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SSC CHSL exam 2020-2021: Exam Date, Exam Pattern, Vacancies, Eligibility Criteria, Syllabus, Exam Centres, Preparation Strategy

Everything you need to know about SSC CHSL exam 2020 with more information about the SSC CHSL Online Coaching with Expert Guidance

01 December, 2020

Source: Safalta.com

Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL) is a national-level level exam conducted by SSC every year. The exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates for various posts such as LDC, JSA, PA, SA and DEO in various ministries/departments/offices of the Government of India. SSC CHSL recruitment 2020-21 has commenced on November 6, 2020. The SSC CHSL Tier-I 2021 exam will be conducted from April 12-27. Meanwhile, SSC CHSL Tier-I 2020 exam got over on October 26. SSC CHSL Tier-II 2020 exam date is yet to be out. 

Table of contents
SSC CHSL 2020-2021 Exam Date
SSC CHSL 2020-2021 Exam Pattern
SSC CHSL 2020-2021 Vacancies

SSC CHSL 2020-2021 Posts & Pay Scale
SSC CHSL 2020-2021 Eligibility Criteria
SSC CHSL 2020-2021 Exam Centres 
SSC CHSL 2020 Preparation 

 SSC CHSL Exam Date 
As the commission has not yet released the SSC CHSL 2020 notification, the exam dates for the same will be communicated once the notification is announced. Given below is the tentative schedule of SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Dates:

SSC CHSL 2020-21 Dates

SSC CHSL Notification

6th November 2020

Online Application Submission

6th November to 15th December 2020

SSC CHSL 2020 Tier I Exam

12 April 2021 to 27th April 2021

SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam

To be notified

SSC CHSL Tier III Exam

To be notified

 

SSC CHSL 2020-2021 Exam Pattern

The examination will consist of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive
Paper (Tier-II) and Skill Test/ Typing Test (Tier-III)
Tier-1

Part  

Subject

No. of Ques

Max Marks

Time

1

English

25

50

Total 60 Minutes for All Section

2

Reasoning(General Intelligence)

25

50

 

3

Maths (Quantitative Aptitude)

25

50

 

4

General Awareness

25

50

 

Exam Language Mode- 

  1. The Tier-I Examination will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-II, III & IV.
  2. There will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
  3. Tier-II (Descriptive Paper): Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper’ Mode. The duration of the Descriptive Paper will be for one hour
  4. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.
  5. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will be awarded zero marks.
  6. Tier-III (Skill Test/ Typing Test)

SSC CHSL 2020-2021 Vacancies

The total number of vacancies for  SSC CHSL 2020  counts to 4893 SSC CHSL recruitments for the different posts in the Indian Government. All SSC CHSL posts which are made available through SSC CHSL exam carry -All India Service Liability (AISL). The meaning of AISL is that the candidates who are selected for any post may be asked to serve anywhere across the country.

The various posts for  SSC CHSL offered through SSC CHSL recruitment are as follows:

  1. Sorting Assistant/Postal Assistant (SA/PA),
  2. Data Entry Operator (DEO),
  3. Lower Division Clerk (LDC).
  4. Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

The below table highlights the SSC CHSL pay scale for various SSC CHSL Posts that are there. 

SSC CHSL Posts & Pay Scale

SSC CHSL Posts

SSC CHSL Pay Scale in rupees 

Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

19,900-63,200

Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)

19,900-63,200

Sorting Assistant (SA)

25,500-81,100

Postal Assistant (PA)

25,500-81,100

DEO (Grade A)

25,500-81,100

Data Entry Operator (DEO)

25,500-81,100

Those candidates writing the SSC CHSL Exam this year must thoroughly understand the eligibility criteria. The SSC CHSL Eligibility criteria are as follows:

SSC CHSL Age Limit
The age limit for  SSC CHSL posts is minimum 18 years and a maximum of 27 years as on 1st of January 2021 .i.e. Candidates who are born not before 2nd January 1994 and who are not born later than 1st January 2003 are eligible to apply for the SSC CHSL exam.

The given table shows details on the SSC CHSL Age Limit post wise.

SSC CHSL Age Limit

Post

Minimum Age

Maximum Age

LDC/JSA

18 years

27 years

PA/SA

18 years

27 years

DEO

18 years

27 years

 

The below table gives details about the age relaxation for reserved candidates:

SSC CHSL Upper Age Limit Relaxation

Category

5 Years

SC/ST

3 Years

OBC

10 Years

PwD (Unreserved)

13 Years

PwD (OBC)

15 years

PwD (SC/ST)

3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age on the closing date of receipt of online application

Ex-Servicemen (ESM)

5 years

Candidates domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1s Jan 1980 to 31st December 1989

3 years

Defence personnel disabled in hostilities with a foreign nation

8 years

Defence personnel disabled in hostilities with a foreign nation (SC/ST)

Up to 40 years of age

Central Government Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on a closing date for receipt of online application

Up to 45 years of age

Central Government Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on a closing date for receipt of online application (SC/ST)

Up to 35 years of age

Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not married

Up to 40 years of age

Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not married (SC/ST)

Up to 45 years of age

Service Clerks in the last year of their color service in the Armed Forces

Up to 50 years of age

Service Clerks in the last year of their color service in the Armed Forces (SC/ST)

3 years plus the length of service rendered by them in connection with census and weightage of past service

Retrenched census employees of the office of Registrar General of India

 

SSC CHSL candidates must satisfy the given nationality criteria in order to attempt the exam:

  • A citizen of India,

  • A subject of Nepal

  • A subject of Bhutan

  • A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st of January, 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India

  • 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.

SSC CHSL 2020-2021 Educational Qualification

The minimum educational criteria which are required to write the SSC CHSL exam is that the candidates must have passed the 12ths class or an equivalent examination from a recognized university/ board. 

CHSL Posts

Educational Qualification

LDC/JSA

Should be a 12th graduate or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university

PA/SA

Should be a 12th graduate or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university

DEO

Should be a 12th graduate or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university

DEO in Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG)

Should be a 12th graduate in Science Stream with Mathematics as a subject equivalent examination from a recognized board or university

 
SSC CHSL 2020-2021 Physical Disability

The SSC has made relaxations for candidates who are physically disabled, which still makes them eligible to write the SSC CHSL Exam. The relaxations vary from post to post. The complete list of is given in the table below:

SSC CHSL Eligibility – Physical Disability

Disability

SSC CHSL Posts

One Leg Affected (OL)

Posting Assistant / Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk

One Arm Affected (OA)

Posting Assistant / Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk

One Arm One Leg Affected (OAL)

Posting Assistant / Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk

Both Leg Affected but not Arm (BL)

Posting Assistant / Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk

Muscular weakness and limited Physical Endurance (MW)

Posting Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

Blind (B)

Posting Assistant/ Sorting Assistant, LDC

Low Vision (LV)

Posting Assistant / Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC, Court Clerk

Hearing Handicapped (HH)

Posting Assistant / Sorting Assistant, DEO, LDC,

 

SSC CHSL 2020-2021 Syllabus

Indicative Syllabus for the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I):

English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelt 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.

General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and nonverbal type. The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and decoding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

Quantitative Aptitude: Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.

Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work.

Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.

Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.

Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.

Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2 Cos2 etc.,

Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency, polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart. General Awareness: Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence and Quantitative Aptitude parts.

Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)

Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper’ Mode. The duration of the Descriptive Paper will be for one hour (20 minutes compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates eligible for the scribe. The Paper will consist of writing Essay/ Letter/Application/ Precis etc.

  • Central Region (CR) – Bihar and Uttar Pradesh

  • Eastern Region (ER) – Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal.

  • Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR) – Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep

  • Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR) – Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh

  • North Eastern Region (NER) – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.

  • Northern Region (NR) – Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand

  • North Western Sub Region (NWR) – Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.

  • Southern Region (SR) – Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.

  • Western Region (WR) – Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra
     

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