SSC CHSL ( 10+2) Exam, Study Plan & Strategy ?

SSC Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination ( SSC-CHSL) are termed as one of the junior level entries in to administrative organ of government of India, which primarily working as backbone of all the developmental works carried out by different ministry and agencies. All the positions offered through SSC CHSL are comprising of Lower division Clerks (LDC), Data entry Operators, Assistants etc. known as Grade C / Grade D staffs in government of India.

Aspirants who are willing to join government services and especially for doing public services, may appear in examination for SSC CHSL conducted by Staff Selection Commission. Growth and career progressions are well defined and one can become Group A officer in Government of India. Most important thing is that only basic and fundamental knowledge is suffice to clear this examination. Gross monthly salary of Lower division Clerk is about 25000 INR, total CTC of 3 lakhs INR Per annum. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Level Examination ( SSC-CHSL) every year for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘C’ and Group ‘D’ in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.

All the aspects and factors pertaining to SSC CHSL ( 10+2) examination has been thoroughly analyzed by Team CAT Aspirants for devising a successful strategy and effective study plan for SSC examination.  Please give your feedback at the end of this blog for improvement.

Examination Structure:

SSC conducts CHSL (10+2) examination in three tiers. SSC Aspirants who secure minimum cut-off in Tier-I is allowed for Tier-II and Tier-III (Qualifying in nature) examinations. Final Selection considers aggregate marks of all the tiers (Tier-I + Tier-II).

Tier-I: Computer Based Online Examination

S.N. Name of Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 English Language (Basic knowledge) 25 50 60 Minutes
2 General Intelligence 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude (Basic arithmetical Skills) 25 50
4 General Awareness 25 50

Tier-II: Descriptive Paper

Tier-II Paper will be a descriptive Paper of 100 Marks in „Pen and Paper‟ Mode. The duration of the Descriptive Paper would be for one hour (20 minutes compensatory time will also be provided to the candidates eligible for scribes as per Paras 8.1 and 8.2 above). The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay of 200-250 words and a Letter/ Application of approximately 150-200 words. The minimum qualifying marks in Tier-II would be 33 per cent. The performance in Tier II would be included for preparing merit. The paper will have to be written either in Hindi or in English. Part paper written in Hindi and Part in English will be awarded zero marks.

Tier-III: Pen & Paper mode Offline Examination

Skill Test/ Typing Test for the qualified candidates will be conducted on computers provided by the Commission or its authorized agency. Skill Test/ Typing Test will be conducted in the cities where Regional Offices of the Commission are located or as decided by the Commission. Skill Test/ Typing Test will be of qualifying nature.

Skill Test for Data entry Operator: Data Entry Speed of 8,000 (eight thousand) Key Depressions per hour on Computer. The „Speed of 8000 key depressions per hour on computer‟ will be adjudged on the basis of the correct entry of words/ key depressions as per the given passage. The duration of the Test will be 15 (Fifteen) minutes and printed matter in English containing about 2000-2200 key-depressions would be given to each candidate who would enter the same in the Computer.

Typing Test for LDC/ JSA and Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant: Candidates opting for English medium should have typing speed of 35 words per minute (w.p.m.) and those opting for Hindi medium should have typing speed of 30 words per minute (w.p.m.). 35 w.p.m. and 30 w.p.m. correspond to about 10500 key depressions per hour and about 9000 key depressions per hour respectively. The speed will be adjudged on the accuracy of typing on the Computer of a given text passage in 10 minutes.

Study Materials for SSC CGL 2019:

Based upon feedback of successful candidates and research done by Team CAT Aspirants, we recommend following list of books for SSC CGL Preparation:

Study Plan & Strategy for SSC CHSL (10+2) 2019 (Tier-I):

Planning is the first step towards completion of any task. To get a desirable result, a good and effective plan may lead you to door of the success. Team CATAspirants.Com has outlined a comprehensive six weeks plan for SSC CHSL (10+2) level Examination on popular demand of aspirants and readers.

Week-1/ Month-1:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Number System, Progressions, Averages
General English Vocabulary: A to C, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing
General Awareness Current Affairs: July 2019 to Sep 2019, Modern History, Basic Computer terms
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Relation

Week-2/ Month-2:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Allegations, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Interest
General English Vocabulary: D to G, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing
General Awareness Current Affairs: Oct 2019 to Dec 2019, Indian Physical Geography
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Venn Diagram based Questions

Week-3 / Month-3:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Ratio, Proportions & Variations. Time & Work, Time Speed & Distance
General English Vocabulary: H to L, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing
General Awareness Current Affairs: Jan 2020 to March 2020, Indian Constitution & Polity
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Circular table and arrangements

Week-4 / Month-4:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Geometry & Mensuration
General English Vocabulary: M to P, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing
General Awareness Census 2011, General Science ( Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Questions based on Pictorial representation

Week-5 / Month-5:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Quadratic equations, Inequalities, Logarithm, Set Theory
General English Vocabulary: Q to U, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Letter - writing
General Awareness Annual Budget 2020-21, Economic Survey 2019-20
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Puzzles

Week-6 / Month-6:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Probability, Permutation & Combination
General English Vocabulary: V to Z, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Letter - writing
General Awareness Indian Arts & Culture, Medieval History
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Puzzles

For Tier II & Tier-III, Candidates should write / type one essay in Hindi and English on contemporary issues every week in Computer / Laptop system.

All the Best

Team CAT Aspirants 🙂

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