After UPSC IAS, SSC CGL and SSC CHSL are considered the next big things that allow graduate students in India to secure their future in the central government departments.
This is the reason why every year, around 25 to 30 lakh students appear for SSC CGL and SSC CHSL examinations and look forward to securing a position in central government offices.
About the SSC CGL Examination
Every year, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination to fill the multiple vacancies in Grades B and C across Government Ministries and Departments. It is held in four stages/tiers:
- Tier-I: Computer Mode Examination (multiple choice)
- Tier-II: Computer Mode Examination (multiple choice)
- Tier-III: Pen and Paper Based (descriptive in Hindi/English)
- Tier-IV: Data Entry Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test (wherever applicable)
Students applying for SSC CGL need to qualify in every stage to get selected for the desired post.
Are Questions Repeated from the SSC CGL Previous Year’s Question Paper?
To clear any government or private examination, the candidate must be aware of the examination pattern, and qualifying for the SSC CGL is no exception.
To get a clear understanding of examination patterns and question types, students should refer to the SSC CGL previous year question paper.
When you solve these papers, you will realise that SSC repeats a number of questions and topics in every section (English, Reasoning, Maths, and General Awareness).
Yes, you read that right – every year and in every tier, SSC repeats questions.
In mathematics, reasoning, and current affairs sections, only the data is changed. The question types often remain the same.
Go through the SSC CGL question papers of the last 4–5 years, and you will figure out that around 2–3 questions in each section are repeated every year.
Therefore, students should solve the SSC CGL previous years’ question papers to qualify for the examination.
In the English section, questions regarding idioms/phrases, one-word substitution, correction of sentences, antonyms, synonyms, etc., are repeated.
In Mathematics, repeated questions are asked on topics like geometry, trigonometry, mensuration, and algebra.
General awareness and current affairs are vast categories, which is why you will not find repeated questions in this section.
However, firsts in India, commonly used chemicals, folk dances of India, constitutional articles and amendments, awards, sports, etc., are the most common and repeated topics in this section.
About the SSC CGL Examination 2022
On December 23, 2021, SSC released the official notification for the CGL examination. The notification includes every detail regarding the examination.
|Combined Graduate Level (CGL) 2022
|Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
|Both – Online and Offline
|Tier 1 – 1 hour Tier 2 – 2 hours Tier 3 – 1 hour Tier 4 – 1½ hours
Preparation Tips for SSC CGL Examination 2022
- SSC repeats approximately 70–80% of the questions every year in the CGL examination. So, the best way to prepare for the examination is to solve the SSC CGL previous years’ question papers. For SSC CGL 2022, solving papers from 2017 to 2021 can help you score good marks.
- Going through daily newspapers, watching news channels, and listening to All India Radio can help you prepare for current affairs. Covering all the major national and international events of the last 4–5 months can guarantee good results.
- To prepare for the other subjects, buy the best and most relevant books, and solve practice tests available online.
- Mock tests are the ultimate way to crack the examination. Do appear for regular mock tests and quizzes to improve your chances of qualifying for the examination.
- For further assistance, you could count on reliable online sources like BYJU’S Exam Prep.
Students who aspire to qualify for SSC CHSL and CGL examinations can use this guide as a stepping stone and secure a brighter future in the central government departments.