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Last minute preparation tips for SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1

“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” – Gillian Anderson.

Just a day to go and SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 will be all set to hit the examination centres. The moment you get ready to start for the examination centre from your place, your mother and comes up with a spoonful of sweet curd and heaps of hopes in her heart for your success in the examination. A blend of those hopes with your determination and confidence will make you hit the bull’s eye.

The Staff Selection Commission or SSC conducts these examinations on an annual basis to recruit appropriate candidates for different vacancies like Income Tax Inspector, Assistant, Statistical Inspector, Assistant Audit officer etc. across the country. The SSC examinations has evolved as one of the toughest and competitive examinations with every year more than 2 lakh students appearing for it. The crucial need of the hour is preparation i.e. Smart and Effective preparation which will be like an “icing on a cake” along with your will power.

SSC CGL 2016: Examination in three phases

The examination of SSC CGL 2016 will be conducted in three different phases as given in the table below:


Details of the examination



Written examination (objective type questions)



Written examination (objective type questions)



Personality test


Skill test

Computer proficiency test


SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Pattern of the examination

The pattern of the SSC CGL 2016 is as given below:





General Intelligence & Reasoning



75 minutes (Total)

For VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
100 minutes

General Awareness



Quantitative Aptitude



English Language






SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Significant dates and Events

Given below are some of the important dates of SSC CGL along with the significance:

SSC CGL 2016 Events (Tier 1)

Important Dates

SSC CGL 2016 application starts

February 13, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 application ends

March 24, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Admit Card for Tier 1

August 16, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 exam

August 27 to September 11, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Result for Tier 1

September/October, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Strategies for last minute preparation

To be prepared is half the victory.” Smart and organized preparation leads to ultimate victory. At the last minute, right mind-set of the candidate is highly essential to crack any examination. Here are some of the last minute preparation tips which will make you walk away with success.

  • Revision all the way! - Revision is an extremely crucial part of any preparation propaganda. Revise through the important topics of each section as it will boost up your confidence level:

Quant (Imp Topics)

  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • Simplification
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Interest
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time, Speed & Distance

              Reasoning (Imp Topics)

  • Classification (Odd Man Out)
  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Puzzles
  • Directions & Distances
  • Matrix
  • Word Formation
  • Meaningful Order of Words
  • Dictionary Order of Words
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Blood Relations
  • Series
  • Verbal Reasoning (Statements & Conclusions, Course of Action etc.)
  • Non Verbal Reasoning

English (Imp Topics)

  • One Word Substitution
  • Correction of Sentences/ Replacement of Phrases
  • Gap Fillers
  • Spellings
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • English quizzes
  • Confidence matters- The candidates need to be confident about their preparation as self-confidence is highly essential to elevate performance level.
  • A stress- free mind is highly capable- Stress is the biggest enemy which arises out of nervousness. Keep your mind stress free and prepare and you will see wonders in your performance.
  • A sound sleep revitalizes your brain: Having a proper and sound sleep for at least 8 hours a day is highly essential for our body after tiring and hectic sessions throughout the day.
  • Patience is a virtue: The candidates need to have adequate patience while answering the questions in the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination. They should not lose patience and in that state they will end up making silly mistakes for which they will regret later.
  • Easy first, tough later: Always attempt the easy questions first and the difficult questions later. This practice will save ample of your time which you can invest in solving tough questions.
  • Tricky questions: Avoid them: Do not waste your valuable time by sticking on to the tricky questions as you will end up wasting your time. Instead, try solving all the questions which you are comfortable as wrong answers will lead to negative marking which will affect your performance in a negative way.
  • Keep the prerequisites ready Make sure that your admit card, photograph, your id proof and a pen are ready before you go for the examination.
  • Keep calm and prepare well: Last but not the least, relax, prepare well and believe that you can do it. Always remember “ Good luck is a residue of good preparation

We hope that this article helps you with the last minute preparation. Wear a big smile on your face and go for the examination. Stay tuned for more updates. We wish you all the very best. Way to go!

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