SSC CGL Assistant Section Officer syllabus

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the notification for the recruitment of the Assistant Section Officer (ASO) posts under the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination. The exam is going to be conducted in four stages, namely Tier 1, Tier 2, Tier 3, and Tier 4.

The Tier 1 exam will be of objective type questions while the Tier 2 exam will be of descriptive and objective type questions. The Tier 3 exam will be a descriptive test and the Tier 4 will be a skill test.

The syllabus of the SSC CGL ASO exam is vast and covers a wide range of topics. Here is a breakdown of the syllabus for each tier along with tips to prepare for the exam.

Tier 1: The tier 1 exam will have 100 questions in total, with 25 each from General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension. The total time duration of the exam will be 60 minutes.

Tips to prepare for Tier 1 exam: Focus on the basics and practice a lot of mock tests. Start with the easy topics and gradually move towards the tougher topics. Keep in mind the negative marking and attempt only those questions where you are confident.

Tier 2: The tier 2 exam will have four papers in total, with two compulsory papers (Quantitative Aptitude and English Language & Comprehension) and two optional papers (Statistics and General Studies (Finance and Economics)). The total time duration of the exam will be four hours.

Tips to prepare for Tier 2 exam: Understand the concepts and formulas thoroughly. Practice a lot of numerical questions to speed up your calculation skills. For English language, work on your grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension skills. For the optional papers, focus on the basics of the respective subject and practice past year papers.

Tier 3: The tier 3 exam will have one paper of descriptive type, consisting of essay writing, letter writing, and précis writing. The total time duration of the exam will be one hour.

Tips to prepare for Tier 3 exam: Work on your writing skills and practice a lot of essays, letters, and précis writing. Focus on the structure, grammar, and coherence of the write-ups.

Tier 4: The tier 4 exam will consist of a skill test, which could be a computer proficiency test or a data entry speed test.

Tips to prepare for Tier 4 exam: Practice typing on a computer keyboard with speed and accuracy. Work on your basic computer skills like MS office and internet browsing.

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