Ancient India

Education in Ancient India

In Ancient India, literary education was generally the monopoly of the upper castes, although in some regions like South India low castes also had access to it. Vedic learning was everywhere confined to the Savarnas; and even among Brahmins, only a section had the right to study the Vadas and priesthood. Other castes were debarred form all higher studies by religious verdicts enforced by the Hindu State.

The Brahmins studied in special seminar started for the purpose, such as Tols, Vidyalysis and Chatuspathis. The medium of instruction was Sanskrit. The sacred language of the Hindus, by which only all religious and higher secular knowledge was expressed. For the common people, there were, in every village and town, vernacular schools which taught mainly reading, writing and rudiments of arithmetic. These schools also imparted religious instructions to the pupils. These schools were generally taken advantage of by the sons of traders; women, the lower castes and agriculturists hardly received any education. Thus education among Hindus, in Ancient India, was extremely restricted and for all, except the Brahmins, very poor in content. The Brahmins enjoyed monopoly of all higher education. Although education was the monopoly of upper castes, certain literary professions such as medicine (ayurveda) and astrology were also open to castes other than Brahmins.

The trading castes learnt accounting and book-keeping. While in the courts of kings there were persons who had specialized in the art of writing and the keeping records, in villages there were accountants who maintained land registers and revenue records. Further, this education, as part of the entire culture of Hindu society controlled and administrated by Brahmins was means of training the pupils in accepting the existing caste structure of Hindu society, believing in the infallibility of the Vedas, and of Brahmins, in interpreting these Vedas. It also taught the pupils the virtue of unconditional allegiance to elders, to parents, to teachers and to the king. In fact, education was a means of making the individual accept and conform to hierarchic structure of society and completely subordinating his individuality to it.

How to Prepare for SSC CHSL Tier-1 Exam in 2 Months ?

One of the most awaited competitive exams, SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam is approaching soon. Candidates who have filled the application form for the exam must be wondering- ‘How to crack the SSC CHSL Exam in the first attempt?’. We believe that random studying will not help you in cracking the exam. At this stage, you should plan your studies in a smart way so that you can make most of the remaining time that you had before the commencement of the SSC CHSL Tier 1 2018-19 exam.

2 Month Study Plan for SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam

We suggest you to never start your preparation for the competitive exam with a random topic. You should start your preparation by getting familiar with the exam pattern and the syllabus of the SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam first. Your preparation study plan must include the important topics of the exam in such a way that you should be able to cover up the highly weighted topics and also get enough time to practice the questions.

Below we have framed the 2-month study plan for the SSC CHSL in order to help you in covering all the major topics in a proper way.




General Awareness


Week 1(Day 1 -7) Permutation & Combination Probability Sequence and Series Logical Reasoning Alphanumeric Series Data Sufficiency Ranking/Direction/Alphab et Test Geography Economic Science Reading Comprehension Cloze Test
Week 2 (Day 7-14) Number System Ratio, Proportion and Percentage Permutation & Combination Probability Seating Arrangement Data Sufficiency Coded Inequalities Puzzle Tabulation History Culture Reading Comprehension Cloze Test Miscellaneous Questions
Week 3 (Day 14-21) Data Interpretation Mensuration-C ylinder, Cone and Sphere Sequence & Series Number System Tabulation Syllogism Blood Relations Culture General Economy General Polity Geography Miscellaneous Questions Fill in the Blanks Error Spotting Multiple Meaning
Week 4 (Day 21-28) Time & Distance Data Interpretation Ratio, Proportion and Percentage Mensuration-C ylinder, Cone and Sphere Work & Time Input- Output Coding & Decoding Culture General Economy Geography Reading Comprehension Cloze Test Paragraph Completion Error Spotting Mock Test
Week 5 (Day 28-35) Work & Time Simple Interest, Compound Interest Surds & Indices Alphanumeric Series Puzzle Ranking/ Direction/ Alphanumeric Test Logical Reasoning Mock Test Scientific Research Awards & Honours Fill in the Blanks Miscellaneous Paragraph Completion
Week 6 (Day 35-42) Number System Sequence & Series Time & Distance Ratio, Proportion and Percentage Permutation & Combination Probability Tabulation Seating Arrangement Mock test Previous Year Question Paper History Awards & Honours Error Spotting One-Word Substitution Paragraph Completion
Week 7 (Day 42- 49) Time & Distance Work & Time Simple Interest & Compound Interest Surds & Indices Blood Relations Coding-Decoding Input-Output Syllogism Geography Books & Authors Culture Paragraph Completion Active Passive Cloze test Reading Comprehension Mock Test
Week 8 (Day 49- 56) Profit & Loss Simple Interest & Compound Interest Surds & Indices Mixture and Allegations Mock Test Quizzes Previous Year Question Papers History Geography Books & Authors Mock Test Quizzes Previous Year Question Papers Cloze Test Para Jumbles Reading Comprehension Mock Test Quizzes Previous Year Question Papers

Some Important Tips for SSC CHSL Tier 1 Exam 2019-20

  1. Clarity of Concepts

    Clear your concepts of each topic. Go through the study notes and adopt the right approach to solve the questions.

  2. Speed, Accuracy & Time Management

    The speed, accuracy and time management play a vital role in cracking the SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam. You need to work on your calculations and improve your speed for solving the questions. Learn Table, square, cubes, cube root and square root. You can also prepare to calculate numbers mentally. Apart from this, you must practice questions on a regular basis as this will help you in improving the speed and accuracy. Divide your time equally in all the four sections.

  3. Keep Track Through Previous Year Questions & Mock Test

    It is crucial to keep a track of your performance. Practice questions in order to understand your sequence in which you should attempt questions in the exam. Practicing will also help you in knowing your strong and weak areas that require more effort. Try to solve quizzes and previous year questions by keeping a timer by your side as this will help you to know the actual time you are spending on a question or section.

The toughness of the questions in SSC CHSL exam has been on rising from past years. You need to follow the well-structured study plan to crack the exam. So it’s better to start your preparation after analyzing the exam pattern, cut-off trends to give your preparation a right direction.

Follow the 2-month study plan for SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam, the above-mentioned tips and clear your concepts of each chapter to clear the SSC CHSL Exam 2018-19. For more information or any kind of query, you can post your comment in the comment section.

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