The Staff Selection Commission has declared dates for the Combined Graduate Level Tier II examination 2014, which is going to take place in the month of January 2015. The candidates who have successfully gone through with the Tier I examination are eligible to write the Tier II examination, in which they have to solve two papers. The total duration for the two papers would be 4 hours and there would be a total of 400 marks in the examination. There are two papers namely English Language and Comprehension and Quantitative Abilities, which the candidates need to answer in order to get through to the personal interview round. Depending on the posts applied for the candidates can select Economics/Commerce/Mathematics in place of Quantitative Ability paper and go through the examination. There are negative markings for each wrong answer and 0.50 marks get deducted.
The candidates who are on the verge of giving the examination are feeling the heat and are going all guns with their preparation. But they should be very systematic and focus on the specific areas in which they need to work upon. There are a list of Do’s and Don’ts before the big exam that is going to take place in the end of this month, which would help the candidates to go through the examination smoothly and come out with flying colors.
Last Minute Tips
- Don’t Overburden Yourself: It is important not to overburden yourself while preparing hard for the examination. There should be set hours for study for the candidates and there should be equal share of light hearted entertainment and physical outings necessary along with the studies. A healthy mind and body can become very important for your success and thus the candidates need to make their routine perfectly in tandem with the situation.
- Keep a stopwatch by your side: If you are still wondering how you would manage your time and solve all the 200 questions that you need to solve in the four hour time period, the only option you are left with is to keep a stopwatch by your side and practice regularly.
- Spot your weak areas: It is very easy to go along well with your strong areas, but it is the best time to work on your weaker areas and give it your best shot. Try and point out all the major areas you are stumbling and try to remove the blockings through constant practice and able guidance.
- Device your own methods and techniques: This is one such practice which allows the candidates to solve questions in innumerably less time and boost confidence in the candidates. They could take suggestions from the coaching classes or take inputs from the mock question papers or guidebooks from which they prepare. Finding a pattern for any question could turn out to be gold for the candidates.
- Make your own boundaries: You cannot possibly answer each and every question correctly in the given time and thus you need to limit your lines. This could help the candidates immensely in the time of giving the examination and make it possible for them to make a count on their chances for getting through.
- Sharpen your weapons: You need to make sure you keep your admit cards, necessary stationary equipment ready for the examination and get ready to go for the examination.
- Prepare yourself mentally: The examinations are mental game and you need to be psychologically strong in order to succeed in any examination. You need to feel assured of yourself and believe in yourself that whatever preparations you have gone through could sail you through to the next round. This confidence alone could ease your way while going for the examination.
- Keep your eyes open for anything new: A good listener and observer can always benefit from whatever is around them. The candidates need to be aware of the ongoing events in their surroundings and be active mentally and physically to stay fit. They should look for new words, sentence formation structures and passages that appear in newspapers, magazines and journals which could help them in the English Language paper. Along with this they should go through internet surfing to find out resources and online material available for helping them in the examinations.