SSC CHSL Exam Details

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SSC has announced the dates for the SSC CHSL exam of the candidates whose exam was postponed due to lockdown. The SSC CHSL exam will now take place from 17-21 and 24-27 August, 2020.

Note: These exams will be for the candidates whose exam was postponed.

SSC CHSL 2019 Tier 1 Exam Postponed due to Coronavirus outspread. SSC CHSL 2019 Tier 1 Exam for 17, 18 and 19 March 2020 took place and the Exams scheduled from 20 March to 28 March 2020 are being postponed.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination or the CHSL exam for the recruitment to various posts in several different departments, ministries and offices of the government of India. Through the CHSL Examination, the aspiring candidates can apply for the posts of:

  • Lower Division Clerk (LDC) or Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  • Postal Assistant (PA) or Sorting Assistant (SA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Data Entry Operator Grade A

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4893 vacancies have been announced for the SSC CHSL 2019. This examination provides a great opportunity for candidates who are willing to serve the country by joining the government services.

The SSC CHSL is a three-tier Examination Process:

  • Tier I: Computer Based Test
  • Tier II: Descriptive (Pen and Paper) Examination
  • Tier III: Skill or Typing Test

 

Important dates

SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Dates

As per the SSC calendar, the SSC CHSL exam 2020 is scheduled as follows:

SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Schedule

Event

DATE

SSC CHSL 2020 Notification Release

30 November 2020

SSC CHSL 2020 Tier I Exam

15 December 2020

 

SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Dates

The SSC CHSL exam schedule for SSC CHSL exam 2019 is mentioned below. We will update you with the latest news related to the SSC CHSL exam dates.

SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Schedule

Event

DATE

SSC CHSL 2019 Notification Release

3 December 2019

SSC CHSL 2019 Application Process

December 3, 2019 to January 10, 2020

Last date of Fee payment through Challan

January 16, 2020

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Admit Card

Available for Download

SSC CHSL 2019 Tier I Exam

March 17 to 19, 2020 (conducted)

March 20 to 28, 2020 (postponed)

SSC CHSL 2019 Tier II Exam

June 28, 2020 (Scheduled)

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Admit Card

To be notified

 

SSC CHSL 2018 Exam Dates

The SSC CHSL Exam 2018 Dates are given below:

SSC CHSL 2018 Exam Schedule

Event

DATE

SSC CHSL 2018 Notification Release

5 March 2019

SSC CHSL 2018 Application Process

5 March, 2019 to 5 April 10, 2020

Last date of Fee payment through Challan

9 April 2019, 2020

SSC CHSL 2018 Tier I Exam

July 1 to 11, 2019

SSC CHSL 2018 Tier I Result

12 September 2019

SSC CHSL 2018 Tier II Exam

29 September 2019

SSC CHSL 2018 Tier II Result

25 February 2020

SSC CHSL 2018 Tier III Admit Card

To be notified

 

SSC CHSL Vacancy

The SSC CHSL 2019 Tentative vacancies were released by SSC on 7 January 2020. The post-wise and category-wise distribution of SSC CHSL 2019 vacancies are given below:

SSC CHSL 2019 Vacancy (Tentative)

Post

Category

Total

UR

EWS

OBC

SC

ST

ESM

OH

HH

VH

Other PwD

LDC/JSA/JPA

1269

601

108

351

141

68

88

19

18

13

6

PA/SA

3598

1739

400

658

487

314

346

37

41

38

21

DEO

26

14

1

5

2

4

2

0

0

0

0

Total

4893

2354

509

1014

630

386

436

56

59

51

27

*Total is the sum of UR, EWS, OBC, SC and ST category

*VH-Blindness and Low Vision, HH- Deaf and Hard in Hearing, OH- Locomotor Disability

 

SSC CHSL 2018 Vacancy

A total of 5,918 tentative vacancies for SSC CHSL 2018 has been released by the SSC on 16 May 2019. The post-wise and category-wise SSC CHSL 2018 vacancies are given below:

SSC CHSL 2018 Vacancy (Tentative)

Post

Category

Total

UR

EWS

OBC

SC

ST

ESM

OH

HH

VH

Other PwD

LDC/JSA/JPA

1910

999

101

335

293

182

163

23

21

18

4

PA/SA

3954

1960

393

643

612

346

390

40

48

45

28

DEO

54

24

5

14

7

4

5

1

1

0

0

Total

5918

2983

499

992

912

532

558

64

70

63

32

*Total is the sum of UR, EWS, OBC, SC and ST category

*VH-Blindness and Low Vision, HH- Deaf and Hard in Hearing, OH- Locomotor Disability

 

SSC CHSL Vacancy 2017

The final vacancies for SSC CHSL 2017 were revised to 5,874 and the detailed post-wise and category-wise SSC CHSL 2017 vacancies are given below. A notice regarding SSC CHSL 2017 Vacancy was released on 20 December 2019.

SSC CHSL 2017 Vacancy

Post

Category

Total

UR

OBC

SC

ST

ESM

OH

HH

VH

LDC/JSA/JPA

2646

1366

717

355

208

132

28

19

19

PA/SA

3222

1871

712

440

199

295

39

38

38

DEO

6

4

1

0

1

0

0

0

0

Total

5874

3241

1430

795

408

427

67

57

57

*Total is the sum of UR, EWS, OBC, SC and ST category

*VH-Blindness and Low Vision, HH- Deaf and Hard in Hearing, OH- Locomotor Disability

 

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

A SSC CHSL candidate should meet the following eligibility criteria:

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria of Nationality

A candidate should be

a citizen of India, or

a citizen of Bhutan or Nepal, or

a Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with an intention of permanently settling in India, or

a person of Indian origin migrated from either/or Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

 

Age Limit Eligibility

For all posts in SSC CHSL 2019, the age of candidates should be 18-27 years as on 01-01-2020, i.e. candidates born on or after 2 Jan 1993 and before 1 Jan 2002. However, there are age relaxations given to candidates based on the category as per the SSC CHSL 2019 exam. The following age relaxations are permissible:

SSC CHSL Age Relaxation

Category

Age Relaxation

SC/ST

5 years

OBC

3 years

PwD (Unreserved)

10 years

PwD (SC/ST)

15 years

PwD (OBC)

13 years

Ex-servicemen

3 years after deduction of military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of online application

 

SSC CHSL Educational Qualification Eligibility

Post

Educational Qualification

LDC/JSA, PA, SA, DEO (except DEOs in CA&G)

Must have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination from recognized board or university

Data Entry Operator, DEO (Grade A) in CA&G

Must have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from recognized board or university

 

SSC CHSL Syllabus

SSC CHSL Tier I Maths syllabus

The Maths section of SSC CHSL is sought as the most difficult by the majority of the students. The SSC CHSL Maths section requires practice and revision more than other sections of the exam. The SSC CHSL Maths syllabus is given below:

SSC CHSL Quant Syllabus

TOPICS

SUB-TOPICS

Arithmetic

Number System

Time and Work

Time and Distance

Average

Ratio and Proportion

Percentage

Profit and Loss

Problems on Age

SI and CI

Clocks and Calendar

Advanced Maths

Simplification

Algebra

Trigonometry

Geometry

Mensuration

Data Interpretation

Based on Pie Chart, Bar Graphs, Charts, etc.

 

SSC CHSL General Awareness syllabus

SSC CHSL Tier I Exam consists of a General Awareness section in which 25 questions are asked from various topics broadly classified into three categories, viz. General Awareness-Static, Current Affairs and General Knowledge-Misc. Based on the SSC CHSL Tier I previous year paper analysis, these topics can be further segregated into different sub-topics. Since the General Awareness section nature is dynamic; one should not limit his preparation to these topics. Detailed ssc chsl syllabus Tier I General Awareness is as follows:

SSC CHSL Tier-I GENERAL AWARENESS DETAILED SYLLABUS

GENERAL AWARENESS-STATIC

CURRENT AFFAIRS

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE-MISC

Polity

National News

First Person

History

International News

Institutions in India

Geography

Reports and Indices/Rankings

Books & Authors

Economy

Important events

Committees/Commissions

Art and Culture

Summits/Meetings

Inventions and Discoveries

Environment and Ecology

Personality in News

Famous Personality

Biology

Awards and Prizes

India and its neighbour

Physics

Sports

Miscellaneous

Chemistry

Government Schemes/Initiatives

Computer

 

SSC CHSL syllabus for General Intelligence Tier 1 Exam

The SSC CHSL Reasoning section is usually of moderate level. There are 25 questions in which questions are from variety of topics. The SSC CHSL General Intelligence (Reasoning) syllabus is given below:

SSC CHSL Reasoning Syllabus

Series (Alphabet/Number/Figure based)

Odd one out

Analogy

Coding and Decoding

Mathematical Operation

Syllogism

Dictionary

Blood Relation

Venn Diagram

Decision Making

Logical Arrangement

Distance and Direction

Embedded Figure

Paper Folding

Complete the Figure

Mirror/water Image

Counting Figures

Dice and Cube

Matrix Based

Analytical Reasoning

 

SSC CHSL Tier I syllabus for English Language and Comprehension

The SSC CHSL English language section is to test the candidates’ ability to understand appropriate grammar usage, knowledge of vocabulary and basic comprehension skills. Generally, the questions asked are of easy to moderate level. The topics covered in SSC CHSL syllabus for English section are given below:

SSC CHSL English Syllabus

TOPICS

SUB-TOPICS

GRAMMAR

Error Spotting

Fill in the Blanks

Phrase Replacement

ParaJumble

Sentence Rearrangement

Active/Passive Voice

Direct/Indirect Speech

VOCABULARY

One-word Substitution

Incorrectly spelt words

Synonyms/Antonyms

Idioms and Phrases

Fill in the Blanks

VERBAL ABILITY

Reading Comprehension

Cloze Test

Para Jumble

 

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Exam is conducted in stages. The first stage is the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam. This is a Computer-based examination which consists of four sections with Multiple Choice Questions. The structure of CHSL Tier 1 exam is as follows:

SSC CHSL TIER I EXAM PATTERN

Subject

Number of Questions

Marks

Duration

English Language

25

50

60 minutes in total

General Intelligence

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

General Awareness

25

50

Total

100

200

Important Points to remember regarding the SSC CHSL Tier I Paper:

  • Since a total of one hour is provided for the exam, candidates should divide their time judiciously between the sections.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.5 marks for each incorrectly answered question.
  • The duration of the exam is 80 minutes for candidates using scribe
  • Marks scored would be normalized and would be used in the final merit and will also help determine the cut-off.

 

SSC CHSL 2018 Tier II Examination Pattern

SSC CHSL 2018 Tier II Examination Pattern

Examination Type

Descriptive

Language

English/Hindi

Time Duration

one hour (20 minutes extra for candidates using a scribe)

Number of Questions

2

One Essay of 200-250 words

One Letter or Application of 150-200 words

Marks

100

Negative Marking

No

Important points to remember for the SSC CHSL 2018 Tier II Examination

  • There is no negative marking for this paper. However, the candidate has to attempt the entire paper in one language; using both the languages will result in zero marks being awarded for the examination.
  • The candidate has to obtain a minimum of 33 percent to qualify in the SSC CHSL Tier II Examination.
  • The marks/ percentage obtained would contribute to the final merit.
  • The duration of the exam is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

 

SSC CHSL 2018 Tier III Examination Details:

  • The SSC CHSL Tier III Examination or The Skill/Typing Test is conducted based on the post selected applied for by the candidate.
  • SSC CHSL Tier III Examination is of qualifying nature.
  • Skill Test is conducted and mandatory for candidates who have applied for the post of Data Entry Operator.
    • For DEO except for DEO in C&AG: The candidate is expected to make 2000-2200 correct word/ key depressions of the given passage in English in 15 minutes.
    • For DEO in C&AG: The candidate is expected to make 3700-4000 correct word/ key depressions of the given passage in English in 15 minutes.
  • Typing test is conducted for candidates who have applied for the posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)/ Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant.
    • The typing medium can be Hindi or English.
    • The typing speed (in 10 minutes) will be judged basis the medium selected:
      • English: 35 words per minute.
      • Hindi: 30 words per minute

 

SSC CHSL SELECTION PROCEDURE

SSC CHSL Selection Procedure

The SSC CHSL Selection procedure begins once the candidate successfully applies for the examination.

The candidate should obtain the required cut-off as per the category for the Tier I Examination. The candidates who clear the cut off for SSC CHSL Tier 1 are eligible for SSC CHSL Tier 2 exam.

The candidates who clear the Tier 1 + Tier 2 combined cut off with a minimum of 33% in the SSC CHSL Tier 2 exam will be eligible for SSC CHSL Tier 3 exam and Document Verification.

The final selection of the candidates and the allotment of the ministries/departments/offices will be based on the performance in Tier 1 and Tier 2 and as per the post preference of the candidate.

 

Previous Year Paper

Previous Year papers always carry great importance for any exam. All SSC CHSL aspirants should go through the previous year's papers of SSC CHSL to have the idea of the pattern and understand it well. A thorough study of previous year papers will develop confidence pertaining to the syllabus as that can be observed in SSC CHSL previous year papers.

 

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about SSC CHSL

Q 1. What are the posts for which the SSC CHSL exam is conducted?

SSC CHSL exam is conducted for recruitment of posts like Lower Division Clerk(LDC), Junior Secretary Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA), Sorting Assistant (SA) and Data Entry Operator (DEO) for various ministries, departments, and offices of Government of India.

 

Q 2. What is the Age limit to apply for SSC CHSL Exam?

To apply for the SSC CHSL exam, one should be 18 to 27 years old. However, age relaxation is also provided as per the category of the candidate.

 

Q 3. Why is the SSC CHSL exam postponed?

SSC CHSL Exam is postponed because of the Coronavirus outspread in the country. The SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam from 20 March to 28 March 2020 has been postponed.

 

Q 4. How many attempts are allowed in SSC CHSL?

You can attempt SSC CHSL till the time you satisfy all the SSC CHSL eligibility criteria. There is no specified number of attempts.

 

Q 5. How many vacancies are there in SSC CHSL?

SSC released the 4893 tentative vacancies for SSC CHSL 2019. For SSC CHSL 2018, there are 5918 tentative vacancies. For SSC CHSL 2017, there were 5874 final vacancies.

 

Q 6. How many sections are there in SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam?

There are four sections, namely Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness and English Language asked in the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam.

 

Q 7. What is the Application Fee for SSC CHSL Application?

There is application fees of Rs. 100/- for Unreserved and OBC candidates. All women candidates and SC/ST, PwD and Ex-serviceman candidates are exempted from fee payment.

 

Q 8. Will there be normalization of marks in SSC CHSL?

Yes, there is normalization of marks in SSC CHSL Tier 1 Marks shift-wise.

 

Q 9. Does SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam have negative marking?

There is a negative marking of -1/2 for each wrongly answered question in SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam.

 

Q 10. Is SSC CHSL Exam online or offline?

SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam is online and SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam is conducted offline in pen and paper mode.

 

Q 11. How many Tiers are there in SSC CHSL Exam?

There are three tiers, viz. Tier-I, II and III in SSC CHSL Exam. Tier-I is a computer-based exam, Tier-II is a descriptive exam and Tier-III is a skill test.

 

Q 12. Which exam are considered for the final merit of the SSC CHSL Exam?

For Final Merit, SSC CHSL Tier-I exam and SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam are considered. Tier-III Exam is qualifying in nature.

 

Q 13. What is the typing speed required in SSC CHSL Tier-III Typing Test Exam?

A speed of 35 words per minute in English and 30 words per minute for Hindi is required. Candidate can opt for any one language. The speed should correspond to 10500 key depressions per hour for English and 9000 key depressions per hour for Hindi.

 

Q 14. How much speed is required in the Skill test for SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam?

A speed of 8000 key depressions per hour is required for Data entry operator Skill Test.

 

Q 15. How much error is allowed in Skill Test and Typing Test for SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam?

Usually, an error of 5-7% is permissible. But there is no official information about it. It depends on the overall performance of all the candidates.

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