SSC CGL Preparation 2018: A Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) is going to be conducted by Staff Selection Commission on August 2018. Till mid of June 2018, interested candidates had submitted their applications to participate in this recruitment based competitive exam. Aspirants who had submitted applications for SSC CGL 2018 might have now started their preparations by collecting the study materials, exam pattern and syllabus. But without proper guidance one cannot crack in this CGL exam. Because competition will be very high. For helping those contestants, here in this article we have given the easiest preparation tips to crack in SSC CGL Exam 2018. Interested aspirants can refer and study.
|SSC CGL Preparation 2018 – Highlights|
|Exam Name||SSC CGL Exam 2018||Exam Mode||Online|
|Information||Exam Preparation Tips||Exam Dates||Aug – Jan 2108|
SSC CGL Preparation 2018
CGL exam is being conducted by SSC to fill the Assistant, Sub Inspector, Junior Statistical Officer, Assistant Enforcement Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Assistant Audit Officer, Divisional Accountant, etc. category Group ‘B’ & ‘C’ vacant posts in various ministries/ departments/ offices/ cadres of Indian Government.
The CGL exam is of four tiers. First two tiers are the Computer based examination, third one is the descriptive paper and fourth one is the Data Entry/ Computer proficiency tests. Candidates qualifying in each tier exam with good cut-off marks shall only be allowed to attend further selection rounds or appointment. The dates on which these exams will be conducted are tabulated down.
|Tier-I Examination||5th to 24th August 2018|
|Tier-II Examination||10th and 11th November 2018|
|Tier-III Examination (descriptive)||21st January 2018|
|Tier-IV Examination (Skill Test)||February 2018.|
In between each tier exam, there are approximately one or two months gap. These are the times which candidates have to utilize fully to crack in CGL exam.
How to Crack in SSC CGL 2018?
Some of the tips that candidates should keep in mind to crack in SSC CGL exam are listed below. Follow it and start your preparation atleast from now itself.
- Find the SSC CGL Exam Pattern.
- Collect SSC CGL Study Materials like Syllabus, Previous Question Papers, books, etc.
- Separate the exam topics which you know and don’t know.
- Prepare a study chart by allotting time for each exam topic.
- While studying note down the important hints
- The number of questions will be more than exam duration. So practice with Mock test and Model Question Papers to manage time, speed and accuracy in exam.
- Study shortcuts to solve each question. For that, go to Coaching Institutes or get advises from experts.
- Fix a goal for yourself to take marks above 90%. Don’t focus on previous year SSC CGL Cut-offs.
- Sleep on correct time and keep your mind tension free.
- Don’t eat junk food and to be active drink more water.
- Atleast before one day of exam, revise the important hints and topics that you have studied.
- Penalties are applicable for marking of wrong answer in exam (0.25/ 0.50 per question). So try to attend only well known questions.
- No sectional cut-offs or sectional timelimits will be fixed for SSC CGL exam. So try to attend the easier mark scoring questions first.
How much to Prepare for SSC CGL 2018?
First Tier-I CGL examination will be conducted. Candidates have to answer for 100 questions in 60 minutes. Qualifying candidates in Tier-I CGL exam will be next issued with admit cards to participate in Tier-II CGL examination for 400/ 600 marks. The number of questions that will be asked will vary based on position, but the maximum duration is 120 minutes. Only objective type questions shall be asked for both the exams.
|SSC CGL Tier-1 & Tier-2 Exam Pattern 2018|
|Tier-I CGL Exam (200 marks)||Tier-II CGL Exam|
|Assistant Audit Officer (each paper for 200 marks)||Junior Statistical Officer (each paper for 200 marks)||Others (each paper for 200 marks)|
Quantitative Aptitude: Questions in this section will be somewhat complex. So, most of the candidates will spend lot of time in this section. To avoid this, aspirants should go prepared well on concepts, formulas, properties, shortcut tricks, etc. Some of the important topics from which more often questions will be asked are,
|Arithmetic||3 to 5 questions|
|Algebra||1 to 2 questions|
|Geometry||2 to 3 questions|
|Mensuration||3 to 4 questions|
|Trignometry||2 to 3 questions|
|Statistics||2 to 3 questions|
|Other Important topics|
|Mixture & Allegation|
|Ratio & Proportion|
|Profit, Loss and Discount|
|Sequence & Series|
|Decimals & Fractions|
|Use of tables and graphs|
General Intelligence & Reasoning: Comparing Quantitative Aptitude, this section is somewhat easy. Read the questions repeatedly to get clear idea about question. One should have concentration and critical thinking skills to find answers for the questions in this section.
|Number/ Alphanumeric Series||3 questions|
|Missing number||1 question|
|Coding & Decoding||1 question|
|Word Formation||1 question|
|Direction Sense||1 question|
|Ranking & Arrangements||1 question|
|Arrangement of words||2 questions|
|Fictitious Symbol||1 question|
|Alphabet Sequence||1 question|
|Mirror & Water Image||1 question|
|Paper cutting and Folding||1 question|
|Cubes & Dices||1 question|
|Embedded Figures||1 question|
|Matrix based questions||1 question|
|Syllogism||2 to 3 questions|
General Awareness: Read daily newspapers, magazines, online sites, etc. to attend questions of this section. Also, aspirants should have proper knowledge about the history and geography of India.
|Awards & Honours||3 to 4 questions|
|New events/ Sports|
|Important activities held in politics|
|Latest news of Economics & Banking|
|Other Important Topics|
|National Income & Market structure|
|Important Scientific phenomena|
|Medieval & Modern History|
|Common Chemical Compounds|
English Language, Statistics & General Studies: Be aware of statistical theories, financial and economic news etc. to answer for the questions in Statistics and General Studies section.
To answer for the questions in English section, improve your vocabulary, read daily newspapers, novels, study meanings & opposites and practice more verbal ability based questions.
Aspirants can expect equal number of questions for SSC CGL examination from the topics tabulated below, for English, Statistics and General Studies.
|English Language||Statistics||General Studies|
Tips to crack in Tier-III Descriptive paper of SSC CGL 2018
Candidates who are qualifying in Tier-II examination with good cut-off marks would be invited for the Tier-III CGL examination. In this exam, descriptive questions like essay, letter writing, etc. will be asked. Some of the hints to prepare for SSC CGL Tier-III examination are given below.
SSC CGL Preparation 2018 Tips for Tier-IV
The tier-IV CGL examination is the Data Entry and Computer Proficiency test that will be conducted for candidates who had applied for Assistant (SFIO & GSI), Tax Assistant and Assistant Section Officer (CSS & MEA) posts.
- Data Entry Test – Practice speed test of 8000 key depression per hour (i.e. 2000 key depression for 15 minutes) before exam.
- Computer Test – should have knowledge in Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Slide generation.
SSC CGL Preparation 2018 Books for Exam Preparation
The important books that will help contestants to score good marks in SSC CGL examination are tabulated below. Buy and study using these books to crack in exam.
|SSC CGL Exam – Books/ Authors/ Publications|
|General Intelligence & Reasoning:
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