The Staff Selection Commission is the conducting body for SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam and every year lakhs of candidates appear for this exam that has led to increased competition and pressure for the aspirants.
Due to this tough competition, the cutoff marks to make it to the SSC CGL Result have also seen a marginal increase. The main reason for this is that the number of applicants for the SSC CGL exam has seen a tremendous increase over the past years. Hence, it is imperative that aspirants keep themselves completely prepared to outshine the competition of the upcoming SSC CGL examination.
We have collated a few workable tricks that shall help candidates score good marks and increase their chances of making it to the final selection of Combined Graduate Level examination.
- Analyse CGL syllabus – The first and foremost thing to do before commencing the preparation for any exam is to analyse the syllabus. Knowing the syllabus well helps to segregate the subjects and topics based on strong and weak areas in the syllabus and accordingly plan and start the preparation.
- Devise a realistic study schedule – Aspirants of CGL exam must know that the syllabus of the exam is vast and comprehensive. Hence, to be able to complete the whole syllabus candidates need to work out a study plan or time table. The schedule should be such that all the subjects are allotted equal time for the preparation and there is time for breaks and rest too.
- Gather best study materials to start the preparation – referring too many study materials and books for one topic is a fool’s parody. Aspirants should try and collect the best of the study materials available online and offline. This will help them ease their preparation and do away with the confusions that arise while referring more than one material.
- Refer Previous Year Papers – To exactly know the type of questions asked in the CGL exam, a variety of questions that can be framed from a particular topic, the most and the least important topics of the syllabus, etc., candidates must refer the sample papers or previous year question papers of SSC CGL exam. One main factor to determine the cut off marks is the difficulty level of the examination which can be analysed only by comparing the previous year papers.
- Analyse preparation regularly – mere reading through the study materials at hand won’t suffice the preparation of CGL exam. Aspirants need to test their preparation level at regular intervals. This can be done by taking Mock Tests regularly. Free Mock tests are available online, candidates can take one test each day to understand where they are making most mistakes and work on the topic accordingly. Giving mock tests will also boost the confidence of aspirants as it will be like a simulation of the actual exam.
- Practice more to increase speed and accuracy – with the negative marking in SSC CGL exam candidates can not afford to lose a single mark for marking the wrong answer. The competitive exams demand increased speed and accuracy to complete the paper within the given time with maximum number of correct answers at the same time. More practise means more efficiency and accuracy will be gained and better exam-taking strategies as well.
- Notes making and Revision – it is very important that while covering the topics aspirants jot down important points and facts and prepare self-made notes. Notes making help to retain things in memory for a longer period. Not just this, notes making is helpful to go through the relevant points in the last few days of preparation. The last few days to exam must be utilised to do the revision of all that was learnt. Revise important questions, formulae, shortcut tricks, etc., and do not pick any new topic for preparation.
With all these tips, keep calm and relaxed while taking the exam, you shall be able to score good marks in the SSC CGL. Besides, aspirants must keep track of the official website for the release of exam admit card. Candidates can check SSC CGL Admit card for relevant details and dates.