SSC CHSL Exam Pattern: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is the recruiting body which conducts various SSC exams. One of the most famous exams conducted by SSC is the SSC CHSL exam. Every year lakhs of candidates apply for vacancies released by the SSC. The candidates are posted in various Ministries after the final result is declared. SSC had released a total of 4893 vacancies under SSC CHSL 2019 official notification.
The Tier-I exam for the SSC CHSL way delayed for some candidates due to the complete nationwide lockdown. However, now SSC has released the exam dates for these candidates. The Tier-1 exam of SSC CHSL will be conducted from 12.10.2020 to 16.10.2020, 19.10.2020 to 21.10.2020 and 26.10.2020 for the remaining candidates.
In this article, we will see the complete SSC CHSL exam pattern for Tier-I, II & III.
SSC CHSL Important Dates
The exam dates for the SSC CHSL has been officially announced by the SSC. Below are the important dates for SSC CHSL exam:
|SSC CHSL 2019-20 Notification||03rd December 2019|
|Online Application Starts from||03rd December 2019|
|Last date for Online Registration||10th January 2020|
|SSC CHSL 2020 Application Status||From 2nd March 2020|
|SSC CHSL 2020 Admit Card for Tier-1||October 2020|
|SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-1 Exam||12.10.2020 to 16.10.2020,
19.10.2020 to 21.10.2020 and 26.10.2020
|SSC CHSL 2020 Tier-2 (Descriptive Paper)||To be notified later|
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Overview
The SSC CHSL exam pattern consists of three sections namely:
- Tier-I (Computer Based Examination)
- Tier-II (Offline Descriptive Paper)
- Tier-III (Skill / Typing test)
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern – Tier-I
The SSC CHSL Tier-I is an Objective Multiple Choice exam which is conducted online. The SSC CHSL Tier-I consists of four sections. Each section consists of 25 questions each with 2 marks for each question marked right. There will be a negative marking of 0.5 marks for every question marked wrong. The time duration of SSC CHSL tier-1 exam is 1 hour.
|Section||Number of Questions||Maximum marks||Time Duration|
|General Awareness||25||50||60 minutes (80 Minutes for PwD candidates)|
The SSC CHSL Tier-I exam pattern tests the Aptitude, Reasoning, General Awareness and English Language parts in a candidate. The SSC CHSL Tier-I exam is mostly a game of speed + accuracy.
Candidates must first clear the concepts of each topic and then practice a lot of questions, especially in quantitative aptitude. For that, you can attempt SSC CHSL mock tests based on latest TCS pattern.
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern – Tier-II
As per the SSC CHSL Exam pattern, the SSC CHSL Tier-II will be a descriptive paper of 100 marks. The paper would consist of any essay and letter writing. This would be a pen and paper-based exam. Candidates would be given a composite time to complete the Tier-II paper. There would be a word limit for the descriptive papers.
|Exam Topics||Maximum marks||Word Limit||Total Duration|
|200-250||1 hour (20 minutes compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates eligible for scribes)|
- Candidates must score a minimum of 33 per cent marks to qualify the Tier-II exam.
- The Descriptive paper can be attempted in both English and Hindi.
- The Tier-II marks will be added to make the final merit list.
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern – Tier-III
Tier-III exam in the SSC CHSL exam pattern consists of skill/typing test. Candidates will be called for this test in an authorized lab where they will be required to type a content given to them by the authorities. The skill test is different for DEOs, LDC and PA/SA.
Skill Test For DEOs
|Data Entry Operator||Data Entry Speed of 8,000 Key Depressions per hour on Computer. The ‘Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on computer’ will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage||The duration of the Test will be 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer|
|Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG)||The ‘speed of 15000 key depressions per hour on Computer’ will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage||The duration of the Test will be 15 minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer|
Typing Test for LDC/JSA and Postal Assistant / Sorting Assistant
|Typing Test||Typing Speed||Time|
|English Medium||35 words per minute (w.p.m.) correspond to about 10500
key depressions per hour
|The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes (Candidates eligible for a scribe – 15 minutes)|
|Hindi Medium||30 words per minute (w.p.m.) correspond to about 9000
key depressions per hour
- Tier-III is of qualifying in nature.
- The medium of the Typing Test will be Hindi and English. The candidates will have to opt for the medium of Typing Test (i.e. either Hindi or English) in the online Application Form.
- After the candidates qualify all the Tiers as explained in the SSC CHSL exam pattern, they will be called for the final document verification.
Q1. Is there any negative marking for the Tier-I exam for SSC CHSL Exam?
Ans. Yes, there is a negative marking of 0.5 marks for every question marked wrong.
Q2. What are the maximum marks for SSC CHSL Tier-I, as per the SSC CHSL Exam pattern?
Ans. Maximum marks for SSC CHSL Tier-I exam is 200.
Q3. Are the marks of Tier-III calculated in the final merit?
Ans. No, the Tier-III exam is qualifying in nature.
Q4. Is a Skill Test in Tier-III necessary for all the posts under SSC CHSL Exam pattern?
Ans. No, Skill test is only for the posts of DEO.
Q5. For which posts is typing test applicable?
Ans. Typing test is for the posts Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, LDC, and Court Clerk posts.