Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination for Recruitment of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerk

Age Limit: 18-27 years
Educational Qualification: An aspirant must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

The Examination is conducted in three tiers as indicated below:

  • Tier -I — Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type) — Offline Mode.
  • Tier -II — Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type) — Online Mode.
  • Tier -III —Skill Test / Typing Test — Qualifying Nature.
  • Examination Pattern for SSC-CHSL

    Tier I Examination

    Subject No. of Questions Marks Distribution Time Allotted

    General Intelligence + Reasoning




    75 Minutes

    General Awareness



    Quantitative Aptitude



    English Comprehension






    There is a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer. There is No Sectional Cut-off. Examination is conducted in Online mode.The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV.

    Tier II Examination

    Tier-II Paper of CHSL is subjective in nature which comprises of 100 Marks which is to be attempted within the time duration of 1hr in ‘Pen and Paper Mode. Tier II Examination comprises topics for Essay writing and Letter / Application writing. Minimum 33% marks are required to qualify the Tier II Examination. A candidate has to write down 200-250 words and 150-200 word for Essay and Letter / Application writing respectively.

    A candidate’s performance in Tier II Examination would be taken into consideration for preparing the final merit. A candidate can use either Hindi or English language while attempting Essay writing and Letter / Application writing. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.

    Tier III Examination

    Personality Test cum Interview/Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/Document Verification. The Tier III Examination would be qualifying in nature.

    Important Note

    The final merit of the successful candidates would be based on the aggregate scored by them in Tier-I and Tier-II.

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