SSC CHSL: Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts SSC CHSL: Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination . On the basis of this test vacant seats are filled in different ministries and departments of Government of India (GoI). The students who has passed class 12 or appearing are eligible to appear for this selection test. However, candidates with higher degrees are also equally welcome. The typical posts that filled through this examination are Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Lower Divisional Clerks, and Data Entry Operators (LDC & DEO). Here given details about SSC CHSL Examination

Important Dates SSCHSL Examination

  • Publication of SSC CHSL Notification:  November
  • Last Date for submission of SSC CHSL Application Form: December
  • SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Date: March
  • SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Date: July
  • SSC CHSL Tier-III (Skill Test) Exam Date: November/December
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SSC CHSL Selection Process

SSC CHSL is a three stage test. Tier I examination is objective type test for shortlisting of candidates. Selected aspirants are invited by SSC to appear for the Tier II Test. The candidates who find place in the selection list of second stage are called by the commission to appear for Tier III Skill Test.

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

Educational Qualification: To appear for Combined Higher level Secondary Exam requires candidates who have passed the 12th class exam or an equivalent exam from a government recognized Board or University. To apply for Data Entry Operator in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India, candidates must have passed 12th Standard in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.

Age Limit: To apply for SSC CHSL Exam age of candidate should be between 18 to 27 years. Age relaxation is applicable for the reserved category candidates as per the govt rules.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

The examination will consist of a Computer Based Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/ Skill Test (Tier-III).

CHSL Tier I Exam Pattern

The Tier – I Exam Question Paper has 4 sections to be answered in 60 minutes No of questions asked in each section and marks allocated are given below
  • Subject: General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • Maximum Questions: 25
  • Maximum Marks: 50
  • Subject: General Awareness
  • Maximum Questions: 25
  • Maximum Marks: 50
  • Subject: Quantitative Aptitude
  • Maximum Questions: 25
  • Maximum Marks: 50
  • Subject: English Comprehension
  • Maximum Questions: 25
  • Maximum Marks: 50
  • Total No of Questions: 100
  • Total Marks: 200
  • The question paper will be available in both languages I.e. English & Hindi
  • The questions will be Multiple Choice Type
  • There will be Negative marking and for each wrong answer, 0.50 marks will be deducted.
  • There will be 25 questions from each of the above sections
There will be a skill test for the post of Data Operator and the other test will be a typing test for the post of Assistant and clerk.

Tier II Exam Pattern

The tier II will be a descriptive type of total 100 marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode. It will be of one-hour duration and candidate need to write an easy of 200-250 words and letter/ application of 150-200 words. The paper Tier-II (Descriptive Paper) will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.

Skill Test/ Typing Test:

In this stage, candidates will have to appear for a typing speed test. The test will be conducted for both English and Hindi languages:
  •     For English medium-  typing speed of 35 words per minute
  •     For Hindi medium – typing speed of 30 words per minute.
Test will be 10 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions. VH candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes.

SSC CHSL Syllabus

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.
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.
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 Alligation, 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) Standard Identities like sin20 Cos20=1 etc,
STATISTICAL CHARTS : Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart
General Awareness: In this section, questions related to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research will be asked. Also the candidate needs to be aware about the surroundings and current happenings around the nation.

How to apply for SSC CHSL

Prospective candidates required to fill online application to appear for SSC CHSL Examination. Candidates can submit online application form using official website Read here how to submit online application

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SSC CHSL Admit Card

All candidates whose application has submitted successfully shall require to download and print application from official website. Admit Card will be available 10 to 15 days before exam day. The SSC publishes information about release of admit card on its website and send alerts to candidates on registered email id and mobile number.


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