SSC CHSL - Syllabus

Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level

Exam Date: 04 Aug - 12 Aug 2021

Computer Based Test

Exam Date: 04 Aug - 12 Aug 2021

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020: Details, Pattern, Check Detailed Syllabus.

Updated On - April 12 2021 by Anusha Pachauri

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 has released by SSC(Staff Selection 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 for SSC CHSl 2020 get recruited for the posts of LDC(Lower Division Clerk), DEO(Data Entry 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 section-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 tiers, the syllabus of all the three-tier is different. Candidates read carefully all the latest changes in the SSC CHSL syllabus below:

SSC CHSl Syllabus 2020 for Tier 1

Let's check the SSC CHSL syllabus 2020 topic wise of all the four sections:-

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.
GeometryTriangle & its various kinds of centres 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
TrigonometryTrigonometry, 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 neighbouring 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
EconomyThe terminology of Budge, Institutions and their importance like RBI, SEBI, etc, 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

Let's check the SSC CHSL syllabus 2020 tier 2 descriptive paper below:-

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

SSC CHSL Exam 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

SSC CHSL 2020 Important Books

Given below are the preparation books 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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