SSC CHSL 2017: Do’s and Don’ts in the examination hall

we have listed down some dos and don’ts for the aspirants of SSC – Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam 2017-18 in examination hall that will help them to succeed in the exam.

Created On: Dec 18, 2017 16:38 IST
SSC CHSL: Do's and Don'ts
SSC CHSL: Do's and Don'ts

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is all set to conduct SSC – Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam 2017 for the recruitment of candidates for various posts of Data Entry Operator, Lower Division Clerk, court clerks, and postal assistants in various departments. The written examination will be held on 4thJanuary 2018 to 26 January 2018 at different centers across the country. The questions paper will include 4 Sections namely General Intelligence, English Language (Basic Knowledge), Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skills), and General Awareness. 100 multiple-choice questions will be asked in its tier-1 exam. Each section will have 25 questions with negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.

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It became very important to know about how to manage yourself in the examination hall; what you should do and what you are not expected to do.

The experts at have listed down some dos and don’ts for the aspirants of SSC – Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam 2017-18 in examination hall that will help them to succeed in the exam.

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Do’s and Don’ts in the examination Hall


Carry Important Documents

Make sure, you have carried all the important documents with you to the examination hall including the admit card, color passport size photos, and photo identity proof in original as well as a photocopy.

Be Punctual

Punctuality is the part or parcel of the prerequisites of a competitive examination. So, plan your journey and estimate the maximum time you would take including possibility of traffic jams to reach the venue of examination. This will save you from unnecessary panic and stress.

Follow Instructions

Confused about the instruction during filling online query before exam? Ask for the help from the test administrators or the invigilators. Follow the instructions given by them carefully at all stages of the examination.

Manage your Time

Since, you will be given just 60 minutes to solve 100 Objective Type questions. Manage your time accordingly without panic keeping in mind your grip on topics. Pre-decide how much time you would dedicate to a particular section. Read the questions properly without rushing to answer them as there will be negative marking too, and you might fail to spot the easy marks.

Strategy for answering questions

Keep yourself cool & calm and try attempting those questions first to which you are very sure that it will boost your confidence and will save your time. Choose your questions carefully as there is a provision of negative marking for wrong answers.

Chill! It is just an exam

Stay calm while attempting the paper and give your best shot. Try to relax without compromising on speed and avoid creeping tension in your mind.


  • If you feel that, you have attempted a section of paper badly as it will degrade your performance in the remaining questions. Do not lose confidence in the middle of exam.
  • Do not get distracted by watching what other people are doing in the examination hall.
  • Do not carry books, notes, calculator, mobile phones, etc inside the examination hall as it might lead to disqualification.
  • Some candidates have a habit of folding, wrinkling or rolling their answer sheet, etc. Get rid of this habit because the machine cannot evaluate your answer sheet.
  • Do not get involved in unfair practice in the examination as it may lead to disqualification from selection process at any stage.
  • Do not leave your seat even if you have finished your paper well before time unless you are allowed to do so.

We at, are dedicated to provide you all essential and important information about the SSC exams. So that, you can prepare well and plan your preparation accordingly.

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