SSC CHSL 2019 Frequently Asked Questions


SSC CHSL 2019: Frequently Asked Questions

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the Official Notification for SSC CHSL 2019 exam on 03rd December 2019 for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Data Entry Operator(DEO) on 03rd December, 2019. 

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In this post we are going to provide you with some of the Frequently Asked Questions about SSC CHSL 2019.

1.What is SSC CHSL?

Answer:Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL) is a national-level level exam conducted by SSC every year. The exam is conducted to recruit eligible candidates for the below-mentioned posts in various ministries/departments/offices of the Government of India.

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

2. What are the Important SSC CHSL Exam Dates 2019 ?

Answer:Check important SSC CHSL exam dates 2019 below:

Online Application Starts from
Last date for Online Registration
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam
16 to 27 March 2020
SSC CHSL Tier-2 Exam

3. What is the eligibilty Criteria for SSC CHSL 2019? 

Answer:SSC CHSL Eligibility 2019

  • The basic criteria that candidates need to meet in order to fulfill SSC CHSL eligibility criteria 2019 are:
  • A candidate must be either/or a citizen of India, subject of Nepal/ Bhutan, Tibetan refugee
  • A candidate must be minimum 18 years and maximum 27 years as on January 1, 2020
  • A candidate should have cleared class XII or equivalent from a recognised board or university
  • A candidate appearing for his/her final class XII exams are also eligible to apply

4. What is the SSC CHSL 2019 Selection Process?
Answer:SSC CHSL selection process 2019 includes the following steps:

Step I: Apply online for SSC CHSL 
SSC CHSL 2019 application process has started from December 3. Candidates can apply online for SSC CHSL latest by January 10 in two parts - Registration and Application.

(a)SSC CHSL Registration:  

  • For the same, candidates need to visit the official website of SSC ( and click on the 'New User? Register Now' link.
  • Thereafter, candidates need to fill all details asked in the SSC CHSL registration form.
  • On successful registration, a registration ID and password will be generated.
  • Candidates need to note down the ID and password and retain the details for future reference.

(b)SSC CHSL Application:

  • Candidates can start filling the SSC CHSL application form by logging into their registered accounts using registration ID and password.
  • Once the form is filled, candidates also need to pay SSC CHSL application fee of Rs 100 in online mode.

Step II: Download SSC CHSL Tier-I admit card

  • SSC CHSL admit card for Tier-I is released few weeks before the exam.
  • Candidates can download their admit card for the exam from the regional websites of the commission.

Step III: Appear for SSC CHSL Tier-I exam

  • Candidates who successfully apply for the exam first need to appear for the Tier-I paper.
  • SSC CHSL Tier-I is a computer-based test (CBT) containing 100 multiple-choice questions (MCQs).

Step IV: Check SSC CHSL Tier-I result

  • The SSC CHSL Tier-I result is released on the official website of the commission.
  • The result contains the names and roll numbers of all the candidates who qualify the Tier-I exam. 

Step V: Download SSC CHSL Tier-II admit card

  • The Tier-II admit card is released for candidates who qualify the SSC CHSL Tier-I exam.
  • The admit card is released in online mode on the regional websites of the Staff Selection Commission.

Step VI: Appear for SSC CHSL Tier-II exam

  • Candidates qualifying the Tier-I paper need to appear for Tier-II exam.
  • The SSC CHSL Tier-II exam is a descriptive paper conducted in offline mode as a pen-and-paper based test. 

Step VII: Check SSC CHSL Tier-II result

  • The SSC CHSL Tier-II result is declared on the official website of SSC as per the prescribed schedule.
  • The result contains details about the candidates qualifying the Tier-II exam to appear for Tier-III paper.

Step VIII : Appear for SSC CHSL Tier-III exam 

  • Candidates clearing the Tier-II exam need to take the Tier-III paper.
  • SSC CHSL Tier-III is basically a skill/typing test conducted as per the post applied by the candidate.
  • Candidates qualifying the Tier-III exam are finally allocated services based on the SSC CHSL vacancies released by the commission and posts applied by the candidates. 

5. For how many vacancies is the SSC CHSL exam usually conducted?

Answer: The number of vacancies for which SSC CHSL exam is conducted usually varies every year. In 2018, the commission released total 5,789 vacancies.  

6. I am 29 years old. Am I eligible to apply for the CHSL exam?

Answer: No, candidates from 18-27 years of age are only eligible to apply for the exam.

7. Is there any age relaxation in the eligibility criteria for Scheduled Caste (SC)/Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates?

Answer:Yes, a relaxation of five years in the age criteria is given to given to SC/ST candidates. It means that SC/ST candidates between 18 and 32 years in age can apply for the SSC CHSL exam.

8. What is the application fee for SSC CHSL exam?

Answer:SSC CHSL application fee for General category candidates is Rs 100. Women aspirants and candidates belonging to reserved categories are exempted from paying the application fee.

9. How many Tiers does one need to clear in order to qualify the SSC CHSL exam?

Answer: There are three Tiers in the SSC CHSL exam – I, II and III. Candidates need to clear all the three Tiers in order to qualify the exam.

10. What is the minimum eligibility criteria for SSC CHSL exam?

Answer: Candidates need to clear class XII from a recognised board in order to be eligible for the exam.

11. Is there any negative marking in SSC CHSL exam?

Answer:There is a negative marking of 0.5 marks in Tier-I of the exam. There is no negative marking in Tier-II or III of the SSC CHSL exam.

12. How many times is SSC CHSL conducted in a year?

Answer: Each Tier of SSC CHSL exam is conducted once a year.  

13. Is it mandatory to appear for all the Tiers of SSC CHSL exam?

Answer:Yes, candidates need to appear for all the Tiers of the exam in order to qualify the SSC CHSL exam

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