SSC CGL is a very important exam as it gives you a prestigious government job under various ministries and it's departments. To get success in SSC CGL exam, preparation is the only key. Therefore, SSC preparation should be systematic and in timely manner. There are many students, who study very hard, but fail to make it in the examination hall. What are the reasons behind this?
In this article, we will discuss these reasons and drawbacks in your preparation for SSC CGL exam.
Things that result in failure in SSC CGL exam
Going through many study material
Trying every single book, app, and website for preparation, specifically when it comes to general knowledge. It has been observed that students go through 10 books of General Knowledge and 10-15 apps on History, Geography, Politics, English Vocabulary, etc. Besides this, they used to refer a never-ending list of question banks of various publications, PDFs, or printouts or hand-written study notes of coaching institutes in the city. Always remember that you cannot keep everything in your mind collectively. So, choose only one quality book, one question bank and one website or online app and that’s it. The more you stay focused, the more you will gain.
Avoiding online Mock tests/Practice tests
Attempting Mock tests offline will not give you a proper idea of the online examination. In an offline exam, you can easily attempt most of the questions without any interruption, which leads to higher marks and maximum solutions. While these factors are not same with the online examination. In an online exam, it is very difficult to review and cross check the answer because there are many other questions left. Hence, Practicing online mock tests enable you to solve multiple questions at the same time as you could do in the offline exam.
Not determining time limits
It is found that most of the candidates enter the examination hall without wearing a watch. It results in arriving late in the examination hall and failing in allocating time for the framed sections. Do not get into a habit of sticking with a particular section and spare most of the time in solving a section. Success is ensured only when you attempted questions of all sections with maximum correct answers.
Spending time on Social networking sites
Involving yourself more and more into WhatsApp, Online Chatting, Facebook, YouTube, etc. we delude ourselves considering that these things are also necessary. Believe that these are not required at all. If you want to make efficient use of Internet then read The Hindu newspaper or online forums like Quora. Do not indulge in any other time wasting activities.
Studying until the last time
Students used to read new things until the last moment before the exam instead of revising the accumulated stuff and attempting online mock tests.
Too much application of shortcuts
Most of you would probably think that Shortcut tricks are very necessary for saving time and getting correct answer without many efforts. However, it is not true because accumulating more shortcut tricks can make you confused and annoying in the exam hall resulting in ruining the decent score.
Overweighing a particular subject
Some students give more importance to one subject among GK, English, Quantitative Aptitude and Reasoning because they give preference to only that subject at which they are good and neglect the remaining ones. This approach is not recommended, as it will keep you where you were before.
Worrying about the recruitment factors
Many students do not prepare for the exam well due to a low number of vacancies. Let us tell you that SSC used to revise its vacancies at any time during the recruitment phase. So, it is advisable not to focus on those things which are not in your control like a number of questions, examination centers, age limits and cut-offs. Just keep your focus on preparation absolutely.
Considering success at previous cut-offs
There is a separate cut-off for every SSC exam in each year. So, do not think that you have to score more than the average cut-off of the previous SSC CGL exams. It will cost you. Remember that you target define your limits. As an aspirant, you should try to shoot the moon. Even if you miss you’ll still land among the stars.
Studying without time table
We have seen so many students who used to study without making a proper time table for each subject and its related sub-topics. At last, they found themselves novice. So, study hard in a timely fashion and follow the timetable strictly.
Best of Luck!
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