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SSC CGL Tier-1 Preparation Plan – Crack The Exam

SSC CGL Tier-1 Preparation Plan – Crack The Exam : Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) Exam conducts every year for the recruitment of qualified job seekers to fill up vacant seats under different departments.As we all know that at least 2 months preparation is necessary for cracking SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam, so it is the right time to start the studies now. Normally, we have seen that aspirants are in different state of minds about how to make strategies to prepare for each section in the SSC CGL Exam, about the exam pattern and which are the important topics to be prepared first. If you plan well for the exam, we assure that you can crack this exam in your first attempt. But, you have to start your preparation from today itself.

Best Books to prepare for SSC CGL Tier 1

If you are eager to know about the SSC Exam dates and other eligibility criteria, you can check SSC CGL Detailed Notification

Preparation Plan for each section:SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam contains 4 sections which include Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General English and General Awareness.It is very important to make a preparation strategy for the exam. Time spent on preparation varies as per the students. Maths and English are the two most important sections in the examination so it is required to prepare these two subjects equally. The section of General Knowledge and Reasoning are asked only in Tier 1 examination so there is no requirement to improve this section. So you should spend only limited time accordingly. You can give 25-30 % share of time in Tier 1 Examination on which less than 15% time should be given to GK. You need to manage your mostly time in two most important sections that are English and Maths. Now, Tips for cracking each section are:

Reasoning –>

Reasoning is a test of observing our mental and problem solving ability. Reasoning is not like numerical skill where you learn some formula and solve question by applying that formula. You have to be very careful while answering these questions. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Seating Arrangements, Syllogism, Coding-Decoding, Statement and Conclusions, Directions, Blood Relations, Analogy, Classification, Series problems, Ranking, Data sufficiency, Assumptions and Directions. Non-Verbal is the toughest of all. Also, deals with maximum number of problems especially with problem figures and mirror images.

Quantitative Aptitude –>

Quantitative Aptitude section contains the basic mathematical questions. Before exercising such questions, it is better to go through the basic mathematical formulae and learn some short cuts to solve the questions in lesser time. In this section, the questions act as Calculation Instruments. This section is extremely scoring and the right understanding of the problem can help the aspirants to sail through this section. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Number Systems, Fractions, Ratio and Proportion, Time & Work, Percentage, Profit & Loss, Simple Interest & Compound Interest, Average, Time & Distance, Mensuration, Partnership, Bar graph & Pie-chart and Probability.

General English –>

This is the section where many aspirants are not able to score minimum cut off marks. As you all read English books, chat with your friends in English and of course watch English movies. But you cannot get score good marks in English section. Most of the students face difficulty in this section. This is a test principally to determine candidate’s ability to remember main ideas and significant details. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as Grammar, Comprehension, Error Correction, Vocabulary and Synonyms & Antonyms. Apart from this study material, few tips from Engistan’s side:

  • Read English newspapers daily.
  • Improve your vocabulary by knowing 10 new words everyday along with its Synonyms and Antonyms.
  • Watch good English news channels.
  • Can refer the book ‘Wren n Martin’.

General Awareness –>

General Awareness is the most important section of SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam. This section acquires more importance because this is the only section which can be attempted quickly and at the same time, very high marks can be scored in this section. The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as basic General Knowledge, Important Days, Important Persons, Award Winners, Books and Authors Games and Cups and Abbreviations. Apart from this study material, few tips from Engistan’s side:

  • Listen and read National new on daily basis.
  • Go through the General Awareness books such as Competition Master, Competition Success Review or Pratiyogita Darpan on monthly basis.
  • Study the last budget passed by the Central Government.
  • Aware of all changes around the world 6-7 months before the exam.

If you have any doubts related to the preparation of SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam 2014, you can comment your queries below and stay with us for the upcoming posts on SSC Exam.

All the best Guys. .!!  

22 Comments on SSC CGL Tier-1 Preparation Plan – Crack The Exam

  1. sir,I just want to know if i crack tier 1 but not tier 2then i get any job or not?

  2. I want to change my address as the address which I gave in application form while filling is different from which I am staying I can change my address?

  3. Sir . i want to know how i crack the exam in 1 month ??Plz help.

    • hello my name is vikalp chauhan i m also start to prepare cgl from now bcz we have no time only till 19 aug. so if u want we can both start preration and discuss each nd every pert f exams if u intrstd then mail me at

  4. hiiii…
    no you can not crack u have to crack tier 2 also…

  5. Plz tell me how we can prepare g.k
    Bcz its matter is vry leanthy……

  6. I know time is short…but ur suggestions inspire me & I will try my best. …

  7. hiii sir this is my first attempt of ssc cgl n i m preparing from arihant practice paper…this book is good or not

  8. Sir, is it necessary to crack each section individually?

  9. How to improvement in English

    • As of now,there is no clear statement is given on sectional cut offs.The commission may or may not introduce sectional cut offs.So,it’s better to prepare all the sections carefully

  10. kalpana pawar // March 14, 2016 at 8:03 am // Reply

    sir i have compleated in MBA{finance}.sir which post can i apply for ssc recritment.and how to do study for that pls send details …..whhich may be proper use in mba finance in ssc?

  11. Coaching is necessary to ssc cgl examination….

    • It depends on your dedication towards preparation and coaching is not a matter if you are able to do self study and have knowledge on syllabus all the sections

  12. sir my english is not good do plesae give me few tips for english.without english can i crack ssc cgl

  13. Hello Sir.
    Your post is very helpful for my upcoming nice to visit you please update some weekly study plan for us.

  14. i have been preparing for ssc cgl for 5 months , but now i want a competitor to practice a lots of tests and to keep my self going . so if any one interested try to solve this question

    find the mistake
    1 when he will come back , he will call you .

    and mail the answer at

  15. jagraj singh // June 28, 2016 at 10:15 am // Reply

    on which books i can rely for the preparation of gk(physics, chemistry,biology,history, geography, political science, economics

  16. hi guyz plz help me for preparing gk and al. send me gk matz my mailid is

  17. Ajay sir maths // August 19, 2016 at 3:25 pm // Reply

    How to crack SSC CGL MATHS with easy tricks to joined whataspp grp on 9602281833

  18. Understand the concept used in solving a specific question so that you are able to answer similar problems.

    For this, you would need books that take you through the various models and explain the methods used in arriving at an answer.

    I suggest candidates who are preparing from home to have atleast 1 guide & 2 practice books.You can get books which include all sections needed for SSC CGL prepartion. If you are weak in any particular section, you may buy a seperate book for that section.

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