BSC Coaching has experience in cracking SSC, IBPS and SBI exams multiple times and following trends of SSC and Banking Exams. Today, we are going to share our views on SSC’s new Pattern and what are the changes they have made in Tier-1 and Tier-2 Exams and how we should tackle it. What are the pros and cons of the new pattern? Since the notification banking students are also in chaos and perplexed about whether they should appear in SSC exams or not.
By the end of this blog, you will learn how you should tackle it, what are changes made by SSC, what resources you need to refer to score better, how a banking or SSC candidate should prepare for both exams at the same time, etc. We are going to share subject-wise strategies for the SSC exam. Let’s Start Now
What is SSC?
SSC stands for Staff Selection Commission. SSC conducts various exams like SSC CHSL, CGL, MTS, Stenographer, etc. All these exams are national-level examinations and they hire Group B and Group C level of employees through these exams.
What is SSC CGL Exam?
CGL stands for Combined Graduate Level, any graduate from a recognized university can apply for this exam. SSC offers almost 30 kinds of Post through this exam like Income Tax Inspector, GST Inspector, CBI Inspector, Assistant Section Officer in various ministries, Assistant Audit Officer, etc.
SSC recruits candidates by taking two Tier exams. Mainly Tier-1 and Tier-2 followed by document verification. Last year they were conducting this examination in 3 to 4 steps following Document verification.
Tier 1 consists of 4 subjects of 25 Questions each carrying 2 marks for each question. Total maximum 200 marks are there in Tier-1 and You need to score 140-150 to qualify for Tier- 2 exams.
*Previously marks of Tier-1 were counted in the final merit list from now onwards Tier-1 is Qualifying in Nature Therefore marks of Tier-1 will not be counted in the Final Merit list.
*Every Individual has to clear the sectional cut-off for each Subject
*To secure Position Target minimum 150 to 160 in Tier-1 to Qualify for Mains (Tier-2)
Previously Tier-2 consisted of 4 Papers i.e., Mathematics (Paper-1), English (Paper-2), Statistics (Paper-3), Finance and Economics (Paper-4).
Paper-3 is Mandatory for Junior Statistical Officer and Paper-4 is compulsory for Assistant Audit/Accounts Officer.
With the Notification of CGL 2022, All these patterns are changed now. Paper 1 and Paper 2 are merged now with addition of subjects like Reasoning, General Awareness and Computer.
Changes Made in Tier-2
• Paper-I will be conducted in two sessions – Session – I & Session- II, on the same day.
• Session-I will include conducting of Section-I, Section II and Module-I of Section III.
Session II will include conducting Module II of Section III.
• Every Individual has to clear the Sectional cut-off for each Subject
• Negative marks of one third in Paper-1 and One fourth in Paper-2 and Paper-3 •
No changes were made to the Statistics and Finance papers. Each paper will have 100 questions worth 2 marks each.
Post preference to be selected after Tier-II Result Final DV will be done at the concerned departments only. SSC will not conduct DV Post preference to be selected after Tier-II Result
What Next ?
If you are a beginner or banking student, first go to the SSC website and see the notification of SSC and read it once and go through the syllabus of SSC exams. Once you have finished this see the previous year's paper of SSC (Tier-1). After reading this you will get to know about exam patterns and about the questions they have been asking in every exam.
What to do after New Pattern ?
• For SSC Student
Keep the way you are preparing till now with some changes in your strategy. Give more focus on General awareness and English. Maths and English papers will remain the same although they will improve the level of Questions for Reasoning. Just go with the flow you are going through now and nothing to panic about the changes SSC made. To get an edge over a Banking student you can start the Reasoning and English of Banking Exam and start appearing in Banking Exams too to get the job earliest.
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• For Banking Students
You can be happy now as SSC has delivered something that will benefit you. But remember it's not that easy you have to cover GK and Advanced maths to compete with SSC students. Just add GK and Advanced maths to your strategy and give some extra time to these subjects don’t do anything extra for Reasoning and English. Start preparing for both exams simultaneously to get the job at the earliest with the help of Best Bank Coaching in Patna. If you are planning to take admission in one of the top bank coaching in Patna, then BSC Coaching is the one, who guides and prepares for general competition and bank coaching in Patna and has immense success rate.
• Subject Wise Strategy (From Beginning)
We are sharing these strategies for those who are preparing both exams simultaneously, you can change this as per your comfort
• Mathematics For beginners
If you are new to Competitive Exams start your preparation with NCERTs. Go through 6th to 10th NCERT and learn concepts of every topic and avoid using tricks to solve questions of NCERT simultaneously work on your calculation speed. Apart from these books if you need crash course or master course program for your studies then, BSC Coaching is the best SSC Coaching in Patna, best Railways coaching in Patna on CET based Pattern. Best CET coaching in Patna.
• Mathematics For beginners
Once you finished this solve RS AGGARWAL book for competitive exams and learn some tricks of mathematics with the help of YouTube or Coaching Centre If you are planning to prepare your competitive exams with the help of best coaching in Patna for BANK/SSC/RLY/CET, then opt for BSC Coaching in Patna.
• For Experts
Once you have finished both of these start solving the previous year's questions for SSC and Banking exams. If you are giving 2 hours daily to maths it will take 6 to 9 months (depending on your speed) to become a master of mathematics.
First, go through some previous year's papers of SSC and Banking Exams and learn about the question pattern they are asking in every exam. Then buy RS Aggarwal book for Verbal and Non Verbal reasoning add the logical reasoning book once you finished the first two. After finishing these books start the previous year's question paper for the SSC and Banking Exams.
• General Awareness
Start your preparation with NCERT, it will also help you in future if you are going to appear in PCS and UPSC exams. Reading NCERT will develop your understanding of the subject. Once you finished this, start Lucent books for SSC or any coaching material for SSC and Banking Exam. Reading these books will strengthen your statical knowledge of GK. For Daily Current affairs you can go through or watch daily/weekly/monthly current affair video on YouTube.
First Develop your reading habit to improve your English. Start reading editorials or novels to develop understanding it will also help you in Cloze Test and Reading Comprehension. For Grammar, you can refer to Mirror of Common Error by Dr Ashok Kumar Singh or Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh. For Vocabulary Buy Blackbook by Nikhil Gupta. Once you finished your grammar portion start giving the previous year's mock paper to evaluate yourself.
• Role of Mocks
It will play a vital role in your selection. Most of the selected students give 70% credit to mock for their selection. Giving a mock and Analysing it thoroughly will help you to understand your weak point. Try to attempt one mock daily and analyse it properly.
• Role of Coaching Institute
Definitely, you can go for it if you can afford it. Joining a coaching institute alone will not solve your problem, you are the one who needs to tackle it. But they can help you to be in the right direction. I will say prefer Offline coaching over online. I know plenty of candidates who cracked this exam without any coaching so it’s not mandatory at all.
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