SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019 : Exam Pattern, Date [Tier I, Tier II, Tier III]

SSC CHSL 2019 Syllabus : SSC CHSL exam pattern is out along with the release of SSC CHSL notification 2019. Candidates who are going to appear for CHSL exam to be held in 2019 must aware of SSC CHSL exam pattern and syllabus. Knowing SSC CHSL 2019 exam pattern will help them in various ways like they will be able to solve CHSL exam question paper within given time duration etc.    

If you want to score well in SSC CHSL exam then you must know exam pattern and syllabus. Knowing SSC CHSL exam pattern is essential especially for those aspirants who want to grab a central government job available in various Subordinate offices / Ministry / Department / Attached offices of Government of India. For past few years, the Staff Selection Commission [also known as SSC] is conducting CHSL exam for the following posts

  • Court Clerk
  • Lower Division Clerk
  • Data Entry Operator
  • Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant

Before anything, CHSL aspirants must know the structure of exam and syllabus that needs to be prepared.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Overview

Before getting complete details, firstly have a quick look of SSC CHSL 2019 exam pattern. CHSL exam consist of 3 tiers.

  • Tier I [Online Objective type test]
  • Tier II [descriptive type test]
  • Tier III [skill / computer proficiency test]

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Detailed View

As you all know that CHSL exam consist of 3 tiers therefore you must know the structure of exam of each tier. Below we have explained structure of each tier along with prescribed syllabus as per the latest SSC CHSL notification 2019.

SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Pattern [Tier I]

Candidates who successfully applied for CHSL exam will be called for Tier I examination. CHSL Tier I exam will be a computer based test [CBT] having 100 multiple choice questions. Each MCQ will be of 2 marks. There will be also a provision of negative marking in CHSL Tier I exam. 0.50 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. Complete structure of Tier I exam is shown in below table

Part / section no.SubjectNo. of questionsMaximum marks
IGeneral Intelligence2550
IIEnglish Language (Basic Knowledge)2550
IIIQuantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)2550
IVGeneral Awareness2550
  • Total Duration / Timing – 100 minutes [for VH/OH]
  • Total Duration / Timing – 75 minutes [for others]

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SSC CHSL Syllabus

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019 [Tier I]

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 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 2019 Exam Pattern [Tier II]

Candidates qualified in Tier I exam will be further called for 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. 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. Marks obtained by candidates in this descriptive paper will be used for preparing merit. Qualifying marks would be 33%. Candidates can write this paper in either English or in Hindi. SSC CHSL syllabus PDF [tier II] will be available to download on SSC official website.

SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Pattern [Tier III]

Candidates who qualify CHSL Tier II exam will be called for CHSL tier III exam. It will be a Skill Test / Typing Test of qualifying nature. Skill test will be for post ‘Data Entry Operator’ whereas 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 marks in as well as qualify Tier I & II exam will be called for 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

It will be conducted in either English or in Hindi. Selection of language would be done by candidate itself while filling up the application form. For English, typing speed of candidate should be 35 words per minute. But if you have selected Hindi then typing speed for you will be 30 words per minute.

Note – For more details, please go through SSC CHSL notification 2019

Selection Procedure

Candidates who qualify by securing minimum cut off marks in Tier I will be allowed to take part in Tier II exam. Candidates qualified in Tier II will have to appear in Tier III exam and qualified candidates in Tier III will be considered for final selection round. But final allocation of candidates will be made on the basis of merit to be drawn after considering marks obtained by them in online exam [Tier I] and descriptive exam [Tier II].

SSC CHSL Salary Details

Find post wise SSC CHSL salary details in below table –

Name of the postPB – 1Grade pay (pre-revised)
Court Clerk, Lower Division Clerk and Data Entry OperatorRs. 5200 – 20200Rs. 1900
Data Entry Operator and Postal Assistant / Sorting AssistantRs. 5200 - 20200Rs. 2400

About SSC CHSL Exam

CHSL stands for Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2). It is a national level recruitment event being organized as well as conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for making recruitment to the post of Court Clerk, LDC, DEO and PA / SA in various Subordinate offices / Ministry / Department / Attached offices of Government of India.

SSC CHSL 2019 Important Dates

  • SSC CHSL notification 2019 Release Date – 25th January 2019
  • SSC registration dates – 25th January 2019
  • SSC CHSL Tier I exam date – May 2019
  • Tier I exam result – Notified Soon
  • SSC CHSL Tier II exam date – Notified Soon
  • Tier II exam result – Notified Soon
  • SSC CHSL Tier III exam date – Notified Soon
  • Tier II exam result – Notified Soon
  • Final merit list will be released – Notified Soon

We wish you Best of Luck.


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