SSC CHSL 2018 PATTERN & SYLLABUS
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SSC CHSL is conducted in three tiers - Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. SSC CHSL 2017-18 Exam Pattern is set by the conducting body, Staff Selection Commission to fill in 3259 vacant seats for LDC, PA and DEO posts.
Tier 1 of SSC CHSL 2017-18 is an objective type computer-based exam. Tier 2 will be a descriptive exam in Pen and Paper based mode. Tier 3 is a skill test/typing test to be conducted for shortlisted candidates only. Both Tier 1 and 2 are conducted in Hindi and English. The total marks for Tier 1 is 200 marks, while for Tier 2 and Tier 3 it is 100 marks for each tier.
Tier 3 is only a qualifying exam. The SSC CHSL Syllabus is based on the topics covered in 10+2 standard.
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Candidates can take a look at the detailed exam pattern for SSC CHSL 2017-18 below to know nature of questions and marking scheme applicable for each section.
The table below shows each section with their allotted marks:
|Part||Section||Number of Questions||Max. Marks|
The table below shows the allotment of marks, word count, time and topics in Tier 2:
|Topic||Word count||Max. Marks||Time|
|Essay writing||200-250||100||60 minutes|
The Tier I exam has 4 sections. Each section consists of 25 questions and all the questions carry equal marks. Candidates can refer to the table below for distribution of questions and marks allotted for each section.
|Section||Subject||Total No of Questions||Maximum Marks|
The marking scheme for the descriptive paper is not specified by the commission. Only the total marks allocated for exam is specified by the commission.
|Tier 2 (Descriptive Paper)||Total Marks|
SSC conducts the Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) exam and provides SSC CHSL syllabus for its preparation. There are 3 levels of this examination namely Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3.
Level 1 of the examination i.e. Tier 1 includes 4 sections. There are many topics from each section which must be prepared by the candidates thoroughly. Some of them are:
Section 1: General Intelligence
Section 1 will have questions of both verbal and non-verbal type, so focus on Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Analogy, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Number Series, Semantic Trends, etc.
Section 2: English Language
Section 2 will have questions from the topics such as: Comprehension Passage, Spot the Error, Antonyms, Synonyms/Homonyms Idioms & Phrases, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Cloze Passage, Spellings/ Detecting Misspelled words, etc.
Section 3: Quantitative Aptitude
The syllabus for section 3 is quite vast and hence must be prepared thoroughly. The topics include: Number Systems, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration, Trigonometry and Statistical Charts
Section 4: General Awareness
This section of the paper is designed to check the candidate’s awareness of his surroundings. The paper will comprise questions related to India and its neighbouring countries, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Policy and scientific research, Awards and Honour, Books and author, etc.
Read Complete SSC CHSL Syllabus for Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3
Candidates can check below some important books recommended for SSC CHSL. Since, the questions are primarily based on 10+2 syllabus, candidates can refer to the textbooks of class 11 and 12 for understanding fundamental concepts.
However, the reference books still prove handy when candidates look for in-depth information and guidance on specific topics. All the books mentioned in this section cover specific aspects of each topic. Candidates can refer to only particular books from the list provided below while preparing for SSC CHSL 2017.
|Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning||R S Aggarwal||8121905516|
|Analytical Reasoning||M K Pandey||8190458914|
|A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Nonverbal (English)||B S Sijwali, Indu Sijwal||9351765105|
|Objective English for Competitive Examinations||Tata McGraw Hill||0070151954|
|Competitive General English||Kiran Prakashan||-|
|Objective General English||S P Bakshi||9351768449|
|Quick learning Objective General English||RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal||8121915317|
|Quantitative Aptitude||R.S. Agarwal||8121924987|
|Quicker Mathematics||M. Tyra||8190458922|
|Elementary and Advanced Mathematics||Kiran Prakashan||-|
|Manorama Yearbook 2015 (English and Hindi)||Malayalam Manorama||-|
|Lucent’s General Knowledge (English and Hindi)||Lucent’s||-|
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