The Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) examination is conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) every year. The examination is conducted in three tiers and candidates are required to successfully complete each tier to get selected for a job. Any candidate who holds a Higher Secondary Education degree (passed the class 12th examinations) is eligible to apply for this entrance examination. The various posts for which this exam is conducted are:

  • Data Entry Operators (DEO) –               Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200 – Rs.20200); Grade Pay – Rs.2400
  • Lower Division Clerks (LDC) –              Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200 – Rs.20200); Grade Pay – Rs.1900
  • Postal Assistants (PO) –                           Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200 – Rs.20200); Grade Pay – Rs.2400

The Tier – I exam is an objective assessment which is divided into four sections – Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, English and Quantitative Aptitude. Each section contains 25 questions having a weightage of 2 marks per question. There is also negative marking of 0.5 marks for each incorrectly answered question.
The Logical Reasoning section includes the following topics:-
Data Sufficiency, Inequalities, Puzzle, Seating Arrangement, Blood relations, Syllogism, Semantic series, Venn Diagrams, Critical Thinking, Coding and Decoding, Pattern Recognition and some other sub-topics, including numerical operations.
The General Awareness section includes the following topics:-
Indian history, Geography, Economics, Politics, Technology and other topics, including current affairs and general knowledge.
The English section includes the following topics:-
Reading comprehension, Para jumbles, Error correction, Fill in the blanks, One-word substitution, Active/Passive voice, Direct/Indirect Speech and Miscellaneous problems.
The Quantitative Aptitude section includes the following topics:-
Simplification, Number systems, Profit & Loss, Simple/Compound Interest, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Sequence & Series.

After clearing the Tier-I exam, the candidate becomes eligible for the Tier-II exam which is a descriptive assessment. This exam involves two sections – Essay writing and Application (Letter) Writing.
The Essay Writing is mainly focused on one of these topics:- Finance & Economy, Climate Issues, Politics, National Interest, Social Issues, Government Schemes, Sports, Technology.
The Letter Writing involves questions on following topics:- Complaint Letter, Suggestion Letter, Social Appreciation Letter, Feedback or Follow-Up Letter.

The candidates who clear the cutoff for the Tier-II exam will be eligible for the Tier-III which is a skill based exam, comprising of a typing test and an interview.

However, the number of candidates applying for this examination is very high and thus a highly dedicated preparation is required to clear all the tiers and get recruited for one of the above-mentioned posts. The Edu-drives Pendrive Preparation course helps you prepare for these entrance examinations by providing the highest quality education at a very affordable price. Our module includes video lectures by subject experts, study materials, important notes, mock tests and previous years’ question papers. The entire course is available on a pen-drive and is accessible anytime, anywhere. No internet connection is required. All these features make this course the perfect way to prepare for the SSC CHSL Examination.



RRB or Railway Recruitment Board conducts written examinations under the 21 RRBs in India for recruitment of candidates for several posts. Following are the 21 Railway Recruitment Boards in India that conduct RRB Examination:

1.RRB Ahmedabad                                                            2. RRB Ajmer
3. RRB Allahabad                                                              4. RRB Bangalore
5. RRB Bhopal                                                                    6. RRB Bhubaneshwar
7. RRB Bilaspur                                                                  8. RRB Chandigarh
9. RRB Chennai                                                                  10. RRB Gorakhpur
11. RRB Guwahati                                                              12. RRB Jammu – Srinagar
13. RRB Kolkata                                                                 14. RRB Malda
15. RRB Mumbai                                                               16. RRB Muzaffarpur
17. RRB Patna                                                                    18. RRB Ranchi
19. RRB Secunderabad                                                   20. RRB Siliguri
21. RRB Thiruvananthapuram

The examinations are conducted for various posts, including both technical and non-technical jobs.


  1. RRB JE (Junior Engineer) Post

Any graduate, having a Bachelor’s Degree (preferably in any field in Engineering), between the age 18 to 25 is eligible to apply for this exam. Shortlisting of candidates is done through a process of Written Examination and a round of Personal Interview. The examination is an objective-based assessment consisting of the following four sections:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness
  • Questions based on the technical subjects

Overall, the paper comprises of 200 questions and the candidates are allotted 2 hours to complete the assessment. There is also negative marking for wrong answers. All the candidates who successfully clear the cutoff for the written examination are called for the Personal Interview round, based on which the final result is decided.

  1. RRB SSE (Senior Section Engineer) Post

Any candidate who has completed a 4 year Bachelor’s Degree in Civil engineering, Mechanical engineering, Electrical engineering, Electronics Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechatronics, Industrial engineering, Machining Instrumentation & Control engineering, Tools & Machining, Tools & Die making, Automobile Engineering, Production Engineering, M, Sc, Electronics, Instrumentation & Control Engineering from recognized University or Institute is eligible for this exam.

The shortlisting process and examination pattern for this post is almost same as for the Junior Engineer Post.

  1. RRB ALP (Assistant Loco Pilot) Post

For this post, candidates who have completed their SSC/Matriculation are eligible to apply. Also, the candidates should have the minimum age of 18 years to maximum age of 25 years. Shortlisting of the candidates would be done on the basis of their score in the written test and their interview.

The written examination is conducted in two stages. The first stage consists of the following sections:

  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Science
  • General Awareness

However, the second stage consists of the following sections:

  • Mathematics
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Basic Science and Engineering
  • General Awareness
  • Technical Subjects

Candidates who clear the cutoff for the written examination will be eligible for the interview round which will decide the final result.

  1. RRB NTPC (Non-Technical Posts)

This exam is conducted for non-technical posts like Commercial Apprentice, Goods Guard, Traffic Apprentice and Assistant, etc.

Shortlisting of candidates is done on the basis of a computer-based examination and an interview round. The exam consists of 100 questions, divided into the following sections:

  • General Knowledge
  • Arithmetic Ability
  • General Intelligence
  • General Science

Candidates have to clear this test in order to be eligible for the interview round which will decide the final result.

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