The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) notification a few days ago. Candidates who are aspiring for the Group B and Group C posts in various ministries and departments in the government of India can apply for SSC CGL until June 4, 2018. The SSC CGL will be conducted in four tiers. The computer-based examination (Tier-I) is all set to kick-start from July 25, 2018.
Candidates who have applied for the SSC CGL examination should be busy kick-starting their preparations. The first step of the preparation process should be making a study plan. With less than three months left for the CGL exam, we have decided to provide tips on making an effective study plan for SSC CGL 2018.
Week-1: Analyse Everything
Prior to initiating the CGL preparations, aspirants are suggested to know everything about the exam, including the exam pattern and selection process. One should also read the syllabus in detail besides analysing the format of questions.
Week-2: Solve Previous Years' Question Papers
The previous years' question papers are very important to know the maximum difficulty level of the examination. With in-depth analysis of previous years' question papers, aspirants should find out all the books and study materials required for the preparations. We suggest you refer only one or two books for reference.
Week-3: Know The Important Chapters
While solving the previous years' question papers, one should clearly identify the important chapters and weightage. And these topics should be mastered in this starting phase of the preparations because it will boost the candidate's confidence.
Week-4: General Intelligence & Reasoning
From this week, aspirants should start focusing on the subjects in Tier-I. Every subject in Tier-I is very important and play a significant role in shortlisting the candidates for further rounds. Hence, we suggest you to devote a week for every subject.
The most important topics in the general intelligence & reasoning section are analogy, number series, relationship concepts, coding and decoding, statement conclusion and seating arrangement.
Week-5: General Awareness
Aspirants are suggested to start their general knowledge preparations with the freedom movement chapter in history. Many culture-related questions were asked in the previous years' question papers. So do not neglect them. After history and culture, study geography and general science. And keep the Indian polity for the end because we're sure most of you are familiar with the concepts.
Week-6: Quantitative Aptitude
The quantitative subject is important in both Tier-I and Tier-II. It is advised to start preparing with the number theory and algebra & geometry. Practise a lot of data interpretation sets this week. The preparation should be followed by percentages, profit and loss, probability and trigonometry.
Week-7: English Comprehension
It is advised to prepare for the Tier-II English language, which will give better result in Tier-I. Start this one-week English preparation with the one-word substitution followed by idioms & phrases. Dedicate a day to learn synonyms and antonyms. Effective preparation is required for reading comprehension and spotting errors.
Week-8: Effective Practise Is Required
After the subject-wise preparation, dedicate a whole week to increase your speed and accuracy. There should not be any boundaries for your preparation in this week. If you have missed anything in the preparation, try to cover them during this week.
Week-9: Focus Only On Revision
Without revisions, assume that the preparation is not yet over. Starting from general awareness to quantitative aptitude, revise every concept while practising. Revision not only recalls the strategies and shortcuts but also motivates candidates during the final phase of the preparation process.
Week-10: Only Mock Tests
Try to attempt more than five mock tests in the last week and monitor your results. The last days of the preparations should be liberal and make sure you do not carry any tension, otherwise all your efforts will go in vain. Acquaint yourself with the exam fever and be motivated.
SSC CGL recruitment is one of the big announcements in the job industry. In the near future, we will be coming with the subject-wise preparation tips. Stay tuned!