Staff Selection Commission released the official notification for conducting the Combined Higher Secondary Level 2020 examination on November 06, 2020. The Commission will conduct the first stage of the three-tier exam from April 12 to 27, 2021 as an objective type Computer Based Test. Currently, the online registration and application process is ongoing at ssc.nic.in. Eligible and intending candidates can apply online till the last date i.e. December 15, 2020. However, the Commission has requested candidates not to wait till the last date in the latest notice to avoid the possibility of disconnection/inability of login on the website due to heavy traffic during the last few days.
The registration and application process is active from November 06 to December 15, 2020. Those who intend to pay the fee online will be able to do so till December 17, 2020. On the other hand, those who intend to pay the fee offline can generate the Challan for fee payment till December 19, 2020. The last date of payment of fee using offline Challan at the bank is December 21, 2020. The Tier-I exam is scheduled to be held from April 12 to April 27, 2020, as a Computer Based Test containing the objective type questions only. Candidates must qualify in the Tier-I exam to become eligible to appear in the Tier-II exam for subsequent selection.
The application process is being conducted at the official website of SSC only. Aspiring candidates fulfilling the eligibility conditions have to complete the One Time Registration at first in order to apply. Upon visiting the website, candidates have to click on the “Register Now” button in the Login section at the right side of the home page. The registration form must be filled up by providing details of Aadhar number, name, parent’s name, educational qualifications, mobile number, email ID etc. Upon successful, a registration number and password will be generated using which, candidates must login to the website to apply for SSC CHSL 2020.
After logging in to the website, candidates can fill up the application form by clicking on the “Apply” button at the top of the dashboard and then selecting CHSL from the available options. The direct link to apply online for SSC CHSL 2020 can be found under the CHSL option. Candidates have to pay a fee of Rs 100 in order to apply although SC/ST, ESM and Women candidates are exempted from the payment of the fee.
SSC CHSL 2020 question paper carries 200 marks in total, equally distributed across four distinct sections namely General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. Each of the sections will consist of 25 objective type questions carrying 2 marks each. There will also be a negative marking of 0.5 marks per incorrect answer. The question paper will be available in the English and Hindi languages except for the section on English.
The Commission has provided the full details of the indicative syllabus for each section of the Tier-I exam in the detailed advertisement. The English language section will have questions from Spot the Error, Synonyms/Antonyms/Homonyms, Idioms & Phrases, One Word Substitution, Active-Passive Voice, Direct-Indirect Narration, Cloze Test, Comprehension Passage etc. In Quantitative Aptitude, candidates will have to answer questions based on Number Systems, Fundamental Arithmetical Operations, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry and Statistical Charts.
The section on General Intelligence will consist of questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. Some of the main topics include Semantic Analogy, Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Semantic Classifications, Venn Diagrams, Drawing Inferences, Punch-Hole/Pattern Folding & Unfolding, Semantic Series, Embedded Figures, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving etc.
Questions on General Awareness will be based on Current Events, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scenario, General Policy and Scientific research in India among others. Candidates are advised to refer to the detailed advertisement available at the website of the Commission and the direct download link provided above.