The Staff Selection Commission conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam every year for recruitment in various Ministries/Departments and organizations of the Government of India. Candidates who have passed class 12th and are pursuing graduation are eligible for this exam. This is a good opportunity for those who are looking for a job after Class 12th.

The various posts under the SSC CHSL Exam:

  1. Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)
  2. Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  3. Postal Assistant (PA)
  4. Sorting Assistant (SA)
  5. Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  6. DEO (Grade A)
  7. Data Entry Operator (DEO) - Pay Level 5

It includes non-technical and clerical jobs in various ministries and central government officers including the department of post. Candidates who are aspiring to appear for SSC CHSL Exam should know all the details such as eligibility criteria, syllabus, exam pattern, salary, cut off and so on. Here we have covered all of these details about SSC CHSL Exam. 

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SSC CHSL 2022 Notification Out

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the Official Notification for SSC CHSL 2022 exam for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Data Entry Operator(DEO) on 01st February 2022. The official notification can be downloaded by clicking on the link given below:

SSC CHSL Exam Highlights

Name Of Exam

SSC Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination, 2020

Conducted by

Staff Selection Commission

Conducted For

Recruitment to the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk/Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators

Exam level

All India

Selection stages

·        Computer Based Examination (Tier-I)

·        Descriptive Paper (Tier-II)

·        Skill Test/ Typing Test (Tier-III).

Duration for Each Stage

Tier-I: 60 minutes

Tier-II: 60 minutes



Exam frequency

Once a year

Mode of exam



English, Hindi and other regional languages



SSC CHSL Exam Important Dates

Activity Dates
SSC CHSL 2022 Notification 01st February 2022
SSC CHSL Registration Process 01st February 2022
Last Date to Apply for SSC CHSL 2022 07th March 2022
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Admit Card  April/May 2022
SSC CHSL Exam Date 2022 (Tier-1) May 2022
SSC CHSL Provisional Answer Key --
Raise Objection  --
SSC CHSL Result for Tier-1  --
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Final Answer Key --
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Marks --
SSC CHSL Tier-2 Admit Card 2022 --
SSC CHSL Exam Date 2022 (Tier-2) --


SSC CHSL Exam Eligibility

The eligibility criteria for the exam is mentioned in the official notification. Candidates must ensure they fulfill SSC CHSL eligibility criteria before they apply for the exam. The SSC CHSL Exam Eligibility criteria is as follows:




·        Indian

·        A person of Indian origin,

·        A subject of Nepal/Bhutan or a Tibetan refugee

Age Limit

Should be aged between 18 and 27 years as on As on 01-01-2021. Candidates born not before02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2003 are eligible to apply.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University


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SSC CHSL Exam Application Process

Candidates can follow the below given steps to apply for SSC CHSL Exam:

  • Go to the official website of the Staff Service Commission ( and click on the link that is given below to apply online for SSC CHSL Recruitment.
  • Register yourselves.
  • Login again by using the Roll no/Registration ID & Password to finish the form.
  • Enter your details such as details, educational qualifications, and other details.
  • Upload your photograph and signature.
  • Pay the application fee online.
  • Finally, submit the application form.
  • Print out a copy of the application form, which will help for future use.


SSC CHSL Application Fee


Fee for Males

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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

There are 3 stages in this exam. The examination consists of one Computer Based Exam (Tier –I) and a descriptive paper as Tier- II. At last candidates have to appear for the skill test.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern: Tier I    

The first phase of the SSC CHSL exam is a online exam. Where candidates will have to secure marks more than a certain cutoff, in order to be eligible for other phases of the exam.

  1. Questions in Tier –I are objective type
  2. Each question carries 2 mark.
  3. Stipulated time for completion of Tier –I is one hour.
  4. SSC CHSL Tier –I is a bilingual exam, conducted in Hindi and English.
  5. In Tier-I, there will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.


The exam pattern is illustrated below:


Number of


Time allowed

A. General Intelligence and



1 hour


B. General Awareness



C. Quantitative Aptitude



D. English Comprehension



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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern: Tier II

Only those candidates who are able to clear the cut off of Tier 1 will appear for this stage. In this paper the descriptive skills of candidates are tested. Candidates will have to opt to write either in Hindi or English. The pattern of the exam is as follows:

  1. Maximum marks possible are 100.
  2. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II is 33 per cent.
  3. The paper can be written either in Hindi or in English.


Mode of



Time Allowed

Pen and Paper

Descriptive Paper in
English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/
Letter/ Application etc.)


1 hour


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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern: Tier III

 In the Tier- III, Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) will be conducted. The details related to the Tier III exam are given below:

  1. This is the test of typing skills.
  2. The nature of stage is qualifying.
  3. Errors in the Skill Test will be calculated up to 2 decimal places.

The scheme for typing test is as follows:

Data Entry Operator

1.      Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (Eight Thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer’ will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage.

2.      Duration 15 minutes.

 LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant:

1.      The medium of Typing Test will be Hindi or English

2.      Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute (w.p.m.) and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute (w.p.m.).


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SSC CHSL Syllabus

The SSC CHSL Syllabus is mentioned below:



General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and Differences
  • Spatial Visualization
  • Spatial Orientation
  • Visual Memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship Concepts
  • Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification
  • Arithmetic Number Series
  • Non-Verbal Series
  • Coding and Decoding

General Awareness

  • Sports
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Polity
  • Indian Constitution
  • Scientific Research
  • Current Events

Numerical Aptitude

  • Number Systems
  • Computation of Whole Numbers
  • Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Averages
  • Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Mensuration
  • Time and Distance
  • Ratio and Time
  • Time and Work

 General English

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One Word Substitution
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
  • Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Cloze Passage
  • Comprehension Passage


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The details of SSC CHSL salary are as given below:

Post Pay Scale
Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) Pay Level-2 (Rs. 19,900-63,200)
Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) Pay Level-4(Rs. 25,500-81,100)
Data Entry Operator (DEO) Pay Level-4(Rs. 25,500-81,100) and Level-5(Rs. 29,200-92,300)
Data Entry Operator, Grade ‘A’ Pay Level-4(Rs. 25,500-81,100)


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The cut off for SSC CHSL Exam is released after the exam has been conducted. There are various factors that affect SSC CHSL cut off some of which are as follows:

  • Number of vacancies
  • Total number of applicants 
  • Difficulty level of the exam
  • Previous cut off trends
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Q. What is the number of vacancies released for SSC CHSL exam?

A:  The number of vacancies in the SSC CHSL 2021 exam is 4893.

Q. What is the exam date for SSC CHSL Exam?

A:  The exam date for SSC CHSL Exam was 4th August to 14th August 2021.

Q. Can I apply for SSC CHSL after Class 12?

A:  Yes, you can apply for SSC CHSL after Class 12.

Q. What is the application fee for SSC CHSL exam?

A: The application fee for SSC CHSL Exam is Rs. 100 at the same time women of all categories and SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen candidates are exempted from the application fee.

Q. What is the age limit for SSC CHSL recruitment?

A:  Candidates must be 18 years old and should not exceed 27 years.

Q. What are the posts under SSC CHSL?

A: The most sought-after posts under SSC CHSL are.

  • Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants (PA/SA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)