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SSC SI ASI 2018: Preparation tips and tricks

Mar 23, 2018 15:12 IST
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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has invites applications for the recruitment of Sub Inspector (SI) in Delhi Police and Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) posts in Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) every year. Candidates, who have applied for these posts need to start preparing for the written examination.

The written examination consists of two papers namely, Paper I and Paper II. The paper-I carries four subjects, namely, General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. The paper-I consists of 200 marks in total for which the candidate would get 2 hours time. The Paper-II in the written examination consists of English language and comprehension paper, which consists of 200 marks. The paper-II is also an objective type question paper and candidates need to pass both the papers for their final selection. There would be a 0.5 marks deduction from the obtained marks for each incorrect answer.

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The Paper-I will conduct from 04 June, 2018 to 10 June, 2018 and Paper-II is scheduled on 1-Dec-2018 as per the SSC exam calendar.

SSC SI ASI 2018: Tips and Strategies

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Focus on the English language

Both papers I and II contain English language & comprehension. Thus, you should have a sound knowledge of the English language. Besides this, candidates are expected to have a good writing ability and comprehension skills as well. This could be achieved by regular practice of reading and writing. The candidates must have a good stock of words and work on the vocabulary on a daily basis.. The knowledge of Grammar and its applications is another major aspect in this paper, which the candidates must take care off. The candidates can also refer well guided books available in the market to prepare for the language before the examination.

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Practice hard for Quantitative Aptitude

Those candidates who fear mathematics need to get back to the basics and start afresh during their preparation. The candidates must be aware of the basic mathematical operations and formulae read in the secondary and senior secondary level. They should also learn shortcuts, tricks and formulae from various online and offline sources to answer the questions within given time.

Latest news and events

Candidates need to read the latest news of national and international importance. They should note down topics from the varied field related to History, Culture, Geography, Economy and Polity. This would help candidates to solve General Awareness section of the paper. The candidates should develop a regular habit of newspaper reading and scroll through online resources to collect information about the world. Jotting down the news events and revising them again & again, would help candidates in memorizing the GA/GK facts resulting in high score in the examination.

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Practice Logical Reasoning regularly

Practice is the key for General Intelligence and Reasoning paper. The candidates need to answer questions related to both verbal and non-verbal reasoning in this paper. It requires the candidates to be logically sharp and have decision making power. The candidates must develop the skills through constant practice from the previous year question papers and undergoing mock tests regularly.


Keep the track of time

Each paper I & II are comprised of 200 questions and candidates will be given 2 hours to make their success in SSC SI ASI exam. The only key to solve accurately the question paper in such a short time is to practice during the preparation phase. Remember one important thing is, instead of getting stuck with a particular question and move to other questions. The candidates must set timer during the preparation, which help in having an exact idea of how much time they are taking to solve the questions and how to improve in it further.

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