SSC CHSL is a combined competitive exam conducted to select Higher Secondary qualified students for various departments and offices of the government. SSC CHSL full form is the Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam.
The SSC CHSL exam includes posts such as Lower Division Clerk, Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, and Data Entry Operator posts. SSC can choose and suggest candidates for Assistants / Clerks posts through a computer-based test, descriptive paper, Skill Test, or a Typing Test.
This exam is conducted annually for recruitment in many Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Govt. Of India. The SSC conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) exam for hiring many posts such as:
All the key details regarding the SSC CHSL 2023 Exam are listed below for the candidates to understand before they look for the exam.
|SSC CHSL 2023- Exam Summary|
|Organization||Staff Selection Commission|
|Post Name||Group C positions – Lower Divisional Clerk, Data Entry Operators for various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India, etc.|
|Exam Date||Tier I – 2nd August to 22nd August 2023|
Tier II – To be updated Tier III
|Recruitment Process||Tier I |
|Education Qualification||12th passed or equivalent from a recognized University|
|Age Limit||18 – 27 years|
|Salary||INR 19900 – INR 92300|
The SSC CHSL Notification 2023 and all crucial information regarding the exam has been released. See more information below :SSC-CHSL-Notification
The Commission has made the SSC CHSL 2023 exam schedule available online. On 04th January 2023, the application for the SSC CHSL 2023 ended. Soon the commission will release the result for the Tier 1 exam. SSC CHSL Tier II exam is set to be conducted on 26th June 2023.
|SSC CHSL Notification 2023||9th May 2023|
|Registration Start||9th May 2023|
|Registration Ends||8th June 2023|
|SSC CHSL Admit Card release||Tier 1– 21st July 2023|
Tier 2 – 20th October 2023
|SSC CHSL Exam Date||Tier I – 2nd August to 22nd August 2023|
Tier 2 – 2nd November 2023
|SSC CHSL Answer Key||To be updated|
|SSC CHSL Result||Tier 1- 27th September 2023|
|SSC CHSL Score Card if applicable||To be updated|
The Staff Selection Commission released the official notification for the approximately 1500 SSC CHSL 2023 openings. Candidates can view the SSC CHSL openings from the previous year here.
|Categories/Post||LDC/ JSA||PA/ SA||DEO||Total|
In the recent notice, SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2023 was disclosed. To be qualified for the SSC CHSL 2023 exam, a candidate must meet three crucial eligibility requirements. Here are the three parameters:
The aspirant should be 18 – 27 years old as of 01st January 2022. However, certain reserved category candidates can claim for reservation, according to the Indian government norms. The aspirants must not be born before 2nd January 1994 or later than 1st January 2003.
Permissible relaxation in the upper age limit for different categories is as below:
|Category||Permissible age relaxation beyond the upper age limit|
|SC/ ST||5 years|
|PwBD + Unreserved||10 years|
|PwBD + OBC||13 years|
|PwBD + SC/ ST||15 years|
|Ex-Servicemen||03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.|
|Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.||5 years|
|Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.||3 years|
|Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST).||8 years|
|Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications.||Up to 40 years of age|
|Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications (SC/ ST).||Up to 45 years of age|
|Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.||Up to 35 years of age|
|Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST).||Up to 40 years of age|
Candidates who want to work as government employees should meet the following educational requirements after passing the SSC CHSL Exam.
|PA/SA, LDC/JSA, DEO||Candidates should have cleared or appeared in class 12 or its equivalent from a recognized educational board or University.|
|Grade A – DEO in the Office of C&AG||Candidates should have passed class 12 from Science stream along with Mathematics as a subject or its equivalent from a recognized educational board or University.|
To meet the nationality requirements, the candidate must be:
The board will start accepting applications after the release of the formal notification for the SSC CHSL exam 2023-24. On 9th May 2023, the SSC CHSL application form is anticipated to be out. Last year, on 06th December 2023, the exam registration form for 2023 was accessible. The SSC CHSL 2022-23 Notification also stated the closure of the online application process for the exam, which was announced on 04th January 2023.
|UR/ General Candidates||INR 100|
|SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen/ Women Candidates||Nil|
The SSC CHSL 2023 online registration process started on 06th December 2022. Interested candidates got registered for Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination through the official website @ssc.nic.in. of SSC. Applicants can use the steps below to complete the SSC CHSL exam application.
Important things that aspirants must keep with them when filling the application Form:
Each applicant who enrolls for the SSC CHSL Exam 2023 within the allotted time will receive an electronic admissions card, hall ticket, or call letter that may be downloaded from the SSC website. Soon the publication of the admit card for the CHSL Tier-2 exam will take place (administered to only those candidates who qualify for the Tier 1 exam. The admit card for the CHSL Tier-1 exam was made available from 26th February 2023 onwards.
Here are the steps that you’re going to get to follow to download the Admit Card 2023.
SSC CHSL 2022-23 Tier I & II is conducted across 9 regions, 33 states and Union Territories, 146 cities, and 361 CHSL exam centers. The aspirants prefer to choose 3 exam centers as per their priority at intervals in an equivalent region when filling the Exam center.
The commission wouldn’t entertain any request of fixing the exam center later. Therefore, all the aspirants ought to opt for the exam centers carefully. The Commission has the right to cancel the center and might raise the aspirants to appear for the exam from another exam center.
|Exam Centres with Centre Code||Region and States/ UTs||Address of the Regional Offices and their websites|
|Bhagalpur (3201), Muzaffarpur (3205), Patna (3206), Purnea (3209), Agra (3001), Bareilly (3005), Gorakhpur (3007), Jhansi (3008), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010), Meerut (3011), Prayagraj (3003), Varanasi (3013)||Central Region (CR)/ Bihar and Uttar Pradesh||Regional Director (CR), Staff Selection Commission, 34-A, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Civil Lines, Kendriya Sadan, Prayagraj – 211001.|
|Port Blair (4802), Bokaro (4201), Hazaribagh (4204), Jamshedpur (4207), Ranchi (4205), Balasore (Odisha) (4601), Berhampore (Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneswar (4604), Cuttack (4605), Dhenkanal (4611), Rourkela (4610), Sambalpur (4609), Gangtok (4001), Asansol (4417), Kalyani (4419), Kolkata (4410), Siliguri (4415)||Eastern Region (ER) Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal||Regional Director (ER), Staff Selection Commission, 1st MSO Building, (8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020|
|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).||Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/ Lakshadweep, Karnataka and Kerala||Regional Director (KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560034|
|Bhopal (6001), Gwalior (6005), Indore (6006), Jabalpur (6007), Satna (6014), Sagar (6015), Ujjain (6016), Bilaspur (6202), Raipur (6204), Durg-Bhilai (6205)||Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)/ Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh||Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, 5th Floor, Investment Building, LIC Campus-2, Pandri, Raipur, Chhattisgarh-492004|
|Itanagar (5001), Dibrugarh (5102), Guwahati (Dispur) (5105), Jorhat (5107), Silchar (5111), Churachandpur (5502), Imphal (5501), Ukhrul (5503), Shillong (5401), Aizwal (5701), Dimapur (5301), Kohima (5302), Agartala (5601),||North Eastern Region (NER)/ Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.||Regional Director (NER), Staff Selection Commission, Housefed Complex, Last Gate, Beltola- Basistha Road, P.O. Assam Sachivalaya, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam- 781006|
|Dehradun (2002), Haldwani (2003), Haridwar (2005), Roorkee (2006), Delhi (2201), Ajmer (2401), Alwar (2402), Bikaner (2404), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Kota (2407), Sriganganagar (2408), Udaipur (2409), Sikar (2411)||Northern Region (NR) Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand||Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003|
|Chandigarh/ Mohali (1601), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla (1203), Jammu (1004), Samba (1010), Srinagar (J&K) (1007), Leh (1005), Amritsar (1404), Jalandhar (1402), Ludhiana (1405), Patiala (1403),||North Western Sub- Region (NWR)/ Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Punjab||Dy. Director (NWR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Ground Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh- 160009|
|Chirala (8011), Cuddapah (8013), Guntur (8001), Kakinada (8009), Kurnool (8003), Nellore (8010), Rajahmundry (8004), Tirupati (8006), Vizianagaram (8012), Vijayawada (8008), Vishakhapatnam (8007), Puducherry (8401), Chennai (8201), Coimbatore (8202), Krishnagiri (8209), Madurai (8204), Salem (8205), Tiruchirapalli (8206), Tirunelveli (8207), Vellore (8208), Hyderabad (8601), Karimnagar (8604), Warangal (8603)||Southern Region (SR) Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana||Regional Director (SR), Staff Selection Commission, 2nd Floor, EVK Sampath Building, DPI Campus, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006|
|Panaji (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)||Western Region (WR) Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra||Regional Director (WR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, South Wing, Pratishtha Bhawan, 101, Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020|
The Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) is being administered by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) at two levels for a variety of positions:
|Tier||Type of question for Online CBT|
|Tier I||Objective Multiple Choice|
|Tier II||Objective Multiple Choice + Skill Test & Typing Test|
Let us now Check the Tier I and Tier II Exam Patterns for SSC CHSL:
The elaborated exam Patterns of Tier I of the SSC CHSL 2023 exam are given in the table below. Candidates should have a clear picture of the pattern of the examination.
|Subjects||Number of questions||Maximum marks||Time Allowed|
|English Language||25||50||60 minutes|
Note– In Tier-I, there will be Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. There’ll be a negative marking of 0.50 for every wrong answer.
After qualifying the Tier-I of the SSC CHSL 2023 Examination, candidates need to appear for the Tier II exam. The exam pattern of SSC CHSL Tier-II is explained in the table below.
Module-I: English Language and Comprehension
Module II: General Awareness
|Session||No. of Questions||Marks||Time||Negative Marking|
Module-I: Mathematical Abilities
Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence
|60 (30 + 30)||180 (3 per question)||02 Hours and 15 minutes||1 Mark|
Module-I: English Language and Comprehension
Module-II: General Awareness
|60 (40 + 20)||180 (3 per question)||1 Mark|
Module-I: Computer Knowledge Module
|15||45 (3 per question)||15 minutes||1 Mark|
|Paper II||Section 3: Module-II: Part A: Skill Test for DEO Part B: Typing Test for LDC/ JSA||NA||NA||15 minutes for Part A 10 minutes for Part B||NA|
Note– In Tier II there will be Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module II of Section-III. Module I of Section 3 is mandatory for all but is qualifying in nature. Module II of Section 3 Is mandatory for specific posts and is qualifying in nature.
To qualify for the position, applicants must pass all the Tiers. We can now look at the detailed examination syllabus for each level. Candidates should prepare for the exam by adhering to the below-listed syllabus. All the candidates should check the exam syllabus carefully before they begin preparing for SSC CHSL 2023 exam.
The Tier 1 exam consists of the subsequent topics.
|General Intelligence||General Knowledge||Quantitative Aptitude||English Language|
|Semantic Analogy||Current Affairs||Percentage||Comprehension Passage|
|Symbolic operations||Awards and Honors||Number Series||Spot the Error|
|Symbolic/ Number Analogy||Books and Author||Data Interpretation||Improvement of Sentences|
|Trends||Sports||Mensuration and Geometry||Verbal Ability|
|Figural Analogy||Entertainment||Quadratic Equation||Synonyms- Antonyms|
|Space Orientation Semantic Classification||Obituaries||Interest||Active and Passive Voice|
|Venn Diagrams||Important Dates||Problems of Ages||Para Jumbles|
|Drawing inferences||Scientific Research||Profit and Loss||Fill in the Blanks|
|Figural Classification||Static General Knowledge (History, Geography etc.)||Ratio and Proportions & Mixture and Allegation||Error Correction|
|Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding||Portfolios||Speed, Distance, and Time||Cloze Test|
|Semantic Series||Persons in News||Time and Work||Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration|
|Figural Pattern-folding and completion||Important Schemes||Number System||Shuffling of Sentence parts|
|Number Series Embedded figures||Data Sufficiency|
|Figural Series||Statistical Charts|
The Tier 2 exam consists of the subsequent topics:
|Mathematical Abilities||Reasoning and General Intelligence||English Language and Comprehension||General Awareness||Computer Proficiency|
|Number Systems||Verbal Reasoning||Vocabulary||General knowledge related to India and its neighbouring countries||Computer Basics|
|Fundamental arithmetical operations||Syllogism||Grammar||History||Software|
|Algebra||Circular Seating Arrangement||sentence structure||Culture||Working with Internet & emails|
|Geometry||Linear Seating Arrangement||synonyms||Geography||Basics of networking & cyber security|
|Mensuration||Double Lineup||antonyms and their correct usage||Economic Scene|
|Trigonometry||Scheduling||Spot the Error||General Policy|
|Statistics & probability||Input- Output||Fill in the Blanks||Scientific Research|
|Blood Relations||Synonyms/ Homonyms & Antonyms|
|Directions and Distances||Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words|
|Ordering and Ranking||Idioms & Phrases|
|Data Sufficiency||One word substitution|
|Coding and Decoding||Improvement of Sentences|
|Code Inequalities||Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs|
|Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration|
|Shuffling of Sentence parts|
|Shuffling of Sentences in a passage|
All the examination participants must go through the complete article for additional info regarding the SSC CHSL exam. The officials will soon release tier 1 Result 2023. Stay connected to the current page to get the latest updates. Also, check the previous year’s SSC CHSL Cut-Off from the below section.
On 04th August 2022, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) released the SSC CHSL 2022 Tier 1 Result. The SSC CHSL Tier 1 Result for the 2023 exam and category-specific SSC CHSL Tier 1 cut-off marks will also make available on the Commission’s official website soon.
Candidates can verify their SSC CHSL marks after releasing the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Scorecard 2023. The total marks acquired by the candidate in Tier I and Tier II will be used to determine the candidate’s final selection for the SSC CHSL exam. To learn more about the merit list, how to check your results and other topics, scroll down.
Following are the given steps to download the SSC CHSL Result 2023:
The officials will release SSC CHSL Tier 1 cut-off Marks 2023 for the candidates. Aspirants can check the previous year’s SSC CHSL cut-off Marks as per their category (SC / BC / ST / OBC). The officials plan the SSC CHSL Cut off Marks for 2023 considering the previous years’ cutoff scores. The officials are expected to release the SSC CHSL cut-off Marks 2023 before the examination results.
|Category||Cut off 2021-22|
Understanding the SSC CHSL cut-off trends of the previous year’s provides a plan regarding the potential cut-off that may be expected for SSC CHSL 2022-23. The cut-off depends on many factors, like the total number of candidates showing up for the exam, the difficulty level of the papers, and also the accessible tentative vacancies.
Cut off Score Trends of past 8 years
After the seventh pay commission, there is an increment of 22-24% in the SSC CHSL salary 2023. Go through the table to know regarding the post-wise Pay Scale:
|Posts||Pay Levels||Pay Scales|
|Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)||2||Rs. 19,900 – 63,200|
|Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)||2||Rs. 19,900 – 63,200|
|Postal Assistant (PA)||4||Rs. 25,500 – 81,100|
|Sorting Assistant (SA)||4||Rs. 25,500 – 81,100|
|Data Entry Operator (DEO)||4||Rs. 25,500 – 81,100|
|DEO (Grade A)||4||Rs. 25,500 – 81,100|
When it comes to SSC CHSL test, having the all the SSC CHSL details under one roof for a successful SSC CHSL preparation approach is necessary. Those who are fortunate enough to pass this one of the most difficult tests, a doorway to many government positions is found open. It should go without saying that a focused plan is necessary to pass the SSC CHSL exam.
This competitive exam can be passed rather easily if a candidate has a solid study plan and a firm grasp of the fundamental ideas.
You can also check our blog on SSC CHSL Books.
All candidates who met the criteria for document verification must show up for the process with the original documents. The SSC CHSL recruiting procedure is completed with the document verification, following which you will receive your appointment letter.
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The SSC CGL and SSC CHSL exams are given for various positions. Despite the identical syllabus for both exams, the format is slightly different.
1. There are four levels in SSC CGL and three levels in SSC CHSL.
2. The degree of difficulty makes a significant difference between the two. SSC CGL is far more challenging than SSC CHSL.
3. SSC CHSL is a 10+2 level test, whereas SSC CGL is a graduate-level exam
Candidates taking the SSC CHSL 2023 Exam must first clear the written exam. Only those candidates who clear the cut-off for the written exam will receive a call for an interview. SSC Board conducts a personality test/interview for candidates who manage to clear the written test stage of the exam.
SSC CHSL has set the age limit for the applying candidates between 18-27 years. So, anyone who has cleared the 10+2 Exam from any stream and is below the age of 27 can apply until 07th March 2022.
The SSC CHSL 2023 Exam will be held in various shifts throughout the day. The date and shift of a candidate’s exam are decided by the SSC Board itself and printed on the admit cards. The decision is purely at the discretion of the SSC Board and not the candidate.
A thorough plan is all you need to pass the SSC exam. The preparation plan for the SSC CHSL Exam is briefly provided below:
Review the SSC CHSL Eligibility Requirements.
Having a thorough understanding of the SSC CHSL exam structure.
Examine the SSC CHSL Syllabus in detail.
Have a clear understanding of the many topics covered by the CHSL Exam.
Refer to key preparation resources relevant to the exam’s subject matter.
Concentrate on certain exam-prep strategies.
According to Hindustan Times, 13.17 lakh of the 29.68 lakh registered candidates actually showed up for the exam, resulting in a 44.37% attendance rate. The test was given in 146 cities across 33 states and Union Territories at 361 testing locations over the course of 25 shifts.
Below are the posts available after passing the SSC CHSL exam:
Lower Divisional Clerk
Junior Secretariat Assistant
Data Entry Operator
The SSC CHSL test is considered to be moderately difficult, and it is passable with good preparation and strategy.