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The Staff Selection Commission conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Exam every year to fill various posts in various departments under the Government of India. The SSC CHSL is conducted for the candidates who have completed their 10+2. Here, we have provided complete information regarding SSC CHSL Notification, how to fill online form, exam pattern, syllabus, and more.

SSC CHSL Notification 2020

SSC CHSL Exam hires candidates for the posts of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants (PA/SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), and Court Clerk for different departments & organizations in the Government of India. All phases of SSC CHSL Recruitment are qualifying in nature. Candidates are suggested to go through the SSC Official Website regularly for the latest updates or go to the link mentioned below for all live updates about the SSC CHSL Examination 2020.

  •  The Tier-1 exam of SSC CHSL which was scheduled in the month of March 2020 has been postponed. As per the SSC CHSL Latest News, the new exam dates will be announced soon.
  • Candidates who have completed their secondary school of the examination are eligible to apply for the SSC CHSL Exam 2020.
  • Those who applied online for the SSC CHSL Notification 2019-20, got more days to prepare for the exam as the exam postponed due to the current crisis in the country.
  • The applicants should prepare in advance with the help of SSC CHSL Preparation Tips to crack the exam in one go.
  • As per the SSC CHSL Notification 2020, candidates are selected for CHSL posts based on their performance in three stages- Tier 1 (CBT), Tier 2 (Written Exam), and Tier 3 (Skill Test).
  • The Starting Salary for DEO post ranges from Rs 25,165 to Rs 31,045. The Salary for selected candidates will differ from post to post.

SSC CHSL New Exam Dates 2020

The latest exam date will be released by the authority as soon as the lockdown is over. Check the details for the latest SSC CHSL Exam Dates 2020 provided in the table below-

Events Dates
SSC CHSL New Exam Date for Tier 1 Postponed till next date release
SSC CHSL New Exam Date for Tier 2  Postponed till next date release



SSC CHSL 2020 Highlights

Exam SSC CHSL 2020
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Start Date for Application Form 3rd December 2019
Last Date to Apply for CHSL Recruitment 10th January 2020
Selection Process  3 Stages (Online Test + Descriptive Exam + Skill Test) 
Educational Qualification  12th Pass
Age Limit 18 to 27 years
Expected Vacancies for SSC CHSL 2019 Notification 6000+

SSC CHSL Exam Dates 2020

Below is the detailed SSC CHSL Exam Date 2020 tabulated based on the latest SSC CHSL Notification PDF 2020. The table also includes all other important dates of all important events regarding the exam. Candidates can have a look at the dates and plan their preparation accordingly.

Events Dates
SSC CHSL Notification Release Date 3rd December 2019
Online Application Start Date 3rd December 2019
Online Application End Date 10th January 2020
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Admit Card 7th March 2020
Tier 1 Exam Date 17th - 19th March 2020 (Postponed till next date release)
Tier 2 Exam Date 28th June 2020

SSC CHSL Notification PDF 2020 Download

Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CHSL Notification PDF 2020 on 3rd December 2019 for recruiting candidates for various posts. Go through the PDF to check the SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria, selection process, and all other details. The notification has all the information related to the SSC CHSL 2020 exam.

SSC CHSL 2020 Vacancy

It is expected that the latest vacancies will be announced for the following posts:-

  1. Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerks.
  2. Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistants.
  3. Data Entry Operators.

SSC CHSL Vacancy 2019

The following table shows the Post vice breakup of the 5789 SSC CHSL Vacancies 2019- 

Post CHSL Vacancies 2019
LDC/ JSA 1855 Vacancies
PA/ SA 3880 Vacancies
DEO 54 Vacancies

What are the Vacancies for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020?

Staff Selection Commission is expected to announce 6000+ vacancies with the SSC CHSL Notification PDF 2020.

SSC had announced a total of 5789 vacancies for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2019. Just 3271 vacancies were announced for 2017-18 Recruitment. Judging from the vacancy trend over the years, the number of openings has been steadily increasing. It is speculated that more than 6000 vacancies will be announced for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2019-20.

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020

Once the SSC CHSL 2020 Notification is out, interested applicants will be able to fill the online application form. Following is the minimum educational qualification required to know the SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020

SSC CHSL Age Criteria

  • The candidate must be a citizen of India.
  •  The Age Limit to apply to the exam is between 18 to 27 years.

SSC CHSL Educational Qualification 

  • The candidates must be 12th standard pass from a recognized government university.
  • For the post of DEO (Data Entry Operator), the candidates should be 12th standard pass in science stream with Maths as a subject from a recognized government university. 

SSC CHSL Application Form 2020

The  SSC CHSL Application Form will be available online from 3rd December 2019 to 10th January 2020. The Direct Link to Apply online will be updated once the form is active on the official website of SSC. Here are the simple steps that help candidates to know how to fill SSC CHSL Registration Form without any errors.

How to Apply for SSC CHSL 2020?

Follow these Steps to Apply for the Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam.

Step 1: Visit the Official SSC website or click on our updated direct form link to be directed to the SSC CHSL Registration page.

Step 2: Enter your credentials including your Full Name, Date Of Birth, functional mobile number, and email id.

Step 3: Once Your Registration is complete, you will receive login credentials for your account on your mobile phone.

Step 4: Once you have successfully registered on the website. Click on the link "Application Form."

Step 5: Fill the form with requested details & upload your documents to complete the application process.

Step 6: The last step of the application process is Fee payment. Pay the application fee via Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking and take 2 to 3 print outs for future reference. 

SSC CHSL Application Fee

  1. The application fee is Rs 100 for candidates that are interested in applying for the SSC CHSL Recruitment.
  2. The application fee is exempt and no amount has to be paid for all aspirants who belong to the following category- Female, SC/ST, Physically Handicapped, Ex-Servicemen candidates.

SSC CHSL Salary 2020

The Salary Package has gone up drastically because of the 7 pay commission. As per the SSC CHSL Notification PDF 2020, check the latest SSC CHSL Salary 2020 and all other important components of the CHSL Salary. The following table will show you the SSC CHSL Salary and PayScale. With the introduction of the 7th Pay Commission, the salary scale for employees has gone up.

SSC CHSL In-Hand Salary 2020

Here is the list below in which post-wise salary has mentioned-

Post In-Hand Salary (In Rs)
LDC (Lower Division Clerk)/JSA 18,777-22,411
DEO (Data Entry Operator) 25,165-31,045
PA/SA 25,165-31,045

SSC CHSL PayScale Band

In the following table, candidate get the information about the difference in the previous pay scale and the SSC CHSL New PAy Scale of the employees-

Post Old Pay Scale New Pay Scale
LDC/JSA Band 1-Grade Pay- ₹ 1900  Band 1-Grade Pay- ₹ 5-20
PA/ SA Band 1-Grade Pay-₹ 2400 Band 1-Grade Pay- ₹ 5-20
DEO Band 1-Grade Pay- ₹ 2400 Band 1-Grade Pay- ₹ 5-20

SSC CHSL Selection Process 2020

Candidates who clear all 3 Tiers of the examination are selected on the basis of their merit. The candidate's personal preference is also taken into account with merit while allocating positions in departments. In order to be selected, the candidates have to clear all 3 Tiers ( Tier 1, Tier 2 & Tier 3) as per the SSC CHSL Notification 2020 PDF. Final documentation is done after all 3 tiers are cleared. Anybody who doesn't clear the documentation process is dropped from the selection process. 

How are Score Discrepancies Resolved in SSC CHSL? 

  1. Tier 1 + Tier 2 marks are calculated. 
  2. The candidate score in Tier 2 is calculated.
  3. The candidate's score in Stage 3 is calculated. If both candidates have the same score then the Date of birth of both students will be observed and the older candidate will be given preference. 
  4. If the date of birth of both candidates is also similar then the alphabetical order of the candidate's name will be considered.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020

It is important that you go through the complete CHSL Exam Pattern as provided in the latest SSC CHSL Notification PDF 2020, and understand the exam structure and the time allotted in Tier 3.

  • The exam is conducted in 3 stages ( Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3)
  • Tier 1 is an Objective/MCQ type paper and is conducted Online ( Computer Based)
  • Tier 2:- Descriptive Subjective type paper. Conducted Offline.
  • Tier 3 is a Computer Proficiency/Skill Test

Changes in the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020

If you are familiar with the exam pattern, it is important that you go through the New Changes that have been introduced in the paper for 2020-

  • The time limit for Tier 1 has been reduced from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.
  • There is no sectional cut off.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020

 As given in the SSC CHSL Notification PDF 2020, the Syllabus for Tier 1 will test candidates in 4 sections- General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language & General Awareness. Go through the SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 and start your preparation accordingly.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus

Following are some important topics in the Tier 1 exam-

Important Topics in General Awareness are as follow-

Awards & Honors Current Affairs (Domestic) Politics
Geography Current Affairs (International) History

Important Topics for English Section are as follow-

Go through the following important topics in the English Language Section:-

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Error Spotting

The Mathematics section can be a bit challenging. Quantitative Aptitude Important Topics are as follow-

Simplification Data Interpretation Number Series
Work & Time Time & Distance Mixtures & Allegations

General Intelligence Important Topics are as follows-

The Logical Reasoning Section can be very scoring in the exam. Practice the following recurring topics thoroughly to score high in the general intelligence section:-

  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Puzzle
  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus

As given in the SSC CHSL Notification PDF 2020, the Second Tier is conducted Offline and candidates will be tested on their writing skills. This is the exam pattern followed for the Tier 2 Descriptive test-

Topics Word count Maximum Marks Duration
Essay writing 200-250 100 60 minutes
 Letter/Application Writing 150-200

 The Common Topics that are asked in the Tier 2 Examination are as follows-

  • Social Issues like Poverty, Education
  • Politics, Schemes & Governance Indo-Pak Relations, Indo-China Dispute, Elections, Demonetization, 
  • Finance & Economy: Important Events in the Indian and global economy, 
  • Environmental Concerns: Pollution, Overpopulation, Ecology
  • Sports: Recent victories, tournaments, matches, Wins, retirements
  • Geopolitics: Chinese aggression in the Indian Ocean, Syrian Refugee Crisis, 
  • Technology: Digital payments, E-Wallets and UPI, Social Networks, etc.



SSC CHSL 2020 Admit Card

As per the notification, the SSC CHSL Admit Card for Tier 1 exam will be released again with the paper date for the remaining candidates who remain to give the exam because of the notice of postponing the exam.

  • It is essential for all appearing candidates to bring a printout of their Admit Card to the exam center.
  • The Hall Ticket has all the information regarding the candidate's Exam Center, applied post, date and shift timings. 
  • If candidates forget to bring their SSC CHSL Admit Card to the examination hall, they will not be allowed to write the exam.

How to download SSC CHSL Admit Card?

The Direct Link for the admit card of your region will be updated once the call letter is released.

  1. The Admit Card can also be downloaded through the official site
  2. Find and click on the Admit Card Button.
  3. A new page will open.
  4. Log in with your Registration number, password, and press submit.
  5. A new page will open displaying the candidate’s Admit Card
  6. Download the admit card and save it for future use. 
  7. We suggest that candidates take 3-4 print outs of their CHSL Admit card just to be safe.

SSC CHSL Exam Centers

This time around the exam has been organized in the following centers-

Uttar Pradesh  Bihar Sikkim
Jharkhand West Bengal Odisha 
Andaman and Nicobar Karnataka Kerala 
Uttarakhand Delhi Rajasthan 
Arunachal Pradesh Assam Nagaland
Meghalaya Manipur Tripura
Mizoram Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu
Telangana Gujarat Maharashtra 
Goa Madhya Pradesh Chhattisgarh
Jammu and Kashmir Himachal Pradesh Punjab

SSC CHSL Preparation Tips 2020

The Tier 1 Exam is just about to commence. The preparation tips will help in guiding you and will get you ready for any hurdle that you might face. Keep these important tips in mind-

  • Solve Free SSC CHSL Mock Tests and previous year question papers every day.
  • The high scoring topics in the Reasoning section are- puzzles, figure-based questions, analogy, coding-decoding, series. Make sure to get a good understanding of these topics so you can attempt most questions asked from them. 
  • It is important to know about awards, head of states, neighboring countries, books & authors.
  • Keeping tabs of popular news and current affairs will help a lot. 
  • Allot at least 2 hours to practice Quantitative Aptitude. It is considered to be the most challenging section of the paper.
  • Go through all important Formulas every day so you can memorize it by heart.
  • Go through the SSC CHSL Previous Year question papers to know frequently asked questions in the exam. 
  • While preparing for the GK section, make sure you give time to both Static G.K and current affairs.
  • Topics like Simplification, age problems, interest, percentages, ratio, and proportion are high scoring in this section. Make sure to master these topics.
  • Reading the newspaper regularly will help your General Awareness, Grammar & Vocabulary.
  • For the English Section, practice Synonyms, antonyms & vocabulary words and you can easily conquer this section.

SSC CHSL Preparation Books 2020

  • For the convenience of all students planning to appear for this examination, we have assembled a list of best books that you can refer to.
  • The list of preparation books mentioned below covers all sections of the SSC CHSL Syllabus.
  • We have segregated our suggested books according to subjects. Candidates are free to choose from the variety of mentioned books to help in preparation.

Best SSC CHSL General Intelligence Preparation Books

The table below has some of the SSC CHSL General Intelligence Books that candidates can get their hands on.

Topic Author/Publisher
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning RS Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning M K Pandey
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Nonverbal (English) BS Sijwali, Indu Sijwal

Best SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Books

For Quant/Math section we suggest the following books to study from

Topic Author/Publisher
Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Agarwal
Quicker Mathematics M. Tyra
Elementary and Advanced Mathematics Kiran Prakashan

Best Preparation Books For SSC CHSL English Section

Our pick for the SSC CHSL English section

Objective English for Competitive Examinations Tata McGraw Hill
Competitive General English Kiran Prakashan
Objective General English SP Bakshi
Quick Learning Objective General English RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

SSC CHSL General Awareness Best Preparation Books

The candidates can consider the following preparation books for SSC CHSL General Awareness:

Topic Author/Publisher
Manorama Yearbook 2019 (English and Hindi) Malayalam Manorama
Lucent’s General Knowledge (English and Hindi) Lucent’s

SSC CHSL Exam Analysis 2020

Candidates can check the SSC CHSL Exam analysis to understand the difficulty level of the paper, the type of questions asked in all Shifts, a number of questions from each topic, and many more. 

  • We will update you with the questions asked along with answers as soon as the exam is over.
  • Knowing the exam analysis of each subject will help aspirants to better focus on the important topics.
  • The SSC CHSL Exam Analysis provides a detailed Subject-wise review & Good Attempts for the Combined Higher Secondary Level Tier 2 2019 Exam.

SSC CHSL Answer Key 2020

The Answer Key for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level will help candidates in knowing the solution to all asked questions in the exam. Generally, the SSC CHSL Answer Key will be released after one month of the completion of the exam.

How to Download SSC CHSL 10+2 Answer Key 2020?

  1. We will update the Direct Link to check your answer key on its release.
  2. Alternatively, visit the official SSC website
  3. Click on the Answer Key Tab on the top right.
  4. Find & Click on the link that says “SSC CHSL Tier 1 Answer Key ”.
  5. Download the Tier 1 Answer Key PDF file.

SSC CHSL Result 2020

The result will release in the form of PDF separately for all the Tier of the SSC CHSL 2020 by the Staff Selection Commission on the official website. 

  • SSC will release the SSC CHSL Result 2020 separately for each stage i.e., Tier 1, 2, & 3.
  • Candidates who clear the first stage of the exam are eligible for the next process and so on.
  • Stage 2 of SSC CHSL Recruitment is descriptive in nature.

How to download CHSL Tier 2 Result 2018-19?

  • Once the stage 1 result is declared, click on the Direct SSC CHSL Result to download the PDF for the Tier 2 Exam. 
  • The Tier 1 Result will have Registration/Roll numbers of candidates who have cleared the exam.
  • Download the page
  • Open the document and press Ctrl + F.
  • Enter your Registration/Roll number.
  • If your roll number is mentioned in the pdf, you have successfully cleared the SSC CHSL Stage 1 Exam. 

What is the SSC CHSL Result Date 2020?

The following timeline will be followed in the table-

Event Date (Tentatively)
Tier 1 Result June 2020
Tier 2 exam ( Descriptive Test) August 2020
Tier 2 Result Will Be Notified

SSC CHSL Cut Off 2020

The cut off and the Result is declared on the same day. Check the detailed expected SSC CHSL Cut Off for the Tier 1 exam to set a practical target in mind.

  • As given in the SSC CHSL Notification PDF 2020, the expected Cut Off is made by reviewing the analyzing the previous year cut off marks difficulty level of the paper, candidates appearing for the exam, and the total number of vacancies.
  • There is no sectional cut off for the SSC CHSL 2020.
  • The calculation will be done on the basis of the number of applicants applied for the exam, the difficulty level of the exam, and the performance of the candidates.

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When will the SSC CHSL 2020 Notification be out?

Staff Selection Commission will release the SSC CHSL 2020 Notification on 3rd December 2019.

How many vacancies are there for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020?

SSC CHSL 2020 Recruitment is expected to fill more than 4893 vacancies. More information on vacancies will be available once the Notification is released. 

What is the Salary for the role of SSC CHSL?

In-Hand Salary for selected employees will be in the range of Rs 18,777 to Rs 31,045. Salary for each post is different, post-wise salary details are:- 

  • LDC Salary Details - Rs 18,777 to Rs 22,411
  • Salary for DEO post is Rs 25,165- Rs 31,045
  • Salary for PA/SA post is Rs 25,165- Rs 31,045

When will the SSC CHSL 2020 Tier 1 Exam be conducted?

The Tier 1 test for SSC CHSL 2020 Recruitment will be conducted from 16th to 27th March 2020.

How many stages do SSC CHSL 2020 have?

SSC CHSL Exam consists of 3 stages -

  1. Stage 1 - Online Test 
  2. Stage 2- Descriptive Exam
  3. Stage 3- Skill Test (applicable for select posts only)

Is there an interview in SSC CHSL?

No, there is no interview in SSC CHSL Recruitment. 

I have not completed my Graduation, can I still apply for the SSC CHSL 2020 Exam?

Yes, the minimum eligibility criteria to apply for the exam is to be 12th Standard pass.

When will the SSC CHSL 2019 Result for Tier 2 be declared?

The Result for Tier 2 CHSL Descriptive test will be declared in December 2019.

Has SSC Announced the Notification for 2020 Recruitment?

The Official SSC CHSL 2020 Notification will be out on 3rd December 2019.

What is the Application Fee for SSC CHSL?

The Application Fee for SSC CHSL is Rs 100. Female Candidates & aspirants belonging to the category of SC/ST, Physically Handicapped, Ex-Servicemen are exempt from paying the fee and can apply to the exam for Free.

SSC CHSL Notification 2020 will be out for which post?

The following posts are offered in SSC CHSL Exam:-

  1. Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerks.
  2. Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistants.
  3. Data Entry Operators. 




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