SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is expected to release the Combined Higher Secondary School Level Exam (CHSL) notification on December 03, 2019. The SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019 is also expected to be released along with the notification. The exam of SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level 2019 will be conducted in 3 tiers, therefore, candidates preparing for the exam can go through the tier-wise SSC CHSL 2019 syllabus, important points, topics and exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2019 in this article. It is advised to follow the SSC CHSL syllabus 2019 and the exam pattern of each tier to form a solid approach and pass CHSL with a decent rank. The SSC CHSL 2019 syllabus will help candidates to prepare their approach efficiently. According to the syllabus of SSC CHSL 2019, the exam is tier I is computer-based examination, tier II is a descriptive paper, while tier III is a skill test/typing test.
Latest: SSC CHSL 2019 Apply Online from December 3, 2019.
SSC CHSL 2019 paper-1 is slated to be held on March 16 to 27, 2020 in online mode.
SSC CHSL 2019 Syllabus is Divided into Three Tiers
Skill Test/Typing Test
Number of Questions/Maximum Marks
English Knowledge (Basic Knowledge)
60 Minutes (80 Minutes for candidates eligible for the category of blindness, locomotor disability (both arm affected-BA) and cerebral palsy or physical limitation.
Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)
Part-II, III & IV will also be in Hindi.
Negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence and Quantitative.
Spot the Error
Fill in the Blanks
Spellings/ Detecting misspelt 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
Questions of both verbal and non-verbal type
Questions on Semantic Analogy
Symbolic/ Number Analogy
Symbolic/ Number Classification
Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
Figural Pattern-folding and completion
Coding and de-coding
Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations
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
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 𝜃 + Cos2 𝜃=1 etc.
Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs:
Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios
Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2 𝜃 + Cos2 𝜃=1 etc
Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart
Questions to test candidate's observation and knowledge of current events and everyday matters.
Questions designed to test candidate's general awareness of the environment and its application to society. India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.
Important Neolithic Sites
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Types of Painting found in Bhimbetka
Important site of Mehrgarh
Agriculture Pattern and Crop
Indus Valley Civilization
Early Harappan Phase
Large cities and urban areas
sewage and drainage system,
system of uniform weights and measures,
Late Harappan Phase
Trade with other countries
Export and Import
Important Port Cities
Early Vedic/Rig Vedic Period
Late Harappan and Early Vedic period
The end of Cemetery Culture
Iron Age of India
Later Vedic Age
The formation of Sixteen Maha Janapadas (Great Kingdoms)
The birth of Mahavira, founder of Jainism
The birth of Siddhartha Gautama (Buddha), founder of Buddhism
Earliest written records in Brahmi
Panini and his creations
Rise of Jainism and Buddhism
Rise of Jainism and Its teachings
Tirthankaras and their signs
Rise of Buddhism and its teachings
Chandra Gupta Maurya established the Maurya Empire
Emperor Ashoka took over the Maurya Empire
Important battles of Ashoka - The battle of Kalinga
Ashoka died and was succeeded by Dasaratha
Tholkappiyam and his creation
Early Medieval Period
First Muslim invasion by Mohammed Bin Qasim
Nripatunga Amoghavarsha I became Rashtrakuta king
Invasion by Mahmud of Ghazni
Alberuni travelled to India
Rule of the Chandelas, Cholas, Kadambas, and Rashrakutas
Kalyani Chalukya Empire attained peak, Vikramaditya VI introduced Vikrama Chalukya Era
First battle of Tarain between Mohammed Ghori & Prithivi Raj Chauhan III
Second battle of Tarain between Ghauri and Prithivi Raj Chauhan III
Battle of Chandawar between Ghauri and Jayachandra
Marco Polo came to India
Late Medieval Period
Vasco-da-Gama to Goa
Babur and his conquest
Battle of Khanwa
Establishment of East India Company
Bahadur Shah I
Bajirao I conquered Delhi
Battle of Plassey
Third battle of Panipat
Anglo Maratha Wars
Prohibition of Sati
First Indian war of Independence
Indian National Congress was formed
Gandhi Came to India
First Round Table Conference
Home Rule League was founded by Annie Besant
Massacre at Jallianwalabagh
Bhagat Singh was hanged by the British
Second Round Table Conference
Jalianwala Bagh Massacre
Civil Disobedience Movement
Murder of Lala Lajpat Rai
Quit India Movement
Important Leaders Subhash Chandra Bose, Bhagat Singh, Azad, etc
Third Round Table Conference
Congress Sessions in Chronological order
Himalayan Mountain System
North India – River Systems
South India _ River Systems
Important Mountain Peaks
National Parks in India
Indian Agriculture – important crops
Important mineral resources found in India
Pen and Paper Mode
Duration one hour (20 minutes compensatory time for candidates eligible for the category of blindness, locomotor disability (both arm affected-BA) and cerebral palsy or physical limitation)
To qualify SSC CHSL Tier-II candidates have to stay aware of the current affairs. In the previous years, the following topics were asked in this section:
Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana
Make in India
Note: For reference, candidates can check CHSL 2018 official syllabus here
In SSC CHSL Tier-II candidates will have to write an essay of 200-250 words and a letter/application of approximately 150-200 words.
The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.
SSC CHSL Tier II performance will be included while preparing the final merit.
The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Paper written partly in Hindi and partly in English will be awarded zero marks.
Candidate must write his/her correct Roll Number and affix signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression in the relevant columns in the Question Paper-cum-Answer Book failing which zero marks will be awarded.
Candidates are strictly advised not to write any personal identity e.g. name, Roll Number, Mobile Number, Address, etc inside the Answer Book. The candidates who fail to adhere to these instructions will be awarded zero marks.
The skill test/typing test is conducted for qualified candidates on computers provided by the exam conducting authority.
It will be conducted in cities where Regional Offices of the commission are located or which are decided by them.
It will be of qualifying in nature.
For date entry operators it is mandatory and no candidate is exempted from appearing in the skill test.
Data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) key depressions per hour on Computer. It 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 a printed matter of 2000-2200 key-depressions in English will be to each candidate to be typed.
The 'speed of 15000 key depressions per hour on Computer‟ will be adjudged. The duration of the Test will be 15 minutes and a printed matter of 3700-4000 key-depressions in English will be given to each candidate to be typed.
20 minutes compensatory time will be given to candidates of category blindness, locomotor disability (both arm affected-BA) and cerebral palsy or physical limitation)
The medium of Typing Test will be Hindi and English. Candidates will have to opt for the medium in the online Application Form.
Choice of Typing Test given by the candidate in the application form will be treated as final and no change will be entertained later.
Candidates opting for English medium should have a typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi should have a speed of 30 words per minute.
35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour and about 9000 key depressions per hour respectively.
The typing speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of a given text passage in 10 minutes.
15 minutes compensatory time will be given for candidates who belong to the category of blindness, locomotor disability (both arm affected-BA) and cerebral palsy or physical limitation.
Candidates can refer to the below-mentioned books to prepare for SSC CHSL exam.
Word Power Made Easy
(Any leading Newspaper)
Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning
M K Pandey
R S Aggarwal
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Magical Books on Quicker Maths
Dr. Binay Karna and Manwendra Mukul
Follow the official SSC CHSL 2019 syllabus.
Allot equal time to each section
In tier 1 exam candidates should focus on time management while answering the questions
Stay updated with current issues so that it becomes easy to answer tier 2 descriptive paper
Regular revision of all sections can help in important topics
Candidates should refer to section-wise important books
Read newspapers and stay updated with current issues
Solve previous year question papers to get an idea about the type of questions
Questions are asked from General Intelligence and Reasoning (both verbal and non-verbal types), English Comprehension (Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms etc.), Quantitative Aptitude (Arithmetic, mensuration and basic mathematics), General Awareness (History, geography and current affairs), Essay, Letter and application writing.
The posts offered through SSC CHSL include Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators(DEO), Lower Divisional Clerks(LDC) and Court Clerk.
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The cut off depends on various factors such as number of vacancies available, difficulty of exam, number of candidates appeared in the exam and other factors.It is not possible to say whether the cut off may increase or decrease.But over the years if you see the cut off trends it has been increasing.
You can refer the link below for other detailed information
This staff selection commission exam was notified on december 3rd.for preparing effectively u should know the syllabus that should be prepared and the model of question paper. If you know this then half the war u won.the eligibility criteria is 12th pass and the best preparation strategy and some tricks can be known by checking the below link:
I have mentioned some books name below which you may find helpful,
Objective English by S.P Bakshi
Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis
quantitive aptitude by rs agarwal,
Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey
Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal
General Knowledge by Lucent
bankars adda magazine for current affairs
for chsl you need to really have good grip on english and gk, as time is less but questions is more. if you get 80% questions correctly attempt from english and gk then it is a plus point. I suggest you to regularly practice numerical aptitude to make yourself faster in solving questions.
all the best for exams.
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