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All About SSC CGL 2020

Updated on 06 March 2020
SSC Preparation Strategies & S
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Updated on 06 March 2020

The CGL which is the Combined Graduate Level Exam is conducted annually by Staff Selection Commission the SSC. The exam consists of a total of four phases, where each phase needs to be cleared depending upon the requirement of different posts. SSC CGL 2020 Exam will be conducted in four tiers i.e. Tier–1, Tier-2, Tier-3, and Tier-4.

Tier-1 - objective multiple-choice questions

Tier-2 - objective multiple-choice questions

Tier-3 - Descriptive Paper in English and Hindi

Tier-4 -Skill Test: Data Entry Speed Test (DEST)/ Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Document Verification

According to the latest SSC CGL 2020 notification the SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam will be held from 2nd March to 11th March 2020 and 22nd June 2020 to 25th June 2020 are the dates for Tier-2 CGL Exam in online mode. SSC CGL 2020 notification for recruitment was released on 22nd October 2019.

Tier- 1 objective exam will be conducted in an online mode within a time duration of 60 minutes

Tier- 2 is also an objective exam consisting of 4 papers; each paper will be in the duration of 60 minutes in an online mode

Tier - 3 is a descriptive exam also within the duration of 60 minutes which be taking place in a pen and paper mode

Tier- 4 of the SSC CGL Exam consists of skill tests required for certain government posts and the last is the document verification procedure.

The other tiers include skill tests, typing tests, and analytical tests.

To score well and crack the SSC CGL 2020, the candidate must follow a particular strategy. Practicing and preparing in a certain way regularly can make it easy for a student to clear the exam. Creating a certain study plan is a must which can also be a bit difficult as there are many subjects to cover. A proper study plan for the candidates must be laid which will help all the candidates appearing for the examination will not only help them cover the vast CGL Syllabus but also help them get a good score.


The SSC CGL preparation strategy is to make a good start and in order to do that the candidate needs to be aware of the syllabus and what he or she needs to do. A candidate needs to know how to cover the vast SSC CGL syllabus and to remain focused and follow the same preparation pattern regularly in order to perform better. The very first thing to do for a candidate appearing for the examination is to go through the overall SSC CGL syllabus and prepare a certain pattern for preparation.


After knowing the SSC CGL syllabus well in detail the candidates should determine their strengths and weaknesses. The applicants should remember that they should focus on topics in which they are weak because that part needs more time and attention.

Some of the important topics for the SSC CGL preparation are:

  1. English- Grammar, and Comprehension
  2. Reasoning Ability
  3. Quantitative Ability
  4. General Awareness

Time Management for SSC CGL 2020 is a very important factor. Candidates should know how to manage their time and should practice time management through solving the previous year’s exam papers.


Candidates should try and revise the important topics as many times as possible. Reading newspapers daily will definitely help you get better in current affairs. The syllabus is vast so preparation and revision are a must on a regular basis and will surely help you get a good score.

All The Best To All The SSC CGL 2020 Aspirants !

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