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How to Prepare General Intelligence for SSC CHSL 2020?

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Jan 6, 2021

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Atul Yadav

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General Intelligence is a scoring subject as compared to the other sections of SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam. 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. The SSC CHSL Syllabus is based on the topics covered in 10+2 standard.

SSC had issued application form along with the official notification for CHSL 2020 exam. Candidates can apply by filling SSC CHSL Application Form 2020 on the official website from December 03,2019 – January 12, 2020.

Read on to get the topic wise syllabus, marking scheme and preparation tips for General Intelligence section of SSC CHSL 2020 exam.

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Topic-wise Weightage in General Intelligence Section

Topic-wise Weightage in General Intelligence Section

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:

Chapter Topic Expected 2020
Analogy Completing the Analogues Pairs based on Alphabet or number analogy 2
Classification Choose the Vocabulary/ GK based odd words, Choose the odd number, choose the odd one on the basis of arrangement 4
Image Reasoning Cubes & Dices, Geometrical Figure, Individual Figure, Series of Figures 3
Series Complete the Alphabet/ word series, Complete the Numeric Series  3
Sequences Alphabet Sequences, Logical Sequences, Number Sequences, Time Sequences and Ranking 4
Blood Relations and Direction & Distance Problems Based on Family Members, Direction and Distance Sense 3
Coding-Decoding Direct Letter/ Symbol Coding, Message coding, Rule Coding, Substitution 2
Basic Mathematical Operations and Mathematical Problems Choosing of correct operators, problems based on Ages and Propositions 2
Syllogisms Syllogisms using 2 or 3 statements
Puzzles Matrix Based Reasoning 1
Total 25

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Preparation Tips to Crack General Intelligence in SSC CHSL 2020

Preparation Tips to Crack General Intelligence in SSC CHSL 2020

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 with. If the student’s concepts are clear they can easily solve the questions 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's 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.

Best Books for General Intelligence Preparations
Best Books for General Intelligence Preparations

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 Name Author's Name
Analytical Reasoning M K Pandey
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning R S Aggarwal
Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning Hindi Kira Publication
A new approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal English B S Sijwali, Indu Sijwali
Logical and Analytical Reasoning – English A K Gupta

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