SSC CHSL Topic Wise Weightage 2023

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SSC CHSL Topic Wise Weightage

SC CHSL 2023 Topic-wise Weightage: SSC released the notification for SSC CHSL 2023 on the 9th of May 2023. More than 1600 vacancies are up for grabs. The applications opened on the 9th of May 2023 and the process will end on the 8th of June, 2023.
With the newly introduced changes in the exam pattern and syllabus, let’s take a look at the topic-wise weightage for the various subjects.

SSC CHSL Topic Wise Weightage 2023

Here we will see the topics and their corresponding weightage according to previous years’ exams. This is a tentative analysis and we’ll only get a clearer picture when the exam takes place. In the case of Tier-1, there’s no change in the pattern. So according to last year, let’s see the topic-wise weightage for each subject.

SSC CHSL Topic Wise Weightage – Quantitative Aptitude

TopicsNumber of Questions
Arithmetic (includes ratio-proportion, SI & CI, speed time and distance, time and work, percentage and number system)8
Trigonometry 3
Statistical charts2
Profit and loss2

As you can see, as a stand-alone topic, algebra had the most questions, followed by trigonometry, mensuration, and geometry. Arithmetic, without a doubt, is a necessary topic and should be covered thoroughly for a good score.

SSC CHSL Topic Wise Weightage – General Intelligence and Reasoning

TopicsNumber of Questions
Non-Verbal Reasoning4
Number Series3
Verbal Reasoning2
Venn Diagram2
Missing Numbers2
Figures and Number Classification1
Symbolic Classification1

Here non-verbal reasoning has slightly more weightage than the rest. As such all topics are important, particularly number series and image-based problems.

SSC CHSL Topic Wise Weightage – English Language

TopicsNumber of Questions
Reading Comprehension5
Cloze Test5
Para Jumbles4
Error Spotting3
Active and Passive Voice3
Idioms and Phrases2
One-word Substitution1
Antonyms and Synonyms1
Fill in the blanks1

Reading comprehension usually has the highest weightage in any English exam. The comprehension section itself may cover a number of different types of questions. The weightage between the cloze test, para jumbles, and error spotting can be interchangeable so make sure to give proper attention to these. Cover all these topics properly so that you are able to attend the maximum number of questions.

SSC CHSL Topic Wise Weightage – General Awareness

TopicsNumber of Questions
Science and Technology4
Indian Polity4
Static GK4
Current Affairs2

General Awareness covers a wide range of topics. The above table will give you a rough idea of what to expect. History, Science and Tech, and Static GK are some topics that are quite important and just require rote learning. Make reading the newspaper and knowledge digests like the Manorama Yearbook a regular habit. This will cover almost all topics of general awareness.

SSC CHSL Topic Wise Weightage – New Exam Pattern

Let’s take a glimpse at the updated exam pattern for SSC CHSL 2023. Rather than the usual 3-tied system, the exam will now be conducted in 2-tiers. The pattern for the two tiers is as follows:

Tier 1 Exam Pattern

SubjectsQuestionsTotal Marks
General Awareness2550
General Intelligence 2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Language2550


  • A total time of 60 minutes is given.
  • The Tier-I Examination will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set in English and Hindi for Parts 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.

Tier 2 Exam Pattern

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 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)

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

Points to mention –
  • Tier II will be conducted in two sessions – Session –I & Session II, on the same day. Session-I will include conducting Section-I, Section II, and Module-I of Section III. Session II will include conducting Module-II of Section III.
  • It will be mandatory for the candidates to qualify for all the sections of Tier II.
  • Tier II will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-II of Section III. The questions will be set in English and Hindi except for Module II (i.e. English Language and Comprehension module) in Section II.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section II, and Module-I of Section III. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.
  • Module-I of Section-III i.e. Computer Knowledge Test is mandatory but qualifying in nature.

Module-II of Section-III i.e. Skill Test/ Typing Test:

  • Module II of Section III will include conducting of Skill Test/ Typing Test in Session II on the same day.
  • 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.

  • Skill Test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators. No candidate is exempted from appearing in the Skill Test.

SSC CHSL 2023 Topic-wise Weightage: Conclusion

These were the subjects of the Tier I exam. As shown above, now Tier II will also have these topics. So it is essential to prepare with Tier II in mind as the syllabus and difficulty of questions will also increase. You can refer to the blog below to find the detailed topics that will be a focus in Tier II of SSC CHSL:

SSC has introduced major changes in the SSC CHSL exam pattern and syllabus this time. Being well aware and well versed with the updated exam pattern will make your preparation easier. Also, keep an eye on Oliveboard’s YouTube channel for more updates and prep material:


SSC CHSL Topic Wise Weightage – Frequently Asked Questions

Q.1 When can I appear for the SSC CHSL Exam?

Ans. Candidates can appear for this exam after completing their class 12.

Q.2 What are the different stages of the exam?

Ans. There are two stages of the exam i.e. tier-1 and tier-2.

Q.3 What is the age limit for SSC CHSL Exam 2023?

Ans. A candidate must be 18-27 years.

Q.4 What is the last date and time for SSC CHSL 2023 online application?

Ans. The last date and time for SSC CHSL 2023 online application is 08-05-2023 (23:00)

Q.5 When SSC CHSL 2023 exam will be conducted?

SSC CHSL 2023 is scheduled to be conducted in August 2023.

Q.6 When is the SSC CHSL Tier-2 Exam?

Ans. SSC CHSL Tier-2 Exam 2023 date will be announced later.

Q.7 What is the last date for fee payment of SSC CHSL 2023?

Ans. The last date for fee payment of SSC CHSL 2023 is the 10th of June, 2023 (23:00).


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