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How to prepare for SSC CGL Tier 1 in 30 days - Prep Strategy & Tips!

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How to Prepare for SSC CGL Tier 1 in 30 days

 

 

The SSC CGL Exam is approaching and you have less time for the preparations! You are few days away from the exam and you have completed almost everything from your preferred study material and books.

 

But still you are worried about your performance!

 

It’s okay! Just think about your aim of cracking the CGL Exam and getting recruited in one of the most prestigious government jobs offered by SSC.

 

 

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Almost 8 lakh students are going to appear in the exam for roughly around 8000 vacancies. In such critical situation when competition is really very high, the aspirants develop an aura of anxiety, confusion, and stress.

 

To remove the candidates’ anxiety of performing well in the exam, we have prepared a 30 days plan for all the SSC CGL Tier-1 aspirants. Please have a look!

 

 

What are the Best Ways to Prepare for SSC CGL Tier-1 in Last 30 days?

 

As you all know, the SSC CGL Exam Tier-1 is the very first stage to move towards your dream job and this is also a gateway to your next competitive phase i.e. SSC CGL Tier-2.

 

The candidates will be placed on one of the SSC CGL posts only after qualifying SSC CGL Tier-1 and Tier-2 followed by the Interview process.

 

Conquering the SSC CGL Exam Tier-1 is more than just about conquering Math, General Knowledge and English. If you want to score higher, you will need to generate a strong approach towards each section of the exam.

 

 

Recall the SSC CGL Exam Pattern Every Time You Take a New Topic to Prepare

 

The first step in preparing yourself for SSC CGL Tier-1, is to have a complete idea about exam's format and structure.

 

Below you can check the Exam Pattern Highlights

 

Exam Pattern Highlights

1.

The SSC CGL Tier-1 is broken down into four sections - General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension.

2.

Each section consists of 25 questions. (Total – 100 questions)

3.

Nature of the questions asked is objective type with multiple choices.

4.

For each correct answer, you win 2 marks and for each wrong answer, you lose 0.50 marks.

5.

The test takers have to solve the complete paper (100 questions) in 60 minutes only.

 

 

Always keep the above pattern in mind, so that you have a clear picture about what to attempt at first and what to at last.

 

As per the above pattern, the candidates have to attempt total 100 questions in 60 minutes only. And amongst all the sections, Quantitative and Reasoning part takes more time, so the candidates are advised to attempt the question paper wisely.

 

Below we have mentioned the time details for each section to ease out your worries during the exam. Please check below –

 

Time Management for SSC CGL Tier-1

 

You can save less time for English & GK as QA Section consumes more time to solve the numeric type questions.

 

Follow the time schedule and attempt each section smartly.

 

Tip: Solve Mock Test Papers and Previous Years Question Papers to enhance your speed & accuracy and score well in SSC CGL Exam Tier-1.

 

 

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Prioritize Important Topics and take them first while preparing

 

Here we would like to tell you about the important topics, you should give more emphasis on.

 

As per the advice or suggestions or recommendations from Eduncle’s SSC CGL experts, we have listed the important topics that every aspirant must cover while preparing for the tier-1 exam.

 

 

For General Intelligence and Reasoning Section

 

The questions asked from this section are usually easy but ‘Finding the missing number questions’ are little difficult to solve.

 

More Important Topics

Semantic Analogy, Series and Semantic Classification

Symbolic/Number Analogy

Venn Diagrams

Puzzles

Symbolic/Number Classification

Figural Pattern – folding and completion

Mirror Image

Ranking

Water Images

Number Series

Coding and de-coding

Problem Solving

Data sufficiency

Statement and Conclusions

 

You can also go through the previous year’s question papers analysis for Reasoning in SSC CGL Exams. We have provided the data below-

Reasoning Important Topics

Years wise occurrence of questions

Expected Number of Questions in 2019

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Analogy

08

09

09

08

04

02

04

2-3

Blood Relations

01

02

00

01

00

01

01

0-1

Symbols & notations

03

01

02

00

02

00

00

0-1

Direction & distance

02

04

02

04

02

01

01

0-1

Day, date & time

01

01

01

00

00

00

00

0-1

Coding-decoding

02

02

04

03

03

02

03

1-2

Syllogism

02

01

02

02

05

00

01

0-1

Sitting arrangements

02

02

02

01

00

02

00

0-1

Cubes &dices

01

00

00

02

00

01

00

0-1

Venn diagram

02

01

01

02

03

01

01

0-1

Miscellaneous

02

02

02

02

03

00

03

0-1

Alphabetical arrangements

02

02

01

01

03

03

02

1-2

Mirror image

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

0-1

Paper cutting and folding

01

01

01

01

01

01

01

0-1

Figure problems (deviation, embedded, completion)

01

02

02

03

07

04

02

1-2

Classification

06

06

07

06

06

03

02

1-2

Series

08

05

05

05

04

03

03

2-3

 

 

SSC CGL Tier-1 Day Wise Study Plan - Check Here!

 

 

For Quantitative Aptitude Section

 

Focus on Advanced Mathematics like – Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry and Percentage/ Profit, Data Interpretation, Loss & Discount and Mensuration.

 

More Important Topics

Decimal and Fractions

Relationship between numbers

Ratio and Proportion

Square roots

Averages

Number System

Interest (Simple and Compound)

Time and distance, Time and work

Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart.

 

Also check out the previous year’s question papers analysis for SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Section. We have provided the data below-

 

Quantitative Important Topics

Years wise occurrence of questions

Expected Number of Questions in 2019

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Algebra

06

00

05

05

05

06

03

 2-3

Average

03

03

02

02

02

01

01

 0-1

Percentage, Profit & Loss

06

14

05

06

07

02

04

 1-2

Trigonometry

00

00

09

08

07

03

03

 2-3

Geometry/ Mensuration

03

05

12

09

14

04

03

2-3

Basic Maths

11

11

05

01

03

02

02

 2-3

Ratio & Proportion

03

03

01

03

01

01

03

0-1

Number System

06

05

02

02

03

01

00

 1-2

Data Interpretation

03

04

05

07

05

04

05

 3-4

Time & Distance

06

05

02

05

03

01

01

 1-2

Miscellaneous

03

00

02

02

00

00

00

 0-1

 

 

For English Section

 

The important topics from this section are: synonyms & antonyms, one-word substitution and spotting errors.

 

More Important Topics

Fill in the Blanks

Spellings/ Detecting Errors

Idioms & Phrases

Cloze Passage

Comprehension Passage

One-word substitution.

 

English Important Topics

Years wise occurrence of questions

Expected Number of Questions in 2019

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Common Errors

05

05

05

05

05

03

04

3-4

Synonyms/ Antonyms

10

10

10

06

06

04

03

2-3

Fill in the blanks

05

05

05

05

05

03

03

2-3

One-word substitution

05

05

05

07

07

03

02

2-3

Idioms & phrases

00

05

05

05

05

03

03

2-3

Spellings

10

00

05

00

00

01

02

1-2

Sentence Improvement

05

05

05

10

10

03

03

1-2

Reading Comprehension

05

10

05

10

10

05

05

4-5

 

 

For General Awareness Section

 

The candidates can learn more about General Science, Constitution, History and Indian Geography.

GK Important Topics

Years wise occurrence of questions

Expected Number of Questions in 2019

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics)

17

14

15

17

15

07

07

4-5

Computer

01

02

02

02

02

01

01

1-2

Economy

11

07

04

06

05

04

02

3-4

Geography

06

11

06

06

07

02

02

2-3

Indian History and Culture

05

06

05

06

05

03

06

3-4

Miscellaneous GK (Includes sports, honours, awards, current affairs, important dates)

03

05

10

08

10

06

04

4-5

Polity

07

05

08

04

06

02

03

1-2

 

 

If you have the knowledge, however, of everything that is related to your test and if you know exactly what to do when and how to do it, then there won’t be any hassle on the test day.

 

 

Check Out the 30 Days Preparation Plan and Schedule your Study Activities Accordingly!

 

Now, you don’t need to be worried about your preparation time schedule for last 1 month. Below in this blog, we have provided the day and topic wise study schedule to ease out your worries of completing your exam preparation on time.

 

Follow the plan and fulfill your dreams.

 

Section

Time Duration (In this duration, solve/learn all the questions by following the proper methods and formulas)

Time for Revision (In this duration, only revise the short tricks or formulas for concerned topics)

Reasoning

2.5 hours (1 or 1 and half Topics)

Revise all the learned formulas or questions for 15 minutes

General Knowledge

1.5 Hours (Best Study in Morning Hours)

15 Minutes Revision

Quantitative Aptitude

4 Hours (Cover 1 Topic)

30 minutes for Revision

English

1 Hour (You can study whenever you want to relax your mind)

15 minutes of Revision

 

 

DailySection Wise Time Management Plan

 

Note: You can take breaks in between your time schedule and also divide the study hours in different time slots.

 

But it’s beneficial to spend these hours on your study tasks in a day.

 

Important Points:

The last one month should only be dedicated to the revision but you can utilize these days and revise all the syllabus widely.

And in the last week of exam preparation, only focus on the quick revision techniques.

For quick revision, you can prepare some short notes or cheat sheets containing short tricks and formulas.

 

As per the SSC CGL Tier-1 Syllabus, there are total 25 topics in Reasoning Section, 26 topics in Quantitative Aptitude, 22 Topics in General Awareness and 10 topics in English.

 

So you will have to do wise revision for these topics in 20 days only and in remaining last 10 days, dedicate your all the time for quick revision.

 

Check out the Study plans given below.

 

 

Topic wise Study Plan from Day 30 to Day 21

 

No. of Days

General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

English

Day 30

Analogy or Similarity

Indian History + Daily Current Affairs

Number System + H.C.F & L.C.M

Reading Comprehension

Day 29

Blood Relationship

Indian History + Daily Current Affairs

Simplification

Vocabulary

Day 28

Symbols & Notations

Indian History + Daily Current Affairs

Square roots & Cube Roots

Common Errors

Day 27

Classification

World History + Daily Current Affairs

Problem on Ages

Fill in the blanks

Day 26

Direction & Distance Test

World History + Daily Current Affairs

Average

Grammar

Day 25

Scheduled Day / Date / Time

Indian Art & Culture + Daily Current Affairs

Percentage

Spellings

Day 24

Series

Indian Polity & Constitutions + Daily Current Affairs

Profit & Loss

Synonyms

Day 23

Mirror Image and water image

Indian Polity & Constitutions + Daily Current Affairs

Ratio & Proportion

Antonyms

Day 22

Paper Cutting, Folding & Punching

Indian Economy + Daily Current Affairs

Chain Rules

Idioms

Day 21

Coding - Decoding

Indian Economy + Economics + Daily Current Affairs

Time & Work

Phrases

 

 

Topic wise Study Plan from Day 20 to Day 11

 

No. of Days

General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

English

Day 20

Completion of Figural Pattern

Economics + Daily Current Affairs

Pipe & Cisterns

-

Day 19

Syllogism

Physical Geography + Daily Current Affairs

Time & Distance

-

Day 18

Ranking Arrangement

Geography of India + Daily Current Affairs

Problem on Train

-

Day 17

Embedded Figural

Geography of India + World Geography + Daily Current Affairs

Boats & Stream

-

Day 16

Deviation of Figure

Physics + Chemistry + Daily Current Affairs

Allegation & Mixture

-

Day 15

Word Formation

Physics + Chemistry + Biology + Daily Current Affairs

Simple Interest

Learn Remaining Topics

Day 14

Trends and Operations

Biology + Daily Current Affairs

Compound Interest

Learn Remaining Topics

Day 13

Arithmetical Problems

Computer & IT + Discoveries & Inventions + Daily Current Affairs

Stack and Shares

Learn Remaining Topics

Day 12

Arrangement of words in logical order

Science & Technology + Daily Current Affairs

Permutation & Combination

-

Day 11

Cubes and Dices

Honor & Awards + Books & Authors + Daily Current Affairs

Probability

-

 

 

Topic wise Study Plan from Day 10 to Exam Day

 

No. of Days

General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Awareness

Quantitative Aptitude

English

Day 10

Logical Venn-Diagram

Important Dates (National Events and International Events) + Daily Current Affairs

Discount

-

Day 9

Miscellaneous

UNO, International & National Organizations + Daily Current Affairs

Number Series

-

Day 8

Seating Arrangement

Sports + Daily Current Affairs

Data Interpretation

Revision

Day 7

Coding & Decoding

Learn remaining topics/subjects

Data Interpretation

Revision

Day 6

Miscellaneous

Learn remaining topics/subjects

Approximate Value

Revision

Day 5

Revision

Revision

Revision

-

Day 4

Revision

Revision

Revision

-

Day 3

Revision

Revision

Revision

-

Day 2

Revision

Revision

Revision

Revision

Exam Day

Quick Revision with Quick Notes

 

Apart from these, take online mock tests or join online test series.

 

 

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Learning Tricks for Each Section - Please Have a Look!

 

Qualifying SSC CGL Exam with a perfect study plan is not as easy as it looks. It requires great deal of efforts and dedication to score more than the cut off marks in each section.

 

We can benefit you with the time schedules, important topics and anything but unless you push yourself to make efforts and dedicate your precious time in exam preparation, you can’t achieve success.

 

Many of you must be facing problems in understanding the topics and deciding the right method to prepare for the exam.

 

Here, let me guide you with some section wise tips which are important for you to understand and follow as well. Please check below-

 

 

Reasoning

This section contains simplest questions and so is very scoring.

Reasoning questions are less time taking than Aptitude questions in SSC exams, so you can ‘either take them at first and solve the QA questions later or you can take them at last after solving the complete paper.’

The candidates need to showcase their mental ability in Reasoning Section as its questions’ require presence of mind instead of formulas.

In order to polish your reasoning skills, you need to improve your concentration and critical thinking skills so that you can attempt the tricky questions very easily.

The reasoning score plays a very crucial role in deciding the candidates’ merit in exam, so prepare well for reasoning.

 

 

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude Section consists of basic Math questions, so you need to learn and understand all the mathematical formulas and shortcut tricks to solve QA questions.

QA section requires time and efforts so save time in exam to solve the questions.

Prepare a strategy for QA section while giving the exam – Analyze the complete paper, understand the nature of questions and try to avoid the long questions so that you can score by solving short time taking questions only.

To answer this part candidates need to practice more on selected topics.

 

 

General English

To score well in English, make it a habit to use English in your daily life. Chat with friends in English, talk in English, read English in the form of newspapers, novels, online reading etc.

The grammar section is the toughest in English so practice more to improve your grammar.

You can take mock tests or other online tests to improve your English Skills.

Also focus on your vocabulary. Try to learn and understand 10 new words dail

 

 

General Awareness

SSC CGL’s general awareness section contains most of the part from Dead GK.

So instead of focusing on Current Affairs, you can give more emphasis on History, Polity and General Science Paper.

To stay updated with current affairs section, you can read daily current affairs or current affairs of last 3 months.

To score more in General Awareness section, you need to improve your memory with memorization techniques.

 

Here are - 10 Simple Habits to Boost Your Memory & Brain Power.

 

Prepare some notes that contains the important topics from your syllabus and read them on regular basis.

 

Above we have discussed everything about the 4 important components of SSC CGL Tier-1 and also discussed the SSC CGL Preparation Strategies that may help you in scoring more in the exam.

 

 

SSC CGL Tier-1 – Check out the Important Tips here!

 

Apart from these 4 sections, I would also like to share some important basic exam preparation tips to help you stay motivated and confident during studies and exam as well.

Stay focused. Don’t waste your time in thinking negative. If you are well prepared and confident, then no one else can stop you in reaching your goal.

Remember that these 30 days are going to be crucial or decisive for you, so instead of wasting your time, spend it in studying and preparing well for the exam.

Implement your study goals with perfect plans and strategies. Utilize every single minute in analyzing the topics and executing your strategies.

Only 1 month of dedication can take you to your dream job so spend this 1 month like a race where you only have to move ahead.

After reading the topics all day long, don’t forget to do over all revision before going to sleep.

Don’t get confused amongst various topics. If you are taking one topic from one subject daily then stick to it and accomplish it first, then take another topic.

Take short breaks during study hours and instead of getting stressed, study peacefully and confidently.

Take online mock tests and test series regularly till 1 month. This will definitely help you in increasing your accuracy and speed.

Prepare short notes. These will definitely help you at the time of revisions.

Eat well, sleep well and stay stress free. These 3 are vital keys to success in SSC CGL Exam.

 

#It doesn’t matter how well prepared you are, your composure during those 2 hours decide whether you will qualify this exam or not. So don’t lose hope and faith on your skills. Be confident that you can attempt all the questions accurately and timely.

 

If you have any suggestions or study plans for SSC CGL Tier-1, then please share out with us in the comments section below. We'll try to get in touch with you as soon as possible.

 

For SSC CGL latest updates, keep visiting - SSC CGL 2018-19 Notifications | Exam Date, Last Date & Posts.

 

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  • Sameeksha Singh
    A very helpful article. Just decide the time slots according to the new time duration of 60 minutes rather than 75 minutes. Thanks
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    Eduncle Team @Eduncle
    Hello Sameeksha,   We'd like to thank you to bring our notice to this point. It will be corrected at the earliest. Readers like you motivate us to provide latest updates. We have recently published a study plan for SSC CGL 2 Months Preparation. Hope you'd like it - https://scoop.eduncle.com/ssc-cgl-study-plan-strategy   Kind Regards, Eduncle Team