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Last Minute Preparation Tips For SSC CGL Exam

The SSC CGL exam 2023 is round the corner and candidates who have applied for the exam must have already started their preparation. In this article, we bring to you the last minute preparation tips that candidates must keep in mind with just a few days left for the exam to be conducted.

The SSC CGL exam is conducted for recruitment of candidates to various Departments and Ministries of Government. Hence, the level of the exam is also high. It is important that a strategic study plan is followed to prepare for the exam so that every topic and subject is properly covered.

Candidates willing to know more about SSC and the exam conducted by Staff Selection Commission can visit the linked article.  

One month prior to the exam date, the candidate should have completed the entire syllabus and only revision should be left pending.

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Six Last Minute Preparation Tips For SSC CGL

The tier I of SSC CGL exam comprises four sections- General Awareness, English Comprehension, Reasoning Ability and Quantitative Aptitude. For Tier II, sections are Quantitative Aptitude, English Language & Comprehension, General Studies, Finance & Statistics.

The syllabus may slightly differ for different posts under CGL. Overall the preparation is comprehensive and detailed. Check, How to start SSC Exam Preparation?

For detailed syllabus of the exams conducted by the commission, check SSC Syllabus in the link provided. Given below are six last-minute preparation tips for candidates appearing for the SSC CGL exam:

1. Revise The Important Topics

The important topics for SSC CGL can be known by previous year question papers and candidates must pay special emphasis on these topics during the last month of preparation. The probability of questions coming from the important topics is much higher than the topics which are less common. This may increase the overall score of the candidate. 

While preparing, make a separate notebook for all the important formulas and tricks and revise them on a regular basis. This tip proves to be the most useful during the last month of preparation. Check out, Section-Wise Preparation tips for SSC Exams

Candidates can get topics and types of questions asked in various sections of SSC CGL in the links provided below:

Verbal Ability – Topics Logical Reasoning – Topics Quantitative Aptitude- Topics

2. Solve Mock Tests & Previous Year Papers

The last few days before the exam date should be completely devoted to solving mock tests and previous year question papers. This will enhance your performance and also help you apprehend the difficulty level of the exam. 

Solving SSC CGL mock tests will help candidates understand the type of questions asked and also the distribution of questions in each section.

The same benefit is of solving the SSC CGL previous year question papers as well. To understand the level of exam, exact exam pattern, important topics, etc. solving previous year question paper is the most important act to succeed.

Aspirants preparing for other SSC examinations can check the relevant link for preparation:

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3. Refer To Past Cut Off

It is important that a candidate knows what the previous year SSC CGL cut off have been. As per the past records, the SSC CGL cut off has only increased over the years. Hence, it will give the candidate an idea of good attempts made in the exam. Candidates can check the detailed year-wise and category-wise SSC CGL Cut Off in the linked page.

Candidates can also refer to SSC CGL result for previous years details. 

There is always a probability of cut off fluctuating from less to more and vice-versa but a candidate must estimate the cut off to be higher only. Candidates aspiring to write examination conducted by SSC can go through the cut off details of various exams in the following links:

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4. Maintain A Balance Between Accuracy & Speed

SSC exams are all about time management. Solving more questions within a shorter duration of time and more efficiently should be the target of the candidate. Keep yourself calm while solving the paper as it will help you carefully read the question and then answer it.

Spending too much time on a question may cost a lot of time to the candidate. Hence, first, solve the questions you know and then revisit the ones you don’t. 

Efficiency and accuracy are the two key elements that will help you score more in the CGL exam. Candidates can check the following links for assistance:

  1. Tips for working Professional to prepare for SSC CGL
  2. Crack SSC CGL exam in 30 days

5. Order Of Attempting Questions

There is no particular order in which a candidate needs to answer the questions. So it is advised that the candidate follows a certain order to attempt the questions. You can either attempt the section that may be lengthy first and the easiest one in the end or vice-versa. 

The order in which you tend to attempt questions makes a big difference in the overall performance. This decision shall be made wisely as it may change the ratio of marks scored. 

Candidates can get the tricks to Crack SSC CGL Exam in 30 Days at the linked article.

6. Stress-Free Mind

Keep up to date with the SSC CGL Exam Date and reporting time. Always reach the exam centre with a stress-free mind and do not panic. This is suggested for any exam you tend to give. Always reach the exam venue with a positive approach and do not think of the result.

Solve questions with a peaceful mind as any amount of stress or panic may result in solving even the easiest questions wrongly. Make sure that you carry all the required documents including your admit card and identity proof to the exam centre as this may be another cause of stress. Check out 10 mistakes to avoid in SSC exams

Ensure that you download your admit card the earliest possible so that in case of any error, the error can be rectified as soon as possible. Also, carry an extra pen to the exam centre so that in case one doesn’t work you can immediately use the other one. These are very small things but maybe the biggest cause of stress for any candidate at the last minute. 

Go through Last One Week SSC CGL Study Plan in the given link. 

Candidates can check the SSC CGL posts for which the Combined Graduate Level Examination is conducted at the linked article.

Any candidate who is interested in applying for the SSC CGL exam for the upcoming year and check the SSC CGL Eligibility at the linked article.

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Candidates are advised to go to the exam venue with a peaceful mind and carry all the required documents along. This will help them stay calm and avoid creating any confusion in mind during the exam. 

Candidates can go through SSC CGL and SSC CHSL exam in the SSC CGL VS SSC CHSL- Which one is better? article linked here.

Candidates interested in applying for the upcoming bank exams can visit the linked article.

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