SSC CGL 2017: Best Tips & Tricks to Crack the Exam this Year

SSC – Staff Selection Commission

SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) is really an important one among all the SSC Exams as it is the entrance for most reputed government sector jobs. As per the survey, 17,86,047 candidates appeared in SSC CGL exam 2016 and we expect more than this for SSC CGL 2017. Hence the candidates should focus more to crack this exam.


Not more days are remaining for the exam, candidates must realize that and put their whole effort to excel this exam. So here are some subject wise tips suggested by top SSC CGL coaching in Chennai to crack the SSC CGL exam easily.

Quantitative Aptitude:

The Quantitative Aptitude section of the SSC CGL exams normally has four divisions. They are

  1. Arithmetic Section
  2. Algebra Section
  3. Trigonometry Section and
  4. Geometry Section

You need to pay more attention for all sections in the Geometry and Trigonometry. In specific the areas like Trigonometric identities, height & distance based problems require more focus in trigonometric section.

In Arithmetic section, the topics like profit & loss, simple & compound interest, time & distance and time & work needs more attention. Algebra is considered as the tough section so you need to practice more to take problems in this section.


Candidates can score more marks in this section, as the questions are come from,

  1. Analogy & Classification
  2. Non-verbal reasoning
  3. Syllogisms
  4. Coding & decoding
  5. Blood relations
  6. Direction tests and series.

In non-verbal reasoning you can expect more questions from mirror image & water image, paper cutting, folding and punching, figural series completion and embedded figures.

Never neglect,

  1. Statement-conclusion and statement-assumption from inferential reasoning
  2. Number series and semantic series from Series and finding the missing number.

English Language:

You need to be more strong in Grammar and basics to take this section in SSC CGL exam. Major question will come from,

  1. One word substitution
  2. Idioms & Phrases
  3. Synonyms & Antonyms
  4. Fill in the Blanks
  5. Sentence Errors
  6. Reading Comprehension
  7. Sentence Rearranging
  8. Jumbled up sentences.

Additionally questions will come from,

  1. Narration & Active/Passive voice
  2. Questions based on Vocabulary

Refer previous year question papers more and focus the topics in which the questions came from. For more reference visit Dream Institute, a best SSC, IBPS, RRB, UPSC and TNPSC coaching centre in Chennai

General Knowledge:

General knowledge section involves more work as it has more year based and history based question hence you need to store more in your mind. Focus frequently asked question from the previous year question papers. This section has high possibility for repeated questions so don’t neglect them.

Hope this article lists all necessary points required to crack the SSC CGL exam 2017.

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