What should be the best strategy for SSC CGL 2018 with 8 working hours?

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By Lucia Adams

Most of the times it is observed that graduates who have applied for the SSC CGL exam are working in any private organization to earn their livings. It becomes a challenging affair for them to take out time to study.

If you are working then you need at least 5-6 months to prepare for the exam as you have less time to devote to studies. To prepare for Tier 1 of SSC CGL 2018 exam, make all efforts to crack the exam as it is the stepping stone towards the prestigious job.

Tier 1 comprises of four sections such as:

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning
  2. General Awareness
  3. Quantitative Aptitude
  4. English Language

Let us discuss subject – wise strategy to study for SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 Exam.

  1. General Intelligence & Reasoning

Reasoning is one of the most scoring sections of the exam and it does not need any concepts to be learned. It only needs good practice and dedication. One can join online test series and take a topic test daily after going through the chapter.

Make a list of the topics and divide them into different days to study. It will enable you to finish your syllabus in a month’s time. For a working professional one can study reasoning in the office also as it has more quiz based questions which can be easily solved anywhere. After reaching home give one hour to revise the topic and practice it thoroughly. Follow only one resource book to learn the basics of the topics covering the syllabus.

2.General Awareness

General Awareness is again a scoring section provided you have learned all the topics such as – History, Geography, Polity, Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Current affairs etc. All these are diverse topics and needs a thorough learning before sitting in the exam. It needs a smart work rather than hard work. Select the topics which are frequently asked in the exam and concentrate more on them.

Divide your GA syllabus into three parts as -Static GK, Science and Miscellaneous. These topics have a different approach to tackle.

Static GK contains Indian History, Geography (Indian and World), Polity, Economy, Environment and Culture. Do not waste your time in reading the chapters on history or polity rather take the important points and form notes. Notes are the easy way to learn the facts. This section covers about 12 to 13 questions. Take questions related to the topic studied the same day to judge your capabilities. Solve previous year questions every day after you reach home and then revise the topic in case you are not able to perform well. While revising the topics and the questions from any question bank mark the important questions so that you can revise them later to update yourself.

Science includes Physics, Chemistry, biology of higher secondary level. Buy a book and learn the concepts and then practice from previous year question papers.

Miscellaneous topics include Current Affairs, Sports, People in News, Books & Authors, Important Dates, and Schemes etc. This section is not very important as it covers 3-4 questions. Buy a magazine covering monthly current affairs and give it a read every day. It will improve your knowledge and awareness. Download any application and revise current affairs from anywhere. You don’t have to give extra hours to learn them.

3.Quantitative Aptitude

This section is one of the complex sections and needs lot of practice. Daily 3-4 hours should be given to this section by making a topic – wise time table. After completing a topic, immediately take one topic test from any of the online test series you have joined. Go through the performance analysis and then resume your studies accordingly. Either you may also go for SSC Coaching Chennai.

4.English Language

It  covers comprehension and grammar rules. This section is to test the language proficiency of aspirants. Therefore after revising the grammar rules take mock test from previous year question papers and analyze your learning. Read newspapers and novels to improve your comprehension skills. Give 2-3 hours to this section and practice immensely.

Hope this schedule will suit the working candidates who are going to appear in the SSC CGL 2018 Tier 1 Exam.

All the best!!!

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