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SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus

The candidates appearing for SSC CHSL 2016 can check the SSC CHSL Exam syllabus from this page. The candidates
will be recruited to various posts of LDC (Lower division clerk) and DEO (Data Entry Operators) of central govt. through
this examination. It is very important to go through the syllabus of the examination to get well prepared for the
examination.

Examination pattern
The candidates must know the examination pattern of SSC CHSL 2016 before they start their preparation. This will help
them to make strategies for them to perform well in the examination.

 The question paper will be divided into 4 sections- English language, General Awareness,
General Intelligence and Quantitative aptitude.
 There will be total 50 questions allotted to each section and the total marks for each section will
be 50.
 The duration of the examination will be 2 hours. The questions will be of MCQ type.
 The question paper will be available in both Hindi and English language for Section I, III and IV.
 There will be a penalty of ¼ marks for each wrong answer.
Subjects Questions Marks

English Language 50 50

General Awareness 50 50

General Intelligence 50 50

Quantitative Aptitude 50 50

Examination syllabus for English Language
 Improvement of sentences
 One word substitution
 Idioms & phrases
 Spelling/detecting misspell words
 Antonyms
 Synonyms
 Fill in the blanks
 Spot the error
 Comprehension passage
 Cloze passage
 Shuffling of sentences in a passage
 Shuffling of sentence parts
 Conversion into direct/indirect narration
 Active/passive voice of verbs

Examination syllabus for General Intelligence
 Problem solving
 Figural series
 Number series
 Semantic series
 Figural classification
 Symbolic/number classification
 Semantic classification
 Figural analogy
 Symbolic/number analogy
 Semantic analogy
 Indexing
 Figural pattern- folding & completion
 Punched hole/ pattern- folding & unfolding
 Drawing inferences
 Venn diagram
 Space orientation
 Trends
 Symbolic operations
 Numerical operations

5.1 Arithmetic C. a3-b3.Bar-diagram Examination syllabus for General Awareness  Culture  History  Economics  General polity  Questions related to society .circle & its chords.9.right prism  4.2. C.  3.2  Graphs of Linear equations.circle  4.3.1. Coding & decoding  Word building  Address matching  Data & city matching  Classification of centre codes/ roll numbers  Small & capital letters/ number-coding/decoding/classification  Embedded figures  Critical thinking  Emotional intelligence  Social intelligence Examination syllabus for Numerical Aptitude C.complementary angles.triangle.5 Trigonometry  5.sphere.histogram  6.3 Geometry  3.2.1. angles subtended by chords of a circle. (a-b)2. In-centre. For example- formulas for (a+b).4. hemispheres  4. a3+b3. C. a2-b2.trigonometry ratios.3.rectangular parallelpiped  4.8.2 Algebra C.3.congruence & similarity of triangle.frequency polygon  6.2.regular right pyramid with triangular or square base C. and elementary surds (simple problems).2. heights and distances (simple problems only). if a+b+c=0.4 Mensuration  4.6 Statistics  6. then a3+b3+c3=3 abc etc.right circular cylinder  4.right circular cone  4.regular polygons  4.pie-chart  6. (a+b)3. (a-b)3. C.1. orthocentre. C.7.2.1 Number Systems  Relationship between numbers  Computation of whole number  Decimal & fractions C.1. tangents.  52.triangle & its various kinds of centres such as centroid.6.  3.1. standard identities like sin20+cos20=1 etc. circumcentre.2  Mixture & allegation  Partnership business  Discount  Profit & loss  Interest (simple & compound)  Averages  Square roots  Ratio & proportion  Percentages  Time & distance  Time & work C.4.1  Basic algebraic identities of school algebra (and their simple applications). degree & radian measures. common tangents to two or more circles.1. quandrilaterals  4.

 Surroundigs  Geography  Scientific research  Current affairs  Other related topics .