SSC CGL 2018 Preparation

75 Days Study Plan for SSC CGL 2018 Exam

Tier-I of Combined Graduate Level Exam (SSC CGL) is going to be conducted from 25th July to 20th August 2018. Hardly 75 days are left in the commencement of the examination. It is really necessary to chalk out a preparation plan to score high in this paper. Dedicate you entire time an energy in the effective preparation for this exam. SSC exams come with a completely different pattern and syllabus, thus clearing this exam is not an easy cup of tea. Still with a proper planning and preparation you can ace SSC CGL 2018 examination. Follow this article drafted especially for you under the guidance of our expert faculty. This article contains a detailed preparatory plan for SSC CGL 2018 Exam.

Pattern of SSC CGL 2018 Exam

Before starting your preparation, it is really necessary to get acquainted with the recent pattern of SSC CGL 2018 Exam. SSC CGL is conducted in four stages: Tier I test, Tier-II test, Tier-III test and finally a Computer Proficiency Test.

Tier-I Exam: Total time allotted is 60 minutes, Maximum Marks is 200 and Total Number of Questions asked is 100.

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 A cumulative time of 60 minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50
Total 100 200

Tier-II Exam: A total of 100 questions is asked in each section with 200 questions being asked in English Language. A total of 120 minutes is provided to complete each section.

Serial No. Sections No. of Questions Total Marks Time Allotted
1 Quantitative Ability 100 200 2 hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 hours
3 Statistics 100 200 2 hours
4 General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours

Tier-III Exam: It is a descriptive Test in English/Hindi

Tier-IV Exam: DEST and CPT Test

Now that we have discussed the Exam Pattern for SSC CGL 2018 Examination, let’s look at how to prepare judiciously in the given 3 months for this exam:

Section Wise Preparatory Tips

Reasoning/General Intelligence: This section is used to test the candidate on his/her ability to think and check his/her problem solving skills. The questions asked in this question can be really tricky. Therefore, you need be really careful while answering to every question in this section. Frequently asked topics in this section are:

Analogy, Word Arrangement, Odd Man Out,Alphanumeric Series, Venn Diagrams, Coding-Decoding, Miscellaneous.

Quantitative Aptitude: There is just one way to ace this section: rigorous practice. You can only score in this section if you have in-depth knowledge of all the formulas and the pattern of question asked. This section is important in both Tier-I and Tier-II level of SSC CGL 2018 Exam. Important topics to focus on are:

Geometry, Trigonometry, Algebra, Bars, Charts and Graph, Number System, Time and Distance, Ratio/Average, Simple Interest and Compound Interest.

English Language: This is one scoring section of SSC CGL 2018 Exam. Questions asked are really direct and easy. It is asked in both Tier-I and Tier-II Exam and hence preparation must be done accordingly to score really well in this section.Important Topics that you must cover include:

Sentence Correction, Para Jumbles, Comprehension Reading, Idioms/Phrases, Synonyms/Antonyms, Spotting Errors, Sentence Formation

General Studies: It is a really important section of SSC CGL 2018 Exam. You can score high marks in this section in a less amount of time. This section is quite vast as questions are asked from almost every area namely Biology, Chemistry, Polity, Economy etc. You need to be really careful while answering to questions in this section. Questions asked in this section cover the areas such as:

  • Biology: Important Inventions and their inventor, Important and Interesting facts about human body parts, Nutrition in Animals and Plants, Diseases and their causes like Bacteria, Viruses and Protozoa, Last four chapter of NCERT of Class 12th for environment
  • Polity: Supreme Court, Meaning of Write, Election of President and his functions, Important constitution bodies like CAG, Facts about parliament, Fundamental Duties, Governor and his functions, State legislature, Major Constitutional amendments and their importance, Official Language, Emergency Provisions, National political parties and their symbols
  • Chemistry: Chemical Properties of Substance and their uses, SI units, Chemical Name of Important substances like Plaster of Paris etc., Chemical Change and Physical Change, Properties of Gases, Surface Chemistry, Chemistry in Everyday life
  • Physics: Important inventions and their inventor, S.I. units, Motion, Sound, light, Wave, Energy, Electricity
  • Economy: Terminology of Budget (like National Income, GDP, Fiscal Deficit and many more), Five Year Plan and its importance, Famous persons in economy, Institutions and their importance like RBI, SEBI etc.
  • History: Facts about Harappa Civilization, Vedic culture, Name of the Kings who built important ancient Temples and Institutions like Nalanda, Chronology of Medieval India and their important systems, India’s freedom Movement and their leaders
  • Computer: Development of computers, Input and output devices, Memory
  • Miscellaneous: Population Census, Important books and their writers, First happen in sport for India and world like first Olympic, first Asian Game etc., Famous Sea port and Airport and their location, State Animals and Symbols, Important institution of world and India and their locations like BRICS, World Bank, IMF and RBI etc., Awards and their importance, Name of the Scientist who got Noble prize for important discoveries.

Schedule to follow every day for 75 days for SSC CGL 2018 Exam

We are listing here the complete study schedule that you must follow if you want to score really well in SSC CGL Exam 2018. As a handful of days are left in the commencement of exam, it is really necessary to prepare really well for this exam following the schedule strictly. Divide your day accordingly as per your availability as the time available for every applicant may be different.

Date Mathematics Reasoning English General Awareness
GAGeneral Science
10 May Notes: Ratio,
Previous Year Questions Idioms & Phrases,
Vocab 
Notes: Polity,
Previous Year Questions
Chemistry [Hydrogen & its Compounds]
11 May Ratio Quiz Previous Year Questions Fill ups,
Vocab
Previous Year Questions Physics [Units & Measurement]
12 May Notes: Percentage
Percentage Quiz
Previous Year Questions Spelling Correction, vocab Previous Year Questions Chemistry
[Acid, Bases & Salt]
13 May
(Sunday)
Mis. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz
14 May
Notes: Average
Average Quiz
Previous Year Questions Synonyms Previous Year Questions Biology
15 May Notes: Time & Work
Time & Work Quiz
Previous Year Questions Cloze Test Previous Year Questions Physics
16 May Time & Work Quiz Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Biology
17 May Notes: Pipe & Cistern
Pipe & Cistern Quiz
Previous Year Questions Error Detection Previous Year Questions Chemistry
18 May Pipe & Cistern Quiz Previous Year Questions Spelling Correction Previous Year Questions Physics
19 May Notes: Time, Speed, Distance
Time, Speed, Distance Quiz
Previous Year Questions Sentence Rearrangement Previous Year Questions Chemistry
20 May
(Sunday)
Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz Previous Year Questions -
21 May
Time, Speed, Distance Difficult Quiz Analogy One word Substitutions History Quiz Biology
22 May Notes: Profit and Loss
Profit and Loss Quiz
Alphabetical Series Synonyms History Quiz Physics
23 May Profit and Loss Quiz Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions History Quiz Biology
24 May Notes: Number System
Number System Quiz
Syllogism Idioms & Phrases History Quiz Chemistry
25 May Number System Quiz Ranking Direct Indirect History Quiz Physics
26 May Notes: Simple Interest
& Compound Interest  Interest Quiz
Sequence (Acc. to Dictionary) Spelling Correction History Quiz Chemistry
27 May
(Sunday)
Mis. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz -
28 May
Notes: Coordinate Geometry
Coordinate Geometry Quiz
Blood relations Cloze Test Polity Quiz Biology
29 May Notes : Geometry Lines & Angles
Lines & Angles Quiz
Number Series Antonyms Polity Quiz Physics
30 May Notes :Geometry  Properties of triangle -1
Geometry Quiz
Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Polity Quiz Biology
31 May Notes :Geometry  Properties of triangle -2
Geometry Quiz
Coding Decoding One word Substitution Polity Quiz Chemistry
1 June Notes :Geometry  Centers Of Triangle
Geometry Quiz
Mathematical Calculations Error Detection Polity Quiz Physics
2 June Geometry : Difficult Quiz Odd One Out Idioms & Phrases Polity Quiz Chemistry
3 June
(Sunday)
Mis. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz -
4 June
Notes :Geometry  Cirlce 1
Geometry Quiz
Alphanumeric Series Phrase Substitution Economy Quiz Biology
5 June Notes :Geometry  Circle 2
Geometry Quiz
Coding Decoding Synonyms Economy Quiz Physics
6 June Geometry Difficult Quiz Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Economy Quiz Biology
7 June Notes :Trigonometry  Trigonometric Identities 1
Trigonometry Questions
Syllogism Antonyms Economy Quiz Chemistry
8 June Notes : Trigonometry  Trigonometric Identities 2
Trigonometry Questions
Odd One Out Sentence Improvement Economy Quiz Physics
9 June Trigonometry Difficult Questions Number Series Direct Indirect Economy Quiz Chemistry
10 June
(Sunday)
Mis Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz -
11 June
Notes : Algebra Algebraic Identities 1
Algebra Questions
Blood relations Idioms & Phrases Geography Quiz Biology
12 June Notes : Algebra Algebraic Identities 2
Algebra Questions
Alphanumeric Series Error Detection Geography Quiz Physics
13 June Algebra  Difficult Questions Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Geography Quiz Biology
14 June Notes : Geometry Properties of Quadrilaterals 1 + Questions Matrix Active Passive Geography Quiz Chemistry
15 June Notes : Geometry Properties of Quadrilaterals 2 + Questions Ranking Sentence improvements Geography Quiz Physics
16 June Geometry Difficult Questions Analogy Spelling Correction Geography Quiz Chemistry
17 June
(Sunday)
Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz -
18 June
Notes : Mensuration Area of Quadrilaterals 1 + Questions  Directions Sense Fill Ups Static Quiz Biology
19 June Mensuration Difficult Questions Mathematical Calculations Synonyms Static Quiz Physics
20 June Notes : Mensuration Area of Quadrilaterals 2 + Questions Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Static Quiz Biology
21 June Mensuration Difficult Questions Analogy Cloze Test Static Quiz Chemistry
22 June Notes : Mensuration 3D + Questions Odd One Out Sentence Rearrangement Static Quiz Physics
23 June Mensuration Difficult Questions Matrix Antonyms Static Quiz Chemistry
24 June
(Sunday)
Mis. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz -
25 June
Notes : Mensuration 3D + Questions Statement & Conclusions Error Detection History Quiz Biology
26 June Mensuration Difficult Questions Venn Diagram One word Substitution History Quiz Physics
27 June Notes : Geometry Properties of Polygon + Questions Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions History Quiz Biology
28 June Geometry Polygon Difficult Questions Ranking Spelling Correction History Quiz Chemistry
29 June Geometry Difficult Questions Syllogism Sentence Improvemnt History Quiz Physics
30 June Mensuration Difficult Questions Mathematical Calculations Idioms & Phrases History Quiz Chemistry
1 July
(Sunday)
Algebra Difficult Questions Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz -
2 July
Trigonometry Difficult Questions Odd One Out Active Passive Polity Quiz Biology
3 July Time Speed & Distance : Difficult Questions Non-Verbal Synonyms Polity Quiz Physics
4 July Time & Work : Difficult Questions Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Polity Quiz Biology
5 July Percentage : Difficult Questions Analogy Fill Ups Polity Quiz Chemistry
6 July Geometry : Triangle | Revision Of Properties & Difficult Questions Number Series Sentence Rearrangement Polity Quiz Physics
7 July Geometry : Circle | Revision Of Properties & Difficult Questions Directions Sense One Word Substitution Polity Quiz Chemistry
8 July
(Sunday)
Geometry : Quadrilateral | Revision Of Properties & Difficult Questions Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz Misc. Quiz -
9 July Mensuration : Quadrilateral Difficult Questions Blood relations Error Detection Geography Quiz Biology
10 July Mensuration : 3D | Difficult Questions Non-Verbal Synonyms Geography Quiz Physics
11 July Mensuration : 3D | Difficult Questions Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Geography Quiz Biology
12 July Algebra : Difficult Questions Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Geography Quiz Chemistry
13 July Ratio : Difficult Questions Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Geography Quiz Physics
14 July Average : Difficult Questions Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Geography Quiz Chemistry
15 July
(Sunday)
SI & CI : Difficult Questions Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Misc. Quiz -
16 July
25 Question : Quant Mock Revision Previous Year Questions Economics Quiz Biology
17 July 25 Question : Quant Mock Revision Previous Year Questions Economics Quiz Physics
18 July 25 Question : Quant Mock Revision Previous Year Questions Economics Quiz Biology
19 July 25 Question : Quant Mock Revision Previous Year Questions Economics Quiz Chemistry
20 July 25 Question : Quant Mock Revision Previous Year Questions Economics Quiz Physics
21 July 25 Question : Quant Mock Revision Previous Year Questions Economics Quiz Chemistry
22 July
(Sunday)
Mis Quiz Revision Previous Year Questions Misc. Quiz -
23 July
25 Question : Quant Mock Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions
24 July 25 Question : Quant Mock Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions Previous Year Questions

Make a time map of the section you are planning on solving to solve 1st then 2nd, 3rd and 4th and follow the time table strictly. Emphasize more on section you are more comfortable with and solve it first. Master all the key points by writing it down and solving as many questions as you can.

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