The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is all set to conduct the General Duty (GD) examination for the recruitment of Constables in various forces like CISF, CRPF, BSF, ITBP, etc. The exam is conducted annually and is one of the most sought-after exams for candidates aspiring to join the armed forces.
SSC GD exam is conducted in three stages- Computer Based Test (CBT), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), and Medical Examination. The exam tests the knowledge and aptitude of candidates in four subjects- General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Knowledge and General Awareness, Elementary Mathematics, and English/Hindi Comprehension.
Recently, SSC has introduced a few changes in the exam pattern to make it more comprehensive and challenging for candidates. This article aims to provide an overview of the new exam pattern and tips to ace the SSC GD exam.
New Exam Pattern:
The new SSC GD exam pattern has been revised as follows:
1. Introduction of the Descriptive Paper: The SSC GD exam will now have a descriptive paper of 50 marks. Candidates will be provided with a pen and paper to write their answer. The paper will test their writing skills in English or any other regional language.
2. Change in the Number of Questions: The number of questions in the CBT has been reduced from 100 to 75. The duration of the CBT remains the same- 90 minutes.
3. Increase in the Weightage of Elementary Mathematics: The weightage of the Elementary Mathematics section has been increased from 10 marks to 25 marks. This section will now carry the highest weightage among all four sections.
4. Change in the Number of Questions in Each Section: The number of questions in each section has been changed as follows:
– General Intelligence and Reasoning: 25 questions
– General Knowledge and General Awareness: 25 questions
– Elementary Mathematics: 25 questions
– English/Hindi Comprehension: 25 questions
Tips to Ace the SSC GD Exam:
1. Study the Syllabus Thoroughly: It is crucial to study the syllabus thoroughly before starting preparation. Make a list of all the topics covered in each section and prioritize the ones that carry higher weightage.
2. Practice Time Management: Time management plays a crucial role in cracking any exam. Candidates must divide their time equally among all four sections and complete each section within the given time frame.
3. Focus on Elementary Mathematics: As the weightage of the Elementary Mathematics section has been increased, candidates should focus on this section more than others. Practice the basics of mathematics, including arithmetic, algebra, and geometry.
4. Enhance Writing Skills: With the introduction of the descriptive paper, candidates must enhance their writing skills. Read newspapers, write essays, and practice letter writing to improve your writing skills.
5. Take Mock Tests: Mock tests are an excellent way to evaluate your performance and identify your weak areas. Take mock tests regularly to assess your preparation and improve your performance.