The Staff Selection Commission holds the SSC CHSL, a yearly national-level government exam, to choose candidates with higher secondary education for various departments and offices in India. The Staff Selection Commission has released SSC CHSL 2023 Notification PDF for around 1600 vacancies along with other relevant details.

SSC CHSL 2023 Tier 1 exam is scheduled from August 2023 onwards.

SSC CHSL Tier I 2022 was held from 9th March to 21st March 2023. SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam 2022 will be held on 26th June 2023 for the candidates who qualify for SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam.

Table of Contents:

    1. SSC CHSL Exam Date
    2. SSC CHSL Notification
    3. SSC CHSL Posts
    4. SSC CHSL Eligibility
    5. SSC CHSL Exam Pattern
    6. SSC CHSL Syllabus
    7. SSC CHSL Apply Online
    8. SSC CHSL Preparation
    9. SSC CHSL Admit Card

SSC CHSL Exam 2023

Every year, the exams conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) helps in selecting candidates who will go on to fill important government posts. Of these, one of the most popular exams happens to be the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam. Though nominally less tough, it is still a fiercely competitive exam. This article will cover all important aspects of the SSC CHSL Exam 2023.

To know more about other SSC Exams, visit the linked article.

The recruitment to the Staff Selection Commission to soon be conducted by the National Recruitment Agency. A Common Eligibility Test (CET) to be conducted for all Non-Technical and Non-Gazetted (Group B & C) posts under IBPS, RRB and SSC. Government exam aspirants can visit the linked article to know more about the NRA.

SSC CHSL Exam Date

SSC CHSL Exam 2023 Dates

SSC CHSL 2023 Exam Dates
Exam Events Tentative Dates 
SSC CHSL Exam 2023 Notification/Advertisement Date 09th May 2023
Online Application Submission Starts on 09th May 2023
Closing Date for Online Application Submission 08th June 2023
SSC CHSL 2023 Tier I exam August 2023
SSC CHSL 2023 Tier II exam To be notified
SSC CHSL 2023 Tier III exam To be notified

SSC CHSL Exam 2022 Dates

SSC CHSL 2022 Exam Dates
Exam Events Tentative Dates 
SSC CHSL Exam 2022 Notification/Advertisement Date 06th December 2022
Online Application Submission Starts on 06th December 2022
Closing Date for Online Application Submission 04th January 2023
SSC CHSL 2022 Tier I exam 9th March to 21st March 2023
SSC CHSL 2022 Tier II exam 26th June 2023
SSC CHSL 2022 Tier III exam To be notified

SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Dates

The commission released the advertisement of SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level 2021 on 1st February 2022. Given below are the important dates of CHSL 2021 examination.

SSC CHSL 2021 Exam
Exam Events Important Dates 
SSC CHSL 2021 Notification/Advertisement Date 1st February 2022
Online Application Submission Starts on 1st February 2022
Closing Date for Online Application Submission 7th March 2022
SSC CHSL 2021 Tier I exam May 24 2022 to June 10 2022
SSC CHSL 2021 Tier II exam September 18th 2022
SSC CHSL 2021 Tier III exam To be notified

We are providing detailed SSC CHSL Exam Analysis Tier I for the exams already conducted. Aspirants of SSC CHSL 2022 can go through the detailed SSC CHSL Tier I analysis for better preparation.

SSC CHSL Exam 2020 Dates

Given below is the schedule of SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Dates:

SSC CHSL 2020 Dates
SSC CHSL Notification 6th November 2020
Online Application Submission 6th November to 26th December 2020
SSC CHSL 2020 Tier I Exam 21st May to 22nd May 2021 for candidates who opted for West Bengal Exam Centers

4th August to 12th August 2021 (Revised Dates)

SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam 9th January 2022
SSC CHSL Tier III Exam 1st July 2022

The detailed schedule of the SSC CHSL exam is given on the SSC CHSL exam date page linked here.

SSC CHSL Exam - Combined Higher Secondary Examination, Eligibility, Notification, Admit Card, Syllabus

SSC CHSL Notification

The official website of the SSC releases the notification for SSC CHSL every year. The notification for SSC CHSL exam releases in a PDF format given all the details regarding exam date, eligibility criteria, online application date, exam centre info,  etc.

Candidates willing to apply for CHSL 2023 exam can check the detailed SSC CHSL 2023 notification in the PDF given below-

SSC CHSL 2023 Notification

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Tentative dates regarding certain exam dates are released by the SSC. Candidates can visit the official SSC Website ( to stay apprised of these updates.


In order to fill about 1600 vacancies for Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), and Data Entry Operator, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the Official SSC CHSL 2023 Notification pdf (DEO). All applicants can download the official notification for the SSC CHSL 2023 Recruitment directly from this page since the official recruitment notification has been released in PDF format.

All SSC CHSL posts made available through SSC CHSL exam carry AISL -All India Service Liability. This means that the candidates selected for any post may be asked to serve anywhere in the country.

The different SSC CHSL Posts offered through SSC CHSL recruitment are as follows:

  1. Sorting Assistant/Postal Assistant (SA/PA),
  2. Data Entry Operator (DEO),
  3. Lower Division Clerk (LDC).
  4. Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

The table given below highlights the SSC CHSL pay scale for varied SSC CHSL Posts:

SSC CHSL Posts & Pay Scale
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) 19,900-63,200
Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) 19,900-63,200
Sorting Assistant (SA) 25,500-81,100
Postal Assistant (PA) 25,500-81,100
DEO (Grade A) 25,500-81,100
Data Entry Operator (DEO) 25,500-81,100

Candidates can check the detailed SSC CHSL vacancies 2023 for the above-mentioned SSC CHSL Posts and full notification details on the SSC CHSL notification page, linked here.

SSC CHSL Eligibility

Those candidates writing the SSC CHSL Exam this year must thoroughly understand the eligibility criteria. The SSC CHSL Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  1. Nationality: Candidates must be nationals of India, Nepal, Bhutan
  2. Age Limit: Candidates must be between the age group of 18 years to 27 years.
  3. Qualifications: Candidates must be 12th pass or equivalent from a recognized board of a university.

Candidates can check the detailed SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria by referring to this linked article.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern.

The SSC CHSL Exam is conducted in three stages or tiers. The following is the basic outline of the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern:

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern
Tier Mode/Type
Tier I Computer-Based
Tier II Descriptive Paper
Tier III Skill Test

Before outlining a preparation strategy, candidates must check the official SSC CHSL Notification from time to time to get updates regarding changes in the exam pattern.

SSC CHSL Syllabus

The SSC CHSL Syllabus covers a wide range of topics on a variety of subjects. The syllabus for the SSC CHSL Exam may vary from tier to tier.

The syllabus for this year’s exam is as follows:

Tier I: The topics in this section will be related to General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language.

Tier II: This is a descriptive exam where a candidate’s writing skills will be put to the test. Candidates will be asked to write applications and essays on various topics like Economic reforms, national securities, etc.

Tier III: This tier consists of a Data Entry Speed Test & Computer Proficiency Test. This test is compulsory for those candidates who have applied for the post of DEO and DEO (CAG).

For more detailed information on SSC CHSL Syllabus, candidates can visit the linked page.

SSC CHSL Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

SSC CHSL Apply Online

To register for the SSC CHSL Exam 2023, candidates must visit the official SSC website to fill the application form.

The steps for SSC CHSL registration is as follows:

  • Step 1 – Visit the official SSC website.
  • Step 2 – Register using your mobile number and email id.
  • Step 3 – Login using your registration id, which will be generated after you register with your mobile number and email id.
  • Step 4 – Fill all the basic details like name, address, etc.
  • Step 5 – Upload necessary documents like photographs, signature.
  • Step 6 – Before clicking on the ‘submit’ button, review the application form to make sure that all the data entered are correct and free of any errors.
  • Step 7 – Select your mode of payment for the payment of the application fee and fill in the details. The registration process will be completed.

To crack an exam like the SSC CHSL, it is not enough to just work hard but to work smart as well. To this extent, candidates must stay updated on the Exam pattern and syllabus on a regular basis by visiting the official SSC website. The right set of study material will also go a long way in creating a clear concept of the topics covered in the SSC CHSL Exam.

Visit the given link for more details on the SSC CHSL preparation strategy and best books for CHSL.

Candidates preparing for SSC CHSL exam can visit the SSC CHSL mock test page to get free mock tests based on the latest exam pattern and prepare for the upcoming SSC exams.

SSC CHSL Admit Card

The facility for downloading the Admission Certificates/Admit Cards (ACs) for the Examination will be uploaded on the website of the concerned Regional/Sub Regional Office one week before the exam. Candidates are advised to visit the website of the concerned Regional Office and SSC HQ regularly for updates and information about the examination.

Steps to download SSC CHSL Admit Card:

  1. Visit the SSC CHSL official website.
  2. Click on the link ‘SSC CHSL Admit Card’.
  3. Enter the registration number and password to login.
  4. Admit card will be displayed on the screen.
  5. Download it and take the printout for further use.

Further details on SSC CHSL Admit Card can be checked on the given link.

SSC CHSL Exam Centres

The examination center for the SSC CHSL Exam is one of the details a candidate must always check with due diligence. Candidates must select the Centre(s) in the online Application Form in order to indicate where they desire to take the examination.

The Exam Centres of the SSC CHSL 2023 exam are:

  • Central Region (CR) – Bihar and Uttar Pradesh
  • Eastern Region (ER) – Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim and West Bengal.
  • Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR) – Karnataka, Kerala, Lakshadweep
  • Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR) – Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
  • North Eastern Region (NER) – Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura.
  • Northern Region (NR) – Delhi, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand
  • North Western Sub Region (NWR) – Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Punjab.
  • Southern Region (SR) – Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Telangana.
  • Western Region (WR) – Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat and Maharashtra

BYJU’S provides top-of-the-mark study materials that will prove to be an excellent asset in cracking the SSC CHSL Exam. Candidates can also refer a few Solved Question Papers of prior years of the different sections to get the feel of a real test and identify any weak spots in the process. Thus, one can attempt and crack the exam with relative ease.

Frequently Asked Questions – SSC CHSL Exam 2023


Q.1. What are the SSC CHSL Posts for which the SSC CHSL exam is conducted?

Ans. SSC CHSL is conducted for recruitment for the following SSC CHSL Posts: Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Sorting Assistant (SA), Postal Assistant (PA), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), and Data Entry Operator (DEO) posts.

Q.2. For how many SSC CHSL vacancies the CHSL exam usually conducted?

Ans. The number of vacancies for CHSL usually varies every year. SSC CHSL 2023 notification invites applications for 1600 vacancies. The SSC CHSL vacancy for the year 2022 was approx 4500 and for 2021 was around 4000 and for 2020 the Staff selection Commission released total 4726 vacancies.

Q.3. What is the age relaxation in SSC CHSL eligibility criteria for SC/ST candidates?

Ans. As per the SSC CHSL eligibility criteria, 5 years of relaxation in the age criteria is given to SC/ST candidates. It means that SC/ST candidates between 18 and 32 years of age can apply for the SSC CHSL exam.

Q.4. What is the application fee for the SSC CHSL exam?

Ans. SSC CHSL application fee for General category candidates is Rs 100. Women aspirants and candidates belonging to reserved categories are exempted from paying the application fee.

Q 5. How many tiers are there to qualify for the SSC CHSL exam?

Ans. There are three tiers in the SSC CHSL exam, Tier I, Tier II and Tier III. A candidate needs to clear all three tiers in order to qualify for the exam.


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  1. hello,
    kya July SSC chsl exam ho Jaye ga please ye confirm kar do q kee preparation Karne hai ab PTA ni ketna time rah gya hai.

    • Hi Akash,
      SSC CHSL exam scheduled in March 2020 is postponed due to coronavirus, Now the exam is expected to be conducted after the complete lockdown is lifted. The commission will announce the new SSC CHSL exam dates soon. Kindly keep a track of SSC Official website.
      For the preparation you can check:
      SSC CHSL Mock Tests
      SSC CHSL Preparation

  2. Kya aaj ssc ki trf se koi notification aayga exams ko lekr

  3. how can i find my admit card as right now when i looked i couldnt find pls help me i feel really helpless. and also how will i know ki exams kab hai kya mere mail per ya phone no. per msg ayega?/ pls reply pls

  4. SIR

  5. Namste sir
    SSS CHSl tier 1st Exam kab Hoga

  6. diploma passout students are eligible for CHSL?

  7. SSS CHSL mein interview hota hai

  8. Hi,
    Please keep track of SSC CHSL Admit Card for the latest updates regarding the admit card.