SSC CHSL Syllabus 2016 DEO LDC UDC Paper Exam Pattern PDF

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2016

SSC CHSL Syllabus 2016 has been released by Staff Selection Commission for those aspirants who are preparing for SSC CHSL 2016 Exam for the post of DEO, LDC/UDC. Candidates can download the CHSL Exam Pattern in PDF Format from here.

SSC conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam every year for filling up various posts of Data Entry Operator, Lower Division Clerk/ Upper Division Clerk in government departments.

To score good marks in this exam applicant must check the below section for complete details about SSC CHSL Syllabus 2016.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern:

Section Subject No of Questions Marks Timings
Part I General Intelligence 50 50 2 Hours
Part II English Language 50 50
Part III Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
Part IV General Awareness 50 50
Total 200 200


  • Visually Handicapped & Cerebral Palsy candidate will get additional time of 40 minutes for completing the exam.
  • The paper consists of Multiple Choice Questions and will be set in both English/Hindi language for part I, III & IV
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

SSC CHSL Exam Syllabus:

English Language Syllabus:

  • Spot the Error
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Synonyms/Homonyms
  • Antonyms
  • Spellings/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

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General awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.General Awareness Syllabus:

  • Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events
  • matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect
  • India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining to History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General policy and scientific research.


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 Alligation
  • Time and distance
  • Time and work


Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra (and their simple applications) e.g. Formulas for (a+b)2, (a-b)2, (a+b)3, (a-b)3, a3-b3, a3+b3, a2-b2; if a+b+c=0, then a3+b3+c3=3abc, etc. and Elementary surds (simple problems)

Graphs of Linear Equations


Knowledge with elementary geometric figures and facts:

Triangle and its various kinds of centres viz. Centroid, In-centre, Orthocenter, Circumcentre

Congruence and similarity of triangles

Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles.


  • Triangle, Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons (sum of the internal angles of a polygon)
  • Circle
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Sphere, Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped
  • Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square Base


  • Trigonometry (for acute angles θ with 0≤θ≤90)
  • Trigonometric ratios
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities like sin2θ + Cos2θ = 1, etc.

Statistical Charts

Use of Tables and Graphs:

  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar-diagram
  • Pie-chart

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Semantic AnalogyGeneral Intelligence Syllabus

  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Figural Analogy
  • Semantic Classification
  • Symbolic/Number Classification
  • Figural Classification
  • Semantic Series
  • Number Series
  • Figural Series
  • Problem Solving
  • Word Building
  • Coding and de-coding
  • Numerical operations
  • Symbolic operations
  • Trends
  • Space Orientation
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing inferences
  • Punched hole/pattern – folding & unfolding
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  • Embedded figures
  • Critical Thinking
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Social Intelligence
  • Other sub-topics

Note: For more detail, you may check the official website

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