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Step By Step Guide for Preparation of SSC CHSL 10+2 Level Exam

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) Examination for 10+2 passed or students with equivalent graduation for the recruitment to Group B and Group C posts in various ministries / Government Departments Present Across Nation (PAN India).

The CHSL Exam will be as per the following schedule and openings:

Important Dates:

Tier I: March 6 to 26th , 2018

Tier II: July 8, 2018

Tier III: Yet to be Announced

Post Offered under SSC CHSL :

  1. Postal Assistants/ Sorting Assistants or PA/SA
  2. Data Entry Operator
  3. Lower Divisional Clerk or LDC
  4. Court Clerk

Interested and Eligible students as per the above mentioned Eligibility Criteria can start preparing for the exam. Anyone can easily crack the exam with proper knowledge and  with a disciplined study plan.

Keys things to  Start your preparation:

  1. Go through the Syllabus thoroughly.
  2. Keep check on the date of examination and time left for preparation.
  3. Collect the Resources i.e. Study Material / Books/ Mock Test Series etc.

When you start preparing for the exam according to syllabus don’t skip any topic and check the weightage given to different portions. It is a good practice to solve the problems topic wise and for ensuring your understanding of the topic you can try solving previous year questions related to that topic. There are numerous websites where you can easily find previous year question banks along with their solutions.

You can browse through various books for SSC CHSL Preparation at following E-Stores:

  • How Helpful are online Test Series?

You might have come across number of websites providing study material for SSC Preparation from notes to question banks. Along with them there are online tutors available who provide Online classes topic-wise . However they charge for these services but are really helpful if you have shortage of time and can’t afford going to new cities and highly expensive classroom classes/ Training Centers. You can Check following Websites for Online Study Resources :

Online SSC Coaching Classes:

Previous Year Question Banks:



  • SSC Exam Pattern

The Exam is conducted in 3 rounds Tier I, Tier II, Tier III Examination . Each Round is a elimination round.  The marking as per the category in each tier as below:

Tier I


Time Limit: 75 Minutes


General Intelligence and Reasoning



General Awareness



Quantitative Aptitude









Topics to cover for Tier I

Coding and de-coding, Semantic Analogy, , Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Semantic Series, Figurative Pattern – folding and completion, Semantic Classification Number Series, Problem Solving. Decimal and Fractions, Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Relationship between numbers, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest , Profit and Loss,Time and distance, Time and work, Trigonometry, Geometry, Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart, History, Geography, Polity, Economy, Current Affairs

Tier II

Mode: Written

Time Limit: 1 Hour


Exam Type

Descriptive Paper (English or Hindi)


Tier III

Exam Type

Data Entry or Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

8000 wph or 2000 words in 15 mins

It is easy to crack the exam when you are well prepared . Hope you like the article and it helps you in your preparation.  So best of Luck to the aspirants for the exam.