How to Prepare General Awareness for SSC CHSL?

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Mar 7, 2019

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General Awareness section 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 good marks if it is prepared smartly.The SSC CHSL Syllabus is based on the topics covered in 10+2 standard.

The exam is scheduled from July 1 – 26, 2019. SSC CHSL Application Form 2019 is available on the official website from March 5, 2019.

Candidates knowledge about the current affairs, politics, static Gk is test in the general awareness section. Candidates must go through current affairs of 4-5 months prior to the exam date in order to excel in SSC CHSL 2019. Read further to know the important topics, pattern, marking scheme and preparation tips for General Awareness section.  

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Topic-wise weightage in General Awareness section for SSC CHSL 2019

By understanding what sort of topics and questions to expect while studying General Awareness, candidates can improve their accuracy in this section. Based on the previous years trend, 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:

Subject Topic No. of Questions Total
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

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Important Topics in General Awareness 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:


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

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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, Governor-Generals 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


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

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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 Minsters 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

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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

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Tips to Crack General Awareness in SSC CHSL 2019

  • 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 is 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.

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Books for SSC CHSL 2019 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 9th & 11th

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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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.