SSC CHSL exam provides an immense opportunity to join the service of the Indian Government right after you complete your basic schooling. A total of 4726 vacancies are available.
The exam is based on a 10+2 syllabus and conducted once every year to recruit new candidates for posts like Lower Divisional Clerk, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operators, and court clerks.
The Tier-1 exam will be held from April 12 to 27, 2021. In the following article the detailed vacant posts, salary structure and allowances have been discussed.
SSC CHSL qualifiers get an attractive salary package which has become even more lucrative after the approval of the 7th Pay Commission. The job security along with the steady salary hike, make the posts and categories recruited through the SSC CHSL exam very popular. The following table has an overall pay-scale of the different posts and categories for which people are recruited through this exam.
|Post Name||Grade Pay||Gross Salary|
|Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)||1900||INR 22,392-26,026|
|Data Entry Operator (DEO)||2400||INR 29,340- 35,220|
|Court Clerk||1200||INR 22,392-26,026|
|Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA)||2400||INR 29,340-35,220|
The Pay Commission is set up for modifying the pay-scale of government employees in an upward shift usually and it is amended periodically.
The last amendment is the 7th Pay Commission which has brought about certain changes in the salary structure of SSC CHSL recruits.
|Post Name||Basic Pay (INR)||HRA (INR)||TA (INR)||Gross Salary (INR)||In Hand (INR)||City|
Besides the grade pay and the basic pay, there are several allowances that an SSC CHSL recruit can enjoy. These benefits make SSC CHSL one of the most lucrative government services across the country.
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The Candidates recruited through SSC CHSL 2021 exam can be posted anywhere in India as it is a Central Government job. Based on the population density, the cities are classified as X, Y and Z categories. Depending on the city where you are being posted, the allowances can vary significantly.
SSC CHSL exam is the doorway to several prestigious government posts which are the most secured and hassle-free jobs under the Government of India. Moreover, all the posts have a systematic opportunity for growth, making it a lucrative opportunity.
The following are the posts you can apply for through SSC CHSL and their job profile and career growth opportunities in details:
The LCD or the lower divisional clerk is the first division of clerks who are responsible for the following tasks:
Career growth- lower division clerk⇒ Assistant division clerk ⇒ Division Clerk ⇒ Section Clerk
The post of section clerk is a gazetted post. The in-hand salary of LDC is Rs. 23,000 approximately and increment takes place on an annual basis.
Postal assistant or sorting assistance is one of the most attractive job roles through the SSC CHSL exam. There are postal departments in various sections of the Indian Government like Army postal service, circle offices and regional, mail motor services, office foreign post offices, postal store deports etc. The SA/PA is responsible for the following works:
Career growth- Postal Assistant ⇒ Lower Selection Grade (LSG) Supervisor ⇒ Higher Selection Grade (HSG) II Senior Supervisor ⇒ Higher Selection Grade (HSG) II Chief Supervisor
The in-hand salary is approximately 32,000 INR per month.
DEO or the data entry operator is in charge of a huge amount of user and client data. They organize and check all such data. The following are the different task a DEO has to accomplish:
Career growth- Data Entry Operator ⇒ Data Entry Operator Grade B ⇒ Data Entry Operator Grade C ⇒ System Analyst
The in hand monthly salary of a DEO is approximately 33000 INR per month.
The court clerk is responsible for maintaining all kinds of records associated with the court. The primary task is to make sure these records are well organized and not lost under any circumstances.
Career growth- Court Clerk⇒ Assistant clerk ⇒Bench Clerk ⇒ Head Clerk
The approximate in-hand starting salary is 22000 INR per month.
Ques. What is the difficulty level of the SSC CHSL exam?
Ans. The exam is based on a 10+2 syllabus though few advanced problems are also asked. But mostly the papers are easy to moderately difficult and overall not a tough exam to crack.- Check SSC CHSL Syllabus
Ques. How long does it take to get promoted in the posts recruited through SSC CHSL exams?
Ans. It takes 2-3 years in the service to get the first promotion after being recruited through the SSC CHSL Exam. There are no separate internal exams for getting a promotion in these posts.
Ques. Is the in-hand salary the same in all the cities?
Ans. Yes, based on the category of the city you are being posted in, the salary will vary accordingly.
Ques. What is the work pressure for the different posts recruited through SSC CHSL?
Ans. The work pressure is moderate to high and primarily depends on the post in which you are being selected.
Ques. Is there a guarantee that I will be given the post of my preference?
Ans. There is no guarantee as such and it depends on your ranking in the merit list and if you prove eligible enough and there is enough vacancy, you can get the post you have mentioned as your preference,
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.