The Staff Selection Commission is an authorized organization working under the Government of India. The SSC does all the required procedures for recruitment of efficient candidates into various posts in Departments & Ministries in Government of India. The SSC releases notifications every year for recruitment of skilled applicants. Candidates are selected based upon their performance in the exams conducted by SSC.
Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination is conducted by SSC for the recruitment of Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Division Clerk (LDC) and Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant posts.
SSC has provided the new notication dated 18th November for the conduct of the CHSL(10+2) examination. Exactly on the lines of CGL Tier -I, CHSL has been modified. The exam duration has been shortened to 60 minutes,the number of questions will be 100, but the total marks will be same as 200. There will be Tier-II examination of desriptive nature, of 100 marks, in the “pen and paper mode”.The duration of Tier -II examination will be for 1 hour.
Each year the Staff Selection Commission conducts its most respected examination commonly known as SSC Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination or SSC CHSL in the student community. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC CHSL exam for recruitment to various posts in various departments/ministries. So we strongly believe that SSC CHSL is one of the prestigious posts and to excel in it, you should know the SSC CHSL exam pattern. Here is the exam pattern for SSC CHSL Recruitment, with the help of which you can prepare better. Knowing the SSC CHSL exam pattern is one of the important stages of preparation as further preparation strategy can be known through the exam pattern. There is also negative marking in the exam, so the candidate should be careful while attempting the questions. To be ahead in the competition you must be updated with the latest SSC CHSL exam pattern. This article will provide you the latest pattern for SSC CHSL Tier I, Tier II, Tier III and Tier IV SSC CHSL Exam Pattern in Hindi, which will guide
Essential Educational Qualifications (as on 01-01-2021)
→ For LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO (except DEOs in C&AG): The candidates must have passed the 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
→ For Data Entry Operator (DEO Grade ‘A’) in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.
Age limit (As on 01-01-2021)
The age limit for the posts is 18-27 years as on 01-01-2021
(i.e. Candidates born not before 02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2003).
Permissible relaxation in upper age limit and category-codes for claiming age relaxation are as follows:
|Code No||Category||Age-relaxation permissible beyond upper age|
|03||PwD (Unreserved)||10 years|
|04||PwD (OBC)||13 years|
|05||PwD (SC/ ST)||15 years|
|06||Ex-Servicemen (ESM)||3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.|
|07||Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989||5 years|
|08||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof||3 years|
|09||Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof (SC/ ST)||8 years|
|10||Central Govt. Civilian Employees who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application.||Up to 40 years of age|
|11||Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application.||Up to 45 years of age|
|12||Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried.||Up to 35 years of age|
|13||Widows/ Divorced Women/ Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ ST).||Up to 40 years of age|
Physical Efficiency Test (For Group ‘C’ Posts)
|S No||Activity||Maximum Marks||Time Available|
|1.||One Mile Run||Only Passing The Test Is Mandatory||10 Minutes|
(i) One Mile Run To Be Completed Within The Specified Time.
(ii) Candidates Qualifying Through Staff Selection Commission Will Have To Mandatorily Pass The Test In One Mile Run To Be Held At Gref Centre, Pune To Undergo Further Medical Examination.
Syllabus Computer Based Examination (Tier-I):
Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelled 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
It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on 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, if any Numerical operations.
→ Quantitative Aptitude
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.
Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
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.
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, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities.
Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.
→ General Awareness
Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its 14 application to society. 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. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.
For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence and Quantitative Aptitude parts.
Syllabus Descriptive Paper (Tier-II)
Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in “Pen and Paper” Mode. The duration of the Descriptive Paper will be for one hour. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and a Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words.
The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.
The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will be awarded zero marks.
Candidates must write their correct Roll Number at the prescribed places on the cover page of the Answer Book. Candidates must also affix signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression in the relevant columns in the Answer Book. Answer Books not bearing Roll Number, Signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression shall be awarded zero marks.
→ Tier-III (Skill Test/ Typing Test)
Skill Test/ Typing Test for the qualified candidates will be conducted on computers provided by the Commission or its authorized agency.
Skill Test/ Typing Test will be conducted in the cities where Regional Offices of the Commission are located or as decided by the Commission.
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 Data Entry Operator:
Skill Test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators. No candidate is exempted from appearing in the Skill Test.
Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer. The “Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on computer” will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage. The duration of the 15 Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.
For the post of Data Entry Operator Grade-A in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): The ‘speed of 15000 key depressions per hour on Computer 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 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.
Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant:
The medium of Typing Test will be Hindi or English. The candidates will have to opt for the medium of Typing Test (i.e. either Hindi or English) in the online Application Form.
The choice of Typing Test given by the candidate in the online Application Form shall be treated as final and no change in the medium of Typing Test will be entertained later.
Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute (w.p.m.) and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute (w.p.m.). 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour and about 9000 key depressions per hour respectively.
The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.
Mode of Selection:
Candidates will be shortlisted for Tier-II Examination on the basis of their performance in Tier-I Examination. Normalized scores of the candidates will be used to determine merit and for final selection.
There will be separate category-wise cut-offs in Tier-I and subsequent Tiers for different posts i.e. (i) DEO, (ii) DEO Grade ‘A’ and (iii) LDC/ JSA and PA/ SA.
Candidates will be shortlisted for Document Verification and Tier-III Examination on the basis of their performance in Tier-I + Tier-II subject to having scored a minimum of 33% marks in Tier-II Examination. Tier-III Examination i.e. Skill Test/ Typing Test is qualifying in nature.
Skill Test in Tier-III for DEOs is mandatory for all the qualified candidates.
Typing Test in Tier-III for posts other than DEOs is mandatory for all candidates except those who are exempted from appearing in the Typing Test
Resolution of Tie Cases:
In cases where more than one candidate secures the equal aggregates marks in Tier-I+Tier-II, tie will be resolved by applying the following methods one after another:
• Total marks of Tier-II Examination.
• Date of birth, with older candidates, placed higher.
• Alphabetical order in which names of the candidates appear.