Tuesday, 6 June 2017

Study Tips for SSC CGL 2017 Preparation

Staff selection commission has released the notification foe SSC CGL 2017 exams. As exam is going to be held soon aspirants are all gear up for the preparation. But the most common question candidates have is how to prepare for SSC CGL exam?

Here we are providing some SSC CGL 2017 preparation tips which will help you to study smartly and to make strategy about how to make study plan to crack the SSC CGL tier-1.

SSC CGL 2017 Preparation Strategy

Before making any preparation plan for SSC CGL exam, candidates should know syllabus and exam pattern. So that you can be familiar with and understand the paper pattern of SSC CGL 2017 exam. Here we discussed on syllabus and exam pattern with the study plan. 

SSC CGL Syllabus and Exam Pattern 

SSC CGL exam is been held in four tiers. Tier 1 and tier 2 have multiple choice questions for one hour and two hours respectively. Tier 3 is for descriptive test (Essay, application writing) while tier 4 is for typing or computer test. Here we will discuss study plan for SSC CGL tier-1.

Here we are providing study plan for SSC CGL tier-1 only. Syllabus for SSC CGL tier-1 consists of mainly four subjects (English Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, Reasoning). Subject wise Exam pattern for tier-1 is given below:

No. of questions
Max. Marks
Time Duration
English Comprehension

60 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude
General Intelligence & Reasoning
General Awareness

What Are The Study Tips for SSC CGL 2017?

To make strategy for SSC CGL preparation, candidates need to analyze, which topics they need to give extra attention to prepare. We discussed all subjects in detail how to start SSC CGL exam preparation

Study Tips for English Comprehension: 

  • Candidates feel problem to score good in this subject. To score well work with your vocabulary. 
  • Read newspaper, magazines, and articles daily and try to remember new words.
  • Solve practice papers and analyze to avoid grammar mistakes. Learn grammar rules.
  • Synonyms/ antonyms, one word substitution, phrases and sentence improvement are some topics in which you can score good with little efforts.
  • You can give 10 minutes to solve this section.

Study Tips for Quantitative Aptitude:

  • The question level is said to be of 10th grade. But don’t be overconfident.
  • Solve old question papers to practice. Cover all the topics. Your basic theory should be clear to understand the questions.
  • Use formulas and short tricks to solve the problem quickly.
  • 20-25 minutes is enough to solve question from this section.
  • Trigonometry, geometry, mensuration, data interpretation and simplification are some topics which can score you good in less time. Try to solve questions from these topics first.

Study Tips for General Intelligence & Reasoning

  • This section is to analyze mental ability of the candidates and general problem-solving capability.
  • Sitting arrangement, Age and family relation, syllogism, equality- non equality are some important topics to prepare for this section.
  • Try to solve questions mentally and quickly. You can decide 10 minute to reasoning section.

Study Tips for General Awareness

  • This section doesn’t have specific topics from which questions will be asked. Candidates should have wide knowledge of general awareness. 
  • Question asked in general awareness are related to current events, social events organized in India or neighbor countries, question related to sports, cinema, Indian history, culture, economics, politics, constitution etc.
  • Candidates should read newspaper daily to be aware of current affairs and events. Refer good book for history, geography and other topics.
  • No need to give time to question of this section as there is nothing to solve. You either know the answer or move ahead if not confirm about answer. 10 min will be enough for this section.

Important Preparation Tips for SSC CGL 2017

  • Time management is important thing to handle in the exam. 
  • Keep practice and analyze how much time you are taking to solve the sample question paper.
  • Set practice paper according to exam time so you can learn to solve problem within time limit.
  • Don’t forget to revise what you have read before exam time. Many candidates make mistake not to revise the syllabus before the exam while preparing for a year.
  • Revise short notes and formulas you prepared while studying briefly. 
  • And the last but the important thing is confidence. Be concentrate and positive. 

I hope these study tips for SSC CGL preparation will help you to study according to remaining time and crack the exam.
All the best!!

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