The Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level(CHSL) Exam for the recruitment of LDC/JSA, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and DEO respectively.

SSC CHSL Syllabus

This year SSC conduct CHSL exam from 04 March to 26 March 2017. Candiate who applied for CHSL 2017 can Download their Admit Card for the examination.

In this article we'll discuss Syllabus for SSC CHSL, Exam Pattern, Important Dates, Admit Card, Result, Cut Off to help you prepare better.

SSC CHSL 2017 - Exam Pattern

SSC conduct CHSL exam in three phase(tier) i.e. TierI,II and III. The Tier-I exam is Computer Based Online Written Examination also known as Computer Based Test(CBT). There are four sections of the Tier - I exam. Tier-II, a descriptive exam, in which candidates will be asked to write an application or letter in about 150 to 200 words and an essay in around 200-250 words. And Tier III will be based out on Skill and Typing test. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33%. Candidates can write the paper either in Hindi or in English.

Tier I
Sr. No Subject Marks Time
1 English 50
2 General Intelligence 50 60 minutes
3 Quant Aptitude 50
4 General Awareness 50
Total 200 60 minutes

Tier I exam will be held from 4 March to 26 March 2018. Total marks for all four subjects will be 200 and total time will be 60 minutes (For VH/ OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and OH with deformity in writing hand.- 80 Minutes). The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-II, III & IV. There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.'

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/ 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, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations

English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, 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.


Number Systems: 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.

Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.

Geometry: 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.

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

Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2 + Cos2 =1 etc., Statistical Charts : 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 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 and opting for SCRIBES there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning/ Quantitative Aptitude.

Tier II

Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode The duration of the paper would be for one hour (20 minutes compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates mentioned in Para 7 above). This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the candidates which is necessary in Government jobs. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will not be evaluated.

Tier III

Tier III will be of qualifying nature. It will comprise of skill test or typing test. The final merit of the successful candidates would be determined on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II.

Important Dates

  • Online Application Starts from: 18th Nov 2017
  • Last Date of Online: 18th Dec 2017(Extended 27th Dec 2017)
  • Exam Date/s of Tier I exam: 4 March to 26 March 2018
  • Exam Date of Tier II (Discriptive) Exam: 08 July 2018

Cut-Off SSC CHSL 2016-17

Cut-Off Marks Candidate Available
SC: 108.00 7879
ST: 99.00 3509
OBC: 120.00 20813
Ex. S: 64.50 4415
OH: 97.50 1123
HH: 65.00 509
VH: 96.00 436
UR: 127.50 14517
TOTAL 53201