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SSC CHSL 2016 New Exam Pattern LDC, DEO Descriptive Exam

SSC CHSL 2016 New Exam Pattern – SSC LDC, DEO, PA/ SA Tier II (Descriptive Test) and Tier III (Typing skill test) Exam 2017: Revised Scheme of Examination for SSC CHSL (10+2) 2016 announced. SSC New Exam Pattern (Computer Based Online Exam & Descriptive paper) to be implemented in its all SSC CHSL recruitment process.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has introduced a big change and it is that there will single stage Online exam – Tier I and Descriptive Test Tier II. Those candidates clearing the Tier I and Tier II exam will then be called for the Tier III Typing Skill Test to be held on Computer.
Dear aspirants, most of you are not aware that recently, SSC has made change in recruitment process of its Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator (DEO) & Postal/ Sorting Assistant (PA/ SA) posts, which will be applicable from this year (2016) onwards. With respect to these change, we are getting lot of queries – what is new SSC CHSL Exam Pattern which The Staff Selection Commission has changed for CHSL 2016.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Changed

SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) Exam for recruitment of Clerk/ Assistant/ Computer Operator posts in various Government departments will now be a three-stage examination. It has been decided that SSC CHSL 2016 onwards, there will be computer based Tier 1 followed by the Tier 2 Descriptive exam & Tier 3 Typing test. According to the performance of candidates in the Tier I & II examination, only a limited number of candidates will be allowed for Typing test.

SSC CHSL 2016 New Exam Pattern

After announcement of SSC CHSL 2016 Notification, we were expecting some changes in SSC CHSL 2016 which has become true now. So, changes in the pattern will have following implications:
Tier-I examination will be held in computer based examination mode.
The Commission has decided to reduce the Number of Questions from 200 to 100 in Tier-I of the above Examination which would continue to carry 200 marks.

New Exam Scheme of SSC CHSL (10+2) 2016

Under the provisions of the Notice regarding changes in SSC CHSL exam pattern, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has decided to reduce the Number of Questions from 200 to 100 in Tier-I of the above Examination which would continue to carry 200 marks. The duration of the online examination would be for a period of 75 minutes. It has also been decided to conduct the written exam as computer based examination mode in place of OMR based examination mode. SSC CHSL exam is scheduled to be held from 7th January, 2016.

Accordingly, the revised scheme of Tier I examination is detailed below:

Dates of Computer based Written Exam (Tier-I)
Maximum Marks
Number of Batches
Total Duration/Timing
General Intelligence
Timing  for  2 Batches

Ist     batch:     10     AM- 11.15AM

IInd     Batch:     4.15PM-

Timing  for   3  batches
Batch: 10 AM-11.15AM

IInd     Batch:     1.15PM- 2.30PM

IIIrd     Batch:    4.15Pm- 5.30PM

75        Minutes (Total)

For for VH/OH (afflicted              by Cerebral Palsy and    OH         with deformity                in writing hand (Pl. see Para 7 of notice).-100 Minutes

(25 questions)


English Language (Basic Knowledge) ( 25 questions)

Quantitative Aptitude (Basic                  Arithmetic Skill)
(25 questions)
General Awareness (25 questions)

There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I.

SSC CHSL Descriptive Test

In addition to above, the Commission has also decided to introduce a Descriptive Paper of English/ Hindi as Tier-II. The Question Paper will be bilingual. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium. Check out the complete details of SSC CHSL Descriptive exam pattern:-
Tier-II Paper of CHSL 2016 will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode. The duration of the paper would be for one hour. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter / Application writing 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.
SSC CHSL Typing Skill Test

Tier-III of the Examination would continue to be the Skill Test / Typing Test which would be of
a qualifying nature. The final merit of the successful candidates would be determined on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II only.

Skill test for Data Entry Operator: Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer. This will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage and the duration of the said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes.

Typing Test for PA/ SA, LDCs and Court Clerks:  Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II). Such Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi.

  • 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 those opting 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.

The final merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III. However, the candidate will need to qualify all the online exam, descriptive exam and typing test separately. There will be no sectional cut-off.

Document Verification will also be conducted as per the provisions of the notice of examination.