SSC CHSL 2021: Job Profile, Exam Dates, Eligibility Criteria, Salary Full Details

SSC CHSL Details

SSC CHSL is known as Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level.

SSC CHSL is an examination conducted every year for recruitment of these posts:-

  • postal assistants
  • sorting assistants
  • data entry operators
  • lower divisional clerks
  • employees for several departments and ministries of the government of India.

The overall difficulty level of the exam is easy to moderate. SSC has declared the exam dates for the leftover candidates and these will be conducted from October 12-16, 19-21, and 26, 2020.

Previously, on June 1, 2020, SSC announced that the SSC CHSL Tier-I exam date would be on September month 2021, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic caused the Committee to postpone the date until of 2020 examinations. But there will be no such postpone in 2021.

SSC issued a clarification notice regarding the dates of the SSC CHSL exam on May moth of 2021. According to the notice, the combined higher secondary level exam date will be announced at least one month in advance, to facilitate the candidate with accurate updates.

The Notice will issue by the SSC approximately on the month of July 2021. All the approx. dates for SSC Combined higher secondary level Examination is as follows:


Exam Dates

Publication of official notification

1st week of November 2020

Commencement of application process

2nd week of November 2020

Last date of the application process

1st week of October 2020

Last date for payment of application fee online

1st week of December 2020

Downloading of admit card

February 2021

Examination date (SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-I)

March 2021

Results declaration of part I examination

To be announced

Examination Tier-II

August 2021

Final merit list

To be announced

SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Pattern:

The given below table shows the exam pattern and Topics related to SSC CHSL:


Exam Type



Tier I

Computer-Based Test

English Language, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness.

1 Hour

Tier II

Descriptive Paper

Letter/Application Writing, Essay Writing.

1 Hour

Tier III

Typing/ Skill Test

Speed Typing Test adjudged on the correct entry of data.

15 min

SSC CHSL Tier I Exam Pattern:


Number of Questions each section


Time Duration

General Awareness



1 hour  (80 Minutes for PwD candidates)

Reasoning/General Intelligence



English Language (Basic Knowledge)



Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)



SSC CHSL Tier II Exam Pattern:

Candidate should go through the below table for the Tier II examination:


Total Words

Max Marks


Essay writing



60 minutes

Letter/Application writing


Tier-I syllabus

English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One-word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage.

General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word The building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

Quantitative Aptitude: Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.

Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work.

Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.

Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.

Mensuration: 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.

Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2𝜃 + Cos2𝜃=1 etc.

Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

General Awareness: Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its 14 application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

  • For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence and Quantitative Aptitude parts.

Tier-II syllabus

Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in “Pen and Paper” Mode. The duration of the Descriptive Paper will be for one hour (20 minutes for PwD). The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and a Letter/Application of approximately 150-200 words.

The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will be awarded zero marks.

Candidates must write their correct Roll Number at the prescribed places on the cover page of the Answer Book. Candidates must also affix signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression in the relevant columns in the Answer Book. Answer Books not bearing Roll Number, Signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression shall be awarded zero marks.

Candidates are strictly advised not to write any personal identity e.g. name, roll number, mobile number, address, etc inside the Answer Book. The candidates who fail to adhere to these instructions will be awarded zero marks even if marks are awarded during the evaluation process

For Full Syllabus of SSC CHSL 2021 read the linked article.

SSC CHSL Eligibility 2021: Age Limit

SSC CHSL 2021 age limit criteria depend on the corresponding position. Candidate should at least 18 years old and not more than 27 years old as on 1st January 2020, (i.e. Candidates born not before 02-01-1993 and not later than 01-01-2002).

Min. Age Limit – 18 years

Max. Age Limit – 27 years

Age Relaxation:

Candidates in the reserved category have some age relaxations in the upper age limit, as follows:

Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST)

5 years

Other Backward Class (OBC)

3 years

Persons with Disabilities (PwD) (Unreserved)

10 years


13 years


15 years

Date of Birth filled by the candidate in the online application form and the same recorded in the Matriculation/ Secondary Examination Certificate will be accepted by the Commission for determining the age and no subsequent request for change will be considered or granted.

Also Read SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2021:

SSC CHSL Eligibility 2021: Educational Qualification

Eligible candidates should hold a minimum qualification related to the position in which they are positioned. 

In fact, each candidate should pass at least an admission/intake certificate or an equivalent degree from the Board/University.

The below table shows the Qualification Criteria of SSC CHSL:


CHSL Qualification


The candidates should be 12th pass or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.


The candidates should be 12th pass or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

SSC CHSL 2021: Nationality

To apply for SSC CHSL 2021, applicants should be the citizens of any of the below-mentioned regions. They are eligible for the exam as per the SSC CHSL Notification if they fulfil any of the nationality criteria as listed below:

A candidate must be either:

  1. a citizen of India, or
  2. a subject of Nepal, or 
  3. a subject of Bhutan, or 
  4. a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
  5. a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African Countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

SSC CHSL 2021 Apply Online Dates

The table shows the SSC CHSL Application Dates 2021:

Last date of the application process

1st week of October 2020

Last date for payment of application fee online

1st week of December 2020

Downloading of admit card

February 2021

Examination date (SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-I)

March 2021

Results declaration of part I examination

To be announced

SSC CHSL Application Fee

  • Rs.100 is the fee candidates needs to pay.
  • No fee is required for SC/ST/PH categories/Female
  • The aspirants can pay the application fees through
  2. Net Banking
  3. by using Visa
  4. Mastercard
  5. Maestro
  6. RuPay Credit
  7. Debit cards
  8. In cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan

SSC CHSL Admit Card Download 2021:

Candidates can follow the below steps to download the admit card.

  1. Visit the official website of the SSC.
  2. Click the download link for your regional SSC CHSL Tier 1 admit card.
  3. Enter your roll number/registration number and then enter your D.O.B. to get the admit card.
  4. The link redirects to the Admit card page.
  5. Download your SSC CHSL admit card 2021.
  6. Print a hard copy of your Admit Card.

SSC CHSL Admit Card: Important Documents

Candidates may be invalidated if they do not bring an admit card to the test centre. It acts as proof that the applicant arrives at the test centre.

  • Original valid Photo-ID proof
  • Aadhaar Card/ Printout of E-Aadhaar
  • Voter‟s ID Card
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • ID Card issued by University/ College/ School
  • Employer ID Card (Govt./ PSU)
  • Ex-serviceman Discharge Book issued by the Ministry of Defence
  • Any other photo-bearing valid ID card issued by the Central/ State Government.

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