Sunday, 9 October 2016

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2016

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SSC CHSL Exam pattern and Syllabus 2016| View Cutoff and Exam Centres

SSC has notified the candidates about the upcoming CHSL exam.You can check the SSC CHSL 2016 recruitment notification here. The last date for filling up application form is 7th Novemeber 2016. The candidates must know the exam pattern and sylllabus of CHSL exam to socre more marks. This year SSC made some changes in the exam pattern which you must see.

Exam pattern

The examination will consist of a Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk.

Tier I

Computer Based Examination (Objective type):

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

• Written examination consists of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only.
• The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV. 
• There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.


General Intelligence

Semantic Analogy
Symbolic/Number Analogy
Figural Analogy
Semantic Classification
Symbolic/Number Classification
Figural Classification
Semantic Series
Number Series
Figural Series
Problem Solving
Word Building
Coding and de-coding
Numerical operations
Symbolic operations
Space Orientation
Venn Diagrams
Drawing inferences
Punched hole/pattern - folding & unfolding
Figural Pattern - folding and completion
Embedded figures
Critical Thinking
Emotional Intelligence
Social Intelligence
Other sub-topics
English Language
Spot the Error
Fill in the Blanks
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

Quantitative Aptitude

Number Systems:
Computation of Whole Number
Decimal and Fractions
Relationship between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operations:
Ratio and Proportion
Square roots
Interest (Simple and Compound)
Profit and Loss
Partnership Business
Mixture and Alligation
Time and distance
Time and work


Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra (and their simple applications) e.g. Formulas for (a+b)2, (a-b)2, (a+b)3, (a-b)3, a3-b3, a3+b3, a2-b2; if a+b+c=0, then a3+b3+c3=3abc, etc. and Elementary surds (simple problems)

Graphs of Linear Equations


Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts:
Triangle and its various kinds of centres viz. Centroid, In-centre, Orthocenter, Circumcentre
Congruence and similarity of triangles
Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.

Triangle, Quadrilaterals
Regular Polygons (sum of the internal angles of a polygon)
Right Prism
Right Circular Cone
Right Circular Cylinder
Sphere, Hemispheres
Rectangular Parallelepiped
Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base


Trigonometry (for acute angles θ with 0≤θ≤90)
Trigonometric ratios
Degree and Radian Measures
Standard Identities like sin2θ + Cos2θ = 1, etc.
Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances (simple problems only)

Statistical Charts

Use of Tables and Graphs:
Frequency polygon

General Awareness

Questions are designed to test your general awareness of the environment around you 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 neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

Tier-II (Descriptive Paper) 

Tier-II Paper of CHSL 2016 will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode The duration of the paper would be for one hour (20 minutes compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates mentioned in Para 7 above). This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates which is necessary in Government jobs. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter / Application writing of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.

Tier-III Examination 

Tier-III of the Examination would continue to be the Skill Test / Typing Test which would be of a qualifying nature. Skill Test / Typing Test would be in consonance with the provisions contained in para 12.2 and 12.3 given below. The final merit of the successful candidates would be determined on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II.

Skill Test of DEO

• In the DEO skill test, you are given printed passage in English containing 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions which you have to enter in the computer within 15 minutes. You are judged based on how many correct entries of the key depressions you made.

• This test is of qualifying nature only. You just have to reach the threshold level of 8,000 Key Depressions per hour i.e. in 15 minutes, you have to make 2,000 correct key depressions.

Typing Test For LDC

• You can take the test either in Hindi or in English. You are given a text passage, which you have to enter correctly in 10 minutes. The speed is judged based on how many words you could correctly type on the computer.

• This test is qualifying nature only. You just have to reach the threshold level of 35 words per minute for English (10500 key depressions/hour) or 30 words per minute for Hindi (9000 key depressions/hour).

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