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SSC SI, CAPF ASI Exam 2015: Tips and Strategy

Apr 6, 2015 11:57 IST

    The Staff Selection Commission of India is all set to conduct written examination for the recruitment of Sub-Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police & Central Armed Police Force (CAPFs) and Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) in CISF. The written examination would take place on June 21, 2015 for which the candidates have started gearing up. The recruitments would place candidates in CAPF, Delhi Police and CISF, which are quite lucrative posts. Thus the competition is expected to get stiffer, as thousands of aspiring candidates are expected to try their luck and break through with the opportunity. Hence, it would be necessary for the candidates to prepare themselves well beforehand for the examination. The written examination is one part of the selection procedure. The other part of the selections consists of physical endurance test and medical tests of the selected candidates from the first round.

    The written examination consists of two papers and the total duration of the exam is 4 hours. There would be four subjects each containing 50 marks in Paper I. The subjects include General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. There would be maximum 50 questions in each of the subjects in the Paper I. The Paper II would consist of 200 multiple choice questions carrying 200 marks. Those candidates who want to succeed in the written examinations need to score the cut off marks for both the papers and thus need to focus evenly while preparing for the papers. The Paper II consists of questions from English language and Comprehension, where the English understanding of the candidates would get tested. For every wrong answer there would be a deduction of 0.25 marks, and thus it is necessary to be sure about an answer before attempting the same in the examination. There would be MCQs in both the papers and Paper I subjects would have questions both in Hindi and English except the English comprehension subject.

    Tips and Strategies

    Those candidates who are preparing for their examinations need to keep some simple things in mind and use them for their written examination to cross the first hurdle in their way to get selected for the various positions in question.

    • Get all the recent ongoing events on your fingertips: If anything that could help you throughout the entire examination the most, it would be your understanding of the immediate environment in which you are living. It is very important to have a positive attitude towards news of national and international importance and keep them on your fingertips. These would help you immensely to solve the questions related to general awareness paper. This would also make you more subtle and confident while you answer your questions in the examination.
    • Practice is the key: This might be your first competitive exam or you might be a veteran preparing for years giving examinations to get your desired job. Regardless of the fact that whether you are a first timer or an experienced person, you must keep your daily practice going. This is the key for any competitive examination as this could only prepare an aspiring candidate to solve tricky answers in the examination hall in limited time.
    • Make way for suggestions: Whether you are preparing for the examination on your own or taking help from any coaching institute, you must device and remain open to any suggestions or methods that you come across which helps you solving questions in a limited time. This could make your chances stronger as succeeding in these competitive exams doesn’t depend solely on answering questions, but answering them on time. Hence, you should be very adaptive and prepare yourself in such a way that you could solve the questions in a blink.
    • Keep an eye on the watch: There are thousands of aspiring candidates who would like to take this opportunity and would apply for the written examination. Among them only those candidates who could score the cutoff marks could make it to the next round. In order to be in the list of selected candidates, you need to initiate you preparation in such a manner that you do not fail in the examination centre. You must keep a watch ticking beside you as you might have to answer 200 questions in 2 hours’ time, which is not at all an easy feat to achieve. This needs adequate practice and dedication while preparing for the examinations.
    • Do not strike the panic button: It is most common among the candidates to get nervous or tensed just before the examination. It would not at all help the candidates in the examination but on the contrary could lower their chances while they are answering the questions in the examination hall. A little anxiety before examinations are normal but making it superficial to control your brain and making it the reason for fear is something very dangerous and should be avoided. Candidates could take help of regular meditation or focus games to relieve the stress and dribble strategically with their mind and body functioning together.
    • Keep an eye on your health: The written examination is just one part of the recruitment. The candidates need to be on their physical best as well, because just after they get through with the written examinations they would have to face the physical hurdle to ultimately get selected. Hence, stressing too much and giving everything to the written examination alone would not help. On the contrary it is advisable to take care of your body by regularly exercising and running on fields keeping a clock ticking to measure the runtime.

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