To start your SSC CHSL Exam Preparation, you should get aware of the SSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern. This will help you in making a study plan. 

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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the latest SSC CHSL Syllabus and SSC CHSL Exam Pattern. To boost your preparation you should also get aware of the latest SSC 10+2 Syllabus and paper pattern.

SSC CHSL 2017 Exam Pattern

Components Tier 1 Tier 2
Exam mode Online Offline
Questions’ Type Objective Descriptive
Marks 200 100
Exam duration 75 Minutes 60 minutes
Language Mode English & Hindi English and Hindi
Negative Marking 0.50 for each wrong attempt NO

• Paper I of SSC CHSL 2017

Subjects Questions Marks
English Language 50 50
General Awareness 50 50
General Intelligence 50 50
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50

General Intelligence

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on :
1. Semantic Analogy.
1. Symbolic operations.
2. Symbolic/Number Analogy.
3. Trends.
4. Figural Analogy.
5. Space Orientation.
6. Semantic Classification.
7. Venn Diagrams.
8. Symbolic/Number Classification.
9. Drawing inferences.
10. Figural Classification.
11. Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding.
12. Semantic Series.
13. Figural Pattern – folding and completion.
14. Number Series.
15. Embedded figures.
16. Figural Series.
17. Critical Thinking.
18. Problem Solving.
19. Emotional Intelligence.
20. Word Building.
21. Social Intelligence.
22. Coding and decoding.

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English Language

1. Spot the Error.
2. Fill in the Blanks.
3. Synonyms/Homonyms.
4. Antonyms.
5. Spellings/ Detecting Miss-spelt words.
6. Idioms & Phrases.
7. One word substitution.
8. Improvement of Sentences.
9. Active/Passive Voice of Verbs.
10. Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration.
11. Shuffling of Sentence parts.
12. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage.
13. Cloze Passage.
14. Comprehension Passage.

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Quantitative Aptitude

1-Arithmetic: Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal, and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.

2-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.

3-Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.

4-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.

5-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.

6-Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc.

7-Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar- diagram, Pie-chart.

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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 neighbouring countries especially 10 pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBES there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / Quantitative Aptitude.

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• Paper I of SSC CHSL 2017

The qualified candidates of part I will be eligible to attend part II examination.
SSC CHSL Paper Pattern (Tier 2 – Descriptive Writing)

Tier 2 (Descriptive Writing) was recently added as the 2nd stage in the recruitment process by Staff Selection Commission. The motive is to assess the writing skills of the candidates that is required in Government jobs. The paper will be:

• A descriptive type paper of 100 marks in ‘Pen and Paper’ mode.

• Time limit for the paper would be given as one hour.

• It would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter / Application writing of approximately 150-200 words.

• 33 percent would be the minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II.

Tier 1 and Tier 2 would be considered while determining the final merit list of the successful candidates

 SSC CHSL Paper Pattern (Tier 3 – Skill Test/Typing Test)

a. Skill Test for Data Entry Operators (DEO)

This test is only for those, who have applied for the post of Data Entry Operators (DEO). The details of the Skill Test are as follows: –

• Candidates will be given printed passage in English containing 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions, which they have to enter in the computer within 15 minutes.

• They will be judged on the basis of how many correct entries of the key depressions they made.

• This test is of qualifying nature only.

• A speed test of not less than 15000 key depressions per hour for data entry work to be ascertained through speed test on computer.

b. Typing Test for Lower Division Clerk (LDC)

This test is only for those, who have applied for the post of Lower Division Clerk (LDC). The details of the Typing Test are as follows: –

• Time allowed for the test is 10 minutes (30 min. for VH candidates)

• Typing Speed for English medium in application form should be 35 words per minute.

• Typing Speed for Hindi medium should be 30 words per minute.

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