SSC CHSL Exam 2016-2017: DEO, Clerks & Postal Assistants Vacancies

SSC has announced new notification on 8th October 2016 for the recruitment of Data Entry Operator, Lower Division Clerk, Court Clerk, Postal Assistant and Sorting Assistants.

SSC CHSL Exam 2016-2017 Summary

  • Test Mode: Computer Mode
  • Application Procedure: Online
  • Registration Starts from: 8th Oct, 2016
  • Last Date to Submit Application Form: 7th Nov, 2016
  • Examination: 7th January to 5th February 2016
  • Descriptive Test: 9th April, 2017
  • Admit Card: 2 or Three weeks before Exam.
  • Result Date: March 2017
  • Selection Procedure: Computer based exam (Tier- I) then Descriptive Examination (Tier-II) and final test Tier-III (Typing/Skill Test)

SSC CHSL Exam 2016 Important Dates

  • 8th Oct 2016 – Registration Starts
  • 7th Nov 2016 – Last Date to Apply
  • 7th Nov 2016 – Last date to deposit application fee
  • December 2016 – Admit card release date
  • 7th Jan to 5th Feb 2017 – Computer based test (Tier-I)
  • March 2017 – Result of Tier I exam
  • 9th April 2017 – Descriptive Test
  • May 2017 – Result of Tier-II Exam
  • June 2017 – Typing/Skill Test
  • August 2017 – Final Result

SSC CHSL Exam No. of Vacancies

The total open vacancies as per the official notification 2016 published on 08-10-2016 are 5134 as follow:

  • 506 vacancies of Data Entry Operators
  • 1321 vacancies of Lower Division Clerk
  • 3281 vacancies of Postal/Sorting Assistants
  • 26 vacancies of Court clerks

SSC CHSL Exam 2016 Eligibility Criteria

In order to get selected, firstly the candidates have to fulfill the eligibility criteria.

Age Limit: As per the norms prescribed by SSC related to age are as follows

  • The age should be between 18 to 27 Years (As specified in particular SSC 10+2 Level LDC/DEO notification) as on 1st Jan, 2017 (Born between 2-1-1990 to 1-1-1999)
  • Relaxation of Upper age limit under para 4 (A) will be available for the candidates who belongs to reserved category.
  • The candidates have to be at least of the age of 18 years, however age relaxation can be provided as per the Government regulations. Relaxation in age is provided to the reserved like SC / ST / OBC category and it will be applicable as per the rule. The candidates should be at least qualified 12th standard students from any examining body constituted by law or any other examination acknowledged by the Central Government.

Qualification as on 1-1-2017: The candidates should have 12th passed certificate. Candidates who have not qualified as on the date as specified in the notification will not be eligible

SSC CHSL 2016 Exam Pattern

Computer Based Examination (Objective Type) – Total 75 Minutes

Timing for 2 Batches/day –

  • 1st batch: 10 AM-11:15 AM
  • 2nd batch: 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM

Timing for 3 batches/day

  • 1st batch: 10 AM – 11:15 AM
  • 2nd batch: 1:15 PM – 2:30 PM
  • 3rd batch: 4:15 PM – 5:30 PM


  • General Intelligence – 25 questions – 50 Marks
  • English Language – 25 questions – 50 marks
  • Quantitative Aptitude – 25 questions – 50 marks
  • General Awareness – 25 questions – 50 marks


  • The questions will in English & Hindi Language.
  • This is computer based exam and consists only multiple choice questions.

SSC CHSL Exam Application Form 2016

The candidates must note here that the procedure to apply for SSC CHSL Exam 2016 is only by online.

Apply Online Here

Application Fees: The fee can be deposited only by online through SBI Challan/Net Banking and any credit and debit cards.

The candidates belongs to SC/ST/ex-serviceman/women candidates/disability are exempted from paying any fee.

Download Complete Official Notification

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