How to Prepare General Knowledge for SSC GD Constable Exam?

How to prepare General Knowledge for SSC GD Constable Exam?

SSC GD Constable Recruitment 2018 has been released for 54953 vacancies. As the number of vacancies is huge, it is a great opportunity for those who want to join the Indian Paramilitary Forces. In this post, we will discuss how to prepare the General Awareness section for the upcoming SSC GD Constable Exam.

First, let us have a brief idea about this exam!

The SSC GD Constable examination is conducted for filling the post of Constables in Border Security Force (BSF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF),  Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), National Investigation Agency (NIA), Secretariat Security Force (SSF) and Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles.

Here is the pattern of the SSC GD Constable Exam 2018:

Section Subject Questions Marks Exam Duration
A General Intelligence & Reasoning 25 25 90 Minutes
B General Knowledge and Awareness 25 25
C Elementary Mathematics 25 25
D English/ Hindi 25 25

The preparation for SSC GD Constable Exam is not as difficult as other exams conducted by SSC. You need to proceed strategically to clear this exam.

Let us now discuss the preparation strategy for General Knowledge Section of the SSC GD Constable Exam 2018.
1. Understand the syllabus:
Read the syllabus minutely and make a list of the chapters of which you are familiar with. This list will help you to know the chapters you are strong and weak at.

  1. Analyze Previous Year Papers:
    Analysis of SSC GD Constable Previous Year Papers will help you to know the difficulty level of General Knowledge section of the SSC GD constable exam. You will also get the basic idea of the pattern of questions which may be asked in the exam.
  2. Prioritize Chapters:
    Analysis of previous year papers and syllabus will help you to know the number of questions asked from the various chapters. Accordingly, you can prioritize chapters.

Note: The number of questions from the same chapter may vary compared to previous year papers.

  1. Make short notes:
    While preparing for the General Knowledge section, you must make short notes. It will help you in revising the syllabus quickly at the time of your exam.
  2. Give proper time:
    Many candidates are good at other sections and do not give proper time to GK section. If you also think the same way, then you are wrong. In GK Section, you can score more marks in less time during the exam.
  3. Current Affairs:
    Read the current affairs of the last 7-8 months and make notes topic wise. Suppose you read current affairs which may be related to sports, appointments, books and authors, schemes, obituaries, important events etc., then note down these news topics wise and keep revising them on a regular basis.
  4. Books for Static GK:
    Follow any one book or website. Do not follow many books, you may get confused and will not have proper content for study.
  5. Mock Test:
    The mock test is the most important tool for clearing any exam. You must take as many mock tests as you can. Many candidates attempt the mock tests of the exam after the completion of the entire syllabus. We suggest you attempt the mock test while preparing because it will help you to know your preparation. You must do post analysis of the mock test. This will be helpful in identifying the areas you still lack at and you can think of the proper strategy to bridge such gaps.

The tips mentioned above, if followed properly, will definitely help students prepare the General Knowledge section of the SSC GD Constable exam in an efficient manner and in turn, score good marks in this section.

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