How to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in 3 months - Around 30 lakh candidates apply for SSC CHSL and around 15 lakh candidates appear for SSC CHSL 2019 exam, If you are planning to appear for SSC CHSL 2019, you must be wondering how to prepare for SSC CHSL in 3 months. It is difficult to prepare for SSC CHSL in such a short time but not impossible. In order to know how to prepare for SSC CHSL in 3 months, you need to have a strict and effective strategy. You also need the best preparation material in order to crack the exam. But you must limit the study material, so that you do not get confused. Find out how to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in 3 months in the article below.

How to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in 3 months

Latest - SSC CHSL registration 2019 will begin on December 3!

Must-haves before SSC CHSL Preparations

In order to prepare for SSC CHSL in 3 months, you need to know and have the particulars listed below.

  • SSC CHSL exam pattern for each stage

  • Syllabus of SSC CHSL for each stage

  • Best books for SSC CHSL

  • Sample papers and previous year question papers

  • Online Mock tests

  • 3 month or 100 day plan on how to prepare for SSC CHSL

SSC CHSL Exam Pattern 2019

Before getting into How to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in 3 months, you must be aware of the exam pattern of SSC CHSL. The first stage of the exam - SSC CHSL 2019 Tier I is conducted in online mode. It has four sections and carries 200 marks. The second stage - SSC CHSL Tier II is a descriptive type paper that has letter writing and essay writing questions. Tier III exam of SSC CHSL is a skill test in which candidates are tested for their typing skills. Candidates need to clear all the stages in order to qualify the exam. Check the exam patterns of all the stages in the tables below.

Exam Pattern of SSC CHSL 2019 - Tier I

S. No.


Number of questions

Number of marks

Time duration


Quantitative Aptitude



60 Minutes






General Awareness




General Intelligence






SSC CHSL 2019 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

Exam Pattern for SSC CHSL 2019 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 Syllabus 2019

Before wondering how to prepare for SSC CHSL in 3 months, you should check out the syllabus of SSC CHSL. You should know the complete syllabus so that you can divide it and put in your SSC CHSL 3 month preparation plan. The syllabus for SSC CHSL Tier I is for four different sections. SSC CHSL Tier I syllabus is given in the table below.

SSC CHSL 2019 Syllabus Tier I

Quantitative Aptitude

General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Awareness


Number Systems

Coded Inequalities


Fill in the blanks

Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time and work.

Logical Reasoning


Cloze test


Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

History, Culture

Reading comprehension


Seating Arrangement





Government Policies

Multiple meaning/ error detection


Alphanumeric Series

Books and Authors

One word substitution

Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership

Data Sufficiency

Awards and Honors


Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots

Blood Relations

Scientific Research

Paragraph completion

Input Output & Coding Decoding

Active and passive voice & Direct - Indirect Speech

The letter writing and essay writing questions that appear in the question paper of SSC CHSL Tier II are based on current affairs. Check the complete SSC CHSL syllabus from the link given above.

Best books for the Preparation of SSC CHSL 2019

It is essential that you refer to only reliable study material to qualify SSC CHSL. you need to have the best books on How to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in 3 months. Find out what are the best books to prepare for SSC CHSL in the list below.

Books for preparation of SSC CHSL 2019 Tier I





Objective Engish

S.P. Bakshi

Plinth to Paramount

Neetu Singh

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Common Errors in English

Kiran Prakashan

General Awareness

Lucent’s General Knowledge

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

Manorama Yearbook

Philip Mathew, Mammen Mathew

Quantitative Aptitude

SSC Mathematics

Rakesh Yadav

Quantitative Aptitude

R.S. Aggarwal

Magical Book on Quicker Maths

M. Tyra

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma

General Intelligence/ Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning

M.K. Pandey

Test of Reasoning

Edgar Thorpe

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal and Non-verbal

B.S. Sijwali and Indu Sijwali

Verbal and Non-verbal reasoning

R.S. Aggarwal

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



151 Essays

Arihant Publication

Nibandh Mala

Arihant Publication

Plinth to Paramount

Neetu Singh

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

Disha Publication

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

Kiran Prakashan

Sample Papers and Previous Year Question Papers of SSC CHSL

You must solve sample papers and previous year SSC CHSL question papers because they enhance your practice. The advantage of solving question papers and sample papers of SSC CHSL is that your speed and accuracy is increased. You understand how to solve the question paper in the provided time. You also get an idea of what kind of questions might appear in the examination. Some previous year question papers are provided below in the table.

Previous year question papers of SSC CHSL Tier I


2017 papers

2016 papers

General Intelligence and Reasoning

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General Awareness

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Quantitative Aptitude

Download Here

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English Comprehension

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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.

SSC CHSL Mock Tests 2019

Apart from solving question papers, you should also subscribe to online mock tests and test series that are provided by several coaching centres and educational websites. If you take mock tests in regular intervals you get the feel of the examination and the chance to evaluate and analyse your preparation. You can detect the topics that you find difficult and work on them.

How to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in 3 months?

3 months is a short period of time for the preparation of SSC CHSL. But if you stick to a plan and study the syllabus topic by topic without wasting any time, you can prepare well enough to crack the exam. You should plan so you can complete studying a particular amount of topics from the syllabus in a day or in a week.

You need to study at least 6 hours a day to be able to complete your preparations in 3 months. You should divide your time between the subjects and spend more time studying the subjects that you find difficult.

How to divide time for different sections

  • Quantitative Aptitude - 2 hours

  • General Intelligence/ Reasoning - 2 hours

  • General Awareness - 1 hour

  • English - 1 hour

SSC CHSL 2019 Preparation plan for three months


Quantitative aptitude

General Intelligence/ Reasoning

General Awareness


Week 1

Number Series, Probability, Permutation & Combination.

Alphanumeric Series, Logical Reasoning, Ranking/ Alphabet Test/ Direction.

Geography, Economics.

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test.

Week 2

Number System, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion.

Revise previous topics.

Data Sufficiency, Seating arrangement, Puzzle, Inequalities.

History, Culture.

Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Miscellaneous.

Week 3

Data Interpretation, Mensuration.

Revise last week’s topics

Blood Relations, Tabulations, Syllogism, Paper Folding.

Polity, Policies.

Revise Geography, Economics.

Error detection, Fill in the blanks, Multiple Meanings.

Week 4

Work & Time, Time & Distance, Average.

Revise previous.

Input-Output, Coding/ Decoding, Mirror Images.


Revise History, Culture.

Paragraph Completion.

Revise previous topics and start taking mock tests.

Week 5

SI & CI, Surds, Indices.

Revise previous topics and solve mock tests.

Science, Awards & Honors.


Revise previous topics and solve question papers.

Week 6

Simplification, Profit & Loss, Mixture & Allegations.

Revise topics from week 1.

Revise difficult topics like seating arrangement, tabulation.

Solve test papers and sample papers.

Awards & Honors.

Revision of History, Geography, Economics and Polity.

Revise all the topics and solve test papers.

Week 7

Revise the topics that you have found difficult so far.

Revise Syllogism, Coding/ Decoding.

Solve mock tests.

Books & Authors.

Revise Culture and History.

Practice mock tests.

Week 8

Revise the above topics and start solving question papers.

Practice mock tests.

Revise Geography, Economics and Polity.

Start solving sample papers.

Practice sample papers and mock tests.

Week 9

Revise all the topics

Revise all the topics

Revise all the topics

Revise all the topics

Week 10

Solve mock tests and do an analysis for your weak areas

Solve mock tests and do an analysis for your weak areas

Solve mock tests and do an analysis for your weak areas

Solve mock tests and do an analysis for your weak areas

Week 11

Revise your weak topics

Revise your weak topics

Revise your weak topics

Revise your weak topics

Week 12

Solve previous year question papers of SSC CHSL and sample papers

Solve previous year question papers of SSC CHSL and sample papers

Solve previous year question papers of SSC CHSL and sample papers

Solve previous year question papers of SSC CHSL and sample papers

Week 13

Full syllabus revisions

Full syllabus revisions

Full syllabus revisions

Full syllabus revisions

Follow these preparation tips for SSC CHSL 2019 along with your weekly plan.

  • Do a self-evaluation after solving each sample paper, question paper and mock test

  • Find out what you find difficult

  • Practice more for what you find difficult

  • Follow your 8 hour routine strictly

  • Take at least two breaks while studying

  • Do not deprive yourself of sleep

  • Eat healthy food

How to prepare for later stages of SSC CHSL 2019 (Tier II and Tier III)?

SSC CHSL Tier II is a descriptive type exam that has questions of letter writing and essay writing. The questions are based on current events and news. You need to practice writing and keep yourself updated with the current affairs. Tier III exam is a typing skill test, so you need to practice typing so that you can become faster and more accurate.

SSC CHSL 2019 Vacancies and Salary

According to the notification of SSC CHSL, the number of vacancies is not yet determined. But will be posted on the website -, sometime soon. The pay scale for different posts is provided in 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)

SSC CHSL is conducted for recruitment of candidates for the post of Data Entry Operator (DEO), Data Entry Operator, Grade “A‟, Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) and Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA). It is a great opportunity for higher secondary level candidates.

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Questions related to SSC CHSL

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ssc chsl ki yeyarikea kare pleaase batao

Harshita Sharan Srivastava Student Expert 16th Mar, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

The SSC CHSL Exams is a competitive exam which acts as a gateway to various government posts.The SSC CHSL Exam is conducted in three stages:

  • Tier I (Computer Based Exam)
  • Tier II ( Descriptive Exam)
  • Tier III (Skill/Typing Test)

To score well in the SSC CHSL exam, it is important that you be fully aware of the SSC CHSL Syllabus and the SSC Exam Pattern. I'll recommend you to list down all the topics asked in exam and start preparing for the exam. Give as much mocks you can to increase your speed. Read newspaper daily.

Good Luck


i wrongly. entered my cast i checked after getting hallticket for ssc chsl what should i do now please give me a solution for this problem

Sharon Rose Student Expert 15th Mar, 2020


You cannot make any corrections now or later.You cannot change your category once you have submitted the application and received the admit card.If you have mentioned your category as general you may continue with this if you wish to.Otherwise you have to appear next time .Please be careful while filling the application form.


ssc chsl previous years questions

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 8th Mar, 2020


You can get SSC CHSL previous year  question papers by visiting the link provided below;

It will give you basic idea about the exam and help you analyze your progress as well.


SSC chal admit card download link

Smrity 7th Mar, 2020


The Admit Card for SSC CHSL Tier 1 is released on 4th of March and the link of each region is present on the site provided below:

You can download the above from the official site also:

I hope this Helps.

All the Best!


which books are good to crack SSC chsl exam

Manisha Gupta Expert 22nd Feb, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

You may refer the books given below:

SSC CHSL Best Book for General Intelligence and Reasoning-

Analytical Reasoning- M.K Pandey

Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning- R.S Aggarwal

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical- B.S Sijwali, Indu Sijwali

SSC CHSL Best Book for General Awareness

General Knowledge- Lucent Publication

Manorama Yearbook- Mammen Mathew and Philip Mathew

Current Affairs- Monthly Magazine and News paper

SSC CHSL Best Book for English Comprehension

Objective General English- S.P Bakshi

Quick Learning Objective General English- R.S Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

Word Power Made Easy- Norman Lewis

Plinth to Paramount- Neetu

SSC CHSL Best Book for Quantitative Aptitude

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic- Rajesh Verma

Quantitative Abilities Arithmetic Ability- Kiran Prakashan

Quantitative Aptitude- R.S Aggarwal

Arithmetic For General Competition Vol 1& 2- Neetu Singh

Good Luck!

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