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SSC CHSL 2018 Exam Pattern

All the aspirants who are going to appear in SSC CHSL 2018 exams they must be well versed with the exam pattern being asked in the exam.

Proper knowledge of the exam pattern can prove very helpful to all the students applying for SSC CHSL 2018.

Following are the details regarding the exam pattern for SSC CHSL 2018 exams-
SSC CHSL 2018 Exam Pattern
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2018

SSC CHSL 2018 Exam Pattern

For Tier-1 Examination:
  • SSC CHSL exam will be held through online mode
  • Paper will consist of Multiple choice questions
  • The total number of questions asked in the exam will be 100 which will cover 200 marks divided into four sections i.e. General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness / General Knowledge
  • The total time allotted for Tier-1 exam is 75 minutes
  • Students should keep in mind that negative markings are also part of the exam. 0.5 marks will be reduced for every wrong answer.
Part Subject Questions Marks
1 General Intelligence 25 50
2 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
3 English Language 25 50
4 General Awareness 25 50
Total 100 200

For Tier-2 Examination:
  • This examination will be held offline through pen and paper medium. The exam will consist of subjective type questions
  • The exam is held to check candidates writing and comprehensive capabilities/skills.
  • The question paper will comprise of only 2 questions each of 50 marks. The total time allotted will be 60 minutes
  • Candidates can choose out of two languages to attempt in paper i.e. Hindi or English. Paper will comprise of one application and one essay question which is to be written in the preferred language. Student can opt for only one language.
  • All the candidates are required to score a minimum of 33 marks in order to qualify SSC CHSL Tier-2 exam.
Name of Paper
SSC CHSL 2018 Tier II
Type of Questions
Writing type (Articles, Essays, letters etc.)
Number of Questions
One essay, One letter or application
Mode of exam
Offline (Pen Paper based)
Duration of Exam
One Hour (60 Minutes)
Language of the exam
Either Hindi only or English only (Candidate’s choice)
Qualifying Marks
Total Marks

For Tier-3 Skill Test / Typing Test:

SSC CHSL 2018 Exam Pattern
SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2018
  • This Tier comprise of Skill test or Typing test
  • If a candidate prefers typing in English language then one must have a typing speed of 35 words per minute, if a candidate prefers typing in Hindi then one must have a minimum typing speed of 30 words per minute
  • This typing test is applicable for Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant, Court Clerk posts and LDC
  • All the students who reach Tier-3 level of exam then they must poses a Data Entry Speed of 8,000 key depressions per hour on computer.
  • Students should keep in mind that this typing test is held only for Data Entry Operator post
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