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SSC CHSL Exam – An Overview of the Syllabus

SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission-Combined Higher Secondary Level) is a national-level exam conducted by SSC. This exam is conducted once every year. This exam is conducted in English and Hindi languages.

There are seven different Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Exams such as SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL), SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL), SSC Junior Engineer (JE), SSC Central Police Organisation (CPO), SSC General Duty (GD), SSC Multi-Tasking Staff (MTS), and SSC Stenographer Exam. SSC CHSL notification 2020-21 was released on November 6. SSC CHSL 2021 exam for tier-I is scheduled from April 12-27. SSC CHSL 2021 exam date for tier-II will be notified later.

SSC CHSL Tier I exam will have 4 different sections: English Language, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness. The total number of questions in Tier I exam including all sections are 100 and the total marks for Tier I section is 200. Each of the four sections will have 25 questions and each of the sections is evaluated for a total of 50 marks. In SSC CHSL tier-II exam, candidates have to write an essay or a letter/application.

The word limit for the essay section is 200 to 250 words. The word limit for Letter/Application in Tier-II of the SSC CHSL 2021 exam is 150 to 200 words. The Tier-II section will be evaluated for 100 marks. SSC CHSL tier-III contains a skill/typing test. For the post of Data Entry Operator (DEO) there will be a skill test and for the post of Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)/Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/Sorting Assistant (SA)/Postal Assistant (PA)/ there will be a Typing test.

SSC CHSL Syllabus for general awareness section of Tier-I exam will be topics pertaining to current affairs, Geography, latest developments in the field of technology, History, Economics, Awards and Honors, Books and Authors, Culture. SSC CHSL Syllabus for General Intelligence section of Tier-I exam will be topics pertaining to Number Series, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic Operations, Figural Pattern-Folding and Completion,  Space Orientation,

Symbolic/Number Classification, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test, Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding. SSC CHSL Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude section of Tier-I exam will be from various topics like Time & Distance, Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Mensuration (Quadrilaterals, Cylinder, Cone, Sphere, Hemispheres), Profit & Loss, Number Systems, Permutation, Combination & Probability, Sequence & Series, Use of Tables and Graphs:

Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Bar-Diagram, Pie-Chart, Heights and Distances, Geometry (Congruence and similarity of triangles, common tangents to two or more circles, Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts), etc. SSC CHSL Syllabus for English Language section of Tier-I exam is Paragraph Completion,  Idioms & Phrases, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Para jumbles, Paragraph Completion, Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting, Active/Passive Voice, Cloze Test, Reading Comprehension, Fill in the blanks.

The different posts which are filled through SSC CHSL examination are Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), DEO (Grade A), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Sorting Assistant (SA), Postal Assistant (PA).  All posts on offer through SSC CHSL exam carry All India Service Liability (AISL). This means that if a candidate is selected for a post, he/ she may be asked to serve anywhere in the country.

The eligibility criteria for appearing in SSC CHSL 2021 exam are as follows: a candidate should have cleared class 12 or equivalent from a recognized board or university, he/she must be aged between 18 and 27 years as of January 1, 2021, the candidate must be either/or a citizen of India, person of Indian origin, Tibetan refugee, subject of Nepal/Bhutan.

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