Staff Selection Commission in India conducts a Combined Graduate Level examination every year to select aspiring candidates who struggle through tough selection procedure to get various government jobs. The examination is divided into three tiers and every tier consists of certain number of marks. In order to get past every tier the candidates need to score the cut off marks. To score well it is a must of understand the syllabus well.
The tier I exam consists of four papers namely, English language, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. The total number of questions (Read More for question paper) asked from these four papers is 200. The questions contain multiple choices and carry negative marks on wrong evaluation in part of the candidates. Thus is very important to answer only those questions to which the candidates are sure enough. The General Awareness paper consists of questions that could check the overall connection of the candidates with their immediate surroundings. It checks the candidate’s ability to remember as well and could turn an ordinary student into an avid reader and learner. The paper carries questions from every possible section be it any subject or current events. Thus the candidates need to be very flexible in getting overall holistic information from every possible source.
The questions deal with issues related to the nation, its policies, its achievements, its socio-political and economic structure and many more. The questions can also be asked regarding our country’s immediate relationships with the neighboring countries, the bi-lateral trades, the foreign policy and international standpoint of the nation of certain issues of national and international importance.
There are questions from history, Geography, Economy, Culture, Politics, Sports and Law. Anything that creates news or is capable of creating ripples can find its place in the question papers. The current happenings and events on the national platform are important aspects to know about by the candidates. There should be a clear understanding of the political and economic motifs behind any issue pertaining to national security or threat.
Specific achievements, Awards and honors, Cultural activities, films and entertainment could also find its place in the question paper of General Awareness. It is a diverse paper where anything that makes news could get importance. There are questions from scientific researches, physics, chemistry, biology, botany and various other parts of science that also make questions in the paper.