The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam to recruit Higher Secondary qualified students for various government departments and offices. The exam offers several posts, including Lower Division Clerk, Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, and Data Entry Operator.
Candidates are selected for these posts through a computer-based test, a descriptive paper, and a Skill Test or Typing Test. This exam is held annually for recruitment in various Ministries, Departments, and Organizations of the Government of India
- Posting Assistants/Sorting Assistants (PA/SA)
- Data Entry Operator (DEO)
- Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)
- Court Clerk
SSC CHSL Notification 2023
A computer-based test, a descriptive essay, a skill test, or a typing test will be used to choose the assistants and clerks. The detailed notification is provided below for interested candidates to read.
|SSC CHSL Exam Date 2023|
|SSC CHSL Application Status 2023||27th February 2023|
|SSC CHSL Admit Card 2023||27th February 2023|
|SSC CHSL Exam Date 2023||9th to 21st March 2023|
Check: SSC CHSL Notification 2023
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Highlights
We have provided a table below that contains all the essential information related to the SSC CHSL 2023 Exam. Candidates can refer to this table to familiarize themselves with the exam details before appearing.
|Exam Name||SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission – Combined Higher Secondary Level)|
|Exam Frequency||1 Year|
|Conducting Body||SSC (Staff Selection Commission)|
|Exam Mode||1: Online (CBT) 2: Offline (Descriptive) 3: Typing/ Skill Test|
|Exam Duration||1: 60 minutes 2: 60 minutes 3: 15 minutes|
|Exam Purpose||Selection of candidates for posts of LDC, JSA, PA, SA and DEO|
|Exam Language||English and Hindi|
|Exam Helpdesk No||011-24361359|
SSC CHSL Exam Date 2023
SSC has released the tentative exam schedule and Official Calendar for the SSC CHSL 2022 exam. Please keep the following dates in mind for the SSC CHSL 2023 Exam:
|Events||SSC CHSL 2023 Important Dates|
|SSC CHSL Notification release date||06.12.2022|
|Apply Online begin date||06.12.2022|
|Last date to Apply for SSC CHSL 2023||04.01.2023|
|Last date to pay application fee||05.01.2023|
|Last date for payment through Challan||06.01.2023|
|The window for Application Form Correction||09.01.2023 to 10.01.2023|
|SSC CHSL Tier 1 Admit Card||To be announced|
|SSC CHSL Exam Date||February-March 2023|
Know More – Check SSC CHSL Important Date
SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria
The official announcement lists the requirements for eligibility. To be eligible for the SSC CHSL in 2023, candidates must meet the following requirements:
- A candidate must either be of an Indian nationality or
- A subject of Nepal/Bhutan,
- Tibetan refugee,
- A person of Indian origin
Age, nationality, and academic qualifications are the three main eligibility requirements for the SSC CHSL. The complete eligibility criteria are as follows:
Nationality: The candidate should be an Indian citizen or ought to belong to Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, to forever settling in India.
Educational Criteria: Candidates should have cleared or appeared in class 12 or its equivalent from a recognized educational board or University.
Age Criteria: Age should be between 18 and 27 as of January 1, 2023. However, certain reserved category candidates can claim for reservation, according to the Indian government norms. Further specifically, the aspirants must not be born before 2 January 1995 and not later than 1 January 2004.
Permissible relaxation in the upper age limit for different categories are as below:
|Code No.||Category||Permissible age relaxation beyond the upper age limit|
|01||SC/ ST||5 years|
|03||Persons with Disabilities (PwD-Unreserved)||10 years|
|04||PwD + OBC||13 years|
|05||PwD + SC/ ST||15 years|
|06||Ex-Servicemen||03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.|
|7||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989.||5 years|
|8||Defence Personnel are disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof.||3 years|
|9||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|
|10||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|
|11||Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as of the closing date for receipt of online applications (SC/ ST).||Up to 45 years of age|
|12||Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.||Up to 35 years of age|
|13||Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST).||Up to 40 years of age|
SSC CHSL Registration & Application Method
Candidates can apply for the SSC CHSL 2023 exam online at the Commission’s official website. They can fill out the SSC CHSL online form in two sections: Registration and Applications.
The SSC CHSL 2023 online registration started from 6th December , 2022. Interested candidates can register for Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination on the official website @ssc.nic.in. of SSC.
The first step for applicants is to register on the SSC website. For the same, applicants must go to the website’s home page and click the “New User? Register Now” link. There, they must complete the registration form by entering all the necessary information regarding their name, contact information, and educational background. In addition, candidates must now upload scanned copies of their IDs and signatures. The form fill-up method completes with the applying fee payment method.
Below are important points to consider when applying for SSC CHSL Examination:
- The SSC CHSL application fee is Rs. 100/-.
- Female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Serviceman applicants are excluded from paying the fee, therefore they do not need to.
- Both offline and online payment options are available for application costs.
Prerequisites for SSC CHSL 2023 Application Form:
Important things that aspirantsmust keep with themwhenfilling theapplication Form:
- Scanned copy of your Signature (1kb < Size < 12 KB) in JPG format.
- Scanned copy of your image (20 KB < Size < 50kb) in JPG format.
- You should have a valid E-Mail I.D with you which will be used for the registration process.
- You should have valid Identity Proof.
- The photograph mustn’t be over 3 months previous to the date of the publication of the Notice of Examination.
- The date on which the photograph has been taken should be clearly printed on the photograph.
SSC CHSL Application Fee
|UR/ General Candidates||INR 100|
|SC/ST/PwD/Ex-Servicemen/ Women Candidates||Nil|
SSC CHSL Posts and Pay Scale
To gain a comprehensive understanding of the positions under SSC CHSL 2022, it is crucial to comprehend the wage structure provided to the employees. The pay scale for SSC CHSL positions has been updated in line with the 7th Pay Commission, including pay bands and grade pay, as shown below:
Following the implementation of the seventh pay commission, there has been an increment of 22-24% in the SSC CHSL salary for the year 2022. Refer to the table below to obtain more information about 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|
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern
Candidates aspiring to be selected for the SSC CHSL exam need to clear three tiers. The exam is divided into three phases, known as “Tiers,” the first of which is an online exam, and the remaining two are offline.
|Tier 1||Objective Multiple Choice||Computer-Based (Online)||200|
|Tier 2||Descriptive Paper in English/ Hindi||Pen and Paper mode||100|
|Tier 3||Skill Test/ Typing Test||Depends on the post||–|
The detailed exam patterns of Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III of the SSC CHSL 2023 exam are provided in the table below. It is essential for the candidates to understand the exam pattern in order to prepare well for each section of the examination.
|Section||Subject||No of Questions||Max Marks||Exam Duration|
|1||General Intelligence||25||50||60 minutes (80 Minutes for PWD candidates)|
|3||Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)||25||50|
|4||English Language (Basic Knowledge)||25||50|
After qualifying for Tier-I of the SSC CHSL 2022 Examination. Candidates needto appear for Tier II and Tier III. The exam pattern of SSC CHSL Tier-II and Tier III is explained in the table below.
|Tier||Mode of Examination||Scheme of Examination||Maximum Marks||Time Allowed|
|Tier 2||Pen and Paper Mode||Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of essay/ Letter/ Application etc.)||100||60 min|
|Tier3||Computer Proficiency/ Skill Test||Proficiency in Word Processing, Spreadsheets, and Generation of slides and Typing Test||No marks||Not mentioned|
It is important for students to note that Tier II is meant for evaluation and qualification purposes, while Tier III is only meant for qualification. It is imperative to perform well in all the Tiers of the SSC CHSL Examination. Candidates can access the detailed exam pattern and syllabus by clicking on the link provided below on our website.
SSC CHSL Syllabus
It is highly recommended for all candidates to thoroughly review the exam syllabus before commencing preparation for the SSC CHSL 2023 exam. The exam syllabus includes the following topics:
- General Intelligence
- English Language
- General Awareness
- Quantitative Aptitude
|General Reasoning||General Knowledge||Quantitative Aptitude||English Comprehension|
|Verbal Reasoning||Current Affairs||Percentage||Reading Comprehension|
|Syllogism||Awards and Honors||Number Series||Grammar|
|Circular Seating Arrangement||Books and Author||Data Interpretation||Vocabulary|
|Linear Seating Arrangement||Sports||Mensuration and Geometry||Verbal Ability|
|Double Lineup||Entertainment||Quadratic Equation||Synonyms- Antonyms|
|Scheduling||Obituaries||Interest||Active and Passive Voice|
|Input- Output||Important Dates||Problems of Ages||Para Jumbles|
|Blood Relations||Scientific Research||Profit and Loss||Fill in the Blanks|
|Directions and Distances||Static General Knowledge (History, Geography etc.)||Ratio and Proportions & Mixture and Allegation||Error Correction|
|Ordering and Ranking||Portfolios||Speed, Distance, and Time||Cloze Test|
|Data Sufficiency||Persons in News||Time and Work|
|Coding and Decoding||Important Schemes||Number System|
|Code Inequalities||Data Sufficiency|
SSC CHSL 2023 Admit Card
The commission will publish the SSC CHSL Admit Card 10–15 days before to the examination. Candidates should be aware that they must bring their admit card with them to the exam location in order to sit for the SSC CHSL exam. Along with the original ID proof, one must bring a passport-sized photo to the center.
- SSC CHSL 2023 Admit Card for Tier one is accessible on the regional websites of the Staff Selection Commission. To download the SSC CHSL admit card, use Registration Id, Date of Birth, and Roll Number.
- The hall ticket is needed at the time of getting into the exam center.
- The commission releases the SSC CHSL admit card individually for every tier. solely Tier one qualifiers will download Tier two admit card.
- There are nine regions, admit cards for every region are often obtained from the official website as per the region’s preference.
- Candidates will download SSC CHSL Admit Card 2023 from the regional SSC website.