SSC CHSL Syllabus 2024: 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).

Read ahead for a detailed SSC CHSL Syllabus according to its exam pattern.   

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023-24

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Tier-I Subjects SSC CHSL Tier-I Questions SSC CHSL Tier-I Marks
English Language 25 50
General Intelligence 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Pattern

Sections Word Limit Marks
Essay 200-250 100
Letter/Application 150-200

SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam Pattern

Tier-III Posts Tests
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

General Intelligence

Topic Sub-topic
Analogy Questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Trends, and Figural Analogy
Number/Alphanumeric Series Questions on Semantic Series, Number Series, and Figural Series.
Syllogism The conclusion is based on 2 or 3 given statements. It can be easily solved by using a Venn diagram.
Direction/Ranking direction sense questions asked
Non-Verbal Reasoning Questions related to Paper Cutting, Cubes and Dice, Grouping of Images, and Figure Matrix
Miscellaneous Odd One Out, Coding, and decoding, Embedded figures, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, etc.   

General Awareness

Culture, Indian History Geography (Indian + World) Environment Economy Polity
Science Biology Chemistry Physics, Space Science Computer, Mobile, and Technology

Quantitative Aptitude

Topic Sub-topic
Number System 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 Alligation, 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 ???? + Cos² ????=1 etc.
Statistical Charts Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

English Language

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

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023-24: Tier II

Essays Topics

Tip: Essay topics are generally from current affairs. Therefore, candidates must make sure to stay updated. You can download a news app, refer to books such as Pratiyogita Darpan or Arihant, or can read newspapers on a daily basis. 

  • Latest Government schemes 
  • Climate Change/ Pollution/ COVID
  • Women’s Safety and Empowerment
  • Ukraine Russia War
  • Unemployment
  • Current events and happenings

Important topics for Letter/ Application Writing

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

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023-24: Tier III/ Skill Test

  • Tier III for those who qualify for Tier I and Tier II.
  • For Data Entry Operator (DEO), there is a Typing Test.
  • To qualify for this test, a candidate must adhere to the computer’s prescribed speed.
  • 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.


The candidates are advised to stay updated regarding the syllabus for SSC CHSL 2023-24. It is essential to understand the syllabus before beginning the preparation. We advise you to keep a printout of the syllabus on your study table. It will help you to keep a track of the topics to cover.

We hope that the information in this article helps to solve your queries.

Good luck!

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