Tier 1- Online (CBT)
Tier 2- Offline (Descriptive paper)
Tier 3- Skill Based Test (Typing Test)
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the recruitment notification for Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2019. Commonly known as SSC CHSL, this Exam is conducted every year for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Data Entry Operator(DEO).
SSC jobs are considered one of the best jobs in the governmnet sector and therefore chased by most of the job aspirants. SSC gives a golden chance to all the job aspirants who wish to make a career in the government sector. The notification for SSC CHSL 2019 Exam has been released and the exam will be conducted for the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Data Entry Operator(DEO). The SSC CHSL Tier I Exam is scheduled to be held from 1st July to 26th July 2019 and Tier II is scheduled to be held on 29th September 2019.
Know in detail about the number of vacancies and the application procedure for SSC CHSL.
SSC exams are generally held in various stages called 'tiers'. Candidates need to qualify step by step in each tier and go ahead in the selection process. SSC CHSL 2019 examination will also be conducted in three phases:
Tier 1: Objective Type Computer Based Examination
Tier 2: Descriptive Paper (Pen and paper mode)
Tier 3. Typing Test/ Skill Test (wherever it will be applicable)
The SSC CHSL 2019 Tier 1 is the first stage for all the candidates in the SSC CHSL Examination process. Candidates need to qualify this stage in order to move to the next stage. The SSC CHSL Tier 1 will be a computer based examination which will consist of objective type questions with multiple choices. Tier 1 will consist of four subjects: English Language,General Intelligence,Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. All the sections will be allotted equal marks with a composite timing of 1 hour and of total 200 marks.
Subjects (Not in sequence)
No. of Questions
English Language (Basic Knowledge)
Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)
SSC CHSL Tier 1 is followed by Tier 2 All the candidates who qualify Tier 1 are supposed to appear in Tier 2 Exam. The Tier 2 exam will be conducted in offline mode. SSC CHSL Tier 2 consists of a single descriptive paper of English where the candidates are required to write an essay and a letter within the specified word limit. The exam pattern for Tier 2 SSC CHSL Exam is as follows:
Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words.
Know in detail about SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Pattern
The Tier 1 exam of SSC CHSL consists of questions from English Language, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. All the subjects hold equal importance for a candidate and therefore you need to prepare all the subjects in a proper manner. All the above mentioned subjects consist of various topics from which the questions are asked. It is therefore advised to know the complete syllabus in detail, so that you do no miss anything important.
Symbolic/ Number Analogy
Symbolic/ Number Classification
Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
Figural Pattern – folding and completion
Coding and de-coding
Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations
Spot the Error
Fill in the Blanks
Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words
Idioms & Phrases
One word substitution
Improvement of Sentences
Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
Shuffling of Sentence parts
Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time andwork.
Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of LinearEquations.
Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts:
Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or morecircles.
Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base
Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Height and Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2 Cos2 1etc.,
Statistical Charts : Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar- diagram, Pie-chart
Questions will be designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.
Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.
For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBES there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning/ Quantitative Aptitude
Know in detail about SSC CHSL 2019 tentative Exam Syllabus
SSC or Staff Selection Commission releases its recruitment notification every year for various posts under CHSL. CHSL jobs come under the group C category. Most of the job aspirants wait for this recruitment as it gives a chance to work under the Central Government. SSC provides a stable career along with a descent salary which makes it a stable job for all the aspirants. The salary varies according to the different posts as follows:
To apply for the various vacancies under SSC CHSL2019 Exam, a candidate needs to fulfil certain eligibility criteria. The SSC CHSL notification mentions the eligibility criteria with respect to age, qualification, nationality etc. All candidates need to follow this criteria in order to appear in the exam, failing which he/she will not be permitted to give the exam.
SSC CHSL 2019 Educational Qualification
SSC mentions a specific educational criteria for all the candidates who are willing to apply for the post under CHSL. The job being of 'higher secondary level', the minimum educational qualification required to apply for SSC CHSL is 10+2/HSC.
SSC CHSL 2019 Age Criteria
All the candidates willing to apply for SSC CHSL job need to follow a certain age criteria. SSC specifies a minimum and maximum age limit for all the candidates. The minimum age required to apply for SSC CHSL is 18 years and the maximum age limit is 27 years. The age will be considered as on August 01,2019.
SSC CHSL 2019 Age Relaxation
Apart from the minimum and maximum age limit that SSC mentions for CHSL posts, it also provides a relaxation in age for some categories. The relaxation may vary according to the different posts as follows:
Know In detail about eligibility criteria for SSC CHSL 2019
Being aware of exam pattern and syllabus of any exam is important. Equally important is to understand the previous year cut-offs. SSC CHSL being an important examination, you can expect the competition to be high enough to challenge you on various aspects. Therefore, having each and every information is extremely necessary which involves the pevious years' cut-offs too. It gives you an idea about the exam level and the pattern through all the years.
The SSC CHSL cut-offs 2016 for Teir 1 are as follows:
Category wise SSC CHSL 2016 Tier-I Cut-Off is as follows:
No. of Candidates
Category wise Tier-I cut-off for different posts filled through SSC CHSL 2016 Exam is as follows:
Postal/ Sorting Assistant
In SSC CHSL 2016, based on the cut-off fixed by the Commission, 5,766 candidates had qualified (provisionally) for Skill Test for the post of DEO in C&AG, 344 candidates qualified (provisionally) for Skill Test for the post of DEO in Departments other than C&AG, and 41,326 qualified (provisionally) for Typing Test for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant/ LDC/Court Clerk as per the details given below:
List I: 2016 Cut Off for Candidates qualified for Data Entry Skill Test for DEO in C&AG:
Cutoff Marks in Paper I & II
List II: 2016 Cut Off for Candidates qualified for Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant/ LDC/Court Clerk:
Minimum Qualifying Marks in Paper II
List III: 2016 Cut Off for Candidates qualified for Data Entry Skill Test for DEO in Deptt. other than C&AG:
Cutoff Marks in Paper I & II
Check previous year cut-off for SSC CHSL Exam
Now that the notification for SSC CHSL has released, it is important to know all the important dates related to the examination process so that you do not miss out on any necessary information. The dates will also help you in planning your preparation in a more organziaed manner. All the important dates for SSC CHSL are as follows:
Name of Examination
Date of Advt.
Date of Exam
Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Exam,2018 (Tier-I)
01.07.2019 to 26.07.2019
Combined Graduate Level Examination – 2018 (Tier-II)
Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) 2019 (Tier-I)
To be notified later
The centre, venue address, date and time for both online Preliminary and online Main examinations and interview shall be intimated in the respective call letter. All the candidates should download their call letters from the authorised SSC website by entering their details i.e. Registration Number and Password/Date of Birth. No hard copy of the call letter/ Information Handout etc. will be sent by post/ courier.
To gear up for your SSC CHSL preparation you need a lot of practice along with gaining knwoledge and information. Practicing mock tests will let you test yourself and check on your exam performance and get an idea about what do you need to improve. It is necessary to assess yourself in the preparation process.
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