SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019-20

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examination in three Tiers namely Tier-1, Tier-2, and Tier-3. While SSC CHSL Tier-1 is conducted in Online Mode on the other hand Tier-2 is conducted in Pen and Paper mode and Tier-3 is Computer Skill Test. Candidates can go through this article for more information about the different tiers of SSC CHSL. This article also explains each Tiers of SSC CHSL.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019-20: Tiers of Exam

SSC CHSL Comprises of three Tiers. Exam Pattern of SSC CHSL is explained below:

Tiers Type of Examination Mode of examination
Tier-1 Objective Multiple Choice CBT (Online)
Tier-2 Descriptive Paper in Hindi/ English Pen and Paper Mode
Tier-3 Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test Wherever Applicable

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019-20: Tier-1

SSC CHSL Ties-1 comprises 100 questions in total with maximum marks of 200. SSC CHSL Tier-1 is of 60 minutes. SSC CHSL Tier-I is divided into four sections with 25 question each and maximum marks of 50. Normalization will be done by SSC if exam is conducted in multiple shift.

The sections asked in SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam are:

  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Reasoning
  • English Comprehension

The Schema of Tier-1 is explained in Table given below:

Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes (80 minutes for disable/Physically handicapped Candidates)
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

Note:- For every wrong question there is negative marking of 0.5 marks.

Click Here to know the SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019-20.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019-20: Tier 2

SSC has decided to conduct a Descriptive Paper for all the candidates who qualify SSC CHSL Tier-1 Examination. SSC CHSL Tier-2 Descriptive Paper (Pen and Paper Mode) is introduced to test the writing skills of the candidates. The paper is in English/Hindi language and will constitute of 100 marks. Candidates have to complete entire paper in 60 minutes.

Subject Marks Time
Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (Writing of Essay,

Precis, Letter, Application etc.)

100 marks 1 hour or 60 minutes(80 minutes for

PWD catogery)

Note:- Candidates have to score 33 marks (33 percent) to qualify the Descriptive paper.

Click Here to know the SSC CHSL Syllabus 2019-20.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019-20: Tier 3

SSC CHSL Tier-3 Exam is a Computer Skill Test. SSC CHSL Tier-3 test typing skill of candidates, it is called Skill Test in Date Entry (DEST) Test. There are three types of DEST for three different posts namely:

  1. DEST for DEO other than CA&G: Candidates are required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes i.e., 27 Words Per Minutes (WPM) on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s typing skills. Candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer.
  2. DEST for DEO in CA&G: Candidates are required to type 3750 words in 15 minutes i.e., 50 WPM on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s typing skills. Candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer.
  3. DEST for JSA, PA/SA, LDC and other posts: Candidates are required to type 1750 words in 10 minutes i.e., 35 WPM on a computer in English. This test is conducted to check a candidate’s typing skills. Candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer.

Note:- SSC CHSL Tier-3 is qualifying in nature, no marks will be rewarded for SSC CHSL Tier-3.

Candidates have to do well in all the Tiers i.e., Tier-1 and Tier-2 and Tier-3 of SSC CHSL to get the desired post and location.

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