SSC CHSL Selection Process 2022: Exam, Descriptive Paper, Skill Test & Final Allotment

BySachin Awasthi  |  Updated on: Jan 14, 2022SSC CHSL Selection Process 2022: Here's everything you need to know about the SSC CHSL LDC DEO 10 + 2 posts selection process of Tier 1, Tier 2, Descriptive, Skill typing test.
SSC CHSL Selection Process 2022: Here's everything you need to know about the SSC CHSL LDC DEO 10 + 2 posts selection process of Tier 1, Tier 2, Descriptive, Skill typing test.
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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the Combined Higher Selection Level (CHSL) 2022 Notification on February 1, 2022. Candidates who are aspiring to join the Central Government services with the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA), Sorting Assistant (SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), and DEO Grade A must apply for this exam. Know about the SSC CHSL selection process 2022 for all three stages and more.

SSC CHSL Selection Process 2022

The SSC CHSL 2021 Exam will have three stages which are Tier 1 Objective Type Computer Based Examination (CBE), Tier 2 Descriptive Paper, and Tier 3 Typing Test/ Skill Test (Typing Test for LDC/ JDA and Skill Test for PA/ SA post). Aspirants have to clear all stages of the examination to grab their desired post in the government offices. In this article, we will be providing stepwise details regarding the selection process of the SSC CHSL 2022 examination.

SSC CHSL 2022 Tier 1 (CBT) Selection Process 

The Tier 1 of the SSC CHSL exam is an objective test. This test is 200 marks. Here are a few important points on the Tier 1 exam pattern:

  • The exam is objective type and will be conducted online
  • This test comprises four subjects to test the basic knowledge of Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence, English language, and General Awareness
  • This test consists of 100 questions. 2 marks will be awarded for each correct response and -0.50 marks will be deducted for every wrong response. Since there is negative marking, the aspirants are advised to avoid wild guesses to improve the score
  • Questions will be set both in English and Hindi except the English language
  • The time duration is 60 minutes
  • The candidates can expect a moderate level of questions. Also, the competition is tough, it is a must to score good marks on this objective test

The below table states the subject-wise questions and their marks along with the total exam duration:




Exam Duration

General Intelligence




60 Minutes

English Language



Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness / General Knowledge







SSC CHSL 2022 Tier 2 (Descriptive Test) Selection Process 

The descriptive test will be conducted for those candidates who all are able to secure minimum cut off marks in SSC CHSL 2022 Tier 1 Exam. The cutoff marks for different categories will be released by SSC with the declaration of marks. Here are some important points on CHSL Tier 2 exam pattern:

  • This test will be conducted in offline mode
  • The word limit for the essay will be 200-250 words
  • The word limit for a letter or application will be 150-200 words
  • The minimum qualifying marks would be 33%
  • The marks secured by you in Tier 2 would be considered for preparing the merit list.

The pattern for the descriptive test is as follows:



Time Duration

Maximum Marks


Essay and Letter or Application

English / Hindi

60 minutes


Pen and Paper mode

SSC CHSL 2022 Tier 3 (Skill Test/Typing Test) Selection Process 

The candidates based on the selection of the post would be either required to appear for a Typing Test or a Data Entry Operator Test. This test is meant for checking the practical knowledge of the candidate. The details of the test are as follows:



Typing Test

English Medium

35 words/minute

Hindi Medium

30 words/minute

Skill Test (Data Entry Operator) a sheet containing 2000-2200 strokes would be offered

The candidates are required to enter it on a computer at a speed of 8, 000 key depressions an hour.

Important points to remember:

  • This test is qualifying in nature. The performance of this test will not be included in the final merit list.
  • Candidates will be shortlisted for the skill test or Typing Test on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination (Objective paper (Tier 1) + Descriptive Paper (Tier 2).
  • If a candidate has applied for the post of a Lower Division Clerk (LDC), then he is required to appear for a typing test
  • Candidates who have applied for the post of DEO are required to prove their skill in a 15-minute test where a sheet containing 2000-2200 strokes would be offered. The candidate needs to enter the same on the computer at a speed of 8, 000 key depressions an hour.
  • The candidates are advised to start preparing for the exam as a whole including objective, descriptive, typing and skill tests altogether.
  • In typing test VH candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes.
  • For the post of Data Entry Operator in the Office of the CAG: The 'speed of 15000 key depressions per hour on Computer‟ will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage. The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.

The candidates who qualify for the skill test or Typing Test will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination (Tier 1 and Tier 2). Allocation of candidates will be made to Various Departments depending upon their merit position and the option exercised by candidates. Preference for ministry/department/office will be taken from the candidates qualified for Skill test or Typing test at the time of Skill test or Typing test.

SSC CHSL 2022 Selection Process Final Allotment

The final selection and allotment of departments will be based on the candidate’s performance in Tier 1 and Tier 2. On the basis of merit list prepared by the SSC board, the recommended candidates will be designated to the posts of PA, SA, DEO, and LDC. Candidates must note that post preference cannot be changed once the result is declared, therefore, post preference must be filled carefully.  

SSC CHSL: Resolution of Tie Cases

Ties cases will be resolved by applying one after another, as applicable until the Tie is resolved.

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Will the SSC CHSL 2022 Tier 1 Exam be conducted in online/ offline mode?

  • The SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam will be conducted in online mode. 

Which all subjects are there in the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam?

  • The Tier 1 exam comprises four subjects which are English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence, and General Awareness/ General Knowledge. 

How much time will a candidate get in the Tier 1 of SSC CHSL Exam?

  • Candidates will get 60 minutes to solve 100 questions in Tier 1 Exam. 

What is the minimum typing speed required for SSC CHSL Tier 3 Exam?

  • Candidates should have an English typing speed of 35 Words Per Minute (WPM) or Hindi typing speed of 30 WPM.

Is there any qualifying mark for SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam?

  • Yes, Tier 2 of SSC CHSL Exam holds a qualifying mark of 33 per cent.

Can a candidate write in Hindi language of SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam?

  • Yes, candidates can write in both Hindi and English language of SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam.