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SSC exam question paper 10+2 level in hindi pdf download here

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was formed on 4 November 1975.   It is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.  This commission is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) which consists of Chairman, two Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations. His post is equivalent to the level of Additional Secretary to the Government of India.

The Staff Selection Commission has its headquarters located at New Delhi. At present it has seven Regional offices at Allahabad, Mumbai, Kolkata, Guwahati, Chennai, Bangalore. It also has two Sub- Regional offices at Raipur and Chandigarh. Each Regional office is headed by a Regional Director and each Sub-Regional office is headed by a Deputy Director.


The official website of Staff Selection Commission is  All the details about the commission and all the recruitment details, admit cards, answer keys, results, interview letters etc. can be downloaded visiting this site.


  1. SSC-CGLE (Combined Graduate Level Examination)
  2. SSC-JE (Junior Engineer CPWD examination)
  3. CPO(SI) Examination (Central Police Organization (SI) Examination)
  4. SSC CHSL Examination (Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination)
  5. JT Examination (Junior Translator CSOL Examination)


  • Graduate Level Examination- The eligibility for this examination is graduation or equivalent in any other discipline.
  • Combined Matric Level Examination- The eligibility for this examination is matriculation.
  • Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination- The eligibility for this examination is 12th class or equivalent in any other discipline.
  • The age limit depends on different posts for appearing in SSC examination. Candidates can get complete information about it from the employment new/Rozgar samachar. However, the general age limit for appearing SSC examination is 18 to 27 years (relaxation in age is available for reserved candidates).
  • The educational qualification depends on different posts that generally vary from 10th class to graduation level.




The Staff Selection Commission in the month of November released an Examination Notice in the Advertisement No. 3/2/2016-P&P-I.  According to the Notice the Staff Selection Commission will hold an examination for Recruitment of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerk during the period from 07.01.2017 to 05.02.2017 the details of which are as under :

Pay of the Posts :

  • Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant PB -1(Rs. 5200-20200) Grade Pay 2400 (pre-revised).
  • Data Entry Operator : Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 2400 (pre-revised).
  • Data Entry Operator : Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900 (pre-revised).
  • Lower Division Clerk: Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900 (pre-revised).
  • Court Clerk: Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)


Vacancies :


Tentatively the vacancies for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC, DEO and Court Clerks are 3281, 1321, 506 and 26 respectively. .


Reservation for SC/ST/OBC/ExS/PH etc. categories is available as per extant Govt. Orders.

Important Dates

S.No Event Date
1 Release of Application form 8 October 2016
2 Last Date of Registration 25 Nov. 2016 (5:00 pm)
3 Issue of E-Admit Card for Tier-1 Exam 3rd week of Dec. 2016
4 Date of Tier-1 Exam 7 Jan. 2017 to 5 Feb. 2017
5 Declaration of Tier-1 Exam Result April 2017
6 Issue of E-Admit Card for Tier-2 Exam End of May 2017
7 Date of Tier-2 Exam 4 June 2017
8 Declaration of Tier-2 Exam Result July 2017
9 Date of Tier-3 (Skill Test / Typing Test) (date will be notified)
10 Declaration of Final Results (date will be notified)

SSC CHSL 2016 Recruitme


I)  Nationality :

A candidate must be either :

(a) a citizen of India, or

(b) a subject of Nepal, or

(c) a subject of Bhutan, or

(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or

(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

II) Educational Qualification :

The applicant must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

III)  Age Limit :

18-27 years as on 01.01.2017 (Candidates born not before 02-01-1990 and not later than 01-01-1999).


Candidates have to pay fee of Rs. 100, candidates can pay application fee thru challan at any SBI branch. (SC/ ST/ Female / PH category aspirants no need to pay any fee).


Thev Selection process includes three steps:

  • 1st Step: Tier-1 Written Exam (Objective Type) (200 Marks) (Online Mode)
  • 2nd Step: Tier-2 Written Exam (Descriptive Type) (100 Marks) (Offline Mode)
  • 3rd Step: Tier-3 Skill Test / Typing Test (candidates who qualify the tier-2 exam will be called for Skill Test / Typing Test)

In Case of Tie

In case where more than one candidate score equal aggregates marks, a tie breaker will be applied:

  • Marks score in written examination.
  • According to the date of birth, who is senior in the age.
  • Alphabetical order in which first names of the candidates appear.

SSC CHSL 2016 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Candidates who are going to appear in CHSL exam should know the exam pattern such as marking scheme, type of questions, and exam duration, syllabus. Reading this article will help candidates to prepare a strategy:

Tier-1 Examination:

  • Exam is objective type and will be conducted online.
  • There will be 4 parts in a question paper namely (Part-1) General Intelligence, (Part-2) English Language, (Part-3) Quantitative Aptitude, and (Part-4) General Awareness / General Knowledge.
  • Exam will have 100 questions for 200 marks.
  • Duration of the exam is 75 Minutes.
  • Questions will be set both in English & Hindi for parts: 1, 3 & 4.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

Tier-2 Examination:

  • Exam is descriptive type and will be conducted offline (pen & paper mode).
  • Candidates need to write essay / précis / letters / application writing etc.
  • Exam carries 100 marks and exam duration will be 1 hour.
  • Exam will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.

Tier-3 Skill Test / Typing Test:

  • Typing Test: Candidates, who are opting English typing, should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those candidates who are opting Hindi typing should have typing speed of 30 words per minute. Typing test will be applicable for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC and Court Clerk posts.
  • Skill Test: Data Entry Speed of 8,000 key depressions per hour on computer. Skill test will be applicable only for Data Entry Operator post.

SSC CHSL 2016 Admit Card

CHSL admits card will be hosted on regional websites of SSC. Candidates can download their CHSL exam admit card form respective regional SSC’s website or candidates can also download admit card from our website.



Lakhs of Job Aspirants might have applied for the SSC CHSL Exam 2017.  So, in this post we are providing link to download the pdf files of previous year question papers so that the applicants can download these question papers and prepare for the exam.


Use the link given below to download the SSC CHSL Previous Year Question Paper.




General Intelligence & Reasoning :- This topic is very interesting as it test your mental ability and presence of mind. It includes ques. of both verbal and non-verbal type. Topics are Semantic Analogy, Symbolic Operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space, Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing interference etc.

02. Quantitative Aptitude  :- This includes Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry and Statistical Charts. These are the 06 main topics to be study in Quantitative Aptitude. Among these trigonometry and Statistical Charts are found tough by the applicants to solve. So applicants should carefully solve these questions.

03. General Awareness :- Questions in this section are designed to test the general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. This will also test the knowledge of the applicants of Current Affair or Events and day to day activities. Questions will asked also from History, Culture, Geography, Economics, General Policy etc.

04. General English  :- 10+2 level Grammar questions will be asked like Spot the Error, Fill in the blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms,Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting Mis-Spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One word substitutions, Improvement of Sentences, Active/Passive Voice of verbs etc.


Books with 05 Year Paper Recommended for SSC CHSL Exam 2017 :

01. General Intelligence & Reasoning a. Arihant Publications,
b. Lucent’s Reasoning Book,
c. Kiran Publications is also recommended.
02. Quantitative Aptitude a. Pratiyogita Darpan (edition-2015)
b. Arihant Publications
03. General Awareness a. Lucent (2015 edition)
b. General Knowledge 2015 (Arihant)
04. General English a. Kiran Publication
b. Disha Publications

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CDS 1 2017 exam preparation tips online – Previous year test paper with solution keys

The “Combined Defence Services”Examination (CDS) is conducted twice a year by the Union Public Service Commission for recruitment into the Indian Military Academy, officers Training Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Indian Air Force Academy. The Notification for the examination is usually released in the months of October and June, and the examinations are conducted in February and November respectively. Only unmarried graduates are eligible to sit for the exam. Successful candidates are admitted into the respective Academies after an interview conducted by the Services Selection Board (SSB).

Every year UPSC releases notifications for the Combined Defense Services Examination.  Recently also the UPSC has released a EXAMINATION NOTICE NO.2/2017.CDS-I  on 9/11/2016.  The online application were invited from the eligible candidates for CDS I Exam.  The exam is going to be held on 05/02/2017.

In this post we will discuss about the exam preparation tips so that the candidates applied for this CDS I exam can prepare themselves.



Name of Organization  :  Union Public Service Commission


Official Site  :


Name of Exam  :  Combined Defense Service Exam -I


Date of Exam  :  05/02/2017


Duration of Exam  :  One Hour (1 hr)




  • Age Limit for CDS Exam

Indian Military Academy             :   19-24 years
Air Force Academy                     :   19-24 years
Naval Academy                          :   19-22 years
Officers’ Training Academy        :   19-27 years

  • Educational Qualification for CDS Exam

– Degree of a recognized University or equivalent for IMA and OTA

– B.Sc. with Physics & Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg for Naval Academy

– B.Sc. with Physics and/or Mathematics or Bachelor of Engg for Air Force Academy

Note :

For CDS exam, applicants can be from any stream but for entry to Air Force and Navy, candidates should have studied physics and maths up to Class 12. Candidates who are studying in the final year degree course and have yet to pass the final year degree examination can also apply for CDS Exam.


1. The Competitive examination comprises :

(a) Written examination

(b) Interview for intelligence and personality test of such candidates as may be called for interview at one of the Services Selection Centres.

2. The subjects of the written examination, the time allowed and the maximum marks allotted to each subject will be as follows:

(a) For Admission to Indian Military Academy, Indian Naval Academy and Air Force Academy:— 

Paper Subject Duration Maximum Marks
I English 2 hours 100
II General Knowledge 2 hours 100
III Elementary Mathematics 2 hours 100
Total 300


(b) For Admission to Officers’ Training Academy :—

Paper Subject Duration Maximum Marks
I English 2 hours 100
II General Knowledge 2 hours 100
Total 200

General instructions about written examination

  • The papers in all the subjects will consist of Objective (multiple choice answer) Type questions only.
  • SI units will be used in the papers and Candidates should use only International form of Indian numerals (i.e. 1,2,3,4,5,6 etc.) while answering question papers.
  • Commission have discretion to fix qualifying marks in any or all the subjects of the examination.
  • Candidates are not permitted to use calculators for answering objective type papers (Test Booklets). They should not, therefore, bring the same inside the Examination Hall.




STANDARD –  The standard of the papers in Elementary Mathematics will be of Matriculation level. The standard of papers in other subjects will approximately be such as may be expected of a graduate of an Indian University.




ENGLISH (Code No. 01) The question paper will be designed to test the candidates’ understanding of English and workmanlike use of words.

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE (Code No. 02) General Knowledge including knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person who has not made a special study of any scientific subject. The paper will also include questions on History of India and Geography of a nature which candidate should be able to answer without special study.


ARITHMETIC Number System —  Natural numbers, Integers, Rational and Real numbers. Fundamental operations, addition, substraction, multiplication, division, Square roots, Decimal fractions. Unitary method, time and distance, time and work, percentages, applications to simple and compound interest, profit and loss, ratio and proportion, variation.

Elementary Number Theory — Division algorithm. Prime and composite numbers. Tests of divisibility by 2, 3, 4, 5, 9 and 11. Multiples and factors. Factorisation Theorem. H.C.F. and L.C.M. Euclidean algorithm. Logarithms to base 10, laws of logarithms, use of logarithmic tables.

ALGEBRA –  Basic Operations, simple factors, Remainder Theorem, H.C.F., L.C.M., Theory of polynomials, solutions of quadratic equations, relation between its roots and coefficients (Only real roots to be considered). Simultaneous linear equations in two unknowns—analytical and graphical solutions. Simultaneous linear inequations in two variables and their solutions. Practical problems leading to two simultaneous linear equations or inequations in two variables or quadratic equations in one variable & their solutions. Set language and set notation, Rational expressions and conditional identities, Laws of indices.

TRIGONOMETRY –  Sine ×, cosine ×, Tangent × when 0° < × < 90° Values of sin ×, cos × and tan ×, for × = 0°, 30°, 45°, 60° and 90° Simple trigonometric identities. Use of trigonometric tables. Simple cases of heights and distances.

GEOMETRY –  Lines and angles, Plane and plane figures, Theorems on (i) Properties of angles at a point, (ii) Parallel lines, (iii) Sides and angles of a triangle, (iv) Congruency of triangles, (v) Similar triangles, (vi) Concurrence of medians and altitudes, (vii) Properties of angles, sides and diagonals of a parallelogram, rectangle and square, (viii) Circles and its properties including tangents and normals, (ix) Loci.

MENSURATION –  Areas of squares, rectangles, parallelograms, triangle and circle. Areas of figures which can be split up into these figures (Field Book), Surface area and volume of cuboids, lateral surface and volume of right circular cones and cylinders, surface area and volume of spheres.

STATISTICS –  Collection and tabulation of statistical data, Graphical representation frequency polygons, histograms, bar charts, pie charts etc. Measures of central tendency.


The SSB procedure consists of two stage Selection process – stage I and stage II. Only those candidates who clear the stage I are permitted to appear for stage II. The details are:-

(a) Stage I comprises of Officer Intelligence Rating (OIR) tests are Picture Perception* Description Test (PP&DT). The candidates will be shortlisted based on combination of performance in OIR Test and PP&DT.

(b) Stage II Comprises of Interview, Group Testing Officer Tasks, Psychology Tests and the Conference. These tests are conducted over 4 days. The details of these tests are given on the website The personality of a candidate is assessed by three different assessors viz. The Interviewing Officer (IO), Group Testing Officer (GTO) and the Psychologist. There are no separate weightage for each test. The mks are allotted by assessors only after taking into consideration the performance of the candidate holistically in all the test. In addition, marks for Conference are also allotted based on the initial performance of the Candidate in the three techniques and decision of the Board. All these have equal weightage. The various tests of IO, GTO and Psych are designed to bring out the presence/absence of Officer Like Qualities and their trainability in a candidate. Accordingly candidates are Recommended or Not Recommended at the SSB.


The Result of Combined Defence Services Examination (1) 2017 will beuploaded at the official site


The candidate can download the past year question paper and the answer keys of CDS-I exam from the official site of commission.

Click the below link for CDS-I Previous year Paper (2016)

CDS Exam (I) Elementary Mathematics


CDS Exam-(I) General Knowledge

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Current Affairs pdf monthly download – GK easy notes and important one liner questions

Current affairs refer to the important incidents that have occurred and hold social importance in the world.  Today, every school focuses on acquainting the students regarding the current affairs of the world. This is an effort to build a habit in the student, to stay updated and hence, to stay aware.  The important role of current affairs can be evident with the various eligibility criteria adopted by the job sector, where individuals are hired based on their knowledge of their surroundings.  The professional bodies while conducting examinations always test the student’s knowledge of current affairs. Aspirants who wish to crack IAS, Bank PO/clerks, LLB, PSUs, SSCs or entrance examinations like MBA, etc cannot succeed those exams without in-depth knowledge of current affairs.

If you are aspiring for a reasonable job in corporate, bank or government organization, your current affairs knowledge is tested. There are a number of cases where the students have gone up to the last round of interviews but, when they could not discuss on some important current issues, they have lost the chances.  So, current affairs plays a vital role in our lives in many aspects.


In this section we will provide some tips through which you will be able to prepare yourself for the current affairs so that you can crack the competitive exams easily :

  1. Read news papers regularly. Take any newspaper of your choice. Read it daily by making a time slot for reading the news paper. Glance at it from first to last page once, and then read those important news items (of your interest) meticulously.  Make notes of important points. Make it your habit.
  2. If you’re reading about controversies, gather information of social, economic and political background of the happening. Find out what are the critical issues. Who are those people expressing their views, what are their perspectives in relation to the issue. Think about the biases. Think about the news from different angles.
  3. Do a SWOT analysis of the issue. And think about solutions. You are a responsible citizen of the country and you have a view point of your own.
  4. Always remember, think of a solution – you just can’t read about a crisis and leave it there. Start analyzing the situation; discuss your views with your teachers, friends, parents and others. You will hear many others views. This will give you a larger picture.
  5. Join some group on Internet such as Face book/Twitter express your views. This is how you will grow.


Current Affairs pdf monthly download


Here is the list of monthly current affairs pdf file. This will help you to prepare for the competitive exams.


Candidates can use this link to download the current affairs pdf file  (May 2015 – April 2016) –


Current Affairs May 2016


Current Affairs June 2016


Current Affairs July 2016


Current Affairs August 2016


Current Affairs September 2016


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