Every year, the exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) helps in selecting candidates who will go on to fill important government posts. Of these, one of the most popular exams happens to be the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam. All posts on offer through SSC CHSL exam carry All India Service Liability (AISL). This means that if a candidate is selected for a post, he/ she may be asked to serve anywhere in the country.
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern
|Purpose of Exam||Selection of candidates for posts of LDC, JSA, PA, SA and DEO|
|Stages||Tier-1, Tier-2 & Tier-3|
|Mode||Tier-I - Online (CBT)
Tier-II - Offline (Descriptive)
Tier-III - Typing/Skill Test
|Exam Frequency||Once a year|
|Mode of Language||English, Hindi|
|Duration of Exam||Tier-I - 60 minutes
Tier-II - 60 minutes
Tier-III - 15 minutes
|Exam Helpdesk No.||011-24361359|
SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020
Pay levels and Job titles associated
|Rs 19,900 - 63,200||Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)|
|Rs 19,900 - 63,200||Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)|
|Rs 25,500-81,100||Postal Assistant (PA)|
|Rs 25,500-81,100||Sorting Assistant (SA)|
|Rs 25,500-81,100||Data Entry Operator (DEO)|
|Rs 25,500-81,100||DEO (Grade A)|
The below link consists of the official notice released.SSC CHSL Notice
Information Regarding Exam Timeline and Important Dates
SSC CHSL Application
Detailed Analysis of Exam
Tier I details
The SSC CHSL Tier I exam is a computer-based online test (CBT) exam conducted online. Candidates are given a total of 60 minutes to solve SSC CHSL Tier-I paper comprising 100 questions that count to a total of 200 marks (2 marks each question). For each wrong attempt, candidates are penalised with 1/2 marks in Tier-1 exam.
|Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)||25|
|English Language (Basic Knowledge)||25|
General Intelligence: This section includes questions of both verbal and non-verbal reasoning. The questions will be asked from Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ patternfolding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Other subtopics, if any Numerical operations.
General Awareness: Questions from General Awareness section are designed to test the candidate's general knowledge of the environment around him and its 14 application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy, Static Awareness, Indian GK and scientific research.
Details for Tier II
Details for Tier III
Date Entry Skill Test (DEST):
Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs and Court Clerks:
The last step to the final selection would be Document Verification. Candidates will have to submit copies of various documents like Matriculation Certificate, educational qualification, caste certificate, relevant document, if any relaxation is taken, etc. Candidates will be required to produce all documents in original for verification at the time of document verification.
Photo ID Proof: Candidates have to bring two passport size recent colour photographs and one original Photo ID Proof while appearing for the Document Verification.
Photo ID Proof can be: