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In this article we will discuss sure-shot strategy to master SSC CHSL GK section, this section can fetch you high marks in very less time (5-7 minutes). SSC CHSL (Combined Higher Secondary Level) is conducted by Staff selection commission every year for recruitment in various Ministries, Departments and Organizations of India.
Candidate require a minimum educational qualification of 10+2 Pass to appear for this exam.
The exam consists of three stages i.e. Computer Based Examination (Tier-I), Descriptive Paper (Tier-II) and Skill Test/ Typing Test (Tier-III).
|Sections||Section name||Total questions/ Total marks|
|1||General Awareness||25 Question (50 marks)|
|2||English Language(Basic Knowledge)||25 Question (50 marks)|
|3||General Intelligence||25 Question (50 marks)|
|4||Quantitative Aptitude(Basic Arithmetic Skill)||25 Question (50 marks)|
In this article we will discuss the strategy to master Part 1 i.e. General Awareness. This part is like make it or break it. If you master this part, you can end up scoring very good in the overall Tier -I
What to study in SSC CHSL GK Section ?
Questions in SSC CHSL GK section is mostly designed to test the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society.
- Current events with focus on general everyday awareness
- Static information/ facts pertaining to India and its neighbouring countries
- History, Culture, Geography, Economics
- Computer Basics & Basic Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
- Static Facts in accordance with current event
Let’s see how to go about these above mentioned points in detail in order to master SSC CHSL GK.
Current events with focus on everyday general awareness
- Religiously reading newspaper like the Hindu/ Indian Express and making note of news items related to national and international importance those have some application to society.
- Making note of current events related to everyday observation the basic knowledge that may be expected of an educated person.
Static information/facts pertaining to India and its neighbouring countries
- In order to master this section along with current events the candidate should focus on all the factual things like National Game, National Emblem, National Animal , etc. of our neighbouring countries.
- In exam they can ask some static facts related to our Neighbouring countries.
- For Example: If India had some tie up with Bangladesh, they could ask Some fact/superlatives related to Bangladesh as well.
History, Culture, Geography, Economics, Polity
- These topics are very crucial from every exam point of view which has a majority of GK in it.
- Reading NCERTs thoroughly from Class 6-12 plays a major role in mastering this portion.
- You can make your own notes from NCERTs related to important points.
- For Example: Freedom struggle in Modern History, Basic Economics terms and Interior of Earth , Articles and schedules of constitution in Polity to name few.
Computer Basics & Basic Science (Physics, Chemistry & Biology)
- This portion for SSC CHSL GK can be mostly mastered by practising previous year SSC GK papers, as the questions are most often repetitive in this portion
- Some topics like Concepts, definitions, physics phenomenon, Useful Chemical substances, chemistry in everyday life, Human body, Diseases, Plant systems, Nutrition Animal and Plants in Physics, Chemistry and Biology should be studied thoroughly.
Static Facts in accordance with current events
- This is something new type that has been introduced in SSC CHSL GK section.
- If something was in the news recently, For Example this news
Vinesh Phogat, Manika Batra, Mariyappan Thangavelu, Rani Rampal and Rohit Sharma have been conferred with the country’s highest sporting honour – Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna, 2020.
What can be asked in SSC CHSL GK from this news?
- Mariyappan Thangavelu is related to which sports?
- Prize Money of Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna
- Who was conferred with First Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award?
- How many individuals will be conferred with Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award ,2020?
So, in order to master this one should have all basic knowledge related to Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award both in current and static aspect.
- In tests knowledge of Static GK like national parks, World’s highest, fastest, biggest, lowest etc., currencies and capitals, sports awards and terminology, Awards (National and International).
So, In order to score 40+ in SSC CHSL GK the one should follow above methodology. The above strategy can be helpful for all the exams conducted by SSC, i.e.
- CGL (Combined Graduate Level)
- MTS (Multi-Tasking Staff)
- Stenographer (Grade C and Grade D)
- SI in Delhi Police, CAPF and ASI in CISF
- Constable (GD) Examination
- CPO (Central Police Organization)
In GK, practise is the key the more you practise questions after following above concepts, you can attempt 20+ questions. When it comes to practise, previous year questions can be a go to thing.