Last Minutes Preparation Tips to Crack SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam!


The SSC CGL Tier 1 2018 is scheduled to be held from 4th June 2019 to 19th June 2019. At this crucial time, when you are a couple of days away from the highly competitive exam and have almost studied every study material, solved numerous previous year question paper, understood the concepts but still worried about your performance.

Last Minutes Preparation Tips to Crack SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam!

So, to help you a little more, here are top-notch last minute tips for SSC CGL Tier 1 exam to boost your preparation and help you in scoring more marks. After extensive research and expert’s opinions, do follow these last minute preparation tips which provide you with an idea of how to wrap up your revision, what to expect in the exam and finally how to optimize your time during your exam.

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Last Minute Tips to Crack SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2018

Conducted by Staff Selection Commission, Combined Graduate Level Exam is held for candidates to appoint them in Grade “B” and “C” category posts at various Government Ministries, Departments, and Offices. The SSC CGL exam​ is administered in four stages. The first two Tiers are conducted online and the other two Tiers are conducted offline. You need to qualify each phase of the exam in order to get finally selected for the exam. Further, you will be required to pass every Tier of the exam to go on to the next one.

So, there are around 18 days left in the hands of the candidates to prepare for SSC CGL Tier 1 exam. Explore these listed tips and tricks which hopefully will help you to succeed in the exam.

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1. Recall Exam Pattern when Practising

The first step before starting with your revision is to take a look at the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam pattern. Avoid any kind of unnecessary confusion and know the correct exam’s format and structure. Important highlights of the exam pattern are as follows:

  • SSC CGL Tier 1 comprises 4 sections which are General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Reasoning.
  • Total of 100 questions- 25 questions from each section.
  • Objective type questions with multiple choices
  • 2 marks for every correct and 0.50 mark deducted for every wrong attempt.
  • Time Duration -60 minutes
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2. Start Revision with Important Topics

It is always advisable to commence your revision with important and scoring topics as with limited time in your hands, revising the complete ​syllabus of SSC CGL exam​ will become a daunting task for the candidates. So, topics that can fetch a maximum of marks in the limited time frame must be prioritized. Some of the highest-scoring topics are mentioned below:


  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Comprehension Passage
  • Cloze Test
  • One-Word Substitution
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Spotting Errors

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Decimals and Fractions
  • Square Roots
  • Number Systems
  • Averages
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Graphs and Tables

General Awareness

  • General Science
  • History and Indian Geography
  • Constitution
  • Economy
  • Miscellaneous GK


  • Number Analogy
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Puzzles
  • Figural Pattern
  • Mirror Image
  • Ranking
  • Water Images
  • Number Series
  • Coding and decoding
  • Problem Solving
  • Data sufficiency
  • Statement and Conclusions

3. Know the Expected and Previous Year Cut-off

Knowing the cut-off of the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam will help you in setting the benchmark while preparing and attempting the questions in the exam. You need to focus on the higher score in order to appear for SSC CGL Tier 2 exam.

4. Importance of Time

Having 60 minutes to attempt the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam, you need to learn to balance the time with speed and accuracy. For this, attempt the mock test and analysis your test and know your strong and weak points. Another strongest point is to keep in mind is to start solving the questions which you are sure about or the questions which carry high weightage in the exam. Do not waste your time in one question if you get stuck and move ahead with the next one.

5. Pick Right Revision Materials

It is suggested not to revise too much in the last few days, rather invest on the topics which you have mastered to enhance your confidence level. Do not pick a large amount of study materials in your revision days. Only your short notes will be best for this crucial time and do not study any new topic in these days as that will confuse you.

6. A Free Mind for Scoring Good Marks is Required

Keep yourself relaxed to perform better in the exam. Stay positive and sleep well at night which lead to ultimate victory. Apart from this, do not forget to carry essential and relevant documents to the exam hall. Reach examination hall on time so that you can perform optimally in the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam.

So, these are the last-minute preparation tips for cracking SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2018, you can revise for the exam effectively by using these tips. Moreover, practice an ample amount of previous year question paper and mock test to get sure-shot success in the SSC CGL exam. For more information or any query related to last-minute tips for SSC CGL Tier 1 exam, drop your comment or give a call!

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