SSC CHSL LDC DEO 2016 Recruitment Notification status and dates


SSC CHSL LDC DEO 10+2 Level 2016 recruitment notification will be out on 8th October 2016Bookmark this page by pressing CTRL+D on your keyboard for receiving latest status updates on SSC CHSL LDC DEO recruitment for 10+2.

SSC CHSL LDC DEO 2016-17 Recruitment Notification

The Staff Selection Commission SSC as released notification signalling that the DETAILED NOTICE for Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination (CHSL also called LDC DEO), 2016 will be uploaded on the website of the Commission ( and its Regional Offices on 8th October, 2016. This was in response to the RTI query filed against SSC. 

The last date to apply for SSC CHSL has now been extended.

एसएससी (स्टाफ सिलेक्शन कमीशन) की CHSL 2016 नोटिफिकेशन रोक दी गयी थी| यह नोटिफिकेशन 2 जुलाई 2016 को जारी होने वाली थी लेकिन प्रशानिक कारणों के चलते स्थगित हो गई थी| अभी मिली जानकारी के अनुसार यह नोटिफिकेशन 8th अक्टूबर 2016 को आएगी और परीक्षा नवम्बर / दिसम्बर मैं होगी।
Official Notification by SSC:

SSC CHSL 2016 recruitment notification announced

SSC CHSL Recent Updates

30th September 2016

SSC confirms that the DETAILED NOTICE for SSC CHSL 2016 will be out on 8th October, 2016

27th July 2016

SSC issues clarification explaining the following reasons behind why SSC CHSL 2016 Notification was not published on 2nd July 2016.

1) SSC decided to conduct CHSL 2016 in Online mode (Computer Based examination) and in this process of getting the exam in online mode, the necessary requirements were not completed.  Only after completing the modalities for conducting an ONLINE exam will the SSC release notification about possible dates.

2nd July 2016

No Updates on regarding SSC CHSL examination dashing hopes of millions of Indian aspirants for getting a government job.

1st may 2016

Rumors fly that SSC CHSL 2016 exam may get postponed.

This might have to do with the SSC CGL 2016 Exam being postponed from 8th and 22nd May to August, 2016. 

SSC CHSL Exam Overview:

  • Name of exam:  SSC CHSL 2016
  • SSC CHSL Full Form – Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) (10+2) Exam.
  • Organised by – Staff Selection Commission, popularly called SSC.
  • Posts on offer– Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), and Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
  • Total Number of Vacancies – Announcement on 8th October 2016.
  • Exam Mode Computer Based Examination (Online Test)
  • Mode of selection – Objective Test, Descriptive Test, and Typing/Skill Test

The SSC CHSL exam is among the most sought after government exams in India as the required educational qualification for being eligible for it is only 10+2.

Last year 79 Lakh aspirants appeared for this exam this exam in 2015 and this year is expected to be attempted by around 90 lakh to 1 crore people. The RRB NTPC exam was taken by 90 Lakh people.  The post to vacancy ratio for SSC CHSL is among the highest of all government exams conducted in India.  In fact it is even more competitive than SSC  CGL Tier I exam which was taken by over 40 Lakh candidates.

All posts will be exempted from Interview.

SSC CHSL 2016 : Important Dates

The important dates for SSC CHSL exam are given below:

Important Event Date
Official Notification SSC CHSL 2016 8th October, 2016
Online form start date 2nd July, 2016 
Apply online last date 1st Aug, 2016
Admit Cards download start date 2nd week of Sept, 2016
SSC CHSL 2016 Exam dates 25th September

9th October

16th Oct, 2016

SSC CHSL 2016 Notification

SSC is notorious for never following a schedule for the annual CHSL Exam.

The 2015 notification was announced in June while 2014 was announced in July end. The 2016 SSC CHSL Notification was tentatively scheduled for 2nd July, 2016, however now it would be published on 8th of October.

Below are SSC CHSL notifications for past 4 years.

1. SSC CHSL 2015 Notification

  • Date : 13th June, 2015
  • Vacancies: 6578 posts

2. SSC CHSL 2014 Notification

  • Date : 19th July, 2014
  • Vacancies: 1997 posts

3. SSC CHSL 2013 Notification

  • Date: 20th July, 2013
  • Vacancies: N/A

4).SSC CHSL 2012 Notification

  • Date: 14th July, 2014
  • Vacancies: N/A

SSC CHSL 2016: How do I get CHSL Notification ?

Since Rural candidates form a major chunk of applicants for CHSL exam SSC announces the notifications in both ONLINE and OFFLINE format given below:

1. Official SSC Website: The notification will be uploaded on official SSC website and websites of regional SSC as well.

2. Employment News: The government of India publishes a regular employment newspaper which can be purchased at any bookstall or even checked online.

SSC CHSL: What are the Different Posts in CHSL 2016?

SSC CHSL is conducted for recruitment of candidates for Group C posts in various Central Government Departments and Ministries.

SSC CHSL Vacancies

  • Data Entry Operator – To be announced
  • Lower Division Clerk – To be announced
  • Postal/Sorting Assistant – To be announced

SSC CHSL Pay scale and Grade Pay

Post Pay band Grade Pay
Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) Pay Band-1(Rs 5200-20200) Rs 2400
Data Entry Operator (DEO) Pay Band-1(Rs 5200-20200) Rs 2400
Lower Division Clerk (LDC) Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200) Rs 1900

SSC CHSL: What is the Eligibility Criteria for CHSL 2016 ?

Nationality Educational Qualification Age Limit
You should be an Indian Citizen You should have passed 10+2 examination from recognized board/university. Your age must be between 18 years and 27 years (general candidate). +3 for OBC, +5 for SC/ST, +10 for PH

SSC CHSL What to do after Notification is out?

After the notification is announced, the next step will be to go through the entire notification,  to find changes in eligibility criteria reckoning dates and exam pattern/Syllabus. Apart from this all important dates, vacancies and salary changes (if any) will be announced with the notification and should be checked.

After noting down the dates, you should plan for submission of online form before the last date along with all the documents to be submitted. 

SSC CHSL 2016 Exam Pattern 2016

SSC has made significant changes in the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for the 2016 exam. The test will be conducted in ONLINE MODE.  Descriptive test has been introduced too.

SSC CHSL 2016 Part I Exam – Online Mode 

  • There will be 4 sections in one question paper.
  • 4 sections: General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness.
  • 50 Questions of 1 mark each will be asked from each section.
  • Duration: You will get 2 hours (120 minutes) for completing the paper.
  • No. of questions: 200 MCQs  (multiple choice questions) will be asked.
  • Language: For section-I, III & IV questions will be both in English and Hindi.
  • Negative marking: There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for every wrong answer in SSC CHSL 2016 exam.
S.No. Section Marks Questions
1 General Intelligence 50 50
2 English Language 50 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4 General Awareness 50 50


This tier will be conducted for candidates who qualify the MCQ examination. This round is qualifying in nature and it would test a your skills for to the post you have applied for.

  • LDC: Typing Test

To be conducted in English or Hindi based on the language specified in application form. This is only qualifying in nature and will be taken on a Computer.  Your typing speed for English medium should be better than 35 words per minute and for Hindi it must be better than 30 words per minute.

  • Data Entry Operator: Skill Test

You must attain a speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) key depressions/hour on a computer along with accuracy. Duration of skill test will be 15 minutes. A paper in English language containing 2000- 2200 strokes/key-depressions would be provided to you for this test.

SSC CHSL 2016 Admit Cards

The SSC CHSL Admit cards will be out atleast 2 weeks before the commencement of the exam.

1. Admit cards will be downloaded from regional websites.

2. Along with Admit cards you should also carry your original Identity Proof for SSC CHSL 2016 exam.

Note: Carry 3 photographs to the Examination hall and retain at least 10 photographs till the completion of SSC CHSL selection process.

SSC CHSL 2016 Application form: How to Apply?

SSC will soon release SSC CHSL application forms. You can apply in both Online and Offline modes.

  • Offline– You will get the Application Form along with the notification. You can fill it up by taking a print out and send it in prescribed format to the Commission by post before the last date along with all the documents.
  • Online – The link for online application will be provided here as soon as it is active. You will be able to fill the form online and upload the relevant documents (passport photograph and signature) before paying the fee online.

SSC CHSL : Mode of FEE payment 

  • Fee can be paid both offline and online.
  • Following categories are exempted from paying the fees:  Women candidates and candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC/PH categories.
  • The candidates submitting application offline (paper mode) should pay the fee of Rs 100 (Rupees one hundred only) by means of “Central Recruitment Fee Stamps (CRFS)”only.
  • The candidates submitting the application form online (computer based) should pay the fee of Rs 100 (Rupees one hundred only) by means of SBI Challan or Online payment through Net banking or any credit/debit cards only.


The Last date to submit the SSC CHSL 2016 Online Application form is 1st August, 2016  will be announced soon.

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