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SSC (Staff Selection Commission) conducts CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) normally known as CHSL for the posts of LDC (Lower Division Clerk) and DEO (Data Entry Operator). Each year, SSC conducts this exam as per their schedule for these posts vacant in Central Goverenment departments / ministries etc.

SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level exam consists of two parts.
1. Written Test
2. Practical Test.

Written Test - SSC CHSL Syllabus 2015

SSC CHSL First written exam of objective type will be conducted. Those candidates, who are able to succeed it, will have to appear for next stage of examination. The Syllabus of both of these parts as well as exam pattern is provided below.

The 4 sections of written Objective type test are given below. Candidates will be given OMR Sheet and question paper. For every question asked, 4 options are given and one is to be selected as answer and marked in the OMR Sheet. Here is detailed SSC CHSL Syllabus 2015.

1.  General Intelligence and Reasoning: (50 Questions - 50 Marks)
o   Semantic Analogy
o   Symbolic operations
o   Symbolic/Number Analogy
o   Trends
o   Figural Analogy
o   Space Orientation
o   Semantic Classification
o   Venn Diagrams
o   Symbolic/Number Classification
o   Drawing inferences
o   Figural Classification
o   Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding
o   Semantic Series
o   Figural Pattern – folding & completion
o   Number Series
o   Embedded figures
o   Figural Series
o   Critical Thinking
o   Problem Solving
o   Emotional Intelligence
o   Word Building
o   Social Intelligence
o   Coding and de-coding
2.  English Language: (50 Questions – 50 Marks)
o   Spot the Error
o   Fill in the Blanks
o   Synonyms/Homonyms
o   Antonyms
o   Spellings/ Detecting Mis-spelt words
o   Idioms & Phrases
o   One word substitution
o   Improvement of Sentences
o   Active/Passive Voice of Verbs
o   Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration
o   Shuffling of Sentence parts
o   Shuffling of Sentences in a passage
o   Cloze Passage
o   Comprehension Passage
3.  General Awareness:  (50 Questions - 50 Marks)
o   Current affairs
o   India's History
o   Culture
o   Geography
o   Economic Scene
o   General policy
o   Scientific research
o   Neighboring Countries
4.  Quantitative Aptitude: (50 Questions - 50 Marks)
o   Arithmetic’s
·  Number Systems
·  Computation of Whole Number
·  Decimal and Fractions
·  Relationship 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
o   Algebra
·  Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra
·  Elementary surds (simple problems)
·  Graphs of Linear Equations
o   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
o   Mensuration
·    Triangle
·    Quadrilaterals
·    Regular Polygons
·    Circle
·    Right Prism
·    Right Circular Cone
·    Right Circular Cylinder
·    Sphere
·    Hemispheres
·    Rectangular Parallelepiped
·    Regular Pyramid with triangular or square Base
o   Trigonometry
·    Trigonometric ratios
·    Complementary angles
·    Height and distances 
o   Statistical Charts
·     Use of Tables and Graphs
·     Histogram
·     Frequency polygon
·     Bar-diagram
·     Pie-chart

Practical Test Pattern - SSC CHSL Syllabus 2015

The candidates who clear written test will be called to attempt the skill test. Those who opted for Data Entry Operator (DEO) posts will have to undergo a skill test and candidates applied for Lower Division Clerk (LDC) posts will undergo a typing test.

1. SSC LDC Skill Test Syllabus Pattern
It is of qualifying nature. Candidates should possess Data Entry Speed of 8,000 key depressions per hour on computer. They will be given printed matter in English which they have to type on computer. The test is of 15 minutes and candidates should have a minimum speed of 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions in order to qualify. Also typing speed of MS office will also be tested.

Key depressions / strokes are the number of keys candidate’s presses in the given time. In 15 minutes time, candidates have to press 2000-2200 keys (right words only).

2. SSC DEO Typing test Syllabus Pattern
Time for test - 10 minutes (30 min. for VH candidates)
Typing Speed -
If you opted for English medium in application form - 35 words per minute
If you opted for Hindi medium - 30 words per minute.

Note: - After skill test or typing test, those candidates who qualify it, will be appointed based on their position in the merit list.


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