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SSC Combined Higher Secondary Exam 2014: Strategies for Better Preparation

Aug 21, 2014 16:19 IST

    Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is all set to conduct its Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination for its 2014 session. The written examination dates will be concluded on two consecutive dates- 02 November 2014 and 09 November 2014. The examination is conducted for filling up the post of Data Entry Operators and Lower Divisional Clerks that are to be appointed in various departments of the government. Eligible candidates can apply till 19 August 2014. The preparations for the examinations need to get started by the candidates to fare well in the examinations to come soon.

    The candidates who are applying for the examination should be well aware of the syllabus and the pattern of the examination before get themselves into it. The written examination consists of 200 questions from four different sections which carry one mark each. The four subjects for the examination are, General Intelligence, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. The candidates need to score in each of the subjects to make the final cut-off. Each of the questions carries a negative mark on wrong answer.

    The candidates looking for a great examination ahead can bank on some tips and strategies that might help them in their preparation, so that they can perform well in the examination.

    1. Sharpen you gadgets carefully:  While preparing for any examination, books are true friends of the examinee.  You need to find out perfect books for the subjects of the examination. In order to do the same you can search for internet as well. Apart from books, you can get information from various other online sources as well. You need to go through the previous year questions and mock test papers to get a clear idea about the question pattern. You can use internet as a potent weapon to collect information and access data according to your use.
    2. Get along with the subjects well: The papers for the examination are the most important thing to grasp well by the candidate. If you have the proper idea about what you are up to, you can eventually manage the best out of you. The General intelligence section of the examination is actually the logical reasoning section, where the candidate’s reasoning and logic making capacity gets checked. The candidate should be alert with his subjects and should go through them properly, to avoid unnecessary trouble at the examination center.
    3. Tighten the loose screws well: It is the time to tighten you loose ends. If you feel you are weak in any of the subjects, then it is the best time to work on it. You can get enough material to train yourself for the subject you feel is tough for you to crack. If it is the English language, that entails the grammar, vocabulary and reading comprehension, you need to buckle yourself up and try out new things to love the language. There is only one way to get rid of what you fear, Face it.
    4. Keep yourself abreast with Current Affairs: News occurs every minute and the need to be in touch with all the latest news that is pouring in is quite important for the candidates willing to give the examination. You should keep yourself updated with any of the news that is of national or international importance, so that you don’t have to fall back on any part of your examination. It is a subject where many of the candidates feel the heat, as it is not in total control of the examinee. You need to be thoroughly verse with current affairs so that you can score well in your overall examination. This section takes lees time to solve questions as well, which makes it a bonus section for candidates.
    5. Answer your questions with confidence: If you are not fully sure of your answer, don’t attempt the question. Every question carries negative marking for its wrong evaluation which can eventually let your score get down. You need to be very precise and confident when you are attempting the questions. If you are not sure about an answer, don’t waste your time on that particular question and move forward. You can always come back to the question later when you have finished your other known questions.
    6. Make a perfect schedule of things: There is a certain time limit for the examination for which you need to prepare yourself accordingly. Managing time in the examination can only be done through practice and constant trial of mock tests and sample question papers. You need to schedule your preparation hours in such a manner that you get to solve one such mock paper or sample question paper every day. If you would note the time taken to complete each of the papers, you would eventually find out that you have improved over the time of your preparation and can actually perform when it counts.
    7. Try to achieve small targets at a time: If you have the bigger target in mind, you need to first focus on the smaller targets and try to achieve them first. You need to set goals for each day while preparing and complete the same. Apart from getting you ready for the examination this would provide you with the required confidence and add up vigor to your longer goals.
    8. Tell yourself you are the best: If you are confident enough you can reach the heights. Thus it is never acceptable from any of the candidates to fall back and loose hope. To motivate yourself and take back to the path of preparing hard, you need to tell yourself that you are the best. There might be huge competition where you have to swim against the tide to reach your desired goal.
    9. Give time to other things: Though it might be very important for you to go through the examination and crack it and for it you can give whatever it takes. But it is better not to overdo. You need to keep a balance between your studies and other activities that can refresh and rejuvenate you, which can make your preparations even better. Give yourself little study breaks and do whatever you like, so that you can find solace in them and get back to study happily.
    10. Do not panic: Many candidates panic a lot before the examinations or while giving the examination. Keep your head out of such practices and try to concentrate on the questions you have to answer. There are always other options available.

    If you have any Question/Point on the above information, please ask/discuss it in the SSC Group

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