SSC CHSL Syllabus 2024, Tier I and II Exam Pattern, Selection Process and More

Get the comprehensive SSC CHSL Syllabus 2024, covering subjects like General Awareness, English, General Intelligence & Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude for Tier I and II exams.

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Updated Jun 03, 2024

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2024, Tier I and II Exam Pattern, Selection Process and More

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2024

The SSC CHSL Syllabus 2024 outlines what topics candidates need to study for the Staff Selection Commission's Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Exam. Divided into two stages, Tier 1 and Tier 2, the syllabus covers subjects like General Awareness, English, General Intelligence & Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude.

Tier 1 is an objective-type exam while Tier 2 includes computer-based and skill tests. The syllabus includes topics such as analogy, coding-decoding, percentage, algebra, reading comprehension, grammar, and current affairs.

It's essential for candidates to understand this syllabus to prepare effectively for the exam, which offers opportunities for LDC, JSA, and DEO positions.

Tier I Syllabus

General Intelligence & Reasoning:

  • Analogy
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Symbolic/Number Classification
  • Number Series
  • Classification
  • Coding-decoding
  • Problem-solving
  • Missing Number
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Verbal Reasoning
  • Miscellaneous

General Awareness:

  • Current Affairs
  • Awards and Honours
  • Geography
  • Economy
  • Indian Polity & Constitution
  • Books and Authors
  • Sports
  • General Science
  • National & International Organizations
  • Important Days and Dates
  • Famous temples in India
  • Folk dances
  • Scientific Research
  • Miscellaneous

Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill):

  • Percentage
  • Algebra
  • Ratio and Percentage
  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration and Geometry
  • Quadratic Equation
  • Basics of Trigonometry
  • Statistical Charts
  • Interest
  • Problems of Ages
  • Profit and Loss
  • Mixture & Allegation
  • Number Series
  • Speed, Distance, and Time
  • Time and Work
  • Arithmetic Questions
  • Number System
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Miscellaneous

English Language (Basic Knowledge):

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Grammar
  • Cloze Passage
  • One word substitution
  • Spelling Error
  • Vocabulary
  • Verbal Ability
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Active and Passive Voice
  • Para Jumbles
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Error Correction
  • Miscellaneous

Tier II Syllabus

Session I (Mathematical Abilities):

  • Number Systems
  • Computation of Whole Number
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • Relationship between numbers
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Mixture and Alligation
  • Time and distance
  • Time and work
  • Partnership Business
  • Basic algebraic identities
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations
  • Computation of whole numbers
  • Mensuration
  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry

Session I (Reasoning and General Intelligence):

  • Verbal and non-verbal
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic operations
  • Symbolic/ Number Analogy
  • Semantic Classification
  • Number Series
  • Figural Series
  • Semantic Series
  • Figural Classification
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem-Solving
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Word Building
  • Social Intelligence
  • Coding and decoding
  • Other sub-topics, if any

Session II (English Language And Comprehension):

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Passage
  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • One-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

Session II (General Awareness):

  • Current Affairs
  • Economy
  • Geography
  • History
  • Indian Polity
  • Miscellaneous

Session III (Computer Proficiency):

  • Basic computer operations
  • Storage Devices
  • MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Information Technology
  • Operating Systems
  • Internet and Email
  • Networking

Tier I and II Exam Pattern 

Exam Tier Subjects Number of Questions Maximum Marks Exam Duration
Tier I General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 50 60 minutes (80 minutes for PWD)
  General Awareness 25 50  
  Quantitative Aptitude 25 50  
  English Language 25 50  
  Total 100 200  
Tier II Session I: Mathematical Abilities 30 60*3 = 180 1 hour
  Session I: Reasoning and General Intelligence 30 60*3 = 180 1 hour
  Session II: English Language And Comprehension 40 60*3 = 180 1 hour
  Session II: General Awareness 20 60*3 = 180 1 hour
  Session III: Computer Proficiency 15 15*3 = 45 15 minutes
  Total 135 675 3 hours, 15 minutes

Selection Process

The selection process for SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) exam typically involves three stages:

Tier I: Computer Based Examination (CBE):

  • This is the initial stage of the exam and is conducted as a Computer Based Test (CBT).
  • It consists of objective-type questions covering subjects like General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language.
  • Candidates must clear Tier I to qualify for Tier II.

Tier II: Descriptive Paper:

  • Candidates who qualify for Tier I are eligible to appear for Tier II.
  • It is a descriptive paper conducted in pen and paper mode.
  • This paper tests candidates' writing skills and comprises an essay and letter/application writing.

Tier III: Skill Test/Typing Test:

  • This stage assesses candidates' typing speed and accuracy for the posts of Data Entry Operator (DEO) and typing speed for the posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA).
  • The skill test is conducted for DEO posts, and the typing test is conducted for LDC/JSA posts.

Candidates are selected based on their performance in all three tiers. The final selection is made according to the merit list generated after considering the marks obtained in Tier I and Tier II. Candidates who qualify Tier III (Skill Test/Typing Test) are then recommended for appointment by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) based on their overall performance.

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