SSC CHSL – 2018 (Combined Higher Secondary Level)

SSC CHSL – 2018 (Combined Higher Secondary Level)

ssc chsl 2018

Last updated on June 15th, 2018 at 10:22 pm

SSC CHSL 2017 Results (Tier I) have been announced. Click here to know details regarding the results.

This article describes SSC CHSL 2018 and not SSC CHSL 2017.

SSC CHSL 2018 Application portal is currently closed. However, exam dates have been announced by SSC. Click here to know the dates.


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 Stenographer 2018.

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SSC CHSL 2018 Important Dates

EventsTentative Dates
Release of Official Notification3rd Novemeber 2018
Availability of Online Application Form3rd November 2018
Last Date for Applying30th November 2018
Availability of Admit Card Tier I4th week of November 2018
SSC CHSL 2018 Tier-I ExamDecember 2018 – Jan 2019 (to be announced)
SSC CHSL 2018 Tier-I Result DeclarationMarch 2019
SSC CHSL 2018 Tier-II ExamApril 2019
SSC CHSL 2018 Tier-II Result DeclarationJune 2019

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:

YearNo of Vacancies (as per

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 2018 – January 2019 (Computer-based test).

Tier II Exam: Held in April 2019. (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:
CategoryAge Limit
SC/ST32 years
OBC30 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 from 3rd November 2018 to 30th November 2018 (announced).

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.

CategoryApplication fee
General category/OBCRs. 100
Female CategoryNo fee
SC/STNo 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.

ParticularsTier ITier IITier III
No of Questions1002
Duration75 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 Marks200 marks100 marks
Qualifying marksAs per cut off33 marks
  • General Intelligence – 25Qs.
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 25Qs.
  • English Quantitative – 25Qs.
  • GK – 25Qs.
  • Article Writing.
  • Letter Writing.
  • Skill Testing
  • Typing Test.
Mode of AnsweringComputer-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:
SubjectsNo of QuestionsMarks
General Intelligence2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Language2550
General Awareness2550
  • 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

PostGrade Pay (in Rs.)
Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant PB2400
Data Entry Operator2400
Data Entry Operator1900
Lower Division Clerk1900
Court Clerk1900
Application of LinkLink
SSC Official website
SSC Application Portal
SSC CHSL 2018 Official BrochureYet to be published.


SSC CHSL 2018 VacanciesYet to be Published.

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Comment:ssc chsl vaccancy release date 2018


How much time it takes 1 year or more than that ..?


Can I fill both form of LDC and POSTAL ASSISTANT post ssc chsl 2017-18….plz reply

Anushri bisoyi

I’m facing a problem on filling ssc chsl on line application form. I could not get registeration no. to up load photo and signature. Pl help me

Anusua Dalui

I am MA, stonoghaper, computer application system.

Monu yadav

Sir exam kab hoga


EXAM will held on which month and date


Sir exam kab hoga


Kon se date ko ha


Sir i couldnt scanned photographs i only scanned signature does it cause any prblm sir…?


I’m confused with exam time table and exam date


merko ssc k exams k bare m koi btado plzz


Form kab tk bhar sakte h


kuch b btado ki kon kon se exam de skti hu and dates wgera kb kb h

Vinod. Kumar


Ruchita kolla

Sir , can I apply for. This exam .. I’m studying 12th standard ..

Ruchita kolla

Sir, is LDC and ssc chsl are same or different?


I have problem hearing impried so i understand destriptive test ssc chsl

Tauheed khan

Please ask how to apply SSC online. Kindly request you say thank you.


I wrote ssc chsl tier -1 to know the answer key


Dear Sir
ssc 10+2 ka result kab tak aa jaega

Sri nithi

When will the result of chsl 2018 be announced??




Kitne number tak tier 1 ka acha score kha sakte ha