SSC CHSL Exam Subjects 2023

SSC CHSL 2023 Tier-1 exam was held from 9th to 21st March 2023. The results of the Tier-1 examination are expected to be announced in April/May 2023. As per the tentative calendar released by SSC, the CHSL Tier-2 2023 examination is scheduled to be held on 26th June 2023.

SSC CHSL examination is conducted in 3 phases, namely:

Tier-1 Objective type paper containing Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs)

Tier-2 Descriptive Paper (English/Hindi)

Tier-3 Skill Test or Typing Test

The scheme of the SSC CHSL examination is given in detail below.

You can also go through the following links to familiarise yourself with the SSC CHSL examination.

Related Links:

SSC CHSL Mock Test SSC CHSL Cut-off
SSC-CHSL Eligibility SSC CHSL Apply Online

Scheme of the Examination

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Subjects and Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Tier-1 examination is a computer-based objective type examination. It contains multiple choice questions in both English and Hindi for Part 2, 3 and 4 of the examination. Part 1 is the English Language paper.

Part Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Duration of the Exam
I English Language

(Basic Knowledge)

25 50 Total time for the entire exam is 60 minutes
II General Intelligence 25 50
III Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
IV General Awareness 25 50


  • Total time duration of the entire exam is 80 minutes for candidates who are eligible to get assistance from a scribe.
  • There is no provision for re-evaluation in the SSC CHSL Tier-1 examination.
  • There is negative marking. 0.50 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
  • Marks scored by candidates in the Tier-1 Computer Based Examination are normalised by using the formula published by the SSC in the notice dated February 7, 2019.

Subjects for Tier-1 Examination

English Language:

To familiarise yourself with the English language paper for SSC CHSL Tier-1 examination, you can refer to the following links. These links give information regarding important topics for SSC CHSL examination. You can also go through the English For Competitive exams link to know more about other relevant topics for the English paper.

Active And Passive Voice Rules List of Synonyms and Antonyms
Adjective Degree Of Comparison Rules List of One Word Substitutions
One Word Substitution Questions & Answers Tenses Questions And Answers
List of Homophones/Homonyms Direct & Indirect Speech Questions & Answers

General Intelligence:

Go through the article on 3 sutras to prepare for reasoning ability. This article will help you get an overview of topics that are very important for SSC CHSL and other SSC exams.

Statement and Conclusions Reasoning Analogies Data Sufficiency
Order & Ranking Seating Arrangements Logical Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill):

Important areas pertaining to quantitative aptitude are listed below.

You can also refer to the Quantitative Aptitude page to brush up your arithmetic skills.

Tips to solve Number Series Problems on Age Questions on Number Series
Maths Tricks for Competitive Exams Problems on the Train Problem on Time and Work
Quadratic Equation Alligations and mixtures Shortcut tricks For Squares & Cube Roots

General Awareness

General awareness is a scoring subject and you should ensure to study important areas like India and its neighbouring countries especially related to History, Geography, Culture, Economy, General policy etc.

The links to important topics are given below.

Static GK Daily Current Affairs Daily News Analysis
List of Longest Rivers in the World List of Neighbouring Countries of India Tennis Grand Slam Winners
List of Highest Mountains in India List Of Indian Ambassadors to Foreign Countries List of Indian Navy Chief Admirals

SSC CHSL Tier-2 Subjects and Exam Pattern

  • SSC CHSL Tier-II exam is a descriptive paper of 100 Marks ( ‘Pen and Paper’ Mode)
  • The Paper comprises writing an essay, application, letter, precis etc.
  • The duration of this Paper will be one hour. Candidates who are eligible to get the assistance of a scribe are given an additional time of 20 minutes.
  • The minimum marks to qualify in Tier-II exam is 33 per cent.
  • The paper has to be written either 0 Hindi or in English. Candidates who attempt the descriptive paper partly in English as well as in hindi are awarded zero marks.

Candidates can go through the Letter Writing Format and Precis Writing Format pages to prepare for the Tier-2 exam.

SSC CHSL Tier-3 Exam Pattern

  • The Tier-3 exam comprises a skill test or typing test, which is of qualifying nature.
  • It is conducted for the candidates who pass the Tier-2 examination. The Tier-3 skill test is conducted on the computers provided by the SSC or its authorised agency.
  • Tier-3 exam is conducted in the cities where regional offices of SSC exist or as per the decision taken by the SSC.
  • Errors made in the skill test will be calculated up to 2 decimal places.
  • The final merit of the shortlisted candidates will be based on the aggregate score obtained in the SSC CHSL Tier – I and Tier – II exams.

To get detailed information on the SSC CHSL Syllabus, click on the linked page. You can also go through the SSC CHSL 2023 notification to get the aforementioned information.

For information on other exams conducted by SSC, go through the links given below:

SSC CPO Syllabus SSC JE Preparation
SSC GD Books SSC General Awareness
SSC MTS Syllabus & Books SSC CGL Preparation


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