SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination 2014: Tips & Strategies

Staff Selection Commission has notified for the Combined Graduate Level Examination 2014 (SSC CGL Exam 2014) for the recruitment to the various Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in different central Government department/ministry.

Created On: Jan 22, 2014 16:50 IST
Modified On: Feb 20, 2014 15:33 IST

Staff Selection Commission has notified for the Combined Graduate Level Examination 2014 (SSC CGL Exam 2014) for the recruitment to the various Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in different central Government department/ministry. Eligible candidates are asked to apply in the prescribed format before 14 February 2014.

Keeping in mind the previous years’ record, more than 10 lacs candidates are expected to apply for the SSC CGL Exam 2014. So, in order to avoid last days rush, we advise you to apply early. Early application will also bring in more relaxed hours which you can utilize to prepare for the exam.

Besides, we also suggest aspirants to start preparing for the SSC- CGL Exam 2014 right after they are done with the application process so that they can cover the Complete Syllabus by the time of Tier I exams going to be held on 27 April 2014 and 04 May 2014.Question Papers are a great help while preparing for the Exam. Read More 

The right approach for the preparation for any competitive exams always includes some well defined tips and strategies to follow. To help you prepare strategically for the SSC CGL Exam 2014, the team of experts at JagranJosh has defined and compiled some really productive and fail-proof preparation strategies along with some highly useful tips for you.

First of all, understand the exam pattern, which is as follow:

Sr. No

Name of the Tests

No. of Questions

Maximum Marks

Total Time


General Intelligence & Reasoning



120 Min.


English Language




General Awareness




Quantitative Aptitude








Here are some Tips & Strategies related to all the 4 sections of SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination 2014. Take a look:

English Comprehension: Tips

This section is considered as the most scoring sections in SSC-CGL Exam 2014. All it requires is good command over English grammar and language. To score well in this section, the candidates need to strengthen their vocabulary power as well as they should be very clear and precise in grammatical concepts. This section generally includes Passage Based questions, Common Error in Sentence, Rapid Fillers, Close Test, Antonyms, and Synonyms etc.

Quantitative Aptitude: Tips

For solving the questions of Quantitative Aptitude, the candidate should have knowledge of all required basic concepts needed for the topics asked in the exam. The clarity in basic concepts will directly drive the candidates to the right option. Apart from this, speed is the foremost requirement for the section. And most important, do not avoid any type of question, not even consider any type insignificant as you never know which question type would catch highlight in this section. The questions in this section mostly are from the following chapters, given in decreasing order in terms of number of questions asked --   Time and Work, Profit-Loss and Discount, Percentage, Simplification, Mixture and Alligation, Time and distance, Number System, Ratios, Average, Data Interpretation, Basic Geometry, and Trigonometry.

General Intelligence & Reasoning Aptitude: Tips

For preparation of Reasoning Section, one should require mental alertness and logical skills. This section covers topics like Directions, Analogies, Odd Man Out, Ranking, Coding and de-coding, Blood Relations, Relationship concepts, Venn Diagram, etc. The difficulty level of this section is usually considered to be moderate; hence it’s a scoring area of the SSC CGL Exam. To be an expertise in this section, candidate should understand the nature of questions by solving model papers and previous year exam papers; because only a good amount of practice can help securing score good marks in this section.

General Awareness: Tips

It is one of the scoring sections of the SSC-CGL Exam Question Paper. This section is aimed at testing the general awareness of the candidate about national and international affairs and matters that happens in everyday life. As well as, candidates’ basic knowledge of subjects History, Culture, Science, Economics, General Policy and Scientific Research would also be checked through this section. Therefore, to prepare for this section, a candidate has to take into consideration all these topics and should try to ensure a fair amount of knowledge of the same. is an ideal destination for the candidates where, the candidates get complete information about all SSC exams like notifications, previous year question papers, Model Practice sets, Online test, E-books etc. Our SSC team develops each and every product by amalgamating proper ingredients after proper understanding of exam requirement.

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