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How to prepare for SSC exams at home?

Mar 21, 2018 11:47 IST
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SSC preparation at home
SSC preparation at home

SSC is a premier recruitment body for selecting and appointing personnel in various government department and ministries after UPSC. SSC jobs are very lucrative among other government jobs including Banking, Insurance and defense jobs as it offer job security, handsome package, medical facilities, healthy retirement, and other benefits. SSC recruits through various entries among which SSC CGL, SSC CHSL, SSC JE, SSC SI ASI are very popular. There are numerous graduates and post-graduates, who aspire to join these services. However, now days, the competition level is getting very high due to higher number of applicants. However, Preparation is a very problematic stage, especially for those who have not time and resources.

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In this article, we have prepared some important strategies and elements of preparation, which will definitely prove worthy in your preparation at home. Let us check these out quickly-

Essential elements for SSC preparation at home

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We have figured out nearly 10 most common and generally avoided preparation elements. There may more than that or you can adopt any other strategy for your SSC preparation as per your convenience and available resources.

SSC Syllabus

Get acquainted with the syllabus of the exam to which you are going to appear. This is the very first stage of the preparation. Avoid over study of unnecessary topics and under study of the listed topics. It is recommended to formulate a table or list of the topics subject wise before going to study. This strategy will help you to figure out your strong and weak areas. So that, you can study them accordingly.

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Collect study material

SSC basically, asks questions from the very general academic subjects. However, we think that if you are very good at Mathematics and English in your academics, then collecting study material will not be a big issue. However, for insuring success in the exam, it is essential to gather appropriate study material. It is advisable to refer some standard writers and publication’s books.


Timetable is the most adopted and systematic way to complete the preparation and for attaining the success in any aspects of your life. Time is a very useful and scarce resource as there are only 24 hours a day for every candidate whether he is selected in SSC or repeater. Do not make impractical and disproportionate timetable. Allocate time to each subject as per the topics density and complexity. Adhere to the timetable and do make changes in it time to time as per the need.

Study Accordingly

Start covering those subject firstly which are tough and dominating in the exam. Then, switch to the other relatively easier topics. In this process, you have to prepare a list comprising of topics and inquired questions in the previous SSC exams. So that, you can start your preparation.

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Adopt Shortcut tricks

It is preferred that you should collect shortcut methods as maximum as you can for quantitative aptitude and general reasoning. Because, it will save your time and efforts during the exams. There are numerous topics in Aptitude and Reasoning, which can be prepared within short duration.

Take online help

Do not miss to take the online assistance in preparation. You can find almost everything that is required for the success in SSC exam including study material, guidance and various shortcut tricks instantly just one click ahead. Internet has made everything easy by providing a pool of information from all across the world.

Previous year papers

Gather previous year papers of at least previous 5 years and practice all questions. It will give you familiarity about the type of questions, number of questions, and their respective difficulty level. Besides this, previous year question papers are also necessary because SSC used to repeat the questions in the upcoming SSC exams. Hence, you can grab marks in the exam without putting any efforts into it.

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Prepare short notes

It is appropriate to prepare short notes on each topic, which you find important and revisable before the examination. It is very essential in case of General knowledge and English. Because just before the exam, it is not possible to go through each chapters of the respective books.

Test your knowledge

There are two methods of testing the acquired knowledge: First, attempt the random questions from your book and second, practice online test series. Practicing test series will give you the experience of actual online exam and will give you the full report of your progress. So that, you can do needful improvements.

Practice & Practice

It is rightly said: “Practice makes a man perfect.” So, practice as much as you can for each subject and topic. Practice minimizes the chances of error and maintains flow of attempting questions in real exam.

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Apart from the above-stated strategies, you can opt any of them or other ones as per your convenience, interests, and available resources.

Good Luck!

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