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How to Prepare SSC CGL 2017 Exam

About SSC CGL Exam:- Staff Selection Commission every year organize SSC Combined Graduate Level exam for Various Posts. Candidates who have passed their graduation & who are appearing in final year are eligible to take part in this exam. In today’s world competition gets tougher & tougher. It is not an one day affair to prepare for SSC CGL exam, one have to do regular study & smart study. No more time is left in SSC CGL 2017 Tier-I Exam, So in this Article we discuss how to prepare for SSC CGL (Tier-I) exam, what topics to focus more, which topics should given less time. CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam was conducted in August, 2017.

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 exam is scheduled to be held from 01 to 20 Aug, 2017

Exam Process:- The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below :

  • Tier -I — Written Examination (Computer Based)
  • Tier -II — Written Examination (Computer Based)
  • Tier -III — Descriptive Test (Pen and Paper Mode)
  • Tier -IV — Data Entry Skill Test(DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test(CPT) (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

Candidates can download Latest Revised Exam Syllabus for SSC CGL exam from the link given below:-


SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam:- Tier-I Exam is consists of 200 Marks & Total Time Duration for this exam is 60 Minutes.

  • There will be 25 Questions each from the topics:- (i) General Intelligence & Reasoning (ii) English Language (iii) Quantitative Aptitude (iv) General Awareness. Every Question is of 2 Marks.
  • Each part is of equal importance so candidates have to focus on each & every part of this exam.
  • It should be noted by candidates is that there is Negative Marking of 0.50 Marks in this Exam. So plan for exam is according to the pattern & syllabus of SSC.

Strategy for SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Online Exam

Candidates have to make Strategy Regarding Time Management according to their Strength. Attempt those section first which are well prepared. Marks for Tier 1 will be added to Final Merit so try to attempt more questions with good accuracy. One should follow the given Strategy for Tier 1 Exam.

  • Reasoning : 20 Minutes
  • English : 15 Minutes
  • General Awareness : 10 Minutes
  • Quantitative Aptitude : 30 Minutes

Candidates need to save time for English & GK, as much question you attempt in Maths, that will be beneficial for you. Accuracy & Speed will be the Key for Getting Good Marks in Tier 1 Exam as per New Exam Scheme.

General Intelligence & Reasoning:- General Intelligence & Reasoning part is key factor in deciding Marks of candidates in exam.

  • This section is very scoring so candidates needs to focus more on this part.
  • Reasoning questions are less time taking than Aptitude questions in SSC exams.
  • This section needs concentration. With proper guidance & ample practicing candidates can get full marks.
  • This part play a crucial role in deciding merit of candidates. Marks of candidates also depends on this section. So SSC Aspirants ! Make General Intelligence & Reasoning your main weapon in the exam for crack SSC exam & Score more marks.

Topics to focus more:- Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Semantic Classification,Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Semantic Series, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Mirror Image, Water Images, Number Series, Coding and de-coding, Problem Solving.

English Language:- Another important & scoring part of SSC exam is General English.

  • In this section candidates needs to focus more on selected scoring topics like Errors, Miss Spelt Words, One Word Substitution, Comprehension, Cloze Test.
  • Don’t spend more time to mug up Antonym & Synonyms.
  • It is often seen that candidates seems this part tough & less scoring. But this part is easy to score & less time taking.
  • In this part on mere focusing on 5 or 6 sections candidates can easily score good marks.
  • Candidates are advised to don’t leave English part less prepared as it is very useful in scoring marks in written exam.

Topics to focus more:- Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings/ Detecting, Mis-spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One word substitution, Cloze Passage, Comprehension Passage, Active Passive Voice.

New Pattern for English Question will be as :-

  • Sentence Improvement : 03 Marks
  • Error Correction : 03 Marks
  • Fill in the Blank : 03 Marks
  • One Word Substitution : 03 Marks
  • Idiom/ Phrases : 03 Marks
  • English Comprehension : 05 Marks
  • Antonym/ Synonym/ Spellings : 05 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude:-  Aptitude is the section which play final role in the marks & Merit List of candidates. Candidates who scores in this section have fare chances to score beyond 130 marks out of 200.

  • Candidates needs to save time in the written exam for solve this section. Candidates are advised to save time from Reasoning, English & General Awareness as this part takes more time to solve the problems.
  • To answer this part candidates needs to practice more on selected topics.
  • Candidates set your target to No. of questions to be solve with giving proper attention to all other sections because it is not practically possible to solve all Questions in the 2 hours time. Topic oriented scheme is useful for problem solving.
  • Candidates are advised to not solve time taking questions. The habit of recognize nature of question by mere seeing it can come only after practicing more & more Questions.

Topics to focus more:- Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss,Time and distance, Time and work, Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Frequency polygon, Bar-diagram, Pie-chart. Candidates also need to focus of Trigonometry, Geometry.

General Awareness:- This is the section which is always in region of uncertainty. In this section paper section SSC have liberty to choose any topic & ask ant type of questions related to topics because General Awareness covered vast syllabus.

  • In recent time SSC ask number of questions from General Science section. so candidates can focus more study of General Science.
  • Candidates can cover syllabus according to their strength as in this sections questions are to be ask from History, Geography, Polity, Economy, Current Affairs.
  • In SSC exams candidates can have relaxation on topics related to Current Affairs because in this exam less questions are to asked from Current Affairs.
  • Candidates are advised to select questions on  which you have full confidence. Wrong Answers weaken your chances of scoring more marks in the Tier-I exam.
  • Try to give as many quiz as Possible. It will increase your Knowledge. Focus on Questions asked in Previous Year Papers.

Tier-II:- Candidates who qualify in the Tier-II exam, which will consist of 400 marks. Marks of Tier-II exam are taken in Final Merit List. Tier 2 will play a Vital Role in Final Selection. Candidates need to Score well in Tier 1 & Tier 2 for Final Selection.

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2 Exam Tips

TIER II PATTERN:- It will also be Objective Type Online Paper.

PAPER Subject Questions Marks
IV General Studies
(Finance and Economics)
100 (60+40) 200
III Statistics 100 200
I Quantitative Abilities 100 200
II English Language & Comprehension 200 200
  • Time Duration is 120 minutes (2 Hour) for Each of the Papers.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer.
  • Exam will be conducted online.

NOTE:- Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts. Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler & Paper IV is only for Assistant Audit Officer.z

Strategy for SSC CGL Tier 2 Online Exam

Candidates have to make Strategy Regarding Time Management according to their Strength. Attempt those section first which are well prepared. Marks for Tier 2 will be Very Crucial to Final Merit so try to attempt more questions with good accuracy. One should follow the given Strategy for Tier 1 Exam.

  • Try to Learn whole Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude & Specially English Comprehension.
  • Practice is the Key for Tier 2 Exam.
  • Tier 2 Exam will be online so Candidates have to make Strategy according to that.
  • Candidates who get Good Marks in Quant Section & As Well as in Englihs have Fare chance to qualify for Next Stage.
  • As There is no Interview so cut off may go high, so candidates are advised to Practice according to that.x

Accuracy & Speed will be the Key for Getting Good Marks in Tier 2 Exam as per New Exam Scheme.

Tips to Crack SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Exam:- Candidates need to follow following Tips to crack SSC exam:-

  • Focus on your Goal, Regular Reading & Selection Oriented preparation only helps you to crack this exam.
  • Study Topic wise. Take one topic at one time & practice more questions on that topic to make it your strength in exam.
  • After Reading all syllabus. Take yourself time to revise important topics related to exam. In Revision process focus more on the Topic which are your weakness. Pay less attention to Topic you well prepared.
  • In the Examination Hall make strategy according to your preparation. Take that section which is your strength & less time taking.
  • Pay attention towards time during solving questions.
  • Before filling your options on OMR sheets, take final look on questions & recheck your Answers.

Mock Tests:- After you complete syllabus, give Mock Tests with Honesty & time duration of 75 Minutes. It helps you to guide towards your weak points. In last five days focus on your weak points.

Final Words:- Aspirants! Stay focused on your ultimate goal. You are born to win. No exam is tough until you decided to crack this full dedication & Hard Work. Stay focus on your study plan. Make full hearted attempt towards cracking the nut of SSC CGL Tier-I exam. Give your 100% in the exam. Surely You will get your ultimate goal.

Best of Luck For SSC CGL 2017 Tier-I Exam




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