SSC CHSL 2024: Notification, Eligibility, Application Form, Important Dates

Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam commonly known as SSC CHSL is a national-level entrance test. It is conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to recruit higher secondary qualified candidates into several government organizations, departments, and ministries for different posts such as Junior Secretariat Assistants, Data Entry Operators, and LDC etc.

SSC is one of the most respected government organizations that offer a promising and secure career opportunity for candidates who want to serve the Indian government. The Commission will release SSC CHSL 2024 notification in May 2024.

Interested and eligible candidates can fill out the SSC CHSL application form online after the release of the official notification. The entrance test will be conducted in two stages i.e., Tier 1 exam and Tier 2 exam. Candidates have to clear both stages to get the SSC Government Job.

SSC CHSL Exam Dates 2024

Events  Dates
Release of official notification May 2024
The online application process starts from May 2024
Closing date for application submission June 2024
End date to pay the application fee June 2024
Availability of SSC CHSL Admit Card August 2024
SSC CHSL Tier -1 exam date August 2024
Tier-2 exam date To be announced

SSC CHSL Highlights

Examination Name Staff Selection Commission- Combined Higher Secondary Level
Commonly known as SSC CHSL
Level of exam National
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Exam frequency Once a year
Mode of examination Online

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

The Commission has set some eligibility parameters for SSC CHSL including educational qualification, age limit, and candidate’s nationality, etc. Candidates are advised to check the eligibility criteria before filling out the SSC CHSL application form.

Educational Qualification

Candidates must have cleared the 12th examination or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

Age limit

The minimum age limit is 18 years and the upper age limit is 27 years. However, age relaxation is provided to the candidates belonging to the reserved category.


Candidate must be a citizen of India or a subject of either Nepal/Bhutan.

Application Form

The online application process for SSC CHSL 2024 will be commenced in May 2024. Candidates should provide accurate details in the online application form. In case of any discrepancy found in the details given by the candidates will lead to the termination of their candidature at any stage of the SSC CHSL recruitment process.

To apply online, candidates should visit the official website of the Staff Selection Commission and click on the SSC CHSL Recruitment 2024 link. Thereafter, they need to provide some details like contact number, name, and email ID to register themselves.

After the successful registration, candidates will be allowed to access the SSC CHSL application form. In the form, candidates have to provide details like educational qualifications, personal information, and other details as per the prescribed format.

The candidate will have to upload his/her photograph and signature with the prescribed specifications. After submitting the form, candidates have to pay the SSC CHSL application fee. Candidates should take the printout of the SSC CHSL application form and keep it for future use.

Application fee details

SSC CHSL 2024 Application fee for male candidates belonging to General and OBC categories is Rs 100/. The application fee is not applicable for candidates belonging to SC/ST/Female/Ex-servicemen categories.

Examination Pattern

As per the latest revised notification, the examination pattern for SSC CHSL is modified. Now, the commission will conduct the SSC CHSL exam in two stages i.e., Tier-1 Exam and Tier-2 exam.  The SSC CHSL tier -3 exam is reduced from the selection process.

The examination pattern for Tier-1 (CBT) is almost the same, while Tier-2 (CBT & skill test) is completely changed. The SSC CHSL 2024 examination pattern for both exam stages is provided below.

Examination pattern for Tier-1 

Tier-1 will consist of objective type- multiple choice questions only. It is a computer-based test and there will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer.

Part Subject Number of questions Maximum marks Duration of Exam
1 English Language 25 50

60 minutes

2 General Intelligence 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude

(Basic Arithmetic


25 50
4 General Awareness 25 50

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier- 2

The tier-2 exam will be held in two sessions. The exam will consist of multiple-choice questions along with a skill test. Candidates can check the revised exam pattern for SSC CHSL Tier -2 from the table below.

Session Sections Modules Subject areas Number of questions Maximum marks Duration

Session I

Section 1 Module 1 Maths 30 90   60 minutes
Module 2 Reasoning 30 90
Section 2 Module 1 English 40 90 60 minutes
Module 2 General Knowledge 20 90
Section 3 Module 1 Computer Proficiency 15 45 15 minutes
Session 2 Section 3 Module 2 Skill Test

(Part A): Skill Test for DEOs

Part B: Typing Test for LDC/JSA

0 0

15 min

SSC CHSL Syllabus  

SSC CHSL Tier -1 syllabus covers four sections. Candidates can check the section-wise topics for the Tier-1 syllabus from the table below.

SSC CHSL Tier- 1 Subjects  Topics 
English Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks, Cloze Test, Para jumbles, Active Passive Voice, One Word Substitution, Idiom & Phrases, etc
General Intelligence and Reasoning Alphanumeric Series, Seating Arrangement, Coded Inequalities, Venn Diagram, Coding decoding, and Blood Relations.
Quantitative Ability BODMAS, Percentage, Profit and Loss, Algebra, Boat and Stream, Sequence and Series, Ratio and Proportion, Arithmetic Questions
General Awareness Culture, Indian History Timeline, Geography, Awards and Honours, famous books and authors, Important days & dates, Current Affairs, etc


The salary for SSC CHSL will be varied for different government posts. In general, the monthly in-hand SSC CHSL salary for the posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) starts from around 19000/-.

SSC CHSL Admit Card

The Commission will release the SSC CHSL Hall ticket online a few days before the date of the exam. Candidates can download the admit card by visiting the official website of SSC. To download the admit card, candidates need to provide their registration number and date of birth.

The admit card will contain the examination details like the date and time of the test, the candidate’s roll number, name of the examination centre etc. Candidates should take the printout of admit card for further use.

Answer key

Staff Selection Commission will release the candidate’s response sheet along with tentative answer keys on their official website after the successful conduction of the exam.  Candidates will be allowed to raise objections (if any) in the tentative answer keys with the payment of Rs.100/-per question/answer challenged.

The response sheets will be available online for a limited period so candidates are advised to take the printout of their respective answer sheets for further reference.


Candidates who will be appeared in the exam successfully can check the SSC CHSL result online by visiting the official website of the Commission. The SSC CHSL result will include the list of shortlisted candidates for various posts in Government departments/ Ministries/ Organizations.

In addition to the result, the commission will also display the SSC CHSL cut-off marks. The cutoff marks will help the candidates to understand their eligibility for further rounds of the selection process.

Selection process

SSC CHSL selection process includes two stages i.e., Tier 1, and Tier 2. Previously, it was a three-tier selection process but as per the latest notification, the commission has reduced one Tier of the exam.

Candidates seeking government jobs through the SSC CHSL exam are needed to qualify for these two stages successfully. Candidates who will qualify for Tier-1 & Tier -2, will be called to appear for the interview and document verification round.


Is there any limit on maximum attempts for SSC CHSL?

There is no limit on the maximum number of attempts for appearing in the SSC CHSL exam. However, candidates more than 27 years of age are not allowed to apply for the exam.

What is SSC CHSL Exam for?

It is a combined competitive exam to recruit Higher Secondary qualified candidates for various government ministries and posts.

Is SSC CHSL easy to crack?

In general, the level of the SSC CHSL will range from moderate to difficult.

Which SSC CHSL Job is best?

Generally, Junior Secretariat Assistant and Lower Division Clerk (LDC) are the highest-paying jobs in SSC CHSL.

Does the 10+2 exam percentage matter in SSC CHSL?

There will be no minimum percentage criteria required for SSC CHSL

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