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SSC CHSL Post Preference 2016 Exam

The recruitment process for the clerical positions of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants and Court Clerks was started on the 8th of October 2016 with the release of SSC (Staff Selection Commission) CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) notification. SSC looks to recruit for a total of 5,134 vacancies in these four posts.
For those of you vying for a career in any of the above positions, need to complete the SSC CHSL online application form by 11th November 2016. The eligibility conditions for this SSC 10+2 examination needs to be checked before starting to apply for the same.
If you are eligible to apply, then one of the important decisions you need to make is the post preference order. This preference should be made in the order of your liking for a particular post and hence career path. This liking can be based on several factors illustrated below:
Personal Preference: you have a strong liking or dislike for a particular post because of prior knowledge and therefore do not with to change it. In this case, you can directly choose your preference.
Area of Work: all these posts represent different kind of work and also different departments or streams of career. For eg. If you would like to work in the offices of a Ministry of the Government of India, you should prefer the Data Entry Operator (code D) position.
SSC CHSL Salary: The four posts can be clubbed into two groups on the basis of salary, though there is not much difference in the starting salaries. The career progression is also similar in terms of salary. The Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant has the highest starting salary. Also the career options for department transfers are greater in this stream.
Place of Work: Though you can be placed in any part of the country through any of these posts, the probability of staying in a bigger town is higher in some roles. For eg. If you prefer to stay in the capital, then Court Clerk may be the position you would want to rank higher.
Proficiency in Typing: You should be aware of your language preference during typing, as there are two different typing tests based on the post. So, if you are not comfortable typing in English, then you should rank the DEO positions lower.
Chances of qualification: The higher the number of vacancies for a post, the higher is the chance of selection. However, all other things being constant, we would recommend to have the post with lower number of vacancies over those with a higher number. Thus, you would want to rate the Court Clerk position higher, as it has least number of vacancies and therefore, it expects a higher competition. Also, it is the first time that this position has been added to the SSC CHSL recruitment process. Therefore not many candidates may want to opt for it due to lack of understanding of job profile. Click here for information on job profile of Court Clerks.
The table below provides the post wise comparison for all the above factors. You should look at this table and mark each post on a scale of 1 to 3 for each factor. 3 being most desirable, 2 may be, and 1 not desirable. Then sum up these marks for each post and rate the post with the highest sum as the most preferred. The Code of the Post is provided to help you fill the application form as only these codes need to be filled.

Post Preference for SSC CHSL 2016 Exam

Having decided your post preference, look at the other things you need to do before starting with filling up of your SSC CHSL online application form. This page also include the detailed process on registering for this SSC 10+2 examination.

SSC CHSL Apply online October 2016


  1. ssc chsl can change preperace of post

  2. ssc chsl can change my preperace of post from ldc to deo

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