SSC CHSL 2016 Recruitment Exam- Complete Notification

The staff selection commission (SSC) has announced the one of the desired exams of the country that is the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examination. SSC is the authority in India that conducts the CHSL examination for the job recruitment under following vacancy- Data entry operator (DEO), Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant & Court Clerk.  The SSC has announced the said exam on 8th October 2016. Below we have given complete information on the SSC CHSL 2016 exam, Clerk. SSC CHSL registration process has been started by 8 October 2016.  The SSC CHSL 2016 Exam will be conducted in online Computer Based Mode. Please note that the closing date for SSC CHSL Application is 11th November 2016, don’t miss the chance. The admit card for this exam will be released before two or three weeks prior to the exam. SSC will be going to announce the result of the CBT in April 2017. The descriptive test will be conducted on April 9, 2017. Read the complete article to know more details about SSC CHSL 2016 exam.

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Important Dates related to SSC CHSL 2016 exam

Events Dates
Release date of the notification  October 7, 2016
Start  Application Form from 8 October, 2016
closing date to fill the Application form from 11 November, 2016
Closing date to pay the Application fee (Online) 11 November, 2016
The last date to fill the Application fee (Offline) 11 November, 2016
Checking of the State of Application form from To be notified later
E- Admit Card will be available December 2016
Date of online Test 7 ,January to 5 February, 2017
Display Result for Stage 1 CBT   March/April 2017
Descriptive Test tire II 9 April, 2017
Display result for Descriptive Test May/June 2017
Typing/Skill Test To be notified later
 Final Result notify August 2017

About SSC CHSL 2016 Exam

  • Name of Exam:SSC CHSL 2016
  • SSC CHSL Full Form –Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) (10+2) Exam. 
  • Posts offered –Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant , Data Entry Operator and Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Court Clerk
  • Conducted by –Staff Selection Commission 
  • Total Vacancies –To be notified later 
  • Exam Level –National level
  • Exam Mode –Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Phases of Examination –Objective Test, Descriptive Test, and Typing/Skill Test

Vacancy Details

  • Total Vacancies –5134 vacancies
    Posts Vacancies
Posts Vacancies
Postal/Sorting Assistant 3281
Data Entry Operator 506
Court Clerks 26
Lower Division Clerk 1321


Pay scale under different posts of SSC CHSL


Posts Grade Pay Pay band
Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant Rs 2400 Pay Band-1(Rs 5200-20200)
Data Entry Operator Rs 2400 Pay Band-1(Rs 5200-20200)
Data Entry Operator Rs 1900 Pay Band-1(Rs 5200-20200)
Lower Division Clerk Rs 1900  Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)
Court Clerk 1900 Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)

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SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2016

Nationality Age Limit Educational Qualification
Applicants should be a citizen of India  Applicants age must be between 18 years and 27 years    Candidate should have passed class 10+2 or exam or equivalent from a recognized board. 

Relaxation in the Age Limit
Relaxation shall be provided to the Applicants belonging to different categories as given below:

Category Age Limit
For SC/ST Applicants 5 years
For OBC Applicants 3 years
For PH Applicants 10 Years
For PH + OBC Applicants 13 years
For PH + SC/ST Applicants 15 years

SSC CHSL Application Form 2016

The Application of SSC CHSL 2016 has been published on 8 October, 2016. Eligible and Interested aspirants can apply through online mode. The last date for submission of online application Form is 7th November, 2016. The payment is accepted through both Online and Offline modes, the start and end of the receiving of Payment is from 8th October to 7th November, 2016. 

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Mode of payment 

  • Payment of fees is accepted in both online and offline mode. Whereas the payment of application form fees is exempted for all female candidates and candidates belonging to the SC/ST. Physically Handicapped and Ex-servicemen eligible for reservation, as per government rules.
  • For aspirants submitting application form by offline (paper mode) should pay the fee of Rs 100 by Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS) only.
  • For aspirants submitting the application form online have to pay the fee of Rs 100/= by SBI Challan or they could opt for online payment by net banking or credit/debit cards mode.
  • The Applicants submitting the application form online should pay the fee of Rs 100 by SBI Challan or Online payment by Net banking or credit/debit cards only.

SSC CHSL Answer Key 2016

SSC CHSL Answer Key 2016 will be released through SSC few days after the exam. The link for downloading the Answer Key 2017 will be provided here. Check the Answer Key 2017 of SSC CHSL 2016 will help the candidates to access their performance in this exam and calculate score.

SSC CHSL Admit Card 2016

Admit Card for Exam will be sent by post. Candidates can also download the SSC CHSL 2016 Admit Card through the link provided on this article. No applicants will be allowed to the exam hall without possessing their admit card 2016.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2016

SSC this session 2016-17, has made some changes in the Exam Pattern of SSC CHSL 2016 exam. The applicants will appear for a Computer Based Test (CBT). The Commission has included one more tier in the examination which is a Descriptive Exam. The Exam Pattern includes the type of questions, number of questions, marking scheme and exam period. The applicants appearing for the exam should be by with the Exam Pattern. 

Tier I – Computer Based Test

  • There will be 4 parts of the question paper.
  • 25 questions each will be asked from these sections.
  • These parts are – General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness.
  • Each section is 50 marks.
  • Time Duration of the exam is 2 hours.
  • Paper will consist of objective type.
  • Questions will be set both medium in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV.
  • There will be 0.50 negative marks for each wrong answer.
Serial Subject Questions Marks
1 General Intelligence (Basic Knowledge) 50 25
2 English Language (Basic Knowledge) 50 25
3 Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 50 25
4 General Awareness (Current Affairs) 50 25

Tier II – Descriptive Test 
The Tier-II Paper of SSC will be a descriptive Paper which will be if 100 Marks. The test will be conducted in ‘Pen and Paper Mode type. The time duration of the paper will be for 1 hour. This paper will test the writing skills of the applicants.

Tier-III – Typing /Skill Test

The Tier-III will comprise of typing skill test.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2016 

Syllabus of SSC CHSL 2016has been published by SSC. The all Syllabus is provided here on this article. Syllabus is the outline of the subject covered in the test. Syllabus helps the applicants to prepare well for the exam.

SSC CHSL model Paper 2016

Sample Papers helps the Applicants to understand the Exam pattern of questions asked in the exam. Applicants appearing in this exam should solve the SSC CHSL model Paper 2016. Solving the model Papers will help the applicants to increase knowledge.

SSC CHSL Result 2016

The result announced will be available in PDF format, further the successful and shortlisted candidates from Paper-I will be allowed to appear in paper-II

SSC CHSL Cut off 2016

According to the candidates category the commission will announce the cut off marks. In order to be shortlisted the cutoff marks should be attained as per the benchmark of the commission.

SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016

The selection process is divided in two parts which 1) online computer based test, 2) Descriptive test and skill test. Those candidates who have qualified the online computer based test will be called for the tire II descriptive test. On the basis of the marks obtained in tier I and tire II will be called for skill test. The final selection of the candidate is strictly on merit basis.

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