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How To Start SSC Exam Preparation?

Deepansh Sharma
Deepansh SharmaUpdated On: January 25, 2023 12:30 pm IST
"Figuring out How To Start SSC Exam Preparation?" We have presented a curated strategy that the candidates can follow while starting their preparations for the SSC Exams. Check it out in the article given below:
How To Start SSC Exam Preparation?

How To Start SSC Exam Preparation - The most preferred exams to get a government job in India are conducted by the Staff Selection Commission. SSC recruits candidates who have cleared matric level through MTS exam, 10+2 level via CHSL and graduate level through CGL exam. The staff selection commission has released the yearly calendar for the SSC exams which will be conducted in 2023-24. The most striking aspect as of now is the fact that SSC has skyrocketed its selection process by conducting the exam and declaring the result on time. Moreover, the cadre and joining letter to the candidates who cleared the SSC CGL 2021 exam has been allocated. Candidates might be looking forward to grabbing this opportunity to secure a job under central government. This article is for the candidates who are starting their preparation journey for the competitive exams conducted by SSC. This article will help you out by indicating the do's and don'ts that should be kept in mind while figuring out the strategies at the begininng of the preparations. Check out more in this article.

Popular SSC Exams

The table given below represents the most renowned exams conducted by SSC along with their schedule in 2023 for each stage.

List of Exams 

Exam Schedule


Tier 1 Exam: June - July 2023


Tier 1 Exam: March 2023


Tier 1 Exam: October 2023

SSC Stenographer

Tier 1 Exam: October - November 2023


Tier 1 Exam: October 2023


Tier 1 Exam: January - February 2023


Tier 1 Exam: April 2023

How To Start SSC Exam Preparation?

Here, we are displaying the preparation strategies for someone who has stepped into government exam preparation very recently and trying to figure out how to start SSC exam preparation. The tips given below will certainly help the candidates to improve their chances of selection.

  1. Know the Complete Syllabus: Having the proper knowledge and understanding of what will be asked in the exam and what not is the first thing one should care about. SSC releases the syllabus for the exam in a pdf format along with the notification. Moreover, candidates can find the syllabus on the internet on ‘n’ number of websites. Therefore, it is suggested that candidates should first note the complete syllabus before starting their preparation as this will help them to stay away from irrelevant subjects and make them aware about the necessary concepts that they need to cover to crack the exam.
  2. Go through the Previous Year Papers: While you are about to start your preparations, it is advised to go through the previous year papers. Since the exam is held in CBT, there might be memory based questions on some websites on google. But you can go through them. Checking the previous year papers will help youtube understand the ideology of SSC as to what all questions it puts forward in the exam. This will be of certain help.
  3.  Give a Mock Test first: Before beginning the preparations, how about checking your own level. Knowing exactly where you stand will give you a clear understanding of how much you need to work to ultimately achieve success in the exam. There are a whole lot of free mock tests available online. Try to pick and give one mock test. Check the score. See which section you found easy to attempt and which was a tough nut to crack. Analyze the mistakes you have made. All this process in the beginning will eventually help you in the long run.
  4. A feasible Study Plan: Competitive exams are a marathon. One cannot think of cracking the exam by studying hard for just a month or two. It is said you need to have patience while preparing for the government exams. Therefore, it is suggested that the candidates should prepare a robust time table, which is feasible at the same time. Stay focused and disciplined. You will see a lot of toppers dictating that it was their consistency which helped them to achieve the feat. So, staying persistent is the key to success. 
  5. Have a Definite Study Source: It is believed that having too much on the plate puts one in confusion. The problem of plenty is no exception when it comes to the study sources for SSC Exam preparation. Since there are a lot of options available in the market regarding books, coaching, test series, etc. candidates often end up with multiple possession of these resources. It is advised that candidates should try to filter out the sources and find the best suit for them. Keeping your sources limited and revising them multiple times is what is the reality to succeed. 
  6. Have a general idea about the cutoff: Cutoff signifies the minimum marks required to clear the exam. Once you are about to get on the ride, it is better to know how far you need to go. Since the competition in today’s time is at next level, there has been an increase noticed in the cutoffs for each exam. Nevertheless, it is important to know what score you need to get in order to clear the exam. This will help you to organise your preparations and will act as a tiny fear factor which will ultimately instigate you to study.
  7. Read the Newspaper Regularly: The SSC exams have GS as well as English sections. Reading the newspaper will help you to get a grip over both. Reading newspapers will help you to answer questions related to current affairs and at the same time it will improve your understanding ability and grammar. 
  8. Refer to Youtube for Guidance: In this tech savvy era, smart people are using youtube as their source of learning. Free and accessible matter on youtube is proving to be a savior for many. There are a lot of channels which specifically help the candidates in their journey of SSC exam preparation. By taking online classes on youtube, you will get to know your competition as well as most of the candidates, today, are preferring to study from youtube itself. 


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