HOW TO PREPARE GK FOR SSC EXAMS
HOW TO PREPARE GK FOR THE STAFF SELECTION EXAMS (SSC EXAMS)
Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE)
In the Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGLE) we have 700 marks, out of which GK comprises only 50 marks, but you need to spare your time for this section of Tier-I as the cut-offs these days goes very high and thus you can’t afford to ignore GK only because of its less weight in the grand total of marks. GK is so vast that one needs to spare much part of his timetable to score in the range of 25-30 or even more than that.
Therefore you’ll need to read GK for around 3 good hours a day, one hour for GK books, one for a good monthly magazine and one for a good daily newspaper. PRATIYOGITA DARPAN is really a very beautiful magazine and THE HINDU/The TIMES OF INDIA the newspaper.
Now the books —- I think you should read Lucent’s GK book thoroughly. I think you don’t need to read NCERT books as far the CGLE is concerned. Read only descriptive GK book of LUCENT, it’ll do beautifully. If this is done with utmost sincerity it will also help in building one’s vocabulary part of the Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGLE) English i.e. antonyms/synonyms/idioms & phrases/one word substitution etc stronger if his or her medium of studies is English, means you are preparing your English also from this 3 hours of time.
If you do this with dedication it can easily give you 30 marks or so, and certainly it’s a good get as far as the Combined Graduate Level Exam (CGLE) is concerned, even 20-25 is good enough if other subjects are concentrated on well.
In addition to this you should also do GK questions of the previous exams and model/practice papers as it’ll give really good practice of GK and familiarize you with the type/level/pattern of the questions asked in the exam itself side by side.
Combined Higher Secondary Level (10+2) Examination (CHSL)
Unlike the CGLE where GK is just 50/700, in CHSL it’s at par with other sections of the paper. It’s 50 for each subject. So it’s importance here increases manifold. Also the final cut-offs, as you see, are increasing heavily year by year. The importance of GK in the CHSL, thus, increases more as this will certainly make you good in getting your selection right.
Again, the books and study material of GK is the same as mentioned above for the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam except that you need to concentrate on GK here more because of its weight in the examination.
OTHER EXAMS OF the Staff Selection Commission (SSC)
[SI Delhi Police and CPO Exam, etc.]
Now you have well understood the phenomenon associated with the GK of SSC exams, so you can decide it on your own how to do.