Course Details


How to run Course


Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam (CHSL) every year to recruit eligible candidates for various departments in Central government.

A candidate can go in various Government Ministries like Finance Ministry, Education Ministry, Ministry of External Affairs, etc. They can also opt for various Department and offices like Income Tax department, Excise Department, Import Export, etc. for various post like

  1. Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA)
  2. Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  3. Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) / Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  4. Court Clerk

SSC CHSL Vacancy


SSC CHSL Vacancy is generally released in the month of November / December  tentatively, 1000’s of vacancies are released for the candidates to apply in 2017 there were 5,874 vacancies 2018 there were 5,649  vacancies , in 2019 there were 4,893 vacancies , in 2020 there were a total of 4,726 vacancies and in in 2021 there were a total of 5,429 vacancies.


SSC CHSL generally conducts exam after 2 to 3 months of notification date in 3 stages (Tiers), the first exam is conducted on Online mode and latter two are on offline mode.

SSC CHSL is a great opportunity for students looking forward for a career in the reputed organizations under the central government. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in various Government departments. While a government job helps to build a stable career, it is also loaded with responsibilities.

  • Video Lectures-200+
  • Homework assignment with video solutions
  • Sectional Tests – 20
  • Topic wise Tests – 80
  • Prelims – 10
  • Mains – 5
  • Validity- 12 Months
  • Lectures in Hindi + English
  • E-Books


SSC CHSL Salary Structure

The initial salary package of SSC CHSL is about Rs. 22,392/- to 31,045 per month  depending on post, pay scale and city of posting that includes the Dearness Allowance and other benefits.

Post Name Pay Scale
LDC/JSA Pay Band – 1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay : Rs. 1900
PA/SA Pay Band – 1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay : Rs. 2400
DEO Pay Band – 1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay : Rs. 2400
DEO Grade ‘A’ Pay Band – 1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay : Rs. 2400
Post Name 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

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

  1. Citizen of India
  2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement.
  4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India in their favor.

Education qualification varies from post to post for SSC CHSL, below you can find the desirable qualification for each posts

For LDC/JSA, PA/SA, DEO (except DEO in C&AG): 12th Passed or Equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

For Data Entry Operator (DEO) in the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CA&G): 12th Passed in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or University.

SSC CHSL Age Limit

Candidates applying for the SSC CHSL exam should not be below 18 years and not above 27 years.


Age Relaxation

General Category

0 years

Scheduled Caste(SC)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years


10 years


15 years


13 years

Ex-servicemen, ECOs, SSCOs who have rendered 5 years of military service.

5 years

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

The Exam pattern of SSC CHSL is in 3 Stages

The Composite time for Prelims exam is of 60 minutes for 200 Marks and consists 100 questions. SSC CHSL Tier 1 exams rewards 2 mark for every correct answer and deduct 0.5 marks for every incorrect answer
S.No. Name of Tests (Objective) No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
1 General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 Cumulative time of 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200
  • Hindi & English language is available for Tier 2
  • Wherever mentioned candidates have to write their correct roll number
  • Left-thumb impression also to be affixed in relevant columns
  • The answer books not containing the roll number, signature, and left thumb impression will be awarded as zero marks.
  • No personal identity such as – name, email id, mobile number is to be revealed inside the answer sheet



Number of Papers


Total Marks


Question Type

Descriptive (Pen and paper-based)


Essay Writing for 200-250 words, Letter /Application Writing for 150 words

Minimum Score to qualify



1 hour

1 hour and 20 minutes for the aspirants who eligible for scribe

Exam Mode


Tier 3 of SSC CHSL includes couple of skill tests required for the central government posts.

This includes typing test where a candidate should have 30wpm (Hindi) and 35wpm (English) speed, duration of test is 15 minutes. For visually handicapped candidates (40% and above) 30 minutes will be allotted.

SSC CHSL Syllabus

General Intelligence & Reasoning





Intelligence & Reasoning

This section is based on Questions from Series (number, figurative), similarities and differences, analogy, space visualization. Spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, judgment. Decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation. Direction sense test, Blood relations, arithmetical reasoning, and figural classification.

Arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding, and decoding. Statement conclusion, syllogism in reasoning, etc. The topics are Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy. Figural Analogy, Ranking test, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification. Figural Classification, Input-Output questions, Problem Solving, Word Building, Seating arrangement, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations. Questions on Dies, Clock, Calendar.

Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams. Drawing inferences, folding & unfolding of Punched holes/patterns. Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching. Date & city matching, Classification of center codes/roll numbers. Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding, and classification. Embedded Figures, Critical thinking. Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude





This section is based on questions on Percentages. Ratio & Proportion. Square and cube roots. Surds and indices. LCM and HCF, Averages, Age problems. Simple interest and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership. Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Boat and Streams, Pipes and Cisterns. Numbers, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Heights and Distances.

Divisions and Remainders, decimals, fractions, and relationships between numbers. Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangles (centers, congruence, similarity), In circles and circum-circle. 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, Trigonometric ratio. Degree and Radian Measures, Circle and its chords. tangents angles subtended by chords of a circle. common tangents to two or more circles, Standard Identities. Complementary angles, Heights and Distances. Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

English Language



English Language

  1. One word Substitution
  2. Synonyms and Antonyms
  3. Idioms and Phrases
  4. Spellings/Detecting miss spelt words
  5. Passages/Reading Comprehension
  6. Sentence Improvement
  7. Para jumbles
  8. General Awareness

  9. Error Spotting
  10. Fill in the blanks

General Awareness





  1. History
  2. Geography
  3. Culture
  4. General Policy & Scientific Research
  5. Current affairs of Last 6 months
  6. Economic Scene
  7. Scientific research includes physics, chemistry, and Biology

SSC CHSL Tier 2 is a descriptive based paper conducted offline which includes :

  1. Essay Writing
  2. Letter / Application Writing

Tier 2 is of 100 marks for 60 minutes. For visually challenged candidates and candidates suffering from cerebral palsy the time is extended upto 80 minutes. Tier 2 exam focuses on the writing capability of the candidate, the candidate can attempt the paper in English/Hindi. Minimum 33% of marks is required to qualify SSC CHSL Tier 2 paper.


Word Count

Total Marks


Essay Writing




Letter / Application Writing



After the merit list is prepared of Tier 1& Tier 2 the candidates are shortlisted to appear the SSC CHSL Tier 3 exam which is purely a skill based test


Key Depression


Data Entry Operator

8000 per hour

15 minutes

Data Entry Operator in C&AG

15000 per hour

15 minutes


10500 per hour

15 minutes

Final score will be adjudged on the basis of correct entry of key words/depressions.


SSC CHSL Cut off

SSC CHSL cut off varies from post to post (Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) / Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Court Clerk) There are many factors which would affect the SSC CHSL Cut Off . The most important factors which would affect the SSC CHSL Cut Off will include:
  • Candidates’ performance in the exam
  • Number of applicants
  • Number of vacancies
Tier 1 2018 2019 2020
Cut-off 143.5 135.60 159.52

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