Syllabus and Pattern of SSC CHSL Exam 2016

SYLLABUS AND PATTERN

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From this year, 2016, there are been many changes in the pattern of SSC CHSL exam. But the syllabus remained the same. Below are the entire details on pattern and syllabus.

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Pattern of SSC CHSL Exam 2016

Tier-I – Computer Based Test (Objective Type)

Total Marks: 200

Duration of Exam: 75 Mins (100 mins for VH candidates)

Total Questions: 100

Date of Exam: 7th January, 2017 – 5th February, 2017 (Tentative)

Marking Scheme:

  • +2 marks for every correct answer
  • 0 marks for unattempted question
  • -0.5 marks for every wrong answer (negative marking)

Structure of Exam: (Each section 25 questions carrying 50 marks)

  1. General Intelligence
  2. English Language (Basic Knowledge)
  3. Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)
  4. General Awareness

Marks included in final merit?: Yes

Medium of Exam: Hindi and English

Detailed Syllabus: Click here

Tier-II – Descriptive Paper

Total Marks: 100

Duration of Exam: 60 Mins (80 mins for VH candidates)

Total Questions: 2 (1 Essay and 1 Application/Letter Writing)

Date of Exam: 9th April, 2017 (Tentative)

Marking Scheme: 50 marks each for 1 Essay and 1 Letter/Application writing

Marks included in final merit?: Yes

Medium of Exam: Hindi and English

Main Motive of this paper: The main intention of this paper is not to test student’s knowledge on particular topic, but to assess the candidates writing skills which is required in government jobs

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Tier-III (DEST) – Skill Test for DEO

Type of Exam: Qualifying (Will not be included in merit)

Date of Exam: To be announced

Duration: 15 mins (35 mins for VH/OH Candidates)

Qualifying Criteria: 8000 key depressions/hr

Medium of Exam: English only (For both English and Hindi medium candidates)

Structure of Exam: You will be given printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key/depressions. You will have to type them in a specific software provided by SSC. This printed matter contains some numbers and special characters as well including letters.

Exemptions: No person is exempted to take this test (Including PH candidates) as it is one of the essential qualifications for appointment to the post of Data Entry Operator.

Extra Time: Extra time of 20 mins (Total 35 mins exam instead of 15 mins) will be given to VH/OH candidates (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy or OH with deformity in writing hand -with 40% disability and above)

Note: You will be allowed to take this skill test only if you qualify Tier-I and Tier-II

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Tier-III – Typing Test for PA/SA, LDC and Court Clerk

Type of Exam: Qualifying (Will not be included in merit)

Date of Exam: To be announced

Duration: 10 mins (30 mins for VH Candidates)

Qualifying Criteria: 10500 key depressions/hr for English and 9000 key depressions/hr for Hindi 

Medium of Exam: Hindi and English (You have to choose your medium, else English will be allotted automatically)

Structure of Exam: You will be given printed matter in English containing about 1750 key/depressions (or) printed matter in Hindi containing about 1500 key/depressions. You will have to type them in a specific software provided by SSC. This printed matter will contain letters only.

Exemptions: OH candidates who claim to be permanently unfit to take typing test shall be exempted. But they should provide proper medical certificates as mentioned in notification (Page 11)

Extra Time: Extra time of 20 mins (Total 30 mins exam instead of 10 mins) will be given to VH candidates

Note: You will be allowed to take this skill test only if you qualify Tier-I and Tier-II

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Detailed Syllabus for Tier-I exam of SSC CHSL Exam 2016

General Intelligence:

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal 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 decoding
  • Other sub-topics, if any Numerical operations.

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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

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Quantitative Aptitude:

Arithmetic:

  • 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
  • Elementary surds (simple problems)
  • 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)
  • Standard Identities like sin20 + Cos20=1 etc.,

Statistical Charts : Use of Tables and Graphs:

  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bardiagram
  • Pie-chart

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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 research.

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Marking Scheme, FAQ’s and Instructions for Skill/Typing test (DEST)

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What is the permissible error in typing?

The candidates are expected to be 100 % accurate in their typing. But an error upto a certain percentage -generally 5 % for UR and 7 % for reserved candidates, is accepted by SSC

How is the error percentage calculated?

Suppose, you question paper has 2000 key/depressions,

  • If your had error for 30 letters. Then your % error = (30/2000) x 100 = 1.5%
  • If your had error for 100 letters. Then your % error = (100/2000) x 100 = 5%

Suppose, you question paper has 1750 key/depressions,

  • If you had error for 30 letters. Then your % error = (30/1750) x 100 = 1.7%
  • If you had error for 100 letters. Then your % error = (100/1750) x 100 = 5.7%

What mistakes are considered as error’s?

The mistakes are categorized as ‘full mistakes‘ and ‘half mistakes

Full mistakes (where the entire word will be counted as error):

  1. For every omission of word/ figure.
    • Eg: If you miss “constitution” – error is 12 letters
  2. Every substitution of a wrong word /figure.
    • Eg: Instead of “exam”, you type “test” – error is 4 letters
  3. Every addition of a word / figure not found in the passage.
    • Eg: If you add a letter “the” which is not in given passage – error is 3 letters

Half mistakes (where the entire word will be counted as error):

  1. Spacing Errors: Where no space is provided between two words
    • Eg: ‘Ihope’ instead of ‘I hope’ – error is 5/2 = 2.5 letters
    • Eg: ‘h  ave’ instead of ‘have’ – error is 4/2= 2 letters
  2. Spelling Errors: For every spelling error committed by way of repetition, or addition or transposition or omission or substitution of a letter/letters,
    • Eg: ‘seeplings’ instead of ‘spelling’ – error is 8/2=4 letters
    • Eg: ‘whatt’ instead of ‘what’ – error is 4/2 = 2 letters
  3. Wrong Capitalisation: Wrong use of capital letter for small letter and vice-versa. (This does not apply to Hindi typewriting scripts).
    • Eg: ‘i’ instead of ‘I’ – error is 1/2 = 0.5 letters
    • Eg: ‘Which’ instead of ‘which’ – error is 5/2 = 2.5 letters

Note: Any corrections made with pen or pencil are ignored and no credit will be given to such corrections

Is backspace/delete allowed in exam?

Yes, you can use backspace or delete any number of times you want. But be cautious about the time. Also, in the exam, the mistakes will not be highlighted.

What if I do more than one type of mistake in the same word?

If you do one half mistake, it will be treated as half mistake. But more than one half mistake in the same word will be penalized as only one full mistake and not more than that.

Can I be penalized for other mistakes which are not in the list above?

No, SSC penalizes for only these type of mistakes. Mistakes whicha re not mentioned in the instructions will not be penalized

What is a key/depression?

Any press of a keyboard button is counted as a key or depression with few exceptions.

Key/depression:

  • All alphabets – capital and small (A,B,C…,a,b,c…)
  • All numbers (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,0)
  • All symbols (!@#$%^&*(){}[]:;’,<,…)
  • Space bar

Not considered as key/depression:

  • Shift, backspace, delete, etc. which do not print anything on screen

What software is used to conduct the Typing test?

The software used in the exam is designed by SSC itself. You will have to take the test in the computer provided by them in their software. But the software will be similar to typing in Wordpad/Notepad.

What if I qualify in only test?

If you pass in any of LDC or DEO typing test, then you will be considered only for that post.

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