Section-wise SSC Exam Preparation Tips

This article shall discuss in detail the Section-wise preparation for various SSC exams. Candidates can refer to the tips given in this article and prepare themselves accordingly for the upcoming SSC exam 2023.

The SSC exams are conducted by the Staff Selection Commission in the country for the recruitment of candidates to various Departments and Ministries of the Government. A job in SSC is one of the most sought-after jobs in the country and every year lakhs of candidates apply for the SSC exams.

The Seven major exams conducted by SSC are as follows:

  1. SSC JE
  2. SSC CPO
  3. SSC CGL
  5. SSC GD
  6. SSC MTS
  7. SSC Stenographer

Candidates can get the detailed section-wise SSC syllabus and exam pattern at the linked article.

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Section Wise Preparation Tips

There are a few common sections that are common for all the SSC exams. This includes:

  1. Reasoning Ability/ General Intelligence
  2. Quantitative Aptitude
  3. English Grammar & Comprehension
  4. General Awareness

Apart from the above-mentioned subjects, there are subjects like Finance, Statistics and General Engineering that are a part of the SSC syllabus. The syllabus for all SSC exams is mentioned in detail in the SSC Notification. Candidates willing to appear for any exam conducted by the Staff Selection Commission can check SSC Eligibility in detail. 

Given below are the section-wise preparation tips for SSC exams.

Reasoning Ability

The reasoning ability or the general intelligence section is a part of all SSC exams. Hence it is one of the most important sections with respect to SSC exams.

Given below are the preparation tips that can be considered by candidates while preparing the reasoning section:

  1. The maximum part of this section comprises puzzles and seating arrangement. Read the puzzle carefully and do not assume any information that is not mentioned. Practising as much as possible is the main trick to solve puzzles quicker. Always trying solving the puzzles first
  2. While solving the reasoning section make sure that you do not spend too much time on a single questions
  3. Try attempting the questions you are sure of first
  4. Refer to tricks that may help you solve questions faster and more efficiently. 
  5. For questions like data sufficiency, make sure that you do not assume any fact and then answer questions. The main point to remember is that whatever information is given in the question is the only fact you are aware of. 
  6. Other topics like coding-decoding, blood relations, direction test, order & ranking, etc. must not take too much time to solve.

Candidates can learn 3 Sutras To Prepare for Reasoning Ability.

The links given below will help candidates gain clarity on important topics covered under the Reasoning sections:

More topics on the reasoning that are based on concepts and given important questions asked in exams can be found on the logical reasoning page.

Candidates must make sure that they first read the question carefully and then answer the question. Mostly, when candidates are stressed in the examination hall they happen to read the questions incorrectly and end up losing marks mistakenly.

Refer to the links given below:

SSC CGL Previous Year Question Paper SSC CPO Previous Year Question Paper

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

Quantitative Aptitude

This is the most complex section as a lot of calculations are to be done while solving questions in this section. Candidates may know more questions in this section but because of time constraints may not be able to attempt all of them. So preparation for the quantitative aptitude section can be exhaustive.

Given below are the points to remember while preparing for the Quantitative Aptitude section:

  1. Start from Basics. Until you are not aware of all the basic concepts and fundamentals, solving this section may become complicated.
  2. Since no calculators are allowed in the examination hall, make sure that while preparing you do all the calculations all by yourself and increase the speed of calculations eventually.
  3. Learn all the important formulas and tables so that you do not have to spend much time in recalling the formulas while giving the exam
  4. Check the syllabus and figure out which topics are tougher and which ones are easier. Then dedicate more time to strengthen the topics you are weak in.

Check, 10 Simple Maths Tricks and Shortcut to ace the quants section.

Go through the links given below for assistance in the preparation of Quantitative aptitude section:

For more articles on concepts related to Quantitative Aptitude section, visit the given link.

Candidates must make a note that revising daily is the best practise as it will help one stay updated and also solve questions faster.

Candidates must check the SSC Preparation page for more tips regarding the preparation.Daily News

English Language

This is the one section where candidates tend to lose the maximum marks. This is because of the options that are given to the candidates for each question. 

To ace this section, candidates need to make sure that they read the newspaper daily. This will help them polish their grammar skills and also mostly the comprehension are picked up from different news articles from the newspaper. Detailed Topic-wise syllabus on Verbal ability can be found on the given link. 

Candidates can check to refer the following links:

Also, go through 100 Difference Between Articles For Revision of various topics, subjects and concepts asked in competitive exams.

Also, check the following articles for conceptual clarity –

For more such concepts, lists like synonyms, antonyms, homonyms and one-word substitutions, etc. check English For Competitive Exams page.

Another tip for candidates having difficulty preparing for the English language section is that they should try solving previous year question papers and mock tests. This will help them analyse their performance and also get more English questions to solve.

Candidates can also refer to the SSC mock test series by BYJU’S to prepare themselves for the exam. 

General Awareness

This section can be the most scoring section in the SSC exams. It requires no calculations, no solutions and nothing that can cause an error. Candidates must try getting the maximum marks in this section.

To prepare current affairs candidates can read the newspaper on a daily basis and stay updated with all the latest updates across the world. Mostly current affairs questions from the past 6 months from the date of examination are asked in the exam and candidates must keep themselves prepared accordingly.

Apart from current affairs, Static GK is also an integral part of the general awareness section. There are questions from History and Geography as well that are asked in the General Awareness section. 

Candidates can check SSC General awareness for preparation of General Knowledge which entails concept-wise details and explanation of the topics covered in the  SSC examination.

Given below is the detailed syllabus for the various SSC exams:

SSC CGL Syllabus SSC CHSL Syllabus SSC CPO Syllabus
SSC JE Syllabus SSC GD Syllabus SSC Stenographer Syllabus

Candidates must make a note that preparation for SSC exams is exhaustive and requires the candidate to put in a lot of effort and hard work in order to qualify the exam. There are sections like Statistics, Finance and Economics which are also a part of the SSC syllabus but only for the Combined Graduate Level exam. 

Candidates willing to appear for any SSC exam can refer to the tips and book list at the linked article.

SSC exams require candidates to have a sense of time management. While preparing for the various SSC exams, candidates must not just devote equal time in preparation of each section but equal time to attempt questions from each section. Faster the speed of the candidate to solve questions, higher is the probability to answer more questions.

Know, How To Start SSC Exam Preparation at the linked article.

Another important factor to keep in mind is that there is negative marking in the Computer-based exam and candidates must make sure that they do not attempt questions they are not sure of solving and must not spend too much time in solving them. Check, the Mistakes to avoid in SSC Exams.

The best way to analyse your performance based on the exam pattern is by solving SSC previous year questions papers. This will help you understand the speed with which the questions are to be solved and also divide time for each section for the final exam.

For SSC exams preparation without coaching, candidates can check the important tips in the link provided. 

Check SSC Exam Dates for all the posts and exams under the SSC. Candidates can go through 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

We hope that the candidates keep the above-mentioned tips in mind while preparing for the SSC exams and perform well in the upcoming exams.

Also, check the list of Government Exams after 12th in the given link. For more study material and exam information, candidates can always refer to BYJU’S.

Candidates who are interested in applying for bank exams and visit the linked article.

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