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.
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
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.
Number of questions
Number of marks
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.
Given below is a list of books to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in a month that you can use to qualify the exam.
Plinth to Paramount
Philip Mathew, Mammen Mathew
Lucent’s General Knowledge
Dr. Binay Kumar, R.P. Suman, Manvendra Mukul, Renu Sinha, Sanjeev Kumar
Magical Book on Quicker Maths
General Intelligence/ Reasoning
A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-verbal
B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali
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.
General Intelligence and Reasoning
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.
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.
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.
Active and passive voice
Direct and indirect speech
Mixture and Alligation
Fill in the blanks
Time and distance
Time and work
Books and authors
One word substitution
Awards and honors
SI & CI
Synonyms/ antonyms/ homonyms
Distance and direction
Profit and Loss
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.
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 -
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.
Strategy for Week 1
Strategy for Week 2
Strategy for Week 3
Strategy for Week 4
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.
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.
Study Polity, Economics, Science
Study History, Current Affairs and Geography
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.
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.
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.
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
Letter/ Application Writing
Practice Work Book for SSC CHSL 10+2 Stage - II Descriptive Exam (also available in Hindi)
Guide for SSC CHSL 10+2 Stage - II Descriptive Exam
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.
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
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)
The number of vacancies for SSC CHSL will be posted on the official website of SSC - https://ssc.nic.in, after being released by the exam body. You can check the pay scale for different posts from the table below.
Data Entry Operator (DEO)
Pay Band -1 (Rs. 5200-20200)
Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)
Data Entry Operator, Grade “A‟
Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)
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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