SSC Combined Graduate Level (Tier II) Exam 2015 : Time Management Tips

Candidates who have successfully gone through with their SSC CGL Tier I examinations would now have to appear the Tier II Exam 2015, in the last week of October. Here, the team of Jagranjosh is providing some time management tips to candidates.

Created On: Oct 8, 2015 13:09 IST

SSC has conducted Tier I exam successfully. Those candidates who have successfully gone through with their SSC CGL Tier I examinations would now have to appear the Tier II Exam 2015, tentatively in the last week of October.

Pattern of Examination:  SSC CGL Tier 2 examination will consist of objective type questions. There are three main papers:

  • Arithmetical abilities (Paper I): There are a total of 100 questions of two mark each.
  • English Language and Comprehension (Paper II): There are total 200 questions of one mark each.
  • Statistics (Paper III): This paper carries a total of 200 marks and will consist of 100 questions.  

Candidates are given the time of 2 hours for each paper. Hence, it becomes very important to manage your time and go through the questions tactfully. The questions would lead you to confusion and you need to make sure that you don’t get trapped. Otherwise you might end up a lot of your time on any particular question messing your chances to get through to the next round of selection. Unlike the Tier I examination, this paper contain more number of questions and thus the candidate often tend to fall in the trap of the tricky questions that are asked in the paper, which demands considerable amount of time on part of the candidate . Here, the team of jagran josh is providing some time management tips to candidates.

Time Management Tips:

  • Practice with Stopwatch on your side: For any aspiring SSC candidate it is a must to keep a stopwatch by their side while preparing. Apart from the tenacity of the questions, what matters is that of the allotted time for solving those questions. One needs to practice so well in the paper so that he/she can answer most number of questions that too keeping the accuracy factor in mind. This also helps you to improve your time and boosts your confidence just before the examination.
  • Skip Questions that are troubling much: There are 100 questions in each of the paper, and if at any point it is felt by the candidate that a certain question is troubling them much, they should immediately move away from that particular question and try and solve other known ones. Rather than sticking to any particular question, it is advisable to move along.
  • Cross-check the options also:  Sometimes one can easily get the answer by just checking the given options. So cross check the given options before marking your answer.
  • Go through Practice sets and Mock Question Papers: Mock question papers and practice sets can help the candidates to prepare for the examination effectively. By solving these sets you could have an idea of how many questions you are solving on the given time and try to improve that by applying and innovating newer techniques for solving problems through constant practice.
  • Do not go for everything: You certainly didn’t want to get in trap of ‘getting everything’ under your belt. Thus, you should set a target for yourself while you are preparing for any paper and decide how many questions you are going to attempt with accuracy to be on top of anything. You should keep an eye on quality of your answers rather than the quantity as doing this you could also avoid negative markings which can take down your chances of getting through.