SSC CHSL Exam Date 2022 Schedule: Eligibility, Application, Cutoff

The Staff Selection Commission administers the SSC CHSL (10+2) exam to choose students with a Higher Secondary education for positions in the Indian government’s many departments and offices. SSC fills thousands of openings in government departments each year through the SSC CHSL Exam, which attracts lakhs of people. The SSC CHSL will be held to recruit eligible candidates in various government departments, offices, and ministries for various positions such as Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistants (PA), Sorting Assistants (SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Data Entry Operator Grade A).

Every year, the Staff Selection Commission holds the SSC CHSL exam for recruitment to various Ministries, Departments, and Organizations of the Indian Government. The Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) Exam is held by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) for the recruitment of various positions such as:

  • Postal Assistants(PA)/ Sorting Assistants(SA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  • Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  • Data Entry Operator (Grade A)

On February 1, 2022, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) issued an official notification for the SSC CHSL 2022 exam for the positions of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), and Data Entry Operator (DEO). The Official Recruitment Notification has been released in PDF format, thus all candidates are recommended to download the Official Notification SSC CHSL 2022 Recruitment by clicking on the link provided below.

Important Details on SSC CHSL 2022

These are some important dates one should definitely keep in mind.

Details on SSC Exam Calendar 2022

Every year, the SSC organises different national examinations, providing lakhs of candidates with the opportunity to apply for government job positions. According to the most recent exam SSC Exam Calendar 2022, SSC CGL Notification 2021-22 will be announced on December 23, 2021, followed by SSC CHSL 2021-22 on February 1, 2022, and a slew of other SSC Exams. The preliminary exam dates for all SSC Exams, as well as the SSC Calendar 2022, have been announced on the SSC official website, Candidates who are looking for SSC Exam Dates can bookmark this page so that they can be alerted when the precise SSC Exam Dates 2022 are released.

If you’re studying for the SSC Exams, bookmark this website so you don’t miss any important dates.

Latest Notification for SSC Calendar 2022

On the 17th of December 2021, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) issued provisional notice release dates for several examinations to be held in the financial year 2022 on the SSC official website,, along with the SSC exam Calendar 2022. The online registration process for all SSC Exam 2022 takes around a month from the date of notification issuance, and the dates are listed below according to the SSC Calendar for the year 2022.

SSC Calendar 2022- Exam Dates

Check these exam days you should keep in mind.

Name Of The ExamNotification Release DateOnline Registration
SSC CGL 2021-2223rd December 202223rd December 2021 to 23rd January 2022
SSC CHSL 2021-2201st February 202201st February to 07th March 2022
SSC MTS 2021-2222nd February 202222nd February to 30th April 2022
SSC Selection Post phase 10 2021-2210th May 202210th May to 09th June 2022
Head Constable (Ministerial) in Delhi Police-202217th May 202217th May to 16th June 2022
Constable (Driver) in Delhi Police Examination-202227th June 202227th June to 26th July 2022
Head Constable (AWO/TPO) in Delhi Police-202204th July 202204th July to 03rd August 2022
SSC CPO 2021-22 14th August 202214th August to 13th September 2022
Junior Hindi, Junior and Senior Hindi Translator 202122nd August 202222nd August to 21st September 2022
Scientific Assistant in IMD Examination, 202229th August 202229th August to 28th September 2022
Recruitment of MTS (Civilian) in Delhi Police Examination- 202211th October 202211th October to 15th November 2022
SSC JE 2021-22 Notification28th November 202228th November to 27th December 2022
SSC Stenographer 2021-22 Notification05th December 202205th December to 21st December 2022
SSC Delhi Police Constable 202209th January 202309th January to 12th February 2023
SSC GD Constable 2022 22nd February 202322nd February to 31st March 2023

SSC CHSL 2022: Important Dates

Some very important dates you should keep in mind are listed below.

SSC CHSL 2022 Notification01st February 2022
SSC CHSL Registration Process01st February 2022
Last Date to Apply for SSC CHSL 202207th March 2022
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Admit Card April/May 2022
SSC CHSL Exam Date 2022 (Tier-1)May 2022
SSC CHSL Provisional Answer Key
Raise Objection 
SSC CHSL Result for Tier-1 
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Final Answer Key
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Marks
SSC CHSL Tier-2 Admit Card 2022
SSC CHSL Exam Date 2022 (Tier-2)

2022 SSC CHSL Recruitment

Lower Division Clerk, Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, and Data Entry Operator are among the positions covered by the SSC CHSL (10+2) exam. A computer-based test, descriptive paper, skill test, or typing test will be used by the SSC to select and recommend candidates for Assistants / Clerks positions. The SSC CHSL test is divided into three stages (Tiers). The first is an online exam, while the second and third are offline exams. The entire registration and communication process takes place on the SSC CHSL official website. Before getting picked, candidates must pass each stage of the SSC CHSL exam in order to advance to the next. For all SSC exams, the SSC Calendar 2022 has been issued.

Online Application for SSC CHSL 2022

With the issuance of the exam announcement on February 1, 2022, the online application process for the SSC CHSL 2022 exam began. The deadline to apply for the SSC CHSL 2022 Exam is March 7, 2022. Click on the link below for additional information about SSC CHSL Apply Online.

Application Fee for SSC CHSL 2022

• Rs. 100/- is the application fee for SSC CHSL 2022.

• Female, SC, ST, Physically Handicapped, and Ex-Servicemen candidates are exempt from paying a fee.

• Only SBI should be used to pay the application fee, which can be done via challan, SBI Net Banking, or any other bank’s credit/debit card. The Challan form will be created on the internet.

• After completing Part-1 registration, the candidate should print a challan created online to pay a fee in cash. Continue with Part-2 registration after depositing the required fee at any SBI branch.

• After completing part-1 registration, candidates who wish to pay online can proceed to part-2 registration. To proceed to Part-2 registration, the candidate must provide their registration number and date of birth.

Vacancy in SSC CHSL 2022

The complete number of positions available for the SSC CHSL 2022 exam has yet to be announced. Soon, the SSC will issue a notice for the SSC CHSL 2022  vacancy. SSC announced 4893 vacancies last year. The following are the job openings by post:

SSC CHSL Last Year Vacancy (2019-20)

Post NameVacancy
LDC/ JSA1269 Vacancies
PA/ SA3598 Vacancies
DEO26 Vacancies
Total4893 Vacancies

SSC CHSL Last Year Vacancy (2018-19)

Post NameVacancy
LDC/ JSA1865 Vacancies
PA/ SA3730 Vacancies
DEO54 Vacancies
Total5649 Vacancies 

Eligibility Criteria for SSC CHSL 2022

In order to be eligible for the SSC CHSL 2022, a candidate must meet three crucial criteria. The three parameters are as follows:

  1. Citizenship: A candidate must be a citizen of one of the following countries:

(a) a citizen of India, or (b) a subject of Nepal, or (c) a subject of Bhutan, or (d) a Tibetan refugee who came to India with the intention of permanently settling in India before the 1st January 1962, 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,

2.Age Restriction (as of 01/01/2022): As of 01/01/2022, the age limit for the positions is 18-27 years (i.e. Candidates born not before 01-01-1995 and not later than 01-01-2004). The following are the top age limits that can be relaxed for certain categories:

Code No.Category Permissible age relaxation beyond the upper age limit
01SC/ ST5 years
02OBC3 years
03 Persons with Disabilities
10 years
04 PwD + OBC13 years
05PwD + SC/ ST15 years
06Ex-Servicemen03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
07Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989. 5 years
08Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. 3 years
09Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST). 8 years
10Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications. Up to 40 years of age 
11Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications (SC/ ST). Up to 45 years of age
12Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. Up to 35 years of age 
13Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST). Up to 40 years of age
  1. Educational Qualifications (as of the 7th of March, 2022):

If you are applying for a position as an LDC/JSA, PA/SA, or DEO (except for DEOs in C&AG), you must have completed the 12th Standard or an equivalent examination from a recognised Board or University before applying.
A 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognised Board or equivalent is required for the position of Data Entry Operator (DEO) in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG).

SSC CHSL 2022 Exam Pattern

For various posts, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has begun administering the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) in three levels:

Tier – IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)
Tier – IIDescriptive Paper in English/HindiPen and Paper mode
Tier – IIISkill Test/Computer Proficiency TestWherever Applicable

It’s crucial to keep track of changes in the test structure and syllabus before starting your SSC CHSL preparation. The following are the changes to the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022:

• SSC CHSL 2022 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 III will remain the same.

• No Sectional Cut off.

There are three phases that a candidate must pass through in order to be considered for various positions in government offices.

  1. The SSC CHSL Tier I Exam is a multiple-choice, objective exam.
  2. The descriptive paper in English/Hindi is part of the Tier II exam.

3.The Computer Proficiency Test is Tier III.

Check out the table below for a quick overview of the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern (for each tier)

Check the SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern & Syllabus

SectionSubjectNo of QuestionsMax MarksExam Duration
1General Intelligence2550
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)255060 minutes (80 Minutes for PWD candidates)
4English Language (Basic Knowledge)2550
Please keep in mind that Tier 1 takes a total of 60 minutes for all candidates. For PwD applicants, however, this time is extended to 80 minutes.

English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt 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 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: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.

Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work.

Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.

Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.

Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.

Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2 𝜃 + Cos2 𝜃=1 etc.,

Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

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 pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research

Note: Check these important points below.

• The SSC CHSL 2022 Tier 1 Exam has negative marking. Giving the incorrect response to a question will result in a 0.5 mark penalty in all sections.

• Candidates with visual impairments have 75 minutes to complete the exam.

Check the SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Tier-II of the SSC CHSL is a descriptive test. Candidates must qualify for Tier-II in order to be evaluated on their writing skills in English/Hindi. This written exam consists of a 200-250 word essay and a 150-200 word letter or application. In the SSC CHSL Tier-II examination, a candidate must obtain a minimum score of 33%.

For candidates who are visually impaired or have cerebral palsy, the total time required is 80 minutes.

Check the Syllabus here

This is a descriptive exam that is designed to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier-II would be included for preparing merit. The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letters and Applications.

SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam Pattern

Tier III of the SSC CHSL 2022 consists of a series of skill exams that must be passed in order to be considered for various government jobs. These include typing tests, for which a candidate must have a typing speed of 30wpm (Hindi Medium) or 35wpm (English Medium) (English Medium). The test will last 15 minutes. Thirty minutes will be offered for visually handicapped (40 percent disability). After the typing exam, a merit list will be created.

A government job seeker should be aware of the key facts about the SSC CHSL test pattern, which allows them to assess the exam’s difficulty level and create checklists for larger topics to cover and leave out. An applicant who wants to do well in the exam should familiarise himself with the exam pattern. The basic items to know are the marking method, the sort of questions, and the quantity of questions.

Salary for SSC CHSL 2022 (Pay Scale)

The following is the wage structure for various roles in the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level exam:

Post NamePay Scale
LDC/ JSAPay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs.1900 (pre-revised)
PA/ SAPay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
DEOPay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
DEO Grade ‘A’ Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200), Grade Pay: Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)

Salary for SSC CHSL Following the 7th Pay Commission

After the 7th Pay Commission, SSC changed the SSC CHSL Salary Structure for all positions. The following is the SSC CHSL salary structure following the adoption of the 7th Pay Commission:

Post Name Basic Pay HRA TA Gross Salary In  Hand City 
DEO 25500
LDC 19900 4776 1350 26026 22411 X
Court Clerk 19900 3184 90023984 20369 X
PA/SA 19900 90022392 18777 X

Admit Card for SSC CHSL 2022

Every applicant who registers for the SSC CHSL Exam 2022 within the deadline will be issued an e-admit card, hall ticket, or call letter, which may be accessed from the SSC’s official website. The CHSL Tier-1 test admit card will be released first, followed by the CHSL Tier-2 exam admit card (administered to only those candidates who qualify for the Tier 1 exam).

Check here the Cutoff for SSC CHSL 2022

To understand the SSC CHSL 2022 Cut-Off, we must first understand past years’ cut-offs. Take a peek at the SSC CHSL Tier I Exam 2021 cut-off:

SSC CHSL 2021 Tier- 1 Cut-Off:

Check the table below to know the T1 cutoff.

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Cut Off 2021
Category Cut off Marks
PwD – Other51.12050

Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)

These are the most important questions gathered by our experts to make sure that we can resolve your query as soon as possible.

Q1. What is the exam date of SSC CHSL 2022 exam?

Ans. SSC CHSL 2022 Tier-I exam will be conducted in May 2022.

Q2. When the official notification of SSC CHSL 2022 exam be released?

Ans. The official notification for SSC CHSL 2022 exam has been released 01st February 2022

Q3. When can I apply for SSC CHSL 2022 Exam?

Ans. All candidates can apply online for SSC CHSL 2022 Exam from 01st February to 07th March 2022 at the official website of of SSC i.e. /

Q4. What is the last date to apply online for SSC CHSL 2022 Exam?

Ans. The last date to apply online for SSC CHSL 2022 Exam is 07th March 2022.

Q5. The last date to apply online for SSC CHSL 2022 Exam is 07th March 2022.

Ans. The last date to apply online for SSC CHSL 2022 Exam is 07th March 2022.

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