SSC-CHSL 2017-18: Online Registration Begins. Steps to Apply

Online registration for the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examination 2017-18 has started. Aspiring candidates can visit the official site of the Commission to apply online. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) examination every year to recruit 10+2 passed candidates for various entry-level vacancies such as Data Entry Operator, Lower Divisional Clerk and more in various government sector organizations. SSC CHSL 2017-18 notification and dates of availability of application forms are available online on the official website of SSC.. The recruitment will be for the following posts Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Lower Divisional Clerks and Data Entry Operators (LDC & DEO).

Important Dates

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Application Start Date 18th November 2017
Last Date to Submit Application Forms 18th December 2017
SSC CHSL Examination Dates (Tier 1) 4th March to 26th March 2018
SSC CHSL Examination Dates (Tier 2) 8th July 2018

Eligibility Criteria

Education Qualification: Aspiring candidates should have completed 10+2 examination from a recognized university or government-approved institution. Candidate must be minimum 18 years to appear for the examination and also shouldn’t exceed the maximum agelimit of 27 years as on 1st August 2017. SC/ST category candidates will receive an age relaxation of 5 years. OBC candidates have an age relaxation of 3 years. PH candidates have an age relaxation of 10 years. PH + OBC candidates have an age relaxation of 13 years. PH + SC/ST candidates have total age relaxation of 15 years.

Examination Pattern and Details

Candidates can select either Hindi or English as the medium to give the SSC CHSL 2017-18 examinations. SSC CHSL examinations are divided in to two parts Tier I and II. The Tier I examination is held in the month of November - December and candidates successful in the Tier I examination then appear for the Tier II examination in the month of March-April next year. Then depending upon the post applied for candidates may also have to face personal interview and other screening tests.

SSC CHSL Tier I examination consists of objective type multiple choice questions. There are 100 questions from following topics General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. Maximum a candidate can score is 200 marks.

Topic No. of Questions Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50

How To Apply:

Aspiring candidates can apply both online or offline mode.

Online Application: Candidates need to visit the official website of SSC - (Direct link for Apply Online here) Visit the appropriate notification and fill the application form by providing all the required personal and educational details. Candidates then have to upload their recent passport-sized coloured photograph and signature. Finally candidates need to pay the application fee (in case of general and OBC category candidates).

Offline Application: Candidates can procure the application form by post or from relevant office. Candidates must then fill the form with all the correct information and send the same before the last date to the SSC office.

Application fee

The application fee is Rs.100/- for General and OBC category candidates. Application fee can be paid either online through net banking/Credit or Debit Card or offline through SBI Challan. Please note there is no application fee for female candidates and for all reserved category candidates.

Download the entire information notice here.

About SSC:

Formed in 1975, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), under the Government of India, engages in the recruitment of staff for various posts in the various Government Ministries and Departments and in Subordinate Offices. Every year the Commission conducts the SSC Combined Graduate Level exams for hiring non-gazette officers to various government jobs.

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