SSC CHSL 2022: Application Form, Syllabus, Exam, Pattern

SSC CHSL Application Form 2022 has been released on the official website of the Staff Selection Commission. Interested candidates can apply online for the CHSL exam, and its last date is 7th March 2022. A Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam allows 12th pass candidates to apply for various clerical posts. Today in this article, we will mention SSC CHSL 2022 Exam Pattern, Application Form, Selection Process, Syllabus, Important Dates etc.

Staff Selection Commission conducts CHSL exam for the recruitment of Lower Division Clerk, Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant, Data Entry Operator and more for various government offices/departments. The CHSL Examination is conducted in two phases, Tier-I and Tier-II.

The application form must be submitted online before the last date through the website of SSC. SSC CHSL 2022 exam fee will be free for women and other SC/ST/PWD candidates.

SSC CHSL 2022 Important Dates

The important dates for SSC CHSL 2022 are given below, which are as follows.

Starting date for submission of application
01 February 2022
Closing date for submission of application
07 March 2022
Last date for making the online fee payment
08 March 2022
Last date for the generation of the offline e-challan
09 March 2022
Last date for payment through e-challan
10 March 2022
Application form correction date
11 March 2022
Computer-Based Tier-I Exam Dates
24 May 2022 to 10 June 2022
Computer-Based SSC CHSL Tier-II
To be updated later
Skill Test (Tier-III)
To be updated later

SSC CHSL Educational Qualification

Candidates should have passed the 12th class or equivalent examination from a recognized Board for the following posts.

  • Lower Division Clerk
  • Junior Secretariat Assistant
  • Postal Assistant
  • Sorting Assistant
  • Data Entry Operator

Check here- SSC CGL Syllabus

For Data Entry Operator (DEO Grade ‘A’) in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th class pass in Science stream with Mathematics as one of the subjects from a recognized Board or equivalent.

SSC CHSL 2022 Application Form

SSC CHSL 2022 Exam Pattern

The CHSL examination will consist of Computer Based Examination that will be Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III. Qualified candidates of the Tier-I and Tier-II exams will be eligible for the skill test, i.e. Tier-III. The Tier-I exam will consist of objective type, multiple-choice questions only. The question paper will be in English and Hindi.

  • Tier-I
  • Tier-II
  • Tier-III (Skill Test)
Exam Pattern:
No of Questions
Maximum Marks
English Language
(Basic Knowledge)

General Intelligence

Quantitative Aptitude
(Basic Arithmetic Skill)

General Awareness

1 hour

Negative Marking: There will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.


The Tier-II question paper will have to be written either in Hindi or English. The question paper will be a descriptive paper of 100 marks in ‘pen and paper mode’. It will consist of writing an essay/letter/application/precis etc, and the minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II will be 33%.

SSC CHSL Tier-III (Skill Test):

Skill test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators. No candidate is exempted from appearing in the skill test. The medium of typing test will be Hindi or English. Candidates have to opt for the medium of Typing Test (i.e. Hindi or English) in the online application form.

For more details, check here.

Official website: Here

SSC CHSL 2022 Syllabus

Following is the Syllabus for SSC CHSL 2022 exam:

English LanguageSpot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/
Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelt 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 IntelligenceIt would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal types.
The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy,
Symbolic operations, Venn Diagrams, Trends,
Figural Analogy, Space Orientation,
Semantic Classification, Symbolic/ Number Analogy,
Symbolic/ Number Classification,
Figural, Classification, Drawing inferences,
Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding,
Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Number Series,
Embedded figures, Figural Series, Semantic Series,
Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building,
Social Intelligence, Problem Solving,
Coding and de-coding, Numerical Operations
Quantitative AptitudeNumber system, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Geometry
Algebra, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Statistical Charts
General AwarenessThe environment and its application to society,
Knowledge of current events and such matters of everyday
observation and experience in their scientific aspect,
India and its neighbouring countries especially in History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

Check here – SSC CGL Application Form

Examination Fee:

The examination fee for the general category will be Rs 100/-. It will be free for women and SC/ST and PWD candidates.

Age Limit:

The age limit for all posts is 18-27 years. Also, there is age relaxation for SC/ST/OBC and PWD categories.

SSC CHSL Salary:
Post Name
Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
Rs 19,900/- to Rs 63,200/-
Postal Assistant (PA)
Sorting Assistant (SA)
Rs 25,500/- to Rs 81,100/-
Data Entry Operator (DEO)
Rs 25,500/- to Rs 81,100/-
Data Entry Operator (Grade-A)
Rs 25,500/- to Rs 81,100/-

SSC CHSL Selection Process

Candidates will be shortlisted for Tier-II Exam based on their performance in the Tier-I Examination. The candidates’ normalised marks will be used to determine their merit and for final selection.

Similarly, candidates will be shortlisted for Tier-III Examination based on their performance in Tier-I + Tier-II subject to a minimum of 33% marks in the Tier-II Examination. Tier-III Examination, i.e. Skill Test/ Typing Test, is qualifying in nature.

Skill Test in Tier-III for DEO is mandatory for all eligible candidates. Therefore, they will be shortlisted for appearing in Document Verification based on their performance in Tier-I + Tier-II subject to qualifying in the skill test as per the qualifying standards prescribed by the Commission.

How To Apply for SSC CHSL?

The application online mode only on the website of SSC, i.e. Applicants must complete the one-time registration process to submit the online application form.

  • Complete the registration process with personal details like name, gender, father’s name, mobile number, email id etc.
  • The apply here a link will appear on the home page. Click on the link and fill up the application form.
  • In the online application form, candidates must upload the scanned colour passport size photograph in JPEG format (20 kb to 50 kb).
  • The photograph should not be older than three months from the date of publication of the notice of examination.
  • The photograph should be without cap glasses, and both ears should be visible.
  • Before submitting the online application, candidates must check that they have filled in the correct details in each field of the form.
  • The application fee can be paid online by using BHIM UPI, Net Banking or Visa, MasterCard, Maestro, Rupay Credit or Debit cards or by generating SBI Challan in cash SBI branches.
Q: What is the last date for submitting the application form for the SSC CHSL exam?

A: The last date for submitting the application form is 7 March 2022.

Q: What is the age limit for SSC CHSL 2022 exam?

A: The age limit for SSC CHSL 2022 is 18 to 27 years.

Q: Can 12th pass candidates apply for the SSC CHSL exam?

A: Yes, a 12th pass candidate can apply for the SSC CHSL exam.

Q: Is SSC CHSL a government job?

A: CHSL exam is conducted to recruit Lower Division Clerk/Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators for various Ministries/Departments/Offices of the Government of India.

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