SSC CGL Preparation Tips 2024-25: Tips, Strategies & Time Table

Time management is the most important tip to crack any exam, but when it is about the government exam, 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 things created huge problems in front of them. Then a common problem arises, i.e., managing time at preparation time and exam time.

Here we have listed the best SSC CGL Preparation Tips that will help you with the dilemma of preparing for the exams and how to ace them.

SSC CGL Preparation Tips 2022-23

Every year, the CGL (combined graduate level) exam is conducted 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 for 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 2021-22 Exam Pattern has been given below.

Subject Qs Marks Time
& Reasoning
25 50 60 min
For VH &
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
80 min
25 50
25 50
25 50
Total 100 200

2. Make a Study Plan

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

3. Focus on General Intelligence And Reasoning preparation smartly

  • 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 practiced at least 2000 questions of GI and Reasoning questions before the actual exam.

4. Prepare Effectively 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 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 systems, 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 time 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 practicing.

5. Tips for preparing the English Language section

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

6. Follow with General Awareness

  • Solve last year’s papers.
  • Stay updated with current affairs and daily news events.
  • If you are well prepared for this section, it will take you no more than 10-15 minutes to attempt 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 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 solving test papers for General awareness and GK Practice solving the previous year’s question paper on Reasoning Practice solving the previous year’s question paper in English Practice solving the previous year’s question paper on Quantitative Aptitude


We have also provided a complete and detailed SSC CGL three-month study plan and SSC CGL one-month study plan for all the candidates!


Clearing the SSC CGL examination is very important to get into government jobs. You must put in all the effort and work effectively to clear the examination with good marks.

With the help of the above-given SSC CGL preparation tips, you will have the ability to crack this exam on the first attempt. Moreover, with the provided timetable, candidates may easily do the preparation at home instead of looking for coaching centers.

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