Wednesday, 12 October 2016

More opportunities on the rise: SSC-CHSL Notification released on Oct 8, 2016

SSC-CHSL Notification

Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Exam is considered to be one of the most sought-after exams in India. The reason being, the basic qualification to apply for this exam is only 10+2. Thus, lakhs of students give this exam every year. In fact, in 2015, nearly 79 lakh candidates contested for a few thousand posts.

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This year, the wait is finally over as SSC has released the important dates through its CHSL Exam Notification 2016. Through 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. The SSC-CHSL Exam Notification 2016 was announced on October 8, 2016.

Over 5000 vacancies have been announced. Nearly 3281 vacancies for the post of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, 1321 vacancies for Lower Divisional Clerks’ post, 506 for Data Entry Operators’ post and 26 vacancies for the post of Court Clerks have been announced. So, all those wishing to secure the high paying government jobs, the time has come to pull up your socks.

SSC-CHSL Exam 2016 Notification

If 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:
  • Date of Advertisement: October 8, 2016
  • Online registration: Till November 7, 2016
  • Date of online exam (Tier-I): January 7, 2017, to February 5, 2017
  • Date of Descriptive Paper (Tier-II): April 9, 2017

Eligibility criteria

Applicants willing to appear for the SSC-CHSL Exam 2016, must fulfil the below mentioned eligibility conditions:
1. Essential educational qualification (as on January 1, 2017):
Candidates must have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination from a recognised Board or University.
2. Age Limit:
18-27 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.
3. Nationality:
Candidates must be Indian citizens so as to appear in the SSC-CHSL Exam 2016.

Selection procedure

The examination will consist of an online 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 and Sorting Assistant, Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk.


Online Written Exam (Tier-1): This exam will consist of objective-type questions for 200 marks. This test 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.

Descriptive Paper (Tier-II): It will be of 100 marks in ‘Pen and Paper’ mode. The duration of the paper would be for one hour. This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skill of the candidates which is necessary for Government jobs. The performance in Tier-II would be included for preparing merit. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.
Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination: Tier-III of the Examination would be the Skill Test/Typing Test which 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.
As the selection process for the SSC-CHSL Exam comprises of only written tests, therefore, cut-offs are generally higher and only those who qualify in the written exam will be called for Skill Test and Typing Test.

Registration process

Applications must be submitted only in online mode. Detailed instructions as in may be referred to. The registration/application fee is Rs.100. 

The next step

After completing the registration process, the next stage is the exam preparation stage. To help you prepare well for the SSC-CHSL Exam 2016, it is advisable to take the help of professional training institutes like TalentSprint. The experts and guides at this Institute can help you in achieving your dream successfully.

So, don’t wait. Act fast!

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