SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020: Check Complete Prelims and Mains Syllabus

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

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020

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. It is very important for candidates to know SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 to prepare well. All candidates must stay updated about the latest changes in SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern to prepare thoroughly for SSC CHSL 2020.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020: Tiers of Exam

SSC CHSL Comprises of 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 Syllabus 2020: 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 question each and maximum marks of 50. All candidates must stay updated about the latest changes in SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern to prepare thoroughly for SSC CHSL 2020.
The sections asked in SSC CHSL Tier I Exam are:

  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Reasoning
  • English Comprehension
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Tier I
Sections/Subjects Number of Questions each section Maximum Marks Time Duration
General Awareness 25 50 60 minutes (80 Minutes for PwD candidates)
Reasoning/General Intelligence 25 50
English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
Total 100 200

The Topic-wise Syllabus of Tier 1 is given below:

SSC CHSL General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus

  • Classification
  • Analogy
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Paper Folding Method
  • Matrix
  • Word Formation
  • Venn Diagram
  • Direction and Distance
  • Blood Relations
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle
  • Series

SSC CHSL General Awareness Syllabus

  • Static General Knowledge
  • Science
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • Important Schemes
  • Portfolios
  • People in News
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic
  • Awards and Honors

SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

  • Simplification
  • Interest
  • Averages
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Problem on Ages
  • Speed, Distance and Time
  • Number System
  • Mensuration
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Algebra
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry

SSC CHSL English Comprehension Syllabus

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Test
  • Spellings
  • Phrases and Idioms
  • One word Substitution
  • Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Para Jumbles
  • Active/ Passive
  • Narrations

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020
Sections Topics Weightage
General Knowledge and General Awareness Indian HistoryIndian Polity

General science

Geography

Current Affairs & economics

Static G.K

4-5 Questions3-4 Questions

4-5 Questions

2-3 Questions

5-6 Questions

4-5 Questions

English Language Error SpottingFill in the Blanks

Para Jumbles

Cloze test

Synonyms & Antonyms

Phrase and idioms

One Word Substitution

Spellings

Improvement of sentences

Active/Passive voices & direct/Indirect sentences

Reading comprehension

2-3 Questions2-3 Questions

1-5 Questions

5 Questions

2-3 Questions

2-3 Questions

2-3 Questions

2-3 Questions

2-3 Questions

3 Questions

5 Questions

General Intelligence and Reasoning AnalogyFigural, Number & Symbolic Classifications

Number Series

Venn diagram

Pattern- Folding-unfolding

Coding- Decoding

Problem Solving

Non- verbal reasoning

Verbal reasoning

Missing Numbers

3-4 Questions2-3 Questions

2-3 Questions

2-3 Questions

3-4 Questions

2-3 Questions

2-3 Questions

3-4 Questions

2-3 Questions

1-3 Questions

Quantitative Aptitude Statistical ChartsTrigonometry

Mensuration

Geometry

Algebra

Arithmetic

2-3 Questions2-3 Questions

2-3 Questions

2-3 Questions

3-5 Questions

12-15 Questions

SSC CHSL Syllabus: Tier II

SSC CHSL Tier II Syllabus
Topics Word Count Maximum Marks Duration
Essay Writing 200-250 100 60 minutes
Letter/Application Writing 150-200

As mentioned above, this paper requires candidates to write an essay and Letter/Application that tests the writing skills of the candidates. Check the main points of SSC CHSL Tier II:

  • The essay topics will be related to National Interest, Finance & Economy, Ecological Issues, Social Issues, Politics, Schemes & Governance, Technology, Sports, Geopolitics, Environmental Concerns etc.
  • While, the type of letter/ application asked will be Complaint, Suggestion, Application, Official Appreciation, Follow up or Feedback etc.
  • Candidates have to score 33 marks (33 marks) to qualify the SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam.
  • It is both qualifying and scoring.

SSC CHSL Syllabus: Tier III

Tier III of SSC CHSL 2020 will be a Skill/ Typing Test which would be of a qualifying nature. The final merit of the selected candidates will be based on the basis of total score obtained in Tier I and Tier II.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 Tier III
Skill Test Speed Time
Data Entry Operator Data Entry speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on the computer. The ‘speed will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer
Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) The ‘speed of 15000 key depressions per hour will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer
Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (LDS/JSA) and Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants (PA/SA) The speed of 10500 key depressions per hour will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 9000 key-depressions/hour would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer.

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.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 FAQ’s

Q 1. How many tiers of exams are there in SSC CHSL.?
Ans. SSC CHSL is conducted in two stages i.e., Tier I and Tier II.

Q 2. Is there negative marking in SSC CHSL Prelims.?
Ans. Yes, there is negative marking of 1/4 of the marks assigned to that question for every wrong answer in SSC CHSL.

Q 3. How many subject are there in SSC CHSL Prelims.?
Ans. There are four subjects in SSC CHSL Prelims.

Q 4. How many questions are there in SSC CHSL Tier 1.?
Ans. There are 100 questions in SSC CHSL Tier 1.

Q 5. For how many marks SSC CHSL Prelims is conducted.?
Ans. SSC CHSL hold 200 marks, it is included in the merit list.

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