SSC CHSL 2023: Notification Date(Released), Application Form, Exam Date, Eligibility, Syllabus

Last Modified on : 16 May 2024

The SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is a Government of India recruiting agency. It serves as the nodal agency in recruiting staff for posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India. Every year, SSC conducts CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) exam to select suitable candidates for the LDC (Lower Division Clerk)/ JSA (Junior Secretariat Assistant), PA (Postal Assistant)/ SA (Sorting Assistant), and DEO (Data Entry Operator) posts. The exam is administered in three stages or tiers –

  • Tier I (Stage I) – Computer-Based Test (CBT)
  • Tier II (Stage II) – Descriptive Paper in Hindi/English
  • Tier III (Stage III) – Skill and Typing Test

All the candidates who have qualified for all three Tiers are required to appear for the Document Verification (DV) process.

SSC CHSL 2023 Latest Updates –  

- Notification for SSC CHSL 2023 will release on 9th May 2023.

- The application form for SSC CHSL 2023 will release on 9th May 2023, and the last date to fill out the forms will be 8th June 2023.

SSC CHSL 2023 Exam Overview

Name of Exam


Conducting Authority

Staff Selection Commission

Exam Level

National Level


Recruiting Staff for Government Posts

Exam Type

Objective Type

Mode of Exam


Official Website

Total Vacancies (Tentative)


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Vacancies for SSC CHSL 2023

Post-wise Distribution details of vacancies for the SSC CHSL 2023 will be announced later and uploaded on the official website of the Commission.

CHSL is a Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) examination that the Staff Selection Commission conducts. The exam is conducted every year and lakhs of candidates apply for the exam with the dream of getting a government job. The posts for which recruitment is done under CHSL include: What is CHSL in SSC?

  • Data Entry Operators
  • Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants
  • Lower Divisional Clerk
  • Court Clerk
  • Other posts as per the vacancies in the Ministries

Candidates are recruited for the above posts in various ministries, departments, or offices under the Government of India.

SSC CHSL Exam 2023 Important Dates

SSC CHSL 2023 Exam Dates

The important dates for the SSC CHSL exam 2023 are as under:

SSC CHSL 2023 Events

Important Dates

Official Notification

9th May 2023

SSC CHSL 2023 Registration began

9th May 2023

Closing date of Application

8th June 2023

Correction Window


Admit Card (Tier-I) Availability


SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam (Computer-Based Test)

July/August 2023

SSC CHSL Tier-I Result


SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam (Descriptive Paper)




SSC CHSL Result (Final)

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SSC CHSL Exam 2023 Pattern & Syllabus

SSC CHSL 2023 Exam Pattern

To get through the recruitment process, the candidates must qualify for all three Tiers – Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III.

Tier I is a computer-based exam where the applicants get objective-type questions. Tier II is a descriptive type paper. Tier II qualified candidates then progress to the next stage, i.e., the skill test. It is qualifying in nature.

Tier - 1 Exam Pattern

About the Exam


Type of Exam


Number of Sections

4 (English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, and General Intelligence)

Number of Questions


Total Marks


Mode of Exam

Computer-Based Exam


60 minutes (75 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped)


Hindi and English (Except for the English Language section)

Scheme of Negative Marking

0.50 marks get deducted for every incorrect answer

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Exam Pattern of Tier - 1

Sections/ Parts


Number of questions

Total Marks


General Intelligence




General Awareness




Quantitative Aptitude




English Language







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Tier - 2 Descriptive Type Exam Pattern

Tier II (Descriptive Paper) tests the candidate's writing skills. The marks scored by the candidate in this stage are added to the final merit list.

About Tier-2 Exam


Type of Exam

Descriptive type

Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper Mode

Duration of Exam

60 minutes.

Type of Questions

Essay (200-250 words) and Letter/Application (150-200 words)

Medium of Exam

Hindi or English.

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Note: In this exam, the candidates must score a minimum qualifying mark of 33 percent. The performance in this Tier will be considered for preparing the merit list. The paper will be in both Hindi and English language. Candidates have to attempt the paper in only one language.

Tier - 3 Exam Details

Only those candidates who qualify for Tier - 1 and Tier - 2 exams will be called for the Tier III exam. It is a Skill Test/Typing Test. The Skill Test will be only of a qualifying nature.

The candidates appearing for the Data Entry Operator needs to have a typing speed of a minimum of 8000 Key depressions on the computer per hour. They will be asked to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.

SSC CHSL 2023 Syllabus –

Syllabus for Tier I

General Intelligence and Reasoning

English Language

Quantitative Ability

General Awareness

Logical Reasoning

Reading Comprehension



Data Sufficiency


Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Economic Scene

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Para jumbles

Mixtures & Allegations


Alphanumeric Series

Cloze Test

Profit & Loss


Coded Inequalities

Fill in the blanks

Work & Time

General Policy

Seating Arrangement

Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

Time & Distance

Scientific Research


Active/Passive Voice

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Books and Authors


One Word Substitution

Data Interpretation

Awards and Honors


Paragraph Completion

Permutation, Combination &Probability


Blood Relations


Number Systems




Sequence & Series




Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere


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Tier-II Syllabus –

It is a descriptive paper conducted in pen and paper mode. Tier II is purely based on writing skills, where the candidates are asked to write an essay and a letter of 200 words each. The test-takers can opt for their preferred test language – either English or Hindi.

Tier III Syllabus –

There’s no prescribed syllabus for typing tests or skill tests. Make sure you have amazing typing skills.

SSC CHSL Exam 2023 Eligibility

Nationality -

  • The candidate should be an Indian citizen.
  • Persons from Nepal, Bhutan, Tibetan Refugees and Indian origin (Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zaire, Uganda, Kenya, etc.) are also eligible for the exam provided that the Government of India has issued a certificate of eligibility in the favour of the candidate. They should have moved over to India before 1962 with an intention of settling down here permanently.

Educational Qualification for SSC CHSL Exam-

  • Candidates should have passed the Class 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized Board/University.
  • Candidates appearing in the final Class 12th exam are also eligible for the exam.
  • For DEO posts in the Office of C&AG (Comptroller and Auditor General of India), an applicant must possess a 12th Class certificate in Science with Mathematics. 

Age Limit -

  • Candidates should be between 18 and 27 years of age as of 1st January 2023. There is a provision for age relaxation in the upper age limit. Check below –

S. No.


Age Relaxation in Upper Age Category



5 years



3 years





10 years


13 years


15 years





Ex-servicemen - General

3 years

Ex-servicemen - OBC

6 years

Ex-servicemen - SC/ST

8 years




Central Government Employees – General

40 years

Central Government Employees – OBC

43 years

Central Government Employees – SC/ST

45 years


Candidates who had moved to Jammu & Kashmir (General) between 01.01.1980 and 31.12.1989

5 years



Divorced Woman

35 years

Divorced Woman – SC/ST

40 years



Defense Personnel Disabled (General)

3 years

Defense Personnel Disabled (SC/ST)

8 years

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SSC CHSL Exam 2023 Application Process

SSC CHSL 2023 application form-filling process will start on 9th May 2023, and the last date to apply for SSC CHSL 2023 will be 8th June 2023. Candidates can fill out the SSC CHSL online form on the official website in two parts - registration and application. The SSC CHSL application fee is ₹ 100. Candidates must fill up and submit the one-time registration form in the step and the online application form in the second step.

Prerequisites for SSC CHSL 2023 Application Form:

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

  • Scanned copy of your Signature (1kb to 12 kb) in JPG format.
  • Scanned copy of your Photo (20 kb to 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 was taken should be clearly printed on the photograph.

How to Apply for SSC CHSL 2023 Exam?

  • Visit the official website of SSC, i.e.,
  • By clicking on the application link, you will be directed to the application form page
  • Go through the instructions before submitting the application form.
  • Fill in the educational and personal details in the application form carefully
  • Make the application fee payment
  • Click on the ‘Submit’ button. Get the Registration ID and Password for future use.
  • Now login again and upload the scanned copies of your signature and a recent, colored passport-size photograph. Make sure the uploaded document meets the required size. 4 KB to 20 KB for the photograph and 1 KB to 12 KB for the signature.
  • After submitting the form, take a printout of the acknowledgment page for future correspondence.

Application Fee

Candidates in the general category should pay INR 100/- as the application fee.

The reserved category candidates and females of all categories are exempted from paying the application fee.

Pay the fee online through net banking, credit card, and debit card. The application fee can also be paid through SBI Bank Challan.

SSC CHSL Exam 2023 Other Details

SSC CHSL 2023 Selection Procedure

  • SSC CHSL 2023 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 on the basis of their cumulative performance across the first two tiers.
  • Tier 3, a skill-based test, is the 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 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 for the post.

SSC CHSL Admit Card

  • Candidates can download the admit card/hall ticket from the official regional websites.
  • Candidates can also download their SSC CHSL application status through the official website.

Detailed Mentioned in SSC CHSL Admit Card

Candidates need to check all details on the admit card:

  • Name of the candidate
  • Roll Number
  • Date Of Birth
  • Category of the applicant
  • Gender of the applicant
  • Photograph of the candidate
  • Exam Date and time
  • Exam Centre Name
  • Exam Centre Address
  • Reporting Time at the Centre
  • Duration of the exam
  • Guidelines for the exam
  • Space for the candidate’s signature and thumb impression
  • Space for the signature of the invigilator, etc.

Exam Day Important Instruction

Candidates are advised to read these important points before going to the exam center:

  • Candidates need to bring a photocopy of the Admit Card.
  • Candidates need to carry one Valid I.D proof (Aadhar Card, Pan Card, Driving Licence, Passport, any Govt. I.D, Voter I.D) along with the Admit Card, which contains the name, Date of Birth as mentioned on the Admit card.
  • If they don’t have valid I.D proof with the date of birth, then candidates need to carry the one supporting document which contains the Date of Birth as mentioned on the Admit Card.
  • Candidates need to take 2 passport-size photographs with them.
  • Candidates with a digital watch, pen, or any kind of electronic device are not allowed to take the exam.
  • For girls, any kind of Jewellery items, or any kind of clips are not allowed in the exam center.
  • A pen and rough sheet will be provided in the exam hall itself.

How to Download SSC CHSL Admit Card

  • Go to the official website -
  • Choose your region.
  • Provide your name, roll number, registration number and date of birth.
  • Your admit card will display right on the screen.
  • Take a printout.

SSC CHSL 2023 Result

  • The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will declare the SSC CHSL 2023 exam result after every Tier.
  • The merit will be prepared only on the basis of Tier-I and Tier-II scores.
  • Tier III is of qualifying nature.
  • The result will be published on the official website.
  • Candidates who qualify in Tier-I have to appear for Tier-II, and those who qualify for Tier-II will be called for Tier-III.
  • The final list of qualifying candidates will be released after the Document Verification (DV) process.
  • The document verification will be conducted for those who qualify for all the Tiers of the SSC CHSL exam.

To Check SSC CHSL Result -

  • Visit
  • Click on the ‘Result’ tab at the top of the home page.
  • Select the CHSL tab and click on the link for the result.
  • Provide roll number or registration number and password
  • Enter the given CAPTCHA and click on SUBMIT

The result will be displayed on the screen.

SSC CHSL 2023 - 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 Cut-off 2021


Cut-off Marks

General (Unreserved)






















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SSC CHSL Exam Frequently Asked Questions

Not yet announced.

One must be completed their 10+2 level of studies.

The SSC CHSL exam has 3 stages, namely Tier-1, Tier-2 and Tier-3. In Tier-1, objective-type questions are asked; in Tier-2, descriptive questions are asked; and in Tier-3, a skill test is conducted. In Tier-I, there are multiple-choice questions. It has four sections, namely, General Awareness, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude and English language. It has a total of numbers of 100 questions and has a total of 200 marks. Complete details are available in the article above.

The Tier-2 exam is of descriptive type. It essentially tests the writing skill of the candidates. They are required to write an Essay and Letter/Application in about 200-250 words.

The final merit list of the SSC CHSL exam is prepared on the basis of marks obtained in Tier-1 and Tier-2 exams. Tier-3 is only qualifying in nature.

Yes, candidates belonging to the reserved category are given age relaxation in the upper age limit category for the aforesaid exam. Check the eligibility section of the article to know more about the age limit and other qualification details.

Candidates belonging to the general category should pay an application fee amount of INR 100/-. Those belonging to the reserved category and the females of all categories are exempted from this.

It is conducted once a year.