SSC Recruitment 2020-21: SSC CHSL 2020 Exam 2021 Latest Updates

SSC Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Exam 2020- SSC CHSL 2020-21 Notification | SSC CHSL Exam 2020 Admit Card | SSC SCHSL 2020 

With the recent announcement, the SSC is going to conduct an All India Open Competitive Examination for recruitment to the Group-“C” posts of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator, and Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant in various Central Government Ministries / Departments / Offices.

02-JULY-2021: SSC CHSL Exam 2020 Tier 1 Exam Date Notice For left-over candidates announced. Date of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) left-over candidates: 04 August 2021 to 12 August 2021

07-MAY-2021: 21.05.2021 to 22.05.2021 EXAM Postponed for candidates who have opted for examination centres in West Bengal. Fresh dates of postponed examinations and notification of examination will be announced by the Commission in due course.

19-APRIL-2021: Due to the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Commission has decided to defer the Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination (Tier-I), 2020 with effect from 20-04-2021. Fresh dates for the balance candidates of the said examination will be intimated in due course.

  • Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant: 3181 Vacancies, Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/- Pay Matrix Level-4
  • Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant: 1538 Vacancies, Rs. 19,900 – 63,200/- Pay Matrix Level-2
  • Data Entry Operator07 Vacancies, Rs. 25,500 – 81,100/- Pay Matrix Level-4
[SSC CHSL 2020 Tentative Vacancies List] The list of tentative vacancies for Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination, 2020

Appointment preference for Ministry/ Department/ Office will be taken from the candidates qualified for Skill Test/ Typing Test at the time of Skill Test/ Typing Test.

Important Dates:
Starting Date for Submission of Online Application: 06-November-2020
Last Date for Submission of Online Application: 26-December-2020

Date of Exam (Tier-I): 12-April-2021 to 27-April-2021 [Note: 21-May-2021 to 22-May-2021 (only for candidates who have opted for examination centres in West Bengal)]

Date of Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper): 

Candidates who have completed their higher secondary education are invited to apply for Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level SSC CHSL Exam 2020-21.

SSC Staff Selection CommissionStaff Selection Commission has announced that the notification for the Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Exam 2020, will be uploaded on the commission website and its Regional Offices. Interested candidates can apply online from 06-November-2020.

Education Qualification: The candidate must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent or higher examination from a recognized Board or University. Candidates who have not acquired/will not acquire the educational qualification as on 01-August-2018 will not be eligible and need not apply.

Age Specification: The applicant must have attained the age of 18 years and must not have attained the age of 27 years as on 01-January-2021. However, the relaxation in upper age is applicable as per rules.

Application Fee:
Unreserved (General) and OBC: Rs. 100 only
Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, PWD, Women & Ex-Servicemen: Fees exempted
The fee can be deposited through SBI Challan/ SBI Net Banking or by using Visa/ Mastercard/ Maestro Credit/ Debit card. Any other mode of payment will not be accepted.

How to Apply? Apply Online Here Application The interested candidates can apply through the prescribed format of application/ through ONLINE mode as available at the website of the SSC at

Candidates are STRONGLY suggested to refer to official advertisement from SSC [SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Notificationto get the detail information, before applying the same.

Mode of Selection: The selection of candidates will be following the following procedure:
a Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk.

Written examination consists of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV. There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

Syllabus for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) for Data Entry Operators and LDCs Exam 2020-21 | Computer Based Examination (Objective type) (Tier-I)
Written test is comprised of four different sections. Total duration of completing paper would be 75 minutes. These four sections will include:

General Intelligence of 50 Marks: Questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation ,Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification ,Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding , Semantic Series, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de- coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

English Language of 50 Marks: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage.

Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) of 50 Marks:
Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers

Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work.

Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.

Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.

Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.

Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities.

Statistical Charts : Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar- diagram, Pie-chart.

General Awareness of 50 Marks: Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

Syllabus for Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) for Data Entry Operators and LDCs Exam 2020-21 | Tier-II (Descriptive Paper): Tier-II Paper of CHSL 2017 will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks, to check writing skills of the candidates which is necessary in Government jobs. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/ Application writing of approximately 150-200 words.

Syllabus for Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) for Data Entry Operators and LDCs Exam 2020-21 | Tier-III Examination: Tier-III of the Examination would continue to be the Skill Test / Typing Test which would be of a qualifying nature.

Candidates will be shortlisted for the Tier-III Examination on the basis of their performance in the Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Examination (Tier-II). Candidates who qualify in the skill test/ Typing Test (Tier-III) will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of their performance in the Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II).

Candidates are STRONGLY suggested to refer to official advertisement from SSC [SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Notificationto get the detail information, before applying the same.

SSC Regional Offices –


Regional Director (Central Region), Staff Selection Commission, 21-23, Lowther Road, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh-211 002

Examination Centres & Centre Code: Agra (3001), Allahabad (3003), Bareilly (3005), Gorakhpur (3007), Kanpur (3009), Lucknow (3010), Meerut (3011), Varanasi (3013), Bhagalpur (3201), Muzaffarpur (3205), Patna (3206)

Regional Director (Western Region), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, South Wing, Pratishta Bhawan, 101 Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020

Examination Centres & Centre Code: Ahmedabad (7001), Vadodara (7002), Rajkot (7006), Surat (7007), Bhavnagar (7009), Kutch (7010), Amravati (7201), Aurangabad (7202), Kolhapur (7203), Mumbai (7204), Nagpur (7205), Nanded (7206), Nashik (7207), Pune (7208), Thane (7210) Bhandara (7211), Chandrapur (7212), Akola (7213), Jalgaon (7214), Ahmednagar (7215), Alibaug (7216), Panaji (7801)

Regional Director (Eastern Region), Staff Selection Commission, 1st MSO Building,(8th Floor), 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra Bose Road, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020

Examination Centres & Centre Code: Gangtok (4001), Ranchi (4205), Barasat (4402), Berhampore (WB) (4403), Chinsurah (4405), Jalpaiguri (4408), Kolkata (4410), Malda (4412), Midnapur (4413), Siliguri (4415), Berhampore (Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneshwar (4604), Cuttack (4605), Keonjhargarh (4606), Sambalpur (4609), Port Blair (4802)

Regional Director (North Eastern Region), Staff Selection Commission, HOUSEFED Complex, West End Block, Last Gate, Beltola Basistha Road, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam- 781 006

Examination Centres & Centre Code: Itanagar (5001), Dibrugarh (5102), Guwahati (Dispur) (5105), Jorhat (5107), Silchar (5111), Kohima (5302), Shillong (5401), Imphal (5501), Churachandpur (5502), Ukhrul (Manipur) (5503) Agartala (5601), Aizwal (5701)

Regional Director (Karnataka- Kerala Region), Staff Selection Commission, 1 st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bangalore, Karnataka-560034

Examination Centres & Centre Code: Bangalore (9001), Dharwar (9004), Gulbarga (9005), Mangalore (9008), Mysore (9009), Kochi (9204), Kozhikode (Calicut) (9206), Thiruvananthapuram (9211), Thrissur (9212)

Dy. Director (Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region), Staff Selection Commission, J-5, Anupam Nagar, Raipur, Chhatisgarh-492001

Examination Centres & Centre Code: Bhopal (6001), Chindwara (6003), Guna (6004), Gwalior (6005), Indore (6006), Jabalpur (6007), Khandwa (6009), Ratlam (6011), Satna (6014), Sagar (6015), Ambikapur (6201), Bilaspur (6202) Jagdalpur (6203), Raipur (6204), Durg (6205)

Regional Director (Northern Region), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110504

Examination Centres & Centre Code: Almora (2001), Dehradun (2002), Haldwani (2003), Srinagar (Uttarakhand) (2004), Haridwar (2005), Delhi (2201), Ajmer (2401), Alwar (2402), Bharatpur (2403), Bikaner (2404), Jaipur (2405), Jodhpur (2406), Kota (2407), Sriganganagar (2408), Udaipur (2409)

Regional Director (Southern Region), Staff Selection Commission, EVK Sampath Building, 2 nd Floor, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006

Examination Centres & Centre Code: Guntur (8001), Kurnool (8003), Rajahmundry (8004), Tirupati (8006), Vishakhapatnam (8007), Chennai (8201), Coimbatore (8202), Madurai (8204), Tiruchirapalli (8206), Tirunelveli (8207), Puducherry (8401), Hyderabad (8601), Nizamabad (8602), Warangal (8603)

Dy. Director (North Western Sub-Region), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Gr. Floor, Kendriya Sadan,Sector-9, Chandigarh-160017

Examination Centres & Centre Code: Anantnag (1001), Baramula (1002), Jammu (1004), Leh (1005), Rajouri (1006), Srinagar (J&K) (1007), Kargil (1008), Dodda (1009), Hamirpur (1202), Shimla (1203), Bhathinda (1401), Jalandhar (1402), Patiala (1403), Amritsar (1404), Chandigarh (1601)

SSC SCHSL 2020 Vacancies [SSC CHSL 2020 Tentative Vacancies List] are available in various Government Departments as listed below;

1 Bureau of Police Research & Development
2 Canteen Stores Department (Ministry of Defence)
3 Central Administrative Tribunal
4 Central Bureau of Investigation
5 Central Passport Office (Ministry of External Affairs)
6 Controller General of Accounts
7 Controller General of Defence Accounts
8 Customs, Excise & Service Tax Appellate Tribunal
9 Department of Fisheries (Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying )
10 Department of Agriculture Cooperation and Farmers Welfare (M/O Agriculture and Farmers Welfare)
11 Department of Commerce (Ministry of Commerce & Industry)
12 Department of Electronics and Information Technology
13 Department of Forensic Science Services (M/o Home Affairs)
14 Department of Science & Technology
15 Farrakka Barrage Project (Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation (Minstry of Jal Shakti)
16 Directorate General of Aeronoutical Quality Assurance (M/O Defence)
17 Directorate Geneal of Health Servies (M/O Health and Family Welfare)
18 Election Commission of India
19 Enforcement Directorate (Department of Revenue)
20 IHQ MOD (Navy)/DTE of Civilian Manpower Planning and Recruitment Integrated Headquarters (DCMPR)
21 Intelligence Bureau
22 Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), Department of Personnel & Training
23 Ministry of Civil Aviation
24 Ministry of Communications (Department of Communication) Office of CGCA
25 Ministry of Communications (Department of Posts)-(PA-Admn)
26 Ministry of Culture
27 Ministry of Defence (Office of The JS & CAO) AFHQ
28 Ministry of External Affairs
29 Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs
30 Ministry of Information & Broadcasting
31 Ministry of Jal Shakti (Department of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation)
32 Ministry of Labour & Employment
33 Ministry of Power
34 Ministry of Textiles
35 National Informatics Centre
36 National Investigation Agency
37 National Technical Research Organisation
38 Office of Development Commissioner, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprise(MSME)
39 Registrar General of India
40 Tatrakshak Mukhyalaya[Indian Coast Guard)
41 Ministry of Communications & IT(Department of Posts)-SPN
42 Controller General of Accounts
43 DTE General Defence Estates (Ministry of Defence)

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