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SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination) Syllabus- Detailed CHSL Exam Latest Syllabus and Pattern

Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level Examination, known as SSC CGL is an examination conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments and organizations of the Government of India. It’s conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for selecting the staff for various Group B and Group C posts.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is a government organization that conducts various exams every year (SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC JE, Junior Hindi Translator, SSC GD Constable, SSC Multitasking Staff, Selection Post, SI (Central Police Organization. Stenographer C & D) to recruit candidates for Group-B and -C posts in various ministries/departments/organizations of Government of India. This article talks about all SSC CHSL:-

Recruitment stages

Exam mode

Total Duration/

Timing for General


Total Duration/

Timing for Visually

Handicapped candidates

Total marks

Tier-I: Objective exam

Computer-based online (MCQ)

60 minutes

80 minutes

200 (100 questions)

Tier-II: Subjective exam

Descriptive (in Hindi/English Writing skills)

60 minutes

80 minutes

Total marks-100

Minimum marks candidates to achive-33%

Tier-III: Computer proficiency test/skill test/document verification

computer proficiency test, skill test or document verification

Typing test-15 minutes

35 words per minute (English) & 30 words per minute ( Hindi medium)

For Visually Handicapped (40% disabled)-30 minutes


Tier-I  of the Combined Graduate (10+2) Level Examination

Common for all the categories of posts and will be held in one session

Sl. No


Questions/Total marks

Duration & Timings for

General candidates

Duration & Timings

for VH/PWD candidates


General Intelligence & Reasoning

50 ( 25 questions)

60 minutes

80 minutes


General Awareness

50 ( 25 questions)


Numerical aptitude

50 ( 25 questions)


English comprehension

50 ( 25 questions)


Total-200 marks(100 questions)


Tier-II  of the Combined Graduate (10+2) Level Examination

 Tier-I exam qualified Candidates are allowed to appear in Tier-II which is a descriptive type in Hindi/English writing skills. The questions are based on the High School (10th std) concept.

  • SSC CHSL Tier-II includes an Essay writing (200-250 words) & application/letter writing (150-200 words). A minimum mark candidates need to obtain in Tier-II is 33%.
  • SSC CHSL Tier-II is of 100 marks and the total time duration for the exam is 60 minutes for General Candidates and 80 minutes for the visually handicapped candidates.

Tier-III of the Combined Graduate (10+2) Level Examination.

After qualifying the SSC CHSL Tier-II exam, Candidates are invites for skill test which includes:-

  • Typing test = 15 minutes for general candidates and the speed needs to write 30 words per minute for English medium and 35 words per minute for Hindi Medium.
  • For Visually Handicapped candidates (40% disabled) = 30 minutes.

SSC CHSL – Number of Question Weightage in Each Topic

Topics wise number of question

General Knowledge and General Awareness


Indian History (4-5 Questions

Indian Polity (3-4 Questions)

General Science (4-5 Questions)

Geography (2-3 Questions)

Current Affairs & economics (5-6 Questions)

Static G.K (4-5 Questions)

                English Language

Error Spotting ( 2-3 Questions)

Fill in the Blanks (2-3 Question)

Para Jumbles (1-5 Question)

Cloze test ( 5 Question)

Synonyms & Antonyms (2-3 Questions)

Phrase and idioms  (2-3 Questions)

One Word Substitution (2-3 Questions)

Spellings (2-3 Questions)

Improvement of sentences (2-3 Questions)

Active/Passive voices & direct/Indirect sentences    (3 Questions)

Reading comprehension ( 5questions)

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Analogy (3-4 Questions)

Figural, Number & Symbolic Classifications               (2-3 Questions)

Number Series (2-3 Questions)

Venn diagram (2-3 Questions)

Pattern- Folding-unfolding (2-3 Questions)

Coding-Decoding (3-4Questions)

Problem Solving (2-3 Questions)

Non- verbal reasoning (3-4 Questions)

Verbal reasoning (2-3 Questions)

Missing Numbers  (1-2 Questions)

Quantitative Aptitude

Statistical Charts (2-3 Questions)

Trigonometry  (2-3 Questions)

Mensuration (2-3 Questions)

Geometry  (2-3 Questions)

Algebra  (3-5 Questions)

Arithmetic  (12-15 Questions)


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