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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2018 Tier I, II & III


SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2018


The SSC Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level (SSC CHSL) is a nationwide exam conducted for recruitment to the posts of lower division clerk (LDC), data entry operator (DEO), postal assistants/sorting assistants (PA / SA) in various Central government departments and ministries. This year, registrations for SSC CHSL 18 close on December 18.


SSC CHSL 2018 Tier 1 Exam Pattern and Syllabus


The written examination will be conducted on General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. Here we are providing each subject syllabus in detail.


SSC CHSL Tier I Exam Pattern 2018
Objective Type


Subject No. of questions   Marks      Duration
1. General Intelligence 50                                         50      75 minutes
2. English Language 50      50
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50      50
4. General Awareness 50      50
200     200


SSC CHSL Tier I Syllabus 2018

General Intelligence:


  • 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.


English Language:

  • Spot the Error.
  • Synonyms/Homonyms.
  • Fill in the Blanks.
  • Antonyms.
  • Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words.
  • Improvement of Sentences.
  • Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs.
  • Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution.
  • Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration.
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage.
  • Cloze Passage.
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts.
  • Comprehension Passage.


Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Arithmetic
  • Number Systems
  • Percentages, Profit and loss, discount, partnership business
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Averages Mixtures and allegation
  • Simple and Compound interest
  • Time and distance
  • Time and Work
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistical charts


General Awareness: 

Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and her 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.





General Policy

Scientific Research


SSC CHSL 2018 Tier II Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Descriptive Examination

Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive test of 100 marks. It will be conducted in pen and paper mode. It can be taken in Hindi or English

Duration of Test: 80 minutes

Paper will comprise 1) an essay (200-250 words)

2) Letter/application of approximately 150-200 words

The paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates as it is necessary in government jobs. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II will be 33 %. The performance in Tier II will be included for preparing merit.

SSC CHSL 2018 Tier III Exam Pattern and Syllabus

Typing/skill test

Tier-III of the examination is a skill test/ typing test which is qualifying in nature.


It is conducted for those candidates who qualify in the computer based examination (Tier-I) and descriptive paper (Tier-II).

Data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) key depressions per hour on Computer for DEO

For post of data entry operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): A speed Test of not less than 15,000 key depressions per hour for data entry work to be ascertained through speed test on computer


Typing test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the examination will have to their choice/ option for skill test medium in the application form.