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Exam Pattern and Syllabus for SSC CHSL Exam

In our previous post we updated you about the notification and important dates from Staff Selection Commission for the  SSC CHSL exam 2015. So now let’s talk about the Exam Pattern and Syllabus for SSC CHSL Exam

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern :

The SSC CHSL exam will consist of a Written Exam and Skill Test for Data Entry Operator (DEO) Post and Written Test and Typing Test for the post of Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant & Lower Division Clerk (LDC) on Computer.

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  • Written Examination Pattern :
Date Of ExamPartsSubjectMax. MarksTotal Duration & Timing
IGeneral Intelligence
(50 Questions)
502 Hours
10:00 AM to 12:00 noon
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
IIEnglish Language
(Basic Knowledge)
(50 Questions)
IIIQuantitative Aptitude
(Basic Arithmetic Skills)
(50 Questions)
IVGeneral Awareness
(50 Questions)

The exam will be objective type and all sections carry equal marks i.e. 50 marks with 50 questions. There will be negative marking as 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer you gave.

The language of the paper will be Hindi and English both.

2 Hours will be given for 200 questions.

  • For Skill Test for Data Entry Operator and Typing Test for LDCs see complete Notification Here

Exam Syllabus :

  •  General Intelligence:  The questions in this part will be of verbal and non-verbal type both. The question paper will be asked from 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, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.
  • English Language:  The questions in this part will be from Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words, Idioms & 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.
  • Quantitative Aptitude: The questions in this part may be asked from the following topics, we are dividing this part in sub parts for your goodness.

    ARITHMETIC, 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 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 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 sin20 + Cos20=1 etc.
    STATISTICAL CHARTS : Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart
  • General Awareness: In this part the questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness about the environment around them and its application to around the world. 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 neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

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