60 Days Detailed Study Plan for SSC CGL 2018

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SSC CGL Study Plan 2018

As we know that SSC announced their vacancies for the Combined Graduate Level Examination earlier this year on the 5th of May, 2018. According to the official notification from the SSC, the CGL examination was expected to take place from the 25th of July to the 20th of August, 2018.

But, as we all know, that due to some reasons, the SSC has postponed its CGL examination for the year 2018. Although the new examination dates have still not been released by the Staff Selection Commission of India, the expectations are high that the examination will start in the month of October 2018.

Taking the expectations to be fulfilled, we will assume that the SSC is going to start the SSC CGL examination in October 2018 and thus we are here with the study plan that you need to follow for it. This is a 60 days study plan for SSC CGL 2018.

We are also going to be providing you guys with a 30 days study plan later on and after that, we will come up with a 15 days study plan as well.

Now, before we start with this 60-day study plan for SSC CGL Tier – I, what you all candidates need to know is the exam pattern of the Tier – I exam of SSC CGL and the syllabus that you need to prepare with respect to it.

Exam Pattern for SSC CGL 2018 Tier – I

So, the Tier – I of SSC CGL 2018 examination is a computer-based online objective examination. It will have a total of 100 questions, which you need to answer within the given time limit of 60 minutes or 1 hour. The 100 questions in the Tier – I of SSC CGL will be divided into 4 different sections. The name of all four sections is – General Intelligence Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and the last but not the least is the English Language.

Each section will have 25 questions which will lead you to score 50 marks. The complete examination is of 200 marks, which means each question will contain or carry 2 marks. All the questions of all the sections, except the English Language, will be in both English and Hindi language. There will also be negative marking in the examination. Half of the marks assigned to the question will be deducted for every wrong answer.

The list of positives about this examination is actually huge. Let’s go through some of the positive points about the SSC CGL examination –

  • The number of vacancies is always way more than what we see in banking.
  • There is no sectional cut off in the SSC CGL Tier – I examination.
  • There are no sectional time divisions in SSC CGL Tier – I examination.

Now, let’s see the exam pattern of the SSC CGL Tier – I examination.

The SSC CGL’s exam pattern for Tier – I is –

S. No. Subject Name No. of Questions Marks
1 General Intelligence Reasoning 25 Questions 50 Marks
2 General Awareness 25 Questions 50 Marks
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 Questions 50 Marks
4 English Comprehension 25 Questions 50 Marks
Total 100 Questions 200 Marks

 

Syllabus for SSC CGL 2018 Tier – I

The syllabus of various sections of SSC CGL Tier – I am as given down below –

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Semantic Analogy, Symbolic Analogy, Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic Classification, Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding and Decoding, Numerical Operations, Symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing Inferences, Punched Hole and Punched Pattern Folding and Unfolding, Figural Pattern Folding and Completion, Indexing, Address Matching, Date and City Matching, Classification of Centre Codes, Classification of Roll Numbers, Small and Capital Letters and Numbers Coding, Decoding and Classification, Embedded Figures, Critical Thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, and other subtopics.

General Awareness

India and its neighboring countries, General Policy, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Scientific Research, Environment, Current Affairs, Ancient India, Medieval India, Modern India, World History, Art and Culture, World Geography, Basics of Geography, Indian Geography, Ecology, Computers, Indian Economy, Indian Polity and General Knowledge.

Quantitative Aptitude

Whole Numbers, Decimals, Fractions, Relationship between Numbers, Percentage, Ratio and Proportions, Square Roots, Averages, Simple Interest, Compound Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Partnership, Mixture and Allegation, Time and Distance, Time and Work, Basic Algebraic Identities of School Algebra and Elementary Surds, Graphs of Linear Equations, Triangle and its various kinds of centers, Congruence and similarity of triangles, Circle and its chords, Tangents, Angels Subtended by chord of a circle, Common Tangents to Two or more Circles, Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Circle, Right Prism, Right Circular Cone, Right Circular Cylinder, Sphere, Hemispheres, Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with Triangular or square base, Trigonometric ratio, Degree and Radian Measures, Standard Identities, Complementary Angles, Heights and Distances, Histogram, Frequency Polygon, Bar Diagram and Pie Chart.

English Comprehension

Reading Comprehension, Cloze test, Para jumbles, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Correction, Spelling Correction, Fill in the blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Fillers, Error Spotting, Double Fillers.

Books for SSC CGL 2018 Tier – I

Here we are mentioning some of the best books that you can go with for making your preparations better. Also, these books are alone enough for you crack this SSC CGL Tier – I examination, this year. You don’t need to invest in any online or offline coaching. If you are using these books and going as per our provided study plan for the SSC CGL 2018 Tier – I preparations.

We will be providing the best books for all the four sections, taking one at a time. So, let’s start.

General Intelligence Reasoning

  • Analytical Reasoning – by M. K. Pandey
  • Verbal and Non – Verbal Reasoning – by Dr. R. S. Agarwal
  • SSC Reasoning – by Kiran Publications

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantitative Aptitude – by Dr. R. S. Agarwal
  • Class Notes of Maths – by Rakesh Yadav
  • SSC Mathematics Previous Year Chapter Wise Question 7300+ – by Rakesh Yadav
  • SSC Higher Mathematics – by Rishikesh Kumar

English Language

  • High School English Grammar & Composition – by Wren and Martin
  • From Plinth to Paramount – by Neetu Singh
  • Objective General English – by S. P. Bakshi
  • A Mirror of Common Errors – by A. K. Singh
  • Corrective English – by A. K. Singh
  • Word Power Made Easy – by Normen Lewis
  • Idiom & Phrases – by Arihant Publication
  • Previous Year Papers – MB Publication

General Awareness

  • Textbooks from 6th to 10th standard – by NCERT
  • Lucent General Knowledge – by Dr. Binay Karna and Manwendra Mukul
  • Manorama Yearbook
  • SSC General Awareness Chapter Wise Solved Papers – by Kiran Publications

60 Days Study Plan for SSC CGL 2018 Tier – I

We will be discussing one section at a time and initially, we will discuss the strategy that you need to follow for that particular section.

Quantitative Aptitude

Obviously, a very important section and this could also convert into the most scoring one for you. But at the same time, there are many candidates who still find it really difficult to get through this section. We hope our strategy and study plan will help you do that.

Strategy for Quantitative Aptitude

  • Try to score between 35 to 40+ marks. You should be able to attempt 17-18 questions for which you understand the complete logic then move to the other questions.
  • Use tips tricks or direct formulas that can be used to conclude the answer. Dedicate time to each topic one by one and keep switching questions as well so that you don’t waste much time on a particular question if you got stuck with a difficult one.
  • Solve previous year’s question papers to understand the pattern of questions which are asked in the exam.
  • Stay calm and composed at all times and don’t panic. It will only make matters worse for you.
  • Solve easier questions first, in this way you will handle Pressure easily.
  • Always study with a positive attitude which will help you to retain and recall all that you have learned over the period of time.

Study Plan for Quantitative Aptitude

On a daily basis, you need to provide at least 2 hours’ time for this section. And if you are a candidate, who find’s himself or herself weak in this section, then you need to do some extra efforts by increasing this time.

Day Topic
Day 1 Algebra: Linear Equations
Day 2 Algebra: Linear Equations
Day 3 Algebra: Polynomials
Day 4 Algebra: Polynomials
Day 5 Algebra: Identities
Day 6 Algebra: Identities
Day 7 Algebra: Quadratic Equations
Day 8 Algebra: Quadratic Equations
Day 9 Simplification: Quick Calculation Practice
Day 10 Simplification: Quick Calculation Practice
Day 11 Number Series
Day 12 Number Series
Day 13 Revision of topic covered above
Day 14 Averages
Day 15 Averages
Day 16 Percentage
Day 17 Percentage
Day 18 Ratio and Proportion
Day 19 Ratio and Proportion
Day 20 Ratio and Proportion
Day 21 Ratio and Proportion
Day 22 Simple Interest
Day 23 Simple Interest
Day 24 Compound Interest
Day 25 Compound Interest
Day 26 Revision of topics covered above
Day 27 Profit and Loss
Day 28 Profit and Loss
Day 29 Discounts
Day 30 Partnerships
Day 31 Partnerships
Day 32 Taxation
Day 33 Geometry: Area and Perimeter
Day 34 Geometry: Area and Perimeter
Day 35 Geometry: Area and Perimeter
Day 36 Geometry: Volume and Surface Area
Day 37 Geometry: Volume and Surface Area
Day 38 Geometry: Volume and Surface Area
Day 39 Revision of topics covered above
Day 40 Geometry: Triangles
Day 41 Trigonometry
Day 42 Trigonometry
Day 43 Time and Work
Day 44 Speed and Distance
Day 45 Mixture and Allegations
Day 46 Graphs
Day 47 LCM and HCF
Day 48 Data Interpretation
Day 49 Data Interpretation
Day 50 Revision of topics covered above
Day 51 Mock Test
Day 52 Mock Test
Day 53 Mock Test
Day 54 Mock Test
Day 55 Mock Test
Day 56 Mock Test
Day 57 Mock Test
Day 58 Mock Test
Day 59 Mock Test
Day 60 Mock Test

 

General Intelligence Reasoning

Obviously, a very important section and this could also convert into the most scoring one for you. But at the same time, there are many candidates who still find it really difficult to get through this section. We hope our strategy and study plan will help you do that.

Strategy for General Intelligence Reasoning

SSC CGL Tier 1 Reasoning section, one’s presence of mind is more than sufficient to solve these problems. One can score very heavily in Reasoning by having a proper SSC CGL Tier 1 Study Plan resulting in achieving the overall cut-off for the exam. Start preparing topic by topic and then make yourself clear with Questions under Reasoning that is your strength. Segregate the topics which you are weak in and practice those every day. Daily mock tests and Previous year paper is more than enough for reasoning section.

Study Plan for General Intelligence Reasoning

On a daily basis, you need to provide at least 2 hours’ time for this section. And if you are a candidate, who finds himself or herself weak in this section, then you need to do some extra efforts by increasing this time.

Day Topic
Day 1 Analogy: GK, Meaning and Figure based
Day 2 Analogy: GK, Meaning and Figure based
Day 3 Analogy: GK, Meaning and Figure based
Day 4 Analogy: Letter, Number
Day 5 Analogy: Letter, Number
Day 6 Analogy: Letter, Number
Day 7 Blood Relations: Basics
Day 8 Blood Relations: Basics
Day 9 Blood Relations: Basics
Day 10 Direction and Distance
Day 11 Direction and Distance
Day 12 Direction and Distance
Day 13 Revision of topic covered above
Day 14 Coding Decoding
Day 15 Coding Decoding
Day 16 Coding Decoding
Day 17 Coding Decoding
Day 18 Family Tree
Day 19 Family Tree
Day 20 Syllogism
Day 21 Syllogism
Day 22 Seating Arrangement
Day 23 Seating Arrangement
Day 24 Order and Ranking
Day 25 Order and Ranking
Day 26 Revision of topics covered above
Day 27 Word Formation
Day 28 Word Formation
Day 29 Series: Number, Mixed Series
Day 30 Series: Number, Mixed Series
Day 31 Series: Alphabet and Word Series
Day 32 Series: Alphabet and Word Series
Day 33 Non – Verbal: Mirror and Hidden Image
Day 34 Non – Verbal: Mirror and Hidden Image
Day 35 Non – Verbal: Pattern Completion, Paper Cutting & Folding
Day 36 Non – Verbal: Pattern Completion, Paper Cutting & Folding
Day 37 Non – Verbal: Dice and Cubes, Counting Figure, Missing Figure
Day 38 Non – Verbal: Dice and Cubes, Counting Figure, Missing Figure
Day 39 Revision of topics covered above
Day 40 Logical Venn Diagram
Day 41 Logical Venn Diagram
Day 42 Venn Diagram Problem
Day 43 Venn Diagram Problem
Day 44 Matrix
Day 45 Matrix
Day 46 Jumble Words
Day 47 Jumble Words
Day 48 Logical and Dictionary Order
Day 49 Logical and Dictionary Order
Day 50 Revision of topics covered above
Day 51 Mock Test
Day 52 Mock Test
Day 53 Mock Test
Day 54 Mock Test
Day 55 Mock Test
Day 56 Mock Test
Day 57 Mock Test
Day 58 Mock Test
Day 59 Mock Test
Day 60 Mock Test

 

English Language

Obviously, a very important section and this could also convert into the most scoring one for you. But at the same time, there are many candidates who still find it really difficult to get through this section. We hope our strategy and study plan will help you do that.

Strategy for the English Language

This is the most dynamic section we have seen so far. Many students keep asking that how they can score high in this section. English is not a subject but a Language and one needs proper time in order to get used to a Language.

For English, there are two ways either are good with rules or you must have good reading skills. As we know English is more based on your reading and vocab skills to improve it by the daily reading relevant thing as well as master yourself in grammar.

Building a good knowledge of vocabulary is in one’s hands. You need to implement the new words learned to increase your vocabulary, otherwise just learning words and not using them will suffice to broaden your vocabulary.

Study Plan for the English Language

On a daily basis, you need to provide at least 2 hours’ time for this section. And if you are a candidate, who finds himself or herself weak in this section, then you need to do some extra efforts by increasing this time.

Day Topic
Day 1 Basic Grammar: Noun
Day 2 Basic Grammar: Noun
Day 3 Basic Grammar: Verbs
Day 4 Basic Grammar: Verbs
Day 5 Basic Grammar: Proposition
Day 6 Basic Grammar: Proposition
Day 7 Basic Grammar: Adjective
Day 8 Basic Grammar: Adjective
Day 9 Basic Grammar: Tenses
Day 10 Basic Grammar: Tenses
Day 11 Basic Grammar: Articles, Conjunctions
Day 12 Basic Grammar: Articles, Conjunctions
Day 13 Revision of topic covered above
Day 14 Basic Grammar: Degrees of Comparison
Day 15 Basic Grammar: Degrees of Comparison
Day 16 Basic Grammar: Adverbs
Day 17 Basic Grammar: Adverbs
Day 18 Idioms and Their Meaning
Day 19 Idioms and Their Meaning
Day 20 One Word Substitution and Correct Spelling Questions
Day 21 One Word Substitution and Correct Spelling Questions
Day 22 Synonyms and Antonyms
Day 23 Synonyms and Antonyms
Day 24 Vocabulary: Homonyms
Day 25 Vocabulary: Homonyms
Day 26 Revision of topics covered above
Day 27 Use of Verb with Prepositions
Day 28 Use of Verb with Prepositions
Day 29 Completing Phrase and Idioms
Day 30 Completing Phrase and Idioms
Day 31 Reading Comprehension (difficulty level: easy)
Day 32 Reading Comprehension (difficulty level: easy)
Day 33 Reading Comprehension (difficulty level: moderate)
Day 34 Reading Comprehension (difficulty level: moderate)
Day 35 Reading Comprehension (difficulty level: difficult)
Day 36 Reading Comprehension (difficulty level: difficult)
Day 37 Practice Reading Comprehension
Day 38 Practice Reading Comprehension
Day 39 Revision of topics covered above
Day 40 Miscellaneous: Grammar
Day 41 Miscellaneous: Grammar
Day 42 Cloze Test
Day 43 Cloze Test
Day 44 Practice Cloze Test
Day 45 Practice Cloze Test
Day 46 Error Spotting
Day 47 Error Spotting
Day 48 Practice Error Spotting
Day 49 Practice Error Spotting
Day 50 Revision of topics covered above
Day 51 Mock Test
Day 52 Mock Test
Day 53 Mock Test
Day 54 Mock Test
Day 55 Mock Test
Day 56 Mock Test
Day 57 Mock Test
Day 58 Mock Test
Day 59 Mock Test
Day 60 Mock Test

 

General Awareness

Obviously, a very important section and this could also convert into the most scoring one for you. But at the same time, there are many candidates who still find it really difficult to get through this section. We hope our strategy and study plan will help you do that.

Strategy for General Awareness

Questions in this component will be aimed at testing the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Understanding Science is very important for any examination, SSC CGL or not, as it is the backbone of every subject. It is very often questions from Biology is asked, so it is very important to focus on science Part. Also, concentrate on Indian History, Indian Geography, and Polity.

  • Try to cover the jest of Indian History (Medieval and Modern), Indian Geography (Physical), Terms and Theories of Economy, Polity, and Basics of Constitution.
  • Read from Various Sources: Make a habit of reading newspaper (preferably related to economics) daily. This will not only help in enhancing your general knowledge but also of the English language.
  • The Miscellaneous Section may contain various topics like Current affairs, Computer Knowledge, Technology, Books and Authors, Sports, Persons and Places in News, Abbreviations, etc.
  • Only a limited set of questions are asked on Current Affairs. So, try not to dedicate a major portion of your time to it.

Study Plan for General Awareness

On a daily basis, you need to provide at least 2 hours’ time for this section. And if you are a candidate, who finds himself or herself weak in this section, then you need to do some extra efforts by increasing this time.

 

Day Topic
Day 1 Ancient History: Harappa Civilization
Day 2 Ancient History: Gupta Dynasty
Day 3 Ancient History: Cholas, Pallavas
Day 4 Pandyas, Rashtrakutas
Day 5 Delhi Sultanate
Day 6 Mugals – Akabr and Later Mughals
Day 7 Modern India – 1857 Revolt
Day 8 Modern India – Social Reformers
Day 9 Modern India – Congress (before Gandhi)
Day 10 Modern India – Congress (after Gandhi)
Day 11 Modern India – Congress (after Gandhi) Satyagraha’s
Day 12 Modern India – 1940’s Independence
Day 13 Revision of topic covered above
Day 14 Polity – Constitution (constituent assembly facts)
Day 15 Impact of other constitutions on Indian Constitution
Day 16 Polity – Powers of President, Vice President
Day 17 Rights and Powers of Supreme Court & High Court (Habeas Corpus), CAG, Election Commission, Emergency Provisions, Union, State and Concurrent Lists
Day 18 Fundamental Rights, Duties
Day 19 Constitution Amendments
Day 20 Basic Geography – Physical: Mountains, Oceans, Rivers, Deserts, etc.
Day 21 Basic Geography – Agriculture, Soils, Climate, Rainfall, Monsoon, etc.
Day 22 Basic Geography – Solar System
Day 23 Basic Geography – Indian Geography, Rivers, Lakes, Mountains, Highways, etc.
Day 24 Basic Economics facts – Organizations, Schemes, etc.
Day 25 Basic Economics facts – Organizations, Schemes, etc.
Day 26 Revision of topics covered above
Day 27 Economics: Monetary Policy, Economic Survey
Day 28 Basic Economic Concepts – GDP, National Income, Inflation, etc.
Day 29 Basic Economic Concepts – GDP, National Income, Inflation, etc.
Day 30 Basic Physics: Newton’s Laws and related concepts
Day 31 Basic Physics: Electricity and its Properties
Day 32 Basic Physics: Thermodynamics
Day 33 Basic Chemistry: Periodic Table, Atomic Structure, etc.
Day 34 Basic Chemistry: Metals and Non – Metals
Day 35 Basic Chemistry: Cardon, Hydrogen, etc.
Day 36 Basic Chemistry: Nuclear Science
Day 37 Biology: Human Anatomy
Day 38 Biology: Diseases, Nutrition, etc.
Day 39 Revision of topics covered above
Day 40 Biology: The Plant Kingdom and Body Structure
Day 41 Biology: The Plant Kingdom and Body Structure
Day 42 Biology: The Animal Kingdom and Body Structure
Day 43 Biology: The Animal Kingdom and Body Structure
Day 44 Current Affairs Economics
Day 45 Current Affairs Sports
Day 46 Current Affairs Science
Day 47 Current Affairs People in News
Day 48 Current Affairs Awards and Recognition
Day 49 Miscellaneous Current Affairs
Day 50 Revision of topics covered above
Day 51 Mock Test
Day 52 Mock Test
Day 53 Mock Test
Day 54 Mock Test
Day 55 Mock Test
Day 56 Mock Test
Day 57 Mock Test
Day 58 Mock Test
Day 59 Mock Test
Day 60 Mock Test

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