The Staff Selection Commission or SSC is one of the leading Govt. Organizations that is responsible for providing employment to the candidates for the service of the nation. It conducts a no. of exam for the graduates, 12th Pass and 10th Pass candidates annually. Each year over lakhs and lakhs of applications are filled online for the exams conducted by it. A job under the SSC provides better facilities, services in every aspect of our lives, and the development of our country.the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) for recruitment in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India. For this exam over 20 lakh applications are received each year. One aspect that makes it the highly coveted job opportunity is its educational qualification which is 12th Pass.

The posts for which the SSC CHSL Exam are as follows:

• Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA)

• Data Entry Operator (DEO).

• Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC).

SSC CHSL 2020-21: Important Dates:

SSC CHSL Notification Date30th November 2020
Online Form submission Start30th November 2020
Last Date to Submit Application15th December 2020
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam DatesAvailable Soon

SSC CHSL 2020: Eligibility Criteria

All the aspiring candidates of SSC CHSL 2020 have to abide by the all the Eligibility Criteria decided by the Commission.


  • Candidate of SSC CHSL 2020 must be Citizen of either India or Nepal or Bhutan. If a candidate is citizen of Nepal or Bhutan shall have a Certificate of Eligibility issued by Government of India in favour of him/her.

Educational Qualification:

  • Educational/Technical Qualification & Experience:–  
    (A) The basic requirement is a pass certificate in class 12 from a recognized board or university.
    (B) For the post of DEO in the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG),
    applicants must have studied science and mathematics as main subjects in Class 12th.

NOTE– Candidates who are appearing in their 12th standard can also apply provided they produce the educational qualification and the documentary evidence from the board/ university as on January 1st 2020

Age Limit:

  • The age of candidates must be between 18 to 27 years.
  • SSC CHSL Age Relaxation: As per government guidelines age relaxation in SSC CHSL 2020 is given in table below:
CategoryAge Relaxation
OBC3 years
ST/SC5 years
PH+Gen10 years
PH + OBC13 years
PH + SC/ST15 years
Ex-Servicemen (Gen)3 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC)6 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST)8 years

Application Fee For SSC CHSL Exam 2020:

General/OBCRs 100/-
SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/FemaleFee exempted

Exam Pattern:

Exam Pattern of SSC CHSL 2020 is explained in the tables below. SSC CHSL 2020 comprises of three Tiers. Tier-I is mainly screening exam and scoring also.

TierType of ExaminationMode of examination
Tier-IObjective Multiple ChoiceCBT (Online)
Tier-IIDescriptive Paper in Hindi/ EnglishPen and Paper Mode
Tier-IIIComputer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test

For Tier- I Paper

General Intelligence and
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Comprehension2550

Note- In Tier-I, there will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer.
After qualifying Tier-I of SSC CHSL 2020 Examination. Candidates have to appear for Tier II and Tier III. SSC CHSL Tier II is scheduled to be held on 28th June 2020. The Exam Pattern of SSC CHSL Tier-II and Tier III and is explained in table below.

TierMode of ExaminationScheme of ExaminationMaximum MarksTime Allowed
IIPen and Paper ModeDescriptive Paper in
English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/
Letter/ Application etc.)
10060 minutes
IIIComputer Proficiency/
Skill Test
Proficiency in Word Processing,
Spreadsheets and
Generation of Slides and
Typing Test
No MarksNot mentioned


SSC CHSL 2020 Tier I comprises four Sections/Subjects that are mentioned below:

  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Reasoning
  • English Comprehension
General ReasoningGeneral KnowledgeQuantitative AptitudeEnglish Comprehension
Verbal ReasoningCurrent AffairsPercentageReading Comprehension
SyllogismAwards and HonoursNumber SeriesGrammar
Circular Seating ArrangementBooks and AuthorsData InterpretationVocabulary
Linear Seating ArrangementSportsMensuration and GeometryVerbal Ability
Double LineupEntertainmentQuadratic EquationSynonyms-Antonyms
SchedulingObituariesInterestActive and Passive Voice
Input-OutputImportant DatesProblems of AgesPara Jumbles
Blood RelationsScientific ResearchProfit and LossFill in the Blanks
Directions and DistancesStatic General Knowledge
(History, Geography, etc.)
Ratio and Proportions &
Mixture and Alligation
Error Correction
Ordering and RankingPortfoliosSpeed, Distance and TimeCloze Test
Data SufficiencyPersons in NewsTime and Work
Coding and DecodingImportant SchemesNumber System
Code InequalitiesData Sufficiency

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