Combined Higher Secondry Level Examination-2017

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination(CHSLE) which is also pronounced as SSC(10+2) in common. CHSLE is conducted once in every year by Staff Selection Commission(SSC). CHSLE is conducted once in the end of every year. CHSLE is conducted for induction of Lower Division Clerk(LDC), Data Entry Operator and Postal/Sorting Assistants in the Indian central government offices. This is one of the most toughest exams conducted by SSC. Previous years records show that it's cut-off is always higher than SSC-CGL Exam. 

Eligibility Criterion :-

  • Nationality
(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, Srilanka, 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.
  • Eduational Qualification
Name of exam already explains the eligibility of the exam i.e. You have to be 10+2 passed from any recognized Board or university whether it is state government recognized or recognized by central government.

  • Age-Limit

18-27 years on the date of notification of exam. However relaxation is given for the candidates belonging to SC/ST(5years),OBC(3years),PH(10years). For more details you can download previous year's notification at the end of the page.
How to Apply

There will be only one mode available for application that is Online through SSC Website.

  • Application Fees

Application fee for general candidates is Rs.100. Application fee is exempted  for all women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste,  Scheduled Tribe and Physically Handicapped, as per Government  orders.

Scheme of the Examination
CHSLE is a two stage selection process till 2015, which includes a pen and paper based objective type written examination and the other is a typing/skill test. From year 2016 one more tier is added as Writing Ability Test(WAT) to check the candidates' ability to write a short article and a letter. It is mandatory to pass the WAT and WAT marks will also be included to determine the final result.
  • Written Examination
This is a multiple choice type examination which consists of 200 questions, 50 questions each of General Intelligence/Reasoning, English Language (Basic Knowledge), Quantitative Aptitude(Basic Arithmetic Skill), General Awareness (current affairs & General Knowledge).Time allotted for the exam is 2 hours for normal candidates while it is of 2 hours 40 minutes for Visually Handicapped/Cerebral Palsy  candidates.

  • Writing Ability Test (WAT)
As mentioned above this is newly added part in CHSL Exam. In this test candidates' ability of writing is tested by an Essay and a letter to be written by the candidates.
  • Skill/Typing Test

Who qualifies the written part of examination only those can appear in this part of testing. In this stage skill test is taken for Data Entry Operator(DEO) and typing test for Lower Division Clerk(LDC)/Postal or Sorting Assistants. Both the tests are purely qualifying in nature that means this is not included for preparation of selection. You have to only pass this test.

  • Skill Test

In this test Data Entry Speed of 8,000  (eight  thousand) Key Depressions per  hour on Computer is required. The ‘Speed of 8000 key depressions per  hour on Computer’ will be adjudged on the  basis of the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage and the duration of the said Test will be  15 minutes and printed matter in English  containing about 2000-2200 strokes/key depressions would be given to each  candidate who would enter the same in  the  Computer. Visually handicapped  candidates (with 40% disability and  above) will be allowed 35 minutes  including compensatory time 20 minutes  for the skill test.

  • Typing Test

This test is conducted in English or Hindi only as indicated by candidates in their application form. Candidates who have opted for English medium should have  typing speed of 35 words per minute  and those opting for Hindi medium  should have typing speed of 30 words per  minute.The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text  passage in 10 minutes. Visually  Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30  minutes.

Admit Card
You can download your admit card when it will be available from the websites of the regional banks according to your region in which you have applied for.

SSC CHSL Examination notification is scheduled to be released on 18 November 2017.