Preliminary Examination Dates: March,16th to March 27th, 2020

Main Examination: 28th June 2020

SSC CHSL Recruitment 2019-20: Staff Selection Commission or SSC has been one of the most desirable organizations for Government exams in India. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India. More so, the government is focusing on providing better facilities, services in every aspect of our lives and the development of our country and to do that millions of Jobs will be created in the coming years. SSC is the leading Govt. organization that provides employment to lakhs of students in India. A great opportunity lies ahead for all the SSC aspirants.

The Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam every year for recruitment in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) Exam for recruitment to various posts like:

• Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA)

• Data Entry Operator (DEO).

• Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC).

• Court Clerk.

SSC CHSL 2020 Notification

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the Official Notification for SSC CHSL 2019-20 exam for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Data Entry Operator(DEO) on 03rd December, 2019. The Official Recruitment Notification released in PDF format, so all candidates are advised to click on the link given below to download Official SSC CHSL 2020 Notification.

SSC CHSL 2020 exam is scheduled from March,16th to March 27th, 2020. SSC CHSL will be conducted in two tiers- Tier 1 and Tier 2. Those who qualify in both the stages, appear for Tier 3, i.e. Skill- based test. Final selection is based on cut off prepared for tier 1 and tier 2 marks combinedly.

SSC CHSL 2018 Exam Date

SSC has released the tentative exam schedule for the SSC CHSL 2020 exam. The Tier-1 computer based online exam will be conducted from 16th to 27th March,2020. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CHSL Exam 2019-20:

Activity Dates
SSC CHSL 2019-20 Notification 03rd December 2019
Online Application Starts from 03rd December 2019
Last date for Online Registration 10th January 2020
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Admit Card March 2019
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam 16th to 27th March,2020 (CBE)
SSC CHSL Tier-2 (Descriptive Paper) 28th June 2020

SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Date

The tentative schedule for the SSC CHSL 2019 exam is as follows. Please note down the important dates related to SSC CHSL Exam 2019 and make sure to complete the process in time.

Activity Dates
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam 01st July to 26th July 2019 (CBE)
SSC CHSL Tier-2 Exam 29th September 2019(DES)

SSC CHSL 2020 Eligibility

As per the norms set by Staff Selection Commission, applicants must have passed 10+2 exams. The other requirements under SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2020 are:

Nationality: Candidate must be an Indian Citizen or should belong to Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962 to settle in India permanently. 

Educational Criteria: must have cleared class 12 or its equivalent from a recognized educational board or University.

Age Criteria: Maximum age- 27 years, however, certain reserved category candidates can claim for reservation according to the Government norms.

The age relaxation will be provided as follows:

  • For SC/ST – 5 Years
  • For OBCs – 3 Years
  • For PH – 10 Years
  • For PH + OBC – 13 Years
  • For PH + SC/ST – 15 Years

SSC CHSL 2018 Notification

SSC CHSL 2020 Application Form

The application form must be submitted online at Steps to fill SSC CHSL Application Form 2020 are:

STAGE 1: Registration ID & Password Generation

  1. Keep class 10 Marksheet, ID proof & scanned copy of signature and passport size photograph in the given dimensions ready with you. 
  2. Visit and click on the Register button under New Registration Section
  3. Fill the Details such as Roll No, Date of Birth, Father’s Name, gender, etc.
  4. You will get a provisional registration id and password

STAGE 2: Upload Signature and Photograph

  1. Upload the Scanned files of Signature & Photograph
  2. The image size should not exceed 20 kb
  3. Signature file should not exceed 12 kb

Check SSC CHSL 2020 Photo Size, Dimensions, Format and Other Details

STAGE 3: Form Filling and Application

Fill in the educational details, communication details and Personal details after uploading the documents successfully. Candidates must fill the application form carefully. Though registration details can be edited, however, only 2 attempts are allowed for this process.

STAGE 4 – Online Payment or Challan

Applicants must pay INR 100 to submit the application, the payment can be made either online or offline via challan directly in bank.

  • Female candidates must click the exemption button.
  • Those who wish to pay offline fee must download the bank challan and submit in any nearby State Bank of India branches. After 48 hours revisit the application page and click on “Check Your Application Status Here” for the status of payment made.
  • For Online Option, Choose the desired mode of payment from drop down and continue with the payment
  • In case of any technical failure and the amount gets deducted, refund will be processed in 48 Hours or connect with the respective bank for further queries.

SSC CHSL 2020 Admit Card

The admit card for SSC CHSL 2020 is available approximately 2 weeks before the commencement of exam. Candidates can download SSC CHSL 2018 Admit Card from the regional SSC website.

  • Admit Card will be available for different stages separately.
  • Link to download admit card will be provided at the registered email ID
  • To access SSC CHSL Admit Card use Registration Id, Date of Birth and Roll Number.
  • The admit card will be in the .pdf form

SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Centers

SSC CHSL 2020 will be held across 9 SSC Regions in multiple cities. The exam centers are located in the following states:

Uttar Pradesh  Bihar Sikkim
Jharkhand West Bengal Odhisha 
Andman and Nicobar Karnataka Kerala 
Uttarakhand Delhi Rajasthan 
Arunachal Pradesh Assam Nagaland
Meghalaya Manipur Tripura
Mizoram Andhra Pradesh Tamil Nadu
Telangana  Gujarat Maharashtra 
Goa Madhya Pradesh Chattisgarh
Jammu and Kashmir Himachal Pradesh Punjab

SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Aspirants can start making preparation strategy in accordance to the examination pattern for a better performance. Here, get the details of SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern:

  • SSC CHSL will be conducted in three stages- Tier 1(Computer Based Test), Tier 2 (Written Test) and Tier 3 (Skill Based Test)
  • Tier 1 will comprise 200 MCQs to be completed in 75 minutes. 
  • Tier 2 will have questions on essay or letter writing to be completed in 60 minutes’ time.
  • The next stage i.e. Tier 3 will be a skill based test for selected candidates.

1/4th marks of the total marks allotted to the question will be deducted as penalty for every wrong answer in Tier 1 exam.

Questions in Tier 1 will be from various topics viz. General Intelligence, English Language, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude.

Have a glance at all the stages of SSC CHSL exam along with the modes in which they will be conducted.

Tier Type Mode
Tier 1 Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier 2 Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier 3 Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

The detailed SSC CHSL Exam Pattern is as follows:

Components Tier 1 Tier 2
Exam Mode Online Offline
Question type Objective Descriptive
Exam duration 75 Minutes 60 Minutes
Marks 200 100
Language Mode English and Hindi English and Hindi
Negative marking 0.50 for each wrong attempt NO

Tier 3 exam will be skill based test where typing and data entry speed is analyzed of the prospective candidates:

  • Typing Test: For English typing- typing speed of 35 words per minute is required, For Hindi typing- typing speed of 30 words per minute is mandatory. Typing test will be applicable for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC, and Court Clerk posts.
  • Skill Test: Data Entry Speed of 8,000 key depressions per hour on the computer. Skill test is conducted for Data Entry Operator post.

SSC CHSL 2020 Syllabus

For General Awareness Section: 25 Questions (50 Marks)

  • This Section covers all general awareness of the environment and its surrounding.
  • Read all topics which relates to everyday science
  • You Must have good knowledge about India and its neighboring countries which means knowledge of (Culture, History, General Science, Geography and Scientific Research)

Click Here to Know Complete SSC CHSL Syllabus

For General Intelligence and Reasoning: 25 Questions (50 Marks)

  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Series Completion, Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations, Alphabets Test
  • Sitting Arrangement, Ranking Test, Syllogism, etc

English Section: 25 Questions (50 Marks)

  • Spelling
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Cloze Passage
  • Comprehension passage, etc

Quantitative Aptitude Section: 25 Questions (50 Marks)

  • Algebra
  • Basic Mathematics, Trigonometry
  • Geometry, Statistics
  • Mensuration
  • Tables
  • Graphs

Best Books for SSC CHSL 2020

SSC CHSL 2018 will primarily entail questions of 10+2 standard syllabus set by CBSE. However, for better preparation here are some Recommended Books for SSC CHSL 2020:

Topic Author/Publisher ISBN Number
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning  R S Aggarwal 8121905516
Analytical Reasoning M K Pandey 8190458914
Objective English for Competitive Examinations Tata McGraw Hill 0070151954
Quick learning Objective General English RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal 8121915317
Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Agarwal 8121924987
Quicker Mathematics M. Tyra 8190458922
Manorama Yearbook 2015 (English and Hindi) Malayalam Manorama -

SSC CHSL 2020 Result

SSC CHSL 2018 Result is declared separately for each tier. To access your results, go to the official website of SSC or regional SSC website. The commission releases the result in the form of merit list. Given below are the steps to download SSC CHSL 2018 Result.

  • Visit the official site of SSC,
  • Click on the link “SSC CHSL 2019 Results”
  • Download the PDF file for SSC CHSL Results
  • Press ‘Ctrl + F’ and type your name and roll number
  • Check your score and qualifying status

SSC CHSL 2020 Expected Cut Off

Candidates must obtain the equal or more than SSC CHSL 2020 cutoff marks in order to qualify in the exam. Candidates who belongs to reserved category can get relaxation of cutoff marks in compared to general category candidates.

The expected cut-off for Tier 1 of SSC CHSL 2020 are given below:

Category SSC CHSL Expected Cut off Marks (DEO) SSC CHSL Expected Cut off Marks (LDC) SSC CHSL Expected Cut off Marks (Postal / Sorting Asst.)
VH 91-100 101-110 103-113
OH 94-102 98-104 99-107
HH 74-87 79-97 78-87
Ex.S 77-84 81-94 90-95
General 129-138 130-140 132-145
OBC 119-137 122-141 125-131
SC 110-124 112-129 115-129
ST 96-101 104-109 107-111

The expected cut off for Tier 2 exam of SSC CHSL 2020 is:

Category SSC CHSL Expected Cutoff Marks
General 72-74
SC 58-60
ST 55-58
OBC 65-70

Final SSC CHSL 2020 Expected Cut Off will be as follows:

Category Cut off Marks (LDC / DEO)
General 119
OBC 110
SC 99
ST 89.5
OH 88
VH 83.5
HH 55
EXS 45.5

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SSC CHSL 2020 Selection Process

SSC CHSL 2020 Selection Process is based on the result of all the three tiers. Candidates need to qualify each tier to appear in the subsequent tier. The final selection list is prepared by shortlisting applicants on the basis of their cumulative performance across the first two tiers. Tier 3 which is skill based test is the final stage to ensure that candidate possess required skills. 

Candidates will be allotted to the various departments for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerks on the basis of their merit and preference of post.

Resolution of Tie Cases: Tie cases will be resolved by applying one after another, as applicable till the Tie is resolved.
i. Total Marks in Tier 1+Tier 2.
ii. Total marks of Tier 2 Examination.
iii. Total marks in Tier 1 Examination.
iv. Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher.
v. Alphabetical order in which first names of the candidates appear.

Candidates also need to undergo a document verification procedure after clearing all the tiers for final appointment. Candidates failiing to fullfil the eligibility criteia are automatically dropped from the final selection list.

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, which will be updated soon subject to the notification issued by the University/College

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