SSC CHSL 2015 Selection Process, Exam Pattern and Syllabus

By | June 13, 2015

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) 2015 application process has started from 13th June.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) CHSL (10+2) examination selection process consists of two phases

  1. Written Examination
  2. Practical test (Typing test or Skill test)

Click here for SSC CHSL Written Paper Syllabus and Pattern

Click here for SSC CHSL Practical Test Syllabus and Pattern

SSC CHSL Descriptive Test (Paper 2) Syllabus

The descriptive paper is the 2nd phase of the SSC CHSL recruitment process. Only those candidates, who quality the written examination, will be called for descriptive test.

The syllabus of the descriptive test will be the same as of written examination except the essay part. Here it is

  1. English Language – 50 marks (including Essay and Letter Writing)
  2. General Intelligence and Reasoning – 50 marks
  3. Quantitative Aptitude – 50 marks
  4. General Awareness – 50 marks

SSC CHSL Practical Test Syllabus and Pattern

Practical Test for Data Entry Operator Posts (Skill Test)

The practical test or second paper for SSC DEO recruitment is known as Skill test, which involves a “Data Entry Speed” test and is of qualifying nature. The test requires candidates to make enteries with the speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on computer. Since the skill test is of qualifying nature, it is mandatory for all candidates to qualify it in order to be eligible for the appointment.

Practical Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and Lower Division Clerk Posts (Typing Test)

Typing test will be conducted for those candidates, who applied for the LDC post and qualify in the written test. The typing test will be conducted in English or Hindi. The computer will judge the typing speed of candidates based on the accuracy of typing a given passage in 10 minutes. 35 w.p.m. in English/ 30 w.p.m. in Hindi (10500 key depressions per hour/ 9000 key depressions per hour) is the minimum speed requirement to clear this test.

SSC CHSL Written Test (Paper 1) Syllabus & Pattern

  • Paper type: Objective MCQ
  • No. of Sections: 4
  • Max marks: 200
  • Total No. of Questions: 200
  • Total duration: 2 hours
  • Negative marking: Yes, 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer

Written test will be based on following subjects

  1. General Intelligence and Reasoning: (50 Questions – 50 Marks)
  2. English Language: (50 Questions – 50 Marks)
  3. General Awareness: (50 Questions – 50 Marks)
  4. Quantitative Aptitude: (50 Questions – 50 Marks)


SSCCHSL Syllabus descriptive paper

General Intelligence and Reasoning

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type from following topics

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, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

English Language: It will include questions from following topics

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 Awareness

Questions are designed to test the candidates’ 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 will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

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 Alligation, 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 sin2 0 + Cos2 0=1 etc.,

STATISTICAL CHARTS : Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart

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