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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022: The Exam Pattern is an important element for any exam preparation. Before starting preparation for the SSC CHSL 2022, it is necessary for all the students to know that the exam pattern for SSC CHSL Tier 2 is changed by the Staff Selection Commission. As per the SSC CHSL 2022 official notification, which is released on 6th December 2022, the pattern of Tier 2 exam of SSC CHSL is completely changed now. Candidates aiming for the SSC CHSL Exam must be aware of the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022. SSC CHSL is a competitive exam conducted for recruitment to the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant and Data Entry Operators for various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India. SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022 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. 

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022: Overview

SSC has announced a total number of 4500 vacancies under SSC CHSL Recruitment 2022 . This is a great opportunity for candidates who want to serve in different government departments. Check out the summarized details tabulated below.

Name of the Organization Staff Selection Commission
Name of Exam Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) 2022
Post LDC, DEO, Junior Secretariat Assistant
Vacancies 4500
Notification Released 6th December 2022 
Selection Process
  1. Tier 1 (Objective)
  2. Tier 2 (Objective) + Skill Test (New Pattern)
Category Exam Pattern
Official Website

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022 In Hindi

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022: Selection Process

Candidates preparing for SSC CHSL 2022 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 test/ Typing Test. 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 2022: Tier I

The SSC CHSL Tier-I Online Examination is the first stage and consists of objective Type multiple-choice questions only. There are 4 sections namely General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language in the Tier 1 exam of SSC CHSL 2022, with a total of 100 questions (25 each) that account for a total of 200 marks. The subject-wise details are given below:
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 2022: 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 2022 Tier II

The Staff Selection Commission surprised candidates by doing massive changes in SSC CHSL Tier 2 exam pattern. All those candidates who are preparing for the SSC CHSL exam for the past few months must pay attention that the SSC CHSL Exam pattern 2022 for the Tier 2 exam is changed now. 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 SC CHSL 2022 Notification, There are only Two Tiers now i.e. Tier 1 & Tier 2. In the table given below, candidates can checkout the new SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022.

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 2022: Tier II Syllabus

Mathematical Abilities

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: 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 sin2𝜃 + Cos2𝜃=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 type. 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 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. 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 2022: Skill Test

The Tier 3 of the SSC CGL Exam 2019-20 is the final stage and comprises a skill test or typing test according to the post you applied for and is qualifying in nature. 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.
  • For the post of DEO in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): The ‘speed of 15000 key depressions per hour on Computer‟ will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions.
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.

Q. What will be the medium of language for Tier 1?
Ans. The questions in Tier 1 will be set both in English & Hindi except for the English section.

Q. What is the overall duration given to complete the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam?
Ans. An overall duration of 60 minutes will be provided to the candidates.

Q. Is there any negative marking in SSC CHSL Tier 1?
Ans. There will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in SSC CHSL Tier 1.

Q. Is there any change in the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022 for any Tier?
Ans Yes, SSC has changed the exam pattern for the SSC CHSL Tier 2 exam. 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 SC CHSL 2022 Notification, there are only Two Tiers now i.e. Tier 1 & Tier 2. Candidates can check the changes in the exam pattern by going through the article given above

Q. Will Tier 2 marks be only added to the final merit?
Ans. Yes the merit list will be prepared on the basis of overall performance of candidates in Tier-II Examination only. Merit List will be prepared on the basis of aggregate marks scored in Section-I & Section-II of Tier-II examination only subject to qualifying Section-III (both modules) of Tier-II as per the qualifying standards fixed by the Commission.

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