How to crack SSC CGL (Tips & Techniques )

How to crack SSC CGL (Tips & Techniques ) Published by: suzan poudel Updated Fri, 19 Mar 2021 06:53 PM IST

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts every year , the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for the recruitment of Grade “B” and “C” category posts in various Government Ministries, Departments and Offices. The exam is held in 4 stages which are called Tiers. While the first two are online the latter two are offline exams.It is considered to be one of the biggest examinations to be conducted for graduate students in India.

Chart out the Syllabus and Prepare a Time Table:

The first and foremost thing required to ace almost every exam including SSC CGL is a fair knowledge of the Syllabus & exam pattern. It'll help you to prepare effectively for this exam . You'll also get an idea of what are the areas that you're weak in and pay more attention to them .

The syllabus for Tier I is as follows –

General intelligence and reasoning: 50 marks
General awareness: 50 marks
Quantitative aptitude: 50 marks
English comprehension: 50 marks

Discipline and Practice: 

Practice relevant topics as much as you can .


You need to allocate maximum time to the areas in which you're weak and minimal time to the strong ones. Proper Practice will reduce your possibility of committing any errors and will increase your speed in solving the questions asked .

Set Your Goals:

You need to set your goals for each day of your preparation time . It'll help you keep yourself on track .

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Make sure that sufficient time is devoted towards preparation of each section . If you make a time table and set goals for each day it'll help you keep a check on yourself so that you don't miss out of anything .

Practice Previous Year Papers and Mock Tests frequently

You need to make a habit practising Previous Year Papers and Mock Tests every day to improve speed and accuracy. Questions from previous year papers are often repeated and Solve it'll also give you a gist of the examination pattern and the type of questions asked . You should be also careful in the selection of study materials required for the examination .

Read the newspaper daily and practice vocabulary and comprehension

Develop a habit of reading the newspaper daily . It'll help you to get a hold on current affairs . Awareness plays a key role if you want to ace the General Awareness Section .Reading is key as it'll also help you solve the General English Section with ease . Read as many comprehensive passages and relevant pieces of literature that you can to improve your English and Vocabulary and develop a faster reading habit . Make notes , Avoid rote learning .Instead of rote learning , aspirant should keep notes and prepare mind maps to remember facts and topic and to simultaneously revise them. Keep a notebook along while you're reading the newspaper or studying so as to jot down important points for all the four sections.Mugging up things may confuse you and at times create blunders plus it's not an effective strategy to pick on if you're someone who want to
hit it big . A smarter approach is what you require . Be confident in yourself .

Apart from all of these strategies the most important tip is to not panic and be confident in yourself and the hard work that you’ve done . Remember one thing clearly “ There’s no shortcut to success except Hard work “ . Timely management of all these practices will definitely help you in cracking SSC CGL exam .

 All the Best !!

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