SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020-21 (10+2) Exam Pattern Tier I, II, & III Hindi/English/Maths/Reasoning

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020-21: Official notification regarding SSC CHSL 2020 has been announced by Staff Selection Commission. In the notice, authorities have mentioned the application form submission and examination date. Application submission procedure has now ended, and all those aspirants who have applied are well aware of exam dates.

It is just a reminder that examination will organize between 12th to 27th April 2021. For exam preparation, aspirants need the syllabus and exam pattern which is available here. Candidates are urged to read this article until the end to comprehend more information about SSC CHSL Syllabus, Exam Pattern for each tier, etc.


SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020-21

Syllabus and examination scheme are the two most important things that are required during preparation. Authorities have released both of these on official website of SSC. In this passage, we have discussed complete syllabus and pattern of examination. With the help of SSC CHSL syllabus, aspirants also know about all topics from which authorities will prepare questions for the test. There is no need to prepare those topics that are not mentioned in syllabus, this will also save the time of applicants. Have a look of the subsequent portion of this article and know entire syllabus.

SSC CHSL 2020-21 Important Points

Name of Conducting AuthorityStaff Selection Commission
Also KnownSSC
Exam NameStaff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary
Level (SSC CHSL)
Year 2020-2021
Level of TestNational Level
Posts Provided though SSC CHSLPostal Assistants/ Data Entry Operator/ Lower Divisional Clerk/ Sorting Assistants/ Court Clerk
Mode of RegistrationOnline
Total ExamsTier I: CBT
Tier II: Descritpive test
Tier II: Skill/Typing Test
Helpline Number011-24361359
Official Portal Link

Subject-Wise CHSL Examination Syllabus

Tier 1 examination includes four subjects that are – Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, General Intelligence, English Language. All these subjects consist of some important topic for exam.

General Awareness

This section is meant to inquire aspirant’s general awareness portion concerning the environment and its application. Along with it, aspirants must have knowledge of current events/ activities on the basis of regular analysis and experience. This subject also includes topic like India and its adjacent nations information, particularly concerning about their Culture, History, Economics, Geography, Scientific study and Policies.

English Language

Fill the BlanksDetecting/ Spelling Mis-Spelt WordsSentence Shuffling
Active and Passive Voice (Verbs)Substitution of One WordHomonyms/ Synonyms
Sentence ImprovementConversion of Sentences into Indirect/ Direct NarrationsSentence Shuffling in a Passage
Idioms and PhrasesCloze PassageSpotting Error
Reading Comprehension PassageAntonyms

General Intelligence

Aspirants should keep this in mind that questions will be asked from both Non-verbal and verbal from general intelligence in SSC CHSL examination.

Symbolic OperationsFigural Pattern-Folding & CompletionProblem Solving
Word BuildingCritical ThinkingSocial Intelligence
Venn DiagramsCoding and De-codingTrends
Figural SeriesSemantic SeriesFigural Classification
Classification of Symbolic/Number Semantic AnalogyNumerical Operations
Figural Analogy, Space OrientationEmotional IntelligenceDrawing Inferences
Number/ Symbolic AnalogyEmbedded FiguresSemantic Classification
Pattern-Folding & Unfolding/ Punched HoleNumber SeriesOther sub-topics

Quantitative Aptitude


Basic Algebraic Identities of School Algebra & Simple Problems (Elementary Surds)Linear Equations Graphs


QuadrilateralsRight PrismRight Circular Cylinder
TriangleRight Circular ConeRectangular Parallelepiped
Sphere, CircleRegular Polygons
Regular Right Pyramid with Square or Triangular BaseHemispheres

Number Systems

Decimal & FractionsRelationship B/w NumbersComputation of Whole Number


Congruence and Similarity of TrianglesCommon Tangents to Two or More CirclesAngles Subtended by Chords of a Circle
Circle and its ChordsTangentsFamiliarity with Elementary Geometric Facts & Figures: Triangle and its Kinds of Centers


Complementary AnglesHeight & Distances (Simple Questions Only) Standard Identities such as sin² ???? + Cos² ????=1 etc.Trigonometry and Trigonometric Ratios,

Statistical Charts

Use of Tables & Graphs: HistogramFrequency PolygonPie-Chart & Bar-Diagram

Fundamental Arithmetical Operations

Time & DistanceAverageRatio & Proportion
Partnership BusinessSimple & Compound InterestTime and Work
Profit & LossSquare RootsDiscount
PercentageMixture & Allegation

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Tier I, II, & III

With the help of examination scheme, candidates will get an idea of question pattern asked in a test. Checkout tier-wise test pattern explained below in this passage.

Tier-I Exam Scheme

Mode of Tier I ExaminationOnline (Computer Based Examination)
Type of Questions Asked in ExamMultiple Choice Questions
Medium of ExamHindi and English
Total Number of Questions Asked100 Questions
Maxi. Marks for Tier 1st Exam200 Marks
Duration of Test1 Hour (1 Hour & 20 Minutes for PwD applicants)
Section of CHSL Tier 1 TestQuantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness, General Intelligence (25 queries each)
Negative Marking0.5 marks will be deducted for every incorrect answer.

Tier-II Exam Scheme

Type of ExamDescriptive Exam
Mode of Tier IIPen & Paper
Language of TestHindi & English
Total Number of Marks100 Marks
Exam Duration1 Hour (20 Minutes Extra for PwD Candidates)
Passing Scores33%
Exam Consist of Essay (200 to 250 words)/ Precis/ Application/ Letter (150 to 200 words) etc.
Negative MarkingNo -ve Marking

Tier-III Exam Scheme

3rd Tier Exam Type Skill Test for DEO &
Typing Test for LDC/ JSA/ PA/ SA

Skill Test Details


Typing Test Details


Essential Links

Official Portal — Staff Selection Commission
Download CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern
SSC CHSL 2020 Registration
SSC CHSL Answer Key
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Admit Card

SSC CHSL 2020-21 Related FAQ’s

What is the date for SSC CHSL Tier 1st exam?

CHSL Tier I examination will be conducted on 12th to 27th of April 2021.

What is the qualifying percentage for CHSL Tier II test?

In order to qualify tier 2nd exam, applicants have to obtain 33% of marks.

Question paper of SSC CHSL examination will be provided in Hindi language also?

Yes, exam paper will be available in both Hindi and English lang.

What is the mode of CHSL tier II exam?

SSC CHSL tier 2nd will be organized through pen and paper mode (offline).


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