SSC CHSL 2022: Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus

SSC CHSL 2022: Application Form, Exam Date, Syllabus

Recruitment for the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk, Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators for various Ministries will be done on the basis of SSC CHSL 2022.  Interested candidates can submit their online application form 1st February 2022. The selection process will comprise of online, offline and skill/ typing tests conducted in three different tiers. Candidates qualifying all the rounds of the selection process will be considered for final appointment.

SSC CHSL 2022 application form is now available from 1st February 2022.

SSC CHSL 2022 Main Highlights

  • After submission of basic information, if the registration process is not completed within 14 days, your data will be deleted from the system.
  • Applications received without the prescribed fee shall not be considered and summarily rejected.
  • Compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates eligible for scribes in all tiers of exam.
  • Candidates selected for appointment are liable to serve anywhere in India.
  • Persons with Disabilities are not eligible for any post in Border Roads Organisation (BRO).
  • Candidates are advised in their own interest to submit online applications much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date.

SSC CHSL 2022 Important Dates

Check below the official dates related to SSC CHSL 2022 exam:

Important Events Dates
Release of online application form 1st February 2022
Last date for application form submission 7th March 2022
Last date for online application fee submission To be announced
Last date for application fee submission via challan To be announced
Issue of admit card To be announced
Date of exam 22nd May 2022
Answer key release date To be announced
Result to be announced To be announced

SSC CHSL 2022 Eligibility Criteria

The candidates aspiring to appear in the SSC CHSL 2022 exam must fulfill the following eligibility criteria:


The candidates must belong to any of the following:

  • Citizen of India
  • Subject of Nepal or Bhutan
  • A Tibetan refugee who came to India before 1st January 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India
  • A person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India

Age limit:

  • The minimum age of the candidates should not be less than 18 years as on 1st August 2023.
  • The maximum age of the candidates should not be more than 27 years as on 1st August 2023.

A relaxation will be provided in the upper age limit as per the following:

Category Age Relaxation
SC/ ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
PWD General candidates- 10 years

OBC candidates- 13 years

SC/ ST candidates- 15 years

Ex-Servicemen 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date
Candidates ordinarily domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 5 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof General/ OBC candidates- 3 years

SC/ ST candidates- 8 years

Central Government Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date of application General/ OBC candidates- Up to 40 years of age

SC/ ST candidates- Up to 45 years of age

Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried General/ OBC candidates- Up to 35 years of age

SC/ ST candidates- Up to 40 years of age

Service Clerks in the last year of their color service in the Armed Forces General/ OBC candidates- Up to 45 years of age

SC/ ST candidates- Up to 50 years of age

Retrenched census employees of the Office of Registrar General of India (considered only for offices under RGI) 3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment and weightage of past service

Academic criteria (1st August 2023):

  • For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): The candidates must have passed their class 12th or equivalent exam from a recognized board or university.
  • For Data Entry Operator (DEO) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): Applicants should have passed their 12th standard with Science and Mathematics as a mandatory subject from a recognized board or equivalent.

Note: Candidates who will acquire the educational qualification and produce documentary evidence in support thereof will also be eligible.

SSC CHSL 2022 Application Form

  • Candidates can fill and submit their online applications by visiting the official website
  • Candidates will first have to register themselves by providing their basic details, contact details and uploading scanned copies of photograph and signature.
  • After successful registration, a registration number and password will be generated using which the candidates will be able to fill their application form.
  • In the application form, the candidates will have to provide their educational details, category details and sign the declaration.
  • A candidate must also indicate the centre(s) in the application form in which he/ she desires to take the examination.
  • Once the application form is filled and submitted, the candidates will have to make payment of application form.
  • The application process will be completed after successful submission of application form and fee.

Application fee

  • The application fee will be Rs. 100/-. Women candidates and those belonging to SC/ ST, PWD and ESM candidates will be exempted from fee payment.
  • Payment of application fee can be done through BHIM UPI, Net Banking, credit card/ debit card or via SBI challan submitted in SBI branches.

SSC CHSL 2022 Exam Pattern

The pattern for SSC CHSL 2022 exam is given below:

For Tier I exam:

  • Duration of exam: 60 minutes
  • Mode of exam: Online
  • Medium of exam: English and Hindi both (expect for English language section)
  • Number of questions: 100
  • Type of question: Objective type
  • Total marks: 200
  • Marking scheme: 2 marks will be awarded for each right answer
  • Negative marking: 0.5 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer
Sections No. of questions Maximum marks
English Language 25 50
General Intelligence 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200

For Tier II exam:

  • Duration of exam: 60 minutes
  • Mode of exam: Offline
  • Medium of exam:: English or Hindi
  • Type of question: Descriptive type
  • Total marks: 100
  • Topics:
Sections No. of words Maximum marks
Essay 200-250 100
Letter/ Application 150-200

Tier III (Skill test/ Typing test):

Skill Test

For Data Entry Operator:

  • Number of key depression given: 2000- 2200
  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Language of test: English

For Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General:

  • Duration: 15 minutes
  • Language of test: English

Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant:

For test in English:

  • Number of key depression given: 10500
  • Speed requirement: 35 w.p.m

For test in Hindi:

  • Number of key depression given: 9000
  • Speed requirement: 30 w.p.m

SSC CHSL 2022 Syllabus

The indicative syllabus for tier I exam is given below:

  • English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Spellings, Idioms & Phrases, One-word substitution, Sentence Improvement, Active/ Passive Voice, Direct/ Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage.
  • General Intelligence: Semantic Analogy, Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Venn Diagrams, Drawing Inferences, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Embedded Figures, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional & Social Intelligence, Word Building, Coding-Decoding, Numerical operations.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: Number Systems, fundamental arithmetical operations, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry and Statistical Charts.
  • General Awareness: Awareness of the environment and its application to society, Knowledge of current events, Questions relating to India and its neighboring countries pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy, and scientific research.

Best Books For SSC CHSL Exam 2022

Book Name Publication
SSC CHSL Combined Higher Secondary Level 15 Practice Sets & Solved Papers 2019 Arihant Publications
SSC COMBINED HIGHER SECONDARY LEVEL (10+2) Examination Upkar Prakashan
SSC CHSL 2020 : Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) level Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Postal/Sorting Assistant Recruitment Exam Your Book Publication
SSC CHSL Question Bank (10+2) Level Exam Clerk Grade (LDC) – 2041 Kiran Prakashan
20 Practice Sets Staff Selection Commission (SSC) 10+2 CHSL (Tier-I) Recruitment Exam JBC Press

SSC CHSL 2022 Admit Card

  • The admit card/ admission certificate for appearing in the CHSL exam will be uploaded on the website of the concerned regional/ sub-regional office of the commission.
  • Candidates should download the admit card and carry it along with a valid identity proof and two passport sized photograph to the exam center.
  • No candidates will be allowed to appear for the exam in absence of any of these documents.
  • Candidates who face any difficulty in downloading their admit card must immediately contact the concerned regional/ sub-regional office.
  • No admit card will be sent to the candidates through post or courier.

SSC CHSL 2022 Result

  • Result of the different tiers will be released and published on the official website.
  • Final merit list will be prepared for the candidates who clear all the rounds of selection process.
  • Separate merit lists will be drawn for the candidates belonging to different categories.
  • The candidates whose names appear in the merit list will then be invited for document verification.

SSC CHSL 2022 Selection Process

  • Candidates will be required to report for the document verification process along with all their important certificates in original.
  • After verification of the documents, the candidates will be allowed to provide preference for their choice.
  • Final selection and allocation of Ministries/ Departments/ Offices will be made on the basis of the performance of candidates in the Tier I & II exam and the choice exercised by them.
  • No change will be possible after the final selection of the candidate is done.

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