SSC CHSL Syllabus 2024 – Tier 1 and 2 Syllabus

The syllabus for SSC CHSL 2024 was unveiled by the Staff Selection Commission along with the official notification. The SSC CHSL exam details, including the syllabus, can be accessed on the official website – Encompassing essential topics and sub-topics, the detailed syllabus is a crucial resource for candidates preparing for the SSC CHSL exam, covering key areas that require attention.

The CHSL exam, conducted by the Staff Selection Commission, serves as the Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam for roles like Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA), Sorting Assistant (SA), among others. Familiarizing oneself with the syllabus is instrumental in formulating effective preparation strategies.

As you gear up for the CHSL 2024 exam, it is imperative to stay informed about any alterations in the exam pattern. This includes understanding the stages involved, the allotted time duration, and the marking scheme. To facilitate ease of understanding, the syllabus for Tier 1 and Tier 2 has been separately released.

The SSC CHSL 2024 examination is structured into two stages referred to as Tiers. The selection procedure is elucidated below for candidates’ clarity, and it is imperative for aspirants to thoroughly review these details to mitigate any potential confusion pertaining to the selection process.

Tier Type Mode of exam
Tier 1 MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions) Computer-Based (online)
Tier -II Objective Multiple Choice + Skill Test & Typing Test Tier-II will include three sections having two modules each Computer-Based (online)

SSC CHSL Minimum Qualifying Marks

The minimum qualifying marks for various categories in different sections of the SSC CHSL Tier-II Examination are delineated as follows:

  • For UR (Unreserved) category, the minimum qualifying mark is 30% in Tier-I, Section-I, Section-II, and Module-I of Section-III of Tier-II.
  • OBC (Other Backward Classes) and EWS (Economically Weaker Section) candidates must secure a minimum of 25% to qualify in the specified sections of Tier-II.
  •  All other categories, excluding UR, OBC, and EWS, have a minimum qualifying threshold of 20% in the mentioned sections of the Tier-II examination.

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern


    1. The SSC CHSL Tier-I exam adopts a computer-based online test (CBT) format.

    1. Candidates have a stipulated time of 60 minutes to complete the Tier-I paper.

    1. The Tier-I paper consists of 100 questions, each carrying 2 marks, contributing to a total of 200 marks.

    1. For each incorrect attempt in the Tier-1 exam, candidates face a penalty of 1/2 mark.

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern
Sections Subjects No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence 25 50 60 minutes (80 Minutes for PWD candidates)
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
4 English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
Total 100 200

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier-I Exam

The syllabus for the Tier-I exam of SSC CHSL is distinct and crucial for candidates to grasp, given that the examination is conducted across three levels with varying syllabi. Staying updated on the latest changes, if any, introduced in the SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern is imperative for effective preparation towards SSC CHSL 2024.

Tier I of the SSC CHSL exam is composed of four sections:

1. Reasoning Ability

2. Quantitative Aptitude

3. English Language

4. General Awareness

Familiarity with these sections is essential for candidates aspiring to perform well in the SSC CHSL Tier-I examination.

General Intelligence


    • Paper Folding

    • Blood Relations

    • Coded Inequalities

    • Non-Verbal Reasoning

    • Analogy

    • Seating Arrangement

    • Coding-Decoding

    • Series

    • Matrix

    • Classification

    • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

    • Word Formation

    • Venn Diagram

    • Direction and Distance

    • Verbal reasoning

    • Seating Arrangement

    • Puzzle

General Awareness


    • Static General Knowledge

    • Geography

    • Awards and Honors

    • Science

    • Portfolios

    • Important Schemes

    • People in the News

    • Current Affairs

    • Sports

    • Books and Authors

    • History

    • Culture

    • Economic

Quantitative Aptitude


    • Data Interpretation

    • Interest

    • Number System

    • Averages

    • Permutation, Combination &Probability

    • Trigonometry

    • Geometry

    • Simplification

    • Ratio and Proportion

    • Problem on Ages

    • Speed, Distance, and Time

    • Mensuration

    • Percentage

    • Data Interpretation

    • Time and Work

    • Algebra

English Language


    • Reading Comprehension

    • Narrations

    • Para Jumbles

    • Cloze Test

    • Active/ Passive

    • Sentence Correction

    • Fill in the Blanks

    • One word Substitution

    • Error Spotting

    • Spellings

    • Phrases and Idioms

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier-II Exam

The SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern for the 2024 exam has undergone revision, and the updated structure is outlined below:

Tier II comprises three sections, each having two modules:


  • Module-I: Mathematical Abilities
  • Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence


  • Module-I: English Language and Comprehension
  • Module-II: General Awareness


  • Module-I: Computer Knowledge Test
  •  Module-II: Skill Test/Typing Test

The Tier-2 exam will be conducted in two sessions,

  •  Session-1 and Session-2, both taking place on the same day. 
  • Session-1 will cover the administration of Section-1, 
  • Section-2, and Module-1 of Section-3, 
  • while Session-2 will focus on Module-2 of Section 3.

SSC CHSL Tier 2 will consist of objective-type multiple-choice questions, with the exception of Module 2 of Section 3. Questions will be presented in English and Hindi, except for Module-2 (English Language and Comprehension) in Section 2.

Notably, there will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each incorrect answer in Section-1, Section-2, and Module-I of Section-3 during Session I. Aspirants are advised to thoroughly understand and adhere to this revised exam pattern while preparing for the SSC CHSL Tier 2 examination in 2024.

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2024
Session Section Modules Subject No. of Questions Marks Time
Session-I (2 hours and 15 minutes) Section 1 Module-1 Mathematical Abilities 30 60*3 = 180 1 hour
Module-2 Reasoning and General Intelligence 30
Section 2 Module-1 English Language and Comprehension 40 60*3 = 180 1 hour
Module-2 General Awareness 20
Section 3 Module-1 Computer Knowledge Module 15 15*3 = 45 15 minutes
Session-II (25 minutes) Section 3 Module-2 Skill Test/ Typing Test Module-  Part A- Skill Test for DEOs Part B: Typing Test for LDC/ JSA   15 minutes  10 minutes

SSC CHSL Detailed Syllabus 2023 -Tier 2 Syllabus

Mathematical Abilities


    • Number Systems: Decimals and Fractions, Computation of Whole Numbers, and Relationship between numbers.

    • Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts, Circles and their chords angles subtended by chords of a circle, and common tangents to two or more circles, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Triangle and their various kinds of centers

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

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

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

    • Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs: Bar-diagram Histogram, Pie-chart, Frequency polygon, Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation, calculation of simple probabilities

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Verbal and non-verbal type


    1. Semantic Analogy

    1. Symbolic operations

    1. Symbolic/ Number Analogy

    1. Trends, Figural Analogy

    1. Space Orientation

    1. Semantic Classification

    1. Venn Diagrams

    1. Symbolic/ Number Classification

    1. Drawing inferences

    1. Figural Classification

    1. Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding

    1. Semantic Series

    1. Figural Pattern-folding and completion

    1. Number Series

    1. Embedded figures

    1. Figural Series

    1. Critical Thinking

    1. Problem Solving

    1. Emotional Intelligence

    1. Word Building

    1. Social Intelligence

    1. Coding and de-coding

    1. Numerical operations

English Language & Comprehension


    1. Vocabulary

    1. Grammar

    1. Sentence structure

    1. Synonyms/Homonyms

    1. Antonyms

    1. Spot the Error

    1. Fill in the Blanks

    1. Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words

    1. Idioms and Phrases

    1. One-word substitution

    1. Improvement of Sentences

    1. Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs

    1. Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration

    1. Shuffling of Sentence parts

    1. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage

    1. Cloze Passage

    1. Comprehension Passage

General Awareness


    • Questions in this section evaluate candidates’ knowledge of current events and their ability to perceive everyday observations from a scientific perspective.

  • Focus is placed on topics related to India and its neighboring countries, encompassing key aspects like history, culture, geography, economic scene, general policy, Scientific research.


    • The aim is to assess candidates’ comprehensive understanding of these subjects, reflecting a well-rounded awareness of both global and regional contexts.

Computer Knowledge

Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, computer memory, Keyboard shortcuts, memory organization, back- up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices

Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and PowerPoint, etc.

Working with the Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking.

Basics of networking and cyber security:

Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojans, etc.), and preventive measures

Data Entry Operator

  Candidates applying for the Data Entry Operator post in SSC CHSL need to be aware of specific job requirements.

Position Data Entry Operator Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG)   Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (LDS/JSA)    
Key Requirement A crucial criterion is the ability to achieve a data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) key depressions per hour.   Speed of 15000 key depressions per hour will be considered on the basis of the correct entry of words or key depressions as per the given passage Candidates must have a Speed of 10500 key depressions per hour.    
Test Details During the skill test, candidates are required to type approximately 2000-2200 strokes within a 15-minute timeframe.     Duration of test – 15 minutesCandidates have to type an English documents containing about 3700-4000 words        Duration of test – 15 minutes  Candidates have to type an English documents containing about 9000 words      

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