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SSC CHSL Exam free model papers with solutions

About Exam

The full form of ‘SSC CHSL’’ exam is ‘Staff Selection Commission Combined High School Level (10+ 2)’ exam. SSC conducts a common SSC CHSL Exam every year to recruit for various posts like:-

  • Postal Assistants
  • Sorting Assistants D
  • Data Entry Operators 
  • Lower Divisional Clerks
  • Court Clerk
​Once you qualify, you are hired as one of these posts in one of the participating banks as per your preference and merit.

This year, SSC has reduced the time limit for Tier I examination from 75 minutes to 60 minutes. After getting recruited in SSC CHSL, you will be getting a handsome salary including other allowances. The final pay band of SSC CHSL officer including HRA, DA, etc. may be Pay Band-1 (Rs. 5200-20200). This will increase along with your career path at the bank.

SSC also conducts various other exams such as SSC CGL, SSC Scientific Assistant, SSC CPO etc.

Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern & Selection Process

The examination will consist of three Tiers of exams:

  • Computer-based Written Examination (Tier -I)
  • Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and
  • Typing Test/Skill Test (Tier-III) Examination for the post of Data Entry Operator, Postal Assistant & Sorting Assistant (PA/SA), Lower Division Clerk and Court Clerk

Subject No. of Qs. Max. Marks

General Intelligence






Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness







60 Mins (80 Mins for VH/OH & Cerebral Palsy)

Apart from the Prelims, the Tier II will be a descriptive paper 100 Marks in ‘Pen and Paper Mode The duration of the paper would be for one hour (20minutes extra will be provided for candidates with VH/OH afflicted by Cerebral Palsy, OH with a deformity in writing hand). This paper has been introduced to assess your writing skills. The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200 -250 words and Letter/Application writing of approximately 150-200 words.

The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 percent.

The performance in Tier II would be included in preparing merit.

You have to write the paper either in Hindi or in English. The part paper written in Hindi and Part of English will not be evaluated.

The Tier III of SSC CHSL will be a Skill Test Skill Test/Typing Test which would be of a qualifying nature. The final merit of the successful candidates would be determined on the basis of total score obtained by them in Tier-I and Tier-II. ​


SSC CHSL Eligibility Criteria

Overall, there are 3 criteria on which the eligibility of a candidate is judged for SSC CHSL. You need to qualify these eligibility standards to apply for this exam. These 3 criteria are broadly classified into the following categories:

1) SSC Age Limit for CHSL Exam

Minimum Age - 18years

Maximum Age - 27 years

You need to fall into this upper & lower age limit to apply for SSC CHSL.

2) SSC Age Relaxation for CHSL Exam

The Age Relaxation for IBPS PO Exam will be applicable as per Govt. norms. The IBPS PO Age Relaxation for different categories are as follows:

SC/ST - 5 years

OBC (Non - Creamy Layer) - 3 years

PWD - 10 years

Pwd + OBC - 13 years

PWD + SC/ST - 15 years

3) SSC CHSL Educational Qualification

The minimum qualification required to apply for SSC CHSL Recruitment is an Intermediate Degree.

SSC CHSL Detailed Syllabus to Prepare for SSC CHSL exam

Given below is the SSC CHSL Prelims Syllabus. You go through the topics carefully or click on the link given to check the SSC CHSL Syllabus in detail.

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 decoding
  • Other sub-topics
  • if any Numerical operations

English Language

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Homonyms
  • AntonymsSpellings/ Detecting Mis-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

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Systems
  • Fundamental arithmetical
  • Operations
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Statistical Charts

General Awareness

  • Questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General policy and scientific research