SSC CHSL 2022 Application Closed: Application Status, Exam Dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern, Preparation

Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam 2022 ( SSC CHSL )

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Updated on Mar 8, 2022 05:47 IST

SSC CHSL 2021-22 applications closed on March 7. The application fee can be paid till March 10. SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) 2021-22 notification was released on February 1 as per the SSC exam calendar. It mentioned the education eligibility, age limit, application dates, application correction dates, syllabus, exam pattern and the like. As per the calendar, SSC CHSL 2022 Tier-I exam will be conducted in May 2022.

SSC will release the number of vacancies separately later. Notification is the official document that governs the conduct of the examination. The exam is conducted as per the rules defined in the official notification. SSC will also provide the one-time registration and application correction facility from March 11 with the payment of INR 200 for the first-time correction and INR 500 for the second correction.

SSC CHSL 2019 Document Verification (DV) admit cards will be released soon by the regional websites. Various regional websites released the notice regarding the DV dates. The DV stage will start on March 10 across all the regions. The last date for the DV is different depending on the candidates available for DV. SSC CHSL Skill Test 2019 Result was released on February 28 as per the schedule released by the Commission. SSC CHSL Skill Test was conducted on September 30, 2021, across the designated exam centres across the nation. 28.508 candidates were declared eligible to appear in the skill test.

Skill test comprised only Typing Test because there was no vacancy of Data Entry Operator (DEO). In the results, 13,088 candidates were declared qualified for the document verification stage of the CHSL exam 2019. The DV dates and admits cards will be released later. The commission will also release the error percentage of the candidates on its website on March 9. This information will be available till March 31.

What is SSC CHSL Exam?

SSC conducts the CHSL exam to recruit candidates for various posts such as LDC, JSA, PA, SA and DEO in different ministries/departments/offices of the Government of India. It includes non-technical and clerical jobs in various ministries and central government officers, including the department of post.

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SSC CHSL 2021-22 Exam Highlights

The details regarding the SSC CHSL 2021-22 exam are summarised below.

Exam Particulars

Details

Exam Name

SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level) 

Conducting Body

SSC

Exam Level

National

Vacancies

to be notified

No. of Candidates Applied (in 2018)

29.68 lakh

No. of Candidates Appeared (in 2018)

13.17 lakh

Exam Frequency

Once a year

Exam Mode

Tier-I: Online (Objective - Multiple Choice)

Tier-II: Offline (Descriptive)

Tier-III: Skill Test

Exam Duration

Tier-I: 60 minutes (100 questions, 200 marks)

Tier-II: 60 minutes (2 questions, 100 marks)

Negative Marking

Yes (0.50 for each incorrect answer marked)

Exam Purpose 

Selection of candidates for posts of LDC, JSA, PA, SA and DEO

Exam Language

English and Hindi

No. of Test Cities

over 100 Cities

Official Website

http://ssc.nic.in/

Exam Helpdesk No.

011-24361359

SSC CHSL 2021-22 Exam Dates

SSC CHSL 2021-22 exam dates will be chalked out in the official notification. The important SSC CHSL 2021-22 exam dates can be estimated as follows.

SSC CHSL Exam Events

SSC CHSL Exam Dates

Salient Features

Notification

01-Feb-2022

SSC CHSL notification is scheduled to be released online as per the exam calendar

Applications

01-Feb-2022 to 07-Mar-2022

The commission will provide around one month to fill SSC CHSL application

Last date for application fee submission in online mode

08-Mar-2022 (11.00 PM)

The last date to submit the application fee online mode
Last date for the generation of offline Challan

09-Mar-2022 (11.00 PM)

The candidates will be able to generate the bank challan till this date to pay the fee offline

Last date for application fee payment through challan

10-Mar-2022

Last date to pay the fee offline through challan

Application correction facility

11-Mar-2022 to 15-Mar-2022 (11.00 PM)

SSC will give one week time to modify the application online

Tier-I exam

May 2022 (Tentative)

SSC CHSL Tier-I exam will be conducted as a Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Tier-I result

June 2022 (Tentative)

SSC released the Tier-I result one month before the dates given in the official notice.

Tier-II exam

August 2022 (Tentative)

SSC CHSL exam date for tier-II has been announced.

SSC CHSL 2021-22 Application

The SSC CHSL 2021-22 application link was activated with the release of the SSC CHSL official notification on February 1, 2022. The candidates need the registration to fill out the application. The candidates can register with the SSC website at any time. The candidates can see here the SSC registration process to register for the application.

SSC CHSL 2021-22 Eligibility

The eligibility criteria that candidates need to meet to fulfil SSC CHSL eligibility 2021-22 are:

  • A candidate must be either a citizen of India, or
    •  A subject of Nepal/Bhutan,
    • Tibetan refugee,
    • A person of Indian origin

SSC CHSL 2021-22 Age Limit

The eligibility conditions as given in the official notification can be summarised as follows.

A candidate must be between 18 and 27 years as of January 1, 2022.

SSC CHSL 2021-22 Educational Qualification required

A candidate must have passed Class 12 or equivalent from a recognised board or university

  • Candidates appearing in the Class 12 exam are also eligible to apply.

The candidates can see here SSC CHSL Eligibility criteria in detail.

SSC CHSL 2021-22 Selection Process

SSC CHSL selection process 2022 includes the following steps:

Step 1: Apply online for SSC CHSL 

Registration is mandatory to fill out the SSC CHSL application form. After the registration, the candidates can fill out the CHSL application form online.

  • SSC CHSL registration: Candidates need to visit the official website of SSC (ssc.nic.in) and click on the 'New User? Register Now' link. Candidates need to fill in all details asked in the SSC registration form. On successful registration, a registration number and password will be generated. Candidates need to note down the registration number and password and retain the details for future reference.
  • SSC CHSL applications: Candidates need to log in with the registration number and password. Candidates need to fill out the SSC CHSL application form after logging into the official website. After filling in the details, the candidates need to submit the application fee as per their category.

Step 2: Download SSC CHSL Tier-I admit card

SSC CHSL admit card for tier-I is released a few weeks before the exam. Candidates can download their admit cards for the exam from the regional websites of the commission.

Step 3: Appear for SSC CHSL Tier-I exam

Candidates who successfully apply for the exam need to appear for the tier-I paper. SSC CHSL Tier-I is a Computer-Based Test (CBT). The CBT contains 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

Step 4: Check SSC CHSL Tier-I result

SSC CHSL Tier-I result is released online only. The result contains the names and roll numbers of all the candidates who clear the tier-I exam. 

Step 5: Download SSC CHSL Tier-II admit card

The tier-II admit cards are released for candidates who clear the SSC CHSL tier-I exam. The admit card is released online on the regional websites of the Staff Selection Commission.

Step 6: Appear for SSC CHSL Tier-II exam

The SSC CHSL Tier-II exam is a descriptive paper conducted in offline mode as a pen-and-paper based test. 

Step 7: Check SSC CHSL Tier-II result

SSC CHSL Tier-II result is declared online only. The result contains the roll number of the candidates. The candidates need to check their roll number in the result PDF.

Step 8: Appear for SSC CHSL Tier-III exam 

Candidates clearing the tier-II exam need to appear for the tier-III paper. SSC CHSL tier-III is a skill/typing test conducted as per the post applied by the candidate. The tier-III exam is only qualifying in nature.

Step 9: Appear for SSC CHSL Document Verification

All candidates who qualify tier-III exam finally have to appear for the document verification round. Candidates need to appear for document verification round along with all the educational and other documents (original and photocopies) such as Class 10 and 12 certificates, caste/category certificate, PwD certificate, relevant certificate if seeking age relaxation, two passport-size photos, photo ID proof, etc. 

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Candidates whose documents are successfully verified are finally allocated services based on the SSC CHSL vacancies released by the commission and posts applied by the candidates.

SSC CHLS 2021-22 Exam Centre

SSC CHSL Exam (Tier-I) will be conducted online as Computer- Based Test (CBT) across the nation. The candidates can select three exam cities while filling the application as per their preference. The exam cities must fall within the same region. There are over 100 exam cities where SSC CHSL exam centres are situated.

SSC CHSL 2021-22 Syllabus

The syllabus is released in the official notification by the commission. The candidates should see and understand the topics mentioned in the SSC CHSL syllabus. The official notification mentions the syllabus of all the tiers separately. The candidates should chalk out a plan based on the topics and prepare for the exam to score better.

SSC CHSL 2021-22 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern is defined in the notification. The exam has three tiers. The candidates need to qualify in each of the tiers to become eligible for the selection in the final result. The pattern for each tier is different because tier-I is conducted online and the rest of the tiers. The candidates must understand the SSC CHSL exam pattern of each tier so that they can prepare in a better way.

SSC CHSL 2021- 2022 Preparation Tips

SSC CHSL is a national level exam that requires focused preparation. The candidates can see below the CHSL 2021-22 preparation tips to score better in exam.

  • Current Affairs is very important for the CHSL exam because most of the questions are skewed towards the current events of national and international importance
  • Some important topics to prepare for the English section of the exam include Synonyms & Antonyms, One-Word Substitution and Idioms & Phrases
  • Important topics to prepare for the General Intelligence section include Symbolic Operations, Semantic Analogy, Venn Diagram, Series and Coding & De-coding
  • Focus on understanding concepts of different topics rather than adopting rote learning technique
  • Regular practice by attempting SSC CHSL question papers is the key to success
  • Candidates must focus on their speed while attempting the previous years' question papers or sample papers
  • Candidates must evaluate themselves from time to time by scanning through the questions that they could not answer while attempting the question papers

SSC CHSL 2021-22 Admit Card 

SSC CHSL admit card is released by the regional websites of SSC for the exam cities falling in their region. Before admit card, the application status is also released for the candidates. The candidates can download the SSC CHSL admit card from the regional websites one week before their exam.

SSC CHSL Answer Key 2021-22

SSC CHSL answer key is released around one month after the exam. The commission releases the candidate's response sheet and tentative answer key. The candidates can send their objections to the commission within the specified time. After considering all the objections, the commission releases the final answer key and result.

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SSC CHSL Salary (Post-Wise)

The salary varies from post to post. The salary offered by the Central Government is always higher than the same position in the state government. The Union government increases Dearness Allowance (DA) from time to time resulting in a salary increase. The SSC CHSL Salary and posts are given below in the table.

SSC CHSL Posts

SSC CHSL Pay Levels

SSC CHSL Pay-Scale

Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)

2

INR 19,900-63,200

Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

4

INR 19,900-63,200

Postal Assistant (PA)

4

INR 25,500-81,100

Sorting Assistant (SA)

4

INR 25,500-81,100

Data Entry Operator (DEO)

4

INR 25,500-81,100

DEO

5

INR 29,200-92,300

DEO (Grade A)

4

INR 25,500-81,100

Note: SSC CHSL exam carries All India Service Liability (AISL). This means that if a candidate is selected for a post, he/ she may be asked to serve anywhere in the country.

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SSC CHSL 2021-22 FAQs

Q: What is the last date to apply for SSC CHSL 2021-22 exam?

A: The last date to apply for SSC CHSL 2021-22 exam was March 7. SSC CHSL 2022 notification was released on February 1 as per schedule. Read here for details to apply online.

Q: When did SSC CHSL Skill Test result 2019 released?

A: SSC CHSL Skill Test result 2019 was declared on February 28 as per the schedule. The qualified candidates will be called for the Document Verification (DV) Process.

Q: What is SSC CHSL salary?

A: The approximate in-hand salary of candidates recruited through the SSC CHSL exam is INR 24,000-29,000 for LDC/JSA posts and INR 30,000-36,000 for PA/SA and DEO posts.

Q: For which posts is the SSC CHSL exam conducted?

A: SSC CHSL is conducted for recruitment to Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA), Sorting Assistant (SA) and Data Entry Operator (DEO) posts.

Q: Is SSC CHSL a good job?

A: The career opportunities for candidates recruited through the SSC CHSL exam are good. Through the exam, candidates get the opportunity to work in different central government departments and offices. Moreover, the jobs include various perks and allowances for candidates and promotion opportunities.

Q: Which is the best SSC CHSL post/job?

A: It is difficult to pick the best SSC CHSL post as it depends on one's interest. However, all the posts in which recruitment is done through SSC CHSL exam offer decent growth opportunities.

Q: Is SSC CHSL tough?

A: The difficulty level of SSC CHSL exam paper is usually easy to moderate. However, considering the number of applicants who sit for the exam every year, it can be said that the competition for the exam is tough.

Q: How many vacancies are released for the SSC CHSL exam every year?

A: The number of SSC CHSL vacancies varies every year. For the CHSL 2021 exam, the commission has released 1,269 tentative vacancies for LDC/JSA, 3,598 tentative vacancies for PA/SA and 26 tentative vacancies for DEO.

Q: What is the SSC CHSL syllabus?

A: Questions in the SSC CHSL exam are typically asked from subjects such as English, Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence and General Awareness. Check the complete SSC CHSL syllabus.

Q: Do questions repeat in the SSC CHSL exam?

A: Yes, some questions are repeated in the SSC CHSL exam usually every year.

Q: Is SSC CHSL conducted in online mode?

A: Yes, the SSC CHSL Tier-I exam is conducted online.

Q: What is the minimum eligibility criteria for SSC CHSL exam?

A: Candidates need to clear class 12 from a recognised board in order to be eligible for the exam.

SSC CHSL 2022 Contact Information

SSC Regional Website Link

SSC Regions 

States for which the regions are valid

SSC regioanal website links 

SSC CHSL admit card for Madhya Pradesh Region (MPR)

Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh

http://www.sscmpr.org

SSC CHSL admit card for North Eastern Region

Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, and Nagaland

https://www.sscner.org.in

SSC CHSL admit card for Central Region (CR)

Uttar Pradesh and Bihar

http://www.ssc-cr.org

SSC CHSL admit card for Western Region (WR)

Maharashtra, Goa and Gujarat

http://www.sscwr.net

SSC CHSL admit card for Eastern Region

West Bengal, Orissa, Sikkim and Andaman & Nicobar Island

https://sscer.org/

SSC CHSL admit card  for North Western Region (NWR)

Jammu & Kashmir, Haryana, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh

http://www.sscnwr.org/

SSC CHSL admit card for Northern Region

Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand

https://sscnr.nic.in/

SSC CHSL admit card for Southern Region 

Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu

http://www.sscsr.gov.in

SSC CHSL admit card for KKR region

Karnataka, Kerala

https://ssckkr.kar.nic.in

SSC Regional Contact Numbers

Name

Designation

Telephone Number (Office)

Braj Raj Sharma

Chairman

24361359

24360120

Pankaj Kumar 

PA to Chairman 

24366057

24360120

Rajiv Srivastava

Member

24369672

P Venkatramani

PS to Member 

24369672

(Vacant)

Member

24362242

(Vacant)

PS to Member

24362242

DB Singh

Secretary-cum-CoE and CVO

24361408

DS Chauhan

PS to Secretary-cum-CoE and CVO

24361408

ML Hirwal

Director (EDP)

24361807

BS Khatri

PS to Director (EDP)

24361807

Deepak Mitra

DS (G)

24364795

Md. Jawaid Equbal

PS to DS (G)

24364795

AK Bawalia

DS (Admin.)

24367001

Mahender Singh

PS to DS (Admin.)

24367001

AK Mandal

US (C-I/II)

24365875

Ashish Mohan

US (Establishment)

24366609

HL Prasad 

US (C-II)

24364797

Manish Mrinal

US (P&P-II)

24360008

Manoj Manu

US (EDP)

24361170

BK Hembrom

US (General)

24364792

Monika Rai

US (QB, RHQ & Library)

24362212

R Rajakannu

US (Accounts & P&P-I)

24360926

S Latha

US (C-I/I)

24364458

(Vacant)

US (R&A)

24369671

Rajesh Taneja

DD (OL)

24369671

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