SSC CHSL 2017 official answer key out; result by March-end

The Staff Selection Commission released SSC CHSL answer key 2017 earlier today officially. SSC CHSL 2016 tier 1 exam held from January 7th to February 8th, 2017. In a press note issued here today, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) said that the candidates who appeared for the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) 2016 tier 1 examinations, can view the answer keys now. The answer keys are tentative/provisional as the final keys will be released after sorting out the representations.

SSC CHSL 2016 answer Key
SSC CHSL 2016 answer key: representational image.

SSC has also said that the candidates can submit their representations (if any) between March 15th to March 20th (5 pm). A fee of Rs 500 per answer is to be paid via online payment modes by the candidates while making representation and that too within the date specified above. The answer key for SSC CHSL 2016 exam, candidates’ response sheet, question papers and the facility to submit challenge to the answer key is available here at the official website. Candidates’ details such as registration no., date of birth etc will be required to login.

The SSC CHSL 2016 exam was notified last year to recruit candidates against 5,134 vacancies on the posts of Postal assistant/Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator (DEO) and Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Court clerks.

The said exams in Jan/Feb were held under tier 1 stage of the examination and the tier 2 (descriptive) exam will be held on April 9th, 2017. Even tough the Commission has not fixed the tier 1 result date, the tier 2 exam date has been fixed. That being said, CHSL results for tier 1 exam 2016-17 are expected to be declared by March-end and admit cards to the candidates shortlisted for tier 2 on the basis of tier 1 results will be issued around 8-10 days prior of tier 2.

In 2016, SSC introduced one too many changes in it’s recruitment processes. Firstly, the commission changed the mode of examination from offline to computer based. Secondly, it introduced additional tier in CHSL as well as CGL exam. CHSL exam used to be 2 tiered recruitment process but now it has 3 tier with the addition of descriptive test (tier 2).

The tier 2 (descriptive) paper will be of 100 marks and will be conducted pen and paper based mode. The tier 2, introduced to assess the writing skills of candidates, will have a duration of 60 minutes.

The schedule for tier 3 (skill/typing test), which will be of qualifying nature, has not been fixed so far. The tentative schedule for the holding of skill test/typing test is June/July after the results of descriptive test in late May/June.

Roughly over/under 30 lakh candidates have taken the CHSL tier 1 exams held in January-February 2017 whereas the vacancies are just about 5 thousand. Moreover, more than 60 lakh registrations were done for the exam.

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