SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2019

SSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019: Staff Selection Commission had released SSC CHSL Exam 2019 Notification for recruitment to various posts in different Ministries/ Departments of Government of India & their Attached & Subordinate Offices. Interested and eligible candidates may apply on or before 5th April 2019.The Selection will be made through 3 stages ie. Computer Based Exam Tier I, Tier 2 (Descriptive) and Tier 3 (Skill Test / Type Test). The CBT Tier 1 is scheduled to be held from 1st July 2019 to 26th June 2019. The Details of SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2019 are as follow:

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019 – CBT Tier I

Part Subject (MCQ) No of Qns Max Marks Duration
I English language (Basic knowledge) 25 50 60 Minutes

(80 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes)

II General Intelligence 25 50
III Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
IV General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200


  • There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
  • The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-II, III & IV.
  • Marks scored by candidates in Tier-I will be normalized.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019 – CBT Tier 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.

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.

Quantitative Aptitude:

  1. Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.
  2. 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.
  3. Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2𝜃 + Cos2𝜃=1 etc.,
  7. Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

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.

Note: For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence and Quantitative.

SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam  Pattern 2019 – Descriptive Paper Tier II

Sl.No. Subject Max Marks Duration
1 Essay of 200-250 words 100 1 hour

(20 minutes compensatory time to the candidates eligible for scribes)

2 Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words


  • Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper in “Pen and Paper‟ Mode.
  • The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.
  • The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.
  • The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit.

SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2019 – Skill Test/Type Test Tier III

Skill Test/ Typing Test for the qualified candidates will be conducted on computers provided by the Commission or its authorized agency. Skill Test/ Typing Test will be of qualifying nature

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator:

  • Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
  • The duration of the Test will be 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.

For the post of Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG):

  • The ‘speed of 15000 key depressions per hour on Computer‟ will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage.
  • The duration of the Test will be 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.

Note: Candidates eligible for scribe will be given compensatory time of 5 minutes. Therefore duration of Skill Test for such candidates will be 20 minutes.

Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant:

  • The medium of Typing Test will be Hindi and English.
  • Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute (w.p.m.) and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute (w.p.m.).
  • 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour and about 9000 key depressions per hour respectively.
  • The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.

Note: Candidates eligible for scribe will be given compensatory time of 5 minutes. Therefore duration of Typing Test for such candidates will be 15 minutes. Passage Dictators will be provided to those VH candidates for the Typing test who have opted for Scribe in the online Application Form.

Document Verification:

All the candidates qualified for Document Verification are required to appear for Document Verification along with the original documents as mentioned in the official notification.

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