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How To Crack SSC CGL Tier 1 2017 | Short & Effective Preparation Tips for Tier II/III

How To Crack SSC CGL

How To Crack SSC CGL

How To Crack SSC CGL 2017: First question arises in the mind of the examinee is that How To Crack SSC CGL 2017? Every Year, Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam for recruitment of eligible aspirants in order to fill various vacancies under different departments. Usually, we have seen that candidates are in various states of minds about how to make strategy to prepare for each segment in SSC CGL Exam. Clearing the SSC CGL exam is not an easy task as it acquires lots of hard work and proper planning. Here on this web portal, we are providing you the Short & Effective Preparation Tips to crack Tier I/II/III.

Staff Selection Commission CGL hiring process basically consist three tiers. Tier 1 is the screening round in which multiple based questions are asked. If you cleared this tier 1 round, you will have to appear for Tier 2 that is the major exam & Tier 3 is skill test/interview round which is called Final Round. Now, if individual prepare well for exam, we declare that individual can crack this exam in first attempt. But you have to begin your preparation from today onwards.

Facts about the SSC CGL Exam:
  • Every year SSC releases recruitment forms of various positions for the aspirants seeking government sector jobs.
  • Several aspirants fill up the recruitment forms and appear in the examinations conducted by the organization
  • Many aspirants joins various coaching centers and attends many tuitions for preparing
  • Some people say that it is not possible to crack the examination without coaching centers but this fact is not true.
  • But not everyone have that time so to reduce the burden of those who are not able to join any tuitions or any coaching.
  • Anything can be done if the aspirants know how to do hard work and smart work
  • If the aspirants believe in themselves then it will become very easy for them to crack the examination and score great marks.
  • Here we have given these tips for those candidates who believe that they can do all the preparation on their own.
Spending large amount money and time on Coaching Centres is the traditional trend which people follows and get addicted. It only wastes time and money as sometimes we never understand what they guide us. We can do anything on our own. The first thing that aspirants have to do is to go thoroughly through this page to know how they can prepare themselves and crack the ultimate exam. Practice makes the man perfect. Have you heard that sentence before? Do practice again n again is a marvelous secret behind the success. So candidates have to follow the below stated tips and strategies in order to crack SSC CGL 2017.

Some Best tips & Tricks for SSC CGL Tier 1 & 2 Exam:
Let’s get the preparation started:
  • When an aspirant wants to prepare for any examination the first thing that clicks in mind is what he have to prepare?
  • The answer is here the initial step is to understand the examination pattern and the course outline which is also referred as the syllabus.
Let’s discuss the examination pattern and syllabus:

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

SSC CGL Exam pattern 2017 Tier 1
No. of Questions
Max. Marks
Time allowed
General Intelligence & Reasoning
75 minutes

(For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 100 Minutes)
General Knowledge & Awareness (Syllabus)
Quantitative Aptitude

There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I.

 SSC CGL Exam pattern 2017 Tier 2
No of
Paper I
Quantitative Ability - for all posts
200 marks
2 hours
Paper II
English language &
Comprehension –
for all posts
200 marks
2 hours
Paper III
(only for Statistical
Investigator & Compiler posts)
200 marks
2 hours
Paper IV
General Studies
(Finance and Economics) –
Only for Assistant Audit
Officer Group B posts
200 marks
40 Q. from
& Accounts

60 Ques. from Economics & Governance
2 hours

Paper-I would be of 10th Standard level, Paper-II of 10+2 level and III & IV of graduation level.

Get Here Complete: SSC CGL Syllabus

  • Now SSC will conduct both Tier -I and Tier II exam in online mode.
  • Introduce a descriptive paper of 100 marks within 60 minutes in pen and paper mode.
  • Reduce the time limit for examination of Tier -I from 120 minutes to 75 minutes.
  • Tier II will remain same.
  • No Sectional Cut off.
Get More Details on: SSC CGL Selection Procedure

There are few tricks that can help the candidates perform well in the Tier I & 2 Exam.

Staff Selection Commission CGL Tier I & II exam includes four sections such as:
Preparation Tips for Reasoning Section:

Reasoning is not just a mathematical skill where individual learn various formulas and crack question by applying the formula. Individual have to be careful while answering the questions. Look at the image, what do you see?
  • If you watch glass of water half full: This is known as Optimism.
  • If you watch glass of water half empty: This is known as Pessimism.
  • If you see the girl instead of glass: This is known as Guy-Ism
What if I say that glass is fully filled now this is called Reasoning?

The most significant questions from this segment are on the topics are as follows:
  • Seating Arrangements
  • Syllogism
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Statement and Conclusions
  • Directions
  • Blood Relations
  • Analogy
  • Classification
  • Series problems
  • Ranking
  • Data sufficiency
  • Assumptions and Directions
Non-Verbal is very difficult from all topics.  So, you have to deals with greatest number of difficulties especially with problem figures and mirror images.

Take Help From Here
SSC CGL Previous Year Paper

Preparation Tips for Quantitative Aptitude:

This section includes the basic arithmetical questions. Do this segment in end and start this section with questions you are easy with. If the question is unsolved in first attempt, continued to next. Now you have to solve "the easy" questions first hence if the question is taking time do not waste time over it.

Aspirants need to start from the basics, Concentrate on fundamentals, Practice well again & again, Memories important formulas, theorems and tables and make proper time table for every topics. The most important questions from this segment are on subjects such as:
  • Number Systems
  • Fractions, Ratio and Proportion
  • Time & Work, Percentage
  • Profit & Loss
  • Simple Interest
  • Compound Interest
  • Average
  • Time & Distance
  • Mensuration
  • Partnership
  • Bar graph & Pie-chart
  • Probability
Preparation Tips For General English:

For English language you have to follow a national different type of newspapers. Many students face problem in this part. General English is a check principally to decide aspirant’s capacity to keep in mind key ideas and major information.

Candidates need to brush up on your English Grammar. Give attention to grammatical errors as they can change meaning of sentence. Practice and work hard on your General Knowledge and keep it updated time to time by reading books, magazine on current affairs and events.
 Important questions from this section as follows such as:
  • Grammar
  • Comprehension
  • Error Correction
  • Vocabulary
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
Preparation Tips for General Awareness:

General Awareness obtains more importance because this is only one section which can be attempted easily and at the same time and candidates can be scored very high marks can in this section. It was being started well in advance.

Read magazine, newspaper, GK books & collect information from all resources. Form a group & begin discussing different topics as group discussion can make preparation interesting & active. You must to keep an eye on what’s happening around throughout the country and world as well. Most important questions from this section are on the topics such as:
  • Basic General Knowledge
  • Important Days
  • Important Persons
  • Award Winners
  • Books and Authors
  • Games and Cups and Abbreviations 
SSC Tier 3 Prepartion Tips:

Only those competitors who qualify in all the papers as well as in the aggregate would be eligible to be considered for being called for Tier – III as Data Entry Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test/Document Verification (as per the requirement of position applied for).

Data Entry Skill Test:

The “Data Entry Speed” Skill Test at 2000 (two thousand) key depressions for a duration of 15 (fifteen) minutes will be of qualifying nature.

Computer Proficiency Test:

In this step Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) will be organized, comprising of three modules- Word Processing, Spread Sheet and Generation of Slides, for applicants (According to the Post).

Document Verification:

In this step all candidates are required to come for document verification and who will be failed to provide same will not be considered for final selection.

Except the examination there are some other factors too that comes under the preparation of the examination, those factors are:
  • Manage your time and plan according to it.
  • If you are student only and not working anywhere then you should study at least 6-8 hours a day
  • If you are a working person then you should spend at least 2 or 2 ½ hours a day.
  • Make a proper study plan
  • Work on your weak sections
  • If you think that you are weak at any section then start working on it
  • Try to understand the importance of each section
  • Revise daily
  • Write down the important things that you need to revise, once you are done
  • Do not leave practicing, practice makes a man perfect.
Also Check Out: SSC CGL Interview Tips

Some Reference Books for SSC CGL Tier 1 & 2 Exam:

Name of Books
Author Name
Objective General English 2012 Edition
SP Bakshi
Common Errors in English
Kiran Prakashan
SSC English Language
Kiran Prakashan
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations
R. S. Aggarwal
SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam: Quantitative Abilities Arithmetical Ability Including Previous Years’ Solved Papers and Model Practice
Kiran Prakashan
SSC Combined Graduate Level Mains Exam
SSC All Graduate Level Exams Solved Papers
Kiran Prakashan


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