SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019 | Exam Pattern for all Tiers

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019

Staff Selection Commission has started its recruitment process. The Tier 1 examination has been successfully conducted and the stage 2 exam will commence from 29th September 2019. SSC CHSL Exam Pattern will help you understand the marks division for different sections. Candidates preparing for this paper can formulate their strategy accordingly.

  •  Candidates who clear the SSC CHSL Cut Off 2019 for Tier 1 will sit for the Stage 2 exam on 29th September.
  • The Stage 2 exam is a descriptive paper conducted for 100 marks. SSC CHSL Tier 2 paper tests candidates on their writing ability: grammar & ingenuity.
  • Aspirants should check the complete the Stage 2 SSC CHSL Syllabus to know about all topics for the Descriptive, Tier 2 exam.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019

  • SSC conducts the CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) exam for various posts.
  • The process of examination will consist of Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III exam.
  • The Tier 2 exam will be a Descriptive Test. There will be two questions (Letter and Essay) for 50 marks each.
  • Tier 1 examination will comprise sections such as Reasoning Ability, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.
  • Tier 3 exam will be Typing and Skill Test where relevant proficiency will be tested.
  • Candidates can check the SSC CHSL Preparation Tips for Stage 2 & 3.

 SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier 2

Once you qualify as per the official Cutoff set by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC), you will be eligible to write the Tier II exam (Paper & Pen, Descriptive Test).
Now, in order to understand the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier II, let’s look at the table mentioned below;

Section No. of Questions Maximum Marks
Letter/Application 1 50
Essay Writing 1 50
Total 2 100
  • As mentioned in the table, Tier II/ Descriptive Test for SSC CHSL will consist of 2 questions; Letter/ Application and Essay Writing.
  • Descriptive Test can be written in both Hindi/ English.
  • Each question will carry 50 marks.
  • This Tier of SSC CHSL will be a paper & pen Test.
  • All the candidates need to score a minimum of 33% to qualify for Tier III/ Skill Test examination.
  • Marks obtained in this round of the examination process will be considered while preparing the Final Merit List.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

Skill Test – SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier 3

This is the last phase of the examination process for SSC CHSL. In Tier III examination, candidates Typing and computer proficiency is tested
Skill Test:-

  • In typing test, candidates need to be proficient enough to type with a speed of 8000 key depressions per hour.
  • You will be provided a printed sheet and will be given 15 minutes of time to type approximately 2000-2200 words.

Typing Test:-

  • If you choose English, you will need to type 35 words per minute.
  • If you choose Hindi, You will need to type 30 words per minute.
  • The total time to finish the typing test will be 10 minutes.
  • Marks will be awarded on the basis of accuracy as well as speed.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2019

Tier I examination is the very first step of the CHSL recruitment process. This section consists of 4 sections; Reasoning Ability, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.
Let us first look at the table mentioned below to understand it properly;

Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time
Reasoning Ability 25 50 60 minutes in total
English Language 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200
  • Tier 1 CHSL Exam has not been divided into sections. Questions are in a mixed format and can be asked from any of the 4 Subjects randomly.
  • 25 questions for 50 marks will be asked from each section of the Tier I examination and the exam will last for 60 Minutes.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.50 mark for every wrong answer.
  • Candidates who will clear the Cut Off of Tier I exam will be eligible to write the Tier II/ Descriptive Test.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019

Now, as you have learned the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern well. Let’s look at the important topics covered in various sections of SSC CHSL Tier I examination;


Important Topics

Reasoning Ability Logical reasoning, Alphanumeric series, Ranking, Direction, Puzzles, Blood relations, Syllogism, Coding-decoding, Data Sufficiency, Seating arrangement, Coded inequalities etc.
Quantitative Aptitude Simplification, Profit & loss, Mixtures & Alligations, Interest, Surds, Indices, Work & time, Speed time & distance, Mensuration, Data interpretation etc.
English Language Reading comprehension, Cloze test, Para-jumbles, Miscellaneous, Fill in the blanks, Error spotting, Paragraph completion, One-word substitution, Active and passive voice etc.
General Awareness History, culture, geography, economic science, general policy, scientific research, awards and honors, books and authors etc.

To learn complete SSC CHSL Syllabus, read our post on SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019


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