SSC CHSL 2016 tier 1 result may take time as uncertainty over dates continues

The result for SSC CHSL tier 1 exam 2016 might get pushed further back as some new findings have come into the light. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will declare the result of CHSL 2016 exam held from January 7th to February 8th, 2017 in April. But the truth is that like most times, the commission has left candidates clueless and how!

Somewhere over/under 30 lakh candidates have appeared for the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) examination this year under the notification released in 2016 and most of them are confused over the schedule of further events. Majority of the confusion has been caused by SSC due the changes it has made ‘silently’ without notifying candidates out in the light. Here’s what it is.

Change in Tier 2 exam date

When the official notification of CHSL 2016 exam was released, the Tier 2 exam was scheduled to be held on April 9, 2017, however, just 10 days after that, the same was rescheduled for June 4, 2017. However, the problem lies that most of the information/material available on the web is pointing for the descriptive test scheduled for April 9th, 2017. You can see the changed date in the notice here and apparently, this notice was issued 10 days (dated 18-10-2016) after the official notification (dated 07-10-2016).

In past weeks, we’ve got many queries about the same which made me write about the topic.

Nonetheless, we don’t know when the SSC CHSL result of tier 1 exam 2016-2017 will be announced. In it’s calendar for the result dates too, SSC hasn’t specified anything about CHSL result. Though we haven’t inquired the commission about the same yet, we’ll update here if we get anything solid. Few of the media sources had started speculating the results way earlier in March, but until SSC itself clarified, the picture won’t be clear.

On the other hand,  positive outcome is that with more than 2 months from now in the descriptive paper, the candidates have ample time to prepare themselves for it. CHSL Tier 2 exam will be of 100 marks, comprising of an Essay writing and Letter/ Application writing. The minimum qualifying marks for Tier 2 exam are 33 and the marks obtained in the second paper will be used for the preparation of final merit list.

The latest buzz is that SSC CHSL 2016 result is expected to be around the corner now as two weeks have passed since the release of the official answer keys of Tier 1 exam. The chances of results in the first fortnight of April are pretty high. However, no solid report mentions that results will be out this week or in the next 2-3 days. But if it does anyway, we’ll be update here.

The answer keys for tier 1 exam were uploaded on March 15 and the candidates were asked to check the answers and submit the objections through its official website. The objection submission window was closed on March 20.

SSC had notified the CHSL 2016 exam in October and as per the official statistics, a total of 64,09,965 candidates had registered for the exam. There was a steep reduction in the number of vacancies under CHSL 2016 exam as compared to the 2015 exam (from 9,221 to 5,134), however, the number of applications have been on the rise. The vacancies are distributed among Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Court Clerk posts.

In order to accommodate the large pool of candidates, three days were added in the proposed exam calendar. With this, the Tier 1 exam was conducted across the country from January 7 to February 8. As CHSL is now a three-tier examination, comprising of Tier 1 (CBT), Tier 2 (descriptive) and Tier 3 (Skill Test/ Typing Test), the Tier 1 qualified candidates will be required to appear for Tier 2 exam.

CHSL Tier 1 cut off marks

The cut-off marks in 2015 exam went as high as 119 for general category, while the lowest were 45.50 marks for Ex-Servicemen category. The cut-offs marks (last year) were as follows:

The cut-off marks are expected to be on the upper side this year due to the increase in the number of aspirants and decrease in the number of vacancies. The picture will be clear once the results are officially announced by SSC.

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