SSC CHSL 2021: Exam Pattern (Tier 1-2-3), Syllabus, Selection Process

By | November 10, 2020
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern (Tier 1-2-3), Syllabus, Selection Process

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has published an advertisement for Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination, 2020-21.

Today we are going to share with you a complete guide on SSC CHSL Syllabus competitive exam.

You will get here complete important information of SSC CHLS examination like the structure of exam or pattern, syllabus 2021 of Tier 1-2-3, age limit, educational qualification, selection process, application fee, important dates etc.

First, let’s look at highlights on examination for Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination, 2021-22.

Organisation Name Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Post Name
  • Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
  • Postal Assistant (PA)/Sorting Assistant (SA)
  • Data Entry Operator (DEO)
Job Location All India
Education Qualification 12th Pass or equivalent examination from any state or central affiliated school/Institutions
Salary
  • LDC/JSA: Rs. 19,900 Per Month
  • PA/SA: Rs. 25,500 per Month
  • DEO: Rs. 25,500 per Month
Total Post Update Soon
Age Limit 18-27 years (For relaxation please read official notification)
Fee Rs. 100/-
Apply Online Click Here
Official Notification Download SSC CHSL Notification Pdf

Scheme of Examination


Here we provided SSC CHSL 2021 latest official exam pattern and marking system.

The examination will consist of 3 Phase:

  1. Computer-Based Examination (Tier-I)
  2. Descriptive Paper (Tier-II)
  3. Skill Test/ Typing Test (Tier-III)

SSC CHSL Tier-I (Computer Based Examination)

Part  Subject Number of
Questions
Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 English Language
(Basic Knowledge)
25 50 60 Minutes
(For All 4 Parts)
2 General Intelligence 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude
(Basic Arithmetic Skill)
25 50
4 General Awareness 25 50
  • Total 100 Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only.
  • Negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

SSC CHSL (10+2) exam pattern and marking system

Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)

  • Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode.
  • The duration of the Descriptive Paper will be for 1 hour.
  • The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 %.
  • The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English

Tier-III (Skill Test/ Typing Test)

Skill Test/ Typing Test for the shortlisted candidates will be conducted on the computers provided by the Commission or its authorized agency.

⇒ Skill Test for Data Entry Operator in SSC CHSL:

This test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators. A general highlight of the Skill test is described below in tabular format.

Test Duration Typing Speed
Skill Test 15 Minutes 8,000 Key Depressions per hour
Typing Test 10 Minutes 35 Words Per Minute

⇒ Skill Test for Data Entry Operator

Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (Eight Thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer’ will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage.

The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.

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

The medium of Typing Test will be Hindi or English.

Candidates opting for English medium should have a typing speed of 35 words per minute (w.p.m.) and those opting for Hindi medium should have a typing speed of 30 words per minute (w.p.m.). 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour and about 9000 key depressions per hour respectively.

Syllabus of SSC CHSL


Truly for crack this highly competitive examination of India, You should read below detailed syllabus of Combined Higher Secondary Level examination.

Syllabus for the CHSL Tier-I

SSC CHSL (10+2) exam syllabus is mainly divided into 4 parts.

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

Let’s read about all the above sections one by one.

⇒ English Language

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Homonyms and 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

⇒ General Intelligence

It would include questions of both verbal and nonverbal type. The test will include questions on below topics.

  • 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 subtopics, if any Numerical operations.

⇒ Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and 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
  • Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

⇒ General Awareness

  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General policy
  • Scientific
  • Current Affairs (National, Major Event of All States and Important International News)

Here you can read the general awareness syllabus in detail.

Staff Selection CHSL syllabus - JobsCaptain

Admission to the Examination


It is mandatory to carry at least two passport size recent colour photographs, Original valid Photo-ID proof having the Date of Birth as printed on the Admission Certificate, such as:

  • Aadhaar Card/ Printout of E-Aadhaar
  • Voter’s ID Card
  • Driving License
  • PAN Card
  • Passport
  • ID Card issued by University/ College/ School
  • Employer ID Card (Govt./ PSU)
  • Ex-serviceman Discharge Book issued by Ministry of Defence
  • Any other photo bearing valid ID card issued by the Central/ State Government

Mode of Selection


  1. Candidates will be shortlisted for Tier-II Examination on the basis of their performance in Tier-I Examination. Normalized scores of candidates will be used to determine merit and for final selection.
  2. There will be separate category-wise cut-offs in Tier-I and subsequent Tiers for different posts i.e. (i) DEO, (ii) DEO Grade ‘A’ and (iii) LDC/ JSA and PA/ SA.
  3. Candidates will be shortlisted for appearing in the Document Verification on the basis of their performance in Tier-I + Tier-II subject to their qualifying the Skill Test as per the qualifying standards fixed by the Commission.

In cases where more than one candidate secures the equal aggregates marks in Tier-I + Tier-II, tie will be resolved by applying the following methods one after another:

  • Total marks of Tier-II Examination
  • Date of birth, with older candidates, placed higher
  • Alphabetical order in which names of the candidates appear

Important Dates of SSC CHSL (10+2) Examination 2021


Particular Date
Computer-Based Examination (Tier-I) 12-04-2021 to 27-04-2021
Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper) Date To be notified later
Tier-III Skill/Typing Test Date Update Soon
Result SSC CHSL (10+2) Date To be notified later

Thank you for reading all about the Staff Selection Commission’s CHSL (10+2) exam structure or pattern, syllabus 2020, eligibility criteria like age limit & education qualification and mode of selection.

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