SSC CGL Preparation Tips 2020

By | June 13, 2020
SSC CGL Preparation Tips

Time management is the most important tip to crack any exam, but when it is about the government exam, then we need much more preparation. We had a talk with some candidates who had cracked SSC CGL with good marks and have gathered some useful insights into how they cracked the exam and what are things which created huge problems in front of them. Then a common problem arises, i.e. to manage time at preparation time as well exam time. Here we are listed best SSC CGL Preparation Tips which will help you with the dilemma of how to prepare for the exams and how to ace it.

SSC CGL Preparation Tips

Every year conducts CGL (combined graduate level) exam to fill various seats in government departments. Every year candidates prepare for SSC CGL Exam without coaching and self-study. At least three months preparation is necessary for cracking SSC CGL Tier. So prepare the SSC CGL exam with self-study and consider the exam pattern. 

The four fundamental topics of SSC are:

  • General English
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • Reasoning

1. Be ready with the Exam Pattern

The SSC CGL Tier I 2020 Exam Pattern has been given below.

Subject Qs Marks Time
General
Intelligence
& Reasoning
25 50 60 min
(Total)
For VH &
Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
80 min
General
Awareness
25 50
Quantitative
Aptitude
25 50
English
Language
25 50
Total 100 200

2. Make a Study plan

  • Create your own time table and followed it.
  • Divide the time for all subjects.
  • Gather all previous papers and solve it.
  • Manage your time.
  • Always start the paper with easier sections like General Awareness. Complete all the other sections before moving to the Quantitative Aptitude Section.

3. Begin your General Intelligence And Reasoning preparation here

  • Collect the previous question papers and solve them.
  • Improve your speed for Reasoning.
  • manage the time
  • Practice 50-100 General Intelligence and Reasoning Questions every day.
  • More practice for General Intelligence.
  • You must have practised at least 2000 questions of GI and ReasoningReasoning before the actual exam.

4. Then Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude

  • The Quantitative Aptitude may be the most difficult and time-consuming section among all the sections of the Tier I paper.
  • It also comprises of 25 questions worth two marks each. You should invest no more than 25 minutes in this section.
  • This section is related to Arithmetic, Simplification, Number System, Trigonometry, Geometry, Data Interpretation, Average, Percentage, Ratio & Proportion, Probability,  Interest, Profit & Loss, Time Speed & Distance, Time & Work, Number Series etc. are asked in this section.
  • Clear the concept and formulas.
  • Spend more time with these topics- Simplification, interest, percentages, ratio and proportion and age-problems. These are easy topics and good scoring topics.
  • Some topics are scoring but take more times to solve; these topics are- Profit and loss, number series, mensuration, number systems, speed and distance, etc.
  • Learn all the important formulas and time yourself while practising.

5. Then prepare for the English Language

  • Try to attempt the Reading Comprehension at the beginning and quickly.
  • Read newspapers, magazines and articles on a daily basis.
  • Candidates should work on improving your grammar part and practice reading a lot.
  • Collect Mock papers and solve it.
  • Practice at least 10-20 comprehension passages every day.
  • Vocabulary- Daily search new word and check the meaning and make the sentences with antonym and
  • More focus on topics:
    • Sentence Improvement
    • Reading comprehension
    • Synonym/Antonym
    • One-word substitution
    • Spotting Errors

6. Follow with General Awareness

  • Solve last year papers.
  • Stay updated with current affairs and daily news events.
  • If you are well prepared in this section, it will take you no more than 10-15 minutes in attempting the entire section.
  • Only attempt those questions which you are sure about.
  • You can save time in General Awareness by regularly reading News Paper.
  • Collect the information about Culture, Indian History, Geography (India+World), Environment, Economy and Polity.

Time Table for Preparation

Day Morning – 6-8 AM Morning – 8-10 AM Evening – 2 hour Night2 hour
Monday Newspaper

And GK

Practice for Reasoning Practice for English & Comprehension Practice for Quantitative Aptitude
Tuesday Newspaper

And GK

Practice for Reasoning Practice for English & Comprehension Practice for Quantitative Aptitude
Wednesday Newspaper

And GK

Practice for Reasoning Practice for English & Comprehension Practice for Quantitative Aptitude
Thursday Read an Essay Practice Report writing Practice Letter/Application writing Practice computer typing
Friday Newspaper

And GK

Practice for Reasoning Practice for English & Comprehension Practice for Quantitative Aptitude
Saturday Newspaper

And GK

Practice for Reasoning Practice for English & Comprehension Practice for Quantitative Aptitude
Sunday Practice to solve test papers for General awareness and GK Practice to solve the previous year question paper

of Reasoning

Practice to solve the previous year question paper

of English

Practice to solve the previous year question paper

of Quantitative Aptitude

With the help of above given SSC CGL Preparation Tips, you will have an ability to crack this exam on the first attempt. By following the provided timetable candidates may easily do the preparation at home since it is more useful for all competitors who are planning for SSC CGL exam and need to get higher marks.

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