SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021

By | April 8, 2021

SSC CHSL 2020-21 Admit Card has been released now, Candidates can download the admit card from the official website of the authority. the SSC CHSL Exam will be held from 12th April to 27th April 2021. The Exam will be held in online mode. The duration of the Tier I exam will be 1 hour. Check Complete SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Highlights 2020-21

Events Tier-I Exam Highlights Tier-II Exam Highlights
Exam mode Online (computer-based test) Offline (pen-and-paper based test)
Number of sections & subjects 4 (English Language, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness) 2 (Essay and Letter/Application)
Exam duration 1 hour (60 minutes) 1 hour (60 minutes)
Number of questions 100 2
Type of questions MCQs; 4 options with 1 correct option Descriptive questions
Total marks 200 100
Language of paper English and Hindi English and Hindi

SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern for Tier-I

Parts Sections Number of Questions Maximum Marks
1 General Intelligence 25 50
2 English Language 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 General Awareness 25 50
Total 4 Parts 100 Questions 200 Marks

SSC CHSL 2020 Tier 2 Exam Pattern

Topics Word count Maximum Marks Duration
Essay writing 200-250 100 60 minutes
Letter/Application Writing 150-200

SSC CHSL 2020 Tier 3 Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Posts Tier-III Tests Expected Data Entry Speed (in key-depressions) Number of Key-Depressions Given
Data Entry Operator (DEO) Skill Test 8,000 2,000-2,200
Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA), Sorting Assistant (SA) Typing Test 15,000 3,700-4,000

SSC CHSL 2020 Marking Scheme

  • Marking Scheme of SSC CHSL 2020 – Tier 1
  • Every correct response: +2 marks.
  • Every Incorrect response: -0.5 marks
  • No mark will be awarded or deducted – Un-attempted question

Marking Scheme of SSC CHSL 2020 – Tier 2

A descriptive paper marking scheme is yet not prescribed by the commission. The marks which are specified by the commission are the total marks of this section.

Tier 2 (Descriptive Paper) Total Marks

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020

Section 1: General Intelligence

Analog Number/ Alphanumeric Series
Syllogism Direction/Ranking
Non-Verbal Reasoning Odd One Out Embedded figures
Coding and decoding Critical Thinking
Problem Solving Word Building

Section 2: English Language

Spot the Error Fill in the Blanks
Shuffling of Sentence parts Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
Cloze Passage Synonyms & Antonyms
Spellings/ Detecting misspelled words Idioms & Phrases
Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
Reading Comprehension One-word substitution

Section 3: Quantitative Aptitude

Number System Fundamental Arithmetical Operations
Algebra Geometry
Mensuration Trigonometry
Statistical Charts

Section 4: General Awareness

The paper will comprise questions:

  • Related to India and its neighboring countries
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic scene
  • General Policy and scientific research
  • Awards and Honour
  • Books and authors, etc.

Best Books for SSC CHSL 2020 Preparations

SSC CHSL Books for General Intelligence

Topic Author/Publisher
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning R S Aggarwal
Analytical Reasoning M K Pandey
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Nonverbal (English) B S Sijwali, Indu Sijwal

SSC CHSL Books for the English Language

Topic Author/Publisher
Objective English for Competitive Examinations Tata McGraw Hill
Competitive General English Kiran Prakashan
Objective General English S P Bakshi
Quick learning Objective General English RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

SSC CHSL Books for Quantitative Aptitude

Topic Author/Publisher
Quantitative Aptitude R.S. Agarwal
Quicker Mathematics M. Tyra
Elementary and Advanced Mathematics Kiran Prakashan

SSC CHSL Books for General Awareness

Topic Author/Publisher
Manorama Yearbook 2020 (English and Hindi) Malayalam Manorama
Lucent’s General Knowledge (English and Hindi) Lucent’s

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