SSC CHSL General Intelligence Syllabus

The General Intelligence and Reasoning section of the SSC CHSL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Higher Secondary Level) exam evaluates candidates on their logical and analytical reasoning abilities. Here is a detailed syllabus for this section:

1. Analytical Reasoning

  • Series Completion:
    • Number Series
    • Alphabet Series
    • Letter Series
    • Mixed Series
  • Coding-Decoding:
    • Letter Coding
    • Number Coding
    • Substitution Coding
  • Analogies:
    • Completing Analogous Pairs
    • Number Analogies
    • Alphabet Analogies
  • Classification:
    • Number Classification
    • Letter Classification
    • General Knowledge-based Classification

2. Logical Reasoning

  • Syllogisms:
    • Statements and Conclusions
    • Statements and Assumptions
    • Statements and Arguments
  • Venn Diagrams:
    • Problem-solving based on Venn Diagrams
    • Logical Venn Diagrams
  • Blood Relations:
    • Family Tree Problems
    • Direction-based Blood Relation Questions
  • Seating Arrangements:
    • Linear Arrangements
    • Circular Arrangements
    • Complex Arrangements

3. Non-Verbal Reasoning

  • Pattern Recognition:
    • Completing Patterns
    • Finding Missing Patterns
  • Figure Classification:
    • Similar and Dissimilar Figures
    • Figure Analogy
  • Mirror and Water Images:
    • Finding Mirror Images
    • Finding Water Images
  • Paper Folding and Cutting:
    • Problems on Paper Folding
    • Problems on Paper Cutting

4. Puzzle Solving

  • Puzzles:
    • Classification Puzzles
    • Analytical Puzzles
    • Complex Puzzle Solving
  • Tabulation:
    • Data Interpretation through Tabulation
    • Information Analysis

5. Data Sufficiency

  • Data Sufficiency:
    • Questions based on whether the provided data is sufficient to answer the question.

6. Critical Thinking

  • Statement and Conclusion:
    • Evaluating Statements and Drawing Conclusions
    • Deductive Reasoning
  • Assumptions and Arguments:
    • Identifying Assumptions
    • Evaluating Arguments

7. Mathematical Operations

  • Arithmetic Reasoning:
    • Problems on Ages
    • Calendars and Clocks
    • Time and Distance
  • Equations:
    • Balancing Equations
    • Solving Linear Equations

8. Matrix

  • Matrix:
    • Identifying the Correct Matrix from Given Options
    • Solving Problems based on Matrix Data

Preparation Tips

  • Practice Regularly: Daily practice is essential to enhance logical reasoning skills.
  • Mock Tests: Take regular mock tests to familiarize yourself with the exam pattern and time management.
  • Previous Year Papers: Solve previous years’ question papers to understand the types of questions asked.
  • Logical Thinking: Engage in activities that promote logical thinking, like puzzles and brain games.
  • Focused Study: Concentrate on weaker areas and spend more time improving them.

By covering these topics thoroughly, candidates can prepare effectively for the General Intelligence and Reasoning section of the SSC CHSL exam.

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