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A brief on SSC CHSL 2018

Just like every year, SSC has released SSC CHSL 2017 recruitment notification for various vacancies in Ministries/Departments/Organizations of Government of India. As per the new SSC calendar, SSC extended exam dates. Later, SSC admitted there was some error in the calendar. Now CHSL Tier 1 exam is being conducted from 4th-March to 28th-March-2018 in various shifts, the admit card can be downloaded from the region-wise websites. The result of SSC CHSL Tier 1 is exam is expected to be declared in 2nd week of May 2018. Candidates who will be shortlisted in CHSL result 2018, will go for SSC CHSL Tier 2 exam.
Considered as the most desirable organisation to work with, SSC is the leading source of employment in the world of Government Jobs. Every year the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level- CHSL, 10+2 Exam for various positions like:
Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants or PA/SA
Data Entry Operator or DEO
Lower Divisional Clerk or LDC
Court Clerk


The eligibility criteria for SSC CHSL 2017 can be divided into three categories:
Nationality of applicants
Age limit of the applicants
Educational Qualification

Eligibility Criteria Detailed Information
Nationality / Citizenship A candidate must be either-
Citizen of India/Nepal/Bhutan
A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
A person of Indian origin who has 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 with the intention of permanently settling in India. In order to be eligible for SSC CHSL Exam, you must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
If the applicant possess any Degree obtained through open Universities or Distance Education Mode,then that must be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Educational Qualification
Skill Test Eligibility:-
The applicant must have passed 12th standard in science stream with
Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent. (Data Entry Operator Post Only)

Age Limit Criteria & Relaxation 2017 for SSC CHSL
The relaxation in upper age is permissible as per the norms of SSC CHSL 10+2 Level exam 2017. The minimum age limit for SSC CHSL 2017 is 18 years and maximum age limit for SSC CHSL is 27 years as on 1st August 2017.
Those applicants who are seeking information regarding SSC CHSL age relaxation can refer the table below:

Sr. No. Category Age Relaxation
1. SC/ST 5 years
2 OBC 3 years
3 PH 10 years
4 PH+OBC 13 years
5 PH+SC/ST 15 years

Vacancies under SSC CHSL has now been revised and increased up to 3259 overall (as of now). The last update was made on 17.11.2017.
Tentative vacancies for their respective posts are given below, for more information check out the total vacancy in SSC CHSL

Post Vacancies
Postal Assistant or Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) 2359
Lower Divisional Clerks (LDC)/JSA 898
Data Entry Operators 2

Admit Card
Since the SSC CHSL admit card hard copy format will not be sent by the SSC via post, hence candidates are requested to download their SSC CHSL admit card online. While downloading the SSC CHSL admit card from the official SSC site, you are required to fill up:
Registration Number/Roll Number
Date of Birth/Password
Job Profile

There are more than one job profiles for SSC CHSL such as Data Entry Operator, Postal sorting Assistant and Lower Division Clerk that you apply for according to your interest and eligibility. Every job has different responsibilities, you can take look at SSC CHSL Job Profile for job roles and responsibilities, Career Scope, Promotion and Growth of Lower Division Clerk (LDC).

Selection Procedure
In order to get selected in the SSC CHSL, you are required to clear SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam which is an objective test, SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam which is a Descriptive test and SSC CHSL Tier 3 which is based on Skill or Typing. To get the insights, check out SSC CHSL selection procedure.

SSC CHSL Salary after 7th pay commission for different posts are given below:

Post Basic pay City HRA TA Gross Salary In hand salary/month
Court Clerk
19900 X 4776 1350 26026 22411
Postal assistant 19900 Y 3184 900 23984 20369
Sorting Assistant 19900 Z 1592 900 22392 18777
DEO (GP 2400) 25500 X 6120 3600 35220 31045
25500 Y 4080 1800 31380 27205
25500 Z 2040 1800 29340 25165


SSC publishes SSC CHSL Exam result in different stages. Check this space for the latest news related to SSC CHSL Results.
Frequently Asked Questions
If you are having the confusion related to cut-off, SSC CHSL post preference, exam level, syllabus, exam preparation, etc., then we’ve got you covered with the SSC CHSL 2017 FAQs.
How many vacancies are there in SSC CHSL exam 2017?
Answer. Tentatively the vacancies for various posts of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC/DSA, DEO, DEO Grade ‘A’ are 2359, 898, and 2.
What is the starting and the last date to apply online?
Answer: The facility of on­line application (including payment of fees through debit card) will be available from 18­-11-2017 to 18­-12-2017 (5.00 pm).SSC CHSL Post Preference
The most confusing question while apply online for SSC CHSL is how to fill post preference in SSC CHSL 2017? While you fill your SSC CHSL registration form, you have to specify your priority order form. To know how to fill post preference in CHSL you can take a look at the SSC CHSL post preference guide.


The online application for SSC CHSL has been closed. If you’ve missed the opportunity, you’ll have to wait till next notification release. The notification of SSC CHSL 2018 will publish on 3rd Nov 2018, then only you’ll be able to register online for SSC CHSL 2018 through the official website or through gradeup till 2nd December 2017. Know important instructions before apply online for SSC CHSL.

The question paper comes in both Hindi and English language. You can take a look at the SSC CHSL Tier 1 question paper 2016 to understand the level of the SSC CHSL examination.
Test Series
Regular practice of SSC CHSL Test Series is essential to check your weak links and channel your practice. You can try out our special SSC CHSL Test series and get one mock test free. Hurry up, subscribe to our test series now.
Preparation Tips
It is important to have a thorough knowledge of SSC CHSL latest exam pattern and syllabus, and for your better understanding we have recently launched special preparation tips for SSC CHSL Tier I 2017, you can quickly take a look at SSC CHSL Tier I Study Plan.
Exam Analysis
To understand the pattern of the SSC CHSL examination and the level of difficulty, it is always important to do exam analysis. You can check overall exam analysis of SSC CHSL 2016 Exam as it commences.

The SSC CHSL exam cut off of previous years is given below. For insights, visit SSC CHSL cut off.

CATEGORY 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2
UR/GEN 127.5 119 120 122 127 117 129 1
OBC 120 110 108 111 117 110 120 1
SC 108 99 95 100 104 97 109 8
ST 99 89.5 86 88 95 90 101 6
VH 96 83.5 82 88 93 99 93 6
OH 97.5 88 84 88 95 90 101 7
HH 65 55 53 73 71 58 70 6
EXS 64.5 45.5 53 82 75 77 93 8

SSC is conducting SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam online, there are 4 sections of the Tier 1 exam. SSC CHSL Tier 2 will be a descriptive exam, comprises of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter or Application writing of approximately 150-200 words.
Tier 3 is based out on Skill and Typing test. For more information check out the detailed syllabus of SSC CHSL.
The official SSC CHSL exam pattern is given below:

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Pattern

Subject Max Marks Total timing
General Intelligence (25 Questions) 50 75 minutes
ForVH/OH afflicted by Cerebral Palsy OH
with deformity in writing hand
– 100 minutes)
English (25 Questions) 50
Quantitative Aptitude (25 Questions) 50
General Awareness (25 Questions) 50

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Pattern

Sections No. Of Questions Maximum Marks
Letter/Application 1 50
Essay Writing 1 50


SSC CHSL Exam Dates 2018 are same as mentioned in exam calendar & notification, according to which the SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam is being conducted in the month of March 2018, and SSC CHSL Tier 2 will going to take place in the month of July 2018. Take a brief look at the “SSC CHSL Exam Dates- Calendar 2018”:
Check here the official SSC exam calendar 2018 for more information about SSC CHSL 2017-18 important dates.

  • 18.11.2017
    S.No: 1

    Starting Date of “Application Process for SSC CHSL Exam”

  • 27.12.2017
    S.No: 2

    Closing Date of “Application Process for SSC CHSL Exam”

  • 04.03.2018-26.03.2018
    S.No: 3

    SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Date

  • 08.07.2018
    S.No: 4

    SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Date

  • Yet to be released
    S.No: 5

    Skill Test/Typing Test (Tier-3)

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