After a long wait, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has finally released the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) notification. Everyone should be familiar with the CGL recruitment, which is conducted for filling up Group B and Group C posts in various ministries and departments in the government of India.
The competition will not be meagre for this four-tier examination. Annually, over 30 lakh candidates will register for the SSC CGL and around 15 lakh applicants will take the Tier-I examination. The SSC CGL Tier-I is the most important phase and the road is now clear for the preparation with the release of the recruitment notification. Here is how you should kick-start your SSC CGL preparation.
Know About The Exam
The success in the competitive exam will not depend only on your hard work. A little bit of smart work is also required in areas such as understanding the real competitors and exam pattern. An aspirant should know everything about the SSC CGL that includes which post falls under which ministry. A detailed analysis will also make you committed and passionate. Click here to know more about the SSC CGL.
Know The Syllabus
Without giving much tension to the aspirants, SSC has published the detailed syllabus of every individual section in CGL. SSC usually sticks to the syllabus. Hence, read the syllabus completely.
Know Where You Stand
Prior to their preparation, one should know where they stand in the competition. Try to assess yourself with the diagnostic test. This test score will reveal your weak areas. With this score, you can start your preparation accordingly. For instance, if you fail to do well in general awareness, you can dedicate more time to prepare for this section.
Know Your Strengths & Weaknesses
None of us can be good at all the sections and no one can be weak in all the areas. Try to identify your strengths and weakness through the SWOT analysis. This analysis will be very useful while preparing for any difficult topic.
Know The Previous Years' Questions
We keep on saying this for every competitive entrance exam. By analysing the previous years' question papers, you will understand what the organisers are testing. This activity will also make you acquainted with the test format.
Know How To Plan
The most important part in the preparation is preparing an effective study schedule. Both success and failure depend on it. One should prepare their own study schedule depending upon the assessment carried in SWOT and diagnostic test. They should also consider their strengths and weaknesses while preparing the timetable.
Know What To Learn
The hard work will pay only if you apply it in a strategic way. One should know which topics have weightage and which are likely to be asked in the examination. Aspirants are suggested to identify the most important topics based on their assessment and start their preparations accordingly.
Know Which Books Are Important
- Arihant's Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
- Objective General English by S P Bakshi
- Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
- Lucent's General Knowledge