Here are main topics of SSC CHSL Syllabus of Computer based Written examination Tier-I for all four parts i.e. General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness, SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier-II (Descriptive Paper) exam, Computer based Exam details and main instructions for examination.
SSC CHSL Syllabus for Computer based Written Exam (Tier-I):
Part-I: 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 decoding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.
Part-II: 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-III: Quantitative Aptitude
- Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship
- 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
- 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 sin20 + Cos20=1 etc.,
- Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bardiagram,
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.
For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBES there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / Quantitative Aptitude.
SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)
- Tier-II Paper of CHSL 2016 will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode.
- This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates which is necessary in Government jobs.
- The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words.
- Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit.
- The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part
in English will not be evaluated.
SSC CHSL Computer based Exam details:
- Computer Based Examinations are being conducted online through computer based software system.
- For examination, Personal Computers (Desktop or laptop) will be provided to candidates at testing centers.
- Candidate are required to be comfortable with keyboard and mouse for computer based examination before attempting the final Examination i.e. Paper -I.
- Mock/Practice tests will also be made available on SSC website for candidates to acquire familiarity with the Computer Based Examinations process.
- Written examination consists of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV.
- Tier-I question paper will be of 75 minutes duration for 100 questions and 200 marks.
- There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
- Admission Certificates (ACs) for the Examination indicating the time table and also venues of examination for each candidate will be uploaded on the website of the Commission about two weeks before the date of examination.
- It is compulsory to carry a Photo ID such as Voter’s ID, Driving License, ID Cards issued by Government or other Offices where the candidates may be working. Candidates without such ID cards will not be allowed entry into the examination halls/Skill Test venues.
- Candidates should bring 3 passport size photographs for affixing it in the Commission’s copy of Admission Certificate in the presence of Invigilator, if required. Candidates not carrying photographs will not be allowed to appear in the examination.
- Mobiles and other electronic gadgets are banned within the premises of the examination centres possession of such equipment whether in use or in switch off mode, during the examination will be considered as use of unfair means.
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