SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 Tier 1

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2023 Tier 1

One of the best options for government jobs just after 10+2 is through Staff Selection Commision  Combined Higher Secondary Level examinations. One can become Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator(DEO),  Postal Assistant(PA) etc.

The syllabus is very clear as it mainly consists of school level topics except for the General Awareness section where current affairs are the key. The paper of CHSL is completely online and consists of 100 questions for which normal students get 60 minutes to solve these.

All the questions are objective type and students are awarded 2 marks for each correct answer and deducted 0.5 marks for each wrong answer. These 100 questions are divided into four sections :

  • English
  • General Intelligence
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • General Awareness

All these sections consist of an equal number of questions. Apart from the English section, all sections are available in English and Hindi Both languages.


This section is one of the most scoring sections in the whole paper and there is also very less chances of mistakes in this section. Reading and writing is the best way to prepare rather than just memorizing grammatical rules. One just needs to practice questions of all topics in the syllabus to avoid silly mistakes in the exam.




Active/ Passive Voice 

Comprehension Passage

One word substitution

Direct/ Indirect narration

Cloze Passage

Detecting mis-spelt words

Shuffling of Sentence parts

Shuffling of Sentences in a passage

Synonyms/ Homonyms/ Antonyms

Spot the Error

Idioms & Phrases

Fill in the Blanks

General Intelligence

This section is based on reasoning based questions or mental math topics. It consists of both verbal and non-verbal type questions. Critical thinking is important in this section and students must attempt this section as chances of mistake is high in this section.



Figural Analogy

Symbolic operations

Space Orientation

Semantic Analogy

Venn Diagrams

Symbolic/ Number Analogy

Symbolic Classification


Drawing inferences

Semantic Classification

Figural Classification

Number Series

Punched hole

Critical Thinking

Figural Pattern-folding and completion

Problem Solving

Embedded figures

Emotional Intelligence

Pattern-folding & unfolding

Word Building

Social Intelligence

Numerical operations

Coding and de-coding

Quantitative Aptitude

This section consists of topics from school level mathematics with most tricky questions. Time management is the key factor for this section. Students must have a strong hold on short tricks to score good in this section.

Number Systems

Decimal and Fractions


Relationship between numbers


Computation of Whole Number




Ratio and Proportion


Square roots,




Interest (Simple and Compound)


Profit and Loss


Time, Distance and Work 


Partnership Business


Graphs of Linear Equations


Basic algebraic identities


Elementary Geometric Figures 


Triangle and its various kinds of centres


Congruence and similarity of triangles


Circles ( Tangents & Chords )


Common tangents to two or more circles


Regular Polygons


Triangles, Circles and Quadrilaterals


Right Prism, Right Circular Cone and Right Circular Cylinder


Spheres and Hemispheres 


Rectangular Parallelepiped


Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base


Trigonometric ratios


Complementary angles


Height and distances


Standard Identities

Statistical Charts 



Frequency polygon





General Awareness

This section tests basic understanding of candidates on social topics, environmental sciences and current affairs. Students can read newspapers to score good in these sections. Additionally, the exam will contain questions relating notably in regards to History, Culture, and Politics of India and its adjacent nations geographical context, economic climate, general government, and academic research. Most common topics according to previous year trends, include various dance forms in different states, important awards, biographies and recent sports events.