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SSC CHSL 2021-22: Exam Schedule (Released), Exam Pattern, Admit Card

Updated On - May 14 2022 by Vanshika Johari

SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Schedule for Tier-1 has been released. The exam is going to be held from 24 May to 10 June 2022. SSC CHSL 2021 (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 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 2021 application form, admit card, exam pattern, syllabus, admit card etc.

SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Status

Candidates must check the essential information of SSC CHSL 2021 from the below-mentioned table:

SSC CHSL 2022 NotificationExam Dates Announced

 Latest Update

  • SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-1 Exam Date has been announced. Click Here to Download SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-1 Schedule PDF

SSC CHSL 2021 Important Dates

The candidates can check here all the important SSC CHSL 2021 dates which the given in the table below:

SSC CHSL 2021 Important Dates
Starting Date for Application Form01 February 2022
Last Date for online fee payment07 March 2022
Form Correction11 to 15 March 2022
SSC CHSL 2021 EXAM (Tier I)24 May to 10 June 2022
Tier-1 ResultJune 2022
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Final Answer KeyJune 2022
SSC CHSL Tier-2 Admit Card 2021June 2022
SSC CHSL 2021 Tier 2 Exam DateJuly 2022
SSC CHSL 2021 Tier 2 Result DateJuly 2022
SSC CHSL Tier 3 Admit CardJuly 2022
SSC CHSL 2021 Tier 3 Exam DatesAugust 2022
SSC CHSL 2021 Final Result DateAugust 2022

SSC CHSL 2021 exam date will be updated here in the above table after the official announcement of new examination dates.

SSC CHSL 2021 Application Form

SSC CHSL 2021 Application process last date to apply is 07 March 2022. All the candidates must check all the important points about the SSC CHSL application form which are given in the list below:
  • CHSL 2021 application process will be conducted online mode at the SSC official website.
  • The candidate must fulfil all eligibility criteria before SSC CHSL 2021 apply online for the examination.
  • To apply for the SSC CHSL application form, the candidates have to register at the official website with a valid ID and Password.
  • The applicants have to fill in 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 has to pay the SSC CHSL application form fee.
  • The applicants are advised to fill out the application form correctly and completely other the SSC will reject the applicant's application form.
  • The candidates can check the SSC CHSL 2021 total vacancy list for all the offered posts.

SSC CHSL 2021 Application Form Fee

All the candidates have to pay the SSC CHSL application form fee 2021 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 2021 Application form Fee 
For SC/ST, PwD (Persons with Disabilities), ESM (Ex-Service Men)exempted
For OthersRs.100/-
Note: Application Form Fee once paid shall not be refunded in any circumstance.
Mode of Payments
  • Online mode: All the candidates 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 2021 Eligibility Criteria

All the interested candidates are advised to check the CHSL 2021 Eligibility Criteria before starting the application process. The brief information regarding the SSC CHSL 2021 eligibility criteria are given in the list below :

  • All the candidates must fulfil all the eligibility criteria to apply for the CHSL 2021 application form.
  • If any applicant is found later who didn't fulfil all eligibility criteria will be rejected later.

All the CHSL eligibility criteria 2021 are listed below:

  • Nationality / Citizenship - A candidate seeking to apply must be either:
    • An Indian citizen 
    • A Nepalese
    • A Bhutanese
    • The candidate belongs to a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before 01 January 1962, to become 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 to permanently settle in India.
  • SSC CHSL Age Limit 
    • Should have attained the age of minimum 18 years and maximum 27 years as of 01 January 2021 ( 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 the 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 2021 Admit Card

The candidate must check all the important Points about SSC CHSL admit card 2021 in the given list below:

  • SSC CHSL Admit card 2021 will be available about 3-7 days before the CHSL examination.
  • The admit card will be released online mode at the SSC official website.
  • All the candidates are advised to take out the hard copy of the CHSL admit card to attend the examination.
  • All the candidates must 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 2021 Test Centers

SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Pattern

The applicants must check SSC CHSL exam pattern 2021 to prepare for the examination which is given in the list below:

For SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-I

Mode of ExaminationComputer Based Test (CBT)
Total Number of Questions100 Questions
Duration of Exam60 Mins (1 Hour)
Questions TypeMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Medium of ExaminationEnglish and Hindi

For SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-II

Mode of ExaminationPen and Paper Test (PPT)
Total Number of Questions100 Questions
Duration of Exam60 Mins (1 Hour)
Questions TypeDescriptive Paper
Medium of ExaminationEnglish and Hindi

For SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-III

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

SSC CHSL 2021 Syllabus

The candidate can check here SSC CHSL 2021 syllabus PDF in the article and the brief syllabus is given in the table below:

SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-I Syllabus

SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-I Syllabus
English LanguageSpot 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 IntelligenceIt 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 AptitudeNumber of systems, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Algebra, Geometry, Mensolation, Trigonometry, Statistical Charts
General AwarenessGeneral 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 2021 syllabus for Tier-I the entrance test which is given in the above table.

SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-II Syllabus

Here is the SSC CHSL Tier-II 2021 Syllabus is Given in the list below:

  • Tier-II is a descriptive exam that is designed to test the written skills of the applicants in the English/Hindi language.
  • The Tier-II Paper would comprise writing of an Application/Letter writing of approximately 150-200 words and an 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 the Computer of the applicant.
  • The duration of the Tier-III Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes.

SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Instruction

The applicants applying for CHSL 2021 exam must go through 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 the verification of the CHSL 2021 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 2021 Preparation Tips

Apart from knowing the exam pattern and books to prepare for SSC CHSL 2021, the test-takers must know some preparation tips as well for SSC CHSL 2021. Check some of the expert tips given below.

  • Cover the SSC CHSL Syllabus in and out
  • Create a personalized Study Plan and Time Table:
  • Make notes for topics for easy study
  • Practice Previous Year’s Question Paper
  • Practice Mock Tests

SSC CHSL 2021 Answer Key 

The conducting authority will release the SSC CHSL 2021 Answer Key at the official before the announcement of the result. Check all the essential points of the answer key for SSC CHSL 2021:

  • The conducted authority has released 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 2021 Tier-I exam.
  • Candidates have to pay Rs.100/- for each question they challenge.
  • Candidate must check the marking criteria of the CHSL 2021 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 2021 Result

SSC CHSL 2021 result will be declared online mode on 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 2021 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 the Staff selection commission.

Tie-Breaking Criteria for SSC CHSL 2021

 In cases If any two or more candidates secure 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 2021 Cut-Off

To get an idea into SSC CHSL 2021 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 2021 Tier-I Cut-Off 
CategoriesDEO (Other than C&AG)DEO in C&AGLDC/JSA and PA/SA
Other PwD--50.00
Total Candidates Qualified175233045101

The above cut-off list is made up of last year record, SSC CHSL 2021 cut-off list will be updated here soon.

SSC CHSL 2021 Documents Verification

After the result will be declared candidates will be called for the document verification process. All the candidates qualified for Document Verification will be required to appear for the same along with the following documents in original:

  • Candidates will show two recent colour photographs of the passport size and one initial valid Photo ID evidence
  • Submit a copy of the Matriculation/ Secondary Certificate
  • A copy of the Educational Qualification Certificate
  • Order/ letter in respect of equivalent Educational Qualifications claimed, indicating the Authority (with number and date)
  • Caste/ Category Certificate, if belongs to reserved categories
  • Relevant Certificate if seeking any age relaxation
  • Persons with Disabilities Certificate in the required format, if applicable
  • No Objection Certificate, in the case already employed in Government/ Government undertakings
  • A candidate who claims a change in name after matriculation on marriage or remarriage or divorce
  • Any other document specified in the Admission Certificate for DV.

SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Centres

Here is the list of SSC CHSL 2021 exam centre which is  given in the table below:

SSC CHSL 2021 Test Centers
SSC Region and States Examination Centres & Centre Code
Central Region (CR)/ Bihar and Uttar PradeshBhagalpur (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 BengalPort 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 KeralaKavaratti(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 PradeshBilaspur (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 TripuraItanagar (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 UttarakhandDelhi (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 PunjabChandigarh/ 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 TelanganaChirala (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 MaharashtraPanaji (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 the CHSL 2021 examination from the above list.

SSC CHSL 2021 Highlights

The candidate can check all the important points about the SSC CHSL exam 2021 in the given below:

Examination NameStaff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination
AcronymSSC CHSL 2021
Conducted AuthoritySSC (Staff Selection Commission)
Level of ExaminationNational Level Entrance Examination
Official Website
Application Form Apply Now
Offered PostsLower 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 that works under the Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Departments and Ministries of the Government of India and Subordinate Offices. SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) which consists of a 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 Date01 Feb - 07 Mar 2022
Admit card02 May 2022 (Tentative)
Exam Date24 May - 10 Jun 2022

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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Form Start Date:

01 Feb 2022

Form End Date:

07 Mar 2022

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