Thursday, May 11, 2017

SSC CGL 2017 Notification Out, Tier-1 will be held from 1st August to 20th

The Notification of SSC CGL 2017 & Tentative Exam Dates has been officially released by Staff Selection Commission. According to this Notification, Tier-1 Exam will be conducted from 1st August 2017 to 20th August 2017 in multiple slots for various posts that comes under SSC CGL.

The Online Notification has been uploaded on the official website, You can download the official Notification PDF by clicking on below given link:

SSC CGL 2017 Notification Out, Tier-1 will be held from 1st August to 20th

SSC CGL Recruitment 2017: Tentative Dates

S. No.
Exam Events
Exam Dates
Opening Date of Online Registration
16th May 2017
Closing Date of Online Registration
16th June 2017
Online Examination Preliminary (SSC CGL Tier 1 2017)
01st – 20th August 2017
Online Examination Mains (SSC CGL Tier 2 2017)
10th – 11th November 2017
Descriptive Paper (Tier 3) – Pen & Paper
21st January 2018
Skill Test (Tier 4) – CPT / DEST
February 2018

SSC CGL Notification 2017: Eligibility Criteria

As per official notification of SSC CGL, in order to be eligible for the exam, a candidate should possess following –
  • Minimum age of the Candidate should be 18 years and Maximum age is 32 years as on 01.08.2017
  • Minimum Educational Qualifications: Graduation in any discipline from a recognised University or any equivalent qualification recognised as such by the Central Government on or before 01.08.2017
  • Degree obtained through open Universities/Distance Education Mode needs to be recognized by Distance Education Council, IGNOU. Accordingly.
  • Candidates who will not acquire the educational qualification as on 01-08-2017 will not be eligible and need not apply.

SSC CGL 2017 Exam Details

Exam will be conducted in 4 Tiers.
  • Candidates who qualify in Tier 1 will be eligible to appear in Tier 2.
  • Candidates who qualify in Tier 2 will be eligible to appear in both Tier 3 and Tier 4.
  • Final merit of SSC CGL will be based on cumulative marks of Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3.
  • Tier 4 is of qualifying nature and mandatory for CSS/MEA/ Tax Assistant posts.

SSC CGL 2017: Application Fee

S. No.
 Male (General/OBC)
Female (All Category)

SSC CGL 2017: How to Apply online

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Geography Quiz for SSC CGL

Targetting Exams like SSC CGL, SSC CPO, FCI or SSC CHSL? If Yes, You should participate in this Quiz on Geogrpahy as it contains some important questions which are repeatedly asked in above-mentioned exams.

You can also participate in more Quizzes on Geography by clicking on below-given links:

  1. Geography Quiz - Set 1
  2. Geography Quiz- Set 2
  3. Mixed GK Quiz for SSC CGL

  1. Which of the following phenomenon causes Earth's seasons to occur?
    (A) The earth's orbit around the sun as an eclipse rather than a circle
    (B) The varying amount of sunspot activity
    (C) The tilt of the earth's rotation relative to the ecliptic as earth revolves around the sun
    (D) The rotation of during a 24-hour day
    View Answer
  2. Sea water is saltier than rain water because
    (A) Sea beds have salt producing mines
    (B) Rivers wash away salts from earth and pour them into the sea
    (C) Sea animals are salt producing
    (D) The air around the sea is saltish
    View Answer
  3. Sariska and Ranthambore are the reserves for which of the following
    (A) Lion
    (B) Deer
    (C) Tiger
    (D) Bear
    View Answer
  4. Which is the smallest among the following water bodies?
    (A) Arctic Sea
    (B) Hudson sea
    (C) Japan sea
    (D) Okhotsk sea
    View Answer
  5. The world’s largest lake is ____?
    (A) Lake Victoria
    (B) Lake Superior
    (C) Caspian Sea
    (D) Black Sea
    View Answer
  6. Which of the following is a bio diesel plant?
    (A) Jatropha
    (B) Pepper
    (C) Noni
    (D) Euthropa
    View Answer
  7. Which was the first hydel power project in India?
    (A) Nizamnagar in Andhra Pradesh
    (B) Paikara in Tamil Nadu
    (C) Pallivasal in Kerala
    (D) Sivasamudram in Karnataka
    View Answer
  8. On the tributary of which river has Rihand Dam been constructed?
    (A) Chambal
    (B) Yamuna
    (C) Son
    (D) Periyar
    View Answer
  9. The Barda Wildlife Sanctuary is located in which state of India?
    (A) Gujarat
    (B) Orissa
    (C) Uttarakhand
    (D) Rajasthan
    View Answer
  10. The Bandipur National Park is located in which of the following state of India?
    (A) Orissa
    (B) Karnataka
    (C) Uttarkhand
    (D) Andhra Pradesh
    View Answer

Monday, May 1, 2017

Quiz on Spotting Error for SSC CGL 2017, SSC CPO 2017, SSC CHSL 2017

Spotting Error is an Important topic in English. If you are targeting exams like SSC CGL 2017, SSC CPO 2017, SSC CHSL 2017 or any other competitive exam, You will find this Topic Important. Through this post, We are providing you 10 Practice Questions on Spotting Error along with detailed explanation.

You can also attempt more Quizzes on Spotting Error by clicking on below given links:
  1. Spotting Error Questions asked in SSC CGL Tier-2 with Solution
  2. Spotting Error Questions asked in SSC CGL Tier-2 2013 with solution
  3. Spotting Error Quiz with solution - Set 19
  4. Spotting Error Quiz with Solution - Set 20
  5. Spotting Error Quiz with Solution - Set 21
Quiz on Spotting Error for SSC CGL 2017

  1. We have carefully (A)/considered the (B)/ importance of issues raised (C)/ in the report (D)/No Error (E)
    (A) A
    (B) B
    (C) C
    (D) D
    (E) E
    View Answer
  2. Due to his health problem (A)/ Mani retired (B) / from service (C)/ Last Year (D)/ No error (E)
    (A) A
    (B) B
    (C) C
    (D) D
    (E) E
    View Answer
  3. He sold (A)/ the property (B)/ on a (C)/ Good Price (D)/No error (E)
    (A) A
    (B) B
    (C) C
    (D) D
    (E) E
    View Answer
  4. I retained (A)/ this boy at (B)/ the strength of(C)/his honesty (D)/ No error (E)
    (A) A
    (B) B
    (C) C
    (D) D
    (E) E
    View Answer
  5. I often give (A)/ him money and (B)/ I gave him few (C)/ yesterday also (D)/ No error (E)
    (A) A
    (B) B
    (C) C
    (D) D
    (E) E
    View Answer
  6. She has been studying (A)/ since 7 hours. (B)/ No wonder why her teachers(C)/ praise her hard work all the time. (D)/ No error (E)
    (A) A
    (B) B
    (C) C
    (D) D
    (E) E
    View Answer
  7. >The police officer could see the (A)/ bank manager clearly from the corridor on the third floor (B)/ as the office is just near to the bank, (C)/ hardly leaving any space in between.(D)/ No error (E)
    (A) A
    (B) B
    (C) C
    (D) D
    (E) E
    View Answer
  8. I was surprised to hear (A)/ that it was the seven- hour trip(B)/  up green mountains which (C)/ they completed so fast.(D)/ No error. (E)
    (A) A
    (B) B
    (C) C
    (D) D
    (E) E
    View Answer
  9. >The single biggest gainer in this process was (A)/  Aika Industries who sales are estimated to (B)/ have moved up from 50 million to 200 million (C)/ products per month during 1987 and last year.(D)/ No error (E)
    (A) A
    (B) B
    (C) C
    (D) D
    (E) E
    View Answer
  10. Since the attachment of the air-conditioners (A)/ in the rooms of the office, working here (B)/ became very pleasant, (C)/ especially in the afternoons.(D)/ No error (E)
    (A) A
    (B) B
    (C) C
    (D) D
    (E) E
    View Answer

Monday, April 10, 2017

SSC Exam Calendar 2017-18 [Updated] pdf download

Hello Readers,

Today, SSC has uploaded an Updated Annual Exam Calendar for the session 2017-18. SSC CGL and CPO aspirants were eagerly waiting for the notification. The snapshot of the Image has been attached below. You can also download the official Pdf file by clicking on below given link.

Important Dates:

SSC CGL 2017 Tentative Dates:

  1. Date of Notification: 16.05.2017
  2. Last Date of Application: 16.06.2017
  3. Date of Tier-1 Exam : 01-08-17 to 20-08-2017
  4. Date of Tier-2 Exam: 10.11.2017 and 11.11.2017
  5. Date of Tier-3 : 21.01.2018
  6. Date of Tier-4 : Feb, 2018

SSC CGL 2017-18 updated calendar

Alternatively, You can also check yourself by visiting the website,>>Candidate Corner>>Examination Calendar>>Tentative Schedule of Examination.

Friday, March 17, 2017

What should be the Strategy to Crack SSC CGL 2017 in First Attempt?

Cracking a competitive exam is more about strategy than the hard-work. It's really important to strategies before you actually put in your time and efforts. SSC CGL written exam is held in two phases i.e Tier 1 & Tier 2. Today, We are going to discuss how you should start your preparation and attempt questions in SSC CGL Tier-1 exam.

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 Before we start explaining the Strategy to Crack SSC CGL Exam in details, it's important for you to know about various myths associated with SSC CGL Exam.

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Myths and Facts related to SSC CGL Exam

Myth 1Questions are not repeated in SSC CGL Exam

Fact -   You hear this from a lot of people, right? However this perception is completely wrong. The truth is, SSC do repeat questions and that too in all sections(Reasoning, Maths, English, G.S). If you don't believe me, have a look on last 4-5 year question papers of SSC CGL. You will find that, there are around 2-3 questions in each section which are repeated after every time. It is therefore necessary to solve Previous Year Papers. In English Section, you will find repeated questions inOne-Word Substitution, Idioms/phrases, Synonyms,Antonyms, Correction of sentences

In Mathematics, you will find repeated questions in topics like Mensuration, Trigonometry, Geometry & Algebra.

Myth 2GK Section is Unpredictable and Can't be Scoring

Fact -   Those students who are still not able to decode the pattern of the GK section are bound to feel that its syllabus is too vast and thus, it's difficult to score in this section. However, If you analyze the GK Section of past year CGL papers, you will realize that certain question types are repeated almost every year. For example, The first in India, Constitutional articles & amendments, commonly used chemicals, folk dances of india etc. Judging the pattern will make GK section scoring for you.

Myth 3Maths is only about Shortcuts & Tricks

Fact -   For many students, Maths section is difficult and time consuming. It has questions from all major topics like Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry, Mensuration and Trigonometry. Many students believe that it's almost impossible to score good marks without using Tricks and Shortcuts. What we feel is, Tricks and shortcuts are undoubtedly helpful but you still need basic concept to learn and use them effectively.

Myth 4Current Affairs are useless for CGL Exam

Fact -   Major subjects for SSC CGL GS Section are undoubtedly History, Polity, Geography, Science & Economics as most of the questions are asked from these subjects only. However, it is a misconception that Current Affairs is useless and should be ignored. You will be surprised to know that around 4-5 questions in G.K section are related to current affairs. So, Covering all major events of last 3-4 months can give you 4-5 marks for granted.

Myth 5If you are weak in Grammar, you can't get good marks in English 

Fact -   You will hear from a lot of people that you can only get good marks in English section after mastering the Grammar Portion. However, that's not true. The English Section has 50 questions. Out of these, only 5-10 questions are dedicated to spotting errors and 5 questions are dedicated to correction of sentences. These are the two sections where you need a strong command over Grammar. Rest of 35 questions are dedicated to reading, Vocabulary and fundamental English usage. So, if you are weak in Grammar section, you should focus on these topics to score in English Section.

Myth 6Questions based on Comprehension should be avoided

Fact -   Many students believe that Reading Comprehension takes too much time and thus it should be avoided. They feel that Avoiding questions based on comprehension will save their time which they can utilize in solving other questions. However, the best thing about Comprehension is, with a good reading speed & practice, you can easily score 5 to 10 marks. This is because, passages don't ask you to memorize any formulae or facts.

Myth 7Knowledge of Higher Maths is Required

Fact -   We receive numerous e-mails where student ask us questions like, "Do ssc contain questions from higher classes i.e 11th - 12th", "Do i need to cover the syllabus of 11th & 12th Maths for doing better in CGL Exam". Well, the answer is "No". It's clearly mentioned by SSC that "Questions in Maths will be of 10th standard level and Questions in English will be of 10+2 level". However, you may find slightly difficult maths questions in Tier-2 Exam.

Myth 8One can't prepare for Synonyms, Antonyms, One-Word Substitution, Idioms/phrases etc

Fact -   Students normally don't give importance to building vocabulary. Due to this, they face many problem specially in English Section. If you want to improve your Vocabulary, we recommend Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis.

As far as SSC CGL is concerned, you can easily prepare for topics like Synonyms, Antonyms, One-Word Substitution & Idioms/phrases. Synonyms/Antonyms are repeated by SSC in CGL Exam. So, solving previous year papers will really help. For One-Word Substitution and Idioms/Phrases, you can read our collection.

  1. One Word Substitution for SSC CGL
  2. Idioms/Phrases for SSC CGL

Before you start your Preparation, Check the CutOff Marks of SSC CGL Tier-1 2016

  1. Gen - 137
  2. OBC - 125.50
  3. SC - 114
  4. ST - 103
  5. Ex.S - 92
  6. OH- 97
  7. VH - 68
  8. HH - 20

Strategy to Crack SSC CGL in First Attempt

First go through the previous years Questions and analyse what type of questions they ask. You will find that Reasoning and Quantitative sections usually have similar kind of questions (around 60%) in each paper. Put your focus in reasoning, maths. Try and develop shortcuts of reoccurring question that will help you getting an edge over other aspirants.
Learn some data by heart, say 36 Kmph is 10 metre/sec, for every 5 units change in Kmph 18 units change in metre/sec. Hope you get it.

In reasoning, learn the Alphabets positional value, like T is 20, K is 11 so on. It will save time in writing alphabets every time you face coding decoding, series type of questions.

In English, if you examine carefully many words are repeated almost every year(SSC don't take pain to upgrade their question bank, i suppose :P ). So just go through any decent book having English previous paper. Pay attention to Subject Verb Agreement Chapter of the grammar book you are reading as many error finding questions can easily be solved by simply reading this chapter only.

For General Studies, study in  this order. Polity( Amendment acts, articles, Special provisions, preamble, feature/Borrowing of constitution) > Science(Biology >physics > Pollutants and diseases they cause > Chemistry)> History ( Modern ( Gandhian era, special sessions of INC, constituent assembly) > Ancient history ( Harrapa , Ashoka's era ) >Current Affairs ( Indian diaspora, sports, awards) > Economy > Geography. General Studies question bank has changed completely ( Guess they did something after all ). you cannot expect many direct easy question now. I suggest you to not to talk pain in reading voluminous stuff. 

Strategy During Examination.
Time management is very essential.Get the paper. Open GS section first. Quickly mark answers you know. Don't guess even if you can't resist guess until you are 50 % sure. Don't ponder too much over a question ( Say If they ask When did India get Independence. Now if you know the answer that is great, but if you are not then if you spend 2 minutes or 2 hours on the same question you will never going to get the answer.) So lesson learned : move on to other question if you don't know it. Simple. 5 minutes are enough for GS section, if you go by this way.

Next take English section. This is the section we usually mark the most answers, the reason being it sounds okay while making a choice. I suggest you not to make answer depending upon intuitions. Solve this section in 15 minutes.

Now take reasoning, try to solve in maximum 20 minutes. 
Approximately 40 minutes are now spent, and you have attempted 75% of the paper. Congratulate yourself :P 

Now you have 20 minutes in hand with 25 maths problems to solve.This section decides your merit. if have done some serious handwork, this will be an easy task to do. 

The reason we told you to attempt GS first is because our mind is initially blank, or should we put up in other way, our mind hasn't started working properly. If you solve in this manner your mind has now gained some momentum and is ready to face tougher task ( reasoning, Quantitative)

Books You should follow for Getting Best Result in SSC CGL

  1. Objective General English by S.P Bakshi
  2. English for General Competition by KD Campus
  3. A Mirror of Common Error
Both of the above-mentioned books are considered best for all competitive exams including SSC CGL. If you are a Hindi medium student, you should buy the second book i.e English for General Competition. This book has contents from both S.P Bakshi and Lucent's English Grammar book.

If you are looking to strengthen your English, We recommend you to start reading The Hindu daily. For Vocabs, you should use "Word Power Made Easy" . Don't just read, note down important vocabularies which you don't understand. 


Here, it's important to mention that, you don't need to purchase both Quantum CAT and Arithmatic and Advanced Maths. Either of the books is enough. However, you must purchase either the third book or the fourth one for practice. The fourth book i.e Rakesh Yadav 7300+ discusses shortcut tricks as well which is missing in Kiran's chapter-wise solved paper. If you are just looking for previous year questions, you can buy either of the two.

  1. SSC Reasoning Chapterwise Solved Papers 1999 Till Date English
The level of Reasoning questions asked in SSC CGL is easy. Keeping this in mind, following the above-mentioned book is enough to score 40+ in Tier-1.

General Knowledge
  1. General Knowledge by Lucent Publication
  2. Our History Pdf - Free to download
  3. SSC General Awareness Chapterwise Solved Papers (1997 - till date)  -- -----for Practice
If you have enough time, you can also study the NCERT Books. However, If you don't have much time, studying the above-mentioned books is enough for scoring good marks.

What Should be your Target in SSC CGL Tier-1 2017?
Don't try just to cross the cut-offs. Believe me, it's not that tough but you won't be able to get a good job through CGL. If you are really serious, you should try to get at least 160+ being a General Category student, 150+ being an OBC candidate and 130+ being an SC/ST candidate.

If you still have any doubt, feel free to ask me through comments.
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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

SSC CHSL 2016 Official Answer Key Released

Hello Readers,

SSC has released the answer key of SSC CHSL 2016 Examination. You can check you attempts and the correct answer by submitting your login details. The link to the login page is provided below.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

SSC CGL Tier-2 2016 Marks Out. Check Your Marks

SSC has released the Marks of SSC CGL Tier-2 2016 through the medium of PDFs. There are 4 separate PDFs each for Paper-1, 2,  and 4. You can download those pdfs by clicking on below given links.:

SSC CGL Result 2016 Tier 2 Exam

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 2 Exam Result Declared | SSC CGL Mains Result 2016

SSC has finally declared the result of most awaited and prestigious exam SSC CGL Tier-2 2016. We would like to Congratulate all those candidates who have been shortlisted for Tier-3 and CPT.

For those who didn't clear the Cut-Off this year, Remember that a Result is mere a parameter of your Preparation, it's not the end of the world. So, Have some courage and move ahead. SSC CGL 2017 is not too far away.

SSC CGL Tier-2 2016 Result

Download CutOff List - Click Here 

Tier-2 Result for the Post of AAO - Click Here 

Tier-2 Result 2016 for CPT (List 2 ) - Click Here

Tier-2 Result 2016 for Statistical Officer Grade II (List 3) - Click here 

Tier-2 Result 2016 for Tier-3 and DEST (List -4) - Click Here 

SSC CGL Tier -I & SSC CHSL Tier I Exam Time reduced to 60 Minutes from 75 Minutes

According to the "SSC(Cr) Notice, the Scheme & the time duration of SSC Exams has been changed. A number of changes have been mentioned in the Notice which are as follows:

SubjectNo. of QuestionMaximum MarksTotal Duration/ Timing
General Intelligence25 questions5060 Minutes (Total)
English Language (Basic Knowledge)25 questions50
For VH/OH (afflicted by Cerebral Palsy and OH with deformity in writing hand - 80 Minutes. 
Quantitative Aptitude (Basic Arithmetic Skill)25 questions 50
General Awareness25 questions50

Important Points from the Notice

Change 1: 
  • The time limit for examination  of SSC CGL Tier -I & SSC CHSL Tier I has been reduced  from 75 minutes to 60 minutes.
Change 2: 
  • The Notification mentions "Basic Arithmetic Skills" in Quantitative Aptitude Section. It means, You should expect more questions from this section.
Change 3: 
  • The Pattern of SSC MTS Exam has been changed. It will be similar to SSC CGL Tier I Exam & SSC CHSL Tier I Exam. 
  • From this year, It will also be conducted Online.
Change 4: 
  • There will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer in Tier-I of all SSC Exam i.e SSC CGL, SSC CHSL & SSC MTS Exam.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

History Quiz for SSC CGL & SSC CPO Tier-1 2017

General Awareness played an Important role in SSC CGL Tier-1 2016 as Questions in the rest of the sections were pretty easy. That is probably the reason why it witnessed an enormous increase in the CutOffs. If you are interested in checking the CutOff Marks of SSC CGL Tier-1 2016, Click Here.

Since SSC increased the level of questions in CGL Tier-2, we are expecting that it will raise the level of Questions in CGL Tier-1 2017 as well.So be prepared.

No matter whether it raises the level of questions in other sections or not, General Awareness will continue to play an Important role. We will provide Quizzes on all sections and will make sure that the level of questions are on par with the actual level we are expecting. So, keep visiting us regularly and participate in our daily quizzes regularly.

Today, we are providing a Quiz on History. It will test your knowledge in History.

History Quiz for SSC CGL 2017
  1. The Capital of Qutub-ud-din Aibak was?
    (A) Lahore
    (B) Delhi
    (C) Ajmer
    (D) Lakhnauti
    View Answer
  2. Chronologically arrange the four important wars fought by Humayun, Places of war are given below:
    (A) Chausa, Dewra, Kannau, Sarhind
    (B) Dewra, Kannauj, Chausa, Sarhind
    (C) Sarhind, Dewra, Chausa, Kannauj
    (D) Dewra, Chausa, Kannauj, Sarhind
    View Answer
  3. The palace of Chandragupta in Patliputra was made of?
    (A) Bricks
    (B) Stones
    (C) Wood
    (D) Clay
    View Answer
  4. Who among the following repeated the Vernacular Press Act?
    (A) Dufferin
    (B) Ripon
    (C) Curzon
    (D) Hardings
    View Answer
  5. Who was the last governor general of Independent India?
    (A) Lord Mountbatten
    (B) C. Rajgopalachari
    (C) Dr. Rajendra Prasad
    (D) None of these
    View Answer
  6. Which was the reason of the fialure of 1857 revolt?
    (A) Lack of Hindu-Muslim Unity
    (B) Lack of any general plan and central organization
    (C) Limited region of its impact.
    (D) Non-participation of zamindars
    View Answer
  7. After passing Quit India Resolution, Gandhiji was lodged in
    (A) Yarvada Jail
    (B) Naini Jail
    (C) Ahmadnagar Fort
    (D) Aghakhan Palace
    View Answer
  8. The Widow Remarriages Act, 1856 was passed during the Governor-Generalship of
    (A) Banticks
    (B) Dalhousie
    (C) Canning
    (D) Lawrence
    View Answer
  9. Who of the following had ended the dual government of Bengal?
    (A) Robert Clive
    (B) Lord Cornwallis
    (C) Waren Hastings
    (D) None of these
    View Answer
  10. Ranjit Singh had received the famous Kohinoor diamond from
    (A) Shah Shuja
    (B) Jaman Shah
    (C) Dost Mohammad
    (D) Sher Ali
    View Answer
Have you attempted all questions? Did you find any new question? Do inform us by commenting.