How to Crack SSC CGL 2020-21 In First Attempt

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SSC CGL 2020
SSC CGL 2020

How to Crack SSC CGL 2020-21 In First Attempt

SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 exam is scheduled to start on the 29th of May, 2021. First, create a proper schedule for your preparation. Make sure to have flexible time for study, don’t study more during stress, create positive environments, and With just one month to go, For SSC CGL online preparation can be of immense help to aspirants to accelerate their practice pace. Taking SSC CGL Mock Tests can help the first-timers to bridge that gap. Also, Go through the previous question papers of SSC CGL will help me know how the exam has evolved over the years.

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SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020-21

SSC CGL Tiers Time Duration Total Marks Total number of questions
SSC CGL Tier-I 60 minutes 200 100
SSC CGL Tier-II 2 hours 800 4 papers
SSC CGL Tier-III 1 hour 100 1 Paper
SSC CGL Tier-IV 15 minutes (each module) Qualifying in nature Data entry skill test (DEST)/ Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)
  • SSC CGL Tier-I and Tier-II are online exams consisting of different subjects, Tier-III is a descriptive paper that can be answered in Hindi & English language. The major sections of Tier-I are General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Knowledge/General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension.

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How to crack SSC CGL 2020 in the first attempt?

Knowing the exam pattern is more or less for cracking it. Therefore, before learning how to crack Exam SSC CGL 2020 in the first attempt, let us briefly overview the exam pattern. SSC conducts the exam in four tiers. The Tier-1 exam consists of 4 sections – English, Quantitative Aptitude, Reasoning, & General Knowledge/ General Awareness. Each section carries 25 questions – 2 marks for each question. There are no sectional time limit or sectional cut-off. The scores of the SSC CGL tier-1 exam are used till the final selection of the exam.

The tier-2 exam consists of a quantitative aptitude paper (100 questions of 2 marks each) and an English language paper (200 questions of 1 mark each). Apart from these two papers, aspirants opting for AAO & AO posts must take paper 4 (general studies like finance and economics), & aspirants opting for JSO posts should take paper-3 (Statistics). The tier-3 exam is a descriptive test, & the tier-4 exam is a skill test. Aspirants can read how to prepare for the SSC CGL 2020-21 exam to know about each of the exams in detail. The tier-1 and tier-2 scores of the candidate have a significant say in the final selection for SSC CGL. Therefore, Candidates must try to score well in each section of these exams. English language and quantitative aptitude sections carry a huge weightage (500 of the total 600 marks in tier 1 and tier 2 exams). Therefore, aspirants must make sure that they devote as much time as possible to master these 2 sections

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Common mistakes that a first-timer must avoid:

Most aspirants take the tier 1 exam lightly, believing that they can claw back the marks in the tier-2 exam. However, it puts so much pressure to do well in the tier-2 exam.  Also, having some buffer will put aspirants at ease while attempting the tier-2 exam. Therefore, aspirants should give the tier-1 exam the attention it deserves.

Though the weightage for the exam in reasoning and GK sections is low, aspirants should not avoid or ignore them completely. Candidates must dedicate at least an hour a day to prepare for each of these four sections. Preparing for General knowledge will ensure that the aspirants manage to reap at least the low hanging fruits in the exam.

Taking Mock tests:

Also, most of the first-timers are fail to take an adequate no. of SSC CGL Mock tests. Candidates must dedicate the month before the exam entirely to taking mocks completely. After taking a mock test, Candidates must analyze them thoroughly. Candidates must try to learn from the mistakes, maintain the commonly used formulas & the common errors candidates tend to make in the exam. This can come in handy by attempting the mock tests and the final phase of preparation to revise things in a short while. Try reading the study plan for SSC CGL 2020 Exam & Check out the SSC CGL Expected Cut-offs for 2020-21. Solve SSC CGL Practice Set of last year’s question papers as much as possible & Slove SSC CGL Daily Practice Sets, Practice GK and Reasoning questions every day.

On the D-day, if the paper turns out to be tough, aspirants must avoid panicking. Also, if the paper turns out to be easy, aspirants should avoid getting complacent. By the end of the day, it is the relative performance that matters. Therefore, aspirants must try to perform to the best of their abilities on the D-day without letting the vagaries of the paper affect them.

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SSC CGL 2021: Pay-Scale

There are two categories of posts in the CGL Exam, these are Group B and Group C for the qualified SSC CGL 2021 aspirants.

SSC CGL Group B Pay-Scale SSC CGL Group C Pay Scale
  • Grade-pay of Rs 4200: Salary is Rs 45000/-
  • Grade-pay of Rs 4600: Salary is Rs 53000/-
  • Grade-pay of Rs 4800: Salary is Rs 58000/-
  • Grade-pay of 2800: Salary is Rs 34000/-
  • Grade-pay of Rs 2400: Salary is Rs 24000/-

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SSC CGL Selection Process 2020-21

  • SSC CGL 2020 is divided into four stages, i.e. Tier-I, Tier-II, Tier-III, and Tier-IV.
    • Candidates who qualify in Tier-I will be eligible to appear in Tier-II and Tier-III.
    • Candidates who qualify in Tier-I, II, and III, will be eligible to appear in Tier-IV
    • The final merit list of SSC CGL will be based on overall cumulative marks of Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III.
    • Tier-IV is qualifying and mandatory for CSS / MEA / Tax Assistant Posts.

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