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SSC CHSL Posts List, Salary Structure, Eligibility and Career Growth

Every year a combined higher secondary level (CHSL) examination is conducted at the national level by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC). The examination is conducted to select eligible candidates for various higher secondary posts in the offices and departments of the Indian government. Any candidate who is interested in being hired for the various SSC CHSL Posts must be aware of its eligibility requirements and the future growth of the particular posts for which they are being hired. Along with this, the candidates must know the basic pay or the monthly salary that they will receive for performing the necessary tasks and duties. Read, the complete to get the post-wise eligibility requirements, salary structure, and career growth.


The SSC CHSL examination is conducted for the selection of candidates for the posts of Data Entry Operator, DEO Grade A, Lower Divisional Clerk & Junior Secretariat Assistant. Any candidate who is interested in the above-mentioned posts can apply through the official website as per the dates which will be specified in the upcoming official notification.

Posts  Short Forms
Data Entry Operator DEO
Data Entry Operator Grade A DEO A
Lower Divisional Clerk LDC
Junior Secretariat Assistant JSA

SSC CHSL Eligibility

The first and foremost thing to be checked by the candidates before appearing for any of the competitive examinations is the eligibility criteria prescribed by the official authorities, candidates appearing for the examination for various SSC CHSL Posts must fulfill the age limit, educational qualifications, and nationality requirements of the Staff Selection Commission.

Age Limit

For all the SSC CHSL Posts, the candidate must be at least 18 years of age and should not be more than 27 years i.e. he/she must have been not born before 2nd August 1997 and not later than 1st August 206.

Particulars Age
Minimum Age 18 years
Maximum Age 27 years


Educational Qualification

Candidates applying for any of the SSC CHSL Posts must have done their class 12th from a recognized board, the complete post-wise educational qualification has been provided in the table below. Only the candidates having the necessary educational qualifications as per the respective posts are eligible for that particular posts.

Posts  Educational Qualifications
Data Entry Operator The candidates must have done their class 12th or an equivalent qualification from a recognized university or board.
Lower Divisional Clerk
Junior Secretariat Assistant
Data Entry Operator Grade A Candidates must have done their class 12th in science stream with mathematics subject or an equivalent qualification from a recognized board.

SSC CHSL Nationality

Candidates belonging to certain nationalities such as an Indian citizen, a subject of Nepal & Bhutan, etc. for various posts for SSC CHSL. Candidates belonging to either of the below-mentioned nationalities can appear for the combined higher secondary level examination.

  • An individual who is either a Tibetan refugee, an Indian citizen, or a subject of Bhutan, Nepal, or both.
  • To permanently reside in India, people who have migrated from Pakistan, the United Republic of Tanzania (previously Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Burma, Sri Lanka, Malawi, and the East African nations of Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Zaire, Vietnam, and Ethiopia.

Salary Structure SSC CHSL Posts

The candidates selected for different SSC CHSL Posts get basic pay, house rental allowance, dearness allowance, transport allowance, gross salary, and total in-hand salary (after making necessary deductions). The monthly salary of the different posts varies as per the different pay levels.

SSC CHSL Salary for Pay Level 2

The posts of Lower Division Clerk or Junior Secretariat Assistant get their monthly salary as per the pay level 2. The employees who get hired for these posts receive a monthly pay scale ranging from Rs. 19,900 to Rs. 63,200/-.

Posts Salaries
Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) Rs. 19,900 – Rs. 63,200/-
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

SSC CHSL Salary for Pay Level 4

Candidates selected for the posts of DEO and DEO Grade A receive Rs. 25,500 – Rs. 81,100/- as their monthly pay for the work done by them in that particular month. The salary received by the employees for the above-mentioned SSC CHSL Posts is as per the pay level 4.

Posts Salaries
Data Entry Operator (DEO) Rs. 25,500 – Rs. 81,100/-
DEO Grade A

SSC CHSL Salary for Pay Level 5

The employees hired for the posts of Data Entry Operator are paid as per pay level 5 along with pay level 4, the amount varies as per the pay level for which the candidate is being paid.

Posts Salaries
Data Entry Operator Rs. 29,200 – Rs. 92,300/-

SSC CHSL Career Growth

After a certain period, the various SSC CHSL Posts get promotions in their fields, the data entry operators are further promoted to the posts of data entry operator grades b, c, and f. It is really a good career option providing huge career growth to its employees.

Posts  Career Growths
Data Entry Operator Data Entry Operator Grade B, Grade C & Grade F
Data Entry Operator Grade A
Lower Divisional Clerk Upper Division Clerk/Assistant, Section Officer & Division Clerk
Junior Secretariat Assistant
Important Links
SSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern SSC CHSL Salary Structure
SSC CHSL Previous Year Questions Paper SSC CHSL Previous Year Cut Off


Q1: Which is the highest SSC CHSL Posts?

The posts of Data Entry Operator at pay level 5 is the highest posts in SSC CHSL.

Q2: What is LDC salary through SSC CHSL?

The salary for the Lower Divisional Clerk is Rs. 19,900 - Rs. 63,200/- as per the pay level 2.

Q3: Is SSC CHSL a good career option?

Yes, SSC CHSL is a good option for those seeking career in it, it provides a good amount of salary package to its empowered along with other some other perks.

Q4: Can a 12th pass apply for different posts of SSC CHSL?

Yes, the minimum educational requirement prescribed by the SSC for CHSL posts is passing class 12th from a recognized board.

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