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Aspiring candidates every year eagerly wait for theSSC examinations to achieve their aim of achieving job in the government sector and related offices. One can achieve this challenging dream easily after passing 12th standard with the help of SSC CHSL 2016 examination, one of the pre-eminent ways to set an exemplary career in the government sector. If you are among one of such candidates, then you must be completely aware of the SSC CHSL 2016 Examination so that you come out with flying colors.

SSC (Staff Selection Board) is a highly renowned government body in India which is known for filling thousands of vacant seats in government bodies, offices and ministries. Every year SSC conducts different examinations to fill thousands profiles for the available positions. The jobs which are generated under SSC are purely on the basis of educational backgrounds so you must keep a check on them.

You must be very well aware of the SSC CHSL 2016 examination which includes its eligibility, syllabus, topics covered, marking scheme and SSC CHSL selection procedure so that your preparation is done remarkably well that ultimately will make you qualify in the SSC CHSL 2016 Examination.

Things that you must keep in check along with your preparation are:

  • You need to set a steady time table that you are going to follow from beginning till the end.

  • Focus on all the weak and strong sections so that you are focusing on the pattern of answering maximum questions correctly within an allotted time period.

  • To get selected in SSC CHSL Examination 2016, you need positive mind and attitude with bundles of confidence.

  • Time period is the key point of SSC CHSL 2016, so it very important to focus on practicing within defined time slots so that you know that you are on the right track of qualify SSC CHSL 2016 effortlessly.

If you are preparing for this year’s SSC CHSL 2016, then you do not have to worry at all as this article is to assist you finely about the complete SSC CHSL 2016 Examination.

Important Pointers about the SSC CHSLE 2016

Let us start with a little introduction about the about SSC CHSL 2016 so that you know about this SSC exam 2016 very well.

Every year, SSC (Staff Selection Board) conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) also known by the name, CHSL Examination offers two main posts to candidates, as mentioned below:

  • Lower Division Clerk (LDC)

  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)

The main important point that must be kept in mind before applying for any one of the posts under SSC CHSL 2016 Examination is; it is mandatory for an aspiring candidate to have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized board or university.

SSC CHSL Exam 2016 need a little consideration from your end which mean that right from its selection pattern, marking scheme, topics and syllabus asked in the exam to the questions pattern, you must be very clear about everything in a way that qualifying and getting placed in the government sector becomes very easy for you.

The table given below is very crucial as it shows major points/pointers/information about the SSC CHSL 2016:

Name of the Exam


Exam Level

All India Basis

Exam Mode


Total Number of Vacancy


Posts Offered

Data Entry Operator (DEO),

Lower Division Clerk (LDC)

Tentative Important Dates about the SSC CHSL 2016


SSC Event

Important Event Date


Release of the Application form

2nd July, 2016


Last date of Offline Application Form

31st  July, 2016


Last date of Online Application Form

1st August, 2016


Issue of E- Admit Card on the website

1st week of September, 2016


Date of the SSC CHSL 2016 Examination

25th Sept, 2016

9th  Oct, 2016, and

16th Oct, 2016


Declaration of Exam Result

In the month of January, 2017


Skill Test/Typing Test

In the month of March, 2017


Declaration of Final Result

In the month of May, 2017

Note: The above mentioned dates about SSC CHSLE 2016 are tentative, so we suggest you to keep yourself updated through the official website of SSC at: http://www.ssc.nic.in/ or subscribe our website for all the latest information on the SSC CHSL 2016.

SSC CHSL 2016 Exam Selection Procedure

SSC is known for following a very draconian examination pattern to accommodate very potential and qualified candidates in the offered positions. Candidates need to know these patterns from stating to the beginnings so that qualifying SSC CHSL 2016 exam becomes offhand.

SSC CHSL 2016 examination is an offline examination that is also based on a rigid selection pattern which is having two major phases/steps. It is mandatory for all the aspiring candidates to qualify both the phases/steps in order to get successfully placed in the government office/sector/ministry/department as per the availability at the time of placement.

If the first phase/step of SSC CHSL 2016 is qualified with the minimum marks or cut off marks, then candidates are called for the next phase/step of SSC CHSL 2016 and after passing it, they are finally placed in the necessary organizations/departments.

You must carefully prepare for the topics/sections that are asked in the SSC CHSL 2016 and must prepare for the typing or the skill round wonderfully.

The given below table show highlights about the SSC CHSL 2016 examination 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

What is the SSC CHSL Salary 2016 being offered to the candidates?

It is very important for you o know how much you shall be earning if placed successfully for the job. SSC CHSL 2016 is offering very handsome salary structure to the candidates that will keep future safe and secured. The table below mentioned shows SSC CHSL Salary 2016:


Grade Pay

Gross Salary

In Hand Salary

Lower Division Clerk (LDC)


Rs. 22,392 – 26,026

Rs. 18,777 – 22,411

Data Entry Operator (DEO


Rs. 29,340 – 35,220

Rs. 25,165 – 31,045

Phase-wise selection Procedure of SSC CHSL 2016

Before we proceed further about the selection process in detail, it is important to know that 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.

Phase-I: SSC CHSL Examination 2016

This is the first step under the Selection Procedure of SSC CHSL 2016 that need to be qualified in order to be called for the next phase which is, Skill test.

The table shows complete details about the SSC CHSL 2016 Examination.

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 SSC CHSL 2016 that needs to be qualified for your final placement. Those who qualify SSC CHSL Written Examination are called for the skill test/typing test for the LDC (Lower Division Clerk) /DEO (Data Entry Operator) posts.

SSC CHSL Skill Test for DEO/ Data Entry Operators

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

The major pointers have been jotted down here for your assistance about SSC CHSL Skill Test is:

  • A total of 15 minutes typing time is allowed to the candidate in this examination.

  • Data entry speed of 8000 key depressions on a computer per hour should be maintained by the candidate.

  • The speed would be calculated only based on the correct/right spelled words typed.

SSC CHSL Typing Test for the LDC/ 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 this 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 2016- Final Selection Procedure

After the Skill/Typing test is qualified, candidates will be recommended by SSC on the basis of the marks obtained in the SSC CHSL Written Exam 2016 to the various departments.

So stay tuned for further updates about SSC CHSL 2016 and GOOD LUCK to crack the most competitive examination .