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SSC CHSL 2021 Exam: Check Latest Updates & Notifications

Updated on 31 May 2021
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Updated on 31 May 2021

SSC CHSL is one of the most well-reputed exams that is conducted by SSC each year. This exam attracts lakhs of candidates from over the country as it opens various job opportunities in the departments and ministries of the Indian Government. Candidates who are appearing for the SSC CHSL exam 2021 must know that this exam has been postponed by the officials. Find the complete exam-related updates like SSC CHSL exam date 2021, exam pattern, and syllabus details below in this article. 

Latest SSC CHSL Exam Updates  

  1. The SSC CHSL 2021 Exam (Tier 1) was earlier scheduled to be on 12-19 April 2021 and 21-22 may 2021 (For candidates who have opted for west Bengal as their exam centers) 
  2. However, the exam has been postponed by SSC for all the candidates. 
  3. The reason that the SSC CHSL exam has been deferred is due to the spike in coronavirus cases. 
  4. Candidates need to check the official website of SSC for further exam-related updates. 
  5. The exam dates for SSC CHSL Tier 2 are also yet to be announced. 

Take a look at the detailed SSC CHSL2021 Notification below. 

Exam Events 

Official Dates 

SSC CHSL Notification Released

6th November 2020

SSC CHSL Online Application Process

6th November- 26th December 2020

SSC CHSL Admit card 

27th March 2021

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Date 

12th April to 19th April, 21 May to 22 May (Candidates who have opted for west Bengal as their exam centers)

Postponed Exam SSC CHSL Tier 1 for all candidates 

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Date 

To be notified later 

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2021

There is no change in the SSC CHSL Exam pattern this year. However, candidates need to be well aware of the complete exam pattern so that they can be fully prepared for their upcoming exam. Know the complete marking scheme, duration of the paper, important topics, etc below. 

There are in total three tiers for the SSC CHSL Exam i.e. Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3. 

Tier 1

The mode of the SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam is objective-based. Candidates will be given various options out of which they need to select any one correct answer. This tier consists of sections such as Reasoning Ability, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, and English Language. The total marks allotted for this paper is 200 (2 marks for each question) and the total number of questions is 100. The duration of the Tier 1 exam is 60 minutes whereas, for PwD candidates, it is 80 minutes. Note that there is a negative marking for this paper where 0.50 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer. 

Let’s take a look at the detailed SSC CHSL Exam Pattern below. 


No of questions 

Total Marks 

Duration of the paper

General Awareness



60 minutes (for PwD candidates, 80 minutes)

Tier 2

Tier 2 consists of Essay and Letter/Application writing where candidates need to write 150-200 words essay and Letter/Application of 200-250 words. Candidates need to score at least 33% in this tier as it is qualifying in nature. Note that candidates will be given a total duration of 60 minutes for this paper whereas 80 minutes will be allotted to candidates who belong to the PwD category. The concepts asked in this Tier will be of class 10 level. 

Tier 3 

Tier 3 will be a skill test that will be held for certain posts only. 

A typing test will be arranged in this Tier where candidates need to type 35 words per minute (English medium) and 30 words per minute (Hindi medium). However, candidates who are visually handicapped (40% disabled) will be granted a total duration of 30 minutes. 

This was the complete SSC CHSL Exam pattern which is mentioned above. Candidates can take a look at the same and prepare for their exams. 

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus 

Unlike the exam pattern, the SSC CHSL exam syllabus is also the same. There are no changes in the syllabus this year. Take a look at the entire syllabus below for your reference. 

General Awareness

In this section, questions related to national and international events will be asked. Candidates should prepare themselves by reading news, magazines, articles, etc. This section has a lot of scopes as SSC can ask questions related to any field so you need good practice to ace this section.  


Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Homonyms, Antonyms, Spellings/Detecting Miss-Spelt Words, Idioms & Phrases, One-Word Substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Active/Passive Voice of Verbs, Conversion into Direct/Indirect Narration, Shuffling of Sentence Parts, Shuffling of Sentences in a Passage, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage

General Intelligence 

Semantic Analogy, Symbolic Operations, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Trends, Figural Analogy, Space Orientation, Semantic Classification, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Drawing Inferences, Figural Classification, Punched Hole/Pattern-Folding & Unfolding, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern-Folding and Completion, Number Series, Embedded Figures, Figural Series, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Emotional Intelligence, Word Building, Social Intelligence, Coding, and de-coding, etc

Quantitative Aptitide 

Number Systems: Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between Numbers

Fundamental Arithmetical Operations: Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square Roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Allegation, Time and Distance, Time and Work

Algebra: Basic Algebraic Identities of School Algebra and Elementary Surds (Simple Problems) and Graphs of Linear Equations

Geometry: Familiarity with Elementary Geometric Figures and Facts: Triangle and its Kinds of Centres, Congruence and Similarity of Triangles, Circle and its Chords, Tangents, Angles Subtended by Chords of a Circle, Common Tangents to Two or More Circles

Mensuration: Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with Triangular or Square Base

Trigonometry: Trigonometry, Trigonometric Ratios, Complementary Angles, Height and Distances, Standard Identities like sin² 𝜃 + Cos² 𝜃=1, etc.

Statistical Charts: Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Bar-Diagram, Pie-Chart

To conclude, we have mentioned the latest notification and updates related to the exam like the SSC CHSL Exam date 2021, exam pattern, and syllabus. The exams have been postponed however candidates need to check the official website of SSC for further notice regarding the examination. Good luck!

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