You must have guessed what we’re going to discuss in this blog from having a look at the headline. Today, we’re going to show you some tips on how prepare General Intelligence and Reasoning Section of the SSC CGL Exam. But, before we get into the specifics of this section, we must understand the SSC CGL exam, so let’s start with the exam pattern for SSC CGL 2020-2021.
SSC CGL 2020-21 exam pattern –
The Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level Examination, or SSC, is a graduate-level exam held to hire personnel for different positions in the Government of India’s offices, services, and organizations.
There are four levels to this exam: Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, and Tier IV. Tier I and II exams are taken online, while Tier III exams are held offline and Tier IV exams are computer ability assessments.
Let’s take a closer look at the exam tiers –
Tier – I
General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, and English Comprehension are the four sections examined in this tier. This tier consists of 100 questions worth a total of 200 points, with a total time limit of 60 minutes.
In the first tier, 25 questions are drawn from each of the above-mentioned sections, and each question is worth two points, for a total of 25 questions worth 50 points for each segment of Tier – I. For each incorrect response, 0.50 marks will be deducted. There is no sectional cutoff. When an applicant leaves a question blank or does not attempt it, no points will be deducted.
As in the case of Tire-I, in this Tier also the questions are based on 4 sections. They are,
• Quantitative Ability section – Paper-I
• English Language & Comprehension section- Paper-II
• Statistics section – Paper-III
• General Studies (Finance & Economics) section – Paper-IV
100 questions are asked in Paper –I, III, and IV, and 200 questions are asked in Paper-IV, and each paper is of 200 marks. Along with this, 2 hours are allocated to solve each paper, and there is a negative marking for each incorrect answer of Paper – III. For English Language & Comprehension, it is 0.25 marks. And for other questions, there is a negative marking for 0.50 marks on each wrong answer.
This Tier is an offline exam of English/ Hindi descriptive test, and is for 100 marks. One hour is given to write this exam.
Tier – IV
The Tier-IV Exam is a computer-based assessment. It has two parts: the DEST test and the CPT test.
Applicants for the DEST exam must type 2000 words in English on a keyboard in 15 minutes. This exam is used to evaluate a student’s writing abilities.
The CPT is a test that assesses a student’s knowledge of Vocabulary Storage, Slide Generation, and Databases.
So that is it all about the SSC CGL 2020-21 exams, and we have seen that General Intelligence and Reasoning is a part of the SSC CGL exam’s Tire-I. And now we’ll turn to this particular section and how to prepare for this section.
How to Prepare General Intelligence and Reasoning for SSC CGL Exam.
Before we look at the scoring tips for the General Intelligence and Reasoning Section, it’s important to understand what types of questions are included in this section and how important they are. This portion examines the applicants’ power to understand and problem-solving abilities. The questions raised in this section are mostly the memory promos and often could be very difficult to resolve. This section consists of two subsections: Verbal Reasoning and Non-Verbal Reasoning.
Statement Conclusion, Sequence, Direction, Coding, Arrangement, Analogy and Classification/Odd Pair, Decoding, Syllogism, and Ranks are among the categories covered in the Verbal Reasoning portion, which accounts for 66 percent of the General Intelligence and Reasoning Section.
Paper Folding, Figure Formation, Rule Detection, Images, Dice, Triangle, Pattern Completion, Mirror Images, and Figure Matrix are some of the concepts covered in the Non-Verbal Reasoning area, which covers 34 percent of the General Intelligence and Reasoning Section.
Let us get a better understanding of these topics –
- Numerical Operations: Whether anyone is familiar mostly with method, formulas, and rules of mathematics then numerical operations will be simple.
- Coding-Decoding: Coding-Decoding includes several tough problems that require a lot of time to answer.
- Matrix and puzzles: This segment will put certain unique and imaginative problem-solving skills to the exam. It can be time-consuming also.
- Analyze Judgment: It necessitates logical thought and a significant amount of time to complete. Blood relation, Direction, Height, and Sequence are among the problems.
- Syllogism: To prevent misunderstanding, create Venn Diagrams. Since queries can be difficult, it’s important to review them carefully to avoid making errors. The right response must be taken depending on the claims and assumptions.
- Verbal Analogies: This segment would be easier to complete if one has a stronger terminology. Throughout the correct way, look to seek the connection among the 2 verbs.
- Blood Relations: Designing a genealogy depending on the provided details will assist you in answering the query.
- Seating Arrangement: There are circular and linear concepts throughout this section. For answering these problems hold to the north or south directions.
- Static GK: It denotes a broad understanding of static reality or details that will not vary in the future. People, locations, objects, significant dates, currency, movements, and other topics are covered in static GK. Static GK, like history, does not shift over time.
- Classification: This subject is likely to generate at minimum 1 query. The classification questions may be focused on statistics, alphabets, general knowledge, and so on.
- Analogy: There is a possibility that at least 3 problems from such a segment would be answered, all of which would be multiple-choice.
- Data Sufficiency: The problems may be about family ties, encoding and decoding, circular arrangements, ordering and rating, directions and distances, and ages and birth dates. Throughout this issue, just preparation can help you.
How to Prepare General Intelligence and Reasoning Section
Be logically strong –
This portion of the SSC CLG exam, General Intelligence, and Reasoning are included in this exam since it is used to evaluate the applicants’ problem-solving and thinking abilities. It is very important to have good and strong logic, so try to build a good logical skill, which will play an important role in having a good score in the general intelligence and reasoning sections.
Keep your concepts clear
Since there are only two key concepts in this segment of General Intelligence and Reasoning, all of the questions in the SSC CGL exam are based on these two concepts. These two principles are verbal reasoning and nonverbal reasoning, both of which have various subtopics that raise questions.
And thus the subtopics under them work on the fundamentals of certain concepts such as direction, sequence, codes, arrangements, static GK, patterns, reflection–refraction, and dice prediction, among others. As a result, it is critical to understand all of these concepts thoroughly, and working on them will guarantee a high score in SSC CGL 2020-21.
Time and study should be managed
Like other topics, you should create a training schedule and a study plan for this one. You should also set aside one or two hours per day to study this subject. In the SSC CGL exam, this subject proves to be a high-scoring subject. Extra time can be spent on parts where one excels. It will require making the most of the exam’s timeframe. Bear in mind that there is no sectional time constraints or cut-offs. So all we have to do now is try to improve the score in each way possible.
Practice, Practice, and Practice more –
There is only one golden motto for preparing for the General Intelligence and Reasoning section: practise. The only thing left to do after thoroughly understanding this section is to practise a large number of questions relevant to it.
Practice with questions from previous years’ question papers of SSC CGL exam General Intelligence and Reasoning section. Along with practicing previous years’ papers, take a lot of mock tests for this subject; this will help you better understand the exam pattern and do better in the exam
During practice time, maintain the entire attention on a specific topic at a point; reasoning allows you to think in a particular manner, so pursuing a variety of concepts in single shot might not be beneficial. To boost efficiency and quality, end up making it a routine to practise previous years’ papers and mock tests daily.
Continue to improvise as much as you can from the previous year’s papers. However, bear in mind that the exam pattern varies periodically, though marginally. Applicants should review the chapter-by-chapter overview and concentrate on the most critical concepts initially. To begin with, concentrate on the weak points and devote extra effort to strengthening those.
During the examination, an applicant must always recognize the alphabet sequence, that is, which alphabet falls afterward or even before the specific alphabet, as well as their numerical position from 1 to 26.
Applicants must stop falling into the trap of reading inaccurate queries and thereby giving wrong answers. Understand the instructions carefully to make sure that you understand what is asked.
This material is about the SSC CGL exam and the General Intelligence and Reasoning Section, and following both of these tips will help you score higher in the General Intelligence and Reasoning Section, and you will feel completely prepared for the SSC CGL exam.
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