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SSC CHSL 2020 – 21 Notification

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is the most desired organisation for Government exams in India. SSC CHSL (10+2) is the exam that the post i.e. Lower Division Clerk, Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, and Data Entry Operator posts. SSC selects and recommends candidates for Assistants / Clerks posts by conducting a computer-based test, descriptive paper, and skill test, or typing test.
Every year the Staff Selection Commission conducts an examination as SSC CHSL for recruitment in Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations of the Government of India. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has been conducting the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) Exam for recruitment to various posts like:

• Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants (PA/SA)
• Data Entry Operator (DEO)
• Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)
• Court Clerk

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the Official Notification for SSC CHSL 2020-21 exam for the above post on 6th November 2020.
The tentative schedule for the SSC-CHSL 2020-21 exam has already been published by SSC.
The Tier-1 computer-based online exam is scheduled to be from 12th to 27th April 2021.
The Tier-2 exam date will be released later.


SSC CHSL 2020-21 Notification 6th November, 2020
SSC CHSL Registration Starts From 6th November, 2020
SSC CHSL Online Application Ends on 15th December, 2020
SSC CHSL Tier-I Admit card April, 2021
SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-1 Exam Date 12th April to 27th April 2021

Thousands of vacancies are filled every year by SSC in Government departments. SSC is the profound leading Govt. organisation that employs lakhs of students in India.
The SSC CHSL exam is held in 3 stages called (Tiers) i.e. Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III.
The first one is online the latter two are offline exams. The entire process of registration and communication happens online through the official website of SSC CHSL. Candidates must qualify for each stage of the SSC CHSL exam to go to the next one, before being finally selected.

There are 3 important criteria that a candidate must fulfil to be eligible for the SSC CHSL 2020. The 3 parameters are given below:
1. Citizenship: 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, to permanently settle 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 and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia, and Vietnam intending to permanently settle in India.
2. Age Limit: Age limit for the posts is 18-27 years as of 01-01-2021 (i.e. Candidates born not before 01-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2003). Permissible relaxation in upper age limit for different categories are given below:

1 SC/ ST 5 years
2 OBC 3 years
3 Persons with Disabilities (PwD-Unreserved) 10 years
4 PwD + OBC 13 years
5 PwD + SC/ ST 15 years
6 Ex-Servicemen 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
7 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989. 5 years
8 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. 3 years
9 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST). 8 years
10 Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. Up to 40 years of age
11 Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications (SC/ ST). Up to 45 years of age
12 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. Up to 35 years of age
13 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST). Up to 40 years of age

For the post-LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): The candidates who are planning to appear for SSC CHSL 2020-21 exam must have passed the 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognised Board or University.

For the post of 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 recognised Board or equivalent.

• The required application fee is Rs. 100/-
• Exemption: No fee is required to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates
• Applications fee should be paid only through SBI either in the form of challan or through SBI Net Banking or any other bank Credit/Debit Card. Challan form will be generated online
• To pay the fee in cash, the candidate should take a print out of challan generated online after the completion of Part-1 registration. Deposit the requisite fee in any branch of SBI and then continue with the Part-2 registration
• Those candidates who want to pay online can go directly to Part-2 registration after completion of Part-1 registration. Candidate must supply registration number and date of birth to continue to Part-2 registration

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) starts conducting the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) in three levels for the various posts:

Tier-I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier-II Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier-III Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

For the students who are going to begin the SSC CHSL preparation, it is important to make note of changes in exam pattern and syllabus. The modifications to SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020-21 are given below:
 SSC CHSL 2020-21 Tier 1 exam will be conducted in online mode.
 Introduction of a descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
 Reduction in the time limit for examination of Tier -I from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.
 v Tier III will remain the same.
 No Sectional Cut off.
As the SSC CHSL is consisting of 3 different levels, aspirants must keenly deal with the syllabus individually.
As it is an objective exam which will be conducted online. There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CHSL 2020-21, with 100 questions which account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are provided below:

1 General Intelligence 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Language 25 50
100 200


ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Spot the Error, fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelled 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.
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE: It would include 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.

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 like sin2 𝜃 + Cos2 𝜃=1, etc.,
Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.
GENERAL AWARENESS: 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 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 neighbouring countries especially about History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy, and scientific research
Important Points:

 There is negative marking in SSC CHSL 2020-21 Tier 1 Exam. Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections
 The exam duration is 75 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

This is a descriptive exam that is designed to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 percent. The performance in Tier-II would be included for preparing merit. The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letters and Application.
Important Points:
 The exam is of 60 minutes’ duration and carries 100 marks.
 The questions are based on 10 levels.
 The exam is qualifying in nature.
 Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.
 The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

Tier 3 of SSC CHSL Exam 2020-21 comprises a couple of skill tests that are required for certain government posts.
Skill Test for Data Entry Operator (DEO):
 Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
 The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes.
 Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs and Court Clerks:
 Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form.
 Typing Test will be of qualifying in nature.
 It will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorised by the Commission.
 Candidates opting for English medium should have a typing speed of 35 words per minute.
 Candidates opting for Hindi medium should have a typing speed of 30 words per minute.
 The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.
 Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes.

Note: After the skill test or typing test, those candidates who qualify, will be appointed based on their position on the merit list.

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