What strategy should I follow to crack SSC CGL?

Hey there!….lots of question i have in my mind for ssc cgl preparation strategy.

I have participated in SSC CGL exam but not qualified for this. I am preparing for SSC CGL and its been a year now. Kindly let me know what I am missing and what strategy should I follow during SSC CGL preparation?

Default Asked on March 11, 2019 in SSC.


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Cracking any competitive exam including SSC CGL, is possible with time management and a little planning.

Combined Graduate Level (CGL exam) is conducted every year by Staff Selection Board.  There are four tiers and you are required to clear all the four tiers

1st and 2nd tier are both contain Objective type Multiple choice questions – which you have to take online

For the 3rd tier, you need to write a descriptive paper in English or Hindi offline.

In the 4th tier depending on the post you have applied you should take a Data Entry Speed Test (DET) or Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

Planning Tier 1

In the 1st tier, you have to answer 100 questions under sections Quantitative Aptitude, English language, General Intelligence and General awareness in 1 hour.

  • For this brush up basic concepts of Math, concentrating on arithmetic parts more. Learn short cuts to conserve time and do extra problems.
  • English papers usually give more importance to Vocabulary followed by Grammar and comprehension. Plan your strategy accordingly.
  • For General Intelligence paper practice logical questions more. Practice series, arrangements, Analogy, Decoding and coding, classification, mirror image, dice, triangle, figure formation and statement conclusion questions.
  • General Awareness has more questions from General Science –Physics, Chemistry, and Biology. Next, brush up on your grasp of current affairs, Indian politics, History, geography, Finance, banking, International affairs, names of authors important days etc.  Read as many newspapers, books, magazine as possible.  Make notes, share notes with friends or attend coaching classes if required.

Overall you should –

  • Make a study plan and timetable for all sections
  • Practice, Practice, Practice – more books, mock tests, model papers, old exam papers
  • Try out different strategies and find which one works out for you.
  • Spotlight on weak areas for improvement
  • Plan time for each section
  • During the exam read your question more than one time
  • Avoid guessing but use the rule of elimination to answer some questions
Default Answered on March 12, 2019.
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