(New Updated Syllabus) SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Exam
New Exam Syllabus:
The examination will consist of a Computer based Written
Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Typing Test /Skill Test
(Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant &
Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk.
Computer Based Examination (Objective type):
|Dates of Computer based Written Exam (Tier-I)
||Number of Batches
||General Intelligence (25 questions)
||Timing for 2 Batches /day
- 1st batch: 10 AM- 11.15AM
- 2nd Batch: 4.15PM- 5.30PM
Timing for 3 batches /day
- 1st Batch: 10 AM-11.15AM
- 2nd Batch: 1.15PM- 2.30PM
- 3rd Batch: 4.15Pm- 5.30PM
|75 Minutes (Total)
For for VH/OH (afflicted by
Cerebral Palsy and OH with deformity in writing hand (Pl. see Para 7 of
||English Language (Basic Knowledge)
||Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) (25 questions)
||General Awareness (25 questions)
Written examination consists of Objective Type- Multiple choice questions
only. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi for Part-I, III & IV.
There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
Indicative Syllabus for Computer based Written examination (Tier-I):
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 de- coding, Other sub-topics, if any Numerical
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
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) Standard Identities like
sin20 + Cos20=1 etc.,
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 and opting for SCRIBES
there will be no component of Maps/Graphs/Diagrams/Statistical Data in the
General Intelligence & Reasoning / Quantitative Aptitude.
Tier-II (Descriptive Paper)
Tier-II Paper of CHSL 2016 will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in ‘Pen
and Paper Mode The duration of the paper would be for one hour (20 minutes
compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates mentioned in Para 7
above). This paper has been introduced to assess the writing skills of the
candidates which is necessary in Government jobs. The Paper would comprise
writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter / Application writing 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 not be evaluated.
Tier-III of the Examination would continue to be the Skill Test / Typing Test
which would be of a qualifying nature. Skill Test / Typing Test would be in
consonance with the provisions contained in para 12.2 and 12.3 given below. The
final merit of the successful candidates would be determined on the basis of
total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II.
Skill test for Data Entry Operator:
Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on
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
and the duration of the said Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed
matter in English containing about 2000- 2200 strokes/key-depressions would be
given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.
Typing Test for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs and Court Clerks:
Typing Test will be conducted for those candidates who qualify in the
Computer based Written Examination (Tier-I) and Descriptive Paper (Tier-II).
Such Typing Test will be conducted in English or Hindi and candidates while
applying for the Examination, will have to indicate his/her choice/option for
Skill Test Medium in the Application Form.
Typing Test will be of qualifying in nature. It will be administered on the
Computer, to be provided by the Commission or any agency authorized by the
Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per
minute and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words
The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a
given text passage in 10 minutes. Visually Handicapped candidates (with 40%
disability and above) will be allowed 30 minutes.