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SSC CHSL

Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) (CHSL) Examination is an exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission for recruitment of the Posts of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operator. It conducts SSC  CHSL exam every year for the post of thousands of vacancies and lakhs of students appear for these vacancies.

If you are preparing or considering starting preparing for the exam, you should have complete knowledge of the exam. e.g. SSC CHSL Pattern, Syllabus, Educational qualification, age limit previous year cut offs , number of vacancies and many more important information

 

 Exam Pattern

 

SSC CHSL consists of three Tier exams and to qualify for the exam a candidate is required to clear all or required exams. The Tier I exam is Computer Based Examination and  qualifying in nature and only candidates clearing the Tier I exam can appear for the Tier II exam.

 

Tier I Examination

This examination consists of Objective Type – Multiple-choice questions only.  The questions will be bilingual for Part-II, III & IV.The exam consists of four sections comprising 25 questions each section and total time allotted for the exam is 60 minutes. Each correct answer weightage is of 2 marks.

Serial No. Tier Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 I English Language 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes
2 General  Intelligence 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200  

 *In Tier-I, there is negative marking of ½ mark for each wrong answer.

 

Tier II Examination

It is a Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive paper) in which a candidate is asked to write essay/letter/application in stipulated time (60 minutes)

Tier Mode of Exam Type of Exam Marks Time Allotted
II Pen and Paper mode Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi
(Writing of Essay/ Precis/ Letter/ Application etc.)
100 A cumulative time of 60 minutes

 

This examination has been introduced to evaluate the writing skills of the candidates, which is mandatory in Government jobs.  The Paper would consist of writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words.  The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit.  The paper will be written mandatorily either in Hindi or in English.

Tier III Examination

Tier III exam is Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test and will be of qualifying nature.The test will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes and computer will be provided by the commission.

SSC CHSL Syllabus.

SSC CHSL syllabus for the Tier I exam consists of four sections and below are the syllabus of each section.

General Intelligence: This section consists of both verbal and non-verbal types of questions. It incorporates questions on below topics.

Analogies
Indexing
Figural Series
Similarities And Differences
Address Matching
Problem Solving
Space Visualization
Date & City Matching
Word Building
Spatial Orientation
Embedded Figures
Coding & Decoding
Problem Solving
Critical Thinking
Numerical Operations
Analysis
Emotional Intelligence
Symbolic Operations
Judgment
Social Intelligence
Trends
Decision Making
Other Sub-Topics
Space Orientation
Visual Memory
Decoding And Classification
Space Visualization
Discrimination
Semantic Analogy
Venn Diagrams
Observation
Symbolic/ Number Analogy
Drawing Inferences
Relationship Concepts
Figural Analogy
Punched Hole/ Pattern- Folding & Un-Folding
Arithmetical Reasoning
Semantic Classification
Figural Pattern- Folding And Completion
Figural Classification
Symbolic/ Number Classification
Classification Of Centre Codes/ Roll Numbers
Arithmetic Number Series
Figural Classification
Small & Capital Letters/ Numbers Coding
Non-Verbal Series
Semantic Series
Syllogistic Reasoning Etc. The Topics Are
Coding And Decoding
Statement Conclusion

 

English Language: This section is designed to test a candidate comprehension and knowledge of English Language and will be based upon.

Idioms & Phrases
Fill In The Blanks
Conversion Into Direct/ Indirect Narration
One Word Substitution
Spot The Error
Active/ Passive Voice Of Verbs
Antonyms
Improvement Of Sentences
Detecting Misspelled Words
Synonyms
Shuffling Of Sentence Parts
Shuffling Of Sentences In A Passage

 

 Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities): This section is designed to test a candidate’s ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense and will be based upon.

Mixture and Alligation
Decimals
Tangents
Percentage
Ratio & Proportion
Square roots
Averages
Interest
Profit and Loss
Discount
Hemispheres
Rectangular Parallelepiped
Right Circular Cone
Right Circular Cylinder
Sphere
Standard Identities
Complementary angles
Heights and Distances
Histogram & Bar diagram
Frequency polygon & Pie chart
Partnership Business
Triangle
Time and distance
 Time & Work
Trigonometric ratio
Regular Polygons
Circle
Right Prism
Circle and its chords
Quadrilaterals
Angles Subtended By Chords Of A Circle
Common Tangents To Two Or More Circles
Computation of Whole Numbers
Fractions and Relationships Between Numbers
Regular Right Pyramid With Triangular or Square Base
Basic Algebraic Identities of Algebra & Elementary Surds
Graphs of Linear Equations
Triangle and Its Various Kinds Of Centres
Congruence and Similarity Of Triangles
Degree and Radian Measures

 

(B) General Awareness:  This section is designed to test a candidates’ general awareness of the ambiance around him and its application to society. It also includes questions on current events and  of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions implicitly or explicitly  related to India and its neighbouring countries particularly related to History, Culture, Geography, Economic s, General Policy & and of Scientific domain.

 (C): Quantitative Aptitude:  The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be based on the below topics

Whole Numbers
Decimals
Fractions And Relationships Between Numbers
Percentage. Ratio & Proportion
Square Roots
Averages
Interest
Profit And Loss
Discount
Partnership Business
Mixture And Alligation
Time And Distance
Time & Work
Basic Algebraic Identities Of School Algebra & Elementary Surds
Graphs Of Linear Equations
Triangle And Its Various Kinds Of Centres
Congruence And Similarity Of Triangles
Circle And Its Chords
Tangents
Angles Subtended By Chords Of A Circle
Common Tangents To Two Or More Circles
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
Trigonometric Ratio
Degree And Radian Measures
Standard Identities
Complementary Angles
Heights And Distances
Histogram
Frequency Polygon
Bar Diagram & Pie Chart 

 

 (D) English Comprehension: This section is designed to test a candidates’ capability of comprehending correct usage of English. Under this section a candidate’s comprehension, grammar and vocabulary skills are tested.

The questions asked in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part-C will be of 10th standard level.

 Syllabus for Tier-II of the Examination

Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities): This section is designed to test a candidate’s ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense and will be based upon.

Mixture and Alligation
Decimals
Tangents
Percentage
Ratio & Proportion
Square roots
Averages
Interest
Profit and Loss
Discount
Hemispheres
Rectangular Parallelepiped
Right Circular Cone
Right Circular Cylinder
Sphere
Standard Identities
Complementary angles
Heights and Distances
Histogram & Bar diagram
Frequency polygon & Pie chart
Partnership Business
Triangle
Time and distance
 Time & Work
Trigonometric ratio
Regular Polygons
Circle
Right Prism
Circle and its chords
Quadrilaterals
Angles Subtended By Chords Of A Circle
Common Tangents To Two Or More Circles
Computation of Whole Numbers
Fractions and Relationships Between Numbers
Regular Right Pyramid With Triangular or Square Base
Basic Algebraic Identities of Algebra & Elementary Surds
Graphs of Linear Equations
Triangle and Its Various Kinds Of Centres
Congruence and Similarity Of Triangles
Degree and Radian Measures

 

Paper-II (English Language and Comprehension): This section is designed to test a candidate comprehention and knowledge of English Language and will be based upon

Idioms & Phrases
 One Word Substitution
 Fill In The Blanks
 Spot The Error
 Conversion Into Direct/ Indirect Narration
 Active/ Passive Voice Of Verbs

 

Educational Qualification: The minimum educational qualification is  Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute. However, there are other education qualification for specific post.

 Age Limit: There is no specific age criteria for the all the posts and age limit varies from post to post. However, the minimum age is 18 year and the maximum age is 32 year which imply if you are  above 18 year or below 32 year old you can appear for the exam.

Moreover, there is an age relaxation  permissible  beyond upper age limit for the reserved categories which varies according to the category and maximum age relaxation a candidate can avail is upto 15 years