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SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2019

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019: The CHSL (10+2) Exams, SSC CHSL in short, is conducted every year by the Staff Selection Commission. It is a three-tier exam that is conducted to fill up vacancies for a wide range of posts in various government offices and departments.

Some of the posts that come under SSC CHSL exam are – Sorting Assistant/Postal Assistant, Court Clerks, Lower Division Clerks, Data Entry Operators etc.

Every Year, Staff Selection Commission Announce a huge number of Vacancies for these posts. In Order to get a job through SSC CHSL, This will help you in creating a proper SSC CHSL Preparation plan.

In this article, We Will provide you with the detailed Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Syllabus and important topics for the exam.

Before getting into the detailed Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Syllabus, you must have an idea about the SSC CHSL Exam pattern.

As Mentioned above, Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level is conducted in three phases.

Objective Multiple Choice Question Mode of Computer Based ( Online)
Descriptive Paper Question In Hindi/English Mode of Paper and Pen
Skill Test/ CPT Test Mode of Wherever Applicable

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 75 minutes
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CHSL Tier-ΙΙ Exam Pattern

There will be a Descriptive Paper in SSC CHSL Tier2 Exams. SSC CHSL Tier-ΙΙ is a Descriptive test that is conducted to test the written skills of candidates in English/Hindi.

The SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern is tabulated below. You can start your exam with any of the following section given in the below table.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern For Tier 2


Word Limit

Maximum Marks

Letter/Application Writing



Essay Writing


The total time duration for SSC CHSL Tier-ΙΙ is 1 Hour. The Minimum Qualifying Marks in this examination is 33%.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern For Tier-ΙΙΙ Skill Test / Typing Test

The SSC CHSL Skill Test is only Qualifying nature. The Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Tier-ΙΙΙ Score will not be Considered for final Merit listing.

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus for General Intelligence and Reasoning

It would include questions of  verbal and non- verbal Reasoning:

• Counting of figures

• Embedded figures

• Cube & Dice

• Mirror Image

• Figure formation & Analysis

• Paper cutting & folding

• Pattern Completion

• Semantic Series

• Number Series

• Figural Series

• Water Image

• Missing Number

• Classification

• Logical Venn Diagram

• Coding Decoding

• Arithmetic Reasoning

• Alphabet Test

• Matrix

• Blood Relation

• Odd One Out

• Distance & Direction test

• Symbolic/Number Classification

• Space

• Number Series

• Symbolic Operations

• Figural Classification

• Word Building

• Problem Solving

• Semantic Series

Quantitative Aptitude Arithmetic

Number System:- Decimal & Fraction, Relationship between number, Computation of the whole number

Algebra:- Basic algebraic identities of School algebra and elementary surds & Graphs of Linear Equations.

Fundamental arithmetical operation

• Percentages

• Square roots

• Ratio & Proportion

• Profit & Loss

• Partnership Business

• Time and Distance

• Time and work


• Average

• Simple and Compound Interest

• Discount

• Boat & Stream

• Pipe & Certain

• Age

• Number System


• Tringle and its Various Kinds of Centers

• Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts

• Circle & its Chords

• Congruence & similarity of triangles

• tangents

• Common tangents to two more circles

• angles subtended by chords of a circle


• Trigonometry

• Complementary angles

• Height & Distance


• Triangle

• Regular Polygons

• Right Prism

• Circle

• Right Circular Cylinder

• Sphere

• Hemispheres

• Rectangular Parallelepiped

English Language

• Spot the Error

• Fill in the blanks

• Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words

• Synonyms/Antonyms

• Idiom and Phrases

• Improvement of sentence

• One word substitution

• Active/Passive Voice

• Shuffling of sentence parts

• Conversion into Direct/Indirect Narration

• Shuffling of the sentence in a passage

• Cloze Passage

• Comprehension Passage

SSC CHSL Syllabus for General Awareness

• Countries – Capital and country

• Indian geography

•Indian Budget

• Culture

• Science, Technology & Research

• Indian Polity

• Events & issue of National & international importance

• Indian History

• Business

• Indian Parliament

• Indian economy Scene

• Awards & Honours

• Books and Authors

• Indian Constitution

• Current GK

• Personal & Place in News

• Computer Section

• Question related to Current Events

Exam Pattern for SSC CHSL

1. Number of question – 25

2. Total Marks – 50

3. Marks Per Correct Answer – 2

4. Negative Marking for Incorrect Answer – 0.5

5. Exam Mode – Online

6. Q.Type – Multiple Choice Objective Type

 Topics for General Awareness for SSC CHSL

Topic No. of Questions Level
History 5-6 Moderate
Geography 2 Easy-Moderate
Polity 5-6 Difficult
Economics 2 Moderate
Science 7-8 Easy-Moderate
Current Affairs 3-4 Moderate

Below table provides you with all the important topics of Staff  Selection Commission  Combined Higher Secondary Level  English section.

English Topics Question Asked in SSC CHSL  Expected questions in SSC CHSL 2019
Error Spotting 3 2
Fill in the blanks 3 2
Spelling Errors 5 2
One-word substitution 1
Idioms & Phrases 1
Antonym/Synonym 2
Active Passive 3 2
Direct Indirect 3 2
Para jumbles 1 2
Sentence Improvement 2 4
Passage/Cloze Test 5 5

Important Books For SSC CHSL EXAM 2019

We are given the best books for prepare SSC CHSL Examination 2019

English Books For SSC CHSL Exam 2019

1. Word Power Made Easy by- Normen Lewis

2. Objective General English by – S.P Bakshi

3. Quick Learning Objective General English – RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

Reasoning Books For SSC CHSL Examination 2019

1. Verbal & Nonverbal Reasoning – RS Aggarwal

2. Reasoning For General Competition – KD Campus

3. Analytical Reasoning – M K Pandey

4. Lucent Reasoning – Arihant Publication

Quantitative Aptitude Books For SSC CHSL Examination 2019

1. Arithmetic for General Competition by – Neetu Singh

2. Magical Books on Quicker Maths by – M Tyra

3. Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

4. Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examination by – RS Aggarwal

General Awareness Books for SSC CHSL Examination 2019

1. Manorama Yearbook

2. Lucent G.K By Dr.Binay Karna and Manwendra Mukul

3. General Studies English/Hindi Medium By – Rakesh Yadav

SSC CHSL Salary 2019

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level Salary Structure 2019 | The SSC CHSL Exam is conducted every year to recruit aspirants for Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator ( DEO) and Postal Assistant posts.

SSC Salary is going to be hiked now as the 7th Pay Commission has been introduced by the Central Government of India. The maximum salary is offered in DEO & PA/SA Posts. In this table, we have provided detailed information regarding salary structure, roles & responsibilities, career growth & job profile for all the SSC CHSL Posts.

SSC CHSL Salary | Post Details

1. Lower Division Clerk (LDC)

2. Data Entry Operator ( DEO)

3. Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant (PA/SA)

4. Court Clerk (CC)

SSC CHSL Salary Structure | In Hand Salary

Post Name In Hand Salary
Lower Division Clerk 18,777-22,411
Data Entry Operator 25,165-31,045
Postal Assistant/SA 25,165-31,045
Court Clerk 18,777-22,411

SSC CHSL Salary | Grade Pay Details

Post Name Pay Band Grade Pay Gross Salary
LDC PB -1 (5200-20200) 1900 22,392-26,026
DEO PB -1 (5200-20200) 2400 29,340-35,220
Court Clerk PB -1 (5200-20200) 1900 22,392-26,026
PA/SA PB -1 (5200-20200) 2400 29,340-25,220

SSC CHSL Salary after 7th pay commission

SSC has modified the SSC CHSL Salary for all the Posts after the Seventh Pay Commission in the 2017 year. SSC CHSL Salary structure after the implementation of 7th Pay Commission is given below.

Post Name Basic Pay HRA TA Gross Salary In Hand City
DEO 25500 6120 3600 35220 31045 X
25500 4080 1800 31380 27205 Y
25500 2040 1800 29340 25165 Z
LDC 19900 4776 1350 26026 22411 X
Court Clerk 19900 3184 900 23984 20369 Y
PA/SA 19900 1592 900 22392 18777 Z

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