SSC CHSL – 2018 (Combined Higher Secondary Level)

SSC CHSL – 2018 (Combined Higher Secondary Level)

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Conducted by the Staff Selection Commission, SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) is an annually held recruitment test for 10+2 passed candidates. The test involves 3-tiers for recruiting Clerical level staff in different govt departments. SSC CHSL scores are used for recruiting Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerks. In 2016, close to 3.4 million candidates appeared for SSC CHSL 2016 Tier I test.

Suggested: Read in detail about SSC CGL Examination for 2018.

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SSC CHSL 2018 Vacancies

The number of vacancies for SSC CHSL 2018 has not been released as of now.

However, the number of vacancies released in the last 4 years is as follows:

Year No of Vacancies (as per
2016 6778
2015 9196
2014 2711
2013 3495

Language of Examination

Candidates can choose either Hindi or English as the medium of examination for SSC CHSL 2018 (Tier I & Tier II).

Type of Examination

The SSC CHSL 2018 examination has three compulsory tiers:

Tier I: Online Mode (Computer-based test)

Tier II: Off-line Mode (Descriptive paper).

Tier III: Skill Test/Typing Test

SSC CHSL 2018 Exam Date

The SSC CHSL 2018 examination dates for all tiers will be as follows:

Tier I Exam: Held between December 2017 – January 2018 (Computer-based test).

Tier II Exam: Held in April 2018. (Descriptive type test)

SSC CHSL 2018 Eligibility Criteria


Candidates of the following Nationality can apply for SSC CHSL 2018 exam

  • Citizen of India.
  • A subject of Bhutan or Nepal.
  • Tibetan Refugee, who had come to India before 1st January 1962, and have their permanent settlement in India.
  • Emigrates from Countries like Pakistan, Sri-Lanka, Burma and East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, Zambia, Zaire, United Republic of Tanzania, Vietnam and Ethiopia who intend for permanent settlement in India.

Educational Qualification

  • Must have at least passed the 12th or any Equivalent Exam from a recognized board/ University.
  • Candidates pursuing the 12th Exam are also eligible, provided that they could produce their certification by 1st Jan 2019.

Age Limit

  • Age must be within 18-27 years of age, as on 1st August 2018.
  • The Date of Birth as mentioned in their Birth Certificate or in their certificate of 10th Exam will be considered for age count.
  • Age Relaxation for various categories is detailed as under:
Category Age Limit
SC/ST 32 years
OBC 30 years
PH (GEN) 37 years
PH (SC/ST) 42 years
PH(OBC) 40 years
Ex-Servicemen (GEN) 30 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 35 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 33 years

How to Apply for SSC CHSL 2018?

  • Candidates will have to fill their application form of SSC CHSL 2018 examination in online mode only. There are no offline modes of application available, and all the news regarding offline mode are fake.
  • SSC CHSL 2018 application form will be available on the official website of SSC in the 1st week of October 2018 (tentatively).

SSC CHSL 2018 Application Fees

Candidates are required to pay Rs. 100 towards application fee for SSC CHSL 2018.

However, Female /SC/ST/PH/Ex-Servicemen are exempted from payment of Application fee.

Category Application fee
General category/OBC Rs. 100
Female Category No fee
SC/ST No fee
Ex-Servicemen (eligible for reservation) No fee

Application fee can be paid via ONLINE mediums as well as OFFLINE. The available online mediums are:

  1. SBI Challan (payment in cash).
  2. Net Banking.
  3. Credit Card/Debit Card.

Photograph and Signature Specification

  • Scanned Photograph (Size: 4KB-12KB; Resolution: 100 X 120 pixels) in JPEG/JPG Format.
  • Signature (Size: 1KB-12KB; Resolution: 140 X 60 pixels) should be uploaded in JPEG format.

Steps of Applying

The complete application procedure for any exam conducted by SSC has following two parts:

Part I: Registration.

Part II: Application part.

Detailed Description will follow soon.

SSC CHSL 2018 Admit Card

  • Candidates will get an acknowledgement email confirming the acceptance of their application form and they will receive the SSC CHSL 2018 Admit Card thereafter.
  • SSC CHSL 2018 Admit Card will be available (in PDF Format) tentatively in the month of December 2018.
  • The Exam Date and Exam Centre details will be mentioned in the Admit Card. Candidates must take a printout of the Admit Card as soon as they receive it.

For more information, follow the link

SSC CHSL 2018 Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL 2018 follows a 3 tier selection procedure. This section will briefly describe the exam pattern followed in these tiers.

Particulars Tier I Tier II Tier III
No of Questions 100 2
Duration 75 minutes (100 Minutes for VH/OH) 60 minutes (80 minutes for VH/OH)
  • 10 min (Typing Test).
  • 15 min (Skill Test)
Marking Scheme
  • 2 marks for a correct answer.
  • 0.5 marks deducted for the wrong answer.
Total Marks 200 marks 100 marks
Qualifying marks As per cut off 33 marks
  • General Intelligence – 25Qs.
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 25Qs.
  • English Quantitative – 25Qs.
  • GK – 25Qs.
  • Article Writing.
  • Letter Writing.
  • Skill Testing
  • Typing Test.
Mode of Answering Computer-based Test (CBT) Descriptive Test. Typing on Computer/Typewriter.


  • The tier I of SSC CHSL 2018 will be 75 minutes (1 hour 15 minutes) long computer-based test (CBT).
  • It will comprise of 200 multiple choice questions, divided into 4 sections, carrying 2 marks each.
  • These 4 sections involve the following blue print:
Subjects No of Questions Marks
General Intelligence 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200
  • Negative Marking: 0.5 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Learn in detail about SSC CHSL 2018 syllabus at


The tier two examination of SSC CHSL 2018 is descriptive paper. This test is meant for evaluating candidates writing ability.

The tier II of SSC CHSL 2018 will be 1-hour long (80 minutes for VH) writing test. It will comprise of essay writing and letter writing in either English or Hindi (as chosen by the candidate).

The minimum qualifying marks for this tier is 33% of maximum marks.

Tier III

Tier III of SSC CHSL 2018 is the final stage of the recruitment test. This tier will be a skill test/typing test as per the post applied for.

Only those applicants who successfully qualify tier I and tier II will be allowed to take tier III.

Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDC and Court Clerks
  • The typing test for the aforementioned posts will be conducted in either Hindi or English as chosen by the candidate.
  • The Typing Speed for English should be 35 words/minute.
  • The Typing Speed for Hindi should be 30 words/minute.
  • The duration of the test will be 10 minutes (30 minutes for VH).
Skill Test for Data Entry Operator
  • The Speed of Data Entry on Computer must be 8000 key-depression/hour to qualify this tier.
  • The Duration of the exam will be 15 minutes. The result will be judged based on the number of correct words entered.
  • The candidates will be provided a printed matter containing 2000-2200 strokes/key-depression in English.

SSC CHSL 2018 Answer Key

  • The answer key of SSC CHSL 2018 Exam will be available on their Official Website only after the completion of the Examination.
  • Applicants can match their answers with the help of Official Answer Key.

SSC CHSL 2018 Result

Tier I

The results of Tier I of SSC CHSL 2018 will be announced in the month of March 2018.

Tier II

Tier II results of SSC CHSL 2018 will be declared in the month of June 2018.

To know more about results, follow the link

The Performance in the Written Examination will determine the candidate’s qualification for the next part, i.e., the skill test.

The final result of the exam will be declared only after the commencement of the skill test.

SSC CHSL 2018 Pay Scale

Post Grade Pay (in Rs.)
Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant PB 2400
Data Entry Operator 2400
Data Entry Operator 1900
Lower Division Clerk 1900
Court Clerk 1900

SSC CHSL 2018 Important Dates

Events Tentative Dates
Release of Official Notification 2nd week of October 2018
Availability of Online Application Form 2nd week of October 2018
Last Date for Applying 2nd week of November 2018
Availability of Admit Card Tier I 4th week of November 2018
SSC CHSL 2018 Tier-I Exam December 2018 – Jan 2019
SSC CHSL 2018 Tier-I Result Declaration March 2019
SSC CHSL 2018 Tier-II Exam April 2019
SSC CHSL 2018 Tier-II Result Declaration June 2019
Application of Link Link
SSC Official website
SSC Application Portal
SSC CHSL 2018 Official Brochure Yet to be published.


SSC CHSL 2018 Vacancies Yet to be Published.

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