The Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CHSL exam every year for recruitment in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) Exam for recruitment to various posts like:
• Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA)
• Data Entry Operator (DEO)
• Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)
• Court Clerk
SSC has declared the exam dates for the leftover candidates and these will be conducted from December 12th till 27th 2021.
Please make a note of Important Dates:
|Name of Examination||Tier/Phase||Registration Start Date||Registration End Date||Exam Dates|
|SSC Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level||Tier -I (Computer Based Exam)||06-11-2020||15-12-2020||12-04-2021 till 27-04-2021|
SSC CHSL Salary after 7th pay commission
SSC has modified the SSC CHSL Salary Structure for all the Posts after the 7th Pay Commission. SSC CHSL Salary structure is listed below for various posts:
|Post Name||Basic Pay||HRA||TA||Gross Salary||In Hand||City|
SSC CHSL Vacancy
Total vacancies for 2021 is not released yet. Meanwhile SSC has released a notice regarding SSC CHSL 2019-20 Vacancy. As per the latest notice, SSC has 4893 vacancies for 2020 Exam. The Post wise details are listed below:
|LDC/ JSA||1269 Vacancies|
|PA/ SA||3598 Vacancies|
For 2021, it is expected that the number of vacancies will be higher than in 2020.
SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria
To apply for SSC CHSL, candidate must be the citizen of the following areas:
- A citizen of India, or
- A subject of Nepal, or
- A subject of Bhutan, or (d)
- A Tibetan refugee who came to India, before January 1,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
- A person of Indian origin who 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 candidates belonging to categories (2), (3), (4) and (5) will have to produce a certificate of eligibility issued by the Government of India. These candidates will be allowed to appear in the examination but offer of appointment will be given only after the submission of certificate of eligibility.
Candidates must have the following educational qualifications to appear for SSC CHSL:
For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): The candidates must have passed class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
For Data Entry Operator (DEO Grade ‘A’) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): The candidates must have passed class 12 in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.
Note: Candidates who have not yet acquired but will acquire the educational qualification and produce supporting documentary evidence from the Board/ University before specified date in the latest notification are also eligible.
The age of the candidate must be between 18 to 27 years
Relaxation in terms of age limit is provided to candidates belonging to reserved categories. Below is the table for relaxation over and above the age limit for candidates appearing for SSC CHSL
|Categories||Age Relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit|
|SC/ ST||5 years|
|Persons with Disabilities (PWD)||10 years|
|PWD + OBC||13 years|
|PWD + SC/ ST||15 years|
|Ex-Servicemen||03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application.|
|Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.||5 years|
|Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.||3 years|
|Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST).||8 years|
|Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications.||Up to 40 years of age|
|Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications (SC/ ST).||Up to 45 years of age|
|Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.||Up to 35 years of age|
|Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST).||Up to 40 years of age|
Please refer to the latest Notification for exact numbers.
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern
SSC CHSL exam is conducted in 3 Tiers.
- Tier -I is a Computer Based Exam
- Tier -II is Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi – Pen and Paper Mode
- Tier -III is Typing Test/Skill Test
SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern
|Section||Subject||No of Questions||Max Marks||Exam Duration|
60 minutes (80 Minutes for PWD candidates)
|3||Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)||25||50|
|4||English Language (Basic Knowledge)||25||50|
SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Pattern
Tier-II is a descriptive type of test. In order to assess the writing skills of candidates in English/Hindi, the candidates have to qualify Tier-II. This written test comprises of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of about 150-200 words. The minimum marks that a candidate needs to score in SSC CHSL Tier-II are 33 per cent.
- The total time duration of the exam is of 60 minutes and total marks are 100 marks.
- All the questions are based on the concepts of 10th standard.
Candidates are required to write an essay and Letter/Application that tests their writing skills of the candidates. The essay topics will be related to National Interest, Finance & Economy, Ecological Issues, Politics, Social Issues, Schemes & Governance, Sports, Technology, Geopolitics, Environmental Concerns etc. While, the type of letter/ application asked will be Application, Complaint, Suggestion, Official Appreciation, Follow up or Feedback etc.
- The total time duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.
SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam Pattern
This tier has couple of skill tests which are needed for selection to certain government posts.
Skill test for the post of Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG):
The ‘speed of 15000 key depressions per hour will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage.
The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer.
Skill test for the post of Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (LDS/JSA) and Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants (PA/SA):
The speed of 10500 key depressions per hour will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage.
The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 9000 key-depressions/hour would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer.
SSC CHSL Selection Process
- SSC CHSL 2020 Selection Process is based on the result of all the three tiers.
- Candidates need to qualify each tier to appear in the subsequent tier.
- The final selection list is prepared by shortlisting applicants on the basis of their cumulative performance across the first two tiers.
- Tier 3, a skill-based test is a final stage to ensure that candidates possess the required skills.
- Candidates will be allotted to the various departments for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks, and Court Clerks on the basis of their merit and preference of post.
- Candidates also need to undergo a document verification procedure after clearing all the tiers for the final appointment.