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SSC CHSL Exam 2021: Notification, Check Eligibility, Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Selection Process etc.

SSC CHSL Exam 2021: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is the one of the most desirable organizations for Government exams in India. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments. Govt. jobs are the most sought after career choice in India.
More so, the government is focusing on providing better facilities, services in every aspect of our lives and the development of our country and to do that millions of Jobs will be created in the coming years.
SSC is the leading Govt. organization that provides employment to lakhs of students in India. A great opportunity lies ahead for all the SSC aspirants.

SSC CHSL Exam 2021 Notification

The Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CHSL exam every year for recruitment in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) Exam for recruitment to various posts like:

  • Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)
  • Court Clerk

SSC CHSL New Exam Date Out for Tier-1

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has decided to re-schedule its pending examinations due to the situation arising out of the Corona virus pandemic. As per the latest notice of SSC, The Tier-1 exam of SSC CHSL  was schedule to be conducted in Apr and May, but is postponed due to Covid, fresh dates will be intimated soon:

SSC CHSL 2020 Notification

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the Official Notification for SSC CHSL 2021 exam for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Data Entry Operator(DEO) in Oct or November. The Official Recruitment Notification released in PDF format, so all candidates are advised to click on the link given below to download Official Notification SSC CHSL 2020 Recruitment.

SSC CHSL Notification 2020

Salary of SSC CHSL

SSC CGL Salary Structure 2020

SSC CHSL Salary Structure | In Hand Salary

Post Name

In-Hand Salary

Lower Division Clerk

18,777-22,411

Data Entry Operator

25,165-31,045

Postal Assistant/SA

25,165-31,045

Court Clerk

18,777-22,411

SSC CHSL Salary | Grade Pay Details

Post Name

Pay Band

Grade Pay

Gross Salary

LDC

PB -1 (5200-20200)

1900

22,392-26,026

DEO

PB -1 (5200-20200)

2400

29,340-35,220

Court Clerk

PB -1 (5200-20200)

1900

22,392-26,026

PA/SA

PB -1 (5200-20200)

2400

29,340-25,220

SSC CHSL Salary after 7th pay commission

SSC has modified the SSC CHSL Salary for all the Posts after the Seventh Pay Commission in the 2017 year. SSC CHSL Salary structure after the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission is given below.

Post Name

Basic Pay

HRA

TA

Gross Salary

In  Hand

City

DEO

25500

6120

3600

35220

31045

X

25500

4080

1800

31380

27205

Y

25500

2040

1800

29340

25165

Z

LDC

19900

4776

1350

26026

22411

X

Court Clerk

19900

3184

900

23984

20369

X

PA/SA

19900

1592

900

22392

18777

X

SSC CHSL Exam 2021 Eligibility

Age Eligibility :

18-27 years as on 01.01.2020 (Candidates born not before 02-08-1993 and not later than 01-08-2002).

Age Relaxation

Code No.

Category

Permissible age relaxation

01

SC/ ST

5 years

02

OBC

3 years

03

Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

10 years

04

PwD + OBC

13 years

05

PwD + SC/ ST

15 years

09

Ex-Servicemen

03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.

Educational Qualification : 

(i). Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

(ii). For Data Entry Operator in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.

SSC CHSL Exam 2021 Pattern & Selection Process

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) started taking  the Combined Higher Secondary Level(CHSL) in three levels for various posts from 2020:

Tier

Type

Mode

Tier – I

Objective Multiple Choice

Computer-Based (online)

Tier – II

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi

Pen and Paper mode

Tier – III

Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test

Wherever Applicable

Before one starts preparing for SSC CHSL Exam, it is essential to make a note of modifications done in exam pattern and syllabus. The alterations to SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019 which are related to 2019 are given below::

  • SSC CHSL 2020 Tier 1 exam will be conducted in online mode.

  • In tier 2 there will be a Descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.

  • There is no change in Tier III.

  • There will be no Sectional Cut off.

SSC CHSL Syllabus

Tier 1 Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

English Language

General Awareness

Logical Reasoning

Simplification

Reading Comprehension

History

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Culture

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures & Allegations

Para jumbles

Geography

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Miscellaneous

Economic Scene

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

General Policy

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

Scientific Research

Puzzle

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion

Awards and Honors

Tabulation

Data Interpretation

One Word Substitution

Books and Authors

Syllogism

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Active/Passive Voice

Polity

Blood Relations

Number Systems

Physics

Input-Output

Sequence & Series

Chemistry

Coding-Decoding

Permutation, Combination &Probability

Biology

Significant Points:
  • SSC CHSL 2020 has negative marking. Every wrong answer will have a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections

  • The duration of the exam is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus

This Tier has a descriptive exam that is designed to test the written skills of the students in English/Hindi. The Paper would have an essay to be written in 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum marks to qualify in Tier-II would be 33 percent. The performance in Tier-II would be incorporated for preparing merit. The best way to prepare for this tier is to read as many articles from various sources like magazines, novels, newspapers, etc. Besides this, you need to be well versed in the pattern of Letter and Application.

Important Points:
  • The duration of the exam is 60 minutes’ carrying 100 marks.

  • The level of questions is based on a 10th standard or higher secondary level.

  • It is a qualifying exam stage

  • The medium of paper should remain the same throughout, part of the paper in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated

  • The duration of the exam is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

SSC CHSL Tier 3 Exam Syllabus

The Tier 3 of SSC CGL Exam 2019 has skill tests that are required for certain government posts.

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator(DEO):

  • Typing speed for Data Entry operator is 8,000 (eight thousand) with Key Depressions per hour on Computer.

  • The test will be of 15 minutes duration

Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs and Court Clerks:

  • Typing Test will be held in English or Hindi and candidates while registering for the Examination, will have to mention his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form.

  • In this, the typing test will be of qualifying in nature.

  • It will be managed on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency approved by the Commission.

  • Candidates who opt for English medium should possess a  typing speed of 35 words per minute.

  • Candidates who opt for Hindi medium should have a typing speed of 30 words per minute.

  • The speed will be decided on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.

  • Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be given 30 minutes.

Note: After conducting a skill test or typing test, those candidates who qualify it, will be chosen based on their position in the merit list.

SSC CHSL Exam 2021 Syllabus
SSC CHSL Tier I – Exam Syllabus

Question paper of SSC CHSL Tier I will have four sections and those will be based on the 10th and 10+2 grade level syllabus. Syllabus of Tier I of SSC CHSL 2020 is given below which is based on the questions appearing in the last five years.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021

SSC CHSL exam has three different phases that candidates need to clear to get selected for various posts in the Government Offices. SSC CHSL Tier I is Objective Multiple Choice Question paper, Tier II exam is Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi, while Tier III is the Computer Proficiency Test.

Tier

Type

Mode

Tier – I

Objective Multiple Choice

Computer Based (online)

Tier – II

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi

Pen and Paper Mode (Letter/Application Writing, Essay Writing)

Tier – III

Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test

Wherever Applicable (Speed Typing Test)

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Section

Subject

No of Questions

Max Marks

Exam Duration

1

General Intelligence

25

50

60 minutes (80 Minutes for PWD candidates)

2

General Awareness

25

50

3

Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)

25

50

4

English Language (Basic Knowledge)

25

50

Total

100

200

The SSC CHSL Tier I exam is a computer-based online test (CBT) exam conducted online. Candidates are given a total of 60 minutes to solve SSC CHSL Tier-I paper comprising 100 questions that count to a total of 200 marks (2 marks each question). For each wrong attempt, candidates are penalized with 1/2 marks in Tier-1 exam.

Syllabus for Tier-I Exam

There are four sections in Tier I of SSC CHSL exam which are given below:

  • Reasoning Ability
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • General Awareness

SSC CHSL Tier-I Syllabus is given below:

General Intelligence

Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)

English Language (Basic Knowledge)

General Awareness

Logical Reasoning

Simplification

Reading Comprehension

History

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Culture

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures & Allegations

Para jumbles

Geography

Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Miscellaneous

Economic Scene

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

General Policy

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

Scientific Research

Puzzle

Mensuration– Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion

Awards and Honors

Tabulation

Data Interpretation

One Word Substitution

Books and Authors

Syllogism

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Active/Passive Voice

Blood Relations

Number Systems

Input Output

Sequence & Series

Coding Decoding

Permutation, Combination & Probability

SSC CHSL Tier II Syllabus

The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Candidates must secure a minimum of 33% marks in order to clear Tier II round of SSC CHSL Exam. There is no negative marking for wrong attempts in SSC CHSL Tier II exam.

Topics

Word Count

Maximum Marks

Duration

Essay Writing

200-250

100

60 minutes

Letter/Application Writing

150-200

60 minutes

The essay topics will be related to National Interest, Finance & Economy, Ecological Issues, Politics, Social Issues, Schemes & Governance, Sports, Technology, Geopolitics, Environmental Concerns etc. While, the type of letter/ application asked will be Application, Complaint, Suggestion, Official Appreciation, Follow up or Feedback etc. this paper calls for candidates to write an essay and Letter/Application that tests their writing skills of the candidates

SSC CHSL Tier III Syllabus

Tier-III of SSC CHSL 2021 will be a Skill/ Typing Test of qualifying nature. The final merit of the selected candidates will be based on total score obtained in Tier-I and Tier-II.

Skill test for the post of Data Entry Operator:

In this test, a candidate should have data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour.

Duration of the Test is 15 minutes and English document having about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions is given to type.

Skill test for the post of Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG):

The ‘speed of 15000 key depressions per hour will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage.

The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer.

Skill test for the post of Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (LDS/JSA) and Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants (PA/SA):

The speed of 10500 key depressions per hour will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage.

The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 9000 key-depressions/hour would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer.

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