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SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2017

In order to score well in SSC CHSL 2017 exam, all candidates should be aware about the SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern. It is crucial to know the structure of the exam and the syllabus that needs to be prepared in and out.

Here, we start with understanding the exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2017:

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2017

SSC CHSL exam has three different phases that candidates need to clear to get selected for various posts in the Government Offices. SSC CHSL Tier I is Objective Multiple Choice Question paper, Tier II exam is Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi, while Tier III is the Computer Proficiency Test.

Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – II Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier – III Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 75 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
  Total 100 200  

SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Tier-II is a descriptive test that is conducted to test the written skills of candidates in English/Hindi. The paper involves writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of about 150-200 words. The minimum marks that a candidate needs to qualify SSC CHSL Tier-II are 33 per cent.

  • • The total time duration of the exam is of 60 minutes and total marks are 100 marks.
  • • All the questions are based on the concepts of 10th standard.
  • • The total time duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam Pattern

The Tier III of SSC CGL 2017 comprises of a couple of skill tests which are needed for selection to certain government posts.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017

SSC CHSL is conducted in three different levels, the syllabus of all the three levels is different. All candidates must be well-informed about the latest changes (if introduced any) in SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern to prepare for SSC CHSL 2017.

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension History
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test Culture
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Allegations Para jumbles Geography
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous Economic Scene
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks General Policy
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Scientific Research
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion Awards and Honors
Tabulation Data Interpretation One Word Substitution Books and Authors
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Active/Passive Voice  
Blood Relations Number Systems    
Input Output Sequence & Series    
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability    

SSC CHSL Tier II Syllabus

As stated above, this paper calls for candidates to write an essay and Letter/Application that tests their writing skills of the candidates. The essay topics will be related to National Interest, Finance & Economy, Ecological Issues, Politics, Social Issues, Schemes & Governance, Sports, Technology, Geopolitics, Environmental Concerns etc. While, the type of letter/ application asked will be Application, Complaint, Suggestion, Official Appreciation, Follow up or Feedback etc.

SSC CHSL Tier III Syllabus

Tier-III of SSC CHSL 2017 will be a Skill/ Typing Test of qualifying nature. The final merit of the selected candidates will be based on the basis of total score obtained in Tier-I and Tier-II.

Skill test for the post of Data Entry Operator:

In this test, a candidate should have data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour.

Duration of the Test is 15 minutes and English document having about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions is given to type.

SSC CGL Qualification Details 2018

 

 

The basic and compulsory education qualification required under SSC CGL Eligibility is holding a Bachelor’s Degree / Graduation or any equivalent qualification from a recognized university.

 

SSC CGL Education qualification for various posts are explained as follows: –

 

Name of the Post Educational Qualification
Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or Institute.Desirable - Chartered Accountant or cost & Management Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters I Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.
Junior Statistical Officer Bachelor’s Degree in any subject from a recognized University or Institute with at least 60% Marks in Mathematics at 12th standard level.ORBachelor’s Degree in any subject with Statistics as one of the subjects at degree level.
All Other Posts Bachelor’s Degree from a recognized University or equivalent.

 

“The degree obtained from distance education or open universities are acceptable under the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria, but the University should have recognition from Distance Education Council, IGNOU.”

 

 

 

SSC CGL Age Limit 2018

 

 

As per the latest SSC CGL 2018 notification from Staff Selection Commission, the age limit for CGLE 2018 will be calculated as on 1st August 2018.

SSC CGL Age Limit for 2017 was calculated as below:

 

Age Limit Calculation
For Post for which age limit is 20-27 years He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1990 and not later than 01.08.1997
For Post for which age limit is 18-27 years He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1990 and not later than 01.08.1999
For Post for which age limit is 20-30 years He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1987 and not later than 01.08.1997

For Post for which age limit is up to 30 years

He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1987 and not later than 01.08.1999
For Post for which age limit is up to 32 years He/she must have been born not earlier than 02.08.1985 and not later than 01.08.1999

 

 

 

The age limit under the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria is different for different posts. There is a provision of different pay scales for different posts after clearing SSC CGL.

 

As per SSC CGL 2018 Notification, the commission has changed the age limit criteria for the various post. The posts and their changes age limit can be understood as follows:

 

 

Post Name Ministries/Dept./ Offices/Cadre Post Code Previous Age Limit Current Age Limit
Assistant Section Officer Intelligence Bureau C 21 – 27 years Not exceeding 30 years
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of Railway D 18 – 27 years 20 – 30 years
Assistant Section Officer Ministry of External Affairs E 18 – 27 years 20 – 30 years
Assistant Audit Officer Indian Audit & Accounts Department under CAG F 18 – 27 years 20 – 30 years
Assistant Section Officer AFHQ G 18 – 27 years 20 – 30 years
Inspector of Income Tax CBDT J 18 – 27 years Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector (Central Excise) CBEC K 18 – 27 years Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC L 18 – 27 years Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC M 18 – 27 years Not exceeding 30 years
Inspector Posts Department of Post P 18 – 27 years 18 – 30 years
Sub Inspector Central Bureau of Narcotics # 18 – 25 years 18 – 27 years

 

 

To know SSC CGL age limit for all the SSC CGL posts, please read SSC CGL Posts, Salary, Age Limit 2018!

 

 

 

SSC CGL Age Relaxation to Various Categories

 

 

According to the SSC CGL age limit criteria, some age relaxations are given for various categories. The age relaxation for different categories are as follows: –

 

 Code No./strong> Category Age Relaxation
01 SC/ST 5 years
02 OBC 3 years
03 PH 10 years
04 PH + OBC 13 years
05 PH + SC/ST 15 years
06 For Group “B” & “C” postsEx-Servicemen (Unreserved/General) 3 years after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application

 

 

07 Ex-Servicemen (OBC) 6 years (3 years + 3 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
08 Ex-Servicemen (SC & ST) 8years (3 years + 5 years) after deduction of the military service rendered from the actual age as on the Closing date for receipt of application
12 For Group “B” postsCentral Govt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application 5 years
13 Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application 8 (5 +3) years
14 Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application 10(5+5) years
15 For Group “C” posts CentralGovt. Civilian Employees (General/Unreserved) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application Up to 40 years of age
17 Central Govt. Civilian Employees (OBC) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application Up to 43 years of age
19 Central Govt. Civilian Employees (SC/ST) who have rendered not less than 3 years regular and continuous service as on closing date for receipt of application Up to 45 years of age
21 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (Unreserved/General) 5 years
22 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (OBC) 8 years
23 Candidates who had ordinarily been domiciled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir during the period from 1st January 1980 to 31st December 1989 (SC/ST) 10 years
24 For Group “C” posts only. Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (Unreserved/General) Up to 35 years of age
25 Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (OBC) Up to 38 years of age
26 Widows/Divorced Women/Women judicially separated and who are not remarried (SC/ST) Up to 40 years of age
27 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released consequently thereof (Unreserved/General) 5 years
28 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released consequently thereof (OBC)

8 (5+3) years

29 Defence Personnel disabled in operation during hostilities with any foreign country or in a disturbed area and released consequently thereof (SC/ST) 10 (5+5) years

 

 

SSC CGL Exam is very popular among the young graduates who wish to make their careers secure by getting placed in government agencies and ministries.

 

This kind of exam through which recruitment is done hire candidates after judging their IQ level, knowledge about the subject for certain positions and also test their physical fitness (as per the demand of the post)

 

To begin their preparation journey for taking the SSC CGL exam one must begin knowing about the complete details of this exam. At Eduncle, apart from the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria, you can also get a clearly defined syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 1 & Tier 2 subjects. You can download now for your convenience!

 

 

 

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IMPORTANT BOOKS

Section

Books

Math/Quant

Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

English

Objective General English by S P Bakshi (Arihant)

Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey

General Awareness

Manorama Yearbook 2017 (English)

Previous Years Solved Papers

Kiran’s SSC CGL Solved Papers (1999-2017)

SSC CHSL Syllabus & Exam Pattern 2017

In order to score well in SSC CHSL 2017 exam, all candidates should be aware about the SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern. It is crucial to know the structure of the exam and the syllabus that needs to be prepared in and out.

Here, we start with understanding the exam pattern of SSC CHSL 2017:

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2017

SSC CHSL exam has three different phases that candidates need to clear to get selected for various posts in the Government Offices. SSC CHSL Tier I is Objective Multiple Choice Question paper, Tier II exam is Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi, while Tier III is the Computer Proficiency Test.

Tier Type Mode
Tier – I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
Tier – II Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
Tier – III Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Pattern

Section Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 75 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
  Total 100 200  

SSC CHSL Tier-II Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Tier-II is a descriptive test that is conducted to test the written skills of candidates in English/Hindi. The paper involves writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and Letter/Application writing of about 150-200 words. The minimum marks that a candidate needs to qualify SSC CHSL Tier-II are 33 per cent.

  • • The total time duration of the exam is of 60 minutes and total marks are 100 marks.
  • • All the questions are based on the concepts of 10th standard.
  • • The total time duration is 80 minutes for candidates who are visually handicapped or suffer from cerebral palsy.

SSC CHSL Tier-III Exam Pattern

The Tier III of SSC CGL 2017 comprises of a couple of skill tests which are needed for selection to certain government posts.

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2017

SSC CHSL is conducted in three different levels, the syllabus of all the three levels is different. All candidates must be well-informed about the latest changes (if introduced any) in SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern to prepare for SSC CHSL 2017.

SSC CHSL Tier-1 Syllabus

General Intelligence and Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness
Logical Reasoning Simplification Reading Comprehension History
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test Culture
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Mixtures & Allegations Para jumbles Geography
Data Sufficiency Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Miscellaneous Economic Scene
Coded Inequalities Work & Time Fill in the blanks General Policy
Seating Arrangement Time & Distance Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Scientific Research
Puzzle Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Paragraph Completion Awards and Honors
Tabulation Data Interpretation One Word Substitution Books and Authors
Syllogism Ratio & Proportion, Percentage Active/Passive Voice  
Blood Relations Number Systems    
Input Output Sequence & Series    
Coding Decoding Permutation, Combination &Probability    

SSC CHSL Tier II Syllabus

As stated above, this paper calls for candidates to write an essay and Letter/Application that tests their writing skills of the candidates. The essay topics will be related to National Interest, Finance & Economy, Ecological Issues, Politics, Social Issues, Schemes & Governance, Sports, Technology, Geopolitics, Environmental Concerns etc. While, the type of letter/ application asked will be Application, Complaint, Suggestion, Official Appreciation, Follow up or Feedback etc.

SSC CHSL Tier III Syllabus

Tier-III of SSC CHSL 2017 will be a Skill/ Typing Test of qualifying nature. The final merit of the selected candidates will be based on the basis of total score obtained in Tier-I and Tier-II.

Skill test for the post of Data Entry Operator:

In this test, a candidate should have data entry speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour.

Duration of the Test is 15 minutes and English document having about 2000-2200 strokes/key-depressions is given to type.

SSC CGL Cut-Off

SSC CGL Cut-Off 2017 for Tier-I Exam has been released with the release of SSC CGL Revised Result which was declared on 30th October 2017. SSC Revised the CGL tier-I result due to a technical glitch, a few tentative Answer Keys had not been revised. Candidates can check Tier-I Cut-Off and analyze their chances for further selection in the SSC CGL 2017 Exam.

SSC CGL 2017 Cut off

SSC(Staff Selection Commission) has released the Cut-Off List of SSC CGL 2017 Tier-I Exam. SSC CGL Tier-I Exam was held from 5th august to 23rd august 2017. The exam was conducted for 15 days and almost 16 lakh candidates appeared for the examination.

SSC CGL Tier-I Revised Cut-Off (2017)

List-I: Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-IV (General Studies (Finance & Accounts) and Tier-III

  Previous Cut Off Revised Cut Off Candidates Available Before Candidates Available Now
SC 129.00 125.50 2502 3218
ST 123.00 119.00 1161 1568
OBC 140.50 135.50 6049 8840
OH 113.50 111.50 240 281
HH 79.00 75.00 228 276
UR 152.50 148.00 5270 7763
Total     15,450 21,946

Click Here to View SSC CGL 2017 Revised Tier-I Result

List-II : Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-III (Statistics)) and Tier-III

  Previous Cut Off Revised Cut Off Candidates Available Before Candidates Available Now
SC 127.50 123.50 1518 2055
ST 117.00 114.50 837 989
OBC 140.00 135.50 3850 5503
OH 104.50 102.00 202 244
HH 62.00 61.00 210 227
VH 116.00 116.00 39 39
UR 151.00 146.50 3655 5458
Total     10,311 14,515

Click Here to View SSC CGL 2017 Revised Tier-I Result

Only candidates who had applied/possess EQ for the post of J.S.O. have been considered for Paper-III.

List – III : Candidates qualified in Tier-I for appearing in Tier-II (Paper-I and Paper-II) and Tier-III

  Previous Cut Off Revised Cut Off Candidates Available Before Candidates Available Now
SC 103.00 98.00 25052 32239
ST 93.00 88.50 12358 15368
OBC 115.00 110.00 58633 74604
Ex.S. 73.50 69.00 6290 7201
OH 87.00 84.50 2327 2684
HH 40.00 38.00 1709 1796
VH 89.50 89.50 559 559
UR 131.00 126.50 43476 55387
Total     1,50,404 1,89,838

On the basis of CGL(Tier-I) Exam, 2017, number of candidates provisionally qualified for Tier-II and Tier-III are :-

Tier-II (Paper-I and II) and Tier-III : 1,89,838 (Total candidates)

Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-III) and Tier-III : 14,515 (Only for post of JSO)

Tier-II (Paper-I, Paper-II and Paper-IV) and Tier-III : 21,946 (Only for posts of AAO)

Click Here to View SSC CGL 2017 Tier-I Cut-Off (PDF)

Click Here to View SSC CGL 2017 Revised Tier-I Result

SSC will conduct SSC CGL Tier II Exam from 17th to 22nd February 2017. Candidates must start their preparation immediatetly and judiciously in order to scale this exam. To enhance their preparation strategies a candidate must know last years' Cut-Off for SSC CGL Tier-II & III Exam.

SSC CGL Cut-off 2016

Category-wise break up of Candidates qualified for Paper-III (Statistics) of Tier-II is given below:

  SC ST OBC Ex. S OH HH VH UR Total
Available Candidates 4236 1703 11351 329 262 168 132 10053 28234

Candidates qualifying for Tier-III Assistant Audit

  SC ST OBC OH HH UR Total
Cut-off Tier-I+II (PAPER I, II, IV) 424 427 493.75 411 264 536  
Available candidates 707 333 1775 78 74 1829 4796

Candidates qualifying for Tier-III/CPT for Assistant Section Officer in CSS and Assistant in MEA

  SC ST OBC OH HH VH UR Total
Cut-off Tier-I+II (PAPER I, II) 389 370 424.50 366.50 262 364.50 449  
Available candidates 2162 1033 5630 156 151 48 5850 15030

Candidates qualifying for Tier-III/DEST for all posts except AAO, ASO/Assistant (in MEA and CSS) and Junior Statistical Officer

  SC ST OBC EX. S OH HH VH UR Total
Cut-off Tier-I+II (PAPER I, II) 363.25 341 397 287.50 333 262 216 366 422
Available candidates 4715 2139 12604 1427 415 312 89 13388 35089

Candidates qualifying for Tier-III for Junior Statistical officer

  SC ST OBC OH HH VH UR Total
Cut-off Tier-I+II (PAPER I, II) 423 397 471 364 230.25 267.50 502  
Available candidates 190 89 495 13 13 12 442 1254