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SSC CHSL Tier 1 2018 Quick Tips

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SSC CHSL Tier 1 2018 Quick Tips

SSC CHSL Tier 1 2018 Quick Tips



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SSC CHSL Tier 1 Examination for admission to the CHSL program is scheduled to be held from 4th of March 2018 to 26th March 2018. The pattern of the exam is as shown in the table. This article presents some of the primary last minute tips to ace the exam with superior performance and avoiding stress.

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SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam Pattern:

Subject Medium of the Exam No. of Questions Marks Time
General Intelligence & Reasoning English & Hindi 25 50 60 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude English & Hindi 25 50
English Language English 25 50
General Awareness English & Hindi 25 50
Total 100 200


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  1. Read all the instructions carefully on the computer screen.

  2. Time Management: The test duration is 1 hour and individual sections are not timed. So, divide your time wisely. An ideal time allocation would be as shown in the table. Remember each individual is different. The candidates can use the below table as a reference and prepare their own time allocations based on their individual strengths and weaknesses.

    Section Time Management
    General Intelligence & Reasoning Ability 15-20 minutes
    Quantitative Aptitude 15-20 minutes
    English Language 15 minutes
    General Awareness 10 minutes
  3. Accuracy and Speed: Make sure to quickly run through all the questions to get an idea of the difficulty of the exam. This will help you to smartly decide which section to choose to attempt first. Try to attempt all the easy and familiar questions. To maintain speed and accuracy, the mind needs to be focused.

  4. Make sure to use the last 5-10 minutes to review your answers.

  5. If you get stuck on a question, mark it for review and proceed to the next question and in the last 15 minutes make sure to check all the questions that you have marked for review.

  6. Beware of Negative marking of 0.25. Avoid direct/blind guess work. Use the elimination method to eliminate 2-3 options before making calculated guesses. There is no negative marking for unanswered questions.

  7. Be prepared for surprises. I.e. be prepared for new types of questions. Do not panic. Take a minute to read the instructions and attempt accordingly.

  1. Admit Card.

  2. Photo Id (Original + Photo Copy). [PAN Card / Passport / Driving License / Voters Card / Aadhaar Card for verification.]

  3. Ball Point Pen.

  4. Reach Exam Center at least 30 minutes before Reporting time.

  5. Stay Calm, Confident and Focused.

  6. Don’t get stuck on any question for too long.

  1. Sleep Well the night before the exam for improved focus and concentration on Test Day.

  2. Eat Healthy to avoid any stomach upsets on the Test Day.

  3. Exercise mildly (15-20 minutes) to improve efficiency of the brain on the Test Day.

  4. Meditation (at least 10 minutes) to minimize stress, to improve focus and concentration on the Test Day.


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SSC CHSL Tier 1 2017 Cutoffs:

Category DEO LDC Postal / Sorting Asst.
General 129-138 130-140 132-145
OBC 119-137 122-141 125-131
SC 110-124 112-129 115-129
ST 96-101 104-109 107-111
VH 91-100 101-110 103-113
OH 94-102 98-104 99-107
HH 74-87 79-97 78-87
Ex.S 77-84 81-94 90-95