Reason of Changing Pattern: Because Tier 1 being an elimination
round in SSC CGL and large number of aspirants appearing in Tier 1. So, with the
motive of conducting it fairly and speedily, Staff Selection Commission went
with online exam mode and reduce the number of questions and maximum time to
make the process of Tier 1 much faster. Remember that earlier it was the game of
Accuracy & Speed, with increase in time limit in new pattern what matters most
Getting 75 minutes to solve 100 questions, 25 in each section is
more than sufficient for an aspirant who is preparing according to previous
pattern i.e. 200 questions in 120 minutes. However mode of examination is
changed from Pen & Paper to Computer Based. SO, you must change your strategy to
adopt yourself with this computer based exam mode.
As we already know that aspirants are preparing for CGL according to previous
pattern and there is no change in syllabus as well, so we assume that you are
well versed in all topics of al subjects.
Prerequisites Before Starting Preparation
Get Study Material / Online Test Series
Previous Year Papers & 10 to 15 Mock Tests for Practice
and relevant Text Books
Online Test Series should be exactly according to SSC exam pattern including
comprehensive analysis of timing on each question and topics, feedback for weak
points. Practice atleast 10 Practice Test and 5 Real Time Mocks. After
subscribing for Online Test Series, take a practice set to get familiarize with
Computer based test. You have practice this on daily or alternate day basis if
you not appeared online tests before. After getting accustomed with online exam
mode, take 2-3 online exams in a week (1 Practice Test & 1 Sunday Mock) for
first 4 weeks, then take 3-4 online exam in a week (2 Practice Test & 1 Sunday
Mock) for last 4 weeks. NOTE: Practice with only one rough sheet.
You need to solve atleast 8 previous years papers to get adapted to the level
of question paper. This will help you to be prepared for extreme variation in
difficulty level of different sets of Tier 1. Solve atlest 1 previous year paper
in week. If possible try to get the question paper of recently conducted
Online Exam of CPO. Next is Offline Mock Test - To increase you speed of solving
questions taking offline mock test will act as a catalyst in your exam
preparation. One offline mock test is more that sufficient.
Effects of Pattern Change
Now, having good command in General Studies and English will
be an advantage for you. Aspirants having not so good speed in Maths & Reasoning
need not to worry now. This new pattern gives you extra time for these sections.
Only thing you need in this pattern is accuracy. However, if your command in GS
& English is not up to the mark and your 70% marks of your total score (In
Mocks) is from Maths & Reasoning, you might lose the race of CGL exam.