The Staff Selection Commission releases the SSC CHSL exam to recruit eligible candidates for SSC CHSL several posts such as JSA, LDC, PA, SA, and DEO in multiple departments/ ministries/ offices of the Government of India. They all come with decent salaries and multiple perks. To know about the exam and its difficulty levels, the aspirants can check the SSC CHSL previous year question papers. Also, check new exam dates for various SSC Exams 2022.


What is SSC CHSL?

SSC CHSL is a combined competitive exam conducted to recruit Higher Secondary qualified students into various departments and offices of the government. The Full form of SSC CHSL is Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam.

Check out SSC CHSL 2022 Exam Paper Analysis for Tier 1 (Out) and Tier 2 Exam

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam 2022 Highlights

All the key details about SSC CHSL Exam 2022 are listed below in the table for the candidates to know before they appear for the exam.

SSC CHSL Full FormStaff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level
Conducting BodySSC (Staff Selection Commission)
Exam LevelNational
Exam FrequencyOnce a year
Exam ModeTier 1: Online (CBT)
Tier 2: Offline (Descriptive)
Tier 3: Typing/Skill Test
Exam DurationTier 1: 60 minutes
Tier 2: 60 minutes
Tier 3: 15 minutes
Exam PurposeSelection of candidates for posts of LDC, JSA, PA, SA and DEO
Exam LanguageEnglish and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk No.011-24361359
Official Website
SSC CHSL PostsSSC CHSL Pay LevelsSSC CHSL Pay Scales
Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)2Rs 19,900-63,200
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)2Rs 19,900-63,200
Postal Assistant (PA)4Rs 25,500-81,100
Sorting Assistant (SA)4Rs 25,500-81,100
Data Entry Operator (DEO)4Rs 25,500-81,100
DEO (Grade A)4Rs 25,500-81,100
CHSL Dates

SSC CHSL Exam Date 2022

SSC CHSL exam dates2021-22 is expected to be conducted from May, 2022. Tier 1 exam 2020-21 was scheduled from 12 April to 27 April 2021. However, the exam after April 20, 2021, was postponed due to the pandemic. To know more, go through the following table:

SSC CHSL Exam EventsSSC CHSL Exam Dates (Tentative)
SSC CHSL Notification (2021-22)February 1, 2022
ApplicationsFebruary 1 to March 3, 2022
Last date for application fee submission in online modeTo Be Announced
Last date for the generation of offline ChallanTo Be Announced
Last date for application fee payment through challanTo Be Announced
Tier-I exam (2021-22)May, 2022
Tier-II exam (2020)January 9, 2022

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria 2022

The basic SSC CHSL eligibility criteria are depending on three factors such as age criteria, nationality, and educational criteria.

The detailed eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Nationality: Candidate must be an Indian Citizen or should belong to Nepal/ Bhutan or Tibetan refugee who came to India before January 1, 1962, to permanently settle in India.
  • Educational Criteria: must have cleared or appearing class 12 or its equivalent from a recognized educational board or University.
  • Age Criteria: Age must be between 18 – 27 years as of January 1, 2022, however, certain reserved category candidates can claim for reservation according to the Indian government norms. More specifically, the aspirants should not have been born before 2 January 1994 and not later than 1 January 2003.
CHSL Applications

SSC CHSL Registration & Application Process

There are two parts to SSC CHSL apply online

  1. Registration
  2. Applications

The SSC CHSL 2022 online registration process is expected to be start from February 1, 2022. Interested candidates can register for Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination on the official website of SSC. The SSC CHSL application form fill-up process completes with the application fee payment process. 

SSC CHSL Application Fee

CategoriesApplication Fees
UR/ General CandidatesINR 100
SC/ ST/ PwD/ Ex-Servicemen/ Women Candidates Nil

CHSL Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022

Aspirants should make a preparation strategy in accordance with SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020-21 for better performance. It is conducted in three stages called Tiers 1, 2, and 3.

Tier 1Objective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)200
Tier 2Descriptive Paper in English/HindiPen and Paper mode100
Tier 3Skill Test/ Typing TestDepends on the Post
CHSL Exam Centres

SSC CHSL Exam Centres

SSC CHSL 2020-21 Tier 1 will be held across 9 regions, 33 states and UTs, 146 cities, and 361 CHSL exam centres. The aspirants got an option to put three exam centres as per their priority within the same region while filling the application form. The commission would not entertain any request of changing the exam centre later. Therefore, all the aspirants should choose the exam centres very carefully. The Commission has the right to cancel the centre and can ask the aspirants to appear for the exam from another exam centre.

CHSL Admit Card

SSC CHSL 2022 Tier 1 Admit Card

SSC CHSL 2022 Admit Card for Tierwill be available on the regional websites of the Staff Selection Commission. To download the SSC CHSL admit card, use Registration Id, Date of Birth and Roll Number.

  • The SSC CHSL hall ticket is required at the time of entering the exam centre.
  • The commission releases the SSC CHSL admit card separately for each tier. Only Tier 1 qualifiers can download the Tier 2 admit card.
  • There are 9 regions, admit cards for each region can be obtained from the official website as per the region preference.
  • Candidates can download SSC CHSL 2022 Admit Card 2020-21 from the regional SSC website.
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CHSL Selection

SSC CHSL Selection Process 2022

  • SSC CHSLSelection Process 2022 is based on the result of all three tiers.
  • Candidates need to qualify for each tier to appear in the subsequent tier.
  • The SSC CHSL Syllabus for each tier is different. 
  • The final selection list is prepared by shortlisting applicants on the basis of their cumulative performance across the first two tiers.
  • Tier 3, a skill-based test is a final stage to ensure that candidates possess the required skills.
  • Candidates will be allotted to the various departments for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks, and Court Clerks on the basis of their merit and preference of post.

Candidates also need to undergo a document verification procedure after clearing all the tiers for the final appointment. Candidates failing to fulfill the eligibility criteria are automatically dropped from the final selection list. 

CHSL Syllabus

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus 2022

All the candidates must check the detailed exam syllabus before they start preparing for SSC CHSL 2022 exam. The Tier 1 exam consists of the following topics. 

  • General Intelligence
  • English Language
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
CHSL Result

SSC CHSL Result 2022

SSC CHSL Result 2020-21 will be declared separately for each tier. The result can be accessed from the official website or regional SSC website. The commission releases the result in the form of a merit list. Given below are the steps to download SSC CHSL Result.

  • Visit the official site –
  • 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.

The CHSL 2022 Tier-I 2021-22 answer key will be released officially on the SSC website. Candidates have to enter roll number and password to download the question paper and answer key. The Tier-II 2020 exam will be conducted on January 9, 2022.

CHSL Cutoff


Understanding the SSC CHSL cutoff trends of the previous years gives a vivid idea about the potential cut-off that can be expected for SSC CHSL 2021-22. The cut-off depends on several factors like the total number of candidates appearing for the exam, the difficulty level of the papers, and the available tentative vacancies.

2020-21 (Expected Cutoff)155.94151.03133.55124.67