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Those with AIR upto 500 in SSC CGL, please share preparation strategy for this exam

If anyone from here or their friends got AIR rank upto 500 or scored 500+ in SSC CGL.... please suggest preparation strategy..... which books to follow for Math, Reasoning, English and GK respectively?


  • Vinay Gupta, selected as ITI through SSC 2013 shared some tips or suggestions on how to prepare for SSC CGL. Please refer to below column for same:

    “Hello aspirants , Many people asked me for preparation tips. First of all, Study should be your first priority. Everybody completes syllabus. Still a few get success and many dont.
    Dedication and sincerity matter a lot while chasing a goal. You always need to be focussed. I will not say like You cant have a gf or bf ,, u cant be online,, Or you cant enjoy life. You can do anything but your priority should be study when there is a conflict of priorities. Always feel motivated. Dont think like my friend got selected there or he/she scored so much in mocks. Always remember failure is just a speed breaker in the path of success if you can learn from your failure. Everybody has his own strengths and limitations. Do at your own pace. Now About books and how to cover syllabus
    Reasoning- In my opinion, this is the easiest section of all. Just do chapterwise previous papers by kiran publication . Still if anything remains then it will be covered in mocks. If you are not getting logic of some questions(Generally series or Block puzzles) during exam , learn to skip them as soon as possible otherwise they will kill some precious time
    GK: You need not be expert in this section. You just need to score decent marks in this section. For this, you can read lucent GK and do some objective questions on the topic whichever you read from that book. You can found objective questions in Lucent objective gk or u can install many objective GK apps on your mobile. One of many apps is Exam prep by Onlinetaiyaricom. Just devote 1-1.30 hour daily on this section
    Maths : Dont run after tricks too much as you need to clear your concepts. U cant cram every trick without clearing concepts.
    Quantum CAT by sarvesh kumar verma. Just do examples and exercise till level 1.
    Practice workbook on Quicker maths by M tyra . This book is good for arithmetic section.
    Lucent Higher maths part 2 is good for advanced maths portion.
    Still if anything remains then it will be covered in mocks. Learn to skip Calculative or hard question while attempting mocks/exams.
    1-English grammar and Composition by SC gupta… this book is in mix hindi and english. Dont judge it by its thickness. U need to cover just grammar portion. Follow this if u r very weak in grammar.
    2- Objective English by SP bakshi . This books covers all area very precisely. Follow this if u know a bit grammar and want to enhance it or revise it.
    3- A mirror of common errors by ak singh . It will help u in spotting errors and sentence improvement.
    **Ab Vocab portion kaise kare. Idioms and one word sp bakshi se yaad kar lo and kiran previous papers ke sab one word ,idioms nd phrases,antonym ,synonyms yaad kar lo. Iske alawa antonyn synonym par jyada time dene ki jarurat nhi hai. 6 marks ke hi aate hain. Jisme se 2-3 ke options itne close honge ki kitna b ratta maar lo phir b nhi sahi ho paate. Daily newspaper or koi english reading hobby ho to vocab apne aap ho jaayega. Reading habit se comprehension me b help hogi. Word power made easy book padh sakte ho agar khali ho tabhi. Agar time nhi hai to avoid it.
    **Ab ye sab padh to liya par mocks lgana b bahut jaruri hai. Exam se 15-20 din pahle daily 1 mock lgao. Paramount ke mocks lga sakte ho.
    **Kaafi log kahte hain ki main hindi medium se hu. English achi nhi hai. Hindi medium ke students b acha kar sakte hain english me. Main b hindi medium se hu. 2013 me english mains me 153 aaye and 2014 me 181. 1 saal me kuch nhi badla tha. Jitna read karoge utni achi english hogi.
    *** Coachings jaruri hai yaa nhi. It depends on person to person. If you are self-determined and have knowledge of basics then you can make do without coaching.
    **Working aspirants kuch pdf rakh sakte hain mobile me english grammar ke liye. GK ki apps install kar sakte hain mobile me . Unko time bahut ache se manage karna hoga. Weekends ka ache se utilisation hona chahiye. Quantitative study ki jagah Qualitative study par dhyan dena chahiye.
    Still if there is any doubt You can ask in comments.
    All d best guys.“
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