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Tips and tricks to crack SSC CGL in 30 days

The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today”. The SSC CGL examination 2016 is round the corner and we encourage you to work your fingers to the bone. SSC CGL examinations are one of the prestigious examinations and thousands of aspirants dream of cracking it. So, the urgent need of the hour on every aspirants’ part is to make a smart preparation plan rather than rushing through topics in the end.


 

The SSC CGL 2016 examination will be conducted in shifts from 27th August 2016 to 11st Semptember 2016. Sensing the limited time left for preparation, a structured plan is highly necessary to crack the examination.


 

Let us take a look at the vacancies of SSC CGL 2016 in the table given below:

Posts

Number of vacancies

Assistant Audit Officer Group B

1000

Auditor

200

Assistant Section Officer

112

Assistant

20

Inspector of Income Tax

324

Assistant Enforcement Officer

78

Sub Inspectors

91

Inspector

106

Accountant

150

Statistical Investigator Gr- II

196

Accountant/ Junior Accountant

1090

UDC

160

Tax Assistant

659

Sub- Inspector (Narcotics)

14


 


 

Before starting off preparation for the SSC CGL examination, it is highly essential to take a look at the pattern of the examination.

Section

Number of questions

Marks

Reasoning and General Intelligence

50

50

General Awareness

50

50

Numerical Aptitude

50

50

English Comprehension

50

50

Total

200

200


 

Few important points to remember during SSC CGL 2016:

  • The examination will be held in two languages: English and Hindi (except for English Comprehension)

  • The total time of the examination is 2 hours. (120 minutes)

  • The time duration for the candidates who are visually impaired candidates is 160 minutes.

  • The total questions and the total marks i.e. 200

  • Each question carries 1 mark and there is a negative marking of 0.25 mark for every wrong answer.

Let us take a look on the preparation for SSC CGL 2016 on a weekly basis:

Week 1: In the week 1, you can start with the general awareness section:

a. Read current affairs from newspapers and articles. Note down the important headlines and remember them. Try to cover important events from the Indian History (Medieval and Modern). Geography (Physical), Economics, Indian Constitution etc.

b. Analyze some of the papers from previous years. You will get a brief idea of the important topics and you can focus on them.

c. Make a list of all the important and frequently asked topics and practice them.

d. Try to practice mock tests which will help you gain confidence and increase your accuracy.

Week 2: In the second week, utilize a few days (2 to 4 days) to practice questions of “Reasoning Ability”. Try to focus on those topics which were frequently asked in the last few year papers.

a. Try to practice questions from topics like Sitting Arrangement, Puzzle, Vein diagram etc.

b. Practice questions from “reasoning” and “general intelligence” topics. These topics consume more time and you can speed up your performance by sincere practice.

c. Try model test papers and mock tests to analyze your performance and check your improvement.

Week 3: Since its the third week, its time for “Quant”.

a. Try to focus on topics like Data Interpretation, Probability and Trigonometry.

b. Practice quant questions from previous year papers.

c. Try to avoid topics that are not covered in the past year papers.

d. Try to solve questions using tricks and shortcuts. This will save your time and enable you to attempt maximum questions.

Week 4: In the last week, practice questions from the “English Language section”.

a. Try to focus on the practice of reading comprehension questions and sentence formation/ improvement.

b. Concentrate on topics like One word substitution, Analogy, Antonym and Synonym.

c. Make a note of all the difficult words you come across along with their meanings.

This comprehensive plan of preparation in 1 month will help you create wonders in the examination. Stay tuned for more updates. Good luck!

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SSC Examination Calendar 2016-17

Staff Selection Commission conducts various examinations every year for the recruitment of different categories of posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations. This autonomous body supplements thousands of qualified candidates for filling required vacant posts and sets a secured career base for the young talent in the government sector.

It is a mandatory practice by the SSC to publish an official recruitment advertisement for the candidates; later arranges the written exam and personal interview. After this, it publishes necessary results based on the performance of applicants. Later, a merit list is published deciding about the students/ candidates who all have been selected for the vacant posts/positions.

The official website of SSC is http://ssc.nic.in/ through which you can get all the latest updates and calendar events for the SSC Examinations 2016-2017 however, for your ease we have given the complete SSC Examination Calendar 2016-17 in this article.

The given below details in the table are all about the schedule of SSC exams between January 2016 to January 2017.

SSC Examination Calendar 2016-17

Name of exam

Date of exam

Special Recruitment Drive for MTS Examination 2015

January 10

Recruitment of SI in CAPFs, ASI in CISF and SI in Delhi Police Examination-2016

Paper I- March 20, Paper II- June 5

Combined Graduate Level Examination-2016 (Tier-I)

May 8 and May 22

Jr. Hindi Translator in Subordinate Office Examination-2016:

June 19

Stenographer Grade 'C' & 'D' Examination-2016

July 31

Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination-2016

August 13, August 14

Combined Higher Secondary (10+2) Examination 2016

September 25, October 9, October 16

Junior Engineer (Civil, Electrical & Mechanical) Examination-2016

December 11

Multi Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff Examination-2016

January 8, 2017 to January 22, 2017


 

This given below table will guide you about the SSC Departmental Examinations Calendar 2016-2017.

Name of exam

Date of exam

Clerks' Grade (for Multi Tasking Staff only) Exam, 2016

March 27

Grade 'C' Steno. Ltd. Depttl. Comp. Exam 2016

July 3

Upper Div. Clerk Ltd. Depttl. Comp. Exam 2016

November 27

The detailed advertisement for each exam will be notified later. To keep a check on the exam notifications, the candidates can visit our website regularly.

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Strategy and Time Table for Study of SSC CGL Tier 1

SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is an objective paper, which is regarded as the Phase-I of SSC CGL Exam. All the candidates who qualify in SSC CGL Tier 1 exam are called for the SSC CGL Tier 2 Examination.

Aspiring candidates must formulate a flawless strategy and time table for study of SSC CGL Tier 1. This will not only help them in focusing on the major topics/subjects, but will also develop confidence to qualify the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam.

Daily section-wise allocation strategy and time table for study of SSC CGL Tier 1

You have to decide how many hours you have to give to each section. This is the only way to recognize your weak spots, speed and accuracy.

Given below is the time table that tells you how much time you must devote for each section daily.

Subject/Section

Daily Duration

General knowledge including awareness and current affairs

2-4 hours

Numerical aptitude

4-5 hours

Intelligence and Reasoning

2-4 hours

English Comprehension

2-3 hours

Total Time

10-16 hours

Section-wise Strategy and time table for study of SSC CGL Tier 1

General knowledge including awareness and current affairs

  • Make your own scrap book. Keep collecting current affairs on daily basis.

  • Refer good GK magazines and books.

  • Download GK based mobile applications to practice well.

  • Practice through online mock tests/sample papers etc.

Numerical aptitude

  • Practice every topic thoroughly. Focus on Mathematical topics from 8th to 10th standard.

  • Practice through CBSE books and online material.

  • Derive your own Mathematical tricks and shortcuts.

  • Make a formulae book so that you do not have to waste time while solving papers.

Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Get to the basic concept/meaning/technique behind every topic.

  • Learn techniques or strategy to solve questions faster.

  • Practice from online material/papers a lot.

English Comprehension

  • Practice lengthy comprehensions online.

  • Work on your vocabulary through story books/novels/e-books.

  • Learn grammar and solve papers.

We have introduced you to an accomplishable strategy and time table for study of SSC CGL Tier 1. You can customize it as per your will and preparation strategy to achieve your career goal.

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Exam Time Management Tips for SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam

CGL or combined Graduate Level exam tests lakhs of applicants every year. SSC CGL Exam is a written examination that has two main tiers:

  • 1st tier is an objective type multiple choice examination.

  • 2nd Tier examination is also a multiple choice based question paper.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam pattern is divided into four major sections of 50 questions each.

The total time allotted to attempt SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam is 75 minutes. There is also the negative marking, which means that the main aim of aspirants should be towards attempting maximum questions correctly. It is advisable to set a flawless time management scheme to crack SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam.

Time Analysis for the SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam

75 minutes for 100 questions = 0.75 minutes per question

(This has to include reading, solving and marking the answer)

We have jotted down crucial exam time management tips for SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam in the form of a table given below. These will help you in scoring well in SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam.

General knowledge including awareness and current affairs

  • You can save a lot of time in this section. Go through the questions and keep marking answers that you are sure about.

  • Do not play the guessing game.

Numerical aptitude

  • Attempt this section at last. Scan all questions once.

  • First start with the easiest ones and then go with the flow.

  • Try to write formulas/tricks/techniques on your rough sheet for your reference. This will save your time later.

  • Do not get stuck on one question. Leave it and move to the next.

Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Devise tricks/shortcuts/methods/technique to solve questions faster.

  • Attempt those questions that you are absolutely sure about.

  • Do not ponder and waste your time. Move to the next one immediately.

English Comprehension

  • Go through first and second paragraphs of passages. Immediately move to the questions. Start relating important/highlighted sentences in the paragraphs to answer.

  • Start from the lengthy comprehensions.

We are sure that these Exam Time management tips for SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam will take you towards your aim.

Good luck for your exam !!!

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SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS & JE Exam Online test Packages & Preparation tips

Every year, Staff Selection Commission or SSC hires thousands of graduates through various examinations. SSC places qualified candidates in diverse departments/ministries/allied government offices.

SSC exam Preparation, SSC CGL test series, SSC CHSL test series, SSC MTS test series, SSC JE test series

If you are among those aspiring candidates then we advise you to go through this article completely. This article focuses on SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS & JE Exam Online test Packages & Preparation tips and you must subscribe to our website for all the SSC Exams latest updates and links.

How to choose good SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS & JE Exam Online test Packages?

There are various websites and links providing SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS & JE Exam Online test Packages but you must choose a reliable source.

You must focus on things such as,

  • SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS & JE Exam Online test Packages is well organized into required sections and as per SSC’s pattern.

  • Topic and its related formulas/techniques/tricks/shortcuts especially for Mathematics, reasoning sections are explained thoroughly at the beginning; this helps candidates to learn more about the topic.

  • Every day you must get a new set or sample/practice paper on the website.

  • SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS & JE Exam online test Packages/mock tests/drills must have medium to advance level questions.

  • You must receive result and analysis of every SSC test paper/package that you solve online.

SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS & JE Exam Preparation tips

  • Make proper and suitable time table for every subject such as quantitative aptitude, reasoning, GK, and English.

  • Make easy notes on your weak subjects; do not try to cram everything.

  • Reasoning topics and quantitative aptitude based questions need a lot of practice. Practice daily from SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS & JE Exam Online test Packages.

  • Always solve previous year question papers too.

  • Make a chart for GK/current affairs and mathematical formulas that you can refer every day during your practice.

  • Jot down shortcuts and tricks in a separate book provided by SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS & JE Exam Online test Packages.

You must follow SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS & JE Exam Preparation tips released by our website frequently.

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SSC CGL 2016 exam to be held on August 27, check detail

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) recently released the examination notification for aspirants willing to pursue SSC CGL 2016 exam. The Combined Graduate Level exam 2016 details can be found at ssc.nic.in, the official website of SSC. According to the notification, the SSC CGL 2016 exam I to be held on August 27 and the aspirants can check further details on our site.

Changed pattern

The SSC CGL 2016 exam shall be conducted in two parts now. The total number of questions has also been reduced. For the SSC CGL 2016 exam Tier 1 there shall now be 100 questions instead of 200.

Pattern of examination scheduled to be held from 27th August, 2016

The Commission has decided to reduce the Number of Questions from 200 to 100 in Tier-I.

The examination would continue to carry 200 marks.

The duration of the Tier-I examination would be for a period of 75 minutes.

The Tier-I and Tier-II will now be in computer based examination mode in place of OMR based examination mode.

Revised Scheme of SSC CGL 2016 exam: Check Details Here

Tier

Mode of Examination

Scheme of Examination

Marks

Time

I

Computer Based

A. General Intelligence & Reasoning= 25 Questions

50

75 Minutes (Total) For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 100 Minutes

B. General Awareness= 25 Questions

50

C. Quantitative Aptitude= 25 Questions

50

D. English Comprehension =25 Questions

50

Total=100 Questions

200 Marks

II

Computer Based

Same as published in the Notice of Examination

Same as published in the Notice of Examination

Same as published in the Notice of Examination

The Staff Selection Commission has introduced a negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In respect of Tier II, the negative marking system will remain unchanged.

How to check the official notification from the SSC Website?

  • Step 1: Go to the official SSC Website- www.ssc.nic.in
  • Step 2: Click on the tab that reads “Revised Scheme of Examination for CGLE-2016.”
  • Step 3: You can check the SSC CGL 2016 exam schedule in the PDF Format on clicking the link.

Or,

You may directly visit- http://www.ssc.nic.in/SSC_WEBSITE_LATEST//notice/notice_pdf/Important_Notice_01_07_2016.pdf

Or,

You may remain updated to our website for further details and news on the same. 

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Check SSC CGL 2015 Final Result/ Merit List Here!

Dear Candidates,

The commission has declared and uploaded final result/Merit list of CGLE-2015 that can now be accessed on the official website of Staff Selection.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Examination is one of the most competitive exams that hire thousands of candidates every year. Selected candidates are placed under different categories of posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations.

SSC CGL 2015 was conducted into major phases such as:

  • Tier-I Examination

  • Tier-II examination

  • Personality/ Interview Round

  • Documentation Verification

A candidate is selected/ recommended finally after he/she has cleared all the mentioned rounds.

It must also be noted that the final selection by SSC through the Combined Graduate Level Examination 2015 to specific categories of posts would depend on the receipt of intimation of confirmed number of vacancies from the concerned Indenting Ministries/ Department/Office/Cadres before declaration of results.

If you were among those who gave SSC CGL 2015 then, you must Check SSC CGL 2015 Final Result/ Merit List Here! We recommend you to subscribe our website for all the upcoming SSC exams and latest information about CGL.

To get an overview of all the SSC CGL results and information, click http://ssc.nic.in/SSC_WEBSITE_LATEST/results/cgl/result_cgl.html

Check SSC CGL 2015 Final Result/ Merit List Here!

Examination Name and Year

Result Link

COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM,2015(FINAL RESULT)LIST OF THE CANDIDATES IN ROLLNO ORDER RECOMMENDED FOR APPOINTMENT FOR INTERVIEW POSTS OTHER THAN STATISTICAL INVESTIGATOR (LIST-I)


http://ssc.nic.in/SSC_WEBSITE_LATEST/results/results_pdf/other_than_statinv.pdf

COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM, 2015 (FINAL RESULT) LIST OF THE CANDIDATES IN ROLLNO ORDER RECOMMENDED FOR APPOINTMENT FOR INTERVIEW POST OF STATISTICAL INVESTIGATOR GR-II (LIST-II)

http://ssc.nic.in/SSC_WEBSITE_LATEST/results/results_pdf/stat_inv.pdf

COMBINED GRADUATE LEVEL EXAM,2015 (FINAL RESULT) LIST OF THE CANDIDATES IN ROLLNO ORDER RECOMMENDED FOR APPOINTMENT FOR NON-INTERVIEW POSTS (LIST-III)

http://ssc.nic.in/SSC_WEBSITE_LATEST/results/results_pdf/NIP.pdf

While allocating posts to eligible candidates, merit-cum-preference criteria have been adopted.

The allocation has been made for the following lists:

  • List I : Interview posts (other than Statistical Investigator) – Option A to Q, S, %

  • List II : Interview post (Statistical Investigator Grade II) – Option R

  • List III : Non-interview posts – Option T to Z, @, $, #

Total 8,511 candidates have qualified in CGL, 2015 final result.

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Latest News: SSC CGL 2016 Change in Exam pattern|SSC CGL 2016 will be conducted Online from 27th August

STAFF SELECTION COMMISSION has decided to conduct SSC CGL Exam 2016 in Computer based examination mode (online) in place of OMR based examination mode.

SSC CGL 2016 Online Exam

The Commission has also decided to reduce the Number of Questions from 200 to 100 in Tier-I of the Examination which would continue to carry 200 marks. The duration of the Tier-I examination would be for a period of 75 minutes.

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam is scheduled to be held from 27th August, 2016.

Accordingly, the revised scheme of examination is detailed below:-

Tier

Mode of examination

Scheme of Examination

Marks

Time

I

Computer based

A. General Intelligence & Reasoning

 25 Questions

50 Marks

75 Minutes (Total) For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 100 Minutes

B. General Awareness

25 Questions

50 Marks

C.Quantitative Aptitude

 25 Questions

50 Marks

D. English Comprehension

25 Questions

50 Marks

Total

100 Questions

Total -200 Marks *

II

Computer based

Same as published in the Notice of Examination

Same as published in the notice of the Examination

Same as published in the notice of the Examination

* There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I. In respect of TierII, the negative marking system will remain unchanged.

In addition to above, the Commission has also decided to introduce a Descriptive Paper of English/Hindi as Tier-III. The Question Paper will be bilingual. The candidates will have the option to choose any one medium. The details may be read as under:-

Tier

Mode of Examination

Scheme of Examination

Marks

Time

III

Pen and Paper mode

Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing etc.

Total marks 100

60 minutes For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes

IV

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) (wherever applicable)

Same as published in the Notice of Examination

Qualifying

Same as published in the Notice of Examination

The final merit will be prepared on overall performance in Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III. However, the candidate will need to qualify all the tiers i.e. Tier-I, Tier-II and Tier-III separately. There will be no sectional cut-off.

Document Verification will also be conducted as per the provisions of the notice of examination.

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SSC CGL 2015 Results declared – Check here

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is an organization under Government of India to recruit staff for various posts in the various Ministries and Departments of the Government of India and in Subordinate Offices.This commission is an attached office of the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) which consists of Chairman, two Members and a Secretary-cum-Controller of Examinations.

The Staff Selection Commission declared the final result of various examinations conducted for various posts like assistant in ministries, Inspector in various departments, Statistical investigator, Auditor in Office, Tax assistants and many other posts on June 29, 2016. The exams had been conducted successfully by SSC in 2015 and the qualified candidates in all the written exams were called for the interviews by SSC.

A total of 8624 vacancies (3724 for interview posts and 4900 for non-interview posts) will be filled through this recruitment process. The Interview / CPT / Skill Test, wherever it was required, has been conducted on February 27, 2016.

Steps To Check SSC CGL 2015 Final Results:

  • Go to the official website of Staff Selection Commission www.ssc.nic.in

  • Click on the results tab

  • Then click on the respective result link that you want to check in the next page

  • The results page in Pdf format will be displayed on the screen

  • Download the results page

  • Check your results

Direct Result link for Posts other than Statistical Investigator :

Candidates can also click on this direct link provided below to access LIST OF THE CANDIDATES RECOMMENDED FOR APPOINTMENT FOR INTERVIEW POSTS OTHER THAN STATISTICAL INVESTIGATOR:

http://ssc.nic.in/SSC_WEBSITE_LATEST/results/results_pdf/other_than_statinv.pdf


Direct Result link for Statistical Investigator post:

Click here: 

http://ssc.nic.in/SSC_WEBSITE_LATEST/results/results_pdf/stat_inv.pdf

Direct Result link for Non-Interview posts:

http://ssc.nic.in/SSC_WEBSITE_LATEST/results/results_pdf/cgl2015_non_interv_09_02_2016

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QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR SSC CGL 2016

The combined graduate level examination is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission annually for recruitment in various Gazetted and non-Gazetted government posts. It is a very prestigious examination, with over 10 lakhs students appearing annually. With the increasing competition and tier 1 examination round the corner, it is important for the appearing candidates to brush up their basics. This article will provide the candidates appearing this year with QUICK PREPARATION TIPS FOR SSC CGL 2016.

Basic Examination Pattern

This is a three-tier examination and the movement to the subsequent levels is dependent on the performance in the previous level. The following are the salient features of each tier:

  • Tier 1: It is a preliminary, objective type examination and consists of four sections, each having 50 questions with a total weightage of 200 marks. The time duration for this examination is 2 hours.

  • Tier 2: The mains examination is also an objective type written examination and consists of three sections. Qualitative Aptitude and Statistics contain 100 questions while English Language Comprehension section has 200 questions respectively with a total weightage of 200 marks each.

  • Tier 3: Those candidates who clear the minimum cut-offs of both the tiers become eligible for this level which includes Interview/ Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill test/ Document verification.

QUICK PREPARATION TIPS

The SSC CGL tier 1 examination is expected to be held in the month of August, 2016. With little time remaining for the examination, the candidates should follow the following strategies to enhance their chances of selection:

  • Time management: Divide your time for attempting each section and start with your strong sections. This will help you save time and attempt more questions.
  • Solve previous year’s question papers: Solving previous year’s papers will make you aware of the examination pattern and help in enhancing your accuracy and time management skills.
  • Take mock tests: Taking mock tests will help in preparing for the examination and boost your confidence.
  • Important topics:

Quantitative Aptitude: Practice questions from Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry thoroughly.

General Intelligence and reasoning: Analogy and classification, blood relations, syllogism, non-verbal reasoning, coding-decoding, direction and series form the most important part of this section.

General Awareness: This is the most scoring section. Most questions in this section are from Static general knowledge.

English comprehension: Some of the important topics are- idioms and phrases, one-word substitution, synonyms and antonyms, sentence errors, sentence completion, sentence rearrangement, jumbled-up sentences and reading comprehension.

Practice as much as possible and do not panic. Last minute stresses often ruin exams. So, simply relax and be confident to clear this examination.

All the best! 

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