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SSC CHSL (10 + 2) Exam

Every year Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Exam as per their schedule for the post of Data Entry Operators (DEO) and Lower Division Clerks (LDC) as per vacant post in different Central Government departments/ministries, CAG office, etc. This year also SSC is going to conduct Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Exam to which large number of candidates have applied.

Selection Process: The Examination will consist of a Written Examination and Skill Test for the post of Data Entry Operator and Written Test and Typing Test for the posts of Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant & Lower Division Clerk on Computer.
Competition is very tough, thus, for the aspirants of this exam we are providing detail syllabus for their guidance which will help them in their preparation for the written examination.

Syllabus of SSC CHSL Exam

200 Objective type Multiple Choice Questions will be asked from the following subjects -
(Note: Duration of the examinations will be 2 Hours for General candidates and 2 Hours 40 Mins for Visually Handicapped/ Cerebral Palsy candidates including compensatory time. There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.)

(i) General Intelligence - 50 questions (50 marks)

(ii) English Language - 50 questions (50 marks)

(iii) Quantitative Aptitude - 50 questions (50 marks)

(iv) General Awareness - 50 questions (50 marks)

Detail Syllabus of SSC CHSL Exam 2015-

1. General Intelligence (Reasoning): This section will contain questions from both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on 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 de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

2. English Language: 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.

3. Quantitative Aptitude:
Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers Fundamental arithmetical operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and work.
Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts: 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.
Mensuration: 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 Trigonometry: Trigonometry, 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.

4. 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 research.

Note-1: For Visually Handi. candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBES there will be no questions of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data.

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator: Only those candidates who qualify in the written part of SSC CHSL Examination and secure at least minimum qualifying marks as may be fixed by the Commission in their discretion, will be eligible to take the Skill Test. The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test would be of qualifying nature. Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer. Candidates allowed to take this test, will have to qualify the test at the prescribed speed on Computer, to be provided by the Commission or the agency authorized by the Commission to conduct such skill test at the Centre/venue so notified. Only such candidates who qualify in the Skill Test at a speed of not less than 8000 key depressions per hour will be eligible for being recommended for appointment as per their position in the merit list.
Note-I: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be called for skill test. The Commission may also at its discretion, fix qualifying marks in each component of the written examination.

Typing Test for PA/ SA & LDCs: Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the Written Examination. Such Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi. Typing Test will be of qualifying in nature. It will be administered on the Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the Commission. The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.
Note-I: 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. corresponds to 10500 key depressions per hour/ 9000 key depressions per hour respectively.
Note-II: Only those candidates who secure at least the minimum qualifying marks in the written examination, as may be fixed by the Commission at its discretion, will be called for Typing Test. The Commission may also, at its discretion, fix the minimum qualifying marks in each component of the written examination.
Candidates who qualify in the skill test, candidates will be recommended for appointment by the Commission on the basis of their performance in the Written Examination Selection of candidates will be made depending upon their merit position and option for various posts, Departments for which option they will exercised option.

Previous years solved question paper of SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level exam (CHSL) (10 + 2) Exam are given below:

General Awareness
(English Language)
General Intelligence
(English Language)
General Awareness
(Set-1: General Awareness)
(Set-2: General Awareness)

Following links will also be helpful for candidates of SSC CHSL (10+2) Exam 2015:

1. General Knowledge
2. English Language
3. Current Affairs
4. General Intelligence