Saturday, 9 April 2016

How to attempt Tier - 1 question paper?

As only 1 month is left for the examination, I would like to share the strategy that I followed for Tier-1. Although everyone has his/her own strategy but still some improvements can always be made.


My timeline looked something like this :

1. Quantitative Aptitude - 42 minutes
2. Reasoning - 28 minutes
3. Bubble filling for Quant and Reasoning - Around 6 minutes
4. English - 17-18 minutes
5. GK - 10 minutes
6. Bubble filling for English and GK - 6 minutes
7. Leftover questions - 10 minutes

Few Benefits that I find in this approach :

1. When you receive the question paper, your energy levels are high. You are mentally alert and there are no signs of drowsiness. Hence attempting quantitative aptitude and reasoning at the beginning will work in your favour.

2. Attempting GK at last is wise in my opinion. If you take up GK at the beginning, you may end up giving more thought to each question and as a result the section which should ideally not take more than 10 minutes would hog your 15+ minutes.

3. Attempt english after Quant and Reasoning, but make sure to complete it within 20 minutes. If you think your reading speed is slow, leave the comprehension and attempt it after you have finished the complete paper.

4. While attempting quant, you should be aware of your strengths and weaknesses. If you think you take more time in solving Mensuration, or Profit/Loss, etc. just leave them for the last. First attempt those questions which you think you can solve quickly.

5. I have assigned last 10 minutes for questions that you leave in your first reading, like Reading Comprehension or a difficult Quant question, etc..When you mark any question for later, don't circle/cross it. Just write that question number at the front/back of your paper. And when you reach step 6 (after you have filled all the bubbles), just go through the back of your paper and attempt those questions. As soon as you successfully attempt any question, cross it. This activity saves a lot of your time. If you circle/tick any question, you end up scanning your entire question paper for "circles/ticks". This will unnecessarily waste your limited time. But if you have written all the question numbers at the back, you can quickly go through all of them at one glance (without scanning the complete question paper).

Devise your own strategy or follow mine (if you liked it). My Tier-1 Score-card is given below:



In the mean time, I will continue writing Quant/Reasoning posts.
Keep reading :)


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55 comments:

  1. Buddy please tell me how should I work for English to get nice score 35+

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    1. Go through the "Spotting the error" chapter of SP bakshi. Learn at least 15 words-meanings, one word substitution, idioms, phrasal verbs, daily

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  2. Sir, how to prepare for English section for getting gud marks.
    Ur valuable suggestion matters alot ....

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    1. Go through the "Spotting the error" chapter of SP bakshi. Learn at least 15 words-meanings, one word substitution, idioms, phrasal verbs, daily

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  4. Sir 30-40 mocks test will be enough or not before exam to get a decent score in exam?? ( Considering 1 mock test on Daily basis) plzz reply

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    1. Yes they are enough. But make sure you have solved all the previous year papers of CGL, before moving on to the mocks...

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  7. Sir.. Which is better.. Solving Prev years questn paper repeatedly or solving it once and then moving on to mocks?

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    1. Make sure you have a good hang over the previous year questions. Then move on to the mocks...

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  8. hello sir...i attempt first of all GK then ENG.and followed by reasoning and math...by this method i'm attempting nearly 190 questions..is it a good approach to go with??.. or should i follow yours..??

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    1. Seriously???u don't need any strategy then!

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    2. 190 is a good attempt...stick to your strategy...

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  9. Hello sir.if i solve last 5 years papers will it be enough?plz do reply

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    1. Yes...but first solve 2013, 2014 and 2015, then move on to 2011 and 2012

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  10. Sir! I think You are jugaadu and you definitely know some tricks and tips in gs and eng. Share those with us Sir! Please

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    1. SSC ki GS me jugaad nai chal sakta bhai :)

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  12. Sir, how many questions did you attempt from each section?

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    1. I cant recall. Although I left 5 questions in quant due to paucity of time...

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  13. sir i am not able to memorise General awareness from lucent GK ,so is it a better idea to just solve questions from objective books like manohar pandey ?and does ssc repeat questions from previous year in case of general awareness and english ?

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    1. questions are not repeated in GK and English. I think you should stick with Lucent, even if you are finding it hard to retain :)

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    2. sir 1 month main main kya vocablary acchi tarah prepare kar sakte hain.kaise please bataye

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    3. @deepak : Haan kar sakte hain. Roz ke roz 20 words yaad karo. 30 days me 600 words ho jayenge, jo exam me bohot fayeda denge...

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  14. Sir aapne jb ppr diya tha tb bhi quant poora jugaad pe kiya tha jaisa aap ab hme btate ho ya conventional way me?

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    1. Jugaad ke bina question paper complete kar pana bohot mushkil hai...

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  15. Sir, which PEN would you recommend for bubbling the answers. :P

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    1. Bus yahi puchhna baaki reh gya tha :D
      I used a montex pen with a thick ball-point. Choose a similar pen.

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    2. Sir Pen ka model bata dijiye na please.

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  16. Sir bcz of the reduction in vacancies what could be expected cut off for B class job??

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  17. Great work sir !! plz come up with more shortcuts & tricks. Eagerly awaiting for ur posts

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  18. Hi..how to download this tricks in PDF

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  19. Hi..how to download this tricks in PDF

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    1. Open the article in a new tab by clicking on its Title. You will see a "Print PDF" button at the bottom of the article

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  20. Sir I have OBJECTIVE GENERAL ENGLISH by SP bakshi (arihant),, is this the same you mentioned above..because multiple books are there in the market by same author
    ..thank you sir,,,you are literally teaching us

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    1. match the book cover from here-
      http://sschacks.blogspot.in/2016/03/how-to-prepare-for-ssc-cgl-book-list.html

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    2. It is the same book sir ,,,thank you

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  21. Thanks prashant!!
    These tricks will help me for sure!!
    Keep doing the good work:)

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  22. Sir, i am solving 40 que. Of quants In 50 mins with 90% accuracy..plz help me with some effective and useful advice.

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  24. sir how u got good marks in english?

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  25. Sir ! Had you fill those bubbles simultaneously solving questions or you filled in the last?

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  26. thnx sir...sir plzz daily 2 post kijiye ..exam aane wala h...thnx agn & agn for grt work

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  27. Sir, Is the job profile of SSC post of assistant good? I am currently working in a state government PSU.. And I want to quit this job..also how to manage my time to make most of it?

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    1. SSC is good in all aspects except promotions/career growth...so choose wisely!

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    2. Sir post ni apki 2 din ho gye...plz thoda waqt ham gareebo k liye b nikalo...m waiting eagerly...

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  28. Hello Sir, I am preparing for ssc and it is going good. Should I also start preparing for SBI PO because it is going to held in July and results will be declared in September? SSC may take much more time because Prelims in August and Mains may take at least 2 months more.

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    1. That is totally your call. If you think you can manage both the preparations simultaneously, then go for it...

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  29. I have bought your book , ssc hacks, i have a question regarding it.
    Does all of the content on this blog(all the chapter wise hacks) included in the ssc hacks book? Or do i have to read this content separately?Is there any difference? And if there is then please update us.

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  30. sir,what should be our strategy now that the exam is just for 75 min.

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  31. sir, please give us guidance for tier 2......eagerly waiting

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