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SSC CHSL 2021 Exam (Postponed from April 20), Result, Eligibility, Pattern, Syllabus, Result and Cut Off

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May 10, 2021

The Staff Selection Commission releases the SSC CHSL exam to recruit eligible candidates for SSC CHSL several posts such as JSA, LDC, PA, SA, and DEO in multiple departments/ ministries/ offices of the Government of India.

The commission also releases the reservation for Scheduled Castes (SC), Economically Weaker Sections (EWS), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Es-servicemen (ESM) and Persons with Disabilities (PwD) etc. as per the Govt. orders. Also, Check the upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here.   

SSC CHSL exam 2020-21 was scheduled from 12 April to 27 April 2021 except for those aspirants, who had opted for the West Bengal Exam Centre. Because of the Assembly elections in West Bengal, the SSC CHSL exam 2020-21 in West Bengal will commence on 21 and 22 May 2021.

However, due to the increasing cases of COVID-19, the exam after April 20, 2021, has been postponed indefinitely. Download the SSC CHSL Previous Years Papers here

The Staff Selection Commission conducted the SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) Tier II exam for 2019-20 on 14 February 2021. The aspirants had to answer one formal letter and one essay. As per the SSC CHSL paper analysis, the SSC CHSL Tier-II questions were comparatively easy and the commission provided the address and name of the receivers and the senders to complete the letter. To avoid the UFM (Unfair Means) issues faced by the previous years’ aspirants, the questions were set in this manner.

CHSL Notice

SSC CHSL is conducted for recruiting postal assistants, sorting assistants, data entry operators, lower divisional clerks, and employees for several departments and ministries of the government of India. Candidates who aspire to start their career right after completing higher secondary education can apply for SSC CHSL 2021. Candidates can refer to SSC CHSL 2021 Vacancies.

Latest News: 

May 8, 2021: SSC CHSL 2021 Exam for West Bengal postponed due to Covid-19. Check updates on ssc.nic.in 

April 20, 2021: Official notice regarding the SSC CHSL 2021 exam from April 20, 2021 is postponed, has been released. Read more

April 19, 2021: 

  • SSC CHSL 2021 exam is likely not to be postponed due to COVID-19. Check details here.
  • SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Analysis is out for Shifts 1, 2, and 3 of April 18. Read more
  • SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Analysis is out for April 19 Shift 1. Read more

 April 17, 2021: 

  • SSC CHSL 2020 April 17, Shift 1 exam analysis in out. Read more
  • SSC CHSL 2020 April 17, Shift 2 and 3 exam analysis is out. Read more

April 16, 2021: 

  • SSC CHSL 2020 April 16, Shift 1 exam analysis is out. Read more
  • SSC CHSL 2020 April 16, Exam Analysis (Shift 2 and 3) is out. Read more

April 15, 2021: SSC CHSL April 15, 2021- Shift II and III Exam Analysis have released. Read the news

April 14, 2021: SSC CHSL 14 April 2021 Shift-I Exam Analysis has been released. Read more

April 13, 2021: SSC CHSL Exam Analysis 2021 for April 13 Shift 1 is live. Check complete details here

April 05, 2021: SSC CHSL 2021 Admit cards and Application Status available on the website. Check here

18 March 2021: SSC CHSL Tier I Exam Dates 2020-21 has been changed for the West Bengal Exam Centres.

14 February 2021: SSC CHSL Tier II 2019-20 exam was held on 14 February

CHSL Highlights

SSC CHSL 2021 Highlights

Exam Name SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level)
Conducting Body SSC
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Tier-I: Online (CBT)
Tier-II: Offline (Descriptive)
Tier-III- Typing/Skill Test
Exam Duration Tier-I: 60 minutes
Tier-II: 60 minutes
Tier-III- 15 minutes
Exam Purpose Selection of candidates for posts of LDC, JSA, PA, SA and DEO
Exam Language English and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk No. 011-24361359
Official Website http://ssc.nic.in/

Read SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020-21: Check Vacancies & Eligibility Details Here

CHSL Pay Scale

SSC CHSL Posts and Pay Scale

After the 7th pay commission, there is an increment of 22-24% in the SSC CHSL salary. Go through the following table to know more about the post wise Pay Scale:

SSC CHSL Posts SSC CHSL Pay Levels SSC CHSL Pay Scales
Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) 2 Rs 19,900-63,200
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) 2 Rs 19,900-63,200
Postal Assistant (PA) 4 Rs 25,500-81,100
Sorting Assistant (SA) 4 Rs 25,500-81,100
Data Entry Operator (DEO) 4 Rs 25,500-81,100
DEO (Grade A) 4 Rs 25,500-81,100
CHSL Dates

SSC CHSL Exam Date

SSC CHSL notification for 2020-21 was released on 6 November 2020. Tier I exam 2020-21 has been scheduled from 12 April to 27 April 2021. The exam after April 20, 2021, has been postponed due to the pandemic. To know more, go through the following table:

SSC CHSL Exam Events SSC CHSL Exam Dates
SSC CHSLNotification Nov 6, 2020
Applications Nov 6, 2020 to Dec 26, 2020
Last date for application fee submission in online mode Dec 28, 2020
Last date for the generation of offline Challan Dec 30, 2020
Last date for application fee payment through challan Jan 1, 2021
Tier-I exam
  • Apr 12, 2021 to Apr 27, 2021 (April 20, 2021 onwards dates has been postponed)
  • May 21, 2021 to May 22, 2021 (Only for those aspirants, who have chosen West Bengal Exam Centres)
Tier-II exam to be notified later
CHSL Eligibility

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

The basic SSC CHSL eligibility criteria are depending on three factors such as age criteria, nationality, and educational criteria.

The detailed eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • 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 permanently settle in India.
  • Educational Criteria: must have cleared or appearing class 12 or its equivalent from a recognized educational board or University.
  • Age Criteria: Age must be between 18 – 27 years as of January 1, 2021, however, certain reserved category candidates can claim for reservation according to the Indian government norms. More specifically, the aspirants should not have been born before 2 January 1994 and not later than 1 January 2003.

Go through the following quick links:

CHSL Applications

SSC CHSL Registration & Application Process

The SSC CHSL registration process completed in two parts,

  1. Registration
  2. Applications

The SSC CHSL 2021 online registration process started on 6 November and ended on 27 April 2020. Interested candidates can register for Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination on the official website of SSC. The SSC CHSL application form fill up process completed with the application fee payment process. The SSC CHSL application fee was INR 100.

Read SSC CHSL 2021 Photo Size, Dimension, Format and Other Details

CHSL Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

Aspirants should make a preparation strategy in accordance with  SSC CHSL 2021  Exam Pattern 2020-21 for better performance. It is conducted in three stages called Tier I, II, III.

The three tiers of the SSC CHSL exam:

Tier Type Mode
Tier I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online)
Tier II Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier III Skill Test/ Typing Test Depends on the Post
CHSL Exam Centres

SSC CHSL Exam Centres

SSC CHSL 2020-21 Tier I will be held across 9 regions, 33 states and UTs, 146 cities, and 361 exam centres. The aspirants got an option to put three exam centres as per their priority within the same region. The commission would not entertain any request of changing the exam centre later. Therefore, all the aspirants should choose the exam centres very carefully. The Commission has the right to cancel the centre and can ask the aspirants to appear for the exam from another exam centre.

CHSL Admit Card

SSC CHSL 2021 Admit Card

SSC CHSL 2021 Admit Card for Tier I will be available on the regional website of the Staff Selection Commission. To download the SSC CHSL admit card, use Registration Id, Date of Birth and Roll Number.

  • The hall ticket is required at the time of entering the exam centre.
  • The commission releases the SSC CHSL admit card separately for each tier. Only Tier I qualifiers can download the Tier II admit card.
  • There are 9 regions, admit cards for each region can be obtained from the official website as per the region preference.
  • Candidates can download SSC CHSL 2021 Admit Card 2020-21 from the regional SSC website.

SSC CHSL Selection Process 2021

  • SSC CHSLSelection Process 2021 is based on the result of all three tiers.
  • Candidates need to qualify for 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 III, a skill-based test is a final stage to ensure that candidates possess the 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. Read How to Prepare General Intelligence?

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

CHSL Result

SSC CHSL Result

SSC CHSL Result 2020-21 will be declared separately for each tier. The result can be accessed from the official website or regional SSC website. The commission releases the result in the form of a merit list. Given below are the steps to download SSC CHSL 2021 Result.

  • Visit the official site – ssc.nic.in.
  • Click on the link “SSC CHSL Results”
  • Download the result in the PDF file.
  • Press ‘Ctrl + F’ and type your name and roll number
  • Check your score and qualifying status
CHSL Cutoff

SSC CHSL Cutoff

Understanding the SSC CHSL cutoff trends of the previous years gives a vivid idea about the potential cut-off that can be expected for SSC CHSL 2019-20. The cut-off depends on several factors like the total number of candidates appearing for the exam, the difficulty level of the papers, and the available tentative vacancies.

CHSL FAQs

SSC CHSL FAQs

Ques: What is the mode of examination for SSC CHSL 2021?

Ans: The exam will be conducted in online mode. The recruitment exam consists of 3 phases – Tier I (online test), Tier II descriptive test), and Tier III (skill test). As per SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Pattern, Tier I is a 60 minutes long computer-based test of 200 marks. The exam will have 25 questions each from the General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language sections. Each question will be of 2 marks and for every wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted.

Ques: For how many vacancies is the exam conducted?

Ans: The tentative vacancies in SSC CHSL 2021 for the posts namely, LDC, PA/SA, and DEO count up to 3259.

  • Lower Divisional Clerk: 898 vacancies
  • Postal Assistant: 2359 vacancies
  • Data Entry Operator: 2 vacancies

Pay Scale of the Posts

  • Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA): Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)
  • Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA): Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
  • Data Entry Operator(DEO): Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised) and
  • Data Entry Operator Grade ‘A’: Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised).

Ques: What is the eligibility criteria to apply for SSC CHSL 2021?

Ans: The basic minimum eligibility criteria that candidates need to meet in order to appear for SSC CHSL is that a candidate must be aged between 18 and 27 years as of January 1, 2021 and should have passed class 12.

Ques: Is there any negative marking in SSC CHSL 2021?

Ans: Yes. As per SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Pattern, Tier I is a 60 minutes long computer-based test of 200 marks. The exam will have 25 questions each from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language sections. Each question will be of 2 marks and for every wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted.

Ques: How many times is SSC CHSL conducted in a year?

Ans: The exam is divided into 3 tiers and each tier is conducted only once a year. The syllabus for each tier is different. Tier I syllabus includes sections of General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. Candidates who will qualify in Tier I will become eligible to appear for Tier II and III.

Ques: What is the final selection criteria followed by SSC CHSL?

Ans: SSC CHSL Selection Process will be based on the result of all three tiers. Candidates need to qualify each tier to appear in the subsequent tier. The final selection list will be prepared by shortlisting applicants on the basis of their cumulative performance across the first two tiers. Tier III, a skill-based test is a final stage to ensure that candidates possess the required skills.

Ques: Can I apply for CHSL after graduation?

Ans: Yes, the maximum age limit for the exam is 27 years and the minimum educational qualification necessary is till class 12. So, a graduate is definitely eligible for the positions.

Ques: Do I get the select the shift in which I can take the exam?

Ans: No, the shift and date of your exam is pre-finalized and provided through your admit card. It cannot be changed under any circumstances.

Ques: Will I get my chosen exam center?

Ans: The exam center is allotted on a first come first serve basis and hence, to ensure your first preference as your exam center, it is best to apply at the earliest as soon as the registration starts.

Ques: Will I get my preferred post?

Ans: Even though you have to fill up a tentative post preference while applying, it is not guaranteed that you will be recruited for the same. It depends entirely on your performance in the exam and whether you are deemed suitable for the post accordingly.

3 Months Crash Course

*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.

Comments


54 Comments
S
sandesh kumar
Are there any changes in the SSC CHSL Pay Scale after 7th pay commission?
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jaya garg

Hi. After the 7th pay commission, there is an increase of 22-24% in the SSC CHSL salary. Salary of the Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) varies from INR 19,900 to 63,200, while Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) get anywhere between INR 19,900-63,200.

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rohan bharti
Can I give the CHSL exam immediately after completing my schooling?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Yes, candidates who plan to start their career right after completing higher secondary education can apply for SSC CHSL 2021. Candidates can refer to SSC CHSL 2021 eligibility here.

N
nishu
Is SSC CHSL 2021 Exam got postponed?
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jaya garg

Hi. SSC CHSL exam 2020-21 was scheduled from 12 April to 27 April 2021 except for those aspirants, who had opted for the West Bengal Exam Centre. For the West Bengal region, the SSC CHSL exam 2020-21 in West Bengal will commence on 21 and 22 May 2021.
However, due to the increasing cases of COVID-19, the exam after April 20, 2021, has been postponed indefinitely.

T
tanishka shah
What is the eligibility criteria to apply for the SSC CHSL exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Candidates planning to apply for the exam must have cleared or appearing class 12 or its equivalent from a recognized educational board or University. Also they must be aged between 18 – 27 years as of January 1, 2021.

N
neha
When the SSC CHSL exam 2020-21 will be conducted?
J
jaya garg

Hi. The SSC CHSL exam 2020-21 will be conducted from 12 April to 27 April 2021 except for those aspirants, who had selected the exam center in West Bengal. The reason for this is ongoing Assembly elections in West Bengal that will be held on 21 and 22 May 2021.

G
gouri kumari
What is the role of the Staff Selection Commission?
J
jaya garg

Hi. The purpose of Staff Selection Commission is to appoint eligible candidates for several posts such as JSA, LDC, PA, SA, and DEO in multiple departments/ ministries/ offices of the Government of India. One common exam is SSC CHSL that helps make the selection of suitable candidates.

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prahasti
What is SSC Chsl job?
J
jaya garg

Hi Prahasti. Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL) is a national-level level exam taken by SSC each year. The exam is taken to appoint the most eligible candidates for various posts like LDC, JSA, PA, SA and DEO.

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sourajit mukherjee
What is SSC Chsl salary?
J
jaya garg

Hi Sourajit. As per the revised pay scale, the starting salary in SSC CHSL vary from INR 17,000-18,000. In addition to this, SSC also offers allowances with basic pay scale in all the posts.
Other details related to salary and allowances are mentioned here.
 

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karthika
Is typing pass certificate necessary for chsl exam?
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diya suresh

Hi Karthika, No, no kind of typing certificate or other document is required for CHSL, however, if selected you need to qualify typing test with minimum speed of 35 words per minute in English or 30 words per minute for Hindi test. Typing test is compulsory for certain posts like LDC, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant etc. You can check details of SSC CHSL eligibility criteria from here.

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ashish kumar
can we use calculator or pen paper at exam centre for solutions checking
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swati srivastava

Hi Ashish, you can use pen paper at exam center and not calculator. For details visit: SSC CHSL. 2020

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limminthang
Sir, how many months will it take SSC chsl 2021 tier 1,2,3 according to your opinion.
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swati srivastava

Hi Limminthang, you need at least 8-10 months to prepare for SSC CHSL exam. For details visit: SSC CHSL EXAM

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sahana
Hi I am Sahana I have learned third bsc age 20 year .I am female.an eligible toany post sir please tell me
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swati srivastava

Hi Sahana, you are eligible for this post and exam. For details visit: SSC CHSL

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jaikishan dewrath
Sir i have passed 12th This year And my dob is 17/06/03 Can i illigible for this exam
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swati srivastava

Hi Jaikishan, you must have attain 18 years of age in order to give this exam. For details visit: SSC CHSL EXAM

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simran saini
Sir I am 147cm in height. I have passed 12th this year. I am a female. Am I eligible to any post in SSC CHSL? Sir please tell me
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aditi arun

Hello Simran,

If you are above 18 years of age, you can apply for the post of  LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG) and if you had science stream in your 12th, you can also apply for the post of Data Entry Operator (DEO Grade ‘A’) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG).

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abhishek kumar
12/12/2002 ka mera dob hai Kya ye form mai fill up kr skta hu
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aniket ranjan

Hii Abhishek. Yes, you can apply for CHSL 2021 as the candidates, who are belonging from the age group of 18 years and 27 years and complete their 12th or equivalent examination, can apply for CHSL Exam.

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vrushali
Where can I get age relaxation certificate? Who provide it...
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aditi arun

Hello Vrushali,

To get the age relaxation you will have to produce your caste certificate which verifies that you belong to a category eligible for age relaxation. The competing authority that can issue a caste certificate is a District Magistrate/ Addl. Distt. Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner/ Addl. Dy. Commissioner/ Dy. Collector/ First Class Stipendary Magistrate/Sub- Division Magistrate / Taluka Magistrate/ Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner/ Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/Presidency Magistrate/ Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar/ Sub Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/ or his/ her family normally resides.

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v karthik
The obc candidate with age 29y 4 months is eligible for ssc chsl 2021
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aditi arun

Hello Karthik,

Yes, an OBC candidate can apply for SSC CHSL until they reach the age of 30 years.

S
sonelal ram
SSC 2020 ka exam kab hai
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akankshya pattanaik

Greetings!

SSC 2020 tier 2 examiation is scheduled on 19-20th November 2020. 

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sourajit mukherjee
How many questions are asked in the SSC CHSL exam from current affairs?
J
jaya garg

Hi Sourajit. A total of 100 questions will be asked in the SSC CHSL exam holding weightage of 1 mark each. Refer here to know the latest exam pattern.

A
akankshya pattanaik

Greetings!

8-9 questions are asked about curret affiars in the SSC CHSL examination. 

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kunal thakrar
Can we take a phone to the SSC CHSL exam center?
J
jaya garg

Hi Kunal. No, phones are not allowed inside the SSC CHSL exam center. Refer here to know more about the same.