Every year, the exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) helps in selecting candidates who will go on to fill important government posts. Of these, one of the most popular exams happens to be the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam. Though nominally less tough, it is still a fiercely competitive exam. This article will cover all important aspects of the SSC CHSL Exam 2020.
Table of Contents:
- SSC CHSL Exam Date
- SSC CHSL Notification
- SSC CHSL Posts
- SSC CHSL Eligibility
- SSC CHSL Exam Pattern
- SSC CHSL Syllabus
- SSC CHSL Apply Online
- SSC CHSL Preparation
- SSC CHSL Admit Card
To know more about other SSC Exams, visit the linked article.
SSC CHSL Exam Date:
The following table gives brief information about the SSC CHSL Exam 2020.
|SSC CHSL Exam 2020 Highlights|
|Name of the Recruitment Exam||SSC CHSL 2020|
|SSC CHSL Notification||November 29th, 2019|
|SSC CHSL Vacancies||4893|
|Online Application Submission||December 3, 2019, to January 10, 2020|
|SSC CHSL Admit Card||February 2020 (Tentative)|
|Tier I Exam||March 16th 2020 to March 27th 2020|
|Tier-II Exam||June 28th 2020|
|Tier III Exam||Not notified|
Last SSC CHSL exam was conducted in the month of July 2019 and the notification was released on March 5th, 2019. The following table gives highlights of SSC CHSL Exam 2019.
|SSC CHSL Exam 2019 Highlights|
|Name of the Recruitment Exam||SSC CHSL 2019|
|SSC CHSL Notification||March 5th, 2019|
|SSC CHSL Vacancies||5789|
|Online Application Submission||March 5th, 2019 to April 4th 2019|
|SSC CHSL Admit Card||June 2019|
|Tier I Exam||July 1st 2019 to July 26th 2019|
|Tier II Exam||September 29th 2019|
SSC CHSL Notification
The official website of the SSC releases the notification for SSC CHSL every year. The notification for SSC CHSL exam for the year 2020 was released on December 3, 2019. Tentative dates regarding certain exam dates will be released by the SSC soon. Candidates can visit the official SSC Website (https://ssc.nic.in/) to stay apprised of these updates.
To know more about other upcoming Government Exams, you can visit the linked article
SSC CHSL Posts
The SSC CHSL vacancies 2020 as per the notification count to 4893 SSC CHSL recruitments for the following positions in the Indian Government as per the SSC CHSL Notification 2020:
- Sorting Assistant/Postal Assistant (SA/PA),
- Data Entry Operator (DEO),
- Lower Division Clerk (LDC).
Candidates can check the detailed SSC CHSL vacancies 2019-20 and full notification details on the SSC CHSL notification page, linked here.
SSC CHSL Eligibility
Those candidates writing the SSC CHSL Exam this year must thoroughly understand the eligibility criteria. The SSC CHSL Eligibility criteria are as follows:
- Nationality: Candidates must be nationals of India, Nepal, Bhutan
- Age Limit: Candidates must be between the age group of 18 years to 27 years.
- Qualifications: Candidates must be 12th pass or equivalent from a recognized board of a university.
Candidates can check the detailed SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria by referring to this linked article
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern.
The SSC CHSL Exam is conducted in three stages or tiers. The following is the basic outline of the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern:
|SSC CHSL Exam Pattern|
|Tier II||Descriptive Paper|
|Tier III||Skill Test|
Before outlining a preparation strategy, candidates must check the official SSC CHSL Notification from time to time to get updates regarding changes in the exam pattern.
SSC CHSL Syllabus
The SSC CHSL Syllabus covers a wide range of topics on a variety of subjects. The syllabus for the SSC CHSL Exam may vary from tier to tier.
The syllabus for this year’s exam is as follows:
Tier I: The topics in this section will be related to General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language.
Tier II: This is a descriptive exam where a candidate’s writing skills will be put to the test. Candidates will be asked to write applications and essays on various topics like Economic reforms, national securities etc.
Tier III: This tier consists of a Data Entry Speed Test & Computer Proficiency Test. This test is compulsory for those candidates who have applied for the post of DEO and DEO (CAG).
For more detailed information on SSC CHSL Syllabus, candidates can visit the linked page.
SSC CHSL Apply Online
To register for the SSC CHSL Exam 2020, candidates must visit the official SSC website to fill the application form.
The steps for SSC CHSL registration is as follows:
- Step 1 – Visit the official SSC website
- Step 2 – Register using your mobile number and email id
- Step 3 – Login using your registration id, which will be generated after you register with your mobile number and email id
- Step 4 – Fill all the basic details like name, address, etc.
- Step 5 – Upload necessary documents like photographs, signature.
- Step 6 – Before clicking on the ‘submit’ button, review the application form to make sure that all the data entered are correct and free of any errors.
- Step 7 – Select your mode of payment for the payment of the application fee and fill in the details. The registration process will be completed.
|SSC Eligibility||SSC Notification||SSC Preparation|
|SSC Admit Card||SSC Exam Date||SSC Exam Pattern|
|SSC Mock test||SSC CGL mock test||Static GK|
SSC CHSL Preparation
The crack an exam like the SSC CHSL, it is not enough to just work hard but to work smart as well. To this extent candidates must stay updated on the Exam pattern and syllabus on a regular basis by visiting the official SSC website. The right set of study material will also go a long way in creating a clear concept of the topics covered in the SSC CHSL Exam.
Visit the given link for more details on the SSC CHSL preparation strategy and best books for CHSL.
Candidates preparing for SSC CHSL exam can visit the SSC CHSL mock test page to get free mock tests based on the latest exam pattern and prepare for the upcoming SSC exams.
SSC CHSL Admit Card
Facility for download of the Admission Certificates/Admit Cards (ACs) for the Examination will be uploaded on the website of the concerned Regional/Sub Regional Office one week before the exam. Candidates are advised to visit the website of the concerned Regional Office and SSC HQ regularly for updates and information about the examination.
Steps to download SSC CHSL Admit Card:
- Visit the SSC CHSL official website
- Click on the link ‘SSC CHSL Admit Card’
- Enter registration number and password to login.
- Admit card will be displayed on the screen.
- Download it and take the printout for further use.
SSC CHSL Exam Centres
The examination centre for the SSC CHSL Exam is one of the details a candidate must always check with due diligence. Candidates must select the Centre(s) in the online Application Form in order to indicate where they desire to take the examination.
The Exam Centres of the SSC CHSL 2020 exam are:
- Central Region (CR) – Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
- Eastern Region (ER) – Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal.
- Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR) – Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep
- Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR) – Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
- North Eastern Region (NER) – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.
- Northern Region (NR) – Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand
- North Western Sub Region (NWR) – Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.
- Southern Region (SR) – Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
- Western Region (WR) – Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra
BYJU’S provides top of the mark study materials that will prove to be an excellent asset in cracking the SSC CHSL Exam. Candidates can also refer a few Solved Question Papers of prior years of the different sections to get the feel of a real test and identify any weak spots in the process. Thus one can attempt and crack the exam with relative ease.