SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020-21 | Know All The Details Here

The SSC CHSL 2020 examination is scheduled to be conducted from 12-04-2021 to 27-04-2021 as per the official notification. To prepare for the SSC CHSL 2020 examination it is very important to get well versed with the SSC CHSL Syllabus.  To help you with your preparation we have prepared this SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2020 blog for all the aspirants. This blog will give you a proper idea about the syllabus and pattern of the SSC CHSL exam, which would help you prepare your preparation strategy accordingly.

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Now before we go through the detailed syllabus it is prudent that candidates first know about the SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern.

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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020-21

SSC CHSL 2020-21 exam comprises of three tiers.

TIER-I
  • Objective Multiple-Choice Exam (Online)
  • 200 Marks – 1 Hour
TIER-II
  • Descriptive Paper: Pen & Paper (Offline)
  • 100 marks – 1 hour
TIER-III
  • Skill Test For DEOs/ Typing Test For LDC/ JSA/ Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern: Computer Based Examination (Tier-I)

Section Questions Marks Time
General Intelligence 25 50 60 Minutes
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CHSL Exam 2020 Pattern: Descriptive Paper (Tier-II)

  • Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper’ Mode. The duration of the Descriptive Paper will be for one hour (20 minutes compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates eligible for scribe). The Paper will comprise of writing Essay/ Letter/ Application/ Precis etc.
  • The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 percent.
  • The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will be awarded zero marks.

 SSC CHSL Exam 2020 Pattern: Typing Test/ Skill Test (Tier-III)

  • Skill Test/ Typing Test for the shortlisted candidates will be conducted on the computers provided by the Commission or its authorized agency.
  • Skill Test/ Typing Test will be conducted in the cities where Regional Offices of the Commission are located or as decided by the Commission.
  • Skill Test/ Typing Test will be of qualifying nature.
  • Errors in the Skill Test will be calculated up to 2 decimal places.
  • Skill Test/ Typing Test will be conducted as per the following scheme.

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SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020-21

SSC CHSL Syllabus For Tier I

English Language:

Following topics are covered:

General Intelligence: 

Includes questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. Following are some important topics:

  • Semantic Analogy
  • Semantic Classification
  • Symbolic Operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy
  • Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Symbolic/ Number Classification
  • Drawing Inferences
  • Figural Classification
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  • Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Embedded figures
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Word Building
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Intelligence
  • Coding and De-coding

Quantitative Aptitude

  • 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 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 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: 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.

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.
  • For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence and Quantitative Aptitude parts.

SSC CHSL Syllabus For Tier-II

Topics Word Count Maximum Marks Duration
Essay Writing 200-250 100 60 minutes
Letter/Application Writing 150-200 60 minutes

 Important points related to SSC CHSL Syllabus:

  • The topics asked in this exam will be related to National Interest, Finance & Economy, Ecological Issues, Social Issues, Politics, Schemes and Governance, Technology, Sports, Geopolitics, Environmental Concerns, etc.
  • The minimum qualifying marks is 33%.
  • The marks obtained in this exam will be added to the final merit list.
  • The paper must be completely written in either Hindi or English. Papers that are written in Part English, Part Hindi will be rejected.

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier III

This exam will be a skill/typing test which would be of qualifying nature. The final merit of the selected candidates will be based on the total score obtained in the Tier – I and Tier – II exams.

The table below lists out in detail the SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier III:

Skill Test Speed Time
Data Entry Operator Data Entry Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on the computer. The ‘speed will be adjudged based on the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would 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 adjudged based on the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would 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 based on the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage The duration of the test will be for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 9000 key-depressions/hour would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer.

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SSC CHSL Syllabus | FAQs

Q1) How many questions are there in SSC CHSL Tier I exam?
Ans: SSC CHSL Tier I asks a total of 100 objective-type questions to the candidates.

Q2) Is typing necessary for SSC CHSL?
Ans:
Typing and Skill Test is conducted in the Tier 3 exam for all posts of SSC CHSL recruitment which will be of qualifying nature. So typing is necessary for SSC CHSL posts.

Q3) Can I crack SSC CHSL in 3 months?
Ans: SSC CHSL Tier I exam is to be conducted from 12th April 2021 to 27th April 2021. If you have three 3 months‘ time left, make sure you get a good online/offline mentor and a strict mock test schedule. Don’t forget to practice typing for the skill test.

Q4) What is the weightage in the SSC CHSL Tier III exam?
Ans:
 The SSC CHSL Tier III exam is only qualifying in nature hence, it does not hold any weightage in the exam.

Q5) What is the weightage in SSC CHSL Tier II and Tier I examination?
Ans: SSC CHSL Tier I holds a total weightage of 200 marks while CHSL Tier II holds the weightage of 100 marks.

That’s all from us in this blog. We hope you find the information provided here useful. Keep checking this page for more updates regarding SSC CHSL 2020 examination.

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