SSC CHSL - Syllabus

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 Syllabus 2020: Details, Pattern, Check

Updated On - May 06 2020 by Kartik Arya

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 is released by SSC(Staff Seelction Commission). The syllabus remains as same as the previous year's entrance exam.This exam is a national level exam conducted once every year. Candidates who qualify SSC CHSl 2020 get recruited for the posts of LDC(Lower Division Clerk), DEO(Data Enrty Operator), PA(Postal Assistants)/SA(Sorting Assistant). For the candidates to prepare better and smart, a synopsis of the SSC CHSl syllabus for the exam and dection-wise weightage is the most important step. So, read the below-given article to know more about CHSL exam Syllabus in detail.

SSC CHSL 2020 Syllabus

SSC CHSL is conducted in three different tier, the syllabus of all the three tier is different. Candidates read carefully all the latest changes in SSC CHSL syllabus below

SSC CHSl Syllabus 2020 for Tier 1

Lets check ssc chsl syllabus 2020 topic wise of all the four section:-

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 in English
Important TopicsImportant Topics
HomonymsOne Word Substitution
Sentence CompletionSpotting Errors
Sentence ImprovementIdioms & Phrases
Spelling TestReading comprehension
Active/ Passive Voice of VerbsConversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
Shuffling of Sentence partsShuffling of Sentences in a passage
Cloze PassageFill in the Blanks
SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 in General Intelligence/Reasoning
Important TopicsImportant Topics
TrendsSpace Orientation
Venn DiagramsDrawing inferences
SeriesProblem Solving
Emotional and Social IntelligenceWord Building
Coding & DecodingOperations
Punched hole/ patternFigural Pattern
Embedded FiguresCritical thinking
SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 in Quantitive Aptitude
TopicsImportant Sub-Topics
Number SystemComputation of Whole Number, Relationship between numbers, Decimal and Fractions
Fundamental arithmetical operationsPercentages, Ratio and Proportion, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work, Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount
AlgebraBasic algebraic identities of School Algebra, Graphs of Linear Equations, Elementary surds.
Geometry Triangle & its various kinds of centers, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Congruence & similarity of triangles, Circle & its chords, tangents
MensurationTriangle, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base, Quadrilaterals, Right Prism, Regular Polygons, Circle
TrignometryTrigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Height and distances.
Statistical Charts Histogram, Pie-chart, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram.
SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 in General Awareness
TopicsImportant Sub-Topics
HistoryFacts about Harappa Civilization, Chronology of Medieval India and their important systems,Vedic culture, Name of the Kings who built important ancient Temples and Institutions like Nalanda, India’s freedom movement and their leaders.
GeographyIndia and its neighboring countries, the important institution of world and India and their locations like BRICS, World Bank, IMF, & RBI, etc , Famous Seaport and Airport and their location
EconomyTerminology of Budge, Institutions and their importance like RBI, SEBI, etct, Five Year Plan and its importance, Famous persons in the economy.
PolitySupreme Court, Meaning of Write, Governor and his functions, State legislature, Official Language, Emergency Provisions, National political parties and their symbols, Election of President and his functions, Important constitution bodies like CAG, Facts about parliament, Fundamental Duties, Major Constitutional amendments and their importance.
Current Affairs Population Census, Important books and their writers, State Animals and Symbols, Latest Scientific Research, First sports achievement for India and the world like first Olympic, first Asian Game, etc, Awards and their importance, Name of the Scientist who got Noble prize for important discoveries.

SSC CHSl Syllabus 2020 for Tier 2

Lets check ssc chsl syllabus 2020 tier 2 descriptive paper below:-

Topics(Hindi/English)Word Limit
Essay Writing200-250 
Application/Letter Writing150-200

SSC CHSL Exap Pattern 2020

Candidates must be aware of the SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern to get an idea regarding the exam. Check the exam pattern below:

TierMode of ExaminationTopics
Tier IComputer-Based(Online)English Language, General Awareness, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude
Tier IIDescriptiveApplication/Letter Writing, Essay Writing
Tier IIISkill TestSpeed Typing Test based on the correct entry of data

Tier I Exam Pattern

SubjectsTotal Number of QuestionsTotal MarksDuration
English 25 questions50 marks1 hour(1.2 hours for PwD)
General Intelligence & Reasoning25 questions50 marks
Quantitive Aptitude25 questions50 marks
General Awareness25 questions50 marks
Total100 questions200 marks 

0.5 Marks deducted for wrong answer.

Tier II Exam Pattern

Topics(Hindi/English)Total MarksDuration
Essay Writing100 marks1 hours(1.2 hour for PwD)
Application/Letter Writing

Tier III Exam Pattern

 Skill Test/ Typing Test for the qualified candidates will be orgainsed on computers provided by the Commission.

Data Entry Operator:
Skill TestSpeedTime

Data Entry Operator

Entry Speed of Data entry must be 8,000 Key Depressions per hour on Computer + Correct Entry. 

Printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions in 15 minutes will be given to each candidates who will have to enter the same in the Computer.

Data Entry Operator in the C&AG(Comptroller and Auditor General of India )

Entry speed of data entry in C&AG must be 15000 key depressions per hour on Computer + Correct Entry.

 Printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions in 15 minutes will be given to all candidates who will have to enter the same in the Computer.

 20 minutes duration for PwD candidates.

English Medium35 words per minute(correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour) + accuracy check10 minutes(15 minutes for PwD candidates)
Hindi Medium30 words per minute(correspond to about 9000 key depressions per hour) + Accuracy check

SSC CHSL 2020 Important Books

Given below are the preparation books to related to the preparation for SSC CHSL 2020:-

Books NameAuthor's Name
Objective EnglishS.P Bakshi
Plinth to ParamountK.D Campus
Word Power made easyNorman Lewis
Analytical ReasoningMK Pandey
Modern Approach to Verbal ReasoningR.S. Aggarwal
Quantum CATSarvesh Kumar Verma
Magical Book on Quicker Maths M. Tyra
General KnowledgeLucent

SSC CHSL 2020 Preparation Tips

Apart from knowing the exam pattern and books to prepare for SSC CHSL 2020, the test-takers must know some preparation tips as well for SSC CHSL 2020. Check some of the expert tips given below.

  • Cover the SSC CHSL Syllabus in and out
  • Create a personalized Study Plan and Time Table:
  • Make notes for topics for easy study
  • Practice Previous Year’s Question Paper
  • Practice Mock Tests


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