SSC CHSL exam pattern, syllabus, salary and posts

By | 21/07/2019

What is SSC CHSL? SSC CHSL stand for staff selection commission combined higher secondary level exam. You might heard of SSC CHSL. In this post we are going to discuss everything about SSC CHSL exam such as posts offered by CHSL, salary, vacancies, exam pattern , syllabus, age limit, educational qualification, exam, fee. So, please read this article full to clear all your doubt about SSC CHSL exam.

ssc chsl exam pattern, syllabus, salary and posts

What is SSC CHSL?

staff selection commission conducts open competitive exam to fill post in various government organizations. CHSL stands for combined higher secondary level examination. It is conducted annually across the country. SSC CHSL exam pattern, syllabus, salary and posts are discussed below.

Education qualification for SSC CHSL

  1. The only education qualification required for SSC CHSL is you must have passed 12th class from recognized board.

Age Limit : You must between 18-27 years old

Posts offered by SSC CHSL

  1. Data entry operator (DEO)
  2. Lower division clerk (LDC)
  3. Postal assistant and sorting assistant(PA/SA)
  4. Court clerk

Pay scale of SSC CHSL

Post Pay Scale
DEO Pay band Rs. 5200-20200, Grade pay- Rs. 2400
LDC Pay band Rs. 5200-20200, Grade pay- Rs. 1900
PA/ SA Pay band Rs. 5200-20200, Grade pay- Rs. 2400
Court clerk Pay band Rs. 5200-20200, Grade pay- Rs. 1900

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

Tier Type of paper Mode
Tier 1 Objective Online
Tier 2 Descriptive Offline
Tier 3 Skill test Online

Important: Marks of tier 1 and tier 2 is added for final merit list preparation. SSC CHSL is all India service . It means you can be posted anywhere in the country.

Tier- 1 Exam pattern

Subject No. of Questions Marks
General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50

Tier 1 syllabus

(A): General Intelligence & Reasoning: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figure classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figure Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figure Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figure Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern-folding & un-folding, Figure Pattern-folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.

(B): General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

(C):Quantitative Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion,Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, 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, 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, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart

(D): English Comprehension:Candidate’s ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would be tested. The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. 12th and questions in Part-C will be of 10th standard level.

Best Book For SSC CHSL

For English : Plinth to paramount and objective English by SP Bakshi.

For Reasoning : Kiran previous year reasoning book

For Maths : Rakesh Yadav 7300 or Kiran previous year book

For GS : Lucent GK.

Since syllabus and exam pattern of ssc cgl and ssc chsl is same , you can follow the book list given below as well.

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Tier 2 Descriptive paper

This is designed to test candidate’s writing ability since as government employee, you have to deal with mostly written communication. You must to know read between the lines and write an effective letter and application. Total duration of this exam is 60 minutes and of 100 marks.

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Tier 3 Skill Test

In tier 3 of SSC CHSL candidate’s technical skill is tested. It is applicable for certain jobs and not for all posts. Check the latest SSC CHSL exam notification to know which post require skill test.

For DEO 8000 key depressions is required and the duration of the exam is 15 minutes. This test is qualifying in nature i.e. you have to just pass this exam. Marks of this exam is not considered for final merit.

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