SSC CHSL 2020-21: Latest Vacancies, Exam Schedule, Eligibility, Application Form Download

SSC CHSL Exam

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
  • Tier III (Stage III) – Skill and Typing Test

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

What is CHSL in SSC?

CHSL is Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) examination which is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission. 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 includes:

  • 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 2020-21 Latest Updates – 

  • 16th July 2021: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has announced the exam date for SSC CHSL 2020. SSC CHSL 2020 tier-1 exam will be held from 4th to 12th August 2021.
  • The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-I Admit Card on 27th March 2021.

Previously, the commission has announced the tentative list of vacancies for the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) examination 2020. There are a total of 4726 vacancies this year, including 158 vacancies for LDC/JSA/JPA, 3181 vacancies have been released for Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) and seven vacancies have been released for Data Entry Operator (DEO).

SSC CHSL 2020-21 Exam Overview:

Name of Exam

SSC CHSL

Conducting Authority

Staff Selection Commission

Exam Level

National Level

Purpose

Recruiting Staff for Government Posts

Exam Type

Objective Type

Mode of Exam

Computer-Based

Official Website

https://ssc.nic.in (new)

http://sscold2.nic.in (old)

Total Vacancies

4893

SSC CHSL 2020-21 Official Notification (Released) 

Staff Selection Commission released the SSC CHSL 2019 results, marks and scorecard on its official website. Candidates can visit ssc.nic.in to click on the “Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level examination, 2019, Declaration of the result of Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)” link. The result was declared on 15th January 2021. SSC released the marks and scorecard on 20th January 2021. As per the official notice, “Final Answer Keys will be available to the candidates for one month from 21.01.2021 to 20.02.2021.”

Previously on 06th November 2020, SSC has released the recruitment notification for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), and Data Entry Operator (DEO). The online application for the combined higher secondary level examination (CHSL) from 06th November. The tier 1 exam is for 2020-21 is going to take place from 4th to 12th August 2021. Candidates are advised to visit this page regularly for any updates. Check detailed SSC CHSL 2020-21 notification.

Post-wise Distribution of Number of Vacancies for SSC CHSL

The details of vacancies for the SSC CHSL 2020 will be announced later and uploaded on the official website of the Commission. The vacancies for the SSC CHSL 2020 are as follows:

Department Name

SSC CHSL Posts

Total

Bureau of Police Research & Development

LDC/JSA

6

Canteen Stores Department (Ministry of Defence)

LDC/JSA

70

Central Administrative Tribunal

LDC/JSA

22

Central Bureau of Investigation

LDC/JSA

47

Central Passport Office  (Ministry of External Affairs)

LDC/JSA

17

Controller General of Accounts

LDC/JSA

107

Controller General of Defence Accounts

LDC/JSA

58

Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal

LDC/JSA

11

Department of Fisheries (Ministry of  Fisheries, Animal

Husbandry and Dairying )

LDC/JSA

6

Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare

(M/O Agriculture and Farmers Welfare)

LDC/JSA

21

Department of Commerce (Ministry of Commerce & Industry)

LDC/JSA

6

Department of Electronics and Information Technology

LDC/JSA

7

Department of Forensic Science Services (M/o Home Affairs)

LDC/JSA

7

Department of Science & Technology

LDC/JSA

10

Farrakka Barrage Project (Department of Water Resources, River

Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (Ministry of Jal Shakti)

LDC/JSA

2

Directorate General of Aeronautical Quality Assurance (M/O Defence)

LDC/JSA

14

Directorate General of Health Servies (M/O Health and Family Welfare)

LDC/JSA

23

Election Commission of India

LDC/JSA

8

Enforcement Directorate (Department of Revenue)

LDC/JSA

2

IHQ MOD (Navy)/DTE of Civilian Manpower Planning and

Recruitment Integrated Headquarters (DCMPR)

LDC/JSA

231

Intelligence Bureau

LDC/JSA

79

Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration

(LBSNAA), Department of Personnel & Training

LDC/JSA

5

Ministry of Civil Aviation

LDC/JSA

11

Ministry of Communications  (Department of Communication) Office of CGCA

LDC/JSA

182

Ministry of Communications  (Department of Posts)-(PA-Admin)

LDC/JSA

268

Ministry of Culture

LDC/JSA

3

Ministry of Defence (Office of The JS & CAO) AFHQ

LDC/JSA

89

Ministry of External Affairs

LDC/JSA

17

Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs

LDC/JSA

37

Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

LDC/JSA

15

Ministry of Jal Shakti (Department of Water Resources, River

Development & Ganga Rejuvenation)

LDC/JSA

3

Ministry of Labour & Employment

LDC/JSA

44

Ministry of Power

LDC/JSA

3

Ministry of Textiles

LDC/JSA

5

National Informatics Centre

LDC/JSA

14

National Investigation Agency

LDC/JSA

7

National Technical Research Organisation

LDC/JSA

38

Office of Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro, Small

& Medium Enterprise(MSME)

LDC/JSA

12

Registrar General of India

LDC/JSA

21

Tatrakshak Mukhyalaya[Indian Coast Guard)

LDC/JSA

10

Ministry of Communications  & IT(Department of Posts)-SPN

PA/SA

3,181

Controller General of Accounts

DEO 2400

4

DTE General Defence Estates (Ministry of Defence)

DEO 2800

3

Total

-

4,726

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Available Application Forms

SSC CHSL Exam 2020-21 Important Dates

The previous dates for the SSC CHSL exam 2020-21 are as under:

SSC CHSL 2020-21  Events

SSC CHSL 2020-21 Dates

Registration began

06th November 2020

Closing date of Application

26th December 2020 (Extended)

Admit Card (Tier-I) Availability

27th March 2021

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam (Computer Based Test)

4th to 12th August 2021

SSC CHSL Tier-I Result

To Be Announced

SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam (Descriptive Paper)

To Be Announced

SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam

To Be Announced

SSC CHSL Result (Final)

To Be Announced 


SSC CHSL Exam 2020-21 Pattern & Syllabus

To get through the recruitment process, the candidates need to 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

Detail

Type of Exam

Objective

Number of Sections

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

Number of Questions

100

Total Marks

200

Mode of Exam

Computer-Based Exam

Duration

60 minutes (80 minutes for candidates afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and OH with a deformity in writing hand’)

Language

Hindi and English (Except for the English Language section)

Scheme of Negative Marking

0.50 marks get deducted for every incorrect answer

Exam Pattern of Tier - 1

Sections/ Parts

Subject

Number of questions

Total Marks

I

General Intelligence

25

50

II

General Awareness

25

50

III

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

IV

English Language

25

50

 

Total

100

200

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Tier - 2 Descriptive Type Exam Pattern

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

About Tier-2 Exam

Details

Type of Exam

Descriptive type

Mode of Exam

Pen and Paper Mode

Duration of Exam

60 minutes (80 minutes for candidates ‘afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and OH with a deformity in writing hand’)

Type of Questions

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

Medium of Exam

Hindi or English.

Note: In this exam, the candidates have to score minimum qualifying marks of 33 per cent. 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. Skill Test will be only of 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 2020-21 Syllabus –

Syllabus for Tier I

General Intelligence and Reasoning

English Language

Quantitative Ability

General Awareness

Logical Reasoning

Reading Comprehension

Simplification

History

Data Sufficiency

Miscellaneous

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Economic Scene

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Para jumbles

Mixtures & Allegations

Geography

Alphanumeric Series

Cloze Test

Profit & Loss

Culture

Coded Inequalities

Fill in the blanks

Work & Time

General Policy

Seating Arrangement

Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

Time & Distance

Scientific Research

Syllogism

Active/Passive Voice

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Books and Authors

Tabulation

One Word Substitution

Data Interpretation

Awards and Honors

Coding-Decoding

Paragraph Completion

Permutation, Combination &Probability

 

Blood Relations

 

Number Systems

 

Input-Output

 

Sequence & Series

 

Puzzle

 

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 the 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 in English or in Hindi.

Tier III Syllabus –

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



SSC CHSL Exam 2020-21 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 on 1st August 2020 i.e. the candidates must be born between 2nd August 1992 and 1st August 2001. There is a provision of age relaxation in the upper age limit. Check below –

S. No.

Category

Age Relaxation in Upper Age Category

1

SC/ST

5 years

2

OBC

3 years

3


 

 

PH

10 years

PH (OBC)

13 years

PH(SC/ST)

15 years

4

 

 

 

Ex-servicemen - General

3 years

Ex-servicemen - OBC

6 years

Ex-servicemen - SC/ST

8 years

5

 

 

Central Government Employees – General

40 years

Central Government Employees – OBC

43 years

Central Government Employees – SC/ST

45 years

6

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

5 years

7


 

Divorced Woman

35 years

Divorced Woman – SC/ST

40 years

8

 

Defence Personnel Disabled (General)

5 years

Defence Personnel Disabled (SC/ST)

8 years

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SSC CHSL Exam 2020-21 Application Process

SSC CHSL application form 2020 filling process has been extended till 19th December 2020, due to technical issues on the last date i.e. 15th December. Along with this, the dates for payment of the SSC CHSL application fee have also been extended by Staff Selection Commission. Registered candidates will now be able to pay the application fee latest by 21st December (in online mode) and 24th December (in offline mode).

The application process has been extended considering the difficulties being faced by the candidates in filling the online form due to the heavy load on servers. The SSC CHSL application form was released on 06th November 2020. Candidates can fill the CHSL application form on the official website of the Commission. Candidates can fill the SSC CHSL online form in two parts - registration and application. The SSC CHSL application fee is ₹ 100. Candidates have to fill up and submit the one-time registration form in the step and the online application form in the second step.

The SSC CHSL tier-I 2021 exam will be conducted from 4th to 12th August 2021. SSC CHSL tier-II 2021 exam date has not been announced yet.

Prerequisites for SSC CHSL 2020-21 Application Form:

Important things which you should keep with you while filling 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 has been taken should be clearly printed on the photograph.

How to Apply for SSC CHSL 2020 Exam?

  • Visit the official website of SSC, i.e. https://ssc.nic.in/.
  • 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 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, coloured passport-size photograph. Make sure the uploaded document meet 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 acknowledgement page for future correspondence.

Application Fee

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

The reserved category candidates and females of all categories are exempted to pay 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.


Other Details

SSC CHSL 2020-21 Selection Procedure

  • SSC CHSL 2020 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 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 on the basis of their merit and preference of post.

SSC CHSL Admit Card

Candidates can download their admit card/hall ticket from the official regional websites of the commission from 27th March 2021. Candidates can also download their SSC CHSL tier-I 2020 application status through the official website. The SSC CHSL tier-I 2020-21 exam is going to be held from 4th to 12th August 2021.

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 signature of the invigilator, etc.

Exam Day Important Instruction

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

  • 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 photograph with them.
  • Candidates with a digital watch, pen, any kind of electronic devices are not allowed to take the exam.
  • For girls, any kind of Jewellery items, any kind of clips are not allowed in the exam centre.
  • A pen and rough sheet will be provided in the exam hall itself.

How to Download SSC CHSL Admit Card 2020-21

  • Go to the official website - https://ssc.nic.in/.
  • 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 Result

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will declare the SSC CHSL 2020 exam after every Tier. And, 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 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 https://ssc.nic.in/.
  • Click on the ‘Result’ tab on 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 2019 Result (Announced), Marks and Scorecard

Staff Selection Commission has released the results, marks and scorecard of the SSC CHSL 2019 exam. Candidates can visit the authorised website to download their marks.

  • Go to the official website of SSC – ssc.nic.in.
  • Click on the “SSC CHSL Marks” link and enter your Registration Number and Password.
  • It will display on your screen.
  • Download and take a printout of the same for future reference.

The official notice reads, “Marks of the qualified/non-qualified candidates will be uploaded on the website of the Commission on 19.01.2021. This facility will be available for one month i.e. from 19.01.2021 to 18.02.2021. Candidates may check their marks by using their Registration No. and registered password and click on the Result/Marks tab on the candidate dashboard.”

SSC CHSL 2020-21 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 2018-2019

Category

Cut-off Marks

Number of Candidates

General (Unreserved)

135.60

8332

EWS

127.25

6675

OBC

133.74

10831

SC

110.39

7936

ST

99.09

4191

Ex-Servicemen

56.11

5063

OH-PWD

102.75

606

HH-PWD

58.43

614

VH-PWD

84.87

605

Other-PWD

50.00

248

Total

 

45101

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SSC CHSL 2020-21 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

The SSC CHSL exam is conducted for various posts viz. Postal Assistant, LDC, Sorting Assistant, Lower Division Clerk, Data Entry Operator every year. The FAQs section here will answer the questions related to the exam.

Q: When will be the SSC CHSL 2020-21 Tier-I exam held?

A: SSC CHSL 2020-21 Tier-I exam will be held from 4th to 12th August 2021.

Q: What is the minimum qualification required to be eligible for the SSC CHSL 2020-21 exam?

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

Q: Can you brief me about the exam pattern?

A: 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.

Q: What is the question pattern of the SSC CHSL Tier-2 exam?

A: 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.

Q: How is the final merit list of the successful candidates prepared?

A: 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.

Q: Is there a provision of age relaxation for the reserved category candidates in the SSC CHSL exam?

A: 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.

Q: If I’m applying for the test, how much should I pay for the application fee?

A: 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.

Q: In a given year for how many times the SSC CHSL Exam is conducted?

A: It is conducted once a year.


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