How to Prepare for SSC CHSL 2021 - Preparation tips, Exam Pattern, Syllabus
How to Prepare for SSC CHSL 2021 - Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level exam is also known as SSC CHSL exam. It is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for recruitment to CHSL posts like Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA), Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA), Data Entry Operator (DEO), Data Entry Operator (Grade A). Candidates looking for tips on how to prepare for the SSC CHSL 2021 exam should know the CHSL exam pattern, syllabus, and more. Candidates preparing for the CHSL exam should have a well planned strategy for every tier of the SSC CHSL exam. Candidates applying for SSC CHSL 2021 should start their preparation now itself to avoid last minute pressure and anxiety. To know more on how to prepare for SSC CHSL 2021 read the article below.
SSC CHSL Overview
Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam
Commonly known as
Exam Conducting Authority
Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
Stages of Exam
Pen and Paper test (offline)
Skill/ typing test (online)
CBT: 60 minutes
Pen and Paper test: 60 minutes
Skill test/ Typing test: 15 minutes/ 10 minutes
SSC CHSL Posts
Lower Divisional Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)
Data Entry Operator (DEO)
Data Entry Operator (Grade A)
SSC CHSL 2021 - Exam Dates
To know about other important SSC CHSL 2021 exam dates check the table below.
SSC CHSL 2021 Exam Dates
CHSL 2020-21 Exam Dates
SSC CHSL 2020-21 notification
November 6, 2020
Online Application begins
November 6, 2020
Last day for application submission
December 26, 2020
Online fee payment last day
December 28, 2020
Challan generation last day
December 26, 2020
Admit Card release date for Tier 1 exam
March 27, 2021
SSC CHSL tier 1 exam date
April 12 to 27, 2021
May 21 and 22, 2021 [New Dates]
(only for candidates who have opted for examination centres in West Bengal)
CHSL tier 1 result
Admit Card release date for Tier 2 exam
SSC CHSL tier 2 exam date
CHSL tier 2 result
SSC CHSL skill/ typing test
Declaration of final SSC CHSL result 2021
How to Prepare for SSC CHSL 2021 - Tips for SSC CHSL Preparation
Candidates wanting to appear for the SSC CHSL exam for the first time might be thinking about how to prepare for the CHSL exam. Where to start the preparation, what books to read, what study material to buy and refer, weather to take SSC CHSL coaching or not, etc. This article will resolve most of the issues regarding the SSC CHSL 2021 preparation. Read points below to know how to prepare for the SSC CHSL 2021.
SSC CHSL Preparation Tip 1 - Knowledge Of Exam Pattern
Before starting the SSC CHSL preparation 2021, candidates should know the SSC CHSL exam pattern 2021. Check the tables below.
SSC CHSL tier 1 exam pattern
Number of questions
SSC CHSL tier 2 exam pattern
Letter/ Application Writing
SSC CHSL tier 3 exam pattern (skill/ typing test)
Data Entry Operator
8000 key depressions per hour
2000- 2200 key depression
15 minutes (35 minutes for OH/VH/PH/CP candidates)
Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant LDCs
10500 key depressions per hour
Accuracy of words within given time with required speed
10 minutes (30 minutes for OH/VH/PH/CP candidates)
SSC CHSL Preparation Tip 2 - Knowledge Of Syllabus
Candidates along with the knowledge of SSC CHSL exam pattern should also have knowledge of the SSC CHSL syllabus 2021. The questions in the SSC CHSL tier 1 CBT exam are asked for various topics like general intelligence & reasoning, general awareness, english language, etc. SSC CHSL tier 2 exam is descriptive in nature.
SSC CHSL Preparation Tip 3 - Focus On Completing The Course
The SSC CHSL syllabus for all the stages of the CHSL exam is prescribed by the SSC. Candidates should focus on completing the SSC CHSL syllabus 2021 prescribed by the Commission before attempting any SSC CHSL question paper or sample papers.
SSC CHSL Preparation Tip 4 - What Study Material To Refer
Candidates should develop a habit of reading as it helps them to improve their grammar skill set, cover current affairs and improve their basic knowledge. It will also help them in the tier 2 of the SSC CHSL of the exam. Candidates are also advised not to refer to many books as it will create a lot of confusion. Candidates are advised to just stick to the standard SSC CHSL books and revise them as many times as possible.
SSC CHSL Preparation Tip 5 - CBT & Skill Test stage
Candidates are advised to practice as many SSC CHSL sample papers as possible for the SSC CHSL exam to improve their speed and accuracy. For the skill test candidates are advised to practice typing for an hour daily. Candidates should note that the CHSL sample papers and previous year SSC CHSL question papers are to be attempted only after covering the full SSC CHSL 2021 syllabus. This also helps candidates to know about their weak areas/ sections which need improvement. It also gives them a real feel of the SSC CHSL exam pattern and the type of questions asked in the exam.
SSC CHSL Preparation Tip 6 - Time Management
Candidates should start their SSC CHSL preparation with a clean slate. Candidates should get rid of all the preconceived notions about the SSC CHSL examination. Their focus should be on the final goal i.e how to clear SSC CHSL and how to reach that goal. Candidates should start their SSC CHSL preparation well in advance before the actual CHSL exam, to cover all the important topics asked in the Combined Higher Secondary Level examination. Time management is key in every exam so candidates need to learn how to improve their accuracy in less time. Different candidates have different ways of time management, so it's up to them to learn how to better utilize their time.
SSC CHSL Preparation Tip 7 - Stay Healthy
Candidates appearing for CHSL exam need to stay calm, haydarated and focused to achieve their goal. Every candidate has his/ her own way or strategy for preparing for an exam. Candidates should follow the strategy that best suits them rather than copying others candidate preparation tricks and tips for SSC CHSL exam or any other exam. The mantra for clearing the SSC CHSL 2021 exam is to stay focused and determined till the end.
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Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - How to Prepare for SSC CHSL 2021 - Preparation tips, Exam Pattern, Syllabus
Question: Is the SSC CHSL exam conducted online or offline?
The SSC CHSL exam is conducted in both online and offline mode.
Question: Is there -ve marking in SSC CHSL exam?
Yes, there is -ve marking in the SSC CHSL tier 1 computer based test.
Question: How many stages are there in the SSC CHSL exam?
SSC CHSL 2021 exam has three tiers. They are as follows:
Pen and Paper test (offline)
Skill/ typing test (online)
Question: What are the posts for which SSC CHSL exam is conducted for?
SSC CHSL exam is conducted for recruitment to Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator, Data Entry Operator (Grade A) posts.
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Questions related to SSC CHSL
while downloadind my SSC CHSL admit card I am providing with my registration number, my name and my date of birth but its not accepting the details. My application status is provisionally accepted. what to do next? pls help me someone
Admit Cards for all the region has not been released yet. For example, SSC CHSL Admit Card for Bihar region has not been announced. So first of all you have to get to know your region you belong to.
Have a look at the list region wise-
1. Northern Region- Delhi Rajasthan and Uttarakhand
2. Southern Region- Andhra Pradesh, Pondicherry, and Tamilnadu
3. Eastern Region- Orissa West Bengal Sikkim and Andaman and Nicobar Islands
4. Western Region- Maharashtra Gujarat and Goa
5. North Western Region- JnK Haryana Punjab and Himachal Pradesh
6. Central Region- Uttar Pradesh Bihar
7. North Eastern Region- Assam Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur Tripura Mizoram Nagaland
8. MP Sub region- Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh
9. KKR region- Karnataka and Kerala
Have look at the process to download your SSC CHSL TIER 1 Admit Card
1. Go to the official website of SSC ssc.nic.in
2. An Admit Card option will be displayed on your Screen, click on download admit card CHSL TIER 1 2020
3. Enter your details like D.O.B
4. Click on search button
Remember click on the link according to your region, that's why I have listed all the states as per their region.
Are people who submitted their ssc chsl 2020 forms with spectacles but with clearly visible eyes rejected? They are able to download their admits na? Please someone reply... I have done the same in ssc cgl 2020.please!
Firstly, It's technically wrong that you are having power and you are not mentioning that in your form about that. Secondly, you will surely be issued the admit card as they will check it later even if they have to
But if you have not that huge power I don't think it should be much problem. Inform them about that in advance. Surely it will help you .
Hope that helps.
sir my DOB is wrong in admit card of ssc chsl admit card and I have no id proof of the same DOB.my exam held on 12 April what I do please tell me
Sorry but There is nothing know you can do anything about it because they give correction time to fix error but i think you should go attend the exam .
If you want to know more about it check out the link given in below https://www.google.com/amp/s/competition.careers360.com/articles/ssc-chsl/amp
If you have any doubt you can ask
I have applied for SSC CHSL under EWS category. But i got my EWS certificate made after applying for CHSL. so am I eligible for EWS or not? Please clarify.
Yes, you will be able to avail e w s reservation it doesn't matter even if your certificate has been made after applying for SSC CHSL examination , SSC CHSL has 3 tiers and your documents will be verified after you qualify the tier 3 for the purpose of joining letter and in general the validity of E W S certificate is one financial year so you should have a valid certificate in the time of document verification.
To, help you further, here's a brief of SSC CHSL examination pattern and preparation tips :-
Your SSC CHSL examination is conducted in three levels or tiers which are listed below:-
*tier -I :- it is Computer Based examination and questions are asked from General Intelligence, English Language, , Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.
*Tier - II :- it is a descriptive examination and is conducted in pen and paper mode . You have to write a letter or an application in 150 - 200 words and also an essay in 200 - 250 words either in Hindi or English.
* tier - III:- it is a skill or typing test.
To prepare well you can follow the below tips :-
First of all go through its syllabus at:-
The list of best books that you can use to cover your SSC ChsL syllabus are listed below
*Elementary & Advanced Mathematics: Kiran Prakashan
*Advance maths for General Competitions: Rakesh Yadav/KD Publications
GENERAL INTELLIGENCE & REASONING
*Verbal and non-verbal reasoning: R. S. Aggarwal
*Analytical Reasoning: M. K. Pandey
*General Knowledge: Dr Binary Karn /Lucent
*Also read newspaper for current affairs
*a mirror of Common Errors: Dr Ashok Kumar /Academic and test publication
*Competitive General English: Kiran Prakashan
*Objective General English: S. P. Bakshi
For details regarding books for SSC CHSL, you can visit our page the link for the same is provided below
* make a routine, and strictly follow it ,give more time to your weak areas in your routine . Routine will be very helpful for you as it will help you to study in a systematic way and avoid wastage of time and procrastination
* Prepare short notes :- you should prepare subjectwise short notes , it will help you a lot during your revision for your exam
* Revise :- the syllabus of SSC ChsL is wide so revision is must otherwise you may not be able to recall what all you have studied during your exam
* Essay & letter writing :- You should do letter and essay writing practice as in tier II you will have to write letter and essay.
*Practice mock test papers:- it will help you to understand the examination pattern, types and difficulty level of questions which are asked in exam, you will also get to know your preparation level and then can work on your weak areas to perform well in your examination.
* if you are not good at typing then you should do typing practice as well for the tier 3 to improve your speed and accuracy of the typing
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ssc chsl,in form name written as per 10th(surname +myname+ father name).but in photo id(i have only aadhar currently) written like surname+myname and father name(care of) is written backside in aadhar.will this create any issue at exam center?
No, it will not create any problem. Adhaar card is for identification purpose, you need to carry the Adhaar card for identity of yourself. In SSC HCSL application form you need to fill the name, father's name, mother's name and date of birth as per the details in the class 10th certificate. As you have filled the application form according to the class 10th certificate your application will be accepted.