Key Highlight
Application Form:
Registration Start Date : 3 December 2019 Last Date of Registration :10 January 2020
Exam Duration:
60 Minutes
Application Fee:
Rs. 100 No Fee for Women/SC/ST/Ex-servicemen
Age limit:
18-27 Years
Exam Pattern:
General Intelligence : 25 questions Englishh Language : 25 questions Quantitative Aptitude: 25 questions General Awareness : 25 questions

Table of Contents

  1. ​​SSC CHSL Important Dates

  2.  SSC CHSL Selection Process

  3.  SSC CHSL Eligibility

  4.  SSC CHSL Application Form

  5.  SSC CHSL  Admit Card

  6.  SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

  7.  SSC CHSL Marking Scheme

  8.  SSC CHSL Syllabus

  9.  SSC CHSL Tips and Tricks

1. SSC CHSL Important Dates

  • The notification for the SSC CHSL was published on 6 November 2020

  • The exam is held every year to recruit LDC/DEO/JSA/PA/SA

​SSC CHSL Registration Period

  • The online registration (Application form submission) was started from 6 November 2020

  • Application form (Registration) will be closed from 15 December 2020

  • Last date of Fee Submission: 17 December 2020


  • SSC CHSL prelims admit card will be released before 10 days of the exam

  • Prelims exam will be conducted from 12 to 27 April 2021

  • Prelims result date is to be announced

  • Admit card for mains will be released before 10 days of the mains exam

  • The mains exam will be conducted after the prelims exam

  • Result declaration date of mains exam is not announced yet

2. SSC CHSL Selection Process

  • Tier-1: Preliminary Exam (Online CBT)
  • Tier-2: Mains Exam (Essay/ Letter/ Application Writing) Offline Descriptive Test
  • Tier-3: Skill Test/ Typing Test

3. SSC CHSL Eligibility


  • The applicant must be a citizen of India OR

  • A subject of Nepal/ Bhutan/ Tibetan Refugee settled in India before 1962 OR

  • The persons of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries, Zaire, Vietnam

  • The NRI candidates are not eligible

SSC CHSL Age Limit

  • The minimum age limit is 18 years as on 01 January 2021

  • The maximum age limit is 27 years as on 01 January 2021

  • The candidate should be born between 02 January 1994 to 01 January 2003

  • The age relaxation varies according to the category

  • Age Relaxation

    • General: No age relaxation

    • ​OBC (Non-Creamy Layer): 03 Years

    • SC/ST: 05 Years

    • Widows, Divorced Women, Women legally separated from their husband and not remarried: Eligible up to 35 years

    • Widows, Divorced Women, Women legally separated from their husband and not remarried (SC/ST): Eligible up to 40 years

    • Persons with disabilities (GEN): 10 Years

    • Persons with disabilities (OBC): 13 Years

    • Persons with disabilities (SC/ST): 15 Years

SSC CHSL Educational Qualification

  • Minimum 12th standard from a recognized university/Board to be eligible

  • SSC does not require any minimum percentage in intermediate


  • The SSC releases the information of the mandatory eligibility criteria on the official site in the notification

  • The aspirants should read the eligibility criteria carefully before applying for the exam to avoid circumstances

  • The main factor of change in eligibility is the age limit because the period in which DOB should lie changes with time

  • Operating and working knowledge of computer

4. SSC CHSL Application Form

  • The candidates will apply on the official site of the SSC

  • The SSC invites application form to the candidates for filling the vacancies of LDC/ DEO

  • The SSC publishes a calendar every year containing information of the exam incidents

  • The SSC releases notification on the official site to fill the application form

  • This notification contains the information of registration period, required documents, vacancies, exam date, relevant eligibility conditions, etc

  • The application form filling will be started once the application form filling notification releases

  • The candidates are advised to read the eligibility criteria carefully before applying for the exam because the candidature of ineligible candidates will not be acknowledged

SSC CHSL Application Fee

  • Gen/OBC: INR 100/-

  • SC/ST/Other: Nil

  •  The application fee (exam fee or registration fee) can be paid via net banking, mobile wallets, IMPS, Cash card, debit card, credit card, etc

SSC CHSL Application Form Filling Process (Registration Process)

  • The candidates are advised to fill the application form carefully and they should recheck the details filled by them before final submission

  • There is no provision of the correction window

  • If the candidate has made mistake in application form filling, he can apply again by filing a new application form

  • The application fee once submitted will not be refunded under any circumstances, so the candidates will have to make a fresh payment to pay the application fee

  • The application form will be filled in the below simple steps

    • (a). Complete Registration

    • (b). Upload Photo and Signature

    • (c). Fill Application Form

    • (d). Pay Application Fee

  • The personal information of the candidates is required like class 10/12/graduation certificate, category certificate (if applicable), etc during the form filling

  • The post, exam center preference, etc also asked on filling the application form

  • The candidate's photo and a signature will be required during the application form filling

    • Photo Size: 20-50 kb

    • Signature: 10-20 kb (Scan Copy)

  • The face and eyes should be visible on the photograph

  • The signature should be also clear. It will be matched in the future use

  • The signature should not be in capital letters

  • The candidates should read instructions carefully before application form filling

  • The candidates should note down the registration number and password for further use

  • They should print out the application form copy in a white blank paper to keep all the information with them for further use

5. SSC CHSL Prelims Admit Card

  • Candidates can download the admit card from the official site of SSC

  • SSC releases the admit cards on its 9 regional sites

  • Admit card will be available to download before minimum 7-10 days of the exam

  • The candidates should print the admit card on a white blank paper

  • The text and information printed on the admit card should be visible and readable

  • The candidates are advised to save a copy of the admit card for future use

  • The candidates should have clear information about the exam pattern and marking process before attempting the real exam. They are advised to make a wise strategy to acquire more marks than the cutoff

  • The admit card will be available to download till the exam

  • Adress and photograph of identity proof should be matched to the uploaded records

  • They should also carry two passport size photograph matches to the uploaded one

Steps to download SSC CHSL Prelims Admit card

  • The SSC provides a link on its official site to download the admit cards

  • Fill the credentials like registration number, roll number, password, date of birth, etc

  • Mostly these credentials are available on the printed copy of the application form

  • After filling the credentials, they will reach on the admit card

  • Now they can print or download the admit card

  • In case of forgetting the password, they can use the forget password option. The login information will be sent on the registered mobile number or mail

Information in the SSC CHSL Prelims Admit card

  • Roll Number/ User id and password

  • Name and address of the candidate

  • Registration number of the candidate

  • The venue of the examination center

  • Date and time of the examination

  • Date of Birth and Category

  • Gender and Signature of the candidate

  • Candidate's photograph and a blank space to affix the candidate's photograph matching to the uploaded one

  • Boxes containing space for signature and thumb impression of the candidate

  • A box for the signature of the invigilator

SSC CHSL Exam Day Instructions

  • The candidates are advised to follow all the instructions printed on the admit card

  • The instructions printed on the admit card should be clearly readable. Instructions make the candidate aware of attending the exam

  • Original copy and photocopy of a valid identity proof containing photograph and address is required in the examination hall

  • The candidates will be disqualified for misconduct in the examination

  • The candidate must have the same information and signature in each document

  • The SSC will not acknowledge any change in time, date, center of the examination, etc

  • digital devices, earphones, unnecessary objects are not permitted to bring into the exam hall

  • The SSC will handle the situation and co-operate with the candidates in case of administrative or technical issue

  • The candidates have to Wear mask and gloves during the exam

  • The candidates should carry minimum 50 ml sanitizer in a transparent bottle

  • The candidate should install Arogya Setu App

The discrepancy in SSC CHSL Admit card

  • The candidates should cross-check the information in the admit card

  • They should make sure that there is no mismatch in the details of the admit card and identity proof

  • If there is any discrepancy, they should bring it in front of the SSC

6. SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

  • The correct understanding of exam pattern and marking process to answer the questions with a planned strategy directs towards the bright score

  • The SSC is responsible  to set up exam pattern and the marking process for CHSL Exam

  • The commission mention exam pattern and marking scheme on the notification of application form filling

  • The written exam is conducted in 2 stages

    • ​Preliminary Exam (CBT)

    • Mains Exam (Offline Descriptive) Essay/ Letter/ Application Writing

  • The prelim exam will be conducted in online mode and questions will be objective

  • The mains exam will be in descriptive mode (offline)

  • Each MCQ contains 4 options to opt right answer amongst them

  • Exam level will be national-level

  • Prelim is a computer-based exam

  • Exam duration will be:

    • ​60 minutes for prelims

    • 60 minutes for mains

    • 15 minutes for Tier-3

  • Paper will be available in both Hindi and English Language

  • Total questions will be:

    • ​100 MCQs in prelims

    • 200-250 Word Essay/ 150-200 Letter Writing in mains

    • 35 WPM English/ 30 WPM Hindi Typing Speed in Tier-3

  • Number of sections (Prelims)

    • 1. English Language: 25 MCQs (2 Mark for each)

    • 2. Quantitative Aptitude: 25 MCQs (2 Mark for each)

    • 3. General Intelligence and Reasoning: 25 MCQs (2 Mark for each)

    • 4. General Awareness: 25 MCQs (2 Mark for each)

  • The skill test will be held in Tier-3

7. SSC CHSL Marking Scheme

  • The marking process is similar in each section of the prelims

  • 2 mark will be awarded for each correct answer

  • 0.50 Mark will be deducted for each wrong answer OR

  • 1/4 of the allotted mark of a question will be deducted for each wrong answer

  • There is no negative mark or inclusive mark for unattempted questions

  • The exam will be conducted online, so marking two answers of a question is not possible in CBT

  • Negative marking not only prevents to gain mark but also shorten score by penalty

  • The candidates are suggested to mark the answers with accuracy to lessen the impact of negative marking

  • The four wrong answers mark deduction value is equal to the one right answer mark gaining value

  • To excel in the exam, candidates should focus on accuracy in solving the questions

  • The implementation of knowledge works more than the only having information that answers the query "How negative marking affect the score that drives the candidates score below the cutoff?"

  • The SSC implements the marking scheme in the exam

  • The candidates have to clear the cutoff to be eligible for the next tier. They have to clear the overall cutoff to come on the merit list

  • We should never mark guess based answer

  • Reduce time consumption to answer the questions during the exam

8. SSC CHSL Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Analogy, Number Series and Letter Series, Coding Decoding, Venn Diagrams, Problem Solving, Critical Thinking, Symbolic Operations, Semantic classification, Word formation, Logical sequencing, Direction sense test

General Awareness

  • General policy and Scientific, Geography, Current Affairs, History, Culture, Economic Scene, Environment and ecology, General science, Country Knowledge, Miscellaneous

English Language

  • Spotting Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms and Antonyms, Comprehension Passage, One Word Substitution, Idioms and Phrases, Conversion into Direct and Indirect narration, Spellings and Detecting, Sentence improvement, Voice, Sentence completion

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Systems, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Simple and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Time and Distance, Time and work, Mixture and Alligation, Partnership Business, Averages, Ratio and Proportion, Percentages, Decimal and Fractions

Data Interpretation

  • Pie chart, Bar chart, Tables and Graphs chart

9. SSC CHSL Tips and Tricks

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