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.
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
|Subject||No. of questions||Marks||Duration|
|1.||General Intelligence||50||50||75 minutes|
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.
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.
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.