How many Tiers are there in SSC CHSL 2023?

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: September 25th, 2023

How many Tier in SSC CHSL: Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CHSL which is a national-level exam. It is held to recruit higher secondary qualified candidates into various government departments, offices, and ministries. SSC CHSL recruits candidates for various positions of Data Entry Operator, Lower Divisional Clerk, and Junior Secretariat Assistant. Commission has recently released the notification of the CHSL exam for the upcoming year according to which candidates can fill out the application from 09-05-2023 to 08-06-2023 & the Tier 1 is scheduled to be conducted from 02.08.2023 to 22.08.2023

It is a highly competitive exam and many wonder how many tiers are there in SSC CHSL 2023. To answer this question, there are two tiers in the CHSL exam as per the latest exam notification. As the CHSL 2023 is approaching candidates should know all the stages of selection to prepare efficiently. So, scroll down and read the article till the end for complete information.    

How many Tier in SSC CHSL

The SSC CHSL consists of two tiers that candidates must pass in order to land their ideal position in government organizations. Candidates should review the entire SSC CHSL selection process in order to set goals and better prepare for both tiers of the exam. The SSC CHSL recruitment procedure has two stages, which are as follows: 

  • Tier 1: Online Computer-Based Test
  • Tier 2: Online Computer-Based Test and Skill Test

What is Tier 1 in SSC CHSL?

SSC CHSL Tier 1 is the first stage of selection. Candidates need to clear it in order to move further in the recruitment process. This stage has the highest competition, hence, knowing about it is important. Here are some crucial details about the SSC CHSL Tier 1 selection process:

  • SSC CHSL Tier 1 is an objective type examination that is of 200 marks. 
  • There are 4 subjects included in the Tier 1 exam namely Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, and General Awareness.
  • There are 100 questions asked in the examination of 2 marks each where there are 0.5 marks for every wrong answer.
  • The time duration of the examination is 60 mins.
  • Questions will be given in both English and Hindi except for the English Section Questions. 




Exam Duration




60 Minutes

English Language



Quantitative Aptitude



General Awareness






What is Tier 2 in SSC CHSL?

Staff Selection Commission has changed the SSC CHSL exam pattern last year. As per the new exam pattern, Tier 2 is now objective in nature and also includes the skill test within it. Earlier, it used to be a descriptive paper. SSC CHSL Tier is different sessions that are further divided into different sections and modules. Knowing these modules in detail is essential to prepare them thoroughly for the exam.

  • In session 1, there will be 2 modules in both section 1 and section 2. There is only one module in section 3.
  • The total number of questions is 135 which are 3 marks each.
  • There is also a negative marking of 1 mark for every wrong answer.
  • The time duration for each section is 1 hour.
  • Session 2 includes Section 3 i.e. Skill test/typing test for the specific posts. The duration of it is 15 minutes. 



No. of Questions


Time allotted


Section I

Module 1: Mathematical Abilities

Module 2: Reasoning and General Intelligence.



1 hour

(for each


Section II

Module 1: English

Language and Comprehension

Module 2: General Awareness



Section III

Module 1: Computer Knowledge Module



15 Minutes


Section 3:

Module 2: Skill Test/ Typing Test Module

Part A: Skill Test for DEOs.

15 Minutes

Part B: Typing Test for LDC/ JSA.

10 Minutes

Is there is Tier 3 in SSC CHSL?

No, there will not be Tier 3 in the CHSL examination. The commission has scraped off Tier 3 from SSC CHSL exam cycle last year. Earlier, Tier 3 was SSC CHSL Typing Speed Test which was a qualifying exam. Now, this section has been merged with Tier 2 as a result of which the SSC CHSL exam only has two tiers now.



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