Ssc Chsl

SSC CHSL 2019 exam pattern is such that the exam will be conducted in three tiers as mentioned below:

Tier

Description

I

Computer-based exam containing multiple choice questions

II

Pen-and-paper based exam containing descriptive questions

III

Typing test/ skill test

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern – Tier-I

Exam pattern for CHSL tier-I is such that the question paper will be divided into four parts containing a total of 100 objective multiple choice questions. Candidates need to complete the exam in a duration of 60 minutes. For further clarification candidates can refer the table below:

Part

Subject

Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration

I

English Language
(Basic Knowledge)

25

50

1 Hour [1 Hour 20 Minutes for VH/ OH candidates  (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and OH with deformity in writing hand)

II

General Intelligence

25

50

III

Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)

25

50

IV

General Awareness

25

50

Total

100

200

It may be noted that CHSL question paper will be set in both English and Hindi languages for Parts II, III, and IV, informs the official website.

Marking scheme: Two marks will be awarded for each correct answer in the exam. There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer. 

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern – Tier II

CHSL exam pattern for Tier II is such that the question paper will be descriptive in nature wherein candidates have to write an essay and a letter/ application (in pen and paper mode) in one hour duration. The paper has been designed “to assess the writing skills of the candidates which is necessary in Government jobs,” informs the official website.

Minimum marks required by candidates to clear Tier-II exam is 33%. For further clarification candidates can refer the table below:

Section

Word Limit

Maximum Marks

Minimum Qualifying Marks

Duration

Essay

200-250

100

33

1 Hour (1 Hour 20 Minutes for VH/ cerebral palsy candidates)

Letter/ Application

150-200

It may be noted that the paper can be written either in English or Hindi language. However, a paper written partly in Hindi and English languages will not be evaluated, states the official website.  

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern – Tier III

CHSL exam paper for Tier-III contains a skill or typing test depending on the post a candidate is applying for.

Post

Test

Data Entry Operator

Skill Test

LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant

Typing Test

Skill Test for Data Entry Operator: In this test candidates will be tested on their data entry speed. Candidates should have a data entry speed of 8,000 key depressions per hour on computer. However, candidates applying for post of Data Entry Operator in the office of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C&AG) should have a speed of not less than 15,000 key depressions per hour on computer.

Printed matter in English of about 2,000-2,200 key depressions (3,700-4,000 for candidates applying in the office of C&AG) would be given to each candidate who would need to enter the same in the computer. Candidates need to complete their data entry speed test in a duration of 15 minutes. It may be noted that the data entry speed test is qualifying in nature.

The official website informs, “The speed of 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.”

Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and PA/ SA: Typing test is conducted in both English and Hindi languages and candidates at the time of filling CHSL application form need to indicate their choice for the medium of the test. In the typing test, candidates should have a speed of minimum 35 words per minute (in English medium) and 30 words per minute (in Hindi medium). “The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes,” informs the official website.

Note: If a candidate does not opt for any medium at the time of filling CHSL application, he/ she by default have to give a typing test in English.  

 

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