SSC CHSL 2021 Syllabus : SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021 consists of 3 Tier examination, Computer Based Exam (Tier I), Descriptive Test (Tier-II), and Skill Test/Typing Test (Tier III). Marks in Computer Based exam will be normalized if conducted in multiple shifts. Candidates must know the SSC CHSL exam pattern, syllabus, and selection process which will help in the preparation and familiarize with the question paper.
CHSL stands for Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) is a national level recruitment event being organized by the Staff Selection Commission for recruitment to the post of Court Clerk, LDC, DEO, and PA/SA in various Subordinate Offices/ Ministry/Department/Attached offices of Government of India.
To score well in the exam, prepare with the help of the SSC CHSL exam pattern and syllabus. Staff Selection Commission conducts the CHSL exam for the following posts.
- Court Clerk
- Lower Division Clerk
- Data Entry Operator
- Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant
SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Dates
|SSC CHSL Event||Date|
|Notification Release||6 Nov 2020|
|Registration start date||6 Nov 2020|
|Registration last date||15 Dec 2020|
|Tier I Exam dates||12-27th April 2021 & 4-12th August 2021|
|Tier I Exam Result||To be notified|
|Tier II Exam Date||To be notified|
|Tier II Exam Result||To be notified|
|Tier III Exam Date||To be notified|
|Tier III Exam Result||To be notified|
|Final merit list||To be notified|
SSC CHSL Tier I exam has been scheduled to be held between 12th – 27th April 2021 & 4-12th August 2021. The date of the Tier II Descriptive Test will be notified later.
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern
SSC CHSL exam pattern 2021 consists of 3 stages – Tir I, Tier II, and Tier III.
- Tier I [CBT Objective Test]
- Tier II [Descriptive Test]
- Tier III [Skill/Computer Proficiency Test]
SSC CHSL Tier I exam will be Computer Based Test and have 100 MCQs for 200 marks. Upon qualifying in Tier II, candidates will be shortlisted for Tier II.
The Tier-II exam will be a descriptive test and candidates need to write Essay/ Letter & Application type questions for 100 marks. Candidates need to secure a minimum of 33% marks to qualify in Tier-II. A combined score of Tier I and Tier II will be considered for shortlisting candidates for Tier III.
Tier III will be a skill test – a computer proficiency test/typing test based on the post which is qualifying in nature.
SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Pattern Tier I
Candidates who have applied successfully for the CHSL exam will be called to appear in the Tier I examination.
- SSC CHSL Tier I exam will be a computer-based test [CBT] having 4 sections – General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness.
- Each section has 25 questions for 50 marks and each MCQ will be of 2 marks.
- Total multiple-choice questions will be 100 and the total marks will be 200.
- There will be also a provision of negative marking, 0.50 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer.
- The total time duration is 60 minutes and for VH/OH candidates time duration is 80 minutes.
The complete structure of the Tier I exam is shown in the below table.
|Part / section no.||Subject||No. of questions||Maximum marks|
|II||English Language (Basic Knowledge)||25||50|
|III||Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)||25||50|
Read : SSC CHSL Admit Card
SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Pattern Tier II
Candidates securing the cut off decided by SSC in the Tier I exam will be shortlisted for the CHSL Tier-II exam. It will be a descriptive paper of 100 marks. CHSL Tier-II exam will be held in ‘Pen and Paper Mode’. The main objective behind conducting this paper is to judge the writing skills of the candidates.
- The Tier-II exam will have Essay and Letter / Application writing questions.
- A candidate will have to write an Essay in 200 to 250 words then Letter / Application in between 150-200 words.
- Qualifying marks would be 33%, and the marks obtained by candidates in the descriptive paper will be considered in shortlisting candidates.
- The marks secured in Tier I and Tier II will be combined and used for shortlisting candidates to the Tier III exam and for final selection.
- Candidates can write appear in this paper in either English or in Hindi as chosen at the time of application submission.
SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Pattern Tier III
- Candidates securing 33% marks in the CHSL Tier-II exam will be considered qualified. The combined merit of Tier I and Tier II will be taken into consideration for shortlisting candidates for the CHSL Tier III exam.
- Tier III will be a Skill Test / Typing Test of qualifying nature.
- Skill Test will be for the post ‘Data Entry Operator’ whereas the typing test will be for posts ‘Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant, LDCs, and Court Clerks’.
Test wise specifications are given below
Skill Test For Data Entry Operator
Candidates who will score minimum cut off marks in Tier I & II exam will be called for a skill test. Prescribed data entry speed to qualify the test is 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer. It will be held at the Commission’s Regional Offices or other centers selected by the Commission.
Typing Test For PA / SA, LDCs & Court Clerks
Typing Test will be conducted in either English or in Hindi. The selection of language would be done by the candidate itself while filling up the application form.
- For English, the typing speed of the candidate should be 35 words per minute.
- If you have selected Hindi then typing speed for you will be 30 words per minute.
SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021
SSC CHSL Syllabus is given below.
SSC CHSL Tier I Syllabus
General Intelligence – This section/part of Tier I question paper will have 25 MCQs on Semantic Analogy, Social Intelligence, Problem Solving, Coding and de-coding, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Number Series, Embedded figures, Punched hole / pattern-folding & unfolding, Symbolic / Number Classification, Trends, Figural Analogy, Semantic Series, Venn Diagrams, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, etc.
English Language – Again, this section will have 25 MCQs on topics like One-word substitution, Active / Passive Voice of Verbs, Synonyms / Homonyms, Antonyms, Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Comprehension Passage, Cloze Passage, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Spellings / Detecting Mis-spelt words, Improvement of Sentences, Idioms & Phrases, etc.
Quantitative Aptitude – Like previous sections, this will also have 25 MCQs on several topics of basic arithmetic like Number Systems, Statistical Charts, Trigonometry, Mensuration, Geometry, Algebra, etc.
General Awareness – This will be the last section in the Tier I paper and have 25 MCQs on topics of General policy and scientific research, Indian culture, Geography, History, etc. This section will contain questions to test candidates’ knowledge on topics of everyday observation and experience.
SSC CHSL Selection Process
- Candidates who secure minimum cut off marks in Tier I will be shortlisted for the Tier-II exam.
- Candidates qualifying in Tier-II by securing a minimum qualifying percentage of 33% will be considered qualified in Tier-II.
- The merit in Tier I and Tier II will be considered for shortlisting to the Tier III exam.
- Candidates qualified in Tier III will be considered for the final selection round.
- The final selection will be based on merit in the online exam [Tier I] and a descriptive exam [Tier II].
- A separate cut off will be decided for each post based on the category to be shortlisted in each tier or in the final merit.
SSC CHSL Salary
Find post wise SSC CHSL salary details in the below table.
|Name of the post||PB – 1||Grade pay (pre-revised)|
|Court Clerk, Lower Division Clerk and Data Entry Operator||Rs. 5200 – 20200||Rs. 1900|
|Data Entry Operator and Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant||Rs. 5200 - 20200||Rs. 2400|