Magical Tips to Crack the SSC CHSL Exam

The Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam is conducted every year to recruit staff into various departments, organizations and offices under the Government of India.

Aspirants appear for this exam in huge numbers because of the benefits tagged along with this exam. The main reason for such a huge number of applicants for this exam is the leniency in the eligibility criteria for the SSC CHSL exam (minimum education qualification is 12th pass).

Apart from the above-mentioned reason, the salary for the various posts is also quite attractive. 

The SSC CHSL salary structure for various posts is mentioned below:

Post Pay Band Grade Pay
Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA) Rs. 5200-20200 Rs. 1900 (pre-revised)
Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA) Rs. 5200-20200 Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
Data Entry Operator (DEO) Rs. 5200-20200 Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)
Data Entry Operator- Grade A Rs. 5200-20200 Rs. 2400 (pre-revised)


Aspirants need to prepare considerably to crack this exam in the first attempt. This article mentions the important tips to crack this exam in the first attempt.

The SSC CHSL syllabus is mentioned below in brief for reference:

Tier I syllabus

General Intelligence/Reasoning Quantitative Ability English Language General Awareness
Logical Reasoning Computation of Whole Number, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers. Reading Comprehension History
Alphanumeric Series Profit & Loss Cloze Test Culture
Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test Simple Interest & Compound Interest & Surds & Indices Para Jumbles Geography
Data Sufficiency Work & Time Synonyms/Antonyms/Homonyms Economic Scene
Coded Inequalities Time & Distance Fill in the Blanks General Policy


Tier II syllabus

The Tier II syllabus basically involves essay and application/letter writing and the topics would be mostly related to National Interest, Finance & Economy, Ecological Issues, Social Issues, Politics, etc.

Tier III syllabus

This section does not involve any written topics. This section is mostly related to testing the typing speed and basic computer skills of the aspirant.

Important tips to implement for the SSC CHSL Exam

  1. Aspirants should be aware of any changes in the SSC CHSL syllabus and exam pattern and prepare for the various topics accordingly.
  2. Making notes on different topics as per their level of difficulty helps aspirants understand different concepts in-depth.
  3. Seeking online/offline help from various credible sources would help aspirants clear their doubts on different topics easily.
  4. Practising previous year question papers and taking numerous mock tests boosts confidence on topics of strengths.
  5. Aspirants should try to complete the SSC CHSL syllabus months prior to the exam to save enough time for revision.