SSC CHSL : Exam Pattern
What is the exam pattern of SSC CHSL  2016? Here we go:
  • The nature of the exam will be of objective type and the examination will be an ‘online examination’.
  • The question paper will consist of four parts/ sections namely
  • (Part-1)- General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • (Part-2)- English Language
  • (Part-3)- Quantitative Aptitude
  • (Part-4)- General Awareness / General Knowledge.
  • The duration of the examination will be of 75 Minutes.
  • The paper will consist of 100 questions worth 200 marks.
  • The questions will be in both languages: English and Hindi.
  • For every incorrect response, there will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks.
SSC CHSL : Syllabus and Important Topics
What is the syllabus of SSC CHSL ? Let us look at the areas/ topics to focus on for preparation of SSC CHSL  :
Quantitative Aptitude:
  1. This section is more about practice and conceptual base. The more you practice the more you can score in this section.
  2. Practice questions from previous year papers as they would give you an idea of what is asked.
  3. Try to invest more time in this section as Quant section is mostly time taking in nature.
  4. The important topics of ‘Quantitative Aptitude’ are as follows:
  • Arithmetic systems
  • Algebra and operations
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Statistics
English Language:
  1. Try to understand grammar usage and strengthen your vocabulary.
  2. Read different books which will improve your vocabulary. Keep a note of some new words, learn them and use them.
  3. The important topics of ‘English Language’ are as follows:
  • Gap fillers
  • Antonyms and synonyms
  • Spellings and associated corrections
  • Sentences and improvement of sentences
  • Active and passive voice
  • Verbs and forms
  • Direct and Indirect narration
  • Sentences
  • Shuffling of sentences
  • Cloze Test
  • Reading comprehension
  • Idioms and phrases
  • One word substitution
General Awareness/ General Knowledge:
  1. This section is the most ‘unpredictable’ sections of all.
  2. Go through newspapers on a daily basis. You will get an idea of what is happening in national and international domain
  3. Watch news and important topics covered all around the world. Current affairs is one of the most vital parts asked in general awareness section.
  4. The important topics of ‘General Awareness’ are as follows:
  • Current affairs
  • History and culture
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Policies
  • Science and technology
  • National and International events
General Intelligence and Reasoning:
  1. This section is all about logic. Sharpen your logical skills and you will easily be able to solve these questions.
  2. Try to finish this section in a short span of time. Allot the rest of time to tough sections like ‘Quantitative Aptitude”.
  3. The important topics of ‘General Intelligence and Reasoningare as follows:
  • Drawing inferences
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  • Word Building
  • Social Intelligence
  • Coding and de-coding
  • Syllogism
  • Analogy
  • Symbolic operations
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Figural Classification
  • Punched hole/pattern
  • Series
  • Number Series
  • Embedded figures
  • Figural Series
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Space Orientation
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Classification (Symbolic/Number)
  • Drawing inferences
  • Figural Pattern Word Building
  • Social Intelligence
  • Coding and de-coding
  • Syllogisms
  • Mirror images and water images
  • Cube and dice 
SSC CHSL  2016: One month study plan/ 30 days study plan
What to do?
Week 1 (Focus on General Knowledge)
  • This weak is meant forGeneral Knowledge’
  • Focus on ‘Static GK’ questions
  • Keep a note of the current affairs of last one month
  • Cover topics like Indian History, Geography (physical), Economy and theories, Polity etc.
Week 2 (Focus on General Intelligence and Reasoning)
  • This weak is meant forGeneral Intelligence and Reasoning’
  • Practice questions from topics of caselets, puzzles, venn diagrams,
  • Practice topics which will be less time taking among all imp topics.
  • Go through question papers of pervious years to get an idea of what is asked.
Week 3 (Focus on Quantitative Aptitude)
  • This weak is meant forQuantitative Aptitude’
  • Practice questions from this section in a rigorous manner.
  • Practice questions from topics which are frequently asked in SSC CHSL exams.
  • Cover topics like DI, Arithmetic etc. Learn short tricks to approach questions faster.
Week 4 (Focus on English Language)  
  • This weak is meant forEnglish Language’
  • Keep a notebook for all imp words and use them. Go through different grammar books.
  • Cover topics like one word substitution, analogy, antonyms and synonyms etc.
We hope that this plan will help you score high in SSC CHSL . Stay tuned for more updates. We wish you good luck!