SSC-CHSL 2020 Eligibility , Syllabus & Exam Pattern

Important Dates

Activity Schedule Tentative Dates
Online Registration SSC-CHSL 2020 Starting Date 30th November 2020
Online Registration SSC-CHSL 2020 Closing Date 15th December 2020
Application Fees Nil for Woman Candidates &
for(SC/ST/PWBD) Candidates
Rs 100 for all others
SSC-CHSL (Tier-1) 2019 Exam Date For Left Over Candidates 12th to 16 October, 19th to 21st & 26th October 2020
SSC-CHSL (Tier-1) 2020 Exam Date Notified Later
SSC-CHSL (Tier-2) 2019 Exam Date To Be Notified Later
SSC-CHSL (Tier-2) 2020 Exam Date Notified Later
SSC-CGL 2019 Tier-3 Exam Date Notified Later
SSC-CGL 2020 Tier-3 Exam Date Notified Later
Website Link www.ssc.nic.in

Age Limit:- Age limit vary for posts is 18-27 years as on 01.01.2020.(i.e Candidates must have been born not earlier than
02.01.1993 & not later than 01.01.2002

Relaxation in Upper Age limit:-

OBC    :- 3 years
SC/ST  :- 5 years
PWBD :- 10years

For LDC(Lower Division Clerk)/JSA(Junior Secretariat Assistant)/PA(Postal Assistant)
SA(Sorting Assistant)/DEO Data Entry Operator (Except DEOs IN CAG)-

12th Pass from a recognised board.

For Data Entry Operator (DEO Grade-A) in Office of Comptroller & Auditor General of India-

12th Pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognised board

SSC-CHSL 2020 Exam is going to conduct in 3 phases.

1st Phase  :-  SSC CGL Tier-1 Preliminary Exam (Computer Mode Exam)
2nd Phase :-   SSC CGL Tier-2 (Descriptive Paper):-It will be in Pen and Paper Mode
3rd Phase :-   SSC CGL Tier-3 Skill Test/Typing Test-Whichever
Applicable)/Document Verification

This exam will conduct online.It consists of 4 sections with a total of 100 questions & maximum score of 200 marks.There is negative marking
i.e (.50 marks to be deducted for each wrong answers)

Note:-There is no sectional cut-off for each paper.Only total minimum qualifying marks is there.

S.No. Name of Tests No. of Questions Maximum Marks Medium of Instruction Duration
1 English Language 25 50 English Total Time of 60min
2 Numerical Ability 25 50 English & Hindi
3 Reasoning Ability 25 50 English & Hindi
3 General Awareness 25 50 English & Hindi
Total 100 200 60 minutes

Candidate need not require to qualify in each section seperataly.There will be total minimum cut-off marks
to be decided by SSC (Staff selection Commission) in order to qualify for next stage i.e SSC CHSL Tier-2 Exam.

This exam will be in Pen and Paper mode.Candidate will have to write either in English or in Hindi.

Note:-There is a minimum cut-off score of 33% in Tier-2 Descriptive Exam.

Name of Tests Mode of Exam Maximum Marks Duration
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi
(Writing of Essay (200-250 words) &
Letter/Application (150-200 words)
Pen and Paper Mode 100 60 min

It consits of Skill Test/Typing Test (Whichever Applicable).It is a qualifying paper.
Note:- Skill Test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators (DEO)

Name of Tests No. of Questions
Total Marks Qualifying Paper
Total Time Skill Test:- 15 min
Typing Test:- 10 min
Type of tests Data Entry Skill Test or Typing Test
Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) Mandatory for Data Entry Operator(DEO)
Data Entry Skill Test Criteria Criteria:-8000 Depressions per hour
Data Entry Skill Test Criteria for DEO Group-A (CAG) Criteria:-15000 Depressions per hour
Typing Test It is for LDC(Lower Division Clerk)
JSA(Junior Secretariat Assistant
PA(Postal Assistant)
SA(Sorting Assistant)
Typing Test Criteria English Medium:- 35words/minute or 10500 depressions/hour
Hindi Medium:- 30words/minutes or 9000 depressions/hour

Candidate needs to clear all the 3 stages i.e Tier-1(Objevtive Exam), Tier-2 (Descriptive Exam) & Tier-3 (Skill Test/Typing Test)
to get selected for the post under SSC CHSL

Reading Comprehension Cloze Test Error Spotting and Detection
Para Jumbles Sentence Completion Fill in the blanks
Error Spotting & Detection Synonyms & Antynonyms Idioms and Phrases
Para Jumbles Active & Passive Voice Direct and Indirect Narration
Simplification Number System HCF & LCM
Surds and Indices Average Ratio and Proportion
Percentage Profit and Loss Discount
Mixture and Alligation Time and Work Pipe and Cistern
Simple Interest Compound Interest Time and Distance
Trains Boats and Streams Races
Permutation and Combination Probability Algebra
Trignometry Geometry Mensuration
Data Sufficency Data interpretation Discount
Direction Sense Coding and Decoding Aplhabet Test
Number and Ranking Test Seating Arrangement Puzzle Test
Venn Diagram Syllogism Input Output
Statement and Assumption Statement and Inference Statement and Conclusion
Statement and Argument Cause and Effect Analogies
Numerical Operations Number Series Cube and Dice
Mirror Image Water Image Paper Cutting
Paper Folding Embedded Figure Completing Figure Pattern
Current Affairs Ancient History Medival History
Mordern History Art and Culture Physical Geography
Indian Geography World Geography General Science
Indian Polity Indian Economy General Awareness
Indian Polity Indian Economy Miscllaneous