One of the most sought-after exams in India, Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Exam dates has been announced through SSC-CHSL Exam Notification 2016 on October 8, 2016.
SSC CHSL Exam 2016: Important datesIf you are one of those who is interested in securing a bright future by acquiring a Government job right after you pass 10+2, then you should make a note of the below mentioned important dates:
Release of Application Form
October 8, 2016
Last date of registration
November 7, 2016
Issue of E-Admit Card for Tier-1 Exam
Last week of December 2016
Date of online Tier-1 Exam
January 7, 2017, to February 5, 2017
Declaration of Tier-1 Exam result
1st week of March 2017
Issue of E-Admit Card for Tier-2 Exam
End of March 2017
Date of offline Tier-2 (Descriptive) Exam
April 9, 2017
Declaration of Tier-2 Exam result
May 10, 2017
Date of Tier-3 (Skill Test/Typing Test)
(date will be notified later)
Declaration of final results
(date will be notified later)
SSC CHSL Exam 2016: Posts offeredThrough the CHSL Exam 2016, SSC will be selecting eligible candidates for the post of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks, and Court Clerks.
- Total number of vacancies announced: 5,134
- Vacancies for the post of Postal/Sorting Assistant: 3,281
- Vacancies for the post of Lower Division Clerk: 1,321
- Vacancies for the post of Data Entry Operator: 506
- Vacancies for the post of Court Clerk: 26
Educational eligibility criteria (as on January 1, 2017)Candidates must have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination from a recognised Board or University.
Age limit18-27 years as on January 1, 2017 (Candidates born not before January 2, 1990, and not later than January 1, 1999). However, there are relaxations in age limit, as per the specified rules.
Selection procedureSelection process would include three steps:
- Tier-1 Online Written Exam: It would be an objective type paper containing 100 questions of 200 marks. This exam would be of 75 minutes duration consisting of four sections as follows: The questions will be set both in English and Hindi for Sections-I, III, and IV. There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
- Tier-2 Offline Written Exam: It would be a descriptive type paper of 100 marks to be given in ‘Pen and Paper’ mode. The duration of the paper would be for one hour. This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.
- Tier-3 Skill Test/Typing Test: Candidates who qualify the Tier-2 Exam will be called for this test. This test would be of a qualifying nature. Skill Test would be conducted for candidates applying for the post of Data Entry Operators. Typing Test would be conducted for those candidates applying for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, Lower Divisional Clerks, and Court Clerks.
Registration processApplications must be submitted only in online mode. Detailed instructions as in www.ssconline.nic.in may be referred to. The registration/application fee is Rs 100 only.
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