SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020 (Apply for 4893 Posts)

SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020: The Staff Selection Commission has released the recruitment notification for 4893 posts under the CHSL category.

The following are the various posts that are recruited in this notification.

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

Notification Summary:

Recruiting BoardStaff Selection Commission
Post CategorySSC CHSL Recruitment Notification
No. of Vacancies4893
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Age Limit18 to 27 Years
Online Application Start Date3rd December 2019
Online Application Last Date10th January 2020
Online Fee Payment Last Date12th January 2020
Last Date for Offline Payment (Challan)14th January 2020
Tier-I Exam Date17th to 21st August 2020 (New Dates)
Tier-II Exam DateNew Date Not Released
Tier-III Exam DateNot Released
Application FeeRs. 100/-

Interested candidates can check the eligibility and application process to submit the application.

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SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020 (Apply at

The Staff Selection Commission has released a fresh notification for the recruitment of various posts to fill the vacancies in the Government organizations.

This notification is to fill the 4893 posts in various offices of the Government of India. Go through the detailed notification given in the below section.


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

Eligibility Criteria

The candidates have to fulfill all the eligibility factors provided in the below section.

Educational Qualification:

  • The applicant must have passed 12th class from any of the recognized University/ Board
  • For the Data Entry Operator Post, the candidate must pass the 12th class in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject


  • The applicant must be a citizen of India (or) a subject of Nepal, Bhutan, or a Tibetan refugee who came to India before the 1st of Jan 1962.
  • A candidate of Indian origin migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

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Age Limit:

The applicant must have an age of 18 to 27 years as on 1st of January 2020.

Certain age relaxation has been provided for a few categories as tabulated below.

CategoryAge Relaxation
SC & ST5 Years
OBC3 Years
Ex-Servicemen3 Years
Persons with Disabilities (PWD) (Unreserved)10 Years
PWD (OBC Category)13 Years
PWD (SC& ST Categories)15 Years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in Jammu & Kashmir during the period 1st January 1980 to 31st December 19895 Years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area3 Years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area (SC/ ST) 8 Years
Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have worked at least 3 years as on the closing date applicationsMaximum Age up to 40 Years
Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have worked at least 3 years on the closing date of applications (SC & ST Categories) Maximum Age up to 45 Years
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. Maximum Age up to 35 Years
Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC & ST Categories) Maximum Age up to 40 Years

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

The recruitment process is carried out in 3 stageS Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III.

Tier-I Exam:

This is a Computer Based Test (CBT), the total marks for the exam are 200 and the duration is limited to 1 Hour. An additional 20 minutes is allowed for the candidates who are eligible for the scribes.

Type of Questions: Multiple Choice & Objective Type Questions

SubjectTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
English2550 Marks
General Intelligence2550 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude2550 Marks
General Awareness2550 Marks

Note: There will be negative marking in this section. 0.5 mark will be deducted for every wrong answer.

Tier-II Exam:

The second level exam (Tier-II) is a completely descriptive type exam.

Total Marks: The maximum marks for the SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam are 100.

Exam Duration: The candidates are allowed to write the exam in 1 hour, however, an additional 20 minutes will be given for the candidates who are eligible for the scribes.

The candidates have to write the exam in a pen and paper mode. There is an Essay Writing wich is of 200 to 250 words and a Letter witing of 150 to 200 words.

The candidate must score at least 33% percent marks to qualify the Tier-II Examination.

Accepted Language: Candidates can write in either English or in Hindi.

Note: The candidates are allowed to choose any one language to write the whole exam. Using multiple languages to write the exam will lead to the disqualification of the exam.

Tier-III Exam:

This is the final examination of the recruitment process. Those who are qualified in the Tier-I & Tier-II will be allowed to take the Skill Test/ Typing Test in the Third Stage.

This test is conducted at the Regional Offices of the Commission. It is mandatory to attend the Skill Test/ Typing Test.

Data Entry Speed: The candidates must enter the data with the speed of 8,000 Key Depressions per hour on Computer.

Typing Test: A printed material which is of 2000 to 2200 key-depressions will be given to each candidate to enter in the computer.

Test duration: 15 Minutes

Pay Scale

Lower Division Clerk (LDC) Rs. 19,900/- to 63,200/-
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)Rs. 19,900/- to 63,200/-
Postal Assistant (PA) Rs. 25,500/- to 81,100/-
Sorting Assistant (SA)Rs. 25,500/- to 81,100/-
Data Entry Operator (DEO) Rs. 25,500/- to 81,100/-
Data Entry Operator, Grade ARs. 25,500/- to 81,100/-

Application Fee

  • The candidates have to pay an amount of Rs. 100/- towards the application fee
  • The application fee can be paid through the online mobe by using any of the payment methods. (Net Banking, Credit Card, Debit Card, Visa, Rupay)
  • The candidates can also pay through the offline mode by generating a challan at any of the SBI banks
  • The following categories are exempted from paying the application fee
    • Female Applicants
    • SC & ST Candidates
    • Persons with Disabilities
    • Ex-Servicemen

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Required Documents

The following are the documents required at the time of the “Document Verification” process.

  • A copy of the Secondary School Certificate
  • All the educational certificates
  • Caste/ Community Certificate
  • Disability Certificate (If Applicable)
  • Ex-Servicemen Certificate
  • Divorce Certificate (In the case of Divorced Women)
  • No objection certificate in the case of the applicant working in Government Organizations

SSC CHSL Recruitment Application Process

The applications are accepted through online mode only. Candidates have to submit their application at the official website of the Staff Selection Commission

Note: The candidates are not allowed to apply through the offline mode.

The step by step procedure for online application has been given below.

  • Go to the official portal of the Staff Selection Commission (Visit Here)
SSC CHSL Notification
  • On the top right of the home page, you will find the Apply button, click on it.
  • You will find a series of tabs (CGL, CHSL, STENO, JE, CAPF, etc.,)
  • Click on the CHSL tab (as shown in the below screenshot)
SSC CHSL Recruitment
  • You will find the Apply Now button under the tab, click on it
  • A registration page opens and asking for basic details
  • Enter your Name, Date of Birth, Mobile Number, Email ID, and hit the Submit button
  • You will receive a Registration ID to your Mobile Number
  • Log in to the page using the Registration ID and Password
  • Fill the remaining fields and upload the necessary documents
  • Cross-check the details entered and hit the submit button
  • Now, you are redirected to the payment page
  • You have two options to finish this segment. Either you can pay online or offline
  • Online Mode: Click on the payment and pay the registration fee using any of the payment methods (as mentioned in the above section)
  • Offline Mode: Download the challan and pay the fee at SBI Bank on the given dates
  • Now you are done with the registration process

FAQ on SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020

Q1: What is the official website to apply for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020?

Ans: The candidates have to submit the applications online at (Official website of the Staff Selection Commission)

Q2: What is the full form of SSC CHSL?

Ans: The SSC CHSL stands for Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level.

Q3: When will be the SSC CHSL conduct the Tier-I exam?

Ans: As we know that the SSC-CHSL Tier-I exams are postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the country. Recently, the SSC Board has released the fresh dates. The Tier-Exam of SSC-CHSL is scheduled between the 17th and 21st of August 2020.

Q4: What is the application fee for SSC CHSL exam?

Ans: The application fee for the SSC-CHSL exam is Rs. 100/-. The fee exemption is given for the applicants of various categories (Go through this article for fee exemption details).

Q5: Can I apply for the SSC-CHSL exam through offline mode?

Ans: No, only online applications are accepted for the SSC-CHSL exam. You can pay the application fee through offline mode.

Q6: When will the Staff Selection Commission release the SSC CHSL Recruitment Notification 2020?

Ans: The SSC CHSL Recruitment Notification for the year 2020 is not yet released. Since the previous recruitment process (2019 Notification) is yet to finish.

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