ssc chsl exam 2019

Staff Selection Commision (SSC) conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam every year for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) and Data Entry Operator (DEO).

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern – 2019

There is three part of the CCS CHSL exam and each of them named as tier I, II, & III. Tier I is an objective type, Tier II is a descriptive type, and Tier III is computer-based exams.

Part Subject Questions Marks Duration
I English Language 25 50 60 minutes (80 minutes for PH)
II General Intelligence 25 50
III Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
IV General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200
  • This examination tier will consist of Objective Type – Multiple choice questions only.
  • The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-II, III & IV.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.

Read Also: SSC MTS 2019 – exam pattern, syllabus, eligibility criteria.

SSC CHSL Syllabus – 2019

English Language
  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks,
  • Synonyms/Homonyms,
  • Antonyms
  • detecting misspelled words
  • Improvement of Sentences
  • Direct/Indirect narration
  • Shuffling of Sentence parts
  • Comprehension Passage.
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Cloze Passage
  • Active/Passive Voice
  • One-word substitution
General Intelligence
  • Venn diagrams
  • Drawing inferences
  • Figural Classification
  • Punched hole/pattern – folding & unfolding
  • Semantic Series
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  • Trends
  • Verbal/Non-Verbal
  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic operations
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Figural Analogy
  • Space Orientation
  • Semantic Classification
  • Number Classification
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Number Series
  • Embedded figures
  • Figural Series
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Word Building
  • Social Intelligence
  • Coding/decoding
  • Other sub-topics
  • Numerical operations
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Number Systems: Computation of the 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 Allegation, 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 centers, 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
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 neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy, and scientific research.

  • For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability and opting for SCRIBES there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the General Intelligence & Reasoning / Quantitative Aptitude.

SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria – 2019

 Nationality: A candidate must be either –

(a) a citizen of India, or
(b) a subject of Nepal, or
(c) a subject of Bhutan, or
(d) a Tibetan refugee who came over to India, before the 1st January,1962, with the intention of permanently settling in India, or
(e) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (Formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India.

Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (b), (c), (d) and (e) above shall be a person in whose favor a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India.

Age Limits & Relaxation

The candidate’s age should be not less than 18 years and not exceed 27 years.

Category Relaxation
SC/ST 5 years
OBC 3 years
Persons with Disabilities (PwD) 10 years
PwD + OBC 13 years
PwD + SC/ST 15 years
Ex-Servicemen (Unreserved / General) 03 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 06 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
Ex-Servicemen (SC/ST) 08 years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the closing date.
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date. up to 40 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date. up to 43 years
Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on Closing date. up to 45 years
Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989. 5 years
Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. (Unreserved/General) up to 35 years
Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. (OBC) up to 38 years
Widows / Divorced Women / Women judicially separated and who are not remarried. (SC/ST) up to 40 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. (Unreserved/General) 5 years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. (OBC) 8 (5 + 3) years
Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released as a consequence thereof. (SC/ST) 10 (5 +5) years
Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces. (Unreserved/General) up to 45 years
Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces. (OBC) up to 48 years
Service Clerks in the last year of their colour service in the Armed Forces. (SC/ST) up to 50 years
Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India. (Unreserved/ General) [They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies] 3 years plus length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment, and Weightage of past service.
Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India. (OBC) [They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies] 3 years plus the length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment, and Weightage of past service + 3 years
Retrenched census employees of Office of Registrar General of India. (SC/ST) [They will be considered only for offices under RGI in their order of merit and subject to availability of vacancies] 3 years plus the length of service rendered by them in connection with census, before retrenchment, and Weightage of past service+ 5 years

 Educational Qualification

  • Must have passed 12th Standard or equivalent examination from a recognized Board or University.
  • For Data Entry Operator in the Office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): 12th Standard pass in Science stream with Mathematics as a subject from a recognized Board or equivalent.

NOTE: As per Ministry of Human Resource Development Notification dated 10.06.1995 published in Gazette of India, all the degree/ diplomas/ certificates including technical education degree/ diploma awarded through Open and Distance Learning mode of education by the Universities established by an Act of Parliament or State Legislature, Institutions Deemed to be Universities under Section 3 of the University Grants Commission Act 1956 and Institutions of National Importance declared under an Act of Parliament stand automatically recognized for the purpose of employment to posts and services under the Central Government provided they have been approved by the Distance Education Bureau, University Grants Commission.

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