, Eligibility


SSC CHSL (10+2) 2016 recruitment exam is being conducted by the Staff Selection Commission. The Combined Higher Secondary Level exam is a gateway for recruitment in government sector. Notification of SSC CHSL 2016 was published in the second week of October at ssc.nic.in and it indicates 5,134 number of vacancies. All eligible candidates can submit application form of SSC CHSL 2016 at ssc.nic.in until November 11, 2016. On basis of information filled in the forms, the Commission shall generate admit cards for all candidates which can be downloaded from regional SSC websites. There will be written objective exam (Tier 1), descriptive test (Tier 2), and typing / skill test (Tier 3). Selection shall be on merit on basis of SSC CHSL results.

Get here complete details of SSC CHSL 2016 such as dates, eligibility, notification, application form, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, result.


Name of exam – SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level 2016-17

Also known as – SSC CHSL 2016, SSC LDC DEO 2016, SSC 10+2 2016

Key highlight – Class 10+2 pass candidates are eligible to apply for CHSL exam, subject to fulfillment of other eligibility conditions (age and nationality).

SSC CHSL 2016 Important Changes announced. Click here to check corrigendum as on 05 Apr 2017.

SSC CHSL 2016 Important Dates

Important events related to SSC CHSL SSC CHSL Dates
Issue of SSC CHSL 2016 notification October 8, 2016
Commencement of application form submission October 8, 2016
Last date to apply for SSC LDC DEO (10+2) 2016 November 25, 2016
Availability of CHSL admit card December 26, 2016 onwards
Date of CHSL Tier-I Exam in computer based mode January 07, 2017 to February 08, 2017
Announcement of SSC CHSL Tier 1 result (expected) March 2017, second week
Availability of SSC CHSL Tier 2 admit card (expected) May/June, 2017
Date of Tier-II (Descriptive Paper) June 25, 2017
Announcement of SSC CHSL result after Tier 2 (expected) June / July 2017
Conduct of Skill Test / Typing Test (expected) July 2017
Announcement of final result of SSC CHSL 2016 (expected) August / September 2017

SSC CHSL 2016 Application Form

You can apply online for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level exam through SSC Online Registration. With the new system of SSC online application form in place, it has become very convenient for applicants. If you have already done one time registration at ssconline, then you can simply log in and apply for SSC CHSL 2016. Otherwise you can first complete one time registration.

Application Fee: Rs. 100

How to apply?

  • Have you previously done One Time Registration at ssconline.nic.in? If yes, then go to the CHSL online application form page and log in using registration credentials. After that you can fill in specific details pertaining to SSC LDC DEO (10+2) 2016.
  • In the event that you have not done OTR, first complete registration. Next, you can fill and submit complete SSC CHSL 2016 application form.

SSC CHSL 2016 Posts and Vacancies

The Staff Selection Commission will hold an examination for Recruitment of Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerk during the period from 07.01.2017 to 08.02.2017 the details of which are as under

Name of post Pay Band Grade Pay (pre-revised) Vacancies
Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant 5200 – 20200 2400 3281
Data Entry Operator 5200 – 20200 2400 506
Data Entry Operator 5200 – 20200 1900
Lower Division Clerk 5200 – 20200 1900 1321
Court Clerk 5200 – 20200 1900 26
Total vacancies 5134

Reservation: Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/ExS/PH etc. categories is available as per extant Govt. Orders.

SSC CHSL 2016 Eligibility Criteria

You should ensure that you are eligible prior to applying for CHSL exam. Although Staff Selection Commission will not check eligibility at the time of releasing admit cards, or exam, they will certainly do so after declaring results. With this in mind, read complete notification first, and then proceed to apply.

Age Limit

You should be between 18 to 27 years old. Determining date for calculating age is 1 August 2017. To know more about age relaxation, see notification or SSC CHSL 2016 Eligibility Criteria page.

Educational Qualification

You should have passed class 12th exam from recognized board or University.

SSC CHSL 2016 Exam Pattern

Each candidate who is applying for / applied for SSC CHSL 2016 must know the exam pattern. It is in fact the first step towards preparing for the Combined Higher Secondary Level exam.

In order to help you to start with SSC CHSL preparation, we have presented here CHSL exam pattern. Once the SSC CHSL 2016 notification is available, we will update latest (new / revised) exam pattern

Name of subject Maximum marks
General intelligence 50
English language 50
Quantitative aptitude 50
General awareness 50
Overall 200

Note:- Above is the SSC CHSL exam pattern of Tier I exam.

How to prepare for SSC CHSL 2016?

Preparing for CHSL (LDC DEO) 10+2 is a big topic in itself. We have started a new page for the same (read more on SSC CHSL 2016 Exam Preparation). In brief, you can keep following points in mind:-

  • General intelligence section will test your logical and analytical thinking skills. You can extensively practice questions of multiple choice type on syllogism, analogies, finding patterns and missing numbers, drawing conclusions.
  • English language largely contains questions on fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, active / passive voice, jumbled sentences, sentence improvement, spellings.
  • Quantitative aptitude has basic mathematics related questions. You can practice MCQs keeping in mind to focus to improve speed and accuracy.
  • General awareness is a mix of static GK and latest news. Brush up general awareness topics from suitable books and also stay in touch with newspapers.

SSC CHSL 2016 Admit Card

Admit Card / Hall Ticket / Call Letter is an enabling document. It contains details such as candidate’s name and roll number along with examination date, time and venue. To know more about admit card of CHSL exam, you can either go to SSC CHSL 2016 Admit Card page, or read few points in summary below.

  • All candidates who submit application form on time will get admit cards released by respective Staff Selection Commission Region (NR, ER, KKR, SR, NER, WR, MPR, CR, NWR).
  • Bring officially issued CHSL admit card on day of exam.
  • You will get to know about exam center through admit card of SSC LDC DEO (10+2) 2016.

SSC CHSL 2016 Result

Only such candidates who clear exam, skill test / typing test will be recommended for selection. Staff Selection Commission will compile merit list based on your performance and ultimately appoint recommended candidates subject to fulfillment of eligibility criteria.

You can check CHSL results online at ssc.nic.in. For exam, the Commission decides cut offs. Skill test / typing test are qualifying in nature and for those, there are already pre-defined criteria.

For the purposing of checking latest SSC CHSL results, you can go to SSC CHSL 2016 Result page.

SSC CHSL 2016 Cut Off

Staff Selection Commission sets the minimum qualifying cut off for CHSL exam. After exam, the Commission takes into account factors such as the following to decide CHSL cut off:-

  • Number of test takers
  • Total vacancies
  • Difficulty level of question papers
  • Minimum expectations of the Commission
  • Overall performance of test takers

While you are preparing for SSC (LDC DEO) 10+2 2016, you can take a look at last year’s cut offs.

Category Cut off marks (SSC CHSL 2015) to shortlist candidates for Tier II / Descriptive Exam
UR 119
OBC 110
SC 99
ST 89.5

You can know more about application form, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, preparation, result of CHSL exam by visiting relevant pages.

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