How to Prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in 1 Month
Updated on Jun 26, 2019 - 12:41 p.m. IST by Team Careers360

How to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in 1 month - It is a crucial time for all SSC CHSL candidates now that there is only one month left for the exam. It can be hard to prepare for the SSC CHSL exam in such a short time. You need to know how to prepare for SSC CHSL in 1 month. You should divide the syllabus for the time that is left and cover it completely before starting revisions. You must know the importance of solving sample papers and question papers of SSC CHSL. To qualify SSC CHSL 2019 you need to have an effective preparation plan for this short preparation period. Find out how to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in 1 month in the article below.
Latest: SSC CHSL Application Form 2019 is released on December 3.
Important factors that affect SSC CHSL Preparation

Figuring out how to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in 1 month can be quite challenging. Before you start preparing for the exam you must know the following things -

  • Stages of SSC CHSL 2019 - Tier I, Tier II and Tier III

  • SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019

  • Syllabus for SSC CHSL

  • Tools to make use of in your preparations

  • Best books for the preparation of SSC CHSL

SSC CHSL 2019 Tier I Examination

Tier I exam of SSC CHSL 2019 is an online, computer based test. It has four sections with 25 questions each. Only candidates who qualify SSC CHSL Tier I will be allowed to appear for SSC CHSL Tier II. Take a look at SSC CHSL exam pattern 2019.

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern - Tier I

S. No.


Number of questions

Number of marks

Time duration


Quantitative Aptitude



60 Minutes






General Awareness




General Intelligence






Resources that will help you in the preparation of SSC CHSL 2019

It is important that the reference material that you are using is rich and assists you prepare well for SSC CHSL 2019. There are books, previous year question papers, sample papers, mock tests, apps, YouTube channels, etc. that will help you ace the exam. Find out how to prepare for SSC CHSL in 1 month using these tools below.

Best Books for Cracking SSC CHSL 2019 Exam

Given below is a list of books to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in a month that you can use to qualify the exam.

Books for preparation of SSC CHSL Tier I





Plinth to Paramount

Neetu Singh

Objective Engish

S.P. Bakshi

General Awareness

Manorama Yearbook

Philip Mathew, Mammen Mathew

Lucent’s General Knowledge

Dr. Binay Kumar, R.P. Suman, Manvendra Mukul, Renu Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar

Quantitative Aptitude

SSC Mathematics

Rakesh Yadav

Magical Book on Quicker Maths

M. Tyra

General Intelligence/ Reasoning

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-verbal

B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali

Analytical Reasoning

M.K. Pandey

Previous Year Question Papers and Sample Papers of SSC CHSL

Solving sample papers and SSC CHSL question papers 2019 is an add on to your plan on how to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in 1 month. It increases you speed and accuracy. You also learn how to manage time during the examination. Given below previous year question papers of SSC CHSL Tier I and questions that previously appeared in Tier II exam.

Previous year question papers of SSC CHSL Tier I




General Intelligence and Reasoning

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General Awareness

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Quantitative Aptitude

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English Comprehension

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SSC CHSL Mock Tests 2019

In addition to solving question papers and following your plan on how to prepare for SSC CHSL in 1 month, you can use mock tests and online test series to prepare for SSC CHSL. These mock tests are available on the websites of several coaching institutes. You can choose a mock test package of your preference.

What happens when you solve test papers and mock tests?

Given below is a list of advantages of solving previous year question papers, sample papers and mock tests.

  • It gives you the feel of the actual examination

  • You can analyse your progress

  • You can find out the topics and subjects that you find difficult and work on them

  • You can train yourself to manage time during the exam by solving mock tests and SSC CHSL question papers

  • You get to know what questions have appeared in SSC CHSL Exam 2019 in the past

  • You are made aware of the difficulty level of the exam.

Syllabus and Topics to Study for SSC CHSL

In order to know how to prepare for SSC CHSL in 1 month, you must know SSC CHSL syllabus 2019. For SSC CHSL Tier I exam, you need to study for four sections - quantitative aptitude, general intelligence, general awareness and English. Given below are the topics covered in the syllabus of SSC CHSL 2019.


General Awareness

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Quantitative Aptitude

Active and passive voice


Blood relations


Direct and indirect speech


Input output

Mixture and Alligation

Fill in the blanks


Coding decoding

Time and distance

Cloze test


Seating arrangement

Time and work

Reading comprehension


Logical reasoning

Number Systems

Multiple meanings

Books and authors

Alphanumeric series


Error detection

Scientific research



One word substitution

Awards and honors

Data sufficiency


Paragraph completion




Synonyms/ antonyms/ homonyms


Distance and direction

Profit and Loss



Alphabet test




Puzzle/ tabulation









Square roots




Ratio and Proportion

For Tier II exam of SSC CHSL you should keep yourself updated about current affairs and news. You should also know letter writing and essay writing formats for the descriptive paper. There is no particular syllabus for Tier III since it’s a skill/ typing test.

One month preparation plan for SSC CHSL 2019 Tier I

Now that there’s just one month left for SSC CHSL, you will have to divide your study time smartly. Quantitative aptitude is the most difficult section for most candidates. You must spend more time studying for the section that you find difficult. You must study 7 to 8 hours a day and follow the time division given below -

Amount of time you should spend studying each day

  • Spend 2 hours studying quantitative aptitude (most difficult)

  • 1.5 hours for general intelligence/ reasoning (difficult)

  • 1 hour for general awareness and English each (relatively less difficult)

  • Spend the rest of your time solving mock tests and question papers

Given below is a weekly plan on how to prepare for SSC CHSL in 1 month. This plan will help you cover the syllabus easily.

SSC CHSL 2019 Tier I - One month Preparation Plan


Strategy for Week 1

Strategy for Week 2

Strategy for Week 3

Strategy for Week 4

Quantitative Aptitude

Cover Number System, LCM & HCF, Trigonometry, Algebra, SI & CI, Age Problems, Time & Work, Profit & Loss, Percentage and Probability.

Cover Ratio & Proportion, Average, Time & Distance, Allegations & Mixtures, Mensuration, Data Interpretation and Geometry,

Revise previous topics and start solving mock tests and sample papers.


Revise and solve mock tests and previous year question papers.

General Intelligence/ Reasoning

Study Distance & Direction, Number Series, Analogy, Coding/ Decoding, Study Statements & Conclusions, Assumptions & Directions,

Study Blood Relations, Syllogism, Seating Arrangement, Input & Output, Ranking, Inequalities. Mirror image and Paper folding questions

Revise what you have studied before and other difficult topics.

Solve sample papers and mock tests.

Revise difficult topics and previous topics.

Solve as many test papers, mock tests and previous year papers as you can.

General Awareness

Study Polity, Economics, Science

Study History, Current Affairs and Geography

Start revisions.

Solve mock tests, sample papers, previous year question papers.

Revise all the things that you have studied before.


Study Articles, Tenses, Idioms & Phrases, Grammar Basics

Study Active & Passive Voices, Direct & Indirect Speeches

Practice Cloze Tests and Error Spotting

Practice Para Jumbles, Passages

Study Vocabulary, Synonyms, Antonyms and Homonyms.

Start revising previous topics.

Revise everything multiple times.

Solve sample papers, mock tests and previous year question papers.

General Tips and Tricks to Prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in the Best Way

Along with your plan on how to prepare for SSC CHSL in 1 month, you should follow the tips that are listed below.

  • Once you have started solving question papers and mock tests, analyse yourself and find out the topics that you can do better in

  • Work on your weak areas, practice difficult questions more

  • Time yourself while solving question papers and mock tests

  • Push yourself, try completing the papers before time

  • Stick to the routine that you have made so that you don’t feel burdened

  • Take short breaks in between

  • Eat right and sleep well.

How to prepare for later stages of the SSC CHSL 2019

The next stage of SSC CHSL is Tier II descriptive paper. So you must know how to prepare for SSC CHSL Tier II. Candidates will be given a letter writing question and an essay writing question. The questions in this exam are based on current affairs and news so you must keep abreast with all current events. You must know the formats of letters and essays. Refer to previous year questions and practice by attempting them.

SSC CHSL 2019 Tier II Examination

The second stage of SSC CHSL is Tier II exam. Tier II is a descriptive exam that is conducted in offline, pen and paper mode. Candidates are tested for their writing skills in this stage. The question paper of SSC CHSL Tier II comprises of a letter writing question and an essay writing question. The exam pattern of Tier II exam of SSC CHSL is given in the table below.

SSC CHSL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

S. No.


Word Limit

Total Time

Total Marks


Essay Writing

200-250 words

60 minutes



Letter/ Application Writing

150-200 words

Books to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 Tier II (Descriptive Paper)



151 Essays

Arihant Publication

Practice Work Book for SSC CHSL 10+2 Stage - II Descriptive Exam (also available in Hindi)

Kiran Prakashan

Plinth to Paramount

Neetu Singh

Nibandh Mala

Arihant Publication

Guide for SSC CHSL 10+2 Stage - II Descriptive Exam

Disha Publication

SSC CHSL Tier 2 questions from 2016 and 2017


Essay question

Letter writing question


Write an essay on Old Age and Social Security - 250 words

You are Jaspreet/ Mahima (a resident of Lodhi Road New Delhi). Write a letter to your younger brother Tinku suggesting him to focus on his studies and leave all the distractions - 150 words


Write an essay on Beti Bachao Beti Padhao and How to eradicate girl child discrimination - 250 words

Write a letter to your friend explaining him about Digital India Initiative - 150 words.

Tier III exam of SSC CHSL is a skill/ typing test so you need to work on your typing speed.

SSC CHSL 2019 Tier III Exam

The final stage of SSC CHSL exam is Tier III. In this stage the candidates have to take a skill test/ typing test. This typing test is slightly different for different SSC CHSL posts. The pattern for Tier II skill test is given in the table below.

Exam Pattern for SSC CHSL Tier III


Test Type


Test requirement

Time Duration

Data Entry Operator

Skill Test for Data Entry on Computer

8000 key depressions per hour (27 words per minute or 1600 words per hour)

2000- 2200 key depression from printed text to be entered on the computer

15 minutes (35 minutes for OH/VH/PH/CP candidates)

Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant LDCs

Typing test on Computer

10500 key depressions per hour (35 words per minute in English and 9000 KPH) (30 words per minute for Hindi)

Accuracy of words within given time with required speed

10 minutes (30minutes for OH/VH/PH/CP candidates)

SSC CHSL 2019 vacancies and salary

The number of vacancies for SSC CHSL will be posted on the official website of SSC -, after being released by the exam body. You can check the pay scale for different posts from the table below.

SSC CHSL recruitment - positions and their pay scales

Job Profile

Pay Band

Grade Pay

Data Entry Operator (DEO)

Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)

Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)

Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)

Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)

Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)

Data Entry Operator, Grade “A‟

Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)

Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)

Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)

Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)

Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CHSL 2019 annually for the recruitment of candidates for the above mentioned posts. All high school pass outs who wish to work at these posts should apply for SSC CHSL.

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SSC chsl exam preparation how to prepare effectively

Vamsi Adda 11th Jan, 2020

dear aspirant,

This staff selection commission exam was notified on december 3rd.for preparing effectively u should know the syllabus that should be prepared and the model of question paper. If you know this then half the war u won.the eligibility criteria is 12th pass and the best preparation strategy and some tricks can be known by checking the below link:


hello sir. this is sairam Narsingh. I applied for ssc chsl 2020 . by mistake I did not mention post number in application form.. I m so worry about it.. is there any edit option? sir

Sanjay Khandelwal 11th Jan, 2020
I could not understand what you are trying to say. There is no post number in ssc chsl application form. If you are talking about address post then i dont think it will make a big mess. But for post preference there is no option given for Selection. You are just asked about DEO if you had science in 10+2 and nothing else.

best books for SSC chsl 2020 . tips for its preparation and how to attempt it.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 24th Dec, 2019


I have mentioned some books name below which you may find helpful,

Objective English by S.P Bakshi

Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis

quantitive aptitude by rs agarwal,

Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

General Knowledge by Lucent

bankars adda magazine for current affairs

for chsl you need to really have good grip on english and gk, as time is less but questions is more. if you get 80% questions correctly attempt from english and gk then it is a plus point. I suggest you to regularly practice numerical aptitude to make yourself faster in solving questions.

all the best for exams.


i did a mistake while entering category in ssc chsl application. i applied under EWS . Actually i am from general category. how can i modify it. if cant what to do?

Sanjanaleekha 21st Dec, 2019

Hi there,

No, you cannot make any changes to your application once you have submitted the same, as the notification given on the website which can be accessed on the link given below, clearly states that in case of any mistake in filling of the application form, no request will be entertained for correction,


I applied under EWS category in ssc chsl application and submitted with payment too. Now after knowing eligibility of EWS I am not under this section.. so is there any chance to make it correct?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 21st Dec, 2019


There is no window for correction of your application form.You could make changes before submitting the application but as you have already submitted and made the payment you cannot do anything.You need to apply once again using a new mail id and phone number and make payment.

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