SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021, Check Tier I, II III Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021: In an official CHSL notification, the staff selection commission (SSC), has published the Exam Pattern and Syllabus. The article contains details about the different stages of the exam. To help you prepare for the exam, candidates can read the article. This article will provide details about the exam, including the marks and question types, as well as the syllabus and any other significant changes.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021

Staff Selection Commission (SSC), conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level Examination (CHSL) in Tier-1, Tier-2 and Tier-3. SSC CHSL Tier-1 can be conducted online, while Tier-2 can only be done in pen and paper mode and Tier-3 requires computer skills to pass. For more information on the different levels of SSC CHSL, candidates can refer to this article. This article also provides information about each tier in SSC CHSL.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021

Exam Pattern 2021 of SSC CHSL – Tiers

SSC CHSL has three Tiers. Below is the exam pattern for SSC CHSL

Tiers Types of Examination Mode for examination
Tier-1 Multiple Objective Choice Online CBT
Tier-2 Descriptive Paper in Hindi/ English Pen and paper mode
Tier-3 Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Check Anywhere Applicable

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021, Tier-1

SSC CHSL Ties-1 consists of 100 questions with a maximum mark of 200. SSC CHSL Tier-1 takes 60 minutes. SSC CHSL Tier-1 is split into four sections, each with 25 questions and maximum marks of 50. SSC will normalize the exam if it is held in multiple shifts.

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

Table below explains the Schema of Tier-1.

Sections No. No. Total Marks Time allotted
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 The cumulative time is 60 minutes, or 80 minutes for disabled/Physically handicapped candidates.
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

Notice: For each wrong question, there is a negative mark of 0.5 points.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021, Tier 2

SSC will conduct a descriptive paper for all candidates who have passed the SSC CHSL Tier-1 Examination. To test the writing abilities of the candidates, the SSC CHSL Tier-2 descriptive paper (Pen and Paper mode) has been introduced. 100 marks will be awarded for the English/Hindi paper. The entire paper must be completed by candidates in 60 minutes.

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

Precis, Letter, Application, etc.)

100 marks 1 hour, 60 minutes
(80 minutes)
Category PWD)

Notice: Candidates must score 33 points (33%) in order to be eligible for the descriptive paper.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021, Tier 3

SSC CHSL Tier-3 Exam consists of a Computer Skill Test. SSC CHSL Tier-3 tests candidates’ typing skills. It is known as the Skill Test in Data Entry (DEST). Three types of DEST are available for different positions:

  1. DEST for DEOs other than CA&G: Candidates must type 2000 words in fifteen minutes on a computer using English. This test is used to assess a candidate’s typing abilities. The article is written in English and candidates must type it on the Computer.
  2. DEST for DEO at CA&G: Candidates must type 3750 words in just 15 minutes, i.e. 50 WPM, on an English-speaking computer. This test is used to assess a candidate’s typing abilities. The article is written in English and candidates must type it on the Computer.
  3. DEST for JSA/SA, PA/SA and LDC: Candidates must type 1750 words in a period of 10 minutes, i.e. 35 WPM on an English-speaking computer. This test is used to assess a candidate’s typing abilities. The article is written in English and candidates must type it on the Computer.

Note: SSC CHSL Tier-3 qualifies in nature.

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