The Staff Selection Commission or SSC is one of the leading Govt. Organizations that are responsible for employing 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 a 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 commission has changed the exam dates for the SSC CHSL Tier-1 exam for the candidates who had opted for the examination centers in West Bengal. The Tier-1 exam for such candidates is going to take place on May 21 & 22, 2021.
SSC CHSL 2021
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has been working day in, day out to adhere to its calendar. SSC has released the notification for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), and Data Entry Operator(DEO) on 06th November 2020. The online application for the combined higher secondary level examination (CHSL) from 06th November. Candidates can apply for the recruitment till 26th December 2020 (extended). The tier 1 exam is for 2021 is going to take place from 12to to 27th April 2021 Candidates are advised to visit this page regularly for any updates.
SSC CHSL 2021 Notification
After almost a year 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 2021 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 2021 Exam Date
|Exam Name||SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level)|
|Conducting Body||Staff Selection Commission (SSC)|
|Exam Level||National Level|
|Exam Purpose||Selection of candidates for posts of LDC, JSA, PA, SA, and DEO|
|Exam Language||English and Hindi|
|Exam Helpdesk No.||011-24361359|
SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Dates
The exam dates for SSC CHSL 2021 are released by SSC along with its official notification. Check all the Important Dates for SSC CHSL Notification 2021 here.
|SSC CHSL 2021 Important Dates|
|SSC CHSL 2021 Notification Date||06th November 2020|
|Online Form submission Start||06th November 2020|
|Last Date to Apply Online for SSC CHSL 2021||26th December 2020|
|Last date for Online Payment||28th December 2020|
|Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of the Bank)||01st January 2021|
|SSC CHSL 2021 Tier 1 Exam Dates||April 12 to 27 2021 & May 21 & 22 2021 (for West Bengal candidates)|
|SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-1 Answer Key Date||To be notified later|
|SSC CHSL 2021 Tier 1 Result Date||To be notified later|
|SSC CHSL 2021 Tier 2 Exam Date||To be notified|
|SSC CHSL 2021 Tier 2 Result Date||To be notified later|
|SSC CHSL 2021 Tier 3 Exam Dates||To be notified later|
|SSC CHSL 2021 Final Result Date||To be notified later|
SSC CHSL 2021: Vacancy
The number of vacancies for the SSC CHSL 2021 will be updated soon. Candidates can check the number of vacancies for 2019-20 recruitment. For SSC CHSL 2019-20, 4893 vacancies have been released. The post wise vacancy is mentioned below:
SSC CHSL Last Year Vacancy (2018-19)
SSC CHSL 2021 Eligibility Criteria
All the aspiring candidates of SSC CHSL 2021 have to abide by all the Eligibility Criteria decided by the Commission.
- The candidate of SSC CHSL 2021 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 are appearing in their 12th standard can also apply provided they produce the educational qualification and the documentary evidence from the board/ university as of January 1st, 2021
3. Age Limit (as of 01 January 2021)
- The age of candidates must be between 18 to 27 years.
- SSC CHSL Age Relaxation: As per government guidelines age relaxation in SSC CHSL 2021 is given in the table below:
|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 2021
The Application Fee for SSC CHSL 2021 as per the categories is given below:
Prerequisites for SSC CHSL 2021 Application Form:
Important things which you should keep with you while filling the Application Form:
- Scanned copy of your Signature ( 1kb < Size < 12 kb ) in JPG format.
- Scanned copy of your Photo ( 20 kb < Size < 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.
Apply Online For SSC CHSL 2021
Eligible and interested candidates may apply online for SSC CHSL 2021 Recruitment. The link for the online application is available below.
SSC CHSL 2021 Selection Procedure
- SSC CHSL 2021 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 based on 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 based on their merit and preference of post.
SSC CHSL 2021: Exam Pattern
The exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2021 is explained in the tables below. SSC CHSL 2021 comprises 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 elaborated Exam Patterns of Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III of SSC CHSL 2021 Recruitment are given in the table below. Candidates need to know every bit of exam pattern to prepare well for every section of the examination.
|I||General Intelligence and
|25||50||60 Minutes (Total)|
Note- In Tier-I, there will be a negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.
After qualifying Tier-I of the SSC CHSL 2021 Examination. Candidates have to appear for Tier II and Tier III. 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.)
|Proficiency in Word Processing,
Generation of Slides and
|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 2021 Syllabus
SSC CHSL 2021 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
|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|
SSC CHSL Pay Scale: Salary After 7th Pay Commission
The PayScale for each of the posts is tabulated below for SSC CHSL 2021.
|SSC CHSL Posts & Pay Scale|
|SSC CHSL Posts||SSC CHSL 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|
SSC CHSL Cut-Off
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|
SSC CHSL 2021 Admit Card
SSC has released the exam dates for the candidates for the CHSL exam. Admit Card. The expected date is generally 4-5 days before the exam date, which means the tentative date could be March 2021.
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 2021.
SSC CHSL 2021 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 August-September.
SSC CHSL 2021 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 the SSC CHSL Answer Key.
Candidates are requested to stay updated with this website for the details of CHSL 2021 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 2021: 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 &
|SSC Region and
States/ UTs under
the jurisdiction of
|Address of the Regional
Bareilly(3005), Gorakhpur(3007) ,
|Central Region (CR)/
Bihar and Uttar
|Regional Director (CR),
21-23, Lowther Road,
(WB)(4403), Chinsurah (4405),
Sambalpur(4609), Port Blair (4802)
|Eastern Region (ER)/
The Nicobar Islands,
Sikkim and West
|Regional Director (ER),
1st MSO Building,(8th
|Regional Director (KKR),
The commission, 1st Floor,
“E” Wing, Kendriya
|Dy. Director (MPR),
J-5, Anupam Nagar,
|Northern Region (NR)/
NCT of Delhi,
|Regional Director (NR),
Staff Selection Commission,
Block No. 12,
CGO Complex, Lodhi
Road, New Delhi-110003
Dodda (1009), Hamirpur(1202),
Shimla(1203), Bathinda (1401),
and Kashmir and
|Dy. Director (NWR),
Block No. 3, Ground
Floor, Kendriya Sadan,
|Southern Region (SR)/
|Regional Director (SR),
Commission, 2nd Floor, EVK
College Road, Chennai,
Nagpur(7205), Nanded (7206),
Dadra and Nagar
Haveli, Daman and
Diu, Goa, Gujarat
|Regional Director (WR),
The commission,1st Floor,
101, Maharshi Karve
|Regional Director (NER),
Road, P. O. Assam
SSC CHSL 2021 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:
- Total marks of the Tier-II Examination.
- Total marks in Tier-I Examination.
- Date of birth, with the older candidates, placed higher.
- Alphabetical order in which the first names of the candidates appear.
SSC CHSL Educational Qualification Code
|Educational Qualification Code||Code|
|AMIE (Part A & Part B)||15|
|Graduation issued by Defence
(Indian Army, Air Force, Navy)
|M. Sc. (Engg.)||32|
RRB NTPC Admit Card 2021
SSC CHSL 2021 FAQs
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 an 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 2021.
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 to qualify for the SSC CHSL exam.