SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019
Piyush.Dixit, 29 Aug 2019, #SSC CHSL

SSC CHSL Exam pattern 2019 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the SSC CHSL 2019 exam pattern in its official notification on December 12, 2019. The tier wise exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2019 will be released in pdf format in online mode. The SSC CHSL exam pattern 2019 provides details regarding the mode, medium, sections and time duration of the exam. According to official notification of SSC CHSL, the tier I exam will be conducted in online mode. Questions will be asked from four sections which includes English Language, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. As per SSC CHSL exam pattern 2019 of Tier I candidates have to attempt 100 questions within 60 Minutes and total marks allotted to it is 200. The exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2019 Tier II stage is of descriptive in nature and it will be conducted offline. This is a descriptive type test that assess a candidate’s writing ability. This test carries a total 100 marks and it will be conducted for 1 hour. Tier III exam is skill test/typing test.

SSC will release the notification of Combine Higher Secondary Level exam on December 12, 2019. Read complete article to know more about SSC CHSL exam pattern 2019 to understand the overall structure of SSC CHSL 2019 exam.

SSC CHSL Exam Stages





Tier – I

Objective Multiple Choice

Computer Based (Online)

60 minutes

Tier – II

Descriptive Paper

Pen and Paper mode (Offline)

60 minutes

Tier – III

Skill test/Typing test

(computer based)


15 minutes and 10 minutes

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019 - Tier 1

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019

The exam pattern of SSC CHSL provides information pertaining to the stages of the exam along with number of questions, duration of the exam and total marks allotted to the exam. By knowing SSC CHSL 2019 exam pattern candidates can draft their preparation strategy of the exam.

SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Pattern for Prelims Exam

The prelims exam of SSC CHSL contains four sections which includes English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awareness and General Intelligence. SSC CHSL Prelims stage exam is conducted for 100 marks. Check complete details regarding SSC CHSL 2019 exam pattern for prelims stage in below given table.

SSC CHSL Tier I Exam Pattern 2019

S. No.


Number of questions

Number of marks

Time duration


Quantitative Aptitude



60 Minutes






General Awareness




General Intelligence






SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Pattern for Mains Exam

Candidates who score the minimum or more SSC CHSL cut off in prelims stage will be further shortlisted to appear for the mains stage of exam. The mains exam pattern of SSC CHSL is descriptive in nature and it includes two sections comprising Essay writing and Letter/Application writing. Detailed explanation of SSC CHSL tier II is mentioned in below given table.

SSC CHSL Tier II Exam Pattern 2019


Word Limit

Total Time

Total Marks

Essay Writing

200-250 words

60 minutes


1 Hour


Letter/ Application Writing

150-200 words

  • Qualifying Marks for SSC CHSL tier II are 33 %.

Marking Scheme in SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019

As per the exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2019, candidates will be awarded 1 mark for each correct answer. Negative marking is also applicable in SSC CHSL exam and 0.25 marks will be deducted for every incorrect response given by the candidates. Hence, candidates should answer only those questions for which they know the answer.

SSC CHSL 2019 Exam Pattern - Tier 3

Tier 3 is skill test/typing ability test conducted for Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDC. Candidates who qualify tier 1 and 2 exams of SSC CHSL will be called for tier 3 exam. The final merit list of SSC CHSL is prepared for the candidates who qualify tier 4 exams adding the marks of tier 1 and 2. SSC CHSL exam pattern of tier 3 exam for different posts below.

For Data Entry Operator

Test Type


Test requirement

Test Duration

15 minutes (35 minutes for OH/VH/PH/CP candidates)

Skill Test for Data Entry on Computer

8000 key depressions per hour

(27 words per minute or around 1600 words per hour)

2000- 2200 key depression from printed text to be entered on the computer

Test Language: English

For Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs: Typing Test


Test requirement

Test Duration

10500 key depressions per hour (35 words per minute in English and 9000 KPH)

(30 words per minute for Hindi)

Accuracy of words within given time with required speed

10 minutes (30minutes for OH/VH/PH/CP candidates)

Test Language: English or Hindi

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019

Candidates appearing for SSC CHSL can check the details about the topic and subtopics of of tier I is mentioned in below given table.

SSC CHSL Syllabus Tier I

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Quantitative Ability

English Language

General Awareness

Logical Reasoning


Reading Comprehension


Alphanumeric Series

Profit & Loss

Cloze Test


Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

Mixtures & Allegations

Para jumbles


Data Sufficiency

Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices


Economic Scene

Coded Inequalities

Work & Time

Fill in the blanks

General Policy

Seating Arrangement

Time & Distance

Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting

Scientific Research


Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere

Paragraph Completion

Awards and Honours


Data Interpretation

One Word Substitution

Books and Authors


Ratio & Proportion, Percentage

Active/Passive Voice

Blood Relations

Number Systems

Input Output

Sequence & Series

Coding Decoding

Permutation, Combination & Probability

SSC CHSL Question Papers

SSC CHSL question paper contains questions that are asked in the previous year exam . Solving previous year papers will enable the candidates to compose their strategy to qualify the exam by analyzing the question trends and question type. Some time even question from same concept are directly asked in exam and that will give candidates an edge over others.

How to prepare for SSC CHSL

After knowing the syllabus, question papers and exam pattern of SSC CHSL candidates are required to check the strategy to secure good marks in SSC CHSL exam. Preparation tips of SSC CHSL includes best books, study time table and concrete strategy to qualify the exam.

SSC CHSL selection process is performed to recruit candidates for the post of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants(PA/SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC) . Above mentioned SSC CHSL exam pattern will help the candidates to qualify the exam.

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what are the medical tests of ssc Chsl

Deblina Roy 9th Nov, 2019

Dear Aspirant,

Hari om. Browse the following site which gives everything about SSC chsl exams - including the relaxations admissible for physically disabled candidates.For others, normal tests like weight, height, urine, blood ,bp , chest, lungs etc,. exams are conducted to find the physical fitness.

Thank you


which coaching is best for SSC chsl in Allahabad

Ashish pal Student Expert 2nd Oct, 2019

Hello Gautam Agrawal.

There are many good coachings in Allahabad like.

1)Parakh academy.

2) paramount.

3) career coaching centre

4)Marvel academy.

5) KD campus.

6) Career launcher.

7) Mahindra's


These are few relatively good coaching institutes of Allahabad. You can visit and determine the best.

Ok good luck


Rakesh Yadav ya m.tyra kiski math ki book best hai SSC ke liye

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 30th Sep, 2019


For SSC CGL regarding Maths, RS Agarwal and Rakesh Yadav books are mostly preferred. If you need to have a strong hold on Maths, if you basic concepts aren't clear, then start with NCERT books and then proceed towards any of the above mentioned books. Also, keep your resources minimal, do not bombard yourself with too many books, you'll find it utterly confusing to deal with later on. Also, apart from these books, what matters in the case of Maths is practice, and SSC CGL repeats a lots of previous year paper, so do practice that, along with mock test and test series.

All the best!


please give me best booklist of SSC chsl for Hindi medium students

Yash Dev Student Expert 29th Sep, 2019
Hello student after going through some article and reference I picked out some of the best books for ssc chsl that may help you to crcak the exam are mentioned below.

*NCERTbooksfor Maths till class 10 only.

*Advanced maths forSSCby KD Campus.

General intelligence and reasoning:

*Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey.

*A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal by Arihent.

*Reasoning by RS Aggarwal.

*Kiran'sSSCReasoning chapterwise solved papers- in english.

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt
Good luck

please give me best booklist for SSC chsl

Aditya kumar Student Expert 29th Sep, 2019

Hello there!


You should go for following books for ssc chsl :-

  • Objective English by S.P Bakshi:- This book gives an insight into topics like Sentence Formation, Tenses, Phrases, Punctuation and many more. The book has been divided into four sections in which Section A brushes up the general grammar of the reader, Sections B improve the verbal ability and Section C and D further deals with practical grammar and its application under various circumstance.
  • Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal:-This book has the maximum number of questions for practice along with their solutions and solved examples in order to bring out the best from each topic. The books deal with various topics such as Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Arguments, Statements and many more, that helps the aspirants reach their desired target
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey:-The book has been divided into two segments , namely, Reasoning based on Logic and Reasoning based on Rules . Topics like Evaluating Inferences, Forcefulness of Arguments and Assumptions are found on the Reasoning based on Logic segment . Whereas, topics such as Syllogism, Input-Output Miscellaneous, Problem Solving, and Analytical Decision are covered in the Reasoning based on Rules segment . Every chapter in the book deals with important points, detailed explanation and consists of practice questions at the end so as to help the aspirants in thorough revision.
  • Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe:- This enriched book is in itself a comprehensive package that helps aspirants sail through the pressure of exam with ease. The book combines together various types of Reasoning and General Intelligence questions for the candidates. Along with sections on Data Evaluation and Application, Quantitative Comparisons and Data Sufficiency, the book also consists of mock test papers for the aspirants to practice and revise.
  • Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M. Tyra:- The book has been exclusively sectioned into different chapters and their clear introduction on various mathematical topics. Formulae and the integral derivations that aid in a quick understanding of the concept are also provided. The book also features past years solved questions and there remains a list of probable questions that are solved with proper illustrations towards the end of the book.
  • General Knowledge by Lucent:- This book keeps an aspirant well updated with the recent affairs and instill in great general awareness on the banking and economic environment of India.


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