The Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination) for recruitment to the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators for various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India and various Constitutional Bodies/ Statutory Bodies/ Tribunals, etc. Lets’ see What is SSC CHSL.
What is SSC CHSL
SSC CHSL is national level recruitment exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission every year for various posts in government departments, offices, and ministries. It is a computer based test.
We have covered the following topics:
- Eligibility Criteria
- Exam Pattern
- Exam Syllabus
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SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria
The eligibility criteria for SSC CHSL are:
- Citizenship: A candidate must be either:
- a citizen of India, or
- a subject of Nepal, or
- a subject of Bhutan, or
- a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
- a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania(Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar),Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India
- Age limit: Age limit for the posts is 18-27 years as on 01-01-2022 i.e. Candidates born not before 02-01-1995 and not later than 01-01-2004 are eligible to apply. There is relaxation in upper age limit:
- SC/ ST: 5 years
- OBC: 3 years
- PwD (Unreserved): 10 years
- PwD (OBC): 13 years
- PwD (SC/ ST): 15 years
- Ex-Servicemen (ESM): 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on closing date of receipt of online application
- Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof: 03 years
- Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST): 08 years
- Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications: Up to 40 years of age
- Central Government Civilian Employees: Who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of online applications (SC/ ST): Up to 45 years of age
- Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried: Up to 35 years of age
- Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST): Up to 40 years of age
- Educational Qualifications (As on 07-03-2022):
- For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): Candidates must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
- For Data Entry Operator (DEO Grade ‘A’) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent
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- The application fees is Rs 100/- (Rs one hundred only).
- Women candidates and candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes (SC), Scheduled Tribes (ST), Persons with Disabilities (PwD) and Ex-servicemen (ESM) eligible for reservation are exempted from payment of fee
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern
The examination consist of three tiers:
- Tier-I: Computer Based Examination
- Tier-II: Descriptive Paper
- Tier-III: Skill Test/ Typing Test
Tier-I (Computer Based Examination)
The Tier-I Examination consists of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions. The tier-I exam of SSC CHSL is divided into four parts:
- Part I: English Language consists of 25 questions of 50 marks
- Part II: General Intelligence consists of 25 questions of 50 marks
- Part III: Quantitative Aptitude consists of 25 questions of 50 marks
- Part IV: General Awareness consists of 25 questions of 50 marks
The total duration of exam is 60 minutes. There is no sectional timings.
The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-II, III & IV.
There is negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer
Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)
- Tier-II Paper of SSC CHSL is a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper’ Mode. The duration of the Descriptive Paper is one hour.
- The Paper comprises of writing Essay/ Letter/ Application/ Precis etc.
- The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II is 33%
- The paper have to be written either in Hindi or in English
Tier-III (Skill Test/ Typing Test)
Skill Test/ Typing Test for the shortlisted candidates is conducted on the computers provided by the Commission. This test is of qualifying nature.
- Skill Test for Data Entry Operator: Skill Test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators.
- ‘Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (Eight Thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer’ is being adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage. The duration of the Test is 15 (Fifteen) 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. The passage to be entered in the Computer may also be displayed on the computer screen
- For the post of Data Entry Operator Grade ‘A’ in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): The ‘speed of 15000 (Fifteen Thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer’ is being adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage. The duration of the Test is 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer. The passage to be entered in the Computer may also be displayed on the computer screen.
- Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant: The medium of Typing Test is Hindi or English. The candidates have to opt for the medium of Typing Test (i.e. either Hindi or English) in the online Application Form. Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute (w.p.m.) and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute (w.p.m.). 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour and about 9000 key depressions per hour respectively. The speed is adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes
SSC CHSL Syllabus 2022
The syllabus for SSC CHSL 2022 is:
SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier-I
The indicative syllabus for SSC CHSL Tier-I subject-wise is as follows:
- English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage
- General Intelligence: It includes questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. 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, Numerical operations.
- Quantitative Aptitude:
- Number Systems: 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
- Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations
- Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: Triangle and its various kinds of centres, 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 sin2𝜃 + Cos2𝜃=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 include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.
SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier-II
This Paper comprise of writing Essay/ Letter/ Application/ Precis etc.
- The essay topics is related to Sports, Technology, Environment, Finance, Economy, Politics, Schemes, National and International Interest
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