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
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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.
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.
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:
April 17, 2021:
April 16, 2021:
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
|Exam Name||SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level)|
|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|
Read SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020-21: Check Vacancies & Eligibility Details Here
|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|
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-II exam||to be notified later|
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:
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The SSC CHSL registration process completed in two parts,
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.
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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.
|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|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pay Scale of the Posts
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.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.