SSC CHSL Exam 2018 – Official Notifications / Apply

SSC CHSL Tier II Result 2016 is now out! If you appeared for the exam last year, you can check your final SSC CHSL result for Tier II 2016 by clicking the Direct Link below. 

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If you are appearing for SSC CHSL 2017-18, here is the latest news for you:SSC CHSL 2017-18 Admit Cards for Tier I 2018 are soon to be out! The KKR region has released the application status for SSC CHSL Admit Cards. Therefore, you can expect your admit cards to be out soon. 

As soon as the SSC CHSL Admit Cards get available to download, Testbook will notify you first! 

NOTE: If you are looking for SSC CHSL 2016 updates, note that according to a recent notice released by SSC, the final SSC CHSL 2016 result will be declared on 16th February 2018.


The full form of ‘SSC CHSL’’ exam is ‘Staff Selection Commission Combined High School Level (10+ 2)’ exam. SSC conducts a common SSC CHSL Exam every year to recruit for various posts like:-

  • Postal Assistants
  • Sorting Assistants D
  • Data Entry Operators 
  • Lower Divisional Clerks
  • Court Clerk

​Once you qualify, you are hired as one of these posts in one of the participating banks as per your preference and merit.

This year, SSC has reduced the time limit for Tier I examination from 75 minutes to 60 minutes. After getting recruited in SSC CHSL,  you will be getting a handsome salary including other allowances. The final pay band of SSC CHSL officer including HRA, DA, etc. may be Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200). This will increase along with your career path at the bank.

SSC CHSL Exam Dates

Wondering about the SSC CHSL Exam Date for this year? Read about them in detail. Also, Today is the last date to apply for SSC CHSL 2017.  Here are the details:



Registrations Opens

18th November 2017

Registration Closes

27th December 2017 till 5 p.m

Offline Challan Generation End Date

22nd December 2017

Tier I Exam Dates

4th March 2018 to 26th March 2018

Tier II Exam Date

8th July 2018

There are 3259 vacancies this year in the SSC CHSL exam. To get an idea of the exact number of vacancies bank-wise, please read the table below:



Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant


Lower Divisional Clerks


Data Entry Operators




The examination will consist of three Tiers of exams:

  • Computer-based Written Examination (Tier -I)

  • Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and

  • Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk


No. of Qs.

Max. Marks


General Intelligence



60 Mins (80 Mins for VH/OH & Cerebral Palsy)




Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness






​​Apart from the Prelims, the Tier II will be a descriptive paper 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode The duration of the paper would be for one hour (20minutes extra will be provided for candidates with VH/OH afflicted by Cerebral Palsy, OH with a deformity in writing hand). This paper has been introduced to assess your writing skills. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200 -250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words.

  • The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 percent.

  • The performance in Tier II would be included in preparing merit.

  • You have to write the paper either in Hindi or in English. The part paper written in Hindi and Part of English will not be evaluated.

The Tier III of SSC CHSL will be a Skill Test Skill Test/Typing Test which would be of a qualifying nature. The final merit of the successful candidates would be determined on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II. ​

provides you with a number of Test Series to prepare for SSC CHSL Tier I. You can buy these Online Test Series which are created by our experts according to the latest SSC CHSL Exam Pattern. Also, attempting these tests will give you your performance analysis in the test along with the Answer Key. Hence, you can buy the SSC CHSL Test Series from Testbook to ace your preparation. You can also visit the Testbook Blog to get SSC CHSL Previous Years’ Question Papers & SSC CHSL Answer Key 2017. Moreover, you can also attempt Testbook’s SSC CHSL Live Tests & polish your exam preparation.

Given below is the SSC CHSL Prelims Syllabus. You go through the topics carefully or click on the link given to check the SSC CHSL Syllabus in detail.

General Intelligence

English Language

Quantitative Aptitude

General Awareness

– Semantic Analogy

– Symbolic operations -Symbolic/Number

– Analogy – Trends

– Figural Analogy

– Space Orientation

– Semantic Classification

– Venn Diagrams

– Symbolic/Number Classification

– Drawing inferences -Figural Classification

-Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding

– Semantic Series

– Figural Pattern

– folding and completion

– Number Series

– Embedded figures

– Figural Series

– Critical Thinking

– Problem Solving

– Emotional Intelligence

– Word Building

– Social Intelligence

– Coding and decoding

– Other sub-topics

– if any Numerical operations.

– Spot the Error

– Fill in the Blanks

– Synonyms/Homonyms

– Antonyms- 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

– Cloze Passage

– Comprehension Passage.

– Number Systems

– Fundamental arithmetical

– Operations

– Algebra

– Geometry

– Mensuration


– Statistical Charts

– questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries

– History

– Culture

– Geography

– Economic Scene

– General policy and scientific research.

Now that you know the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern, you should start your preparation accordingly. The following SSC exam Preparation Tips for CHSL will help you kick-start your preparation.

A. Know the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2017

You should know the changed SSC CHSL Mains exam pattern including negative marking scheme. Moreover, you should be aware of the complete SSC CHSL syllabus & nature of question paper before you start preparing.

B. Know the Expected & Previous Years SSC CHSL Cut Off

You should go through the previous years cut offs, especially SSC CHSLCut Off 2015 & SSC CHSL question papers. Make sure you analyse the SSC CHSL Cut offs closely before sitting for the exam.

C. Preparation for all Sections with Equal Importance

You should give equal importance to each & every section such as Quant, GI, GA & English and try to work on the topics which are frequently asked. Also, you need to work on your weak areas and improve them accordingly.

D. Practice SSC Mock Test for CHSL

It is very important to solve Online SSC CHSL Mock Tests and question papers available on the Internet. It will give you confidence while solving the actual SSC CHSL exam.

Overall, there are 3 criteria on which the eligibility of a candidate is judged for SSC CHSL. You need to qualify these eligibility standards to apply for this exam. These 3 criteria are broadly classified into the following categories:

1) SSC Age Limit for CHSL Exam( As on 1st August 2018)

Minimum Age – 18years

Maximum Age – 27 years

You need to fall into this upper & lower age limit to apply for SSC CHSL.

2) SSC Age Relaxation for CHSL Exam ( As on 1st August 2018)

The Age Relaxation for IBPS PO Exam will be applicable as per Govt. norms. The IBPS PO Age Relaxation for different categories are as follows:

  • SC/ST – 5 years

  • OBC (Non – Creamy Layer) – 3 years

  • PWD – 10 years

  • Pwd + OBC – 13 years

  • PWD + SC/ST – 15 years

3) SSC CHSL Educational Qualification (As on 1st August 2018)

The minimum qualification required to apply for SSC CHSL Recruitment is an Intermediate Degree.

The last date to apply for SSC CHSL 2017 exam had been extended to 27th December 2017. You can apply before 5:00 Pm, if you haven’t applied yet! Click here to download the Official SSC CHSL application date-extension Notice.

Note that you can apply for SSC CHSL Exam through Online mode only. Therefore, make sure not to delay the application process any further! To apply for SSC CHSL Exam, follow the below-mentioned steps:

  1. You can register through SSC official website and click on the ‘Home Page’.

  2. You have to pay the Application fee online using Debit Card/Credit Card/Internet Banking/Cash Cards/Wallets, etc.

  3. Use a valid email ID that should be kept active till the declaration of results.

  4. You should keep a scanned photograph and signature ready as per requirements mentioned in the official notification.

  5. Submit the Application Form.

  6. Take out the Print Out of the Application Form for future reference.

By following these above steps, you will submit your SSC CHSL Form successfully.

The SSC CHSL Cut Off vary from posts to posts every year. Below is the list of cut off for the post of Data Entry Skill Test for DEO & C&AG


Cutoff Marks  in Paper I & II

















Now that you have become aware about some SSC CHSL Prelims Exam details, you can now know all the little information by reading the Official Notice. Read it to find all the information on Vacancies, Exam Pattern, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus and more!

Official SSC CHSL Notification

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