SSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Tier 1 and 2 (Revised)

In these articles, candidates will learn about the latest SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern in detail.

SSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2023

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is a government of India organisation that recruits staff for the various ministries and departments of the government of India and subordinate offices.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the higher secondary level (CHSL, 10+2) exam for recruitment to various posts such as lower division clerk (LDC), junior secretariat assistant (JSA), postal assistant (PA), sorting assistant (SA), and data entry operator (DEO).

SSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern 

Let’s have a look at the SSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern in detail given below:

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 

According to the most recent SSC CHSL notification, the SSC CHSL selection procedure is divided into three stages: Tier I ,Tier II and Tier III . All candidates must pass all stages and will be chosen based on their performance across all tiers. The SSC CHSL examination will be conducted in three tiers as given below:

  1. Tier 1: Objective multiple choice computer based paper (online mode)
  2. Tier 2: Descriptive  paper in english/hindi (pen & paper offline mode)
  3. Tier 3: Skill Test/ Typing Test (wherever applicable)

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern For Tier-1

The Tier 1 exam, which is the first step toward being selected, consists of a set of 100 questions that must be answered in 60 minutes for a total of 200 marks.

The following are some crucial aspects of the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam pattern:

  • The exam will be online and consist of multiple-choice questions.
  • Except for the English language section, the questions will be written in both English and Hindi (bilingual).
  • There will be four sections on the exam paper: English Language (Basic Knowledge), General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill), and General Awareness.
  • There will be a total of 100 questions, with 25 questions per section, for a total of 200 marks (50 marks for each section, and 2 marks for each question).
  • The exam will last 60 minutes, and candidates with visual impairments will have to wait an additional 80 minutes.
  • In each section, incorrect answers will result in a loss of 0.5 marks.
  • Candidates’ tier 1 scores will be normalized; there will be no sectional cutoffs.

Candidates may check the table below to know about the scheme of the SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam Pattern:

      Part      Subject
(Not in sequence)
      Number of
      Questions
      Maximum
      Marks
      Time Duration
    (For all four Parts)
      IEnglish Language
(Basic Knowledge)
      25      50      60 Minutes
      IIGeneral                      Intelligence      25      50
      IIIQuantitative Aptitude
(Basic Arithmetic Skill)
      25      50
      IVGeneral Awareness      25      50

 

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern For Tier-2

SSC CHSL Tier 2 is a descriptive test that measures a candidate’s ability to write in English or Hindi. To pass this test, a candidate must be able to write a simple essay of between 200 and 250 words and a letter or application of between 150 and 200 words. A candidate must get a minimum of 33 percent to pass SSS CHSL Tier 2.

Here are some important key points about the SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam pattern:

  • The SSC CHSL Tier 2 is a descriptive type of exam and is conducted offline (pen & paper mode).
  • Candidates must write an essay and a letter.
  • The stage will test the written skills of the candidates in english/hindi.
  • The time durtion is 60 minutes and carries 100 marks.
  • All the question are based on the concepts of 10th standard.
  • In Tier-II, the minimum required score would be 33%.
  • For candidates with cerebral palsy or a visual impairment, the exam lasts 80 minutes.

Candidates may check the table below to know about the scheme of the SSC CHSL Tier-2 Exam Pattern:

      Subjects      Word Count      Total Marks      Duration 
      Essay writing      200-250 words      100 marks      1 hour
      Letterwriting/Application        writing/Precis writing      150-200 words

 

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern For Tier-3

The Tier 3 of the SSC CHSL consists of a few skill tests that are required for certain government positions. These tests include a typing test, for which a candidate must type at 30 wpm (in Hindi medium) or 35 wpm (in English medium). The test takes 15 minutes, and for visually handicapped candidates (40 % disabled), 30 minutes will be provided.

The following are some crucial aspects of the SSC CHSL Tier 3 Exam pattern:

  • The typing test will be given in Hindi and English.
  • Data Entry Operators must pass a skill test. The Skill Test is required of all applicants.
  • This stage is considered qualifying, so no points will be added to the final merit.
  • 35 words per minute (w.p.m.) typing speed in English medium
  • 30 words per minute (w.p.m.) typing speed in Hindi
  • The Skill Test’s errors will be counted to the nearest two decimal places.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 

Let’s have a look at the SSC CHSL Syllabus in detail given below:

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus 

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus in detail given below:

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus
  • English Language:
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spot the Error
  • Synonyms
  • Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spelling
  • Identifying misspelled words
  • Idioms and 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 etc.
  • General Intelligence:
Questions of both verbal and nonverbal type. 

  • Trends
  • Figural Analogy
  • Space Orientation
  • Semantic Classification
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Symbolic/Number Classification
  • Drawing Inferences
  • Figura 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 etc.,
  • Quantitative Aptitude:
  • Number Systems:  Decimal and
    Fractions, Relationship between numbers,Computation of Whole Number.
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and
    Allegation,Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound),Time and distance, Time and work.
  •  Algebra: surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary
  •  Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles,Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles,
  •  Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle,
    Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.                                                               Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere,
  •  Trigonometry:  Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard
    Identities like sin2𝜃 + Cos2𝜃=1 etc.,   Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary
    angles,
  •  Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs:
    polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart,Histogram, Frequency etc.

 

  • General Awareness:
  • History,
  • Geography,
  • Polity
  • Economy
  • General Science(Physics,Chemisty,Biology)

  • General Policy
  • Culture
  • Famous Days & Dates
  • Books and Authors
  • Awards and Honors
  • Budget and Five Year Plans
  • States & Capitals of India
  • International & National Organizations
  • Science – Inventions & Discoveries
  • Science & Technology
  • Sports
  • Abbreviations
  • Countries & Capitals
  • Heritage
  • Environmental Issues
  • Indian Parliament
  • Rivers Lakes and Seas
  • General Science
  • Famous Places in India
  • Indian Politics
  • Artists
  • Civics, etc.
  • Current Affairs – National & International etc.

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus 

The topics covered in the SSC CHSL Tier 2 syllabus, i.e., essays and letters, are listed below:

SSC CHSL Tier 2 syllabus
  • Essay writing:
  • Politics, Schemes and Governance,
  • Finance and Economy,
  • Technology,
  • Environmental Concerns
  • National Interest etc.
  • Letter/ Application:
  • For Letter/ Application writing generally, official topics are asked. However, it is always preferable to be aware of all letter formats.

 

SSC CHSL Tier 3 Syllabus 

SSC CHSL Tier 3 Syllabus in detail given below:

Data Entry Operator:

  • Speed : The computer’s data entry speed of 8000 key depressions per hour will be determined by correctly entering the passage’s words and key depressions.
  • Time: The test will last 15 minutes, and candidates will be given a printed sheet in English with between 2000 and 2200 key depressions to enter into the computer.

Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG):

  • Speed: The correct entry of words and key depressions in accordance with the given passage will be used to calculate the speed of 15,000 key depressions per hour.
  • Time: The test will last 15 minutes, and candidates will be given a printed document in English with 3700–4000 key depressions to enter into the test computer.

Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (LDS/JSA) and Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants (PA/SA):

  • Speed: The correct entry of words and key depressions in accordance with the given passage will be used to calculate the speed of 10500 key depressions per hour.
  • Time: The test will last 15 minutes, and candidates will be given a printed English sheet with approximately 9000 key depressions per hour to enter into the test computer.

FAQs

Q.1: Where can I find the SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern?

Ans: The SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern is available in PDF format above.

Q2. Is the SSC CHSL exam bilingual?
Ans: The tests, except for the Test of English and Hindi Language, will be available bilingually, i.e., in English and Hindi.

Q3. In 2023, will there be an offline or online SSC CHSL exam?
Ans: The SSC CHSL Examination will be conducted online in three phases.

For any other SSC CHSL related information ,visit the official site:-ssc.nic.in

Read More:SSC CHSL Previous Year Question Paper

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