Supriya Kumari, 05 Dec 2018, #SSC CHSL

SSC CHSL 2019 – Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release notification for SSC CHSL on January 19, 2019. SSC CHSL application form 2019 will be available from January 19 to February 18, 2019. To be eligible for the exam, candidates must be between 18 to 27 years and have completed Class 12/ HSC. SSC CHSL 2019 recruitment exam will be conducted in three stages – Tier I, II and III. The exam dates of SSC CHSL has not been announced yet.

SSC conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam for recruitment of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operator in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations. Approximately, 4000 vacancies are expected to be announced by SSC. In 2017, total 6406623 candidates had registered for the exam, out of which 3055208 candidates had qualified the Tier I. Read below for more details on SSC CHSL like important dates, application form, eligibility, selection procedure, admit card, result and cutoff.

SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Overview

Exam Name

Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Exam

Commonly known as


Examination Authority

Staff Selection Commission

Posts offered through SSC CHSL

Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant(JSA), Postal Assistant(PA)/ Sorting Assistant(SA) and Data Entry Operator(DEO)

Exam Mode

Tier 1: Computer Based Test

Tier 2: Pen and Paper based

Tier 3: Typing/Skill Test

Stages of Examination

Objective Test, Descriptive Test, and Typing/Skill Test

Exam Level


SSC CHSL 2019 Vacancies

4000 (Approx)

SSC CHSL Vacancies, Pay Band and Grade Pay

Candidates can check below tentative vacancies, pay band and grade pay under SSC CHSL.

Vacancies, Pay Band and Grade Pay 



of vacancies

Pay Band

Pay Grade



Rs. 5200-20200

Rs. 1900

Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant


Rs. 5200-20200

Rs. 2400



Rs. 5200-20200

Rs. 2400

SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Dates

The dates of SSC CHSL exam like application, admit card, exam, result are given below:

Important dates of SSC CHSL



Release of SSC CHSL 2019 notification

January 19, 2019

SSC CHSL 2019 Application form to be released on

January 19, 2019

Last date to apply for SSC CHSL

February 18, 2019

SSC CHSL Admit card of Tier I

To be notified later

SSC CHSL Tier I Exam

To be notified later

Declaration of SSC CHSL result of Tier I

To be notified later

SSC CHSL Admit card of Tier II

To be notified later


To be notified later

Announcement of SSC CHSL Result of Tier II

To be notified later

Issue of SSC CHSL admit card for Tier II

To be notified later

SSC CHSL Tier III exam

To be notified later

Declaration of SSC CHSL Final Result

To be notified later

SSC CHSL Eligibility 2019

The candidate appearing for SSC CHSL must fulfill the eligibility criteria given below:


  • Candidates applying for SSC CHSL 2019 must be citizen of India

  • Candidates from Nepal, Bhutan and Tibetan refugee are also eligible subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria as mandated by Government of India

Age Limit:

  • Maximum: 27 years

  • Minimum: 18 years

Educational qualification:

  • Must have passed 10+2/HSC or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University

SSC CHSL Application Form 2019

The application form for SSC CHSL will be available from January 19 to February 18, 2019. Applicants have to fill their SSC CHSL application form online. Fee can be paid both online and offline which is Rs. 100 for general and OBC male candidates while female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped and Ex-Servicemen are exempted from fee payment. The steps to fill SSC CHSL 2019 application form are given below.

How to apply for SSC CHSL 2019?

  • The application form of SSC CHSL is filled in two parts - Part I and II.

  • In Part I, candidates have to fill their basic details.

  • In Part II of SSC CHSL application form, candidates have to pay the requisite application fees.

  • Upload photograph and signature.

  • Submit their application.

Last three years SSC CHSL registration trends

The number of candidates appeared and registered in the last two years SSC CHSL examination are given below.










(Source: News report)

SSC CHSL Exam Centre 2019

SSC CHSL 2019 will be conducted across 438 venues in 92 cities. Candidates have to enter three preferences of SSC CHSL exam centres while filling the application form. Candidates can check below for few SSC CHSL exam centres.

Mention the list of top 10 exam centres:

Examination centres 






















SSC CHSL Admit Card 2019

The admit card of SSC CHSL will be released in three stages - Tier I, Tier II and Tier III. First, the admit card for tier I will be released. The admit card for Tier II will be released for candidates who qualify the Tier I. SSC CHSL admit card 2019 for Tier III will be released for appearing in skill test/typing test. The admit card of all the stages will be made available region-wise. Candidates have to enter their roll number/registration number and date of birth to download the admit card. Details like name of candidate, roll number, examination date, timing and slots, examination centre address, exam day guideline and instructions will be mentioned in SSC CHSL admit card.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern of SSC CHSL provides details like marking scheme, total number of questions, time duration and number of sections. According to SSC CHSL exam pattern 2019, Tier 1 will be conducted in computer-based mode. The question booklet carries objective type questions. There are four sections in Tier 1 exam of SSC CHSL - General Intelligence and Reasoning, English Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. SSC CHSL Tier 2 is a descriptive test that assesses a candidate’s writing skill. Tier 3 exam of SSC CHSL comprises typing ability test or skill test. Tier 3 will be qualifying in nature.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam pattern



No of Questions

Max Marks

Exam Duration


General Intelligence and Reasoning



60 minutes


General Awareness




Quantitative Aptitude




English Comprehension






  • The marks deducted for each wrong answer in tier 1 exam is 0.5 per question.

SSC CHSL Tier 2 exam pattern



Word Limit



Essay writing


60 minutes


Letter/Application writing


 SSC CHSL Tier 3 exam pattern 

The tier III exam of SSC CHSL is qualifying in nature. Candidates qualifying tier 1 and tier 2 exam can appear for the posts like Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant, LDC.

SSC CHSL Tier 3 exam pattern for Data Entry Operator

Test Type

Test Language


Test requirement

Test Duration 



15 minutes (35 minutes for OH/VH/PH/CP candidates)

Skill Test of Data Entry on Computer


8000 key depressions per hour

(27 words per minute or around 1600 words per hour)

2000 - 2200 key depression from printed text to be entered on computer

SSC CHSL Tier 3 exam pattern for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs:

Test Type 

Test Language


Test requirement

Test Duration

Typing test on Computer

English or Hindi

10500 key depressions per hour (35 words per minutes in English and 9000 KPH)

(30 words per minute for Hindi)

Accuracy of words within given time with required speed

10 minutes (30minutes for OH/VH/PH/CP candidates)

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019

SSC CHSL syllabus lists out the topics under different sections that candidates have to cover for the exam. Candidates can check the details about the syllabus given below.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

English Language

General Awareness

Logical Reasoning


Reading Comprehension


Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test


Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures & Allegations

Para jumbles


Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices


Economic Scene

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

General Policy

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

Scientific Research


Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion

Awards and Honors


Data Interpretation

One Word Substitution

Books and Authors


Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Active/Passive Voice


Blood Relations

Number Systems


Input Output

Sequence & Series


Coding Decoding

Permutation, Combination & Probability


SSC CHSL syllabus for tier 2 exam is defined. The candidates can refer to the questions asked in previous years. The questions asked in tier 2 exam cover the topics like impact of GST, women empowerment etc.

SSC CHSL Sample Papers 2019

The candidates appearing for SSC CHSL can download SSC CHSL sample paper to practice for better preparation. Solving SSC CHSL sample papers will help candidates to know the type of questions asked in the exam, weightage of topics etc. Careers 360 has provided the sample papers of SSC CHSL and candidates can download it for free.

SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Day Guidelines:

  • The candidates must write the papers/ indicate the answers in their own handwriting.

  • The candidates appearing in SSC CHSL must bring three passport size colour photographs for affixing it in the Commission’s copy of Admission Certificate in the presence of Invigilator, which they have uploaded in the online application form for easy identification.

  • Candidates not carrying photographs will not be allowed to appear in the examination.

  • Use of mobile phone, calculator and other electronic gadgets and accessories is not permitted.

  • The Candidates appearing in SSC CHSL exam 2019 must carry a Photo ID such as Voter’s ID, Driving License, ID Cards issued by Government or other Offices where the candidates may be working. No candidate is allowed to enter into examination hall without having any photo ID proof.

  • The candidates are advised to desist from use of any unfair method in the examination which will render them ineligible for further consideration for the examination and also lead to their debarment from Commission’s examinations in future beside inviting criminal prosecution.

SSC CHSL Answer key 2019

The answer key of SSC CHSL contains the correct answer to the questions asked in the exam. SSC CHSL answer key will be released online by SSC. Candidates can download the answer key by entering roll number and date of birth as password. Using SSC CHSL 2019 answer key, candidates can check the number of responses marked correctly in the exam. On the basis of correct and incorrect answer, candidates can calculate their probable score of the exam. Candidates not satisfied with the answers in SSC CHSL answer key can challenge it online. For this candidates have to pay Rs. 100 per answers.

SSC CHSL Result 2019

The results for SSC CHSL will be declared in three phases – Tier I, II and final. The result will be available online in PDF format. The marks of candidates will be released few days after the declaration of SSC CHSL result 2019. Candidates qualifying the Tier I by securing the cutoff as per their category will be shortlisted for Tier II. The qualifying percentage for Tier II is 33%. Selection for Tier III will be done based on candidates performance in Tier I and II. Candidates who qualify the skill test/typing test or Tier III will be called for document verification. Final allocation of candidates will be done depending on their merit.

SSC CHSL Cutoff 2019

Candidates have to secure the cut off score as per their category to qualify the entrance exam. SSC CHSL releases the cut off score at the time announcement of result. The cut off score is the minimum qualifying marks the candidates must secure in order to become eligible for next stage of selection procedure. There are sectional cutoff, category-wise cutoff and the overall cutoff for SSC CHSL 2019.

SSC CHSL Cutoff 2017 (Tier 1)


Cut-Off Marks

Candidate Available










Ex. S


















SSC CHSL Cutoff 2016 (Tier 2)

SSC CHSL 2016 cut off score of Tier II

33 out of 100 marks

Tier 3 cutoff

The SSC CHSL Tier 3 is the Skill Test / Typing Test which is conducted for the candidates who are shortlisted on the basis of tier 1 and tier 2 exam. The marks secured in SSC CHSL 2019 Tier I & II will be only considered for preparing merit list.

Data Entry Operator - Minimum speed required is 8,000 (eight thousand) key depressions per hour on computer.

Typing Test - Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute (as per news source).

SSC CHSL Selection Procedure 2019

 SSC CHSL examination is conducted in three phases. First, candidates have to appear for Tier 1 computer based exam. Second, selected candidates of Tier 1 will appear for Tier 2 descriptive paper. Third, candidates shortlisted based on Tier 1 and 2 will appear for Tier 3 exam which is skill test or typing test. The merit list for allotment will be prepared on the basis of Tier 1 and 2 provided they qualify Tier 3.

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