Today I am going to explain you about the SSC CHSL Latest Exam Pattern. Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CHSL exam every year. Lacs of students appear in this popular exam. Competition is quite tough in this exam for two reasons. First, the exam pattern and level of questions remains quite simple hence merit normally remains very high, two, since the exam is conducted by SSC which is one of the most prominent recruitment body of India hence number of students appearing in this exam is very high.
But good news is that with good preparation you can always qualify this exam as the number of vacancies also remains quite high. Secondly it is a multi staged exam and after the first stage exam the competition get limited as a huge number of students get filtered in the First stage itself.
Now I am going to tell you about the SSC CHSL Latest Exam Pattern. It is important to understand about the exam pattern well if you want to do well in this exam or in any exam.
SSC CHSL Latest Exam Pattern
SSC CHSL exam is a three stage exam. The three stages of this exam are:-
- Tier-I which is a computer based objective type examination.
- Tier-II which will consist of a descriptive paper.
- Tier-III in which Typing Test is conducted for Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, Lower Division Clerk and Junior Secretariat Assistant whereas Skill Test is conducted for Data Entry Operator.
The first stage is Tier I which will be a computer based online objective test having multiple choice questions. This exam is of only 60 minutes and will consist of 4 sections. The 4 sections are:-
- English Language (Basic Knowledge) (25 questions)
- General Intelligence (25 questions)
- Quantitative Aptitude (25 questions)
- General Awareness (25 questions)
Each paper will be of 50 marks. Hence it is obvious that there will be a total of 100 questions of 200 marks.
So you have a task in hand as you need to solve 100 questions in 60 minutes. Time is precious in this exam and you cannot afford to waste even a few seconds. So those who are having good time management skills are having an edge over others. It may not be possible to attempt and solve all the questions but you need the skill of skipping difficult questions and solving easy questions in the first go. Difficult questions you can solve in the second round if you left with time.
Negative marking in this exam is very high as the penalty is 0.50 marks for each wrong answer. Candidates are, therefore, advised to keep this in mind while answering the questions. Normally in other competitive exams such as bank exams Negative Marking remains 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
The second stage is Tier-II which will be a descriptive paper in pen and paper mode. It means you have to write the answer on paper and not on computer. The duration of the paper will be 60 minutes. The paper is designed to test the writing skills of candidates. The descriptive paper will comprise an Essay of about 200-250 words and Letter / Application writing of about 150-200 words. This paper will be of qualifying nature only and the minimum qualifying marks are 33 percent. The paper will be available both in Hindi and English. Candidates have to choose any of the option for writing the paper.
The third and last stage is Tier –III (Typing Test / Skill Test) which will consist of Typing Test / Skill Test and will be of qualifying in nature. Tier-III of the Examination would be the Skill Test/ Typing Test which would be of qualifying nature. Skill test will be for Data Entry Operator posts and Typing Test will be for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant.
Due care has been taken to provide information on SSC CHSL Latest Exam Pattern however please go through the official notification to check the exam pattern.