SSC CHSL Tier - I and Tier - II - Full Course

Best SSC CHSL Online Course for both Prelims and Mains exams with videos & tests aligned to the latest Paper Pattern & SSC CHSL exam syllabus.

SSC CHSL Exam Vacancies

The vacancies for the SSC CHSL exam in the year 2020 were 5918. 

Category Wise vacancy details are given below:


SSC CHSL Selection Process

The three stages of the SSC CHSL selection process are:

  1. SSC CHSL Tier I – Objective Multiple Choice (computer-based)
  2. SSC CHSL Tier II – Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive Paper)
  3. SSC CHSL Tier III– Computer Proficiency/Skill Test(wherever  applicable)


  • The candidates who qualify the Tier-I of the exam can appear for the Tier-II and Tier-III phase exam of the SSC CHSL Examination
  • The minimum qualifying marks for Tier-I and Tier-II examination are(as per previous year)
CategoryCutoff Marks

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Tier I - Computer Based Examination - Objective paper - Medium Hindi/English:

SectionNo. of MCQs/QuestionsTotal Marks AllottedMaximum Time Allowed
General Intelligence 2550

60 Minutes (Total)

For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- 80 Minutes.

General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Language2550

Note: negative marking of 0.50 for every wrong answer: No sectional cutoff

SSC CHSL Tier-II - Computer-Based Examination - Objective paper - Medium Hindi/English

SectionNo. of MCQs/QuestionsTotal Marks AllottedMaximum Time Allowed
Essay Writing200-25020060 minutes for each section
Letter/Application Writing150-200200


The Tier III of SSC CHSL will be a Skill Test/Typing Test which would be of qualifying nature. The final merit of the successful candidates would be determined based on the total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II. 

The TIER III will consist of one paper on running matter in the following manner:

LDC (LOWER DIVISION CLERK)/JSA (Junior Secretariat Assistant) and PA(Postal Assistant/SA(Sorting Assistant)English Typing @ 35 w.p.m. Hindi Typing @ 30w.p.m. (Time Allowed – 10 minutes) (35 w.p.m. and 30w.p.m. correspond to 10500 KDPH/9000 KDPH on an average of 5 key depressions for each word)
DEO(Data Entry Operator)

Data Entry Speed of  8,000(Eight Thousand) key depressions per hour on the computer.

Time Allowed-15 minutes

DEO Grade ‘A’(in the office of CA&G)

Typing speed of 15,000(Fifteen Thousand) key depression per hour on the computer.

Time Allowed-15 minutes

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus

Syllabus of Tier I and Tier II is given below:

Tier ITier II
General Intelligence Essay Writing
General AwarenessLetter/Application Writing
Quantitative Aptitude 
English Language 

SSC CHSL Tier-I Syllabus

SSC CHSL Tier-I Syllabus comprises 4 subjects which are: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence: & General Awareness. The subject wise topics for SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-I exam is given below:

General IntelligenceQuantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)English Language (Basic Knowledge)General Awareness
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading ComprehensionHistory
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze TestCulture
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures & AllegationsPara jumblesGeography
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMiscellaneousEconomic Scene
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanksGeneral Policy
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMultiple Meaning/Error SpottingScientific Research
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph CompletionAwards and Honors
TabulationData InterpretationOne Word SubstitutionBooks and Authors
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, PercentageActive/Passive Voice 
Blood RelationsNumber Systems  
Input-OutputSequence & Series  
Coding-DecodingPermutation, Combination & Probability  

The detailed SSC CHSL Syllabus for Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) is discussed below:

General Awareness Syllabus for SSC CHSL

Questions from the General Awareness section are designed to test the candidate's general knowledge of the environment around him and its 14 applications to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and 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 neighboring countries especially on History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy, Static Awareness, Indian GK, and scientific research.


General Intelligence Syllabus for SSC CHSL

This section includes questions of both verbal and non-verbal reasoning. The questions will be asked from Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Other sub-topics if any Numerical operations.


English Language Syllabus for SSC CHSL

The English Language questions will be asked from following topics: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelled 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.


Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for SSC CHSL

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.

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.

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 centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.

Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2 𝜃 + Cos2 𝜃=1, etc.

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

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualifications

The educational qualifications according to the post for SSC CHSL are listed below:

PostEducational Qualification
LDC/JSAMust have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination from a recognized board or university
PA/SAMust have passed 12th standard or equivalent examination from recognized board or university 
DEO12th standard pass in science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized board and university

SSC CHSL 2021 Category Wise Age Relaxation:

CategoryAge Relaxation permissible
OBC3 years
SC/ST5 years
Physically Handicapped (PH) Unreserved10 years
PwD + OBC13 years
PwD + SC/ST15 years
Ex-Servicemen (ESM)3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date

Note: Process of Certification and Format of Certificates:

Candidates who wish to be considered against reserved vacancies or seek age relaxation must submit the requisite certificate from the competent authority, in the prescribed format when such certificates are sought by concerned Regional Offices at the time of Skill Test/ Document Verification. Otherwise, their claim for SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS/ PwD/ ESM category will not be entertained and their application will be considered (UR)/ relevant category. The certificate of disability issued under the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 (1 of 1996) will also be valid. Certificates in any other format are liable to be rejected. Candidates may also note that in respect of the above, their candidature will remain provisional till the veracity of the concerned document is verified by the Appointing Authority. Candidates are cautioned that they will be debarred from the examination conducted by the Commission in case they fraudulently claim SC/ ST/ OBC/ EWS/ PwD/ ESM status or avail any other benefit.

Provision of Compensatory Time and assistance of scribe:

In the case of persons with benchmark disabilities in the category of blindness, locomotors disability (Both Arms affected-BA), and cerebral palsy, the facility of a scribe is provided, if desired by the candidate. Since the posts are not identified as suitable for persons with BA, therefore the facility of scribe will not be admissible to such candidates.


The candidate must be a citizen of India.

How to Apply for SSC CHSL

Part-I: SSC CHSL registrations

As the first step, the candidates need to register themselves on the official website of the Commission. For the same, candidates can follow the steps mentioned below:

  • Visit the official website of SSC -
  • Click on the ‘New User? Register Now link
  • Fill the registration form
  • Click on the Submit button
  • Note down the system-generated registration ID

Part-II: SSC CHSL application form

Next, the candidates can log in to their registered accounts using their registration number and password and complete the remaining steps of the application process:

  • Upload scanned coloured photo and signature as per the prescribed specifications:
    • Photograph: JPEG format, size 20-50KB, dimension 200×230
    • Signature: JPEG format, size 10-20KB, dimension 140×60
  • Fill in the remaining information in the application form

Part-III: Fee Structure

Pay SSC CHSL application fee through SBI Challan /SBI net banking/credit card/debit card. The fee for different categories are:

CategorySSC CGL Application Fee (in Rs)
Women (of all categories)/SC/ST/PwD and ESMNil

Part-IV: Document Verification

The documents are required at the time of online application submission and final verification. The candidates must have a hard copy of online submitted documents at the time of final verification. Staff Selection Commission will call the qualified students for the document verification process after the completion of the exam process. The candidates must have their Matriculation Certificate, Graduation Certificate, Caste certificate (if filled), and other relevant documents. The candidates are allocated their posts online or at the time of document verification.


Ques. I am pursuing 12th. Can I apply for the SSC CHSL exam?

Ans.   No, if your final result/mark sheet is declared before the date, then you are eligible to appear for the SSC CHSL exam.

Ques.  Are there any percentage criteria to apply for the SSC CHSL Exam?

Ans.   There are no minimum percentage criteria to apply for the SSC CHSL exam. 

Ques. Is there any negative marking in SSC CHSL Exam?

Ans.   Yes, wrong answers will cost negative marks in CHSL.
 Ques. When will the SSC CHSL admit card be released?

Ans.   Admit Cards will be released 15 days before the exam dates.
 Ques.  How many times can the SSC CHSL Exam be attempted?

Ans.    There is no limitation in SSC CHSL examination be attempted as long the eligibility criteria (link) are fulfilled.

Ques.  Can a post-graduate apply for SSC CHSL?

Ans.    Yes, the minimum qualification required for appearing in SSC CHSL is Intermediate.