The SSC CHSL exam is one of the most sought-after competitive government exams in India. The 2022 round of SSC CHSL exam notifications are out. But before going into the details regarding the syllabus, the following is a quick update regarding the SSC CHSL exam-

About the SSC CHSL Exam

Staff Selection Commission, SSC, conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level exam to recruit candidates for various posts like-

  • Data Entry Operator
  • Postal Assistant
  • Sorting Assistant
  • Junior Secretariat Assistant
  • Lower Division Clerk

Recruited candidates need to work under different ministries and departments across India. Selected candidates make up a major part of the workforce of the Indian Government.

SSC CHSL Highlight of 2022

Here are some quick and important information regarding the SSC CHSL exam-

Points Particulars
Exam Name SSC CHSL
SSC CHSL Full Form Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam
Name of the Organization Staff Selection Commission
Exam Level National
Frequency of the exam Annual
Mode of Application Online
Application Fees Rs. 100
Exam Mode ·       Tier I- Online (CBT)

·       Tier II- Offline (Descriptive)

·       Tier III- Typing/ Skill Test

Exam Duration ·       Tier I- 60 minutes

·       Tier II- 60 minutes

·       Tier III- 15 minutes

Purpose of Exam Selection of candidates for the following posts-

·       LDC

·       JSA

·       PA

·       SA

·       DEO

Exam Language English and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk Number 011- 24361359
Official Website


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SSC CHSL Important Dates

Activity Dates
SSC CHSL 2022 Notification 1st February 2022
SSC CHSL Registration Process 1st February 2022
Last Date to Apply 7th March 2022
SSC CHSL Tier-I Application Status 11th May 2022
SSC CHSL Tier-I Admit Card 11th May 2022
SSC CHSL Tier-I Examination Date May 24- June 10, 2022
SSC CHSL Tier-I Result To be announced
SSC CHSL Tier-II Examination Date To be announced
Final Result Announcement To be announced



Interested aspirants need to fulfill the following criteria to be eligible to appear for the exam-

  • Is of Indian nationality
  • Has passed the 12th standard examination or its equivalent. If one holds a Degree, it must be recognized by the Indian government.
  • Must have had science and maths in their 12th standard for the post of Data Entry Operator
  • Is within 18-27 years of age

The age relaxation according to the different categories are-

Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 years
SC 5 years
ST 5 years
PWD 10 years


Application Fee

Following is the application fee for the SSC CHSL exam-

Category Fees
General/ OBC Male Rs. 100
Female/ SC/ ST/ Ex- Servicemen Exempted


Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam is held online. The syllabus for SSC CHSL Tier-I is-

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks
English 25 50
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Total time- 1 hour. 20 minutes extra for special needs candidates


The SSC CHSL Tier-II exam is held offline and is descriptive. The candidates are asked two questions- one an essay of 200-250 words, and one an informal application letter of 150-200 words. The syllabus for SSC CHSL Tier-II is-

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Total Time
Letter Writing 1 50 60 minutes
Essay Writing 1 50 60 minutes



Based on the different categories, the cut-off is decided accordingly.

Category Marks
General 159.52440
OBC 156.10198
ST 127.32836
SC 136.10355
Other PwD 74.32943



The total vacancy of this year’s SSC CHSL all combined posts are expected to be more than 4000. Here is a list of the last two years’ vacancies (2019-2021)-

Post/ Year LDC/ JSA/ JPA PA/ SA DEO Overall Vacancy
SSC CHSL 2020-21 1538 3181 7 4726
SSC CHSL 2019 1264 3491 4755


Now that all the important information is taken care of, candidates must begin their preparation immediately. Edureify is here to help with the preparation. Our General Awareness, Daily Current Affairs, English, and Reasoning section is updated according to the latest syllabus and aspirants’ needs. So, one does not need to go look anywhere else for the upcoming SSC CHSL Tier-I exam when Edureify is here.

All the best to the candidates appearing for the exam.


Some FAQs regarding the SSC CHSL Exam-

1. What is the full form of the SSC CHSL exam?

SSC CHSL stands for Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam.

2. Who is the conducting body of the exam?

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the exam.

3. Is there any negative marking in the SSC CHSL Tier-I exam?

Yes, the Tier-I online exam has negative markings. For every wrong answer, 0.5 marks will be deducted.

4. What is the application fee for the SSC CHSL Exam?

Rs. 100 is the basic application fee.

5. Where can I practice Mock Tests for the SSC CHSL Exam?

Edureify! Edureify has tons of mock tests and quizzes for aspirants to practice from for their SSC CHSL exam.

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