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SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016

SSC (Staff Selection Board) is a highly renowned government body in India which is known for conducting various kinds of examination every year to fill thousands of different profile jobs for various government offices, departments and ministries. The jobs which are generated under SSC are purely on the basis of educational backgrounds.

Every year, aspiring candidates eagerly wait for the SSC examinations to achieve their career dream and aim. If you are willing to take a challenging role after your 12th standard, then SSC CHSL examination 2016 is the best way to set a perfect government job career.

One needs to be very well aware of examination pattern 2016, eligibility, syllabus, topics covered, marking scheme and SSC CHSL selection procedure so that preparation is done in the best possible way which ultimately will make you qualify in the SSC CHSL Exam 2016.  

You need to set a steady time table and focus on answering maximum questions correctly within an allotted time period to get selected in SSC CHSL Examination 2016.

You do not have to take stress as this article is to acquaint you well about the complete SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016 but before that we are going to discuss a little about SSC CHSL examination 2016 so that you are aware of it inside out.

What is covered under the SSC CHSL examination?

SSC (Staff Selection Board) conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination for the post of Lower Division Clerk/Data Entry Operator every year. It is mandatory for all the candidates who are applying for the examination to pass 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized board or university. 

It is important to know about the complete pattern of the SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016 as better idea about the selection procedure will provide you adequate chances to crack this examination in your first shot.

SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016

SSC follows a very strict examination pattern to fill in vacant positions with the potential candidates. Candidates need to know these patterns from stating to the beginnings so that qualifying SSC examinations becomes effortless.

SSC CHSL examination 2016 is also based on a particular selection pattern having two major phases/steps and candidates are supposed to pass both the steps in order to get paced successfully.

 If the first phase of SSC CHSL examination 2016 is qualified with the minimum marks or cut off marks, then candidates are called for the next phase of SSC CHSL examination 2016 and after passing it, they are finally placed in the organizations as per the seats availability.

The given below table show highlights about the SSC CHSL examination 2016 for your better clarity and understanding.

Entry Officers (DEO) and Lower Division Clerk (LDC)

Total Phases/Steps



1. SSC CHSL Written Examination

2. SSC CHSL Skill/Typing Test

Now, let us see both the steps/phases followed under the Selection Procedure of SSC CHSL 2016 Examination in more details.

Phase-I: SSC CHSL Examination 2016

This is the first step under the Selection Procedure of SSC CHSL 2016 Examination that need to be qualified in order to be called for the next phase which is, Skill test. Every candidate is allotted a rank on the basis of the marks obtained in the SSC CHSL Written Examination 2016 and selection  for the Skill Test is made on the basis of the merit list released by the SSC.

You must make sure that you score higher in the SSC CHSL Written Examination so that you have a higher chance of getting a call for the Skill Test phase.

The table shows complete details about the Phase I of SSC CHSL 2016 Examination Selection Procedure so that you equip yourself well for this phase and come out with flying colors.

Total Questions


Total Sections


Each section carried how much marks?


Major Sections

1. General Intelligence &Reasoning,

2. English Language,

3. Quantitative Aptitude and

4.  General Awareness.

Marking Scheme

Negative marking is applicable.

For every right answer candidate is awarded one mark and

For every wrong answer, deduction of 1 mark is done.

In case, you have not answered any question then there is no negative marking for that question.

Total Time Allotted

2 Hours

Exam Pattern

Multiple choice questions

Phase-II: SSC CHSL Skill Test 2016

This is the second phase under the Selection Procedure of SSC CHSL 2016 Examination that needs to be qualified for the final placement call. Those who qualify SSC CHSL Written Examination have to go through the skill test/typing test for the LDC (Lower Division Clerk) /DEO (Data Entry Operator) posts.

SSC CHSL Skill Test for the position of DEO or Data Entry Operators

It is mandatory for every candidate (who has applied for the post of Data Entry Operator) to go through the CHSL Skill test after he/she has qualified the written exam.

About SSC CHSL Skill Test, there are various things that must be remembered in order to qualify it. The major pointers have been jotted down here for your assistance:

The candidates need to maintain a data entry speed of 8000 key depressions on a computer per hour.

The speed would be calculated only based on the correct/right spelled words typed in an hour by the candidates as per the given passage/Comprehension.

Candidates would get a total of 15 minutes typing time in this examination.

*Printed matter for typing is given to the candidates in advance so that they can type from seeing into the paper*

**The printed matter in English language which would contain about 2000- 2200 strokes/key-depressions would be provided to each candidate**

If you want to qualify this level/phase of SSC CHSL examinations 2016, then you must practice typing a lot that too correctly and within 15 minutes of time period.

You must set 15 minutes on a timer and then practice typing everyday as this will help you in recognizing your capabilities and weak spots.

SSC CHSL Typing Test for the position of LDC or Lower Division Clerk

All those who have applied for the Lower Division Clerk (LDC) posts need to go through SSC CHSL typing test after passing the written test.

The candidates can choose either Hindi or English as their language for giving the typing test.

The test would be taken on a computer and need to specify which language they are interested to give the typing test while filling the application form.

Candidates who will opt for English would have to achieve typing speed of 35 words per minute in order to qualify.

Candidates who will opt for the Hindi language as the option need to achieve typing speed of 30 words per minute to qualify.

Practice is the key to qualify in the typing test so ensure that you are practicing as per the required criterion.

SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016- Final Selection

After the Skill/Typing test is qualified, then candidates will be recommended by SSC on the basis of the marks obtained in the SSC CHSL Written Exam 2016. Allocation of candidates will be made to User Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by them.

It must be noted that qualifying in both the phases of SSC CHSL Exam 2016 does not mean that you obtain any right to get appointed as commission ensures that necessary background check is carried out done thoroughly before making any final appointments.

The decision of the Commission in all matters relating to age/educational eligibility, acceptance or rejection of the applications, penalty for false information, conduct of examination(s), mode of selection, allotment of examination centers, selection and allotment of posts/organizations to selected candidates will be final and no enquiry/correspondence will be entertained in this regard.

SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016- Category Wise

Here is the complete information about the selection procedure that shall be followed for the special category candidates.

  1. If you fall under any one of the categories like Schedule Castes, Schedule Tribes, Other Backward Classes, and Physically Handicapped candidates and selection is made on the basis of the own merit without relaxed standards, along with candidates belonging to other communities, then there will not be any adjustment against the reserved share of vacancies
  2. An Ex-Serviceman or Physically Handicapped (OH/VH/HH) category candidate who qualifies on the basis of relaxed standards such as age limit, experience or qualifications, permitted number of chances in written examination, extended zone of consideration, etc. is to be counted against reserved vacancies and not against general vacancies.

What will happen to the tie cases under SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016?

SSC has made sure that all the tie cases, which mean that if two different candidates scores same marks in the CHSL examination 2016 are sorted on a very fair terms.

The following scenarios shall be applied till such cases are sorted:

  • Total marks scored in the written examination.
  • Date of Birth, with older candidate placed higher
  • Alphabetical order in which the first names of the candidates appear.

You can check all the latest updates related to the SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2016 through the given link: http://www.ssc.nic.in/

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