SSC CHSL Syllabus in 2021 & How to Prepare?

By Vijay Gupta

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If you’re looking for SSC CHSL Syllabus, I think that you’ve come to the right place. Here, I explained everything about the syllabus for SSC 10+2.

Often, new students who are preparing for SSC exams have a lot of problems at the initial stage.

They’re always confused about what types of exams SSC holds ?

If you’re also an SSC aspirant and want to know about types of SSC Exams, you can get all the information about this by checking the ‘Competition’ category, which is available on the website’s navigation bar.

At first, let me tell you that I’ll discuss today the complete SSC CHSL Syllabus. So, if you’re interested, keep reading.

It’s said that those students who are preparing for SSC CGL can easily clear this exam because this exam is not bigger than CGL.

Actually, when you prepare for SSC CGL, the preparation of SSC 10+2 is automatically done.

Because, SSC CGL is a high-level exam in itself and whenever someone prepares for it, he practices so many questions and as a result, he can easily solve the questions of 10+2 level.

If you’re preparing for SSC CGL or IBPS PO Exam, you can check a detailed syllabus of both by clicking on that.

Now, it doesn’t mean that it’s lower than CGL or you can clear it very easily.

For your kind information, it’s not the case at all. You also need to work hard for qualifying for this exam if you are only focusing on this.

Eventually, let’s dive into the article deeply.

SSC CHSL Syllabus

Eligibility – It’s the biggest opportunity for all the qualified Intermediate students to get a job through this exam.

But, make sure the age of the candidates should be in the range of 18 to 27 as of 01/01 2020.

CHSL 10+2 Exam is conducted in three steps. All the steps should be qualified under provided guidelines to be selected for various posts.

As we told you that the exam holds three steps like Tier-l, ll & lll. The first one ( Tier-l ) takes place in online mode.

Tier-ll is all about the descriptive exam ( pen & paper mode ) and the last one ( Tier-lll ) is a computer skill test. After all that, the complete process is considered.

Here is a table below to understand all the steps well.

PapersMode of Examination Time Duration
Tier-lOnline ( CBT )60 minutes ( 80 minutes for PWD candidates )
Tier-llDescriptive ( Pen & paper-based ) 60 minutes ( 80 minutes for handicapped candidates
Tier-lllSkill test/Typing test15 minutes

1. SSC CHSL Syllabus ( Tier-l )

Now, we talk about the first phase of this exam that is called Tier-l.

This phase is based on an overall cut-off rather than a sectional cut-off.

A total 100 of questions are asked in this phase lasting 60 minutes for normal candidates, but for persons with disabilities, it’s 80 minutes.

Questions are related to four different subjects ( General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude & English language ) and each subject includes 25 questions.

See the table below.

S.NSubjectsNo of questionsTotal Marks
1.English Language ( Basic knowledge ) 25 50
2.Quantitative Aptitude ( Basic Arithmetic Skill ) 25 50
3.General Awareness2550
4.General Intelligence & Reasoning2550

Tier-l consists of multiple-choice questions having a negative marking of 0.50 marks. It means, 0.50 marks are deducted for each wrong answer.

Questions are set in both the languages ( Hindi/English ) except the English Language.

1. English Language –

To test the ability of basic concepts of English Language, the commission puts this part in Tier-l. A detailed list of chapters has been stuck below.

1.Spot the error8.Shuffling of sentence parts
2.Antonyms/Synonyms9.Shufflings of sentences in a passage
3.Miscellaneous10.Cloze passage
4.Homonyms11.Active/Passive voice
5.Idiom & Phrases 12.Comprehension passage
6.Spellings/Detecting misspelled words13.Direct & indirect
7.One word substitution14.Improvement of sentences

2. Quantitative Aptitude –

The commission takes a test of quantitative aptitude to ensure how much knowledge you have of basic arithmetic.

So, you should study a basic book of mathematics to know the types of questions which can be asked in the exam and simultaneously solve an unsolved book.

After knowing the types of questions or which chapters are put by the commission in the examination. You have to deep study.

Check the table below which includes all the chapters that can be asked.

1. Number System17.Percentage
2. Square & Cube root18.Profit & Loss
4.Ratio & Proportion20.Simple & Compound Interest
7.H.C.F & L.C.M 23.Train
8.Age relation24.Boat & Stream
10.Fraction26.Co-ordinate Geometry
11.Indices & Surds27.Bar-Graph & Pie-Chart
12.Speed, Time & Distance28.Trigonometry
13.Work & Time29.Histogram
14.Pipe & Cistern30.Triangle
15. Prism & piramid31.Circle, Cord & Tangent
16.Permutation & Combination32.Sequence & Series

3. General Awareness –

Well, If you start to study general knowledge in detail, you can never finish it.

Since, there are limited chapters will be asked in this exam, so I’ve covered them in a table.

The main purpose of the commission is only to find out how much knowledge the candidates have about the environment around them and whether they know about its application or not.

1.Current Affairs
5.Scientific Research
6.General Policy
7.Economic Scene
8.Indian Constitution
11.Books & Authors

4. General Intelligence & Reasoning –

General intelligence & Reasoning are meant to test the minds of the candidates. The questions are quite easy. It can be learned by at least three months of practice.

1.Logical Reasoning12.Number Series
2. Semantic Analogy13.Embedded Figures
3.Figural Analogy & Classification14.Figural Series
4.Trends15.Critical Thinking
5.Symbolic Operations16.Problem Solving
6.Symbolic/Number Analogy 17.Emotional Intelligence
7.Space orientation18.Word Building
8.Semantic Classification19.Social Intelligence
9.Venn Diagrams20.Coding & Decoding
10.Symbolic/Number Classification21.Semantic Series
11.Drawing Inferences22.Punched hole/Pattern folding & Unfolding

After qualifying Tier-l, you’ll enter the second phase of the exam ( Tier-ll ).

2. SSC CHSL Syllabus ( Tier-ll ) –

Now, the Staff Selection Commission will conduct a test regarding writing skills. Consequently, it examines how you can explain a given topic in detail.

Overall, Tier-ll is a descriptive exam or you can say that its mode of examination is offline ( Pen & paper mode ).

Here, the commission ensures candidate’s writing skills on essays, applications & letters.

I’m sure, there will be a question in students’ mind that how many words will have to write for a letter, application and essay.

For that, I would say that application/letter should be written about 150-200 words whereas the essay part will be of 200-250 words approximately.

The paper holds one hour of time for all the candidates except candidates who are eligible for scribe ( They are provided a compensatory time of 20 minutes ).

Overall, we can consider that the total time for such students is 1 hour & 20 minutes and this phase ( Tier-ll ) will be of 100 marks.

Topics on essay can be asked in the exam such as showed in the table.

3.Schemes & Governance
4.National Interest
5.Social Issues
6.Finance & Economy
8.Ecological Issues
10.Environmental Concerns

3. SSC CHSL Syllabus ( Tier-lll ) –

After qualifying Tier-ll, you have to give a skill/typing test. This test will be done on computers provided by the commission. The exam will be conducted in the cities where the commission’s regional offices are located.

Skill test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators. The test will be of qualifying nature.

Skill Test –

For data entry operator, all the candidates are given 15 minutes of time, in which there should be a data entry speed of 8,000 key depressions per hour on the computer or you can simply say that 2000 to 2200 key depressions have to be completed in the given time ( 15 minutes ).

The candidates who are eligible for a scribe, are provided a bit extra time of five minutes.

Whereas, for data entry operator in the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Candidates’ data entry speed should be 15,000 key depressions per hour.

Since the test is only for the duration of 15 minutes, You’ve to keep the data entry speed of 3700 to 4000 key depressions in the given time.

Typing Test –

Moreover, there will be a typing test for some posts like LDC/JSA & Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant in Hindi/English medium.

Candidates get 10 minutes for this test and others who are eligible for a scribe, 15 minutes instead of 10 minutes.

Document Verification –

After completing all the steps, you’ll enter the document verification.

Here, candidates have to bring some important documents like matriculation certificate, caste certificate, educational qualification, photo Id proof and relevant document if any relaxation is taken etc.

That’s it.

How To Prepare For SSC CHSL ( Quick Tips ) –

Syllabus of SSC 10+2

After knowing the SSC CHSL Syllabus, we each have a question a question in our mind how to prepare for SSC 10+2 exam.

Don’t worry, there’re some quick tips for preparing SSC 10+2 exam as I experienced.

At first, you have to study for at least six hours everyday. Now, you’ll have to manage these six hours according to your subjects.

Sequentially, you can study 2 hours of Mathematics, 2 hours of General Awareness, 1 hour of Reasoning and solve 50 questions of English in 1 hour by selecting any one topic.

Continuously, do it and I promise that the preparation will be done in 6 or 7 months hardly.

But make sure, whatever you’re reading is being noted down so that at the time of revision there should be no problem.

Finally, I hope that this article will help you to know SSC CHSL Syllabus easily and even after reading the complete article of Syllabus of SSC 10+2, you’ll know all the steps that occur through this exam.

Thank you.

Vijay Gupta

Hello everyone, My name is Vijay Gupta and I belong to a very small town that is situated in district Hardoi, which is in Uttar Pradesh. 1. Education – I’ve completed my primary education from a private school that is situated in my hometown and upper primary, matric and higher secondary education have been completed from a government college. Well, I was an average student till class 5th, but I accelerated my preference towards studies from class six. Consequently, I passed out many classes with good positions. Even I passed out 12th with good marks ( 405/500 ) and topped my college. Due to getting good marks, I got a cheque of 500 rupees and was rewarded by the Principal of my college. After completing my 12th, I prepared twice for IIT ( Indian Institute of Technology ) from Aakash institute, but unfortunately, I failed to get selected into the best IIT colleges. But during the preparation, I was being graduated from CSJMU Kanpur. I completed my graduation in 2016 and now I’m pursuing an educational degree ( B.Ed. ). 2. Profession – Although I love teaching, but I also do blogging. Both are my favorite jobs.

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