SSC CHSL 2020 - Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Published on Apr 26, 2020

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, Staff Selection Commission has postponed the Tier-1 CBE (Computer Based Examination) for SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) 2019-20 Exam which was supposed to be conducted from March 17, 2020 to March 28, 2020. The official dates of Tier 1 exam are yet to be announced. Candidates can check the exam dates and the exam relevant news on the official website of the SSC which will appear as follows.

In this article, we have explained the complete exam pattern of each tier and  its detailed syllabus.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern & Syllabus

SSC CHSL exam consists of three phases, Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. Each and every stage has a different topic, exam type and syllabus. Let’s proceed with the Tier 1 Exam pattern and Syllabus.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

The tier 2 exam is an objective multiple choice type exam. It consists of 4 sections i.e. English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence and Reasoning, and General Awareness. It comprises 100 questions for a total of 200 marks.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Each section has a fixed time allotment and the number of questions as shown below.

Section

Questions

Marks

Time

English Language 

25

50

 

60 min

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

General Awareness

25

50

There will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for every wrong answer.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Syllabus

SSC CHSL Tier 2 exam syllabus will comprise four sections. The four sections are listed below.

  1. English Language
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. General Intelligence and Reasoning
  4. General Awareness

The detailed analysis and topics in each section are:

1. English Language

English language section has a total of 25 questions for 50 marks. To score this section, focus on the listed topics:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence Correction
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spelling Error
  • Cloze Test
  • Error Detection
  • Vocabulary Test
  • Word Association
  • One Word Substitution
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Direct and Indirect Speech

2. Quantitative Aptitude

The important topics in Quantitative Aptitude section are:

  • Simplification
  • Data Interpretation
  • Number System
  • Approximation
  • Average
  • Percentage
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Interest and Surds & Indices
  • Mixture and Allegations
  • Work and Time
  • Time and Distance
  • Mensuration - Problems on Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Sequence and Series
  • Probability
  • Fractions and Decimals
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • 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
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Partnership Business
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Sphere & Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Complementary Angles
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centers
  • Frequency polygon

3. General Intelligence and Reasoning

The detailed syllabus for Reasoning section is mentioned below.

  • Number Series
  • Blood Relation
  • Coding and Decoding
  • Analogy
  • Odd man out
  • Alpha Numeric Series
  • Circular and Linear Seating Arrangements
  • Symbols
  • Syllogism
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Code Inequalities
  • Ordering and Ranking
  • Puzzle
  • Critical Reasoning
  • Analytical and Decision making 

4. General Awareness

The General Awareness section requires thorough preparation and revision from the beginning. A simple trick to prepare for this section is to stay updated with the current affairs and news. The topics that you should revise multiple times are the basics of:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Politics
  • Economics
  • Current Affairs
  • General Knowledge

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SSC CHSL Tier - III Exam is a descriptive paper. It will be conducted in offline mode via pen and paper.  In this exam, candidates’ language proficiency, grammar knowledge, vocabulary usage and writing skills will be tested. This exam comprises two topics: Essay Writing (200-250 words) and Letter Writing (150-200 words).

Mode of Examination

Subject

Maximum Marks

Time

Pen and Paper Mode

Descriptive Type paper in English or Hindi

 

(Writing Essay/ Letter)

100

60 minutes

Points to be noted:

  • The exam is qualifying in nature. Candidates need to score at least 33%  to qualify this particular tier.
  • For candidates eligible for scribes, the exam duration would be 80 minutes.

SSC CHSL Tier 3 Exam Pattern and Syllabus

SSC CHSL Tier - 3 Exam consists of skill tests such as DEST that are required for certain government posts and document verification procedures. 

DEST (Data Entry Speed Test)

  • Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) is conducted specifically for the post of Tax Assistants at 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.

  • It will be conducted for a passage of about 2000 - 2200 key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. 

  • The exam is qualifying in nature.

DEST  in office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India 

  • Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) for the office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India is conducted specifically at 15,000 (fifteen thousand) Key Depression per hour on Computer.

  • It will be conducted for a passage of about 3700 - 4000 key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes. 

  • The exam is qualifying in nature.

Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

  • For English typing, the test is conducted specifically at 35 words per minute corresponding to 10500 Key Depression per hour on Computer.

  • For Hindi typing, the test is conducted specifically at 30 words per minute corresponding to 9000 Key Depression per hour on Computer.

  • The speed will be adjusted on the accuracy of typing a given passage in 10 minutes.

Candidates can now start preparing for SSC CHSL 2020 Exam.

All the best! 


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WRITTEN BYVarsha Verma

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