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SSC CHSL Syllabus

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus

Tier 1 Exam of SSC CHSL 2018- 19 will be conducted from 1st July-26th July 2019. It will be beneficial for all the candidates to collect all information regarding the syllabus of the exam so that you can prepare in the best way possible.There will be majorly two stages in SSC CHSL 2018-19 Exam : Tier I & Tier II. Tier I will be completely objective whereas Tier II will be a descriptive paper of English in pen & paper mode. Tier I will have questions from various subjects and qualifying in all of them will be a priority. Qualifying the Tier 1 is the first and foremost step in the examination process. Therefore knowing the syllabus for Tier 1 will prove helpful in your preparation as without the information of syllabus you will not be able to move ahead with the preparation. The syllabus for Computer Based Examination (Tier-I) for SSC CHSL 2018-19 is mentioned below:

General Intelligence

This section of SSC CHSL Exam tests your general intelligence which implies your ability to reason out in various kinds of situations.There will be different types of questions where you would need some practice, thus you can note down the syllabus for the same.

Semantic Analogy

Symbolic operations

Symbolic/ Number Analogy


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

Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.


English Language:

English has always been a risky subject for most of the candidates. But, if you are well aware of the topics out of which the questions will be coming in the exam, it will prove quite beneficial in the exam preparation and you can focus on those topics specifically while preparing. 

Spot the Error

Fill in the Blanks

Synonyms/ Homonyms


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



Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude has been one of the most important and scoring subjects in any examination. Therefore by practicing the mentioned topics, you can score well in the section and increase your overall score.


Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers

Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time andwork.

Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of LinearEquations.

Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts:

Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or morecircles.

Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base

Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Height and Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin2 Cos2 1etc.,

Statistical Charts : Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar- diagram, Pie-chart


General Awareness

In the General Awareness section of SSC CHSL, the questions will be designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.

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. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBES there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning/ Quantitative Aptitude.

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