SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 – 21 | SSC CHSL Exam Pattern | Paper Format

SSC CHSL Syllabus  

Today, we are going to share the updated SSC CHSL Syllabus. Those individuals who are going to appear for the Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination are informed that the official SSC CHSL Exam Pattern and SSC CHSL Syllabus is available on this page. Every year thousands of individuals appear for the SSC CHSL examination and the competition level of examination is getting harder year by year.  Now it is not so simple to qualify the examination in single attempt. The section of the candidates for the CHSL post contains three rounds that are  Tier 1- Online (CBT), Tier 2- Offline (Descriptive paper), and Tier 3- Skill Based Test (Typing Test). In order to clear the CHSL examination one must have proper knowledge of the examination; candidates can attain the complete details of the examination by going through the SSC CHSL Syllabus and exam pattern.

With the help of SSC CHSL Syllabus candidates will get to know about the complete topics from which the question will be prepared for the examination. And if we talk about the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020-21, it will help you to understand the marking scheme of the paper and in addition you will also get to know about the marks distribution of each topic.  So candidates are suggested to must check the SSC CHSL Syllabus and exam patter carefully before start preparing for the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination. Just scroll down this page and check the entire details of the SSC CHSL Syllabus and exam pattern.

Details Of SSC CHSL Notification

Exam Name Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (SSC CHSL)
Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Official Website
Exam Type National Level Test
Eligibility Criteria 10+2 Pass
Application Mode Online
Exam Mode Tier 1- Online (CBT) Tier 2- Offline (Descriptive paper) Tier 3- Skill Based Test (Typing Test)
Duration Tier 1- 60 minutes; Tier 2- 60 minutes; Tier 3- 15 minutes 

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern (Paper Format)

There will be there rounds for the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination that are-

  • Tier 1- Online (CBT)
  • Tier 2- Offline (Descriptive paper)
  • Tier 3- Skill Based Test (Typing Test)

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Number of Question- 100

Total Number of Marks-200

Time Duration -60 Minutes (01 Hour)

SSC CHSL Tier-I Subjects

Number Of Questions

Maximum Marks

Total Time Duration

English Language





60 Minutes

General Intelligence



Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness






SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

Number of Question- 02

Total Number of Marks-100

Time Duration -60 Minutes (01 Hour)

SSC CHSL Tier-II Sections

Word Limit

SSC CHSL Tier-II Marks

Total Time Duration




60 Minutes




SSC CHSL Tier 3 Exam Pattern



Total Time Duration

Data Entry Operator (DEO)

Skill Test


15 Minutes

Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)/Postal Assistant (PA)/Sorting Assistant (SA)

Typing Test

SSC CHSL Syllabus

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 – 21 (Tier 1)

SSC CHSL Syllabus (English Language)

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/ Homonyms & Antonyms
  • Spellings/ Detecting misspelled 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

SSC CHSL Syllabus (General Intelligence)

  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic operations
  • Symbolic/ Number Analogy
  • Trends & Figural Analogy
  • Space Orientation
  • Semantic Classification
  • Venn Diagrams Symbolic/ Number Classification
  • Figural Classification
  • Drawing inferences
  • 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 & Coding and decoding
  • Social Intelligence

SSC CHSL Syllabus (Quantitative Aptitude)

Number System

Computation of the Whole Number

Decimal and Fractions

Relationship between

Fundamental Arithmetical Operations

Percentages & Discount

Ratio and Proportion &
Time and work

Square roots


Interest (Simple and

Profit and Loss

Time and distance

Partnership Business

Mixture and Allegation


Basic algebraic identities
of School Algebra

Elementary surds
(simple problems)

Graphs of Linear Equations


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




Regular Polygons & Circle

Right Prism

Right Circular Cone

Right Circular Cylinder

Sphere & Hemispheres

Rectangular Parallelepiped

Regular Right Pyramid
with triangular or square Base


Trigonometric ratios & Standard
Identities like sin2 + Cos2 =1 etc

Complementary angles

Height and distances
(simple problems only)

Statistical Charts

Use of Tables and Graphs


Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram,

SSC CHSL Syllabus (Tier 2)

Descriptive Paper

  • Essay Writing

Important Topics-

  • National Interest
  • Finance & Economy
  • Ecological Issues
  • Politics
  • Social Issues
  • Schemes & Governance
  • Sports
  • Technology
  • Geopolitics
  • Environmental Concerns etc

Letter/ Application Writing

  • Application
    • Complaint
    • Suggestion
    • Official Appreciation
    • Follow up or Feedback etc

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 – 21 for Skill Test/Typing Test

Skill Test (DEST) Pattern For DEO Post

  • The Skill Test is of qualifying nature in order to qualify the examination candidates should have Data Entry Speed of 8,000 key depressions per hour.
  • At the time of the test candidates will be given a paper having English article, candidates have to type the same on the computer.
  • The total time duration of the test is of 15 minutes candidates must have a speed of 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions in order to qualify. 

Skill Test (DEST) Pattern For DEO Post in C&AG 

  • The Data Entry Speed of the applicants should be of 15,000 key depressions per hour
  • The English matter will be allotted to the aspirants and they have to type the same of the computer.
  • The duration of test is 15 minutes, in order to qualify the test candidates speed should be of 3700-4000 strokes/key-depressions

Typing Test Pattern for LDC/JSA & PA/SA

  • The Typing Test will be in Hindi and English, while filling the application form candidates have to select the Medium of Typing Test as per their suitability.
  • Those aspirants who are going for the English typing should require to type 35 words per minute. Whereas, candidates opting Hindi typing should have typing sped of 30 words per minute. The speed will be consider on the correctness of typing on the computer of a given text passage in given time.

Note: Candidates are suggested to check the complete SSC CHSL Syllabus and SSC CHSL Exam Pattern carefully and prepare for the SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination according to it.