SSC CHSL Exam 2022: Date, Admit Card, Syllabus, Eligibility, Fees

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Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam (SSC CHSL) is a combined competitive exam used to recruit individuals with a higher secondary education into government ministries and offices. Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, Lower Division Clerk, Junior Secretariat Assistant, and Data Entry Operator are among the positions available. A computer-based test (CBT), descriptive paper, Skill Test, or Typing Test is used by the SSC to select and recommend candidates for Assistants / Clerks positions.


SSC CHSL or Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam is a combined competitive exam conducted to select Higher Secondary qualified students for various departments and offices of the government of India. SSC CHSL is conducted every year for recruitment in many Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the government of India. Some of the posts include: 

  • Posting Assistants/Sorting Assistants (PA/SA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)
  • Court Clerk

SSC CHSL Exam Highlights

Exam Name SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission – Combined Higher Secondary Level)
Exam Level National
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 Language English and Hindi

SSC CHSL Official Notification 2022

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has issued the Official Notification for the SSC CHSL 2022 exam for the positions of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), and Data Entry Operator (DEO) on February 1st, 2022. Because the Official Recruitment Notification has been released in PDF format, all candidates are advised to click on the link provided below to download the Official Recruitment Notification SSC CHSL 2022 Recruitment.

SSC CHSL Official Notification 2022 PDF

SSC CHSL 2022 Exam Dates

SSC CHSL 2022 exam schedule has been released by the Commission. The online examination for SSC CHSL 2022 Tier-1 will be conducted from 24 May, 2022 to 10 June, 2022.

SSC CHSL 2022 Application Dates 1st February 2022 to 7th March 2022
Last Date for online payment 8th March 2022
Application Correction Window 11th March 2022 to 15th March 2022
Computer-based Examination Tier 1 May 24 to 11 June 2022
Tier 2 (Descriptive paper)  To be Announced
Admit card  To be Announced

How to Apply for SSC CHSL 2022?

  • Applications can be submitted in online mode at the website of SSC Headquarters i.e.
  • Candidates must provide a scanned colour passport-size photograph in JPEG format to the online Application Form (20 KB to 50 KB). The photograph must be no more than three months old as of the Notice of Examination’s publishing date. The photograph’s image size should be around 3.5 cm (width) × 4.5 cm (height). The photo should be taken without a cap, spectacles, and with both ears visible.
  • Candidates are recommended to submit online applications ahead of the deadline and not wait until the last minute to prevent the delays of being disconnected from the SSC website or being unable to log in due to significant traffic on the website during the final days.
  • Candidates must double-check that they have entered the correct information in each field of the online application before submitting it.

Application Fee for SSC CHSL 2022

The fee is Rs 100/-. (Rs one hundred only). Candidates who are eligible for reservation and belong to the Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disabilities (PwD), and Ex-servicemen (ESM) are exempted from paying the fee.

SSC SCHSL 2022 Eligibility Criteria

  • Nationality: The candidate must be an Indian citizen or a Nepalese/Bhutanese national or a Tibetan refugee who arrived in India before January 1, 1962, and intends to stay permanently in India.
  • Educational Requirements: Must have passed or be in the process of passing class 12 or its equivalent from a recognized educational board or university.
  • Age Criteria: Candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 27 as of January 1, 2022, i.e., they must have been born between February 1, 1995, and January 1, 2004.

Centres of Examination for SSC CHSL 2022

  • Central region – Uttar Pradesh and Bihar 
  • Eastern Region – Jharkhand, Odisha, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Sikkim, and West Bengal 
  • Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/ Lakshadweep, Karnataka, and Kerala 
  • Madhya Pradesh Region (MPR)/ Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh 
  • North Eastern Region (NER)/ Assam, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura. 
  • Northern Region (NR)/  Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand
  • North Western  Region (NWR)/ Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh, and Punjab 
  • Southern Region (SR)/ Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and Telangana. 
  • Western Region (WR)/ Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Maharashtra Goa, and Gujarat.

A candidate must select three centres within the same region, in order of preference. Under no circumstances can a request for a change of centre be considered later. As a result, candidates should carefully choose their centres and accurately specify them in their applications.

SSC CHSL Exam Instructions 2022

  • Candidates must carry Admit Cards as it is mandatory to carry the printout of the SSC CHSL Exam admit card on exam day. No candidate will be allowed to enter the exam hall without the admit card.
  • Candidates must report on time at the exam center. Reporting time for all shifts will be provided on the SSC CHSL admit card.
  • Candidates must carry original ID proof such as college ID, Voter ID, Adhaar Card, or any other government-issued ID.
  • Candidates must carry 2-3 recent colored passport size photographs.​
  • Candidates are not allowed to carry electronic items such as mobile phones, electronic watches, Bluetooth, etc. These items are strictly prohibited inside the SSC CHSL Exam hall.
  • Candidates must carry a mask, hand sanitizer, and maintain covid-19 protocols such as social distancing.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has begun conducting the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) in three levels for various positions:

Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online)
Tier – II Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier – III Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable


Tier-I will consist of a computer-based exam, Tier-II will consist of a descriptive paper, and Tier-III will consist of a skill test/typing test (Tier-III).

Tier- I (Computer-based examination)

Part Subject No. of Questions/ Maximum Marks Time Duration (for all four parts)
1 English Language  (Basic Knowledge)  25/ 50  60 Minutes
2 General Intelligence  25/ 50 
3 Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25/ 50 
4 General Awareness 25/ 50 
  • Only Objective Type, Multiple Choice questions will be asked in the Tier I Exam. For Parts II, III, and IV, questions will be set in both English and Hindi.
  • Each incorrect answer will receive 0.50 points in negative marking. As a result, candidates are recommended to keep this in mind when answering the questions.
  • After the examination, tentative answer keys of the Computer Based Examination will be posted on its website.

SSC CHSL Tier – 2 (Descriptive Paper)

  • Tier-II will be a 100 marks descriptive paper in Pen and Paper mode. The duration of the exam will be for an hour.  The paper will require you to write an essay, a letter, an application, etc.
  • In Tier-II, a score of 33% would be required to pass.

SSC CHSL Tier – 3 (Skill Test/Typing Test)

  • Shortlisted candidates will take a skill test/typing test on computers provided by the Commission or its approved agency.
  • Typing Test/Skill Test will be of qualifying nature. Skill Test errors will be calculated up to two decimal places.
  • Skill test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators. No candidates are excused from taking the Skill Test. The competition for ‘Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (Eight Thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer’ will be assessed on the correct entry of words/key depressions according to the specified passage. The test will last 15 (fifteen) minutes, and each candidate will be given printed material in English including around 2000-2200 key-depressions, which they will enter into the computer. On the computer screen, the passage to be input in the computer may also be presented.
  • Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant: The typing test will be conducted in Hindi or English. Candidates must select a typing test media (either Hindi or English) when filling out the online application form. The candidate’s selection of typing test medium in the online Application Form is final, and no changes to the typing test medium will be considered subsequently. Candidates who choose English as their medium should be able to type 35 words per minute (w.p.m.) and those who choose Hindi should be able to type 30 words per minute (w.p.m). 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. are equivalent to approximately 10500 and 9000 key depressions per hour, respectively. The speed will be determined by the precision with which a particular text passage is typed on the computer in 10 minutes.

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus

The syllabus for SSC CHSL is different for each Tier. The syllabus for each Tier is as mentioned below:

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Syllabus

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus for Tier-1 is as mentioned below:

Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
4 English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
Total 100 200  
  • English Language: Spot the Error,  Idioms & Phrases, One-word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage. 
  • General Intelligence: It would include questions of both nonverbal and verbal types. The test will include questions on Semantic  Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number  Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Punched hole/ pattern-folding  & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Pattern-folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Numerical Operations, Other sub-topics if any.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Number Systems: Decimal and Fractions, Computation of Whole Number, Relationship between numbers. 
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, 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, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone,
  • Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Height and distances (simple problems only), Complementary angles, Standard Identities like sin2𝜃 + Cos2𝜃=1, etc., 
  • Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs:  Histogram, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart, Frequency polygon.
  • General Awareness: Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its 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 related to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to Geography, Economic Scene, History, Culture, General policy, and scientific research. 

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus

This is a descriptive exam designed to assess candidates’ written skills in English/Hindi. The paper would consist of writing an essay of 200-250 words and a letter/application of 150-200 words. In Tier II, the minimum qualifying mark would be 33%. The performance in Tier-II would be factored in when calculating the merit. The best way to prepare is to read numerous articles from various newspapers. Aside from that, you must be familiar with the format of Letters and Applications.

Selection for SSC CHSL 2022

  • On the basis of their performance and scores in the Tier-I Examination, candidates will be shortlisted for the Tier-II Examination. Candidates’ normalized scores will be utilized to determine merit and final selection.
  • Different jobs, such as I DEO, (ii) DEO Grade ‘A’, and (ii) LDC/ JSA and PA/ SA, may have separate category-wise cut-offs in Tier-I and subsequent Tiers.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted for Tier-III Examination based on their performance in Tier-I + Tier-II, with a minimum score of 33% in Tier-II. The Tier-III Examination, often known as the Skill Test/ Typing Test, is a qualifying exam.
  • For DEOs, a Tier-III skill test is required of all qualified candidates.
  • All candidates must take a typing test in Tier-III for positions other than DEOs.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted for the Document Verification based on their performance in Tiers I and II, as well as their ability to pass the Skill Test according to the Commission’s qualifying standards.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted for Document Verification based on their performance in Tiers I and II, as well as their ability to pass the Skill Test according to the Commission’s qualifying standards.
  • Candidates for Document Verification will be chosen based on their performance in Tiers I and II, as well as their ability to pass the Skill Test according to the Commission’s requirements.

SSC CHSL Posts and Salary

SSC conducts the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) Exam for recruitment to various posts such as:

  • Postal Assistants(PA)/ Sorting Assistants(SA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  • Data Entry Operator (Grade A)

The salary structure for various posts in the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level exam is as follows:

Post Name Pay Scale
LDC/ JSA Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs.1900 (pre-revised)
PA/ SA Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
DEO Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
DEO Grade ‘A’  Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)

SSC CHSL Exam Admit Card

Every candidate who registers for the SSC CHSL Exam 2022 within the deadline will be given an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter, which can be downloaded from the SSC’s official website. The admit card for the CHSL Tier-1 exam will be the first to be released, followed by the admit card for the CHSL Tier-2 exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for the Tier 1 exam). The Staff Selection Board will release the SSC CHSL Admit Card 2022 a week or two before the start of the examination on their official website. To download the SSC CHSL Exam admit card, use your Registration Id, Date of Birth, and Roll Number.

SSC CHSL Exam Cut-off

To get a better understanding of SSC CHSL Exam Results, you can check out the previous year cut-offs for SSC CHSL Exam. Here we have mentioned the SSC CHSL Tier-1 Cut-Off List for 2021:

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Cut Off 2021
Category  Cut off Marks
UR 141.88884
SC 114.16301
ST 108.88563
OBC 139.46324
EWS 117.59934
ESM 72.10346
OH 106.37516
HH 63.80870
VH 93.81684
PwD – Other 51.12050

SSC CHSL Exam Result 2022

SSC CHSL Exam Result 2022 will be declared individually for every tier. The result can be accessed from the official website or regional SSC website. The commission releases the results in the form of a merit list. Here are the steps to download the SSC CHSL Exam Result 2022:

  • Visit the official website –
  • Click on the link “SSC CHSL Results”
  • Download the result in the PDF file.
  • Press ‘Ctrl + F’ and type your name and roll number
  • Check your score and qualifying status
  • Download the PDF and take a printout for future references.


What are the jobs under SSC CHSL? 

Lower Divisional Clerk
Junior Secretariat Assistant 
Postal Assistant
Sorting Assistant
Data Entry Operator

What is SSC qualification?

The candidate must be an Indian citizen and must be a 12th class pass or in the process of passing 12th from a recognized board.

Will SSC CHSL be conducted in 2022?

The SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-1 online test will be held from May 24 to June 10, 2022.

What is SSC CHSL’s salary?

The starting salary for an SSC CHSL job is INR 17,000 – 18,000/-. 

For more updates on the SSC CHSL 2022 exam, you can check the official notification SSC CHSL 2022 here! For more such updates on exams, stay tuned at Leverage Edu

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