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SSC CHSL Exam 2013 Notification, Form & Eligibility

June 29, 2013

SSC CHSL Exam 2013 Notification Form EligibilitySSC CHSL Exam 2013 notification is scheduled to be advertised on 6th July 2013 as per the recent SSC Exam calendar for recruitment of DEO (Data Entry Operator) & LDC (Lower Division Clerks). This notification would be published in major national/regional dailies as well as in Employment news dated 6th July, 2013. As per the notification,  last date to apply online/offline for SSC CHSL Exam 2013 is 2nd August, 2013 and the written exam would be conducted on 20th October, 27th October & 3rd November,2013 . This exam needs minimum Class-XII pass eligibility to appear.

This blog post has been made to give you advance information on what is CHSL exam and how to apply for it, by quoting the relevant information on eligibility and application form from last years (i.e. CHSL 2012) data. I am also going to update the info here as soon as the actual SSC CHSL 2013 Notification is officially published.

Another follow-up blog article titled: SSC CHSL Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Papers & Books would help you to prepare for CHSL exam with prep materials. 

Introduction to SSC CHSL Exam:
SSC (Staff Selection Commission) conducts recruitment exams for Group “B” & “C” posts in the various central Govt. Ministries/Departments of India. It conducts the Combined HS Level Exam (CHSL) every year in the month of October/November for recruitment of Data Entry Operators (DEO) and Lower Division Clerks (LDC). Previously SSC CHSL exam was known as SSC Data Entry Operators (DEO) exam.
You can know more about SSC from this About us page.

Number of post/vacancies in SSC CHSL 2013:
The exact number of vacancies in CHSL 2013 would be notified by SSC only later. In CHSL 2011, there was a total of 3130 vacancies (2410 LDC & 720 DEO) and 2989 (2269 LDC & 720 DEO) were offered job. So you can have some idea regarding how many annual vacancies exist through SSC CHSL.

What are the departments in which Data Entry Operators selected through SSC are posted? These central govt. organizations are as below:
1). Armed Forces Headquarters’ Clerical Service Lower Division Grade.
2). Election Commission of India
3). Intelligence Bureau
4). Bureau of Police Research & Development
5). Coast Guard, New Delhi
6). Ministry of Development of North East Region, Shillong
7). Indian Foreign Service (B) Grade Iv
8). Central Bureau of Investigation
9). Controller General of Accounts
10). Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs
11). President’s Secretariat
12). Central Vigilance Commission
13). Directorate of Forensic Sciences

On the other hand, Lower Division Clerks selected through SSC are posted in following organizations:
1). Armed Forces Headquarters’ Clerical Service Lower Division Grade.
2). Election Commission of India
3). Intelligence Bureau
4). Bureau of Police Research & Development
5). Coast Guard, New Delhi

Pay-Scale/Salary for Data Entry Operators and Lower Division Clerks:
Pay Scale being offered for these positions is: Rs.5200-20200 with Grade Pay of Rs.2400.

Eligibility for SSC CHSL Exam:
Age Eligibility: (as on 01.08.2013)
Min: 18 yrs, Max: 27 yrs.

Academic Eligibility: (as on 01.08.2013)
Minimum Class-XII pass or equivalent.

SSC CHSL Exam Selection Process:
The selection process for the SSC HS Level Exam consists of two stages:
1.0 Written Exam: It consists of a 2 hour 200 mark test on four areas of General-Intelligence, General-Awareness, English-Language and Numerical Aptitude.
2.0 Skill test for DEO & Typing Test for LDC: Only of qualifying nature.
You can find more about the exam pattern along with study materials for SSC Data Entry Operator Exam in my blog post: SSC CHSL Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Papers & Books.

SSC CHSL Exam 2013 Online/Offline Form: How to apply
You can apply for SSC Combined HS Level Exam either online or offline.

To apply offline:
SSC CHSL Exam 2013 Offline form can be downloaded from the SSC website, once the notification is published on 6th July, 2013. After filling up the form, you need to submit it to that concerned regional office of SSC from where you want to appear in the exam.

To apply online:
(Form would be available after the notification is published on 6th July, 2013 and till 2nd August)
SSC CHSL Exam 2013 Online Form

Call letter/ Admit Card for SSC CHSL Exam 2013:
You are supposed to receive your call letter (termed as “Admission Certificate” by SSC) two weeks before the test date (say around 7th October 2013). You can also download online the admit card for SSC CHSL Exam 2013. Click here to find the list of SSC regional websites from where you can download these CHSL exam 2013 call letter.
If you do not receive these Admission Certificate/Call letter one week before the date of examination, please contact the concerned regional/sub regional office of SSC with proof of having submitted your application.

Hope with above information in tablet form from the SSC official notification enables you to apply for this all India recruitment exam confidently. But do you prepare for the same? For this, please visit my subsequent blog post titled: SSC CHSL Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Papers & Books.


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