SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 – Tier 1 and 2 Syllabus

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 – Tier 1 and 2 Syllabus

The Staff Selection Commission released the SSC CHSL 2023 syllabus with the official notification on December 6, 2022. The SSC CHSL exam will take place in February/March 2023. The syllabus of SSC CHSL 2023 has been released at the official website The SSC CHSL syllabus 2023 consists of crucial topics and sub-topics. The candidates must read the detailed syllabus before preparing for the SSC CHSL exam.

Staff Selection Commission conducts CHSL, a Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam for the post of Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA), Sorting Assistant (SA), etc. The information regarding the syllabus might help you to plan your strategies.

It’s crucial to look out for the changes in the CHSL 2023 exam pattern, which consists of the stages, time duration, and marking scheme. The syllabus for Tier 1 and Tier 2 has been released separately for ease.

Keep reading the article to check out the details related to the SSC CHSL 2023 syllabus.

Table of Contents

SSC CHSL 2023: Overview

CHSL Tier-1 Syllabus

General Intelliegence

General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

English Language

Mathematical Abilities

General Intelligence & Reasoning

Data Entry Operator

Frequently asked questions on SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023

SSC CHSL 2023: Overview

Conducting BodyStaff Selection Commission
Exam NameCombined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL, 10+2) 2023
Post offeredPost LDC, DEO, and Junior Secretariat Assistant
Selection ProcessTier 1 (Objective) Tier 2 (Objective) + Skill Test (New Pattern)
Exam dateFebruary/March

The SSC CHSL 2023 exam will take place in 2 stages called Tiers. The selection process has been described below. Candidates must go through the details to avoid confusion related to the selection process.

TierTypeMode of exam
Tier 1MCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)CBT( Computer Based Test)
Tier -IIMCQ (Multiple Choice Questions)Skill Test/Typing Test Computer

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern 2023

SSC CHSL candidates pay attention to the exam pattern. The pattern for the tier 2 exam has changed. Previously Tier 2 exam used to take place in descriptive mode with the Tier 3 exam. But as per the latest pattern, there would be just two exams- Tier – and Tier 2.

CHSL Tier-1 Syllabus

SSC CHSL Tier 1 contains 100 questions with a minimum mark of 200. SSC CHSL Tier 1 is of 1 hour. SSC CHSL Tier I cover four areas, each with 25 questions with a score of 50. All the candidates should be aware of the furthest down-the-line changes to the SSC CHSL schedule.

The sections required in the SSC CHSL Tier I exam are:

  • General Knowledge
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Reasoning
  • English Comprehension
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern Tier I 
SubjectsNumber of QuestionsMaximum MarksDuration of test
General Awareness255060 minutes (80 Minutes for PwD candidates)
Reasoning/General Intelligence2550 
English Language (Basic Knowledge)2550 
Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)2550 

General Intelligence

  • Paper Folding
  • Blood Relations
  • Coded Inequalities
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Analogy
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Series
  • Matrix
  • Classification
  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test
  • Word Formation
  • Venn Diagram
  • Direction and Distance
  • Verbal reasoning
  • Seating Arrangement
  • Puzzle

General Awareness

  • Static General Knowledge
  • Geography
  • Awards and Honors
  • Science
  • Portfolios
  • Important Schemes
  • People in the News
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
  • Books and Authors
  • History
  • Culture
  • Economic

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Data Interpretation
  • Interest
  • Number System
  • Averages
  • Permutation, Combination &Probability
  • Trigonometry
  • Geometry
  • Simplification
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Problem on Ages
  • Speed, Distance, and Time
  • Mensuration
  • Percentage
  • Data Interpretation
  • Time and Work
  • Algebra

English Language

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Narrations
  • Para Jumbles
  • Cloze Test
  • Active/ Passive
  • Sentence Correction
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • One word Substitution
  • Error Spotting
  • Spellings
  • Phrases and Idioms

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 -Tier 2 Syllabus

Mathematical Abilities

  • Number Systems: Decimals and Fractions, Computation of Whole Numbers, and Relationship between numbers.
  • Geometry: Familiarity with elementary geometric figures and facts, Circles and their chords angles subtended by chords of a circle, and common tangents to two or more circles, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Triangle and their various kinds of centers
  • Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Mensuration: Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base, Triangle, Regular Polygons, Quadrilaterals
  • Fundamental arithmetical operations: Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Discount, Percentages, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and distance, Time and work, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss
  • Statistics and probability: Use of Tables and Graphs: Bar-diagram Histogram, Pie-chart, Frequency polygon, Measures of central tendency: mean, median, mode, standard deviation, calculation of simple probabilities

General Intelligence & Reasoning

It includes questions from both verbal and non-verbal types. There will be questions on Semantic Analogy, Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Drawing inferences, Emotional Intelligence, Numerical operations, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Classification, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures, Critical Thinking, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding, and de-coding,

English Language & Comprehension

Grammar, Active/ Passive Voice of Verbs, sentence structure, Spotting the Error, synonyms, antonyms, and their correct usage, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Vocabulary, Detecting misspelled words, Improvement of Sentences, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Antonyms, Spellings, Idioms & Phrases, word substitution, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Shuffling of Sentence parts, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage.

A passage testing your comprehension skills will also be given. You have to read the passage and answer the related questions. There would be two passages -one based on a story and the other on current affairs editorial or a report.

General Awareness

General Awareness tests your alertness toward your neighbor, environment, etc. It tests the knowledge of current events, day- day observation, and experience in their scientific aspect. The question might be from India and its neighboring countries, especially about History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy, and scientific research.

Computer Knowledge

Computer Basics: Organization of a computer, computer memory, Keyboard shortcuts, memory organization, back- up devices, PORTs, Windows Explorer, Central Processing Unit (CPU), input/ output devices

Software: Windows Operating system including basics of Microsoft Office like MS word, MS Excel and PowerPoint, etc.

Working with the Internet and e-mails: Web Browsing & Searching, Downloading & Uploading, Managing an E-mail Account, e-Banking.

Basics of networking and cyber security:

Networking devices and protocols, Network and information security threats (like hacking, virus, worms, Trojans, etc.), and preventive measures

Data Entry Operator

SSC CHSL has a post for a data entry operator, so the candidate applying for this post must know its requirements.

The candidate must have a data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour. In the test, you have to type around 2000-2200 strokes in 15 minutes.

The Skill test is for Data Entry Operators only. Let’s see how it goes.

Skill TestSpeedTime
Data Entry Operator8000 key depressions per hour on the computer.Duration of test – 15 minutesCandidates have to type an English documents containing about 2000-2200 words.
Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG)Speed of 15000 key depressions per hour will be considered on the basis of the correct entry of words or key depressions as per the given passageDuration of test – 15 minutesCandidates have to type an English documents containing about 3700-4000 words    
Lower Division Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (LDS/JSA) Candidate must have a Speed of 10500 key depressions per hour.•Duration of test – 15 minutes •Candidates have to type an English documents containing about 9000 words    

Frequently Asked Questions on SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 – Tier 1 and 2 Syllabus

Q1- What is the status of negative making in the SSC CHSL exam?

A1- The negative marking is as follows-

  • In the tier 1 exam, you will get a negative mark of 0.50 for each incorrect answer.
  • There will be a negative marking of 1 mark for each wrong answer in Section-I, Section-II, and Module-I of Section-III of Tier-2.

Q2-Which are the recommended books for SSC CHSL 2023?

A2- The best-recommended books for SSC CHSL are-

  • Ace Arithmetic,
  • Ace Advance math’s,
  • Ace Reasoning,
  • Ace English,
  • Ace General Awareness,
  • Ace Computer Knowledge

Q3- What are the post in SSC CHSL?

A3- The post in SSC CHSL are-

  • Lower Division Clerk,
  • Junior Secretariat Assistant
  • Postal Assistant,
  • Sorting Assistant
  • Data Entry Operator


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