Number of StagesThree
Mode of ExaminationOnline
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Duration Of Exam60 Minutes
(80 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes)

SSC CHSL 2020: To recruit eligible candidates for the post of lower division clerks (LDC), postal assistants (PA), data entry operators (DEO), and sorting assistants (SA), SSC conducts  CHSL examination. To apply for this exam, the candidates should have passed their (10 + 2) or an equivalent examination from a Recognized University or board. The examination is held in three stages on various centers allotted by SSC. Check here complete details regarding SSC CHSL Exam 2020 such as application form, exam dates, eligibility, vacancies, etc.

SSC CHSL 2020 Notification – Dates Released

SSC CHSL Overview

Exam NameSSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam)
Organizing AuthoritySSC (Staff Selection Commission)
Application StatusStarted from 03.12.2019
Last Date to apply10.01.2020
Exam Date20-27 March 2020 (Postponed)
Official Notification PDFDownload Here
Official WebsiteCheck Here
Online ApplicationApply Online Here
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SSC CHSL 2019 Important Dates

Publication of official notification3rd December 2019
Commencement of the application process3rd December 2019
Last date of the application process10th January 2020
Last date for payment of application feeNotified Later
Downloading of admit cardNotified Later
Examination date (SSC CHSL  Tier-I)20-27 March 2020 (Postponed)
Results declaration of part I examinationNotified Later
Examination Tier-II28th June 2020 (DES)
Final merit listNotified Later

SSC CHSL 2020 Important Dates

Publication of official notification30th November 2020
Commencement of the application process30th November 2019
Last date of the application process15th December 2020
Last date for payment of application fee onlineNotified Later
Last date for payment of application fee offlineNotified Later
Downloading of admit cardNotified Later
Examination date (SSC CHSL  Tier-I)Notified Later
Results declaration of part I examinationNotified Later
Examination Tier-IINotified Later
Final merit listNotified Later

SSC CHSL 2020 Overview

  • EXAM NAME:  SSC CHSL 2020 (Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination)
  • CONDUCTING BODY: Staff Selection Commission
  • RECRUITS FOR: DEO (Data Entry Officers), LDC (Lower Division Clerk), Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator “Grade-A”
  • MODE OF EXAM:  Online mode for Tier 1, Offline Mode for Tier 2
  • NUMBER OF QUESTIONS: 100 for Tier 1

Pay Scale

Post NamePay Level (Pay Scale)Post Name
PA/ SAPay Level -4 (Rs.25,500-81,100)Rs. 2400
DEOPay Level-4 (Rs.25,500-81,100)Rs. 2400
DEO Grade ‘A’Pay Level-4 (Rs.25,500-81,100)Rs. 2400
LDC/ JSAPay Level -2 (Rs.19,900-63,200)Rs. 1900

Eligibility Criteria

  • For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): Passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University will be required.
  • For Data Entry Operator (DEO) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): Passed 12th Standard in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent will be required.

Age Criteria

The applicants must have aged between 18 to 27 years as on 1st August 2020.

Age Relaxation:

For SC/ST age relaxation is5 years
For OBC age relaxation is3 years
For PH age relaxation is10 years
For PH+OBC age relaxation is13 years
For PH+SC/ST age relaxation is15 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM)3 years
Candidates having domiciled in JK during the period from 1st
January 1980 to 31st December 1989
5 years
Defense Personnel disabled3 years
Defense Personnel disabled (SC/ST)8 years
Central Government Civilian EmployeesUp to 40 years of age
Central Government Civilian Employees (SC/ST)Up to 45 years of age
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarriedUp to 35 years of age
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST)Up to 40 years of age
Service Clerks in the last year of their color service in the Armed ForcesUp to 45 years of age
Service Clerks in the last year of their color service in the Armed Forces (SC/ST)Up to 50 years of age

SSC CHSL 2020 Application Form

The application form should be filled in correctly giving all the mandatory details. The Application Form can be downloaded from the official website which is An application fee should be paid as per the required payment mode. Candidates also need to upload some required documents. A recent passport size photo and signature should be uploaded in the specified format. The application form should be previewed completely about all the filled-in details, before submitting it. Finally, the print out of the hard copy should be taken for future references.

Application Fee

  • The age of the candidate shall not be less than 18 years.
  • The maximum age should not be more than 32 years.
  • For reserved category candidates, age relaxation would be applicable as per the central government rules.


S.NoCategoryAge Relaxation
1OBC3 yrs
2ST/SC5 yrs
3Gen +PH10 yrs
4OBC+ PH13 yrs
5SC/ST+PH15 yrs
6Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 yrs
7Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 yrs
8Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 yrs

SSC CGL 2020 Application Form

Candidates need to register by entering his/her e-mail ID, phone number and password. Use registration details to log in. Fill in the detailed application form with all the correct details. Upload scanned photograph and signature as per the dimensions mentioned in the JPEG format. The next step after successfully filling and uploading is to pay application fees. The application fee for unreserved male candidates is INR 100 while female and reserved category candidates are exempted from any fee. Candidates are advised to take a print of the filled application form.

Application Fee

  • The application fee will be Rs.100/-.
  • Candidates can pay the application fee with the use of a debit card, credit card, net banking or through SBI bank challan.
  • Candidates claiming under Female/SC/ST/PH categories; are not required to make payment of the fee.

Selection Process

  • There will be two stages of the examination, the written examination, and the skill test.
  • Tier 1: Written exam of objective type questions of 200 marks.
  • Tier 2: It is a descriptive test of 100 marks and conducted in offline mode;
  • Typing Test/Skill Test: For candidates who get qualifying marks in Tier 2 exam.

Scheme of the Examination

  • First Tier – Computer Based Examination
  • Second Tier – Computer Based Examination
  • Third Tier – Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
  • Forth Tier– Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification
IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)
IIDescriptive Paper in English/HindiPen and Paper mode
IIISkill Test/Computer Proficiency TestWherever Applicable

Exam Pattern

  • The written examination shall comprise of multiple-choice questions.
  • The exam duration for Tier I will be 60 min.
  • One-fourth marks of the total marks allotted to the question will be deducted as penalty for every wrong answer.
  • Questions in the examination will be from various topics viz. General Intelligence, English Language, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude.

Tier I

SectionSubjectNo of QuestionsMax Marks
1General Intelligence2550
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)2550
4English Language (Basic Knowledge)2550

Tier II

  • The exam will be of 100 marks.
  • This Tier will be qualifying in nature.
  • The exam is of 60 min duration (80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy).

Tier III

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator(DEO):

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

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

  • The Typing Test will be of qualifying in nature.
  • It will be conducted in English or Hindi as per the choice of candidate in the application form.
  • The typing speed of 35 words per minute for English and 30 words per minute for Hindi.
  • The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes (30 min for Visually Handicapped candidates).

SSC CHSL 2020 Admit Card

The admit card will be released at least two weeks before the dates of the respective examinations and will be available region wise on the website of the commission. The candidates who qualify in the first stage of the examination shall be issued a separate admit card for stage 2 examination. Applicants can download the admit card online only. The candidate should carry the examination hall ticket to the examination center.

SSC CHSL 2020 Answer Key

The Answer Key for Stage 1 examination shall be available online for all the subjects. For checking the correct answer to all the questions, candidates are required to download the answer key. To calculate their expected score and analyzing their performance in the examination, the answer key is very helpful. In case of any doubt of anomaly, the candidates will have an opportunity to submit representation against the provisional answer key.


  • First, the result of the first stage of the examination will be declared.
  • Candidates, who qualify the written examination, will be asked to appear in the skill test.
  • After the skill test is commenced, the final result will be announced.

Cut off 2017 (Tier I)

 CategoryCut-Off MarksCandidates Available
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