SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern : The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the official notification for the SSC CHSL last date of filling application, syllabus & exam pattern. Meanwhile, the applying candidates might be unaware of the detailed syllabus for the exam. That’s why we got you with this blog.

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Detailed Syllabus of SSC CHSL Exam  

SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020- Exam Pattern

Computer Based Test (CBT) Exam Date  12th April 2021 to 27th April 2021  
Stage 1- Computer Based Test (Multiple Type Question) Tier 1  CBT Syllabus
Basic English Language (50 marks)
Quantitative Aptitude (50 marks)
General Intelligence (50 marks)
General Awareness (50 marks)  
Duration60 minutes (For normal candidates)
75 minutes (For visually handicapped)  
Marking2 marks for each correct answer.
0.50 marks deduction for each wrong answer.
Stage 2- Descriptive Paper (Pen & Paper Mode) Tier 2  Tier 2 Syllabus
Essay Writing (200 – 250 words)
Letter Writing (150 – 200 words)  
Stage 3- Typing Test or Skill Test Tier 3  Tier 3 Syllabus
DEO – Skill Test
LDC/ JSA & PA/ SA – Typing Test  

Stage 1- Computer Based Test (Multiple Type Question) Tier 1

The detailed section-wise SSC CHSL CBT exam syllabus given below:

SCC CHSL Syllabus 2020 – Quantitative Aptitude

For mathematics, candidates assumed to know the maths till 10th standard to test calculative skills. The topics & chapters need to be covered mentioned below:

TopicChaptersNo. of Questions
Number SystemComputation of Whole Number
Decimal & Fractions
Relationship between Numbers  
2 – 3
Fundamental Arithmetical OperationsPercentages
Ratio & Proportion
Square Roots
Profit & Loss
Partnership Business
Mixture & Allegation
Time & Distance
Time & Work  
12 – 15
AlgebraBasic Algebraic Identities of Algebra & Elementary Surds
Graphs of Linear Equations  
3 – 5
GeometryTriangles & its kinds of Centres
Congruence & Similarity of Triangles
Circle & its Chords
Angle subtended by Chords of a Circle
Common Tangents to two or more circles  
2 – 3
Regular Polygons
Right Prism
Right Circular Cone
Right Circular Cylinder
Rectangular Parallelepiped
Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base  
2 – 3
Trigonometric ratios
Complementary Angles
Height & Distance
Standard Identities  
2 – 3
Statistical ChartsUse of Table & Graphs:
Frequency Polygon
Bar Diagram
Pie Chart  
2 – 3

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 – General Intelligence

Following are the list of topics & no. of questions to be covered in the section:

TopicsChaptersNo. of Questions
Analogies  Semantic Analogy
Symbolic Operations
Number Analogy
Figural Analogy
3 – 4
SeriesSemantic Series
Number Series
Mixed Series
Figural Series
2 – 3
Coding & Decoding  Coding & Decoding by letter shifting
Coding & Decoding in fictitious language
Coding letter of a word
Coding by analogy  
2 – 3
Classification  Semantic Classification
Symbolic Classification
Figural Classification Space Orientation  
2 – 3
Verbal Reasoning  Statements & Conclusions
Drawing Inferences
Statement & Assumptions
Assertion & Reason
Figural Pattern Folding & Completion  
2 – 3
Alphabetic & Word Test  Sequence (Logical order, Dictionary order, Reverse Dictionary Order)
Jumble Word
Word Formation
Missing Numbers  
1 – 3
Non-Verbal Reasoning  Embedded Figures
Punched Hole/Pattern-Folding & Unfolding Critical Thinking
Emotional Intelligence
Social Intelligence  
3 – 4
Venn Diagram    Logical Venn Diagram
Venn Diagram Problem  
2 – 3

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 – General English

Following is the list of topics along with its no. of questions weightage to be covered under this exam.

TopicsChaptersNo. of Questions
VocabularySynonyms & Antonyms
Cloze Test
Fill in the Blanks
Phrase & Idioms
One Word Substitution
Improvement of Sentences
Spellings or Mis-Spelt Words  
12 – 15 
GrammarActive / Passive voices of verbs
Conversion into Direct or Indirect Narration
Error Spotting
Multiple Meaning  
6 – 8
Rearrangement of SentencesPara Jumbles
Paragraph Completion  
1 – 5
ComprehensionReading Comprehension5

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 – General Knowledge & General Awareness

This section designed to check the candidates’ current knowledge & awareness regarding topics happening around the world.  List of topics to be prepared according to the question pattern shared below:

TopicsChaptersNo. of Questions
Indian HistoryIndian Freedom Struggle
Ancient History
Medieval History
Post-Independence History  
4 – 5 
Indian PolityConstitution of India
Government Portfolios etc  
3 – 4
General ScienceScience & Technology
General Physics
Life Sciences  
4 – 5
GeographyIndian Geography (National Park & Centuries, Wildlife Centuries etc.)  2 – 3
Current Affairs & EconomicsArt & Culture
Awards & Honors
Business & Economy
Books & Authors
Committees & Recommendations
National Affairs
People & Places in News
Defense News
Government Policies & Scheme
Days & Events
Capitals & Currencies
Appointments & Resignations
Indian Economy
Economic Organizations
World Economy
Economic Theory
Economic Reforms  
5 – 6
Statics G KCountries, Capitals & Currencies
Members of Parliament
Governors in India
List of IPL Winners
ICC Cricket World Cup Winners
List of Airports in India
Banking Awareness
Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies etc.  
4 – 5

Note :

  • Questions covered related to India & its neighbouring countries.
  • Questions related to current events & everyday observation & experience in their scientific aspects.

Stage 2- Descriptive Paper (Pen & Paper Mode) Tier 2

The table below gives a brief description of SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern:

PatternWord CountDurationTotal Marks
Essay Writing200 – 250    60 Minutes  100 marks
Letter Writing150 – 200  

Essay Writing Topics

  • National Interest
  • Finance & Economy
  • Ecological Issues
  • Social Issues
  • Politics
  • Scheme & Governance
  • Technology
  • Sports
  • Geopolitics
  • Environmental Concerns, etc.

Letter / Application Writing Topics

  • Complaint
  • Suggestion
  • Application
  • Official Appreciation
  • Follow up or Feedback, etc.

Stage 3- Typing Test or Skill Test Tier 3

After qualifying Tier 1 & Tier 2, final qualified candidates need to finally appear for SSC CHSL Tier 3 which tests the typing/ data entry speed of candidates. But there is no prescribed syllabus by SSC.

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We wish you all the best for the upcoming exam of SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020 & hope this blog will help you to make your best out of it.

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