Staff Selection Commission or SSC has been one of the most advantageous organizations to undertake Government exams in India. Every year more than thousands of candidates are shortlisted by SSC to be employed in Government departments. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) Exam for recruitment to various posts like:
Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA)
Data Entry Operator (DEO).
Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC).
Court Clerk.

Important Dates: 

Event Dates
Online Application Starts from 05th March 2019
Last date for Online Registration 05th April 2019
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Admit Card Jun-19
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam 01st July to 26th July 2019 (CBE)
SSC CHSL Tier-2 Admit Card September
SSC CHSL Tier-2 Exam 29th September 2019(DES)

Age Limit (As on 1/08/ 2019): 
Minimum: 18 years
Maximum: 27 years

But there is relaxation in maximum age limit according to their category. Refer the table below to know about relaxation:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ST 5 Years
OBC 3 Years
PwD (General) 10 Years
PwD (OBC) 13 years
PwD (SC/ ST) 15 years

Educational Qualification:
For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): The candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
For Data Entry Operator (DEO) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.


Post Vacancies
Postal Assistant or Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) 3880
Lower Divisional Clerks (LDC)/
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)/ JPA
Data Entry Operators 54
Total 5784

Selection Procedure:
Objective Test
Descriptive Test
Skill Test

Descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode. Reduction in time limit for examination of Tier -I from 75 minutes to 60 minutes. Tier III will remain same. No Sectional Cut off.  SSC CHSL 2019 has negative marking. Every wrong answer will have a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern: 

This is an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CHSL 2019.

S. No Name Of Test No of Questions Max Marks Duration
1 General Intelligence 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
4 English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CHSL Tier 2 :

Name Of Test No of Questions Max Marks Duration
Letter/Application 1 50 30 Min
Essay Writing 1 50 30 Min

This is a descriptive exam that is designed to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit. The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letter and Application.

Tier 3:

This is based out on Skill and Typing test. 


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