SSC CHSL 2023 Preparation Tips & Strategy for Tier 1, 2 & 3 Exam

Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam 2023 ( SSC CHSL )

8.2K Views218 Comments

Registration: 9 May '23

Shikha Goyal

Shikha GoyalAssistant Manager

Updated on Mar 9, 2023 13:25 IST

SSC CHSL Preparation 2023: The SSC CHSL 2022-23 exam (Tier-I) started on March 9, 2023, and will continue until March 21, 2023. The key to performing well in the SSC CHSL Tier I exam is proper preparation. The candidates who appeared in the exam suggested that the exam requires a dedicated preparation of more than six months. The candidates should dedicate themselves to preparing for each of the sections provided in the official syllabus. The candidates can check the overall preparation strategy and videos to prepare for the Math and English sections.

SSC CHSL is one of the most coveted competitive exams for Class 12 students. Every year, lakhs of candidates appear in SSC CHSL for recruitment in various Government of India posts such as Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC), Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA), Sorting Assistant (SA) and Data Entry Operator (DEO). While lakhs of candidates appear for it, only a few thousand SSC CHSL vacancies are announced by the Commission every year. Therefore, the competition for the exam is huge, which requires candidates to have a strategic SSC CHSL preparation plan to crack it.

Check below for complete details on SSC CHSL preparation including its syllabus, exam pattern, preparation tips, previous years’ exam analysis etc.

The candidates can also see here the details about the SSC CHSL Posts and Salary.

Also Read: SSC CHSL 2023 Tier 1 Exam Analysis Live

SSC CHSL Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Knowing SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern is the foremost step toward effective SSC CHSL preparation.

As per the new SSC CHSL exam pattern, the SSC CHSL selection process consists of the following stages:

Tier I: Objective-type computer-based examination (CBE)

Tier II: Objective-type computer-based examination and skill test

Candidates have to pass all the phases of the SSC CHSL exam for selection in government offices. SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern complement each other. Both are essential for preparation. 

SSC CHSL Tier-I exam pattern: SSC CHSL tier-I is a computer-based test that contains objective-type multiple-choice questions. The paper is 60 minutes duration. Subjects from which questions are asked in the paper are mentioned below:

SSC CHSL Tier-I Subjects

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

English Language 

25

50

General Intelligence

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

General Awareness

25

50

Total

100

200

Also Read: SSC Exam Calendar 2023-24 Released

SSC CHSL Tier-II exam pattern

As per the SSC CHSL new exam pattern, Tier II consists of three sections having two modules each. Check below in detail.

Tier

Session

Subject

Number of

Questions

Maximum Marks

Time allowed

II

Session-I

(2 hours

and 15

minutes)

Section-I:

Module-I: Mathematical Abilities

Module-II: Reasoning and General Intelligence.

30

30

Total = 60

60*3

= 180

1 hour

(for each

section)

(1 hours and 20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe as per Para-8.1 and 8.2)

Section-II:

Module-I: English

Language and Comprehension

Module-II: General Awareness

40

20

Total = 60

60*3

= 180

Section-III:

Module-I: Computer Knowledge Module

15

15*3

= 45

15 Minutes

(20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe as per Para-8.1 and 8.2)

Session-II

Section-III:

Module-II: Skill Test/ Typing Test Module

Part A: Skill Test for DEOs.

-

15 Minutes

(20 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe as per Para-8.1 and 8.2)

Part B: Typing Test for LDC/ JSA.

-

10 Minutes

(15 minutes for the candidates eligible for scribe as per Para-8.1 and 8.2)

Check complete SSC CHSL exam pattern and SSC CHSL syllabus.

Also Read:

SSC CHSL March 9 Shift-Wise Question Paper Analysis
SSC CHSL March 10 Shift-Wise Question Paper Analysis
SSC CHSL March 11 Shift-Wise Question Paper Analysis
SSC CHSL March 15 Shift-Wise Question Paper Analysis
SSC CHSL March 16 Shift-Wise Question Paper Analysis
SSC CHSL March 17 Shift-Wise Question Paper Analysis
SSC CHSL March 20 Shift-Wise Question Paper Analysis
SSC CHSL March 21 Shift-Wise Question Paper Analysis

How to Prepare Maths for SSC CHSL 2023 Exam Video?

The candidates can see here the important tips and strategies to prepare Maths for SSC CHSL exam 2022-23

How to Prepare for SSC CHSL Tier-I 2023 Exam?

As mentioned above, questions in SSC CHSL 2022-23 tier-I paper consists of four subjects: English, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. Given below are section-wise preparation tips for SSC CHSL tier-I exam:

SSC CHSL Tier-I Preparation Tips for General Intelligence

Check out some important SSC CHSL preparation tips for General Intelligence section of tier-I: 

  • This section includes questions of both verbal and non-verbal type
  • Some of the important topics to prepare for this section include Semantic Analogy, Figural Analogy, Symbolic/ Number Classification, Number Series, Space Orientation, Non-Verbal Series, etc.
  • Mental alertness and regular practice is the key to ace logical reasoning questions
  • Some of the important books that you can refer to prepare for this section include Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal and Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

Get the Top Score in DI and Logical Reasoning section of Competitive Entrance Exams with Expert Prep Tips

Click Here

 SSC CHSL Tier-I Preparation Tips for English Language

Check out some important SSC CHSL preparation tips for English Language section of tier-I:

  • This section aims to test a candidate’s English language skills
  • Having a sound knowledge of grammar and good vocabulary is important to ace this section
  • Some of the important topics from which questions come in this section include Reading Comprehensions, One Word Substitution, Idioms and Phrases, Synonyms & Antonyms, Active & Passive Voice, etc.
  • Some of the important books to refer for this section include Common Errors in English by Kiran Prakashan, Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis and Objective General English by RS Aggarwal
  • Candidates must regularly read English newspapers such as The Hindu and Times of India and refer dictionary to improve their English language skills

Prepare for Competitive Exams with Expert Tips on English Section

Click Here

SSC CHSL Tier-I Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude

Check out some important SSC CHSL preparation tips for Quantitative Aptitude section of tier-I:

  • Questions in this section are designed to test candidates’ numerical ability
  • Some of the important topics from which questions are typically asked in this section include Ratio & Proportion, Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Time & Distance, Time & Word, etc.
  • Regular practice is the key to ace this section
  • Work on tricks to solve questions in lesser time
  • Some of the important books to prepare for this section include Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal and Quicker Maths by M Tyra  

Get the Top Score in Quantitative Aptitude section of Competitive Entrance Exams with Expert Prep Tips

Click Here

SSC CHSL Tier-I Preparation Tips for General Awareness

Check out some important SSC CHSL preparation tips for General Awareness section of tier-I:

  • The best way to prepare for this section is by regularly reading newspapers and staying updated with the national and international events happening in the society
  • Thorough revision of subjects such as History, Geography, Indian Polity and Economy & Finance is also important to ace this subject
  • Some of the important books to refer for this section include the Manorama Yearbook and Lucent’s General Knowledge
Download CURRENT AFFAIRS 2020 Guide - Click Here

Also Read: SSC CHSL tier-I: Check exam day instructions and guidelines

How to Prepare for SSC CHSL Tier-II 2023 Exam?

Scroll down to know few tips that you should keep in mind at the time of preparing for this exam:

  • Keep in mind the SSC UFM rule
  • Avoid exceeding the prescribed word limit in the essay, letter or application that you will write
  • Avoid repeating information and write the paper in a neat handwriting
  • To develop critical thinking skills and vocabulary, read editorials from different reputed newspapers
  • Stay updated with the events happening in the society
  • Regular practice of writing essays, letters and applications will help you maintain speed in the exam and put your thoughts on the paper more clearly
  • Avoid making grammatical errors in the exam

Check out some of the quick tips to prepare for other section including skill test below:

  • You should first familiarise yourself with the basic computer skills
  • Try to improve your typing speed by regularly practicing at home
  • Try to practice on a computer rather than a laptop as candidates are typically given a computer for the skill/typing test
  • Observe, analyse and rectify the mistakes each time you practice typing on a computer

SSC CHSL Exam Analysis

To prepare well for SSC CHSL, it is also important for candidates to be aware about the difficulty level of the exam.

Every year, after the exam is over, Shiksha reaches out to students to know the difficulty level and important questions asked in the exam. Check major SSC CHSL 2021-22 exam analysis highlights for tier-I below:

  • The SSC CHSL tier-I was of moderate difficulty level
  • There were no major changes in the CHSL exam pattern
  • Only two to three current affair questions were asked in the General Awareness section last year

Check complete SSC CHSL exam analysis

How to Prepare English for SSC CHSL exam?

The candidates can see here the tips for SSC CHSL Engish preparation

SSC CHSL 2023 Preparation FAQs

Q: Is SSC CHSL easy to crack?

A: The difficulty level of SSC CHSL is usually easy to moderate. However, the competition for the exam is tough, which makes it is a bit tough to crack. The commission has changed the  SSC CHSL Tier 2 exam pattern from an objective-type test to a descriptive one. However, the  Tier I exam pattern remains the same. Therefore, candidates have to planned their preparation accordingly.

Q: Can I crack SSC CHSL in first attempt?

A: If you follow a proper study plan and create and effective preparation strategy, you can crack the SSC CHSL exam in first attempt. Nothing is difficult. Important is right strategy and management of time. Also, applicants need to have a good SSC CHSL book list to refer to and a thorough understanding of both the SSC CHSL syllabus.

Q: Is there any interview in SSC CHSL?

A: No, there is no personal interview conducted in SSC CHSL. 

Q: Is Maths compulsory for SSC CHSL?

A: It is important to have good mathematical skills to crack SSC CHSL.

Q: Is typing necessary for SSC CHSL?

A: It is important to have good typing speed to crack SSC CHSL exam.

Q: Is it possible to crack SSC CHSL without coaching?

A: Yes, you can easily crack SSC CHSL exam without coaching. However, you need to have a proper study plan and determination for the same.

Q: What is the selection process for SSC CHSL 2022-23?

A: As per the new SSC CHSL exam pattern, the SSC CHSL selection process consists of the following stages: Tier I: Objective-type computer-based examination (CBE) Tier II: Objective-type computer-based examination and skill test Candidates have to pass all the phases of the SSC CHSL exam for selection in government offices.  SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern complement each other. Both are essential for preparation.

Q: How many sections are there if SSC CHSL (Tier 2) 2022-23?

A: Tier II consists of three sections:
Section I
Module I: Mathematical Abilities
Module II: reasoning and General Intelligence
Section II
Module-I: English Language and Comprehension
Module-II: General Awareness
Section-III
Module-I: Computer Knowledge Test
Module-II: Skill Test/ Typing Test

Q: Is there a negative marking in SSC CHSL 2022-23 Tier 1?

A: Two marks are awarded for each correct answer in the exam.  There is a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each incorrect answer. 
Type of Questions in SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam Correct Answers Incorrect Answers
MCQs +2 -0.50
 

Q: What is the exam duration of the SSC CHSL 2022-23 Exam?

A: The SSC CHSL 2022-23 exam will be conducted in two tiers as per the revised exam pattern, that is, Tier I and Tier II. All four sections of the  SSC CHSL 2022 Tier I exam will last  60 minutes for all candidates and 80 minutes for those who are eligible to scribe as per paragraphs 8.1 and 8.2. Further, the time duration in the  SSC CHSL Tier II exam, as per the new exam pattern, will be  two hours and fifteen minutes for Session I and for Session II, Section 3 (Module II),  fifteen minutes for the skill test for DEO, and  ten minutes for the typing test for LDC/ JSA.

News & Updates

Latest NewsPopular News

Get prep tips, practice papers, exam details and important updates

Download Important Dates for Sarkari Exams Exams

Explore Other Exams

Mar '23

SSC GD Result 2022-23

18 Feb '23

SSC GD Tentative Answer Key 20...

Mar '23

SSC MTS 2023 Admit Card Dates

Apr '23

SSC MTS 2023 Exam Dates

26 Jul '23 -

16 Aug '23

SSC JE 2023 Application Dates

Oct '23

SSC JE 2023 Paper 1 Exam Date

Oct '23

SSC CPO 2023 Exam Dates

9 Mar '23 -

21 Mar '23

SSC CHSL 2022-23 Tier-1 Exam D...

The list of exams are recommended based on what other exams do the students in your area show interest in

Comments

N

In SSC CHSL admit card 2023, it's not showing exam center and exam date, but it shows only the status of applications. What do I do?

A

ANIKET KUMAR

Beginner-Level 4

a month ago

There may be a glitch on the site for that reason, the admit card is not downloaded correctly, please re-download the admit card.

A

Can I prepare for AAI ATC and RBI grade B phase 1 exam with the same guide of RBI grade B?

S

Shivam Sagar

Contributor-Level 7

2 months ago

It's possible to prepare for the AAI ATC (Airports Authority of India Air Traffic Control) and RBI Grade B Phase 1 exams using the same guide for RBI Grade B, but it's important to keep in mind that the content and format of these exams may be different. The RBI Grade B exam is for recruitment to...It's possible to prepare for the AAI ATC (Airports Authority of India Air Traffic Control) and RBI Grade B Phase 1 exams using the same guide for RBI Grade B, but it's important to keep in mind that the content and format of these exams may be different. The RBI Grade B exam is for recruitment to the Reserve Bank of India, and it typically consists of three phases: Phase 1, Phase 2, and an Interview. The Phase 1 exam typically covers topics such as general awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English language. The AAI ATC exam is for recruitment to the Airports Authority of India, and it typically covers topics such as general awareness, Quantitative Aptitude reasoning, and English language. The pattern of the AAI ATC exam may be different than that of the RBI Grade B Phase 1. While some of the topics covered in the two exams may be similar, the level of difficulty and the format of the questions may be different. Additionally, the AAI ATC exam will have some questions related to air traffic control and aviation subjects which are not covered in RBI Grade B exam. It's worth noting that the RBI Grade B Phase 2 exam will have different subjects than Phase 1, so you will need to prepare for those separately. So it's better to check the syllabus, pattern of the exam and the type of questions from the official website of the respective exam.

Upcoming Sarkari Exam Dates

Mar '23 - Mar '23: REET Notification
Mar '23 - Mar '23: SSC MTS 2023 Admit Card Dates
Mar '23: Final empanelment for Level 2 post
Mar '23: RBI Assistant application form 2023
9 Mar '23 - 7 Apr '23: DSSSB Application Process under 01/23 Advt.

We use cookies to improve your experience. By continuing to browse the site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy.