New SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019- View here complete detail about SSC CHSL Exam Pattern for Tier I, II & III. Read the Complete SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019 to apply for SSC CHSL (10+2 Level). Before starting your preparation, check this detailed SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern – Detailed Exam Pattern For Tier I, II & III Exam

SSC CHSL Recruitment 2019-20: Staff Selection Commission has released its notification for the SSC CHSL Recruitment 2019. The SSC Combined High School Level (10+2) Exam is being held to recruit to the various posts in different Ministries / Departments of Government Of India and attached and subordinate offices. The exam is set to be held in from 01st July 2019 to 26th July 2019. This is a golden opportunity for the candidates aspiring to build a career in the govt. sector & get a well-secured job. The last date to apply is 05th April 2019 & the Online Application process will begin thereafter.

SSC CHSL Exam is a highly competitive exam. To clear the exam, one must possess complete knowledge of the SSC CHSL exam pattern. The SSC CHSL exam pattern has changed a bit from last year. In this blog, we will provide you with detailed SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019.

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SSC CHSL Exam: Important Highlight

Name of the Exam SSC CHSL (10+2) Exam
Full Form of SSC CHSL Staff Selection Commission / Combined Higher Secondary Level or CHSL (10+2) Exam
Exam Conducting Body Staff Selection Commission
Posts Offered Data Entry Operator (DEO), Lower Division Clerk (LDC) & Postal/Sorting Assistant
Last Date to Apply Online 05-04-2019
Date of Computer Based Examination (Tier-I)   01 to 26-07-2019
Exam Mode Online
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SSC CHSL Exam Selection Process Details:

Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) conducted Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Exam for the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) and Data Entry Operator (DEO). Exam Selection Process details are given below…

Selection Process: The Examination will consist of three stages.
1. Computer Based Examination (Tier-I)-(Objective Type)
2. Descriptive Paper (Tier-II)
3. Typing Test/ Skill Test (Tier-III)
i. Typing Test for LDC/ JSA & PA/ SA
ii. Skill Test for DEO

Written Examination: The written examination will consist of one objective type – Multiple choice questions only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV.

1. Computer Based Examination (Tier-I):

Computer Based Exam (Tier-I) exam is an objective type test divided in four sections, General Intelligence, English Language (Basic Knowledge), Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) and General Awareness. Total marks for SSC CHSL 2018 Tier-I exam is 200 and there is negative marking of 0.50 marks for every wrong answer. Candidates qualifying the Tier-I exam securing the qualifying marks will be selected for the Tier-II exam.

2. Tier-II (Descriptive Paper): 

Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in Pen and Paper Mode in the duration of the paper would be for one hour. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.

3. Tier III (Typing Test/ Skill Test):

i. Skill Test for Data Entry Operator: The Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on Computer will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words key depressions as per the given passage and the duration of the said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer. The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test would be of qualifying nature. Candidates allowed to take this test, will have to qualify the test at the prescribed speed on Computer, to be provided by the Commission or the agency authorized by the Commission to conduct such skill test at the Centre/venue so notified.
ii. Typing Test for LDC/ JSA & PA/ SA: Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Written Examination. Such Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form.

Final Allotment:

The final merit of successful candidates will be determined on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier I and Tier II exam. Candidates will be allotted to the various departments for the post of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerks on the basis of their merit and preference of post.

Resolution of Tie Cases: Tie cases will be resolved by applying one after another, as applicable till the Tie is resolved.
i. Total Marks in Tier-I+Tier-II.
ii. Total marks of Tier-II Examination.
iii. Total marks in Tier-I Examination.
iv. Date of birth, with older candidates placed higher.
v. Alphabetical order in which first names of the candidates appear.

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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019

1. Computer Based Examination: Tier-I (Objective Type):

The SSC CHSL Tier I is of objective type consisting of Multiple Choice Questions (MCQs). It has four sections with a total of 100 questions. The different sections and marking scheme of SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam are tabulated below:

Sections Number of Questions / Maximum Marks
English Language 25/50
General Intelligence 25/50
Quantitative Aptitude 25/50
General Awareness 25/50
Total 100/200
  • The total time duration for the Tier 1 exam is 60 minutes. Previously, the time duration was 75 minutes. The time duration has been reduced since last year.
  • There is a penalty for wrong answers in this exam; 0.50 marks will be deducted for every wrong answer,
  • Except for the English Language section, this test will be conducted bilingually, i.e. in English and Hindi.

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2. SSC CHSL Exam Pattern For Descriptive Test or Tier II

The SSC CHSL Descriptive Test is conducted in pen and paper-based mode. The SSC CHSL Tier II exam pattern is tabulated below:

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern For Tier 2
Topic Word Limit Maximum Marks
Letter/Application Writing 150-200 100
Essay Writing 200-250

Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in Pen and Paper Mode in the duration of the paper would be for one hour. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 percent.

3. Tier III (Typing Test/ Skill Test):  

i. Skill Test for Data Entry Operator: The Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on Computer will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words key depressions as per the given passage and the duration of the said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer. The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test would be of qualifying nature. Candidates allowed to take this test, will have to qualify the test at the prescribed speed on Computer, to be provided by the Commission or the agency authorized by the Commission to conduct such skill test at the Centre/venue so notified.

ii. Typing Test for LDC/ JSA & PA/ SA: Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Written Examination. Such Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for Skill Test Medium in the Application Form.

  • Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute.
  • The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes. Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40% disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes.

SSC CHSL Final Selection

Final selection of SSC CHSL candidates will be made based on the combined score of the candidates in SSC CHSL Tier 1 and Tier 2.

  • Now that you have a clear idea of SSC CHSL Exam Pattern, pull up your socks and start your SSC CHSL preparation.
  • However, the first thing that you need to do is go through the SSC CHSL syllabus. You must have a clear knowledge of all the topics that are included under each section of the exam.
  • Candidates must remember that the syllabus of all the sections is based more or less on the high school syllabus. So, with a properly planned study, cracking this exam won’t be difficult. All you have to do is brush up the concepts and practice as many questions as possible.
  • The only thing you will have to worry about this exam is managing the time. The SSC CHSL exam demands for you to answer 100 questions in just one hour of time. Even though the questions are multiple choice in nature, choosing the right answer and solving them in a time-bound manner might seem like a difficult task especially if you are not prepared for the difficult ones. Few questions might be tricky and for such, you must attempt at the end of the exam to avoid any wastage of time.

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