SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020: The Staff Selection Commission or SSC is one of the leading Govt. Organizations that are responsible for providing employment to the candidates for the service of the nation. It conducts a no. of exam for the graduates, 12th Pass, and 10th Pass candidates annually. Each year over lakhs and lakhs of applications are filed online for the exams conducted by it. A job under the SSC provides better facilities, services in every aspect of our lives, and the development of our country.

Here we are discussing the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) for recruitment in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India. For this exam over 20 lakh applications are received each year. One aspect that makes it the highly coveted job opportunity is its educational qualification which is 12th Pass.

The posts for which the SSC CHSL Exam are as follows:

• Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA)

• Data Entry Operator (DEO).

• Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC).

Update: The SSC has released the exam calendar for the SSC CHSL 2020 exam. Check the exam dates and notification dates of SSC CHSL 2020-21.


SSC CHSL Exam Date 2020: New Exam Dates

SSC has released a exam calendar with the revised exam date for leftover candidates and tier 2 exam. The commission has also released the notification dates of the SSC CHSL 2020 exam. Candidates can check the revised exam dates in the Calendar below. The new dates are also tentative, it may get changed depending on the situation at that time. The tier 1 exam is for remaining candidates is going to conduct from 12th to 26th October 2020. Candidates are advised to visit this page regularly for any updates.

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SSC CHSL 2020 Notification

SSC CHSL 2020 notification will be out Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has been working day in, day out to adhere to its calendar since January 2019 for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Data Entry Operator(DEO) on 03rd December 2019.

After almost two years students are getting some ray of hope from the SSC. Candidates can check the notification details including eligibility, posts, exam dates & application form from the given paragraphs. SSC CHSL 2020 Notification includes details as officially released on the website. The notification PDF is available for which the link is provided. A few days ago, a newspaper clipping was released for confirmation of the CHSL date. Read on to find out.

SSC CHSL 2020: Overview

Exam Name SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level)
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam Level National Level
Exam Frequency Annually
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

SSC CHSL 2020: Exam Dates

The exam dates for SSC CHSL 2020 are released by SSC along with its official notification. Check all the Important Dates Here.

SSC CHSL 2020 Important Dates
Events Dates
SSC CHSL 2020 Notification Date 03rd of December 2019
Online Form submission Start 03rd of December 2019
Last Date to Apply Online for SSC CHSL 2019-20 10th of January 2020
Last date for generation of offline Challan 14th January 2020 (Extended)
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank) 16th January 2020 (Extended)
SSC CHSL 2020 Tier 1 Exam Dates (for Leftover candidates) 12th to 26th October 2020
SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-1 Answer Key Date To be notified later
SSC CHSL 2020 Tier 1 Result Date To be notified later
SSC CHSL 2020 Tier 2 Exam Date 14th February 2021
SSC CHSL 2020 Tier 2 Result Date To be notified later
SSC CHSL 2020 Tier 3 Exam Dates To be notified later
SSC CHSL 2020 Final Result Date To be notified later

SSC CHSL 2020-21: Important Dates

Candidates can also check the tentative SSC CHSL 2021 Important dates in the below table:

SSC CHSL 2021 Important Dates
Events Dates
SSC CHSL Notification Date 16th November 2020
Online Form submission Start 16th November 2020
Last Date to Submit Application 15th December 2020
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Dates 12th April to 27th April 2021

SSC CHSL 2020: Vacancy

The total number of vacancies for SSC CHSL 2020 exam was released on 7th January 2020. For SSC CHSL 2019-20, 4893 vacancies hace been released. The Post wise vacancy are mentioned below:

LDC/ JSA 1269
PA/ SA 3598
DEO 26
Total 4893 Vacancies

SSC CHSL Last Year Vacancy (2018-19)

LDC/ JSA 1855
PA/ SA 3880
DEO 54

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SSC CHSL 2020: Eligibility Criteria

All the aspiring candidates of SSC CHSL 2020 have to abide by all the Eligibility Criteria decided by the Commission.

  1. Nationality

  • Candidate of SSC CHSL 2020 must be a Citizen of either India or Nepal or Bhutan. If a candidate is a citizen of Nepal or Bhutan shall have a Certificate of Eligibility issued by the Government of India in favor of him/her.

2. Educational Qualification

  • Educational/Technical Qualification & Experience:–  
    (A) The basic requirement is a pass certificate in class 12 from a recognized board or university.
    (B) For the post of DEO in the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG),
    applicants must have studied science and mathematics as main subjects in Class 12th.

Note: Candidates who areappearing in their 12th standard can also apply provided they produce the educational qualification and the documentary evidence from the board/ university as on January 1st, 2020

3. Age Limit

  • The age of candidates must be between 18 to 27 years.
  • SSC CHSL Age Relaxation: As per government guidelines age relaxation in SSC CHSL 2020 is given in the table below:
Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 years
ST/SC 5 years
PH+Gen 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years

Application Fee For SSC CHSL Exam 2020

The Application Fee for SSC CHSL 2020 as per the categories is given below:

Category Fee
General/OBC Rs 100/-
SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/Female Fee exempted

SSC CHSL 2020 Selection Procedure

  • SSC CHSL 2020 Selection Process is based on the result of all the three tiers.
  • Candidates need to qualify 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 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 the 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 on the basis of their merit and preference of post.

SSC CHSL 2020: Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2020 is explained in the tables below. SSC CHSL 2020 comprises of three Tiers. Tier-I is mainly screening exams and scoring also.

Tier Type of Examination Mode of examination
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice CBT (Online)
Tier-II Descriptive Paper in Hindi/ English Pen and Paper Mode
Tier-III Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test

The SSC CHSL 2020 Tier I and Tier II are scheduled to be held from 16th to 27th March 2020 and 28th June 2020 respectively. The elaborated Exam Patterns of Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III of SSC CHSL 2020 Recruitment are given in the table below. It is important for candidates to know every bit of exam pattern to prepare well for every section of the examination.

Tier Subject Number of
Time allowed
I General Intelligence and
25 50 60 Minutes (Total)
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

Note- In Tier-I, there will be a negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.
After qualifying Tier-I of SSC CHSL 2020 Examination. Candidates have to appear for Tier II and Tier III. SSC CHSL Tier-II is scheduled to be held on 28th June 2020. The Exam Pattern of SSC CHSL Tier-II and Tier III and is explained in the table below.

Tier Mode of Examination Scheme of Examination Maximum Marks Time Allowed
II Pen and Paper Mode Descriptive Paper in
English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/
Letter/ Application etc.)
100 60 minutes
III Computer Proficiency/
Skill Test
Proficiency in Word Processing,
Spreadsheets and
Generation of Slides and
Typing Test
No Marks Not mentioned

Students must note down that Tier II is scoring and qualifying in nature while Tier III is only qualifying in nature. You have to do well in all the Tiers of the SSC CHSL Examination. Candidates can check the detailed exam pattern and Syllabus on our website by clicking on the link provided below.

SSC CHSL 2020 Syllabus

SSC CHSL 2020 Tier I comprises four Sections/Subjects that are mentioned below:

  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Reasoning
  • English Comprehension
General Reasoning General Knowledge Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
Verbal Reasoning Current Affairs Percentage Reading Comprehension
Syllogism Awards and Honours Number Series Grammar
Circular Seating Arrangement Books and Authors Data Interpretation Vocabulary
Linear Seating Arrangement Sports Mensuration and Geometry Verbal Ability
Double Lineup Entertainment Quadratic Equation Synonyms-Antonyms
Scheduling Obituaries Interest Active and Passive Voice
Input-Output Important Dates Problems of Ages Para Jumbles
Blood Relations Scientific Research Profit and Loss Fill in the Blanks
Directions and Distances Static General Knowledge
(History, Geography, etc.)
Ratio and Proportions &
Mixture and Alligation
Error Correction
Ordering and Ranking Portfolios Speed, Distance, and Time Cloze Test
Data Sufficiency Persons in News Time and Work
Coding and Decoding Important Schemes Number System
Code Inequalities Data Sufficiency

Prerequisites for SSC CHSL 2020 Application Form:

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

  1. Scanned copy of your Signature ( 1kb < Size < 12 kb ) in JPG format.
  2. Scanned copy of your Photo ( 4 kb < Size < 20kb ) in JPG format.
  3. You should have a valid E-Mail I.D with you which can be used for registration purposes.
  4. You should have a valid Identity Proof with you.

Apply Online For SSC CHSL 2020

Eligible and interested candidates may apply online for SSC CHSL 2020 Recruitment. The link for the online application will be active when SSC released the online application form for SSC CHSL 2020-21.

SSC CHSL 2020 Admit Card

SSC has released the new exam dates for the candidates of the CHSL exam, whose exam was not held due to COVID-19 coronavirus on 21st July 2020. Admit Card for the remaining candidates will be released in October 2020. The expected date is generally 10-15 days before the exam date, which means the tentative date could be October 2020.

To download the admit card for SSC CHSL you will need to have your SSC Registration no. and Password. Only after entering these two can you log in to obtain your admit card to appear for the SSC CHSL Tier I Exam 2020-21.

SSC CHSL 2020 Answer Key

SSC will release the CHSL Answer Key after the Examination is over. The expected date is generally 10 days after the commencement of the exam, which means the tentative date could be towards the beginning of the August-September.

SSC CHSL 2020 Result

After declaring the SSC CHSL Answer Key, the SSC will declare the Result. One can expect the result to be declared in a month from the date of declaration of SSC CHSL Answer Key.

Candidates are requested to stay updated with this website for the details of CHSL 2020 for Admit card, result, and all the important information. These will be updated as soon as they are released officially.
Stay updated with the website to check the details of the same!

SSC CHSL Pay Scale: Salary After 7th Pay Commission

The PayScale for each of the posts is tabulated below for SSC CHSL 2020.

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

SSC CHSL Salary after 7th pay commission

SSC has modified the SSC CHSL Salary Structure for all the Posts after the 7th Pay Commission. SSC CHSL Salary structure after the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission in 2017 is given below:

Post Basic Pay HRA TA Gross Salary In  Hand City
DEO 25500 6120 3600 35220 31045 X
25500 4080 1800 31380 27205 Y
25500 2040 1800 29340 25165 Z
LDC 19900 4776 1350 26026 22411 X
Court Clerk 19900 3184 900 23984 20369 X
PA/SA 19900 1592 900 22392 18777 X

Detailed SSC CHSL Salary


For your convenience, you can have a look at the previous year’s cut-off of the SSC CHSL Exam.

SSC CHSL 2018-19 TIER- 1 Cut-Off

SSC CHSL 2018-19 Tier I Cut Off Marks: Post-Wise
Category/Posts DEO
(Other than
in C&AG
and PA/SA
UR 181.47 165.93 135.60
SC 145.52 110.09
ST 136.74 99.09
OBC 178.45 161.72 133.74
EWS 163.75 127.25
ESM 117.13 56.11
OH 129.42 102.75
HH 98.86 58.43
VH 84.87
Other PWD 50.00
Total Candidates
175 2330 45101

SSC CHSL 2020: Exam Centre

A candidate must indicate the Center(s) in the online Application Form in which he/ she desires to take the examination. Details about the Examination Centers and Regional Offices under whose jurisdiction these Examination Centers are located are as follows:

Examination Centers &
Center Code
SSC Region and
States/ UTs under
the jurisdiction of
the Region
Address of the Regional
Offices/ Website
Agra(3001), Allahabad(3003),
Bareilly(3005), Gorakhpur(3007) ,
Kanpur(3009), Lucknow(3010),
Meerut(3011), Varanasi(3013),
Bhagalpur(3201), Muzaffarpur(3205),Patna(3206)
Central Region (CR)/
Bihar and Uttar
Regional Director (CR),
Staff Selection
21-23, Lowther Road,
Uttar Pradesh-211002.
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)
Eastern Region (ER)/
Andaman &
The Nicobar Islands,
Jharkhand, Odisha,
Sikkim and West
Regional Director (ER),
Staff Selection
1st MSO Building,(8th
Floor), 234/4,
Acharya Jagadish
Chandra Bose
Road, Kolkata,
West Bengal-700020
Bangalore(9001), Dharwar(9004),
Gulbarga(9005), Mangalore(9008),
Mysore(9009), Kochi(9204),
Thiruvananthapuram(9211), Thrissur(9212)
Karnataka, Kerala
Region (KKR)/
Karnataka and
Regional Director (KKR),
Staff Selection
The commission, 1st Floor,
“E” Wing, Kendriya
Sadan, Koramangala,
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),
Madhya Pradesh
Sub-Region (MPR)/
Chhattisgarh and
Madhya Pradesh
Dy. Director (MPR),
Staff Selection
J-5, Anupam Nagar,
Almora(2001), Dehradun(2002),
Haldwani(2003), Srinagar
Haridwar(2005), Delhi(2201),
Ajmer(2401), Alwar(2402),
Bharatpur(2403), Bikaner(2404),
Jaipur(2405), Jodhpur(2406),
Kota(2407), Sriganganagar(2408),
Northern Region (NR)/
NCT of Delhi,
Rajasthan and
Regional Director (NR),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 12,
CGO Complex, Lodhi
Road, New Delhi-110003
Anantnag(1001), Baramula(1002),
Jammu(1004), Leh(1005),
Srinagar(J&K)(1007), Kargil(1008),
Dodda (1009), Hamirpur(1202),
Shimla(1203), Bathinda (1401),
Jalandhar(1402), Patiala(1403),
Amritsar(1404), Chandigarh(1601)
North Western
Sub-Region (NWR)/
Haryana, Himachal
Pradesh, Jammu
and Kashmir and
Dy. Director (NWR),
Staff Selection
Block No. 3, Ground
Floor, Kendriya Sadan,
Sector-9, Chandigarh160009
Guntur(8001), Kurnool(8003),
Rajahmundry(8004), Tirupati(8006),
Vijaywada(8008), Chennai(8201),
Coimbatore(8202), Madurai(8204),
Tiruchirapalli(8206), Tirunelveli(8207),
Puducherry(8401), Hyderabad(8601),
Nizamabad(8602), Warangal(8603)
Southern Region (SR)/
Andhra Pradesh,
Puducherry, Tamil
Nadu and
Regional Director (SR),
Staff Selection
Commission, 2nd Floor, EVK
Sampath Building,
DPI Campus,
College Road, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu-600006
Vadodara(7002), Rajkot(7006),
Surat(7007), Bhavnagar(7009),
Kutch(7010), Amravati(7201),
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)
Western Region
Dadra and Nagar
Haveli, Daman and
Diu, Goa, Gujarat
and Maharashtra
Regional Director (WR),
Staff Selection
Commission,1st Floor,
South Wing,
Pratishtha Bhawan,
101, Maharshi Karve
Road, Mumbai,
Itanagar(5001), Dibrugarh(5102),
Jorhat(5107), Silchar(5111),
Kohima(5302), Shillong(5401),
Ukhrul(5503), Agartala(5601),
North Eastern
Region (NER)/
Arunachal Pradesh,
Assam, Manipur,
Mizoram, Nagaland
and Tripura.
Regional Director (NER),
Staff Selection
Housed Complex,
Last Gate-Basistha
Road, P. O. Assam
Sachivalaya, Dispur,
Guwahati, Assam781006

SSC CHSL 2020 Resolution of Tie Cases

In the event of a tie in scores of candidates in Tier-I+Teir-II examinations, merit will be decided by applying the following criteria, one after another, till the tie is resolved:

  1. Total marks of the Tier-II Examination.
  2. Total marks in Tier-I Examination.
  3. Date of birth, with the older candidates, placed higher.
  4. Alphabetical order in which the first names of the candidates appear.

SSC CHSL Educational Qualification Code

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


Q 1. How much percentage is required in the 12th Class for SSC CHSL.?
Ans: There is no bar on percentage, anyone who had passed the 12th class can fill the SSC CHSL Application.
Q 2.SSC CHSL exam is online or offline.?
Ans. SSC CHSL exam is a online exam.
Q 3: What is the age limit for SSC CHSL.?
Ans: The candidate’s age must be between 18 and 27 years to be eligible for SSC CHSL 2020.
Q 4.Is there any negative marking on the SSC CHSL examination?
Ans: Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for wrong answers.
Q 5: Is it mandatory to appear for all the tiers of the SSC CHSL exam?
Ans: Yes, candidates need to appear for all the tiers of the exam in order to qualify for the SSC CHSL exam.