SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017 – Check 10+2 LDC/DEO Tier I & II Exam Pattern


SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017

Dear candidates we are welcome to your for kindly visit at to get all details about SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017. The Staff Selection Commission has been released the official SSC 10+2 Notification to conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam to recruitment of Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants, Data Entry Operators, Lower Divisional Clerks and Court Clerk during the 2017-8 sessions. So now the Commission has finalised the syllabus for the Paper 1 and Paper II examination and Skill/Typing Test also.

SSC CHSL Exam Date :- 04th March to 26th March 2018

All the aspirants who are awaiting for the final LDC DEO Syllabus and Exam Pattern can check and download it also. Here in this page we are providing all the important information regarding SSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern for Tier 1 and Tier 2 examinations to make a understanding about 10+2 exam. We would discussed all the syllabus as topic wise and subject wise here below.

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SSC 10+2 Syllabus

The Staff Selection Commission is going to conduct SSC CHSL 2017 Exam through only Online Computer Based Mode. A huge number of candidates had applied to appear in this big exam. After applying candidates are eagerly searching for SSC CHSL Syllabus and exam pattern also. Candidates are advise to start the preparation of the exam in a planned manner. So we are here providing Paper 1 and Paper 2 Syllabus and Exam Pattern for all aspirants. You can download Pre and Mains Syllabus and Skill Test/Typing Test Pattern.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

The SSC CHSLE will consist of a Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk.

Tier-1 Exam Pattern

The Tier I is Online Computer Based Written Examination consists of Objective Type Multiple choice questions only. It is a first stage exam for those who are submitted their application form successfully for SSC CHSL Exam are eligible for Tier I. The scheme of Tier 1 exam is followed:

Subjects No of Questions Max Marks Time
General Intelligence 25 50 60 Minutes

80 Minutes for OH and VH

General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Language 25 50
Total 100 200

English Language part will consist only Basic knowledge of English. Quantitative Aptitude part will consist only Basic Arithmetic  Skill.

Tier-2 Exam Pattern

Tier II Exam is Descriptive Paper (Paper Pen Mode) Exam. It tests your writing skills. This Paper is only Qualifying Nature means marks obtained in this paper would not affect you final Merit list. This paper is in Hindi or English to judge the writing skills of candidates. The scheme of Tier II exam is followed:

  • This descriptive paper is contain an essay of around 200-250 words.
  • An Essay/Application/Letter writing of around 150-200 words.
  • It is written  in only Hindi or English. No another language can be chosen to write in any language.
  • Duration is one hours.
  • Total marks  consists of this paper is 100.
  • Whole paper is divided in only Two parts.
  • One part is essay writing and second part is Application/Letter writing.
  • The minimum qualifying marks for this paper is 33% of paper.
  • This paper level is based on Higher Secondary 12th class std.
Paper Marks Time Duration
Descriptive Paper (Essay/Letter/Application Writing) 100 1 hours

Tier-3 Exam Pattern

The Tier-III Examination is the Skill Test/Typing Test which would be of only a qualifying nature. Only those candidates, who secured at least the minimum qualifying marks in the Computer based written examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II), as may be fixed by the Commission, only will be called for this stage. The skill test will be held at the Commission’s Regional Offices or other centers as may be decided. The final merit of the successful candidates would be determined on the basis of total score obtained by the individual in Paper 1 and Paper 2 particularly.

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Skill Test for Data Entry Operator

Data Entry Speed:- 8,000 Key Depressions per hour on Computer.

The Data Entry Speed Skill Test is only qualifying nature. Candidates allowed to take this test only on Computer.

Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs and Court Clerks

Typing Speed: 35 words per Minute (English Medium)
Typing Speed:– 30 word per Minute (Hindi Medium)

Typing Test will be conducted for only those candidates who qualify in the Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II). This Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi that is to indicate his/her choice/option for Medium in the Application Form. It will also be of qualifying in nature.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017 Tier 1

We have above discussed the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2017 for all Pre, Main and Skill/Typing Test. Now we are here discussing the detailed indicative syllabus for Tier 1 examination as subject and topic wise below of each and every sections.

General Intelligence:– This section includes questions of both verbal and nonverbal type. The test paper will include questions on Following Topics:

  • 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 decoding
  • Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

English Language: The detailed topic wise indicative syllabus for English language and comprehension is following.

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • 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

Quantitative Aptitude: The finalised detailed indicative SSC CHSL Syllabus for Quant section is followed below.


  • Computation of Whole Number
  • Decimal and Fractions
  • Relationship between numbers
  • Percentages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Square roots
  • Averages
  • Interest (Simple and Compound)
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Partnership Business
  • Mixture and Allegation
  • Time and distance
  • Time and work


  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and
  • Elementary surds (simple problems) and
  • Graphs of Linear Equations


  • 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 more circles.


  • 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


  • Trigonometric ratios
  • Complementary angles
  • Height and
  • Distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc.,

Statistical Charts 

  • Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram,Pie-chart.

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General Awareness:– There is no definite syllabus for this section. But most of the question are designed to test the knowledge of the following subjects:

  • Science and Technology.
  • Indian Constitution.
  • Geography.
  • Personalities in News.
  • History.
  • Polity.
  • Economy.
  • Current affairs- International, National and Local.
  • Sports GK.

SSC 10+2 Syllabus for Tier-II Exam

The Topic of precise Application/Letter writing etc. are mainly comes from Current Events related. The topic of essay writing is mainly related to current issues of India and may be from Science subject or any other subjects.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017 Tier-III Exam 

The SSC 10+2 Syllabus for Tier-III Examination is the Skill Test/Typing Test which would be of only a qualifying nature. Only those candidates, who secured at least the minimum qualifying marks in the Computer based written examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II), as may be fixed by the Commission, only will be called for skill test. The skill test is only for DEO post and Typing Test is for SA, PA, LDC and Court Clerk Exams. Thus now we have discussed the detailed SSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern for each and every stage of CHSLE 2017.

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