New SSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern – All Tiers

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recently released a notification about the Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Exam. The exam will be held to recruit Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerks. Tentatively, the vacancies for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC, DEO and Court Clerks are 3281, 1321, 506 and 26 respectively. Since there are so many vacancies available, we strongly recommend you to apply for the SSC CSHL Exam at the earliest. Here is the SSC CHSL Exam pattern and SSC CHSL Syllabus to help you prepare better.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern – Descriptive Paper (Tier II)

Topic Word Count Marks Time
Essay 200-250 100 1 hour
Letter/ Application 150-200

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern – Tier I

The examination will consist of a Computer based Written Examination (Tier -I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk.

Computer Based Examination (Objective type):

Part Subject Max Marks Total Timing
I General Intelligence
(25 Qs)
50 75 minutes

ForVH/OH afflicted
by Cerebral Palsy
OH with deformity
in writing hand
– 100 minutes)

II English
(25 Qs.)
50
III Quantitative Aptitude
(25 Qs.)
50
IV General
Awareness
(25 Qs.)
50

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern – Skill Test (Tier III)

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Computer Based Written Exam (Tier-I)

SSC CHSL Tier I detailed syllabus 

SSC CHSL Syllabus: General Intelligence

Both verbal and non-verbal type questions. 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.

SSC CHSL Syllabus: English Language

Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting Mis -spelt 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.

SSC CHSL Syllabus: Quantitative Aptitude

Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal ad 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 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.

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 sin20 + Cos20=1 etc.

Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart

SSC CHSL Syllabus: 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.

Note: For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBES there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / Quantitative Aptitude.

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Descriptive Paper (Tier-II)

Tier-II Paper of CHSL 2016 will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode The duration of the paper would be for one hour (20minutes extra will be provided for candidates with VH/OH afflicted by Cerebral Palsy, OH with deformity in writing hand). This paper has been introduced to assess your writing skills. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200 -250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words.

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier-III Exam

Tier-III of the Examination would continue to be the Skill Test/Typing Test which would be of a qualifying nature. The final merit of the successful candidates would be determined on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II.

Skill test for Data Entry Operator:

VH/OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy) and OH with deformity in writing hand (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 35 minutes including compensatory time 20 minutes for the skill test.

The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test would be of qualifying nature. If allowed to take this test, you will have to qualify the test at the prescribed speed on Computer, to be provided by the Commission or the agency authorized by the Commission to conduct such skill test at the Centre/venue so notified.

On securing at least the minimum qualifying marks in the Computer based written examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II), as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, you will be called for skill test. The Commission may also at its discretion, fix qualifying marks in each component of the written examination.

Note that:

The skill test will be held at the Commission’s Regional Offices or other centers as may be decided by the Commission.

We hope that this article clears all your doubts about the SSC Junior Engineer Exam. However, if you have any doubts then please feel free to comment below.

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