SSC CHSL - Exam Pattern

Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level

Exam Date: 12 Oct 2020,13 Oct 2020,14 Oct 2020,15 Oct 2020,16 Oct 2020,19 Oct 2020,20 Oct 2020,21 Oct 2020,26 Oct 2020

Computer Based Test

Exam Date: 12 Oct 2020,13 Oct 2020,14 Oct 2020,15 Oct 2020,16 Oct 2020,19 Oct 2020,20 Oct 2020,21 Oct 2020,26 Oct 2020

SSC CHSL 2020 Syllabus & Exam Pattern: Tier - I,II & III Exam Pattern & Syllabus

Updated On - April 07 2020 by Jimmy

SSC CHSL 2020 Syllabus & Exam Pattern has been released by the SSC (Government of India). SSC CHSL 2020 (Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination) will be organised by the SSC (Staff Selection Commission), Govt. of India. SSC CHSL exam 2020 is a national level entrance examination which is organised to recruit to the appliacnts for the posts of  Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA), Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Data Entry Operator (DEO)/ (DEO) Grade 'A' in all over India. All the candidates are advised to read the complete article to know more about SSC CHSL exam pattern 2020.

SSC CHSL 2020 Important Dates

The applicants can check the important SSC CHSL 2020 dates in the given table below:

SSC CHSL 2020 Important Dates
EventsDates
Releasing Date for Application Form13 December 2019
Last Date to Submit Application Form10 January 2020
SSC CHSL 2020 Examination (Tier-I) Postponed Due to COVID-19
Date of CHSL Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper)28 June 2020

SSC CHSL exam 2020 date will be updated here in the above table after the official announced for new exam dates.

SSC CHSL 2020 Syllabus & Exam Pattern

The candidates can check here all the important points about SSC CHSL 2020 exam pattern and syllabus which are given in the list below:

  • The exam pattern and syllabus are set by the SSC govt. of India.
  • The CHSL examination will be conducted in 3 phases which are Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III.
  • All the candidate are advised to prepare according to CHSl exam pattern and syllabus for the examination.

SSC CHSL 2020 Syllabus

The candidate can check here the important topics for SSC CHSL exam 2020 Tier-I and Tier-II  which are given in the list below:

For SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-I Syllabus 
  • General Awareness
  • English Language
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • Quantitative Aptitude
For SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-II Syllabus
  • Essay writing
  • Letter and Application Writing

SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern

The applicants must check SSC CHSL exam pattern 2020 to prepare for the examination which is given in the list below:

For SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-I

  • The Tier-I exam will be conducted through the CBT (Computer Based Test) mode.
  • There will be a total of 100 Questions in the examination paper.
  • The candidate will have 1 Hour duration to finish the exam and 80 Minutes for PwD category candidates.
  • The question will contain Objective Type Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs).
  • The question will be in two languages Hindi and English and the candidate can answer from the given languages

For SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-II

  • The Tier-II exam will be conducted through the Pen and Paper Test (PPT) mode.
  • The question paper will be of 100 Marks in total.
  • The candidate will have 1 Hour duration to finish the exam and 80 Minutes for PwD category candidates.
  • The question will contain Descriptive type.
  • The question will be in two languages Hindi and English and the candidate can answer from the given languages

For SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-III

  • The Tier-III exam will be conducted through the CBT (Computer Based Test) mode.
  • The Tier-III exam will be a typing test and skill test examination which will test the candidate's typing speed.
  • The candidate will have 10 Minutes duration to finish the exam and 15 Minutes for PwD category candidates.
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SSC CHSL 2020 Marking Scheme

The candidate can check the subject wise SSC CHSL marking scheme 2020 for all three exams (Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III) in the given table below:

Marking Scheme for Tier-I Exam

Tier-I Marking Scheme
SubjectsTotal QuestionsTotal Marks
English Language (Basic Knowledge)2550
General Intelligence 2550
Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)2550
General Awareness2550
Total100200
Note:
  • The Tier-I question paper will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions (MCQs) only. The question paper will be set both in English & SSC CHSL 2020 exam pattern in Hindi mediums for Part-II, III & IV.
  • There will be negative marking of -1/2 marks for each incorrect answer in CHSL exam.
  • Marks obtained by the applicants in Tier-I will be normalized by the formula published by the conducted authority and such normalized scores will be used to determine final merit and cut-off marks for the CHSL examination.
  • For VH (Visually Handicapped ) applicants of 40% and above physical disability, there will be no component of Graphs/ Diagrams/ Maps/ Statistical Data in the Quantitative Aptitude and General Intelligence.

Marking Scheme for Tier-II Exam

Tier-II Marking Scheme
Important Descriptive Topics (Hindi and English)Word Limit (Approx)Total Marks
Essay Writing200 - 250100 Marks 
Letter/Application Writing150 - 200
Note:
  • The minimum qualifying marks for candidates in Tier-II exam will be 33%.
  • The performance of candidates in Tier-II will be included for preparing merit.
  • The exam paper will have to be written either in English or in Hindi.

Marking For Tier - III (Skill Test/ Typing Test)

Marking For Tier-III 
Skill TestSpeed Time
Data Entry OperatorTyping Speed of Data entry must be 8,000 Key Depressions per hour on Computer.15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions will be given to each applicant who will have to enter the same in the Computer.
Data Entry Operator in the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG)
The typing speed of data entry in C&AG must be 15000 key depressions per hour on Computer.15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions will be given to all applicants who will have to enter the same in the Computer.
Note:
  • The Skill Test of the candidates will be of qualifying nature.
  • The applicants who belong to PwD categories will be given compensatory time of 5 minutes. Therefore, the Exam duration of the Skill Test for such applicants will be 20 minutes.
  • The applicants will be shortlisted for Tier-III Examination on the basis of their performance in Tier-I + Tier-II exams to having scored a minimum of 33% score in the Tier-II Exam.

Typing Test for Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) and LDC/ JSA 

The candidate who applies for the post of LDC/JSA and PA/SA have to qualify the typing test and the typing test criteria is given in the table below:

TIER -III Typing Test for LDC/JSA and PA/SA 
Typing TestTyping SpeedTime
English Medium

35 words per minute correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour

10 minutes (For PwD category candidates – 15 minutes)

Hindi Medium

30 words per minute correspond to about 9000 key depressions per hour

Note:
  • The Typing Test of the candidates will be of qualifying nature.
  • The medium of the Typing Test will be English and Hindi. The applicants will have to opt for the medium of Typing Test (i.e. either English or Hindi) in the online SSC CHSL 2020 Application Form.
  • The choice of Typing Test given by the applicant in the online Application Form will be treated as final and candidate can't be able to make any changes in the medium of Typing Test later.
  • Passage Dictators will be provided to those PwD (Physically Disabled) applicant for the Typing test who have opted for Scribe in the online Application Form. The Passage Dictator will read out the passage to PwD candidates within the allotted time period.

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