SSC CHSL Exam Pattern & Syllabus 2024

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2024: Staff Selection Commission has released Syllabus & Exam Pattern for SSC CHSL Exam. The CHSL exam has the following positions Lower Divisional Clerk / Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operator. Along with the notification SSC also released the SSC CHSL Recruitment 2024 syllabus. We in JobsCloud collected the SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2024 and posted it here for easy reference of aspirants. So candidates can refer our page to download the latest SSC Recruitment 2024 Notification.

SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern:

Selection Procedure:

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level selection involves three steps as follows.

  • Computer-Based Examination (Tier-I)
  • Descriptive Paper (Tier-II)
  • Skill Test/ Typing Test(Tier-III)

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024:

Tier-I – Computer-Based Examination:

S.No.SubjectNo of QnsMax MarksDuration
1English Language255060 minutes (80 minutes for scribe candidates)
2General Intelligence2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4General Awareness2550


  • The test will be bilingual, i.e. English and Hindi except for the English language test.
  • For each wrong answer, there will be 0.50 marks detected from the total marks.
  • But unanswered questions will not carry any negative marks.
  • Tier I will consist of Objective Type, Multiple-choice questions only.

Tier-II New Pattern:

SessionSectionModulesSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
Session-I (2 hours and 15 minutes)Section 1Module-1Mathematical Abilities30901 hour
Module-2Reasoning and General Intelligence3090
Section 2Module-1English Language and Comprehension40901 hour
Module-2General Awareness2090
Section 3Module-1Computer Knowledge Module154515 minutes
Session-IISection 3Module-2Skill Test/ Typing Test Module-

Part A- Skill Test for DEOs

Part B: Typing Test for LDC/ JSA


15 minutes

10 minutes


  • Questions will be objective type except for Module-II of Section-III.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section-II and Module-I of Section-III.
  • The question paper will be in Hindi and English except for Module-II

Module-II of Section-III: Skill Test / Typing Test

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator / Data Entry Operator Grade “A‟:

  1. Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
  2. The duration of the Test will be 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.
  3. Candidates eligible for scribe will be given compensatory time of 5 minutes. Therefore duration of Skill Test for such candidates will be 20 minutes.

Typing Test for LDC / JSA and Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant:

  1. Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute.
  2. 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour and about 9000 key depressions per hour respectively.
  3. The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.
  4. Candidates eligible for scribe will be given compensatory time of 5 minutes. Therefore the duration of Typing Test for such candidates will be 15 minutes.
  5. Passage Dictators will be provided to those VH candidates for the Typing test. The Passage Dictator will read out the passage to VH candidate within the allotted time period.


  • Skill Test / Typing Test will be conducted on computers.
  • Skill Test / Typing Test will be of qualifying nature.
  • Errors in the Skill Test will be calculated up to 2 decimal places.
  • Skill Test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2024:

Computer Based Examination (Tier-I):

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.

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 de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • 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 like sin2𝜃+ Cos2𝜃=1 etc.
  • Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

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

For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps / Graphs / Diagrams / Statistical Data in the General Intelligence and Quantitative Aptitude parts.

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