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SSC CGL Tier1 Exam 2015- Six Week Preparation Plan

SSC Exam

Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) Exam conducts every year for the recruitment of qualified job seekers to fill up vacant seats under different departments.As we all know that at least 2 months preparation is necessary for cracking SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam, so it is the right time to start the studies now.

Preparation Plan: SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam contains 4 sections which include Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General English and General Awareness.It is very important to make a preparation strategy for the exam. Maths and English are the two most important sections in the examination so it is required to prepare these two subjects equally. The section of General Knowledge and Reasoning are asked only in Tier 1 examination so there is no requirement to improve this section. So you should spend only limited time accordingly. You can give 25-30 % share of time in Tier 1 Examination on which less than 15% time should be given to GK. You need to manage your mostly time in two most important sections that are English and Maths. We’ve tried to provide you with the best book for each section as well. Now, Tips for cracking each section are:

Reasoning: Reasoning is a test of observing our mental and problem solving ability.The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Seating Arrangements, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Statement and Conclusions, Directions, Blood Relations, Analogy, Classification, Series problems, Ranking, Data sufficiency, Assumptions and Directions. Non-Verbal is the toughest of all. Also, deals with maximum number of problems especially with problem figures and mirror images.

Quantitative aptitude: Quantitative Aptitude section contains the basic mathematical questions. This section is extremely scoring and the right understanding of the problem can help the aspirants to sail through this section. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Number Systems, Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Time & Work, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Time & Distance, Mensuration, Partnership, Bar graph & Pie-chart and Probability.

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams

General English: This is the section where many aspirants are not able to score minimum cut off marks. As you all read English books, chat with your friends in English and of course watch English movies. This is a test principally to determine candidate’s ability to remember main ideas and significant details. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Grammar, Comprehension, Error Correction, Vocabulary and Synonyms & Antonyms.

General English for Competitive Exams

General awareness: General Awareness is the most important section of SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam. This section acquires more importance because this is the only section which can be attempted quickly and at the same time, very high marks can be scored in this section. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as basic General Knowledge, Important Days, Important Persons, Award Winners, Books and Authors Games and Cups and Abbreviations.

Objective General Knowledge & Current Affair Level 1

We hope the given add-on information helps you in achieving your goal and make your future better and we hope you to succeed in your examinations. Best of luck!

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SSC Exam 2015: Tips to study difficult topics

Preparation Tips

When you know what your exam consists of you can fight well, so now we will focus on each section one by one. As every person has his/her own caliber, strengths and weaknesses, he/she may be good in one section and might be lagging in other one. Thus, we’ll give you a brief suggestion on how to prepare different sections to score more.

Reasoning/General Intelligence:

First we talk about Reasoning Section, this consists of 50 Marks. Just focus on points mentioned below:

  1. This Section is usually very easy but you shouldn’t underestimate this and must prepare to attempt about 45 questions at least and it’s not as tough as it sounds.
  2. Questions consist of:
  3. Almost 5 Questions from Coding/Decoding
  • 2 to 3 from Analogy
  • 2 from Blood Relations
  • 1 to 2 from Calendar
  • 1 or 2 from Sitting Arrangement
  • 1 from Distance and Directions
  • 5 Questions from Syllogisms
  • In last of this Section 5 to 10 questions are from Non-verbal Reasoning, most easy part of this section is generally put in the last 10 questions, so if you find Start is tough you must start from Last of this section, this will really help you.
  1. Getting 40 marks is as easier in this Section as to attempt a 10th Level NDA Exam.
  2. Remember, this section easy, but it is a part of your exam so, here race is about time, and if you waste more than 40 minutes in this section you are trapped, so Make a habit to solve 50 questions of Previous Paper in just 35 to 40 minutes also time to darken circles in Answer sheet is included in 40 minutes.

Maths/Quantitative Aptitude:

It is very important to plan how to attempt this section, as only this section can define your fate, so be attentive while attempting this section. As a personal suggestion, you should attempt this section at last, and don’t indulge in depth or don’t try to mess with any question in this section, just ignore the ones which are strange for you and in a quick reading find all those which are most familiar with you to be attempted.
Don’t be afraid of this section as many candidates have a horrible experience to face this section, you need not worry, let us explain why?

  1. First thing you are not supposed to solve all these tough problems, just choose around 20 to 25 questions those are much easier than others.
  2. Attempt them all 25 question correctly as only this section is the one in which either you get the correct answer otherwise you will not get any answer.
  3. Focus on Trigonometry, Algebra section as these two topics are most easy part of this section and consists of 10 to 15 questions.
  4. Then attempt Percentage as it saves time to solve these questions, every year there are 2 or 3 questions on Percentage have been observed and they are based on just successive discounts.
  5. 1 to 2 easy questions on geometry are assured.
  6. Then Focus on Mensuration as this section will also help you in Tier II.
  7. Around 5 Questions on Data Interpretation (DI) are always fixed at last. Choose them to score more in much lesser time.

English:

Never focus on Conversational English (means Spoken or Behavioral) as it is not related to Competitive English, here you are supposed to have typical knowledge of Grammar, you must be able to identify Grammatical Errors in sentences. Just follow these simple tips to attempt this section:

  1. Read Newspaper on daily basis: don’t be afraid guys, you just need to read First Page and National Page, and if you find anything interesting in any news, just read that in depth.
  2. Reading Newspaper will help you a lot in Preparing for SSC Tier I and Tier II, as many ERROR detection questions are generally made on the basis of Grammar that is used in Newspaper.
  3. While Attempting English Section, Maintain your speed, don’t get slow as normally it takes just 25 minutes to attempt all 50 questions of English Section in Tier I.
  4. You can Follow Lucent Objective English for a Sure Shot Success and this book will bless you a great sense of detecting error in your first reading.
  5. Read more and More Passages, this will improve your speed in reading and understanding English and will speed you up to get at least 35 to 38 marks in English section in TIER I.

General Awareness:

First of all remember that you can’t score very much in GK because it is a subject which is so vast to cover and it is divided in many topics like history, geography, economics, political science, culture of INDIA, etc. and we know it is hard to prepare all these simultaneously, so guys don’t focus so seriously on general awareness. Here are few tips to improve general awareness:

  1. When you are attempting GK Section in SSC CGL Exam never spend too much time for a single question. Read it in a fluent manner and think for just 5 seconds and if you find the question strange for you just leave it right away.
  2. You have 50 questions to read and you must not spare more than 15 – 20 minutes for them.
  3. Answer only when you are at least 90% sure that you know the answer, don’t just try to dark circle with half knowledge, this could decide your fate.
  4. Never think of this section as an opportunity to attempt all, as generally we think that we know the answer for every question but we are not 100% sure, please put your answer very carefully.
  5. Try to improve your general knowledge by reading newspaper daily, and discuss a new topic every day with your friends to boost up your knowledge.
  6. Read Monthly Magazine of the previous month from the Examination, like if you are going to attempt exam in April, read out a resourceful magazine for the Month of March.
  7. Focus on main Topics of this Section: The most important one is Indian Polity, then Five year Plans, Economy, Budget of the same year, after that a good knowledge of all other topics like: Geography, History and Biology are of Equal importance.
  8. Attempting above 20 is a good score in General Awareness.

Useful Books for SSC Exam

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SSC CGL Exam 2015-How to prepare the different sections

Preparation Tips

SSC Tier-1 Exam contains 4 sections which include Reasoning, Numerical Aptitude, English Comprehension and General Awareness.It is very important to make a preparation strategy for the exam. Time spent on preparation varies as per the students. Maths and English are the two most important sections in the examination so it is required to prepare these two subjects equally. The section of General Knowledge and Reasoning are asked only in Tier 1 examination so there is no requirement to improve this section. So you should spend only limited time accordingly. You can give 25-30 % share of time in Tier 1 Examination on which less than 15% time should be given to GK. You need to manage your mostly time in two most important sections that are English and Maths. Now, Tips for cracking each section are:

Reasoning

Reasoning is a test of observing our mental and problem solving ability. Reasoning is not like numerical skill where you learn some formula and solve question by applying that formula. You have to be very careful while answering these questions. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Seating Arrangements, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Statement and Conclusions, Directions, Blood Relations, Analogy, Classification, Series problems, Ranking, Data sufficiency, Assumptions and Directions. Non-Verbal is the toughest of all. Also, deals with maximum number of problems especially with problem figures and mirror images.

Numerical Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude section contains the basic mathematical questions. Before exercising such questions, it is better to go through the basic mathematical formulae and learn some short cuts to solve the questions in lesser time. In this section, the questions act as Calculation Instruments. This section is extremely scoring and the right understanding of the problem can help the aspirants to sail through this section. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Number Systems, Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Time & Work, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Time & Distance, Mensuration, Partnership, Bar graph & Pie-chart and Probability.

General English

This is the section where many aspirants are not able to score minimum cut off marks. As you all read English books, chat with your friends in English and of course watch English movies. But you cannot get score good marks in English section. Most of the students face difficulty in this section. This is a test principally to determine candidate’s ability to remember main ideas and significant details. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Grammar, Comprehension, Error Correction, Vocabulary and Synonyms & Antonyms. Few tips to keep in mind:

  • Read English newspapers daily
  • Improve your vocabulary by knowing 10 new words everyday along with its Synonyms and Antonyms
  • Watch good English news channels
  • Refer a good basic English and Comprehension book like ‘Wren n Martin’

General Awareness

General Awareness is the most important section of SSC Tier I Exam. This section acquires more importance because this is the only section which can be attempted quickly and at the same time, very high marks can be scored in this section. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as basic General Knowledge, Important Days, Important Persons, Award Winners, Books and Authors Games and Cups and Abbreviations.

  • Listen and read National and International news on daily basis
  • Go through the General Awareness books such as Competition Master, Competition Success Review or Pratiyogita Darpan on monthly basis
  • Study the last budget passed by the Central Government
  • Be aware of all changes around the world 6-7 months before the exam

Best Books For SSC Exam Preparation:

9789383379972_1Ultimate Guide to SSC Combined Graduate Level - CGL (Tier I & Tier II) Exam 3rd EditionUltimate Guide to SSC Combined Graduate Level - CGL (Tier I & Tier II) Exam 2nd Edition

 

Guidelines for understanding how to study SSC and the best time to start preparation

SSC CGL Preparation Tips

SSC conducts various exams to appoint the job competitor for several posts in government departments all over the India. But as everybody knows the exam is tough and so as the competition. Every year, lakhs of applicants appear for this exam but only a fraction of them are able to qualify it. Thus, right preparation strategy is very important to crack SSC Exam 2015.

Here are few tips which can help you for preparation of the exam:

  1. Know the syllabus: It is of utmost importance that whatever exam you are appearing for, you must study according to the given official syllabus.
  2. Short Study Hours, Strong Focus: If you cannot study for long hours, it is much better to sit for short hours, but with dedication! Promise yourself you’ll study well for those two hours.
  3. Set Targets: Set achievable targets for yourself, like studying 4 comprehensive topics in an hour, or 7-8 small topics in an hour. This will boost your speed as your mind will not feel over taxed.
  4. Start your preparation early: Although it is beneficial to start your preparation as early as you can but don’t delay your study practice at least 3 months before the SSC exam
  5. Practice, Practice & More Practice: Read as many books as you can and solve as many previous years papers as you can. Daily solve a previous year paper or a model test paper and try to do all 200 questions correctly within 2 hrs. Practice more and more because practice makes a man perfect.
  6. Improve your speed: Since it’s a time bound examination, you need to work on your speed of solving problems, thus, you need not to be fast but smart. Learn different tricks or techniques which can help you crack the question in less amount of time. Also, always wear a watch while giving any type of paper as it will keep you updated with time.
  7. Know your weaknesses: while solving previous year’s papers or mock tests identify the sections in which you are lagging and starting working towards improvement.
  8. Revision:Don’t forget to put the regular revision time in between.Also,3 days before the exam, revise as much as you can.
  9. Use Flashcards: This is another great tool that will let you revise anytime, anywhere and with ease! Make flashcards of important dates, event and keywords to keep your memory fresh.
  10. Take Regular Breaks: It’s always better to give yourself a break after every hour or two, than cramming everything nonstop. Constant studying makes your mind bored and unresponsive. So take time out to pamper yourself and let yourself unwind. A calm body and mind are the most receptive. Simple things like cooking, painting, or even a walk in the park are good ways to let your hair down. You could even rock out to your favorite music.
  11. Eat Light: Start your day with a light breakfast like cereal and fruit. Avoid greasy food to spare yourself the lethargy and drowsiness that they induce. Eating light will make your body feel lighter, letting you focus better.
  12. Get Ample Sleep: I cannot stress the importance of sleeping enough! Make sure you are well rested so that your body doesn’t decide to rest at a time you need it the most!

Best Books for SSC Exam Preparation:

9789383379972_1Ultimate Guide to SSC Combined Graduate Level - CGL (Tier I & Tier II) Exam 3rd EditionUltimate Guide to SSC Combined Graduate Level - CGL (Tier I & Tier II) Exam 2nd Edition

Crack Descriptive EnglishObjective General Knowledge & Current Affairs level 2 for UPSC/ IES/ State PCS/ CSAT/ BankComputer Knowledge for SBI/ IBPS Clerk/ PO/ RRB/ RBI/ SSC/ Insurance Exams

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