SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020
- SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020 Highlights
- SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2020
- SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2020
- SSC CHSL Tier 3 Exam Pattern 2020
- SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020
- SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Last Phase: Document Verification and Final Selection
Staff Selection Commission has released the exam dates, the SSC CHSL 2020 Tier 1 will get start from 17th to 28th March 2020. SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020 will help you understand the marks division for different sections. Candidates preparing for this paper can formulate their strategy accordingly.
- 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.
- Aspirants should check the complete Stage 1 SSC CHSL Syllabus to know about all topics completely for each subject.
- 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.
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020 Highlights
|Particulars||SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam||SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam|
|Exam mode||Online (computer-based test)||Offline (pen-and-paper based test)|
|Number of sections & subjects||4 (English Language, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness)||2 (Essay and Letter/Application)|
|Exam duration||1 hour (60 minutes)||1 hour (60 minutes)|
|Number of questions||100||2|
|Type of questions||MCQs; 4 options with 1 correct option||Descriptive questions|
|Language of paper||English and Hindi||English and Hindi|
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2020
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:
- 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 can check the SSC CHSL Preparation Tips for the SSC CHSL 2020 Tier 1 as the exam will get conduct soon in few days.
- Candidates who will clear the Cut Off of Tier I exam will be eligible to write the Tier II/ Descriptive Test.
|Subject||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time|
|Reasoning Ability||25||50||60 minutes in total
(80 minutes for candidates eligible for scribes)
SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2020
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). The Tier 2 exam will be a Descriptive Test. There will be two questions (Letter and Essay) for 50 marks each.
Now, in order to understand the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier II, let’s look at the table mentioned below;
- 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.
|Section||No. of Questions||Maximum Marks|
SSC CHSL Tier 3 Exam Pattern 2020
This is the last phase of the examination process for SSC CHSL. In Tier III examination, candidates Typing and computer proficiency is tested.
SSC CHSL 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.
|Data Entry Operator||Data Entry Speed of 8,000 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 Test will be 15 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|
|Data Entry Operator 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 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|
SSC CHSL Typing Test
- For qualified candidates, the typing test will be conducted on computers provided by the Commission or its authorized agency.
- If a candidate chooses English, they need to type 35 words per minute.
- For Hindi Typing, 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.
|Typing Test||Typing Speed||Time|
|English Medium||35 words per minute (w.p.m.) correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour||The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes (Candidates eligible for a scribe – 15 minutes)|
|Hindi Medium||30 words per minute (w.p.m.) correspond to about 9000 key depressions per hour|
SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020
Now, as you have learned the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020 well. To know more information, go through the SSC CHSL Syllabus 2020.
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Syllabus 2020
Let’s look at the important topics covered in various sections of SSC CHSL Tier I examination;
|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.|
SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus 2020
Tie 2 Paper will be a descriptive Paper for 100 Marks and it will be conducted in ‘Pen and Paper’ Mode. Go through the SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus which is tabulated below:
|Important Descriptive Paper Topics (Hindi/ English)||Word Limit (Approximately)||Total Marks and Duration|
|Essay Writing||200 – 250||100 (1 Hour)|
|Letter/Application Writing||150 – 200|
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Last Phase: Document Verification and Final Selection
The last step of the final selection of the SSC CHSL Exam would be document verification. Final selection and allocation of Ministries or Departments or Offices will be made based on the performance of the candidates in Tier 1 and Tier 2 examinations and the preference of posts submitted by them at the time of Document Verification.
Candidates need to submit below-mentioned documents at the time of the Final Selection Process :
- Matriculation Certificate
- Educational Qualification Certificate
- Caste certificate
- Photo ID Proof ( Aadhar Card/Voter ID/PAN Card/Passport/Driving License/Employer ID/Government School or College ID Card)
- Relevant document (if any relaxation is taken)
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern FAQ’s
1) In how many stages is the SSC CHSL exam held?
A) The Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CHSL Recruitment 2020 every year to hire for various administrative positions in the government. The SSC CHSL Exam is conducted in three stages:
- Tier-1 Exam (Multiple Choice Questions)
- Tier-2 Exam (Descriptive Paper)
- Tier-3 Exam (Skill Test & Typing Test)
Only Candidates who qualify in all these exams will be selected for the final selection process.
2) In which mode is the SSC CHSL exam conducted?
A) The SSC CHSL Exam is conducted in different modes. check below to know the mode of Tier-1, Tier-2, and Tier-3 exams.
- The Tier-1 exam is conducted in online mode and the duration of the exam is for one hour.
- Tier-2 Exam, a descriptive paper exam is conducted in offline mode and the duration of the exam is one hour.
- Tier-3 Exam is conducted in offline mode but taken on a computer to check typing or data entry speed of candidates.
3) In which language is the SSC CHSL exam paper set?
A) SSC CHSL exam papers are set in English and Hindi languages for all tiers by the commission. Candidates can choose to answer their respective papers in either of the languages at the time filling the SSC CHSL Application Form. However, a paper which is partly written in English and Hindi is rejected by the SSC.
4) Is it mandatory to appear for all the tiers of the SSC CHSL exam?
A) Yes, it is mandatory to appear for all three tiers of the SSC CHSL exam. Candidates who qualify in the Tier-1 exam are eligible for the Tier-2 exam and those who qualify in the Tier-2 exam are eligible for the Tier-3 exam. Only Candidates who qualify in the Tier-3 exam are called for the final selection process.
5) What is the weightage of the SSC CHSL Tier-II exam?
A) The Tier-2 paper is a descriptive type of paper. SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam holds a weight of 100 marks. The exam contains two sections such as Letter/ Application writing for 50 marks and an Essay writing for the other 50 marks. The duration of the tier-2 exam is for one hour.
6) Is there negative marking in SSC CHSL exam?
A) Yes. There is a negative marking in the SSC CHSL Exam. 0.25 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in the Tier-1 exam. There is no negative marking in the Tier-2 and Tier-3 exams. Candidates have to qualify in all the three exams in order to select for the final selection process.
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