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SSC CGL Tier 1 exam: Prepare and Prosper in 10 days

One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation.” Sincere and self- paced preparation is highly essential for an outstanding performance. But, preparation should a smart and efficient one. Smart preparation gives you immense confidence to crack any sort of examination. SSC CGL is one of the most significant government examinations.

Every year SSC conducts CGL examination to fill the vacancies in non-technical group 'C' and group 'B' non gazetted posts in Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India Year 2015, about 17,86,047 candidates appeared in this exam. This number is sure to increase as there is a lot of competition.

SSC CGL exam is conducted in following phases:

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam: Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type) (Computer Based)

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

Time Duration: 120 Minutes

Max. Marks: 200

SSC CGL examination Tier I pattern:

Date of examination



Max. Marks

Duration (For general candidates)

Duration (For VH candidates)

27. 08. 2016 and

11.09. 2016


General Intelligence and reasoning


75 minutes

Some Added Extra Time


General awareness



Quantitative Aptitude



English Comprehensive


SSC CGL examination Tier II pattern:



Max. marks

Number of questions

Duration (For general candidates)

Duration (For VH candidates)


Quantitative Aptitude



2 hours

10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

2 Hours. and 40 Min.
10.00 AM to 12.40 PM


English language and comprehension



2 hours

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

2 Hours. and 40 Min. 2.00 PM to 4.40 PM





2 hours

10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

2 Hours and 40 Min.
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM


General Studies (Finance and Economics)


To be notified later

2 hours

10:00 AM to 12:00 Noon

2 Hours. and 40 Min.
10.00 AM to 12.40 PM

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam: Main Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type) (Computer Based)

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language and Comprehension
  • Mathematics/Statistics/Economics/Commerce

Time Duration: Per section 2 hours

Max. Marks: 600

SSC CGL Tier 3 Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test/ Document Verification

Max. Marks: 100

SSC CGL Tier 1 Preparation Tips:

First of all you need to understand the syllabus.

Next step is to gather all the study materials ready for the exam.

Day 1: Make it a habit to go through daily GK and current affairs from online websites, newspapers, magazines etc. Take GK practice papers daily.

Day 2: Download previous years paper and solve it. Take a look at the questions asked and observe pattern carefully.

Day 3 & 4: Practice topics in Quantitative aptitude section. Following Topics are covered under SSC quant section:

  • Algebra

  • Basic Maths

  • Trigonometry

  • Percentage

  • Ratio Proportion

  • Average

  • Time and Distance

  • Data Interpretation

  • Geometry

  • Miscellaneous

Take questions from each of these topic and practice as much as you can.

Day 5 & 6: Practice topics in General Intelligence and Reasoning section.

Genera Intelligence and Reasoning section can be classified into following major topics:




Visual Memory


Similarities and Differences

Problem Solving

Space Visualization

Decision Making

Spatial Orientation



Direction sense


Blood Relations

Non – Verbal series


Statement conclusion

Arithmetic Number series

Coding and decoding

Solve questions from each of these topics with special focus on analogy, classification and Arithmetic number series.

Day 7&8: Practice topics in General English section.

Major topics to be covered are:

  • Rearrange the sentences

  • Find the errors

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Cloze test

It is advisable to keep a dictionary and improve your vocabulary by reading good english magazines, newspapers and articles.

Day 9: You can utilize this day for revision of important topics with the help of short notes etc. Go through all the topics. Clear any doubts before the exam.

Day 10: Utilize this day to take practice mock test papers. Take as much mock test as you can.

It is advisable to take proper sleep and food to be mentally and physically prepared for the exam. We wish this article will help you with some of the quick but effective preparation strategies. Stay tuned for more updates. Good luck!

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