SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020 - Check Tier 1, 2 & 3 Paper Pattern
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) mentions the SSC CHSL 2020 exam pattern in its official notification. The tier wise exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2020 is released in the pdf file in online mode. The SSC CHSL exam pattern 2020 provides details regarding the mode, medium, sections and time duration of the exam. Questions will be asked from four sections which include English, General Intelligence, Quant and General Awareness. As per SSC CHSL 2020 exam pattern of Tier 1 stage candidates have to attempt 100 questions in 60 Minutes and marks allotted to it is 200. While the exam pattern of CHSL tier 2 is descriptive in nature and it will be conducted offline. This is a descriptive type test that assesses a candidate’s writing ability. The last stage of SSC CHSL exam is a skill test/typing test. Check the article to know more about SSC CHSL exam pattern and syllabus 2020 to understand the overall structure of the exam.
Latest: SSC has released the SSC CHSL 2020-21 Application Form on November 06, 2020. Check it here. SSC released the SSC CHSL 2019 answer key and response sheet on November 5, 2020. Also, solve SSC CHSL previous year question papers and strengthen preparations.
SSC CHSL Exam Stages
Tier – I
Objective Multiple Choice
Tier – II
Pen and Paper mode (Offline)
Tier – III
Skill test/Typing test
15 minutes and 10 minutes
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020
SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern - Tier 1
The exam pattern of SSC CHSL provides information pertaining to the stages of the exam along with a number of questions, duration of the exam and total marks allotted to the exam. By knowing SSC CHSL 2020 exam pattern candidates can draft their preparation strategy of the exam.
SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern for Prelims Exam
Candidates should note that the prelims exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2020 comprises four sections which include English Language, Numerical Ability, General Awareness and General Intelligence. SSC CHSL tier 1 stage exam is conducted for 100 marks. Check complete details regarding SSC CHSL exam pattern marks for prelims stage in below-given table.
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern 2020
Number of questions
Number of marks
SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern for Tier 2
Candidates who secure the minimum or more SSC CHSL cut off in prelims stage will be further shortlisted to appear for the mains stage of the exam. The mains exam pattern of SSC CHSL is descriptive in nature and it includes two sections comprising Essay writing and Letter/Application writing. A detailed explanation of SSC CHSL tier 2 exam pattern is mentioned in the table below.
SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2020
Letter/ Application Writing
Qualifying Marks for SSC CHSL tier 2 are 33 % passing marks.
Marking Scheme in SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020
As per the exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2020 for tier 1, candidates will be awarded 2 marks for each correct answer. Negative marking is also applicable in SSC CHSL exam and 0.50 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 Tier 3 Exam Pattern 2020
Aspirants should note that SSC CHSL exam pattern for tier 3 stage is a 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 invited to appear for tier 3 exam. SSC CHSL 2020 exam pattern of tier 3 exam for different posts below.
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern For Data Entry Operator
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
SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern For Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs: Typing Test
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
Candidates appearing for the exam must know SSC CHSL exam pattern and syllabus as both compliments to each other. Applicants can check the details about the topic and subtopics of tier 1 is mentioned in the given table below.
SSC CHSL Syllabus Tier I
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Work & Time
Fill in the blanks
Time & Distance
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Awards and Honours
One Word Substitution
Books and Authors
Ratio & Proportion, Percentage
Sequence & Series
Permutation, Combination & Probability
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020 pdf download - Click here
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. Sometimes even questions from the same concept are directly asked in exams and that will give candidates an edge over others.
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 2020 include best books, study time table and concrete strategy to qualify the exam. Candidates should also solve mock tests regularly to qualify for 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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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2020 - Check Tier 1, 2 & 3 Paper Pattern
Question: How many exams are there in SSC CHSL ?
SSC CHSL 2020 exam is of three stages.
Question: Is there any negative marking in SSC CHSL 2020?
Yes, there is negative marking scheme in SSC CHSL exam.
Question: Is Tier 3 compulsory in SSC CHSL?
Yes, applicants should note that the final merit list will be prepared by considering the SSC CHSL tier 3 stage.
Question: How many vacancies in SSC CHSL 2020?
There are a total of 4892 vacancies in SSC CHSL 2020 exam.
Question: When can I download SSC CHSL 2020 admit card ?
Applicants can download the admit card of SSC CHSL by visiting the official website.
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Questions related to SSC CHSL
is there any specialization in ssc chsl. a paper without maths. is the maths very difficult in ssc chsl. how many marks is dedicated to maths in ssc chsl
In CHSL topics covered under Quantitative aptitude are 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, etc. The carries 50 marks and will have 25 questions to attempt. A negative marking of 0.50 marks will be applicable in the exam.
So if you have a basic knowledge of class 6 to 10 (higher secondary level) , then you can easily prepare. Seems like you are weak at math. there is no other alternative for math section in this exam, you cannot ignore or skip the entire section but you can focus only on simple questions and skip the tough ones to avoid time waste and negative marking. It is not going to be that tough if you practice well. Only daily practice can make you confident, first see the entire QA syllabus and shortlist all the easy topics and focus on those. Practice as many as previous year question papers as possible, and take up daily mock tests. You can very well use a lot of educational apps like gradeup,testbook,unacademy etc to prepare. They explain the concept and provide all the practice material you need.More importantly , these apps and its video lessons will help you learn a lot of tip and short tricks to tackle each type of questions , which will be very time saving during the exam.Find out such online resources or by best reference books for the section and practice, NCERT books can be very helpful to cover basics. Also since you are worried about math , make sure that you are well prepared for all the other sections.
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best books to prepare for ssc chsl? and best books for ssc mstg
For CHSL Topics under English Language section :Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Para Jumbles, Fill in the Blanks, Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting, Paragraph Completion, One Word Substitution, etc.
Topics under General Intelligence :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, etc.
Topics under Quantitative aptitude: 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, etc.
Areas to cover for GK:History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy, and scientific research.
Books for English
Objective General English by SP Bakshi
Quick Learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal
Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis
A Mirror of Common Errors by Dr Ashok Kumar Singh
Common Errors in English by Kiran Prakashan
Words Idioms & Phrases by Arihant Experts
Plinth to Paramount by KD Campus
Perfect Competitive English by Kiran Prakashan
Books for Quantitative Aptitude
Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal
Fast Track by Rajesh Verma
NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to Grade 11
Magical Books on Quicker Maths by M Tyra
Advance Maths by Rakesh Yadav
Books for General Awareness
General Knowledge by Lucent Publication
NCERT Books – Class X, XII
Books for Logical Reasoning
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe
A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal and Analytical by BS Sijwali and Indu Sijwali.
Easiest method to prepare effectively is by solving previous year question papers and practicing mock tests on a daily basis. Be strong with your basics. Easpecially in math, as it is high school level , you can first brush up the concept and then proceed to topicwise practice.
For SSC MTS:
Kiran publications is a very good choice but section-wise lists of books are as follows:
For English: Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh and Wren & Martin( for basics) by P.C Wren.
For GK: Lucent's Objective General Knowledge by Lucent Publication and Lucent's G.K paperback by Dr.Binay Karna, Sanjeev Kumar, and Manwendra Mukul.
For Math: Kiran by Kiran's Publications and Magical book on quicker maths (M. Tyra) by BSC Publishing Co. Pvt. Ltd.
For Logical reasoning: Lucent Reasoning by Lucent Publication and Arihant by Arihant Publication
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is maths a necessary subject in class 11 and 12 for students who wan to do ssc chsl
No, it is not necessary to have maths in your 11th to be eligible for SSC CHSL examination.
to be eligible for the post of DEO Grade A in the Office of C&AG i. e Comptroller and Auditor General , it mandatory to have studied math in 10+ 2
This is because,
The eligibility criteria of SSC CGL is provided below :-
*For the post of LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO i. e for the posts other than DEOs in C&AG :- You must have passed 12th or equivalent in any stream from a recognised Board.
So, without maths, after you 12th you will be eligible for SSC CHSL for LDC/ JSA, PA/ SA, DEO
* DEOs in C&AG :- You must pass 12th in science stream with math.
So, without maths, you won't be eligible for DEOs in C&AG
* to be eligible minimum age should be 18 years
* maximum age should be 27 years, there's 3 year relaxation on upper age limit for obc and of 5 years for sc/st category
For detailed information visit our page the link for the same is provided below
how much time does it take to prepare for ssc chsl exam. career prospects after that for a student who hs taken commerce in 10th only.
For SSC CHSL exam 10 + 2 level exam of any stream arts, Science, or commerce candidates are eligible for appearing SSC CHSL exam. The candidate should prepare for this exam with sincerity and systemetic reading and writing method with a time limit period of 3 months. The candidate should be most sincere and authentically read the core books and reference books from word to word and get mock test in every week end. Practice math and reasoning in regular way spending at least 3 hours for the subject of quantitative aptitude and reasoning part.
Hope this helps.
I have entered class 10 Roll No. as F98564D - 9876 in my SSC CHSL 2020 registration. Can they reject me during document verification due to extra space and hyphen given in between? Letters are correct though.(Note: Only / and - are allowed. If Roll code and No. is given then Roll code - Roll No.)
No you will not be rejected based on this . If you have entered the right roll number in the same format given in your 10th certificate , then you do not have to worry. Moreover during document verification ,you can say the space was entered by mistake, if they ask. Such small typing mistakes won't be an issue. They mainly strict with the format of photo and signature ,so rejections will happen only on the basis of mistakes in the same. So instead of worrying about that focus on your preparation and do well in the exam.
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