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SSC CHSL Tier 1 Preparation Tips: The SSC Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level (SSC CHSL) is a nationwide exam conducted for the recruitment to the posts of Lower Division Clerk (LDC), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Postal Assistants / Sorting Assistants (PA / SA) in various central government departments and ministries.

In this blog, we are presenting the SSC CHSL section-wise preparation tips for the upcoming SSC CHSL 2022 exam which will be conducted in May 2022. Let’s have a look at the SSC CHSL exam pattern first.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern

SSC CHSL 2022 will be held in the month of May 2022. SSC CHSL exam is conducted in three tiers which are Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. We will be discussing the exam pattern of SSC CHSL Tier 1 here.

SSC CHSL 2022 – Tier 1 Exam Pattern

SubjectsTotal Marks
General Awareness50
General Intelligence 50
Quantitative Aptitude50
English Language50
Total200 

Check the detailed syllabus here.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 Preparation Tips – Section Wise

English Language – Preparation Tips and Strategies

Marking Scheme

  • Total Questions: 25
  • Total Marks: 50
  • Marks per Question: 2 marks for each correct answer
  • Negative Marking: 0.50 for each incorrect answer

English Language – Preparation Strategy

The English language section comprises of questions from topics like Reading Comprehension, Idioms & Phrases, Cloze Test, Direct Indirect Speech, Spot the errors, Synonym antonyms etc will be included in this section. The best way to score good marks in English section is by getting a clear understanding of basic grammar rules and practising reading comprehension.

Important Tips for English Language

  • Tip 1: Read English Newspaper every day to improve your vocabulary. It will help you score vital marks in reading comprehension and synonyms antonyms.
  • Tip 2: Play word games and word search puzzles.
  • Tip 3: Go through all basics of grammar and be thorough with all basic grammar rules.

Recommended Books for Preparation

  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin
  • Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

General Intelligence – Preparation Tips and Strategies

Marking Scheme

  • Total Questions: 25
  • Total Marks: 50
  • Marks per Question: 2 marks for each correct answer
  • Negative Marking: 0.50 for each incorrect answer

General Intelligence – Preparation Strategy

The general intelligence section comprises questions from topics such as logical reasoning, Coded Inequalities, alphanumeric series, direction, puzzles on Seating Arrangement, Syllogism, Blood Relations, Coding and decoding etc. This section is usually trickier than the other sections and therefore bit time-consuming.

The best strategy to score well in the General Intelligence section is to practise questions from the above-mentioned topics and also attempt mock tests to increase speed and accuracy and also identify your strengths and weaknesses. Taking this section lightly will result in poor outcomes in SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam.

Important Tips for General Intelligence

  • Tip 1: Practice different kinds of questions and sectional mock tests
  • Tip 2: Focus on high scoring topics like seating arrangement, coding decoding
  • Tip 3: Practice lots of questions on seating arrangement, direction sense, blood relations, analogy etc.
  • Tip 4: Practice non-verbal topics such as matrix, mirrors and water reflection, paper cutting folding etc.

Recommended Books for Preparation

  • Analytical Reasoning by M.K. Pandey
  • A Modern Approach to Verbal and Non-verbal Reasoning by R. S. Aggarwal

Quantitative Aptitude – Preparation Tips and Strategies

Marking Scheme

  • Total Questions: 25
  • Total Marks: 50
  • Marks per Question: 2 marks for each correct answer
  • Negative Marking: 0.50 for each incorrect answer

Quantitative Aptitude – Preparation Strategy

This section will include topics like Arithmetic, Number Systems, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, etc. To ace this section, one needs to brush up and improve their basic arithmetic skills. Speed plays an important role in this section. To improve your speed, you can follow the below tips.

Important Tips for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Tip 1: Memorize Multiplication tables up to 25
  • Tip 2: Remember the list of squares and cubes from 1 to 25
  • Tip 3: Learn the common percentages and their fractional & decimal equivalents

Recommended Books for Preparation

  • NCERT Mathematics Book – Class 7th to 10th Standard books
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma

General Awareness – Preparation Tips and Strategies

Marking Scheme

  • Total Questions: 25
  • Total Marks: 50
  • Marks per Question: 2 marks for each correct answer
  • Negative Marking: 0.50 for each incorrect answer

General Awareness – Preparation Strategy

Questions are designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions are also designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of an educated person.

Important Tips for General Awareness

  • Tip 1: Analyze previous year question papers
  • Tip 2: Read newspapers regularly
  • Tip 3: Check out our Daily, Weekly and Monthly Current affairs blog to keep yourself updated with latest developments.

Recommended Books for Preparation

  • Manorama Yearbook 2022
  • Lucent’s – General Knowledge 2022 Edition 

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SSC CHSL 2022 Preparation

As the SSC CHSL 2022 exam is going to be conducted Online, candidates have to be thorough with the Online Test Interface. On Oliveboard, you’ll find Mock tests based on the latest pattern and of varying difficulty levels to help you practice all possible types of questions. The Analytics feature will help you analyze your performance in real-time, clearly specifying your strong and weak sections and question types through Expert’s Analysis, along with the live scores and Ranking.

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FAQs

How many stages are there in SSC CHSL 2022?

SSC CHSL 2022 will be held in three stages or tiers: Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3

What is SSC CHSL 2022 Tier 1 Exam Pattern?

SSC CHSL 2022 Tier 1 Exam consists of 100 questions for a total of 200 marks. There are 4 sections namely, General Awareness, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Is there any negative marking in SSC CHSL 2022?

Yes, for every incorrect answer there is a negative marking of 0.50 in SSC CHSL 2022.


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