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Last Week Preparation Tips & Tricks for SSC CHSL 2020 Exam

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Preparing for SSC CHSL 2020 examination is a long term process; however, the last week before the examination can make-or-break your chances of excelling at the exam. Begin your week with the right amount of motivation keeping your focus on the target of qualifying the SSC CHSL 2020 Examination.

How you utilise your time in the last few days will determine your performance in the examination. A thought-through study plan and strategy with the right mindset will guarantee a productive last week. To compliment your efforts and labour, we have provided useful tips and advice that might help you sail through the week and achieve the desired result.

In the beginning, we have mentioned subject-wise strategies for the last minute.


  • Revise and focus on the vocabulary section as it requires good retention and memorisation. Topics like Antonyms, Synonyms, Idioms & Phrases and One-word substitution must be adequately revised.
  • For topics like spotting error, sentence improvement, spelling mistakes, direct indirect and active-passive, you must revise all the grammar rules consciously.
  • Revise the vocabulary section from the past year papers like the words asked and idiom & phrases. They often repeat the questions from this section.
  • Attempt section specific tests like SSC CHSL mock test to ensure complete revision and practice of the English Section. Analyse the test and consequently work on the topics with frequent mistakes.

Quantitative Aptitude

To beat this section, you must be on your toes while solving the questions. Be quick and precise to gain maximum marks. Other few things that you must follow are:

  • Revise your formula sheet numerous times as the entire section depends on your ability to use the correct formula for the question asked.
  • Practice all the short tricks that you used during preparing the topic and revise them for quick solutions.
  • You must re-attempt the questions that you struggled with while preparing. Especially the questions that were tricky and difficult to solve. Revise the procedure to solve such questions.
  • Take a Quantitative Aptitude specific test to brush up all the important concepts and formulas moving on to full-length tests.

General Awareness (GA)

GA syllabus is vast and extensive in nature; therefore, it requires excellent retention and memorisation. Analyse the SSC CHSL 2020 General Awareness syllabus to prioritise the topics as per the number of questions asked. Apart from this, follow the mentioned points to score better in GA:

  • If you have compiled your notes, you should focus on revising those multiple times.
  • For current affairs, revise using Gradeup Current Affairs Monthly Digests.
  • The static portion of GA  must be re-read either by your own notes or study material provided by Gradeup such as Important National Parks, Important dates and days, etc. These are few such topics which definitely appear in the examination.
  • Practice the previous year papers for the static part of GA and attempt test series for the current affairs section.

General Intelligence (GI)

The General Intelligence section is looking to test your basic logical reasoning and is considered to be the most scoring section of the SSC CHSL Exam. To score the highest marks, you ought to speed up your problem-solving time, know certain tricks to solve the questions and clarity of concepts. Here are few other suggestions to amp up your GA score:

  • Revise all the methods and concepts of answering questions like Puzzles, Seating Arrangement, Time related questions, coding-decoding, etc
  • Solve numerous previous year papers ( Reasoning section) of SSC CHSL and SSC CGL to master the speed and accuracy.
  • You may also refer to various online resources like SSC CHSL online preparation app to score maximum in this section.

If you follow the suggestions as mentioned above, you will be able to utilise the last week productively and see a definite positive change in your score. Besides the information mentioned earlier, there are certain Do’s and Don’ts that you must remember.

  • In the last week, decide the way you want to attempt the paper. Prioritise the topics that are easy and fast to solve securing the cutoff for SSC CHSL 2020 Examination.
  • Time your mock tests and test series as speed is crucial in determining your exam performance.
  • Keep all the relevant documents ready for the exam day such as the hall ticket (admit card) and a Government ID.
  • Plan your travel to the exam centre ahead to avoid any last-minute confusion.

Lastly, keep a positive mindset during the last lap of your preparation and have faith in your hard work and efforts. You shall definitely find success in SSC CHSL 2020 Examination.

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