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 strategize their preparation for the exam. Here we present the detailed Syllabus, marks, the question asked, exam pattern, and other important changes.
SSC CHSL Syllabus 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. It is very important for candidates to know SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021 to prepare well. All candidates must stay updated about the latest changes in the SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern to prepare thoroughly for SSC CHSL 2021.
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 Syllabus for 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. All candidates must stay updated about the latest changes in the SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern to prepare thoroughly for SSC CHSL 2021.
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)|
|English Language (Basic Knowledge)||25||50|
|Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)||25||50|
The Topic-wise Syllabus of Tier 1 is given below:
SSC CHSL General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus
- Paper Folding Method
- Word Formation
- Venn Diagram
- Direction and Distance
- Blood Relations
- Verbal reasoning
- Non-Verbal Reasoning
- Seating Arrangement
SSC CHSL General Awareness Syllabus
- Static General Knowledge
- Current Affairs
- Books and Authors
- Important Schemes
- People in the News
- Awards and Honors
SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus
- Ratio and Proportion
- Problem on Ages
- Speed, Distance and Time
- Number System
- Data Interpretation
- Time and Work
SSC CHSL English Comprehension Syllabus
- Reading Comprehension
- Cloze Test
- Phrases and Idioms
- One word Substitution
- Sentence Correction
- Error Spotting
- Fill in the Blanks
- Para Jumbles
- Active/ Passive
|SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021|
|General Knowledge and General Awareness||Indian HistoryIndian Polity
Current Affairs & economics
|4-5 Questions3-4 Questions
|English Language||Error SpottingFill in the Blanks
Synonyms & Antonyms
Phrase and idioms
One Word Substitution
Improvement of sentences
Active/Passive voices & direct/Indirect sentences
|2-3 Questions2-3 Questions
|General Intelligence and Reasoning||AnalogyFigural, Number & Symbolic Classifications
Non- verbal reasoning
|3-4 Questions2-3 Questions
|Quantitative Aptitude||Statistical ChartsTrigonometry
|2-3 Questions2-3 Questions
SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier II
|SSC CHSL Tier-II Syllabus|
|Topics||Word Count||Maximum Marks||Duration|
|Essay Writing||200-250||100||60 minutes|
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 for the SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam.
- It is both qualifying and scoring.
SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier III
Tier III of SSC CHSL 2021 will be a Skill/ Typing Test which would be of qualifying nature. The final merit of the selected candidates will be based on the basis of the total score obtained in Tier I and Tier II.
|SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021 Tier III|
|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 2021 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 a negative marking in SSC CHSL Prelims.?
Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/4 of the marks assigned to that question for every wrong answer in SSC CHSL.
Q 3. How many subjects 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 holds 200 marks, it is included in the merit list.