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Tips and tricks to crack SSC CGL in 30 days

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today”. The SSC CGL examination 2016 is round the corner and we encourage you to work your fingers to the bone. SSC CGL examinations are one of the prestigious examinations and thousands of aspirants dream of cracking it. So, the urgent need of the hour on every aspirants’ part is to make a smart preparation plan rather than rushing through topics in the end.


 

The SSC CGL 2016 examination will be conducted in shifts from 27th August 2016 to 11st Semptember 2016. Sensing the limited time left for preparation, a structured plan is highly necessary to crack the examination.


 

Let us take a look at the vacancies of SSC CGL 2016 in the table given below:

Posts

Number of vacancies

Assistant Audit Officer Group B

1000

Auditor

200

Assistant Section Officer

112

Assistant

20

Inspector of Income Tax

324

Assistant Enforcement Officer

78

Sub Inspectors

91

Inspector

106

Accountant

150

Statistical Investigator Gr- II

196

Accountant/ Junior Accountant

1090

UDC

160

Tax Assistant

659

Sub- Inspector (Narcotics)

14


 


 

Before starting off preparation for the SSC CGL examination, it is highly essential to take a look at the pattern of the examination.

Section

Number of questions

Marks

Reasoning and General Intelligence

50

50

General Awareness

50

50

Numerical Aptitude

50

50

English Comprehension

50

50

Total

200

200


 

Few important points to remember during SSC CGL 2016:

  • The examination will be held in two languages: English and Hindi (except for English Comprehension)

  • The total time of the examination is 2 hours. (120 minutes)

  • The time duration for the candidates who are visually impaired candidates is 160 minutes.

  • The total questions and the total marks i.e. 200

  • Each question carries 1 mark and there is a negative marking of 0.25 mark for every wrong answer.

Let us take a look on the preparation for SSC CGL 2016 on a weekly basis:

Week 1: In the week 1, you can start with the general awareness section:

a. Read current affairs from newspapers and articles. Note down the important headlines and remember them. Try to cover important events from the Indian History (Medieval and Modern). Geography (Physical), Economics, Indian Constitution etc.

b. Analyze some of the papers from previous years. You will get a brief idea of the important topics and you can focus on them.

c. Make a list of all the important and frequently asked topics and practice them.

d. Try to practice mock tests which will help you gain confidence and increase your accuracy.

Week 2: In the second week, utilize a few days (2 to 4 days) to practice questions of “Reasoning Ability”. Try to focus on those topics which were frequently asked in the last few year papers.

a. Try to practice questions from topics like Sitting Arrangement, Puzzle, Vein diagram etc.

b. Practice questions from “reasoning” and “general intelligence” topics. These topics consume more time and you can speed up your performance by sincere practice.

c. Try model test papers and mock tests to analyze your performance and check your improvement.

Week 3: Since its the third week, its time for “Quant”.

a. Try to focus on topics like Data Interpretation, Probability and Trigonometry.

b. Practice quant questions from previous year papers.

c. Try to avoid topics that are not covered in the past year papers.

d. Try to solve questions using tricks and shortcuts. This will save your time and enable you to attempt maximum questions.

Week 4: In the last week, practice questions from the “English Language section”.

a. Try to focus on the practice of reading comprehension questions and sentence formation/ improvement.

b. Concentrate on topics like One word substitution, Analogy, Antonym and Synonym.

c. Make a note of all the difficult words you come across along with their meanings.

This comprehensive plan of preparation in 1 month will help you create wonders in the examination. Stay tuned for more updates. Good luck!


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