SSC CHSL 2019: Notification, Exam Date, Pattern, Syllabus, Salary, FAQs

Posted on :April 12th 2019, 12:40 pm

SSC CHSL 2019:- SSC (Staff Selection Commission) carries out the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) Exam to recruit persons at various posts like Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) and Court Clerk. SSC CHSL Application Form 2019 is available on the official website from March 5, 2019. The exam is conducted in three tiers - Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. You can check out SSC CHSL exam dates, application form, application fee, age limit, new exam pattern, syllabus, salary & job profile, previous year question papers for SBI PO exam 2019.

SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Dates

The temporary schedule for the SSC CHSL 2019 exam is mentioned below. Kindly make a note of the important dates associated to SSC CHSL Exam 2019and complete the entire process in time.



Online Application Starts from

05th March 2019

Last date for Online Registration

05th April 2019

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Admit Card

June 2019

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam

01st July to 26th July 2019 (CBE)

SSC CHSL Tier-2 Admit Card


SSC CHSL Tier-2 Exam

29th September 2019(DES)


SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

Age Eligibility :

18-27 years as on 01.08.2019 (Candidates born not before 02-08-1992 and not later than 01-08-2001).


Age Relaxation

Code No.


Permissible age relaxation



5 years



3 years


Persons with Disabilities (PwD)

10 years



13 years


PwD + SC/ ST

15 years



03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.

Educational Qualification :

(i). Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

(ii). For Data Entry Operator 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.

SSC CHSL 2019 Fee Structure

  • The application fees required to be paid is Rs. 100/-
  • Exemption: There is no fee for female , SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates
  • Applications fee should be paid through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online
  • In case you want to pay fee in cash, candidate should take print out of challan generated online after the completion of Part-1 registration. Deposit the requisite fee in any branch of SBI and then continue with the Part-2 registration
  • The candidates who want to pay online can go opt for part-2 registration immediataely after completion of part-1 registration. Candidate must supply registration number and date of birth to continue to Part-2 registration

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019

There are three different levels in SSC CHSL exam that have to be cleared by candidates to get selected for various posts in the Government Offices hich are as follows:-

  • SSC CHSL Tier I is Objective Multiple Choice Question,
  • SSC CHSL Tier II exam is Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi
  • SSC CHSL Tier III is the Computer Proficiency Test.

For detailed SSC CHSL Exam Pattern, you can go through the Detailed Exam Pattern of SSC CHSL here.

SSC CHSL 2019 Syllabus

As SSC CHSL is conducted in three different levels, the syllabus of all the three sections is likely to be different. You must remain updated about the latest change in SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern to prepare effectively for SSC CHSL 2019.

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

English Language

General Awareness

Logical Reasoning


Reading Comprehension


Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test


Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures & Allegations

Para jumbles


Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices


Economic Scene

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

General Policy

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

Scientific Research


Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion

Awards and Honors


Data Interpretation

One Word Substitution

Books and Authors


Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Active/Passive Voice


Blood Relations

Number Systems



Input Output

Sequence & Series



Coding Decoding

Permutation, Combination &Probability




For detailed SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier I, II and III, you can go through the Detailed Syllabus of SSC CHSL here.



SSC CHSL Salary | Grade Pay Details

Post Name

Pay Band

Grade Pay

Gross Salary


PB -1 (5200-20200)




PB -1 (5200-20200)



Court Clerk

PB -1 (5200-20200)




PB -1 (5200-20200)




Important Points:

  • There is negative marking in SSC CHSL 2018-19 Tier 1 Exam.
  • Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections.
  • Marks scored by candidates in Tier-I will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission through Notice No: 1-1/2018-P&P-I dated 07-02-2019 and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks.
  • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.


SSC CHSL Job Profile, Roles and Responsibilities:-

  • Let’s have a look at the Job Profile and Roles of a SSC CHSL Lower Division Clerk.
  • Dealing with the Entire Clerical Work and Maintaining the Work Flow in Office
  • Registration of Mails
  • Entering Data on Computer
  • Indexing, Registering and Maintaining File Registers in an efficient manner.
  • Receiving Documents and Maintaining the Record of the same.
  • Getting the Important Files and Documents for their Seniors.
  • Typing Official Letters, Notices, Notifications and other official documents
  • Preparation of Simple Drafts and Statements.
  • Making Salary Slips of the Staff.
  • Fetching up the Important data from the library of information and bring them for the seniors.
  • Supervision of Correction of Reference Books.

 Lower Division Clerk are ordinarily entrusted with work of routine nature. Above we have mentioned all the tasks that a LDC must perform while working with any Government Organization.

Ques 1           What is the number of vacancies for Lower Divisional Clerk?

Ans     The no. of vacancies hasn’t been disclosed as of now. This will be updated on the website of the Commission soon (>Candidateā€Ÿs Corner-> Tentative Vacancy).

Ques 2           What’s the salary structure of Data Entry Operator (DEO)?

Ans     The Pay Band & Grade Pay of Data Entry Operator is (5200-20200) & Rs. 1900 (pre-revised) respectively.

Ques 3           My Date of Birth is Jul 15, 1992. Am I eligible to apply?

Ans     The age limit should be 18-27 years as on Aug 01, 2019 so you are not eligible to apply. Also refer the age relaxation.

Ques 4           I’ve a B.Com degree. Can I apply for Data Entry Operator job?

Ans     You can apply if you have pursued 12th Standard in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.

Ques 5           My 12th results are still pending. Can I apply for these vacancies?

Ans     Yes, you can apply if you will have your 12th certificate ready at the time of Document Verification.

Ques 6           When is the last date to submit the online application?

Ans     The last date for submission of online applications is Apr 5, 2019 (5 pm).

Ques 7           How much is the application fee? Can I make the payment through a bank challan?

Ans     The application fee is Rs 100. Yes, you can make the payment in cash at SBI branches to get a bank challan. Please ensure that you make the payment in cash at the SBI branches within their working hours on Apr 9, 2019, provided the challan has been generated by them before Apr 7, 2019 (5 pm).

Ques 8           What are the sections in Tier I exam? Is there any negative marking?

Ans     There are 4 sections: English, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude & General Awareness. Negative marking of 0.50 will be there for each wrong answer.

Ques 9           Can I take the Tier I exam in Hindi?

Ans     Yes! You can but you have to answer the English section in English.

Ques 10         Can you provide me with the details of Tier II exam?

Ans     Duration of the Descriptive Paper would be for 1 hour which will be of 100 marks. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and a Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words. This paper would strictly be in pen-paper mode.

Ques 11         What are the qualifying marks in Tier II?

Ans     The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.

Ques 12         Will different categories have different cut-offs?

Ans     Yes! There will be separate category-wise cut-offs in Tier-I and subsequent Tiers for different posts i.e. (i) DEO, (ii) DEO Grade ‘A’ and (iii) LDC/ JSA and PA/ SA.

Ques 13         What’s the criteria for getting shortlisted in the Tier III exam?

Ans     Candidates will be shortlisted for Tier-III Examination on the basis of their performance in Tier-I + Tier-II subject to having scored a minimum of 33% marks in Tier-II Examination.

Ques 14         Is the Skill Test of qualifying nature?

Ans     Yes!

Ques 15         I’ve applied for DEO. Do I have to appear for Skill Test?

Ans     Yes! Skill Test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators.

Ques 16         I know typing in Hindi but not in English. Can I take the Typing Test?

Ans     Don’t worry. The medium of Typing Test will be Hindi and English. The candidates will have to opt for the medium of Typing Test (i.e. either Hindi or English) in the online Application Form.

Ques 17         I’ve given the medium of Typing Test as Hindi and I want to change it to English. Is it possible?

Ans     No! The choice of Typing Test given by the candidate in the online Application Form shall be treated as final and no change in the medium of Typing Test will be entertained later.

Ques 18         What are the parameters to measure the Typing speed?

Ans     Candidates opting for English medium should have a typing speed of 35 words per minute (w.p.m.) and those opting for Hindi medium should have a typing speed of 30 words per minute (w.p.m.). 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour and about 9000 key depressions per hour respectively. The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.