Wednesday, September 26, 2018

SSC CHSL examination, for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk, is a three Tier exam. The Tier-I test consists of Computer based Written Examination which the SSC is conducting online. There are four sections of the Tier - I exam. Tier-II, a descriptive exam, in which cadidates will be asked to write an application or letter in about 150 to 200 words and an essay in around 200-250 words. And Tier III will be based out on Skill and Typing test. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33%. Candidates can write the paper either in Hindi or in English.


Indicative Syllabus for Computer Based Examination (Objective type):

As per the notification the Tier I exam will have four sections -- General Intelligence, English Language (Basic Knowledge), Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) and General Awareness. The each section will have 25 questions of two marks i.e., maximum 50 marks for each section and candidates will get 60 minutes for solving 100 questions, a total of 200 marks. Remember, there will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer given. The format of the question paper will be of Objective Type-multiple choice questions only.

Tier I

General Intelligence

The General Intelligence will include questions of non-verbal and verbal reasoning. The GI test will include questions on Semantic Classification, Semantic Analogy, Emotional Intelligence, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Coding and de-coding, Trends, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Classification, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving.

English Language

Synonyms/Homonyms, Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words, Antonyms, Idioms & Phrases, Improvement of Sentences, One word substitution, Active/Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Comprehension Passage, Cloze Passage.

Quantitative Aptitude:

Number Systems:

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

Fundamental arithmetical operations:

Time and distance, Time and work, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and Loss, Discount, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation.


Graphs of Linear Equations, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems).


Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts, Circle and its chords, tangents, common tangents to two or more circles, angles subtended by chords of a circle.


Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base, Triangle, Regular Polygons, Quadrilaterals, Circle, Right Circular Cone, Right Prism, Sphere, Hemispheres, Right Circular Cylinder, Rectangular Parallelepiped


Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc., Trigonometry, Complementary angles, Trigonometric ratios.

Statistical Charts :

Bar-diagram, Pie-chart, use of Tables and Graphs, Frequency polygon, Histogram

General Awareness

Knowledge of current events, general awareness of the environment and society. Questions relating to India and its neighboring countries. General Geography, History, Culture, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

Tier II

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Descriptive Paper (Tier-II)

The Tier-II SSC CHSL Paper has been introduced to assess candidate's writing skills. It will be a descriptive paper of 100 marks. The Tier-II SSC CHSL paper would be for 60 minutes. The Tier-II SSC CHSL paper would comprise writing Letter/Application around 150-200 words and writing an essay in 200-250 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II SSC CHSL paper would be 33%. And the marks obtained in Tier II exam would be included for preparing merit. Candidate can write the paper either in Hindi or in English.

Tier III

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 SSC CHSL exams would be determined on the basis of total score obtained by the candidates in SSC CHSL Tier-I and SSC CHSL Tier-II.

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