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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam every year to fill in various posts. All students that have cleared their 10+2 exam are eligible for this SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Exam. It is a golden opportunity for candidates who are looking forward to working in different Ministries/Departments/Offices of the Government of India. SSC CHSL Exam hires people for 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. As per the recent reports, the SSC CHSL Notification is scheduled to be released on December 3rd, 2019. 

As per the SSC CHSL Notification 2019, 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 final merit list is prepared based on the result scored in all these three stages. All phases of SSC CHSL Recruitment are qualifying in nature. Hence, candidates must score above the cut off marks in order to get selected for the next stage. In this post, candidates can get complete information about SSC CHSL Recruitment, Notification, exam dates, vacancy details, salary, selection process, how to apply online, and more.

  • SSC CHSL Notification 2019-20 is Out! Download Official Notification from Link Below
  • Staff Selection Commission has announced the Exam Schedule for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2019. 
  • Last Date to fill the SSC CHSL Application Form 2019 is 10th January & the Tier 1 Exam will be conducted from 16th to 27th March 2020. 
  • Candidates will be able to apply for SSC CHSL Recruitment from 3rd December 2019 to 10th January 2020
  • The starting SSC CHSL Salary for DEO post is Rs 25,165 to Rs 31,045. The Salary for selected candidates will differ from post to post.

SSC CHSL Notification 2020 PDF Download

Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CHSL notification for its next recruitment on 3rd December 2019. Although Recruitment 2019 is still ongoing (Tier 2 Result is pending), interested applicants will be able to apply for the examination till 10th January. There is no limit to apply for the exam. If a candidate was unsuccessful in clearing the 2019 Tier 1 Exam which was conducted earlier this year, they can apply for the upcoming SSC CHSL Recruitment 2019-20 and prepare in advance to clear the SSC 10+2 paper.

Read SSC CHSL 2020 Notification PDF

Before applying for CHSL posts, candidates are suggested to read the SSC CHSL Notification completely and then apply. The SSC CHSL 2019 Notification is an official document released by the exam conducting authority to invite applications for the Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam. 



SSC CHSL 2020 Highlights

Following is the SSC CHSL Exam Dates Calendar announced by SSC so far for the next recruitment cycle.

Exam SSC CHSL Recruitment 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) 
Eligibility Criteria  12th Pass
Age Limit to Apply  18 to 27 years
Expected Vacancies for SSC CHSL 2019 Notification 6000+

SSC CHSL Exam Dates 2020

Here is the detailed SSC CHSL Exam Dates 2020 tabulated for all important events of CHSL. 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 16th - 27th March 2020
Tier 2 Exam Date 28th June 2020

SSC CHSL Vacancy 2019

*Vacancies have been announced in the following posts:-

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

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 Expected Vacancies for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020?

Staff Selection Commission is expected to announce 6000+ vacancies with the SSC CHSL Notification 2019.

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 Salary 2020

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.

In-Hand Salary

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

Pay Scale

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

*The Salary Package has gone up drastically because of the 7 pay commission. Check how the SSC CHSL Salaryhas increased over the years & Important Components of the CHSL Salary.



SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2019-2020

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

Educational Qualification To Apply for the exam

Once the SSC CHSL 2019 Notification is out, interested applicants will be able to fill the online application form. Following is the minimum educational qualification required to apply for the exam

  1. The candidates must be 12th standard pass from a recognized government university.
  2. 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 Staff Service Commission 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. 

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 "SSC CHSL 2019-20 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. 

What is the 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 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. 

SSC CHSL Recruitment is done for the post of Lower Divisional Clerks & Court Clerks, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistants and Data Entry Operators. 

In order to be selected, the candidates have to clear all 3 Tiers ( Tier 1, Tier 2 & Tier 3). 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 Ties 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 2019

Tier 1 Exam Pattern

  • 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.

Exam Pattern for Tier 1 -


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 2019-

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

Go through the complete CHSL Exam Pattern to understand the exam structure and the time allotted in Tier 3.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019-20

As the SSC CHSL Notification 2019 is about to be released and the Stage 1 Exam is to be conducted from 16th to 27th March 2020, interested applicants should start their preparation in advance to crack the exam in one go.

The SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier 1 will test candidates in 4 sections- General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language & General Awareness. 

Following are some important topics in the Tier 1 exam-

Important Topics in General Awareness 

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

Important Topics for English Section

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

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

Quantitative Aptitude Important Topics 

The Mathematics section can be a bit challenging. As the SSC CHSL Recruitment Exam will commence in March 2020. Preparing aspirants can go through the following important topics in the exam-

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

General Intelligence Important Topics

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

Tier 2 Syllabus

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 Preparation Tips 2019

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 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. 
  • 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.
  • It is important to know about awards, head of states, neighbouring 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 in the paper.
  • Go through all important Formulas every day so you can memorize it by heart.
  • 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.

Read more SSC CHSL Preparation Tips and crack the exam in one go!

Preparation Books for the CHSL Exam

  • 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 Admit Card 2019-20 

Staff Selection Commission is about to release the SSC CHSL Notification 2019 in December 2019. The Admit Card for the Tier 1 exam will be released by 7th March 2019. 

  • 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. 

How to download your admit card?

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

SSC CHSL Result 2019

Tier Result for Tier 1 exam was declared on 12th September 2019. 3 Result PDF's were released by the Staff Selection Commission for the following posts: 1) LDC/JSA 2) PA/SA 3) DEO. The Result for Tier 2 Test is expected to be released in December 2019. 

How to download Tier 2 CHSL Result 2019?

  • Once the stage 2 result is declared, click on the Direct SSC CHSL Result to download the Result PDF for Tier 2 Exam. 
  • The Tier 2 Result will have Registration/Roll numbers of candidates who have cleared the exam.
  • Download the Tier 1 Result 
  • 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 2 Exam. 

What is the SSC CHSL Result Date 2019?

The following timeline will be followed for the CHSL result.

Event Date
Tier 1 Result 12th September 2019
Tier 2 exam ( Descriptive Test) September 29, 2019
Tier 2 Result December 2019

SSC CHSL Cut Off 2019-20

  • The cut off and the Result are declared on the same day. Check the detailed expected SSC CHSL Cut Off 2019 for Tier 1 exam to set a practical target in mind.
  • 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. 
  • The cut off for Tier 2 Descriptive exam will be out in December 2019. The qualifying marks for Tier 2 exam is 33%.
  • A total of 47,606 candidates cleared the Tier 1 CHSL Cut Off 2019 for the post of LDC/JSA, PA/SA.

SSC CHSL Answer Key 2019

The Answer Kew for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level will help candidates in knowing the solution to all asked questions in 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 Exam Center 2019

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 Exam Analysis 2019

  • SSC Tier 2 exam to be conducted on 29th September 2019. A total of 47,606 candidates will be appearing for the Descriptive Test.
  • We will provide a detailed report of the Tier 2 Exam with SSC CHSL Exam Analysis 
  • Candidates can check the analysis to understand the difficulty level & the questions asked in all Shifts.
  • The CHSL Exam Analysis provides a detailed Subject-wise review & Good Attempts for the Combined Higher Secondary Level Tier 2 2019 Exam.

SSC CHSL Notification 2019

SSC CHSL Official Notification 2019 Pdf regarding the Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Exam was released earlier this year. Important takeaways from the notification-

  1. SSC released the official notification on its official website in March 2019
  2. The process of Online Application started from 5th March 2019 and the last date to apply was 5th April 2019.
  3. The CHSL 2019 exam is recruiting for the post of Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerks, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistants & Data Entry Operators.

Latest News About SSC CHSL 2019

  • SSC has released a notification stating the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam will be conducted from March 16, 2020, to March 27, 2020.

  • The Tier 2 SSC CHSL 2019 paper has been conducted on 29th September 2019 & the SSC CHSL Tier 2 Result for the Descriptive Test will be Out in December 2019. 
  • Staff Selection Commission is looking to recruit for 5789 eligible candidates with 2019 recruitment for the post of LDC/JSA, PA/SA and DEO. 
  • The Expected SSC CHSL Cut Off for Tier 2 Exam is 180 to 201 for general category candidates. 
  • 13.17 Lakh students appeared for the CHSL 2019 Tier 1 Exam out of which a total of 47,606 candidates qualified for the Tier 2 Paper.


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 2019-2020?

SSC CHSL 2019-20 Recruitment is expected to fill more than 6000 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.

What is the Selection Process for SSC CHSL Recruitment?

SSC CHSL Selection Process is done on the basis of the following 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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