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SSC CHSL

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam (CHSL) every year to recruit eligible candidates for various departments in Central government.

A candidate can go in various Government Ministries like Finance Ministry, Education Ministry, Ministry of External Affairs, etc. They can also opt for various Department and offices like Income Tax department, Excise Department, Import Export, etc. for various post like

  1. Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA)
  2. Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  3. Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) / Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  4. Court Clerk

SSC CHSL Vacancy

SSC CHSL Vacancy is generally released in the month of November / December  tentatively, 1000’s of vacancies are released for the candidates to apply in 2017 there were 5,874 vacancies 2018 there were 5,649  vacancies , in 2019 there were 4,893 vacancies , in 2020 there were a total of 4,726 vacancies and in in 2021 there were a total of 5,429 vacancies.

SSC CHSL Exam

SSC CHSL generally conducts exam after 2 to 3 months of notification date in 3 stages (Tiers), the first exam is conducted on Online mode and latter two are on offline mode.

SSC CHSL is a great opportunity for students looking forward for a career in the reputed organizations under the central government. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in various Government departments. While a government job helps to build a stable career, it is also loaded with responsibilities.

Our Successful Students in Competitive Exams like IBPS-Clerk, SBI-Clerk, SBI-PO, SSC, Railway & Insurance

SSC CHSL Salary Structure

The initial salary package of SSC CHSL is about Rs. 22,392/- to 31,045 per month  depending on post, pay scale and city of posting that includes the Dearness Allowance and other benefits.

SSC CHSL Post wise Salary Structure

Post Name

Pay Scale

LDC/JSA

Pay Band – 1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay : Rs. 1900

PA/SA

Pay Band – 1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay : Rs. 2400

DEO

Pay Band – 1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay : Rs. 2400

DEO Grade ‘A’

Pay Band – 1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay : Rs. 2400

                                               

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 Eligibility Criteria

  1. Citizen of India
  2. Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  3. Tibetan refugees who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanent settlement.
  4. Person of Indian Origin (PIO) who has migrated from Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Vietnam or East African countries of Zaire, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Ethiopia, Malawi, with the intention of permanent settlement in India Candidates belonging to the category 2, 3, 4 must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Govt. of India in their favor.

Education qualification varies from post to post for SSC CHSL, below you can find the desirable qualification for each posts

For LDC/JSA, PA/SA, DEO (except DEO in C&AG): 12th Passed or Equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

For Data Entry Operator (DEO) in the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CA&G): 12th Passed in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or University.

SSC CHSL Age Limit

Candidates applying for the SSC CHSL exam should not be below 18 years and not above 27 years.

Category

Age Relaxation

General Category

0 years

Scheduled Caste(SC)

5 years

Other Backward Classes (Non-Creamy Layer)

3 years

PWD (Gen/EWS)

10 years

PWD (SC/ST)

15 years

PWD (OBC)

13 years

Ex-servicemen, ECOs, SSCOs who have rendered 5 years of military service.

5 years

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

The Exam pattern of SSC CHSL is in 3 Stages

The Composite time for Prelims exam is of 60 minutes for 200 Marks and consists 100 questions.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 exams rewards 2 mark for every correct answer and deduct 0.5 marks for every incorrect answer

S.No.

Name of Tests
(Objective)

No. of
Questions

Maximum
Marks

Duration

1

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25        

50

Cumulative time of

60 minutes

2

General Awareness

25        

50

3

Quantitative Aptitude

25        

50

4

English Comprehension

25        

50

Total

100

200

 

  • Hindi & English language is available for Tier 2
  • Wherever mentioned candidates have to write their correct roll number
  • Left-thumb impression also to be affixed in relevant columns
  • The answer books not containing the roll number, signature, and left thumb impression will be awarded as zero marks.
  • No personal identity such as – name, email id, mobile number is to be revealed inside the answer sheet

Particulars

Details

Number of Papers

1

Total Marks

100

Question Type

Descriptive (Pen and paper-based)

Sections

Essay Writing for 200-250 words, Letter /Application Writing for 150 words

Minimum Score to qualify

33%

Duration

1 hour

1 hour and 20 minutes for the aspirants who eligible for scribe

Exam Mode

Offline

Tier 3 of SSC CHSL includes couple of skill tests required for the central government posts.

This includes typing test where a candidate should have 30wpm (Hindi) and 35wpm (English) speed, duration of test is 15 minutes. For visually handicapped candidates (40% and above) 30 minutes will be allotted.

SSC CHSL Syllabus

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Subject

Topic

General

Intelligence & Reasoning

This section is based on Questions from Series (number, figurative), similarities and differences, analogy, space visualization. Spatial orientation, problem-solving, analysis, judgment. Decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation. Direction sense test, Blood relations, arithmetical reasoning, and figural classification.

Arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding, and decoding. Statement conclusion, syllogism in reasoning, etc. The topics are Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy. Figural Analogy, Ranking test, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification. Figural Classification, Input-Output questions, Problem Solving, Word Building, Seating arrangement, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations. Questions on Dies, Clock, Calendar.

Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams. Drawing inferences, folding & unfolding of Punched holes/patterns. Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching. Date & city matching, Classification of center codes/roll numbers. Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding, and classification. Embedded Figures, Critical thinking. Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

Subject

Topic

Quantitative

Aptitude

This section is based on questions on Percentages. Ratio & Proportion. Square and cube roots. Surds and indices. LCM and HCF, Averages, Age problems. Simple interest and Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership. Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Boat and Streams, Pipes and Cisterns. Numbers, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Heights and Distances.

Divisions and Remainders, decimals, fractions, and relationships between numbers. Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangles (centers, congruence, similarity), In circles and circum-circle. Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons. Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone. Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped.

Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio. Degree and Radian Measures, Circle and its chords. tangents angles subtended by chords of a circle. common tangents to two or more circles, Standard Identities. Complementary angles, Heights and Distances. Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart.

English Language

Subject

Topic

English Language

  1. One word Substitution
  2. Synonyms and Antonyms
  3. Idioms and Phrases
  4. Spellings/Detecting miss spelt words
  5. Passages/Reading Comprehension
  6. Sentence Improvement
  7. Para jumbles
  8. Error Spotting
  9. Fill in the blanks

General Awareness

Subject

Topic

General

Awareness

  1. History
  2. Geography
  3. Culture
  4. General Policy & Scientific Research
  5. Current affairs of Last 6 months
  6. Economic Scene
  7. Scientific research includes physics, chemistry, and Biology

SSC CHSL Tier 2 is a descriptive based paper conducted offline which includes :

  1. Essay Writing
  2. Letter / Application Writing

Tier 2 is of 100 marks for 60 minutes. For visually challenged candidates and candidates suffering from cerebral palsy the time is extended upto 80 minutes. Tier 2 exam focuses on the writing capability of the candidate, the candidate can attempt the paper in English/Hindi. Minimum 33% of marks is required to qualify SSC CHSL Tier 2 paper.

Topics

Word Count

Total Marks

Duration

Essay Writing

200-250

100

60

Letter / Application Writing

150-200

100

 

After the merit list is prepared of Tier 1& Tier 2 the candidates are shortlisted to appear the SSC CHSL Tier 3 exam which is purely a skill based test

Post

Key Depression

Time

Data Entry Operator

8000 per hour

15 minutes

Data Entry Operator in C&AG

15000 per hour

15 minutes

LDC/JSA & PA/SA

10500 per hour

15 minutes

Final score will be adjudged on the basis of correct entry of key words/depressions.

SSC CHSL Cut off

SSC CHSL cut off varies from post to post (Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) / Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Court Clerk) There are many factors which would affect the SSC CHSL Cut Off . The most important factors which would affect the SSC CHSL Cut Off will include:

  • Candidates’ performance in the exam
  • Number of applicants
  • Number of vacancies

Tier 1

2018

2019

2020

Cut-off

143.5

135.60

159.52

 



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