How to prepare for SSC CHSL Tier 3
Updated on Jun 12, 2019 - 4:40 p.m. IST by Piyush.Dixit

How to prepare for SSC CHSL Tier 3 - SSC CHSL exam is conducted into three stages. Candidates who want to know how to prepare for SSC CHSL tier 3, should first familiarize themselves with Computer. First phase (Tier-I) of the exam is objective in nature. Those who will qualify in first phase will be further called to appear in second phase (Tier-II) of SSC CHSL exam 2019. Tier -II exam is descriptive in nature and mode of this stage of exam is pen-paper based. Aspirants who know how to prepare for SSC CHSL Tier 2 exam and execute their plan accordingly, will qualify second stage of exam. These candidates further be called for the Tier-III stage of examination. Tier-3 exam of SSC CHSL includes typing test/skill test and Check here for SSC CHSL exam pattern.

Latest: SSC has released SSC CHSL 2019 application form on December 3, 2019

Candidates who are interested in Data Entry Operator (DEO) post will have to appear for skill test exam, on the other side candidates who applied for Postal Assistant & Lower Division Clerk (LDC) posts through SSC CHSL 2019 will have to do typing test. Hence aspirants preparing for this exam should know how to prepare for SSC CHSL tier 3 to get inducted into the services. SSC CHLS 2019 Tier-I will be conducted from March 16 to 27, 2020 while Tier-II will be conducted on June 28, 2020. SSC CHSL 2019 exam dates for Tier-III are yet to be announced.

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Points to know regarding Tier-III (Skill Test/ Typing Test)

  • Skill Test/ Typing Test for the qualified candidates will be conducted on computers provided by the Commission or its authorized agency.

  • Test will be conducted in the cities where Regional Offices of the Commission are located or as decided by the Commission.

  • Skill Test/ Typing Test is of qualifying in nature.




Skill Test for Data Entry Operator

Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.

Duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes

Printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.

Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG)

'Speed of 15000 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

Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes

Printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.

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Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

Medium of Typing

Typing Speed


Medium of Typing Test will be Hindi and English.

English medium -35 words per minute (w.p.m.)

Hindi medium- 30 words per minute(w.p.m.).

35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour and about 9000 key depressions per hour respectively

The speed will be judged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.

Transcend the limits to win the race

Candidates who will clear SSC CHSL tier 2 cut off will be eligible to appear in the next stage of the exam. So to give students insights for strategy making of how to prepare for SSC CHSL tier 3, previous year cut off is mentioned in table below. This cut off will give aspirants idea that those who are scoring near about these marks should pull up their socks to start preparation for tier 3 exam.

SSC CHSL Cutoff 2017 for Data Entry Skill Test for the post of DEO in C & AG








Cut-off Marks(Tier-I + Tier-II)








Candidates Available








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SSC CHSL Cutoff 2017 for Data Entry Skill Test for the post of DEO in Deptt. other than C&AG







Cut-off Marks(Tier-I + Tier-II)







Candidates Available







“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”

This quote by Benjamin Franklin suggested that those who lack in their strategy or planning making for an exam, there is high chances of their failure in exam. So one should include the planning and tips & tricks of how to prepare for SSC CHSL tier 3 in one attempt.

  • Regular practice of typing at home

  • Don’t practise in laptop keyword as in exam candidates will be given in computer

  • Practise typing test in time bound manner and check the speed

  • Analyse and observe the mistakes and get them rectified.

Candidates who will qualify Tier-III stage of SSC CHSL exam can check their result for the exam on SSC CHSL result. Successful candidates will be further called for medical exam and document verification process and after that merit list of the candidates will be declared by the authority.

Motivation behind preparation- SSC CHSL Post

Candidates who are making the strategy so as of how to prepare for SSC CHSL tier 3 exam must know that what all vacancies can be offered to them after their final selection in SSC exam

Job Profile

Pay Band

Grade Pay

Lower Division Clerk(LDC)/Junior Secretariat Assistant(JSA)

Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)

Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)

Postal Assistant(PA)/Sorting Assistant(SA)

Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)

Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)

Data Entry Operator (DEO)

Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)

Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)

Data Entry Operator, Grade “A‟

Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)

Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)

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SSC chsl exam preparation how to prepare effectively

Vamsi Adda 11th Jan, 2020

dear aspirant,

This staff selection commission exam was notified on december 3rd.for preparing effectively u should know the syllabus that should be prepared and the model of question paper. If you know this then half the war u won.the eligibility criteria is 12th pass and the best preparation strategy and some tricks can be known by checking the below link:


hello sir. this is sairam Narsingh. I applied for ssc chsl 2020 . by mistake I did not mention post number in application form.. I m so worry about it.. is there any edit option? sir

Sanjay Khandelwal 11th Jan, 2020
I could not understand what you are trying to say. There is no post number in ssc chsl application form. If you are talking about address post then i dont think it will make a big mess. But for post preference there is no option given for Selection. You are just asked about DEO if you had science in 10+2 and nothing else.

best books for SSC chsl 2020 . tips for its preparation and how to attempt it.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 24th Dec, 2019


I have mentioned some books name below which you may find helpful,

Objective English by S.P Bakshi

Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis

quantitive aptitude by rs agarwal,

Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

General Knowledge by Lucent

bankars adda magazine for current affairs

for chsl you need to really have good grip on english and gk, as time is less but questions is more. if you get 80% questions correctly attempt from english and gk then it is a plus point. I suggest you to regularly practice numerical aptitude to make yourself faster in solving questions.

all the best for exams.


i did a mistake while entering category in ssc chsl application. i applied under EWS . Actually i am from general category. how can i modify it. if cant what to do?

Sanjanaleekha 21st Dec, 2019

Hi there,

No, you cannot make any changes to your application once you have submitted the same, as the notification given on the website which can be accessed on the link given below, clearly states that in case of any mistake in filling of the application form, no request will be entertained for correction,


I applied under EWS category in ssc chsl application and submitted with payment too. Now after knowing eligibility of EWS I am not under this section.. so is there any chance to make it correct?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 21st Dec, 2019


There is no window for correction of your application form.You could make changes before submitting the application but as you have already submitted and made the payment you cannot do anything.You need to apply once again using a new mail id and phone number and make payment.

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