SSC CHSL 2024: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) released the SSC CHSL notification 2024 on April 8, 2024, on the official website- to fill 3,712 vacancies.The SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level) exam is an important gateway for individuals seeking entry-level positions in various government departments and ministries. It is conducted annually by the Staff Selection Commission of India to recruit candidates for positions such as Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, and Court Clerk.

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 Assistants / Clerks 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 Notification 2024 Out

SSC CHSL Notification 2024 has been released on 8th April 2024 to recruit 3712 vacancies for Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) and Data Entry Operator(DEO). 


Activity Dates
Detailed Notification Release Date 8th April 2024
Registration Process Starts 8th April 2024
Last Date to Apply for SSC CHSL 7th May 2024 (11 pm)
Last Date for Online Fee Payment 8th May 2024 (11 pm)
Application Form Correction 10th and 11th May 2024 (11 pm)
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam 1st to 12th July 2024
SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam To be notified


SSC CHSL 2024 Application Fee

  • The required application fee for the General Category for SSC CHSL 2024 is Rs. 100/
  • Exemption: No feeis required to be paid by female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates.
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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:

SSC CHSL Nationality

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 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:

SSC CHSL 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 Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online)
Tier – II Objective 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.
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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
Section Subjects No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence 25 50 60 minutes (80 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribe)
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
4 English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
Total 100 200


The SSC CHSL exam is conducted to recruit candidates for the following posts:

  1. LDC – Lower Division Clerk
  2. JSA – Junior Secretarial Assistant
  3. Postal Assistant (PA)
  4. Sorting Assistant (SA)
  5. Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  6. DEO (Grade A)


SSC CHSL 2024 Exam Highlights

The details regarding the SSC CHSL 2024 exam are summarised below.

Exam Particulars Details
Exam Name SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level)
Conducting Body SSC
Exam Level National
Vacancies 3,712 (2024)
No. of Candidates Applied (in 2018) 29.68 lakh
No. of Candidates Appeared (in 2018) 13.17 lakh
Exam Frequency Once a year
Exam Mode Tier-I: Online (Objective – Multiple Choice)

Tier-II: Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section-III

Exam Duration Tier-I: 60 minutes (100 questions, 200 marks)


Session-I (2 hours and 15 minutes)

Session-II, Part A: Skill Test for DEO (15 Minutes)
Session II, Part B: Typing Test for LDC/ JSA (10 Minutes)

Negative Marking Yes (0.50 for each incorrect answer marked) for Tier I

Negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section-II, and Module-I of Section-III in Tier II

Exam Purpose Selection of candidates for posts of LDC, JSA, PA, SA and DEO
Exam Language English and Hindi
No. of Test Cities over 100 Cities
Official Website
Exam Helpdesk No. 011-24361359


Preparing for SSC CHSL requires dedication, thorough understanding of concepts, and regular practice. Here are some tips for success:

  1. Understand the Exam Pattern: Familiarize yourself with the exam pattern and syllabus. Understand the weightage of each section and focus your preparation accordingly.
  2. Practice Regularly: Regular practice is key to success in SSC CHSL. Solve previous years’ question papers and take mock tests to improve your speed and accuracy.
  3. Improve Language Skills: Since Tier-II includes writing tasks, work on improving your language skills, especially in English. Read newspapers, books, and articles regularly to enhance your vocabulary and writing abilities.
  4. Work on Time Management: Time management is crucial during the examination. Practice solving questions within the stipulated time to improve your speed.
  5. Stay Updated with Current Affairs: General Awareness is an important section in Tier-I. Stay updated with current affairs, including national and international events, sports, awards, and important appointments.
  6. Seek Guidance: If needed, seek guidance from experienced mentors or join coaching institutes to get expert guidance on exam preparation strategies.
  7. Stay Calm and Confident: Maintain a positive attitude and stay calm during the examination. Confidence in your preparation will help you perform better.

Remember, success in SSC CHSL requires consistent effort and dedication. Stay focused, practice diligently, and believe in yourself to ace the exam.


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