SSC CHSL Syllabus 2018: SSC CHSL Tier I, II, III Syllabus & Pattern

SSC CHSL Syllabus: SSC Conducts the CHSL exam in 3 different tiers. Candidates must follow the syllabus of SSC CHSL and prepare a plan accordingly. Below we are provided the latest updated syllabus of SSC CHSL Tier I, Tier 2, Tier 3 with the detailed Exam pattern of SSC CHSL (scheme of the examination). We have discussed tier wise SSC CHSL syllabus 2018 & exam pattern details.

SSC CHSL Syllabus

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern/Scheme of Examination Overview

SSC CHSL syllabus includes all the details regarding of different topics and sub-topics under various sections of Tier 1, 2 and 3.

  • Computer Based Examination: Tier-I (Objective Type)
  • Descriptive Paper Tier-II (Pen and Paper)
  • Skill Test (wherever applicable) Tier III

SSC CHSL Syllabus of Tier-I Examination

The SSC CHSL Syllabus of tier I exam consist of 100 question (25 each section) with 200 marks in total (50 each section) and the exam is divided into 4 categories. There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer. SSC CHSL syllabus for General Awareness includes topics from geography, history, and current affairs. Below this table we have discussed each topic with comes under the syllabus of SSC CHSL 2018.

SSC CHSL Tier I Exam Pattern

Subject No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allowed
English Language
(Basic Knowledge)
25 50 60 minutes

(For VH/ OH – 80 minutes)

General Intelligence 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
General Awareness 25 50

SSC CHSL Tier I Detailed Syllabus

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

General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on 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 sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

Quantitative Aptitude:

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.

Arithmetic: Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers

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.

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

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: Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment and its application to society. Also, it will test your knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to Economic Scene, History, Geography, Culture, General policy and scientific research.

SSC CHSL Syllabus of Tier-II Examination

SSC CHSL syllabus of Tier 2 exam consists of topics on Essay, Letter and application writing. Tier-II Paper of SSC CHSL 2018 Exam is a descriptive Pen and Paper test which carries 100 Marks in total. The duration of the paper will be 60 minutes. This paper is mainly taken to test the writing skills of the candidates which are necessary for Government jobs. The Candidate must secure 33 percent to qualify the exam. Basically, the paper is a writing of a Letter/Application of approximately 150-200 words and Essay of 200-250 words. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit. Candidate can write the paper either in Hindi or in English.

SSC CHSL Syllabus of Tier-III Examination

Tier-III of the SSC CHSL Exam would be the Skill Test/ Typing Test which would be of qualifying nature. The final merit of the candidates will be prepared on the basis of the total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II.

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator:

  • Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
  • For the post of Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG):- A speed Test of not less than 15000 key depressions per hour for data entry work to be ascertained through speed test on Computer.

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

Those candidates who qualify in the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) will be eligible for Typing Test. The test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form.

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So that’s all about the SSC CHSL Syllabus 2018. Every candidate should follow the entire syllabus to excel in the exam. Because syllabus is the most important thing when it comes to the preparation of the exam.

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