SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022, Check section-wise paper pattern and marking scheme

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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern: The Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CHSL Exam to recruit candidates for various posts in different department and minsteries of the government. Candidates aspiring to appear for this exam should know all the details related to the exam such as eligibility criteira, exam pattern, syllabus, salary and so on. SSC CHSL Exam is conducted in tow stages- tier I and tier II. Candidates have to clear both the stages to clear the exam. Read this article to know complete SSC CHSL exam pattern and other details. If you are preparing for competitive exams and are looking for expert guidance, you can check out our SSC Sarvottam Batch: Enroll In Live Class By Safalta Now!


Table of Content

1. SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 
2. SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier I
3. SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier II
4. SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier III
5. SSC CHSL Syllabus


SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022

There are three stages of selection in the SSC CHSL Exam :
  • Tier I
  • Tier II
  • Tier III
The details regarding the pattern of each of these stages are given below.

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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier I

This is an objective multiple choice types questions paper. It is conducted online. A total of 100 questions are asked from the following subjects- General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Language. Each question carries two marks. There is negative marking and 0.5 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer. The duration of the exam is 60 minutes. The detailed exam pattern is as follows:
Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
General Intelligence 25 50 60 minutes (80 Minutes for PWD candidates)
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
Total 100 200
To know SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria: Click Here

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier II

This is a descriptive paper. It comprises of a total of 100 marks. It is conducted offline in pen and paper mode. Candidates have to write this paper either in Hindi or English. The duration of the exam is one hour.
Subjects Total Marks of Each Subject Duration of Each paper
Essay Writing 100
1 Hour
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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier III

This is a skill test/typing test. The details of the Tier III test are different for different posts. 

Skill Test for SSC CHSL Data Entry Operator Post:

Candidates have to show 8000 depression per hour. This test is conducted on a computer. 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. Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer will be calculated. The speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on the computer‟ will be judged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage.

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Typing Test for PA/SA & LC: A

Candidates will be given a paragraph which they have to type in 10 minutes. Candidates opting for English medium should have a typing speed of 35 words per minute (w.p.m.) and those opting for Hindi medium should have a typing speed of 30 words per minute (w.p.m.). 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 

English Language  Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelled words, Idioms & Phrases, One-word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling  
General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal types. 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: For Arithmetic:


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,

For Algebra: Basic Algebraic Identities of School Algebra & Elementary Surds, 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
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 neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy, and scientific

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How many stages are there in SSC CHSL Exam?

There are three stages in SSC CHSL Exam- Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III.

Is there a negative marking in SSC CHSL Tier I Exam?

Yes, there is negative marking in SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam. 0.5 marks are deducted for every incorrect answer.

How many questions are asked in SSC CHSL Tier I Exam?

A total of 100 questions are asked in SSC CHSL Tier I Exam.

What is the duration of the SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam?

The duration of the SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam is 1 hour.

How many marks does SSC CHSL Tier II Exam comprise of?

SSC CHSL Tier II Exam comprises a total of 100 marks.

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