How To Crack SSC CGL In First Attempt – A Complete Guide

By | 30/04/2019

SSC CGL is most popular exam among aspirants. Every year lakhs of candidates take this exam. To get success in this cut throat competition you must be well equipped with right information and right resources. so here we are going to help you to crack this exam.

First if all let we know what is ssc cgl- SSC or staff selection commission is department of central government of India.This department is responsible for conducting exam for group C and group B level.Sc has regional offices across India and conducts PAN India exam

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Eligibility criteria

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree from recognized university.
  • Age: Upper age limit is 30 years
  • Pay Band-I: Rs. 5200-20200
  • Pay Band –II Rs.9300-34800
  • Reservation: As per the rule for SC,ST, OBC and EWS classes

Selection procedure

CGL is conducted in 4 tiers. For final merit marks of all the 3 tier is added. 4th tier is qualifying in nature and is of skill test. Description of all the tiers as follows:-

  1. Tier 1: This is computer based exam. There will be 100 question in total. 25 questions of English and comprehension , 25 question of logical reasoning, 25 questions of quantitative aptitude and 25 questions of general awareness. total marks will be 200. There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks. Marks of this tier 1 is also consider for final merit. Duration of the exam is 1 hour(60 minutes). You have to qualify category wise cut off to be consider for tier 2. There will be no sectional cut off in tier 1.
  2. Tier 2: This is computer based exam.There will be two exams i.e. English and Quantitative aptitude exams. Each subject will be of 200 marks. There will be 200 questions for English and each question contains one mark. Negative marking will be of 0.25 marks. Quantitative aptitude or Maths will be of 100 questions and each question carries 2 marks. Negative marking will be of 0.50 marks. You have to qualify cut off of each subjects separately
  3. Tier 3: This is subjective exam i.e. you have to write on paper with pen. This will be of 100 marks.essays and latter are usually asked in this exam. You have to qualify cut off of this tier as well.
  4. Tier 4: This is skill test exam and is qualifying inn nature. You have to clear this exam. Marks of this exam will not be used in final merit.

Exam is conducted in various shift. So, to compensate for the varying level of difficulty SSC has started normalization from ssc cgl 2018 exam.

Syllabus

Tier 1 syllabus:

(A): General Intelligence & Reasoning:It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem 18solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figure classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figure Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figure Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figure Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern-folding & un-folding, Figure Pattern-folding and completion, Indexing, Address matching, Date & city matching, Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other sub-topics, if any.

(B): General Awareness: Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidates’ general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of every day observations and experience in their scientific aspect as may be expected of any educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighboring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy & Scientific Research.

(C):Quantitative Aptitude: The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be computation of whole numbers, decimals, fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage. Ratio & Proportion,Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, StandardIdentities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart

(D): English Comprehension:Candidates’ ability to understand correct English, his/ her basic comprehension and writing ability, etc. would betested. The questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of a level commensurate with the essential qualification viz. Graduation and questions in Part-C will be of 10thstandard level.

Tier 2 syllabus

Paper-I (Quantitative Abilities):The questions will be designed to test the ability of appropriate use of numbers and number sense of the candidate. The scope of the test will be the computation of whole numbers, decimals,fractions and relationships between numbers, Percentage,Ratio & Proportion,Square roots, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership Business, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Time & Work, Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons,Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar diagram & Pie chart

Paper-II(English Language and Comprehension): Questions in this component will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on spot the error, fill in the blanks, synonyms, antonyms, spelling/detecting misspelled words, idioms & phrases, one word substitution, improvement of sentences, active/passive voice of verbs, conversion into direct/indirect narration, shuffling of sentence parts, shuffling of sentences in a passage, cloze passage & comprehension passage.

Books

1.Reasoning: SSC reasoning is easiest of all the subjects of the exam and highly scoring one.You don’t need to put much stress on this topic.Just practice previous year questions.But if you want to learn the basic and you are beginner you can buy the Kiran’s previous year book.

2.English: It is very important subjects as it comes in both tier 1 and tier 2 of the exam. 50 marks in tier 1 and 200 marks in tier 2 so, totally there is 250 marks of English.there is two major part of this subject i.e. grammar and vocabulary. for grammar you can buy Nitu singh’s Plinth to paramount and for vocabulary you can buy SP bakshi’s objective English. For error correction practice you can buy Mirror of common errors.

3.General awareness: It is very important and vast subjects of the exam. Most of the time aspirants are confused where to study and what to study for general awareness. you can’t afford to ignore GS at all. It has become the deciding section of the merit. So, i am going to help you here. You just need previous year books to revise previous year questions and Lucent book to study. Follow current affairs from news paper.Just read these books thoroughly.

4.Quantitative aptitude: This is also an important part of ssc cgl as it comes both in tier 1 and tier 2 .total 250 marks . Previous year question is the key to crack ssc cgl. so you should practice from previous year book and more additional book like Rakesh yadav’s book. just practice enough.

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