Candidates preparing for SSC CGL must check out the SSC CGL Preparation Strategy and tips which will help the aspirants to study more efficiently in the right direction. This article will provide you with all the information regarding SSC CGL exam preparation and help you draw a strategy that shall give you the impetus required to excel in the examination.
First thing to do is checking the SSC CGL Syllabus for each tier of exam before starting the preparation for the SSC CGL exam. Secondly, aspirants have to know the exam pattern of SSC CGL recruitment. SSC CGL comprises 4 tiers, namely Tier 1, 2, 3 & 4, while the first two tiers are computer-based objective type of exams, the third tier is a descriptive pen and paper-based examination to be conducted in both English and Hindi. Whereas Tier 4 comprises of two types of tests i.e Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) for selective posts which are qualifying in nature. Lets know about the best study plan for ssc cgl:
Quantitative Aptitude (QA) is the most important area and most time-consuming section in CGL exam. If we speak in terms of the weightage, it carries in the written exam, in Prelims its 50/200 and 200/400 in Mains making it 250/600, which is approximately 42% of the marks. Therefore knowing about the ssc cgl maths preparation strategy is quite important.
1) Candidates should have a clear understanding of every concept properly and at the same time they have learn short tricks to save time in exams.
2) Aspirants need to work more on the basics and should learn the short cut methods to increase the calculation speed, so that they can learn the management of time properly.
3) Maths syllabus CGL exams can be divided into Arithmetic, Data Interpretation & Advanced Maths. Begin with topics like Number system, Simplifications, ratio and proportion, averages, HCF & LCM, percentage; profit and loss; speed, distance and time; boat and stream questions; data interpretation, etc.
4) Keep special focus on topics like simplification, ratio and proportion, age problems, percentages, interest, Data Interpretation, as they are simple and quite scoring.
5) Regular practice is mandatory to expertise in this section, try to allot at least 2 hours every day to practice questions from Quantitative Aptitude. Solve an array of questions so that you are aware of your strong and weak areas.
6) From the analysis of previous years trends, we can see that most of the Quantitative Aptitude paper is concentrated on the following 5 topics which amounts to more than 50% of paper.
a) Percentage/ Profit, Loss & Discount (2 to 3 Questions)
b) Data Interpretation (4 to 5 Questions)
c) Trigonometry (3 to 4 Questions)
d)Geometry (1 to 3 Questions)
e) Algebra (2 to 3 Questions)
8) Mistakes to Avoid while attempting Quantitative Aptitude paper:
i) In a hurry to solve questions faster, candidates don’t read questions clearly and end up making mistakes. Do not do it, solving the question methodically, read twice before you go ahead and start solving.
ii) Avoid any guesswork as SSC CGL exams have negative marking, so this point should always be kept in mind as far as any competitive exams are concerned.
How to Prepare General Intelligence and Reasoning for SSC CGL Exam Tier I
This section also has 25 questions in the Tier-1 Exam. Reasoning tests your problem-solving and decision-making skills and analytical thinking.
1) Reasoning section will include questions on Analogy, Word Arrangement, Odd Man Out, Alphanumeric Series, Venn Diagrams, Coding-Decoding, similarities and differences, space visualization, problem-solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discriminating observation, relationship concepts, figure classification, arithmetical number series, non-verbal series, etc.
2) While this section remains on the simpler side to solve, candidates must read the questions properly and then apply logics, to avoid those silly mistakes.
3) In case, if any problem ends up in taking too much time than expected, than it’s better if you should switch to the next question instead of losing time. Do not waste your precious time solving one question. If time permits, then come back and solve that left one question.
5) Take out time in you study plan to Practice GI and Reasoning questions every day.
6) Certain topics like puzzles, figure-based questions, analogy, coding-decoding, series, are very easy to solve and also particularly high scoring. So, never miss out gaining command on these topics. You will witness a significant improvement in your accuracy within a few weeks if you practice regularly.
7) Non-verbal reasoning topics like image assembling, figure-counting, etc. demand you to employ visual imagination and very easy answered, thereby saving precious time. Do not skip or ignore these questions as they may seem time-consuming to you initially during practice session but can be easily mastered. Practicing them is the only best way to make them less time-consuming.
General Awareness (GA) is observed to be the most scoring section of the exam in recent years. GA section doesn’t require any calculations and therefore it is least time-consuming section. Candidates can attempt this section very quickly and accurately if they know the correct answer. If you start preparing this section thoroughly two months before the exam, it will not take you more than 10 minutes to finish this section. You can utilize the time saved here for doing calculations in Quantitative Aptitude.
1) This section mostly consists of more questions from Static GK than current affairs. Thus, focus more on static GK part and simultaneously do not forget stay in touch with the current affairs daily.
2) As per the current trends the areas in which more questions are asked is given below. Prepare the subjects in the order to score well.
3) Go through the miscellaneous topics which includes , Economic Survey, Important Authors and Writers, Oscar Winners, State Animals and Symbols, Union Budget, Demonetization, famous sea ports & airports and their location, etc. Make notes and mind maps to remember facts, a chronology of historical events, and dates.
4) Read NCERT textbooks pertaining to Class 7 to 10 for Science, Social Science, along with these you should refer Class 11 and 12 for Geography and History subject.
5) Try attempting at least 50 questions of GA every day and check your accuracy and time. You should be in a position to solve the questions not taking more than 20 minutes.
English section is very important for SSC CGL exam, so this section cannot be ignored. English preparation in SSC CGL Tier 1 or 2 or 3 revolves around three key aspects that is grammar, vocabulary and comprehension. So, preparing SSC CGL English strategy becomes quite important. If you have good grip on these areas then this section is a smooth sail.
1) First and foremost inculcate an habit of reading news paper daily and especially the editorial section. List down some new words from the newspaper and derive synonyms and antonyms for those words. In this way your command on vocabulary will increase as well as you are preparing for Current Affairs simultaneously.
2) Since Comprehension is compulsory question in most of the exams specially in SSC Exams, aspirants should increase their comprehension skills by reading the featured stories and also practice questions on daily basis. While Solving Reading Comprehension questions identify the tone of the article, this will help you understand the essence of the article and answer the questions easily.
3) The pattern and questions in this section are repeated time and again. Thus, practicing previous years papers is a must and compulsory task for aspirants preparing for SSC CGL.
4) You may observe from the previous year’s papers that, more than 50 per cent of the question paper is based on grammar, therefore, work on the fundamentals of grammar.
Over view of Preparation tips for SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam:
A) Identify your weak Areas: . Practice on the weak areas so that it is easy in the examination to solve them more easily.
B) Make a list of Important Topics: Listing down all Important Topics will help in preparing a preparation strategy and make sure you study those topics and practice a lot of questions
C) Previous Years Papers: Those who are preparing for SSC CGL exams, should practice the papers during the preparation time so that you can know the examination pattern and also to your weak areas.
D) Mock Exams: The Final thing you should do is to practice and more. The more you practice the more you develop the understanding and confidence. This is the most important requirement for maintaining focus and concentration.
E) Daily Study Plan: Prepare a timetable of your study plan and try not to deviate from it. This will immensely help in boosting your preparation. Remember, discipline is a very important factor to achieve success.
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