Know About SSC CHSL


SSC CHSL is the short form of “Staff Selection CommissionCombined Higher Secondary Level “, where SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is the recruitment organisation of government of India. It recruits staff for Group B, Group C, Group D for Central Government. In CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam) it conducts recruitment for Group C posts.

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

SSC CHSL 2018 exam will take place 1st July 2019 to 26th July 2019. SSC CHSL 2019 notification will be released on 12th Dec 2019. The online application for SSC CHSL 2018 will start from 5th March 2019 to 5th April 2019.

As per the SSC Calendar 2019, the SSC CHSL 2018 notification will be released on 5th March 2019.

SSC CHSL exam schedule is same as mentioned in SSC exam calendar. Take a brief look at the SSC CHSL important dates-

Events Important Dates
SSC CHSL 2018 Notification Date 5th March 2019
Starting Date SSC CHSL 2018 Application Form 5th March 2019
Last Date of SSC CHSL 2018 Apply Online 5th April 2019
SSC CHSL Admit Card 10-15 days before the exam date
SSC CHSL Exam Date 2018 (Tier 1) 1st July 2019 to 26th July 2019


  • The online application for SSC CHSL will start from 5th March 2019
  • The SSC Exam Date is now released as per the SSC Calendar
  • Know important instructions before you apply online for SSC CHSL

SSC CHSL 2018 Fees

  • For General Category, the SSC CHSL application fee is Rs 100
  • However, for SC/ST/Females, there is no fee applicable
  • You can pay the application fees through online or offline mode
  • The registration has two-parts, after submitting the fees, you can proceed to the second part of the registration

SSC CHSL 2018 Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria

Detailed Information

Nationality / Citizenship A candidate must be either-

Citizen of India/Nepal/Bhutan

A Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda,

the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

In order to be eligible for SSC CHSL Exam, you must have passed 12th Standard

or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

If the applicant possess any Degree obtained through open Universities or Distance Education Mode,

then that must be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU.

Skill Test Eligibility:-
The applicant must have passed 12th standard in science stream with

Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.  (Data Entry Operator Post Only)

Age Limit Criteria & Relaxation 2018 for SSC CHSL

The relaxation in upper age is permissible as per the norms of SSC CHSL 10+2 Level exam 2018-19. The minimum age limit for SSC CHSL 2018-19 is 18 years and maximum age limit for SSC CHSL is 27 years as on 1st August 2018.
Those applicants who are seeking information regarding SSC CHSL age relaxation can refer to the table below:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
PH 10 Years
PH+OBC 13 Years
PH+SC/ST 15 Years

SSC CHSL 2018 Vacancy

SSC CHSL vacancy 2018 has not been released yet by the officials, whereas the last year’s vacancy has been increased up to 3259 overall. We will update you once the vacancy details are announced officially.
Tentative vacancies for their respective posts are given below, for more information check out the total vacancy in SSC CHSL.

Post Vacancies
Postal Assistant or Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) 2359
Lower Divisional Clerks (LDC)/JSA 898
Data Entry Operators 2

SSC CHSL 2018 Job Profile

There are more than one job profiles for SSC CHSL such as Data Entry Operator, Postal sorting Assistant and Lower Division Clerk that you apply for according to your interest and eligibility. Every job has different responsibilities, you can take look at SSC CHSL Job Profile for job roles and responsibilities, Career Scope, Promotion and Growth of Lower Division Clerk (LDC).

SSC CHSL 2018 Pay Scale and Salary

SSC CHSL Salary after 7th pay commission for different posts are given below:

Post Basic pay City HRA TA Gross Salary In Hand Salary/month

Court Clerk
Postal assistant


Sorting Assistant

19900 X 4776 1350 26026 22411
19900 Y 3184 900 23984 20369
19900 Z 1592 900 22392 18777
DEO (GP 2400) 25500 X 6120 3600 35220 31045
25500 Y 4080 1800 31380 27205
25500 Z 2040 1800 29340 25165

Selection Procedure

  • Objective Test
  • Descriptive Test
  • Skill Test

In order to get selected in the SSC CHSL, you are required to clear SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam which is an objective test, SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam which is a Descriptive test and SSC CHSL Tier 3 which is based on Skill or Typing. To get the insights, check out SSC CHSL selection procedure.

SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern

  • SSC is conducting SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam online, there are 4 sections of the Tier 1 exam.
  • SSC CHSL Tier 2 will be a descriptive exam, comprises of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter or Application writing of approximately 150-200 words.
  • Tier 3 is based out on Skill and Typing test. For more information check out the detailed syllabus of SSC CHSL.
  • The official SSC CHSL exam pattern is given below:

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Pattern

Subject Max Marks Total Timing
General Intelligence
(25 Questions)
50 75 minutes

ForVH/OH afflicted
by Cerebral Palsy
OH with deformity
in writing hand
– 100 minutes)

(25 Questions)
Quantitative Aptitude
(25 Questions)
(25 Questions)


SSC CHSL Tier 2 Pattern

Sections No. Of Questions Maximum Marks
Letter/Application 1 50
Essay Writing 1 50

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness
Alphanumeric Series Profit and Loss Cloze Test Culture
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures and Allegations Para jumbles Geography
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest and Compound Interest and Surds and Indices Miscellaneous Economic Scene
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension History
Coded Inequalities Work and Time Fill in the blanks General Policy
Seating Arrangement Time and Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Scientific Research
Tabulation Data Interpretation One Word Substitution Books and Authors
Syllogism Ratio and Proportion, Percentage Active/Passive Voice Awards and Honors
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input Output Sequence and Series
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination and Probability

SSC CHSL Previous Year’s Cut Off

The SSC CHSL exam cut off of previous years is given below. For insights, visit SSC CHSL cut off.

Category 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011
UR/GEN 127.5 119 120 122 127 117 129 107.5 111.75
OBC 120 110 108 111 117 110 120 103 106.5
SC 108 99 95 100 104 97 109 86 96.25
ST 99 89.5 86 88 95 90 101 69.25 90
VH 96 83.5 82 88 93 99 93 60 70
OH 97.5 88 84 88 95 90 101 77.75 90
HH 65 55 53 73 71 58 70 60 70
EXS 64.5 45.5 53 82 75 77 93 88.75 75.5


SSC CHSL 2018 Admit Card

Since the SSC CHSL admit card hard copy format will not be sent by the SSC via post, hence candidates are requested to download their SSC CHSL admit card 2018 online. While downloading the SSC CHSL admit card from the official SSC site, you are required to fill up:

  • Registration Number/Roll Number
  • Date of Birth/Password

Steps to Download SSC CHSL Admit Card 2018:

  • Visit the official site of SSC
  • Click on the SSC CHSL admit card link
  • Submit the registration number and date of birth to login
  • Your admit card will appear on your computer screen
  • Save and download the admit card
  • Take a printout of your admit card for future use

SSC CHSL 2018  Result

SSC publishes SSC CHSL Exam result in different stages. Check this space for the latest news related to SSC CHSL Results & answer key of Tier 1 exam.
Steps to Check Result:

  • To check the SSC CHSL result, visit the official site of SSC
  • Click on the result link
  • Submit your login details (if required)
  • Your result status will appear on your computer screen
  • You can take a printout of your result for future use