SSC CHSL Syllabus 2021: Tier I, II and III With Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Sylabus

SSC CHSL 2021 Syllabus: Completing the whole SSC CHSL Syllabus is big deal. So, the student should be very careful about their preparation.

The exam dates for SSC CHSL 2021 will be released by the officials and get the schedule on approximately on November.

Till now, new dates are yet to be announced by the SSC. 

Here in this article, you’ll get full information related to SSC CHSL syllabus 2021, along with the exam pattern. 

According to this exam pattern of SSC Junior Engineer, the examination is conducted in three stages called Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III.

All the questions are going to be set in SI units. The SSC CHSL syllabus is mentioned below:

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SSC CHSL Tier-I Syllabus comprises of 4 subjects which are: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude,General Intelligence: & General Awareness. The subject wise topics for SSC CHSL 2021 Tier-I exam is given below:

English Language: Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting misspelt 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.

General Intelligence: It would include questions of 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 The building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

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 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 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 sin2𝜃 + Cos2𝜃=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 14 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.

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

Also Check SSC JE Syllabus 2021.

SSC CHSL Tier-II Syllabus:

SSC CHSL Tier II exam is a descriptive paper of 100 marks conducted in Pen and Paper mode only for the candidates who qualified Tier I. There is no negative marking for wrong attempts in SSC CHSL Tier II exam.

  1. SSC CHSL Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in Pen and Paper Mode. 
  2. The duration of the Descriptive Paper will be for one hour (20 minutes compensatory time will also be provided to the PwD Candidates. 
  3. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and a Letter/Application of approximately 150-200 words.
  4. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.
  5. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will be awarded zero marks.
  6. Candidates must write their correct Roll Number at the prescribed places on the cover page of the Answer Book. 
  7. Candidates must also affix signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression in the relevant columns in the Answer Book. 
  8. Answer Books not bearing Roll Number, Signature and Left-hand Thumb Impression shall be awarded zero marks.
  9. Candidates are strictly advised not to write any personal identity e.g. name, roll number, mobile number, address, etc inside the Answer Book. 
  10. The candidates who fail to adhere to these instructions will be awarded zero marks even if marks are awarded during the evaluation process

SSC CHSL Tier III Syllabus: Typing/Skill Test

Tier-III of SSC CHSL 2021 will be a Skill/ Typing Test of qualifying nature. The final merit of the selected candidates will be based on the basis of total score obtained in Tier-I and Tier-II.

  1. Skill Test/ Typing Test for the qualified candidates will be conducted on computers provided by the Commission or its authorized agency.
  2. Skill Test/ Typing Test will be conducted in the cities where Regional Offices of the Commission are located or as decided by the Commission.
  3. Skill Test/ Typing Test will be of qualifying nature.
  4. Errors in the Skill Test will be calculated up to 2 decimal places.
  5. Skill Test/ Typing Test will be conducted as per scheme.

SSC CHSL Tier I Exam Pattern:

The Staff Selection Commission releases the Exam Pattern of SSC CHSL 2021 described below:

  1. The Examination will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions only.
  2. There will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
  3. The Exam duration is 1 hour (Extra 20 min. for PwD Candidates).
  4. Tier I Exam Consist of four sections listed below:


Number of Questions each section


Time Duration

General Awareness



1 hour  (80 Minutes for PwD candidates)

Reasoning/General Intelligence



English Language (Basic Knowledge)



Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)



Candidates can also check SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Pattern.

SSC CHSL Tier II Exam Pattern:

  1. The exam will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in “Pen and Paper” Mode. 
  2. The exam duration is 1 hour.
  3. The exam would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and a Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words. 
  4. The total weighted of the exam is 100 marks.
  5. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33%.
  6. The exam will have to be written either in Hindi or in English.
  7. If the exam is written in both Hindi and English will be awarded zero marks. 

Candidate should go through the below table for the Tier II examination:


Total Words

Max Marks


Essay writing



60 minutes

Letter/Application writing



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