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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024, New Exam Pattern for Tier 1 and Tier 2

Candidates preparing for the SSC CHSL Exam should have good knowledge of the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Exams. There are two different stages that candidates need to qualify for to get selected for various posts in the SSC CHSL exam and for that candidates must go through the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024.

The SSC CHSL Exam will be conducted in a computer-based mode and the questions shall be MCQ type a skill test/typing test will be conducted to assess the typing speed of the candidates and marks will be allotted accordingly. There is also a negative marking scheme in the exam. To ace the upcoming SSC CHSL Exam, it is necessary to know the latest SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024. Check the details of the New SSC CHSL Tier 1, 2 Exam Pattern here.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examinations in two Tiers namely Tier-1 and Tier-2. While SSC CHSL Tier-1 is conducted in Online Mode on the other hand Tier-2 is conducted in Online mode. 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 comprises two Tiers (stages) and the candidates have to qualify in each of the stages to get shortlisted for the vacancies. The exam Pattern of SSC CHSL 2024 is explained below:

Tier Type Mode
Tier I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online)
Tier II Tier II will include the following three sections having two modules each Computer-Based (online)
Also, Check: SSC CHSL Syllabus

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2024

According to the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024, the SSC CHSL Ties 1 comprises 100 questions in total with a maximum mark of 200. SSC CHSL Tier 1 is of 60 minutes. SSC CHSL Tier I is divided into four sections with 25 questions each and a maximum mark of 50. Normalization will be done by SSC if the exam is conducted in multiple shifts.
The sections asked in the SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam are:

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

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

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024 Tier 1
Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes (80 minutes for disabled/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 Tier-2 Exam Pattern 2024 (Revised)

Here, we have provided the revised SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern as per the notification. Those who qualify for the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam will have to appear for the SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam. The SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern consists of 2 sessions which further consist of sections as mentioned below. The questions in Session I shall be MCQ type.

In Session II, there is a typing test/Skill test to assess the typing speed and skill of the candidates.

Section-1: Module-I: Mathematical Abilities and Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence.

Section-2: Module-I: English Language and Comprehension and Module-II: General Awareness

Section-3: Module-I: Computer Knowledge Test and Module-II: Skill Test/ Typing Test

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024 Tier 2
Session Section Modules Subject No. of Questions Marks Time
Session I (2 hours and 15 minutes) Section 1 Module-1 Mathematical Abilities 30 90 1 hour
Module-2 Reasoning and General Intelligence 30 90
Section 2 Module-1 English Language and Comprehension 40 90 1 hour
Module-2 General Awareness 20 90
Section 3 Module-1 Computer Knowledge Module 15 45 15 minutes
Session II Section 3 Module-2 Skill Test/ Typing Test Module-

Part A- Skill Test for DEOs

Part B: Typing Test for LDC/ JSA


15 minutes

10 minutes

  • The questions will be of Objective type in nature in English, Hindi, and any language opted by the candidates.

SSC CHSL Negative Marking

In both the tiers in the CHSL Exam, there is a negative marking. In Tier 1, 0.50 marks are deducted for each wrong answer and in Tier 2, 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section 1, Section,-2 and Module I of Section 3 will be deducted. Therefore, candidates must be careful before selecting any option in the exam.

SSC CHSL Skill Test 2024

For the posts of Data Entry Operator, DEO in the Office of the C&AG, and LDC/JSA and PA/SA. In the table below, we have discussed the SSC CHSL Post-Wise Skill Test 2024 details.

Post Data Entry Speed Duration Document Content
Data Entry Operator 8,000 Key Impressions per hour 15 minutes English document with 2000-2200 strokes/key depressions
DEO in the Office of the C&AG 15,000 key depressions per hour 15 minutes Printed matter in English with about 3700-4000 key depressions
LDC/JSA and PA/SA 10,500 key depressions per hour 15 minutes Printed matter in English with about 9000 key depressions/hour

SSC CHSL 2024 Resolution of Tie Cases

In the case of a tie in scores of candidates who appeared in Tier-I and Tier-II examinations, merit will be decided by applying the following criteria, one after another, till the tie is resolved:

  1. Total marks of the Tier-II Examination.
  2. Total marks in Tier-I Examination.
  3. Date of birth, with the elder candidates, placed higher.
  4. Alphabetical order in which the first names of the candidates appear.

SSC CHSL 2024 Minimum Qualifying Marks

The minimum qualifying marks for Tier-I, Section-I, Section-II & Module-I of Section III of the Tier-II Examination have been shared below in the table.

Category Minimum Qualifying Marks
UR 30%
All Categories 20%

SSC CHSL Online Application Form 2024

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Is SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024 different for all the tiers?

Yes SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024 is different for Tier 1 and Tier 2.

What subjects are included in SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024 Tier 1?

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024 for tier 1 includes General Intelligence, General awareness, quantitative aptitude and English language.

Q. Is there a negative marking in the SSC CHSL 2024 Exam?

Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.5 marks in Tier 1 and a negative marking of 1 marking in the Tier 2 Exam for each wrong answer marked by the candidate.

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