Last minute tips to perform well in SSC CGL Prelims 2016


The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is all set to conduct the Phase I i.e.e Prelims Exam for Combined Graduate level at exam centres across the country tomorrow, August 27, 2016. According to reports, about eight lakh candidates will appear in SSC CGL exam this year.These last minute tips for SSC CGL Tier I exam will surely help you there. Here you can find last minute tips for SSC CGL Tier I Exam .

Last Minute Tips for SSC CGL Tier I exam

  • As, This is the first year that SSC CGL has gone online. Make sure that you are comfortable using computer. If you haven’t yet tried it, make sure to try out the Official SSC CGL Practice Test that they have made available on their site.Get used to their interface features, such as ‘Tag’, ‘Detag’, ‘Erase’ and ‘Submit Preview’. These will be helpful to you during the actual exam.
  • Make sure you know and understand the new SSC CGL pattern and scoring system well. It is important that you know where not to waste your time and maximize your score. You need to be sure about the negative marking, whether there are sectional time limits and cutoffs.
  • Make sure you have attempted at least one full length mock test and timed yourself.
  • Make sure you haven’t missed anything and that you have prepared according to the weightages.
  • Mock Test Analysis is essential! If you have been attempting mock tests and been content with just your score, then you are in trouble! It’s now or never. You need to take a good look at the Analysis of all your Mock Tests. See where you made mistakes and what your strong and weak areas are.
  • Time Management is key! You have 75 minutes to get through the biggest paper of your life. You need to ensure that you give yourself the best chance.

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Following are some tips last minute tips and pointers on how to crack the exam:

Quantitative aptitude:

The paper has four parts: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. The Geometry part is the most important. Do not forget to attempt Trigonometry as it can score a lot of marks for you. You will also need to learn percentages, ratios and calculating proportions.

Reasoning & General Intelligence:

The areas to focus on are: Analogy and classification, non-verbal reasoning, syllogisms, coding-decoding, blood relations, direction test and series. In the non-verbal module, you will be asked questions related to mirror image and water image, paper cutting, punching and folding, figural series completion and embedded figures.

English language:

Candidates need to focus on one-word substitution, idioms and phrases, synonyms and antonyms, fill in the blanks (sentence completion), sentence errors, reading comprehension, sentence rearrangement and jumbled-up sentences. You need to brush up on grammar for sentence-error correcting questions. At times, one-word substitutions, synonyms and antonyms, idioms and phrases based questions are repeated from previous years’ questions. It would be wise to study past SSC question papers.

General Awareness:

Just like English, at times SSC repeats GK questions in its papers. Make sure you have revised previous years’ paper for this part. Current affairs do not carry that much weight-age so if you have not studied them, leave them alone. However, do not forget to revise the firsts in India, such as the first Indian to climb Mt. Everest, etc. Also, folk dances and traditional festivals, the Constitution, socio-religious movements of pre-independent India, national income & market structure, important scientific phenomena and medieval & modern Indian history.

SSC CGL 2016 Prelims Practice Paper

We hope these last minute tips for SSC CGL Tier I exam were helpful.

Best of luck!!

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