SSC CHSL syllabus 2018

SSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern 2018, Get details: Here

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The information regarding syllabus is as per previous year brochure, the board has released  the official exam notice.Once the board will release the official brochure, changes ( if any) in the syllabus as per the new brochure will be updated here. 

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recently released a notification about the Combined Higher Secondary Level examination. The exam will be held to recruit for various posts of LDC/ JSA, Postal Assistance/ Postal Sorting Assistance and DEO respectively. This examination is a golden chance for the candidates as there are so many vacancies available. In this article candidates can go through detail syllabus and exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2018.

SSC CHSl Exam Pattern Tier 1 2018

Computer Based Examination ( Objective Type)

This year the SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam will be of 60 minutes of time duration instead of 75 minutes.

Part Subject Max Marks Total timings
1 General intelligence

(25 Qs)

50 60
2 English (25 Qs) 50 60
3 Quantitative Aptitude (25Qs) 50 60
4 General Awareness 50 60

 Note – The examination timings for the candidates of VH/ OH afflicted by cerebral Palsy OH with deformity in writing hand  is 80 minutes.

  • The exam will be in both the language Hindi and English.
  • Negative marking of 0.50 for every wrong answer

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern – Descriptive Paper (Tier 2)

The Tier 2 examination will be in pen and paper mode.

Topic Word Count Marks Duration
Essay 200- 250 100 1 hour
Letter/ Application 150- 200 100 1 hour
  • The minimum passing percentage will be 33 %
  • Candidates can write either in Hindi or English

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Skill Test (Tier 3)

  • Tier -3 of the examination will be the Skill Test / Typing Test
  • Candidate’s final merit will be on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier 1 and

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Computer Based Written Exam (Tier 1)

  • General Intelligence : Verbal and non verbal type questions .
  • Semantic analogy
  • Symbolic operations
  • Symbolic/ Number Analogy
  • Trends
  • Figural Analogy
  • Space Orientation
  • Semantic Classification
  • Venn Diagram
  • Symbolic/Number Classification
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing interferences
  • Figural classification
  • Punch hold pattern folding and unfolding
  • Figural pattern – folding and completion
  • Number series
  • Embedded figure
  • Figural series
  • Critical thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Word building
  • Social intelligence
  • Coding n decoding
  • Other sub topics , if any numeral operations.

Syllabus Of English Language          

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms /Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting miss-spelled word
  • Idioms and phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Active/ Passive
  • Direct and indirect sentences
  • Shuffling of sentences part
  • Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  • Cloze Passage
  • Comprehension passage

Quantitative Aptitude

Number System :

  • computation of the whole number
  • decimal and fraction
  • relationship between the numbers

Fundamental Arithmetical Operations

  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Average Interest( Simple and compound)
  • Profit , loss and discount
  • Partnership business
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time and distance
  • Time and work


  • Basic algebraic identities of school algebra
  • Elementary surds
  • Graphs of linear equation


  • Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and fact
  • Triangle and its various kind of centre
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Circle and its cords
  • Common tangents to two or more circle


  • Triangle
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Regular polygons
  • Circle
  • Right prism
  • Right circular cone
  • Right circular cylinder
  • Sphere hemisphere
  • Rectangular parallel piped
  • Regular right pyramid


  • Trigonometry
  • Trigonometry ratios
  • Complementary angles
  • Height and distance
  • Standard identities sin, cos etc

Statistical Charts

  • Use of tablets and graphs
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar – diagram
  • Pie – chart

General Awareness

  • History
  • Policy
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economics science
  • General policy
  • Scientific research

Note – for VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBES there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagram/ Statistical Data in general intelligence and reasoning / quantitative aptitude.

Descriptive Paper (Tier 2)

  • Essay writing 250 – 200 words
  • Letter writing 150- 200 words

Syllabus for Tier 3

Skill test

  • Data entry speed of 8000 key depression per hour
  • Duration of the test will 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing 2000- 2200 strokes / key – depression

Note – VH/OH ( afflicted by cerebral Palsy) and OH with deformity in writing hand ( 40% disability and above) will be allowed 35 minutes including 20 minutes for skill test.

The skill test will be held at SSC regional office or other centre decided by the commission.

SSC CHSL official notice  => Click Here

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