SSC CHSL 2018-19 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The notification for SSC CHSL 2018-19 is already out and the first and foremost thing that candidates need to do is become well-versed with the SSC CHSL syllabus. To start your preparation, you should to know what you need to study. Lets take a look at the same.
First of all, you need to understand the pattern of SSC CHSL 2018-19:

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2018

SSC CHSL exam is conducted in three different levels, which candidates need to clear to get selected for multiple posts in the Government Offices. SSC CHSL Tier I is Objective Multiple Choice Question paper, Tier II exam is Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi, while Tier III is the Computer Proficiency Test.
Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – II Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier – III Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam Pattern

Section 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 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 Tier-II Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam Pattern

The Tier 3 of SSC CGL Exam 2018 comprises of skill tests or computer proficiency tests as per the post you have applied for.

SSC CHSL 2018-19 Syllabus 2018

SSC CHSL 2018 syllabus of all the three sections is likely to be different. All candidates must stay updated about the  SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern to prepare thoroughly for SSC CHSL 2018-19.

SSC CHSL 2018-19 Tier-1 Syllabus

Here is the topic wise distribution of section wise syllabus for SSC CHSL 2018-19:

General Intelligence and Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness
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 lets take a look at each section and what are the important topics including it:

General Intelligence syllabus For SSC CHSL 2018:

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. 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 General intelligence in Previous Year SSC CHSL Tier 1 2017 Exam.

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


 English Language For SSC CHSL 2018:

English language in SSC CHSL includes 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.

Go through the below table accurately summing up the number of questions from the central topics in previous year SSC CHSL Tier 1 2017 Exam.

No. Of Questions
Fill in the Blanks
Sentence Improvement
Error Detection
Sentence Rearrangement
Idioms and Phrases
Active Passive
Direct Indirect
Phrase Substitution
Spelling Correction
Cloze Test Passage


Quantitative Aptitude syllabus For SSC CHSL 2018:

Here is the topic wise details of quantitative aptitude syllabus for SSC CHSL 2018-

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 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: 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
We are providing exact number of questions asked from respective topics in Previous Year SSC CHSL Tier 1 2017 Exam.
No. Of Questions
1 Ratio 1 easy
2 Average 2 easy-moderate
3 Number System 1-2 easy
4 Simplification 2 easy
5 Time & Work 0
6 Speed & Distance 1 easy
7 S.I. 1 easy-moderate
8 Profit & Loss 1 easy
9 Co-ordinate Geometry 1 easy
10 Geometry 2 easy-moderate
11 Mensuration 2 easy
12 Trigonometry 2 easy
13 DI 5 easy-moderate
Total Questions 25 moderate


General Awareness For SSC CHSL 2018

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.
We have provided number of questions from the relevant topics in previous year exam of SSC CHSL 2017 tier 1: 
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 II Syllabus

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 III Syllabus

Tier-III of SSC CHSL 2018 will be a Skill/ Typing Test which would be of a qualifying nature. The final merit of the selected candidates will be based on the basis of total score obtained in Tier-I and Tier-II.
Skill test for Data Entry Operator:
In this test, a candidate must have data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour. Duration of the Test will be 15 minutes and English document having about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to type.