How to Crack SSC CGL in 30 Days :Smart Strategy


30 Days Study Plan for SSC CGL Pre-2016
Dear Students, SSC CGL Pre Exam 2016 is going to be held in the last week of August (27 August onward). Only one month is left. Now it’s high time you planned your studies effectively and smartly.

As an SSC aspirant, this is the very important time of your life career wise.   We are here to help you in your journey towards success. We are going to plan a 30-day schedule. Follow it honestly. Guys, remember Success is always about discipline and perseverance.

First and foremost, Know your syllabus completely. And strategize your course of action. 
Students, this year onwards all the exams of the SSC are going to be online, hence you are advised to be familiar with the online format and PRACTICE ONLINE TEST SERIES. It will help you immensely and your dream of getting a job might come true in this year itself. Give your best Shot. DON’T SETTLE, TILL YOU MAKE IT.
Here, in no particular order of preference, is the strategy to be followed by students.
Introduction of the SSC CGL Pre 2016 examination: (as per the latest change in pattern) 
(1) The Tier-I and Tier-II of the Examination are to be conducted in the Computer Based mode.
(2) Tier-I of the examination is scheduled to be conducted from 27.8.2016 to 11.9.2016. The examination on the first three days viz., 27.8.2016 to 29.8.2016 would be conducted in two batches and thereafter from 30.8.2016 to 11.9.2016, the examination would be conducted in three batches per day.
The number of questions in Tier-I has been reduced from 200 to 100. The paper will be of 200 marks with each question carrying 2 marks. The duration of the examination would be 75 minutes.
Tier-I of the examination will comprise four parts
(i)          English Comprehension.
(ii)         General Intelligence & Reasoning
(iii)     General Awareness
(iv)      Quantitative Aptitude
Each part would comprise 25 questions of 50 marks.  0.50 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer

1    How to prepare effectively for English Section: 
For an overall understanding of English Language Students need to cultivate reading habits. But as you don’t have much time left for the SSC CGL Pre Exam 2016, now practice questions and MOCK Tests as much as you can. Focus on your positive areas and make sure you score best in such topics.
For Sentence Improvements, knowledge of tenses, sentence structure is required. So, learn and memorize important structures in the English language.
For Error Detection, Knowledge of Subject-verb agreement, pronouns, adjectives, conjunctions, determiners, and tenses is required. Revise and learn all important rules for this section.
For Fill in the blank type Questions, Focus on prepositions and vocabulary. Questions are asked from these two topics.
For One Word Substitution, memorize important and frequently asked at least 300 words.
For Idioms/Phrases, memorize important and frequently asked at least 300 words/phrases.
For Comprehension, Practice mock tests.  The trick is to read the questions first and then read the passage. This way you can save your precious time.
For Antonym/Synonym/Spellings, learn, memorize and practice mock tests.  
Topic
No. of Questions
1.       Sentence Improvements
3
2.       Error Detection
3
3.       Fill in the blank
3
4.       One-word Substitution
3
5.       Idiom/Phrases
3
6.       English comprehension
5
7.       Antonym/Synonym/Spelling  
5
Total 25 Questions
2.REASONING/GENERAL INTELLIGENCE
The reasoning is a test of observing your mental and problem-solving ability. The reasoning is not like numerical skill where you learn some formula and solve the question by applying that formula. You have to be very careful while answering these questions. Each question carries 2 marks and if we talk about the SSC Reasoning, 15-20 questions can be done by just using common sense and daily practice can get you above 40 marks. Believe me, friends, it’s quite easy to score marks in this section provided you practice on a daily basis.

S. No.
Topic
Number of Questions
1.
Analogy
3-4
2.
Word Arrangement
1-2
3.
Odds one out
2-3
4.
Number/Alphanumeric series
2-3
5.
Logical/Syllogism Reasoning
2-3
6.
Direction Sense Test
1-2
7.
NonVerbal
3-4
8.
Matrix
0-1
9.
Insert missing character
1-2
10.
Mathematical operations
2-3
11.
Blood relation
1-2
12.
Coding – decoding
2-3
13.
Miscellaneous
3-4
Total
 25
3. Quantitative Aptitude
Before you start preparing this section, just keep in mind that quant is not only important for Tier I, but also for Tier II. You all know what to do to get good marks in the quant section. You need to practice all the varieties of questions and need to learn some shortcut techniques to solve them. Friends, the syllabus not only includes Arithmetic, but also the Advanced Maths. Let us have a look below:
Total no. of questions -25, total marks: 50
Topic
Number of Questions
Geometry
(Area and perimeter)
3-4
Trigonometry
(Height and distance)
3-4
Algebra
3-4
Mensuration
(Volume and surface area)
2-3
DI
3-4
Number System
1-2
Percentage/ Profit, Loss & Discount
2-3
Time and Distance/pipe cisterns
2-3
Ratio/Allegation/ Average
2-3
Time and Work
2-3
SI & CI
1-2
4. GENERAL STUDY PLAN
Dear students, according to change in pattern no. of questions have been reduced to 25 in this section. One question carries two marks. hence questions from this section are going to play very important and deciding role in the overall merit. So you are advised to study static and GA. Focus on the latest happenings. Read magazines and newspapers. 
Topic
Number of Questions
History
        5
Geography
        4
Polity
        4
Economics
         2
General Science
         8
Miscellaneous(Static/Current)
         2
Biology
(i) Important Inventions and their inventor 
(ii) Important and Interesting facts about human body parts.
(iii) Nutrition in Animals and Plants.
(iv) Diseases and their causes like Bacteria, Viruses and Protozoa
(v) Last four chapter of NCERT of Class 12th for environment 
Chemistry 
(i) Chemical Properties of Substance and their uses 
(ii) SI units 
(iii) Chemical Name of Important substances like Plaster of Paris etc.
(iv) Chemical Change and Physical Change
(v) Properties of Gases 
(vi) Surface Chemistry 
(vii) Chemistry in Everyday life
Physics 
(i) Important inventions and their inventor
(ii) S.I. units 
(iii) Motion, Sound, light, Wave, Energy, Electricity
Geography
(i) Rivers and their tributaries
(ii) Mountain and their important peaks of Indian and World
(iii) Important cities on the Banks of river in the India and World
(iv) Interior of Earth
(v) Basics about Indian climate 
(vi) Indian states and their Boundaries 
(vii) Location of National Parks and Centuries
(viii) Important volcanoes and their locations
(ix) Important island of world
(x) Important seas in the world 
(xi) Minerals found in India and World 
Polity 
(i) Supreme Court 
(ii) Meaning of Writs
(iii) Election of President and his functions
(iv) Important constitution bodies like CAG
(v) Facts about parliament 
(vi) Fundamental Duties
(vii) Governor and his functions
(viii) State legislature
(ix) Major Constitutional amendments and their importance
(x) Official Language 
(xi) Emergency Provisions
(xii) National political parties and their symbols 
Economy 
(i) Terminology of Budget (like National Income, GDP, Fiscal Deficit and many more)
(ii) Five Year Plan and its importance
(iii) Famous persons in economy 
(iv) Institutions and their importance like RBI, SEBI etc.
Miscellaneous
(i) Population Census 
(ii) Important books and their writers 
(iii) First happen in the sport for India and world like first Olympic, first Asian Game etc.
(iv) Famous Sea port and Airport and their location.
(v) State Animals and Symbols 
(vi) An important institution of world and India and their locations like BRICS, World Bank, IMF and RBI etc.
(vii) Awards and their importance 
(vii) Name of the Scientist who got Noble prize for important discoveries.
History 
(i) Facts about Harappa Civilization
(ii) Vedic culture 
(iii) Name of the Kings who built important ancient Temples and Institutions like Nalanda
(iii) Chronology of Medieval India and their important systems
(iv) India’s freedom Movement and their leaders 
How many hours should I spend per a day? 
It completely depends on you. If you are sincere and dedicated for your preparation, then 8 to 10 hours/day is enough. If not, you should spend the whole day. Let’s do 1 thing. Instead of making a time schedule, you just make the list of topics you should prepare per day. Based on it, you can spend your day. You should divide your time accordingly because a working person will have a different schedule than a non-working person. 
Day
Mathematics
Reasoning
English
General Studies
Time alloc-ation
4 Hours
2 Hours
2 Hours
2 Hours
1
Geometry 
(Line and Triangle) 
Analogy
Error Detection Rules-1
Physical Geography of Earth
2
Geometry 
(Circle & Polygon)
Practice
Error Practice-1
Physical Geography of India
3
Geometry 
(Quadrilateral)
Word Arrangement
Error Detection Rules-2
Revision of Physical Geography of India
(questions related to physical geography asked in previous year exam) and SSC ADDA VIDEOS on Geography
4
Coordinate Geometry    
Practice
Error Practice-2
Chemistry and Physics
5
Mensuration    
(Cylinder & Cone)
Odds one out
Error Detection Rules-3
Chemistry and Physics
6
Mensuration 
Cube and cuboid  
Practice
Error Practice-3
Revision Of Chemistry and physics
7
Mensuration
(Sphere and hemisphere)
   
Number/Alphanumeric series
Sentence Improvements -1
Economics
8
Mensuration
(Prism and pyramid)
Practice
Sentence Improvements -1 practice
Economics
9
Trigonometry
(trigonometric identities & ratio)
Logical/Syllogism Reasoning
Sentence Improvements -2
Revision of economics (along with questions asked in previous  year exam)
10
Height and distance
Practice
Sentence Improvements -2 practice
Modern History starting From 1857 Revolt
11
Algebra
Polynomial Surds And Indices 
Direction Sense Test
Sentence Improvements -3
Modern History- Indian National Congress & Revolutionary Activities
12
Algebra  
Roots, Squares & Cubes     
Practice
Sentence Improvements -3 practice
Modern History- Gandhi Era NCM/CDM/QIM
13
Algebra 
Linear And Quadratic equation
Non Verbal
Fill in the blanks-1
Modern History- Resolutions, Cabinet Mission, Constituent Assembly and GOI acts.
14
Numbers system
H.C.F. and LCM, Simplification
Practice
Fill in the blanks-1
Practice
Ancient History
15
Percentage 
Insert missing character
Fill in the blanks-2
Medieval History
16
Profit and loss
Practice
Fill in the blanks-2
Practice
Medieval History
17
S.I. and C.I.
Mathematical operations
Fill in the blanks-3
Culture/ Religion
18
Speed and Distance    & Problem on Trains              
Practice
Fill in the blanks-3
Practice
Revision of History (along with questions asked in previous  year exam) SSC ADDA VIDEOS on History
19
Problem on Boat and Streams, Races and Games
Blood relation
One word Substitution-1
Biology
20
Time and work concept, Pipes and cistern
Practice
One word Substitution-1
Practice
Biology
21
Wages & Partnership
Coding – decoding
One word Substitution-2
Revision with previous year questions of biology asked in exam
22
Average
Practice
One word Substitution-2
Practice
Polity- Framing of Constitution, Sources, Schedules.
23
Ratio and Proportion
Miscellaneous
Idioms/phrases
Polity: Fundamental Rights/Duties and SSC ADDA VIDEOS on Polity
24
Allegation And Mixture
Practice
Reading Comprehension-1
Polity- President/ Governor, Vice-President, Emergency
25
Data Interpretation
Miscellaneous
Reading Comprehension-2
Polity- Supreme Court/High Court, Writs and Polity- Panchayat, Amendments
26
Mock
Mock
Antonym/Synonym/
Spelling
Static Awareness
27
Revision
Mock
MOCK-1
Practice from previous year question papers
28
Mock
Mock
MOCK-2
Practice from previous year question papers
29
Mock
Mock
MOCK-3
Practice from previous year question papers
30
Revision
Mock
MOCK-4
Practice from previous year question papers


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