SSC CHSL 2022: The Staff Selection Commission has announced the exam date of SSC CHSL at ssc.nic.in. The SSC CHSL 2022 exam is scheduled to take place from May 24 to June 10, 2022. The Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) level examination is a competitive examination conducted by the Commission to recruit aspirants for the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk, Sorting Assistant, and Data Entry Operator in various departments of the Government of India. It is conducted in 3 phases namely Tier-1 (computer-based exam), Tier-2 (written exam), and skill test as Tier-3. The final merit list is prepared based on the result of all the phases of the selection process. Read this article to learn more regarding the SSC CHSL 2022.
Latest: SSC CHSL 2022 exam is scheduled to take place from May 24, 2022 to June 10, 2022. Check details below.
SSC CHSL 2022
The Staff Selection Commission has released the timetable of tentative dates of the SSC CHSL examination on its website. Candidates can check the important dates related to the SSC CHSL 2022 exam in the table below.
|Release of Notification||01 Feb 2022||16 Nov 2020|
|Start Date of Application Form||01 Feb 2022||16 Nov 2020|
|Last Date of Application Form||07 Mar 2022||15 Dec 2020|
|Last date for making online fee payment||08 Mar 2022||17 Dec 2020|
|Last date for generation of offline Challan||09 Mar 2022||19 Dec 2020|
|Last date for payment through Challan|
(during working hours of Bank)
|10 Mar 2022||21 Dec 2020|
|Window for online application form correction||11 -15 Mar 2022||–|
|Release of Admit Card (tier I)||May 2022 (Expected)||26 Jul 2021 onwards|
|Date of Tier – I examination||24 May to 10 Jun 2022|
12 -19 Apr 2021
04 – 12 Aug 2021
|Date of Official Answer Key (tier I)||To be announced||20 Aug 2021|
|Submit objections||To be announced||20 Aug 2021 to 25 Aug 2021|
|Release of Tier I Result||To be announced||27 Oct 2021|
|Release of Admit Card (tier II)||To be announced||29 Dec 2021 onwards|
|Date of Tier – II examination||To be announced||09 Jan 2022|
|Release of Tier II Result||To be announced||To be announced|
SSC CHSL 2022 Overview
Since the nature of the SSC CHSL exam is competitive, candidates need to be well-prepared to tackle this exam in the most efficient manner. We have provided an overview of the exam below so that candidates can understand the details of the exam clearly.
|Name of the exam||Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination|
|Conducting body||Staff Selection Commission|
|Frequency||Once a year|
|Last conducted in||2021|
|Key Stages||Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III|
|Salary||19,900-63,200 – LDC, JSA|
|Minimum Eligibility||12th pass|
|Application fee||Rs 100/-|
|Mode of application||Online|
|Mode of exam||Offline|
SSC CHSL Exam Date Announced
SSC has released the notification regarding the exam date of SC CHSL 2022. Candidates can check out the SSC CHSL 2022 exam date by clicking the screenshot below.
SSC CHSL 2022 Eligibility Criteria
Candidates have to fulfill the eligibility criteria for the exam, or else their applications shall be rejected. The eligibility criteria for the exam are prescribed in the official notification itself. Check out the eligibility criteria for the SSC CHSL exam given below.
- Age limit: 18-27 years of age.
- Age relaxation
- SC/ST- 5 years
- OBC/Defense Personnel who were disabled during hostilities against any foreign country- 3 years
- PwD (Unreserved)- 10 years
- PwD (OBC)- 13 years
- PwD (SC/ST)- 15 years
- Ex-Servicemen- 3 years after deducting the service in the Indian military rendered
- Defense Personnel who were disabled during hostilities against any foreign country (SC/ST)- 8 years
- Central Government Civilian Employees who have rendered at least 3 years of continuous service- 40 years
- Central Government Civilian Employees who have rendered at least 3 years of continuous service (SC/ST)- 45 years
- Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women who are judicially separated- Up to 35 years
- Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women who are judicially separated (SC/ST)- 40 years
- Educational Qualification
- Lower Divisional Clerk, Sorting Assistant, and Data Entry Operator- Passed 12th standard
- Data Entry Operator in the C&AG: Passed 12th standard in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject
SSC CHSL 2022 Application Form
Candidates have to fill the application form for the SSC CHSL 2022 examination as per the scheduled date. All the personal details of the candidate must be filled in in an accurate manner and the relevant documents must be uploaded accordingly before the deadline. Candidates need to register themselves on the official portal, ssc.nic.in, and upload a scanned color passport-size photograph while filling the SSC CHSL application form.
After paying the prescribed application fee of Rs. 100/-, the application submission process for the SSC CHSL examination is completed. Women, SC/ST, and Ex-servicemen candidates are exempted from paying the application fee.
SSC CHSL 2022 Syllabus
Candidates need to familiarize themselves with every topic under the official syllabus to pass the CHSL exam. We have summarized the SSC CHSL syllabus for the examinee’s convenience below.
- Tier-I syllabus
- English Language: Error Detection, Antonyms/Synonyms, Spellings, Idioms and Phrases, Cloze Passage, Comprehension, Active and Passive Voice, Direct and Indirect speech, Shuffling.
- General Intelligence: This section consists of verbal and non-verbal series related questions. Questions regarding critical thinking, semantic and figural analogy, embedded figures, coding and decoding, drawing inferences, etc. are asked.
- Quantitative Aptitude: Statistical Charts, Trigonometry, Algebra, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Mensuration, Number Systems, Geometry.
- General Awareness: Questions regarding current affairs and the social, cultural, historical, political, geographical, and economic background of India and neighboring countries are asked.
- Tier-II syllabus
A descriptive paper where candidates have to write an essay of 200 to 250 words and a letter/application of approximately 150 to 200 words.
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022
Candidates can use the SSC CHSL exam pattern to understand what kind of questions are asked in the exam and how many marks are assigned to each question in the exam. Check out the SSC CHSL exam pattern given in the article below.
- Tier-I (Computer-Based Examination)
- Type of paper- Objective type
- Subjects- English, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness
- Number of questions- 100 questions
- Maximum marks- 200 marks
- Duration- 1 hour (1 hour and 20 minutes for examinees who are eligible for scribes)
- Negative marking- 0.50 marks deducted for each wrong answer answered by the candidate
- Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)
- Type of paper- Descriptive type
- Language- Hindi or English
- Maximum marks- 100 marks
- Duration- 1 hour (1 hour and 20 minutes for examinees who are eligible for scribes)
- Minimum qualifying marks- 33 percent
- Skill Test/Typing test
- Type of exam- Screening test
- Mode of exam- Online
- Language- Hindi or English
- Duration- 15 minutes (20 minutes for examinees who are eligible for scribes)
- Minimum w.p.m speed
For Data Entry Operator: 8000 key depressions per hour and 15000 key depressions per hour for Data Entry Operator in C&AG
For Lower Division Clerk/Sorting Assistant: 35 w.p.m for English language and 30 w.p.m for the Hindi language.
SSC CHSL 2022 Preparation
Candidates have to study properly for the SSC CHSL exam since it is competitive in nature. They need to form a preparation strategy to tackle the exam effectively. We have provided some preparation tips for the aspirants which can help them to pass the exam with flying colors.
- Cover the basics- Rather than learning the tips and tricks for this examination, knowing the basic concepts perfectly is the key to success. Study basic mathematical concepts related to algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and mensuration. Also, memorize all the basic grammatical rules for English.
- Know the important topics- Studying important topics is the priority of the candidate. Candidates must prioritize studying Arithmetic, Data Interpretation, Mensuration, and Geometry for Mathematics. Similarly, Analogies, Series, and Classification have high weightage in Reasoning paper. For English, practicing cloze passage, comprehension, and vocabulary-related questions is a priority.
- Solve papers- In the SSC CHSL exam, a lot of questions are the same questions that were asked in previous years’ questions papers for nearly all sections. Hence, solving question papers from the last 5-6 years can help the candidate to understand the paper pattern.
- Strengthen Static GK- Static general knowledge such as the name of rivers, dance forms, etc. is the most scoring section of the General Awareness paper. Memorize such facts from books such as Lucent’s General Knowledge.
- Read and write a lot– For Tier-II preparation, candidates need to read magazines such as Reader’s Digest and practice writing essays and applications with the help of SSC CHSL books such as Wren and Martin. Reading national Hindi newspapers such as Dainik Jagran, Dainik Bhaskar and Jansatta is useful not only for enriching vocabulary but also for learning current affairs.
SSC CHSL 2022 Admit Card
Admit cards are issued for each stage of the CHSL examination by the State Service Commission 3-7 days before the commencement of the exam. The admit cards are issued on the official websites of the candidate’s concerned regional/sub-regional office of the Commission. Hence, they must check the official website of the Commission regularly to know the latest updates regarding the SSC CHSL admit card.
The admit card contains details such as the roll number, reporting time, exam center, and several other details. Examinees need to carry a printout of the Admit Card along with two passport size photos, and a valid, original photo ID (Aadhar Card, Pan Card, etc.) containing the Date of Birth of the examinee.
SSC CHSL 2022 Answer Key
Tentative answer key of the SSC CHSL computer-based exam is released on the official website after the commencement of the exam. Candidates can submit online representations against the answer key during a stipulated period of time by paying a fee of Rs. 100. Candidates can download the answer key by clicking on the ‘Answer Key’ button on the SSC website’s homepage, and downloading the concerned answer key by clicking the link carrying the name of the SSC CHSL 2022 exam. Candidates can calculate their tentative scores with the help of the answer key by following the formula given below.
SSC CHSL score = (Number of correct answers x 2) – (Number of wrong answers x 0.5)
SSC CHSL 2022 Result
The SSC CHSL result is announced every year in a merit list format by the Commission on its website. The roll number, the name of the candidate, and the category of the candidate are displayed in the result. Candidates just need to click on the ‘Results’ button on the official website’s homepage and access the results through the direct link of the SSC CHSL result. Since there is a high possibility of a tie occurring due to a large number of candidates appearing for the exam, a tie-breaking criterion has been prescribed which is followed in the given order.
- Tier-II aggregate marks.
- Older candidates are ranked higher.
- Ranking according to alphabetical order.
SSC CHSL 2022 Selection Procedure
The Commission filters its candidates by making the aspirants undergo three stages of the examination. Candidates have to pass all the stages of the exam successfully to get recruited. We have elaborated on the stages of the SSC CHSL exam in this article.
Tier-I is a computer-based, objective-type exam. It carries a weightage of 200 marks in total and it contains higher secondary-level questions. This stage consists of four question papers. It also carries a negative marking of 0.50 marks. Candidates are allotted 1 hour to attempt all the papers of this stage.
Tier-II is a pen and paper-based, descriptive-type test. Only those aspirants who have passed the Tier-I exam can appear for this paper. Candidates need to write an essay/letter/application, etc. in either Hindi or English language within a duration of 1 hour. There is no negative marking for the Tier-II paper. However, candidates need to score the minimum qualifying marks to pass this stage of examination.
Tier-III is a skill-based typing test where the typing skills of the candidates are tested. This exam is a screening test and only those candidates who have passed Tier-I and Tier-II stages can appear for this examination. Candidates need to type the given text at the speed prescribed by the Commission in the notification to pass. The test lasts for a duration of 15 minutes for all the posts.
SSC CHSL 2022 Salary
Along with details regarding the number of vacancies available, the Commission also releases details regarding the SSC CHSL pay scale of each post. We have tabulated the details regarding the salary of the SSC CHSL posts in the table below.
|Lower Division Clerk/Junior Secretariat Assistant||19,900-63,200||Pay Level 2|
|Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant||25,500-81,100||Pay Level 4|
|Data Entry Operator||25,500-81,100/29,200-92,300||Pay Level 4/Pay Level 5|
|Data Entry Operator Grade A||25,500-81,100||Pay Level 4|
SSC CHSL 2022 Cut Offs
A cut-off will be fixed separately for Tiers 1, 2, 3. SSC CHSL 2022 Cut Off releases with each result. You can check past year cutoffs to get an idea of statistics.
Following are SSC CHSL 2016 cutoffs.
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Cut Off
|Category||Cut Off Marks|
SSC CHSL Tier 2 Cut Off – Candidates qualified for Data Entry Skill Test for DEO in CAG
|Category||Cut Off Marks in Paper I+II|
SSC CHSL Tier 2 Cut Off – Candidates qualified for Typing Test for Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant / LDC / Court Clerk
|Category||Cut Off Marks in Paper II|
SSC CHSL Tier 2 Cut Off – Candidates qualified for Data Entry Skill Test for DEO in Deptt. Other than CAG
|Category||Cut Off Marks in Paper I+II|
The Staff Selection Commission is responsible for conducting the recruitment of various posts in several departments of the Government of India through competitive exams. The Commission was set up in 1967-68 through the recommendation of the Estimates Committee of the Parliament. Currently, the Commission carries out recruitment for Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts. It also conducts interviews and training for the aspirants whenever it is deemed necessary. The Commission is currently headed under the leadership of its Chairman, Deepti Umashankar.
|Official notification||Click here|
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Ans: Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL). The exam is conducted for 10+2 level pass outs. The exam is conducted for recruitment to LDC (Lower Division Clerk), DEO (Data Entry Operator), PA (Postal Assistant), SA (Sorting Assistant), JSA (Junior Secretariat Assistant) posts.
Ans: The application fee is Rs. 100 for all candidates, except women, SC/ST/OBC/ESM candidates, for whom the fee is exempted.
Ans: The SSC CHSL (10+2) exam consist of 3 tiers in total.
Ans: Only the Tier-I exam has a negative marking of 0.50 marks. Tier-II and Tier-III exam doesn’t have negative marking.
Ans: Candidates have to carry their admit card printout, two colored passport size photos, and a valid photo ID.