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Tips To Crack Tier 1 of SSC CGL 2017

By: R Chandrakala on March 03, 2017
SSC CGL is organised for various posts. Aspirants who have cleared their graduation or are appearing in their final year are eligible to appear for the this exam. SSC CGL is one of the most competitive exams as it has a lot of levels to clear. Aspirants have to study regularly on top of that they have to do smart study. Tier 1 of SSC CGL is scheduled to be held from 19th June to 2nd July 2017.
 
SSC CGL is conducted in four levels which are:
Tier -I — Written Examination (Online)
Tier -II — Written Examination (Online)
Tier -III — Descriptive Test (Offline)
Tier -IV — Data Entry Skill Test(DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test(CPT) (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification
 
SSC CGL 2017: - Tier-I Exam is formulated of 200 Marks and candidate have to complete this exam in 75 minutes.
 
There will be four sections each carrying 25 questions each and each question carries 2 marks each.
(i) General Intelligence & Reasoning 
(ii) English Language 
(iii) Quantitative Aptitude 
(iv) General Awareness. 
 
 
Each section is equally equivalent, so applicants need to focus on all. There will be Negative Marking of 0.5 Marks so be careful before filling in your answers.
 
Aspirants have to make a streamline strategy to go through the exam in a proper way. Work on your strength and do those section in which you are good and are well prepared. Marks for the Tier 1 are included in the final merit so answer the question accurately with right no of attempts.
This is the right time management strategy for Tier 1 exams.
 
Reasoning: 20 Minutes
English: 15 Minutes
General Awareness: 10 Minutes
Quantitative Aptitude: 30 Minutes
 
Applicants need to save more time for English & GK, as these sections have more chances to score and as many questions they attempt in Maths, that will be beneficial in the later. Accuracy and  Speed are two major key factors in scoring good in this exam.
 
Tier 1 Exam as per New Exam Scheme.
 
General Intelligence & Reasoning: - 
 
This section always plays a part a key role in deciding the overall marks of the candidates. This section is highly scoring, so candidates needs to give more focus on this as it takes less time in comparison to the aptitude section. With proper concentration and practice, you can easily solve the question and get full marks.
This section plays a crucial role in deciding merit of candidates.
 
Topics to focus more: - 
Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Semantic Classification, Number Series, Coding and de-coding, Figural Pattern – folding and completion, Venn Diagrams, Symbolic/Number Classification, Semantic Series, Mirror Image, Water Images,  Problem Solving.
 
English Language: -
 
This section requires more focus on selected scoring topics like Errors, Miss Spelt Words, One Word Substitution, Comprehension, Cloze Test. 
Don't waste more time to mug useless topics such as Antonym & Synonyms. These kinds of topics take much time in preparation, but they don't carry that much weightage. Focusing just on 5 or 6 important topics can get you good marks.
 
Topics to focus more: -
Spot the Error, Comprehension Passage, One-word substitution, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings/ Detecting, Mis-spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, Cloze Passage,  Active Passive Voice.
 
New Pattern for English Question will be as:-
 
Sentence Improvement: 03 Marks
Error Correction: 03 Marks
Fill in the Blank: 03 Marks
One Word Substitution: 03 Marks
Idiom/ Phrases : 03 Marks
English Comprehension: 05 Marks
Antonym/ Synonym/ Spellings : 05 Marks
 
 
Quantitative Aptitude: -  
 
This section plays a crucial role in the Marks & Merit List of candidates in the final selection process. Applicants who can score in this section have can easily cross 130 marks out of 200.
 
Applicants need more time for this section so they should try and squeeze time from other sections and give more time to this as this will take a lot of time. This section can only be solved with regular practice on selected topics. They should know their targets and positive areas and avoid writing wrong answers for their weak topics. 
Understanding the nature of question by mere reading it can only come with practising more & more Questions.
 
Topics to focus more: -
Time and work, Decimal and Fractions, Relationship between numbers, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Use of Tables and Graphs: Histogram, Square roots, Averages, Interest (Simple and Compound), Profit and Loss, Time and Distance,  Frequency polygon, Bar diagram, Pie-chart. Candidates also need to focus of Trigonometry, Geometry.
 
General Awareness: - 
 
This section is always a dicey one as the question can be from anywhere. In recent time SSC asks many questions from General Science section. It's up to the candidates how much syllabus they can cover. 
Aspirants are advised to select the questions on which you have full confidence. Wrong Answers weaken your chances of scoring more marks in the Tier-I exam.

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