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SSC CHSL Exam Pattern - Complete Details

There are lakhs of aspirants who appear for SSC CHSL every year and most of the first-time exam takers are curious about the SSC CHSL exam pattern. Here we’ll be having a closer look into the exam pattern of SSC CHSL which includes the Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III phases.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

The exam pattern of the different tiers of SSC CHSL is discussed here in detail.

TierExam Type
Tier I ExamComputer-based Multiple Choice Questions
Tier IIDescriptive – English/Hindi
Tier IIISkill Test/Computer Test

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern:

SubjectsTotal Marks
General Awareness50
General Intelligence 50
Quantitative Aptitude50
English Language50

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern:

SubjectsTotal Marks
Essay Writing & Letter and Application Writing100

Note: For Essay writing the number of words should be between 200-250 and for application writing, it should be between 150-200 words

The qualifying criteria for this round is 33 marks.

SSC CHSL Tier 3 Exam Pattern: Typing Test

LanguagePassing CriteriaTest Duration
English35 wpm15 minutes*
Hindi30 wpm15 minutes*

*For the visually handicapped (40% disability) the test duration is 30 minutes.

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When can I appear for the SSC CHSL Exam?

Candidates can appear for this exam after completing their class 12.

What are the different stages of the exam? +

There are three stages of the exam. While the first is conducted online, the other two are done offline.

What is the age limit for SSC CHSL Exam 2021? +

A candidate must be 18-27 years of age as of 01-01-2021.

What are the cut-off marks for this exam? +

The minimum qualifying mark is 33 out of 100.

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