Major Topics and Preparation Tips
Current affairs are a major part of the General Awareness Section and account for 6-8 questions of the total 25 questions in the section. However, this section is part of Tier I Exam only. Tier II is a descriptive paper and Tier III involves other job-specific tests.
There is no specified syllabus for Current Affairs for CHSL, but important topics that must be kept in focus, for preparation, from the point of view of SSC CHSL.
Major entertainment segment awards, given across the world, especially, the annual ones like Oscars and Filmfares that involve movies, Grammy’s that are for music.
Also, keep a lookout for major literary prizes like Man Booker Prize and Pulitzer Prize.
Other State Honours, that are bestowed upon heads of states or Honourary Degrees awarded by universities.
Nobel Prizes which are the highest Honour across the Globe.
Major news related to important financial and economic organizations like BRICS, IMF, World Bank, RBI, etc.
Events and Happenings related to Political Parties (major ones) of India and other major countries.
Major infrastructure projects that are significant across the world eg. Famous Sea Ports, Airports and their locations.
Major sports events and athletes.
Major records broken in different fields, like Sports, Guinness World Records, Limca Book of World Records.
Population census and other major socio-political and economic surveys, conducted by organizations like NSSO, are important too.
Union Budget and Railway Budget are always important. Their in-depth analysis and statistical facts and figures are asked as direct questions in the exam.
Some other tips that you need to keep in mind while preparing:
Read newspaper on a daily basis (physical or electronic). Give emphasis to national and international news. Major newspaper names include The Hindu, The Times of India and Hindustan Times.
Mark important ones and note them down separately. At the end of the week revise them so that at the time of exam they are at your fingertips.
Consult google news for knowing the latest updates on popular and major news of the day.
Use Manorama Yearbook 2019 for consolidated important events that have taken place throughout the last year.
Go through previous year papers first. You will know about the pattern and difficulty level of the questions.
Do not try guesswork in this section. Answer only those questions that you are absolutely sure about.
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