SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus 2017 – SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus 2017 SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2017 SSC CHSL Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2017 SSC CHSL Selection Process 2017 Check SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam Syllabus and Exam Pattern.

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus

The Staff Selection Commission has published a recruitment notification for various posts on 7th October. Due to this recruitment, the Commission has invited the online applications for Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerk posts. The selection of these posts will be based on Tiers. Here on this page, we will provide all details about SSC CHSL exam syllabus and exam pattern.

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SSC CHSL Selection Process

  • Tier-I (Computer based written exam)
  • Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)
  • Tier-III (Typing Test/ Skill Test)

SSC CHSL Selection Process 2017 will be based on these three Tiers. First, the candidates will be invited for the Tier-I which will be a computer based examination. This examination will consist objective type question only.

The candidates who will qualify in this exam will be selected for the Tier-II. And after this, the selected candidates will be invited for the Tier-III which is a Typing Test or Skill Test. You can also read the Tips & Tricks to Crack SSC CHSL Exam.

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Syllabus and Pattern

SSC CHSL Written Exam (Tier-I) 2017 will be conducted on 7th January 2017 and 5th February 2017. It is an objective type paper and will be conducting on two or three shifts per day. The SSC CHSL Tier-I will be included 100 questions for 200 marks and the time duration of 75 minutes will be provided to solve this examination.

The paper will consist both Hindi and English Language, and there will be a negative marking of .50 mark as per the wrong question. SSC CHSL Written Exam Syllabus is mention below.

 Part Subject Marks
 I General Intelligence (25 questions) 50
 II English Language (Basic Knowledge) ( 25 questions) 50
 III Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) (25 questions) 50
 IV General Awareness (25 questions) 50

Syllabus for 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.

Syllabus for English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, 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.

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude: Number Systems, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry, Statistical Charts.

General Awareness: Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test 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 neighbouring countries especially 10 pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

SSC CHSL Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)

The Descriptive Paper will be conducted for 100 marks and time duration of this paper will be one hour. It will be a pen and paper mode examination. This paper has introduced the writing skill of candidates. The paper will have to consist the essay writing (200-250 words) and Application/ letter writing (150-200 words)The aspirants have to get minimum 33% mark to qualify in this exam.


Skill Test for Data Entry Operator

Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer. The time duration of this test will be 15 minutes, and the candidates have to print about 2000-2200 key in this interval of time.

Typing Test for Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, LDC & Court Clerks

The candidates have to type 35 words per minutes in English and 30 words in Hindi.

This is the complete SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus and selection process. Candidates have to work hard to qualify in this test. Also, read “How to Crack SSC CHSL Exam.”

Good Luck for your Exam 

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  1. Is 96.5 marks in OBC category sufficient?

    1. It is totally based on cut off marks and expected cut off marks for OBC will be 110.

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