The Staff Selection Commission of India has decided to recruit in SI and ASI posts for CAPF (Central Armed Police Force), Delhi Police and CISF. For the same, SSC is going to take written examinations on June 21, 2015.
The General Knowledge and General Awareness is part of the Paper I that is going to be the foundation paper of the examination. This paper generally consists of four subjects namely- General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. The subject general awareness, as the name suggests, tests the overall knowledge of the immediate surroundings of the candidates. They are expected to be aware of all the recent ongoing that has certain national or international importance. This paper allows the recruiters to judge the connection of the candidates with that of the outer world and their understanding of the society. Along with Paper I there is another paper in the written examination. Paper II consists of mainly questions related to English Language understanding and comprehension. The questions are multiple choice ones and carry negative markings on wrong evaluation. The questions in Paper I are asked both in English and Hindi for the better understanding of the candidates.
Tips and Strategies
- Keep your eyes and ears open: The paper demands thorough knowledge of the immediate surroundings of the candidates. They are expected to know every major detail of their nation and important news from the neighboring countries as well. In order to keep all these information intact, the candidates need to rigorously go through any of the educational information they get from any of the available sources. They need to keep searching of news of prominence and always keep an eye on the important ongoing events of national and international importance.
- Develop a reading habit: If you are about to give the examination and fear reading, then you must change your habit as early as possible. The written test would need you to be on your tip of studying and reading. You need to keep an eye on every possible source of information and develop a reading habit. You need to go through newspapers and current affair magazines regularly and filter out information of importance.
- Get help from Internet: Internet now-a-days has anything and everything just a click away. You could find any sort of information through search engines, provided you have feed the right keywords to the engine. You could also get stacked or listed news items of importance for a certain period available online. There would be questions related to History, Culture, Geography, Economy of the country and General politics to name a few. You should also have a good idea about the Indian Constitution and be aware of the recent changes that are taking place in form of amendments.
- Make a list of important topics: There are thousands of topics that could draw your interest and makes news, but it is impossible to remember every detail of all of them. Hence, the candidates need to apply some smart tricks to boil down the data to make it digestible. They should make a list of important topics (based on previous year questions, importance of news and impact of the event) and revise the same till they remember the facts by heart. There are questions that are asked related to scientific researchs and significant development in the field of nations security and defense. Significant awardees and notable authors also recur in exams and thus needed to be remembered as well.
- Answer confidently: It is often noted that during examinations, candidates tend to leave a question despite knowing the answer very well. They tend to get nervous while answering a particular question, due to the options that are present with the question. Once, you read the question you must suddenly remember what have you read before even seeing the option. This could help you get your answer without getting confused with numbers and dates in the options.