SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020: As everybody knows, SSC (Staff Selection Commission) happens to be a premier governmental organization for conducting exams to hire thousands of meritorious candidates for various posts including Stenographer, Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Court Clerk (CC), Data Entry Operator (DEO) and more.

SSC tends to fill hundreds of vacancies in various government departments. As the number of vacancies is huge, SSC happens to be the most preferred destination for thousands of students in the country.

It’s simply because the greater number of vacancies gives them a hope to qualify for the exam as compared to some other govt exam having lesser number of vacancies.

In order to fill various posts, SSC conducts a nation wide test for all the eligible and interested candidates.

Being one of the SSC aspirants, candidates may be aware that the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) also conducts the combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam for all those students who have completed their 10+2 and are now eligible to write SSC CHSL exam for the recruitment of the under mentioned posts:

  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Court Clerk
  • Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants (PA/SA)
  • Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)


SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam Postponed


As the country is still in the grip of Covid-19 Pandemic, SSC CHSL Tier-1 exam has been postponed for above mentioned dates which is from March 20 to March 28 onward.

The present circumstances due to the COVID-19 are not encouraging as more number of susceptible cases are constantly pouring in from all directions.

In order to avoid and safeguard public interest at large, SSC has taken an initiative to postpone the current Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Exams (Tier-I) dates for the year 2019 which will be applicable from March 20, 2020.

Now, the new and upcoming schedule for the year 2021-22 is most likely to be announced by the Commission after May 18, 2021.

In order to get the concrete information about the new exam dates, candidates are requested to visit this page regularly to avoid any crucial information regarding the new exam dates.


SSC CHSL 2020 Notification


Those who have already applied might be aware of the official notification of the recruitment for various posts including Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant, Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Postal Assistant and many others. The exam will be held on December 3, 2020.

Please note that the official notification for the same has already been released in PDF format. And so, the interested applicants are suggest to visit the below given link to download the notification directly for the SSC CHSL 2020 recruitment drive.


Click Here to View SSC CHSL 2019-20 Official Notification PDF


SSC CHSL Exam Date 2020


Earlier, the CHSL exam was conducted only from March 17 to March 19, 2020.

No other exams could have been conducted after the PM had announced the complete lockdown in the country.

Now, all the aspirants look so eager to get the new exam dates. Please note that the commission will release new and fresh exam dates once the lockdown phase gets over.

Meanwhile, please take a note of the below mentioned dates of the above exam.


Notification Dates
SSC CHSL 2019-20 Notification 03rd December 2019
Online Application Starts from 03rd December 2019
Last date for Online Registration 10th January 2020
Application Status From 2nd March 2020
Admit Card for Tier-1 4th March 2020
Tier-1 Exam Postponed due to COVID-19
New Dates: After 1st June
Tier-2 (Descriptive Paper) 28th June 2020


SSC CHSL 2020 Admit Card / Application Status


Those who are waiting for the admit card for the reschedule of SSC CHSL 2020 exam will have to wait for some more time.

It’s because the same will be released by SSC after the new exam dates are announced.

For more information on this, you may like to click on the below mentioned link to download the SSC CHSL Tier I Admit Card and other documents.



SSC CHSL 2020-21 Exam Date


We have already informed you about the SSC CHSL published the tentative schedule of the above mentioned exams.

Now, candidates simply need to note down the below mentioned dates in connection to the SSC CHSL Exam 2020.


Notification Dates
2020-21 Notification 30th November 2020
Registration Strats From 30th November 2020
Online Application Ends on 30th December 2020



SSC CHSL 2020 Online Application


Candidates need to follow all the required procedure to write SSC CHSL exam. As per the current notification in this regard, it is expected that the exam will start somewhere on December 30, 2020.


SSC CHSL Application Fee


Applicants who are interested to apply for the SSC CHSL exam in the current year 2020-21 have to go through some of the following steps to know details. 

  • Please note that the application fee applicable will be Rs 100 only.
  • There will be a fee exemption for female, physically handicap persons, SC, ST along with Ex-Servicemen who do not have to pay any fee for the exam.
  • Candidates need to pay the required fee only through SBI Net Banking or in the form of Challan. They can also pay the required fee through credit or debit card as well.
  • Other than all the above methods, candidates are also able to pay the required fee by cash. But for that, they need to produce the copy of the print out of Challan. They can do this after the completion of the registration of the part I exam.
  • Those who are interested in paying the fee online need to go through the part 2 registration and produce the proper registration number along with the valid date of birth.



SSC CHSL Salary: Pay Scale


In this section, we are going to present you an idea about the current pay structure at SSC CHSL 2020. Please find below the same below:


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



SSC CHSL Salary after 7th pay commission

Please note that SSC has already given a new shape to its existing pay structure after the amendment of the 7th Pay Commission.

Now, please find the details of the SSC CHSL Salary structure of the current pay structure of SSC CHSL after the implementation of the 7th pay commission.


SSC CHSL 2020 Vacancy Details


If you are one of the applicants to appear in the upcoming SSC CHSL 2020 exam, then you need to note down the vacancy distribution for the current year.

As per a press release regarding the same, SSC has introduced a total number of 4893 vacancies. Please take a look below to find the post wise vacancy distribution.


Name of Post
LDC/ JSA 1269 Vacancies
PA/ SA 3598 Vacancies
DEO 26 Vacancies
Total 4893 Vacancies

SSC CHSL Last Year Vacancy (2018-19)

Name of Post
LDC/ JSA 1855 Vacancies
PA/ SA 3880 Vacancies
DEO 54 Vacancies



SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020


In this section, we would like to make aware to all the eligible candidates about the process of SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020.

Please note that there will be 3 stages of SSC CHSL exam to be held. In other words, there are as many as 3 tiers of the exam.

In order to make the entire process swift and easy, the process of communication and registration will happen online only through the official website of SSC CHSL.

And so, the candidates will be required to qualify all the stages of the forthcoming SSC CHSL exam before they are finally selected for the respective post they applied.


SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria


In order to be eligible for the most prestigious SSC CHSL exam, candidates are expected to fulfill all the below mentioned eligibility criteria. Please find them below to learn more:

Citizenship: It’s the very first criteria where a candidate must be either:

  • An Indian citizen
  • a subject of Bhutan
  • a subject of Nepal or
  • He can be a Tibetan refugee who landed India on or before January 1, 1962 for the purpose of getting the permanent citizenship of India.
  • He can also be someone who migrated to countries like Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma or some other countries in spite of having an Indian origin.  


Age Criteria


If a candidate is keen to apply for SSC CHSL exam, he needs to be aged between 18-27 years as on 01-01-2020.

It simply means the candidates should have been born not before January 1, 1993 and not later than January 1, 2002.

Please find below some of the Permissible relaxation of the upper age limit that are different for different categories. Take a look below to find the same.


Educational Qualification


Those who are willing to write SSC CHSL 2020 exam for the post of LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG), they must have passed their 10+2 or an equivalent examination only from a recognised university or board.

As far as the posts of Data Entry Operator (DEO) are concerned, the minimum educational qualification for the same will be a 12th Standard pass out in science and Maths stream.

They should have passed the mandatory qualification only from a recognised university or board.



SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern


Now, please take a look at SSC CHSL 2020 Syllabus. Please note that the frst level of the exam is of descriptive nature. A total of 4 tiers or sections are there in the paper of 100 questions carrying 200 marks.

Now, take a look at the exam Syllabus below:


Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
4 English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
Total 100 200


English Language


The first students need to deal is with English that covers loads of things to do like Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, One word substitution, Spot the Error, Comprehension Passage, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Idioms & Phrases, Cloze Passage, Cloze Passage and more.


General Awareness


This generally involves questions containing both non-verbal and verbal type. It comprises various questions like Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Word Building, Semantic, Analogy, Critical Thinking, Embedded figures, Venn Diagrams, Figural Classification, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Embedded figures, Number Series, Punched hole/ pattern folding and some more items.


Quantitative Aptitude


Geometry: Candidates should have familiarity with Congruence and similarity of triangles, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, common tangents to two or more circles, Congruence and similarity of triangles and more.




Candidates should be well versed with all the very basic algebraic identities of School Algebra along with basic elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.




Candidates should have the knowledge of Trigonometric ratios, general Trigonometry rules, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2 𝜃 + Cos2 𝜃=1 and more.


General Awareness & Intelligence


Candidates are expected to have the required knowledge of general awareness as questions are specifically designed to test their knowledge for the same.

It includes all the general awareness of the environment around, general awareness about all the current happenings of political, educational and all other related fields.

In the same ways, the exam will also have questions regarding India and some other neighboring countries like Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and more.


Click Here to View SSC CHSL 2020 Detailed Syllabus


Points to Remember


Candidates need to understand that SSC CHSL is going to be a descriptive exam designed specifically to test their basic knowledge and written skills in Hindi or English language.

For example, the exam will comprise an essay writing of 200-250 words along with a letter or comprehension writing of 150-200 words.

The minimum qualifying marks in Tier I of the above exam will be of 33 percent. The marks obtained in the tier 1 exam will be included to prepare the overall merit list.

It’s suggested for users to read various articles on different topics . Before going for the exam, you need to be aware of the exam pattern thoroughly.


SSC CHSL 2020 Admit Card


All eligible candidates who tend to register for SSC CHSL Exam 2020 will be given a Hall ticket or an e-admit card. Candidates can easily download the same by visiting the official website.

The concerned admit cards for the CHSL Tier-1 examination will be available followed by the Tier-2 CHSL exam. The admit card for Tier- 2 exam will be sent only to those candidates who are declared successful in the Tier-1 exam.

In case, you require more information on the exam pattern or any other detail, you are requested to visit the official website of SSC. Candidates may also like to look at this page of govt job hiring for specific details.




SSC CHSL Result 2020 will be declared and the same will be notified on the official website of SSC after the completion of the exam 2020 for different tiers.

Candidates who appeared for the exam can easily check their result along with the marks obtained simply by clicking on the below mentioned link:


SSC CHSL 2020 Cut Off

To get an insight of the Cut-Off, we must have an idea about previous years cut-off. 

There is no specific  Cut Off available as it varies. Still, if you like to give it a try, you will find a pattern.

In order to get an idea, we have presented the cut-off for the Tier-1 exam in the year 2018-19. Take a look below to find the same.


Click Here to View SSC CHSL Cut-Off for 2016, 2017& 2018





Q1. When the SSC CHSL 2020 Exam be conducted?

The Tier-I exam was earlier scheduled to be conducted from March 17, 2020 to March 28, 2020. But due to COVID-19 pandemic, it has been postponed for now.


Q2. When the official notification of SSC CHSL 2020-21 is released?

The official notification of SSC CHSL 2020-21 will be released on November 30, 2020.


Q3. When can I apply for SSC CHSL 2020-21 Exam?

Those who are planning to write the exam for various posts need to apply latest by November 30, 2020. They need to visit the official website of SSC commission which is


Q4. What is the last date to apply online for SSC CHSL 2019-20 Exam?

In order to apply, please note that the last date to apply online is January 10, 2020.


Q5. Is the SSC CHSL 2020 exam Bilingual?

Yes, the exam is bilingual which is to be conducted both in English and Hindi languages.


Q6. Is there Any Negative Marking in SSC CHSL Online Exam?

Yes, negative marking will be done. Candidates should note that for each wrong answer, 1/4 mark will be deducted from the total score.


Q7. Are there fixed timings for different sections in SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam?

No, there will be no sectional timing for the SSC CHSL exam as such. However, the total duration of the Tier- 1 exam will be of 60 minutes.


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