ssc chsl syllabus

Candidates who have got themselves registered successfully for the CHSL Exam 2016 should have a sound knowledge about SSC  CHSL Exam Syllabus 2016.

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Without prior knowledge of the syllabus, it becomes very difficult for a candidate to start his preparation and hence, the overall process gets thoroughly hampered.

The syllabus for CHSL 2016 is straight forward and based on the curriculum which the candidates have gone through till Class XII. An exhaustive discussion of the syllabus is given below, but before that let us take a look at the pattern of Part- I Examination.

As you all know the selection procedure go through by three tiers i.e. Tier-I (Computer based test), Tier-II (Descriptive Test) and Tier-III (Typing Test/Skill Test).

The computer based test will be held on 7th Jan 2016 & 5th Feb 2016. The descriptive test will be held on 9th April, 2016.

Subject Maximum Marks Number of questions
General Intelligence 50 25
English Language 50 25
Quantitative Aptitude 50 25
General Awareness 50 25
Total 200 100

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus 2016

Tier-I – Computer based exam – Mentioned below is the syllabus for CHSL Part I examination 2016 (section-wise)

General Intelligence: It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions as follows:

  • 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 operations.

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

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.


  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra and Elementary surds (simple problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations.


  • 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


  • 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
  • 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 neighbouring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.

ssc chsl 2016 exam syllabus

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