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How to prepare well for your upcoming SSC CGL Examination

Staff Selection Commission, Combined Graduate Level (SSC-CGL) – one of India’s leading competitive exams, conducted by Staff Selection Commission in India every year for the graduate students. It consists of 3 different stages – Tire I, II and III held in the month of June-July generally. The candidates who crack this entrance test, finally recruited for various posts in the ministries of government of India and in subordinate offices. The candidates, who get the final nod, are really very fortunate; as they get the lifetime chance to reach at the zenith of their professional career with high salary, respectful job responsibilities and employee status.

SSC-CGL Success Tips

Age criteria for SSC-CGL exam (As on 1 January)

The age criteria for SSC-CGL exam, as on 1st January is 18 – 27 years for the below mentioned posts:

Inspector (Central Excise)
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Sub Inspector (CBN)
Junior Accountant & Accountant
UDCs /Tax Assistants
Compiler Divisional Accountant
Inspector (CBN)
Assistant Enforcement Officer
Inspector of Posts
Inspector (Examiner)
Inspector (Preventive Officer)
Inspector of Income Tax
Statistical Investigator Gr II Not to exceed 26 years
Assistant / Sub Inspector in CBI Between 20 27 years

As already mentioned above, the whole examination is held in three tires – Tier I (200 marks) Tier II (400 marks) and Tier – III ( 100 marks)

The time segregation for each Tier with subject details and marks are elaborated below:

Tier I
Subjects: General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English
Full marks: 200
Time: 2 hours

Tier II (Only those who have cleared Tier I can appear for Tier II exam)
Type: Objective
Subjects: Quantitative Abilities & English
Full marks: 200
Time: 2 hours
Negative marking: Yes (.25 for every wrong answer)

Tier III (Only those who have cleared Tier II can appear for Tier III exam)

Tier – III is an interview round and one may have to take a Computer Proficiency and skill test along with it.

Posts you can opt for:

Opting for different posts depends on one’s performance. When you fill the form, be careful to give your subject preference – it will be considered as the final option, and you wouldn’t be able to change it afterwards. Depending on your performance in Tier I and Tier II exams and the Interview / Computer Proficiency / Skill Test that follows if you successfully clear the Tier I and II exams; your desirable post will depend. Some of the posts that you can apply are given below:

Auditor, Offices under CGA & others
Accountant/ Junior Accountant, Offices under C&AG
Accountant/ Junior Accountant, Offices under CGA & others
Upper Division Clerk, Central Govt. Offices/Ministries other than CSCS cadres
Tax Assistant, CBDT
Tax Assistant, CBEC
Compiler, Registrar General of India
Sub-Inspector, Central Bureau of Narcotics
Assistant in Central Vigilance Commission, Intelligence Bureau Group, Ministry of Railway, Ministry of External Affairs, AFHQ Group, Other Ministries/ Departments/Organisations.
Inspector of Income, Tax CBDT
Inspector (Central Excise) CBEC
Inspector (Preventive Officer) CBEC
Inspector (Examiner) CBEC
Assistant Enforcement Officer, Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue
Sub Inspectors, Central Bureau of Investigation
Inspector of Posts, Department of Post
Divisional Accountant, Offices under CAG
Divisional Accountant, Offices under CAG
Statistical Investigator, Gr.II M/Statistics & Prog Implementation
Inspector, Central Bureau of Narcotics Group B
Auditor, Offices under C&AG
Auditor, Offices under CGDA

Preparing for SSC-CGL exam

Tire I: This covers the chapters including Venn Diagram, Relationship concepts, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Directions, Analogies, Odd Man Out, Ranking, Coding and decoding, Blood Relations etc. It’s not so hard in the 1st level – means, questions coming from these chapters are moderate in terms of toughness metrics. If you practice well, there are every possibilities that you will be able to score good marks here. Visit Puzzle Duniya for quality study materials.

You also need to prepare General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English well to get the taste of success.

Tier II:    English & Quantitative Abilities:

There will be objective questions and multiple choice questions from this section with negative marking (-0.25 per wrong answer). So you have to be well aware before answering. It’s really a wise advise for you to select each answer carefully – if you are not double sure about the answer, then don’t go for it.

Quantitative Abilities will have topics covering Number System, Percentage, Time and Work, Profit and Loss account, Average, Time, speed and distance, Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Statistics. Candidates must have a fair knowledge on all these topics. So, try to prepare well before appearing for the exam.

English will have topics like Finding errors, Fill in the blanks, Synonyms and Antonyms, Wrongly spelt words, Idioms and phrases, Para jumbos, One-word substitution, Active and passive voice, direct and indirect narration, reading comprehension. Questions coming from this segment are not very tough. If you have fair amount of preparation, you will be able to overcome the hurdle quite easily.

Tier III:    Interview/ skill test round

This is the final round and candidates who have cleared the first 2 stages, only will get the chance to appear for this round. Here your personality, communication, computer efficiency, your smartness are tested.

Some useful and motivational tips for the success key:
Be quite aware about the syllabus, prepare thoroughly and cover all the chapters before appearing to the exam hall confidently.

Try to practice the questions by maintaining the time frame. While studying hard, you need to practice finishing every sort of problem in quick time. This will help to manage your time perfectly during your exam.

Solve as many question papers, mock tests and online tests as you can. The more you solve, the more confident you get.

Learn math-tricks, shortcut to solve aptitude questions quickly. Visit and watch every video and learn the shortcut methods and tricks.

You need to take the help of coaching institute but be careful about choosing the proper one.

Best of luck for the upcoming dream career!!!!!

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