How to Start Preparing for SSC CHSL Examination 2017: The SSC CHSL 2017 Tier I Examination will be conducted in the month of March. The last date to apply online and payment of fees both through online and offline mode is December 18, 2017. This year, there are around 3259 vacancies for the post of LDC, DEO, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant.
In this article, we will be giving complete information on how to start preparing for SSC CHSL Exam 2017. We will also share a few handy tips that will guide you throughout your preparation. But first, let’s have a look at the exam pattern for SSC CHSL 2017.
SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern
SSC CHSL (10+2) Recruitment Test is an objective pen and paper format exam which focuses primarily on analysing a candidate’s grasp over concepts based on Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence, English Language and General Awareness.
The examination is spread out in well designed 100 Question Grid, with the same number of questions from each section. There are no sectional cut-offs, which is good but the time allotted is 60 minutes, which can be challenging to some extent.
Now, let’s shift to the core of this article i.e how to start preparing for the upcoming SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam.
How to Start Preparing for SSC CHSL Examination 2017
Analyse these trends exhibited by SSC CHSL (10+2) Recruitment Examination over the years and learn about the various topics that tend to appear more frequently in the section of Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence, General Awareness and English Language.
You will be able to clearly figure out which question is from which topic on inspection. Key points here would be- Focus on Usual Reasoning more and don’t focus much on Visual reasoning topics.
Key points here would be
- Try to practice Caselets or sets i.e number of Questions that are based on a common theory like puzzle, vein diagram.
- Practice those reasoning and general intelligence topics which consume more time as reasoning can be mastered with practice only.
- Attempt Questions topic wise. You need to understand the type of questions each topic has.
- Now try a model test paper and see how much you have improved section wise in Reasoning as per time schedule and what is the % improvement in the complete test.
English Section of the SSC CHSL Recruitment Examination is considered as a major score booster by a majority of candidates. Still, there are a few aspirants who are completely dreaded by the questions based on various aspects and applications of English.
Focus on Reading Comprehension, Sentence Improvement. These are the Questions are the ones which cover major portion.
- Candidates should concentrate on topics like One Word Substitution, Analogy, Antonyms, and Synonyms they will be highly prevalent throughout English Section.
- Maintain a separate notebook for all the important words, phrases etc. you collect while preparing for Tier 1 Examination.
Only rigorous practice could improve your ability in this section. Quant Section heavily relies on continuous efforts. Begin by focusing on topics like trigonometry and DI.
- Practice Quant Questions topic wise as much as possible.
- Don’t start topics that are untouched and doesn’t appear too frequently in SSC CHSL Tier 1 Examination.
- Practice and master Questions that appear in sets and Caselets like DI Questions.
- Focus on learning shortcuts to solve like learn squares and cubes of numbers upto 15, Vedic tricks to solve Simple maths. These tricks will help you manage time
If you’ve ignored reading newspapers and keeping yourself updated of the latest happenings around you, it’s better to skip that section now. But if you’ve kept a journal of it, make sure to go through it atleast once.
Some Key points for preparing for General Awareness Section are as follows.
- Focus more on static Portion.
- Read Current Affairs from last 1 month only.
- Try to cover the jest of Indian History (Medieval and Modern), Indian Geography (Physical), Terms and Theories of Economy, Polity, and Basics of Constitution.
Tips to follow while Preparing for SSC CHSL General Awareness Section
- Begin by analyzing Previous Year papers and try to find a pattern/ trend for Questions section-wise that have appeared over the years in SSC CHSL Tier 1 Examination. This will give you an idea of which topic to focus and which important topic you’ve left untouched.
- Create a list of topics that are prepared from your side for Tier 1 Paper and compare them with the ones that are important and still untouched.
- Attempt a Mock Test and analyze topics you lack in or they need more time from your end for improving accuracy or approach.
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