About SSC CHSL 2020
Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CHSL 2020 application form on November 6, 2020. The last date to submit the SSC CHSL 2020 application form is December 15, 2020. 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. 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 the candidate’s merit and option given by them in the application form. Total number of SSC CHSL 2020 vacancies will be notified soon by the SSC.
SSC CHSL 2020 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|
|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|
SSC CHSL 2020 Important Dates
SSC CHSL (Session 2020)
Upcoming Dates and Events
06 Nov, 2020 - 15 Dec, 2020
Application | Mode: Online Ongoing
17 Dec, 2020
Online Fee Payment Last date - Start Date | Mode: Online
19 Dec, 2020
Offline Challan Generation Last date - Start Date | Mode: Online
21 Dec, 2020
Last date for Fee Payment by Challan - Start Date | Mode: Offline
Past Dates and Events
06 Nov, 2020
Advertisement | Mode: Online
SSC CHSL Tier II (Session 2019)
Upcoming Dates and Events
14 Feb, 2021
(Target 2019) - Exam - Tier 2 | Mode: Offline
SSC CHSL Tier I (Session 2020)
Upcoming Dates and Events
12 Apr, 2021 - 27 Apr, 2021
Exam | Mode: Online
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 November 6, 2020. Last date for submission of SSC CHSL 2020 form is December 15, 2020. Candidates who wish to pay their application fees through SBI challan can make the payment through the challan till December 21, 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.
|OBC, General||Online, Offline||Male||₹ 100|
SSC CHSL 2020 Syllabus
SSC CHSL Tier I Syllabus
Spot the error
Fill in the blanks
Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words
Idioms and phrases
One word substitution
Improvement of sentences
Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
Conversion into Direct/ Indirect Narration
Shuffling of sentence parts
Shuffling of sentences in a passage
Symbolic/ Number Analogy
Symbolic/ number classification
Punched hole/ pattern-folding and unfolding
Figural pattern-folding and completion
Coding and de-coding
|Computation of whole number, decimal and fractions, relationship between numbers|
Fundamental arithmetical operations
|Percentages, ratio and proportion, square roots, averages, interest (simple and compound), profit and loss, discount, partnership business, mixture and allegation, time and distance, time and work|
|Basic algebraic identities of school algebra and elementary surds (simple problems) and graphs of linear equations|
|Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres, congruence and similarity of triangles, circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles|
|Triangle, quadrilaterals, regular polygons, circle, right prism, right circular cone, right circular cylinder, sphere, hemispheres, rectangular parallelepiped, regular right pyramid with triangular or square base|
|Trigonometry, trigonometric ratios, complementary angles, height and distances (simple problems only) standard identities etc|
|Use of tables and graphs: Histogram, frequency polygon, bar-diagram, pie-chart|
General Awareness of the Environment and its Application to Society
Current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect
India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to history, culture, geography, economic scene, general policy and scientific research
SSC CHSL Tier II Syllabus
SSC CHSL Tier III Syllabus
Skill Test (For data entry operator)
Data entry speed of 8,000 key depressions per hour on computer
Skill test (for data entry operator-grade A)
Data entry speed of 15,000 key depressions per hour on computer
Typing test (for LDC/ JSA and postal assistance/ sorting assistance)
About 10500 key depressions per hour for English medium typing
About 9000 key depressions per hour for Hindi medium typing
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) releases SSC CHSL admit card separately for all the stages of the CHSL exam. SSC CHSL admit card is issued online by Regional/Sub-Regional office at the official website. 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 has been released on October 8 for all the regions. Candidates whose applications have accepted for the recruitment exam can download the admit card from the official website. Candidates have to download SSC CHSL admit card of Tier I online. The admit card comprises 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 2020 Exam Centers
|Andaman and Nicobar Islands||Port Blair|
|Jammu and Kashmir||Anantnag|
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) has released the answer key of SSC CHSL 2019 Tier-1 in online mode on November 5. Candidates need to login to the website using the Roll Number and Password to download the answer key and response sheet. SSC CHSL answer key is available online for all sets of online test booklets. 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 2020 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.
SSC CHSL Tier I
All candidates who register for the exam have to first appear for Tier I as per SSC CHSL selection procedure.
SSC CHSL Tier II
Candidates will be shortlisted for Tier II based on their performance in Tier I.
SSC CHSL Tier III
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
Questions related to SSC CHSL
I already made the payment of Rs100 for ssc chsl 2020,but in the ssc online site it show payment has not done ,what should i do now
If the portal is open then try to mkae the payment again Sometimes in online mode of payment the payment gateway may become ober burdened because of which some transactions do not get completed. You may wait for 2 to 3 days and check again. If the payment status is still incomplete check the bank account for refund of the submitted fee amount. You may even contact that bank or make the fee payment once more. Or you may generate offline challan to make payment in cash at SBI.
Im in final year of B.Tech. If I apply for some govt examinations, what should I give as Level of educational qualification? Higher Secondary or Graduation.??? Please tell me the correct one.
Highest Educational qualification is generally the educational degree that you have been awarded or granted. This means a course that you have successfully completed. For example, if you are in your Final year B.Tech, you are yet to complete your Graduation and you still do not have your Course completion certificate. You will only have your 10th and 12th certificates. But again because among 10th and 12th, as 12th is the highest qualification, you should enter 12th as your highest qualification. This applies for all examinations and job applications.
I have applied for ssc chsl and submitted the application. While paying fees , money got deducted from account , but my payment status shows my transcation has failed. What should i do now?.
Hello student this might happen because of some technical glitch in this case your money will get refunded in your bank in due time. You must have transaction/reference number I request you to please visit your home branch and submit an application for the same if money didn't get refunded in one week.
As your transaction failed and your application Form didn't submitted you can make a new transaction and complete the application.
Feel free to comment if you've any doubt
Hi So I uploaded my photo with spectacles in ssc chsl application. But mentioned the date. Will my form get rejected?
There are chances that your application might get rejected because it is mentioned in that the photograph should be without cap, spectacles and both ears should be visible. So your application might get rejected because of the spectacles. The notice that was released by the officials say that applications without date printed on the photograph will be rejected but it is not mentioned that the if spectacles are present in the photo the application will be rejected. Keep an eye on the status of your application which you will find in the official website so that you will know your application status.
Hello everyone , After filling the application for ssc chsl , we are supposed to click on preview right? .. then finish and pay . But i clicked on preview but i cant go forward to finish application. Can someone help me to finish it.
Please check if you have filled all the applicable and necessary fields in the online application form. Also you will have declaration field wherein you need to click on the box to tick under the declaration. So check these things first because you cannot submit incomplete form. If the problem still persist then logout once and login again and try submitting the form.