SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017 Download Exam Pattern & Syllabus PDF for Upcoming Exam

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017: In July month 2017, Staff Selection Commission (SSC) i.e. the government recruiting agency has announced about one Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination which is abbreviated as CHSL. Particularly this test is for selecting countrywide eligible citizens for Postal Assistants, DEO and Clerks places. The 12th pass candidates (male/ female) are asked to use this employment opportunity, who are willing to serve in any places. Applications submitted via online are only stated as acceptable. After applying, immediately young buddies who are very serious in entering onto these posts used to search for exam pattern, syllabus details etc. to succeed in this test. By catching their mind voice we have given SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017 information down.

Authority Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam Name Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (CHSL) 2017
Exam Category SSC Exam
Material Exam Syllabus
Exam Type Objective and Descriptive based
Exam Date Nov 2017
Website www.ssconline.nic.in

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017

SSC has given powers by government for conducting this competitive examination. The eligibilities and selection details of DEO/ Clerk/ Postal Assistant jobs are stated here.

  • Qualification: H.Sc or equivalent
  • Age Limit: 18 to 27 years
  • Selection Process: Two Tier Examination, Skill/ Typing Test, Document Verification

CHSL test has been divided into two phases i.e. prelims and mains. First Tier-I i.e. preliminary test will be conducted that will be helpful to reject some unfitting applicants in the initial stage itself. SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017 (prelims) says questions might be drafted from general knowledge, arithmetic skills and official language.

Second is the Tier-II (Mains), for which only shortlisted number of candidates will be issued with entrance certificate. Questions shall come somewhat similar to English subject (except grammar, prose, poem items).

Individuals who are scoring above minimum cut-off set by SSC shall be called for practical tests i.e. Skill Test for Data Entry posts and Typing test for other designations (in English/ Hindi – Junior level).

Major Topics of Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam: Tier-I has about 4 varieties of questions and will have to answer in online mode i.e. in Computer only. For Tier-II there are no particular sections, but questions will have to be responded in written format. For CHSL exam questions will arise from,

  • General Intelligence
  • English Language
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2017

Prelims: This exam should be answered in objective manner. On different timings or days, this test will be organized. Except language part, questions will be set in English & Hindi. About four sections will be there and from each part candidates can expect about 25 questions.

  • Objective and online
  • Total number of questions is only 100.
  • Exam duration is 75 minutes.
  • For each right answer, 2 marks will be given.
  • Penalties (0.50) are applicable.
Part Topics No. of Questions Marks Time
A General Intelligence 25 50 75 minutes
B English Language 25 50
C Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
D General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 Qns 200 marks 1 hour 15 minutes


Main: Tier-II test is fully of essay type. Use pen to answer for the questions in OMR sheets. Candidates can write in either Hindi/ English. Answers written in other language will not be accepted.

  • Offline based and descriptive
  • Duration is 1 hour and the total marks for which test is planned is 100.
  • Aspirants should secure 33% and above marks to qualify.
Topics Total Words Total Marks Total Time
Essay Writing 200-250 100 120 minutes
Letter/ Application Writing 150-200

Subject Wise Syllabus for SSC CHSL Exam 2017: In more than sixty examination centres, the arrangements for this exam are going ahead faster. One month time is there to prepare well for this test using SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017 andso appliers are advised to use this chance without failing.

General Intelligence Syllabus:

  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic operations
  • Trends
  • Space Orientation
  • Semantic Classification
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing inferences
  • Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
  • Coding and decoding
  • Embedded figures
  • Number Series
  • Emotional, Social Intelligence
  • Word Building, etc.

English Language Syllabus:

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Cloze, Comprehension Passage
  • Direct/ Indirect Speeches
  • Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
  • Detecting Mis-spelt words, etc.

Syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Number Systems
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistical Charts

Syllabus of General Awareness:

  • Current events
  • Scientific Aspects
  • India and its neighbouring countries
  • History and Culture
  • Geography, Economic Scene
  • General policy & Scientific Research


Tier-II Exam Syllabus:

  • General Essay Writing
  • Letter/ Application writing (related to job/ leave request/ complaint, etc.)

Tier-III Exam Format:

(i) Skill Test:

  • 8000 key depressions per hour
  • Computer Based

(ii) Typing Test:

  • 35 words per minute – English
  • 30 words per minute – Hindi
  • Computer Based

For all these above said tests, Compensatory time is applicable for some disabled persons. But it will vary based on Tier-I/ II/ III.

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SSC CHSL Exam 2017

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has planned CHSL exam in 10+2 standard for filling 3281 Postal/ Sorting Assistant, 1321 Lower Division Clerk, 506 Data Entry Operator and 26 Court Clerk positions, under different government establishments. Following government policy, seats are also reserved for PH persons. Based on Tier-I and Tier-II marks only, final select list will be prepared.

  • Designations: Postal/ Sorting Assistant, LDC, DEO, Court Clerk
  • Total Vacancies: NA (tentative)
  • Date of Notice: Jun/ Jul 2016
  • Exam Date: Nov 2017

Note: For Indian SSC’s CHSL exam we have provided the syllabus details above. By referring official notice, candidates might be able to get more information.

Updated: 17th July 2017 — 3:19 pm

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