SSC CHSL 2021: Tier-II Exam Analysis, Exam Date, Result, Eligibility, Pattern & Syllabus

What is SSC CHSL?

SSC CHSL Tier 2 exam was conducted on February 14, 2021. The candidates were asked one essay and one formal letter within the paper. The questions were easy and also the SSC provided the name and address of the sender and receiver for the letter.

This was done to avoid any UFM issues faced by a number of candidates within the previous years. Earlier, SSC CHSL admits card for the tier II exam was released by the North East regional website.

Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL) may be a national-level level exam conducted by SSC once a year.

The exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates for various posts like LDC, JSA, PA, SA, and DEO in various ministries/departments/offices of the govt of India. SSC CHSL recruitment 2020-21 has commenced on November 6, 2020.

Candidates could apply online for SSC CHSL 2020 latest by December 26. The SSC CHSL tier-I 2021 exam is conducted from April 12-27. Meanwhile, SSC CHSL tier-I 2019-20 result has been declared on January 15, 2021. SSC CHSL tier-II 2019 exam persevere St Valentine’s Day, 2021.

SSC CHSL Exam Highlights 2021

Exam Name SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level)
Conducting Body SSC
Exam Level National
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Tier-I: Online

Tier-II: Offline

Exam Duration Tier-I: 60 minutes

Tier-II: 60 minutes

Exam Purpose  Selection of candidates for posts of LDC, JSA, PA, SA, and DEO
Exam Language English and Hindi
Exam Helpdesk No. 011-24361359
Official Website

SSC CHSL Eligibility 2021

The basic criteria that candidates should meet to fulfill SSC CHSL eligibility 2020 -2021 are:

  • A candidate must be either / or a citizen of India, subject of Nepal / Bhutan, Tibetan refugee, a person of Indian origin.
  • A candidate should be between 18 to 27 years of age by 1 January 2021
  • All the candidates should have clear class 12 or equivalent from a recognized board or university.
  • Candidates appearing for their final class 12 exams will also be eligible to apply.

SSC CHSL age limit 2020-2021

This upper age relaxation is permissible as per the norms of SSC CHSL 10 + 2 level examination. The minimum age limit for SSC CHSL is 18 years and the maximum age limit for SSC CHSL should be 27 years.

Which is required till 01 January 2021. (That is, candidates should not be born before 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2003).
All the applicants who are seeking information regarding SSC CHSL age relaxation, are all mentioned in the table given below.

SSC CHSL Posts and Pay Scales

SSC CHSL posts and pay scales that recruitment is finished by Staff Selection Commission include:

SSC CHSL Posts SSC CHSL Pay Levels SSC CHSL Pay Scales
Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) 2 Rs 19,900-63,200
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) 2 Rs 19,900-63,200
Postal Assistant (PA) 4 Rs 25,500-81,100
Sorting Assistant (SA) 4 Rs 25,500-81,100
Data Entry Operator (DEO) 4 Rs 25,500-81,100
DEO 5 Rs 29,200-92,300
DEO (Grade A) 4 Rs 25,500-81,100

Important Note: All posts on offer (AISL) through the SSC CHSL exam carry All India Service Liability. This means that if a candidate is elected to a position, he can be asked to serve the candidate anywhere in the country.

With the approval of the National Recruitment Agency (NRA), NRA CET 2021 (NRA Common Eligibility Test 2021) by the Union Cabinet is conducted by the agency to replace the Tier-I paper and other examinations of SSC CHSL.

And Staff Selection Commission, Railway Recruitment Board (RRB), and Institute of Banking Personnel Selection. The exact NRA CET exam dates are yet to be announced.

SSC CHSL 2020-21 exam update

The process of filling the application form 2020-21 of this SSC CHSL exam has ended. Candidates could fill the CHSL application form by 26 December. Now, SSC CHSL Tier-I 2021 exam will be conducted from April 12 to 12. And the notification of SSC CHSL 2020-21 was released on November 6, 2020.

This SSC CHSL Tier-I Answer Key 2019 was released by the Staff Selection Commission on 22 January 2021. It has been announced on 15 January 2021 of SSC CHSL Result 2019 for Tier-1. Along with this result, the Commission has also released SSC CHSL.

cut off. SSC CHSL Answer Key Provisional has been released on November 5, 2020. The SSC CHSL Tier-I examination was conducted from October 12-16, October 19-21, and October 26. The SSC CHSL 2019 exam for Tier-II was held on February 14, 2021.

The online application for this SSC CHSL 2020 is now closed.

  • This will be for the general category, SSC CHSL application fee is with SS 100.
  • That is, no fee will be applicable for SC / ST/women.
  • You will be able to pay the application fee through online or offline mode.
  • It has two parts for registration, after depositing the fees, you can also proceed to the second part of the registration.

SSC CHSL Application Fee

Category Fees
Male (General/OBC) ₹ 100
Female (All Category) No Fee

Important SSC CHSL Exam Dates 2020-21

SSC CHSL notification 2020-21 was released on November 6. Check all important SSC CHSL 2020-21 exam dates below:

SSC CHSL Exam Events SSC CHSL Exam Dates Salient Features
Notification 06-Nov-2020 SSC CHSL 2021 notifications were earlier scheduled to release on 30 November. But it will now be out early on November 6.
Applications 06-Nov-2020 to 15-Dec-2020 19-Dec-2020 26-Dec-2020 SSC CHSL online application process has been extended till December 19. Earlier, candidates could fill the CHSL application form by 15 Dec.
Last date for application fee submission in online mode 17-Dec-2020 21-Dec-2020 28-Dec-2020 Candidates can now pay the SSC CHSL applications fees 2020-21 in online mode latest by December 21.
Last date for the generation of offline Challan 19-Dec-2020 23-Dec-2020 30-Dec-2020 Candidates can now generate a banking challan for application fee payment in offline mode till December 23.
Last date for application fee payment through challan 21-Dec-2020 24-Dec-2020 01-Jan-2021 Candidates can now pay the SSC CHSL application fee in offline mode latest by December 24.
Tier-I exam 12-Apr-2021 to 27-Apr-2021 SSC CHSL 2021 exam for tier-I will be held from April 12-27. 
Tier-II exam to be notified later SSC CHSL 2021 exam date for tier-II will be announced later.

Important SSC CHSL Exam Dates 2019

The SSC CHSL tier-II 2019 exam will be held on 14 February 2021. Check important SSC CHSL exam dates 2019 below:

SSC CHSL Exam Events SSC CHSL Exam Dates Salient Features
Notification 03-Dec-2019 SSC CHSL 2019-20 notification was released on December 3.
Applications 03-Dec-2019 to 10-Jan-2020 (till 11:59 PM) SSC CHSL 2019-20 application process had commenced on December 3 and concluded on January 10 at 11:59 PM.
Last date for online fee payment 12-Jan-2020 (till 11:59 PM) Candidates could make the SSC CHSL application fee payment in online mode till January 12 (11:59 PM).
Last date for the generation of offline Challan 14-Jan-2020 (till 11:59 PM) Candidates can generate an offline challan for application fee payment till January 14 (11:59 PM).
Last date for application fee payment through challan 16-Jan-2020 Candidates could make the application fee payment in offline mode through challan till 16 January.
Tier-I application status 01-Oct-2020 onwards SSC CHSL tier-I 2020 application status for different regions started releasing from 1 October onwards.
Tier-I admit card 04-Oct-2020 onwards The revised SSC CHSL tier-I 2020 admit cards for various remaining shifts of the exam started releasing from the first weeks of October.
Tier-I exam 12-Oct-2020 to 16-Oct-2020, 19-Oct-2020 to 21-Oct-2020 and 26-Oct-2020 SSC CHSL tier-I 2020 for candidates who were not able to take the examination due to Coronavirus was conducted on different dates in October.
Tier-I answer key 05-Nov-2020 SSC CHSL answer key 2019-20 for tier-I was released on the official website on November 5.
Tier-I result and cutoff 15-Jan-2021 SSC CHSL result and cutoff for tier-I have been announced on 15 January 2021.
Tier-I marks 19-Jan-2021 to 18-Feb-2021 SSC CHSL Tier-I marks will be uploaded on the official website on January 19, 2021, and will be available till February 18, 2021.
Tier-I final answer key 22-Jan-2021 to 21-Feb-2021 The final SSC CHSL answer key has been released on 22 January 2021. Candidates will be able to check the answer key till 21 February 2021.
Tier-II exam 28-Jun-2020 14-Feb-2021 SSC CHSL tier-II 2020 exam was earlier scheduled to be conducted on June 28. Now, the exam was conducted on February 14, 2021.

Check here the official SSC exam calendar 2019 for more information about SSC CHSL 2018- 2019 important dates.

How to Download SSC CHSL Admit Card?

However, let us know that SSC CHSL Admit Card in 2020 will not be sent through the post by hard copy format SSC, hence now candidates are requested to download their SSC CHSL Admit Card 2020-21 online. While downloading its SSC CHSL Admit Card from the official SSC site, you will be required to fill it.

Registration Number / Roll Number
Date of birth/password

          Direct check official website SSC CHSL: Download Admit Card

Candidates can follow the below-mentioned steps to download their admit card for SSC CHSL:

  • Visit the official website of
  • Click on the Admit Card tab
  • Click on the relevant SSC regional website link
  • Click on the link available for downloading the CHSL admit card
  • Enter the required login credentials (registration ID/roll number and date of birth)
  • Click on the Search button
  • View, download, and print the SSC CHSL admit card 2021

SSC CHSL Region Wise Admit Card

Region SSC CHSL Tier 2 Admit Card
SSC CHSL ER admit card 2021 SSC ER admit card
SSC CHSL KKR admit card 2021 SSC KKR admit card
SSC CHSL SE admit card 2021 SSC SR admit card
SSC CHSL NE admit card 2021 SSC NE admit card
SSC CHSL WR admit card 2021 SSC WR admit card
SSC CHSL MPR admit card 2021 SSC MPR admit card
SSC CHSL CR admit card 2021 SSC CR admit card
SSC CHSL NWR admit card 2021 SSC NWR admit card
SSC CHSL NR admit card 2021 SSC NR admit card

SSC CHSL result 2020-21

This SSC SSC CHSL exam result has been published in various stages. It is important to check this place for the more latest news related to SSC CHSL results and the answer key of the exam.

This SSC has announced the final marks of the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) 2019-20 Examination, all the candidates can check the marks given below:

Direct Check Official WebsiteSSC CHSL: Download Result 

Steps to check the result for the candidate:

1.To check this SSC CHSL result, visit the SSC official site
2.You will have to click on the result link
3.Submit your login details
4.Your result status will all appear on your computer screen.
5.You can also take a printout of your result for future use.

SSC CHSL Notification 2020-21

This SSC CHSL Notification 2021 PDF has been released. SSC has uploaded the PDF of the SSC CHSL 2021 recruitment notification on the official website of SSC. Candidates who have filled the SSC CHSL application form will be eligible to download the SSC CHSL Admit Card 2020 only a few days before the exam date.

This SSC can provide a smooth and stable career opportunity for those candidates who want to serve the Government of India. The Commission also issues SSC CHSL recruitment notification for various vacancies in the Ministries / Departments / Organizations of the Government of India.

Every year the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is conducted for various posts at the Combined Higher Secondary Level-CHSL, 10 + 2 examination.

Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant or PA / SA
Data entry operator or DEO
Lower Divisional Clerk or LDC
court clerk

SSC CHSL vacancy

This SSC has announced 4726 vacancies for SSC CHSL 2020 exam. You can check the category-wise SSC CHSL Vacancy 2020 below all the candidates.

L/JSA/JPA 670 214 102 417 135 1538 109 17 13 15 23
PA/SA 1509 534 208 454 476 3181 263 36 44 39 18
DEO 1 2 2 1 1 7 1 0 0 0 0
2180 750 312 872 612 4726 373 53 57 54 41

This SSC had officially released a total of 4893 SSC CHSL 2019 vacancies for the posts of LDC / JSA, PA / SA & DEO. All the candidates can check the SSC CHSL vacancy released under the official all notification below:

Post Vacancies
Postal Assistant or Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) 3598
Lower Divisional Clerks (LDC)/
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)/ JPA
Data Entry Operators 26
Total 4893

SSC CHSL 2019 Vacancies of LDC/JSA

Organization Name UR SC ST OBC Ews Total
Central Bureau of Narcotics 00 02 00 04 06 12
Central Passport Office(Ministry of External Affairs) 07 01 00 02 01 11
Controller General of Defence Account 298 66 47 140 23 574
Customs, Excise & Service Tax APPELLATE Tribunal 01 01 00 00 00 02
Department of Fisheries(M/O Agricultures and Farmers Welfare) 02 00 01 01 00 04
Department of Agriculture Co-operation & Farmers Welfare (M/O Agricultures and Farmers Welfare) 08 02 00 07 00 17
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion 00 00 00 00 01 01
Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation(Ministry of Jal Shakti) 18 05 00 05 03 31
Election Commission 0 0 0 1 0 1
Enforcement Directorate 00 00 01 00 00 01
Intelligence Bureau 15 2 1 7 3 28
Ministry of Culture 03 00 00 02 00 05
Ministry of Communications(Department of Posts) Admin 38 10 02 11 06 67
Ministry of Defence (O/O THE JS (TRG) & CAO)AFHQ 96 13 02 104 24 239
Ministry of Environment, FORESTS & Climate Change 04 01 01 01 01 08
Ministry of Information & Broadcasting 31 10 02 08 17 68
Ministry of External Affairs 17 06 03 11 04 41
Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (DGHS) 16 06 03 10 04 39
Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs 01 00 00 00 00 01
Ministry of Labour & Employment 04 00 00 01 00 05
Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs 03 00 00 01 00 04
O/O The Director-General of Meteorology 06 05 00 15 08 34
O/O The Director-General of Archaeological Survey of India(M/O Culture) 32 11 05 20 07 75
Vice President’s Sectt. 01 00 00 00 00 01
Total 1269

SSC CHSL 2019 Vacancies for PA/SA 2019

Organization Name Post UR SC ST OBC EWS Total
Ministry of Communication (Department of Post) PA/SA 1739 487 314 658 400 3598
Total 3598

SSC CHSL 2019 Vacancies for DEO

Organization Name Post UR SC ST OBC EWS Total
Controller General of Defence Account DEO 14 02 04 05 01 26
Total 26

SSC CHSL 2018 Vacancy

Post Vacancies
Postal Assistant or Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) 3880
Lower Divisional Clerks (LDC)/
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)/ JPA
Data Entry Operators 54
Total 5789

SSC has revised the SSC CHSL tentative vacancy 2017. You can check the latest SSC CHSL Vacancy 2017 below:

Post Vacancies
Postal Assistant or Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) 3267
Lower Divisional Clerks (LDC)/
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)/ JPA
Data Entry Operators 41
Total 5895

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021

  • SSC SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam is conducted online, Tier 1 exam consists of 4 sections.
  • This SSC CHSL Tier 2 will be a descriptive exam, which includes an essay writing of up to 200-250 words and a letter of about 150-200 words, application writing.
  • It is based on Tier 3 skills and typing test. For more information, you can check the detailed syllabus of SSC CHSL.
  • Its official SSC CHSL exam pattern is shared below:

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Pattern

Subject Max Marks Total Timing
General Intelligence
(25 Questions)
50 60 Minutes

For VH/OH afflicted
by Cerebral Palsy
OH with deformity
in writing hand
– 80 minutes)

(25 Questions)
Quantitative Aptitude
(25 Questions)
(25 Questions)

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Pattern

Sections No. Of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
Letter/Application 1 50 60 Minutes


Essay Writing 1 50

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus 2021

General Intelligence and Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness
Alphanumeric Series Profit and Loss Cloze Test Culture
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures and Allegations Para jumbles Geography
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest and Compound Interest and Surds and Indices Miscellaneous Economic Scene
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension History
Coded Inequalities Work and Time Fill in the blanks General Policy
Seating Arrangement Time and Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Scientific Research
Tabulation Data Interpretation One Word Substitution Books and Authors
Syllogism Ratio and Proportion, Percentage Active/Passive Voice Awards and Honors
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input-Output Sequence and Series
Coding-Decoding Permutation, Combination, and Probability


The SSC CHSL exam cut-off of previous years is given below. For insights, visit SSC CHSL cut off.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Cut Off 2018 for DEO (Other than C&AG)

Category Cut off Available Candidates
UR 181.47 96*
SC 14
ST 4
OBC 178.45 53
Other PWD
Total 175

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Cut Off Marks 2018 for DEO in C&AG

Category Cut off Available Candidates
UR 165.93 445*
SC 145.52 371
ST 136.74 207
OBC 161.72 672
EWS 163.75 276
ESM 117.13 252
OH 129.42 52
HH 98.86 51
VH 4
Other PWD
Total 2330

SSC CHSL Cut Off 2018 for LDC/JSA and PA/SA

Category Cut off Available Candidates
UR 135.60 8332*
SC 110.09 7936
ST 99.09 4191
OBC 133.74 10831
EWS 127.25 6675
ESM 56.11 5063
OH 102.75 606
HH 58.43 614
VH 84.87 605
Other PWD 50.00 248
Total 45101

Official SSC CSHL Tier 1 Cut Off (2017-2014)

Category 2017 2016 2015 2014
Gen 143.50 127.5 119 120
OBC 139.00 120 110 108
SC 122.50 108 99 95
ST 112.00 99 89.5 86
VH 95.50 96 83.5 82
OH 111.50 97.5 88 84
HH 73.50 65 55 53
Ex. Serviceman 83.00 64.5 45.5

SSC CHSL Cut Off Tier 2

Category Cut off (Tier 1+2) Candidates Available Cut off (Tier 1+2) Candidates Available
DEO Post in C&AG DEO Post other than C&AG
SC 210.50 241 6
ST 206.50 85 215.50 42
OBC 224.50 455 237.00 47
UR 227.50 646 239.50 134
Total 1427 229
ExS 180.00 166
OH 198.00 45 1

SSC CHSL Cut Off Tier 2 for LDC/JSA/PA/SA

Category Cut off Marks (Tier 1+2) Candidates Available
SC 174.50 6140
ST 167.00 2825
OBC 192.00 13074
UR 199.00 11928
Total 33967
ECS 136.00 2573
OH 173.50 453
HH 125.50 344
VH 155.50 387


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