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    How to crack SSC CGL 2018

    Planning to appear for How to crack SSC CGL 2018 exam? Quickly get expert tips on the best ways to prepare for it properly and also to crack it.

    My brother will be appearing for SSC CGL 2018 exam. I would like to get suggestions on how to prepare for it and expert tips on how to crack it.
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  • This examination is important and crucial for each and every candidate. I give my advice to you following whereby you will definitely know how to crack SSC CGL 2018 tier-I exam. I
    Follow Exam Pattern and Full Syllabus: - In the beginning please download exam pattern and full syllabus before starting preparation for SSC CGL 2018 Exam. Then read and study the entire syllabus. You can print out the syllabus and exam pattern so that it will be useful to you. The syllabus is more important because it gives a concise idea regarding the exam topics.
    Try to Get Best Guidebooks: The SSC CGL exam is not easy. It is a very tough examination, so candidates need to utilize his/her time of preparation by studying the best guidebooks. Candidates should know about it that - books play a very important role to get success in the exam. Therefore, candidates should study via best books which have all correct guidelines. If you are unable to buy your preferred books then you can also read them via the Internet. Nowadays, online books available to prepare for the examination.
    Solve Online Test Series: - There are various web portals available on the internet to offer online test series, but may not have the best resource to clear the examination. Therefore, Candidates are advised to follow a best online web portal to prepare for the exam. SSC CGL Online test series are very helpful for the candidates because they have a sectional and mock test. If candidates solve mock tests on the daily basis then they may know the exactly about the SSC CGL online test which will be asked in the examination. If you wish, then you can buy SSC CGL 2018 Online Test Series to crack this exam in the first attempt.

    Practice by Solving Previous Year Question Papers: - After completing a study of the full syllabus, candidates must solve the previous year question papers to know their performance. For the reason that solving the previous year papers is the key to success to check SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I and Tier-II Examination. It Plays a vital role in making a strategy of How to Crack SSC CGL examination. You can easily analyze that what kind of questions will be asked in the examination and which types of questions will be made for the topics of the syllabus. If you practice by solving the last year papers, then it will increase your speed of solving papers.

    Analysis the Previous Year Cut off List: - Candidates should check and download the previous year cut off marks list of SSC CGL (Combined graduate level) examination and analysis full list as per category. If you analysis the last 3 to 4 years cut off marks then you will know the idea that how many marks you have to get for passing in SSC CGL. Do not think that this year cut off will release like the last year. It might be released with increased as compared than last year.
    SSC CGL 2018 Daily Routine
    If you are preparing for SSC CGL from one year then you should know that it is a perfect time duration to do preparation with a correct strategy & tips. However, study with an impressive Daily routine or timetable is one of the proper ways to crack SSC CGL 2018 Exam.
    The SSC CGL exam includes four tier exams, so applicants require preparing for the exam in a correct and proper manner for all the papers. Each and every paper needs its own kind of preparation. Therefore, the no one will be allowed to attempt the tier 2 exam before qualifying in the tier 1 exam. So, if candidates want to Clear SSC CGL 2018 in the First Attempt then they have to practice with paper daily routine and preparation.

    In the SSC CGL Tier-I exam, there is single objective paper with four sections in which candidates are required to solve 100 questions. In which 25 questions for Quantitative aptitude, 25 for General Intelligence and Reasoning, 25 for General awareness, and 25 for English & Comprehension.
    In the SSC CGL Tier-II exam, there are two objective papers with 2 sections in which candidates are required to solve 200 questions in two hours.

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  • The combined graduate level service exams are due to start from end of July this year ( the first of the four exams). So, your brother has only 4-5 weeks time left out. So, your brother does not have time for a detailed analysis. He should quickly refresh the below and focus on practicing to be accurate, fast and adjust the times regularly so that he is confident of the time issue. The pattern of the actual answer paper should not come as a surprise.

    A. First is to know about the pattern of the exams.
    He would have ONE hour to answer 100 questions of 2 marks each. It would be an online exam. Of the 100 questions equal number are from General knowledge and reasoning, general awareness, aptitude ( quantitative) and English comprehension.

    B. Now that you understand the pattern, next for our brother is to quickly mark the areas of his strengths and weakness in the above FOUR areas

    1. General intelligence and reasoning:
    Here the trick is to understand the question first and then answer because, here the students capability to think logically and formulate a solution plan is checked. Here we have numeric series, Venn diagrams, word sequences, odd man out etc.

    2.General awareness: In this section although easy, you have a wide range of subjects from which questions can be asked. Most questions come from basic sciences ( physics, chemistry, biology), history, basic law questions related to parliament, constitution, political parties etc. Also some questions come from national statistics related to economy and population.

    3. Aptitude (quantitative): This section is like mathematics paper, if you have a sound grasp, you can score well, guess work does not help here. The common areas are related to interest ( simple, compound),algebra, graphs, questions related to time and distance etc.

    4. English comprehension: This is one area of the whole 1st step exam where a candidate can score well when compared to other three areas. Here you will be tested on comprehension and reading skills, phrases and sentence pattern,correctness of use of verbs and grammar.

    C. Now he can allocate one week each for the four major areas so that he gets the full benefit of the short duration of time at hand. There are many sites that have free mock tests, some need your brother to register or login with a valid email ID.

    D. Apart from knowledge, some basic tips are needed for such competitive exams. For instance, there is no sectional time limit ( so he can quickly finish the sections that he is very confident first, and then move on to the ones that he need more time). There is negative marking. So, general awareness and English should be finished quickly in around 15 mintues and save precious 5-10 mintues for the other two sections.
    Develop a method to read and quickly understand the question so that you can save time. Quantitative aptitude is the one that is most taxing and you need to have clear cut ideas about formulas, steps and concepts of profit, loss, interest etc.

    This site ( has free downloads for questions related to all the four sections including solved test papers.

    Now is the time not to read detailed textbooks, manuals or reference books. He now needs to get the hang of the difficult areas, quick revision of subject matter, practicing mock papers and timing it. He has to get into the habit of checking the sections and completing the easy ones in 10-12 minutes and the difficult ones in 15-18 minutes. It is important NOT to linger on a single question for more than 45 seconds and in a section for more than 15 minutes each. Last but not the least, he has to remember a correct answer is = 2 marks and wrong answer is MINUS 0.5. So, no guess work.

  • As the Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Examination (SSC CGL) is for recruitment of staff to various posts in ministries and departments of the Government of India, there is always a heavy rush of candidates for it.

    The first phase of this exam known as Tier-I consists of questions on General knowledge, Aptitude and reasoning and English comprehension. This requires a thorough preparation. For this, one has to get the previous years papers to understand the type of questions being asked there. Also, there are study guides available in the market and one has to take guidance from there.

    It is necessary to qualify in Tier-I exam without which one will not be allowed to appear for Tier-II. Now to qualify in these exams, where competition is very high, requires a lot of efforts, memory power and practice of completing the questions in stipulated time. The volume of questions to be practiced beforehand is the crucial thing for qualifying in such competitive exams. The performance of a student who has gone through thousands of relevant questions conforming to the syllabus will definitely be better than the one who have solved a few hundred questions only. The volume of studies is the key to crack the exam and get the success.

    It is not necessary that one should go through the guide for SSC-CGL exam only. In fact there are many exams where the questions will be common and similar and these questions are to be mastered by the candidates so that they will be useful in scoring if not in one exam but another also.

    Once a candidate qualifies Tier-I he should adopt same strategy in Tier-II exam conforming to the laid down syllabus there.

    Please remember there is no substitute for hard work and determination and one has to focus for ones goal and objectives seriously and sincerely. One thing we must understand is that whatever hard work you do today it will be beneficial to you sometime in your life if not immediately. So do not go for guess papers and short cuts as that will be a shear wastage of time.

    Knowledge is power.

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