SSC CHSL 2016 Syllabus

Staff Selection Comission Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam (SSC CHSL)

SSC CHSL 2016 Syllabus

SSC CHSL 2016 SyllabusSSC CHSL 2016 Syllabus – Staff Selection Commission (SSC) mentions the syllabus of SSC CHSL 2016 for the objective-type exam in its notification for the candidates who wish to appear in the recruitment exam. Careers360 brings out complete SSC CHSL 2016 Syllabus on this page to let the candidates know which are the sections and topics to cover during their preparation for the exam. SSC CHSL Syllabus 2016 is declared by the Commission in its advertisement for the exam.

The SSC CHSL 2016 is an objective-type paper carrying 100 questions, with 2 marks each, to be answered in 1:15 hours. The SSC CHSL 2016 Exam Pattern is divided into 4 sections – General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness – with every section carrying 25 questions. A minus marking of 0.50 marks is applicable on every wrong answer marked for the respective question in the answer sheet.

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Highlights of SSC CHSL 2016 Syllabus


SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus (Written Exam)


General Intelligence

  • symbolic operations

  • symbolic or number analogy

  • semantic analogy

  • figural analogy

  • trends & space orientation

  • semantic classification

  • symbolic or number classification

  • drawing inferences

  • figural classification

  • venn diagrams

  • punched hole or pattern-folding & unfolding

  • semantic series

  • figural pattern - folding & completion

  • number series

  • embedded figures

  • critical thinking

  • problem solving

  • figural series

  • emotional intelligence

  • coding & de-coding

  • word building

  • social intelligence

  • other sub-topics, if any numerical operations

English Language

  • fill in the blanks

  • synonyms or homonyms

  • spot the error

  • antonyms

  • spellings or detecting mis-spelt words

  • idioms and phrases

  • one word substitution

  • active & passive voice of verbs

  • conversion into direct or indirect narration

  • improvement of sentences

  • cloze passage & comprehension passage

  • shuffling of sentence parts and shuffling of sentences in a passage

Quantitative Aptitude




Number Systems: Questions on

  • computation of whole number
  • decimal & fractions
  • relationship between numbers 

Geometry: Questions on

  • triangle & its various kinds of centres

  • congruence & similarity of triangles

  • angles subtended by chords of a circle

  • common tangents to two or more circles

  • tangents

  • circle & its chords

Mensuration: Questions on

  • quadrilaterals

  • regular polygons

  • triangle & circle

  • right circular cone

  • right circular cylinder

  • right prism

  • sphere & hemispheres

  • regular right pyramid with triangular/square base

  • rectangular parallelepiped

Trigonometry: Questions on

  • trigonometry

  • complementary angles

  • trigonometric ratios

  • height & distances (simple problems only)

Statistical Charts: Questions on

  • histogram

  • frequency polygon

  • pie-chart

  • bar-diagram

  • use of tables & graphs

General Awareness

  • Current events and questions relating to India & its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to history, geography, economic scene, culture, general policy and scientific research.

Note: For VH candidates of 40% & above visual disability and opting for SCRIBES, there will be no component of diagrams/maps/graphs/ statistical data in the general intelligence, quantitative aptitude and reasoning.


SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus (Descriptive Paper)

SSC CHSL 2016 Tier 2 exam will be a descriptive paper of 100 Marks in pen and paper mode. The duration of paper would be of 1 hour. The  descriptive Paper  would  comprise  writing  of  an  essay  of  around 200 to 250  words  and  letter or application writing of around 150 to 200 words. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier 2 exam would be 33%.


SSC CHSL Tier 3 Syllabus

SSC CHSL Tier 3 exam would be the Skill Test / Typing Test which would be of a  qualifying  nature. 


The candidates, who secure minimum required marks, qualify the multiple-choice exam and enter the next round i.e. Skill Test or Typing Test, which are qualifying in nature. Moreover, the aspirants are required qualify these tests to be recommended by the SSC for Government service, depending on their performance in the written paper.

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Also Read:

SSC CHSL 2016 Eligibility Criteria

SSC CHSL 2016 Application Form

SSC CHSL 2016 Important Dates

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