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SSC CHSL Notification 2019 PDF Out: Application Link Active

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam every year to fill in various posts. All students that have cleared their 10+2 exam are eligible for this SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Exam. It is a golden opportunity for candidates who are looking forward to working in different Ministries/Departments/Offices of the Government of India. SSC CHSL Exam hires people for Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants (PA/SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) and Court Clerk for different departments & organizations in the Government of India. As per the recent reports, the SSC CHSL Notification is scheduled to be released on December 3rd, 2019. 

As per the SSC CHSL Notification 2019, candidates are selected for CHSL posts based on their performance in three stages: Tier 1 (CBT), Tier 2 (Written Exam), and Tier 3 (Skill Test). The final merit list is prepared based on the result scored in all these three stages. All phases of SSC CHSL Recruitment are qualifying in nature. Hence, candidates must score above the cut off marks in order to get selected for the next stage. In this post, candidates can get complete information about SSC CHSL Recruitment, Notification, exam dates, vacancy details, salary, selection process, how to apply online, and more.

LATEST UPDATES: SSC CHSL Notification 2019-20 is Out! Download Official Notification from Link Below

  • Staff Selection Commission has announced the Exam Schedule for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2019. 
  • The last Date to fill the SSC CHSL Application Form 2019 is 10th January & the Tier 1 Exam will be conducted from 16th to 27th March 2020. 
  • Candidates will be able to apply for SSC CHSL Recruitment from 3rd December 2019 to 10th January 2020
  • The starting SSC CHSL Salary for DEO post is Rs 25,165 to Rs 31,045. The Salary for selected candidates will differ from post to post.

Download SSC CHSL 2019 Notification PDF

SSC CHSL Notification 2019 PDF Download

Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CHSL notification for its next recruitment on 3rd December 2019. Although Recruitment 2019 is still ongoing (Tier 2 Result is pending), interested applicants will be able to apply for the examination till 10th January. There is no limit to apply for the exam. If a candidate was unsuccessful in clearing the 2019 Tier 1 Exam which was conducted earlier this year, they can apply for the upcoming SSC CHSL Recruitment 2019-20 and prepare in advance to clear the SSC 10+2 paper.

Before applying for CHSL posts, candidates are suggested to read the SSC CHSL Notification completely and then apply. The SSC CHSL 2019 Notification is an official document released by the exam conducting authority to invite applications for the Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam. 

SSC CHSL Exam Dates 2019-20

Following is the SSC CHSL Exam Dates Calendar announced by SSC so far for the next recruitment cycle.

SSC CHSL Notification Release Date 3rd December 2019
Start Date for Application Form 3rd December 2019
Last Date to Apply for CHSL Recruitment 10th January 2020
Selection Process  3 Stages (Online Test + Descriptive Exam + Skill Test) 
Eligibility Criteria  12th Pass
Age Limit to Apply  18 to 27 years
Expected Vacancies for SSC CHSL 2019 Notification 6000+
Admit Card for Tier 1 Exam will be released on 7th March 2020
Tier 1 Exam for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2019 16th to 27th March 2020

SSC CHSL Exam Dates 2019

Exam Name SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission, Central Higher Secondary Level)
Online Application Start Date 5th March 2019
Online Application End Date 4th April 2019
Selection Process 3 Stages ( Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3)
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Admit Card Released ( 18th June to 24th June 2019)
Tier 1 Exam Date 1st July to 11th July 2019
Stage 1 Answer Key was released on  22nd July 2019
CHSL Tier 1 Result 12th September 
Tier 2 Admit Card 18th September 
Tier 2 Exam Date 29th September 2019
SSC CHSL Tier 2 Result December 2019 (expected)
Vacancy 2019 5789 Vacancies

SSC CHSL Vacancy 2019

*Vacancies have been announced in the following posts:-

  1. Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerks.
  2. Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistants.
  3. Data Entry Operators. 

The following table shows the Post vice breakup of the 5789 SSC CHSL Vacancies 2019- 

Post CHSL Vacancies 2019
LDC/ JSA 1855 Vacancies
PA/ SA 3880 Vacancies
DEO 54 Vacancies

What are the Expected Vacancies for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2019?

Staff Selection Commission is expected to announce 6000+ vacancies with the SSC CHSL Notification 2019.

SSC had announced a total of 5789 vacancies for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2019. Just 3271 vacancies were announced for 2017-18 Recruitment. Judging from the vacancy trend over the years, the number of openings has been steadily increasing. It is speculated that more than 6000 vacancies will be announced for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2019-20.

SSC CHSL Salary 2019

The following table will show you the SSC CHSL Salary and PayScale. With the introduction of the 7th Pay Commission, the salary scale for employees has gone up.

In-Hand Salary

Post In-Hand Salary (In Rs)
LDC (Lower Division Clerk)/JSA 18,777-22,411
DEO (Data Entry Operator) 25,165-31,045
PA/SA 25,165-31,045

Pay Scale

Post Old Pay Scale New Pay Scale
LDC/JSA Band 1-Grade Pay- ₹ 1900  Band 1-Grade Pay- ₹ 5-20
PA/ SA Band 1-Grade Pay-₹ 2400 Band 1-Grade Pay- ₹ 5-20
DEO Band 1-Grade Pay- ₹ 2400 Band 1-Grade Pay- ₹ 5-20

*The Salary Package has gone up drastically because of the 7 pay commission. Check how the SSC CHSL Salaryhas increased over the years & Important Components of the CHSL Salary.

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2019-2020

  1. The candidate must be a citizen of India. 
  2. The Age Limit to apply to the exam is between 18 to 27 years.

Educational Qualification To Apply for the exam

Once the SSC CHSL 2019 Notification is out, interested applicants will be able to fill the online application form. Following is the minimum educational qualification required to apply for the exam

  1. The candidates must be 12th standard pass from a recognized government university.
  2. For the post of DEO (Data Entry Operator), the candidates should be 12th standard pass in science stream with Maths as a subject from a recognized government university. 

SSC CHSL Application Form 2019

The Staff Service Commission CHSL Application Form will be available online from 3rd December 2019 to 10th January 2020. The Direct Link to Apply online will be updated once the form is active on the official website of SSC. 

Follow these Steps to Apply for the Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam-

Step 1: Visit the Official SSC website or click on our updated direct form link to be directed to the SSC CHSL Registration page.

Step 2: Enter your credentials including your Full Name, Date Of Birth, functional mobile number and email id.

Step 3: Once Your Registration is complete, you will receive login credentials for your account on your mobile phone.

Step 4: Once you have successfully registered on the website. Click on the link "SSC CHSL 2019-20 Application Form"

Step 5: Fill the form with requested details & upload your documents to complete the application process. 

Step 6: The last step of the application process is Fee payment. Pay the application fee via Debit/Credit Card or Net Banking and take 2 to 3 print outs for future reference. 

What is the Application Fee? 

  1. The application fee is Rs 100 for candidates that are interested in applying for the SSC CHSL Recruitment.
  2. The application fee is exempt and no amount has to be paid for all aspirants who belong to the following category- Female, SC/ST, Physically Handicapped, Ex-Servicemen candidates.

SSC CHSL Selection Process 

Candidates who clear all 3 Tiers of the examination are selected on the basis of their merit. The candidate's personal preference is also taken into account with merit while allocating positions in departments. 

SSC CHSL Recruitment is done for the post of Lower Divisional Clerks & Court Clerks, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistants and Data Entry Operators. 

In order to be selected, the candidates have to clear all 3 Tiers ( Tier 1, Tier 2 & Tier 3). Final documentation is done after all 3 tiers are cleared. Anybody who doesn't clear the documentation process is dropped from the selection process. 

How are Ties Resolved in SSC CHSL? 

  1. Tier 1 + Tier 2 marks are calculated. 
  2. The candidate score in Tier 2 is calculated.
  3. The candidate's score in Stage 3 is calculated. If both candidates have the same score then the Date of birth of both students will be observed and the older candidate will be given preference. 
  4. If the date of birth of both candidates is also similar then the alphabetical order of the candidate's name will be considered.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019

Tier 1 Exam Pattern

  • The exam is conducted in 3 stages ( Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3)
  • Tier 1 is an Objective/MCQ type paper and is conducted Online ( Computer Based)
  • Tier 2:- Descriptive Subjective type paper. Conducted Offline.
  • Tier 3 is a Computer Proficiency/Skill Test.

If you are familiar with the exam pattern, it is important that you go through the New Changes that have been introduced in the paper for 2019-

  1. The time limit for Tier 1 has been reduced from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.
  2. There is no sectional cut off

Go through the complete CHSL Exam Pattern to understand the exam structure and the time allotted in Tier 3.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019-20

As the SSC CHSL Notification 2019 is about to be released and the Stage 1 Exam is to be conducted from 16th to 27th March 2020, interested applicants should start their preparation in advance to crack the exam in one go.

The SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier 1 will test candidates in 4 sections- General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language & General Awareness. 

Following are some important topics in the Tier 1 exam-

Important Topics in General Awareness 

Awards & Honors Current Affairs (Domestic) Politics
Geography Current Affairs (International) History

Important Topics for English Section

Go through the following important topics in the English Language Section:-

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Error Spotting

Quantitative Aptitude Important Topics 

The Mathematics section can be a bit challenging. As the SSC CHSL Recruitment Exam will commence in March 2020. Preparing aspirants can go through the following important topics in the exam-

Simplification Data Interpretation Number Series
Work & Time Time & Distance Mixtures & Allegations

General Intelligence Important Topics

The Logical Reasoning Section can be very scoring in the exam. Practice the following recurring topics thoroughly to score high in the general intelligence section:-

  • Alphanumeric Series
  • Puzzle
  • Syllogism
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Blood Relations

Tier 2 Syllabus

The Second Tier is conducted Offline and candidates will be tested on their writing skills. This is the exam pattern followed for the Tier 2 Descriptive test-

Topics Word count Maximum Marks Duration
Essay writing 200-250 100 60 minutes
 Letter/Application Writing 150-200

 The Common Topics that are asked in the Tier 2 Examination are as follows-

  • Social Issues like Poverty, Education
  • Politics, Schemes & Governance Indo-Pak Relations, Indo-China Dispute, Elections, Demonetization, 
  • Finance & Economy: Important Events in the Indian and global economy, 
  • Environmental Concerns: Pollution, Overpopulation, Ecology
  • Sports: Recent victories, tournaments, matches, Wins, retirements
  • Geopolitics: Chinese aggression in the Indian Ocean, Syrian Refugee Crisis, 
  • Technology: Digital payments, E-Wallets and UPI, Social Networks etc

SSC CHSL Preparation Tips 2019

The Tier 1 Exam is just about to commence. The preparation tips will help in guiding you and will get you ready for any hurdle that you might face. Keep these important tips in mind-

  • Solve Free SSC CHSL Mock Tests and previous year question papers every day.
  • The high scoring topics in the Reasoning section are- puzzles, figure-based questions, analogy, coding-decoding, series. Make sure to get a good understanding of these topics so you can attempt most questions asked from them. 
  • Go through the SSC CHSL Previous Year question papers to know frequently asked questions in the exam. 
  • While preparing for the GK section, make sure you give time to both Static G.K and current affairs.
  • It is important to know about awards, head of states, neighboring countries, books & authors.
  • Keeping tabs of popular news and current affairs will help a lot. 
  • Allot at least 2 hours to practice Quantitative Aptitude. It is considered to be the most challenging section of the paper.
  • Go through all important Formulas every day so you can memorize it by heart.
  • Topics like Simplification, age problems, interest, percentages, ratio and proportion are high scoring in this section. Make sure to master these topics.
  • Reading the newspaper regularly will help your General Awareness, Grammar & Vocabulary.
  • For the English Section, practice Synonyms, antonyms & vocabulary words and you can easily conquer this section.

Read more SSC CHSL Preparation Tips and crack the exam in one go!

Preparation Books for the CHSL Exam

  • For the convenience of all students planning to appear for this examination, we have assembled a list of best books that you can refer to.
  • The list of preparation books mentioned below covers all sections of the SSC CHSL Syllabus.
  • We have segregated our suggested books according to subjects. Candidates are free to choose from the variety of mentioned books to help in preparation.

Best SSC CHSL General Intelligence Preparation Books

The table below has some of the SSC CHSL General Intelligence Books that candidates can get their hands on.

Topic Author/Publisher
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning RS Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning M K Pandey
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Nonverbal (English) BS Sijwali, Indu Sijwal

Best SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Books

For Quant/Math section we suggest the following books to study from

Topic Author/Publisher
Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Agarwal
Quicker Mathematics M. Tyra
Elementary and Advanced Mathematics Kiran Prakashan

Best Preparation Books For SSC CHSL English Section

Our pick for the SSC CHSL English section

Objective English for Competitive Examinations Tata McGraw Hill
Competitive General English Kiran Prakashan
Objective General English SP Bakshi
Quick Learning Objective General English RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

SSC CHSL General Awareness Best Preparation Books

The candidates can consider the following preparation books for SSC CHSL General Awareness:

Topic Author/Publisher
Manorama Yearbook 2019 (English and Hindi) Malayalam Manorama
Lucent’s General Knowledge (English and Hindi) Lucent’s

SSC CHSL Admit Card 2019-20 

Staff Selection Commission is about to release the SSC CHSL Notification 2019 in December 2019. The Admit Card for the Tier 1 exam will be released by 7th March 2019. 

  • It is essential for all appearing candidates to bring a printout of their Admit Card to the exam center.
  • The Hall Ticket has all the information regarding the candidate's Exam Center, applied post, date and shift timings. 

How to download your admit card?

  1. Direct Link for the admit card of your region will be updated once the call letter is released.
  2. The Admit Card can also be downloaded through the official site www.ssc.nic.in
  3. Find and click on the Admit Card Button.
  4. A new page will open.
  5. Log in with your Registration number, password and press submit.
  6. A new page will open displaying the candidate’s Admit Card
  7. Download the admit card and save it for future use. 
  8. We suggest that candidates take 3-4 print outs of their CHSL Admit card just to be safe.