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SSC CHSL Recruitment Exam 2020

SSC CHSL 2020 – Staff Selection Commission (SSC) SSCconducts the entry level examination for one of the most participated examinations of the country which is the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL). The examination is conducted in two stages which are conducted in the months of November, December and the final test in the month of March / April 2020. The qualifying candidates will be able to appear in the second stage of the test. The candidates can know more about the SSC CHSL by going through the detailed article given below. A direct link will also be hosted for the candidates to fill the Application form directly by just clicking it.

Summary of the SSC CHSL 2020 Exam

  • Name of the exam – SSC CHSL.
  • Full form – Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination or CHSL (10+2) Exam.
  • Conducting body – Staff Selection Commission, Government of India.
  • Exam level – All India.
  • Exam type – Intermediate.
  • Posts offered – LDC, DEO.
  • Exam mode – Offline.

Posts as per the SSC CHSL 2020

As per the JOB description, following posts are offered to the aspirants in the Group C and Pay Band

  1. Data Entry Officers (DEO).
  2. Lower Division Clerk (LDC).

The post of Data Operator undertake the job of processing data in the government offices whereas the LDCs have the job functions which include registration, maintenance, indexing and recording, typing, comparing and preparation of various statements. They are placed in the government offices and all the remunerations applicable to the government employees are also applicable to them.

Important Dates as per the SSC CHSL 2020

Following are the important dates as far as the SSC CHSL 2020 is concerned.

Activity Dates
SSC CHSL 2019-20 Notification 03rd December 2019
Online Application Starts from 03rd December 2019
Last date for Online Registration 10th January 2020
SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-1 Admit Card March 2019
SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-1 Exam 16th to 27th March,2020 (CBE)
SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-2 (Descriptive Paper) 28th June 2020

Selection procedure as per the SSC CHSL 2020

Selection process comprises of two parts – written examination followed by a skill test. The candidates who qualify the written examination will be called for skill test. Allotment of candidates to user departments will be made on the basis of merit. Higher the score in the written examination means better the chances of final allotment. SC, ST, OBC and PH candidates will be adjusted against the general vacancies as per their position in the merit list. Reserved vacancies will be filled separately with eligible candidates from the respective categories. In case where more than one candidate secures equal aggregates marks, a tie breaker will be applied which is as follows:

  • Marks in first part of the selection process (written examination).
  • Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher in the merit list.
  • Alphabetical order in which first names of the candidates appear.

Eligibility Criteria as per the SSC CHSL 2020

The candidates should keep in mind the following details before going on to fill the application form:

  • Educational Qualification – Candidate should have passed class XII or intermediate exam or equivalent from a state or central recognized institute.
  • Age Limit – Candidate’s age must be between 18 years and 27 years as on 1 August 2016.
  • Upper Age Relaxation -Relaxation in age will be given for the candidates belonging to reserved category as per the government rules. The following categories will be relaxed with respect to age:
  • SC/ST – 5 years
  • OBC – 3 years
  • PH – 10 years
  • PH + OBC – 13 years
  • PH + SC/ST – 15 years

SSC CHSL Application form 2020

Eligible and interested candidates can fill the SSC CHSL Application form 2016 in online mode or offline mode. Read the norms of eligibility criteria before applying and paying the application fee. Online application form can be filled on http://ssc.online.nic.in or http://ssconline2.gov.in (Refer to Annexure-II A of the official brochure for detailed instructions). Applications in offline mode must be submitted in the prescribed format only (Detailed instructions given in Annexure-II B given of the official brochure). The last date to apply is 01 August 2016.

Procedure of applying in the SSC CHSL 2020

The candidates can pursue any of the following methods to fill the Application form 2016

  • Offline Mode

Candidates can buy the application form thru designated sale centers and offices. Moreover, forms can be availed through post by sending request. Along with the application form, affix photocopies of the necessary documents for authentication. Once the form is filled and all photocopies are attaches, they must send it to the SSC before the last date.

  • Online Mode

Online application form can be filled on the aforesaid websites. They have to select the appropriate link and fill all the details. After filling the form properly, they must upload scanned images of passport size photograph and signature and submit it online.

Image Specifications for Application Form of SSC CHSL 2020

  • Size of the photo image must be less than 12 kb and greater than 4 kb and of resolution 100 pixel widths by 120 pixels height.
  • Size of the signature image must be less than 12 kb and greater than 1 kb and of resolution 140 pixel widths by 60 pixels height.
  • All images must be in JPG/JPEG format and of 8-bit in nature.

SSC CHSL 2020 Application Fee

  • For Offline Applications

Candidates have to pay a fee of Rs.100 as application fee thru CRF stamps which can be bought from the post office. These stamps have to be cancelled by the postal office before pasting on the application form. If the stamps are not cancelled, the application form would be rejected.

  • For Online Applications

Payment in case of online applications can be done thru SBI bank challan or net banking portal. The challan has to be downloaded, printed and submitted at any CBS branch of SBI. While opting for net-banking, submit the details of password, ID to make the payment. Nominal service charges will be levied in case of net-banking payment, which has to be borne by the candidate himself.

  • Exemption of Fee

Fee is exempted for all women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, Physically Handicapped and Ex-Servicemen eligible for reservation, as per the norms of Government of India.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020

Each candidate is suggested to read the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2016 before starting the preparation. It would tell about the number, type of questions, marking scheme and exam duration. Reading this will help them to prepare a strategy and improve the attempt in the examination.

Part I

  • There shall be 4 parts of the single question paper. 50 questions each would be asked from these sections.
  • These parts are – General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness.
  • Weightage of each section is 50 marks.
  • Duration of the exam is 2 hours or 120 minutes.
  • The Paper will consist of objective type (multiple choice questions) only.
  • Questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV.
  • There will be negative marking of ¼ marks for each wrong answer.
Serial Subject Marks Questions
1 General Intelligence (Basic Knowledge) 50 50
2 English Language (Basic Knowledge) 50 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 50 50
4 General Awareness (Current Affairs) 50 50


Part II

As per the SSC CHSL 2016 Paper Pattern, This round will be conducted for the candidates who qualify the written examination. This round is qualifying in nature and it would test a candidate’s skills pertaining to the post he has applied for.

  • Typing Test for LDC

Typing test will be held for those candidates who qualify in the written examination. This test will be conducted in English or Hindi. A candidate need to specify the language of typing while filling the application form. This test is qualifying in nature and would be taken on a computer, which would be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized. The candidates who opt for English medium must have a typing speed of 35 words per minute and those who opt for Hindi medium must have typing speed of 30 words per minute.

  • Skill Test for Data Entry Operator

Skill test will be held for those candidates would qualify in the written examination. They must maintain a data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) key depressions per hour on a computer. Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on computer will be judged on the basis of correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage. Duration of this test will be 15 minutes. Printed matter in English language which would contain about 2000- 2200 strokes/key-depressions would be provided to each candidate.

SSC CHSL Admit Card 2020

Admit card for SSC CHSL Exam will be send to all the applicants through post. Candidates can also download the admit card form respective regional SSC’s website. Make sure you visit correct regional website. No candidate will be allowed to appear in the exam without possessing their respective SSC CHSL admit card 2016.

SSC CHSL Result 2020

Result of SSC CHSL Exam will be uploaded on the main website of Staff Selection Commission is SSC CHSL Result will be in pdf format wherein candidates have to seek their name and roll number. List of qualified candidates will be released as per the preference of the post. Only shortlisted candidates will be allowed to appear in phase-II of the examination. After announcement of Phase-II result declaration, finally eligible candidates will be appointed on the posts.

SSC CHSL Cut off 2020

Cutoff marks must be attained in order to get shortlisted. The minimum marks that are necessary to be attained, to get selected for further recruitment process, is referred as Cut off Marks. It will be decided by the Commission and will vary according to the candidate’s category. SSC CHSL Cutoff marks for general candidates will be higher than of the reserve category’s candidates,

SSC CHSL Preparation Tips 2020

You can follow these tips to crack the examination and score well. Following these tips will ensure that you qualify the examination and prepare a strategy for all the stages of selection.

  • Analyze your strengths and weaknesses and work on the latter to improve.
  • Based on the analysis, prepare a timetable for study and follow it rigorously.
  • Dedicate sufficient time for all sections, topics and subtopics.
  • Revise what you have studied on a regular basis to know how well the topic is learnt.
  • Pay special attention to the exam-important topics which have higher weightage.
  • Practice a lot for sections of General Intelligence and Arithmetic.
  • Solve sample papers of previous years for improvement and performance tracking.
  • Practice typing on typewriter and keyboard for the skill test.

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