SSC CHSL Exam Pattern, Syllabus and Salary
The Staff Selection Commission will hold a competitive examination for recruitment to the posts of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operators for various Ministries/ Departments/ Offices of the Government of India. The details of the examination are as under:
SSC CHSL 2018-19 Tier-I (Objective type)
|Section||Subject||No of Questions||Max Marks||Exam Duration|
|1||General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50||60 minutes|
Indicative Syllabus for Computer Based Examination (Tier-I)
|General Intelligence||It would include questions of both verbal
and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on Semantic
Symbolic/ Number Analogy,
Trends, Figural Analogy,
Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/ Number
Punched hole/ pattern-folding & unfolding,
Figural Pattern-folding and completion,
Word Building, Social
Coding and de-coding,
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 (simple problems only)
Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.
|General Awareness||India and its neighboring countries
Current affairs dating back to 5-6 months rather than the recent ones.
|English Language||Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/ Detecting miss-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|
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 would be for one hour (20 minutes compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates eligible for scribes as per Paras 8.1 and 8.2 above). The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and a Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words.|
|The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent.|
|The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit|
|The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will be awarded zero marks.|
Tier-III (Skill Test/ Typing Test)
Skill Test/ Typing Test for the qualified candidates will be conducted on computers provided by the Commission or its authorized agency.
Skill Test for Data Entry Operator
|Skill Test is mandatory for Data Entry Operators. No candidate is exempted from appearing in the Skill Test.|
|Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer. The Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on computer‟ will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage. The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.|
|For the post of Data Entry Operator in the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG): The ‘speed of 15000 key depressions per hour on Computer‟ will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage. The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 3700-4000 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.|
Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting
|The medium of Typing Test will be Hindi and English. The candidates will have to opt for the medium of Typing Test (i.e. either Hindi or English) in the online Application Form.|
|The choice of Typing Test given by the candidate in the online Application Form shall be treated as final and no change in the medium of Typing Test will be entertained later.|
|Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute (w.p.m.) and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute (w.p.m.). 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour and about 9000 key depressions per hour respectively.|
|The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.|
Pay Band -1
|Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA):||Rs. 5200-20200||Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)|
|Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)||Rs. 5200-20200||Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)|
|Data Entry Operator (DEO)||Rs. 5200-20200||Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)|
|Data Entry Operator||Rs. 5200-20200||Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)|