Everything candidates must know about SSC CHSL (10+2) Level exam

Wednesday 26 September 2018

Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary level exam commonly known as SSC CHSL (10+2) Level exam is conducted by commission for requirement in various Central government Ministries, Departments and Organizations. This exam is conducted for post as below:-

  1. Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants (PA / SA)
  2. Lower Division Clerk (LDC)
  3. Data Entry Operator (DEO)
  4. Court Clerk

SSC CHSL Exam pattern:-

If you want to be score good marks and got selected, it must be crucial for you to know the structure of exam pattern. This exam consist total of three tiers,

SSC CHSL Tier – I:

  • In this tier objective multiple questions are asked, this is computer based and online in nature.
  • Tier-I consist of four sections namely General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. Each section contains 25 questions carrying 2 marks each.
  • Total no. of question is 100 carrying 200 marks. Total time allotted will be 75 minutes.


  • Question is descriptive in nature and can be attempted either in English or Hindi. This is pen and Paper mode exam.
  • Here writing skills of candidates in English/Hindi are checked. In this paper an Essay of 200 to 250 words and Application/ Letter writing of 150 to 200 words are given and candidates have to qualify by getting 33% of marks. The total time allotted is 60 minutes and total marks are 100 marks.

Tier – III:

Wherever applicable skill test i.e. computer proficiency test is taken which is required in selection of certain post.      

Syllabus for SSC CHSL:-

It is always necessary for every candidate to have complete knowledge of syllabus and exam pattern. Since, there is always have some difference in syllabus and standards of questions for different exams taken by commission.

Syllabus for Tier-I:-

General Intelligence and Reasoning section: Alphabet Series, Analogy, Assertion and Reasoning, Blood Relations, Classification, Coding and Decoding, Distance and Directions, Number Series, Paper Folding, Problems on Figural Pattern, Puzzles, Seating Arrangements (Circular and Linear), Statements and Arguments, Statements and Assumptions, Statements and Conclusions, Syllogism, Venn Diagrams and Word Building.

Quantitative Aptitude section: Average, Bar Graph, Boats and Streams, Discount, Geometry, Menstruation, Line Graph, Linear Equations, Mixture and Allegation, Number Series, Number Systems, Percentage, Permutation and Combination, Pie Chart, Pipes and Cisterns, Probability, Profit and Loss, Ratio and Proportion, Simple and Compound Interest, Simplification, Square Root, Surd and Indices, Time and Work, Time, Speed and Distance and  Trigonometry.

General Awareness Section: Awards and Honours, Books and Authors, Business, Countries – Capitals and Countries, Culture, Events and issues of National and International Importance, Indian Budget, Indian Constitution, Indian Economy Indian Geography, Indian History, Indian Parliament, Indian Polity, Science and Technology and Research.

English Language and Comprehension Section: Cloze Test, Comprehension Test, Narration (Direct and Indirect Speech), Voice Change( Active and Passive Voice), One Word Substitution, Para-Jumbles, Parts of Speech, Phrases and Idioms, Sentence Correction/ Spotting Errors, Sentence Improvement, Spell Check, Subject-Verb Agreement and Tenses.

Syllabus for Tier-II:-

In this test candidates have to write an essay and Application /Letter that will tests their writing skills. The essay topics will be related to Government schemes and policies, social issues, environment issues, national and international issues, Finance & Economy, Politics, science and technology etc.

Application regarding complaint and suggestion, feedbacks, follow-ups and Letter regarding social life will be asked.

Syllabus for Tier-III:-

This test is qualifying in nature and final merit will be obtained by calculating total marks of Tier-I and Tier-II only.

Computer Skill test is for the post of Data Entry Operator (DEO), where candidate have to type at the speed of 8000 key depression per hour. A printed sheet will be provided to you and you have to type that in the computer within 15 minutes. The total number of words in the sheet will be around 2000 – 2200.

For typing test, if you choose English, your typing speed should be 35 words per minute. And for Hindi, typing speed should be 30 words per minute. Total time is 10 minutes. They will judge you on the basis of accuracy as well as speed.

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