How to Crack SSC CGL 2019 in the first attempt


How to Crack SSC CGL in the first attempt

SSC CGL 2019 exam is one of the most popular exams in the country with lakhs of applicants applying every year.Number of candidates are increasing each passing year.  SSC CGL is conducted every year for recruitment into Group B And Group C posts. The reasons for showing interest in SSC CGL is the salary and perks associated with the job.

Is it possible to crack SSC CGL exam in the first attempt?

The answer to this question depends on a lot of things. The blog provides you with all the tips, tricks and strategies to crack the SSC CGL exam.

Tips and Tricks to crack SSC CGL in first attempt


Practice relevant topics more and more as prescribed in the syllabus. Allocate maximum time to your weak areas and nominal time to the strong areas. Practice reduces the possibility of errors at the time of solving the questions and increases your speed as well.

We strongly recommend that you should maintain continuity in the study and practice. Always remember one thing at the time of preparation that “Hard work beats the talent.”

2.Mock tests and Previous Year papers

Previous year papers and mock tests both are equally important in the SSC CGL exam preparation. Solving previous year papers are very necessary because it will give you an immense idea about the types of the asked questions and their difficulty level. Besides this, SSC asks some questions in the upcoming SSC CGL exam as they had asked in previous year papers.

Besides this, online mock tests give you an experience of the real exam as SSC conducts the CGL exam online on computers effective from 2016. By practicing mock tests from makemyexam you will improve your solving speed, accuracy, and familiarity with the SSC online exam.

Never forget to practice any of these. Both are very essential and unavoidable for getting selected in the SSC CGL exam at the very first attempt.

3.Make study goals

Avoid studying randomly and prefer studying with study goals. A study goal is required to have the SMART characteristics. To make SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Timely) goals, you should consider the following strategy in the context of SSC CGL Exam-

  • Prepare study goals on a short-term and long-term basis before heading to the preparation.
  • Prepare a list of relevant study tasks for achieving these goals.
  • Break down each study tasks in further smaller tasks in case of a complex task.
  • Set priorities for these tasks.
  • Prepare a timetable and schedule these tasks in the priority order.

4.Stress Management

During preparation, you may feel lethargic, stressed, and bored. It is a usual sign of working hard to achieve an indispensable objective. For eliminating the stress, there are various stress management techniques. A few of them are as follows-

  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Physical exercise
  • Deep Breathing
  • Music
  • Getting a hobby

We advise you to adopt at least one of the above-mentioned activities to cope with stress during your preparation phase. These activities will surely help you in maintaining your physical and mental health.


Revisiting the previously covered topics is also very necessary. Revision is a crucial part of smart preparation strategy and the key to get good marks. It is practically not possible to retain everything by reading it at once. Now a question arises, How to revise? The answer is the ‘Notes’. Revise the vital information through the notes, which you have prepared during the studying hours. The revision clarifies doubts and improves your accuracy & speed, which results in an enhanced confidence level and better results.

6.Believe in yourself

Never lose hope and do not feel dejected. Keep yourself motivated and never let yourself feel that you are not going to make it. We advise you to read some motivational stories in your spare time. This will boost confidence in you and mitigate the self-doubting attitude.

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SSC CGL 2019 Syllabus
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