SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 and Exam Pattern for Tier 1 and Tier 2

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SSC CHSL Syllabus

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023: SSC released the official notification for the SSC CHSL 2023 exam on the 09th May 2023. Approx 1600 vacancies have been announced for various posts. In this article, you get to know about the SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 along with the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023.


SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023

Knowing the syllabus is very helpful for the candidates in preparing for the exam. This section deals with the syllabus of SSC CHSL exam.  Let’s see the SSC CHSL syllabus introduced by SSC for SSC CHSL:

The SSC CHSL exam 2023 consists of two stages

  • Tier-1
  • Tier-2 

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 for Tier 1

General IntelligenceQuantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)English Language (Basic Knowledge)General Awareness
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading ComprehensionHistory
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze TestCulture
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures and AllegationsPara jumblesGeography
Data SufficiencySimple Interest, Compound Interest, Surds and IndicesMiscellaneousEconomy
Coded InequalitiesWork and TimeFill in the blanksGeneral Policy
Seating ArrangementTime and DistanceMultiple Meaning/Error SpottingScientific Research
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph CompletionAwards and Honors
TabulationData InterpretationOne Word SubstitutionBooks and Authors
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, PercentageActive/Passive Voice  
Blood RelationsNumber Systems  
Input OutputSequence and Series  
Coding DecodingPermutation, Combination and Probability  

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 for Tier 2

The Tier II exam will be objective having the following sections:

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 – Mathematical Abilities

Number Systems: Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals 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 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: 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

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 – Reasoning and General Intelligence

Questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. 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

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 – English Language and Comprehension

Vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms, and their correct usage; Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelled words, Idioms & Phrases, 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.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 – 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 Syllabus 2023 – Computer Proficiency

Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back- up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer, Keyboard shortcuts 
Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS Word, MS Excel, and PowerPoint, etc.
Working with the Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking. 
Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojans, etc.), and preventive measures.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023 for Tier 1

SubjectsQuestionsTotal Marks
General Awareness2550
General Intelligence 2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Language2550


  • A total time of 60 minutes is there.
  • The Tier-I Examination will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set in English and Hindi for Part II, III & IV.
  • There will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023 for Tier 2

The SSC CHSL exam pattern has been changed this year, find the updated exam pattern below.

of Questions
Maximum MarksTime allowed
(2 hours
& 15 minutes)
Module-I:   Mathematical Abilities
Module II:      Reasoning and General Intelligence.
Total = 60
= 180
1 hour (for each section) (1 hour & 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for a scribe as  per Para-8.1 and 8.2)
Module-I:            English Language & Comprehension
Module II:          General Awareness
Total = 60
= 180
Module-I:        Computer Knowledge Module
= 45
15 Minutes (20   minutes for the      candidates eligible      for a scribe as per Para-8.1 and 8.2)
Module-II: Skill Test/ Typing Test Module
Part A: Skill Test for DEOs.15 Minutes (20 minutes for the   candidates eligible  for a scribe as per Para-8.1 and 8.2)
   Part B: Typing Test for LDC/ JSA.10 Minutes (15 minutes for the      candidates eligible       for a scribe as per Para-8.1 and 8.2)

There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer.

*For the visually handicapped (40% disability) the test duration is 30 minutes.

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SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 – Frequently Asked Questions

Q1. How to Download SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023?

Ans. Candidates can bookmark this page for SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023.

Q2. Where I get SSC CHSL Syllabus and SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023?

Ans. Candidates can check the SSC CHSL Syllabus and exam pattern from this article also can download from the official notification of SSC CHSL 2023.

Q3. What is the negative marking in SSC CHSL Tier 1?

Ans. SSC CHSL Tier 1 has a negative marking of 0.5.

Q4. What is the negative marking in SSC CHSL Tier 2?

Ans. SSC CHSL Tier 2 has a negative marking of 1.


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