SSC CHSL Selection Process 2020 - Candidates who have applied for the exam must know the SSC CHSL 2020 selection process to plan their preparation properly. The exam conducting authority has a defined selection process of SSC CHSL 2020 to shortlist candidates for various posts under various Ministry/ Department/ Office. The SSC CHSL selection process 2020 comprises three stages - an objective test, a descriptive test and a skill test. The aspirants must qualify through all three stages to succeed in the SSC CHSL 2020 selection process. SSC CHSL exam was conducted from March 17 to 19, 2020 in online mode, while dates for other shifts of exam will be updated in due course of time. SSC CHSL 2020 recruitment process is being conducted for the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) and Data Entry Operator (DEO) for a total of 4893 vacancies to be filled. Read the below article to know more about the selection process of SSC CHSL 2020
There are three stages in the SSC CHSL 10+2 selection process are as given below:
Objective Type (Computer Based Examination)
Typing Test/ Skill Test
Typing Test for LDC/ JSA & PA/ SA
Skill Test for DEO
The Tier- 1 selection process of SSC CHSL 2020 is a Computer Based Examination.
The Tier - 1 examination is of objective type and contains Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs) only.
The questions will be set both in English & Hindi language for Part-II, III & IV.
This examination is divided in four sections:
The candidates must be aware of the SSC CHSL syllabus and selection process to prepare well for the exam.
The Tier-1 exam is of maximum marks 200. 2 marks are awarded for every correct answer and a negative marking of 0.50 marks is applied for every wrong answer.
The time duration is 1 hour.
Candidates who qualify the Tier-1 exam are shortlisted to appear in the Tier-2 exam.
The Tier-2 selection process of SSC CHSL 2020 consists of a descriptive paper in Pen and Paper Mode.
The Paper comprises writing:
Essay of 200-250 words
Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words.
The Tier-2 exam is of maximum marks 100.
The maximum duration of the paper is one hour.
The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-2 is 33 per cent.
The marks scored in Tier - 2 are considered for preparing the final merit list.
The Tier-3 selection process of SSC CHSL 2020 consists of a Skill Test/Typing Test. Those candidates who obtain the minimum qualifying marks prescribed by the Commission and qualify in the Tier-1 and Tier-2 examination will be allowed to take the Skill Test/Typing Test. This Tier of SSC CHSL selection procedure 2020 is used to test the practical knowledge of the candidate. These tests are administered on the computer.
The SSC CHSL DEO selection process includes a Skill test. The Skill test is of qualifying nature. The performance/marks scored in this test is not included while preparing the final merit list. In this test, candidates are tested on their data entry speed. Skill Test in Tier-3 for DEOs is mandatory for all the qualified candidates.
The selection process of SSC CHSL 2020 prescribes skill test for following two posts:
Name of Post
Data Entry Operator
The test is of 15 minutes duration.
The candidate is given a printed matter of about 2,000-2,200 key-depressions that they have to enter in the computer.
Candidates should have a data entry speed of 8,000 key-depressions per hour on the computer.
DEO (Grade-A) post in the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG)
Each candidate is given a printed matter of about 3,700-4,000 key-depressions that they have to enter in the computer.
The candidate should have a speed of 15,000 key-depressions per hour on the computer.
Note: As per SSC CHSL selection procedure 2020 in official notification, “The speed of 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.
The SSC CHSL LDC selection process includes a typing test. Typing Test is conducted for LDC/ JSA & PA/ SA
The Typing Test is conducted in English or Hindi. Candidates have to indicate their choice for the medium of the test at the time of filling the SSC CHSL application form.
This test is of qualifying nature. Candidate’s speed will be tested on the basis of his/her accuracy of typing a given text passage on the computer in 10 minutes.
Note: If the candidate has not opted for any medium in his/her SSC CHSL application form, he/she will have to give the typing test in English by default.
The typing test is also used in SSC CHSL Postal Assistant selection process.
The below given table shows the minimum requirements in the typing speed.
Minimum Typing speed Required
Mode of medium in SSC CHSL Typing Test
Expected minimum Typing Speed in SSC CHSL Typing Test
35 words per minute
30 words per minute
As per SSC CHSL selection procedure 2020 in official notification, “The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes,”
35 w.p.m and 30 w.p.m = 10500 key depressions per hour/9000 key depressions per hour respectively.
The final selection and allocation of Ministries/ Departments/ Offices to successful candidates will be determined on the basis of performance of candidates in Tier 1 and Tier 2 exam. The candidates’ normalized scores are used to determine merit and prepare the final selection list. On the basis of merit and their declared preference of post, the recommended candidates will be allotted to the posts of Data Entry Operators, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistants Court Clerks and Lower Divisional Clerks. Once declared, the candidates are not allowed to change their option/ preference for a post later on.
In cases where two candidates have equal aggregates marks in Tier-1+Tier-2, such tie cases will be resolved by applying the following methods one after another:
Total marks of Tier-2 Examination.
Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher.
Alphabetical order of names of the candidates.
SSC will release the admit card of SSC CHSL 2020 separately for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. The SSC CHSL 2020 admit card is tentatively expected to be released on March 6, 2020. The candidates can download the SSC CHSL 2020 admit card by logging using their roll number/registration number and date of birth. The candidates must check if all the details mentioned in the admit card of SSC CHSL 2020 are correct and contact SSC immediately in case there is any discrepancy. It is mandatory to carry SSC CHSL 2020 admit card to the exam centre on the exam day along with a photo ID proof (like Aadhaar Card, Voter ID Card, Driving License, PAN Card, Passport etc).
SSC will declare the cut off of SSC CHSL 2020 along with the declaration of the result. Candidates must secure the minimum cut off marks prescribed by SSC to qualify the exam and become eligible for the next stage of the SSC CHSL selection procedure 2020. Candidates are required to secure the sectional cutoff and overall cut off of SSC CHSL 2020 Tier 1 exam to become eligible for appearing in the Tier 2 exam. The SSC CHSL 2020 cutoff for Tier -1 exam is expected to be released in May, 2020.
SSC will declare the result of SSC CHSL tier 1 tentatively in May 2020. The Commision announces the results of SSC CHSL exam for all the three stages – Tier 1, 2 and 3 separately. Candidates can check their SSC CHSL result using their user ID and password. Candidates who will qualify the Tier 1 exam will be shortlisted to take the Tier 2 exam. The candidates can check the marks secured in the exam in their scorecards. Candidates will be shortlisted to appear for skill test/typing test based on marks scored in tier I and II.
If two candidates have equal total marks in Tier-1+Tier-2, the tie will be resolved by applying the following methods one after another:
Total marks of Tier-2 Examination.
Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher.
Alphabetical order in which names of the candidates appear.
The candidates should know the syllabus of SSC CHSL Tier 1 to know all the topics they need to study like General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension.
A Skill Test is held for the post of Data Entry operator (DEO) and a Typing Test is conducted for LDC/ JSA & PA/ SA.
The Tier - 2 exam comprises descriptive questions like writing:
Essay of 200-250 words
Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words
The questions will be set both in English & Hindi language for Part-II, III & IV. Except for sections on English language which will be only available in English, all other sections will be available in Hindi language as well.
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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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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