SSC CHSL 2019-20

Posted on 05 December 2019, Thursday

What is SSC CHSL?


Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL) is a national-level level exam conducted by SSC every year. The exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates for the below-mentioned posts in various ministries/departments/offices of the Government of India.



SSC CHSL Pay Levels

SSC CHSL Pay Scales

Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)


Rs 19,900-63,200

Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)


Rs 19,900-63,200

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)


Rs 25,500-81,100


Note: 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 Notification 2019

SSC CHSL 2019 notification along with the application form has been released by Staff Selection Commission on December 3. The notification has been released for recruitment of candidates for the posts of LDC, JSA, PA, SA and DEO. In the notification, the commission has released all important details about the exam such as pay scales, eligibility, application process, selection process, exam centres, exam pattern and syllabus. SSC CHSL tier-I 2019 exam will be held from March 16-27, 2020.


SSC CHSL Exam Highlights

Exam Name

SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level) 2019

Conducting Body


Exam Level


Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Tier-I: Online

Tier-II: Offline

Exam Duration

Tier-I: 60 minutes

Tier-II: 60 minutes

Exam Purpose 

Selection of candidates for posts of LDC, JSA, PA, SA and DEO

Exam Language

English and Hindi

Exam Helpdesk No.


Official Website



Important SSC CHSL Exam Dates 2019

SSC CHSL Exam Events

SSC CHSL Exam Dates 2019

Salient Features


December 3, 2019

SSC CHSL 2019 notification has been released on December 3.


December 3, 2019-January 10, 2020 (till 11:59 PM)

SSC CHSL 2019 application process has commenced on December 3 and will end January 10 at 11:59 PM.

Last date for online fee payment

January 12, 2020 (till 11:59 PM)

Candidates can make the SSC CHSL application fee payment in online mode till January 12 (11:59 PM). 

Last date for generation of offline challan

January 12, 2020 (till 11:59 PM)

Candidates can generate offline challan for application fee payment till January 12 (11:59 PM).

Last date for application fee payment through challan

January 14, 2020

Candidates can make the application fee payment in offline mode through challan till January 14.

Tier-I admit card

to be announced

The date for release of ssc chsl admit cards for tier-I has not been released yet. However, the same is expected to be out few weeks before the exam.

Tier-I exam

March 16-27, 2020

SSC CHSL tier-I 2019 exam will be held from March 16-27.

Tier-I result

to be announced

The date for release ofSSC CHSL TIER 1 result has not been announced yet. 

Tier-II exam

June 28, 2020

SSC CHSL 2019 tier-II exam will be conducted on June 28.



Check important dates for SSC CHSL 2020 exam below:

SSC CHSL Exam Events

SSC CHSL Exam Dates 2020

Salient Features


November 30

SSC CHSL 2020 notification will release on November 30 next year.


November 30-December 15

SSC CHSL 2020 online applications will begin on November 30 and end on December 15 next year.  

Tier-I exam

To be announced

SSC CHSL 2020 exam dates are yet to be announced by the commission.



SSC CHSL Eligibility 2019

The basic criteria that candidates need to meet in order to fulfill SSC CHSL eligibility 2019 are:

  • A candidate must be either/or a citizen of India, subject of Nepal/Bhutan, Tibetan refugee, person of Indian origin
  • A candidate must be aged between 18 and 27 years as on January 1, 2020
  • A candidate should clear class XII or equivalent from a recognised board or university
  • A candidate appearing for his/her final class XII exams are also eligible to apply



SSC CHSL Selection Process

SSC CHSL selection process 2019 includes the following steps:


Step 1: Apply online for SSC CHSL 

SSC CHSL 2019 application process has started from December 3. Candidates can apply online for SSC CHSL latest by January 10 in two parts - registrations and applications.

  • SSC CHSL registrations: For the same, candidates need to visit the official website of SSC ( and click on the 'New User? Register Now' link. Thereafter, candidates need to fill all details asked in the SSC CHSL registration form. On successful registration, a registration ID and password will be generated. Candidates need to note down the ID and password and retain the details for future reference.
  • SSC CHSL applications: Candidates can start filling the SSC CHSL application form by logging into their registered accounts using registration ID and password. Once the form is filled, candidates also need to pay SSC CHSL application fee of Rs 100 in online mode.


Step 2: Download SSC CHSL tier-I admit card

SSC CHSL admit card for tier-I is released few weeks before the exam. Candidates can download their admit card for the exam from the regional websites of the commission.


Step 3: Appear for SSC CHSL tier-I exam

Candidates who successfully apply for the exam first need to appear for the tier-I paper. SSC CHSL tier-I is a computer-based test (CBT) containing 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs).


Step 4: Check SSC CHSL tier-I result

The SSC CHSL tier-I result is released on the official website of the commission. The result contains the names and roll numbers of all the candidates who qualify the tier-I exam. 


Step 5: Download SSC CHSL tier-II admit card

The tier-II admit card is released for candidates who qualify the SSC CHSL tier-I exam. The admit card is released in online mode on the regional websites of the Staff Selection Commission.


Step 6: Appear for SSC CHSL tier-II exam

Candidates qualifying the tier-I paper need to appear for tier-II exam. The SSC CHSL tier-II exam is a descriptive paper conducted in offline mode as a pen-and-paper based test. 


Step 7: Check SSC CHSL tier-II result

The SSC CHSL tier-II result is declared on the official website of SSC as per the prescribed schedule. The result contains details about the candidates qualifying the tier-II exam to appear for tier-III paper.


Step 8: Appear for SSC CHSL tier-III exam 

Candidates clearing the tier-II exam need to take the tier-III paper. SSC CHSL tier-III is basically a skill/typing test conducted as per the post applied by the candidate.

Candidates qualifying the tier-III exam are finally allocated services based on the SSC CHSL vacancies released by the commission and posts applied by the candidates. 


SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier-I

SSC CHSL tier-I question paper is divided into four parts (mentioned in the table below) containing total 100 Multiple-Choice Questions (MCQs). Candidates need to complete the paper in a duration of one hour. 

SSC CHSL Tier-I Subjects

SSC CHSL Tier-I Questions

SSC CHSL Tier-I Marks

English Language 



General Intelligence



Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness








SSC CHSL Tier-I Syllabus

SSC CHSL syllabus for tier-I includes important topics from four subjects - English Language, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. Some of the topics on which questions are typically asked in SSC CHSL tier-I exam are:


SSC CHSL Tier-I Subjects

SSC CHSL Tier-I Syllabus

General Intelligence

It includes questions of both verbal and non-verbal type such as Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, etc

English Language

The questions are on Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, etc

Quantitative Aptitude

It includes questions on topics such as Number Systems, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Statistical Charts, etc

General Awareness

Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society




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