SSC CHSL Syllabus PDF & New Exam Pattern 2023 In Detail

SSC CHSL Syllabus PDF: The Staff Selection Commission has released the revised syllabus and new exam pattern for SSC CHSL Recruitment 2023. The SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exams 2023 will be conducted from 02nd to 22nd August 2023. SSC has Introduced the main paper for SSC CHSL 2023.

Candidates who are preparing for the exam should be aware of the SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern. It is important to know the structure of the exam and the syllabus and subject-wise topics that need to be prepared in and out. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern and Syllabus of the SSC CHSL 2023 exam.

Revised SSC CHSL Syllabus PDF: Overview

Exam NameSSC CHSL Exams 2023
Exam Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission (SSC)
Post NameLDC, DEO, and Junior Secretariat Assistant
Exam LevelNational Level
Exam ModeComputer Based Mode
Selection ProcessTier 1 (Objective)
Tier 2 (Objective) + Skill Test (New Pattern)
Negative MarkingTier 1 – 0.5 marks
Tier 2 – 1 mark
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Date 202302 to 22 August 2023
SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Date 2023To be announced soon

SSC CHSL Selection Process 2023

The SSC CHSL 2023 exam will be held in 2 stages called Tier 1 & Tier 2. You must go through the details to avoid confusion related to the selection process:

Tier – 1Objective Multiple ChoiceComputer-Based (online)
Tier – 2Objective Multiple Choice + Skill Test/Typing TestComputer-Based (online)

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam Pattern 2023

SubjectNo of QuestionsMax Marks
General Intelligence2550
General Awareness2550
Quantitative Aptitude2550
English Language2550
  • The SSC CHSL Tier I exam is a computer-based online test (CBT) exam conducted online.
  • Candidates are given a total of 60 minutes to solve the SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam.
  • There is a negative marking of 0.50 marks in the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam.
  • SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam will be qualifying in nature.

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2023

SSC has revised the SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern which has been shared below:

Tier 2 will include the following three sections having two modules each:

  • Section-1: Module-I: Mathematical Abilities and Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence.
  • Section-2: Module-I: English Language and Comprehension and Module-II: General Awareness
  • Section-3: Module-I: Computer Knowledge Test and Module-II: Skill Test/ Typing Test
SessionSectionModulesSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
Session I (2 hours and 15 minutes)Section 1Module-1Mathematical Abilities30901 hour
Module-2Reasoning and General Intelligence3090
Section 2Module-1English Language and Comprehension40901 hour
Module-2General Awareness2090
Section 3Module-1Computer Knowledge Module154515 minutes
Session II (25 minutes)Section 3Module-2Skill Test/ Typing Test Module-

Part A- Skill Test for DEOs

Part B: Typing Test for LDC/ JSA

15 minutes

10 minutes
  • The SSC CHSL Tier-2 exam will be conducted in two sessions – Session- 1 & Session 2, on the same day.
  • Session 1 will include conducting Section-1, Section-2, and Module-1 of Section-3.
  • Session 2 will include conducting Module 2 of Section 3.
  • Tier 2 will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module 2 of Section 3.
  • The questions will be set in English and Hindi except for Module 2 (i.e. English Language and Comprehension module) in Section 2.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section 1, Section 2, and Module-I of Section 3.

Also, Check – SSC CGL New Exam Pattern For Tier and Tier 2

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023

SSC CHSL is conducted in three different levels, and the syllabus of all three levels is different. All candidates must be well-informed about the latest changes (if introduced any) in the SSC CHSL Syllabus and exam pattern to prepare for SSC CHSL 2023.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus 2023

General Intelligence and Reasoning SyllabusQuantitative Ability SyllabusEnglish Language SyllabusGeneral Awareness Syllabus
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading ComprehensionHistory
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit & LossCloze TestCulture
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures & AllegationsPara jumblesGeography
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMiscellaneousEconomic Scene
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanksGeneral Policy
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMultiple Meaning/Error SpottingScientific Research
PuzzleMensuration โ€“ Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph CompletionAwards and Honors
TabulationData InterpretationOne Word SubstitutionBooks and Authors
SyllogismRatio & Proportion, PercentageActive/Passive Voice
Blood RelationsNumber Systems
Input-OutputSequence & Series
Coding-DecodingPermutation, Combination &Probability

General Intelligence Syllabus for SSC CHSL Tier 1

This section includes questions of both verbal and non-verbal reasoning. The questions will be asked from:

  1. Semantic Analogy
  2. Symbolic operations
  3. Symbolic/ Number Analogy
  4. Trends
  5. Figural Analogy
  6. Space Orientation
  7. Semantic Classification
  8. Venn Diagrams
  9. Number Series
  10. Embedded figures
  11. Figural Series
  12. Critical Thinking
  13. Problem Solving
  14. Symbolic/ Number Classification
  15. Drawing inferences
  16. Figural Classification
  17. Punched hole/ pattern folding & unfolding
  18. Semantic Series
  19. Figural Pattern-folding and completion
  20. Emotional Intelligence
  21. Word Building, Social Intelligence
  22. Coding and de-coding
  23. Other sub-topics if any Numerical operations.

English Language Syllabus for SSC CHSL Tier 1

The English Language questions will be asked from the following topics:

  1. Spot the Error
  2. Fill in the Blanks
  3. Synonyms/ Homonyms
  4. Antonyms
  5. Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words
  6. Idioms & Phrases
  7. One-word substitution
  8. Improvement of Sentences
  9. Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
  10. Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  11. Shuffling of Sentence parts
  12. Shuffling of Sentences in a Passage
  13. Cloze Passage
  14. Comprehension Passage

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for SSC CHSL Tier 1

  1. Number Systems: Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions, and Relationship between Numbers.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
  5. 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.
  6. Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2 ๐œƒ + Cos2 ๐œƒ=1, etc.
  7. Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

General Awareness Syllabus For SSC CHSL Tier 1

The questions in this section are designed to test the candidateโ€™s awareness of the environment around them and its application and also to test knowledge of current events.

The test will include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy, and Scientific Research.

Following are some important topics:

Also, Check – SSC CGL New Syllabus PDF For Tier 1 and Tier 2 Exams

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus

Module-I of Session-I (Mathematical Abilities)

Number SystemsComputation of Whole Number
Decimal and Fractions
Relationship between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operationsPercentages
Ratio and Proportion
Square roots
AveragesInterest (Simple and Compound)
Profit and Loss
Partnership Business
Mixture and Alligation
Time and distance
Time and work
AlgebraBasic algebraic identities of School
Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems)
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
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 sin2๐œƒ + Cos2๐œƒ=1 etc.
Statistics and probabilityUse of Tables and Graphs
Frequency polygon
Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation
Calculation of simple probabilities

Module-II of Section-I (Reasoning and General Intelligence)

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/ pattern-folding & 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
  • Numerical operations

Module-I of Section-II (English Language And Comprehension)

  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Sentence structure
  • Synonyms/Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • 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

Module-II of Section-II (General Awareness)

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.

Questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to

  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General policy
  • Scientific research

Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency)

Computer BasicsOrganization of a computer
Central Processing Unit (CPU)
Input/ output devices
Computer memory
Memory organization
Back-up devices
Windows Explorer
Keyboard shortcuts
SoftwareWindows Operating system including the basics of 
Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and PowerPoint, etc.
Working with the Internet and e-mailsWeb Browsing & Searching
Downloading & Uploading
Managing an E-mail Accounts
Basics of networking and cyber securityNetworking devices and protocols
Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojans, etc.) and preventive measures.

Module-II of Section-III (Skill Test/ Typing Test)

  • Module II of Section III will include conducting of Skill Test/ Typing Test in Session II on the same day.
  • Skill Test/ Typing Test will be of qualifying nature.
  • Errors in the Skill Test will be calculated up to 2 decimal places.

Skill Test/ Typing Test will be conducted as per the following scheme:

Skill test for the post of Data Entry Operator

Skill Test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators. No candidate is exempted from appearing in the Skill Test.

In this test, a candidate should have a data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour.

The duration of the Test is 15 minutes and an English document having about 2000-2200 strokes/key depressions is given to type.

Typing Test for other posts (LDC/ JSA)

The speed of 10500 key depressions per hour will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage.

The duration of the test will be for 10 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 9000 key-depressions/hour would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer.

Download SSC CHSL New Syllabus 2023 PDF

Frequently Asked Questions

How many rounds will be there in the SSC CHSL 2023 exam?

There will be two rounds of online examination in the SSC CHSL exam (Tier-I and Tier-II).

What is the addition to the SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam?

In SSC CHSL Tier 2 the exam will be computer-based examination.

Is there any negative marking for wrong answers in the SSC CHSL exam?

There is a negative marking of 0.50 marks in the Tier 1 exam and 1 mark in the Tier 2 exam.

From where can I download the new SSC CHSL Syllabus PDF?

You can download the revised SSC CHSL Syllabus PDF from this page.

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