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SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Marking Scheme and Books

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Apr 13, 2021

SSC CHSL is conducted in 3 tiers and candidates preparing for the exam should have good knowledge of exam pattern. SSC CHSL Tier I exam is a computer-based and objective type exam, where the SSC CHSL Tier-II exam is a descriptive type exam. The test will be conducted in pen and paper mode. On the other hand, the SSC CHSL Tier III exam is the skill test/ typing test. Also, Check the upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here

CHSL Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021

Go through the following content to know more about the SSC CGL exam pattern in a detailed manner:

CHSL Tier I

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Tier I 2021

Tier I is strictly objective in nature (MCQ) and the mode of the exam will be online. The question paper will comprise 4 sections:

  • Part 1- General Intelligence
  • Part 2 -English Language
  • Part 3- Quantitative Aptitude
  • Part 4- General Awareness/General Knowledge.
  • The duration of the exam is 60 Minutes.
  • The question paper will be set in both English and Hindi for every section except English Language section.
  • Marks obtained in the Tier I exam, the aspirants need to follow the normalization process.

SSC CHSL Tier I Marking Scheme

  • Every correct response: +2 marks
  • Unattempted question- no mark will be awarded or deducted
  • Negative marking of 0.50 marks will be applicable in the exam
Parts Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks
I General Intelligence 25 50
II English Language 25 50
III Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
IV General Awareness 25 50
Total 4 Parts 100 Questions 200 Marks

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CHSL Tier II

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Tier II 2021

  • Tier II will be a descriptive exam to be conducted in offline (pen & paper-based) mode.
  • The SSC CHSL exam will be of 100 marks which must be completed within 60 minutes. However, the candidates who need scribe, will get additional 20 minutes compensatory time.
  • The exam must be written in either Hindi or English.
  • The qualifying marks set by the conducting body in Tier II of SSC CHSL 2021 is 33 percent.
  • The aspirants have to write their correct roll number on the cover page of the answer book (exactly at the prescribed place). The aspirants also require to attach the signature and left thumb impression in the prescribed column of the answer book.
  • If the answer book does not bear the roll number, signature and left hand thumb impression, then the candidates will be awarded zero.
  • The aspirants should not also write any personal information such as name, roll number, address and mobile number etc. inside the answer book. Unless you follow the given instructions, you will be awarded zero marks during the evaluation process. Check more.

SSC CHSL Tier II marking Scheme:

Topics Word count Maximum Marks Duration
Essay writing 200-250 100 60 minutes
Letter/Application Writing 150-200
CHSL Tier III

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Tier III 2021

  • Tier III will be a Skill Test/Typing Test for the qualifiers of Tier I and Tier II.
  • Typing Test would be conducted only for candidates applying for Data Entry Operator (DEO). 
  • Candidates will have to qualify for the test at the prescribed speed on Computer, provided by the Commission at the Centre/venue so notified.
  • Typing Test: For English, typing speed of 35 words per minute is required. For Hindi typing speed of 30 words per minute is mandatory. Typing Test will be applicable for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC, and Court Clerk posts.
  • Skill Test: Data Entry Speed of 8,000 key depressions per hour on the computer. The skill test is conducted for Data Entry Operator posts. For DEO in C&AG office speed of 15000 key depression per hour is required. The duration of the test is 15 minutes.
  • Errors in the skill test will be considered up to 2 decimal places.
  • Your final admission would be governed on the basis of the total score obtained in Tier I and Tier II only.
  • Only Candidates who are VH/OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy) and OH with a deformity in writing hand will be allowed 35 minutes including compensatory time 20 minutes for the skill test. Download SSC CHSL 2021 Practice Papers.

CHSL Syllabus

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021

There are three tiers to the exam. Tier I includes 4 sections such as General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension. The aspirants have to answer 100 questions within 60 minutes in tier I. Tier II examination is a descriptive test, which is conducted in pen and paper mode. Lastly, in tier III, the aspirants will need to appear for a typing test. 

To know more SSC CHSL Syllabus, click here.

FAQs

CHSL FAQs

Ques. How many stages are there in the SSC CHSL exam?

Ans. The SSC CHSL exam is conducted in three stages namely Tier I, Tier II and Tier III.

Ques. What type of questions come in SSC CHSL exam Tier I?

Ans. The question type of SSC CHSL Tier I exam will be objective type.

Ques. What is the weightage of SSC CHSL Tier I exam?

Ans. The weightage of SSC CHSL Tier I exam is 200 marks and the aspirants have to answer 100 questions.

Ques. Are there any negative marks in the SSC CHSL exam?

Ans. Yes, there is negative marking in Tier I exam. However, there is no negative marking in Tier II and Tier III exams.

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Comments


27 Comments
S
sandesh kumar
Will descriptive test conducted offline and I it the final round?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Tier II examination is descriptive in nature and will be conducted in pen and paper mode. Lastly, there will be a tier III level as well and candidates need to appear for a typing test. To know more SSC CHSL Syllabus, and what all comes in the exam, click here.

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neha
I have VH/OH and OH with a deformity, can I get some extra time to complete the paper?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Candidates having VH/OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy) and OH with a deformity in writing hand will get 35 minutes including compensatory time 20 minutes for the skill test. For more detail on SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Tier III 2021, tap here.

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neha
I have good typing speed, still want to know the required speed in SSC CHSL Typing Test?
J
jaya garg

Hi. For English, candidates must have a typing speed of 35 words per minute while for Hindi, candidates need to have typing speed of 30 words per minute. Typing Test will be applicable for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC, and Court Clerk posts.

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ananya pandey
Can I write the SSC CHSL Exam in Hindi?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Yes, the exam can be written in either Hindi or English. The SSC CHSL exam is of 100 marks and must be completed within an hour. However, the candidates who need scribe, will get additional 20 minutes compensatory time.

A
ananya pandey
Will quant section come in SSC CHSL tier 1 exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi. Tier I level will be objective in nature (MCQ) and the mode of the exam will be online. The question paper will comprise 4 sections including General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative, and General Awareness. Tap on the link- SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021 to get more information.

G
gouri kumari
Into how many stages SSC CHSL exam is conducted?
J
jaya garg

Hi. SSC CHSL exam is taken in 3 tiers and candidates preparing for the exam need to have good knowledge of exam pattern. SSC CHSL Tier I exam is an online exam, however, SSC CHSL Tier-II exam will be a descriptive type exam.

P
priya
how to prepare for ssc chsl descriptive paper?
J
jaya garg

Hi Priya. The Tier II exam is also known as the Descriptive Paper. Understand the kind of questions asked in the exam to prepare. Refer to the best books while preparing for this exam. Refer here for more details.
 

M
mariyah
Tier 1 is over now ? 19 dec is last date for tier 2?
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swati srivastava

Hi Mariyah, Greetings from Collegedunia. SSC CHSL is conducted for recruiting postal assistants, sorting assistants, data entry operators, lower divisional clerks and employees for several departments. The exam will be held on 14 February 2021. For more details visit: SSC CHSL

S
sunny pandey
Where can I get detailed SSC CHSL Exam Anlaysis 2020?
J
jaya garg

Hi Sunny. SSC CHSL paper analysis assist the candidates in knowing important facts of the exam like difficulty level, total questions, weightage, etc. You can check all the important information related to SSC CHSL exam here.
 

S
sadim ansari
What is the skill test in SSC CHSL?
J
jaya garg

Hi Sadim. Skill Test is qualifying in nature and the marks obtained in this phase will not be considered while preparing the final merit list. The skill test examines applicants’ speed to apply 8,000 key depressions per hour on the computer. 

K
kunal thakrar
What is the best way to crack the SSC CHSL all 3 tiers in 1 year?
J
jaya garg

Hi Kunal. Since the level of competition is much high so it is imperative to study harder. Prepare a defined schedule as it will help a lot in improving your performance and you will crack the examination within the available time. For more details, refer here.
 

U
uma goenka
How can I qualify for the SSC CHSL exam?
J
jaya garg

Hi Uma. Before moving with the topic-wise preparation strategy and tips, it is vital for the candidates to go through the latest exam pattern as it helps formulate more effective preparation schedule. Also, regular practice of solving the sample papers and last year papers would help a lot in cracking the exam. To learn more ways to prepare, refer here.
 

A
ammar zaheer ahmed
Is it a good idea to sit for SSC chsl exam, given that I want to persue my career in government sector?
J
jaya garg

Hi Ammar. You can start with the SSC CHSL as it has great career growth opportunities. The promotion from postal assistant to an accountant also means change in responsibilities and of grade pay as well.

M
mizna harmain
What is the question pattern for the SSC CHSL?
J
jaya garg

Hi Mizna. SSC CHSL 2020 has three exams including Tier I, Tier II and Tier II and all of them have different exam patterns. You can refer here to get detailed exam pattern.
 

D
dharshini rajendran
What is the minimum percentage required to apply for SSC CHSL?
J
jaya garg

Hi Dharshini. No minimum percentage is needed in 12th to give the SSC CHSL exam. But you must have cleared class 12th exam.

H
harssham
What's the best coaching institute for SSC in Delhi?
J
jaya garg

Hi Harsham. Career Power SSC Coaching Delhi, Singh Academy for SSC Exam in Delhi, Motion SSC Coaching Delhi, Vidya Guru SSC Coaching, etc. are some of the institutes from where you can take SSC coaching in Delhi.

B
bhagyashri kene
What should be the exam pattern in the SSC CHSL if I had taken PCM in 12th and want to write this exam in the commerce language?
J
jaya garg

Hi Bhagyashri.SSC CHSL exam is taken into 3 tiers and candidates preparing for the exam must have an accurate knowledge of exam pattern. The exam pattern remains the same for all the candidates. To know more about the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern, Syllabus, Marking Scheme and Books, refer here.
 

V
vikram dewan
What is the selection procedure for SSC CHSL 2020? Is there an interview after selection? What will be the exam pattern?
J
jaya garg

Hi Vikram. Staff Selection Commission takes SSC CHSL in three tiers including Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. MCQs will be asked in Tier 1, while Tier 2 is a descriptive exam taken in an offline mode. Tier 3 is a skill test for DEO and typing test for LDC, PA/ SA, and Court Clerk. Candidates who cleared Tier 1 stage will appear for Tier 2 and subsequently for the Skill Test. Candidates who cleared tier 3 stage will be considered selected, however, their marks obtained in tier 3 exam will not be taken into account while preparing the final merit list.
 Refer here to check other details. 

S
shiya devi
Does the SSC CHSL and SSC FCI have the same exam pattern and syllabus? Can I prepare for both simultaneously?
A
akankshya pattanaik

Greetings!

No. SSC CHSL and SSC FCI preparations and pattern are different. Refer here to know more about the syllabus. 

Y
yash raj singh
What is the exam pattern of the SSC CHSL 2020?
J
jaya garg

Hi Yash. The SSC CHSL exam will have three tiers including Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. The first Tier is an objective type paper taken in an online mode only. Tier 2 is a descriptive exam taken offline while Tier 3 is a skill test for DEO and typing test for LDC, PA/ SA, and Court Clerk.
You can refer here for more information.