How to Prepare for SSC Exams in 2020-21?

How to Prepare for SSC Exams

Founded in the year 1977, the Staff Selection Commission’s (SSC) main aim is to conduct examinations for a number of posts in the government. The SSC exam tests the individual’s ability to work in public sector jobs. As the job is in the government sector, the responsibilities upon the recruits are high due to the fact that their work reflects upon the smooth working of the country.

Therefore, the SSC exam is extremely critical with a wide syllabus; to ascertain that only the best can clear it. You can apply for the exams online at as well as by submitting the application form through post.

SSC Exams 2020-21

The Combined Graduate Level Examination-2014 has been postponed by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) due to the Lok Sabha elections. The examinations that were supposed to be held on April 27th and May 4th have been delayed due to the elections; the new dates for the examinations will be announced at a later time. The Commission has stated that the CGLE 2014 has been tentatively scheduled over the latter half of the current year; the new date will be announced in due course of time.

What is included in the exam?

The SSC exam consists of three tiers. These are

  • The preliminary test (Tier 1) is a written test with four sections. Each of these sections is worth 50 marks and the time limit is two hours. These four sections test an individual’s general intelligence and reasoning, general awareness, quantitative aptitude, and English comprehension.
  • Once an individual passes Tier 1, they clear through to Tier 2. Tier 2 examinations are once again written in nature. They test an individual’s quantitative aptitude as well as their English language and comprehension.
  • Tier 3 is a personality test and personal interview. After the personality test, an individual is put before a panel of judges that question them about their abilities. They are shortlisted for SSC posts only after they clear this tier. For job posts that do not require interviews, the individual needs to appear for a descriptive examination as well as a skill test.

Studying for the test

There are various study guides and aids available to study for the SSC exam. However, no amount of aids can replace hard work and effort. It is important for the individuals who are planning to appear for these exams to put in as much work as they can to work on the abilities that this exam tests.

The SSC exam tests many different abilities of an individual. While testing these abilities, it is also testing the individual’s ability to deal with pressure. SSC posts often put a lot of pressure on the individual and the committee just needs to be certain to select the correct individual for such job posts.

These Combined Graduate Level Examinations are extremely important as they select candidates for most of the Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ posts. These posts include assistants in central ministries, assistant enforcement officers, inspectors in the Central Bureau of Narcotics, income tax and central excise inspectors as well as sub-inspectors in the CBI.  These interesting job posts are the rewards for individuals who clear the SSC exam!


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