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Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level
Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level

SSC CHSL 2023: Check Exam Pattern, Subjects, Marking Scheme and Syllabus

The SSC CHSL examination will be conducted in two tiers –Tier 1 and Tier 2. Tier 1 is conducted online, whereas tier 2 is conducted in offline mode. Know the detailed SSC CGL 2023 exam pattern for both tiers of the SSC CHSL examination.
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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023: The examination conducting authority, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has provided detailed information about the SSC CHSL Examination pattern. As per the official SSC CHSL Notification 2022, the examination pattern is prescribed in two tiers– Tier 1 will be an objective-type computer-based examination, and Tier 2 will be an objective-type computer-based examination and skill test.

The SSC CHSL 2023 will be conducted for recruitment of candidates with higher secondary level educational qualifications in various posts of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant and Departments/ Offices of the Government of India and various Constitutional Bodies/ Data Entry Operators in various Ministries/ Statutory Bodies/ Tribunals, etc

The SSC has made the SSC CHSL 2023 notification available on its official website. According to the notification, this recruitment drive will fill a total of 1600 (tentative) openings in Group C positions. The date for submission of online applicants is set as 9th May 2023 whereas the last date and receipt of online applications is set as June 8, 2023, till 11:00 pm.  The SSC CHSL exam is one of the most competitive examinations in India at the 10+2 level. As per the previous year's trend, nearly 30 lakh candidates register for the examination. Candidates should also check the SSC CHSL exam syllabus.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2023

The SSC CHSL is conducted in 3 Tiers. Candidates aspiring to appear for the SSC CHSL Exam can check the examination pattern overview in the table provided below:

SSC CHSL Tier

Exams Type

Mode

Tier – I

Objective Multiple-Choice Questions 

Computer-Based (online)

Tier – II

Objective-type computer-based examination and skill test

Pen and Paper mode

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern: 

Tier 1 of SSC CHSL will be conducted in online computer-based mode and will be objective type multiple choice questions (MCQ). The question will be available in both English and Hindi language for all sections except English Language.

Candidates can take a look at the following exam pattern for Tier 1 in the table below. 

Subject

Marks

Question(Section Wise)

Duration 

English

50

25

60 Mins 

Quantitative Aptitude

50

25

General Intelligence

50

25

General Awareness

50

25

Total

200

100

SSC CHSL 2023 Tier 1 Marking Scheme

  • Every correct answer will get 2 marks 
  • The exam has negative marking which means that 0.25 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer 
  • For questions left unattempted, no mark will be awarded or deducted

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern:

The phase of the examination is pen and paper-based. Tier II of the SSC CHSL new exam pattern consists of three parts with two modules each. Check out the details below. The exam is conducted in objective type, multiple choice questions except for Module II of Section 3.

Tier 2

Session

Subjects

Total Questions

Session 1 

Session 1

Module 1: Mathematical Abilities


Module II: Reasoning and General Intelligence. 




30+30 = 60 (Total)




60*3


= 180

 

Tier 2

Session

Subjects

Total Questions

Session 1 

Section II:


Module I: English

Language and Comprehension


Module II: General Awareness




40 + 20 = 60 (Total)




60*3


= 180

Note: Candidates will get 1 hour for each section. As per para-8.1 and 8.2, 1 hour and 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe

Tier 2

Session

Subjects

Total Questions

Session 1 

Section-III:


Module I: Computer Knowledge Module


                15


      15*3 =  45

Note: 15 Minutes - Candidates will get 20 minutes for a scribe as per Para-8.1 and 8.2

Tier 2

Session

Subjects

Total Questions

Session 2

Section-III


Module II: Skill Test/ Typing Test Module

Part A: Skill Test for DEOs


Part B: Typing Test for LDC/ JSA.



Part A: 

15 Minutes - Candidates will get 20 minutes for a scribe as per Para-8.1 and 8.2


Part B:

15 Minutes - Candidates will get 20 minutes for a scribe as per Para-8.1 and 8.2

Skill Test for SSC CHSL Data Entry Operator Post

  • There is a mandatory skill test for Data Entry Operators. Skill tests are mandatory for all candidates.
  • 8,000 (Eight Thousand) key depressions per hour for computerised data input. 
  • This test will last 15 minutes and each candidate will receive printed matter in English 
  • For the post of Data Entry Operator Grade ‘A’ in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): The 'speed of 15000 (Fifteen Thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer. 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 

Typing Test for PA/SA & LC:

  • Candidates can appear for the examination in either Hindi or English. In the online application form, applicants must select Hindi or English as their preferred language for the typing test.
  • Candidates choosing the English language option should be able to type at least 35 words per minute (w.p.m. ), or 10,500 key presses per hour.
  • Candidates choosing Hindi as their language of instruction should be able to type 30 words per minute (w.p.m. ), or 9,000 key depressions per hour.
  • Candidates eligible for scribe will be given a compensatory time of 5 minutes. As a result, the Typing Test for these applicants will last 15 minutes.  Candidates for the VH typing exam who selected steno in the online application form will, in the meantime, receive passage dictaphones. 

SSC CHSL 2023 Syllabus

It is necessary that aspirants applying for the SSC CHSL 2023 Examination should be well-versed in the CHSL Syllabus. As per the SSC CHSL Tier 1 examination pattern mentioned above, tier 1 will be divided into 4 subjects – General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence, and English Language. The difficulty level of this paper will be based on the 10+2 level. Moreover, the difficulty level of the SSC CGL Tier 2 will also be based on the 10+2 level. Candidates appearing for the SSC CHSL 2023 can read the detailed syllabus here.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What are the total marks of General awareness subjects in the written examination?

The SSC CHSL General Awareness examination will be 50 marks. Candidates can take a look at the detailed exam pattern in the given article. 

What are the total marks of the Quantitative aptitude 2023 Written Exam?

The SSC CHSL Quantitative examination will be of 50 marks. 

What is the time duration for each paper in the Tier I?

The SSC CHSL Tier 1 will have a duration of 60 minutes.

For how many total marks will the SSC CHSL Tier I Exam be conducted?

The Maximum marks for SSC CHSL Tier 1 is 200. The detailed exam pattern for the SSC CHSL is given in the article. 

Is there any negative marking in the SSC CHSL Exam?

Yes, SSC CHSL 2023 examination has a negative marking of 0.50 marks for every wrong answer.



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