SSC CHSL 2020 (10 +2) Notification, Vacancy, Application, Eligibility, Exam Dates

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SSC CHSL 2020 Notification for 10+2 Level Exam – Apply Online for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (SSC CHSL)

SSC CHSL 2020 Notification – The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released a Notification for Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination 2020-21. According to the notice, the commission will hold the Combined Higher Secondary Exam 2020 during the period from 12th & 27th April 2021 for recruitment to the post of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator in different ministries/department/offices of government of India.
All interested candidates who wish to appear in SSC CHSL 2020 can apply for the same from 06th November to 15th December 2020. Check other details like age, educational qualification, selection process, application fee and how to apply from the page below.

Also see : SSC CGL and CHSL Exam 2021 postponed, new dates soon


SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020-21 Details

  • Name of Examination – SSC CHSL Exam 2020 (10+2)
  • Exam Conducting Body – Staff Selection Commission
  • Examination Level – All India Level
  • Posts Offered – Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators

SSC CHSL 2020 Vacancy Details

  • Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  • Postal Assistant (PA)/Sorting Assistant (SA)
  • Data Entry Operators (DEO)
  • Data Entry Operator, Grade ‘A’

SSC CHSL 2020 Important Dates

  • Dates for submission of online applications – 06th Nov to 15th December 2020
  • Last date and time for receipt of online application – 15th December 2020 (23:30)
  • Last date and time for making online fee payment – 17th December 2020 (23:30)
  • Last date and time for generation of offline Challan – 19th December 2020 (23:30)
  • Last date for payment through Challan (Bank) – 21st December 2020
  • Schedule of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) – 12th to 27th April 2021
  • Date of Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper) – To be notified later

Eligibility Criteria for SSC CHSL 2020

Also see : SSC CHSL Tier-1 exam postponed, check details

  • All the aspiring candidates of SSC CHSL 2020-21 have to abide by all the Eligibility Criteria decided by the Commission.


  • A candidate must be either: (a) a citizen of India, or (b) a subject of Nepal, or (c) a subject of Bhutan, or (d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January 1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or (e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika & Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia & Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the Exam but the offer of appointment will be given only after, the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him/her by the Govt. of India

Educational Qualification

Also see : SSC CHSL admit card 2021 for Tier 1 exam released


Educational/Technical Qualification & Experience

  • The basic requirement is a pass certificate in class 12 from a recognized board or university.
  • For the post of DEO in the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG), applicants must have studied science and mathematics as main subjects in Class 12th.
  • Note: Candidates who are appearing in their 12th standard can also apply provided they produce the educational qualification and the documentary evidence from the board/ university as of January 1st, 2021

Age Limit (as of 01 January 2021)

  • The age of candidates must be between 18 to 27 years.

SSC CHSL Age Relaxation

  • As per government guidelines age relaxation in SSC CHSL 2020 is given in the table below:
Category Age Relaxation
OBC 3 years
ST/SC 5 years
PH+Gen 10 years
PH + OBC 13 years
PH + SC/ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (Gen) 3 years
Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 8 years


16 Retrenched census employees of the office of Registrar General of India (They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies) – 3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weightage of past service.

How to Apply for SSC CHSL 2020 – Application Process

Also see : SSC CHSL 2020 last date to apply extended again, check revised dates

  • Applications must be submitted in only online mode at the official website of SSC Headquarters i.e.
  • For detailed instructions, please refer to Annexure-III and Annexure-IV
  • Sample proforma of One-time Registration and online Application Form are attached as Annexure-III A and Annexure-IVA respectively.
  • In the online Application Form, candidates are required to upload the scanned colour passport size photograph in JPEG format (20 KB to 50 KB)
  • The photograph should not be more than three months old from the date of publication of the Notice of Exam, and, the date on which the photograph has been taken should be clearly printed on the photograph
  • Applications without such date printed on the photograph will be rejected. Image dimension of the photograph should be about 3.5 cm (width) x 4.5 cm (height). The photograph should be without cap, spectacles and both ears should be visible.

Application Fee

The Application Fee for SSC CHSL 2020 as per the categories is given below:

Category Fee
General/OBC Rs 100/-
SC/ST/Ex-Serviceman/Female Fee exempted


  • Fee can be paid online through BHIM UPI, Net Banking or by using Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, RuPay Credit or Debit cards or in cash at SBI Branches by generating SBI Challan

Selection Procedure

  • SSC CHSL 2020 Selection Process is based on the result of all three tiers.
  • Candidates need to qualify each tier to appear in the subsequent tier.
  • The final selection list is prepared by shortlisting applicants on the basis of their cumulative performance across the first two tiers.
  • Tier 3, a skill-based test is a final stage to ensure that candidates possess the required skills. This stage will be qualifying in nature.
  • After qualifying all the three tiers the candidates will be called for the Document Verification.
  • Candidates will be allotted to the various departments for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks, and Court Clerks on the basis of their merit and preference of post.

SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2020-21 is explained in the tables below. SSC CHSL 2020-21 comprises of three Tiers. Tier-I is mainly screening exams and scoring also

Tier Type of Examination Mode of examination
Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice CBT (Online)
Tier-II Descriptive Paper in Hindi/ English Pen and Paper Mode
Tier-III Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test


Subject No. of questions Maximum marks Time
English Language 25 50 60 Minutes (80 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes)
General Intelligence 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200
  • The Tier-I Exam will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-II, III & IV.
  • The Tier-I Exam will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-II, III & IV.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
  • Marks scored by candidates in the Computer Based Exam will be normalized by using the formula published by the Commission vide 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

SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Centres

A candidate must indicate the Centre in the Application Form in which he/she desires to take the Tier I exam.

Agra Allahabad Bareilly Gorakhpur Kanpur
Lucknow Meerut Varanasi Bhagalpur Muzaffarpur
Gangtok Ranchi Barasat Berhmpore Chinsurah
Kolkata Malda Midnapur Siliguri Bhubaneshwar
Keonjhargarh Sambalpur Port Blair Bangalore Dharwar
Mangalore Mysore Kochi Kozhikode (Calicut) Thiruvananthapuram
Almora Dehradun Haldwani Srinagar (Uttarakhand) Haridwar
Ajmer Alwar Bikaner Jaipur Jodhpur
Sriganganagar Udaipur New Delhi Itanagar Dibrugarh
Jorhat Silchar Kohima Shillong Imphal
Churachandpur Agartala Aizwal Guntur Hyderabad
Rajahmundry Tirupati Vishakhapatnam Chennai Coimbatore
Madurai Tiruchirapalli Tirunelveli Puducherry Ahmedabad
Vadodara Rajkot Surat Bhavnagar Kutch
Amravati Aurangabad Kolhapur Mumbai Nagpur
Nanded Nashik Pune Thane Bhandara
Akola Jalgaon Panaji Anantnag Baramula
Leh Rajouri Srinagar(J&K) Kargil Dodda
Hamirpur Shimla Bhathinda Jalandhar Patiala
Amritsar Chandigarh Patna Jammu Chandrapur


For more details and to apply online, please visit the official website