SSC CHSL EXAMINATION – EXPLAINED

The Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) examination is conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) every year. The examination is conducted in three tiers and candidates are required to successfully complete each tier to get selected for a job. Any candidate who holds a Higher Secondary Education degree (passed the class 12th examinations) is eligible to apply for this entrance examination. The various posts for which this exam is conducted are:

  • Data Entry Operators (DEO) –               Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200 – Rs.20200); Grade Pay – Rs.2400
  • Lower Division Clerks (LDC) –              Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200 – Rs.20200); Grade Pay – Rs.1900
  • Postal Assistants (PO) –                           Pay Band-1 (Rs.5200 – Rs.20200); Grade Pay – Rs.2400

The Tier – I exam is an objective assessment which is divided into four sections – Logical Reasoning, General Awareness, English and Quantitative Aptitude. Each section contains 25 questions having a weightage of 2 marks per question. There is also negative marking of 0.5 marks for each incorrectly answered question.
The Logical Reasoning section includes the following topics:-
Data Sufficiency, Inequalities, Puzzle, Seating Arrangement, Blood relations, Syllogism, Semantic series, Venn Diagrams, Critical Thinking, Coding and Decoding, Pattern Recognition and some other sub-topics, including numerical operations.
The General Awareness section includes the following topics:-
Indian history, Geography, Economics, Politics, Technology and other topics, including current affairs and general knowledge.
The English section includes the following topics:-
Reading comprehension, Para jumbles, Error correction, Fill in the blanks, One-word substitution, Active/Passive voice, Direct/Indirect Speech and Miscellaneous problems.
The Quantitative Aptitude section includes the following topics:-
Simplification, Number systems, Profit & Loss, Simple/Compound Interest, Work & Time, Time & Distance, Data Interpretation, Ratio & Proportion, Percentage, Permutation & Combination, Probability, Sequence & Series.

After clearing the Tier-I exam, the candidate becomes eligible for the Tier-II exam which is a descriptive assessment. This exam involves two sections – Essay writing and Application (Letter) Writing.
The Essay Writing is mainly focused on one of these topics:- Finance & Economy, Climate Issues, Politics, National Interest, Social Issues, Government Schemes, Sports, Technology.
The Letter Writing involves questions on following topics:- Complaint Letter, Suggestion Letter, Social Appreciation Letter, Feedback or Follow-Up Letter.

The candidates who clear the cutoff for the Tier-II exam will be eligible for the Tier-III which is a skill based exam, comprising of a typing test and an interview.

However, the number of candidates applying for this examination is very high and thus a highly dedicated preparation is required to clear all the tiers and get recruited for one of the above-mentioned posts. The Edu-drives Pendrive Preparation course helps you prepare for these entrance examinations by providing the highest quality education at a very affordable price. Our module includes video lectures by subject experts, study materials, important notes, mock tests and previous years’ question papers. The entire course is available on a pen-drive and is accessible anytime, anywhere. No internet connection is required. All these features make this course the perfect way to prepare for the SSC CHSL Examination.

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