The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination notification published every year to fill up various posts in offices like; C&AG, Intelligence Bureau (IB), CBI, NIA, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, Department of post, CBDT, CBIC, Other departments & organizations. Nobody wants to miss this opportunity to get a government job and settled their career.
How to crack SSC CGL?
To successfully crack SSC CGL in first attempt you need these things;
- The right guidance & strategy.
- Some good references.
- Regular practice.
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Get ready to start preparing for your upcoming exam. Let’s start.
In general the SSC CGL exam is organized in four tiers; Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III, & Tier-IV in which the Tier-I & Tier-II are computer based examinations, Tier III is Pen & Paper Based Description Type Exam and Tier IV is a computer proficiency/data entry test. But it depends on the organization and post type you have selected at the time of registration to appear for various tiers of the exam.
In general the subjects that are included in the SSC CGL exam are General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension. But for some posts you may need to study Statistics and General Studies (Finance and Economics) separately. You can follow some good books for SSC CGL preparation.
How to Prepare for SSC CGL Examination
Prepare General Knowledge (GK) / General Awareness
To prepare general knowledge (GK) for SSC CGL you need to cover both static GK and current affairs topics. Static GK portion have many topics like; Indian History, Geography, General Science (GS), Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Banking & Finance, Marketing Aptitude, Computer Knowledge & other.
For the current affairs section you need to follow daily newspapers, breaking news, current news related to Indian government, politics, sports, science, invention, education, & other related topics.
If you can thoroughly prepare general awareness for SSC CGL exam then you are also one step ahead for the preparation of other competitive exams like; SSC CHSL, RRB, Banking & other exams.
To make your general knowledge strong enough you can check this guide: best GK books for competitive exams.
Right Way to Practice Quantitative Aptitude/Math for SSC CGL
Aptitude is the most scoring part to rank higher in your SSC CGL exam. If you are practicing in the right way you can attempt all the questions and achieve a good score in your exam that we’re going to discuss in this article.
To prepare Quantitative Aptitude/Maths for SSC CGL you need to study and practice from the basics. Once you become expert in basics, you can move on to advanced topics and in that way you can make a strong command on all the topics that includes in the syllabus.
Practice previous year questions and answers to understand about the pattern asked in the examination. You can follow aptitude books specially written for competitive exams and regularly give online speed test to boost your confidence and problem solving skills.
Start Preparing General Intelligence and Reasoning
General Intelligence and Reasoning is another part to increase your score. This part includes questions from both verbal and non-verbal reasoning. It is included in the exam to test candidate’s problem solving ability and decision making skills.
It’s not a matter whether you are familiar with this before or not. If you can practice continuously with various problems that already appeared in the previous exams you can automatically build the confidence to solve any easy, moderate or difficult reasoning problems.
When solving reasoning, follow the correct method which can make easy for you to solve problems in less time. Practicing various types of verbal and non-verbal reasoning problems by giving speed test will provide you extra confidence for your exam.
How to Study English Language and Comprehension for SSC CGL
English Language and Comprehension is one of the most important part of the SSC CGL syllabus. The English Language section is designed to test the candidate’s English Language knowledge and ability to solve problems like; error detection, sentence improvement, fills in the blanks, comprehension passage, and other topics.
In English comprehension the candidates will be tested for his/her ability to understand correct English, basic comprehensions skills, and writing ability (letter writing, precis writing, & etc.).
Regularly following an English newspaper will not only improve your English Language ability but also helps you to stay aware about the current happenings in the society.
How do you preparing for your upcoming SSC CGL exam? Let us know through comments.