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SSC CHSL 2020: Notification, Admit Card, Exam Pattern, Syllabus

Updated On - April 18 2020 by Jimmy

SSC CHSL 2020 (Tier-I) Examination has been postponed due to COVID 19 outbreak. SSC CHSL 2020 (Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination) will be conducted by the Staff Selection Commission, Government of India. SSC CHSL examination is a National Level Entrance Test which is organised to recruit to the candidate for the posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO)/ (DEO) Grade 'A' in all over India. All the candidates are advised to read the complete article to know more about SSC CHSL 2020 application form, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card etc.

 Latest Updates:

  • SSC CHSL 2020 (Tier-I) exam postponed due to COVID 19 (Corona Virus) outbreak.
  • SSC CHSL 2020 Exam date will be notified soon. 

SSC CHSL 2020 Important Dates

The candidates can check here all the important SSC CHSL 2020 dates which in the given in the table below:

SSC CHSL 2020 Important Dates
Events Dates
Starting Date for Application Form 13 December 2019
Last Week to Submit Application Form 10 January 2020
Last Date for online fee payment 12 January 2020
Last date for generation of offline Challan 12 January 2020
Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank) 14 January 2020
SSC CHSL 2020 Admit Card Release Date 04 March 2020
SSC CHSL 2020 Exam DateComputer Based Examination (Tier-I)  Postponed Due to COVID-19
Date of Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper) 28 June 2020

SSC CHSL 2020 exam date will be updated here in the above table after the official announced for new examination dates.

SSC CHSL 2020 Application Form

SSC CHSL 2020 Application process had started from the 13 December 2020 and the last date to fill the registration form was 10 January 2020 to apply for the application form. All the candidate must check all the important points about SSC CHSL application form which are given in the list below:

  • CHSL 2020 application process will be conducted through the online mode at the SSC official website.
  • The candidate must fulfil all eligibility criteria before SSC CHSL 2020 apply online for the examination.
  • To apply for the SSC CHSL application form, the candidates have to register at the official website with the valid ID and Password.
  • The applicants have to fill all the required information like personal details and qualification details and bank details in the application form.
  • The candidate has to upload all the required documents in the softcopy along with the application form.
  • To successfully submit the application form the candidate have to pay the SSC CHSL application form fee.
  • The applicants are advised to fill the application form correctly and completely other the SSC will reject the applicant's application form.
  • The candidates can check the SSC CHSL 2020 total vacancy list for all the offered posts.

SSC CHSL 2020 Application Form Fee

All the candidate have to pay SSC CHSL application form fee 2020 for the successful submission of the application form. Application form Fee structure for all the categories in the CHSL exams is given in the table below:

SSC CHSL 2020 Application form Fee 
Categories Fees
For SC/ST, PwD (Persons with Disabilities), ESM (Ex-Service Men) exempted
For Others Rs.100/-

Note: Application Form Fee once paid shall not be refunded in any circumstance.

Mode of Payments

  • Online mode: All the candidate can pay the application form fee through the online mode via UPI, Credit Card, Debit Card, Net Banking, BHIM UPI, by using Visa, Mastercard, Maestro, RuPay Credit.
  • Offline Mode: The candidate can pay the application form fee offline by paying the fee in cash at any SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan.

SSC CHSL 2020 Eligibility Criteria

All the interested candidates are advised to check the CHSL 2020 Eligibility Criteria before starting the application process. The brief information regarding the SSC CHSL 2020 eligibility criteria are given in the list below :

  • It is mandatory for all the candidates to fulfil all the eligibility criteria to apply for the CHSL 2020 application form.
  • If any applicant found later who didn't fulfil all eligibility criteria will be rejected later.

All the CHSL eligibility criteria 2020 are listed below:

  • Nationality / Citizenship - A candidate seeking to apply must be either:
    • An Indian citizen 
    • A Nepalese
    • A Bhutanese
    • The candidate who belongs to Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 01 January 1962, with the intention of becoming an Indian resident.
    • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from  Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Vietnam, and Ethiopia with the intention of permanently settling in India.
  • SSC CHSL Age Limit 
    • Should have attained the age of minimum 18 years and maximum 27 years as on 01 January 2020 ( Candidates born not before 02-01-1993 and not later than 01-01-2002).
  • The requirement of Education Qualification 
    • For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): The Applicants must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
    • For Data Entry Operator (DEO Grade ‘A’) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): The applicants must have passed 12th Standard in Science stream with Mathematics (PCM) as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.

SSC CHSL 2020 Admit Card

The candidate must check all the important Points about SSC CHSL admit card 2020 in the given list below:

  • SSC CHSL Admit card 2020 will be available about 3-7 days before the CHSL examination.
  • The admit card will be released through the online mode at the SSC official website.
  • All the candidates are advised to take out the hard copy of CHSL admit card to attend the examination.
  • It is mandatory for all the candidates to carry at least two recent clicked passport size colour photographs, Original valid Photo-ID proof having the Date of Birth as printed on the Admit Card.

List of original photo Id proof. Candidates must take any one of these given documents to the exam centre:

  • Aadhaar Card/ Printout of E-Aadhaar
  • Voter ID Card
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • ID Card issued by University/ College/ School
  • Employer ID Card (Govt./ PSU)
  • Ex-serviceman Discharge Book issued by the Ministry of Defence
  • Any other photo-bearing valid ID card issued by the Central/ State Government
  • SSC CHSL 2020 Test Centers

SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern

The applicants must check SSC CHSL exam pattern 2020 to prepare for the examination which is given in the list below:

For SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-I

Mode of Examination Computer Based Test (CBT)
Total Number of Questions 100 Questions
Duration of Exam 60 Mins (1 Hour)
Questions Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Medium of Examination English and Hindi

For SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-II

Mode of Examination Pen and Paper Test (PPT)
Total Number of Questions 100 Questions
Duration of Exam 60 Mins (1 Hour)
Questions Type Descriptive Paper
Medium of Examination English and Hindi

For SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-III

  • Mode of Examination: Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Type of Examination: (Skill Test/ Typing Test)

SSC CHSL 2020 Syllabus

The candidate can check here SSC CHSL 2020 syllabus PDF in the article and the brief syllabus is given in the table below:

SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-I Syllabus

SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-I Syllabus
English Language Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, One-word substitution, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words, Idioms & Phrases, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Comprehension Passage
General Intelligence It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Coding and de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence
Quantitative Aptitude Number of systems, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Algebra, Geometry, Mensolation, Trigonometry, Statistical Charts
General Awareness General awareness of the environment around him and its application to society, knowledge of current events and everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect, questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research

The candidate must prepare according to SSC CHSL 2020 syllabus for Tier-I the entrance test which is given in the above table.

SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-II Syllabus

Here is the SSC CHSL Tier-II 2020 Syllabus is Given in the list below:

  • Tier-II is a descriptive exam which is designed to test the written skills of the applicants in English/Hindi language.
  • The Tier-II Paper would comprise writing of an Application/Letter writing of approximately 150-200 words and Essay of 200-250 words.
  • The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33%.
  • The best way to prepare for the Tier-II exam is to read lots of articles from various newspapers for the candidates.
  • Apart from this, the candidate must be well aware of the pattern of Letter and Application.

SSC CHSL Tier-III Syllabus

Tier-III is a skill test and typing test and the instruction about Tier-III is given below:

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator(DEO) will be of:

  • Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer of the applicant.
  • The duration of the Tier-III Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes.

SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Instruction

The applicants applying for CHSL 2020 exam must go through to the following instructions:

  • The applicants are advised to reach the exam centre at least 1 hour before the examination start.
  • Admit card /hall ticket issued by the SSC must be carried by the applicants during the examination.
  • During the exam, Invigilator can request for the verification of the CHSL 2020 admit card.
  • The candidates are not allowed to carry restricted things like slide rulers, text material (printed/written), log tables, electronic devices in the examination hall.

SSC CHSL 2020 Answer Key 

The conducting authority will release the SSC CHSL 2020 Answer Key at the official before the announcement of result. Check all the essential points of answer key for SSC CHSL 2020:

  • The conducted authority will release the SSC answer key and if, any candidate want to make an objection or challenge the CHSL answer key.
  • The conducted authority will release the answer key only for SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-I exam.
  • Candidates have to pay Rs.100/- for each question they challenge.
  • Candidate must check the marking criteria of CHSL 2020 exam to check their obtained scores correctly.
  • Authority considered the objection and if they find them correct then they make the changes in the answer key and published the SSC CHSL final answer key.

SSC CHSL 2020 Result

SSC CHSL 2020 result will be declared through the online mode at the official website. The  candidate can check the important point regarding CHSL result in the given list below:

  • The conducted authority will release the SSC CHSL 2020 merit list and individual scorecard for the candidates through the online mode.
  • All the candidates need to log in with the registered ID and password to check their SSC result.
  • All the candidates are advised to take out the print of the SSC CHSL scorecard for future use.
  • The qualified candidate will be able to attend the counselling session for the CHSL conducted by Staff selection commission.

Tie-Breaking Criteria for SSC CHSL 2020

 In cases If any two or more candidates secure the equal marks in Tier-I+Tier-II examination then, the tie will be resolved by the following methods which are given in the list below:

  • The candidate having Higher marks in Tier-II will be considered first in the comparison of other candidates.
  • If the tie exists then, the candidate's age will be considered, the elder candidate in age will be considered over the younger candidate in the ranking.
  • And is the tie still there then, alphabetical order will be considered in which names of the candidates appear.

SSC CHSL 2020 Cut-Off

To get an idea into SSC CHSL 2020 Cut-Off, we must have to know about previous years cut-off. Have a look at the cut-off for SSC CHSL Tier I Exam 2018-19 in the given table below:

SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-I Cut-Off 
Categories DEO (Other than C&AG) DEO in C&AG LDC/JSA and PA/SA
UG 181.74 165.93 135.60
SC - 145.52 110.09
ST - 136.74 99.09
OBC 178.45 161.72 133.74
EWS - 163.75 127.25
ESM - 117.13 56.11
OH - 129.42 102.75
HH - 98.86 58.43
VH - - 84.87
Other PwD - - 50.00
Total Candidates Qualified 175 2330 45101

The above cut-off list is made up of last year record, SSC CHSL 2020 cut-off list will be updated here soon.

Candidate can download SSC CHSL 2020 Information Broucher PDF

SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Centres

Here is the list of SSC CHSL 2020 exam centre which is  given in the table below:

SSC CHSL 2020 Test Centers
SSC Region and States  Examination Centres & Centre Code
Central Region (CR)/ Bihar and Uttar Pradesh Bhagalpur (3201), Darbhanga (3202), Muzaffarpur (3205), Patna (3206), Purnea (3209), Agra (3001), Bareilly (3005), Gorakhpur (3007), Jhansi (3008), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010), Meerut (3011), Prayagraj (3003), Varanasi (3013)
Eastern Region (ER)/ Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal Port Blair (4802), Ranchi (4205), Balasore (4601), Berhampore(Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Cuttack (4605), Dhenkanal (4611), Rourkela (4610), Sambalpur (4609), Gangtok (4001), Hooghly (4418), Kolkata (4410), Siliguri (4415)
Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/ Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala Kavaratti(9401), Belagavi (9002), Bengaluru (9001), Hubballi (9011), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) (9005), Mangaluru (9008), Mysuru (9009), Shivamogga (9010), Udupi (9012). Ernakulam (9213), Kannur (9202), Kollam (9210), Kottayam (9205), Kozhikode (9206), Thrissur (9212), Thiruvananthapuram (9211).
Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)/ Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Bilaspur (6202), Raipur (6204), Durg-Bhilai (6205), Bhopal (6001), Gwalior (6005), Indore (6006), Jabalpur (6007), Satna (6014), Sagar (6015), Ujjain (6016), 
North Eastern Region (NER)/ Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura Itanagar (5001), Dibrugarh (5102), Guwahati(Dispur) (5105), Jorhat (5107), Silchar (5111), Imphal (5501), Churachandpur (5502), Ukhrul (5503), Shillong (5401), Aizwal (5701), Kohima (5302), Agartala (5601).
Northern Region (NR)/ Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand Delhi (2201), Ajmer (2401), Alwar (2402), Bharatpur (2403), Bikaner (2404), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Kota (2407), Sriganganagar (2408), Udaipur (2409), Sikar (2411), Dehradun (2002), Haldwani (2003), Haridwar (2005), Roorkee (2006).
North Western Sub-Region (NWR)/ Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Punjab Chandigarh/ Mohali (1601), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla (1203), Jammu (1004), Samba (1010), Srinagar(J&K) (1007), Leh (1005), Amritsar (1404), Jalandhar (1402), Ludhiana (1405).
Southern Region (SR)/ Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana Chirala (8011), Guntur (8001), Kakinada (8009), Kurnool (8003), Nellore (8010), Rajahmundry (8004), Tirupati (8006), Vizianagaram (8012), Vijaywada (8008), Vishakhapatnam (8007), Puducherry (8401), Chennai (8201), Coimbatore (8202), Madurai (8204), Salem (8205), Tiruchirapalli (8206), Tirunelveli (8207), Vellore (8208), Hyderabad (8601), Karimnagar (8604), Warangal (8603).
Western Region (WR)/ Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra Panaji (7801), Ahmedabad (7001), Anand (7011), Gandhinagar (7012), Mehsana (7013), Rajkot (7006), Surat (7007), Vadodara (7002), Amravati (7201), Aurangabad (7202), Jalgaon (7214), Kolhapur (7203), Mumbai (7204), Nagpur (7205), Nanded (7206), Nashik (7207), Pune (7208).

The candidate can choose the examination centres at the time of applying for CHSL 2020 examination from the above list.

SSC CHSL 2020 Highlights

The candidate can check all the important points about SSC CHSL exam 2020 in the given below:

Examination Name Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination
Acronym SSC CHSL 2020
Conducted Authority SSC (Staff Selection Commission)
Level of Examination National Level Entrance Examination
Official Website
Offered Posts Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO)/ (DEO) Grade 'A' /SSC CGL

Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organisation which works under Government of India to recruit staff for various the posts in the various Departments and Ministries of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices. SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) which consists of Chairman, a Secretary cum Controller of Examinations and two Members. Their post is equivalent to the level of Additional Secretary to the Government of India.

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SSC CHSL Important Dates

Form Date03 Dec - 10 Jan 2020

Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam Pattern

Paper 1
Exam Duration:

1 hours

Total Marks:


Question Paper Type :

Multiple Choice Questions

Negative Marking:



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