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📑 SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 for Tier-1 & 2, Revised Syllabus PDF

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 : In order to score well in SSC CHSL 2023 exam which is to going to be held in March 2023 as announced by SSC, all candidates should be aware of the SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern. It is crucial to know the structure of the exam and the syllabus and subject wise topics that need to be prepared in and out. Here, we start with understanding the exam pattern and Syllabus of the SSC CHSL 2023 exam :

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023

Staff Selection Commission has released an updated SSC CHSL Exam Pattern and Syllabus along with SSC CHSL 2022-23 Notification. The candidates must have an overview of the latest SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 released by SSC. 

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023

Commission                                      Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Exam Name                                     SSC CHSL
SSC CHSL Exam Date 2023           March 2023
Mode of Exam                                 Online
Negative Marking                            Tier 1- 0.5 marks
                                                          Tier 2- 1 mark
Selection Process                             Tier 1 and Tier 2
Official website                                www.ssc.nic.in

SSC CHSL Selection Process

SSC CHSL exam has two different phases that candidates need to clear to get selected for various posts in the Government Offices. SSC CHSL Tier I is an Objective Multiple Choice Question paper and Tier-II will include following three sections having two modules each.

Tier – I
Objective Multiple Choice
Computer Based (online)
Tier – II
Objective Multiple Choice + Skill Test & Typing Test
Tier-II will include three sections having two modules each
Computer Based (online)

SSC CHSL Minimum Qualifying Marks

Minimum qualifying marks in Tier-I, Section-I, Section-II & Module-I of SectionIII of Tier-II Examination are as follows:

  1. UR : 30%
  2. OBC/ EWS : 25%
  3. All other categories : 20%

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern

  • The SSC CHSL Tier I exam is a computer-based online test (CBT) exam conducted online.
  • Candidates are given a total of 60 minutes to solve the SSC CHSL Tier-I paper comprising 100 questions that count to a total of 200 marks (2 marks each question).
  • For each wrong attempt, candidates are penalised with 1/2 marks in the Tier-1 exam.
Section           Subject           No of Questions     Max Marks

1        General Intelligence 25                      50
2        General Awareness         25                      50
3        Quantitative Aptitude 25                      50
4        English Language     25                      50
Total                                        100                     200

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier-I Exam

SSC CHSL is conducted in three different levels, the syllabus of all three levels is different. All candidates must be well-informed about the latest changes (if introduced any) in the SSC CHSL Syllabus and exam pattern to prepare for SSC CHSL 2023.

There are 4 sections in Tier I of the SSC CHSL exam which are given below:

1. Reasoning Ability

2. Quantitative Aptitude

3. English Language

4. General Awareness

SSC CHSL Tier-I Syllabus

SSC CHSL Tier-I Syllabus comprises 4 subjects which are: English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence: & General Awareness. The subject wise topics for SSC CHSL 2023 Tier-I exam is given below:

Section           Subject           No of Questions     Max Marks

1        General Intelligence 25                      50
2        General Awareness         25                      50
3        Quantitative Aptitude 25                      50
4        English Language     25                      50
Total                                        100                     200

General Awareness Syllabus for SSC CHSL

Questions from the General Awareness section are designed to test the candidate's general knowledge of the environment around him and its 14 applications 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, Static Awareness, Indian GK and scientific research.

General Intelligence Syllabus for SSC CHSL

This section includes questions of both verbal and non-verbal reasoning. The questions will be asked from 

  1. Semantic Analogy
  2. Symbolic operations
  3. Symbolic/ Number Analogy
  4. Trends
  5. Figural Analogy
  6. Space Orientation
  7. Semantic Classification
  8. Venn Diagrams
  9. Number Series
  10. Embedded figures
  11. Figural Series
  12. Critical Thinking
  13. Problem Solving
  14. Symbolic/ Number Classification
  15. Drawing inferences
  16. Figural Classification
  17. Punched hole/ pattern folding & unfolding
  18. Semantic Series
  19. Figural Pattern-folding and completion
  20. Emotional Intelligence
  21. Word Building, Social Intelligence
  22. Coding and de-coding
  23. Other sub-topics if any Numerical operations.

English Language Syllabus for SSC CHSL

The English Language questions will be asked from the following topics: 

  1. Spot the Error
  2. Fill in the Blanks
  3. Synonyms/ Homonyms
  4. Antonyms
  5. Spellings/ Detecting misspelt words
  6. Idioms & Phrases
  7. One-word substitution
  8. Improvement of Sentences
  9. Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs
  10. Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
  11. Shuffling of Sentence parts
  12. Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
  13. Cloze Passage
  14. Comprehension Passage

Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus for SSC CHSL

  1. Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.
  5. 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.
  6. Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary angles, Height and distances (simple problems only) Standard Identities etc.
  7. Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

SSC CHSL Syllabus: Tier II 

SSC has revised SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern and released new syllabus which has been detailed below:

Tier-II will include following three sections having two modules each:

Section-1: Module-I: Mathematical Abilities and Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence.

Section-2: Module-I: English Language and Comprehension and Module-II: General Awareness

Section-3: Module-I: Computer Knowledge Test and Module-II: Skill Test/ Typing Test

Tier-2 will be conducted in two sessions - Session- 1 & Session-2, on same day. Session-I will include conducting of Section-1, Section-2 and Module-1 of Section-3. Session-2 will include conducting of Module-2 of Section-3.

Tier-2 will consist of Objective Type, Multiple choice questions, except for Module-2 of Section 3. The questions will be set in English and Hindi except for Module-2 (i.e. English Language and Comprehension module) in Section 2.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023: FAQs

Q1. How many rounds will be there in SSC CHSL 2023 exam?

There will be two rounds of online examination in SSC CHSL exam (Tier-I and Tier-II).

Q2. How many questions are there in SSC CHSL Tier I exam?

SSC CHSL Tier I asks a total of 100 objective-type questions to the candidates.

Q3. Which is the high scoring section in CHSL Tier-I exam?

General Intelligence (Reasoning) is the easy and high scoring section as compare to other sections.

Q4. What are the sections in SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam?

There are 4 sections in SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam. i.e. Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence, General Awareness and English Language.

Q5. Is there any negative marking for wrong answers in SSC CHSL exam?

As per the SSC CHSL exam pattern, there is a negative marking of 0.50 marks in the Tier I exam. For Tier-2, There will be negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section-II and Module-I of Section-III.