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Staff Selection Commission has released the official notification for the Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination 2020. The same was released on 03rd December as per the exam calendar. This competitive exam will be held for those candidates having a 10+2 qualification and above. And, the candidates will be posted under various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India. So, candidates are having a good opportunity to be in the Central government service. This article details the SSC CHSL exam pattern and syllabus.
SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Dates
|Dates for submission of online applications||03-12-2019 to 10-01-2020|
|Last date for receipt of application||10-01-2020|
|Last date for making online fee payment||12-01-2020|
|Last date for payment through Challan (during working hours of Bank||14-01-2020|
|Date of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I)||16-03-2020 to 27-03-2020|
|Date of Tier-II Examination (Descriptive Paper)||28-06-2020|
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern and Syllabus 2020
It is very much important to know the CHSL exam pattern and syllabus prior to preparation. Aspirants can plan the strategy for the topics accordingly.
SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern
The examination will be a three-phase test with:
- Computer-Based Examination (Tier-I)
- Descriptive Paper (Tier-II)
- Skill Test/ Typing Test (Tier-III)
Tier-I (Computer Based Examination):
The CBE consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness. There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
(For all four Parts)
80 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribes.
|II||General Intelligence||25/ 50|
(Basic Arithmetic Skill)
|IV||General Awareness||25/ 50|
Tier-II (Descriptive Paper):
The Tier II exam is of “pen and paper mode”. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and a Letter/Application of approximately 150-200 words. The total mark will be out of 100. The duration of the Descriptive Paper will be for one hour. An extra 20 minutes compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates eligible for scribes.
The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 percent. The candidates can attempt the paper in Hindi or English.
Candidates must write their correct Roll Number at the prescribed places on the cover page of the Answer Book. Candidates should also affix signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression in the relevant columns in the Answer Book. Answer Books not bearing Roll Number, Signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression shall be awarded zero marks. Candidates are strictly advised not to write any personal identity e.g. name, roll number, mobile number, address, etc inside the Answer Book.
Tier-III (Skill Test/ Typing Test):
It is of qualifying nature. Errors in the Skill Test will be calculated up to 2 decimal places.
Skill Test for Data Entry Operator:
- Skill Test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators. No candidate is exempted from appearing in the Skill Test.
- Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer.
- The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate.
- For the post of Data Entry Operator Grade A in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, the speed of 15000 key depressions per hour on Computer will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage. And, the duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes.
Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant:
- The medium of the Typing Test will be Hindi or English. The candidates will have to opt for the medium of Typing Test (i.e. either Hindi or English) in the online Application Form.
- The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.
SSC CHSL 2020 Syllabus for Tier I
- Spot the Error
- Fill in the Blanks
- Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms
- Spellings/ Detecting misspelled words
- Idioms & Phrases
- One word substitution
- Improvement of Sentences
- Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
- Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
- Shuffling of Sentence part
- Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
- Cloze Passages
- Comprehension Passage
- Questions based on both verbal and non-verbal types
- 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
- 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 centers, 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 𝜃 + Cos2 𝜃=1, etc.
- Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.
Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. However, there will be questions that will 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. And, 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.