SSC CHSL 2023 Application form, Dates, Eligibility, Exam Pattern




SSC CHSL Recruitment 2023 Notification released, Apply online 


SSC CHSL 2023 – The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released a notification for Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination 2023 for filling up of various Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of Government of India and various Constitutional Bodies/ Statutory Bodies/ Tribunals, etc.




Post Details

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


Tentative Vacancies

  • There are approx. 4500 vacancies. However, firm vacancies will be determined in due course. Updated vacancies, if any, along with Post-wise & category-wise vacancies will be made available on the website of the Commission (> Candidate’s Corner> Tentative Vacancy) in due course
  • Candidates may note that State-wise/ Zone-wise vacancies are not collected by the Commission


Important Dates

  • Dates for submission of online applications: 06th Dec to 04th January 2023
  • Last date and time for receipt of online applications: 04th January 2023 (23:00)
  • Last date and time for generation of offline Challan 04th January 2023 (23:00)
  • Last date and time for making online fee payment: 05th January 2023 (23:00)
  • Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank) 06: January 2023
  • Dates of ‘Window for Application Form Correction’ and online payment of Correction Charges: 09th to 10th January 2023 (23:00)
  • Schedule of Tier-I (Computer Based Examination) Feb-March 2023
  • Schedule of Tier-II (Computer Based Examination): To be notified later


Eligibility Criteria

  • All the aspiring candidates of SSC CHSL 2023 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

  • For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): The candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
  • For Data Entry Operator (DEO) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.
  • Note: Candidates who have not yet acquired but will acquire the educational qualification and produce documentary evidence from the Board/University in support thereof as on 01-01-2023 will also be eligible.

Age Limit (as of 01 January 2023)

  • Age limit for the posts is 18-27 years as on 01st January 2022 i.e. Candidates born not before 02nd January 1995 and not later than 01st January 2004 are eligible to apply.

Age Relaxation

  • As per government guidelines age relaxation in SSC CHSL 2023 is given in the table below:
  • For SC/ST age relaxation is 5 years
  • For OBC age relaxation is 3 years
  • For PH age relaxation is 10 years
  • For PH+OBC age relaxation is 13 years
  • For PH+SC/ST age relaxation is 15 years 
  • Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 3 years
  • Candidates having domiciled in JK during the period from 1st
  • January 1980 to 31st December 1989 5 years
  • Defense Personnel disabled 3 years
  • Defense Personnel disabled (SC/ST) 8 years
  • Central Government Civilian Employees Up to 40 years of age
  • Central Government Civilian Employees (SC/ST) Up to 45 years of age
  • Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried Up to 35 years of age
  • Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST) Up to 40 years of age
  • Service Clerks in the last year of their color service in the Armed Forces Up to 45 years of age
  • Service Clerks in the last year of their color service in the Armed Forces (SC/ST) Up to 50 years of age


Application Process

  • Applications must be submitted only in online mode at the website of SSC Headquarter 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-IIIA 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 2023 as per the categories is given below:
  • 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

  • Tier 1: Written exam of objective-type questions of 200 marks.
  • Tier 2: It is a descriptive test of 100 marks and conducted in online mode;
  • Typing Test/Skill Test – For candidates who get qualifying marks in Tier 2 exam. Candidates’ data entry speed should be 8,000 key depressions per hour on the computer. 35 words per min are necessary for English typing, whereas, 30 words per min in the case of Hindi typing.


Exam Pattern

  • The Examination will be conducted as indicated below:
    • Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
    • Tier-II: Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper)
    • Tier-III: Computer Proficiency Test/ Data Entry Skill Test (wherever applicable).


CHSL Tier 1 

  • Mode of Exam – Online
  • Total Number of Questions – 100
  • Total Marks – 200
  • Subjects – English Language (25 Questions of 50 Marks), General Intelligence (25 Questions of 50 Marks), Quantitative Aptitude (25 Questions of 50 Marks), and General Awareness (25 Questions of 50 Marks).
  • Negative Marking – 0.50 marks for each wrong answer
  • Time – 1 hour (80 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes)

CHSL Tier 2 

  • Mode of Exam – Offline
  • Topics – Essay Writing of 200 – 250 words Approx and Letter/Application Writing of 150-200 words Approx
  • Time – 1 Hour
  • Minimum Qualifying Marks –  33%

CHSL Tier 3 

  • Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant: Candidates will be given a typing test of 30 wpm in English and 30 wpm in Hindi to be completed in 10 minutes.
  • DEO – Candidates will be asked to type 8,000 Key Depressions per hour on a Computer  (15000 for DEO in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India -C&AG) in 15 minutes. The printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions (3700-4000 for DEO in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India – C&AG) would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.


Salary Details

  • Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA): Pay Level-2 (Rs. 19,900-63,200).
  • Postal Assistant (PA)/Sorting Assistant (SA): Pay Level-4(Rs. 25,500-81,100).
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO): Pay Level-4(Rs. 25,500-81,100) and Level-5(Rs.29,200-92,300).
  • Data Entry Operator, Grade ‘A’: Pay Level-4(Rs. 25,500-81,100).


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