SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021: Check SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus and Important Topics

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021

The detailed syllabus for the SSC CHSL examination with important topics for Tier 1, 2, and 3 has been provided in the article below. SSC conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam to recruit candidates for DEO, LDC, Postal Assistant posts. To surpass the competition with high marks, one must be aware of the SSC CHSL Syllabus. SSC CHSL exam consists of 3 Tiers namely Tier 1, Tier 2 & Tier 3. Here is the complete description of Tier 1, Tier 2 & Tier 3 Syllabus, and SSC CHSL exam pattern with important topics.

SSC CHSL 2021:Important Dates

All the important dates according to the official notification have been tabulated below.SSC has released the new exam dates for the remaining candidates.

Activity Dates
SSC CHSL Notification 6th November 2020
SSC CHSL Registration Process 6th November – 26th December 2020
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Admit Card July 2021
SSC CHSL Exam Date 2021 (Tier-1) 12th April to 19th April 2021

4th August to 12th August  2021

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Answer Key August 2021
SSC CHSL Tier-1 Result September 2021
SSC CHSL Exam Date 2021 (Tier-2) To be notified soon

SSC CHSL Marking Scheme

Lakhs of undergraduates appear for the prestigious posts under the SSC CHSL exam dates, and the competition is getting tough with each passing day. SSC CHSL exam is conducted in 3 tiers, and candidates need to clear all the stages to get selected for multiple posts in the Government Offices. SSC CHSL Tier 1 is an Objective Multiple Choice Question paper, Tier 2 exam is Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi, while Tier 3 is the Computer Proficiency Test.

Tier Type Mode
Tier 1 Objective Multiple Choice Computer-Based (online)
Tier 2 Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier 3 Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

Check SSC CHSL Exam Pattern in detail here

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern For Tier 1

The SSC CHSL Tier 1 is the first step towards success where candidates will be appearing for 100 questions competing against lakhs of candidates. As per the Latest SSC CHSL Syllabus, 2020-2021 Candidates will be given 100 questions from 4 subjects; General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension to be attempted in 60 minutes. The marking scheme along with the complete CHSL syllabus 2021 of all sections under Tier 1 has been provided below:

Section SSC CHSL Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200
  • There is a negative marking in SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam. Giving a wrong answer to a question will lead to a penalty of 0.5 marks in all sections
  • The exam duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped.

SSC CHSL Syllabus Tier 1

The questions asked in Tier 1 are included from four subjects; General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. The overview of the section-wise SSC CHSL Exam syllabus 2020 is given in the below table. Candidates must go through all the topics, make a list of important topics and start studying to crack the exam.

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

Now let’s take a look at each section separately and what are the important topics including in it. The detailed syllabus of each subject has been provided below:

CHSL Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning

Reasoning Section is an important part of SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus 2021 that includes questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding and de-coding, and Other sub-topics if any numerical operations.

For your convenience, we are providing the exact number of questions asked from the General intelligence section in the SSC CHSL Tier 1 2018-19 Exam which was held in July 2019.

S.No. Topics No. Of Questions Level
1 Analogy 2-3 Easy
2 Odd One Out 2-3 Easy
3 Series 2 Easy
4 Statement & Conclusions 1 Easy-Moderate
5 Directions
6 Sequence 3 Easy
7 Coding-Decoding 3 Easy
8 Mathematical Operations 1 Easy
9 Matrix
10 Blood Relation 1 Easy
11 Mirror Image 2 Easy
12 Venn Diagram & Syllogism 2-3 Easy
13 Paper Folding Image 1 Easy
Total 25 Easy

SSC CHSL Syllabus for the English Language 

English language in SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 includes 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.

Go through the below table accurately summing up the number of questions from the central topics in the SSC CHSL Tier 1 2018-19 Exam which was held in July 2019. The distribution will help you prepare the topics accordingly.

S.No. Topics No. Of Questions Level
1 Fill in the Blanks 2 Easy
2 Sentence Improvement 2 Easy-moderate
3 Error Detection 2 Easy
4 Sentence Rearrangement 2 Easy-moderate
5 Idioms and Phrases 2 Easy
6 Synonyms 2 Easy
7 Antonyms 2 Easy
8 Active Passive 1 Easy
9 Direct Indirect 1 Easy
10 Phrase Substitution 2 Easy-moderate
11 Spelling Correction 2 Easy
12 Cloze Test Passage 5 Easy-moderate
Total 25 Easy-Moderate

SSC CHSL Quant Syllabus

The SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude syllabus is the lengthiest and gives a hard time to many aspirants. The topics covered in Quantitative aptitude have been listed below with the subtopics. Candidates must go through this syllabus and work accordingly.

  • 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 Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work.
  • Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of 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, 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: Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2 + Cos2=1, etc.
  • Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar- diagram, Pie-chart

The SSC CHSL Quantitative aptitude syllabus covers the topics mentioned in the below table along with the total distribution. Check out below:

S.No. Topics No. Of Questions Level
1 Percentage 1 Easy
2 Average 1 Easy-Moderate
3 Number System 1 Easy
4 Simplification 1 Easy
5 Time & Work 1 Easy-Moderate
6 Speed & Distance [Train] 1 Easy-Moderate
7 S.I. & C.I. 1 Easy-Moderate
8 Profit & Loss 2 Easy
9 Algebra 3 Easy-Moderate
10 Geometry 2 Easy
11 Mensuration 3 Easy-Moderate
12 Trigonometry 3 Easy-Moderate
13 DI [Bar Graph] 5 Easy
Total Questions 25 Easy-Moderate

SSC CHSL Syllabus for General Awareness

Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him 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.

The difficulty level of the general awareness section can not be neglected when it comes to the SSC CHSL exam 2019-20. We have provided a number of questions from the relevant topics in the SSC CHSL Tier 1 2018-19 Exam which was held in July 2019.:

S.No.
Topics
No. Of Questions
1 History 1
2 Polity 4
3 Geography 1
4 Economics 2-3
5 Static Awareness 1
6 Biology 1-2
7 Chemistry 2-3
8 Physics 2-3
9 Computer 1
10 Current Affairs 4-5
Total Questions 25

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2020-21

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus 2021

As mentioned above, this paper requires candidates to write an essay and Letter/Application that tests the writing skills of the candidates. The essay topics will be related to National Interest, Finance & Economy, Ecological Issues, Social Issues, Politics, Schemes & Governance, Technology, Sports, Geopolitics, Environmental Concerns, etc. While, the type of letter/ application asked will be Complaint, Suggestion, Application, Official Appreciation, Follow up or Feedback, etc.

SSC CHSL Tier 3 Syllabus

Tier-III of SSC CHSL 2019-20 will be a Skill/ Typing Test which would be of qualifying nature. The final merit of the selected candidates will be based on the basis of the total score obtained in Tier 1 and Tier 2.

Skill test for Data Entry Operator:

In this test, a candidate must have a data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour. The duration of the Test will be 15 minutes and an English document having about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to type.

SSC CHSL Syllabus Tier III
Skill Test Speed Time
Data Entry Operator

Data Entry Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on the computer.

  • The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes.
  • Printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who will enter the same in the test computer
Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) The ‘speed of 15000 key depressions per hour will be considered on the basis of the correct entry of words or key depressions as per the given passage.
  • The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes
  • Printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions to enter the same in the test computer
Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (LDS/JSA) and Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants (PA/SA) The speed of 10500 key depressions per hour will be adjudged.
  • The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes.
  • Printed matter in English containing about 9000 key-depressions/hour will be given to each candidate to enter the same in the test computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is the Exam Pattern of the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam?

Ans. In SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam, candidates will be given 100 questions from 4 subjects; General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension to be attempted in 60 minutes.

Q. What are the subjects in SSC CHSL Tier 1 syllabus?

Ans. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus of Tier 1 in the article. The questions asked in Tier 1 are included from four subjects; General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension.

Q. What is the addition in the SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam?

Ans. In SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam candidates need to write essays and Letter/Application that tests the writing skills of the candidates.

Q. What is SSC CHSL Tier III Exam?

Ans. Tier-III of SSC CHSL 2019-20 will be a Skill/ Typing Test which would be of qualifying nature. The final merit of the selected candidates will be based on the basis of the total score obtained in Tier 1 and Tier 2.

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