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SSC CHSL 2021: Exam Dates, Eligibility, Admit Card, Pattern, Syllabus and Cut Off

SSC CHSL

The SSC CHSL 2021 dates are not out. Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level exam is the most popular exam for the 12th pass students and it is popularly known as the SSC CHSL exam. Every year, the Staff Selection Commission i.e. SSC, a leading government organization conducts the CHSL exam only once a year. Each year lakhs of candidates fill this form. All those students who have minimum qualification as Class XII and those who want to get a government job under the central government then must apply for this exam. Through this exam, various posts are offered such as Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA)/ Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/Data Entry Operator (DEO), etc. under the different departments/ ministries/ organizations of the Government of India.

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The application/ registration for the SSC CHSL exam will be allowed online. The CHSL exam will be held between April 12-27, 2021. The whole process of selection depends on the four stages, namely Tier I (Online test), Tier II (Offline test), Tier III (CPT/ Skill Test), and Document verification process.


SSC CHSL 2021 Notification

The SSC CHSL notification has been released on the official website of SSC on November 06, 2020. Along with the official notification, various details regarding the CHSL examination have been disclosed. To gather all the latest information and updates about the CHSL exam candidates can download the information brochure and then read the mentioned information carefully.


SSC CHSL 2021 Highlights

ParticularsDetails
Name of ExaminationStaff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level 2021
Popularly Known AsSSC CHSL 2021
Exam conducted byStaff Selection Commission
Level of ExaminationNational-level
Purpose of ExaminationTo recruit eligible candidates for the posts of JSA, LDC, SA, PA, and DEO
FrequencyOnce a year
Language of ExaminationBilingual i.e. English and Hindi
Application ModeOnline
Exam ModeTier-I: Computer-Based Test (Online) Tier-II: Descriptive (Offline) Tier-III- Typing/Skill Test
Exam DurationTier-I: 60 minutes Tier-II: 60 minutes Tier-III- 15 minutes
Exam Helpdesk No.011-24361359
Official Websitehttp://ssc.nic.in/

SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Date

As per the schedule of the SSC exam calendar, all the important dates along with the official notification has been released on the official website till the examination date of Tier 1. The rest of the dates for some other events will be announced very soon.

EventsDates (Announced)
Notification of SSC CHSL released onNovember 06, 2020
Online application/ registration for SSC CHSL starts fromNovember 06, 2020
Closing date of online application formDecember 26, 2020
Closing date for online application fee paymentDecember 28, 2020
Closing date for offline payment of application fee through Challan     (during working hours of Bank)January 01, 2021
Exam Dates of Tier 1 (for Leftover candidates)April 12-27, 2021
Answer Key releasing date of Tier 1To be notified soon
Declaration of result for Tier 1To be notified soon
Exam Date of Tier 2To be notified soon
Declaration of result for Tier 2To be notified soon
Exam Date of Tier 3To be notified soon
Declaration of the final result for the SSC CHSL examTo be notified soon

SSC CHSL 2021 Vacancy Details

For the SSC CHSL 2021, the exact number of vacancies has not been revealed yet by the officials, it will be revealed later. However, here we have given the vacancy details of the previous year SSC CHSL recruitment for the year 2018-19, 21019-20. For the previous year details of post wise vacancies, candidates may refer to the following tables.

PostVacancy (2019-20)Vacancy (2018-19)
DEO2654
LDC/ JSA12691855
PA/ SA35983880
Total Vacancies4893 5789

SSC CHSL 2021 Salary Details

The post wise pay scale for SSC CHSL is given below:

SSC CHSL PostsSSC CHSL Pay Scale
Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)19,900-63,200
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)19,900-63,200
DEO (Grade A)25,500-81,100
Sorting Assistant (SA)25,500-81,100
Data Entry Operator (DEO)25,500-81,100
Postal Assistant (PA)25,500-81,100

SSC CHSL Salary after 7th pay commission

The SSC CHSL salary structure has been modified by the Commission for all the Posts after the 7th Pay Commission. After the implementation of 7th Pay in 2017, The post wise salary details for SSC CHSL is given below:

PostBasic PayHRATAGross SalaryIn  HandCity
DEO25500612036003522031045X
DEO25500408018003138027205Y
DEO25500204018002934025165Z
LDC19900477613502602622411X
Court Clerk1990031849002398420369X
PA/SA1990015929002239218777X

SSC CHSL 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Following are the required eligibility criteria decided by the Commission for the SSC CHSL exam.

Nationality

  • The candidate must have the citizenship of India or he/she should belong from a country like Nepal/ Bhutan or he/ she should be a Tibetan refugee who migrated to the country India before January 1, 1962, with the intention of permanent settlement.

Educational Qualification

  • The candidates must have a passing certificate of Class XII.
  • Candidates must have passed class XII with PCM (Physica, Chemistry, Maths) stream to apply for the DEO post, in the CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General of India) office.

Note: Those students who are currently pursuing class XII can also apply CHSL exam but they have to produce the qualification & documentary evidence from the respective school/ college/board/ as of January 1st, 2021

Age Limit (as of 01 January 2021)

  • The candidates should be aged between 18-27 years to apply for the CHSL exam.
  • The relaxation in age will also be entertained as per guidelines of GOI for age relaxation.
CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC3 years
Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 years
ST/SC5 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 years
PH+Gen10 years
PH + OBC13 years
PH + SC/ST15 years

SSC CHSL 2021 Application Process

The process of filling online application for the SSC CHSL exam is mentioned below with proper steps. You may also check the official website of SSC for detailed information about the application procedure of SSC CHSL.

How to Fill Application Form of SSC CHSL?

  1. Firstly, applicants will need to register themselves on the official website/ regional website of SSC for the SSC CHSL exam 2021.
  2. In the next step, applicants have to upload the required documents such as a scanned copy of Passport size photo and Handwritten Signature.
  3. Now in the third step, applicants will need to enter all the necessary details in the application form of SSC CHSL 2021.
  4. After filling in all the details successfully, applicants will have to pay the required application fee either online or offline mode.
  5. After completing all the above steps, applicants will have to take the printed copy of the filled application form and fee receipt.

Application Fee:

The application fee will be payable in both the mode as per the convenience of the applicants. For all SC/ ST /Ex-serviceman and Female candidates, SSC does not take any application fee.

CategoryFee
General/OBC (Male candidates)Rs 100/-
SC/Ex-Serviceman/ST/Female candidatesFee exempted

Prerequisites for SSC CHSL 2021 Application Form:

Before filling the application form, applicants will have to be ready with the documents in the prescribed format as mentioned below.

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  1. The file size of a scanned copy of the applicant’s Signature should be greater than 1kb and less than 12 kb in .JPG format.
  2. The photograph of the applicants should not be more than 3 months older than the issued date of exam notification.
  3. The date should be clearly mentioned in the photograph.
  4. The file size of a scanned copy of the applicant’s photograph should be greater than 20kb and less than 50 kb in .JPG format.
  5. Applicants should have a valid mail-id and active mobile no., these details will be required for registration and will be useful throughout the examination procedure.
  6. Applicants should have a photo proof valid identity card.

SSC CHSL Educational Qualification Code

CodeEducational Qualification certificate/degree
03Certificate
04Diploma
05BA
06BA (Hons.)
07B. Com.
08B.Com. (Hons.)
09B.Sc.
10B.Sc. (Hons.)
11B. Ed.
12LLB
13BE
14B. Tech
15AMIE (Part A & Part B)
16B.Sc. (Engg.)
17BCA
18BBA
19Graduation issued by Defence
(Indian Army, Air Force, Navy)
20B. Lib.
21B. Pharm.
22ICWA
23CA
24PG Diploma
25MA
26M.Com.
27M. Sc.
28M.Ed.
29LLM
30ME
31M. Tech.
32M. Sc. (Engg.)
33MCA
34MBA
35Others

SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Pattern

The exam of SSC CHSL will be completed in 3 stages, namely, Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. The type and examination mode of all three tiers are given below in the table

Tier Exam ModeType of Examination
Tier-IOnline (CBT)Objective Type
Tier-IIOffline (Pen and Paper Mode)Descriptive Paper in Hindi/ English
Tier-IIICPT (Computer Proficiency Test)/ Skill Test

Exam Pattern of Tier I

Marking Scheme

  • + 2 marks will be given for each correct answer
  • 0.50 will be reduced for incorrect answers
SubjectNumber of
Questions
Maximum
Marks
Time Allowed
General Intelligence and
Reasoning
2550 
General Awareness2550 
Quantitative Aptitude2550 
English Comprehension2550 
Total10020060 Minutes (Total)

Tier I is a screening test for the SSC CHSL examination and it acquires maximum marks. The type of questions in the CHSL exam is Objective type. The language of the paper will be bilingual i.e. it will be available in both Hindi and English. Candidates who will qualify for Tier 1 will be able to appear for Tier II and Tier III.

Exam Pattern of Tier II & Tier III

TierNeed of ExaminationMaximum MarksDuration
II Essay/ Precis/
Letter/ Application writing in Hindi/ English language
1001 Hour
IIIProficiency in Word Processing,
Spreadsheets and
Generation of Slides and
Typing Test
No MarksNot mentioned

Tier II is a descriptive test for the SSC CHSL examination and it acquires 100 marks. The type of questions in the CHSL exam is descriptive. The language of the paper will be bilingual i.e. it will be available in both Hindi and English. Candidates who will qualify for Tier II will be able to appear for Tier III. However, Tier III is only qualifying in nature, and in this stage, the Computer proficiency test and Typing test of the candidates will be tested.


SSC CHSL 2021 Syllabus

The syllabus of Tier 1 of the SSC CHSL exam is given below which comprises of four sections:

Reasoning:

  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Syllogism
  • Double Lineup
  • Circular Seating Arrangement
  • Directions and Distances
  • Linear Seating Arrangement
  • Input-Output
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Scheduling
  • Blood Relations
  • Code Inequalities

General Knowledge:

  • Current Affairs
  • Books and Authors
  • Entertainment
  • Awards and Honours
  • Obituaries
  • Scientific Research
  • Sports
  • Portfolios
  • Important Schemes
  • Important Dates
  • Persons in News
  • Static General Knowledge
    (History, Geography, etc.)

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Number Series
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Data Interpretation
  • Interest
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Problems of Ages
  • Mensuration and Geometry
  • Time and Work
  • Speed, Distance, and Time
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Ratio and Proportions &
    Mixture and Alligation

English Comprehension:

  • Vocabulary
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Synonyms-Antonyms
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Grammar
  • Error Correction
  • Verbal Ability
  • Cloze Test

SSC CHSL 2021 Admit Card

The hall ticket/ admit card for all the tiers will be issued individually on the regional website of SSC. To get access to the hall ticket/ admit card of the SSC CHSL exam, candidates have to enter their Registration no./ Registration Id, and DoB.

  • The hall ticket is a mandatory document to get entry at the exam center because all the details related to the exam are printed on the admit card only.
  • Those candidates who qualify for Tier 1 of the CHSL examination will able to download the admit card of Tier 2 only then.
  • As per the preference of the region given by the candidates, admit card of each of the 9 regions will be available on their respective regional websites.

SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Centre

It is a mandatory step to indicate the desired exam center/ centers while filling the application form. In the table given below, we have mentioned the name and code of the examination center and their regional offices/websites.

SSC Region and
States/ UTs under
the jurisdiction of
the Region
Examination Centers &
Center Code
Address of the Regional
Offices/ Website
Northern Region (NR)/
NCT of Delhi,
Rajasthan and
Uttarakhand
Almora(2001), Dehradun(2002),
Haldwani(2003), Srinagar
(Uttarakhand)(2004),
Haridwar(2005), Delhi(2201),
Ajmer(2401), Alwar(2402),
Bharatpur(2403), Bikaner(2404),
Jaipur(2405), Jodhpur(2406),
Kota(2407), Sriganganagar(2408),
Udaipur(2409)
Regional Director (NR),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 12,
CGO Complex, Lodhi
Road, New Delhi-110003
(www.sscnr.net.in)
Southern Region (SR)/
Andhra Pradesh,
Puducherry, Tamil
Nadu and
Telangana.
Guntur(8001), Kurnool(8003),
Rajahmundry(8004), Tirupati(8006),
Vishakhapatnam(8007),
Vijaywada(8008), Chennai(8201),
Coimbatore(8202), Madurai(8204),
Tiruchirapalli(8206), Tirunelveli(8207),
Puducherry(8401), Hyderabad(8601),
Nizamabad(8602), Warangal(8603)
Regional Director (SR),
Staff Selection
Commission, 2nd Floor, EVK
Sampath Building,
DPI Campus,
College Road, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu-600006
(www.sscsr.gov.in)
Eastern Region (ER)/
Andaman &
The Nicobar Islands,
Jharkhand, Odisha,
Sikkim and West
Bengal
Gangtok(4001), Ranchi(4205),
Barasat(4402), Berhampore
(WB)(4403), Chinsurah (4405),
Jalpaiguri(4408), Kolkata(4410),
Malda(4412), Midnapur(4413),
Siliguri(4415), Berhampore(Odisha)
(4602), Bhubaneshwar(4604),
Cuttack(4605), Keonjhargarh(4606),
Sambalpur(4609), Port Blair (4802)
Regional Director (ER),
Staff Selection
Commission,
1st MSO Building,(8th
Floor), 234/4,
Acharya Jagadish
Chandra Bose
Road, Kolkata,
West Bengal-700020
(www.sscer.org)
North Eastern
Region (NER)/
Arunachal Pradesh,
Assam, Manipur,
Meghalaya,
Mizoram, Nagaland
and Tripura.
Itanagar(5001), Dibrugarh(5102),
Guwahati(Dispur)(5105),
Jorhat(5107), Silchar(5111),
Kohima(5302), Shillong(5401),
Imphal(5501),
Churachandpur(5502),
Ukhrul(5503), Agartala(5601),
Aizwal(5701)
Regional Director (NER),
Staff Selection
Commission,
Housed Complex,
Last Gate-Basistha
Road, P. O. Assam
Sachivalaya, Dispur,
Guwahati, Assam781006
(www.sscner.org.in)
Central Region (CR)/
Bihar and Uttar
Pradesh
Agra(3001), Allahabad(3003),
Bareilly(3005), Gorakhpur(3007) ,
Kanpur(3009), Lucknow(3010),
Meerut(3011), Varanasi(3013),
Bhagalpur(3201), Muzaffarpur(3205),Patna(3206)
Regional Director (CR),
Staff Selection
Commission,
21-23, Lowther Road,
Allahabad,
Uttar Pradesh-211002.
(http://www.ssc-cr.org)
Madhya Pradesh
Sub-Region (MPR)/
Chhattisgarh and
Madhya Pradesh
Bhopal(6001), Chindwara(6003),
Guna(6004), Gwalior(6005),
Indore(6006), Jabalpur(6007),
Khandwa(6009), Ratlam(6011),
Satna(6014), Sagar(6015),
Ambikapur(6201), Bilaspur(6202)
Jagdalpur(6203), Raipur(6204),
Durg(6205)
Dy. Director (MPR),
Staff Selection
Commission,
J-5, Anupam Nagar,
Raipur,
Chhattisgarh-492007
(www.sscmpr.org)
Karnataka, Kerala
Region (KKR)/
Lakshadweep,
Karnataka and
Kerala
Bangalore(9001), Dharwar(9004),
Gulbarga(9005), Mangalore(9008),
Mysore(9009), Kochi(9204),
Kozhikode(Calicut)(9206),
Thiruvananthapuram(9211), Thrissur(9212)
Regional Director (KKR),
Staff Selection
The commission, 1st Floor,
“E” Wing, Kendriya
Sadan, Koramangala,
Bengaluru,
Karnataka-560034
(www.sticker.kar.nic.in)
North Western
Sub-Region (NWR)/
Chandigarh,
Haryana, Himachal
Pradesh, Jammu
and Kashmir and
Punjab
Anantnag(1001), Baramula(1002),
Jammu(1004), Leh(1005),
Rajouri(1006),
Srinagar(J&K)(1007), Kargil(1008),
Dodda (1009), Hamirpur(1202),
Shimla(1203), Bathinda (1401),
Jalandhar(1402), Patiala(1403),
Amritsar(1404), Chandigarh(1601)
Dy. Director (NWR),
Staff Selection
Commission,
Block No. 3, Ground
Floor, Kendriya Sadan,
Sector-9, Chandigarh160009
(www.sscnwr.org)
Western Region
(WR)/
Dadra and Nagar
Haveli, Daman and
Diu, Goa, Gujarat
and Maharashtra
Ahmedabad(7001),
Vadodara(7002), Rajkot(7006),
Surat(7007), Bhavnagar(7009),
Kutch(7010), Amravati(7201),
Aurangabad(7202),
Kolhapur(7203), Mumbai(7204),
Nagpur(7205), Nanded (7206),
Nashik(7207), Pune(7208),
Thane(7210), Bhandara(7211),
Chandrapur(7212), Akola(7213),
Jalgaon(7214), Ahmednagar(7215),
Alibaug(7216), Panaji(7801)
Regional Director (WR),
Staff Selection
The commission,1st Floor,
South Wing,
Pratishtha Bhawan,
101, Maharshi Karve
Road, Mumbai,
Maharashtra-400020
(www.sscwr.net)

SSC CHSL 2021 Preparation Tips

The method of preparation plays an important role to clear any exam. Whichever method you are trying to prepare for the CHSL examination must include some important tips which are given as follows.

  • Refer to some standard books to boost your preparation in the right way.
  • Give quizzes and mocks after completing any topic.
  • Read English newspapers of choice to increase your ability of reading comprehension and to be updated about the current events.
  • Practice more and more for mental calculation and make a crisp note for all mathematics formulae.
  • To strengthen the reasoning sections solve puzzles and quizzes.
  • To strengthen the vocabulary part in English read Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis, it is considered the most popular book among all the SSC aspirants.
  • Solve PYQs from Kiran’s book for all the sections.
  • Revise the syllabus as many times as possible.

SSC CHSL Result

The officials of SSC will declare the result for each tier separately in the form of a merit list. The result for each tier can be accessed easily as it will be available on the official website as well as the regional website of SSC. Given below are the steps to download the SSC CHSL result.

How to Download SSC CHSL Result?

  • Go to the SSC’s official website – ssc.nic.in.
  • On the homepage of SSC, find the “SSC CHSL 2020 Results” link.
  • Once you will click on the link, the pdf file of the result will appear there.
  • Now to check the result, candidates have to click Ctrl+F and then type the roll no. in the search box.
  • Now you can see your final score and passing status.
  • In the last candidates have to download the result and then will have to take a printout of the result for future references.

SSC CHSL 2021 Resolution of Tie Cases

If two or more candidates secure the same score after applying the normalization in the Tier I+II examination then the following criteria will be applied, one by one until the tie is resolved.

  1. Total marks in the Tier-I & Tier-II of CHSL Examination.
  2. Older candidates based on Date of birth will get higher priority.
  3. The preference will be given as per the Alphabetical order of the name of the candidates.

SSC CHSL 2021 Answer Key

After 2-3 weeks of examination of SSC CHSL, the officials will release the provisional answer key for every set of papers of the CHSL exam. Candidates will have to download the answer key by matching it with their question paper set only. It will be available in pdf format and accessible from the official website of SSC or its regional website.

Candidates can tally their answers with the official answer key for taking an idea about their final score on the CSHL exam.


SSC CHSL 2021 Selection Process

The selection process will comprise of mainly 4 stages:

  1. Tier 1: Computer Based Test
  2. Tier 2: Descriptive Test
  3. Tier 3: Skill Based Test
  4. Document Verification Process

First of all, candidates will have to clear Tier 1 with appropriate marks and then will have to score well in Tier 2 of the CHSL exam. After clearing both the tiers, candidates will have to appear for the Skill Test. One who qualifies for the skill test will call for the Document Verification process for the final mode of selection. It should be remembered that the final score of the first two tiers will be responsible to prepare the merit list however Tier 3 is of a qualifying nature only.

One who qualifies all the 4 stages will be allotted in the numerous fields as Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistants/ Lower Divisional Clerks/ Data Entry Operators/ Court Clerks, etc. based on their merit and choice of the post.


SSC CHSL Cut-Off

CHSL Cut off is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates must have to score to get entry to appear for the next stage of selection. Here we have provided the post wise previous year cut off for the SSC CHSL exam of 2018-19 for tier 1.

SSC CHSL 2018-19 Cut-Off:  TIER- 1

Category/PostsLDC/JSA
and PA/SA
DEO
in C&AG
DEO
(Other than
C&AG)
UR135.60165.93181.47
OBC133.74161.72178.45
EWS127.25163.75
SC110.09145.52
OH102.75129.42
ST99.09136.74
VH84.87
HH58.4398.86
ESM56.11117.13
Other PWD50.00
Total Candidates
Qualified
451012330175

SSC CHSL FAQ

What is the official website of SSC?

The official website of SSC is www.ssc.nic.in.

Is there any negative marking scheme in the SSC CHSL exam?

Yes. For every incorrect response, 1/4 th mark will be deducted out of total marks in Tier I.

Is it compulsory to appear for all the Tiers to qualify for the SSC CHSL exam 2021?

Yes, it is compulsory to appear for all the Tiers to qualify for the SSC CHSL exam 2021.

What is the full form of SSC CHSL?

The SSC CHSL stands for Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level.

Who conducts the SSC CHSL exam every year?

SSC i.e. Staff Selection Commission, a leading government organization, conducts the CHSL exam every year.

What are the eligibility criteria for the SSC CHSL exam?

The required eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Candidates must have acquired class XII.

  • The age of candidates should lie between 18-27 years.

What is the percentage requirement in class XII for the SSC CHSL exam?

There is no minimum requirement of percentage in the qualifying exam. Only candidates need to pass the qualifying examination i.e. class XII.

Can someone apply for SCC CHSL after graduation?

Yes, you may appear for the SSC CHSL after graduation but the maximum age of the candidates should not be more than 27 years.

What is the mode of exam for SSC CHSL 2021?

For Tier I, the exam will be held online while for Tier II, the exam will be held offline.

Will I get my chosen exam center?

Yes, you will get one of your preferred exam centers. However, it should be remembered that the exam center will be allotted on First Come and First Serve basis. So it is beneficial for you to do registration as early as possible.

 

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