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Tips to prepare for SSC CGL 2016 while doing a job

“When you live for a strong purpose, then hard work isn’t an option rather it is a necessity.”- Steve Pavlina. Are you a job holder and want to prepare for SSC CGL examination as well? If yes, we have the right tips for you to make it happen. The thought of preparing for an examination like SSC CGL after the tiring hours in the office usually seems like a “next to impossible” thing. But if you really have the faith in yourself and follow some of the tips which we will give you in this article, mark the words: Nobody can stop you from winning!


The SSC examinations are one of the most reputed examinations in the public sector. It is one of the most competitive examinations after IBPS and SBI exams. On an annual basis, more than 2 lakh aspirants appear for the SSC CG examinations which makes it highly competitive in nature. One more reason for this examination for being competitive is it serves as a “gateway” for you to get into the central govt. jobs which usually have handsome perks and decent salaries.

Let us skim through the pattern of the SSC CGL exam:

SSC CGL: Pattern

The SSC CGL examination is usually conducted in three phases:





Written examination (objective type questions)



Written examination (objective type questions)



Personality test


Skill test

Computer proficiency test

Pattern of SSC CGL Tier 1:





General Intelligence & Reasoning



75 minutes (Total)

For VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
100 minutes

General Awareness



Quantitative Aptitude



English Language






Pattern of SSC CGL Tier 2:

Name of Subject

Number of Questions

Marks allotted in the section

Quantitative Aptitude



English Language and Comprehension






Pattern of SSC CGL Tier 3:

  • It will be a descriptive type paper consisting of 100 marks.
  • It will be in the “pen and paper mode”
  • The complete duration of the paper will be of one hour
  • This examination basically tests the writing skills of the candidates
  • The Paper would comprise writing of an Essay / Passage of 250 words and Letter / Application writing of approximately 150 words.
  • The marks for qualifying tier III would be 33 percent marks
  • The candidate can attempt this paper either in Hindi or in English.
  • The questions in this paper would be of 10+2 standard

SSC CGL: Important dates

Let us take a look at the important dates of the SSC CGL examinations:

SSC CGL 2016 Events

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 Admit Card for Tier 2

October, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 2 exam

November, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Result for Tier 2

December, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 3 and DEST/CPT

January, 2017

SSC CGL 2016 Final Result

April, 2017

SSC CGL: Tips to prepare for SSC CGL while doing a job

Dedication and punctuality are the key factors for prosperity on every field. So, if you believe you can you definitely can achieve success. Do remember that “Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try”.

Here are some of the great tips you should follow in order to prepare for SSC CGL examination while doing a job:

  • You can use your free time by going through some of the standard sample papers of SSC CGL and practice the questions. This practice will give you an idea about the pattern of the questions asked.
  • Go through daily newspapers and remain updated with the current affairs. It won’t disturb your office hours and give a daily dose of general knowledge and current affairs.
  • You can split up the syllabus and prepare a schedule of preparation. You can follow this schedule for preparation in your free time or over the weekends.
  • Joining the weekend coaching classes for SSC CGL would help as the regular classes will keep you in touch with the concepts.
  • Do not prepare during your working hours and it will affect your performance and productivity and, in turn, disturb your professional discipline.
  • Follow some standard educational blogs to find out some useful information regarding exam notifications or revised patterns.
  • Go for some standard and good books (for ex- R.S.AGGARWAL) for practising aptitude and reasoning
  • Try to dedicate 3 – 4 hours in the weekdays and 5-6 hours in the weekends for the preparation and you will have the ultimate confidence.
  • Last but not the least, believe in yourself and never lose hope.

We hope that this article will help you creating wonders. Stay tuned for more updates. We wish you good luck!


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