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Preparation Tips for General Intelligence in SSC CHSL 2017

Last Updated - January 09, 2018

SSC CHSL is conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to recruit the candidates for various posts. The examination is conducted in two tiers i.e. Tier 1 and Tier 2 while the third stage is skill test. Tier 1 of SSC CHSL 2017 will be held from March 4, 2018 to March 26, 2018.

SSC CHSL Tier 1 comprises four sections i.e. General Awareness, General Intelligence, English Comprehension and Quantitative Aptitude. So, from all the sections, this article helps students for the preparation of General Intelligence section.

As compared to the other sections, General Intelligence is a scoring subject. Talking about the difficulty level, this section is of moderate difficulty. The questions in this section focus on the topics like decision making, analogy, series and intelligence etc.

Check SSC CHSL Quiz on General Intelligence

Topic-wise weightage in General Intelligence Section of SSC CHSL 2017

General Intelligence checks the General and Logical Mental Ability of the candidate. This section requires a lot of practice so that students can attempt all the questions in less time but with more accuracy.

So, before start preparing General Intelligence section the first step is to check all the important topics that have been asked in the previous year and their expectations of asking in this year. Also, go through the complete SSC CHSL Exam Pattern. The following table shows all the required details:

ChapterTopic20152016Expected 2017
AnalogyCompleting the Analogues Pairs based on Alphabet or number analogy942
ClassificationChoose the Vocabulary/ GK based odd words, Choose the odd number, choose the odd one on the basis of arrangement942 or 3
Image ReasoningCubes & Dices, Geometrical Figure, Individual Figure, Series of Figures932 or 3
SeriesComplete the Alphabet/ word series, Complete the Numeric Series632 or 3
SequencesAlphabet Sequences, Logical Sequences, Number Sequences, Time Sequences and Ranking521 or 2
Blood Relations and Direction & DistanceProblems Based on Family Members, Direction and Distance Sense321
Coding-DecodingDirect Letter/ Symbol Coding, Message coding, Rule Coding, Substitution321 or 2
Basic Mathematical Operations and Mathematical ProblemsChoosing of correct operators, problems based on Ages and Propositions321
SyllogismsSyllogisms using 2 or 3 statements221 or 2
PuzzlesMatrix Based Reasoning111

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Tips to Crack General Intelligence Section in SSC CHSL 2017

To clear an examination with better marks, students are advised to practise the subject regularly because practise is the only key to success. So, it is very important for students to plan accordingly. Following points help students in making a study plan and cover most of the syllabus:

Time Management

Time management is a most important parameter. It can be learnt through practising and regular test taking. Students should start solving those questions first which they feel more confident. If the student’s concepts are clear they can easily solve the question in a better way. Make Short Notes after completing each topic or chapter, students are advised to make a small note or list of formulas which help them at the time of revision.

Make a Schedule

Before you start preparing for an exam, students have to first make a proper plan. They have to make their schedule in such a way that every subject will get proper time for preparation. Students have to set a target for themselves and try to complete at least four topics in a week.

Better Study Material

Study material matters a lot for the better preparation of the examination. Students can get study material either online or offline. Applicants can also take help from the previous year question paper. Books and sample papers help students to familiarize with the examination pattern, marking scheme and type of questions.

Practice Regularly

Practice will help students to improve their performance in the exam. With the regular practice, students can solve the questions in a very less time which helps them in time management. Students should practice in such a way that not a single topic from the syllabus should be left untouched.

Group Discussion

Group Discussion is a very effective method that students should follow for the better preparation of the entrance exam. With the help of this method, students can exchange their knowledge and ideas related to any of the topics.

Know How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CHSL

Books for SSC CHSL 2017 General Intelligence

Books are the best source of examination preparation. Students can clear all their doubts regarding any topic while preparing from the books. General Intelligence syllabus is very vast that's why students have to make study plan accordingly.

Following table shows the books name along with their authors name for the preparation of General Intelligence subject:

Book NameAuthor's Name
Analytical ReasoningM K Pandey
Verbal and Non-Verbal ReasoningR S Aggarwal
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning HindiKira Publication
A new approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal EnglishB S Sijwali, Indu Sijwali
Logical and Analytical Reasoning – EnglishA K Gupta



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