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SSC CHSL exams: 3,000 vacancies, check the 2016 cut-offs to improve your chances

This year, more than 3,000 vacancies have been announced for different posts. The SSC CHSL Tier I exam will be held in March 2018

education Updated: Dec 22, 2017 19:15 IST
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The SSC CHSL exams are for posts of lower division clerk (LDC), data entry operator (DEO), postal assistants /sorting assistants (PA / SA) in various Central government departments and ministries(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) level (SSC CHSL) is a nationwide exam conducted for the recruitment to the posts of lower division clerk (LDC), data entry operator (DEO), postal assistants /sorting assistants (PA / SA) in various Central government departments and ministries.

This year, more than 3,000 vacancies have been announced for different posts. The SSC CHSL Tier I exam is scheduled for March 4 – 26. Knowing the previous year’s cut-off will give a heads up for a well thought out preparation plan.

SSC CHSL Tier I 2016 –
Cut Offs
CATEGORYOfficial Cut Off
UR/GEN127.50
OBC120
SC108
ST99
VH96
OH97.50
HH65
EXS64.50
SSC CHSL Tier II 2016 – Cut Offs List I - for DEO in C&AG
CATEGORYOfficial Cut Off
UR/GEN202.50
OBC194
SC182.50
ST172
VH170.50
OH180
HH145
EXS149.50

List II - for Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant/LDC/Court Clerk
CATEGORYOfficial Cut Off
UR/GEN33
OBC33
SC33
ST33
VH33
OH33
HH33
EXS33
List III – for DEO in Department other than C&AG
CATEGORYOfficial Cut Off
UR/GEN222
OBC-
SC200.50
ST195
VH-
OH-
HH151
EXS177.50

Let’s have a look at the exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2018

Tier I – Objective computer based examination

Let’s have a look at the exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2018
Tier I - Objective Computer Based Examination
PartSubjectNo. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
IEnglish Language (Basic Knowledge)255060 Mins
IIGeneral Intelligence255060 Mins
IIIQuantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)255060 Mins
IVGeneral Awareness255060 Mins

Tier-II: Descriptive examination

•Tier-II paper will be a descriptive test of 100 marks

•It will be conducted in pen and paper mode

•The duration of the test will be 80 minutes

•The paper will have an essay (200-250 words) and

•Letter/application of approximately 150-200 words

•It can be taken in either Hindi or English

The paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates as it is necessary in government jobs. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 %. Scores in Tier II will be used for making the merit list.

Tier-III: Typing/skill test

Tier-III of the examination is a skill test/ typing test which is qualifying in nature. It is conducted for those candidates who qualify in the computer based examination (Tier-I) and descriptive paper (Tier-II).

•Data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) key depressions per hour on computer for DEO

•For post of data entry operator in the office of the comptroller and auditor general of India (C&AG): A speed test of not less than 15,000 key depressions per hour for data entry work is ascertained through speed test on computer

•The typing test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates, while applying for the examination, will have to indicate their choice/ option for skill test medium in the application form.

We hope that this gives you a deeper insight into the required score for clearing the SSC CHSL and the exam pattern to make an effective study plan.

The author is CEO and co-founder at Oliveboard, an online preparation portal for MBA, banking and government exams.

First Published: Dec 22, 2017 19:13 IST