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SSC CHSL 2020 Syllabus

By: Archana on April 01, 2019

The SSC CHSL Syllabus is detailed for four sections - General Intelligence, Quantitative, English Comprehension and General Awareness.

The section wise detailed syllabus is presented as below:

General Awareness

  1. Environment and surroundings.
  2. Everyday Science
  3. India and its neighboring countries

General Intelligence

  1. Semantic Analogy
  2. Symbolic Operations
  3. Figural Analogy
  4. Venn Diagrams
  5. Word Building
  6. Emotional Intelligence
  7. Drawing Inferences
  8. Space Orientation
  9. Punched Hole
  10. Pattern Folding and Unfolding
  11. Sub-Topics
  12. Symbolic/Number Classification

Quantitative Aptitude

  1. Analogy
  2. Classification
  3. Series Completion
  4. Coding and Decoding
  5. Blood Relations
  6. Sitting Arrangement
  7. Direction Sense test
  8. Logical Venn Diagrams'
  9. Alphabet Test
  10. Ranking Test
  11. Mathematical Operation
  12. Syllogism
  13. Non-Verbal Reasoning


  1. Fill in the blanks
  2. Synonyms/Antonyms
  3. Spelling/Detecting misspelled words
  4. Idioms and Phrases
  5. One Word Substitution
  6. Sentence Improvement
  7. Active/Passive Voice (Verbs)
  8. Direct/Indirect narration
  9. Cloze Passage
  10. Comprehension Passage

SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern

The Tier-1 of SSC CHSL  would consist of 4 parts wherein about 25 questions would be asked from each part. Every question would be of 2 marks and the candidates would be given 2 hours to complete the exam. Questions would be given both in English and Hindi for Part 1, 3 and 4. There would be negative marking of 0.5 for every wrong answer. The exam pattern of SSC CHSL Tier 1 has been mentioned below:

Subject Marks Questions
General Intelligence 25 50
English 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50

The Tier-1 exam would be Objective Multiple Choice Based. The Tier-2 exam would be in a Pen and Paper mode which is descriptive in either English or Hindi. The Tier-3 is a Skill test which could be either online or offline. The modification suggested are as follows:

  1. SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam would be conducted in an online mode.
  2. Introduction of a descriptive paper of 100 marks to be done in 60 minutes in a pen and paper mode.
  3. Reduction in the time of the exam from 120 minutes to 75 minutes.
  4. There would be no sectional cutoff.

The Tier-2 exam is a descriptive paper of 100 marks. The test would be conducted in a pen and paper mode. This paper is held to evaluate the ability of the candidates to write which is important in Government jobs.

The Tier-3 exam is a skill test of qualifying nature which would not be used in determining the final merit list.

At this stage, the typing speed of the candidates would be tested. The test would be conducted for both English and Hindi:

English - 35 words/minute

Hindi - 30 words/minute

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