SSC CHSL 2017: Application Form, Eligibility, Exam Date (LDC & DEO 10+2 Level)

Scholarship Examination in India


SSC CHSL Recruitment


Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India. Staff Selection Commission or SSC has been one of the most desirable organizations for Government exams in India. 


SSC CHSL Recruitment 2016 Exam is being held in all over India. It has 5,134 Post’s for various Government Departments and their sub offices.


The Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level(CHSL) exam every year for recruitment in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) Exam for recruitment to various posts like:

  • Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO).
  • Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC).
  • Court Clerk.


SC CHSL 2017 Exam Dates

The tentative schedule for the SSC CHSL 2017 exam is as follows. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CHSL Exam 2017 and make sure to complete the process in time. The mode of availability of SSC CHSL 2017 application form is online only.


Important dates

Publication of official notification18th November 2017
Commencement of application process18th November 2017
Last date of application process18th December 2017
Last date for payment of application fee online18th December 2017
Last date for payment of application fee offlineDecember 2017
Downloading of admit cardFebruary 2018
Examination date (SSC CHSL 2017)20th March to 20th April 2018
Results declaration of part I examinationMay 2018
Examination date of part II24th June 2018
Final merit listJuly 2018


SSC CHSL Last Dates

According to the recent SSC 10+2 Notification, the SSC CHSL LDC/DEO Online Application Form 2017 will release on 18th November 2017. SSC CHSL last date to apply online will be 18th December 2017.


The posts offered by SSC CHSL 2017

  • DEO (Data Entry Officers)
  • LDC (Lower Division Clerk)
  • Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant
  • Court Clerks


SSC CHSL 2017 – Vacancy Detail (Tentative)

  • Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants: 3523
  • Lower Divisional Clerks: 2049
  • Data Entry Operators: 1006



SSC CHSL 2017 Eligibility Criteria



You need to fulfill one of the following nationality criteria in order to apply for this exam:

  • A resident of India;
  • A Subject of Nepal/Bhutan;
  • Tibetan refugee those came to the country before 1st January, 1962 with the aim of permanent settling over here.
  • A Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who are 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 and came to India with the aim of permanent settling over here.


Age Limit

Candidates’ age should be in between 18 to 27 years as on 1st August 2017. Age relaxation will be provided to reserved category candidates according to the norm of Govt. of India.

The relaxation in age is as per government policies which are as follow:

CategoryAge Relaxation
ST/SC5 years
OBC3 years
PH10 years
PH + OBC13 years
PH + SC/ST15 years
Ex- Serviceman (Unreserved / General)03 years after deduction of military service rendered
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)06 years ( 3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)08 years ( 3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial dateUp to 40 years of age
Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( OBC ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.Up to 43 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( SC/ST ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.Up to 45 years of age
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( Unreserved/General )5 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( OBC )8 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST)10 years
Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried ( Unreserved/General )Up to 35 years of age
Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( OBC )Up to 38 years of age
 Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( SC/ST )Up to 40 years of age
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (Unreserved/General )5 years
 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (OBC )8 (5+3) years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed  area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST)10 (5+5) years


Educational Qualification

Candidates those have cleared class 12th or its equivalent examination from a recognized university are only eligible to apply for the test.


SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) start conducting the Combined Higher Secondary Level(CHSL) in three levels for various posts from 2016:

CategorySubjectMaximum MarksTotal Duration
IGeneral Intelligence (50 Questions)502 Hours 10:00 A.M
12:00 Noon
IIEnglish Language (Basic Knowledge)
(50 Questions)
IIIQuantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)
(50 Questions)
IVGeneral Awareness
(50 Questions)


Before beginning the SSC CHSL preparation, it is important to make note of changes in exam pattern and syllabus. The modifications to SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2017 which are applicable from 2016 are given below::

  • SSC CHSL 2017 Tier 1 exam will be conducted in online mode.
  • Introduction of a descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
  • Reduction in time limit for examination of Tier -I from 120 minutes to 75 minutes.
  • Tier III will remain same.
  • No Sectional Cut off.


SSC CHSL 2017 Application Form :

Online mode of application- For online mode, the candidates have to go to the official website of SSC. The candidates have to upload the scanned images of their photograph and signature. To complete the application process they have to pay the application fee.

  • One can submit the application form in online mode from the official website of Staff Selection Committee i.e. // and //
  • Complete the registration process first by providing few basic information.
  • After completion of the successful registration, a unique registration number will be generated. We advise you to please note down your registration number.
  • Now move to the application fee payment procedure. The fee can be paid either by using SBI Challan or credit card/debit card/net banking.
  • After making the payment, you’ll be asked to upload your photograph and signature in JPG format. Size of the photograph and signature should be in between 4 kb to 12 kb.
  • After submission of the application form, you won’t be allowed for making any sort of changes.


Offline mode of application- The candidates can get application forms from the sale centers, prescribed offices or by-post as well. The candidates have to send the required documents along with duly filled application form to SSC on or before the last date.


SSC CHSL Admit Card 2017 

SSC CHSL Admit Card 2017 has been released by the Staff Selection Commission for Tier-II exam which has been conducted on 9th July 2017. All candidates (who have shortlisted for the Tier-II examination of CHSL) can download SSC CHSL 2017 admit card from the official website. Candidates are able to download the admit card from the official website of Staff Selection Commission and should go through all the mentioned instructions carefully. Candidates should click the given link to download SSC CHSL Tier-II Admit Card


Application fee

For online applications- In online mode, the candidates can pay either through SBI bank challan (challan can be downloaded, printed & submitted at any CBS branch of SBI) or net banking. Nominal service charges may be included in net banking mode of payment.

For offline applications- Rs. 100 has to be paid as application fee through CRF stamps. The stamps have to be canceled before applying it on the form, otherwise, the application will not be accepted.

Exemption of fee- The application fee is exempted in case of female candidates and all the reserved category candidates. 


SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017

Since the SSC CHSL is comprised of 3 different levels, we must deal with their syllabus independently.

This is an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CHSL 2017, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:


Paper I of SSC CHSL 2017

  • There will be 4 sections (General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude & General Awareness) carrying 50 marks for each section.
  • The duration of the examination will be 2 hours.
  • The question paper will be available both in Hindi & English except English Language.
  • There will be MCQ type questions and ¼ marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • The weightage of each will be 50 marks.


English Language5050
General Awareness5050
General Intelligence5050
Quantitative Aptitude5050



Tier II

This is a descriptive exam that is designed to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit. The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letter and Application.


Click here for Practice papers of SSC CHSL 2017


Skill Test/ Typing Test

Typing Test for LDC

This test will be conducted in Hindi & English both for the qualified candidates for written examination. The candidates have to mention the language of typing during filling the application form. This examination is also qualifying in nature. The typing speed for the English language should be 35 words/minute and for the Hindi language it should be 30 words/minute.

Skill Test for DEO

This test will be conducted for qualified candidates for written examination. The candidates must maintain data entry speed of 8,000 key depression/hour on computer. These entries will be judged on the basis of correct entries. The duration of this skill test will be 15 minutes. A printed matter of 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions in the English language will be provided to each candidate.



SSC CHSL 2017 Selection Process

The Recruitment procedure of SSC CHSL consists of two stages- written examination and skill test or typing test. The successful candidates of stage I (written examination) called for the stage II skill test or typing test. The SSC CHSL 2017 gives an opportunity to eligible candidates to get recruited at the posts of LDC (Lower Division Clerk) and DEO (Data Entry Operator) in numerous central govt. offices. The reserved category candidates will be adjusted against general category vacancies according to their rank in the merit list. The vacancies of reserved categories will be filled individually by eligible candidates of reserved categories only. The tiebreaker for candidates scoring same marks will be based on-

  • Marks in the written examination
  • DOB, the older candidate will be given higher position in the merit list
  • In alphabetical order, the higher rank will be decided



SSC CHSL 2017 Syllabus 

  1. General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation ,Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Drawing inferences,Figural Classification, Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding , Semantic Series, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and decoding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations. 
  2. English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage. 

III. Quantitative Aptitude:   


Number Systems: Computation of the Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work.

ALGEBRA: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations. 

GEOMETRY: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: 

Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle, and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles. 

MENSURATION: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.

TRIGONOMETRY: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems) Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc, 

STATISTICAL CHARTS: Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart 

General Awareness: In this section, questions related to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research will be asked. Also, the candidate needs to be aware of the surroundings and current happenings around the nation




Have a look at the cut-off for SSC CHSL exam of the previous year:


SSC CHSL 2016 TIER- 1 Cut-Off

CategoryCut-Off MarksCandidate Available
Ex. S64.504415
TOTAL 53201



SSC CHSL Cut off for Descriptive Paper (Tier-II)

List of Candidates qualified for Descriptive Paper (Tier-II)
CategoryCut Off MarksCandidate Available 
General/ Unreserved127.5014517 



SSC CHSL 2015 TIER- 1 Cut-Off

Cut off Marks1191109989.508883.505545.50 



SSC CHSL 2017 Online Test Series

To hold a command over subjects practice is essential. Accordingly, here we are with a reason to help you with the SSC CHSL 2017 Online Test Series. This series will provide free SSC CHSL Mock test with one separate analysis to manage the every particular subject. It will determine your position and current status. The test series will be based on updated and current syllabus prepared by experts. The user is also facilitated to take the local test to improvise knowledge and make it stronger. The test is conducted in both Hindi and English languages. Quick solution and easy access can be achieved through our application which was recently launched.



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Tips for SSC CHSL 2017 Preparation

  • You should read the Newspaper daily. Stay in touch with current events and important news.
  • Take 1 Full Mock test daily and analyse it carefully. Irrespective of how many Mock Tests you take, analysis is the only thing that is going to help you improve.
  • If you don’t know what to study and what to leave in a topic, then refer this Detailed SSC CHSL Syllabus, which has exact weightage, marks, etc. for each topic.
  • Before beginning the General Awareness section, look through all the questions within 3 minutes.
  • The GA questions will be of 10+2 level. You would either know the answer or you won’t. Attempt the questions that you can answer accurately within 30 seconds, first.
  • Focus on your reading skills. You must know how to write and speak in English fluently if you want to apply for the exam.
  • Make sure you have all the required resources before you start preparing for the exam.
  • Spend more time to study and practice the topics you find difficult. Gradually, if you focus on them you will find that you are able to solve them with much ease.
  • Having a good vocabulary will help you a lot. Candidates may refer to Norman and Lewis Word power for a vast collection of common vocabulary.
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