SSC CHSL Descriptive Paper 2017 Syllabus, Essay & Letter Writing Tips

SSC CHSL Descriptive Paper 2017 Syllabus, Essay & Letter Writing Tips

 

Dear CHSL Aspirants!

 

The Staff Selection Commission recently released a calendar for all the competitive exam. According to the schedule, SSC CHSL Tier II Exam 2016 has been conducted on 9th July 2017. The Tier II exam is also known as the Descriptive Paper.

 

To qualify the written procedure of SSC CHSL 2016, you must clear the Descriptive Paper (SSC CHSL Tier II).

 

Here, we are going to place a deeper analysis of SSC CHSL Descriptive Paper, its syllabus, and paper pattern. We will also provide you the effective tips to prepare SSC CHSL Tier II (Descriptive Paper).

 

 

 

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What is SSC CHSL Tier II Exam / Descriptive Paper?

 

 

SSC CHSL Descriptive Paper is the second phase of SSC CHSL Recruitment Examination. For the first time, the Descriptive Paper was conducted for SSC CHSL 2015 Exam.

 

A candidate becomes applicable to be a part of this examination only after qualifying the SSC CHSL Tier 1 examination.

 

When SSC CHSL Results for tier 1 exam are announced, the name and roll number of the qualified candidates are announced. These qualified candidates have to face the tier 2 (descriptive test) on the scheduled date set as per the scheduled date and events.

 

 

 

Syllabus for SSC CHSL Tier II Exam / Descriptive Paper

 

 

The descriptive paper will be given in a narrative and written form. You will be allowed to choose your own medium in writing the exam. It’s a “Pen & Paper Mode” exam.

 

 

The syllabus of the SSC CHSL Descriptive will be consisting the following:

 

Essay Writing

Letter or Application Writing

 

 

We are explaining below the exam pattern for SSC CHSL Tier II Exam (Descriptive Paper.

 

 

 

SSC CHSL Tier 2 (Descriptive Paper) Exam Pattern

 

 

SSC CHSL (10+2) Tier II Exam will be a written exam of descriptive form. You need to write essays and letters or application within the word limit set by the officials.

 

Below, we are giving you the officially prescribed exam pattern for writing the descriptive paper, so that you will be able to prepare for the test without any confusion.

 

 

S. No. Subject Word Limit (Approximately)  Time Limit Maximum Marks
1. Essay Writing 200 – 250 1 Hour (20 Minutes Compensation for PWD candidates) 100 Marks
2. Letter/Application Writing 150 – 200

 

 

To be Noted:

 

 

The minimum qualifying marks for the descriptive paper will be 33%.

 

The marks of the descriptive paper will be included with Tier I exam to decide the merit list of successful candidates.

 

Provision of Compensatory Time: The Visually Handicapped/ orthopedically handicapped candidates afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and the orthopedically handicapped candidate (other than a candidate afflicted by Cerebral Palsy) who has a loco motor disability (40% or more) wherein dominant writing extremity is affected to the extent of slowing the performance of the candidate (such deficiency may either be indicated in the medical certificate submitted by the candidate or else is visible and which after due verification by the Regional Director/Deputy Director concerned is found to be legitimate and bonafide), will be allowed compensatory time of 20 minutes per hour.

 

 

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Important Tips to Prepare SSC CHSL (10+2) Tier II / Descriptive Paper

 

 

Above in this, while discussing the SSC CHSL Descriptive Writing (Tier II) syllabus, we got to know that in this paper you will be asked to write essay and letter/ application following the word limit of 200-250 and 150-200 respectively.

 

 

The reason behind forming the paper is to assess the following:

 

The writing and communication skills of the candidates.

Their ability to manage their duties and workload.

Awareness regarding the current affairs or events happening in their surroundings.

Their opinion regarding the happenings.

 

 

So here comes the trouble of preparing for the descriptive paper. To make it easy for the candidates we are sharing the vital tips and plans to develop the writing skills. Also, you will be able to choose the topics to write essays and letter/applications.

 

 

 

How to Write an Essay for SSC CHSL Descriptive Paper

 

 

1. To start an essay, you must choose topics. In SSC CHSL descriptive paper you will be given topics related to National Interest, Ecological Issues, Social Issues, Finance & Economy, Politics, Schemes & Governance, Technology, Sports, Environmental Concerns, Geopolitics etc.

 

2. Start reading newspapers to gain knowledge regarding the major happenings and then pick important news topics and write about them in short.

 

3. Preferred newspapers are The Hindu, The Indian Express, Economic Times etc. (For those who are opting English Medium) and Dainik Tribune, Dainik Bhaskar, Dainik Jagran, Navabharat (for Hindi Medium candidates). You should read 10-15 articles daily.

 

4. Learn innovative words/ increase your vocabulary so that you can use different suitable words in your essay.

 

5. Study basic grammar. To form a meaningful phrase, you should write them using correct grammar.

 

6. Write the essay by dividing it into three phases-

 

Introduction of 40 words

Body of 160 words

Conclusion of 50 words

 

7. Explain the matter with the help of valid data, facts & figures, examples etc. to increase the quality of your writing.

 

8. Divide your essay into paragraphs for easy readability.

 

9. If you are providing some important points that should be noticed, please use bullet points.

 

10. To help you with the topics to prepare for descriptive paper we are giving you some ideas:

 

Demonetization

Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana

Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao

Startup India/Stand up India for students

Cashless economy

Union Indian Budget

Women Empowerment

Role of technology in gross development

GST bill and its benefits

Eradication of black money from country, steps taken by government

Technology Advancement in India (ISRO)

Make in India Initiative

Intellectual Property Rights

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan

UDAN Scheme

Pradhan Mantri Gramin Digital Saksharta Abhiyan (PMGDSA) – Making Rural India Digitally Literate

Vrishtha Pension Bima Yojana 2017 – The Old Age Pension Scheme

6000 Pregnancy Aid Scheme for Pregnant Women in India

New Scheme for Monthly Allowance of Rs. 1500 to Unemployed & Poor

Mid-Day Meal Scheme for Madarsas to be Launched Soon

2 Lakh Insurance Cover Scheme for Jan Dhan Account Holders

Pravasi Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PKVY) – Skills in Line with International Standards

Surgical Strike

Digital India

 

 

Example:

 

Now let’s understand few important points with the help of an example.

 

“Que: Write an essay on “Swacch Bharat Abhiyan” in about 250 words.”

 

 

While writing the essay you must keep the correct flow.

 

(a) First, give an intro like “what is the mission all about”.

(b) Then, give the complete details and a broad illustration.

(c) Then, explain how this mission will be helpful. Give details about its aim.

(d) Now, write about the problem being faced by the government while running the mission.

(e) At Last, give some feasible suggestions about how could the problem be solved and how can the mission be made a successful one.

 

 

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How to Write Letters/ Applications for SSC CHSL Descriptive Paper?

 

 

1. Letters/ Applications writing will tell your skills to write officials mails.

 

2. You must follow a prescribed format to write a letter or application.

 

3. You cannot put your own pattern.

 

4. While writing a letter you must keep the following points in your mind:

 

 Purpose of writing

 To the person (address)

 Appropriate language

 Complete message

 Fluency

 What action are you willing to take?

 Short and accurate information

 

5. When writing a formal letter, you may write to:

 

 Principal

 Police

 Editor

 HR

 

You can use topics like Complaint, Suggestion, Application, Official Appreciation, Follow up or Feedback etc.

 

6. When writing an informal letter, you may write to:

 

 Relatives

 Friends

 

You can use topics like Apologies, Congratulation, Invitation, Asking for Favor, Offer Condolence etc.

 

 

Example:

 

Now let’s understand few important points with the help of an example.

 

“Que: Write a letter in 200 words to Sports Secretary, Department of Sports, Government of India, giving your assessment of the performance of India in Rio Olympic games and suggestion on how can improve in next Olympic games.”

 

 

You are advised to write the letter by following the flow of the question.

 

(a) First, write about your assessment of the performance of India in Rio Olympic Games. Give complete details.

(b) Then, explain the drawbacks you find in the performance.

(c) And then give your suggestions about how India’s performance can be improved in the next Olympic Games.

 

 

 

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Writing SSC CHSL Descriptive paper is all about the way you present the knowledge and information you pursue related to the given topics.

 

You will be able to improve your writing only with the help of more reading and updating your General Awareness. For this, you may take help from GK Eduwrap.

 

 

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32 thoughts on “SSC CHSL Descriptive Paper 2017 Syllabus, Essay & Letter Writing Tips

  1. sudhakar

    Ok

  2. prashant kumar

    Please give me a sample answer sheet of descriptive paper ,and how to write a hindi essay in columns and some important topics for exam.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Prashant Kumar,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      The top 10 topics to prepare for CHSL Descriptive papers are:
       
      1. Demonetization
      2. Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yojana
      3. Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao
      4. Women Empowerment
      5. GST bill and its benefits
      6. Make in India Initiative
      7. Swachh Bharat Abhiyan
      8. UDAN Scheme
      9. Surgical Strike
      10. Digital India
       
      Tips for writing the essay are:
       
      1. Share your opinion.
      2. Write in the first person (using ‘I’).
      3. Use the current events related to the topic.
      4. Share solutions.
      5. Use active voice.
       
      The exam will be conducted on 9th July 2017.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  3. Sanjeet Parasar

    Sir will the performance of tier 2 be included when making merit list?
    Which medium will be better for a Hindi medium student

  4. Sanjeet Parasar

    Is 9 July the fixed date?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sanjeet Parasar,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Yes, 9th July 2017 has been declared as the official date for SSC CHSL Descriptive Paper by SSC.
      The marks of the exam will be included while deciding the merit list.
      If you are a Hindi Medium student and having good command over the Hindi Language, you must choose the same as your medium in the Descriptive Paper (Tier 2).
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  5. Kanchan Gautam

    Sir mane English typing select KIA hu a h Kay m descriptive exam Hindi m de sakti hu

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Kanchan Gautam,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Yes, you can choose Hindi as a medium for Descriptive Paper.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  6. Akshay choudhary

    सर ,1 पेपर 200no. का है।
    2 पेपर 100no. Ka जो कि पासिंग मार्क्स का है ।
    3 टाइपिंग है।

    सर जो फाइनल मेरिट लगेगी
    वो
    200+100+टाइपिंग=
    200+100=
    या
    1st पेपर के हिसाब से लगेगी।
    और अगर 2nd पेपर हिंदी में करे ।
    और टाइपिंग इंग्लिश में तो इसमें को प्रॉब्लम तो नही है।

    रिप्लाई जल्दी करे
    Plz

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Akshay Choudhary,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      The final merit list will include marks from all the three papers. And you have to choose a single medium for answering.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  7. Bina kumari

    If we choose hindi medium for descriptive paper then can we choose English medium for typing test?

    Plz reply

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Bina Kumari,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Yes, you can choose English for typing test.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  8. Bina kumari

    I got 129 marks in obc catogary…..
    What is the possibility of final selection….
    If I clear both tire 2 and tire 3…….

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Bina Kumari,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      You will easily get selected if you clear Tier 2 and Tier 3 exam. All the best!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  9. raj

    what will the process of merit list for final selection, sir?
    what is full marks for typing?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Raj,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      The final stage of SSC CHSL Exam is Skill Test. Typing Test. The test is of qualifying nature which means you have to score 33% marks in the exam.
      But the marks of the paper will be added to the final merit list along with Tier 1 and Tier 2 paper.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  10. Raj

    Thanks sir for this important information.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Raj,
       
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  11. Rajan

    Sir I scored 137 marks in chsl 2016 as per ssc final key but marks list on ssc website shows my marks 134.5 only. There was one wrong question but marks of that question are not awarded to me. I have also send mail and letter to ssc nr division,
    so my question is, Is there any chance of increasing my numbers from 134.5 to 137

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Rajan,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      As soon as the commission will revive your mail. they will scrutinize and will tell you the results.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  12. Sweta shaw

    Sir i have written 299 word in descriptive exam of ssc ldc is it good or any problem in it plz rply

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sweta Shaw,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      If you have written between 240-270, you are safe. But must not exceed this limit.
      However, your marks will not get deducted, the extra matter you have written will not be evaluated by the examiner. It can also be considered as your inability to express the topic within the given word limit.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  13. Abhinav Mishra

    Hello sir today I had done a mistake in essay writing that is I wrote two words in one box..so what is the effect of this mistake? Plz tell me..coz am done so much good but had two mistake firs one two letters in one box and second one my essay letters is exceed 350.so what will the effect of this two mistake

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Abhinav Mishra,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      However, your marks will not get deducted, the extra matter you have written will not be evaluated by the examiner. It can also be considered as your inability to express the topic within the given word limit.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  14. Madhu

    Hello sir, I had done a mistake I had written a letter in chsl 2016 in 137 words,is it any problem?because letter is of min. 150 words but I had completed my letter in only 137 words

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Madhu,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for sharing your query with us!
       
      Don’t worry, 130-160 word limit is considered as safe. All the best!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  15. Madhu

    Sir, please give me a suggestion, is if safe?

  16. VIKASH

    Sir i have one query about Chsl 16 descriptive exam.. maine essay 271 word mein likha writing good content good koi quote nhi likha only yojna ki date, month, year wrong likh diya and letter proforma right digital india kab se start hua ye date nahi likhi aur letter 140 word some fact miss hue…. sir kya 40 marks out of 100 aa sakte hain???????

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Vikas,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for sharing your query with us!
       
      You have fair chances to qualify the paper. All the best!
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  17. Narindra

    Most of candidates would write essay in full cellsas given by SSC. No one would count these numbers of cell before writing essay. Neither SSC had mentioned No of cell provided. Then how a candidate be blamed for written full cells for essay or letter. Please raise candidate views with ssc.

  18. amit

    Sir in instruction it was written that only 10% words can be up and down if it exceeds then your copy will not be evaluated but I have written 278 words in essay is there any chances of evaluation of my copy

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Ravi,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
       
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
       
      Yes you copy will be evaluated but the extra matter you have written will not be considered.
       
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

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