How to read Lucent GK specifically for SSC-CGL

The SSC-CGL (Staff Selection Commission- Combined Graduate Level) exam is crucial for students across India to land reliable governmental jobs. The major governmental departments hire through SSC-CGL exams. Ministries and other Subordinates Offices also hire successful candidates from the SSC-CGL exams.

How to read Lucent GK specifically for SSC-CGL

The SSC-CGL examinations are conducted for providing Grop B and Group C posts in the Indian government. The exam has four stages. Candidates who clear these four stages will be eligible for such jobs. Also, there are other eligibility criteria that the candidates have to fulfill.

Eligibility for SSC-CGL Examinations

The eligibility criteria for the candidates who wish to appear for the SSC-CGL exams are:

  • The candidate should be an Indian or belong to Nepal or Bhutan. 
  • The age limit for the candidates to give the SSC-CGL exam is 18 and 32 years old. 
  • The requisite qualification for the SSC-CGL examination is Bachelor’s degree in any subject. 
  • The candidate should receive their degree from any recognized University/Institution. 
  • The candidates must study Maths/Economics/Statistics as a compulsory or major subject. 
  • The candidates applying for the SSC-CGL examination should be physically sound.

Two Tiers of SSC-CGL Examinations

The two tiers of SSC-CGL exams are:

Tier 1

In the first tier of SSC-CGL exams, the examination is computer-based. The candidates must be familiar with computer workings to attempt the exams. The format of the questions is MCQ. The candidates have to choose the right answers from the option box. English comprehension is only in English. Other questions are available in English and Hindi. Any wrong answer will lead to a negative marking of 0.25.

Topics Included

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning 
  • General Awareness 
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

Tier 2

The second-level SSC-CGL examination is also computer-based. The exam paper for this tier is also objective type with some exceptions. There are a total of three sub-papers to attempt in the second tier. Paper I is compulsory for all candidates. Paper II is mandatory for candidates who want to be Junior Statistical Officers. Paper III is a compulsion for candidates seeking Assistant Audit Officer or Assistant Accounts Officer. There are multiple choice questions except for Module II in Paper I.

Topics Included 

Paper I

  • Section 1: Mathematical Abilities, Reasoning, and General Intelligence 
  • Section 2: English Language, Comprehension, and General Awareness  
  • Section 3: Computer Knowledge Module and Data Entry Speed Test Module 

Paper II: Statistics

Paper III: General Studies (Finance and Economics)

Points for Consideration

  • Papers I, II, and III in Tier 2 will be conducted in a separate shift. 
  • Paper I has two sessions, Session I and II, conducted on the same day. 
  • Section 1, Section 2, and Section 3(Computer Knowledge Module) is conducted in Session I. 
  • Session II will only conduct Section 3 (Data Entry Speed Test Module).

How to Read Lucent GK for SSC-CGL Exams?

There are various references to prepare for the highly competitive exam, SSC-CGL. To prepare well for the SSC-CGL exams, Lucent GK must be on the preparation list. The book has a complete list of the SSC-CGL syllabus. The information in the book is elaborated in a very simple manner. The book has chapters related to current affairs, geography, history and science divided into various chapters.

Completing Lucent GK might seem lengthy without proper strategizing. Below are the steps to complete reading Lucent GK for SSC-CGL examinations:

  • Divide the Chapters

Lucent GK's book has chapters based on current affairs, Geography, History, and science topics. Divide the number of chapters into a manageable number to be covered daily. This will also assist you in not losing interest or overwhelming yourself. You can also interchange between the chapters of two subjects. So, you can read 1 chapter from Science, then 1 chapter from Current Affairs.

  • Highlight the Important Points 

One of the best ways to remember topics is by highlighting the important points. With every chapter you read, highlight the important points. This will provide a gist of the chapter. It will help you know what to revise and be time efficient during the revision. You must diligently read each line in the chapter and highlight the important ones. Chapter highlights include facts, dates, evidence, and events.

  • Revise a Chapter Daily

Once you begin studying the chapters, make a habit of revision. You do not have to revise huge data altogether. Revise one chapter per day and start with the new ones. If the chapter is hard, revise one part and continue with the next later. The revision will help you to keep track of what you are studying. It will also aid you in connecting the dots with the next chapter.

  • Start As Per Your Convenience 

There are various topics covered in the Lucent GK book. You can start from tough chapters to easy chapters or vice versa. You can devote more time to the hard chapters to understand better. Once you finish the hard chapters, you can start with the easy ones.

These are the steps to read the Lucent GK book completely. If you feel you would study better with the help of a coaching centre, enrol in revision classes as soon as possible.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q1. What is the SSC-CGL exam?

Ans. SSC-CGL exams are competitive, governmental-level exams that provide government jobs to graduates. These exams are conducted in two tiers, with various subjects testing candidates’ abilities. 

Q2. What are the two stages of SSC-CGL exams?

Ans. The two stages of the SSC-CGL exams are: 

Stage 1: Computer-Based Test on General Aptitude 

Stage 2: Computer-Based Test and Aptitude Test 

Q3. How to complete the Lucent GK Book?

Ans. The steps to complete the Lucent GK Book are as follows:

  • Divide the Chapters
  • Highlight the Important Points 
  • Revise 1 Chapter Per Day
  • Start As Per Your Convenience
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