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SSC CHSL GK Preparation

SSC CHSL GK Preparation:- Preparation for SSC CHSL General Awareness can be quite complicated at times. For GK section preparation, applicants must give equal importance to all the topics.

  • While the GK section for SSC CHSL is always complicated, candidates can fetch good marks if prepared smartly.
  • Applicants need to have good knowledge of current affairs, politics, Static GK etc.
  • One must go through the current affairs of 4-5 months prior to the exam date.
  • Applicants must know complete exam pattern and syllabus before starting preparation for SSC CHSL. To know complete exam pattern and syllabus, read our posts on SSC CHSL Exam Pattern & SSC CHSL Syllabus.
  • Eligible candidates can fill their application till 5th April 2019. To know more, read our post on SSC CHSL Application Form

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SSC CHSL GK Preparation

In order to start your SSC CHSL GK Preparation, one must know the exam pattern properly.
Let’s start by knowing SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam pattern;


No. of Questions Max. Marks


Reasoning Ability 25 50 60 Minutes
English Language 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50

General Awareness



Total 100 200
  • As per the Tier 1 exam pattern for SSC CHSL,  questions will be asked from 4 sections; Reasoning Ability, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness.
  • Each section will carry 25 questions for 50 marks.
  • Total time provided to complete the exam is 60 minutes.
  • General Awareness section will carry 25 percent marks out of the total marks in SSC CHSL Tier 1 examination.

Topic-wise weightage of various topics – SSC CHSL GK Preparation

In the table below, we have mentioned Topic-wise SSC CHSL GK/ General Awareness Topics along with no. of questions asked;


Topic No. of Questions


Static GK Culture 1-2 8-14
Indian History 2-3
Geography 2-3
Environment 1-2
Economy 1-2
Polity 1-2
Science Biology 1-2 4-8
Chemistry 1-2
Physics 2-3
Computer & Technology 0-1
Disease & Pollution 0-1
Nutrition 0-1
Miscellaneous Current Affairs 1-2 3-6
Dates, Portfolios, Schemes 1-2
Sports, People in News, Books 1-2

Important Topics in General Awareness Section

Science – SSC CHSL GK Preparation

In the table below, we have mentioned important Topics asked in SSC CHSL GK/ General Awareness (Science)

Physics Chemistry Biology
Gravity & Motion Uses, Common Names, and Composition of Various Chemicals Parts of Plant & their Functions
Sound & Heat Alloys Parts of Human Body & their Functions
Work & Pressure Definition-Based Questions (Heat, Oxidation, Reduction etc.) Basics of Animal Kingdom.
Electricity SI units Diseases, Prevention & Cure
Units of Measurement Chemical Change & Physical Change Nutrients & Deficiency Diseases

History – SSC CHSL GK Preparation

In the table below, we have mentioned important Topics asked in SSC CHSL GK/ General Awareness (History)>

Ancient Medieval Modern
Indus Valley Civilization Establishment & Expansion of the Delhi Sultanate European Penetration & British Conquest of India
Buddhism & Jainism Religious Movements in the Fifteenth & Sixteenth Centuries Major Battles, Governors-General of India & Indian Princely States
The Mauryans Mughal Dynasty Social & Cultural Awakening in India
Post-Mauryan Kingdoms Later Mughals The Great Revolt of 1857 & Indian National Congress
The Gupta Period The Maratha State Nationalist Movement, 1905- 1918: Growth of Militant Nationalism

Geography – SSC CHSL GK Preparation

In the table below, we have mentioned important Topics asked in SSC CHSL GK/ General Awareness (Geography)>

Movement Of Earth Winds Soils of India
Interior of Earth Ocean & Currents Agriculture in India
Latitude & Longitude Volcanoes & Earthquakes Transportation in India
Solar system Habitat Mineral Resources
Atmosphere Rivers of India Continents of the World

Polity – SSC CHSL GK Preparation

In the table below, we have mentioned important Topics asked in SSC CHSL GK/ General Awareness (Polity)>

Framing Of The Constitution President Governor
Sources Of Indian Constitution Vidhan Sabha Vice President
Schedules & Parts Of Indian Constitution Attorney General Of India Vidhan Parishad
Chief Ministers Comptroller Auditor General Panchayats
Citizenship Lok Sabha Parliamentary Funds
Article 370 Rajya Sabha Supreme Court
Emergency In India Bills High Court
Commissions Prime Minister & Cabinet Ministers Writs

Miscellaneous – SSC CHSL GK Preparation

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

Books for SSC CHSL GK Preparation

  • NCERT Textbooks for Social Science Class 7 to 10
  • NIOS study material and Lucent books.
  • NCERT textbooks of Science from class 6 to 10
  • Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth.
  • NCERT Textbooks for Economics class 9th & 11th

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