SSC CHSL 2015 Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Expected Cutoff

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Dear Readers

Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam – 2015  (SSC CHSL) examination date has been rescheduled to 1st & 15th November and 6th & 20th December 2015.

SSC CHSL is organised by Staff Selection Commission for recruitment of candidates for posts of Data Entry Operator. The written test will be followed by typing test for the post of Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA) and Lower Division Clerk on Computer. The test will be conducted in offline mode.

SSC CHSL POST DESCRIPTION:

Data Entry Operator (DEO) and Lower Division Clerk (LDC) are  Group C type of jobs and fall under pay band-1.

These jobs are for various government ministries, departments and offices.

Data Entry operators jobs typically means processing of data whereas Lower Division Clerks are to cover registration , maintenance, indexing, recording, typing, comparing and preparing statements.

Eligibility

  • Age Limit:18-27 years as on 01.08.2015 (Candidates born not before 02-08-1988 and not later than 01-08-1997)
  • Educational Qualifications ( As on 01.08.2015):
    • Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent from a recognized Board or University.
    • Candidates who have not acquired but will acquire the educational qualification and acquire documentary evidence from the Board/University in support thereof as on 01.08.2015 will also be eligible.
  • Upper Age Relaxation -Relaxation in age will be given for the candidates belonging to reserved category as per the government rules:
    • SC/ST – 5 years
    • PH + SC/ST – 15 years
    • PH + OBC – 13 years
    • PH – 10 years
    • OBC – 3 years

SSC CHSL PROCESS OF SELECTION

Selection process will be divided in two parts – written examination followed by a skill test. Only those candidates who qualify the written examination will be allowed for skill test. Allotment of candidates to various departments will be made on the basis of merit. This means that higher the score in the written examination means better the chances of final allotment. SC, ST, OBC and PH candidates will be adjusted against the general vacancies as per their position in the merit list. Reserved vacancies will be filled separately with eligible candidates from the respective categories. In case where more than one candidate secures equal aggregates marks, a tie breaker will be applied which is as follows:

  • Marks in first part of the selection process (written examination)
  • Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher in the merit list
  • Alphabetical order in which first names of the candidates appear

SSC CHSL 2015 Pattern 

Part I

The written examination will consist of one objective type paper. Total 200 questions will be asked for 1 mark each. (TOTAL 200 Marks )

The SSC CHSL Written Examination will consist of following four sections:

(i) General Intelligence – 50 Questions – 50 Marks

(ii) English Language (Basic Knowledge)– 50 Questions – 50 Marks,

(iii) Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) – 50 Questions – 50 Marks

(iv) General Awareness – 50 Questions – 50 Marks

NOTE-I : The Paper will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only.  The questions except in Part III will be set both in English & Hindi.

NOTE-II: There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

Duration: 2 HOURS

Part II  

As per the SSC CHSL 2015 Paper Pattern, This round will be only for candidates who qualify the written examination.

  • Typing Test for LDC

This test for LDC will be conducted in English or Hindi. A candidate need to specify the language of typing while filling the application form. This can be taken on a computer, which would be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized. The candidates who opt for English medium must have a typing speed of 35 wpm(words per limit) and those who opt for Hindi medium must have typing speed of 30 wpm.

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator

Candidates must maintain a data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) key depressions per hour on a computer. Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on computer will be judged on the basis of correct entry of words/key depressions as per the given passage. Duration of this test will be 15 minutes. Printed matter in English language which would contain about 2000- 2200 strokes/key-depressions would be provided to each candidate.

SSC CHSL 2015 Syllabus 

 

GENERAL INTELLIGENCE
Topics No. of Questions
LOGICAL WORD SEQUENCE TEST 1
ALPHABETICAL ORDER OF WORDS 1
LETTER SERIES TEST 2
NUMBER SERIES TEST 2
TIME SEQUENCE TEST 1
RANKING TESTS 2
GENERAL ALPHABETICAL SERIES 1
BLOOD RELATIONSHIPS TEST 1
LETTER TO NUMBER CODING 3
NUMBER TO LETTER CODING 1
LETTER TO LETTER CODING 1
WORD FORMATION 2
INSERT MISSING CHARACTERS TEST 3
MATHEMATICAL OPERATIONS 4
DIRECTION AND DISTANCE TEST 2
STATEMENTS CONCLUSIONS 2
SYLLOGISM 2
COMPLETE WORD ANALOGY 2
CHOOSE ANALOGUS PAIR 1
NUMBER ANALOGY TEST 3
ALPHABET ANALOGY 2
WORD (ODD MAN OUT) TEST 2
LETTER (ODD MAN OUT) TEST 1
NUMERAL (ODD MAN OUT) TEST 1
PROBLEMS ON PAPER CUTTING 1
SPOTTING OUT THE EMBEDDED FIGURES 1
CLASSIFICATION (NON VERBAL TESTS) 1
ANALOGY (NON VERBAL TESTS) 1
SERIES (NON VERBAL TESTS) 1
LOGICAL DIAGRAMS (VENN DIAGRAMS) 1
COMPLETION OF AN INCOMPLETE  PATTERN 1
Total 50

 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE
Topics No. of Questions
CORRECTLY SPELT WORDS 2
IDIOMS AND PHRASES 3
ONE WORD SUBSITUTION 3
SENTENCE IMPROVEMENT 2
ACTIVE AND PASSIVE VOICES 5
DIRECT AND INDIRECT SPEECH 5
ORDERING OF SENTENCES 6
CLOZE TESTS 5
ENGLISH COMPREHENSION 5
SPOTTING ERRORS 5
FILL IN THE BLANKS(SINGLE WORD) 5
SYNONYMS 2
ANTONYMS 2
Total 50

 

QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE
Topics No. of Questions
ALGEBRIC EQUATIONS 6
SIMPLIFICATION 5
RATIO AND PROPORTION 1
AVERAGE 1
SIMPLE INTEREST 1
PROFIT AND LOSS 2
DISCOUNT 1
PARTNERSHIP 1
PROBLEMS ON TRAINS 1
TIME AND WORK 1
GRAPHS 1
GEOMETRY 4
AREA AND PERIMETER OF PALNE FIG 5
VOLUME AND SURFACE AREA OF SOLID 4
TRIGONOMETRY RATIO AND IDENTITIES 4
HEIGHT AND DISTANCE 1
NUMBER SYSTEMS 3
PERCENTAGE 2
MIXTURE AND ALLIGATIONS 1
PIPES AND CISTERNS 1
TABLE(DI) 2
BAR CHART (DI) 2
Total 50

 

GENERAL AWARENESS
Topics No. of Questions
GENERAL HISTORY OF INDIA 4
GENERAL HISTORY OF WORLD 1
GENERAL GEOGRAPHY 6
COUNTRIES 1
GENERAL SCIENCE 14
ANIMALS 1
GENERAL COMPUTER SCIENCE 3
NATIONAL CE 1
SPORTS CE 1
FAMOUS PLACES (I) 2
WORLD ORGANISATIONS 1
CURRENCIES 1
BOOKS AND AUTHORS (INDIA) 1
INTERNATIONAL CE 2
SPORTS AND RECREATION 1
GENERAL ECONOMICS STUDY 5
DEMOCRATIC POLITY (INDIA) 5
Total 50

Expected Cutoff for SSC CHSL 2015

Category

Expected Cutoff Marks (LDC / DEO)

UR (General)

125-135

OBC

115-120

SC

105

ST

95-100

VH

93-97

OH

92-95

HH

70-80

EXS

70-80

 

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52 COMMENTS

  1. Sir mera abhi tak ssc chsl ki study nahi hui hai.even mene abhi tak start bhi nahi kiya hai to aap meri help kijiye ki kaunse kaunse topic ache se karu and mere pas general awareness padhne k liye kuch bhi material nahi hai pls sir give me suggestion

  2. hi frnds,
    what is the Expected cutoff for ssc chsl exam 2015. And one more doubt is do we need to obtain minimum marks in each subject or only overall cutoff is required..
    thanks&regards,
    Praveenkumar Chatter

    • Skill test will be conducted for typing. You will be asked to type at a certain speed for a certain time. This is done to check your proficiency and suitability for the job

  3. Thank you so much . This site is really very helpful to prepare for exam. This is gr8 site I found every information whatever I wanted. Thank’s

  4. thanks for the giving information.
    sir, apne bataya h ki every subject ke each topic kitne – kitne number ka ayenga,to sir m janana chahta hu ki ye number fix h is topic me se itne hi number ka ayega .ya bad me change bhi ho sakta h?
    please reply?

  5. hw to we prepared to these examination mainly how to solve maths in minimum tym get those any theory sooo pls I want all ths to the maxium get rid off the valuation of marks

  6. I have query about the typing test…I am not prepared for typing test amd was unaware about it. kindly help me out by giving some ideas so that I can tackle it .. how to prepare for it?

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