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SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Pattern

TierType/Mode of exam

IComputer-BasedEnglish Language, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness
IIDescriptive PaperLetter/Application Writing, Essay Writing
IIISkill TestSpeed Typing Test adjudged on the correct entry of data

Number of Questions each section
Maximum Marks
Time Duration
(For all four Parts)
IEnglish Language
(Basic Knowledge)
25/ 5060 Minutes (80 Minutes
for candidates eligible
for scribe as per Para 8.1and 8.2)
IIGeneral Intelligence25/ 5060 Minutes (80 Minutes
for candidates eligible
for scribe as per Para 8.1and 8.2)
IIIQuantitative Aptitude
(Basic Arithmetic Skill)
25/ 5060 Minutes (80 Minutes
for candidates eligible
for scribe as per Para 8.1and 8.2)
IVGeneral Awareness25/ 5060 Minutes (80 Minutes
for candidates eligible
for scribe as per Para 8.1and 8.2)

SSC CHSL Syllabus

Indicative Syllabus for the Computer Based Examination (Tier-I):

English Language:

Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/
Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting mis-spelt words, Idioms &
Phrases, One word substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/ Passive
Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration, Shuffling of
Sentence parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a passage, Cloze Passage,
Comprehension Passage.

General Intelligence:

It would include questions of both verbal and nonverbal type. The test will include questions on Semantic Analogy,
Symbolic operations, Symbolic/ Number Analogy, Trends, Figural
Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams,
Symbolic/ Number Classification, Drawing inferences, Figural
Classification, Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding, Semantic Series,
Figural Pattern-folding and completion, Number Series, Embedded figures,
Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence,
Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding and de-coding, Other subtopics, if any Numerical operations

Quantitative Aptitude:

Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and
Fractions, Relationship between 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.

Algebra: Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary
surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.

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.

Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle,
Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere,
Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with
triangular or square Base.

Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric ratios, Complementary
angles, Height and distances.

Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency
polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

General Awareness: Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general
awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.
Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such
matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as
may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions
relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to
History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific

For VH candidates of 40% and above visual disability, there will be no component of Maps/ Graphs/ Diagrams/ Statistical Data in the General
Intelligence and Quantitative Aptitude parts.

Tier-II (Descriptive Paper) :-

Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper’ Mode. The duration of the Descriptive Paper will be for one hour (20 minutes compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates eligible for scribe as per Para 8.1 and 8.2 above). The Paper will comprise of writing Essay/ Letter/ Application/ Precis etc.

Tier-III (Skill Test/ Typing Test)

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator

SSC CHSL 2021 Eligibility Criteria

Physical Efficiency Test :-

  1. Criteria for Physical Efficiency Tests are placed as ‘Schedule-I’ of the Notification The Physical Efficiency Tests will be conducted at GREF Centre or respective Recruitment Centre as applicable, by a Board of Officers, detailed by the Headquarters, Director General Border Roads.

2) Physical Standards: Region wise requirement of Physical Standards of personnel for recruitment in GREF (Border Roads Organisation) is placed as ‘Schedule-II’ of the Notification

3) (A)Medical Standards: The specified Medical Standards are requirement for recruitment of candidates for their service in GREF (BRO) as per their job profile, charter of duties and anticipated deployment, including extreme remote areas, high altitude areas and difficult areas of hilly terrain etc. Medical Standards have been specified in ‘Schedule-III’ of the Notification.

 Age Limit

Age limit for the posts is 18-27 years as on 01-01-2021i.e. Candidates born not before02-01-1994 and not later than 01-01-2003 are eligible to apply

Educational Qualification

10+2 or Equivalent

Physical Fitness Requirements

The examining Medical Board is responsible for checking the physical fitness of the recruits, the likelihood of their physical development and for their identification marks. The Board will also enter on the enrollment form any minor defects insufficient to cause rejection. In the case of fit recruits the Board will make the necessary entry on the enrollment form, the wording used being Fit-category GREF-I and return it to the enrolling officer. The signature of the examining Medical Officer on the enrollment
form will be accepted as equivalent to a declaration that he has personally examined the recruit in question according to the existing instructions and that the recruit has no blemish or defect except those noted on the enrollment form. Remarks relating to any defects in the recruit will be endorsed in the medical examiner’s own handwriting. When there are no distinctive marks this must be stated

SSC CHSL Application Fee

Open & OBC :- 100 & SC ST PWD :- No fee

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