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SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Information

SSC CHSL 2018 Notification will be released in January by SSC for the following posts:

  1. Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  2. Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA)
  3. Data Entry Operator(DEO)

Applications for SSC CHSL 2018 will begin tentatively on 19th January 2019. Tier-I Exam will be conducted in May/June 2019 (tentative). The SSC CHSL Exam is conducted by Staff Service Commission for Higher Secondary Level eligibility (Std. XII and above).

SSC CHSL vacancies for 2017-18 had been increased to 5134 posts. Tentative vacancies for the posts of LDC/ JSA was 1856; for Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant was 3267 and DEO was 2 openings.

SSC CHSL Dates

SSC has not released SSC CHSL 2018 Exam  Notification but based on previous years trend, here is the tentative schedule of events:

Activity  Date
SSC CHSL 2018 Notification Released January, 2019
SSC CHSL Online Registrations Commence 19th January, 2019
SSC CHSL Online Registrations Conclude 18th February, 2019
SSC CHSL Last date for Application Fee Payment To be updated
Downloading of admit card To be updated
SSC CHSL Tier-I 2019 To be updated
Results declaration of part I examination To be updated
SSC CHSL Tier-II 2019 To be updated
SSC CHSL Final Merit List Release To be updated

Although in 2018, the Tier-I exam was conducted in March, for SSC CHSL 2019 the exam dates may be pushed ahead as the SSC CHSL Notification is scheduled for January. SSC CHSL Tier-I may tentatively be conducted in May/June 2019.

SSC CHSL Eligibility

To be eligible to appear for SSC CHSL, candidates must fulfil minimum requirements related to nationality, education and age limit. Below is a detailed description of SSC CHSL 2019 Eligibility Criteria –

I. SSC CHSL 2019 Age Limit

Candidate should be aged between 18 and 27 years old (both ages inclusive) as on 1st August 2019.

As per GoI regulations, the following categories are allowed to apply for relaxation in upper age limit for SSC CHSL Exam –

Sr. No. Category Relaxation 
1. SC/ST* 5 years
2. OBC (Non-Creamy Layer)** 3 years
3. Persons With Benchmark Disabilities (PWD) 10 years
4. Ex-Servicemen 3 years
5. Persons ordinarily domiciled in the state of Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1st Jan 1980 to 31st Dec 1989 5 years

Cumulative Age Relaxation (More than 1 category)

*PwD + OBC 13 years

**PwD + SC/ ST 15 years

II. Nationality

A candidate must be either

i) an Indian citizen OR

ii) a Nepalese/Bhutanese subject OR

iii) a Tibetan refugee who migrated to India before 1st January, 1962 with intention to settle permanently in India OR

iv) a person of Indian origin who migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of settling permanently in India.

III. SSC CHSL 2019 Education Criteria

i) Candidates applying must have passed Standard XII or an equivalent examination from a recognized Board/University.

ii) For Data Entry Operator (DEO) post in CAG of India Office – the candidate must have XII Standard pass qualification in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from recognized Board/equivalent.

iii) Candidates who are in the process of acquiring the educational qualification (currently in Standard XII but yet to sit for Board exam) and will be able to produce documentary evidence of qualification from the Board in support thereof as on 1st August 2019 will also be eligible

SSC CHSL 2019 Online Registration

SSC accepts applications for SSC CHSL only in On-line Mode. Candidates need to apply online through the official website, www.ssconline.nic.in. The SSC Application portal link has been listed below, applicants must select relevant tab, i.e., CHSL.

SSC Online Application Portal, candidates to select CHSL tab after opening link SSC CHSL Apply

SSC CHSL Application Fee

SSC CHSL Registration Fee

[Women candidates (all categories) and Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Persons with Disability (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ExS) candidates are exempted from payment of fee]

Rs. 100/-

Note: Fee can be paid through SBI Challan/ SBI Net Banking or by using Visa/ Mastercard/ Maestro Credit/ Debit card. There is also provision for payment by SBI Challan.

SSC CHSL Step-by-Step Registration

Step 1: Open SSC Application Portal

Candidates must apply online via the website www.ssconline.nic.in. The link for SSC Applications Portal is mentioned below. Kindly select the CHSL tab after following the link.

SSC Online Application Portal, candidates to select CHSL tab after opening link SSC CHSL Apply

Note: Candidates who have already registered (if you already possess an SSC Reg, ID and Password) can skip Steps 2 through 5 and can directly log into the system and proceed to fill up the SSC CHSL Application Form.

Step 2: Read Exam Notice and Proceed to Registration Form

Candidates should read instructions as stated  in the SSC CHSL Notice of Examination 2019 carefully before filling up the SSC CHSL Online Registration Form.

After reading the instructions, candidates can proceed to Registration Part and fill up the online Registration Form.

Step 3: Fill in Registration Form

If you receive an on-screen notification saying “Log-In to Apply”, register as a New User on SSC Homepage.

To do this, candidates must fill in basic information about self such as name, DoB, educational details etc. Additional Details and Contact Details may also be required. Candidates are advised to keep handy all relevant educational/identification documents for entering details.

Confirm and check all details before “Submit Form”

Step 4: Note Down SSC Registration ID/Password

On submission of the Registration Form, SSC Registration ID and password will be provided. Note down the SSC Registration ID and password as this would be your permanent Reg. ID & Password to apply for any Recruitment Examination of the SSC.

Step 5: Document Upload

Next, candidates must upload their latest colour photograph and signature.

Photograph (JPG Format) Digital size of the scanned photograph must be more than 4 KB and less than 20 KB
Signature (JPG Format) Digital size of the scanned signature must be more than 1 KB and less than 12 KB

The Registration becomes complete only after the photograph and signature are uploaded by the candidate.

After completion of the Registration Part the candidates should proceed to fill up the Online Application Form.

Step 6: Fill Application Form

Candidates who have already registered can skip Steps 2 through 5 and can directly log into the system using SSC Registration ID and Password and proceed to fill up the Application Form.

After filling all details, verify as no edits are allowed after “Submit.”

Editing One-Time Registration Details

Candidates are to note that certain details such as name, father’s name, mother’s name, date of birth, gender and matriculation roll number can be edited ONLY ONCE after registration. Hence, it is advised to fill in these details carefully and make the necessary one-time edit before applying for relevant exam.

Other details can be edited multiple times before submitting application form per exam. However, once you submit the application form for a particular exam, those details are locked and not open for edit.

Step 7: Fee Payment

After “Submit Application Form”, candidate is required to complete fee payment for categories applicable.

Fee can be paid through SBI Challan/ SBI Net Banking or by using Visa/ Mastercard/ Maestro Credit/ Debit card. There is also provision for payment by SBI Challan.

The Cutoff Date for offline payment and Challan generation may vary so candidate is advised to complete payment within stipulated time.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Tier-I is the first stage of SSC CHSL Recruitment Process.

Question Type: Objective – Multiple choice questions only.

Mode: Computer-Based

There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

Section Number Section Name No. of Qs Max. Marks Duration
I English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50 1 Hour (60 mins)
II General Intelligence 25 50
III Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
IV General Awareness (25 questions) 25 50

Tier I marks would be included for preparing merit.

SSC CHSL Tier – II Exam Pattern

Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper

Total: 100 Marks 

Mode: ‘Pen and Paper’ Mode

Duration: 1 hour (6o mins)

Language: Hindi or English. Papers written in part Hindi and part English, will not be accepted.

Component  Word Limit
Essay 200-250 words
Letter/ Application 150-200 words

The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. Tier II marks would be included for preparing merit.

SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam

A] Tier III – Skill Test for Data Entry Operator (DEO)

Only those candidates securing minimum qualifying marks in the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) will be called for Data Entry/Skill Test. The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test will be of merely qualifying nature. Merit will be determined on basis of Tier I + Tier II.

Speed Test to ascertain the following will be conducted:

i. General DEO – Data Entry Speed of 8,000 Key Depressions/hour on Computer

Duration of Test: 15 (Fifteen) minutes

Instructions: Printed matter in English language containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate to enter into Computer to test speed of candidate.

ii. For post of Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG):-Data Entry Speed of 15000 key depressions/per hour on Computer

Duration of the Test: 15 (Fifteen) minutes

Instructions: Printed matter in English language containing containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate to enter into Computer to test speed of candidate.

B] Tier III – Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

Typing Test for LDC/JA/PA/SA will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II). The “Typing Test” will be of merely qualifying nature. Merit will be determined on basis of Tier I + Tier II.

Typing Test will be conducted in either English or Hindi. Thus, candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate option for Skill Test Language Medium. If any candidate does not opt for any medium the option will be deemed as English medium.

1. English Medium

Candidate should have typing speed of 35 words per minute. This corresponds to 10500 key depressions per hour.

2. Hindi Medium

Candidate should have typing speed of 30 words per minute. This corresponds 9000 key depressions per hour.

SSC CHSL Syllabus

Syllabus for SSC CHSL Tier-I

1. English Language Section Syllabus

Error Spotting Word substitution Cloze Passage
Fill in the Blanks Sentence Improvement Reading Comprehension
Synonyms/ Homonyms Active/Passive Voice Exercise Idioms & Phrases
Antonyms Direct/Indirect Narration Conversion Passage(paragraph) Rearrangement
Spelling Corrections Sentence-shuffling/Rearrangement

2. General Intelligence 

Questions in this section will be of two types – verbal and non-verbal type.

Semantic Analogy Symbolic operations Figural Analogy
Symbolic/ Number Analogy Trends Space Orientation
Semantic Classification Venn Diagrams Symbolic/ Number Classification
Drawing Inferences Figural Classification Punched hole/Pattern-folding & unfolding
Semantic Series Number Series Figural Pattern – folding and completion
Embedded Figures Figural Series Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
Emotional Intelligence Word Building Coding and de-coding

3. Quantitative Aptitude 

Arithmetic ability of Class X level will be tested.

Category  Sub-Topics
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 Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2 + Cos2 =1
Statistical Charts Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar- diagram, Pie-chart

4. General Awareness

  • Questions will be framed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the happenings around and its application to society.
  • Current events of everyday observation will be used for basis of questions.
  • Questions relating to India especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic, General policy and Science.

SSC CHSL Admit Card

Admit Card for SSC CHSL 2019 will be released separately for each stage by Staff Selection Commission. SSC releases only E-Admit Card and no physical copy will be sent to candidates. Candidate must download Admit Card from appropriate Regional SSC page. Candidates will require SSC Registration ID and the Password/DoB while logging in.

For Tier-I Exam, all eligible candidates will be able to download their Admit Card around 10 to 15 days prior to exam from official SSC website – https://ssc.nic.in/. All candidates qualifying the Tier-I exam will be able to download the Tier-II Admit Card from the same website and the same procedure will be applicable for Tier-III Admit Card.

SSC CHSL Admit Card Dates

SSC CHSL Tier Admit Card Release Date  Status of Admit Card
Tier-I Admit Card To be updated To be updated
Tier-II Admit Card To be updated To be updated
Tier-III Admit Card To be updated To be updated

How to Download SSC CHSL Admit Card

  • Log onto https://ssc.nic.in/
  • On SSC Page, open the Admit Card tab – or access the same below:
SSC CHSL 2019 Admit Card Portal can be accessed directly using this link SSC Admit Card Portal
  • Select the appropriate region as applicable. This will open a new tab of selected region. Else, you can use the following links to open SSC Admit Card (by Region) tab from the following links:
Eastern Region SSC CHSL Eastern Region Admit Card Download 
Karnataka Kerela Region SSC CHSL Karnataka Kerela Region Admit Card Download
Southern Region SSC CHSL Southern Region Admit Card Download 
North Eastern Region SSC CHSL North Eastern Region Admit Card Download 
Western Region SSC CHSL Western Region Admit Card Download
Madhya Pradesh SSC CHSL Madhya Pradesh Region Admit Card Download
Central Region SSC CHSL Central Region Admit Card Download 
North Western Region SSC CHSL North Western Region Admit Card Download
Northern Region SSC CHSL Northern Region Admit Card Download 
  • Download the Admit Card and print out 2 colour copies to carry for examination date.
  • Apart from Admit Card, you will also require a valid and original Photo ID to be allowed to appear for the exam.
  • Further, SSC may require candidate to carry passport photographs (preferably identical to the photograph uploaded during registration).

SSC CHSL Result

SSC CHSL 2019 Results will be declared by the Staff Selection Commission on the official website under the Results tab.

Candidates can follow SSC CHSL Results on this tab SSC CHSL Result Link 

SSC CHSL Important Result Dates

Stage  Date  Link
SSC CHSL Tier I Result To be updated To be updated
SSC CHSL Tier II Result To be updated To be updated
SSC CHSL Tier III Result To be updated To be updated
Final Allotment To be updated To be updated

The stage-wise result process is as below:

  1. After the SSC CHSL Online Registration process is concluded, eligible candidates will be allowed to sit for SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam 2019.
  2. After Tier-I exam, Tier-I Results will be declared and qualifying candidates will be given Admit Card to Tier-II of SSC CHSL 2019.
  3. Please note that SSC will declare separate cut-offs for different posts (DEO, LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA) in SSC Tier-I and Tier-II.
  4. Based on combined performance in Tier-I and Tier-II Exam and subject to having scored minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II (33%), candidates will be called to appear for Tier-III.
  5. Tier-III exam is purely qualifying in nature. This means that in preparation of final merit list, only Tier-I and Tier-II scores will be counted and merely qualifying in Tier-III is necessary.
  6. On qualifying Tier-III, candidates will be called for document verification.
  7. Final candidate allocation by SSC to different posts will be done on the basis of merit of the candidate (Tier I + Tier II Score) and the post option as selected by them.