This article will contain SSC CGL Exam Tier 1 pattern, SSC CGL Exam Tier 2 pattern, SSC CGL Exam Tier 3 pattern, SSC CGL Exam Tier 1 & 2 Preparation Tips, SSC CGL Exam Tier 3 Preparation Tips
The notification for the most prestigious government job exam of the year SSC CGL 2016 has been out. The last date to fill the online application form is 28th March 2016 for part 1 and 30th March 2016 for part 2. One of the major changes that are happening this year is that they will not have any interview. Also one new post of Assistant Audit Officer (Gazetted) has been introduced in CGL 2016.
This will be a 3 Tier Exam and the Tier 1 Exam will be organized on 08 & 22 May, 2016. From today onwards we will do a series of daily posts regarding how to prepare for SSC (That will cover Tier wise, Section wise, and even topic wise preparation tips to ace the SSC CGL Exam) In this article we, will sequentially discuss, the workflow of clearing this Exam, which will include how to prepare for SSC CGL exam, what topics to focus more, which topics should given less time.
What is the SSC CGL EXAM?
Staff Selection Commission commonly referred to as SSC every year organizes Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam for the recruitment of eligible candidates to fill up about 30 posts under different departments. The eligibility criteria are graduation. The candidates who are appearing in final year are also eligible to take part in this exam provided they get their graduation degree before 1 August 2016.
The Exam Process will consist of a 3 Tier process which is as follows:-
SSC CGL Exam Tier I Pattern
It will be an Objective Type, pen and paper based written Examination containing overall 200 questions in 2 hours.These questions will be distributed equally between
- Quantitative Aptitude
- General English
- General Awareness
SSC CGL Exam Tier II Pattern
It will also be an Objective Type, pen and paper based written Examination. It will contain 4 Papers out of which two are mandatory and two are optional.
- Quantitative Aptitude which is a mandatory paper consisting 100 questions and 2 hours duration
- General English which is a mandatory paper consisting 200 questions and 2 hours duration
- Statistics which is an optional paper consisting 100 questions and 2 hours duration
- Finance & Economics which is an optional paper of 2 hours duration. Number of questions is yet to be notified by SSC.
SSC CGL Exam Tier III Pattern
It includes Document verification and some optional tests like Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test for a few selected postsThis is a hierarchical process. It means if you clear the tier 1 round, you will have to appear for Tier 2. For majority of the posts, based on your TiEr that is the major exam & Tier 3 is skill test/interview and Tier 2 marks you will be declared selected. For other posts you have to undergo that skill test and computer proficiency test.
How to Prepare for SSC CGL Exam Tier 1 & 2
If you prepare well, you can clear the exam in first attempt. But you have to prepare thoroughly for it. Before you begin your preparation you should know about what to prepare for the exam because if you do not know correctly as what you have to study, your preparation can never be correct.Following are the preparation tips for SSC CGL Exam.
Preparation Tips for Reasoning Section:
Reasoning is purely based on logic and is not just a mathematical skill where you learn various formula s and the work is done. The only strategy here is to practice all the type of questions as many times as you can. Some of the important topics for SSC CGL exam are:
- Blood Relations
- Statement and Conclusions
- Seating Arrangements
- Data sufficiency
- Non-Verbal Reasoning
Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude
This section includes the basic questions to check your numerical ability. The best strategy is attempting only those questions first that are easy to attempt and have fewer calculations. You need to start from basics. Build concepts gradually and practice as much as you can.Memorise all the important shortcut techniques and. Some of the important topics for SSC CGL exam are:
- Number Systems
- Simple Interest & Compound Interest
- Time & Work
- Time & Distance
- Profit & Loss
- Ratio and Proportion
- Bar graph & Pie-chart
Preparation Tips for General English:
This is one of the toughest sections of SSC CGL. You need to improve your basic english in order to excel in the SSC CGL. You need to learn basic concepts of English Grammar. Read good English magazines and newspaper to improve your reading skills. Some of the important topics for SSC CGL exam are:
- Reading Comprehension
- Spotting the Error
- Idioms & Phrases
- Synonyms & Antonyms.
Preparation Tips for General Awareness:
General Awareness is one such section where you can’t predict as to what will come in the exam.
- The syllabus is very wide and covers all the topics be it GK, History, Polity, Geography, Life Science and current affairs.
- Read NCERT books from class 6 to 10 to improve your knowledge of History, Geography and polity.
- For current affairs daily read a good newspaper. You can also refer some GK books and magazines. Also keep an eye on what’s happening around you.
SSC Tier 3 Preparation Tips
This is the final Tier of the SSC CGL Exam. Only those competitors who qualify in all the papers of Tier 1 and Tier 2 as well clear the overall cutoff will be eligible for the Tier 3 exam and as per the requirement go through the following processes:
Data Entry Skill Test:
This is an optional test and it will check your Data Entry Speed where the requirement is about 2000 key depressions in time duration of 15 minutes and will only be of qualifying nature.
Computer Proficiency Test:
This is also an optional test and will comprise of three modules- Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Generation of Slides.
This is the final step of the SSC CGL exam where you have to go for document verification. Keep in mind that you carry all the necessary documents else you may not be considered for final selection.