Hi friends! SSC CGL 2017 is just around the corner and I hope you are all set to do your best in this prestigious exam. In this post I’m sharing 8 key points that you must keep in mind if you truly wish to come off with flying colours.

# 1. Do not start a fresh topic when you do not have ample time left for revision

I have seen a lot of SSC CGL aspirants who try and learn almost everything and that’s too when the exam is only 2 or 3 days away. Science has already confirmed that a human mind in general tends to forget things if we are not able to revise key aspects of a particular topic regularly for at least 21 days. So, studying new topics before 2 to 3 days of exam would not offer you much time for revision and thus you would actually decrease your level of confidence in the real exam. Instead, you must revise and focus on whatever you have studied so far and do not start anything new.

# 2. Never Stuck to a particular question

SSC CGL Tier 1 or Tier 2 exam is designed in such a way that approximately 5-6 questions are just to confuse the candidates and some candidates exhaust their whole time on that particular question and end up ruining their exam which can lead failure in the exam. So, it’s always better to keep a check of average time limit and skip a particular question if you are not sure of a method to solve it.

# 3. Don’t ignore the technical aspects of the exam

If you are one of those aspirants who are under the impression that just by practising questions in pen and paper mode, who would be able to score well on the exam day, then I’m afraid you are lessening your chances of reaching the next round. As SSC CGL has already gone online, you must familiarise themselves with the technical aspects of online exam system. Practicing on pen and paper and with books can definitely help you master the concepts and speed but you must get accustomed to the real exam like scenario. If you haven’t taken a single online SSC CGL 2017 mock test yet, it’s high time you should attempt one.

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# 4. Do not leave any section un-attempted

Don’t fall in the trap of focusing only on your strengths. While it is important to maximise score in your strong areas, it is equally important to be strong in all subjects. The cut-off for SSC Tier 1 exam last year was very high and it is expected that competition would be even higher this year. Each subject carries equal marks and can be potentially very scoring. Gone are the days when aspirants could have neglected GA and win through the remaining sections.

# 5. Do not attempt a question you are not sure of solving

Or in other words, do not get indulged in guess-work. This is the most common mistake Aspirants make. Just to increase the number of attempts they try and attempt multiple questions wrongly and ruin whatever chances they have to clear a level. So, I earnestly request you not to attempt those questions that you are not sure of solving within first few seconds while checking it.

# 6. Do download the admit card well before the exam day

Aspirants indulge themselves in studies so much that they forget to even download their admit card and keep this for the same day of exam which may lead to hustle and bustle. So, download your admit card before 2 to 3 days of exam and keep it safe with you even after the exam because it has been observed that many candidates tend to misplace their admit card and after the declaration of their result they are not able to check their result because the link to download the admit card from regional websites gets expired. So in order to overcome this disaster, do download the admit card well before the SSC CGL 2017 exam day and keep it at a safe place even after the exam. For the safer side, I would advise you download 2 or 3 copies of it.

Download SSC CGL 2017 Tier 1 Admit Card (Region Wise)

Region Names State Names SSC Zonal Websites Download Admit Card
North Region Delhi, Rajasthan, and Uttarakhand www.sscnr.net.in Click Here
Central Region Uttar Pradesh (UP) and Bihar www.ssc-cr.org Click Here
Western Region Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Goa www.sscwr.net Click Here
Southern Region Andhra Pradesh (AP), Punduchery, and Tamilnadu www.sscsr.gov.in Click Here
North Eastern Region Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Manipur, Tripura, Mizoram, and Nagaland www.sscner.org.in Click Here
Eastern Region West Bengal (WB), Uharkhand, Orrisa, Sikkim, and A&N Island www.sscer.org Click Here
KKR Region Karnataka and Kerala www.ssckkr.kar.nic.in Click Here
MP Sub-Region Madhya Pradesh (MP), and Chhattisgarh www.sscmpr.org Click Here
North Western Sub-Region J&K, Haryana, Punjab, and Himachal Pradesh (HP) www.sscnwr.org Click Here

# 7. Take proper sleep before the exam

Many aspirants burn mid night oil and do not take proper sleep before the day of exam which can lead to unnecessary stress and poor performance in the exam. According to scientific researches, a sound sleep is mandatory before the exam. So, do enjoy at least 6 hours of sleep to relax or soothe your mind before an important day. Mark my words, this way you will able to perform far better in the exam.

# 8. Do not wait for SSC CGL Tier 1 result to start your preparation for SSC CGL Tier 2 exam

I regularly come across a lot of students who keep on waiting for the result of CGL Tier 1 exam before they actually start their preparation for SSC CGL Tier 2 exam. Frankly speaking, it will only hamper your overall marks and rank because no matter how one performs in Tier 1 exam, a smart candidate always stays pro-active and keeps on adding value to his or her preparation while others just wait for the right time to start theirs.

I would like to end with a short and old yet highly inspirational video of Mr. Shiv Khera. Though the visuals are of poor quality, the extract is gold. Go, watch it, derive motivation, prepare well for the exam and do your best without thinking of the results.

All the best!

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