Staff Selection Commission (SSC) released the detailed notification for Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) 2020 today, on December 3, 2019, at 8:30 pm. It may be noted that registration has already started. In a first, the commission had activated apply online link for SSC CHSL before releasing the full notification.
Interested and eligible candidates can apply online at ssc.nic.in until January 10, 2020. The last date for receipt of applications is January 10, 2020 11:59 pm. Last date for making online fee payment is January 12, 2020 11:59 pm, which is also the deadline for generating offline challan. Payment through challan can be made during working hours of the bank until January 14, 2020.
The commission will conduct SSC CHSL 2020 tier 1 from March 16 to 27, 2020, and tier 2 on June 28, 2020. Both dates were mentioned in the yearly calendar.
This exam is intended to recruit candidates to four different positions. They are lower division clerk (LDC)/ junior secretariat assistant (JSA) in the pay level-2 (Rs.19,900-63,200). Then postal assistant (PA)/ sorting assistant (SA) in pay level-4 (Rs. 25,500-81,100). In addition, data entry operator (DEO) which is in pay level-4 (Rs. 25,500-81,100) and data entry operator, grade a in pay level-4 (Rs. 25,500-81,100).
Candidates with a class 12th pass qualification can apply for the combined higher secondary level exam. However for DEO in CAG post, one should have passed 12th in science stream with mathematics as a subject.
To apply, candidates need to go to ssc.nic.in to first register, and then apply. Application fees are Rs 100. Though the same is exempt for women, SC, ST, PWD, ex-servicemen. It may be noted that while applications have to be submitted at ssc.nic.in, admit cards will be released through the official websites of the regional offices of SSC.
Selection will be on the basis of tier 1, 2, and 3. Tier 1 will be a computer based test of 1 hour with 100 questions of 200 marks. Then tier 2 shall be a descriptive test of 100 marks in pen and paper mode. Tier 3 in the end will be a skill test, typing test.
With regards to the selection process, it is relevant to note that a new government jobs CET has been proposed by the DoPT. If that is implemented, the exams like SSC CHSL shall cease to exist, and instead there will be a common entrance test for railways, SSC, IBPS banking jobs as well.
Recently the commission closed the online apply process for SSC CGL, in which candidates had complained of server issues on the last day. In this regard, for CGL, and now for CHSL also, the commission says “candidates are advised in their own interest to submit online applications much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date to avoid the possibility of disconnection/ inability or failure to login to the SSC website on account of heavy load on the website during the closing days.”