SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021 –Download Exam Pattern Here!!

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021
SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021. The detailed syllabus for the SSC CHSL examination with important topics for Tier 1, 2 and 3 has been provided in the article below. SSC conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam to recruit candidates for DEO, LDC, Postal Assistant posts. The candidates who are going to attend the exam can download the exam syllabus and exam pattern from here. SSC CHSL exam consists of 3 Tiers namely Tier 1, Tier 2 & Tier 3. Here is the complete description of Tier 1, Tier 2 & Tier 3 Syllabus, and SSC CHSL exam pattern with important topics.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021 Important Details:

Board Name: Staff Selection Commission

Exam Name: Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level

Status: Syllabus Available

Tier-I Exam Mode:

Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – II Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper Mode (Letter/Application Writing, Essay Writing)
Tier – III Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable (Speed Typing Test)

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence 25 50 60 minutes (80 Minutes for PWD candidates)
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
4 English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
  Total 100 200  

SSC CHSL Tier I CBT Syllabus:

Part I – English Language: 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.

Part II– General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on 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

Past III – 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 𝜃 + Cos2 𝜃=1 etc.,

Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

Part IV – 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.

SSC CHSL Tier II Exam Pattern 2021:

Sections No. of Words Exam Duration  Marks
Essay Writing 200-250 60 Minutes 100
Letter/ Application Writing 150-200 60 Minutes
  • SSC CHSL Tier-II is the descriptive test to check the skills of candidates in English and Hindi.
  • Minimum of 33% to qualify for the SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam.
  • The questions will be based on the concept of the 10th Standard.
  • The total time duration is 80 minutes for Physically Handicapped Candidates and Candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy.

SSC CHSL Tier II Syllabus 2021

As mentioned above, this paper requires candidates to write an essay and Letter/Application that tests the writing skills of the candidates. The essay topics will be related to National Interest, Finance & Economy, Ecological Issues, Social Issues, Politics, Schemes & Governance, Technology, Sports, Geopolitics, Environmental Concerns, etc. While, the type of letter/ application asked will be Complaint, Suggestion, Application, Official Appreciation, Follow up or Feedback, etc.

Tier – III Examination (Skill Test/ Typing Test):

Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and LDCs/JSAs


  •  Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute.
  • The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes. VH/OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy) and OH with deformity in writing hand (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes including compensatory time 20 minutes.
  • 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. corresponds to 10500 key depressions per hour and 9000 key depressions per hour respectively.


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How many marks are required to clear SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam?

Candidates are required to visit the official website. Or Download the Official Advertisement.

What Is The Selection Process Of SSC CHSL LDC/UDC Recruitment 2020?

– Computer Based Examination : Tier – I (Objective Type)
– Tier – II (Descriptive Paper)
– Tier – III Examination (Skill Test/ Typing Test)

How Many Questions Will Be Asked in SSC CHSL Tier 1 Written Exam?

Written exam consist of one objective type paper of 100 Questions / 200 Marks.

What Will Be The Time Duration of SSC CHSL Written Exam?

Total Time Duration for this CHSL exam is 01:00 Hours (60 minutes).

What Will Be The Negative Marking In Bihar Police Constable Exam?

There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.


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