The Staff Selection Commission will start the SSC CHSL 2020 exam recruitment from November 6th 2020. As per the latest calendar released by the commission the date SSC CHSL Exam Tier I is April 12th 2021 onwards. However, the official notification is yet to release.

Earlier, SSC again revised the dates for SSC CHSL Exam! Now the SSC CHSL Exam 2019 Tier I is scheduled from October 12th 2020.

Table of Contents:

    1. SSC CHSL Exam – Updates
    2. SSC CHSL Exam Date
    3. SSC CHSL Notification
    4. SSC CHSL Posts
    5. SSC CHSL Eligibility
    6. SSC CHSL Exam Pattern
    7. SSC CHSL Syllabus
    8. SSC CHSL Apply Online
    9. SSC CHSL Preparation
    10. SSC CHSL Admit Card

To know more about other SSC Exams, visit the linked article.

SSC CHSL Exam  – Latest News

September 22nd 2020 – SSC has announced the date of SSC CHSL notification and exam dates for 2020 recruitment. SSC CHSL 2020 notification to release on November 6th 2020 and Tier I is scheduled from 12 April 2021 to 27th April 2021. The detailed schedule of the SSC CHSL 2020 exam is given on the SSC CHSL exam date page linked here.

Aspirants can go through the detailed SSC Exam Calendar 2021 on the given link to know the dates of other SSC exams as well.

September 16th 2020 – SSC released a notice stating that candidates of Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level examination, 2019, may modify their examination centres from September 18th to September 20th 2020. Applicants are required to login through their ‘Registration Number and Password on the website of the Commission ( The option for SSC CHSL Exam Center change will be available in the Candidates’ Dashboard under ‘Latest Notifications’ Tab from 18th September.

August 27th 2020 – The Staff Selection Commission announced the result of SSC CHSL Tier-II 2018 exam for additional candidates. The result includes the names of those candidates who were disqualified under unfair means. Check the detailed notification of Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam Result on the linked page.

August 5th 2020 – SSC decided to give one-time exemption to all the candidates who were disqualified in SSC CHSL Tier-II 2018 exams on the grounds of unfair means, a total of 4560 candidates were disqualified. Go through the detailed SSC CHSL Notification released by the commission on the linked page.

July 21st 2020 – SSC rescheduled the CHSL Tier I exam due to prevailing conditions of COVID-19 pandemic. Check the notification released on July 21st by SSC.

SSC CHSL Exam Date Revised - 2019 -2020

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.

The recruitment to the Staff Selection Commission to soon be conducted by the National Recruitment Agency. A Common Eligibility Test (CET) to be conducted for all Non-Technical and Non-Gazetted (Group B & C) posts under IBPS, RRB and SSC. Government exam aspirants can visit the linked article to know more about the NRA.

SSC CHSL Exam Date

As the commission has not yet released the SSC CHSL 2020 notification, the exam dates for the same will be communicated once the notification is announced.

Given below is the tentative schedule of SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Dates:

SSC CHSL 2020 (tentative dates)
SSC CHSL Notification 6th November 2020
Online Application Submission 6th November to 15th December 2020
SSC CHSL 2020 Tier I Exam 12 April 2021 to 27th April 2021
SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam To be notified
SSC CHSL Tier III Exam To be notified

The following table gives brief information about the SSC CHSL Exam 2020.

SSC CHSL Exam 2019 Highlights
Name of the Recruitment Exam SSC CHSL 2019-2020
Recruiting Board SSC
SSC CHSL Notification December 3rd, 2019
SSC CHSL Vacancies 4893
Online Application Submission December 3, 2019, to January 10, 2020
SSC CHSL Admit Card March 4th, 2020
Tier I Exam August 17th – 21st 2020 (New dates)

October 12th – October 16th 2020 (Revised Dates)

October 19th to October 21, 2020, and October 26th

Tier-II Exam June 28th 2020
Tier III Exam Not notified

The last SSC CHSL exam 2018 was conducted in the month of July 2019 and the notification was released on March 5th, 2019. Candidates can check the detailed information on SSC CHSL exam dates to know the dates for the year 2018, 2019, and 2020.

SSC CHSL Exam - Combined Higher Secondary Examination, Eligibility, Notification, Admit Card, Syllabus

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 will release by November 2020. Tentative dates regarding certain exam dates are released by the SSC. Candidates can visit the official SSC Website ( to stay apprised of these updates.

SSC CHSL Exam update in detail:

The exam date for CHSL Tier is postponed to October 2020. Earlier, on June 1st, 2020, after assessing the situation of the pandemic, the commission released a notification stating that the SSC CHSL Exam Tier I 2019 was scheduled from August 17th onward.

In the SSC CHSL Exam notification released on March 19th 2020, the commission has deferred the  Tier I exam which was scheduled from March 17th onwards.  Owing to the situation because of COVID-19, the commission decided to postpone the examination in the larger public interest.

The detailed notice regarding SSC CHSL 2019 exam postponement is as mentioned below:

SSC CHSL Exam 2019 Postponed amidst Covid-19

Candidates are advised to keep a track on this page for latest updates on SSC CHSL admit card and exam dates.

We are providing detailed SSC CHSL Exam Analysis Tier I for the exams already conducted. Aspirants of SSC CHSL 2020 can go through the detailed SSC CHSL Tier I analysis for better preparation.

The Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CHSL 2018 Result for Tier-II exam which was conducted on September 29th, 2019. Candidates who appeared for the SSC CHSL Tier-II 2018 exam can check their SSC CHSL Result on the linked page.


The SSC CHSL vacancies 2020 counts to 4893 SSC CHSL recruitments for the different SSC CHSL posts in the Indian Government.

All SSC CHSL posts made available through SSC CHSL exam carry AISL -All India Service Liability. This means that the candidates selected for any post may be asked to serve anywhere in the country.

The different SSC CHSL Posts offered through SSC CHSL recruitment are as follows:

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

The table given below highlights the SSC CHSL pay scale for varied SSC CHSL Posts:

SSC CHSL Posts & 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

Candidates can check the detailed SSC CHSL vacancies 2019-20 for the above-mentioned SSC CHSL Posts 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:

  1. Nationality: Candidates must be nationals of India, Nepal, Bhutan
  2. Age Limit: Candidates must be between the age group of 18 years to 27 years.
  3. 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 Mode/Type
Tier I Computer-Based
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.

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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 Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

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.

To 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.

free online quiz for IBPS, SSC and other government 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:

  1. Visit the SSC CHSL official website.
  2. Click on the link ‘SSC CHSL Admit Card’.
  3. Enter the registration number and password to login.
  4. Admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Download it and take the printout for further use.

Further details on SSC CHSL Admit Card can be checked on the given link.

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.

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Frequently Asked Questions – SSC GD Constable Exam

Q.1. What are the SSC CHSL Posts for which the SSC CHSL exam is conducted?

Ans. SSC CHSL is conducted for recruitment for the following SSC CHSL Posts: Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Sorting Assistant (SA), Postal Assistant (PA), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), and Data Entry Operator (DEO) posts.

Q.2. For how many SSC CHSL vacancies is the CHSL exam usually conducted?

Ans. The number of vacancies for CHSL usually varies every year. The SSC CHSL vacancy for the year 2019 counts to 4893 and for 2018 the Staff selection Commission released total 5,789 vacancies.

Q.3. What is the age relaxation in SSC CHSL eligibility criteria for SC/ST candidates?

Ans. As per the SSC CHSL eligibility criteria, 5 years of relaxation in the age criteria is given to SC/ST candidates. It means that SC/ST candidates between 18 and 32 years in age can apply for the SSC CHSL exam.

Q.4. What is the application fee for SSC CHSL exam?

Ans. SSC CHSL application fee for General category candidates is Rs 100. Women aspirants and candidates belonging to reserved categories are exempted from paying the application fee.

Q 5. How many tiers are there to qualify the SSC CHSL exam?

Ans. There are three tiers in the SSC CHSL exam, Tier I, Tier II and Tier III. A candidate needs to clear all the three tiers in order to qualify for the exam.


  1. hello,
    kya July SSC chsl exam ho Jaye ga please ye confirm kar do q kee preparation Karne hai ab PTA ni ketna time rah gya hai.

    1. Hi Akash,
      SSC CHSL exam scheduled in March 2020 is postponed due to coronavirus, Now the exam is expected to be conducted after the complete lockdown is lifted. The commission will announce the new SSC CHSL exam dates soon. Kindly keep a track of SSC Official website.
      For the preparation you can check:
      SSC CHSL Mock Tests
      SSC CHSL Preparation

  2. Kya aaj ssc ki trf se koi notification aayga exams ko lekr

    1. Hi Lakshya,
      SSC Notification for SSC CHSL Exam Date is released on June 1st, 2020. Please check the exam date in detail in the given link.

  3. how can i find my admit card as right now when i looked i couldnt find pls help me i feel really helpless. and also how will i know ki exams kab hai kya mere mail per ya phone no. per msg ayega?/ pls reply pls

    1. Hi Srishti,
      You will be notified once the Admit Card is released by the commission. Keep checking SSC CHSL Admit Card Page and SSC CHSL Notification for regular updates. And, yes you will receive a mail and msg on the registered mail ID and Phone number for important notifications.

  4. Bhim Singh Gurjar


    1. Hi,
      as per the latest SSC CHSL notification released by SSC, the SSC CHSL Exam Tier I 2019 is now scheduled from October 12th 2020. You can check the relevant details on the SSC CHLS Exam Date page.

  5. Namste sir
    SSS CHSl tier 1st Exam kab Hoga

    1. Hi,
      SSC CHSL Exam Tier I exam is scheduled from October 12th 2020. Check SSC CHSL Exam Date for further details.

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