SSC CHSL Salary 2020: Candidates recruited through Staff Selection Commission - Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam are provided with one of the best compensations in terms of SSC CHSL 2020 salary. Since the exam is around the corner, an aspirant must be interested in knowing the SSC CHSL salary 2020 to check how much they will be paid after their selection. The salary of SSC CHSL 2020 comprises various components like the basic salary, allowances and compensations associated with the post making their life financially stable and secure. The allowances employees receive as SSC CHSL 2020 salary are dearness allowance, house rent allowance, medical allowance, etc. The Commission mentions the SSC CHSL pay scale 2020 in the detailed notification released for the recruitment.

SSC CHSL Salary 2020

SSC CHSL 2020 is conducted to recruit candidates to the post of Lower Divisional Clerk/Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators for various Ministries/Departments/Offices of the Government of India. A candidate qualifying 12th standard from a recognised board between the age of 18 - 27 years is eligible to apply for SSC CHSL exam. It is a three stage exam consisting of tier 1, 2 and 3.

SSC CHSL Pay Scale 2020 - Highlights


Pay Level

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

Pay Level-2 (Rs. 19,900-63,200)

Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)

Pay Level-4 (Rs. 25,500-81,100)

Data Entry Operator (DEO)

Pay Level-4 (Rs. 25,500-81,100)

Data Entry Operator, Grade A

Pay Level-4 (Rs. 25,500-81,100)

SSC CHSL Salary 2020 as per category of cities

SSC CHSL salary structure and other benefits differ as per the place one is posted. According to 7th Pay Commission, the cities are divided into three categories, X, Y and Z. House rent allowances and a few other benefits decrease from X to Z. Candidates can take note of the X, Y and Z cities.

SSC CHSL 2020 Salary - Classification of Cities

X City: Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad

Y City: Bhopal, Kanpur, Jaipur, Nagpur, Lucknow, Patna, Pune, Surat, Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada, Kochi, Madurai, Coimbatore, Warangal, Trivandrum, Rajkot, Vadodara, Ludhiana, Agra, Meerut, Nashik, Faridabad, Varanasi, Jabalpur, Jamshedpur, Allahabad, Amritsar, Indore, Gorakhpur, Hubli – Dharwad, Bhavnagar, Raipur, Mysore, Mangalore, Belgaum, Guntur, Bhubaneshwar, Cuttack, Amravati, Aurangabad, Srinagar, Bhilai, Rajahmundry, Kakinada, Nellore, Solapur, Ranchi, Guwahati, Gwalior, Chandigarh, Patiala, Jodhpur, Tiruchirapalli, Pondicherry, Salem, Asansol.

Z City: All other cities

SSC CHSL Salary 2020 - Details


Basic Pay



Gross Salary

In-Hand Salary


Data Entry Operator



















Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant



















SSC CHSL 2020 Salary - Other Benefits

  1. Compensation - The total compensation per annum for a SSC CHSL recruit ranges from 2.5 lakhs to 3.8 lakhs per annum depending on the place of posting and other related factors.

  2. Housing - SSC CHSL salary also includes housing rent allowance.

  3. Pension - Employees recruited through SSC CHSL receive pensions after their retirement.

  4. Insurance - Benefits of CGEGIS (Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme) can be availed by the employees and their immediate family members.

  5. Medical facilities - Central Government Health Scheme provides medical facilities to the personnels recruited through SSC CHSL.

SSC CHSL 2020 Career Path

An aspirant of SSC CHSL 2020 must also know the job responsibilities entrusted along with the post. SSC CHSL, conducted to recruit candidates to the post of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators for various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India comes with defined career growth opportunities. Promotions to the next level are received after a definite term or by taking departmental exams conducted for it.

SSC CHSL Job Profile - Promotion & Career Growth


Job Profile


Lower Division Clerk (LDC)

  • Make salary slips of the employees

  • Prepare official notices etc

  • Data entry

  • Maintain documents

  • Upper Division Clerk

  • Division Clerk

  • Section Officer

Sorting Assistants / Postal Assistants (SA/PA)

  • Handle customer queries

  • Monitor tasks

  • Postmaster Grade I

  • Chief Postmaster Grade A

Data Entry Operator

  • Data Entry

  • Prepare reports of officers

  • Admin Support Assistant

  • Personal Assistant

However, it requires mention that the life of SSC CHSL recruits is not only financially secure with the salary of SSC CHSL 2020 but also comes with varied perquisites:

  • Social Status

  • Mental Stability

  • Job Security

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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CHSL Salary 2020

Question: What is the in-hand salary of SSC CHSL recruited candidates?


The in-hand salary of SSC CHSL recruited candidates differ as per the post and the place of posting. The salary ranges from Rs. 18777 to Rs. 31045.

Question: Can I apply for X cities so that I receive the maximum benefits?


No, you will be allotted a city after the whole process of recruitment ends at the conducting body’s discretion.

Question: Is negative mark cut for the wrong answers marked in SSC CHSL?


One-fourth mark is deducted for every wrong answer marked. 

Question: What are the stages of SSC CHSL exam?


As per the SSC CHSL exam pattern 2020, there are three stages of SSC CHSL exam.

Question: I am 12th pass, but only 17 year old. Am I eligible?


No, you will not be eligible for SSC CHSL. Based on the SSC CHSL eligibility criteria 2020, only those candidates between 18-27 years of age are eligible.

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ssc chsl ki yeyarikea kare pleaase batao

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 16th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

The SSC CHSL Exams is a competitive exam which acts as a gateway to various government posts.The SSC CHSL Exam is conducted in three stages:

  • Tier I (Computer Based Exam)
  • Tier II ( Descriptive Exam)
  • Tier III (Skill/Typing Test)

To score well in the SSC CHSL exam, it is important that you be fully aware of the SSC CHSL Syllabus and the SSC Exam Pattern. I'll recommend you to list down all the topics asked in exam and start preparing for the exam. Give as much mocks you can to increase your speed. Read newspaper daily.

Good Luck


i wrongly. entered my cast i checked after getting hallticket for ssc chsl what should i do now please give me a solution for this problem

Sharon Rose Student Expert 15th Mar, 2020


You cannot make any corrections now or later.You cannot change your category once you have submitted the application and received the admit card.If you have mentioned your category as general you may continue with this if you wish to.Otherwise you have to appear next time .Please be careful while filling the application form.


ssc chsl previous years questions

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 8th Mar, 2020


You can get SSC CHSL previous year  question papers by visiting the link provided below;

It will give you basic idea about the exam and help you analyze your progress as well.


SSC chal admit card download link

Smrity 7th Mar, 2020


The Admit Card for SSC CHSL Tier 1 is released on 4th of March and the link of each region is present on the site provided below:

You can download the above from the official site also:

I hope this Helps.

All the Best!


which books are good to crack SSC chsl exam

Manisha Gupta Expert 22nd Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

You may refer the books given below:

SSC CHSL Best Book for General Intelligence and Reasoning-

Analytical Reasoning- M.K Pandey

Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning- R.S Aggarwal

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical- B.S Sijwali, Indu Sijwali

SSC CHSL Best Book for General Awareness

General Knowledge- Lucent Publication

Manorama Yearbook- Mammen Mathew and Philip Mathew

Current Affairs- Monthly Magazine and News paper

SSC CHSL Best Book for English Comprehension

Objective General English- S.P Bakshi

Quick Learning Objective General English- R.S Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

Word Power Made Easy- Norman Lewis

Plinth to Paramount- Neetu

SSC CHSL Best Book for Quantitative Aptitude

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic- Rajesh Verma

Quantitative Abilities Arithmetic Ability- Kiran Prakashan

Quantitative Aptitude- R.S Aggarwal

Arithmetic For General Competition Vol 1& 2- Neetu Singh

Good Luck!

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