How to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in 3 months
Team Careers360, 26 Jun 2019, #SSC CHSL

How to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 in 3 months - Around 60-70 lakh candidates apply for SSC CHSL and a big number appear for it, which increases the competition. 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.

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

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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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which coaching is best for SSC chsl in Allahabad

Ashish pal Student Expert 2nd Oct, 2019

Hello Gautam Agrawal.

There are many good coachings in Allahabad like.

1)Parakh academy.

2) paramount.

3) career coaching centre

4)Marvel academy.

5) KD campus.

6) Career launcher.

7) Mahindra's


These are few relatively good coaching institutes of Allahabad. You can visit and determine the best.

Ok good luck


Rakesh Yadav ya m.tyra kiski math ki book best hai SSC ke liye

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 30th Sep, 2019


For SSC CGL regarding Maths, RS Agarwal and Rakesh Yadav books are mostly preferred. If you need to have a strong hold on Maths, if you basic concepts aren't clear, then start with NCERT books and then proceed towards any of the above mentioned books. Also, keep your resources minimal, do not bombard yourself with too many books, you'll find it utterly confusing to deal with later on. Also, apart from these books, what matters in the case of Maths is practice, and SSC CGL repeats a lots of previous year paper, so do practice that, along with mock test and test series.

All the best!


please give me best booklist of SSC chsl for Hindi medium students

Yash Dev Student Expert 29th Sep, 2019
Hello student after going through some article and reference I picked out some of the best books for ssc chsl that may help you to crcak the exam are mentioned below.

*NCERTbooksfor Maths till class 10 only.

*Advanced maths forSSCby KD Campus.

General intelligence and reasoning:

*Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey.

*A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal by Arihent.

*Reasoning by RS Aggarwal.

*Kiran'sSSCReasoning chapterwise solved papers- in english.

Feel free to comment if you have any doubt
Good luck

please give me best booklist for SSC chsl

Aditya kumar Student Expert 29th Sep, 2019

Hello there!


You should go for following books for ssc chsl :-

  • Objective English by S.P Bakshi:- This book gives an insight into topics like Sentence Formation, Tenses, Phrases, Punctuation and many more. The book has been divided into four sections in which Section A brushes up the general grammar of the reader, Sections B improve the verbal ability and Section C and D further deals with practical grammar and its application under various circumstance.
  • Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal:-This book has the maximum number of questions for practice along with their solutions and solved examples in order to bring out the best from each topic. The books deal with various topics such as Blood Relations, Coding-Decoding, Data Sufficiency, Arguments, Statements and many more, that helps the aspirants reach their desired target
  • Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey:-The book has been divided into two segments , namely, Reasoning based on Logic and Reasoning based on Rules . Topics like Evaluating Inferences, Forcefulness of Arguments and Assumptions are found on the Reasoning based on Logic segment . Whereas, topics such as Syllogism, Input-Output Miscellaneous, Problem Solving, and Analytical Decision are covered in the Reasoning based on Rules segment . Every chapter in the book deals with important points, detailed explanation and consists of practice questions at the end so as to help the aspirants in thorough revision.
  • Test of Reasoning by Edgar Thorpe:- This enriched book is in itself a comprehensive package that helps aspirants sail through the pressure of exam with ease. The book combines together various types of Reasoning and General Intelligence questions for the candidates. Along with sections on Data Evaluation and Application, Quantitative Comparisons and Data Sufficiency, the book also consists of mock test papers for the aspirants to practice and revise.
  • Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M. Tyra:- The book has been exclusively sectioned into different chapters and their clear introduction on various mathematical topics. Formulae and the integral derivations that aid in a quick understanding of the concept are also provided. The book also features past years solved questions and there remains a list of probable questions that are solved with proper illustrations towards the end of the book.
  • General Knowledge by Lucent:- This book keeps an aspirant well updated with the recent affairs and instill in great general awareness on the banking and economic environment of India.



i got 42% marks in my graduation. which types of exam i am eligible with graduation degree. And please suggest me where i need to move banking or ssc?

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 21st Sep, 2019

With your graduation degree, you're eligible for not only banking and ssc cgl, but even upsc cse, since all these don't ask for any specific aggregate.

Now, coming to which exam, that entirely depends on you, SSC and Banking, both are quite different. SSC conducts its recruitment in four stages, and it does take a larger amount of time compared to bank exam results. Moreover, the pattern too is different, yes there're similarities in terms of few subject, but in SSC there's always a possibility of repeating of previous year questions, hence solving pyq in ssc becomes handy, while banking exam is all about speed and precision.

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