SSC CHSL 2017 Application Form, Exam Dates (10+2)

SSC CHSL 2017: Combined Higher Secondary Level is one of the topmost level examinations in India organized by SSC (Secondary School Certificate). The examination is divided into two parts- part I is organized / held in the month of November and December and part II held in the month of March and April. Those candidates who successful to clear part I are eligible to attend part II.

Important dates (Not final) for SSC CHSL 2017:



official notification declared on

5th August 2017
Application process starts from

5th August 2017

application process ends on

4th September 2017
date of application fee online (payment last)

September 2017

payment of application fee offline (payment last)

September 2017
Download admit card on

October 2017

Part I Exam held on (SSC CHSL 2017)

17th to 30th November 2017
Result declaration for part I

January/February 2018

Part II Exam held on

March 2018
Final merit list declared on

May 2018

Vacancies offered by SSC CHSL 2017

  • Data Entry Officers (DEO) -1006
  • Lower Division Clerk (LDC) -2049
  • Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant -3530

Eligibility criteria

  • Applicants must have qualified HSE (higher secondary examination) or equivalent from a state or central recognized institute.
  • Minimum age limit to apply for Secondary School Certificate Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL 2017) is 18 years and maximum age is 27 years as on 1st August 2017.

SSC CHSL 2017  Application Form, Exam Dates (10+2)

Age Relaxation given as follow :

Age relaxation for SC/ST

5 years
Age relaxation for OBC

3 years

Age relaxation for PH

10 years
Age relaxation for PH+OBC

13 years

Age relaxation for PH+SC/ST

15 years


Application form :

Applicants can apply for SSC CHSL 2017 by both through online or offline mode. Applicants are informed that before they start application procedure first check eligibility criteria for exam then apply for the same. Applicants can apply by both online mode and offline mode. If applicants go for online then he/she needs to go to official website And for offline mode applicants need to submit their applications form in prearranged format only.

  • For online mode an applicants have to go to the official website of SSC (i.e. Applicants need to upload his/her scanned images of their photograph and signature. And at last to complete the application procedure applicants have to pay application fee.
  • Uploaded photograph of applicants must be between 4 to 12 kb of size & containing resolution of 100 pixel width by 120 pixels height.
  • Uploaded signature of applicants must be between 1 to 12 kb & containing resolution of 140 pixel width by 60 pixels height.
  • Applicants can get application forms from the sale Centres, prearranged offices or by-post as well. An applicant have to send the mandatory documents along with correctly filled application on or before last date of application.

Click here to apply for SSC CHSL.

Application fee

While made Payment through online mode:

To pay fee by online mode applicants need to pay by either through SBI bank challan (challan can be downloaded, printed & submitted at any CBS branch of SBI) or by using net banking. Minimal service charges are also be included when payment is made through net banking.

While made Payment through offline mode:

Firstly candidate has to pay Rs. 100 for application fee through CRF stamps. Before applying the stamps to the form the stamp has to be cancelled, otherwise the application form will not be accepted.

Exemption of fee

In case of female applicant’s fee is exempt means female candidates did not have to pay for application form and all the reserved category candidates.

Examination pattern

Before applicants start their preparation regarding examination they have to first check the complete pattern of examination. And here is a complete examination pattern given below-

Examination Pattern for Part I of SSC CHSL 2017

  • The whole process is divided in 4 sections (General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude & General Awareness and each section contains 50 marks of each.
  • Applicants have only 2 hour to complete their examination.
  • The examination is printed in both Hindi as well as English language so no one get confused during examination.
  • It’s a MCQ type question paper and ¼ marks will be deducted at every wrong answer.
  • And each section contain a weightage of 50 marks.

Examination Pattern for Part II of SSC CHSL 2017

Those Applicants who qualify part I are eligible to give part II examination. The only purpose for this is to test the skills of the applicants related to the posts this examination will be conducted.

Selection process

  • Selection process will be completed after 2 stages first one is written examination and the second one personal interview. Selection of eligible applicants will be based on their performance during both the selection stages. The reserved category applicants will be adjusted against general category jobs according to the rank they grab in the merit list. The jobs of reserved categories will be filled separately by eligible applicants of reserved categories only. The draw or tie breaker for applicants scoring same marks will be based on-
  • Marks that he/she grab in written examination
  • On the basis of date of birth (DOB), older applicant will be given higher position in the merit list
  • According to alphabetical order the higher rank will be determined.

Typing test for Lower Division Clerk

Test will be conducted both in Hindi & English for the capable applicants of written examination. All The applicants have to mention the above language that he/she use during filling the application form. This examination is also qualifying in nature. Typing speed for English language must be 35 words/minute and for Hindi language it must be 30 words/minute.

Skill test for Data Entry Officers

Test will be conducted for capable candidates of written examination. Applicants must have data entry speed of 8,000 key depression/hour on computer. All the entries that he/she made will be judged on the basis of correct entries. Duration for this skill test will be 15 minutes. A printed matter of 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions in English language will be provided to each applicant

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