SSC CHSL syllabus


SSC CHSL syllabus and Selection Process is as follows

  • Objective Type (Tier-I)
  • Descriptive Paper (Tier-II)
  • Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) (Qualifying)


Objective Type (Tier-I) paper syllabus and details:

  • Objective Type, Computer Based
  • Total 100 Questions and 75 min.
  • 4 sections (General Intelligence and Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude)

Syllabus of each section will be as follows

General Intelligence and Reasoning

SSC CHSL Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning will include questions on Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Space Orientation, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding , 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, syllogisms, mirror images and water images, cube and dice etc.

English Language

SSC CHSL Syllabus for English language section consists of Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/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.

General Awareness

General Awareness section questions are based on knowledge of current affairs, facts relating to India's History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research and Neighbouring Countries.

Quantitative Aptitude

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude section includes: -

  • Arithmetic: 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: 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 only) Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc.
  • Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart


Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) syllabus and details:

  • Letter Writing
  • Essay writing

Note: Minimum Qualifying Marks in this exam is 33%.

Sample Questions:

Q1.Write a letter in 200 words to Sports Secretary, Department of Sports, Government of India, giving your assessment about the  performance of India in Rio Olympic games and suggestion on how can improve in next Olympic games.

Q2. Write an essay on " Swacch Bharat Mission" in about 250 words.


Note: The candidates who clear Descriptive Test will be called to attempt the skill test & Typing Test.


Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) syllabus and details

Skill Test: You have to just qualify this exam. Candidates should possess Data Entry Speed of 8,000 key depressions per hour on computer. They will be given printed matter in English which they have to type on computer. The test is of 15 minutes and candidates should have a minimum speed of 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions in order to qualify. Also typing speed of MS office will also be tested.

Typing Test Pattern:

Typing Test will be conducted only in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Typing Test Medium in the Application Form.

Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute. 35 wpm. Corresponds to 10500 key depressions per hour and 30 wpm corresponds to 9000 key depressions per hour. The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes. Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes. In English the passage to be typed in 10 minutes has 1750 key depressions and in Hindi it has 900.

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