SSC CHSL Exam Eligibility Details, Exam Pattern, Selection Process, Syllabus and Study Materials

Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination eligibility details are given below…

Eligibility Conditions:
1. Nationality/ Citizenship: A candidate must be either:
(1) a citizen of India, (or)
(2) a subject of Nepal, (or)
(3) a subject of Bhutan, (or)
(4) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(5) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.
Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) above will be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

2. Age Limit: A candidate must have attained the age of 18 years and must not have attained the age of 27 years as on 01-08-2015,  (Candidates born not before 02-08-1988 and not later than 01-08-1997).

Permissible relaxation of Upper Age Limit:

Sr.No                                            Category Age-Relaxation permissible beyond the Upper age limit
01 SC/ ST  5 years
02 OBC  3 years
03 PH  10 years
04 PH + OBC  13 years
05 PH + SC/ST  15 years
06 Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General)  03 years
07 Ex-Servicemen (OBC)  06 years
08 Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)  08 years
09 Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.  Up to 40 years of age
10 Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( OBC ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date.  Up to 43 years
11 Central Govt. Civilian Employees ( SC/ST ) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on crucial date. Up to 45 years of age
12 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( Unreserved/General )    5 years
13 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( OBC )  8 years
14 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir( SC/ST)  10 years
15 Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried ( Unreserved/General )  Up to 35 years of age
16 Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( OBC )  Up to 38 years of age
17  Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried( SC/ST )  Up to 40 years of age
18 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (Unreserved/General )  5 years
19  Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (OBC )  8 (5+3) years
20  Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed  area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST)  10 (5+5) years
21 Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( Unreserved/General )  Up to 45 years of age
22 Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( OBC )  Up to 48 years of age
23 Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces ( SC/ST )  Up to 50 years of age
24 Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India (Unreserved/General ) (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies ) 3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with
census, before retrenchment , and Weightage of past service.
25 Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India ( OBC )
( They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies )
 Do + 3 years
26 Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India ( SC/ST ) ( They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of
vacancies )
 Do + 5 years

3. Educational Qualification: Candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

Note-I: As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification No. 44 dated 01-03-1995 published in Gazette of India edition dated 08-04-1995, the Degree obtained through open Universities/ Distance Education Mode needs to be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Accordingly, unless such Degrees had been recognized for the period when the candidates acquired the relevant qualification, they will not be accepted for the purpose of Educational Qualification.

Exam Pattern: Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination Pattern are as follows

Examination Scheme: The examination will consist of a Written Examination and Skill Test for the post of Data Entry Operator and Written Test and Typing Test for the post of Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant & Lower Division Clerk on Computer.

Written Examination: The Paper will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV.

The written examination will consist of one objective type paper as shown below : 

Part Subject Maximum Marks Total Duration/Timing Total Duration/ Timing for
VH Candidates
including compensatory Time
I General Intelligence (50 Questions) 50 2 Hours 10:00 A.M
to
12:00 Noon
2 Hours 40 Minutes
10:00 A.M to
12:40 Noon
II English Language (Basic Knowledge)
(50 Questions)
50
III Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)
(50 Questions)
50
IV General Awareness
(50 Questions)
50

Note-I:  0.25 marks will be deducted  for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.

Note-II: The Paper will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV.

B. Skill Test for Data Entry Operator: The Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on Computer will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words key depressions as per the given passage and the duration of the said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer. The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test would be of qualifying nature. Candidates allowed to take this test, will have to qualify the test at the prescribed speed on Computer, to be provided by the Commission or the agency authorized by the Commission to conduct such skill test at the Centre/venue so notified.

Note-I: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be called for skill test. The Commission may also at its discretion, fix qualifying marks in each component of the written examination.

C. Typing Test for PA/ SA & LDCs: Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Written Examination. Such Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form. The choice of language in the application will be final and no change will be allowed.

Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute.

The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes. Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes.

Note-I: 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. corresponds to 10500 key depressions per hour/9000 key depressions per hour respectively.

Note-II: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be called for Typing Test. The Commission may also, at its discretion, fix the minimum qualifying marks in each component of the written examination.

SSC CHSL Exam Selection Process Details: Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination selection process details are given below…

Selection Process: The Examination will consist of a Written Examination and Skill Test for the post of Data Entry Operator and Written Test and Typing Test for the posts of Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant & Lower Division Clerk on Computer.

A. Written Examination: The written examination will consist of one objective type – Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV. Examination will be held for 200 Marks in the duration of 2 Hours for General candidates and 2 Hours 40 Mins for Visually Handicapped/ Cerebral Palsy candidates including compensatory time. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

B. Skill Test for Data Entry Operator: Only those candidates who qualify in the written part of examination and secure at least minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, will be eligible to take the Skill Test. The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test would be of qualifying nature. Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand)  Key Depressions per hour on Computer. Candidates allowed to take this test, will have to qualify the test at the prescribed speed on Computer, to be provided by the Commission or the agency authorized by the Commission to conduct such skill test at the Centre/venue so notified. Only such candidates who qualify in the Skill Test at a speed of not less than 8000 key depressions per hour will be eligible for being recommended for appointment as per their position in the merit list.

Note-I: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be called for skill test. The Commission may also at its discretion, fix qualifying marks in each component of the written examination.

C. Typing Test for PA/ SA & LDCs: Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Written Examination. Such Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi. Typing Test will be of qualifying in nature. It will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission. The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.

Note-I :35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. corresponds to 10500 key depressions per hour/ 9000 key depressions per hour respectively.

Note-II: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be called for Typing Test. The Commission may also, at its discretion, fix the minimum qualifying marks in each component of the written examination.

Candidates who qualify in the skill test, candidates will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination Selection of candidates will be made depending upon their merit position and option for various posts, Departments for which option they will exercised option.

Resolution of Tie Cases: Ties cases will be resolved by applying one after another, as
applicable till the Tie is resolved.
(i) Total marks in the written examination.
(ii) Date of Birth, with older candidate placed higher.
(iii) Alphabetical order in which the first names of the candidates appear.

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus Details: Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination Syllabus details are given below…

 

Syllabus:

 

I. General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on 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 de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

 

II. English Language: 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.

III. Quantitative Aptitude: 

ARITHMETIC:

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 Alligation, Time and distance, Time and work.

 

ALGEBRA: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.

 

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 more circles.

 

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, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc.,

 

STATISTICAL CHARTS: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart

 

General Awareness: Questions are 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 neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

 

Note-1: 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.

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