Importance of Mock Test for CHSL Exam

Staff Selection Commission conducts national level tests to recruit candidates into different offices, departments and ministries under the government of India.

One of the most sought after exams is the Combined Higher Secondary Level (CHSL) exam, this exam paves the way to vast opportunities with respect to growth, promotion, handsome salary, perks and other benefits.

The different posts that aspirants can apply for are:

Lower Division Clerk (LDC)/ Junior Secretariat Assistant (JSA)

Postal Assistant (PA)/ Sorting Assistant (SA)

Data Entry Operator (DEO)

Data Entry Operator (DEO)- Grade A

The revised salary for these posts after the introduction of the 7th Pay Commission is given 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)

Though the salary is a  major factor for inclination towards this exam, most of the aspirants find it difficult to clear the exam. This is because of the vastness of the SSC CHSL syllabus, which leads to confusion.

Why Mock Test is Important for the SSC CHSL Exam?

The SSC CHSL exam has the following pattern :

Tier Mode/Type Topics
Tier I Computer-Based English Language, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness
Tier II Descriptive Paper Letter/Application Writing, Essay Writing
Tier III Skill Test Speed Typing Test adjudged on the correct entry of data

The SSC CHSL syllabus has various topics like Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Intelligence, General Awareness.

Detailed SSC CHSL Syllabus is given below:

 SSC CHSL syllabus – Tier I

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
Seating Arrangement Mensuration – Cylinder, Cone, Sphere Multiple Meaning/Error Spotting Scientific Research
Puzzle Data Interpretation Paragraph Completion

SSC CHSL syllabus – Tier II

Topics Word Count
Essay Writing 200-250
Letter/Application Writing 150-200

The most important subject that aspirants find hard to crack is Quantitative Aptitude.

Quantitative Aptitude is one of the high scoring sections in SSC CHSL Tier-I Exam, and it needs regular practice to build up good subject knowledge. To score well in this section, aspirants should practice numerous SSC CHSL Mock tests.

This enhances their knowledge and will improve their solving speed and accuracy.

Therefore, rigorous practice is required for acing this section.

Aspirants should also focus on English comprehension and general intelligence as these are also scoring subjects. Regular practice of these subjects improves grammar and vocabulary skills of aspirants and widens their thinking capability.

Therefore, aspirants should ensure that they practice numerous SSC CHSL Mock tests to crack the exam with a good score in the first attempt.

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