SSC CHSL Exam Details 

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SSC CHSL 2018 Recruitment Notification | 3259 Vacancies for 10+2 – LDC, DEO, PA/SA

SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) is one of the most followed exams of the country after SSC CGL. This exam is held in three phases- Preliminary, Mains, Typing test. For the preparation of this exam you need to know the detail SSC CHSL ldc Syllabus , SSC Chsl age limit, and  Exam Date etc. In this article you will get all detail about this recruitment.

SSC conducts the CHSL Exam for recruitment on the following four posts: –

  1. Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)
  2. Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  3. Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
  4. Court Clerk (CC)

SSC CHSL Exam Date 2018

As announced through the official notification of SSC for the conductance of CHSL exam 2018 the SSC CHSL Exam date for 2018 is as shown below in the table:


Events Important Dates
Registration Begins 18 November, 2017
Registration Closes 18 December 2017 till 5 P.M
Offline Challan Generation Last Date 20 December, 2017
Tier I Exam Date 4 March 2018 to 26 March 2018
Tier II Exam Date 8 July, 2018


SSC CHSL Vacancy Details

There are 3259 vacancies released for CHSL 2017-18. Below we have provided you all the details about the post available through SSC CHSL exam so that it can help you to choose your post preferences while filling the examination form.

POST SSC CHSL Vacancy 2017-18
Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant 2359
Lower Divisional Clerks(LDC) 898
Data Entry Operators 2
Data Entry Operator Grade A Nil
Total 3259

Following are the details about all these posts:

(a) SSC CHSL – Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant Post Details


In SSC CHSL this post of is divided into two categories.

  1. Postal Assistant (PA) Category
  2. Sorting Assistant (SA) Category
  • Postal Assistants- As the name suggests are posted in various post offices across country, which may be situated in urban, rural or remote areas. They are usually concerned with collecting mail-bags from the mail motor and then dispatch the same to the customers.
  • Sorting Assistants – They are concerned with sorting of mails in post-offices & work in shifts either from 6 AM to 2 PM, 2 PM to 10 PM and 6 PM to 6 AM.

The post code and detail are shown below:

Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant Post: –

Post Code: “P”

Department: Postal Department

Posting Areas: Rural and Semi-Urban Towns

(b) SSC CHSL – DEO (Data Entry Operator) Post Details

Data Entry Operator is one of the most sought after SSC CHSL Posts. Those who record data into computer machine are called Data Entry Operator. Indian Government has its own Data Entry Department for works like – employee’s salary, registration, making identity cards and the collection of documents. The post code and detail are shown below:

Post Code: “D”, “E”

Department: Department/ Ministries of GOI

Posting Areas: Anywhere in India

(c) SSC CHSL – LDC (Lower Division Clerk) Post Details

Lower Division Clerk is the post of clerk in any government organization. Those candidates who are posted as LDC have to handle daily office task and responsibilities of maintaining the data, files, and documents in a systematic way. The post code and detail are shown below:

Post Code: “L”

Department: Ministries/ Department of GOI

Posting Areas: Anywhere in India

(d) SSC CHSL – Court Clerk Post Details

Court Clerk Posts are associated with administrative duties in criminal and civil justice systems, assisting other court executives as well as judges and lawyers. The post code and details are shown below:

Post Code: “C”

Department: Tribunals

Posting Areas: Anywhere in India.

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SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria


SSC CHSL is one of the best opportunities for all those candidates who have passed 10+2 or equivalent from any recognized university or institution across the country.

Age Limit and Relaxation.

Minimum age limit for the candidate is 18 years and maximum is 28 years for further detail in the Age relaxation you can see the table below:

Code No. Category Age Relaxation (beyond upper age limit)
1 SC/ST 5 years
2 OBC 3 years
2 PH 10 years
4 PH + OBC 13 years
5 PH + SC/ST 15 years
9 Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General) 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.

See detailed eligibility criteria for CHSL.

SSC CHSL Selection Process 2018

The table as shown below shows the exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2018:

Tier Type Mode
Tier – I ObjectiveType (Multiple Choice Questions) Computer Based/ Online
Tier – II Descriptive Paper (in both English/Hindi) Pen and Paper mode
Tier – III Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable


For detailed information you can read our article on the SSC CHSL Selection Process 2018.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2018

Tier 1

Section Number of Questions Maximum Marks Negative Marking Composite Time
General Intelligence 25 50 0.5 for each incorrect answer 1 hours
English 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200


Tier 2

Tier 2 in SSC 10+2 exam is a descriptive paper. You need to write an essay and a letter/ application. The exam is conducted in pen and paper mode. Following is the pattern

Sections No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Letter/Application 1 50
Essay Writting 1 50


  • 33% is the minimum qualifying marks
  • Final selection is based on combined performance in Tier 1 and Tier 2

Tier 3

A skill Test/ Typing test is conducted in Tier 3.The test is conducted for both English and Hindi languages.

  • English Medium: speed of 35 words per minute.
  • Hindi Medium: speed of 30 words per minute.
  • Typing test is of 10 minutes duration.

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SSC CHSL Apply Online Process

  • Click on the link provided below in this section.
  • The link provided below will redirect you to a new page, fill up your basic details in the specific areas provided.
  • All the details in SSC CHSL Apply Online must be entered carefully & no mistakes should be made.
  • After checking all the details & ensuring the accuracy of details entered press ‘I agree’ button. No correction/modification will be allowed after that.
  • The link for online apply is

However this is the first part of the registration after this you need to follow the second step where you will be asked basic details and post preference, for detail you can read SSC CHSL Apply Online 2018

SSC CHSL Application Fees 2018

The application fees for SSC CHSL exam is mentioned according to the category as shown in the table below:

  • Male(General/ OBC) – Rs 100
  • Female – No fee
  • SC/ ST/ Ex-Servicemen – No fee

SSC CHSL Admit Card 2018

SSC CHSL Admit Card 20178 will be released in the official site of SSC however for the ease of the candidates you can click on then direct link for SSC CHSL Admit Card 2018. It is advised that Admit card is the most important thing for the Preliminary exam and hence it is advised that you must take admit card with you because without it you will not be allowed in the examination hall. For detail kindly see our article on SSC CHSL Selection process 2018.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2018

The SSC CHSL Syllabus for 2018 is very similar to the other competitive exams. The basic portion are Quant, Reasoning, General Science, English. The detailed syllabus can be read in SSC CHSL Syllabus 2018, where we have covered the syllabus for Tier 1 and Tier 2 in detail.

SSC CHSL Preparation 2018

The first and foremost matter of the exam is its preparation candidates are required to prepare hard for the exam because the competition is very tough if you do not work hard you will no get success, hence we suggest you to prepare in  right direction with positive attitude, for details you can read SSC CHSL Preparation where you will get tips to crack the exam in one go. We also advise you to download previous year papers for practice.

Hence we hope that we have provided all the relevant details here in this article and hope that our candidate will get a detail understanding about the exam. For detail on good books for CHSL you can read SSC CHSL Books and give a head start to your preparation.

SSC CHSL Cut off Result

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