SSC CHSL – Combined Higher Secondary Level

SSC CHSL 2019: Notification, Vacancy, Exam Date, Eligibility, Application

Staff Selection Commission or SSC has been one of the most advantageous organizations to undertake Government exams in India. Every year more than thousands of candidates are shortlisted by SSC to be employed in Government departments. As we know Govt. jobs are the most wanted as a career option in India and government of India has a special focus on providing better facilities and services in every phase of the countrymen. With the advent of development plan to give maximum opportunities to the young candidates seeking jobs, government is going to create many vacancies in the years to come.

SSC is the principal Govt. organization that offers service to millions of candidates in India. It is like a dream job for all the SSC and other government job aspirants. Every year jobs are offered by way of conducting SSC CHSL exam for various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) carries out the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) Exam to recruit persons at various posts like:

  • Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO).
  • Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC).
  • Court Clerk.

SSC CHSL 2019 Notification Out

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) would give its notification out for SSC CHSL 2019 recruitment for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Data Entry Operator (DEO).

SSC CHSL Vacancy 2019

Provisional jobs can be read as :

Post Numbers
LDC/ JSA To Be Announced
Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant To Be Announced
DEO To Be Announced
Data Entry Operator Grade “A” To Be Announced

SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Dates

The temporary schedule for the SSC CHSL 2019 exam is mentioned below. Kindly make a note of the important dates associated to SSC CHSL Exam 2019and complete the entire process in time.

Activity Dates
Online Application Starts from 05th March 2019
Last date for Online Registration 05th April 2019
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Admit Card June 2019
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam 01st July to 26th July 2019 (CBE)
SSC CHSL Tier-2 Admit Card September
SSC CHSL Tier-2 Exam 29th September 2019(DES)

SSC CHSL Salary Structure | In Hand Salary

Post Name In Hand Salary
Lower Division Clerk 18,777-22,411
Data Entry Operator 25,165-31,045
Postal Assistant/SA 25,165-31,045
Court Clerk 18,777-22,411

SSC CHSL Salary | Grade Pay Details

Post Name Pay Band Grade Pay Gross Salary
LDC PB -1 (5200-20200) 1900 22,392-26,026
DEO PB -1 (5200-20200) 2400 29,340-35,220
Court Clerk PB -1 (5200-20200) 1900 22,392-26,026
PA/SA PB -1 (5200-20200) 2400 29,340-25,220

SSC CHSL Salary after 7th pay commission

SSC has modified the SSC CHSL Salary for all the Posts after the Seventh Pay Commission in 2017 year. SSC CHSL Salary structure after the implementation of 7th Pay Commission are given below.

Post Name Basic Pay HRA TA Gross Salary In  Hand City
DEO 25500 6120 3600 35220 31045 X
25500 4080 1800 31380 27205 Y
25500 2040 1800 29340 25165 Z
LDC 19900 4776 1350 26026 22411 X
Court Clerk 19900 3184 900 23984 20369 Y
PA/SA 19900 1592 900 22392 18777 Z

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

Age Eligibility :

18-27 years as on 01.08.2019 (Candidates born not before 02-08-1992 and not later than 01-08-2001).

Age Relaxation

Code No. Category Permissible age relaxation
01 SC/ ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 10 years
04 PwD + OBC 13 years
05 PwD + SC/ ST 15 years
09 Ex-Servicemen 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.

Educational Qualification : 

(i). Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

(ii). For Data Entry Operator in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) started taking  the Combined Higher Secondary Level(CHSL) in three levels for various posts from 2016:

Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – II Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mod
Tier – III Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

Before one starts preparing for SSC CHSL Exam, it is essential to make a note of modifications done in exam pattern and syllabus. The alterations to SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019 which are related to 2016 are given below:

  • SSC CHSL 2019 Tier 1 exam will be held online .
  • in tier 2 there will be a Descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
  • There is reduction in time limit for examination of Tier -I from 120 minutes to 75 minutes.
  • There is no change in Tier III.
  • There will be no Sectional Cut off.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension History
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test Culture
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Allegations Para jumbles Geography
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous Economic Scene
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks General Policy
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Scientific Research
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion Awards and Honors
Tabulation Data Interpretation One Word Substitution Books and Authors
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Active/Passive Voice  
Blood Relations Number Systems    
Input Output Sequence & Series    
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability    

Significant Points:

  • SSC CHSL 2019 has negative marking. Every wrong answer will have a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections
  • The duration of exam is 100 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus

This Tier has a descriptive exam which is designed to test the written skills of the students in English/Hindi. The Paper would have an essay to be written in 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum marks to qualify in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier II would be incorporated for preparing merit. The best way to prepare for this tier is to read as many as articles from various sources as magazines, novels, newspapers, etc. Besides this, you need to be well versed with the pattern of Letter and Application.

Important Points:

  • Duration of the exam is of 60 minutes’ carrying 100 marks.
  • The level of questions are based on 10thstandard or higher secondary level.
  • It is a qualifying exam stage
  • The medium of paper should remain the same throughout, part of the paper in Hindi and part in English will not be evaluated
  • Duration of the exam is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

SSC CHSL Tier 3 Exam Syllabus

The Tier 3 of SSC CGL Exam 2019 has skill tests which are required for certain government posts.

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator(DEO):

  • Typing speed for Data Entry operator is 8,000 (eight thousand) with Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
  • Test will be of 15 minutes duration

Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs and Court Clerks:

  • Typing Test will be held in English or Hindi and candidates while registering for the Examination, will have to mention  his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form.
  • In this the typing Test will be of qualifying in nature.
  • It will be managed on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency approved by the Commission.
  • Candidates who opt for English medium should possess a  typing speed of 35 words per minute.
  • Candidates who opt for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute.
  • The speed will be decided on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.
  • Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be given 30 minutes.

Note: After conducting skill test or typing test, those candidates who qualify it, will be chosen based on their position in the merit list.

SSC CHSL Application Fee

  • The application fees  required to be paid is Rs. 100/
  • Exemption: There is no fee for female , SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates
  • Applications fee should be paid through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online
  • In case you want to pay fee in cash, candidate should take print out of challan generated online after the completion of Part-1 registration. Deposit the requisite fee in any branch of SBI and then continue with the Part-2 registration
  • The candidates who want to pay online can go opt for part-2 registration immediately after completion of part-1 registration. Candidate must supply registration number and date of birth to continue to Part-2 registration

    SSC CHSL 2019 Admit Card

Candidates who are registering for SSC CHSL Exam 2019 within stipulated time will be given an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of SSC. The admit card for the CGL Tier-1 exam will be released first followed by the admit card of CGL Tier-2 exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for Tier 1 exam).

For detailed information and the download link for the admit card will be on display to post the release of the official notification for SSC CHSL 2019. Candidates are advised to keep checking this page for updates. 

SSC CHSL Results 2019

The result of SSC CGL Exam 2019 will be released in four stages after completing each Tier Exam. Those candidates who are selected in the rounds progress to the subsequent rounds. The results can be from the direct link to official SSC CGL website as and when the results are announced.

SSC CHSL Exam Analysis

SSC CHSL 2018 Tier-I Exam Analysis

SSC CHSL 2018 Tier-1 exam was held from 4th March to 26th March 2018. Let us discuss the exam analysis of the exam held on 4th March 2018 to prepare effectively for the forthcoming SSC CHSL 2019 Exam.

Overall Exam Analysis of SSC CHSL 2018 Tier 1

The question paper was from easy to moderate.

Name of the Section Level of questions No of Good Attempts
English Language Moderate 16-19
Quantitative Aptitude Easy-Moderate 18-21
General Intelligence Easy 21-22
General Awareness Easy 18-20
Overall Easy-Moderate 70-76

Section wise exam analysis is given below to understand the level implemented for the exam:

Quantitative Aptitude Section

This section had easy to moderate level questions as the questions were directly based on formulae. There were more questions on Number System, DI, SI, CI., Trigonometry and Geometry.

S.No. Name of the Topic No of Questions Level of questions
1 Ratio 2 easy
2 Average 2 easy-moderate
3 Number System 1 easy
4 Simplification 2 easy
5 Time & Work 1
6 Speed & Distance 1 easy
7 S.I. & C.I. 3 easy-moderate
8 Profit & Loss 1 easy
9 Co-ordinate Geometry 1 easy
10 Geometry 2 easy-moderate
11 Mensuration 2 easy
12 Trigonometry 2 easy
13 DI 3 easy-moderate
  Total Questions 25 Easy-moderate

Reasoning (General Intelligence Section analysis : SSC CHSL 2018 Tier 1 Exam

The level of this section was easy. Topic wise analysis is given below:

S. No. Topic No of Questions Level
1 Analogy 4 easy
2 Odd One Out 2 easy
3 Series 2 easy-moderate
4 Statement & Conclusions 2 easy
5 Directions 1 easy
6 Sequence (Acc. to Dictionary) 1 easy
7 Coding-Decoding 2 easy
8 Mathematical Operations 0
9 Matrix 1 easy
10 Blood Relation 0
11 Mirror Image 1 easy
12 Venn Diagram 1 easy
13 Paper Folding Image 0
  Total 25 easy

English Language section analysis: SSC CHSL 2018 Tier 1

This section was moderate as the main comprehension section with Cloze test and reading comprehension had moderate level questions.

S.No. Name of the Topic No of Questions Level of questions
1 Fill in the Blanks 5 Moderate
2 Sentence Improvement 2 Easy-Moderate
3 Error Detection 3 easy
4 Sentence Rearrangement 0
5 Idioms and Phrases 3 easy
6 Synonyms 2 easy
7 Antonyms 2 easy
8 Active Passive 1 easy
9 Direct Indirect 1 easy
10 Phrase Substitution 1 moderate
11 Spelling Correction 2 easy
12 Cloze Test Passage 5 easy-moderate
  Total 25 Moderate

General Awareness section analysis: SSC CHSL 2018 Tier 1

This section was easy and had main focus on current affairs related to economics, polity and latest news. Science questions were good in number.

Topic wise analysis of the section is given below:

S.No. Name of the Topics No. Of Questions
1 History 1
2 Polity 4
3 Geography 1
4 Economics 2
5 Static Awareness 2
6 Biology 1
7 Chemistry 3
8 Physics 2-3
9 Computer 1
10 Current Affairs 4
  Total Questions 25


Candidates can have a look at the cut-off for SSC CHSL exam of the previous year:

SSC CHSL 2016 TIER- 1 Cut-Off:

Category Cut-Off Marks Candidate Available
SC 108.00 7879
ST 99.00 3509
OBC 120.00 20813
Ex. S 64.50 4415
OH 97.50 1123
HH 65.00 509
VH 96.00 436
UR 127.50 14517
TOTAL   53201

SSC CHSL 2015 TIER- 1 Cut-Off:

Category Gen OBC SC ST OH VH HH Ex-S Total
Cut off Marks 119 110 99 89.50 88 83.50 55 45.50


What is SSC CHSL Exam?

SSC CHSL means Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam (10+2)for the post of Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO) & DEO Grade “A?. It is conducted by STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION every year.

Name the posts in the CHSL Exam?
CHSL Exam is carried out to recruit Data Entry Operators (DEO), Lower Division Clerk (LDC’s), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) & Postal/Sorting Assistant. 

What is pay scale offered for these posts?
Post wise ­Pay Scale is given below:

  1. Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant PB ­1(Rs. 5200-­20200) Grade Pay 2400 (pre-­revised)
  2. Data Entry Operator (CAG): Pay Band­1 (Rs. 5200­-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 2400 (pre-­revised)
  3. Data Entry Operator (Other Ministries): Pay Band­1 (Rs. 5200­-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 2400
  4. Lower Division Clerk & Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA):: Pay Band ­1 (Rs. 5200­-20200), Grade Pay Rs. 1900 (pre-­revised)

How many vacancies are there generally notified in CHSL Exam?
Number of vacancies varies from year to year. In 2018 the number of vacancies is still not updated. It is generally more than 20,000.

What is the Eligibility to apply for CHSL Exam?
An applicant should fulfill the eligibility criterion to apply for the SSC CHSL Exam. Some of the conditions are as follows:

  1. He or she should have passed the 10+2 Examination (01.08.2019).
  2. Note: In case of Data Entry Operator in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.
  3. He or she must he of the 18 years and maximum age should not exceed 27 years. (as on 01.08.2019)

What are the criteria for Relaxation in Age for SSC CHSL Examination?
Candidates belonging to reserved categories enjoy age relaxation benefit as decided by SSC.

What are the fees to apply for CHSL Exam?
Fees for general category is Rs 100 and for reserved category and females there are no application fees.

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