SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021: Check Tier I, II and Tier III Syllabus

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern is discussed here. Staff Selection Commission has released the Exam Pattern and Syllabus in the official notification of CHSL, the details of the various stages of the exam are mentioned in the article as given in the notification. Candidates can go through the article to strategics their preparation for the exam. Here we present the detailed exam pattern, marks, the question asked, syllabus, and other important changes.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examination in three Tiers namely Tier-1, Tier-2, and Tier-3. While SSC CHSL Tier-1 is conducted in Online Mode on the other hand Tier-2 is conducted in Pen and Paper mode and Tier-3 is Computer Skill Test. Candidates can go through this article for more information about the different tiers of SSC CHSL. This article also explains each tier of SSC CHSL.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021: Tiers of Exam

SSC CHSL Comprises three Tiers. Exam Pattern of SSC CHSL is explained below:

Tiers Type of Examination Mode of examination
Tier-1 Objective Multiple Choice CBT (Online)
Tier-2 Descriptive Paper in Hindi/ English Pen and Paper Mode
Tier-3 Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test Wherever Applicable

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021: Tier-1

SSC CHSL Ties-1 comprises 100 questions in total with maximum marks of 200. SSC CHSL Tier-1 is of 60 minutes. SSC CHSL Tier-I is divided into four sections with 25 questions each and maximum marks of 50. Normalization will be done by SSC if the exam is conducted in multiple shifts.
The sections asked in SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam are:

  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Reasoning
  • English Comprehension

The Schema of Tier-1 is explained in Table given below:

Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes (80 minutes for disable/Physically handicapped Candidates)
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

Note:- For every wrong question there is a negative marking of 0.5 marks.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021: Tier 2

SSC has decided to conduct a Descriptive Paper for all the candidates who qualify SSC CHSL Tier-1 Examination. SSC CHSL Tier-2 Descriptive Paper (Pen and Paper Mode) is introduced to test the writing skills of the candidates. The paper is in English/Hindi language and will constitute 100 marks. Candidates have to complete the entire paper in 60 minutes.

Subject Marks Time

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay,

Precis, Letter, Application, etc.)

100 marks 1 hour or 60 minutes
(80 minutes for
PWD category)

Note:- Candidates have to score 33 marks (33 percent) to qualify for the Descriptive paper.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021: Tier 3

SSC CHSL Tier-3 Exam is a Computer Skill Test. SSC CHSL Tier-3 test typing skill of candidates, it is called Skill Test in Data Entry (DEST) Test. There are three types of DEST for three different posts namely:

  1. DEST for DEO other than CA&G: Candidates are required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes i.e., 27 Words Per Minutes (WPM) on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s typing skills. Candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer.
  2. DEST for DEO in CA&G: Candidates are required to type 3750 words in 15 minutes i.e., 50 WPM on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s typing skills. Candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer.
  3. DEST for JSA, PA/SA, LDC, and other posts: Candidates are required to type 1750 words in 10 minutes i.e., 35 WPM on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s typing skills. Candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer.

Note:- SSC CHSL Tier-3 is qualifying in nature, no marks will be rewarded for SSC CHSL Tier-3.
Candidates have to do well in all the Tiers i.e., Tier-1 and Tier-2 and Tier-3 of SSC CHSL to get the desired post and location.

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