Tips on How to Prepare General Awareness for SSC CGL Exam

General Awareness bags the title of the domain with the vastest syllabus, and it is also the most scoring section in the SSC CGL and Bank exams. Questions can be asked from a variety of domains and the tricky part is- you must be well aware of all of them. It has been observed that because of its scope there is a high degree of uncertainty among aspirants, which acts as a major setback in their path to successful results. The good part is, if taken seriously and addressed with the correct strategy, SSC general knowledge can be a cakewalk.

General knowledge, as the name suggests, involves awareness of topics that are of high importance and are likely to be asked in the exam. No calculations, just awareness. If you know what the important topics of general awareness for SSC CGL are, this section won’t take much of your time. The bottom line is, you need to know the complete SSC CGL exam (online coaching for ssc cgl 2017) pattern and syllabus and the important topics for SSC CGL. We have combined the important tips to help you in your preparation for the general awareness section of SSC CGL exam, and have also listed the most important topics in this domain.

  1. Acquaint yourself with daily current affairs, i.e. read the newspaper every day and take note of important keywords, as well as the key headlines.
  2. Go through SSC CGL previous year papers and examine the weightage of each section. This will help you in distributing your focus wisely and will boost your preparation.
  3. While taking cut-outs of important headlines, subscribe to blogs and online ssc video tutorials that will update you about the current affairs and ssc previous year questions.
  4. Practicing SSC mock tests is a must. These will help you realize where you stand and will also boost your confidence. For the right preparation, you should practice as many SSC mock tests as possible.

Important topics for SSC General Knowledge:

A total of 50 questions of 1 mark each will conclude the general awareness section. Topics are:

  1. Indian Polity
  2. Indian Economy
  3. Indian History
  4. Geography
  5. Science
  6. Miscellaneous

For better preparation of General Knowledge pay focus to these topics. Also follow accounts on social media that give you daily updates of current affairs and general awareness, like Edu-Drives. Good luck!

Important Topics to Prepare Well for the IBPS PO Prelims 2017 Exam

The IBPS calendar for the year 2017 has been uploaded and we are aware that the IBPS PO exam will take place in October 2017. Along with going through the rules and regulations, eligibility criteria and the entire selection procedure, you must also finalize your study plan for the upcoming exam.

For better preparation and a more strategic approach, team Edu-Drives has come up with the most important topics that you should be well-versed with before you appear for the IBPS PO Prelims 2017. These topics are the result of the analysis of previous years’ question papers and expert interviews. With the help of these topics, you will certainly prepare better and give due attention to the correct topics.

Reasoning Ability

A total of 35 questions will be there in the IBPS PO prelims summing up to a total of 35 marks. The topics that require more focus are:

  • Questions on seating arrangement and related puzzles –
    A total of 2-3 sets of puzzles (i.e. 10-15 questions) and seating arrangement questions have been encountered in the previous years’ papers.
  1. Circular arrangement
  2. Floor based puzzle
  3. Linear arrangement
  4. Tabulation
  5. Box based puzzles
  • Syllogism

From previous years’ experience, a total of 5 questions have been asked per paper.

  • Inequality –
    5 questions from inequality in the IBPS PO prelims are expected. For practicing a variety of questions in this domain, you can refer to our Pendrive course for SSC & Bank exams.
  • Blood Relations, Direction, and Ranking based questions –
    About 4-10 questions are expected to be asked in the IBPS PO prelims 2017 exam.

English Comprehension

30 questions which carry a total of 30 marks are expected from this section. Following topics are important as observed:

  • Reading Comprehension –
    One can expect 10 questions in the IBPS PO prelims.
  • Cloze Test –
    About 5 Questions can be asked with respect to this.
  • Spotting Errors –
    You may come across 5-10 questions with respect to this domain.
  • Para Jumbles –
    You can expect 5 questions from here.

Quantitative Aptitude

35 questions will be asked in this section and the total weightage in IBPS PO prelims would be 35 marks out of the total 100. Practice following topics of the syllabus –

  • Number Series –
    5 questions will be asked from here in the prelims.
  • Quadratic Equations –
    You can expect 5 questions from this area. Formulae and the factorization method are important.
  • Simplification/ Approximation –
    You can expect 5 questions in the prelims. BODMAS will be a strategic approach to attempt such questions.
  • Data Interpretation –
    You can expect at least 2 sets, i.e. 10 questions from this part. Tabular DI, line, bar and pie charts are the most important. Caselet, Missing and Mixed DI have been less popular in the previous years.
  • Miscellaneous –
    This would comprise of questions from Simple and Compound Interest, Age based problems, Profit, Loss and Discount, Mixture and allegation, Partnerships, Time, work and wages, boats and streams, probability etc. A total of 10 questions can be expected.

Good luck, and begin your preparation in full swing!