To be a part of the bureaucracy and assume the responsibility of higher administrative personnel in the Chhattisgarh state government, aspirants will have to appear for the State Service Examination. It is organised by the Chhattisgarh Public Service Commission. Thousands of candidates apply for various posts under it, only some hundred candidates are finally shortlisted and recruited. To make sure that you are one of those selected candidates, you need to strategize correctly to get through all the stages.
The 2019 SSE Mains exam had to be deferred amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Once the situation gets better the procedure will resume. For the 2020-21 cycle, CGPSC State Service Exam is expected to start with the first phase (preliminary exam) by February 2021. The mains examination will follow, to be held in the month of June. It is important to make the most out of the time left and prepare yourself with complete dedication.
CGPSC SSE exam is not too difficult to qualify. Anyone can accomplish themselves through this test, provided they have the right mindset and have strategized properly.
This 2 hour MCQ based paper will have 100 questions, each of 2 marks. 1/3rd of marks will be deducted for every wrong answer. There will be two parts in this paper – Part 1 and Part 2. Each part will contain 50 questions from respective sub-topics.
To prepare for Paper I as a whole, you should
For the current affairs portion,
Paper-II will contain questions based on Interpersonal skills, Logical reasoning and analytical ability, general mental ability, Decision making and problem-solving, Basic numeracy and data interpretation, Hindi and Chhattisgarhi language. This section will follow the same pattern as for Paper I.
For this section all you have to do is practise; this is the only way to score high in this paper.
For every section, try reading NCERT books from Class 6 to Class 12 for the corresponding subjects. These books are very helpful for preparing for competitive exams like CGPSC SSE.
For an overall study, it is recommended to follow,
Apart from these, the following books can be referred to as well.
|Subject||Book Name||Publisher/ Author|
|History of India||Modern History||Competition Community|
|Ancient and Medieval History||Competition Community|
|History of Chhattisgarh||Chhattisgarh ka Itihas||Yuvachar Publication|
|Indian Geography||Indian Geography||Competition Community|
|Constitution of India and Polity||Indian Polity||Competition Community|
|Indian Polity||M. Laxmikant|
|Indian Economy||Indian Economy||Dr. Manoj Agarwal|
|Indian Economy||Ramesh Singh|
|General Science and Technology||Technology||Competition Community|
|Encyclopedia of General Science||Arihant Publication|
|Indian Philosophy, Art and Culture||Art and Culture||Competition Community|
|Book Name||Publisher/ Author|
|Chhattisgarh General Studies Part 2||Competition Community/Dr Manoj Agarwal|
|CGPSC General Aptitude Test Paper-II||Arihant Publication|
|General Aptitude||R. K. Agarwal|
|Chhattisgarh Bhasha Avam Vyakaran||Hariram Patel|
|General English||Pratiyogita Saransh|
Before the ultimate exam day, do not take up new topics at the eleventh hour. Take care of your health; eat healthily and sleep on time. Take short study breaks. Do not stress, stay focussed and confident. Believe in yourself nobody can stop you.
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.