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  • Written by Hrushikesh Vyas
  • Last Modified on 25-01-2023
  • Written by Hrushikesh Vyas
  • Last Modified on 25-01-2023

About SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam 2022

About Exam

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the official notification with the schedule for the SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam 2022 on February 01, 2022. SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Tier 1 exam was held from May 24 to June 10, 2022. Candidates who cleared the Tier 1 exam will be eligible to appear for the Tier 2 exam on September 18, 2022.

This exam is conducted to recruit Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant, and Data Entry Operators for various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India. Read this article to know the complete details of the SSC CHSL 2022 Tier-1 exam.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 2022 Exam Overview

The following are the important highlights of the SSC CHSL Recruitment Exam 2022:

Particulars Details
Conducting Body of SSC CHSL Exam Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
SSC CHSL Full Form Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level
Stages of SSC CHSL Exam Tier 1: Computer-Based Test
Tier 2: Descriptive Exam
Tier 3: Typing/ Skill Test
SSC CHSL Tier-wise Total Marks 200 (Tier 1)
100 (Tier 2)
Qualifying in Nature
SSC CHSL Tier-wise Exam Duration 1 Hour (Tier 1)
1 hour (Tier 1)
Educational Qualification Bachelor’s Degree  (any discipline)
Official Website of Conducting Body

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Latest Updates


Aspirants can check all the latest updates about the SSC CHSL Tier-1 exam below:

  • September 8, 2022: The Staff Selection Commission has issued admit cards for the SSC CHSL Tier 2 test for the MPR, KKR, and ER regions.
  • September 5, 2022: SSC CHSL Tier 2 application status 2022 has been released by Eastern Region.
  • August 16, 2022: The final answer key for SSC CHSL Tier 1 was released.
  • February 1, 2022: SSC released the SSC CHSL Notification 2021-22. 

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Notification 2022

Exam Pattern

The official notification for the SSC CHSL examination was released online on February 01, 2022. Candidates who are interested in taking the exam can check the schedule and apply online. After passing all rounds, aspirants will be considered for recruitment.

Applicants planning to appear for the upcoming exam can check the CHSL 2021-22 detailed notification by clicking on the link below:

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Important Dates 2022

Exam Syllabus

Check out the table below for the SSC CHSL 2021-22 exam schedule:

Events SSC CHSL 2022 Dates
SSC CHSL 2022 Notification February 01, 2022
SSC CHSL Registration Process February 01, 2022
Last Date to Apply for SSC CHSL 2022 March 07, 2022
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Admit Card May 12, 2022
SSC CHSL Exam Date 2022 (Tier-1) May 24 to June 10, 2022
SSC CHSL Result for Tier 1 August 04, 2022
SSC CHSL Tier 2 Admit Card 2022 September 08, 2022
SSC CHSL Tier-2 Exam (Descriptive) September 18, 2022

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Vacancy 2022

The number of SSC CHSL 2022 vacancies is expected to exceed 4000 this year. The exact job openings are yet to be announced. The number of openings for the SSC CHSL 2022 exam will be determined by the previous year’s trends.

Post/Year LDC/JSA/JPA PA/SA DEO Overall Vacancies
SSC CHSL 2020-21 Vacancy 1538 3181 7 4726
SSC CHSL 2019 Vacancy 1264 3491 4755
SSC CHSL 2018 Vacancy 1865 3730 54 5649
SSC CHSL 2017 Vacancy 2646 3222 06 5874


SSC CHSL Salary & Job Profile 2022

Study Plan to Maximise Score

Check out the job profile and salary of all the posts from the section below:

SSC CHSL Salary Structure

Candidates who are appearing for SSC CHSL recruitment must know the salary structure of various posts. The details are as follows:

Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

Pay Level-2 (Rs.19,900-63,200)

Postal Assistant (PA)/Sorting Assistant (SA)

Pay Level-4 (Rs. 25,500-81,100)

Data Entry Operator (DEO)

Pay Level-4 (Rs. 25,500-81,100) and Level-5 (Rs. 29,200-92,300)

Data Entry Operator, Grade ‘A’

Pay Level-4 (Rs. 25,500-81,100)

SSC CHSL Job Profile

Candidates who desire to apply for the SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam should check their job profile and the type of career progression they can expect upon passing the exam. The numerous SSC CHSL jobs for the following positions are listed below:

    • Junior Secretariat Assistant
    • Postal Assistant
    • Lower Divisional Clerk
    • Sorting Assistant
    • Data Entry Operator (Pay Level 4 and 5)
    • Data Entry Operator (Grade A)

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Eligibility Criteria 2022

Previous Year Analysis

Aspirants can find the eligibility criteria for the SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam on the basis of age, educational qualification, and relaxations based on their category.

Age Criteria for SSC CHSL 2022

The age limit for the SSC CHSL posts is 18-27 years, i.e., aspirants born not before January 02, 1994, and not later than January 01, 2003, can apply.

Allowable relaxation in the upper age limit for different categories is as mentioned below:

Code No. Category Age relaxation permissible beyond the upper age limit
01 SC/ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 PwD (Unreserved) 10 years
04 PwD (OBC) 13 years
05 PwD (SC/ST) 15 years
06 Ex-Servicemen (ESM) 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date of receipt of the online application.
08 Defence personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. 03 years
09 Defence personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ST). 08 years
10 Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as of closing date for receipt of online applications. Up to 40 years of age
11 Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years of regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications (SC/ST) Up to 45 years of age
12 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried Up to 35 years of age
13 Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST). Up to 40 years of age

SSC CHSL Education Qualification

  • For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, and DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): Aspirants must have passed the 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
  • For Data Entry Operator (DEO Grade ‘A’) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science branch with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized board.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Application Form 2022

The SSC CHSL application form was available online on the official websites- The Staff Selection Commission activated the application window for the SSC CHSL from February 1 to March 7, 2022. Candidates aspiring for the above-mentioned positions in government departments successfully applied for the recruitment exam.

How to Apply for SSC CHSL 2022?

Many candidates struggle to understand the application process for the SSC CHSL 2022 exam; hence we have listed the steps below:

  • Go to the official website of SSC –
  • From the drop-down menu on the left side, select “Apply.”
  • Choose “CHSL” and the active application form. On the page, candidates will find some general directions; read them carefully and make sure to follow them.
  • Then, enter the required information.
  • After completing the first section of the application form, candidates must pay the application fee, if required. They can pay the fees using any online or offline means.
  • Finally, complete the second section of the application form and upload a scanned copy of the relevant documents. Before uploading, ensure that all documents are clear and accurate, as applications with blurred or unclear paperwork will be denied.
  • Submit the application form once all of the details have been filled in and checked.
  • Download and print the application form for future reference.

SSC CHSL Application Fees

The following is the fee for the SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam:

Category SSC CHSL Registration Fees
General/BC Male INR 100
Female/SC/ ST/Ex-servicemen Exempted

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Centre 2022

Check the table below for the SSC CHSL 2022 exam centres and addresses of regional offices:

Examination Centres & Centre Code SSC Region and States/ UTs Under Jurisdiction of Region Address of Regional Offices/ Website
Bhagalpur(3201), Darbhanga (3202), Muzaffarpur(3205), Patna(3206), Purnea (3209), Agra(3001), Bareilly(3005), Gorakhpur(3007), Jhansi (3008), Kanpur(3009), Lucknow(3010), Meerut(3011), Prayagraj(3003), Varanasi(3013) Central Region (CR)/ Bihar and Uttar Pradesh Regional Director (CR), Staff Selection Commission, 34-A, Mahatma Gandhi Marg, Civil lines, Kendriya Sadan, Prayagraj – 211001. (
Port Blair (4802), Ranchi(4205), Balasore(4601), Berhampore(Odisha) (4602), Bhubaneshwar(4604), Cuttack(4605), Dhenkenal (4611), Rourkela(4610), Sambalpur(4609), Gangtok(4001), Hooghly (4418), Kolkata(4410), Siliguri(4415). Eastern Region (ER)/ Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Jharkhand, Odisha, Sikkim, and West Bengal Regional Director (ER), Staff Selection Commission, 1st MSO Building,8th Floor, 234/4, Acharya Jagadish Chandra BoseRoad, Kolkata, West Bengal-700020
Kavaratti(9401), Belagavi (9002), Bengaluru (9001), Hubballi (9011), Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) (9005), Mangaluru (9008), Mysuru (9009), Shivamogga (9010), Udupi (9012). Ernakulam (9213), Kannur (9202), Kollam (9210), Kottayam (9205), Kozhikode (9206), Thrissur (9212), Thiruvananthapuram (9211). Karnataka, Kerala Region (KKR)/ Lakshadweep, Karnataka, and Kerala Regional Director (KKR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, “E” Wing, Kendriya Sadan, Koramangala, Bengaluru, Karnataka-560034 (
Bilaspur(6202), Raipur(6204), Durg-Bhilai(6205), Bhopal(6001), Gwalior(6005), Indore(6006), Jabalpur(6007), Satna(6014), Sagar(6015), Ujjain (6016), Madhya Pradesh Sub-Region (MPR)/ Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh Dy. Director (MPR), Staff Selection Commission, 5th Floor, Investment Building, LIC Campus-2, Pandri, Raipur Chhattisgarh-492004 (
Itanagar(5001), Dibrugarh(5102), Guwahati(Dispur)(5105), Jorhat(5107), Silchar(5111), Imphal(5501), Churachandpur(5502), Ukhrul (5503),Shillong(5401), Aizawl(5701), Kohima(5302), Agartala(5601). North Eastern Region (NER)/ Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, and Tripura. Regional Director (NER), Staff Selection Commission, Housefed Complex, Last Gate, BeltolaBasistha Road, P. O. Assam Sachivalaya, Dispur, Guwahati, Assam781006 (
Delhi(2201), Ajmer(2401), Alwar(2402), Bharatpur(2403), Bikaner(2404), Jaipur(2405), Jodhpur(2406), Kota(2407), Sriganganagar(2408), Udaipur(2409), Sikar (2411), Dehradun(2002), Haldwani(2003), Haridwar(2005), Roorkee (2006). Northern Region (NR)/ Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand Regional Director (NR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 12, CGO Complex, Lodhi Road, New Delhi-110003
Chandigarh (1601), Hamirpur(1202), Shimla(1203), Jammu(1004), Samba (1010), Srinagar(J&K)(1007), Leh(1005), Amritsar (1404), Jalandhar(1402), Ludhiana(1405). North Western Sub-Region (NWR)/ Chandigarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Punjab Dy. Director (NWR), Staff Selection Commission, Block No. 3, Ground Floor, Kendriya Sadan, Sector-9, Chandigarh160009 (
Chirala(8011), Guntur(8001), Kakinada (8009), Kurnool(8003), Nellore (8010), Rajahmundry(8004), Tirupati(8006), Vizianagaram(8012), Vijayawada(8008), Visakhapatnam(8007), Puducherry(8401), Chennai(8201), Coimbatore(8202), Madurai(8204), Salem(8205), Tiruchirapalli(8206), Tirunelveli(8207), Vellore (8208), Hyderabad(8601), Karimnagar (8604), Warangal(8603). Southern Region (SR)/ Andhra Pradesh, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu, and Telangana Regional Director (SR), Staff Selection Commission, 2nd Floor, EVK Sampath Building, DPI Campus, College Road, Chennai, Tamil Nadu-600006 (
Panaji(7801), Ahmedabad(7001), Anand(7011), Gandhinagar(7012), Mehsana(7013), Rajkot(7006),Surat(7007), Vadodara(7002), Amravati(7201), Aurangabad(7202), Jalgaon(7214), Kolhapur(7203), Mumbai(7204), Nagpur(7205), Nanded (7206), Nashik(7207), Pune(7208). Western Region (WR)/ Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Goa, Gujarat, and Maharashtra Regional Director (WR), Staff Selection Commission, 1st Floor, South Wing, Pratishtha Bhawan, 101, Maharshi Karve Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra-400020 (

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam Pattern 2022

About Exam

Applicants must go through the SSC CHSL Recruitment Process 2022 before moving to the detailed Tier 1 exam pattern.

SSC CHSL Selection Process

The SSC CHSL selection process will consist of 3 stages:

  • Computer-Based Examination (Tier-1)
  • Descriptive Paper (Tier-2)
  • Skill Test/Typing Test (Tier-3)

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2022

This is an online test with four sections of objective questions in the CHSL Tier 1 exam. Except for the English Language section, the question paper will be set in both English and Hindi. The exam Pattern of SSC CHSL Tier 1 is tabulated below:

Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks
English Language 25 50
General Intelligence 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus 2022

Eligibility Criteria

The SSC CHSL Tier-1 Syllabus is divided into the following four sections:

  • English: Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Fill in the blanks, Para jumbles, One Word Substitution, etc.
  • General Intelligence and Reasoning: Alphanumeric Series, Coded Inequalities, Seating Arrangement, Venn Diagram, Blood Relations, etc.
  • Quantitative Ability: BODMAS, Profit and Loss, Time and Distance, Mixtures and Allegations, Sequence and Series, Simple Interest and Compound Interest, etc.
  • General Awareness: Culture, Geography, Indian History, Awards and Honours, Important Dates and Events, Current Affairs, etc.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Preparation Tips 2022

Admit Card

Every year, lakhs of candidates appear for the SSC CHSL exam for recruitment to various posts, including Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA), Sorting Assistant (SA), and Data Entry Operator (DEO). The SSC CHSL exam is one of the most coveted competitive exams for securing a government job. 

The competition for the exam is high, and candidates must have a strategy to crack the SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam. Thus, Embibe provides candidates with the best SSC CHSL preparation strategies & tips.

SSC CHSL Preparation Tips for General Intelligence

  • This section consists of questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. Some of the topics in this section include Semantic Analogy, Figural Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Number Series, Space Orientation, Non-Verbal Series, etc.
  • Mental alertness and regular practice is the key to expert logical reasoning questions. Some of the important study materials for this section include Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal and Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey.

SSC CHSL Preparation Tips for the English Language

  • This section aims to test a candidate’s English language skills. Having a sound knowledge of grammar and a good vocabulary is important to gain expertise in this section. Some of the important topics from which questions are framed for this section include Reading Comprehensions, One Word Substitution, Idioms and Phrases, Synonyms & Antonyms, Active & Passive Voice, etc.
  • Some of the important books to refer to for this section include Common Errors in English by Kiran Prakashan, Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis and Objective General English by RS Aggarwal. Candidates must continuously read English newspapers such as The Hindu and Times of India and refer to the dictionary to improve their English language skills.

SSC CHSL Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Questions in this section are planned to test candidates’ numerical ability. Some of the important topics from which questions are typically asked in this section cover Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Distance, Time & Word, etc. Regular practice is the key to scoring good marks in this section.
  • Work on a strategy to solve questions with speed and accuracy. Some of the important books to prepare for this section are Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal and Quicker Maths by M Tyra.

SSC CHSL Preparation Tips for General Awareness

  • The best way to get ready for this section is by regularly reading newspapers and being updated with the national and international events happening in society.
  • A thorough revision of subjects such as History, Geography, Indian Polity, and Economy & Finance is also important to master this subject. Some of the important books for this section include the Manorama Yearbook and Lucent’s General Knowledge.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Admit Card 2022

Exam Answer key

The Staff Selection Commission releases the SSC CHSL Admit Card on the respective regions’ official websites. To download their SSC CHSL call letters, candidates must log in to their accounts using their SSC CHSL Registration ID and Password (as created during online registration). Candidates will not receive hard copies.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Answer Key 2022

The Commission issued the SSC CHSL Answer Key 2022 for the Tier 1 exam held from May 24 to June 10, 2022, on August 16, 2022. The SSC CHSL answer key 2022 enables applicants to view question papers, correct answers for each question, and their own responses. 

There are two types of response sheets released: provisional, which allows candidates to check their answers and raise objections against any incorrect answers discovered, and final, which is released after the result. For each objection, the candidate must pay a fee of Rs. 100/-.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Result 2022

Cut off

The Staff Selection Commission released the SSC CHSL 2022 Tier 1 exam result on August 4, 2022. Candidates can view their SSC CHSL Tier-1 Result 2022 on the official website – 

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Cutoff 2022

Exam Result

The SSC CHSL cutoff was announced along with the Tier 1 result on August 4, 2022. Candidates who met the minimum qualifying scores were invited to take the Tier 2 test. The exam was passed by 54104 applicants, with 140 being the highest cutoff mark. Look at the table below for further information about the SSC CHSL 2022 cutoff marks:

Category Cutoff Marks Candidates Available
UR 140.18226 7,148
SC 112.86061 11,677
ST 104.78368 5,167
OBC 140.12370 12,967
EWS 131.40838 9,147
ESM 55.58610 5,688
OH 107.63592 659
HH 65.89994 638
VH 89.87114 660
Other PwD 56.41375 353
Total 54,104

FAQs on SSC CHSL Tier 1 2022

Freaquently Asked Questions

Candidates might be having many questions regarding the SSC CHSL Tier-1 exam 2022. Here are a few commonly asked questions and answers.

Q.1: What is the exam pattern of SSC CHSL Tier 1 2022?

A: According to the SSC CHSL exam pattern, there are 4 sections, namely General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness. The total marks for the exam are 200. Candidates who qualify for Tier-1 will appear for Tier-2.

Q.2: How are SSC CHSL exams conducted?

A: The SSC CHSL Tier-1 exam is conducted online, while the SSC CHSL Tier-2 exam is conducted in an offline pen and paper mode.

Q.3: What are the negative marking criteria for SSC CHSL Tier-I?

A: There is a negative marking of 0.50 mark for every wrong answer in the SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam. There is no negative marking in Tier-2 and 3 exams.

Q.4: Can I get my preferred SSC CHSL exam centre?

A: The exam centre is allotted on a first-come, first-served basis. Hence, to ensure you get your preferred exam centre, it is best to apply at the earliest as soon as the registration begins.

Q.5: How can I check my SSC CHSL Tier 1 result?

A: You can check your SSC CHSL Tier 1 result on the official website of SSC or from the direct link mentioned in this article.

SSC CHSL Similar Exams

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Here are a few exams that can be attempted apart from SSC CHSL:

  • SSC CGL, the full form of this exam is Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level Examination conducted to recruit the staff in various posts of ministries, departments, and organisations of the Government of India. This exam is organised by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to select the candidates for various Group B and C positions. 
  • SSC CPO is conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC). Its goal is to recruit candidates for the post of Sub-inspector in Delhi Police, Sub-inspector in Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), and Assistant sub-inspector in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts a national-level exam known as the CPO exam. The abbreviation of the CPO exam is the Central Police Organisation exam.
  • SSC MTS is conducted for the recruitment of Multi-Tasking Force, the SSC Multi Tasking Non-Technical posts. Candidates are hired for non-ministerial positions in several departments under Group C. Any candidate who has passed the matriculation or an equivalent exam from a recognized board can apply for the position. The process of selection for the post of SSC MTS consists of two exams.

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