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SSC CHSL 2020 Preparation Tips

By: Archana on April 01, 2019

Some of the Section-wise strategies for the preparation of SSC CHSL are as follows:

General Intelligence

  1. Candidates are required to read across topics and subjects to have a conceptual understanding and have factual knowledge relating to the same.
  2. Sample Reasoning Questions practice would gain enough knowledge and the right kind of thinking approach to doing the section well.
  3. Time Management is a critical point that needs to be taken care of alongside routine practice.
  4. Practice would help students gain insights about their knowledge level in relevant topics and improve on those that are underperformed or are incorrect.


  1. The questions from the quantitative section would test the numerical ability of the candidates and their arithmetic sense.
  2. A quick referral note of formulae can be maintained to keep checking them on a regular basis in case of failure to recollect.
  3. They must identify their strong topics to know their strengths and accordingly maximize your performance on them.
  4. Reading questions right and noting down the values properly is also of equal importance.

General Awareness

  1. This is noted to be one of the easiest sections to score.
  2. Candidates are required to stay updated on happenings on a national and international level spanning a time frame of at least 6 months.
  3. Questions under this section are related to both Current and Static Affairs.
  4. Candidates should have an all-round knowledge of History, Geography, Politics, Economics, Science and Technology.
  5. Newspaper Reading should become a habit to improve one' s vocabulary.


  1. Practice Papers is the key to this section.
  2. Improve your reading speed.
  3. Practice writing essays and letters to do well in the exam.

SSC CHSL 2020 Syllabus

The SSC CHSL Syllabus presented here is an exhaustive list of topics that can be prepared by students across to crack the exam. This Syllabus information is usually given to candidates to help them decide and make a study plan for themselves.

From this year onwards in 2017, SSC CHSL would be conducted online. This exam is alternately known as SSC 10+2 Level Exam. A huge number of aspirants inclusive of 12th Grade students would be preparing for the exam guaranteeing huge competition.

Section Topics
General Intelligence Figural Analogy, Semantic and Number Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding and Decoding, Venn Diagrams
English Synonyms/Antonyms, Fill in the Blanks, Sentence Improvement, Active/Passive Voice
Quantitative Aptitude Number Systems, Decimals, Fractions, Number Relationships
General Awareness Current Affairs, Static Affairs, Politics, History, Geography

SSC CHSL 2020 Exam Pattern

The Tier-1 of SSC CHSL  would consist of 4 parts wherein about 25 questions would be asked from each part. Every question would be of 2 marks and the candidates would be given 2 hours to complete the exam. Questions would be given both in English and Hindi for Part 1, 3 and 4. There would be negative marking of 0.5 for every wrong answer. The exam pattern of SSC CHSL Tier 1 has been mentioned below:

Subject Marks Questions
General Intelligence 25 50
English 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
General Awareness 25 50

The Tier-1 exam would be Objective Multiple Choice Based. The Tier-2 exam would be in a Pen and Paper mode which is descriptive in either English or Hindi. The Tier-3 is a Skill test which could be either online or offline. The modification suggested are as follows:

  1. SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam would be conducted in an online mode.
  2. Introduction of a descriptive paper of 100 marks to be done in 60 minutes in a pen and paper mode.
  3. Reduction in the time of the exam from 120 minutes to 75 minutes.
  4. There would be no sectional cutoff.

The Tier-2 exam is a descriptive paper of 100 marks. The test would be conducted in a pen and paper mode. This paper is held to evaluate the ability of the candidates to write which is important in Government jobs.

The Tier-3 exam is a skill test of qualifying nature which would not be used in determining the final merit list.

At this stage, the typing speed of the candidates would be tested. The test would be conducted for both English and Hindi:

English - 35 words/minute

Hindi - 30 words/minute

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