Staff Selection Commission - Combined Higher Secondary Level

Educational qualification

  • The candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
  • 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.

Age relaxations - As per category

CategoryAge-relaxation
OBC3 years
Ex-Servicemen (Gen)03 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof03 years
16 Retrenched census employees of the office of Registrar General of India (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.
SC/ ST5 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.05 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST)08 years
PH + Gen10 years
PH + OBC13 years
PH + SC/ST15 years
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.Up to 35 years of age
Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications.Up to 40 years of age
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST)Up to 40 years of age
Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. (SC/ ST)Up to 45 years of age
Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces.Up to 45 years of age
Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces (SC/ ST).Up to 50 years of age

Posts - As per Grade pay

Age group

Name of post

Department / Ministries

Class Fiction

18-27 years

Lower Division Clerk (LDC) / Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

Various Department / Ministries

Group D

Age group

Name of post

Department / Ministries

Class Fiction

18-27 years

Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants (PA/SA)

Postal Department

Group D

18-27 years

Data Entry Operator (DEO)

Various Department / Ministries

Group D

18-27 years

Data Entry Operator (DEO) Grade ‘A’

Various Department / Ministries

Group D

Exams

Subject

No. of Questions

Max Marks

Duration

Negative Marks

General Intelligence

25

50

60 minutes

0.50 Marks

General Awareness

25

50

60 minutes

0.50 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)

25

50

60 minutes

0.50 Marks

English Language (Basic Knowledge)

25

50

60 minutes

0.50 Marks

  • The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words.
  • The Paper would comprise writing of Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words.
  • The exam is of 60 minutes duration and carries 100 marks.
  • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.
  • The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.
  • The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.
  • The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit.

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator(DEO):

  • Data Entry Speed of 8,000 Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
  • The duration of the Test will be 15 minutes .

Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs and Court Clerks:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and 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: 

  • The Tier 3 of SSC CHSl Exam 2019 comprises of a couple of skill tests which are required for certain government posts. 
  • After skill test or typing test, those candidates who qualify it, will be appointed based on their position in the merit list.

General Intelligence

No. of Questions – 25 | Maximum Marks – 50 | Duration – 60 Minutes | Negative Marks – 0.50 Marks

General Awareness
No. of Questions – 25 | Maximum Marks – 50 | Duration – 60 Minutes | Negative Marks – 0.50 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)
No. of Questions – 25 | Maximum Marks – 50 | Duration – 60 Minutes | Negative Marks – 0.50 Marks

English Language (Basic Knowledge)
No. of Questions – 25 | Maximum Marks – 50 | Duration – 60 Minutes | Negative Marks – 0.50 Marks

  • The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words.
  • The Paper would comprise writing of Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words.
  • The exam is of 60 minutes duration and carries 100 marks.
  • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.
  • The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.
  • The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.
  • The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit.

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator(DEO):

  • Data Entry Speed of 8,000 Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
  • The duration of the Test will be 15 minutes .

Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs and Court Clerks:

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and 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: 

  • The Tier 3 of SSC CHSl Exam 2019 comprises of a couple of skill tests which are required for certain government posts. 
  • After skill test or typing test, those candidates who qualify it, will be appointed based on their position in the merit list.

Syllabus

General Intelligence:

Logical Reasoning | Alphanumeric Series | Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test | Data Sufficiency | Coded Inequalities | Seating Arrangement | Puzzle | Tabulation | Syllogism| Blood Relations | Input Output | Coding Decoding

Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill):

Simplification | Profit & Loss | Mixtures & Allegations | Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices | Work & Time | Time & Distance | Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere | Data Interpretation | Ratio & Proportion, Percentage | Number Systems | Sequence & Series | Permutation, Combination &Probability

English Language (Basic Knowledge):

Reading Comprehension | Cloze Test | Para jumbles | Miscellaneous | Fill in the blanks | Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting | Paragraph Completion | One Word Substitution | Active/Passive Voice

General Awareness:

History | Culture | Geography | Economic Scene | General Policy | Scientific Research | Awards and Honors | Books and Authors

Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in “Pen and Paper‟ Mode. The duration of the Descriptive Paper would be for one hour. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and a Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words.

  • The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.
  • The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit.
  • The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will be awarded zero marks.

Skill Test/ Typing Test for the qualified candidates will be conducted on computers provided by the Commission or its authorized agency. Skill Test/ Typing Test will be conducted in the cities where Regional Offices of the Commission are located or as decided by the Commission. Skill Test/ Typing Test will be of qualifying nature. Skill Test/ Typing Test will be conducted as per the following scheme:

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator:

  • Skill Test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators. No candidate is exempted from appearing in the Skill Test.
  • Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer. 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. The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator ‘Grade A’:

  • The “speed of 15000 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. The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.
  • PH candidates will be given compensatory time of 5 minutes. Therefore, duration of Skill Test for such candidates will be 20 minutes.

Typing Test for LDC / JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant:

  • The medium of Typing Test will be Hindi and English. The candidates will have to opt for the medium of Typing Test (i.e. either Hindi or English) in the online Application Form.
  • The choice of Typing Test given by the candidate in the online Application Form shall be treated as final and no change in the medium of Typing Test will be entertained later.
  • Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute (w.p.m.) and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute (w.p.m.). 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour and about 9000 key depressions per hour respectively.
  • The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.
  • PH Candidates will be given compensatory time of 5 minutes. Therefore, duration of Typing Test for such candidates will be 15 minutes.
  • Passage Dictators will be provided to those Visually Handicap candidates for the Typing test who have opted for Scribe in the online Application Form. The Passage Dictator will read out the passage to Visually Handicap candidate within the allotted time period.