Being a candidate preparing for SSC CGL 2023-24, you might be aware that the very first phase SSC CGL Tier 1 is very important and should be prepared for, wisely. In an attempt to clear Tier 1 you must have started preparation meticulously. There are a lot of topics to prepare if we take all sections together i.e. General Intelligence and Reasoning, English Language, General Awareness and Quantitative Aptitude. But mastering every topic is very important as every section has equal importance when it comes to Tier 1. In this blog, we will discuss Top 5 SSC CGL preparation tips that will help you to crack SSC CGL 2023-24 in one go.
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- SSC CGL Preparation Tips For Tier 1 Examination
SSC CGL Preparation Tips For Tier 1 Examination
Below are the 5 tips that you should follow in order to score well in the examination.
SSC CGL Preparation Tips | Tip 1: Exam Pattern
Before starting any exam preparation the primary focus is to know about the exam pattern and syllabus for that particular examination. This will help you in becoming more familiar with the examination and will remove all the fear in you.
We have a total of 4 sections in Tier 1 as mentioned below:
|S.No||Name of Test||No.of Questions||Max Marks||Duration|
|1||General Intelligence Reasoning||25||50||60 mins|
Note: In this paper, there is a negative marking of 0.50 for every wrong answer. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension in Tier-I.
SSC CGL Preparation Tips | Tip 2: Detailed Understanding of Exam
- The few minute details that every aspirant should remember while preparing for the SSC CGL examination are as follows:
- The exam will be conducted in 2 stages, viz, Tier 1, Tier 2
- Tier 1 will be conducted online comprising of 100 questions with a total of 200 marks. A total of 60 mins is allotted to the candidate to write the paper.
- Tier 2 consists of 3 papers: Paper I, Paper-II, Paper III and will be conducted online.
- The SSC CGL exam is conducted for various types of profiles, hence, in Tier – 2 post specific test/verification is done. It could be either of the following:
- Computer Proficiency Test
- Skill Test (wherever applicable)
- Document Verification
SSC CGL Preparation Tips | Tip 3: Important Topics & Preparation Strategy
To master this area, you need to combine skills with strategy. This section tests your logical and problem-solving skills. So, it is important to know and have an idea of the important topics asked in the SSC CGL examination and can attempt the questions in a proper manner.
- General Intelligence and Reasoning Important topics
When we talk about questions you can expect 3-4 questions from classification, coding-decoding, analogy, Venn diagram, series, and non-verbal reasoning and 1-2 questions from distance and directions, word formation, missing no. & verbal reasoning. Covering all the important topics mentioned can help you in scoring good marks in this section.
- Quantitative Aptitude Important topics
This is one of the toughest and most time-consuming sections. Prepare and practice topics like percentage, profit & loss, ratio & proportion, speed time & distance, boat & stream, and data interpretation. First, clear all the basic concepts and memorize formulas related to the above topics. Geometry, Algebra, Mensuration & Trigonometry are the most important topics for SSC CGL preparation.
- English Language Important Topics
The main three topics for the English language are Vocabulary, Grammar, and Reading Comprehension.
For vocabulary read English newspapers daily and make a list of words that you come across and are new while reading and find its meaning, synonym, and antonym. Do this exercise daily.
For Grammar, make a table of rules for tenses, active and passive voice, direct & indirect and other important topics and revise them on a regular basis.
- General Awareness:
When we talk about GA it is very vast and most candidates are able to secure good marks in this section but there are a significant number of questions that candidates might find confusing. Every student has its own interest in subjects like sports, some are fond of history and dates while science attracts some. Study this section regularly identify the subject you are good at and prepare to gain maximum marks from that part.
Maximum questions are asked from Science, Politics, Geography, History, Economics, Current Affairs, Sports & Miscellaneous. You can pick any of the subjects according to your interest and can start preparing it.
SSC CGL Preparation Tips | Tip 4: Practice Learn, Practice Learn
After understanding the exam pattern the next step is to get yourself prepared by practicing as much as possible.
- Remember you are practicing to crack Tier 1 online examination. Therefore, keep your focus clear, crisp, and focused.
- Attempt mock tests on a regular basis and analyze your performance.
- Learn from your mistakes every time you attempt mock tests.
- Revise important topics regularly.
- Try to avoid the same mistakes.
- Avoid stress while practicing being calm, cool, and composed.
SSC CGL Preparation Tips | Tip 5: Speed and Accuracy
The final and most important part for any aspirant to crack the SSC CGL examination is to have good speed and accuracy.
Here are a few tips which will help you with your speed and accuracy:
- Try to answer the questions that are very easy without pen and paper.
- Try to improve your calculation speed and have a good grab on the question.
- Analyze what you have answered correctly or wrong, check the solution for a better explanation, and understand the reason behind the solution.
- Decrease the time taken to attempt each mock test.
- Solve the questions from the entire lot which you are confident of solving accurately.
If you follow these 5 tips we ensure that you will definitely be well-prepared for the SSC CGL examination. That’s all from us in this blog, SSC CGL Preparation tips. Stay tuned with Oliveboard for more such blogs.
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SSC CGL Tier – 1 has a total of 4 sections with 25 questions and 50 marks each as mentioned below:
General Intelligence and Reasoning
Check the detailed strategy mentioned in the blog above for the best Preparation Strategy to clear SSC CGL Tier-1.
Check the detailed strategy mentioned in the blog above to know how to improve speed for maths for SSC CGL Tier-1 including:
1. Try to answer the questions that are very easy without pen and paper.
2. Try to improve your calculation speed and have a good grab on the question.
3. Analyze what you have answered correctly or wrong, check the solution for a better explanation and understand the reason behind the solution.
4. Decrease the time taken to attempt each mock test.
5. Solve the questions from the entire lot which you are confident of solving accurately.
Dikshant (DJ) is an engineer turned banker. He has cleared many competitive exams before his current placement. Being an officer in the bank, DJ is super busy but makes sure that he always finds time for writing informative & exam-oriented content to help students in cracking competitive exams such as SBI, IBPS, SSC, JAIIB/ CAIIB and many more.
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