How to prepare GK for SSC CGL Tier-I Exam 2017 SSC CGL 2017 notification is out. There is a slight change in time of Tier 1 exam. It has been reduced from 75 minutes to 60 minutes. The general awareness section is one in which you need less time to attempt and more chances to score well. It may take hardly 10 to 12 minutes in attempting GA section.
In this article, I am sharing a strategy for preparing GA section.
There is an old and famous line, “If you want to conquer anything, first step is to know its history”. I am showing you a quick analysis of past exams GA section.
|Indian History and Culture||5||6||5||6||5||5|
(Includes sports, honors, awards,
current affairs, important dates)
In 2016, SSC CGL exam pattern was changed, the number of questions was reduced from 50 to 25 in each section. The distribution of questions is given below.
|S. No.||Area||Unit||No. of questions|
|1||Current Affairs & GK||Current Affairs||5|
And the overall distribution of questions from past 12 years is:
Main takeaways from this analysis are:-
- General science contributes maximum number of questions.
- As per previous trends the weightage of chemistry has increased as compared to physics and biology.
- Social Study is next major area to score.
- Number of questions from Economy has decreased as compared to previous trends.
- The weightage of Current affairs has increased.
- The weightage of arts has decreased.
- With proper planning and strategy it is possible to score well.
Now, I am sharing strategy to prepare section wise important topics and source to use.
1.Current Affairs and Static GK
|Offices Under Government of India||
|Trophies and Cups|
|Places Associated With Sports|
|Famous Tourist Spots of India|
|Famous Sites Of World|
|Wonders Of The World|
|List of Jnanpith Awardees|
|Ramon Magsaysay Award|
|Books By Indian Authors|
|Current Affairs||Weekly GK Digest on Gradeup|
|Force & pressure||
Physics Capsule of Gradeup
|mechanics (newton laws, centripetal, centrifugal forces, projectiles, angle of banking, potential & kinetic energy)|
|liquids (capillarity, surface tension, viscosity)|
|Modern physics (atomic energy, radio activity, cosmic, x rays, visible spectrum.)|
|Acids, bases and salts||
Chemistry Capsule of Gradeup
|Atoms and molecules|
|Metals and non-metals|
|Periodic table classification|
|carbon compounds(hydrocarbons, polymers)|
|Physical and chemical changes|
|Bio molecules(carbohydrates, proteins, fats)|
Biology Capsule of Gradeup
|Living organisms classification|
|life processes of plants and animals (nutrition, digestion, respiration, circulatory system, blood, excretion)|
|Control & coordination(nervous system, eyes, ears)|
|Endocrine system & reproduction|
|Natural resources management(air, water, soil pollution, wetlands, forestry, wildlife)|
|Applications of biology (plant breeding, animal breeding, pesticides, bio fertilizers, biotechnology, stem cells)|
|Institutions of National importance.|
|Layers of Earth||
Geography Notes on Gradeup
|Types of Mountains|
|Layers of Earth Atmosphere|
|Winds & Their Types|
|Major Sea Routes and Canals|
|Islands & Continents|
|Peninsula & Plateau|
|Types of Soils|
|Mineral Resources of India|
|National Highways and Waterways of India|
|Ports in India|
|Ancient India- Pre-historic||
History Notes on Gradeup
|Post Mauryan Kingdoms|
|Post Guptas or Contemporary Guptas|
|First War of Indian Independence|
|Formation of Indian National Congress|
|Formation of Muslim League|
|Non Co-operation Movement|
|Civil Disobedience Movement|
|Quit India Movement|
|Partition of India|
|Constitutional Development of India (1946 – 1950)|
|Economic Development of India|
|Wars – India-Pak – Formation of Bangladesh; India- China|
|New Economic Policy of 1991|
|Nuclear, Space and Defense Development|
|Constitution of India and Amendments||
Polity notes on Gradeup
|Politics in India|
|Fundamental Rights and duties|
|Union government structure|
|State government structure|
|Lok sabha and Rajya Sabha|
|President, Chief justice, Attorney General|
|UPSC, CAG, PSC|
|Courts of India|
|Five Year Plans||
Economics Notes on Gradeup
|Indian Tax Structure|
|Agriculture and Land Development|
|Indian Fiscal System|
- Try to cover these topics in priority basis. The topics with more weightage should be covered first. Try to attempt as many quizzes as you can. If you keep on reading these topics without taking tests you may feel bore.
- Try to make mnemonics of important topics so that you can easily remember facts. As per a study, our associative memory helps us in remembering things after the age of 18. So try to associate things with well-known things, facts, objects or memories.
- Don’t spend more than required time on a particular topic, instead try to priorities sub topics of that topic.
- Success is achieved with consistent efforts. Try to study GA everyday instead of keeping it aside for last few days.
- Put more stress on previous year’s questions as SSC repeats questions.
- Explain your topics to others, it will help you getting clear in your doubts & highlight the area you need to work.
At last I would suggest you practice, practice and practice as much as you can.
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All the best for your exam..