Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts CHSL examination every year for various posts in different government departments and ministries across the country. Lakhs of aspiring candidates who want to join government jobs apply through this entry.
The competition for SSC CHSL posts is getting tougher every year as more and more candidates are giving the written examination that includes four tiers of selection. The candidates need to go under Tier-1 and Tier-2 written examination followed by descriptive Paper & computer proficiency test from the commission to get selection finally to the posts. Hence, the candidates need to cross each hurdle with utmost attention and prepare to attain their names in the list of successful candidates, which is generated by the commission at the end of the recruitment process every year.
After filling up the SSC CHSL exam form, candidates should start preparing for the written tests accordingly. The level of Tier-1 examination is a little bit lower than the Tier-2 exam. Thus, many of them take it casually. However, it can turn out to be the silly mistake from the candidates as tier-1 is the gateway to proceed in this recruitment. Apart from Tier-1, Tier-2 is also important because the marks of both tiers are accountable in the final merit list. Later tiers are just qualifying in nature.
Tips to crack SSC CHSL in the first attempt
Attentive evaluation of Notification
The candidates must read the official notification available along with the application form to know more about the latest syllabus, examination pattern and other selection criteria. They should look the syllabus for both the Tier-1 and Tier-2 in detail to start preparation accordingly. Apart from the syllabus, it contains some mandatory guidelines to which you have to stick with. In case, if you fail to comply with these rules/ regulations & regulations designed specifically for attending exams like age-criteria, data typing speed with relaxed and non-relaxed norms, offered posts and their respective pay-scale.
Selection of Books
As there is saying, “Books are the best friend for anyone. “ So, always choose the best books to excel in your preparation. It is strongly recommended only to refer the standard books for all subjects separately or combined as per the availability in the market.
The most important quality of Standard books is that they cover the topic and concepts thoroughly from easiest questions to the tough ones.
Previous year question papers
Previous year question papers are very important to attempt before appearing in any phase of the SSC CHSL exam. If you do not practice the previous year question paper, then you can skip the following things.
- How many numbers of questions SSC used to frame in CHSL exam from each topic listed in the syllabus?
- What will the difficulty level of these questions in the upcoming exam? So that, you can allocate much time to that topic of a particular section.
- Unawareness of the most repeated questions because sometimes, SSC used to put the same previous year questions in its upcoming exam.
- You can be unacquainted of your strong and weak areas.
- You can waste your time in preparing the less weighted topic and leave the more important topics.
Mock test and Online Test series
It is always more appropriate to test your knowledge level for further improvements. Allocate time for the mock test or online test series regularly. You can go for any mock test available in the market or online media. Practicing mock tests/online test series will give you an idea of your preparation and improvements in the weaker areas. These are very important to prepare in a more sensible and meaningful way. It also boosts your confidence and brushes up your concepts and existing knowledge.
Avoid giving wrong answers
While giving the written examination, the first and foremost rule is to avoid giving wrong answers with which you are not sure about. Giving wrong answers means the deduction of half marks to the actual marks in the final score. This could lower the possibility to get through the Tier-1 round and can restrict you to the other phase of the examination. Therefore, it is advisable to answer only those questions to which you are more confident about and ‘Avoid playing guessing games’.
Answer questions confidently
Confidence is the key to success for any particular competitive examination. It can make or reduce the chances of selection at any stage crucially. If you are not confident, enough, then you can find yourself in messing with a question for a longer time in the exam or you can finally end up in giving wrong answers. So, stay jovial and confident.
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