SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021 is prescribed by Staff Selection Commission. SSC CHSL recruitment exam is conducted in three tiers – Tier I (computer-based objective test), Tier II (pen-paper based descriptive test) and Tier III (Typing test/ skill test).
As per SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Pattern 2021, Tier I syllabus consists of four sections namely General Intelligence, General Awareness, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude. Check SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021
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The SSC CHSL 2021 tier I exam dates were scheduled from 12-27 April 2021. However, the exam after April 20, 2021 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Also, Check the upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here.
SSC CHSL Tier-II exam requires candidates to write an essay and a letter/application in 200-250 and 150-200 words. The topics for the essay generally come from current affairs, government schemes, or social topics. Candidates have to write the topics either in Hindi or in English. Tier III of SSC CHSL 2021 will be the skill test or typing test which would be qualifying in nature. For getting an idea about the type of questions, candidates can also refer to the SSC CHSL Previous year question paper.
SSC CHSL Syllabus Tier I Syllabus comprises questions on General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English. The questions of the English section are based on of 10+2 level while questions on Quantitative Aptitude are of 10th standard. Before moving ahead with the syllabus candidates should also go through some helpful preparation tips. Read More
The section aims to test the logical reasoning capacity of a candidate. Both verbal and non-verbal reasoning questions are asked in this section. The questions are focused heavily on decision making, analogy, series, and intelligence.
Important topics of this section are:
|Analogy||Questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Trends, and Figural Analogy|
|Number/Alphanumeric Series||Questions on Semantic Series, Number Series, and Figural Series.|
|Syllogism||Syllogism is a form of reasoning in which a conclusion is drawn from two or three given statements. You can use the Venn diagram for these questions.|
|Direction/Ranking||Questions based on direction sense|
|Non-Verbal Reasoning||Questions based on Paper Cutting, Cubes and Dice, Grouping of Images and Figure Matrix|
|Miscellaneous||Odd One Out, Coding, and decoding, Embedded figures, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, etc.|
Candidates can check How to Prepare General Intelligence for SSC CHSL 2020. This article will cover a tentative number of questions that will be asked from each topic of General intelligence and will guide you through the strategy to prepare for it.
The questions in this section are designed to test the candidate’s awareness of the environment around and its application and also to test knowledge of current events. The test will include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy, and scientific research. Following are some important topics:
Quantitative Aptitude is the calculative section of Tier I of SSC CHSL containing mathematics questions. This part is asked from CBSE class 10 maths syllabus. The focus is on basic arithmetic and algebra.
Important topics for this section are as follows:
|Number System||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 centers, 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 sin2 ???? + Cos2 ????=1 etc.,|
|Statistical Charts||Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.|
Candidate can read detailed SSC CHSL 2020 Preparation Strategy for Tier I for better understanding the exam pattern
English section tests candidates’ understanding of the language through an assortment of questions consisting of both grammar and comprehension based questions.
Important topics in the English section are:
|English Language||Types of questions will be related to the usage of English Language. Topics are Spot the Error, fill in the Blanks, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage|
|Vocabulary||Questions will be from topics like Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelled words, Idioms & Phrases, and One-word substitution|
|Grammar||Questions will be on Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration|
|Reading Comprehension||There will be a Comprehension Passage based on which 3 to 5 questions will be asked. This is a very simple and scoring section|
Tier II of SSC CHSL is a descriptive test conducted in pen and paper mode. This paper assesses the writing skills of the candidates. The Paper comprises writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and a Letter/ Application of approx. 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier II would be 33 percent and the score in Tier II would be included in merit. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.
Important topics for essays are:
|Politics||Finance and Economy|
Some of the examples of essays are discussed in the following:
Important topics for Letter/ Application Writing are:
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Tier III of SSC CHSL 2021 would be the skill test or typing test which would be of qualifying nature. Skill Test/ Typing Test would be in accordance with the job profile.
Candidates must know how the skill test/ typing test is conducted, so read complete details about Skill Test/Typing Test in SSC CHSL. The final merit of the successful candidates would be determined on the basis of total scores in Tier-I and Tier-II and qualifying Tier-III.
All the aspirants are advised to read thoroughly the textbooks of class 11 and 12 since most of the questions are coming from 10+2 syllabus and they need to develop the fundamental knowledge on the subjects. However, to build in-depth knowledge on subjects, the candidates can take guidance on specific topics from the reference books. To know more about the reference books, click here.
Ques. Who sets the SSC CHSL Syllabus?
Ans. The Staff Selection Commission sets the SSC CHSL syllabus.
Ques. Does the SSC CHSL SYllabus change every year?
Ans. No, the SSC CHSL Syllabus remains the same every year.
Ques. What is the duration of the SSC CHSL exam?
Ans. SSC CHSL Tier I and Tier II papers will be one hour duration exams. On the other hand, the Tier III exam will be a 15 minutes duration exam.
Ques. What type of questions are asked in SSC CHSL exam?
Ans. SSC CHSL Tier I exam is an objective type exam, where the questions of SSC CHSL Tier II is descriptive and SSC CHSL Tier III is a skill test.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.