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SSC Stenographer Grade C and D 2018 Exam: Preparation Tips and Strategy

Sep 5, 2018 12:41 IST
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SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Exam Preparation Tips and Strategy
SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Exam Preparation Tips and Strategy

SSC will conduct Computer Based Examination (CBE) for Recruitment of Stenographer Grade “C” (Group B - Non-Gazetted) and Stenographer Grade “D” (Group C - Non-Gazetted) very soon. As per the latest official notification, the Stenographer 2018 Recruitment for Grade ‘C’ and ‘D’ has been delayed. The expected date of next notification is 29th September, 2018. The online submission of Application Form for SSC Stenographer Grade C and D will start from 29th September till 22nd October 2018.

The first phase of the Stenographer Recruitment Process is the Online Examination which will be of total 200 questions for 200 marks distributed in three sections - General Awareness, English Language & Comprehension and General Intelligence & Reasoning:

S. No.

Subject Details

Number of Questions

Number of Marks

Time Duration

1

General Intelligence (Reasoning Questions)

50

50

2 Hours

(2 hours and 40 minutes

for VH/OH)

2

General Awareness

50

50

3

English Language and Comprehension

100

100

Total

200

200


Points to Remember

  • In the exam, each question carries one mark.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer.
  • Online Exam will consist of Objective Multiple choice questions both in Hindi and English except for English Language and Comprehension Section.
  • SSC will decide the minimum qualifying marks of the online exam.

Here are some important tips which will help you in acing Stenographer Grade C and D 2018 Exam:

Know the Detailed Exam Pattern and Syllabus of Stenographer Grade C and D 2018 Exam

 

Tips to crack English Language and Comprehension Section

English Language & Comprehension Section is considered to be one of the most important and high scoring section of Paper-I of SSC Stenographer Grade C and D Exam. Under this section, the candidates' understanding of the English Language would be tested.

Questions would be designed to test your proficiency in below topics:

English Language & Comprehension Topics

Category

Topic

Number of Questions Asked

Vocabulary

Idioms and Phrases

5

Fill in the Gaps in sentences

5

Cloze Test

20

Synonyms

5

Antonyms

5

One word Substitution

5

Grammar

Active/Passive Voice

10

Direct/Indirect Sentence

10

Sentence Improvement

5

Spotting the Errors

10

Sentence structuring

Parajumbled Sentences

5

Comprehension

Reading Comprehension

15

Total

 

100

So, let’s look at some ways through which you will be able to this section:

  • Improve your Vocabulary: Take the help of Thesaurus, Word List and Online Flashcards to improve your vocabulary. These are some easy ways to study and memorize words. Keep a pocket note book in which you can jot down a few words every day, say 10-20. The most important thing is you must go through the list frequently.
  • Improve your English Grammar: A proper understanding of Grammar Usage is required for attempting questions from the section – ‘English Language and Comprehension’.  These types of questions are quite common in all competitive exams and mostly come in the form of questions like ‘spotting the errors’. Finding an error in a sentence is a step-by-step process. Students must follow grammar rules while solving such type of questions.
  • Improve your Reading Comprehension Skills: In order to crack the reading comprehension part and to develop reading skills, it is very much required to develop the habit of reading every day. Prefer reading newspaper and feature stories, opinion pieces in editorials, business magazines, etc.

 

Tips to crack General Awareness Section

In this section, questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries.

These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline and questions would be designed to test your proficiency in below topics:

General Awareness Topics

Category

Topic

Number of Questions Asked

Static Gk

History

18-22

Geography

Economy

Polity including Indian Constitution

Current Affairs

Recent Developments

7 – 10

Miscellaneous

Sports

20-25

Awards and Honors

Scientific Research

Important Dates

Total

 

50

So, let’s look at some ways through which you will be able to this section:

  • Read to Increase Knowledge: Read magazines, newspapers, weekly GK Blog online and watch news channels for SSC General Knowledge.
  • Create and Revise Notes: It will help you to revise all the topics which you have covered in SSC Current Affairs. Revision plays an important role in this section. Reading once won’t give you benefit. You have to memorize these points by revising frequently.
  • Focus on Important topic first: The exam usually has more questions from Static GK than Current Affairs. Therefore, focus more on static GK and simultaneously stay in touch with Current Affairs.

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Tips to crack General Intelligence and Reasoning Section

This section will include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. The test will include questions on Analogies, Similarities and differences, Space visualization, Problem solving, Analysis, Judgement, Decision making, Visual memory, Discriminating observation, Relationship concepts, Arithmetical reasoning, Verbal and figure classification, Arithmetical number series, Non-verbal series, etc.

The test will also include questions designed to test the candidate’s abilities to deal with abstract ideas and symbols and their relationship, arithmetical computation and other analytical functions. Questions would be designed to test your proficiency in below topics:

General Intelligence and Reasoning Topics

Category

Topic

Number of Questions Asked

Verbal Reasoning

Analogy

9

Classification

8

Alphabet Test

6

Series Completion

6

Blood Relations

2

Arithmetical Reasoning

1

Coding- Decoding

3

Mathematical Operations

2

Insert the missing Character/ Number

4

Direction test

2

Syllogism

2

Logical Venn Diagrams

1

Non-Verbal Reasoning

Figure Embedding

2

Paper Based Folding

1

Mirror Reflection

1

Total

 

50

So, let’s look at some ways through which you will be able to this section:

  • Improve your logical skills: As this section test candidates’ ability to think and problem solving skills, therefore it is required by the students to sharpen their logical and analytical skills.
  • Command over concepts: Both Verbal and Non Verbal Types of Concepts should be focused by the candidates. The understanding of Directions should be accurate, i.e., identifying which direction is West, North, East or South. Series is the most important topic, but it is also very difficult to master. You should make sure you practice each and every concept thoroughly and try not to rush through the topics.
  • Don’t make unnecessary assumptions: Always remember that the given question will be solved by the data given only, don’t make unnecessary assumptions or judgment while solving the problem. Use smart and appropriate tricks and method for solving any problem.

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5 Important Preparation Tips for SSC Stenographer Grade C and D 2018 Exam

If you want to score high in the SSC Stenographer 2018 Exam, then plan strategically and follow the below 5 basic tips:

  1. Practice Previous Year Question Papers: Make a habit practicing previous year paper and mock test every day to improve your speed and accuracy. Solve previous year papers as there are many questions which are repeated. Try to practice as much previous paper as you can. But don’t forget to follow the current structure of the exam, as exam pattern keeps on changing from time to time. 
  2. Practice Important Topics: Students can look into the chapter-wise analysis mentioned above and focus on the important topics first.
  3. Time Management: You are required to allot proper time to important topics covered in exam. First try to focus on you weak areas and spend more time solving them. Do practice those topics which are your strength areas but allocate little less time for that. Try not to give more than one minute to any question while solving them.
  4. Focus on your weak areas: First try to focus on you weak areas and spend more time improving them. Devote more time to your weak areas and less time to your strong areas.
  5. Build a Proper Structure: Follow a proper strategy and a time table for all the sections of question paper. Try to invest at least 2-3 hours on each section every day for better output.

If you found this information on ‘Stenographer Grade C and D 2018 Exam: Preparation Tips and Strategy’ useful, then do visit www.jagranjosh.com/staff-selection-commission-ssc for more such information on SSC 2018 EXAM.

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