SSC CHSL 2021 Exam – Check exam dates, admit card, vacancy, syllabus, and latest updates


SSC CHSL 2021 Exam – Check exam dates, admit card, vacancy, syllabus, and latest updates

The National Level Combined High Secondary Level (10+ 2)’ exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission. The SSC CHSL exam is held to recruit qualified candidates for various positions in the Indian Administrative Systems, including Postal Assistant, Lower Divisional Clerks, Court Clerk, Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, and so on.


To learn more about the SSC CHSL Recruitment Notification 2020, read the following article.

SSC CHSL Application – Important Dates


Application Process


Start Date of online applications 6th November 2020
Last Date for receiving applications 26th December 2020 (23:30 hours)
Last Date to pay the fee online 28th December 2020 (23:30 hours)
Last Date to generate challan offline 30th December 2020 (23:30 hours)
Payment Last Date 1st January 2021

SSC CHSL Exam Dates


SSC CHSL Exam Events SSC CHSL Exam Dates Salient Features
Tier-I admit card 2019 In the first week of October 2020 The revised SSC CHSL Tier-I 2020 admit card for various remaining shifts of the exam was released in the first week of October.
Tier-I exam 2019 12th Oct 2020 to 16th Oct 2020, 19th Oct 2020 to 21st Oct 2020 and 26th Oct 2020 Due to the Covid 19 global pandemic, dates were revised.
Tier-I result 2019 15th Jan 2021 Tier I Exam Results was released on 15th January 2021.
Tier-II exam 2019 14-Feb-2021 Tier 2 exam was postponed from 28th Jun 2020 to 14th Feb 2021
Tier-I exam 2020 12th to 27th Apr 2021 (21st to 22nd May 2021 for West Bengal candidates) CR and MP region admit cards were released 

SSC CHSL Vacancy

The CHSL vacancies for the 2020-21 cycle have been released by the SSC. The SSC CHSL Vacancies (tentative) have been released by the commission. A total of 4,726 vacancies are to be filled, according to the notification. There are 3181 vacancies for Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA), 1,538 vacancies for Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), and 7 vacancies for Data Entry Operator (DEO) vacancies in the SSC CHSL.


SSC CHSL Post Name SSC CHSL Vacancies 2020  SSC CHSL Departments
LDC/JSA 1,538 24
PA/SA 3,181 1
DEO 7 1
Total 4,726 26

SSC CHSL Apply Online 2020

Candidates can follow these steps to apply online: 


Step 1: To apply online for SSC CHSL Recruitment, go to the Staff Service Commission’s official website ( and click on the link provided below.


Step 2: The applicants must first register by providing the requested information.


Step 3: Complete the form and log in with your Roll No/Registration ID and Password. 


Step 4: Login and fill out your personal information, including your name, address, and educational qualifications.


Step 5: Upload a picture of yourself and your signature.


Step 6: Make an online payment for the application fee.


Step 7:Finally, submit your submission.


Step 8: Print a copy of the application form for future reference.

SSC CHSL Application Fee

  • Male candidates in General Category are required to pay an application fee of Rs 100.  
  • Candidates of EWS, EBC/BC, SC/ST are exempt from paying application fees. 
  • Female candidates belonging to any category are exempted from paying the SSC CHSL application fee. 
  • Candidates must pay using Net Banking, a debit card, or a credit card.
  • The total payment amount will include the required application fee and bank transactional fees that will be displayed on the payment page.
  • Once the application fee/exam fee has been charged, there will be no refund.

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 

Nationality criteria for SSC CHSL 

In the official notification, the SSC CHSL Nationality requirements for the various recruitment posts are specified. Candidates must be Indian citizens. In the notification, there is more information about the sub-categories that come under nationality.


Candidates must meet at least one of the following nationality requirements:


  • An Indian national
  • Nepalese subject
  • Bhutanese matter
  • A Tibetan refugee is a person who migrates to India from Pakistan, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Burma, Sri Lanka, Malawi, the East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire, Vietnam, and Ethiopia


Candidates that fall into one of the above categories must have valid credential for verification. Failure to do so would result in the candidate’s disqualification.

Age Limit criteria for SSC CHSL

For various posts of SSC CHSL, the age limit is between 18 and 27 years (As of 1st Jan 2021). Furthermore, candidates must have been born between the dates of 2nd Jan 1994 and 1st Jan 2003. There are, however, a few age exceptions for different categories, which are mentioned below.


Categories Age Relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
PWD + OBC 13 years
PWD + SC/ ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen 3 years
J & K Domiciled 5 years

Educational Qualification for SSC CHSL

Here’s the detailed educational qualification for the post of SSC CHSL Recruitment in 2020-21. 


SSC CHSL Posts Educational Qualification
LDC/JSA Candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination
PA/SA Candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination
DEO 12th pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject
DEO (C&AG) 12th pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject

SSC CHSL Selection Process 

Candidates are selected based on three stages under the SSC CHSL Selection Process:


  • Computer-based Written Examination (Tier -I)
  • Descriptive Paper (Tier-II)
  • Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of DEO, PA/SA, LDC and Court Clerk

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier I

  • Tier I will be a computer-based test.
  • The duration is 60 minutes in total.
  • Each question is worth two points.
  • 0.50 marks will be deducted for incorrect answers.


Subject No of Questions Max Marks Time
General Intelligence 25 50 60 Mins (80 Mins for VH/OH & Cerebral Palsy)
English 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200


SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier II 

  • Tier II will consist of a descriptive paper of 100 marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode.’ The paper will be for one hour in length.
  • This paper aims to evaluate your writing skills.
  • The exam will consist of a 150-200 word application letter and a 200-250 word essay.
  • To qualify, candidates must achieve a minimum score of 33%. 
  • Candidates should also be aware that the Tier-2 Exam will be used to determine merit during the assessment process.
  • Candidates have the choice of writing the paper in either English or Hindi.
  • Candidates are not permitted to mix the languages while writing. If they want to write in Hindi, the whole paper must be written in Hindi, and vice versa in English.
  • There is no negative marking for wrong answers. 


Various Subjects Total Marks of each subject  Duration of each paper 
Essay Writing 100 1 hour
Application Letter

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier III

  • Tier III of the SSC CHSL will be a skill/typing test that will be qualifying in nature. The total score obtained by the successful candidates in Tiers I and II will be used to decide their final merit.
  • There is a 15-minute typing test included. Candidates must write at a rate of 35 words per minute in English and 30 words per minute in Hindi.
  • Candidates who are visually handicapped (40 per cent disabled) will be given an additional 30 minutes to complete the exam.

SSC CHSL Syllabus

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier I

Tier I of the SSC CHSL will be a computer-based exam conducted online. Candidates have 60 minutes to complete the SSC CHSL Tier I paper, which contains 100 questions. Each question is worth two marks. As a result, the total marks are 200.


General Intelligence/


Quantitative Ability English Language  General Awareness
Logical Reasoning Whole numbers, fractions and relationship between numbers Reading Comprehension History
Alphanumeric Series Profit and Loss Cloze Test Culture
Ranking/ Direction/ Alphabet Test SI, Surds & Indices, Compound Interest Para Jumbles Geography
Data Sufficiency Work And Time Synonyms/Antonyms/Homonyms Economic Scenario
Coded Inequalities Time And Distance Fill In The Blanks General Policy
Seating Arrangement Mensuration- Cylinder, Cone, Sphere  Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Scientific Research
Puzzle Data Interpretation Paragraph Completion
Tabulation Ratio and Proportion, Percentage One Word Substitute
Syllogism Number Systems
Space Orientation, Semantic Classification Sequences and Series
Figural Series, Critical Thinking Mixtures and Allegations
Coding/ Decoding Permutation, Combination, and Probability


SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier II

Ecological Issues, Social Issues, Politics, Schemes, and Governance, Finance, Technology, Sports, National Interest, Geopolitics, Environmental Concerns, and other topics will be covered in the exam. The required minimum score is 33 per cent. Candidates should be aware that their exam results will be taken into account for their overall merit. The document must be written entirely in Hindi or English. The following topics are covered in the Tier-II exam – Essay writing & Letter or application writing. 

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier III

Candidates need to qualify at this stage as this is qualifying in nature. 


Skill Test Speed
Data Entry Operator Data Entry Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on the computer. The correct entry of words / key depressions as per the given passage will determine the speed.
Data Entry Operator in the Office of The Comptroller And Auditor General(C& AG) The correct entry of words/key depressions as per the specified passage will determine the speed of 15000 key depressions per hour.
Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (LDS/JSA) and Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants(PA/SA) The correct entry of words/key depressions as per the specified passage will determine the speed of 10500 key depressions per hour.


How to Download SSC CHSL Admit Card 

Step 1: Go to, which is the official website.


Step 2: In the Candidate Information column, go to the Results Section. 


Step 3: Go to the link and click it. The page with the results will appear.


Step 4: On the login tab, enter your roll number and date of birth.


Step 5: Select the “Submit” option.


Step 6:The SSC CHSL Result will appear on the screen.


Step 7: Save a copy of your result as a PDF file.

SSC CHSL Salary 


Salary Structure of SSC CHSL 
Post Name Basic Pay City HRA TA Gross
Lower Division Clerk / Junior Secretariat Assistant Rs  19900 X Rs 4776 Rs 1350 Rs 26026
Rs 19900 Y Rs 3184 Rs 900 Rs 23984
Rs 19900 Z Rs 1592 Rs 900 Rs 22392
For the post of Data Entry Operator, Sorting Assistant & Postal Assistant Rs 25500 X Rs 6120 Rs 3600 Rs 35220
Rs 25500 Y Rs 4080 Rs 1800 Rs 31380
Rs 25500 Z Rs 2040 Rs 1800 Rs 29340


Candidates will receive various incentives in the form of allowances in addition to a lucrative package. These deductions are added to the basic salary and are also seen on the monthly payslip. As a result, it’s important to understand all of the advantages available to LDCs, JSAs, PAs, SAs, and DEOs.


  • Housing Rent Allowance (HRA)
  • Transport Allowance
  • Dearness Allowance (DA)
  • Leave Travel Concession (LTC) 
  • Other Allowances

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