SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020-21: Download SSC CHSL Syllabus in PDF

SSC CHSL Syllabus has been well designed by the SSC. With proper strategy practice – one could easily crack the exam with flying colors. It comprises 3 Tiers – Tier I (objective test), tier-II (descriptive test), and tier-III (skill/typing test). Check below the detailed SSC CHSL Syllabus according to its exam pattern.    

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020-21

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Tier-I SubjectsSSC CHSL Tier-I QuestionsSSC CHSL Tier-I Marks
English Language2550
General Intelligence2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
General Awareness2550

SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Pattern

SectionsWord LimitMarks

SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam Pattern

Tier-III PostsTests
Data Entry Operator (DEO)Skill Test
Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)/Postal Assistant (PA)/Sorting Assistant (SA)Typing Test

Tier-Wise SSC CHSL Syllabus

Go through the complete tier-wise SSC CHSL syllabus below:

SSC CHSL Tier-I Syllabus

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020: General Intelligence

AnalogyQuestions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Trends, and Figural Analogy
Number/Alphanumeric SeriesQuestions on Semantic Series, Number Series, and Figural Series.
SyllogismThe conclusion is based on 2 or 3 given statements. It can be easily solved by using a Venn diagram.
Direction/Rankingdirection sense questions asked
Non-Verbal ReasoningQuestions related to Paper Cutting, Cubes and Dice, Grouping of Images, and Figure Matrix
MiscellaneousOdd One Out, Coding, and decoding, Embedded figures, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, etc.   

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020: General Awareness

Culture, Indian HistoryGeography (Indian + World)EnvironmentEconomyPolity
Science BiologyChemistryPhysics, Space ScienceComputer, Mobile and Technology

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 – Quantitative Aptitude

Number SystemComputation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.
Fundamental Arithmetical OperationsPercentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and work.
AlgebraBasic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
GeometryFamiliarity 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.
MensurationTriangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base.
TrigonometryTrigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin² ???? + Cos² ????=1 etc.
Statistical ChartsUse of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 – English Language

English LanguageTopics are Spot the Error, fill in the Blanks, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage
VocabularyQuestions will be from topics like Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelled words, Idioms & Phrases, and One-word substitution
GrammarQuestions will be on Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
Reading ComprehensionA simple and scoring section with 3 to 5 questions will be asked.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 for Tier II

Essays Topics –

  • The Ayushmaan Yojna
  • Climate Change/ Pollution/ Odd-Even Scheme
  • Chandrayaan-II
  • Women Safety and Empowerment
  • Article 370
  • National Register of Citizens
  • Current events and happenings

Important topics for Letter/ Application Writing are:

  • Regarding noise pollution in your locality – Write a complaint letter.
  • Write a job application letter to the company for the post of manager/ assistant/ clerk etc.
  • Write a letter complaining about the everyday trouble of having traffic near your locality.
  • Present your views in the form of a letter about the effect of digitalization on the youth of today.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 for Tier III/ Skill Test

  • Tier III for those who qualify Tier I and Tier II.
  • For Data Entry Operator (DEO), there is a Typing Test that will be held.
  • To qualify for the test, a candidate needs to adhere to the prescribed speed on the computer.
  • Secondly, there is a Typing test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC, and Court Clerk posts in which there is a requirement of 35 words per minute for typing English, and For Hindi typing speed of 30 words per minute is mandatory.
  • For the post-DEO, a 15 minutes skill test will be conducted. On a computer, it requires 8000 key depressions per hour. Skill test for the post of DEO in C&AG office – requires 15000 key depressions per hour.

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