Complete SSC CHSL (10+2) Exam Syllabus 2020 For Tier I, II & III

Navya | Jun 23, 2020


Board Name
Staff Selection Commission
Post Name
LDC, SA, PA etc
Exam Name
CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level 10+2)
Post count
Application process
Start Date
3rd December 2019
End Date
10th January 2020
Official website
Tier I Exam date
17th August 2020 to 21st August 2020
Job Type
Central Govt Job

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020 Download

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level examination syllabus pdf is given here. Candidates can check SSC CHSL syllabus for Tier I, II and III exams. Follow SSC CHSL (10+2) exam syllabus and crack exam easily. The following sections are covered with CHSL exam topics, weightage, and other required info which is useful for your preparation.

Following of official SSC CHSL Tier I exam syllabus is very important to crack the exam. By knowing exact syllabus, you can able to save time without deviating to unnecessary topics. An aspirant should have awareness about accurate SSC CHSL 10+2 exam syllabus to get a score in test. Otherwise, we can't do anything. You just follow the given exam syllabus and make your preparation easy. Syllabus For CHSL (10+2) Exam 2020 

We came up with a piece of good news about SSC CHSL 2020. As the Staff Selection Commission has announced revised exam dates for all SSC exams, its time for gathering all required material for CHSl exam 2020. The SSC CHSL Exam is scheduled from 17th August 2020 to 21st August 2020 and 24th August 2020 to 27th August 2020. 

Hurry up and start your preparation in a systematic manner. Gear up your strategy by referring official SSC CHSL exam syllabus 2020. We have updated Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Tier I, II and II examination syllabus in a detailed manner.

Main Topics in SSC CHSL 10+2 Exam Syllabus 2020

  • General Intelligence/Reasoning
  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Language
  • General Awareness

SSC CHSL Notification 

Staff Selection Commission has released Combined Higher Secondary Level examination notification to fill 4000+vacancies in the central government. Really, it is a wonderful employment opportunity for candidates who are looking for latest govt jobs 2020. Use this opportunity by filling an online application before the last date.

Selection Process

To dig out the best one among all applicants, SSC is going to conduct three level examination process. Those are discussed in the following section.

  • Tier I examination - Computer Based Test
  • Tier II Examination - Descriptive Exam
  • Tier III - Skill Test or Typing Test

Every applicant has to undergo these rounds and perform well to get settled in Central Govt through SSC.

SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern

Tier Name
Exam Type
Topics Covered in Exam
Tier I
Computer-Based Test (CBT)
General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness
Tier II
Descriptive Exam
Essay Writing, Letter/Application Writing,
Tier III
Skill Test
Speed Typing Test in English/ Hindi

The selection of the candidates will be purely on merit basis. Tier III exam is qualifying in nature. While selecting a candidate, Tier I & II exam marks will be taken in to account. Check here - SSC CHSL 10+2 exam pattern for more detailed question paper structure CHSL Syllabus 2020 For Tier I

English Language

  • 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 Intelligence

Questions will be asked from both verbal and non-verbal type.

  • 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/ patternfolding & 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
  • Other subtopics on Numerical operations

Quantitative Aptitude

  • 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 centres, 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 etc.
  •     : Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

General Awareness

  • The environment around you
  • Application to society
  • Current events
  • Everyday matters
  • Observation
  • Experience in their scientific aspect 
  • Questions relating to India and its neighboring countries 
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General policy and scientific research.

SSC CHSL Tier II Exam Syllabus 2020

  • Tier II exam will be done pen and paper mode
  • It will be in the descriptive mode and conducted for 100 marks
  • 1 hour time will be given for the exam
  • Essay writing of 200 to 250 words
  •  Letter/ Application of 150-200 words approx.
  • Should secure a minimum of 33% in Tier-II exam
  • The question paper will be available in English and Hindi languages

SSC CHSL 10+2 Tier III Syllabus 2020

Skill Test For DEO

  • Data Entry Speed of 8,000 Key Depressions per a hour on Computer. 
  • Duration of the test will be 15 minutes
  • For printed matter, speed of 2000-2200 key-depressions per hour on same computer 
  • For Data Entry Operator Grade A post, speed of 15000 key depressions per hour with 15 minutes time
  • For printed matter, 3700-4000 key depressions in an hour

Typing Test - LDC/ JA/ PA/ SA

  • 35 words per minute for the English Language
  •  30 words per minute for Hindi language

Official website

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. When will be the SSC CHSL Exam Date?

Ans. SSC CHSL exam date is 17th August 2020 to 21st August 2020

Q. What is the syllabus for SSC CHSL?

Ans. General Awareness, Reasoning/General Intelligence, English Language (Basic Knowledge) and Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)

Q. How many questions asked in SSC CHSL exam?

Ans. 100 questions will be presented in the test

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