SSC CHSL Syllabus

The CHSL syllabus and exam pattern is set by the Staff Selection Commission.

The SSC conducts many exams every year for recruitment in various government departments and offices. One of them is the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam, also popularly known as the SSC CHSL exam. In this article, we will go into detail to understand the SSC CHSL Syllabus and exam pattern so that candidates can prepare a strategy in a systematic manner.

Now before we go through the syllabus it is prudent that potential candidates understand a bit more about the SSC CHSL exam pattern.

SSC CHSL Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

To know about other SSC Exams, visit the linked article.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

The CHSL Exam Pattern consists of:

  1. Computer Based Examination (Tier – I)
  2. Descriptive Paper (Tier -II)
  3. Skill Test/Typing Test (Tier – III)

To know more about other upcoming Government Exams, you can visit the linked article

The complete topic wise breakdown of the CHSL exam pattern is given below:

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

Tier

Mode/Type

Topics

Tier I

Computer Based

English Language, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness

Tier II

Descriptive Paper

Letter/Application Writing, Essay Writing

Tier III

Skill Test

Speed Typing Test adjudged on the correct entry of data

Salient points regarding the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern:

  • The minimum qualifying percentage is set at 33% for Tier II Paper
  • According to the 2019 SSC CHSL Exam Pattern, there will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
  • The Tier III examination is of qualifying nature only and the marks obtained will not be counted towards the final merit list.

Candidates can check their CHSL age limit and eligibility by visiting the SSC CHSL Eligibility page here

SSC CHSL Syllabus

In this section, we will discuss the Syllabus for SSC CHSL exam tier-wise. Candidates can download the consolidated SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019 PDF at the beginning or at the end of this article.

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier I

The following table gives in detail the Syllabus of the Tier I topics of the SSC CHSL Exam

SSC CHSL Tier I Syllabus

General Intelligence/Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

English Language

General Awareness

Logical Reasoning

Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.

Reading Comprehension

History

Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test

Culture

Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices

Para Jumbles

Geography

Data Sufficiency

Work & Time

Synonyms/Antonyms/Homonyms

Economic Scene

Coded Inequalities

Time & Distance

Fill in the Blanks

General Policy

Seating Arrangement

Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

Scientific Research

Puzzle

Data Interpretation

Paragraph Completion

Tabulation

Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

One Word Substitution

Syllogism

Number Systems

Active/Passive Voice

Space Orientation, Semantic Classification,

Sequences & Series

Figural Series, Critical Thinking,

Mixtures & Allegations

Coding/Decoding

Premutation, Combination & Probability

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SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier II

The table below gives a brief description of the SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier II:

SSC CHSL Tier II Syllabus

Topics

Word Count

Maximum Marks

Duration

Essay Writing

200-250

100

60 minutes

Letter/Application Writing

150-200

60 minutes

Important points related to SSC CHSL Syllabus:

  • The topics asked in this exam will be related to National Interest, Finance & Economy, Ecological Issues, Social Issues, Politics, Schemes and Governance, Technology, Sports, Geopolitics, Environmental Concerns etc.
  • The minimum qualifying marks is at 33%.
  • The marks obtained in this exam will be added to the final merit list.
  • The paper must be completely written in either Hindi or English. Papers that are written in Part English, Part Hindi will be rejected.

Get more details about the SSC Syllabus of other exams by visiting the linked article

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier III

This exam will be a skill/typing test which would be of qualifying nature. The final merit of the selected candidates will be based on the total score obtained in the Tier – I and Tier – II exams

The table below lists out in detail the SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier III:

SSC CHSL Syllabus – Tier III

Skill Test

Speed

Time

Data Entry Operator

Data Entry speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on the computer. The ‘speed 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 for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer

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

The ‘speed of 15000 key depressions per hour 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 for 15 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 test computer

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

The speed of 10500 key depressions per hour 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 for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 9000 key-depressions/hour would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer.

SSC CHSL Syllabus:-Download PDF Here

For SSC CHSL Preparation strategy, aspirants can check the linked article.

Taking SSC CHSL mock tests on a regular basis will help you develop a properly planned strategy. You can also refer a few Solved Question Papers of prior years of the different sections to get the feel of a real test and identify any weak spots in the process. You can also go through BYJU’S study materials, during your preparation, to expedite your study phase.

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