The recruitment drive to fill vacancies for the post of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators (DEO), Lower Divisional Clerks (LDC) and Court Clerks has begun with the announcement of SSC-CHSL Exam Notification 2016. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) released the recruitment advertisement inviting applications from candidates for the SSC-CHSL Exam 2016 on October 8, 2016.
Here is a look at some of the key pointers in SSC-CHSL Exam Notification 2016.
Salary/Pay scale for the posts ( per month)
- Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant: Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200) + Grade Pay Rs 2400 (pre-revised)
- Data Entry Operator: Pay Band-1 (Rs 5200-20200) + Grade Pay Rs 2400 (pre-revised)
- Data Entry Operator: Pay Band-1 (Rs 5200-20200) + Grade Pay Rs 1900 (pre-revised)
- Lower Division Clerk: Pay Band-1 (Rs 5200-20200) + Grade Pay Rs 1900 (pre-revised)
- Court Clerk: Pay Band-1 (Rs 5200-20200) + Grade Pay Rs 1900 (pre-revised)
Number of vacancies
Tentatively, the vacancies for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC, DEO and Court Clerks are 3281, 1321, 506 and 26 respectively.
18-27 years as on January 1, 2017 (Candidates born not before January 2, 1990, and not later than January 1, 1999)
Educational Qualification (as on January 1, 2017)
Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognised Board or University
Scheme of Examination
The examination will consist of a Computer-based Written Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination.
1) Computer-based Written (Tier-I) Exam: This has four sections i.e., General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.
- Indicative syllabus for General intelligence: This section will include questions on Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Space Orientation, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/Pattern-folding and Unfolding , Series, Figural Pattern, Number Series, Embedded Figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem-solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and Decoding, Syllogisms, Mirror Images, Water Images, Cube and Dice etc.
- Indicative syllabus for English Language: It will consist of questions on Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Antonyms, Spellings, Idioms and 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 etc.
- Indicative syllabus for General Awareness: It will consist of questions on current affairs and facts relating to India’s history, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, general policy and scientific research and neighbouring countries.
- Indicative syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude: It will consist of questions on Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Statistical Charts etc.
2. Offline Tier-II (Descriptive) Exam: This paper will assess the writing skills of the candidates. This exam would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.
3. Tier-III (Typing Test/Skill Test): Skill Test would be conducted for those applying for the post of DEO and Typing Test would be conducted for those applying for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC and Court Clerk.
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