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SSC CHSL (TIER-1 & TIER -2) Syllabus

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) examination, a prestigious national-level test in India. this exam garners significant attention annually, emerging as one of the most coveted competitive exams nationwide. This article delves into the full form of CHSL and offer insights into the examination, covering aspects such as eligibility, criteria, exam pattern and the diverse positions linked with it.

SSC CHSL 2024 Selection Process

SSC CHSL 2024 exam has two different phases that candidates need to clear to get selected for various posts in Government Offices. SSC CHSL Tier I is an Objective Multiple Choice Question paper and Tier II will include the following three sections having two modules each.

Tier – IObjective Multiple ChoiceComputer Based (online)
Tier – IIObjective Multiple Choice + Skill Test & Typing Test
Tier-II will include three sections having two modules each
Computer-Based (online)

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern

  1. The SSC CHSL Tier I exam is a computer-based online test (CBT) exam conducted online.
  2. Candidates are given a total of 60 minutes to solve the SSC CHSL Tier-I paper comprising 100 questions that count to a total of 200 marks (2 marks each question).
  3. For each wrong attempt, candidates are penalised with 1/2 marks in the Tier-1 exam.
SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern
SectionsSubjectsNo of QuestionsMax MarksExam Duration
1General Intelligence255060 minutes (80 Minutes for PWD candidates)
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)2550
4English Language (Basic Knowledge)2550

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier-I Exam

SSC CHSL is conducted in three different levels, the syllabus of all three levels is different. All candidates must be well-informed about the latest changes (if introduced any) in the SSC CHSL Syllabus and exam pattern to prepare for SSC CHSL 2024.

There are 4 sections in Tier I of the SSC CHSL exam which are given below:

1. Reasoning Ability

2. Quantitative Aptitude

3. English Language

4. General Awareness

SSC CHSL Tier-I Syllabus 2024

SSC CHSL Tier-I Syllabus comprises 4 subjects which are: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence: & General Awareness. The subject-wise topics for SSC CHSL 2024 Tier-I exam is given below:

SSC CHSL Tier-I Syllabus 2024
General IntelligenceQuantitative AptitudeEnglish LanguageGeneral Awareness
Logical ReasoningSimplificationReading ComprehensionHistory
Alphanumeric SeriesProfit and LossCloze TestCulture
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet TestMixtures & AllegationsPara jumblesGeography
Data SufficiencySimple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & IndicesMiscellaneousEconomic Scene
Coded InequalitiesWork & TimeFill in the blanksGeneral Policy
Seating ArrangementTime & DistanceMultiple Meaning/Error SpottingScientific Research
PuzzleMensuration – Cylinder, Cone, SphereParagraph CompletionAwards and Honors
TabulationData InterpretationOne Word SubstitutionBooks and Authors
SyllogismRatio and Proportion, PercentageActive and Passive VoiceCurrent Affairs
Blood RelationsNumber Systems



Sports GK
Input-OutputCoding-DecodingSequence & SeriesIndian Polity
Coding DecodingPermutation, Combination & Probability

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus 2024

SSC has revised SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern and released new syllabus which has been detailed below-

Tier-II will include following three sections having two modules each:

Section-1: Module-I: Mathematical Abilities and Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence.

Section-2: Module-I: English Language and Comprehension and Module-II: General Awareness

Section-3: Module-I: Computer Knowledge Test and Module-II: Skill Test/ Typing Test

Tier-2 will be conducted in two sessions – Session- 1 & Session-2, on same day. Session-I will include conducting of Section-1, Section-2 and Module-1 of Section-3. Session-2 will include conducting of Module-2 of Section-3.

Tier-2 will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-2 of Section 3. The questions will be set in English and Hindi except for Module-2 (i.e. English Language and Comprehension module) in Section 2.

There will be negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-1, Section-2 and Module-I of Section-3.

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2024
SessionSectionModulesSubjectNo. of QuestionsMarksTime
Session-I (2 hours and 15 minutes)Section 1Module-1Mathematical Abilities3060*3 = 1801 hour
Module-2Reasoning and General Intelligence30
Section 2Module-1English Language and Comprehension4060*3 = 1801 hour
Module-2General Awareness20
Section 3Module-1Computer Knowledge Module1515*3 = 4515 minutes
Session-II (25 minutes)Section 3Module-2

Skill Test/ Typing Test Module-

Part A- Skill Test for DEOs in Department/ Ministry

Part B: Skill Test for DEOs except in Department/ Ministry

Part C: Typing Test for LDC/ JSA


15 minutes 

15 minutes

10 minutes


SSC CHSL Tier 2 Syllabus and Topics

Module-I of Session-I (Mathematical Abilities)

Module-I of Session-I (Mathematical Abilities)
Number Systems
  1. Computation of Whole Number
  2. Decimal and Fractions
  3. Relationship between numbers
Fundamental arithmetical operations
  1. Percentages
  2. Ratio and Proportion
  3. Square roots
  4. Averages
  5. Interest (Simple and Compound)
  6. Profit and Loss
  7. Discount
  8. Partnership Business
  9. Mixture and Alligation
  10. Time and distance
  11. Time and work
  1. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems)
  2. Graphs of Linear Equations

Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: 

  1. Triangle and its various kinds of centres
  2. Congruence and similarity of triangles
  3. Circle and its chords
  4. Tangents
  5. Angles subtended by chords of a circle
  6. Common tangents to two or more circles.
  1. Triangle
  2. Quadrilaterals
  3. Regular Polygons
  4. Circle
  5. Right Prism
  6. Right Circular Cone
  7. Right Circular Cylinder
  8. Sphere
  9. Hemispheres
  10. Rectangular Parallelepiped
  11. Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base
  1. Trigonometry
  2. Trigonometric ratios
  3. Complementary angles
  4. Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2𝜃 + Cos2𝜃=1 etc.
Statistics and probability

Use of Tables and Graphs

  1. Histogram
  2. Frequency polygon
  3. Bar-diagram
  4. Pie-chart
  5. Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation
  6. calculation of simple probabilities

Module-II of Section-I (Reasoning and General Intelligence)

Module-II of Section-I (Reasoning and General Intelligence):

Verbal and non-verbal type

  1. Semantic Analogy
  2. Symbolic operations
  3. Symbolic/ Number Analogy
  4. Trends, Figural Analogy
  5. Space Orientation
  6. Semantic Classification
  7. Venn Diagrams
  8. Symbolic/ Number Classification
  9. Drawing inferences
  10. Figural Classification
  11. Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding
  12. Semantic Series
  13. Figural Pattern-folding and completion
  14. Number Series
  15. Embedded figures
  16. Figural Series
  17. Critical Thinking
  18. Problem Solving
  19. Emotional Intelligence
  20. Word Building
  21. Social Intelligence
  22. Coding and de-coding
  23. Numerical operations

Module-I of Section-II (English Language And Comprehension)

Module-I of Section-II (English Language And Comprehension)
  1. Vocabulary
  2. Grammar
  3. Sentence structure
  4. Synonyms/Homonyms
  5. Antonyms
  6. Spot the Error
  7. Fill in the Blanks
  8. Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words
  9. Idioms and Phrases
  10. One-word substitution
  11. Improvement of Sentences
  12. Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
  13. Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration
  14. Shuffling of Sentence parts
  15. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  16. Cloze Passage
  17. Comprehension Passage

Module-II of Section-II (General Awareness)

Module-II of Section-II (General Awareness)

Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation 
and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person.

Questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to

  1. History
  2. Culture
  3. Geography
  4. Economic Scene
  5. General policy
  6. Scientific research

Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency)

Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I (Computer Proficiency)
Computer Basics
  1. Organization of a computer
  2. Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  3. Input/ output devices
  4. Computer memory
  5. Memory organization
  6. Back- up devices
  7. PORTs
  8. Windows Explorer
  9. Keyboard shortcuts
SoftwareWindows Operating system including basics of 
Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc
Working with Internet and e-mails
  1. Web Browsing & Searching
  2. Downloading & Uploading
  3. Managing an E-mail Account
  4. e-Banking
Basics of networking and cyber security
  1. Networking devices and protocols
  2. Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.

Skill Test

Skill Test for the post of DEO/ DEO Grade ‘A’ in Department/ Ministry

The speed of 15000 (Fifteen Thousand) Key Depressions per hour on a Computer will be adjudged based on the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage. The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key depressions will be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer. The passage to be entered into the computer may also be displayed on the computer screen.

Skill Test for the post of DEO/ DEO Grade ‘A’ except in Department/ Ministry 

Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (Eight Thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer‟ will be adjudged based on the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage. The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key depressions will be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer. The passage to be entered into the Computer may also be displayed on the computer screen.

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