The Staff Selection Commission conducts a Combined Higher Secondary Level( CHSL) Exam every year at the national level government to select Higher Secondary qualified students for various departments and offices of the Indian government. Every year thousands of vacancies are filled by SSC in Government departments through the SSC CHSL Exam and lakhs of candidates apply for this exam. This year, the Staff Selection Commission will conduct the SSC CHSL (10+2) exam to recruit 3712 vacant posts for LDC, JSA and DEO.  

SSC CHSL (10+2) exam includes Lower Division Clerk, Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, and Data Entry Operator posts. SSC will select and recommend candidates for Assistant / Clerk posts through a computer-based test, and skill test or typing test. The SSC CHSL exam is held in 2 stages called (Tiers). 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 proceed to the next one, before being finally selected. 

SSC CHSL 2024 Exam

The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CHSL exam annually for recruitment in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India. The full form of SSC CHSL is the Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) Exam for recruitment to various posts like:

• Data Entry Operator (DEO)

• Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

• Data Entry Operator (Grade A)

SSC CHSL 2024 Exam Summary

Staff Selection Commission conducts a Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam every year for various subordinate services. For FY 2024-25, SSC CHSL Notification 2024 has been released along with all important details about the exam at Check further details below table- 

Exam Summary
SSC CHSL Full FormStaff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level
Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
PostsLDC, JSA and DEO
CategoryGovt Jobs
Exam TypeNational Level
Mode of ApplicationOnline
Exam Date1st to 11th July 2024
Mode of ExamOnline
EligibilityIndian citizenship & 12th pass
Selection ProcessTier 1 and Tier 2
Official Website

SSC CHSL Exam Date 2024 Out

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) revised the Exam Dates for Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination, 2024 Tier 1 exam. As per the latest SSC Calendar 2024, the Tier 1 exam will take place on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th and 11th July 2024 in three shifts daily across the country. Complete details including shift timing has been mentioned on the candidate's admit cards.

SSC CHSL Exam Analysis 2024, All Days All Shifts- Click to Check

SSC CHSL Recruitment 2024- Important Dates

SSC has published the schedule for the SSC CHSL 2024 exam along with its official notification. The detailed notification and application forms was released at on 8th April 2024 and the last date to apply online was 7th May 2024. Please note down the important dates related to the SSC CHSL 2024 Exam:

Detailed Notification Release Date8th April 2024
Registration Process Starts8th April 2024
Last Date to Apply for SSC CHSL7th May 2024 (11 pm)
Last Date for Online Fee Payment8th May 2024 (11 pm)
Application Form Correction10th and 11th May 2024 (11 pm)
SSC CHSL Admit Card 202427th June 2024
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam1st to 11th July 2024
SSC CHSL Answer Key 2024July 2024
SSC CHSL Result 2024August 2024
SSC CHSL Tier 2 ExamTo be notified

SSC CHSL 2024 Tier 1 Admit Card Out

The admit card for the SSC CHSL 2024 Tier 1 exam has been released region-wise on their respective regional websites. All candidates can check all details related to the admit card and download their hall tickets by clicking on the link given below.

SSC CHSL Admit Card 2024 Out for Tier 1 Exam- Download Link

SSC CHSL Vacancy 2024

With SSC CHSL Notification 2024, the tentative number of vacancies to be recruited for FY 2024-25 has been announced and this year around 3712 vacancies are released for LDC, JSA and DEO. SSC will release a notice regarding the SSC CHSL 2024 vacancy soon. The Post wise vacancies for past years are mentioned below:

YearLDC/ JSAPA/ SADEOCourt ClerkTotal

SSC CHSL Notification 2024 Out

SSC CHSL Notification 2024 has been officially released at to recruit 3712 vacancies for Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) and Data Entry Operator(DEO). The Official Recruitment Notification has been released in the pdf format, so all candidates can directly download the official notification SSC CHSL Recruitment 2024 from here when released. Check the snippet of short notice from here. 

SSC CHSL Notification 2024 PDF- Click to Download

SSC CHSL 2024 Online Form

The dates for the online application process for SSC CHSL 2024 exam are also notified with the release of SSC CHSL Notification 2024. The online application window will be open for a month duration from 8th April to 7th May 2024 (11 pm), therefore candidates have to apply within this period. The online registration process is to be conducted at 

SSC CHSL Apply Online 2024 Link- Click Here

SSC CHSL 2024 Application Fee

• The required application fee for the General Category for SSC CHSL 2024 is Rs. 100/-

• Exemption: No fee is required to be paid by female candidates, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates.

Eligibility Criteria for the SSC CHSL Exam

There are 3 important eligibility criteria that a candidate must fulfill to be eligible for the SSC CHSL 2024 exam. The 3 parameters are given below:


A candidate must be either:

(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal or 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 to permanently settle in India.

SSC CHSL Age Limit (as on 01/08/2024)

The age limit for the SSC CHSL posts is 18-27 years. Candidates born not before 02-08-1997 and not later than 01-08-2006 are eligible to apply. Permissible relaxation in the upper age limit for different categories is as below:

Check SSC CHSL Eligibility and Age Limit

Educational Qualification (as on 01/08/2024)

For LDC/JSA and DEO/DEO Grade ‘A’ (except DEOs in Department/ Ministry): The candidates who are planning to appear in the CHSL 2024 exam must have passed the 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.

For Data Entry Operator (DEO)/ DEO Grade ‘A’ in Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution and Ministry of Culture): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.

SSC CHSL 2024 Exam Pattern

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

Tier – IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)
Tier – IIObjective Multiple Choice + Skill Test & Typing Test
Tier-II will include three sections having two modules each
Computer-Based (online)

Before beginning the SSC CHSL preparation, it is important to make note of changes in the exam pattern and syllabus. The modifications to SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024 are given below:

• SSC CHSL 2024 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.

• Tier II will include Objective Multiple Choice + Skill Test & Typing Test. 

This is an objective exam that will be conducted online. There are 4 sections in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CHSL Exam, with 100 questions that account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2024
SectionSubjectsNo of QuestionsMax MarksExam Duration
1General Intelligence255060 minutes (80 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribe)
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)2550
4English Language (Basic Knowledge)2550

SSC CHSL 2024 Syllabus

The tier 1 syllabus for the SSC CHSL 2024 Exam includes 4 subjects namely General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill), and English Language (Basic Knowledge). The topics to be included in the tier 1 exam in each subjects are as follows- 

English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words, Idioms and 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 types. 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.

Quantitative Aptitude: Number Systems, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Statistical Charts

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 of 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

Click Here to View SSC CHSL 2024 Detailed Syllabus

Important Points:

• There is negative marking in SSC CHSL 2024 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.

SSC CHSL 2024 Salary (Pay Scale)

The salary structure for different posts under the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level exam is given below:

Post NamePay ScaleSalary
LDC/ JSAPay Level 2Rs. 19,900-63,200
PA/ SAPay Level 4Rs. 19,900-63,200
DEOPay Level 4 & 5Rs. 25,500-81,100 (Level 4)
Rs. 29,200-92,300 (Level 5)
DEO Grade ‘A’ Pay Level 4Rs. 25,500-81,100

SSC CHSL Salary Structure- Click to Check

SSC CHSL Salary after 7th pay commission

SSC has modified the SSC CHSL Salary Structure for all the Posts after the 7th Pay Commission. SSC CHSL Salary structure after the implementation of the 7th Pay Commission is given below:

Post Name Basic Pay HRA TA Gross Salary In  Hand City 
DEO 25500 6120 3600 35220 31045 
25500 4080 1800 31380 27205 
25500 2040 1800 29340 25165 
LDC 19900 4776 1350 26026 22411 
Court Clerk 19900 3184 900 23984 20369 
PA/SA 19900 1592 900 22392 18777 

SSC CHSL Previous Year Question Paper PDFs

SSC CHSL 2024 Admit Card

Every candidate who registers for SSC CHSL Exam 2024 within the stipulated time will be assigned an e-admit card/hall ticket/call letter that can be downloaded from the official website of SSC. The admit card for the CHSL Tier-1 exam will be released first followed by the admit card of the CHSL Tier-2 exam (administered to only those candidates who qualify for the Tier 1 exam). More information and the download link for the admit card will be displayed post the release of the official notification for SSC CHSL 2024. Candidates are advised to keep checking this page for updates.

SSC CHSL 2024 Result

SSC CHSL Sarkari Result will be declared after the examination for different Tiers of the SSC CHSL 2024 exam has been conducted. All candidates can check their SSC CHSL Result & Marks by clicking on the link mentioned below:

SSC CHSL 2024 Cut Off

To get an insight into the SSC CHSL Cut-Off, we must have an idea about previous years' cut-offs. Have a look at the cut-off for SSC CHSL Tier I Exam 2021:

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Cut Off 2023
CategoryLDC/JSACAG & DCAOther Posts
UR153.91142 169.92585 169.28877
SC136.41166 157.67965 157.32139  
ST124.52592  --168.77506
OBC152.26953 169.92585154.58030
EWS151.09782 --169.28877
ESM 102.47651--126.84662
OH 132.44172----
HH 94.08797--115.87954
VH 132.21752----
PwD – Other 115.27865----

Click Here to View SSC CHSL Previous Year's Cut-Off

SSC Exam Calendar 2024 Out- Click Here


Ans. As per SSC Calendar 2024, SSC CHSL 2024 Tier-1 exam has been organised for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th July 2024.

Ans. Yes, the official SSC CHSL Notification 2024 has been released on 8th April 2024.

Ans. No, There is no sectional timing in SSC CHSL Exam. The total duration of Tier-I exam is 60 minutes.

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking for wrong answers in Tier-I of SSC CHSL. 1/4th of the total marks will be deducted for the question marked wrong by the candidate.

Ans. Yes, All tests are bilingual, i.e. available in both English and Hindi except the English Language.

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