10 Mistakes to Avoid in the Upcoming SSC Exams

Numerous candidates are willing to work under the Government of India and want to appear for the most prestigious exams conducted by SSC – Staff Selection Commission. Candidates can go through information regarding various Government exams in the given link. 

The SSC Conducts exams like:

The commission through official SSC Notification has announced new dates for all the examinations that were postponed due to coronavirus pandemic. Such as:

SSC CGL Exam Tier II 2021 is scheduled from May 29th 2021 to June 7th 2021. For information on the dates of Other SSC examinations, candidates can check the SSC Exam Calendar page. 

With such major upcoming SSC 2021 exams, Aspirants preparing for the examination tend to make mistakes and as the exam time comes nearer the preparation becomes more hectic which acts as a hindrance to candidates’ success in the exam.

Thus, for the aspirants who intend to appear for the SSC exams and are willing to outperform in the exam, we are sharing some common mistakes that they must avoid in the SSC exams in order to attain success. 

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Mistakes to avoid while preparing for SSC Exams

Not being well versed with the Syllabus: Not going through the syllabus properly and preparing for irrelevant topics that are not even covered in the examination is the biggest mistake on part of the candidate. Candidates preparing for the SSC exam must stick to the SSC Syllabus prescribed to be covered in the particular exam. Focusing and working on important topics in detail will help. 

Check the detailed Syllabus for respective SSC exams on the linked page. 

SSC MTS Syllabus SSC Stenographer Syllabus
SSC GD Syllabus SSC CPO Syllabus

Aspirants can visit the given links for details on important conceptual topics covered under different sections of these exams.

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

Not following a proper study schedule: For complete preparation of the SSC syllabus, it is important that candidates prepare a study plan and follow it religiously. The study plan helps to touch all the subjects equally and candidates will also not get bored with continuously studying the same subject. Check, Section-wise Preparation tips for SSC ExamsThis way you will also leave a good time revision. The study plan should have some time to break as well. Candidates appearing for different examination conducted by SSC can go through the following links –

  1. How to start SSC Exam Preparation?
  2. Last one week Study Plan for SSC CGL
  3. SSC CHSL preparation Tips & Tricks

Do not ignore the technical aspect of Online Examination: Candidates tend to get anxious when they sit for the SSC online exam. Out of this anxiety, they make mistakes while marking the answers. This problem arises only because while preparing for the exam aspirants avoid the importance of taking online mock tests which helps them to get acquaintances with the actual exam scenario. Hence, to stay calm during the technical glitches that occur during the exam and understand the technicalities of the online exam, candidates should include online mock tests in their preparation.

Check the important SSC Mock Tests for exam preparation:

SSC GD Mock Tests SSC CPO Mock Tests
SSC CGL Mock Tests SSC CHSL Mock Tests

Candidates preparing for other government exams can check Free Online Government Exam Mock Tests for assistance.

Also, check the exam analysis for a better understanding of the examination

  1. SSC CGL Exam Analysis
  2. SSC CHSL Exam Analysis

Preparing for multiple exams at a time: Many candidates try to prepare for multiple exams such as SSC exams, Bank exams, Government exams or other competitive exams at one time and lead themselves to trouble. They must understand the fact that all the examinations have different criteria, patterns, and standards to assess candidates. So, prepare and focus on one exam at a time. 

Aspirants can check the eligibility criteria and exam pattern and other details for different examinations in the given links:

SSC Eligibility RRB Exams Bank Exams

Also, check the SSC Exam Preparation without Coaching.

Studying from multiple sources: Reading from multiple books and study material only complicates things and candidates may end up getting stuck in a messy situation. Exposure to different study material for a single exam leads to confusion between which method to apply for solving the question. Hence, it is advised to practice one book multiple times rather than practicing multiple books at one time. 

Check the preparation tips and important study material curated specially for the SSC exams:

SSC CGL books SSC CHSL Books SSC JE Books SSC GD Books

Neglecting General Awareness Section: Candidates don’t realise the importance of the General Awareness section and neglect it while the preparation period thinking that it only covers 50 marks in the examination. Candidates must understand that the general awareness section can fetch the maximum marks in a lesser time interval, so it should be given equal importance. Important links for general awareness preparation for SSC exams are given at the top of the page.

Mugging up the short cut tricks: Knowing the short cut tricks to complete the exam within time constraints is important but not helpful if candidates are not clear with basic concepts. Candidates get confused and fail to attempt the question when it is slightly modified in the examination as during preparation they had solved all the questions using shortcut tricks without understanding the basic concepts. Remember, the basic concept goes a long way in the competition. 

Get your basic concepts clear and hover through the links for important tricks:

  1. 10 Math Tricks and shortcuts
  2. Top tricks to solve Syllogism questions
  3. Last minutes preparation Tips for SSC CGL exam

Not analysing Previous year question papers: candidates preparing for SSC exams must give due importance to previous year question papers and cut off marks for the particular exam. Previous year papers give an idea of the type of questions asked and the scope and difficulty level of the exam.

Check the important SSC Question papers for different SSC exams:

SSC CGL Previous Year Paper SSC CPO Previous Year Paper

Candidates appearing for other government exams can check the Previous Years Questions Papers with solution PDF in the given link.

Not making Notes: Making short notes helps for quick revision during the last hours. Candidates should make short notes especially for general studies and formulae for the Quantitative Aptitude section so that they can revise easily in little time right before the exam. Candidates can refer NCERT Notes for subject wise preparation of SSC exams. 

Not giving importance to Revision:  Revision is the whole and soul of what is learned during the preparation period. As the exam approaches, candidates start to panic and waste their time studying new things. No, do not pick any new topic and simply revise what all is studied. Remember, last-minute revision is crucial to recall and succeed in the examination. For revision, candidates can take Free online quizes (Link given above).

Check the list of Government Exams after 12th in the given link.

Candidates can put up important links for details regarding various examinations conducted by SSC.

SSC Salary SSC Apply Online SSC Recruitment
SSC Results SSC Cut Off SSC Admit Card

Bank Exams 2021

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