Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination
Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination
Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for recruiting personnel to the posts like Data Entry Operator (DEO) and Lower Division Clerks.
Keeping in view the recommendation of the Second Administration Reforms ( 2nd ARC) on SSC Selection Process, extensive use of objective type testing and recommendation of Expert Group consultative by SSC and Government decision on recommendation of 6th Pay Commission, Combined Matric Level Examination has been renamed and remodeled. Whereas post of Stenographer Grade ‘C’ & Grade ‘D’ have been taken out from the scope of this examination; post of Data Entry Operator (DEO) has been added and Higher Secondary (10+2) has been made the minimum Educational Qualification.
CHSL 2011 Examination Eligibility Criteria
- A candidate must be either:
(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) 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.
- Applicants age should be 18-27 years for Data Entry Operator and LDCs.
- Applicant should have passed 12th Standard or equivalent or higher examination from a recognized Board or University.
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.
CHSL 2011 Examination Application Procedure
Application can be made through post or by online.
By Post :
The prescribed format of application may submit to the concerned regional office of SSC.
The candidates submitting Paper application should pay the fee by means of "Central Recruitment Fee Stamps(CRFS)"only .
CRFS are available at the counter of all Departmental Post Offices of the country.
Recruitment Fee Stamps should be pasted on the application form in the space earmarked for the purpose and got cancelled from the Counter of Post Office of issue with the date stamp of the Issuing Post Office in such a manner that the impression or the cancellation stamp partially overflows on the Application Form itself, taking care at the same time that the impression is clear and distinct to facilitate the identification of date and Post Office of issue at any subsequent stage.
After getting the Recruitment Fee Stamps cancelled from the Post Office, the candidates must submit their application to the concerned Regional Office/Sub Regional Offices of the Commission in the usual manner after completing other formalities.
The online submission of the application may be made at website www.ssconline.nic.in. Instructions are available at the site. Candidate should read the instructions carefully before making any entry or selecting options.
Candidates applying online should retain the registration number assigned to them for further correspondence. They are not required to submit print outs of the application to the commission.
The candidates submitting their applications on-line should pay the requisite fee only through State Bank of India challan or using on-line payment facility of State Bank of India.
Note: Candidates submitting paper application must indicate the centre of examination opted by him/her, in the Application Form in respect of the Examination. A candidate must submit his/her application only to the concerned Regional/Sub Regional Office of the Commission under whose jurisdiction the Centre selected by him / her falls.
Application received in any other Regional/Sub Regional Office of the Commission will be rejected summarily.
For further details and application format, visit SSC website.
CHSL 2011 Examination Syllabus
General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, verbal and figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series etc. The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate's abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions.
English Language: In addition to the testing of candidates' understanding of the English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability would also be tested.
Numerical Aptitude: This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, use of Tables and Graphs, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, etc.
General Awareness: Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate's general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.