SSC CHSL exam provides an immense opportunity to join in the service of Indian Government right after you complete your basic schooling. 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 SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-1 was scheduled to be conducted from March 17-29, 2020 but the exam got postponed from March 20 onwards.
The total tentative vacancies, including all reservations as declared by SSC for CHSL 2020 candidates is 5522.
The Tier-1 exam has been postponed indefinitely from March 20, 2020 after the COVID-19 lockdown was effective. For further notification, keep a tab on the official website.
Dispute regarding the unfair means row will be resolved by SSC after withdrawal of the lockdown.
So far, the exam date for SSC CHSL Tier-2 remains unchanged on June 28, 2020.
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 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||22,392-26,026|
|Data Entry Operator (DEO)||2400||29,340- 35,220|
|Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA)||2400||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||HRA||TA||Gross Salary||In Hand||City|
Besides the grade pay and the basic pay, there are several allowances that a SSC CHSL recruit can enjoy. These benefits make SSC CHSL one of the most lucrative government services across the country.
CPC fitment factor- All the modifications that came after the 7th Pay Commission is known as CPC Fitment Factor. Other evaluative features of the salary altogether play a decisive role in deciding this amount for the individuals.
HRA- This is the House Rent Allowance and is a reimbursement provided to the employees according to the category of city where they are posted.
NPS- National Pension Scheme is designed to improvise a person’s savings. This is deducted from the employees’ salary.
CGEGIS- This stands for Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme and was activated on 1st January 1982. It is an insurance cover for the employees’ family as well as a lump-sum amount for their retirement days.
CGHS- Central Government Health Scheme is a health insurance and medical facility for the employees.
The Candidates recruited through SSC CHSL 2020 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.
Category X has population density equal to or more than 50 lakhs and the HRA benefits is 24% after the 7th Pay Commission. Cities like Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune etc. all come in this category.
Category Y has a population of 5-50 lakhs and the HRA benefits in these cities is 16%. Maximum cities come under this category all over India. Durgapur, Siliguri, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Raipur etc. are there to name a few.
Category Z is inclusive of all the cities which have a population density less than 5 lakh and the HRA allowance is 8% for these places.
The tentative vacancy for every year is declared on the website of SSC which gives the aspirant a fair idea about the competition. It also helps in having a proper vision about the different posts which they can apply in and the specific rate of competition possible for these posts. There are post reservations for the different categories as well. A detailed breakdown of the reservations and the divisions of the total vacancies is published every year.
Once published, you can easily check the SSC CHSL 2020 vacancy from the SSC website. For this year, the vacancy list has already been published.
Go to ssc.nic.in website
Search through the notice tab
Here, look for the SSC CHSL Tab where you will find the link for SSC CHSL 2020 vacancy
Click to download the list which is in PDF form.
The following table shows the tentative vacancies available for the SSC CHSL 2020 candidates.
|SSC CHSL Posts||SSC CHSL Departments||Tentative SSC CHSL Vacancies 2020|
Apart from the above-mentioned list of vacancies, there are a few more posts available and reserved for candidates with special conditions as well as ex-servicemen, which are listed below:
|Categories||Tentative SSC CHSL Vacancies 2020|
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 are the first division of clerks who are responsible for the following tasks:
Deal with various different clerical works
Maintain the workflow in the office
Maintain files and data
Typing official letters, notices and other official documents
Making the salary slips
Supervision and correction of reference books
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:
Maintaining data and depositing of the mail
Handle the customer queries and finding solutions to them
Intra-city channeling of mails
Handling transmission of various different foreign articles through the post office
Returning of mails if it is undelivered
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 32000 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:
Handle all the computers hence candidates with sufficient computer knowledge are recruited only.
Preparing notes and reports
Entering and managing all types of data
Inputting data and fetching the relevant outputs
Writing letters and handling the works in the absence of the LDC
Researching and collecting data for any incomplete document
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.
Administer oaths during the court hearings
Issuance of license and permits
Preparing meeting agendas
To prepare drafts agendas or bylaws for towns and city proceedings
For answering official correspondences
Documenting the receipt of legal documents
Career growth- Court Clerk⇒ Assistant clerk ⇒Bench Clerk ⇒ Head Clerk
The approximate in-hand starting salary is 22000 INR per month.
Question: 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
Question: 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.
Question: Is the in-hand salary same in all the cities?
Ans. Yes, based on the category of city you are being posted in, the salary will vary accordingly.
Question: 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.
Question: 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.