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SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus and Pattern 2022, Check Revised CHSL Exam Pattern For Tier 1 & 2

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus and Pattern 2022, Check New Revised CHSL 2022 Exam Pattern For Tier 1 & 2

SSC conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examination in two Tiers. Candidates can refer to this article for the details of the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern.
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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022: Candidates preparing for the SSC CHSL exam should have good knowledge of exam patterns. There are different stages that candidates need to qualify for to get selected for various posts in the SSC CHSL exam. SSC CHSL Exam Pattern is going to help candidates to prepare well for the upcoming SSC CHSL Examination & strategize their preparation. The marking scheme, type of questions, and the number of questions are the basic things one need to know. To ace the upcoming SSC CHSL Exam, it is necessary to have knowledge of the latest SSC CHSL Exam Pattern. Read all the details regarding SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examination in three Tiers namely Tier-1 and Tier-2. While SSC CHSL Tier-1 is conducted Online Mode on the other hand Tier-2 is conducted in Online mode. Candidates can go through this article for more information about the different tiers of SSC CHSL. This article also explains each tier of SSC CHSL.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2022 – Tiers of CHSL Exam

SSC CHSL comprises three Tiers (stages) and the candidates have to qualify in each of the stages to get shortlisted for the vacancies. Exam Pattern of SSC CHSL 2022 is explained below:

Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – II Tier-II will include following three sections having two modules each Computer Based (online)

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam Pattern 2022

SSC CHSL Ties-1 comprises 100 questions in total with a maximum mark of 200. SSC CHSL Tier-1 is of 60 minutes. SSC CHSL Tier-I is divided into four sections with 25 questions each and maximum marks of 50. Normalization will be done by SSC if the exam is conducted in multiple shifts.
The sections asked in SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam are:


    • General Knowledge

    • Quantitative Aptitude

    • General Reasoning

    • English Comprehension

The Schema of Tier-1 is explained in the Table given below:


No. of Questions

Total Marks

Time Allotted

Intelligence and Reasoning



cumulative time of 60 minutes (80 minutes for disable/Physically handicapped













Note:- For every wrong question there is a negative marking of 0.5 marks.

SSC CHSL Tier-2 Exam Pattern 2022 (Revised)

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





No. of Questions



Session-I (2 hours and 15 minutes)

Section 1


Mathematical Abilities



1 hour


Reasoning and General Intelligence



Section 2


English Language and Comprehension



1 hour


General Awareness



Section 3


Computer Knowledge Module



15 minutes


Section 3


Skill Test/ Typing Test Module-

Part A- Skill Test for DEOs

Part B: Typing Test for LDC/ JSA


15 minutes

10 minutes

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


Mode of Selection:

A.1 Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, Section-I, Section-II & Module-I of Section[1]III of Tier-II Examination are as follows:

A.1.1 UR : 30% A.1.2 OBC/ EWS : 25%

A.1.3 All other categories : 20%

A.2 Candidates will be shortlisted for Tier-II Examination on the basis of their performance in Tier-I Examination. Normalized scores of candidates will be used to determine merit and for final selection.

A.3 There may be separate category-wise cut-offs in Tier-I and subsequent Tiers for different posts i.e. (i) DEO/ DEO Grade ‘A’ and (ii) LDC/ JSA.

A.4 Tier-II Examination will be conducted for all the candidates qualified in Tier-I. In Tier-II, all the candidates will be required to appear in all three sections.

A.5 In Tier-II, it will be mandatory for the candidates to qualify all the sections.

A.6 Based on the aggregate performance in Section-I and Section-II of Tier-II Examination, candidates will be shortlisted for evaluation of Section-III of Tier-II Examination. The candidates who are not qualified in Section-I + Section-II will not be eligible for evaluation of Section-III and they will not be considered for further selection process.

A.7 Section-III of Tier-II is qualifying in nature, in other words both modules i.e. Computer Knowledge Test and Skill Test/ Typing Test are qualifying in nature. Skill Test for DEOs is mandatory for all the qualified candidates. Typing Test for posts other than DEOs is mandatory for all candidates except those who are exempted from appearing in the Typing Test.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2022

The Syllabus is the initial step to initiate with your preparation for the SSC CHSL 2022 Exam. A thorough understanding of the SSC CGL syllabus 2022 is an extremely crucial milestone on the road to clearing the CHSL exam. This will help you to escalate your preparation for SSC CHSL 2022 in the right direction. Candidates can go through the details of the Syllabus, which works as an important guide for the candidates.

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier 1

The sections asked in SSC CHSL Tier I Exam are:

The Topic-wise Syllabus of Tier 1 is given below:

SSC CHSL Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning

The SSC CHSL reasoning syllabus covers a range of topics that are given below. It includes both verbal and non-verbal reasoning.


    • Classification

    • Analogy

    • Coding-Decoding

    • Paper Folding Method

    • Matrix

    • Word Formation

    • Venn Diagram

    • Direction and Distance

    • Blood Relations

    • Verbal reasoning

    • Non-Verbal Reasoning

    • Seating Arrangement

    • Puzzle

    • Series

SSC CHSL Syllabus for General Awareness

The SSC CHSL General Awareness syllabus consists of the knowledge of current affairs and the general knowledge of Indian history, constitution, geography, etc of the candidates.


    • Static General Knowledge

    • Science

    • Current Affairs

    • Sports

    • Books and Authors

    • Important Schemes

    • Portfolios

    • People in the News

    • History

    • Culture

    • Geography

    • Economic

    • Awards and Honors

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude section includes topics from basic and advanced mathematics.


    • Simplification

    • Interest

    • Averages

    • Percentage

    • Ratio and Proportion

    • Problem on Ages

    • Speed, Distance and Time

    • Number System

    • Mensuration

    • Data Interpretation

    • Time and Work

    • Algebra

    • Trigonometry

    • Geometry


SSC CHSL Syllabus for English Comprehension

SSC CHSL syllabus for English will cover all the topics asked in this section that test candidates’ knowledge of English Comprehension and Grammar.


    • Reading Comprehension

    • Cloze Test

    • Spellings

    • Phrases and Idioms

    • One word Substitution

    • Sentence Correction

    • Error Spotting

    • Fill in the Blanks

    • Para Jumbles

    • Active/ Passive

    • Narrations

SSC CHSL Tier II Syllabus

Module-I of Session-I (Mathematical Abilities)


    • Number Systems

    • Fundamental arithmetical operations

    • Algebra

    • Geometry

    • Mensuration

    • Trigonometry

    • Statistics and probability

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


    • Semantic Analogy

    • Symbolic operations

    • Symbolic/ Number Analogy

    • Trends, Figural Analogy

    • Space Orientation

    • Semantic Classification

    • Venn Diagrams

    • Symbolic/ Number Classification

    • Drawing inferences

    • Figural Classification

    • Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding

    • Semantic Series

    • Figural Pattern-folding and completion

    • Number Series

    • Embedded figures

    • Figural Series

    • Critical Thinking

    • Problem Solving

    • Emotional Intelligence

    • Word Building

    • Social Intelligence

    • Coding and de-coding

    • Numerical operations

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


    • Vocabulary

    • Grammar

    • Sentence structure

    • Synonyms/Homonyms

    • Antonyms

    • Spot the Error

    • Fill in the Blanks

    • Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt 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

    • Cloze Passage

    • Comprehension Passage

Module-II of Section-II (General Awareness)


    • History

    • Culture

    • Geography

    • Economic Scene

    • General policy

    • Scientific research

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

Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), Input/ Output devices, computer memory, memory organization, back- up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer. Keyboard shortcuts.
Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and Power Point etc.
Working with Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking

Basics of networking and cyber security: Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojan etc.) and preventive measures.

Skill test for the post of Data Entry Operator:

In this test, a candidate should have a data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour.

The duration of the Test is 15 minutes and an English document having about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions is given to type.

Skill test for the post of DEO in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG):

The ‘speed of 15000 key depressions per hour 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 for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer.

Skill test for the post of Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (LDS/JSA) and Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants (PA/SA):

The speed of 10500 key depressions per hour 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 for 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 9000 key-depressions/hour would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the test computer.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2022 – FAQs

Q 1. How many tiers of exams are there in SSC CHSL?
Ans. SSC CHSL is conducted in two stages i.e, Tier I and Tier II.

Q 2. Is there a negative marking in SSC CHSL Prelims?
Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 1/4 of the marks assigned to that question for every wrong answer in SSC CHSL.

Q 3. How many subjects are there in SSC CHSL Prelims?
Ans. There are four subjects in SSC CHSL Prelims namely General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning and English language.

Q 4. How many questions are there in SSC CHSL Tier 1?
Ans. There are 100 questions in SSC CHSL Tier 1.

Q5. Which is the highest scoring section in the Tier 1 exam?
General Intelligence is the highest-scoring section in the Tier 1 exam.

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