SSC CHSL Exam Date


  • SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-II (Descriptive) exam will be conducted on January 9, 2022. SSC CHSL result 2021 for Tier-I will be released on November 30. The Staff Selection Commission released the result dates for the SSC CHSL Tier-I exam on September 6. The SSC CHSL Tier-1 exam 2021 was finished on August 12 (for the remaining candidates). SSC CHSL Tier-I 2021 answer key and response sheets were released on August 20. SSC released the tentative answer key and the candidates' response sheets online only. SSC CHSL Exam 2021 began in April but the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) postponed the exam due to the increase in COVID-19 infection cases across the nation. Later, the exam was conducted from August 4 to 12.
  •  The Staff Selection Commission or SSC is one of the leading Government organizations that are responsible for employing the candidates for the service of the nation. It conducts a number of exams for the graduates, 12th Pass, and 10th Pass candidates annually. The posts for which SSC CHSL Exam is conducted include Lower Division Clerk, Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, and Data Entry Operator posts.

What is the SSC CHSL Exam?

SSC conducts the CHSL exam to recruit candidates for various posts such as LDC, JSA, PA, SA and DEO in different ministries/departments/offices of the Government of India. It includes non-technical and clerical jobs in various ministries and central government officers including the department of post.

SSC CHSL 2021 Latest Updates

  • October 6: SSC Exam Dates 2020 announced for CHSL & CGL; check important notice related to malpractices in exams

  • September 30: SSC CHSL Tier-II 2019 and CHSL Result 2018(final) declared. Check here SSC CHSL Results 2021

  • September 7: SSC announced the result dates for the CHSL Tier-I exam 2021. The SSC CHSL 2021 result will be declared on November 30

SSC CHSL 2021 Posts

The SSC CHSL exam is conducted to recruit candidates for the following posts.

  • Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)

  • Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

  • Postal Assistant (PA)

  • Sorting Assistant (SA)

  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)

  • DEO (Grade A)

  • Data Entry Operator (DEO) - Pay Level 5

The candidates recruited through the SSC CHSL exam can be appointed anywhere in India.

About SSC CHSL 2021 Admit Card

Every candidate who registers for SSC CHSL Exam 2021 within the stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of SSC. The admit card for the CHSL Tier-1 exam will be released first followed by the admit card of the CHSL Tier-2 exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for the Tier 1 exam).

SSC CHSL 2021 Eligibility 

The eligibility criteria that candidates need to meet to fulfil SSC CHSL eligibility 2021 are:

  • A candidate must be either a citizen of India, or

  • A subject of Nepal/Bhutan,

  • Tibetan refugee,

  • A person of Indian origin

  • A candidate must be between 18 and 27 years as of January 1, 2021

  • A candidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent from a recognised board or university

  • Candidates appearing in the Class 12 exam are also eligible to apply

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus

  • English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One-word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage.
  • General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and decoding, Other subtopics, if any Numerical operations.

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.

  • Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and work.

  • Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.

  • Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.

  • Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.

  • Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2  + Cos2 =1 etc.,

  • Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

General Awareness: 

Questions are designed to test the candidate‟s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus

This is a descriptive exam that is designed to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier-II would be included for preparing merit. The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letters and Applications.

Important Points:

  • The exam is of 60 minutes duration and carries 100 marks.
  • The questions are based on 10 levels.
  • The exam is qualifying in nature.
  • Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.
  • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

SSC CHSL Tier 3 Exam Syllabus

Tier 3 of SSC CHSl Exam 2021 comprises a couple of skill tests that are required for certain government posts.

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator(DEO):

  • Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
  • The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes.

Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs and Court Clerks:

  • Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form.
  • Typing Test will be qualifying in nature.
  • It will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission.
  • Candidates opting for English medium should have a typing speed of 35 words per minute.
  • Candidates opting for Hindi medium should have a typing speed of 30 words per minute.
  • The speed will be judged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.

Prerequisites for SSC CHSL 2021 Application Form:

Important things which you should keep with you while filling the Application Form:

  • Scanned copy of your Signature ( 1kb < Size < 12 kb ) in JPG format.

  • Scanned copy of your Photo ( 20 kb < Size < 50kb ) in JPG format.

  • You should have a valid E-Mail I.D with you which can be used for registration purposes.

  • You should have valid Identity Proof with you.

  • The photograph should not be more than three months old from the date of the publication of the Notice of Examination.

  • The date on which the photograph has been taken should be clearly printed on the photograph.


The salary varies from post to post. The salary offered by the Central Government is always higher than the same position in the state government. The Union government increases Dearness Allowance (DA) from time to time resulting in a salary increase. The approximate in-hand salary of candidates recruited through the SSC CHSL exam is Rs 24,000-29,000 for LDC/JSA posts and Rs 30,000-36,000 for PA/SA and DEO posts. The career opportunities for candidates recruited through the SSC CHSL exam are good. Through the exam, candidates get the opportunity to work in different central government departments and offices. Moreover, the jobs include various perks and allowances for candidates and promotion opportunities.

Questions and Answers

How many vacancies are released for the SSC CHSL exam every year?

  • The number of SSC CHSL vacancies varies every year. 

  • For the CHSL 2021 exam, the commission has released 1,269 tentative vacancies for LDC/JSA.

  • 3,598 tentative vacancies for PA/SA and 26 tentative vacancies for DEO.

How to Apply Online For SSC CHSL 2021?

The online registration was active from 06th November – 26th December 2020 on its official website Lakhs of candidates have applied for the SSC CHSL Exam 2021.

What is the Selection Procedure?

  • SSC CHSL 2021 Selection Process 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 based on their cumulative performance across the first two tiers.

  • Tier 3, a skill-based test is a final stage to ensure that candidates possess the required skills. This stage will be qualifying in nature.

  • After qualifying all three tiers the candidates will be called for the Document Verification.

  • 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 based on their merit and preference of post.

How many times is SSC CHSL conducted in a year?

  • The exam is divided into 3 tiers and each tier is conducted only once a year.

  • The syllabus for each tier is different. 

  • Tier 1 syllabus includes sections of General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. 

  • Candidates who will qualify in Tier 1 will become eligible to appear for Tier 2 and 3.