SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024, Marking Scheme and Selection Process

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024: The Staff Selection Commission SSC recently released notification for Combined Higher Secondary Level CHSL Notification. The CHSL Exam has two parts: Tier 1 and Tier 2. It will be done online. The Tier 1 Exam is expected to start in June 2024. Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, and Section-I, Section-II & Module-I of Section-III of Tier-II Examination are as follows.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2024

The exam pattern helps get an idea of the type of questions, sectional weightage, marking scheme, etc. Based on the same, candidates can devise an effective strategy for preparation. An overview of the SSC CHSL Exam Pattern is given below.

Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Online Computer Based
Tier – II Objective Multiple Choice + Skill Test & Typing Test
Tier-II will include three sections having two modules each
Online Computer Based

Scheme of Tier-I Examination

Subject Number of Questions/ Maximum Marks Time Duration (For all Parts)
English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25/50 60 Minutes (80 Minutes for candidates eligible for a scribe as per Para-7.1, 7.2, and 7.3)
General Intelligence 25/50
Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25/50
General Awareness 25/50

In Tier-I Exam, you’ll only find multiple-choice questions. These questions can be in English, Hindi, or any language you choose when applying. Remember, for every wrong answer, 0.50 marks will be deducted, so answer carefully.

Scheme of Tier-II Examination:

Session Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allowed
Tier I
Section-I Module-I: Mathematical Abilities 30 30 1 hour (for each section)
Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence 30 30
Tier II
Session-I Section-II:     2 hours and 15 minutes
Module-I: English Language and Comprehension 40 20 20 minutes
Module II: General Awareness 20 10
Session-II Section-III: 15 15 15 minutes
Module-I: Computer Knowledge Module
Module-II: Skill Test/Typing Test Module
Part A: Skill Test for DEOs in the Department/Ministry mentioned 15 minutes
Part B: Skill Test for DEOs except in the Department/Ministry mentioned
Part C: Typing Test for LDC/JSA 10 minutes

SSC CHSL Marking Scheme 2024 (Tier 1)

Two marks are awarded for each correct answer in the exam. There is a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer. 

Type of Questions in SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam

Correct Answers

Incorrect Answers




SSC CHSL 2024 Marking Scheme (Tier 2)

There is a negative marking in SSC CHSL Tier 2, as listed below in the table:

Type of Questions in SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam

Negative Marking

Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module II of Section 3

Deduction of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section I,
Section II and Module-I of Section-III

Tier II of the exam has three sections, each with 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 exam will be divided into two sessions – Session I and Session II – on the same day. Session I includes Section I, Section II, and Module I of Section III. Session II includes Module II of Section III.

To pass Tier II, candidates must qualify in all sections.

The exam consists of objective-type multiple-choice questions, except for Module II of Section III. Questions can be in English, Hindi, or any language chosen during the application process.

For wrong answers in Section-I, Section-II, and Module-I of Section-III, there will be a negative marking of 1 mark per question.

Module I of Section III (Computer Knowledge Test) is mandatory but only qualifying.

Module II of Section III (Skill Test/Typing Test) will be conducted in Session II. It’s qualifying and will be evaluated based on guidelines provided by the Commission. Errors in the Skill Test will be calculated up to 2 decimal places.

There are different parts to the Skill Test for Data Entry Operators (DEOs) and Lower Division Clerks (LDCs)/Junior Secretariat Assistants (JSAs), each with its own requirements and time limits. Candidates eligible for a scribe will be given compensatory time.

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SSC CHSL 2024 Tier I Syllabus


Topics for SSC CHSL Syllabus 2024

SSC CHSL Tier I General Intelligence Syllabus Logical Reasoning
Alphanumeric Series
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
Data Sufficiency
Coded Inequalities
Seating Arrangement
Blood Relations
Input – Output
Coding – Decoding
Coding Decoding
SSC CHSL Tier I Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus



Profit and Loss
Mixtures & Allegations
Simple Interest & Compound Interest
Surds & Indices
Work & Time
Time & Distance
Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere
Data Interpretation
Ratio and Proportion, Percentage
Number Systems
Sequence & Series
Permutation, Combination & Probability
SSC CHSL Tier I English Syllabus Reading Comprehension
Cloze Test
Para jumbles
Fill in the blanks
Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting
Paragraph Completion
One Word Substitution
Active and Passive Voice
SSC CHSL Tier I General Awareness Syllabus History
Economic Scene
General Policy
Scientific Research
Awards and Honors
Books and Authors



Topics for SSC CHSL Syllabus 2024

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Module-I of Session-I

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
  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems)
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Trigonometric ratios
  • Complementary angles
  • Height and distances (simple problems only)
  • Standard Identities like sin2𝜃 + Cos2𝜃=1 etc.
Statistics and Probability
  • Use of Tables and Graphs
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar-diagram
  • Pie-chart
  • Measures of central tendency:
    • mean,
    • median,
    • mode,
    • standard deviation
  • calculation of simple probabilities

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Module II of Section I

Verbal and non-verbal Type
  • 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
  • Numerical operations

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Module-I of Section-II

English Language And Comprehension
  • Vocabulary
  • Grammar
  • Sentence structure
  • Synonyms/Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words
  • Idioms and 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

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Module-II of Section-II

 General Awareness

These questions are designed to test the knowledge of current events, scientific aspects, India and its neighboring countries –

  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General policy
  • Scientific research
SSC CHSL Syllabus for Module-I of Section-III of Paper-I
 Computer Proficiency Computer Basics


  • Organization of a computer
  • Central Processing Unit (CPU)
  • Input/ output devices
  • Computer memory
  • Memory organization
  • Back- up devices
  • PORTs
  • Windows Explorer
  • Keyboard shortcuts


Windows Operating system including the 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, viruses, worms, Trojans, etc.) and preventive measures.
Skill Test/ Typing Test Skill test for DEO:


  • Data entry speed: 8,000 Key Depressions per hour.
  • Duration of the Test: 15 minutes.

Skill test for DEO in the Office of the C&AG:

  • Data entry speed: 15000 key depressions per hour
  • Duration of the test: 15 minutes

Skill test for LDS/JSA and PA/SA:

  • Data entry speed: 10500 key depressions per hour.
  • Duration of the test: 15 minutes

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