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How to prepare for General Awareness section in SSC CHSL Tier 1

Last Updated - January 09, 2018

SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam will be conducted from March 4, 2018 to March 26, 2018. Four sections are covered under Tier 1 exam- General Intelligence, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Out of all General Awareness section holds utmost importance and is highly scoring.

Preparing for General Awareness section of SSC CHSL 2017 can be quite complicated at times. For general awareness section, candidates need to give equal importance to each topic repeatedly. This section can fetch you many marks if it is prepared smartly.

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Topic-wise weightage in General Awareness section- SSC CHSL 2017

By understanding what sort of topics and questions to expect while studying the syllabus of General Awareness, candidates can improve their accuracy in this section. Based on the analysis of past years GA sections of SSC CHSL, this section can be roughly broken down into 3 subparts which are Static GK, Science and Miscellaneous. Let us now see what comes under these topics:

SubjectTopicNo. of QuestionsTotal
Static GKCulture1-28-14
Indian History2-3
Geography2-3
Environment1-2
Economy1-2
Polity1-2
ScienceBiology1-24-8
Chemistry1-2
Physics2-3
Computer & Technology0-1
Disease & Pollution0-1
Nutrition0-1
MiscellaneousCurrent Affairs1-23-6
Dates, Portfolios, Schemes1-2
Sports, People in News, Books1-2

SSC CHSL 2017- Important topics in GA section

Now that we know the number of questions asked from each subpart, let us see what are the important topics covered in these subparts:

Science

PhysicsChemistryBiology
GravityUses, Common Names and Composition of Various ChemicalsParts of Plant & their Functions
MotionAlloysParts of Human Body & their Functions
WorkDefinition Based Questions (Heat, Oxidation, Reduction etc.)Basics of Animal Kingdom.
PressureSI unitsDiseases, Prevention & Cure
Units of MeasurementChemical Change & Physical ChangeNutrients & Deficiency Diseases
Sound--
Heat--
Electronics--

History

AncientMedievalModern
Indus Valley CivilizationEstablishment & Expansion of the Delhi SultanateEuropean Penetration & British Conquest of India
Buddhism & JainismReligious Movements in the Fifteenth & Sixteenth CenturiesMajor Battles
The MauryansMughal DynastySocial & Cultural Awakening in India
Post-Mauryan KingdomsLater MughalsThe Great Revolt of 1857
The Gupta PeriodThe Maratha StateIndian National Congress
--Nationalist Movement, 1905- 1918: Growth of Militant Nationalism
--Governor-Generals of India
--Indian Princely States

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Geography

Movement Of EarthWindsSoils of India
Interior of EarthOcean & CurrentsAgriculture in India
Latitude & LongitudeVolcanoes & EarthquakesTransportation in India
Solar systemHabitatMineral Resources
AtmosphereRivers of IndiaContinents of the World

Polity

Framing Of The ConstitutionPresidentGovernor
Sources Of Indian ConstitutionVidhan SabhaVice President
Schedules & Parts Of Indian ConstitutionAttorney General Of IndiaVidhan Parishad
Chief MinstersComptroller Auditor GeneralPanchayats
CitizenshipLok SabhaParliamentary Funds
Article 370Rajya SabhaSupreme Court
Emergency In IndiaBillsHigh Court
CommissionsPrime Minister & Cabinet MinistersWrits

Miscellaneous

Some other topics which can be covered are as follows:

  • Population Census
  • Union Budget, Demonetization and Economic Survey
  • Important Books & Writers
  • Oscar Winners
  • First in Sports for India and World like First Olympics, First Asian Games etc.
  • Famous Sea Ports, Airports and their locations
  • State Animals and Symbols
  • Important Institutions of India and World & their locations (like BRICS, World Bank, IMF and RBI etc.)
  • Indian Art & Culture, Awards & their Significance
  • Nobel Laureates & their Fields

Tips to Crack General Awareness Section in SSC CHSL 2017

  • Have a glance at the previous year papers first. You will know about the level of difficulty of the section.
  • Inculcate reading habit. This will give you vast knowledge about diverse areas.
  • Reading newspaper daily in mandatory. Make bullets of every day’s important news.
  • Time management is very important. Do not spend more than 30 seconds on one question in GA section.
  • Do not make guesses in this section. Answer only for questions of which you have full clarity about.
  • Practice questions from past years papers.

Books for SSC CHSL 2017 General Awareness

  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth.
  • NIOS study material and Lucent books.
  • NCERT Textbooks for Social Science Class 7 to 10
  • NCERT textbooks of Science from class 6 to 10
  • NCERT Textbooks for Economics class 11th & 12th

General awareness is a section which is not possible to master in a day. Preparation for this section requires consistency and focus. Give yourself time for revision, in this process focus more on the topics which you are weak at. Make a study plan, as the syllabus for GA is vast so proper study plan will help you cover most of the topics mentioned above. Stay Positive.


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