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SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020: Notification released at ssc.nic.in

SSC CHSL 2020: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) released the notification for the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) examination on December 3, 2019. Candidates can start applying at the official website, ssc.nic.in. The start date to apply for the SSC CHSL 2020 is 03rd December 2019 and will ends on 10th January 2020. The tier-I recruitment exam for class 12 pass candidates will be conducted from March 16 to March 27, 2020.

Those who clear the CBT one will be shortlisted for CBT 2 which is scheduled to be held on June 28, 2020. It is a three-tier recruitment process of which tier-I will be computer-based, tier-II will be descriptive and tier-III skill test clearing all levels will ensure a job in the government sector. The number of vacancies is not released yet.

Job description

The CHSL exam is held to recruitment at the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators for various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India.


Age: Applicant must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible for the post. The upper age is capped at 27 years. The age will be calculated as on January 1, 2020.

For reserved category candidates, there are relaxations in the upper age limit. For SC/ST it is five years; for OBC it is three years and for PwD it is 10 years. For PwD candidates belonging to OBC and SC/ST category the relaxation are 3 and 5 years, respectively. Ex-servicemen category applicants will get a relaxation of 3 years.

Education: The candidates must have passed class 12 or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University. For the post of data entry operator (DEO) applicant must have science stream with mathematics in class 12.

How to apply

Step 1: Visit the official website, ssc.nic.in

Step 2: On the homepage, ‘new user? register now’ under ‘log-in’ window

Step 3: Fill details to register and verify

Step 4: Log-in using registration number

Step 5: Fill form, upload images

Step 6: Make payment and submit


Candidates will have to pay an application fee of Rs 100.

Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee.

Exam pattern

Candidates will be required to appear for three stages of the selection process. The first stage is the computer-based examination which will be conducted for 200 marks and there will be a negative marking of 0.5 marks for each wrong answer.

Those who qualify the first stage will be allowed to appear for the second stage. The Tier II will have descriptive paper for 100 marks and will be conducted in a pen-and-paper mode for one hour. Those who clear this round can appear for stage III, which includes the skill test or typing test.


Candidates selected for the post of Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) will be paid up to Rs 63,200. Those selected for the post of DEO and DEO grade A will get salary up to Rs 81,100. Salary for PA and SA will also be up to Rs 81,100.

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