SSC chsl exam pattern/syllabus


SSC Exam dates Also fixed on November 10 and 17 2013 now need to detailed Syllabus/pattern info for chsl (Combined Higher Secondary Level ) .mode of exam and Syllabus details check below

the exam contains 4 sections with 200 marks . objective basis

 SSC CHSL Exam Pattern


part Subject Marks

General Intelligence
(50 questions)


English Language
(Basic Knowledge)
( 50 questions )


Quantitative Aptitude
(Basic Arithmetic Skill)
(50 questions)


General Awareness
(50 questions)


Total 200 Question and 200 Marks

Note : there is negative marks (negative marking ) : There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates  are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions.


The Paper will consist of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions only. The
questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV

.. except English language


Exam Syllabus for Preparation Section Wise :

General Intelligence:

1 Semantic Analogy
2 Symbolic/Number Analogy
3 Figural Analogy
4 Semantic Classification
5 Symbolic/Number Classification
6 Figural Classification
7 Semantic Series
8 Number Series
9 Figural Series
10 Problem Solving
11 Word Building
12 Coding and de-coding
13 Numerical operations
14 Symbolic operations
15 Trends
16 Space Orientation
17 Venn Diagrams
18 Drawing inferences
19 Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding
20 Figural Pattern – folding and completion
21 Embedded figures
22 Critical Thinking
23 Emotional Intelligence
24 Social Intelligence
25 Other sub-topics, if any


English Language :

1 Spot the Error
2 Fill in the Blanks
3 Synonyms/Homonyms
4 Antonyms
5 Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words
6 Idioms & Phrases
7 One word substitution
8 Improvement of Sentences
9 Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
10 Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
11 Shuffling of Sentence parts
12 Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
13 Cloze Passage
14 Comprehension Passage


Quantitative Aptitude:


Number Systems:
1. Computation of Whole Number
2. Decimal and Fractions
3. Relationship between numbers
 Fundamental arithmetical operations:
1. Percentages
2. Ratio and Proportion
3. Square roots
4. Averages
5. Interest (Simple and Compound)
6. Profit and Loss
7. Discount
8. Partnership Business
9. Mixture and Alligation
10. Time and distance
11. Time and work


1. Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra (and their simple applications) e.g. Formulas for  (a+b)2 ,(a-b)2 , (a+b)3 (a-b)3 , a3 –b3, a3+b3, a2-b2; if a+b+c=0, then a3+b3+c3 =3 abc etc. and
2. Elementary surds (simple problems)
Graphs of Linear Equations.


Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts:
1 Triangle and its various kinds of centres viz. Centroid, In-centre, Orthocenter,  Circumcentre
2 Congruence and similarity of triangles
3 Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two  or more circles.


1 Triangle, Quadrilaterals
2 Regular Polygons (sum of the internal angles of a polygon)
3 Circle
4 Right Prism
5 Right Circular Cone
6 Right Circular Cylinder
7 Sphere, Hemispheres
8 Rectangular Parallelepiped
9 Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base

TRIGONOMETRY: 1.Trigonometry (for acute angles 0 with 0≤0≤90) Trigonometric ratios
Degree and Radian Measures
Standard Identities like sin2
0 + Cos2 0=1 etc.
2. Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances (simple problems only)

Use of Tables and Graphs:
1 Histogram
2 Frequency polygon
3 Bar-diagram
4 Pie-chart


General Awareness

Questions are 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 neighbouring countries especially
pertaining to History, Culture Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific



Qualified Called for


B. Typing Test for LDCs:

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