About SSC CHSL 2019

Staff Selection Commission has postponed due to Corona epidemic around country. SSC CHSL tier 1 exam after it was conducted on three day from March 17 to 19, 2020 in online mode. And new dates for the exam will be updated in due course of time. The Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) examination is conducted every year by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for recruitment to the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operator in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations. The notification along with the application form of SSC CHSL is released by the Commission in last week of January. Candidates to be eligible for this exam should be between 18 to 27 years and have passed Class 12. SSC CHSL recruitment exam is conducted in three stages – Tier I, II and III. The final allocation of candidates to various departments is done based on candidate’s merit and option given by them in the application form. SSC released the SSC CHSL  tentative vacancies on January 09, 2020. According to the which, they have released 4893 vacancies to be filled under the recruitment out of which 1269 are for L/JSA/JPA, 3598 for PA/SA and 26 for DEO.

SSC CHSL 2019 Highlights

Full Exam Name Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam
Short Exam Name SSC CHSL
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Frequency of Conduct Once a year
Languages English, Hindi
Mode of Application Offline / Online
Application Fee (General) 100 Rs [Offline] +1 More
Mode of Exam Online and Offline
Mode of Counselling Online / Offline
SSC CHSL Tier I - Duration 1 Hour +2 More

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SSC CHSL 2019 Important Dates

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SSC CHSL Tier II (Session 2019)

Upcoming Dates and Events

18 Jun, 2020 (Tentative)

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28 Jun, 2020

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SSC CHSL Tier I (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

04 Mar, 2020 - 19 Mar, 2020

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17 Mar, 2020 - 19 Mar, 2020

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SSC CHSL (Session 2019)

Past Dates and Events

03 Dec, 2019 - 10 Jan, 2020

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03 Dec, 2019

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The eligibility criteria of SSC CHSL has been prescribed by Staff Selection Commission (SSC). SSC CHSL eligibility criteria are the set of guidelines in terms of age, educational qualification and nationality which candidates have to fulfill to be eligible for the exam. The age of candidates as per SSC CHSL eligibility criteria should be 18 to 27 years. Relaxation in the upper age limit is provided to candidates belonging to SC, ST, OBC, PwD, Ex-Servicemen etc. According to SSC CHSL eligibility criteria, educational qualification required for the exam is Class 12/HSC. For the post of Data Entry Operator, candidates must have passed their Class 12/HSC from Science Stream with Mathematics.  

Mode of Application : Online and Offline

Mode of Payment : Net Banking | Credit Card | Debit Card | Bank Challan

The application form of SSC CHSL has been released in online mode on December 3, 2019. Candidates who wish to pay their application fees through SBI challan can make the payment through the challan before January 10, 2020. Application fees is Rs 100 for general and OBC category while women, SC, ST and PwD candidates are exempted from fee payment. The procedure to fill SSC CHSL application form  online is explained below. 

How to fill SSC CHSL application form?

    • Applicants need to first fill the registration form 

    • To register, candidates will have to enter their basic details. 

    • On submission of the registration form, candidate’s registration ID and password will be generated.

    • Applicants should proceed to upload their photograph and signature. The size of the photograph should be between 4 KB to 20 KB while signature should be 1 KB to 12KB. 

    • To fill other details in SSC CHSL application form, candidates have to login with their password and registration ID. 

    • After filling the application form, applicants have to pay their examination fees either online or offline.

    • On successful fee payment, the application process is complete and candidates should take printout of SSC CHSL application form. 

Application Fees

Category Quota Mode Gender Amount
General, OBC Online, Offline Male ₹ 100

SSC CHSL E-books and Sample Papers

SSC CHSL 2019 Syllabus

SSC CHSL Tier I Syllabus

English language-

English language: Unit 01
Spot the error
English language: Unit 02
Fill in the blanks
English language: Unit 03
Synonyms/ Homonyms
English language: Unit 04
English language: Unit 05
Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words
English language: Unit 06
Idioms & phrases
English language: Unit 07
One word substitution
English language: Unit 08
Improvement of sentences
English language: Unit 09
Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
English language: Unit 10
Conversion into Direct/ Indirect Narration
English language: Unit 11
Shuffling of sentence parts
English language: Unit 12
Shuffling of sentences in a passage
English language: Unit 13
Cloze Passage
English language: Unit 14
Comprehension Passage

General intelligence+

General intelligence: Unit 01
Semantic analogy
General intelligence: Unit 02
Symbolic operations
General intelligence: Unit 03
Symbolic/ Number Analogy
General intelligence: Unit 04
General intelligence: Unit 05
Figural analogy
General intelligence: Unit 06
Space orientation
General intelligence: Unit 07
Semantic classification
General intelligence: Unit 08
Venn diagrams
General intelligence: Unit 09
Symbolic/ number classification
General intelligence: Unit 10
Drawing inferences
General intelligence: Unit 11
Figural classification
General intelligence: Unit 12
Punched hole/ Pattern-folding & unfolding
General intelligence: Unit 13
Semantic series
General intelligence: Unit 14
Figural pattern-folding
General intelligence: Unit 15
General intelligence: Unit 16
Number series
General intelligence: Unit 17
Embedded figures
General intelligence: Unit 18
Figural series
General intelligence: Unit 19
Critical thinking
General intelligence: Unit 20
Problem solving
General intelligence: Unit 21
Emotional intelligence
General intelligence: Unit 22
Word building
General intelligence: Unit 23
Social intelligence
General intelligence: Unit 24
Coding and de-coding
General intelligence: Unit 25
Numerical operations

Quantitative aptitude+

Quantitative aptitude: Unit 01
Number systems
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 02
Fundamental arithmetical operations
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 03
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 04
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 05
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 06
Quantitative aptitude: Unit 07
Statistical charts

General awareness+

General awareness: Unit 01
General Awareness of the Environment and its Application to Society
General awareness: Unit 02
Questions relating to India and its Neighboring Countries
General awareness: Unit 03
General awareness: Unit 04
General awareness: Unit 05
General awareness: Unit 06
Economic scene
General awareness: Unit 07
General policy and scientific research

SSC CHSL Tier II Syllabus

Essay writing

Letter/ Application writing

SSC CHSL Tier III Syllabus

Skill Test (For data entry operator)

Typing Test (For LDC/JSA and Postal Assistance/Sorting Assistance)

Lakhs of candidates appear for SSC CHSL every year. Although the competition is tough, however, anyone can crack this exam if they prepare sincerely. Below are few SSC CHSL Preparation Tips.

    • First, get familiar with SSC CHSL exam pattern and syllabus. Note down the topics that you need to study for this exam. 

    • After knowing the syllabus, make a plan for preparation according to the time you have till the exam. Complete the syllabus first and then go for mock tests. 

    • Do not jump straight into practicing. First, you need to get good at the basics. If you know the basics then you will be able to crack the exam. 

    • Quantitative Ability has a huge syllabus. Analyse the previous years’ papers and pick topics accordingly. Practice Ratio, Percentage, Averages, Time Speed Distance, Time and Work, Profit & Loss, Interest,Geometry and Trigonometry, Algebra as you will get maximum questions from these topics. 

    • To ace English language section, go through all the grammer rules like tenses, voices, articles, prepositions, subject verb agreement and punctuation. Practice active passive voice, direct indirect speech, cloze test, error spotting, sentence improvement and fill in the blanks. Focus on Antonyms, synonyms, Idioms, Phrases and Spellings. 

    • Reasoning requires lot of practice. Practice Analogies, Syllogisms, coding decoding, Odd one out, Alphabetical & Numerical Series, Missing terms, Blood Relations, Direction sense, Arrangements. 

    • General Awareness is dominated by static GK and current affairs. Candidates should revise Science, Indian Polity, Sports Geography, Economics, Books and authors, History and Computer Awareness. 

The examination of SSC CHSL consists of computer based examination (Tier I), Descriptive Paper (Tier II) and Typing/Skill Test (Tier III). Separate SSC CHSL exam pattern has been prescribed for different stages of exam. The exam pattern of SSC CHSL provide candidates details about total marks, marking scheme, sections, nature of questions and time duration.  

SSC CHSL Tier I Exam Pattern

    • The Tier I of SSC CHSL will be conducted in Computer Based Mode. 

    • Total duration of the exam is 60 minutes as per SSC CHSL exam pattern

    • The question paper will be divided into different parts – I, II, III and IV. 

    • All questions will be objective type.

    • The test carries total 100 questions from English Language, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) and General Awareness. 

    • According to SSC CHSL exam pattern of Tier I, Total marks allotted for this Tier is 200. 

    • The questions will be set both in English and Hindi

    • 0.50 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer

SSC CHSL Tier II Exam Pattern

 • The Tier II of SSC CHSL is a descriptive paper conducted in Pen and Paper mode. 

    • This test carries 100 marks. 

    • The duration of the paper is 1 hour

    • Candidates are given to write an Essay of 200 to 250 words and Letter/Application of 120 to 200 words in Tier II. 

    • The paper will be either in Hindi or English as per SSC CHSL exam pattern 

SSC CHSL Tier III Exam Pattern

 • Tier III exam is Skill Test/Typing Test.

    • This stage is qualifying in nature. 

    • In Skill Test, candidates will have to enter data in the speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on computer. 

    • For Data Entry operator posts, the speed should not be less than 15000 key depressions per hour for data entry. 

    • The Skill test as per SSC CHSL exam pattern will be conducted online in English for Data Entry Operator 

  • According to SSC CHSL exam pattern 2019 of Tier III, the Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant will be held in English and Hindi

    • Candidates opting for English medium must have typing speed of 35 words per minute. While, those opting for Hindi medium must have typing speed of 30 words per minute.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release SSC CHSL admit card separately for Tier I, Tier II and Tier III. SSC CHSL admit card will be issued online by Regional/Sub-Regional office of SSC two weeks before the examination. Candidates have to login with their registration number or roll number and date of birth to download SSC CHSL admit card. Information regarding the exam like time, date, city and centre of examination will be mentioned in the admit card. It is compulsory to carry one photo-identity proof like Voter’s ID, Driving License, ID cards issued by government or other offices to the examination centre along with SSC CHSL admit card.  

SSC CHSL Tier I Admit Card

The Tier I admit card of SSC CHSL will be issued to candidates whose applications have accepted for the recruitment exam.  Candidates have to download SSC CHSL admit card of Tier I online. The admit card will carry information regarding date, time and city of SSC CHSL Tier I exam.

SSC CHSL Tier II Admit Card

 SSC CHSL admit card for Tier II will be released after the declaration of Tier I result. The admit card for Tier II will be issued to those candidates who have cleared Tier I exam.

SSC CHSL Tier III Admit Card

SSC CHSL admit card for Tier III Skill Test or Typing test will be released for all only those candidates selected based on Tier I and II marks.

SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Centers

State City
Uttar Pradesh Agra
Bihar Bhagalpur
Sikkim Gangtok
Jharkhand Ranchi
West Bengal Berhampore
Odisha Berhampur
Andaman and Nicobar Islands Port Blair
Karnataka Bengaluru
Kerala Kochi
Uttarakhand Almora
Delhi Delhi
Rajasthan Ajmer
Sri Ganganagar
Assam Dibrugarh
Nagaland Kohima
Meghalaya Shillong
Manipur Imphal
Mizoram Aizawl
Tripura Agartala
Andhra Pradesh Guntur
Tamil Nadu Chennai
Puducherry Puducherry
Telangana Hyderabad
Gujarat Ahmedabad
Maharashtra Amravati
Goa Panaji
Madhya Pradesh Bhopal
Chhattisgarh Ambikapur
Jammu and Kashmir Anantnag
Himachal Pradesh Hamirpur
Punjab Bathinda
Chandigarh Chandigarh

Documents Required at Exam

  • Admit card
  • Voter’s ID
  • Driving license
  • ID cards issued by government or other offices where candidates are working
  • Three passport size photographs

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) releases the answer key of SSC CHSL few days after the conduct of exam. SSC CHSL answer key will be released only for Tier I since Tier II is a descriptive test. SSC CHSL answer key will be available online for all sets of online test booklets. To download SSC CHSL answer key, candidates will have to enter their login credentials like user ID and password. Candidates can even challenge SSC CHSL answer key if they are not satisfied with the answers. Challenges will be accepted online only. To register challenges, candidates will have to pay Rs 100 per answer.  

Staff Selection Commission will declare the result of SSC CHSL in three stages – Tier I, II and final. SSC CHSL result of all the stages will be declared online. First, the result of Tier I will be declared followed by the declaration of Tier II result. The final SSC CHSL result is declared after skill test/Typing test. SSC CHSL final result will be declared based on candidate’s aggregate score of Tier I and 2. The result PDF of SSC CHSL will contain the name, category and roll numbers of shortlisted candidates. The marks of qualified and non-qualified candidates will be released few days after the declaration SSC CHSL result. To check marks, candidates have to login with examination name, roll number/registration number and password. 

SSC CHSL Tier I Result

The Tier I exam will be declared for all candidates who have appeared for the exam. However, candidates securing the qualifying marks as per category will be selected for Tier II. 

SSC CHSL Tier II Result

Tier II is held for candidates selected based on their marks in Tier I. Candidates need to secure qualifying marks in this paper to clear the exam. It is mandatory for candidates to qualify this stage.

The cutoff of SSC CHSL is announced along with the result. SSC CHSL cutoff is applied for Tier I, II, III and final allotment. On the basis of SSC CHSL cutoff of Tier I, candidates will be selected for Tier II. To qualify Tier II, candidates have to secure the qualifying cutoff of 33 %. The final allotment cutoff of SSC CHSL is the lowest score of candidates for selection. On the basis of final allotment cutoff, qualified candidates will be allocated posts and departments. Candidates have to secure the cutoff as per their category to qualify each stage of exam. Only the candidates who obtain SSC CHSL cutoff will be selected for the next round of recruitment exam. 

SSC CHSL Tier I Cutoff

SSC CHSL cutoff of Tier I will be determined on the basis of marks obtained in General Intelligence, English, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness after applying negative marks for each wrong answer. As the exam of SSC CHSL Tier I will be conducted in multiple shifts therefore the cutoff of candidates will be calculated after normalising the marks.

SSC CHSL Tier II Cutoff

The qualifying cutoff of Tier II is 33 % across categories which candidates have to secure to qualify the exam and become eligible for Tier III. 

SSC CHSL Tier III Cutoff

SSC decides the cutoff for Tier III based on the percentage of mistakes in Typing test/ Skill Test. SSC CHSL cutoff of Tier III will be declared along with the final result. 

SSC CHSL 2019 Selection Process

Candidates will be selected for Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operator posts based on their performance in Tier I and III provided they qualify Tier III. Merit list will be prepared based on candidate’s performance in all the tiers. Candidate’s whose names appear in the merit list will be allotted to the various departments. SSC CHSL selection process of different stages is explained below.


All candidates who register for the exam have to first appear for Tier I as per SSC CHSL selection procedure.


Candidates will be shortlisted for Tier II based on their performance in Tier I.


On the basis of candidate’s performance in Tier I and II, selection will be done for Tier III. Candidates qualifying Tier III will be called for Document verification.   

Documents Required at Counselling

  • Date of birth certificate or high school mark sheet with date of birth
  • Original score card along with two xerox copies
  • Marksheet/certificate of class 10 and 12 examination
  • Certificate regarding degree/post-graduate/other examinations passed
  • Passport size photographs and one should attached to interview call letter
  • Character certificate
  • SC/ST/OBC categories must bring the caste/community certificate issued by the competent authority
  • Medical certificate for physically challenged candidates
  • Discharge certificate in applied under Ex-Servicemen
  • Aadhaar card/Passport/Pan card/Voter ID/Driving license /any other photo id card issued by the statutory authorities with affixed photograph

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any student who selecte through ssc CHSL postal assistant in Delhi....is there any government accommodation for selected student?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 25th May, 2020


If you're asking if you'll get government quarters on joining of your post, then two things matter here, availability of quarters for the staff and then there's also role of seniority, especially in case of higher posts to that of officer and alike, there may be quick accomodation again depending on availability of space but the process isn't as swift as in case of others.


i am currently persuing graduation but i am giving SSC CHSL exam then in level of educational qualification what should i fulill 10+2 or graduate and if i select 10+2. then after completing my graduation can i change that to graduate ??

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 19th May, 2020


see since you did not pass your graduation course your highest qualification is 10+2, however if there is option for pursuing candidates you may surely choose it, however during the documents verification process you may show them your graduation certificate, but you can not change the degree once the form is finally submitted.


what if I submit my 12th marksheet instead of 12th passing certificate during SSC CHSL Document verification?

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 19th May, 2020


see for document verification you need to take the documents which will be mentioned in the call letter, however with 12th mark sheets the passing certificate is also needed in document verification process, also you need to have 10th mark sheets, government ID proof , call letter for respective domain etc.


my date of birth is 28 march 2002 . can I apply for SSC CHSL 2020 exam?

Yash Dev Student Expert 14th May, 2020
Hello student I'm sorry to inform you but you're not eligible as eligibility criteria says Candidates appearing for SSC CHSL is between 18-27 year (i.e, candidates who are not before January 02,1993, and not later than January 1, 2002). So as per this eligibility criteria you're not eligible as you're born ok March 2002.
For more updates refer to the link mentioned below - https://www.google.com/amp/s/competition.careers360.com/articles/ssc-chsl-eligibility-criteria/amp

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sir i am agriculture student in 12th with science stream my 11th was also board exam there was math subject can i eligble to ssc chsl exam??

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 26th Apr, 2020

For the position of Lower Division Clerk,Junior Secretariat Assistant,Postal Assistant,Sorting Assistant,Data Entry Operator
in SSC CHSL eligibility is passed 10+2 from a recognized board. However,in case of  DEOs in the Office of Comptroller andAuditor General of India,there's requirement of having Mathematics at 10+2 level.

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