SSC CHSL Tier-1, 2, 3 2020 : Syllabus & Exam pattern PDF

SSC CHSL Tier-1, 2, 3 2020 : Syllabus & Exam pattern PDF: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will be conducting the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Tier-1 examination from March 17 to 28, 2020, at various centres spread across the country.

The CHSL examination will consist of a computer-based examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Skill Test/ Typing Test (Tier-III).

SSC CHSL (10+2) 2020 Tentative Vacancy List
Name of Organisation Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Official Website http://ssc.nic.in/
Name of Examination SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination 2020
Name of Posts LDC, JSA, DEO, Assistant (CHSL)
Total Vacancies 4893
Job Category State Government Jobs, SSC Jobs
Job Location All India
Post Category Recruitment/ Vacancy/ Bharti
Selection Process Tier-1 (CBT)
Tier-2 (Descriptive Test) and
Tier-3 (Typing Test & Skill Test)
Important Dates
Event Dates
Starting Date to Apply Online 03 December 2019
Last Date to Apply Online 10 January 2020 by 23:59 Hrs
Last date for Payment of Fee through Online 12 January 2020 by 23:59 Hrs
Last date for generation of offline Challan 12 January 2020 by 23:59 Hrs Extended to 14 January 2020
Last date for Payment of Fee through Challan 14 January 2020 Extended to 16 January 2020
Date of Computer Based Examination SSC CHSL (Tier-I) 16 to 27 March 2020
Date for Tier II Exam (Descriptive Type) 28 June 2020
SSC CHSL Paper II Result Released Date 25 February 2020


SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200  
Total Exam duration 60 Min
marks deducted for each wrong answer 0.5 per question

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

Section Subject Word Limit
1. Essay writing 200-250
2. Letter/Application writing 150-200
  Duration 60 Min

SSC CHSL Tier 3 Exam Pattern for Data Entry Operator

Test Type Test Language Speed Test requirement
Skill Test of Data Entry on Computer English 8000 key depressions per hour 2000 – 2200 key depression
Duration 15 minutes (20 minutes extra for OH/VH/PH/CP candidates)

SSC CHSL Tier 3 exam pattern for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs:

Test Type  Test Language Speed  Test requirement
Typing test on Computer English or Hindi 10500 key depressions per hour
(30 words per minute for Hindi)
Accuracy of words within given time with required speed
Duration 10 minutes (30minutes for OH/VH/PH/CP candidates)

SSC CHSL Tier-1 2020 : Syllabus & Exam pattern PDF

1. English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelled 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.

2. General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern folding & unfolding, Semantic 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, Other subtopics, if any Numerical operations.

3. Quantitative Aptitude:
• 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 Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work.
• Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
• Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: 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 sin2 𝜃 + Cos2 𝜃=1, etc.,
• Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

4. General Awareness: Questions are designed to test the candidate‟s general awareness of the environment around him and its 14 application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy, and scientific research.

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