Staff selection commission is going to conduct recruitment for the post of Data entry operator, postal assistant and sorting assistant,lower division clerk and court clerk. Exam will be conducted in 3 phases. Prelims, Mains and Skill test are the 3 phases in the SSC CHSL exam. Paper I will be objective based computer exam. Paper 2 or mains exam will be a descriptive paper in which you have to write an essay and letter/application with pen on paper.
SSC CHSL prelims or paper 1 will consist of 4 sections:
- General Intelligence or logical reasoning
- General knowledge or General awareness
- Numerical Aptitude
All 4 sections will have 25 questions of 2 marks each. The total marks of the paper is 200 marks. Duration for general category, OBC and SC/ST is 60 minutes. You have to complete the paper within the time period given. There will be negative marking in the paper. The descriptive paper duration is 1 hour. The descriptive will mainly check your writing level. The minimum qualifying marks in this paper is 33%. The marks will be included in the final merit list. You can write the paper either in Hindi or English language. Reasoning is an important section in which you can score good marks. If you are good in reasoning then your overall score will go up. If you are weak in logical reasoning then you should practice it from below given books.
Best Books in Logical Reasoning for SSC CHSL 2018:
- SSC Reasoning Topic-wise Latest 35 Solved Papers (2010-2016)
- SSC Reasoning (Verbal & Non-Verbal) Guide for CGL/CHSL/MTS/GD Constable/Stenographer
- Kiran’s SSC Reasoning Chapterwise & Typewise Solved Papers 8700+ Objective Questions – English – 1923
- Chapterwise Solved Papers SSC Staff Selection Commission Reasoning 2017
- A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (R.S. Aggarwal)
Top Books in logical reasoning in Hindi Language:
- SSC Reasoning Chapterwise & Typewise Solved Paper 1997- April 2017, 8300+ Objective Question (Hindi) – 1919
- SSC Tarkshakti Parikshan Chapterwise solved Papers 2017
- Master Reasoning Book Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical
General intelligence syllabus isn’t very tough to practice. You should find out your weaker topics by practicing. Get one of these books then study those topics carefully until you start getting good marks in practice set books. The general intelligence will comprise of both verbal and non verbal reasoning. Below is the syllabus for the general intelligence for SSC CHSL 10+2. Note down the syllabus somewhere.
- Semantic Analogy,
- Symbolic operations,
- Symbolic/Number Analogy,
- Figural Analogy,
- Space Orientation ,
- Semantic Classification,
- Venn Diagrams,
- Symbolic/Number Classification,
- Drawing inferences ,
- Figural Classification ,
- Punched hole/pattern-folding & unfolding ,
- Semantic Series,
- Figural Pattern – folding and completion,
- Number Series, Embedded figures, Figural Series,
- Critical Thinking,
- Problem Solving,
- Emotional Intelligence,
- Word Building,
- Social Intelligence,
- Coding and de-coding,
- Other topics.
I will be sharing some reasoning PDF in coming days so that you can prepare more for SSC CHSL exam. In the meantime start solving previous year papers and continue practicing your weaker topics. You can get full marks in few of the topics such as series, coding decoding, seating arrangement, classification. The cutoff marks for the SSC CHSL is around 120 marks for the general category for the previous years. You can expect the same. The pattern changed a little bit as every question is now of 2 marks each. You have to keep the pattern in mind while attempting the questions. Get the books and start your preparation now.