SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Analysis

SSC CHSL Exam Analysis, Syllabus and Topic wise Exam Pattern SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Exam:

Scheme of Examination:

The SSC CHSL Exam will consist of a Written Examination and Skill Test for the post of Data Entry Operator and Written Test and Typing Test for the post of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants (PA/SA) and Lower Divisional Clerks.

Written Examination (Objective multiple choice type):

The question paper contains 200 questions each of one mark. The question paper contains four parts:

Part-I   General Intelligence  – 50 Questions,

Part-II   English Language – 50 Questions,

Part-III   Quantitative Aptitude  – 50 Questions,

Part-IV   General Awareness – 50 Questions.

Duration of Exam:

Total Duration of Examination for General candidates – 2 Hours

Total Duration of Examination for Visually Handicapped candidates– 2 Hours 40 mins.

Medium of Examination:

The questions will be set in Hindi/English in respect of Parts I, III and IV.

Negative Marking:

There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus for written Examinations:

Part I. General Intelligence:

Syllabus: 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, 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.

Topic wise Pattern of Part-I, SSC CHSL Exam question paper, 2014:

Verbal type: 41 questions

(i) Related word/letter/numbers – 9 questions

(ii)         Odd word/letter/numbers – 8 questions

(iii)        Series with one term missing – 2 questions

(iv)         Series with letters missing in a set– 4 questions

(v)         Meaningful order of words – 3 questions

(vi)         Coding – 2 questions

(vii)        Word formation -1 question

(viii)       De-coding – 2 questions

(ix)       Mathematical symbols – 1 question

(x)          Missing number term – 3 questions

(xi)         Distance/travel – 3 questions

(xii)        Blood Relations – 1 question

(xiii)       Statement conclusion – 2 questions

(xiv)        Trends – 1 questions

Non –Verbal type: 9 questions

(i)           Figures –matching cut pieces – 1 question

(ii)          Figures –Counting – 1 question

(iii)         Venn diagram – 2 question

(iv)         Figures- next pattern – 1 question

(v)          Figures –hidden/embedded – 1 question

(vi)         Figures –complete – 1 question

(vii)        Figures –mirror image – 1 question

(viii)       Matrix – 1 question

Part II. English Language:

Syllabus: 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.

Topic wise Pattern of Part-II, SSC CHSL Exam question paper, 2014:

(i)        Antonyms –  5 questions

(ii)       Synonyms – 5 questions

(iii)      Meaning of Idiom/Phrase –  5 questions

(iv)       Sentence improvement – 5 questions

(v)        One word substitution – 5 questions

(vi)       Word spelling – 5 questions

(vii)      Filling blank in the Passage – 10 questions

(viii)     Identify the part of sentences for error/correct – 5 questions

(ix)        Filling blank in the Sentences  – 5 questions

Part III. Quantitative Aptitude:

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus:

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 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.

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

Topic wise Pattern of Part-III,  SSC CHSL Exam question paper, 2014:

(i)            Polynomials, linear & quadratic equations – 9 questions

(ii)          Series – 2 questions

(iii)         Speed/distance – 2 questions

(iv)         Trigonometry – 4 questions

(v)          Triangles, circles etc. – 7 questions

(vi)         Area, Volume etc. – 6 questions

(vii)        Statistics Table – 4 questions

(viii)       Bar graph  – 5 questions

(ix)         Profit/sale – 4 questions

(x)          Percentage – 1 questions

(xi)         Ratio – 2 questions

(xii)        Work/days – 2 question

(xiii)       Interest     – 1 question

(xiv)        Discount – 1 question.

Part IV. General Awareness:

Syllabus: 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 neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

Topic wise Pattern of Part-IV, SSC CHSL Exam question paper, 2014:

(i)            Economics – 6 questions

(ii)           Politics  – 6 questions

(iii)          History  – 4 questions

(iv)         Geography – 10 questions

(v)          Biology – 8 questions

(vi)         Physics – 5 questions

(vii)        Chemistry – 4 questions

(viii)       Computer science – 1 question

(ix)         Environment – 2 questions

(x)          Agriculture  – 2 questions

(xi)         Current Awareness –  2 questions
Note: Candidates should go through SSC’s official web page www.ssc.nic.in for SSC CHSL Notification  and date of examination for SSC CHSL Examination.

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