The SSC CHSL Exam is one of the most admired competitive exams for class 12 passed students. This exam is conducted every year for the post of Lower division clerk (LDC), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Data Entry Officer (DEO).

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SSC CHSL exam postponed –

  • The SSC CHSL exam tier 1 has been postponed by Staff Selection Commission due to surge of Covid cases across the nation with effect from 20-04-2021 . The commission has also postponed the exam for candidates who opted their centres in West Bengal. SSC CHSL exam 2021 has scheduled to be held on May 21 and May 22.
  • The SSC CHSL Tier-1 computer based online exam was scheduled to be held from 12th to 27th April and 21st to 22nd May (for candidates who opted for West Bengal as centre). However the exam has now deferred by Staff Selection Commission.
  • Candidates are advised to keep a check on the official website of the commission for any related updates.

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Details of SSC CHSL Exam Dates
SSC CHSL notification November 6, 2020
SSC CHSL Registration Process 6.11.2020- 26.12.20
SSC CHSL Tier-1 admit card 27.03.2021
SSC CHSL Exam Date 2021 Tier-1 12.04.2021-19.04.2021
Current status for SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-1 Postponed for remaining candidates
SSC CHSL Exam Date 2021 Tier-2 To be Notified soon

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Cut-off marks of SSC CHSL EXAM 2020

SSC has released the cut-off for SSC CHSL (10+2) 2019-20 Tier-I exam on 15th January 2021. The Tier-1 was conducted from 17th to 19th March, 2020 and 12th to 26th October, 2020 for the posts of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA), Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) and Court Clerk. The Cut-Off for SSC CHSL 2019-20 Tier-I exam is mentioned below.

CHSL Cut-Off for the posts of LDC/JSA and PA/SA

Category-wise details of candidates who have provisionally qualified for appearing in Tier-II (Descriptive Paper) and the cut-offs for each category are as under:

UR 159.52440
SC 136.10355
ST 127.32836
OBC 156.10198
EWS 149.98152
ESM 87.32036
OH 124.36599
HH 81.08020
VH 123.78857
OTHER PwD 74.32943

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Please take a look on the following table having cut-off marks of CHSL EXAM Tier-1 from 2015 to 2018. It will help a candidate to determine the possibility in future and the efforts one needs to crack the exam successfully. The table shows a comparison between SSC CHSL Cut-offs accurately:

Cut-Off Marks
Tier-I 2019-20
Cut-Off Marks
Tier-I 2018-19
Cut-Off Marks
Tier-I 2017-18
Cut-Off Marks
Tier-I 2016-17
Cut-Off Marks
Tier-I 2015
UR 159.52440 135.60 143.5 127.50 119
SC 136.10355 110.09 122.5 108.00 99
ST 127.32836 99.09 112 99.00 89.50
OBC 156.10198 133.74 139 120.00 110
Ex. S 87.32036 56.11 83 64.50 45.50
OH 124.36599 102.75 111.5 97.50 88
HH 81.08020 58.43 73.5 65.00 55
VH 123.78857 84.87 95.5 96.00 83.50

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Educational qualification

Name of the posts Qualification
1.LDC/JSA, PA/SA Must have passed 12th standard from a recognized board or university
2.DEO must have passed 12th standard from a recognized board or university
3.DEO in Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) Must have passed 12th standard in science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized board or university

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Age limit

The SSC CHSL age limit has been set a minimum of 18 years and a maximum of 27 years. However, candidates under reserved categories have certain SSC CHSL upper age limit.

Category Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
PWD + OBC 13 years
PWD + SC/ ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (after deduction of the military service and are rendered from the actual age as on the closing date) 03 years


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Phases of exams

The SSC CHSL exam is conducted in three stages:

  1. Tier I(Computer Based Exam-MCQ)
  2. Tier II (Descriptive Exam)
  3. Tier III (skill test/ typing test)

SSC CHSL Exam pattern (Tier1)

               Subject No of question Maximum marks Time Duration (For all four Parts) Negative marks
English Language 25 50 60 minutes 0.50 marks for each wrong answer
General Intelligence 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200


SSC CHSL Exam Pattern ( Tier II)


Tier II paper is a descriptive paper of 100 marks in ‘pen and paper’ mode. This paper is comprised of writing essay/letter/application/precies etc.


Topics Word Count Maximum Marks Duration
Essay writing 200-250 100 60 minutes
Letter/ Application writing 150-200 100 60 minutes


SSC CHSL Exam Pattern (tier III)


This is skill test/ typing test conducted on the computers for shortlisted candidates. This test is of qualifying in nature. The marks obtained in this test will not be included in final merit list.  The medium of Typing Test is Hindi or English. The candidates will have to opt for the medium of Typing Test in the Online Application form.

Test Applicable for the posts speed duration
Typing test Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant, LDC, and Court clerk English typing test- 35 words per minute

Hindi typing- 30 words per minute

10 minutes
Skill test Data Entry operator 8000 key depressions per hour 15 minutes
Data Entry Operator Grade ‘A’ in the office of the C&AG 15000 key depressions

Per hour

15 minutes

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Mode of Selection

  1. Candidates will be shortlisted for tier II Examination on the basis of the marks they obtained in Tier-I Examination. Normalized marks of candidates will be used to determine merit and for final selection.
  2. There will be separate category wise cut-offs in Tier-I and subsequent tiers for different posts i.e. (i) DEO, (ii) DEO Grade ‘A’ AND (iii) LDC/ JSA and PA/ SA
  3. Candidates will be shortlisted for Tier-III Examination on the basis of the scores they obtained in Tier-I + Tier-II Examination.
  4. Skill test in Tier-III for DEOs is mandatory for all the qualified candidates.
  5. Typing Test in Tier-III for posts other than DEOs is mandatory for all candidates.

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SSC CHSL 2021 Application Form was available on the official website of Staff Selection Commission from Nov 6, 2021 to Dec 15, 2021. This  can be divided as registration, form filling, uploading, and payment. The candidates must follow all steps in order to complete the application process successfully.

When filling the application form of the SSC CHSL 2021 Exam, candidates need to enter certain details like personal details, contact information and academic details. These details have to be error-free. Following are the things that candidates have to fill in the application form.

  • Name of the candidate
  • Date of Birth
  • Father’s Name
  • Mother’s name
  • Other details of parent/guardian
  • Category
  • Contact number
  • E-mail ID
  • Address
  • State
  • Photograph and Signature
  • Aadhar Card Number

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SSC CHSL 2021 Application Fee

Candidates can pay the fee through SBI Challan/Net banking and any credit or debit cards. Application fee for SSC CHSL 2021 is INR 100. Candidates belonging to reserved categories (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) are exempted from paying the application fees. Female candidates, as well as Ex-Servicemen, are also exempted from paying the SSC CHSL 2021 Exam fees. The particulars of application fee are given below in the table.

Category SSC CHSL 2021 Application Fee
General/OBC INR 100
Women/SC/ST/PWD/Ex-serviceman Nil

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Postal Assistant/ sorting assistant 3181
LDC/JSA 1538
Total 4726


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SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus 2021

The Computer-Based Written Test/SSC CHSL Tier-I exam has four sections. The topics covered in CHSL Tier I is mentioned below:

English Language Quantitative Aptitude General Intelligence General Awareness
Parts of Speech Simplification Number Series Events and issues of National & International Importance
Tenses Number Series Classification Countries and Capitals
Singular & Plural Percentage Venn Diagrams Indian Polity
Subject-Verb Agreement Ratio and Proportion Problems on Figural Pattern Indian Geography
Sentence Improvement Time, Speed and Distance / Average Statements and Arguments Indian Budget
Fill in the blanks Linear Equations Statements and Assumptions Science, Technology and Research
Para – Jumbles Geometry and Mensuration Puzzles Culture
Spell Check Permutation and Combination / Probability Coding and Decoding Awards & Honours
Voice Change – Active and Passive Voice Bar Graph Alphabet Series Indian Constitution
Article – A, An, The Trigonometry Analogy         Indian Economy
Narration – Direct & Indirect Speech Number Systems Paper folding Business
Phrases and Idioms Square Root Syllogism Indian Parliament
Sentence Correction/Spotting Errors Surd and Indices Statements and Conclusions Indian History
Cloze Test Profit and Loss Assertions and Reasoning
One Word Substitution Simple and Compound Interest / Mixture and Allegation Seating Arrangements (Circular and Linear)
Comprehension Test Time and Work / Pipes and Cisterns / Boats and Streams Word building
Pie Chart / Line Graph Blood Relations


The detailed SSC CHSL Syllabus for TIER I is given below:


English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words, Idioms & 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, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage.

Quantitative Aptitude:

Number Systems: 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.
Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
Geometry: 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.
Mensuration: 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: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2𝜃 + Cos2𝜃=1 etc.,
Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

General Awareness: Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness 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 and scientific research.

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The SSC CHSL Salary as per the 7th pay Commission is given below in the table for the posts that we have mentioned above. 

Post Pay Band Grade Pay
Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) Rs. 5200-20200 Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)
Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) Rs. 5200-20200 Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
Data Entry Operator (DEO) Rs. 5200-20200 Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
Data Entry Operator- Grade A Rs. 5200-20200 Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)


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