SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier II Exam 2014: Tips and Strategy- Time Management Tips

Those candidates who have successfully gone through with their SSC CGL Tier I examinations would now have to go through the Tier II Exam 2014, in the month of January.

Updated: Jan 21, 2015 11:00 IST

Those candidates who have successfully gone through with their SSC CGL Tier I examinations would now have to go through the Tier II Exam 2014, in the month of January. The candidates are gearing up for the examination and are in the last leg of their preparations. The examination contains two papers carrying 200 marks each. For solving the two papers the candidates get a collective of 4 hours. In the four stipulated hours the candidates need to answer 200 questions (100 each) in the two papers. 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.

There are two papers namely Quantitative Ability and General English in the examination. Of these two papers the trickiest one is that of the Quantitative Ability paper. Though the paper contains questions from basic mathematical operations and are of 10th grade standard, one need to be very clear and should remain in constant practice to solve the problems effectively. 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 as well.

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.
  • 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.

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