SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020
The detailed syllabus for SSC CHSL examination with important topics for Tier 1, 2 and 3 has been provided. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam to recruit candidates for DEO, LDC, Postal Assistant posts. SSC CHSL Exam for the remaining candidates will be conducted from 12th October 2020. 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 exam pattern with important topics.
SSC CHSL 2020 Marking Scheme
Lakhs of undergraduates appear for the prestigious posts under the SSC CHSL exam, 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 Objective Multiple Choice Question paper, Tier 2 exam is Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi, while Tier 3 is the Computer Proficiency Test.
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|Tier 1||Objective Multiple Choice||17th to 27th August 2020||Computer-Based (online)|
|Tier 2||Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi||to be notified||Pen and Paper mode|
|Tier 3||Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test||to be notified||Wherever Applicable|
SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern For Tier 1
The SSC CHSL Tier 1 is the first step towards the success where candidates will be appearing for 100 questions competing against lakhs of candidates. 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 2020 of all sections under Tier 1 has been provided below:
|Section||Subject||No of Questions||Max Marks||Exam Duration|
|1||General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50||60 minutes|
- There is negative marking in SSC CHSL 2018 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 2020 Exam syllabus 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:
SSC CHSL Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning
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|
|2||Odd One Out||2-3||Easy|
|4||Statement & Conclusions||1||Easy-Moderate|
|12||Venn Diagram & Syllogism||2-3||Easy|
|13||Paper Folding Image||1||Easy|
SSC CHSL Syllabus for the English Language
English language in SSC CHSL includes Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelt 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|
|5||Idioms and Phrases||2||Easy|
|12||Cloze Test Passage||5||Easy-moderate|
SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude 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 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|
|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|
|13||DI [Bar Graph]||5||Easy|
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 the number of questions from the relevant topics in the SSC CHSL Tier 1 2018-19 Exam which was held in July 2019.:
No. Of Questions
SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2019-20
SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus 2020
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 English document having about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to type.
|SSC CHSL Syllabus – Tier III|
|Data Entry Operator||
Data Entry Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on the 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.||
|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.||
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is the Exam Pattern of 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 is the syllabus for SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam?
Ans. The questions asked in Tier 1 are included from four subjects; General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. Candidates can check the detailed syllabus of Tier 1 in the article above.
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.