SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023

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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

Now that the SSC CHSL recruitment 2023 is out, it is important that you know about the SSC CHSL exam pattern so that you can start your preparation accordingly. SSC CHSL exam 2023 will be conducted in two phases, as follows-

  • Tier 1: Objective Type Computer Based exam
  • Tier 2: Objective Type Computer Based exam

More details on the SSC CHSL exam pattern is given below.

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam Pattern

The SSC CHSL Tier-1 is the first stage in the SSC CHSL recruitment 2023. You need to qualify this stage in order to move to the next stage. The SSC CHSL Tier-1 will be a computer-based exam consisting of objective type questions with multiple choices. SSC CHSL Tier-1 will consist of four subjects. Look at the table below for more details regarding the SSC CHSL Tier-1 exam pattern.

PartSubjects (Not in sequence)No. of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime Duration
I English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50 1 hour (1 hour 20 minutes for PwBD candidates)
II General Intelligence 25 50
III Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
IV General Awareness 25 50

Please Note:

  • There will be a negative marking of 0.5 marks in Tier-1.

SSC CHSL Tier-2 Exam Pattern

If you qualify Tier-1, you will be called for SSC CHSL Tier-2. The CHSL exam pattern for Tier-2 has been revised this year. Now, the Tier-2 exam will be conducted in two sessions on the same day. Session-I will comprise of three Sections with objective type multiple choice questions. On the other hand in Session 2, a Skill Test/Typing Test will be conducted for the post of DEO and LDC/JSA. For more information on the CHSL exam pattern for Tier-2, please look at the table below.

SubjectNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksTime allowed
Session-1 (2 hours and 15 minutes)
Section-1:
  • Module-1: Mathematical Abilities
  • Module-2: Reasoning and General Intelligence.
  • 30
  • 30
180 1 hour (for each section) (1 hour 20 minutes for PwBD candidates)
Section-2:
  • Module-1: English Language and Comprehension
  • Module-2: : General Awareness
  • 40
  • 20
180
Section-3:
  • Module-1: Computer Knowledge Module
15 45 15 Minutes (20 minutes for PwBD candidates)
Session-2
Section-3:
  • Module-2: Skill Test/ Typing Test Module
Part A: Skill Test for DEOs. - 15 Minutes (20 minutes for PwBD candidates)
Part B: Typing Test for LDC/ JSA. - 10 Minutes (15 minutes for PwBD candidates)

Please Note:

  • There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section-II and Module-I of Section-III.
  • Module-I of Section-III i.e. Computer Knowledge Test is mandatory but qualifying in nature.

Skill Test/Typing Test: Module-II of Section-III

Module-II of Section-III consists of a Skill Test/Typing Test for the post of DEO and LDC/JSA, which will be conducted on the same day. The Skill Test/Typing Test will be qualifying in nature. Furthermore, errors in the Skill Test will be calculated up to 2 decimal places.

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator

For the post of DEO, the Skill test is mandatory, and no candidate will be exempted from appearing in this test.

Typing Test for LDC/JSA

The Typing Test will be conducted for the posts of LDC/JSA, and is mandatory for all candidates. The medium of the Typing Test will be Hindi or English. You will be asked to choose your medium of language for the Typing Test while filling out the SSC CHSL Application form, which will be considered as final and no request to change the medium of Typing Test will be entertained later. 

Mode of Selection

  • Candidates will be shortlisted for Tier-2 on the basis of the marks obtained in the Tier-1 examination. There may be separate category wise cut-offs for different posts and subsequent Tiers.
  • The candidates have to appear in all the three sections of Tier-2. Furthermore, it is mandatory for all the candidates to qualify all the sections inTier-2.
  • Based on the aggregate performance in Section-I and Section-II of Tier-2 exam, candidates will be shortlisted for evaluation of Section-III of Tier-2 exam. The candidates who have 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.
  • The final merit list will be prepared on the basis of the marks obtained in Tier-2 only. 
  • Given below are the minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, Section-I, Section-II & Module-I of Section-III of Tier-II Examination are as follows:
  • UR- 30%
  • OBC/EWS- 25%
  • All other categories- 20%

SSC CHSL Marking Scheme

The SSC CHSL marking scheme is different for Tier-1 and Tier-2. Please refer to the table below for more details regarding the SSC CHSL marking scheme.

SSC CHSL Exam Marking Scheme 2023

Marking SchemeConsidered Marks
For correct answers 2 marks
For wrong answers -0.50 marks
For not attempted 0 (no marks)

SSC CHSL Exam Language

The SSC CHSL Tier-1 and Tier-2 exam will be bilingual in nature, i.e it will be available in both Hindi and English, except the test of English Language. This implies that you will be able to choose your default language for the exam as English or Hindi. You can change the choice of language for any particular question if you feel the need for it, by clicking on the drop-down menu available on the top right corner

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FAQs

SSC CHSL is a Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination that recruits candidates for different posts in ministries/government offices.
The online application dates for SSC CHSL 2023 recruitment are from February 01, 2022 - March 07, 2022.
The last date to make the offline fee payment for the SSC CHSL application is March 10, 2022. 
A candidate must have passed 10+2 in any discipline in order to appear for the SSC CHSL 2023 examination.
The SSC CHSL exam 2023 will be a computer-based test.
Yes, a penalty of 1/4th or 0.50 marks will be charged for every incorrect answer.
No, there will be no interview in the SSC CHSL recruitment process.
No. There will not be any separate timing allotted in the SSC CHSL Mains exam. You will be allotted a cumulative 60 minutes to solve the paper.
Yes. You can attempt the SSC CHSL 2023 Exam in the Hindi language.
Yes. You can generate an offline challan until March 09, 2022, through which you can make your application fee payment in any of the banks listed by SSC. 

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