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SSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern Tier 1, 2, & 3 with PDF Download

SSC CHSL Syllabus: SSC conducts the CHSL Exam every year for the various posts including the Data Entry Operator (DEO), and Lower Division Clerk (LDC). The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) started conducting the Combined Higher Secondary Level(CHSL) in three levels for various posts. All three levels have a different syllabus for the SSC CHSL Exam. The complete SSC CHSL Syllabus is given below along with the SSC CHSL Syllabus PDF.

SSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern Tier-I and Tier-II with PDF Download

SSC CHSL Syllabus
SSC CHSL Syllabus
OrganizationStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam NameCombined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL)
Post NamePostal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
StatusSSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern

✅ SSC CHSL Selection Process

SSC CHSL Selection Process includes the following three stages.

StageType of ExamExam Mode
Tier 1Written Exam (CBT)Computer Based (online)
Tier 2Descriptive Paper in English/ Hindi (Essay & Letter)Pen and Paper mode
Tier 3Skill Test/ Typing Test/ Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)Computer Based

✅ SSC CHSL Exam Pattern of Written Exam

SSC CHSL is an objective-type multiple-choice exam that is conducted online. There are 4 sections in the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam, with 100 questions that account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details of the SSC CHSL Written Exam are given below. The time duration of the exam is One Hour:

SubjectNo of QuestionsMax Marks
General Intelligence2550
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Language2550

✅ SSC CHSL Syllabus of Tier 1 Exam

English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelled words, Idioms & Phrases, One-word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage.

General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work.
  • Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
  • Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.
  • Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.
  • Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2 ???? + Cos2 ????=1, etc.,
  • Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

General Awareness: Questions are designed to test the candidate‟s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy, and scientific research

Important Points:

  • There is negative marking in SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam. Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections
  • The exam duration is 75 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

✅ SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier 2

This is a descriptive exam that is designed to test the written skills of the candidates in English/ Hindi. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200- 250 words and Letter/ Application writing of approximately 150- 200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier 2 would be 33%. The performance in Tier 2 would be included for preparing merit. The best way to prepare for the same is to read lots of articles from various newspapers. Apart from this, you need to be well aware of the pattern of Letters and Applications.

Important Points:

  • The exam is of 60 minutes duration and carries 100 marks.
  • The questions are based on the 10th level.
  • The exam is qualifying in nature.
  • Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.
  • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

✅ SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier 3

SSC CHSL Tier 3 Exam comprises a couple of skill tests that are required for certain government posts.

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator (DEO):

  • Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
  • The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes.

Typing Test for Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant, LDCs and Court Clerks:

  • Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form.
  • Typing Test will be of qualifying in nature.
  • It will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission.
  • Candidates opting for English medium should have a typing speed of 35 words per minute.
  • Candidates opting for the Hindi medium should have a typing speed of 30 words per minute.
  • The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.
  • Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes.

Note: After the skill test or typing test, those candidates who qualify it, will be appointed based on their position in the merit list.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the SSC CHSL Syllabus?

SSC CHSL Syllabus consists of Maths, English, Reasoning, and GK. The detailed syllabus with PDF is given in this article.

What are topics in CHSL?

The main subjects of the SSC CHSL Syllabus are Mathematics, Reasoning, General English, and General Knowledge.

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