How to crack SSC CGL Exam in first attempt 2020

Every year lakhs of aspiration give SSC CGL Exam. The SSC CGL exam is conducted by staff selection commission.

The exam is mostly conducted Between March to July.  SSC CGL is one of the essential exams among the graduates.

 The SSC releases average 5k to 7k vacancies every year. The SSC CGL is not a hard nut to crack. If you study with a dedicated focus, anyone can crack in the first attempt.

I cracked this exam in the first attempt. If I can do anybody can clear this exam.

I want to share my background. I am an average student from the beginning. I am mostly interested in extra actives.

 I graduated in I started preparation after my graduation. I was weak in mathematics, then initially it faced some troubles.  Maths placed a significant role to clear this exam in prelims and mains.

Anyhow, I managed to clear prelims with margin marks. After 2-3 months mains exams were conducted. In mains SSC CGL math section was tough. Anyhow, I managed to attempt 78 questions. And the English section was moderately comfortable, so I attempted 196 questions. In General Studies (Finance and Economics), I attempted 93 questions. I from commerce background, I have a good grip over this subject. And finally, I cleared the mains exams too.

In SSC CGL tier three, we have Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi. This section is secure, anyone can clear with slight practice is required.

If you practice with dedication, you can clear this section too.

In SSC CGL Tier-IV we required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes in the computer.

I cleared this exam with pure dedication by daily studies.

What is the strategy to prepare SSC CGL?

First, it doesn’t matter what your background is. You can clear this exam with smart and dedicated studies.

Here I will share my strategy what to prepare and what not to prepare.

 In prelims Tier 1 SSC we have 200 marks with 100 questions.

S No.SectionsNo. Of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
1General Intelligence and Reasoning2550A cumulative time of 60 minutes
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550


Tire 1 of SSC CGL is very simple to clear, but here the cut off goes very high, nearly 140-170.

CategoryCutoff MarksCandidates Available

The cutoff, which makes it hard to crack. But the questions are straightforward of SS CGL TIER 1. Do attempt at least 85-80 questions with perfection. If you were unable to get sail through, forget about clearing SSC CGL prelims.

IN prelims maths questions are a little bit tricky, but other sections are straightforward to attempt.

SSC CGL Mains (Tier 2)

TIER 2 of SSC CGL is a little bit tricky and hard of maths (quantitative aptitude). Another section like English and General Studies (Finance and Economics) are moderately easy to get good marks.

You may be wondering why he is saying maths only tricky because I found it hard. Maybe it will easy for you. Depends upon interest in the subject and familiar earlier.

To get the sail through a minimum of six months of dedicated preparation is a must. The cutoff of mains is nearly 500. Make sure to secure above 500 to reserve your seats.

S No.SectionsNo. of QuestionsTotal MarksTime Allotted
1Quantitative Ability1002002 hours
2English Language and Comprehension2002002 hours
3Statistics1002002 hours
4General Studies (Finance and Economics)1002002 hours

There is the option to select the between Statistics or General Studies (Finance and Economics. Depends upon What type of service post you want to join. Select accordingly.

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If you successfully cleared above 2stages, no force can stop you from clearing the SSC CGL tier 3. You have Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi. With slight practice, you can quickly get through.

In tier 4, you need to type 2000 words in 15 minutes on a computer.

In SSC CGL tier 3&4 is easy, who can clear CGL TIER 1&2 can clear tier 3&4 of SSC CGL.

  The primary problem students face in prelims and mains. If these two stages if you sail through, a job in your hand.

I have shared some good books to prepare and crack this exam. You can buy it through the link.  

Always remember to crack any exam focus on limited study resources please don’t go with multiple books. It will create chaos and confusion.

In the next blog post, I will share deep insight, strategies of individual subjects. So, it can help you to prepare and plan accordingly.

Best books you must buy for SSC CGL EXAM. Practice questions from this book at least 6 times.

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