SSC Released Notification for CHSL(+2 level) Exam 2017 for the recruitment of 3259 vacancies.


Staff Selection Commission has released notification for Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination, 2017.This year SSC will recruit total 3259 vacancies through this examination.

Commission conduct CHSL exam every year for the recruitment of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operator. This year CHSL Tier I exam scheduled in March 2018 and Tier II exam will be held in July 2018. Online application for the exam will be taken from November 18, 2017.

Minimum Educational Qualification

  • Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
  • For Data Entry Operator in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.

Important Dates

  • Online Application Starts from: 18th Nov 2017
  • Last Date of Online: 18th Dec 2017(Extended 27th Dec 2017)
  • Exam Date/s of Tier I exam: 4 March to 26 March 2018
  • Exam Date of Tier II (Discriptive) Exam: 08 July 2018

How to Apply

Candidate can apply from the official website of SSC at or from the link Given Below.


  • Fee Payable for Online Application: ₹100 Only.
  • Women candidates of all categories and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Persons with Disability (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ExS) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee


  • 18-27 years as on 01.08.2018 (Candidates born not before 02-08-1991 and not later than 01-08-2000).

Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL exam will be taken in 3 phases, Tier I, Tier II and Tier III. Tier I will be computer based containing questions from four subjects viz English language, general intelligence, quantitative aptitude and general awareness.

Tier I
Sr. No Subject Marks Time
1 English 50
2 General Intelligence 50 60 minutes
3 Quant Aptitude 50
4 General Awareness 50
Total 200 60 minutes

Tier I exam will be held from 4 March to 26 March 2018. Total marks for all four subjects will be 200 and total time will be 60 minutes (For VH/ OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and OH with deformity in writing hand.- 80 Minutes). The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-II, III & IV. There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.'

Tier II

Tier II exam will be pen & paper based discriptive type exam and will carry 200 marks.The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words. Candidate have 60 minutes to prove their writing skills. In Tier II, minimum qualifing marks are 33%.

Tier III

Tier III will be of qualifying nature. It will comprise of skill test or typing test. 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.

Official Notification