NEW PATTERN of SSC CHSL - Syllabus & Approach
The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) helds the Combined Higher Secondary Exam (CHSL) once every year to recruit candidates for Data Entry Operator, LDC, and other clerical posts. Those candidates who wish to sit for the upcoming SSC examination must be well aware of the entire syllabus and pattern of the exam. So in this particular article we have mentioned each and every detail regarding the SSC CHSL examination 2018-syllabus, new pattern and the way of approach.
SSC CHSL (10+2) Exam Pattern
SSC CHSL is going to conduct the examination in three stages. The three stages include
Tier 1 Exam
This is the first stage of the SSC CHSL exam which will be held in online mode.
- The questions will be of objective type set in both English and Hindi for all sections except the English section.
- The duration of the exam will be 1 hour 15 minutes.
- There will be 100 questions each of 2 marks.
- A negative marking of 0.50 will be given for each wrong answer. So, the total marks for the Tier 1 exam will be 200.
- The paper is divided into four sections that is General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.
- Each of the section consists of 25 questions of 50 marks each.
Tier 2 Exam
- Tier 2 exam will be testing the writing skills of candidates.
- This exam will be held in pen and paper mode.
- This exam will be of 100 marks and the time duration will be 1 hour.
- The exam requires the candidate to write an essay of 250 to 300 words and an Application or letter of around 150 to 200 words.
- The minimum qualification marks for Tier 2 will be 33%.
Tier 3 Exam
- This is the third stage of SSC CHSL exam which is not compulsory for all candidates except those applying for the post of DEO and Postal/Sorting Assistant.
- The typing test is qualifying in nature which means that the marks of this paper will not be counted in the final result.
- The duration of the skill test will be 15 minutes and candidates should have a minimum typing speed of 30 to 35 words per minute.
SSC CHSL (10+2) Syllabus
We have provided a detailed description of the syllabus below.
English: Some of the important parts in this section includes the following:
General Intelligence: Some of the important topics from this section include the following:
Quantitative Aptitude: Some other sections from Aptitude which are important for the examinations include the following:
- Basic Arithmetic Operations-Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership, Mixture Allegation, Time and Distance, Time and Work.
- Number System
- Linear Equation and Graphs
- Basic Algebra
General Awareness: This section includes questions on Current Affairs, History, Culture, Geography, Economic Affairs, Politics and Science.
SSC CHSL Exam Approach
SSC pattern usually remains quite similar every year. This Exam is considered to be quite easy but the high cut offs really makes it difficult to crack the exam. Here we have given below some points that you should remember while you start your preparation for the exam.
- Candidates should make it clear that it is very important to have a clear concept of the basic topics in maths and english to crack this exam.
- During the initial level of preparation it revising all the basic concepts is a must.
- SSC does repeat its questions year after year so it is very vital for students to practise the previous years questions as much as possible. That would not only help one have a good idea about the exam but also measure its level of preparedness for the examination.
- Questions like patterns and figures are common in the General Intelligence section. These should be practised well. They are very scoring and should not be missed at all.
- For the English Section the passages and Parajumbles are good to score marks. But often the questions are twisted so a good practise is necessary.
- Other questions like synonyms, antonyms, idioms and phrases, and one word substitution must be learnt properly as they are the easy topics to score good marks.
- The General Awareness section has questions from History, science, polity and current affairs. Students can try learning Static GK much before the exam because a good attempt in this section can increase the overall marks.
- Making a proper schedule and maintaining it wisely can help balance all the subjects properly and provide great results.
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