How to prepare for SSC CHSL 2020
Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the notification for CHSL 2020 for which the expected date for the tier-1 examination is from 12th to 27th April 2021. The exam date for Tier-II and Tier-III exam will be notified later. The applicants should start the preparation from now. So that it will be easy to crack the exam in the first attempt with a better score. As compared to past years the competition is high. The most important aspect to focus here is Speed & Accuracy for solving the questions. It can be possible through daily practice only.
Understanding Exam Pattern:
Let us start by exploring the structure of the exam before moving on to the SSC 10+2 preparation tips. SSC conducts the exam in 3 tiers.
The SSC CHSL 2020 exam will consist of three tests i.e. Tier-I (Computer Based Test), Tier-II (Descriptive Paper) and Tier-III (Skill Test / Typing Test). The exam wise details for SSC CHSL 2020 is mentioned below:
Tier-I (Computer Based Test):
The Tier-I exam will consist of objective type multiple choice questions and the questions will be in both English & Hindi for General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.
|Subject||No. Of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time Duration|
|English Language (Basic Knowledge)||25||50||60 Minutes (80 Minutes for candidates eligible for scribe)|
|Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skills)||25||50|
Note: There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer.
Tier-II (Descriptive Paper):
It will be a descriptive paper of 100 marks where to Pen & Paper is needed. The duration for Tier-II exam will be 1 hour (20 minutes time will be provided to the candidates eligible for scribe). The minimum qualifying marks for this exam is 33%. The exam will have to attend either in English or Hindi.
Tier-III (Skill Test / Typing Test):
Tier-III test will be conducted to the shortlisted candidates on the computers provided by the Staff Selection Commission. It will be of qualifying nature. Errors in the skill test will be calculated up to 2 decimal places.
Making a Study Plan for SSC CHSL 2020:
Start with the basics before moving on to the shortcuts. A minor tweak in the question can leave the shortcut crunchers at sea. Therefore, know the conventional method to solve every question before moving on to the shortcuts.
Avoid rushing through the basics. A solid foundation is essential to ace any exam. As of now, the time available is ample even for someone who is clueless about the exam. Therefore, avoid skipping the basics and devote sufficient time to each topic.
Be comfortable with all types of questions. Do not ignore a topic completely. Also, do not be over-dependent on a particular subtopic. Prepare for the worst-case scenario too. Do not skip questions such as visual reasoning during the preparation phase.
For GK, download GK compendiums and go through them. Revise GK for an hour a day to stay in touch. At the same time, avoid spending a disproportionate amount of time trying to master the GK section. The chances of someone scoring over 45 in the GK section is abysmal. Also, do not ignore the section completely. Spend a reasonable amount of time every day so that you end up with a decent score. Don’t try to master GK section at the cost of other sections.
Solve previous year papers of SSC CHSL and CGL exams. The CHSL exam is more or less a toned down version of the CGL exam. Therefore, going through the past papers of both exams can infuse the much-needed confidence to tackle the paper. Also, it is a commonly known fact that SSC repeats questions. Therefore, solving previous year papers will give you an edge in the actual exam.
Take mock tests now and then to keep track of your preparation. Mocks are an excellent way to keep track of your preparation. They show you the mirror from which you can derive some actionable insights. Therefore, take mocks to know where you fall and work to bridge those gaps. Analyze the mocks to gain the maximum out of each mock test.
Develop an exam strategy based on your strengths and weaknesses. Put it through a rigorous test by deploying them in the mocks. Then, make some changes to your strategy on the basis of mock test outcomes. Develop a flexible strategy to adopt on the D-day.
Hurry up start practising SSC CHSL mocks from today.
Note: To clear the SSC CHSL 2020 exam in the first attempt, you must have to focus on two things i.e. Speed & Accuracy. It can be done only through daily practice. The more you practice the better score you will get.
We hope that this article would have given you some idea about how to prepare for SSC CHSL 2020.