Latest SSC jobs   »   SSC CHSL   »   SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023, Check Tier 1 & Tier 2 Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023: The Exam Pattern is an important element for any exam preparation. Before starting preparation for the SSC CHSL 2023, it is necessary for all the students to know the exam pattern for SSC CHSL Exam 2023. The formal notification was released on 9th May 2023 on the official website. The SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam is scheduled to be held from 2nd August to 22nd August 2023. Candidates aiming for the SSC CHSL Exam must be well aware of the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023 provides a detailed idea of the number of questions asked, marks weightage, and time duration of the paper. Before giving a start to your preparations, check the SSC CHSL Selection process, the scheme of marks, and the exam pattern of Tier 1 & Tier 2. 

Note: SSC CHSL Exam will now be conducted in 15 different languages.


SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023: Overview

SSC released the official notification for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2023 on 9th May 2023. This is a great opportunity for candidates who want to serve in different government departments. Check out the summarized details tabulated below.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023: Overview
Name of the Organization Staff Selection Commission
Name of Exam Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) 2023
Vacancies 1762
Notification Release Date 9th May 2023 
Selection Process
  1. Tier 1 (Objective)
  2. Tier 2 (Objective) + Skill Test (New Pattern)
Category Exam Pattern
Official Website

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023 In Hindi

Get SSC CHSL Detailed Free eBook

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023: Selection Process

Candidates preparing for SSC CHSL 2023 will have to go through the following 2 stages and pass every stage to succeed. The exams are conducted in 2 Tiers, the first being a computer-based test with 100 MCQs, the second tier is a combination of both Computer Based Test as well as Skill tests/ Typing Tests. Here is the table briefing you about the 2 stages:
Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online)
Tier – II Objective Multiple Choice + Skill Test/Typing Test Computer-Based (online)

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023: Tier I

The SSC CHSL Tier-I Online Examination is the first stage and consists of objective Type multiple-choice questions only. SSC CHSL Tier 1, with a total of 100 questions (25 each) that account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:
  • It is a computer-based test with 200 marks and Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • There is a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam.
  • Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.50 marks in all sections.
  • There are 4 sections namely General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.
  • The exam duration is 75 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped and for general candidates, it is 60 minutes.
Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude
(Basic Arithmetic Skill)
25 50
4 English Language
(Basic Knowledge)
25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023: Tier I Syllabus

SSC CHSL Tier I consist of 4 sections. The detailed syllabus related to that has been provided below in tabular format. Candidates must go through the below table to understand the syllabus.

General Intelligence and Reasoning Syllabus Quantitative Ability Syllabus English Language Syllabus General Awareness Syllabus
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension History
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test Culture
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Allegations Para jumbles Geography
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous Economic Scene
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks General Policy
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Scientific Research
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion Awards and Honors
Tabulation Data Interpretation One Word Substitution Books and Authors
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Active/Passive Voice
Blood Relations Number Systems
Input-Output Sequence & Series
Coding-Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023 Tier II (Revised)

The Staff Selection Commission surprised candidates by doing massive changes in the SSC CHSL Tier 2 exam pattern.  Earlier the Tier 2 exam used to be conducted in descriptive mode and also there used to be a Tier 3 exam but as per the SSC CHSL 2023 Notification, There are only Two Tiers now i.e. Tier 1 & Tier 2. In the table given below, candidates can check out the new SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023.

  • Tier II will be conducted in two sessions – Session –I & Session II, on the same day.
  • Session-I will include Section-I, Section II, and Module-I of Section III. Session II will include conducting Module II of Section III.
  • Candidates need to mandatorily qualify for Tier 2 for all sections.
  • Tier II will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module II of Section III.
  • The questions will be set in English and Hindi except for Module II in Section II.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section II, and Module-I of Section III.
  • Module-I of Section-III i.e. Computer Knowledge Test is mandatory but qualifying in nature.
Session Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks Duration
Session-I (2 hours and 15 minutes) Section-I:
Module-I: Mathematical Abilities
Module-II: Reasoning
and General Intelligence.
Total = 60
60*3 = 180 1 hour (for each
section) (1 hour and 20 minutes for the
candidates eligible for
Module-I: English
Language and
Module-II: General
Total = 60
60*3 = 180
Module-I: Computer
Knowledge Module
15 15*3 =45 15 Minutes
(20 minutes for
the candidates
eligible for
scribe as per
Para-8.1 and 8.2)
Session-II Section-III:
Module-II: Skill Test/
Typing Test Module
Part A: Skill Test for DEOs. 15 Minutes
(20 minutes for the candidates eligible for
Part B: Typing Test for LDC/ JSA 10 Minutes (15 minutes for the candidates

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023: Tier II Syllabus

Mathematical Abilities

Number Systems: Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, and 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: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts. Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, and 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? + Cos2?=1, etc.
Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart; Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation, calculation of simple probabilities

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. These 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, Numerical operations, Other subtopics if any

English Language & Comprehension

Vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, and their correct usage; Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelled words, Idioms & Phrases, 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. To test comprehension, two or more paragraphs will be given and questions based on those will be asked. At least one paragraph should be a simple one based on a book or a story and the other paragraph should be based on current affairs editorial or a report.

General Awareness

Questions are designed to test the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around them and its 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.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023: Skill Test

 Although the final merit will be prepared on the basis of Tier 1 and Tier 2, it is mandatory to qualify for the skill test without which one would not be selected. Candidates must go through the criteria of skill tests and typing tests to get information on the things required to qualify for the same.
Skill Test for Data Entry Operator (DEO):
  • Skill Test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators. No candidate is exempted from appearing in the Skill Test.
  • Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
  • The Speed of “8000 key depressions per hour on the computer‟ 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 15 (Fifteen) minutes
  • Printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.
Typing Test for LDCs and JSA
  • Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form.
  • Typing Test will be of qualifying in nature. 
  • It will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission.
  • Candidates opting for English medium should have a typing speed of 35 words per minute. 
  • Candidates opting for Hindi medium should have a typing speed of 30 words per minute.
  • 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.
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023, Tier 1 & Tier 2 Exam Pattern_30.1
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023, Tier 1 & Tier 2 Exam Pattern_40.1


What will be the medium of language for Tier 1?

The questions in Tier 1 will be set both in English & Hindi except for the English section.

Is there any negative marking in SSC CHSL Tier 1?

There will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in SSC CHSL Tier 1.

What is the overall duration given to complete the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam?

An overall duration of 60 minutes will be provided to the candidates.

Where can I find the detailed SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023?

The detailed SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023 is mentioned above in the article.

Download your free content now!


SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023, Tier 1 & Tier 2 Exam Pattern_60.1

General Awareness & Science Capsule PDF

Download your free content now!

We have already received your details!

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023, Tier 1 & Tier 2 Exam Pattern_70.1

Please click download to receive Adda247's premium content on your email ID

Incorrect details? Fill the form again here

General Awareness & Science Capsule PDF

Thank You, Your details have been submitted we will get back to you.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *