SSC CHSL Syllabus 2018 Pdf Download (10+2) Subject Wise Topics List

SSC CHSL SYLLABUS 2018 Pdf Download (SSC 10+2 Syllabus Tier 1,2)

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has again introduced 3259 vacancies inside LDC, DEO, Postal/Assistants, Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) and court clerk cadre.

To allow a single seat in one among such position, the SSC has announced to conduct a paper which is known by the name of SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (SSC CHSL) from the long term.

Every year, SSC CHSL exam is held and is given by millions of aspirants from whole over INDIA. So, this year also many candidates will surely apply for this particular examination SSC CHSL 2018 to acquire that single seat which they dream of. The dates scheduled for this examination is stated as under-

The dates scheduled for this examination is stated as under-

  • SSC CHSL Tier-01 Computer Based Exam– 04-03-2018 to 26-03-2018
  • SSC CHSL Tier-02 exam (Descriptive Paper) – 08-07-2018
  • SSC Exam Dates 2018

You can check the detail at the main site of SSC i.e.

This is just a brief intro to the new arrives at our site about the upcoming SSC examination. We have brought one more common but an important topic to discuss on. The topic to discuss on can be visible to you all at our page heading “What is the syllabus of SSC CHSL Exam?”.

Yes, today we are going to discuss the latest SSC CHSL Syllabus 2018. So, don’t skip us and continue your reading.

SSC CHSL Syllabus


As this is very common to your knowledge that SSC CHSL exam for 2018 contains the same process for recruitment which it is following for many years. You are true. But guys, this time there is little variation in the paper formation. We let you know how?

Actually, the CHSL tier-1 paper will be consisting of total 100 questions which you have to complete in just 60 minutes.

Further, when you reach for ssc chsl mains examination, you’ll get a paper having 100 questions total required to be completed in just 60 minutes. So, this is going to be really challenging for the aspirants.

For our new readers and also who are new in SSC PREPARATION, we let them know the basic ssc chsl paper pattern. Take a look at below table-

SSC CHSL Tier- 1 Paper Pattern-

In previous years, this tier was conduction in offline mode, but from this year, it is conducted online.

Now, let us discuss ssc chsl syllabus with marks by picking each subject one by one.

Computer Based Examination: Tier-I (Objective Type)

Paper Subject  Question Marks
I General Intelligence 25 50
II English Language 25 50
III Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
III 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.

Make note that you will be rewarded 2 marks for every correct answer. But, if made any mistake, then a penalty of 0.5 marks will be applied to you. That means, there is a criteria of negative marking in each subject which says that if you have answered wrong to any right question, then you will miss 0.5 marks on it.

There will be no loss on not attended questions.

SSC CHSL Tier-2 Paper Pattern

Exam Type Subjects Marks
Descriptive Type Essay Writing & Letter Writing 100

Note- for visually handicap students, total 80 minutes will be provided.

Now focus on SSC CHSL detailed syllabus topic wise.

SSC CHSL General Awareness Syllabus

We know that this is very hard to cram all the data of so many years. So, it is advisable to underline only that knowledge that is often asked in previous year papers. Also, you should be well-versed with the knowledge of past 6 months at least, covering every area of politics, science, legal, etc.

GK is asked to understand your level of awareness regarding your surroundings. Also, it is done to know your data grabbing power.

SSC CHSL Syllabus for GK – Vertex from which the most questions are asked are-

  • Awards and Honors
  • Books and Authors
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • General Policy
  • History
  • Scientific Research


You can score maximum from this corner if you daily update yourself with the current data by visiting newspapers and TV news channels. With the latest knowledge, you’ll be able to complete at least 20% of the paper.

SSC CHSL Quantitative Aptitude Syllabus

This section is included in the formation of paper set with a presumption to acquire the knowledge of calculation and calculating the speed of the aspirant.

The aspirant, who attempts as many questions with dot accuracy and that, too within idea time, contributes majorly to the success of his/her selection. It is also known as ssc chsl maths syllabus.

Sharp your knowledge majorly at below topics-

  • Data Interpretation
  • Mensuration
  • Number Systems
  • Profit & Loss
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Percentages
  • Simple Interest and Compound Interest
  • Surds and Indices
  • Sequence and Series
  • Simplification
  • Mixtures & Allegations
  • Time and Distance
  • Work and Time

Statistical Charts

Use of Tables and Graphs:

  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar-diagram
  • Pie-chart


  • Triangle and its various kinds of centers viz. Centroid, In-centre, Orthocenter, Circumcentre
  • Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.

It is some major topics from ssc chsl syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude.

Quantitative Aptitude is a matter of hard subject in the eyes of many and many competitors. But, this is a fact that same QA is the easiest subject, once it is understood properly by the student.


Always clear your basics from NCERT and solve questions using short tricks. Make a command of short tricks and practice daily on mock tests. Don’t forget to join test series, this must be very useful.

SSC CHSL Exam 2018 Latest Updates
SSC CHSL  Application Form 2018 SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2018 SSC CHSL Preparation Tips
SSC CHSL Exam Date 2018 SSC CHSL Question papers
SSC CHSL Admit Card 2018 SSC CHSL Result – Score Card

SSC CHSL English Language Syllabus

Don’t panic when you come across English. English demands just thorough study and time to time revision. This is not as vast as GK. This is a very limited course, which you once learned (rules of English language) will not give you any a headache.

  • Reading Comprehensions
  • Para Jumbles
  • Cloze test
  • Paragraph Completion
  • Active/ Passive Voice
  • One word Substitute
  • Fill in the Blanks


Only and only tip that you should practice on sheets topic wise and should give test series to trace yourself your level of knowledge.

SSC CHSL General Intelligence or Reasoning Syllabus

Reasoning and general intelligence subject judge the thinking ability of an individual because many tough decisions and excess mental work are required to happen from CHSL hirers inside central government jobs. So, you need to command yourself in this section.

This subject is interesting to learn and easy to score.

SSC CHSL Syllabus for General Intelligence: Majorly reasoning questions are asked of-

  • Alphanumeric series
  • Alphabet test
  • Blood Relations
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Coding Decoding
  • Data Sufficiency
  • Direction Sense
  • Input Output
  • Logical Reasoning
  • Puzzle
  • Ranking
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Syllogism
  • Tabulation

Last, but not the least, there is a typing test also which is conducted at the very end after completing the phase of tier-1 and tier-2.

The candidates who pass both the previous phases are only eligible to attempt this phase too, the passing of which, fixes his/her final selection for the concerned seat inside the central government units.

You can check the detail at the main site of SSC i.e.

SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier 2-

For tier 2 examination, a descriptive test will be carried out which will be conducted offline. It is a 100 marks paper where you need to score at least 33% to qualify.

SSC CHSL Syllabus of descriptive paper

  • You’ll be provided a pen and a paper. You question paper will ask you to write a letter/application and an essay on a certain topic.
  • To complete this paper, you’ll be given 60 minutes.
  • Letter/application should be written in the range of 150 to 200 words.
  • An essay should be written in the range of 200 to 250 words.
  • Your essay topic may be regarding any new political issue or any current knowledge. So, keep updating yourself with the latest surrounding news.

This test is qualifying in nature, so the qualifying percentage that a candidate needs to score is 33%.

The general (we are not talking about caste here) candidates who are physically fit have to complete this paper in 60 minutes.

VH candidates, on the other hand, will be given 20 minutes more i.e. total 80 minutes to write the description.

Typing test

This needs to be very well understood by you because for DEO and LDC aspirants particularly, the test will be conducted differently. See how?

Typing test for DEO

SSC CHSL DEO Syllabus – This test will be conducted in English mode only for DEO aspirants.

The candidates will be provided a printed paper where 2000-2200 strokes will be printed. You have to print maximum those words as it is on the screen without compromising with the semantic or syntax errors.

Note that, you have to complete this task under time duration i.e. 15 minutes.

Typing test for LDC

SSC CHSL LDC Syllabus – This test will be conducted in English mode/ Hindi mode, depending upon the choice which you had made while filling up your application form.

The OH candidates are exempted from giving this typing test- the Orthopedically Handicapped candidates have to submit their disability certificate assigned from an authorized medical signature.

Visually Handicapped or VH (40% and above) candidates will be given 30 minutes.

For English types, total 10500 keystrokes should be there in an hour, maintaining 35 words/minute. Likewise, there should be 9000 key depressions for Hindi typers. Total 10 minutes will be given to you wherein you have to maintain your typing speed of 30 words per minute (for Hindi).


Although there are no criteria to pass every subject separately in SSC CHSL, to crack the overall tier-1 we advise you to manage the total 75 minutes between al 4 subjects. It could be like below-

  • General Awareness – 10 minutes
  • English Section – 15 minutes
  • Reasoning – 20 minutes
  • Quant – 30 minutes

Hope now you better understand the SSC CHSL recruitment syllabus subject wise. If you have any query OR suggestion let me know in comment section given below.


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