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Staff Selection Commission - Combined Gradute Level Examination - Tier I Preparation

 

Let us start reading the preparation article Regarding Staff Selection Commission - Combined Gradute Level Examination - Tier I

SSC CGL 2019 - This exam is the most popular exam for government job aspirants. Its full name is a combined graduate level examination. It is conducted by the staff selection commission. On average, every year around 15 lakh aspirants fill the application form for this examination. Most of the aspirants jump into SSC CGL exam preparation after their graduation. SSC CGL preparation is not that much time durable than that of UPSC. It is mainly famous because of its lucrative perks, stability and social respect among society. Many aspirants struggling with SSC English preparation. This examination is based on the concepts of subjects till class 10th. If you are good at the subjects up to 10th that means you are 80% ready for the examination. The only thing you have to do is just to use those concepts with the questions appeared in all the previous years’ SSC examination.

SSC CGL  preparation for English subject is a must because most of the aspirants lack in the English language for this examination. It is popular because it is the This examination is conducted for filling the various Group-B & Group-C posts in the central government departments. The most popular posts under SSC-CGL are Inspector, Examiner, Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Account Officer,  Assistant Section Officer, Divisional Accountant, etc. These posts are filled in different departments/ministries like - CAG, Income Tax, Excise, CBI, IB, NIA, etc.
 

Tier-1 (Preliminary Examination)

Sr. No.

Subject

Number Of Question

Maximum Marks

Time

1

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

50

60 Minutes

2

General Awareness

25

50

3

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

4

English Comprehension

25

50

 

Total

100

200

  • There is a total of 100 questions and a composite time of 60 minutes.

  • 2 Mark will be awarded to answer the question correctly.

  • 1/2 Mark will be deducted in case of answering wrong.

  • You can switch between the sections in these 60 minutes.

 

Tier-II (Mains Examination)

Subject

Number Of Question

Maximum Marks

Time

Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities)

100

200

120 Minutes to each paper

Paper-II (English Language & Comprehension)

200

200

Paper-III (Statistics)

100

200

Paper-IV (Finance & Economics)

100

200

 

  • There is a total of 100 questions and a composite time of 60 minutes.

  • 2 Mark will be awarded to answer the question correctly.

  • 1/2 Mark will be deducted in case of answering wrong.

  • In Tier II, Paper I & Paper to are compulsory for the posts.

  • In Tier-II, there will be 1/2 negative marking in Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-III & ¼ in Paper-II.

  • In Tier-II, Paper-III is for those candidates who have applied for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO).

  • In Tier-II, Paper-IV is for those candidates who have applied for Assistant Audit Officer & Assistant Account Officer.

  • Successful Candidates in Tier-II will have to appear in Tier-III which is a descriptive writing test.


How to Prepare For SSC CGL/ SSC CGL Preparation Plan

  • The first step to prepare for any exam is to understand the syllabus & pattern of the exam.

  • List down your week areas & strong areas as per the syllabus and pattern of this examination.

  • Make a study plan keeping three parameters in mind - Your strong areas, weak areas & syllabus.

  • Devote much time to weaker section than that of your strong section.

  • Follow the study plan strictly and cover all the concepts related to each topic.

  • After going through all the concepts, practice the exercise questions available in the chapter.

  • When you are done with the clarity in concepts, then pick past papers of all the railways' & SSC exams, as both exams follow the same examination pattern.

  • The test is online, so for being familiar with the online test-taking environment, take an online test series.

  • In the real-time examination, you have to do these questions in a stipulated time limit. So, now take an online test series and attempt that in a manner that you are attempting railways the real examination.

  • After taking an online test, analyze the question which you have answered wrong & go through the given solutions.

How To Prepare Quantitative Aptitude For SSC CGL

  • Learn the Vedic Maths Tricks to enhance your calculation.

  • Take a standard book to get the conceptual clarity of all the arithmetic topics.

  • Practice all the questions & examples given in the book.

  • Apart from arithmetic cover topics like- Number system, Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra suing class 9th & 10th NCERTs.

  • Take the help of online sources to cover the topics which are not available in the book.

How To Prepare Logical Reasoning For SSC CGL

  • Learn the basic concepts of reasoning by referring to any standard book.

  • Practice as many questions based on that particular topic.

  • You can solve puzzles to increase your mental ability

  • Solve past papers of reasoning section of railways as well as SSC. Because both the exams follow the same examination pattern.

How To Prepare the English Language For SSC CGL

  • SSC Exams’ English is not tougher as Banking Examination. Bank Checks your understanding of the English & SSC Checks the Grammar.

  • Take any standard book to cover parts of speech.

  • Read English newspapers, magazines, and novels.

  • Write an article on any topic using your vocabulary. It will help you in the English Language test along with the Descriptive Writing Test in Tier-III. 

  • Practice the English questions from past papers as SSC repeats the question with little changes.

  • Try to get perfection in solving topics like - Voice, Narration, etc.

How To Prepare General Awareness For SSC CGL

  • General Awareness of RRB exams can be divided into two parts-50% GK, 30% General Science, 20% Current Affairs.

  • For General Science & Gk you can refer NCERTs from 6th to 10th of Science & Social Studies.

  • Read The Hindu for Current Affairs.

  • The focus of Science & Technology questions For General Awareness.

  • Solve past papers of SSC as well as RRB to be comfortable with the kind of question asked in the examination.

SSC CGL Preparation Tips

“You can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will”- Mr.Stephen King 

  • Your strategies for attempting prelims & mains examination should be different because the difficulty level and the number of questions are not the same in both these examinations.

  • Prelims are introduced to filter the aspirants.

  • In-depth, conceptual clarity will be checked in the mains examination.

  • While attempting prelims, As per your strength start the exam from your strongest section in the examination and so on. (In descending order)

  • Attempt those questions first of all which can be solved in minimum time as compared to the others.

  • Focus on General Awareness as if you are prepared then you can score high in minimum time

Must-Read Books for SSC CGL Preparation

  • Quantitative Aptitude/Quantity Abilities - Quantitative Aptitude by RS Aggarwal, Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Mathematics, Mathematics NCERT’s Class 9th & 10th.

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning - Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal, A New Approach To Reasoning by BS Sijwali.

  • English Language - Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh, Objective General English by SP Bakshi.

  • General Awareness - The Hindu Newspaper, Lucent General Knowledge, Lucent’s General Science.

  • Statistics - Statistics’ NCERT class 11th 12th.

  • Finance & Economics - Economics NCERT’s From Class 9th to 12th.

Through this article, we have given you all the required information from the preparation point of view to crack SSC-CGL. If you go through it in a good manner and follow the given advice then you can definitely crack it even without coaching.

“If you can dream it then definitely you can do it.”. 
Keep going and Happy Learning

 

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Staff Selection Commission - Combined Gradute Level Examination - Tier I Syllabus

Quantitative Aptitude (23)
Number System
Chapter Weightage (4%)
LCM and HCF
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Simplification
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Power, Indices and Surds
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Average
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Ratio and Proportion
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Alligation and mixture
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Percentage
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Profit and Loss
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Discount
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Simple Interest
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Compound Interest
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Time and Work
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Pipe and Cistern
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Time and Distance
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Boat and Stream
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Sequence and Series
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Algebra
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Trigonomentry
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Geometry
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Mensuration
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Statistics & Data Interpretation
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Miscellaneous - Quantitaitve Aptitude
Chapter Weightage (4%)
General Awareness (23)
Indian History
Chapter Weightage (4%)
World History
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Indian Art and Culture
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Indian Polity and Constitution
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Physical Geography
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Geography of India
Chapter Weightage (4%)
World Geography
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Economics
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Concepts of Physics
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Concepts of Chemistry
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Computer and IT
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Science & Technology
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Honours & Awards
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Books & Authors
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Important Decades, Years & Days
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Sports
Chapter Weightage (4%)
National Events
Chapter Weightage (4%)
International Events
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Miscellaneous - General Awareness
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Census 2011
Chapter Weightage (4%)
General Intelligence and Reasoning (25)
Analogy or similarity
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Blood relationship
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Symbols and Notations
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Classification
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Direction and distance test
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Scheduled Day/ Date/ Time
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Series
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Coding decoding
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Word formation
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Syllogism, Statement and conclusion
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Ranking and Arrangements
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Finding the missing Numbers
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Arithmetical problems
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Cubes and dices
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Logical Venn Diagram
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Miscellaneous
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Series - Non Verbal
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Analogy or Simiarity - Non Verbal
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Classification - Non Verbal
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Mirrior and water images
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Paper cutting and Folding
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Completion of figure
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Embeded figure
Chapter Weightage (4%)
Deviation of figure
Chapter Weightage (4%)
English Language and Comprehension (22)
Nouns
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Pronouns
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Verb
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Adjectives
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Adverb
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Prepositions
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Conjunction
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Interjections
Chapter Weightage (1%)
ParaJumbles
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Voice
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Naration
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Reading Comprehension
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Vocabulary based Questions
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Common Errors
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Improvement of Sentences
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Fill in the blanks
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Synonyms
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Antonyms
Chapter Weightage (1%)
One word Substitution
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Idioms/Phrases
Chapter Weightage (1%)
Cloze Test
Chapter Weightage (1%)
 

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