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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 2023 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

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. Preparing for multiple exams at a time: A lot of candidates try to prepare for multiple exams like SSC, Bank, Defence, Government Exams etc. This multi-tasking will undermine the preparation plan of the exams as it all exams come with their own criteria, pattern and standards. As such it is prudent to 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.

5. Studying from multiple sources: While it is good practice to not just rely on a single source of study materials, it is also recomended not to expand the number of source materials as well. The reason being that such a practice leads to confusion with regards to the material that needs to be considered. Thus it is always recommended to rely on one book multiple times instead of vice-versa. 

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

6. Avoiding General Awareness Section: Candidats do not realise the importance of General Awareness section and neglect it during the preparation periond thinking that the marks are not worth it. But every mark counts. Even the most less-likely of subjects can make a differnce in defeat and victory. Threfore all sections, including the General Awareness Section must be given equal importance.

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7. Relying on short cuts:  Being aware of the short cuts is helpful in an exam but they are of little use if the candidate is not clear about the basics. This comes to a head when a modified variant of the question suddenly makes an appearance in the exam. Hence short0cuts are best employed when armed with basic concepts.

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

8. Not practicing with previous years questions: Candidates preparing for SSC or any other exams must not discount the importance of Previous Years Questions. It contains the pattern, type of questions and a whole of host of other details which can be helpful for candidates. So practicing previous year question papers is a must.

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.

9. Not making Notes: Making short notes for Candidates can refer NCERT Notes for subject wise preparation of SSC exams. 

10. 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.

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


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