SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is about to conduct the SSC CHSL Exam on 01st, 15th and 22nd November 2015. All those applicants who want to appear for this examination they need to be acknowledge with the SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus 2015 and SSC CHSL Exam Pattern that is being delivered below on this page. 

The Candidates can download the Exam Syllabus in PDF form through the online mode and may also check the Examination Pattern in the below section

The main motive of SSC to hold the CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) is to provide jobs to all 12th pass contestants. Fully prepared and qualified candidates who are preparing for SSC CHSL Examination they must check the Syllabus, With Exam Pattern and Further Selection Procedures on this page created by the team of


English Language Syllabus:
  • 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 Syllabus:
Questions are designed to test the candidate’s 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 neighbouring countries especially pertaining to…..
  • History,
  • Culture,
  • Geography,
  • Economic Scene,
  • General policy
  • Scientific research.

General Intelligence Syllabus
It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on following topics:
  • 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
  • Trends
  • 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

Quantitative Aptitude:

ARITHMETIC: Check following tables:

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 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
Angles subtended by chords of a circle
Common tangents to two or more circles.


Regular Polygons
Right Prism
Right Circular Cone
Right Circular Cylinder
Rectangular Parallelepiped
Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.


Trigonometric ratios
Complementary angles
Height and distances (simple problems only)
Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc.

STATISTICAL CHARTS: Use of Tables and Graphs:

Frequency polygon

Skill test for Data Entry Operator:
  • Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer
  • The ‘Speed of 8000 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 said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.
  • The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test would be of qualifying nature.

Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and LDCs:
  • Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Written Examination
  • Such Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form
  • Typing Test will be of qualifying in nature.
  • It will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission.
  • Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute.
  • The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.
  • 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. corresponds to 10500 key depressions per hour and 9000 key depressions per hour respectively.

Scheme of Examination:

The examination will consist of a Written Examination and Skill Test for the post of Data Entry Operator and Written Test and Typing Test for the post of Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Lower Division Clerk on Computer.


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 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Date of Exam
Questions per subject
Total Marks
Total Timing




General Intelligence
200 Marks
2 Hours 10:00 AM to 12 Noon or
English Language (Basic Knowledge)
Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)
02:00 PM to 04:00 PM
General Awareness

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