If you, an aspirant like each of us, are waiting to appear for the most sought after examinations conducted by SSC, then you are at the right place. However, with the recent turn of events, the SSC examination dates have been postponed. The revised dates, if you haven’t checked already, have been published on their official website. Keeping the dates in mind, you can strategize your preparations accordingly. And, with the government-mandated lockdown in effect, you have a lot of time to groom yourself and polish the concepts required to crack the SSC conducted examinations.
Now, when it comes to preparation, there are some things we can’t ignore especially in the context of a lockdown i.e. lack of an outdoor outlet. Now, keeping that in mind, you further this read and have an overview of how you can utilize this lockdown to prepare for your SSC examinations. There are various examinations conducted i.e. SSC CGL, CHSL, CPO, NTPC, RRB, etc – all government examinations that you have been respectively aiming to crack.
Sketching out a plan
Here, the plans charted out will be for the examinations which are annually conducted by the Staff Selection Commission. This exam has been particularized as a form of the template to give you an idea of how you can apply the same for other exams conducted under SSC. CGL, for instance, has four phases which each of these phases requires clearing depending on the post you are applying for. Likewise, here are some of the examinations conducted by SSC:
- SSC CGL(Combined Graduate Level Exam),
- SSC CHSL(Combined Higher Secondary Level Exam),
- SSC CPO (Central Police Organisation),
- SSC JE(Junior Engineer),
- SSC GD(General Duty)
Tips to follow for SSC examination
Given the situation, it is highly unlikely that you will be going for physical coaching classes. But, now since you have been blessed by the presence of the internet and online learning repositories like Entri, you can easily score well for your upcoming SSC exam. So, here are a few pointers that might help you get a head start. So, take deep breaths and jump right into this.
The first thing that you need to be thorough with is what you study. SSC is known for changing its exam pattern every few years. So, you must stay updated with the syllabus and its pattern. After the pattern is understood and the syllabus is known, you have the basic knowledge to approach the preparation. You can download the official exam syllabus from the SSC website since it will also direct you in the right direction. The next thing you should do is to acquaint yourself with the questions that may come. For that, look for SSC previous year question bank, something which you can readily avail at Entri.
Since the lockdown is in effect, you will need to make a study plan which incorporates all your household chores along with your study time. Estimating the amount of time you will invest in study depends on the hours you can slog. Whatever it may be, make sure you divide the time into two to three-time slots, so you don’t tire yourself out. Create a roster of topics and subjects that you’d like to work on and sequence them in your routine. Make sure that the topics are more versatile and are getting covered simultaneously. Don’t be stationary with just one topic throughout the day. Once you read the chapters in rotation, this will help you retain faster.
Time is everything in a competitive exam like this. You can hone your time management skills to maximize your potential. When you are sitting for the final exam, you will have to allow time for specific sections and you can afford to jeopardize the time structure. To help you manage time, Entri has tons of mock tests curated for your SSC exam preparation needs. You can keep taking these mock tests to have a fair idea of how you can navigate through the paper without wasting a single minute.
Every subject needs to be handled individually. You can analyze your pain points and mark the stronger areas in all the subjects – Reasoning, English, or Quantitative Aptitude. Although the weaker areas will debilitate your confidence, staying aware will help you address them. Take online classes of the topics that you feel the need to work on, Entri has online classes that will help you prepare better.
Keep revising and analyzing. You must revise continually to understand your preparation threshold. You can make use of flashcards or quizzes to stay in the loop. This will help you in locating the areas that require more work and re-assessment.
You are not alone, you are braver than most
The very fact that you are here makes you a person who’s willing to strive for the best. +SSC has been touted as being the toughest exam conducted in India but does that automatically mean you are not eligible to crack it? Of course not, you have help all around, and you have time on your side. With the lockdown in effect, you are also devoid of any other distractions. So, all you need to do is keep your headspace clear and keep slogging heard for your dreams. You are just a few steps away from them.