SSC CHSL 2019-20 Exam Pattern (Tier I, II & III)

The SSC CHSL exam 2019 is conducted in the following phases:-





Objective Multiple Choice

Computer Based (online)


Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi

Pen and Paper mode


Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test

As Applicable

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence 25 50 60 minutes (80 Minutes for PWD candidates)
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill) 25 50
4 English Language (Basic Knowledge) 25 50
  Total 100 200


SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Pattern

  • Assess the writing skills of candidates in English or Hindi
  • The questions are based on the concept of 10th Std.
  • 33 per cent would be the minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II.





1.   Essay


Total Mark IS 100

Total Time Duration is 60 Minutes

2.   Letter or Application Writing


  •  Tier 1 and Tier 2 Marks would be considered while determining the final merit list.


SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam Pattern

a. Skill Test for Data Entry Operators (DEO)

This test is only for those, who have applied for the post of Data Entry Operators (DEO). The details of the Skill Test are as follows: –

  • This test is of qualifying nature only.
  • Candidates will be given printed passage in English containing 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions, which they have to enter in the computer within 15 minutes.
  •  A speed test of not less than 15000 key depressions per hour for data entry work to be ascertained through speed test on computer.

b. Typing Test for Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

This test is only for those, who have applied for the post of Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant. The details of the Typing Test are as follows: –

  • Time allowed for the test is 10 minutes (30 min. for VH candidates)
  • Typing Speed for English medium in application form should be 35 words per minute.
  • Typing Speed for Hindi medium should be 30 words per minute.
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