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SSC CGL Exam Preparation Strategy and Guidelines

Updated on January 24, 2014

Combined Graduate Level Exam has been conducted yearly for the past couple of years. Prior to 2010 it used to be irregular and not many vacancies used to be there. These days it has become the largest exam of the country perhaps only challenged by Bank PO Exams. It offers you a large number of options in the same way as UPSC Civil Services Exam. However, it is not as vast as IAS Exam. For those who see IAS as a distant dream or want a decently paying job this is a very important exam. I have been giving advise to fellow aspirants since 2010 through my Wordpress and Blogspot blogs. Now that I have struck a cord with HubPages, I wanted to organize all that I have learnt or written about the exam to this thread.


This guide was written for 2012 CGL Exam. But may be very relevant for next few versions.

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What is SSC CGLE?

For those who are first time aspirants, it will be required to give a brief introduction about what is this exam all about. SSC CGLE stands for Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Exam.

Staff Selection Commission: SSC (like UPSC) is an organization entrusted with recruiting people for government jobs at subordinate (Non-Gazzetted) levels. UPSC recruits all the Gazzetted Employees whereas SSC recruits all the non-Gazzetted ones. Difference between Gazzetted and non-Gazzetted is somewhat complex. It is sufficient to understand that Gazzetted employees are Officers and are at higher level in the hierarrchy from non-Gazzetted employees.

Combined Graduate Level Exam - A few years ago SSC had separate exams for recruiting Inspectors, Auditors, Sub Inspectors, Assistants, etc. CGL Exam used to be there but it was used for only a few posts but overhead was huge because Mains exam used to be subjective type. It used to take 2 years for the exam to be completed. Hence, new exam used to be conducted every 2 years. Gradually, more and more post were brought into CGLE and from 2010 onwards mains was changed from subjective to objective type. This brought speed in evaluations and results. More and more people have started discussing about it now because it is made yearly, has a large number of attractive post, is entirely objective type and the results take only a year.

You can check the number of posts on the side link.

CGLE Eligibility and Schedule (2012)

To be eligible for taking CGLE you must be:

  1. Domicile: An Indian Citizen
  2. Education: A Graduate. (Note: Those who have not completed their graduation at the time of filling the form are not eligible).
  3. Age: Between 18 years and 27 years (As on the date of notice).

Important Dates related to the exam are:

  1. 24/03/2012 - Date of Notification.
  2. 20/04/2012 - Last Date of Submission of Applications.
  3. 01&08/07/2012 - Dates of Prelim Exam. To accommodate all the candidates the exam will be conducted in 2 phases.
  4. 15&16/09/2012 - Date of Mains Exam.

You can check these dates for any changes on SSC website @ www.ssc.nic.in

Dates for calling candidates for Interview and Computer Proficiency Teas will be decided at a later stage.

Between the notification date and the Prelim Exam you will be effectively have 3 months to prepare. This time is sufficient for many to make a good attempt at this exam because it doesn't require mastery over vast syllabus. But don't forget that this is a competitive exam and is will be easy for all. That is why it is better to have an edge over the others to excel in the exam.

Preparation for CGLE

I would like to tell you a strategy which I used effectively in SSC 2010. When I attempted the exam back in 2010, I was working in an IT company having a comfortable life. I filled the form based on the information provided by a friend who had recently been posted as Excise Inspector through SSC 2006. Yes, it was very difficult to believe that a SSC 2006 candidate got his posting at the tail end of 2009. Anyway, I filled the form because I liked the Inspector profile and planned to make a serious attempt with 2 months preparation. My success depended on following 5 things:

  1. Choice of sources
  2. Full length Practices
  3. Personalized Strategy, and
  4. Constant Motivation.

I understand the individuality. One strategy which works for me may not work for my friend. That is why I will try to generalize my strategy so that you can use it one way or the other. This strategy can help some of you, if not all, to clear the CGLE with normal efforts and no coaching.

1. Choice of Sources

You don't have to fill cupboards with books just to have a feel that you are going to compete. Restrict the number of books you use to less than 4. You may also have some more books but treat them as mere reference books. You don't have to finish all the books from start to finish. Find out how they can help you the best by reading them or asking for reviews on the internet. I will recommend some of the books I fee are useful

  1. Quantitative Ability by Arun Sharma: Remember that this is a CAT book. I recommend you to read the theories of topics relevant to CGLE. This will be helpful for concept builder and reference. Solve only limited problems from this book.

OR

  1. Quantilative Ability by R S Agarwal: This is also a good book and can be used as an alternative to the above book. It also has exhaustive and useless number of problems. Please don't get lost into it.
  2. Verbal Ability: I can't help you much on English. It is one of my weak point. Though, I made up for English by reading Newspapers and Magazines in Office, it was still not enough to correct my Grammar. You can Try Wren & Martin for this. There is no better book on Verbal Ability.
  3. Non-Verbal Reasoning by R S Agarwal: A separate book is not required for this but it is your choice. You can purchase this book if you are weak in Reasoning.
  4. Sample Papers Book: This book is your most important resource for the exam. It gives you an understanding of the previous year papers and to test your strengths and weaknesses. You can buy either by Kiran Prakashan or by Upkar Prakashan. Use it everyday.
  5. Others: Apart from this have a yearbook, a monthly magazine and if possible read newspaper daily. If you are finding it difficult to kill time you can try reading NCERTs as well. :)

2. Full Length Practices

A good practice is as much necessary for a champion as a good diet is. Test your understanding with timed tests. Start with topicwise tests and build your stamina. Then you can go for a full length test once in a fortnight. It is very important to keep note of time while practicing the test. Evaluate yourself with negative marking and classify your mistakes as silly and genuine.

Take lessons from these tests that you will eradicate chances for silly mistakes and try to skip the topics in which you are genuinely weak. It may be difficult to attempt more than 80% of the questions in the given time but try to make sure you read all the questions and attempt only the ones which you find easier and solvable. Timely practices give you confidence about your preparation as well as provide food for thought.

3. Personalized Strategy

It is common knowledge that every body has his strengths and weaknesses. For competitive exams it is very important to understand your plus and minus points. While working on strengths gives us confidence, improving our weak points may become a big pain. It is not useful to worry about the cut-offs before the exams. It is fine to have the previous years' data but predicting the current years' cut-off will only lead to the wastage of time. Let us now come to the exact strategy.

 
Prelim Marks
Prelim Weightage
Mains Marks
Mains Weightage
Total Weightage
Arithmetic
50
25%
200
50%
41.7%
Verbal
50
25%
200
50%
41.7%
Reasoning
50
25%
0
0%
8.33%
General Awareness
50
25%
0
0%
8.33%
Source

Understand that you need to crack both the Prelim and Mains in this attempt to get a job. If you see the exam pattern, you will know that the weightage is tilted towards Verbal Ability and Arithmetic. Remember:

  1. There will be little time to prepare for Mains separately. You will waste time expecting for the Prelim result to be out before opening books for Mains.
  2. Mains carries 400 marks while Prelim carries only 200 marks. Mains has only Arithmetic and Verbal Ability.

Keeping these 2 things in mind you will be able to make the most of your time. When your Prelim preparation is in line with your mains preparation you will gain three times more. The above chart outline these facts. Total weightage of Reasoning and General Awareness combined is less that 20%. This does not mean that you can ignore your weak subjects and risk clearing the cut-offs. I just want you to take home the following points.

  1. Keep in mind that Verbal Ability and Arithmetic will be useful for Mains as well. They are majority subjects, therefore, devote more time on them.
  2. General Awareness requires a lot of time and may give you sleepless nights because it is very difficult to understand how much is enough. Sit down and tell yourself that getting above 30-35 in GA will not be a realistic goal howsoever you study. Getting 15-20 marks is sufficient in it if you can utilize your precious time in other more measurable subjects.
  3. Don't ignore your weaknesses even if they are minority subjects, they may let you down. Give at least 25% of your time to your weakest subject if it is a minority subject and 50% if it is majority subject.

4. Constant Motivation

This is more of psychology than guidance. If you want to get the CGLE jobs you will remain motivated to work for it. There may be sometimes when we tend to lose sight of out goals. In those times I used to remember the prestige, security, benefits, peace, etc. associated with the government job to keep myself motivated. You can find the gross salaries of CGLE jobs below.

SSC CGLE Salaries (JAN 2012 - JUNE 2012)

Update: 25, Jan 2014

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      Nandanik Samadder 5 years ago

      This is an amazing analysis , best I have ever seen , It appears that u were an IT professinal . Thanks

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Nandanik,

      Yes, I was. You got eye of an observer. Thank you for appreciating my effort, it gives me satisfaction.

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      reeturajsingh 5 years ago

      thanxx bro for this helpful effort...income tax inspector is better or central excise??which of these two has enough chances to earn money in other way,hope u''l understand what i'm saying...is it easy to crack for IT inspector in first attempt within 2 months preperation???

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Reeturaj,

      It is very much possible to get ITI in first attempt with just 2 months practice. I am such a case. I prepared for 2 months before test and then studies well before Mains and Got ITI. Though I got a low rank (361/854) and hence didn't get the desired location. I wish you well and hope you are among the toppers.

      About the money thing, I have heard that Excise is better. They get good chance as Custom inspector to open their mouth. This is not based on my experience but by hearing 2nd hand experiences. But, excise Inspector is very tough job as compared to ITI. They also have to wear uniform which is good/bad depending on how you take it.

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      reeturajsingh 5 years ago

      thank u very much for replying bro..well final results k kitne dino baad joining hoti hai dear friend..actuly i'm completing my btech final yr,i'm going to appear in this exam my first choice is ITI and then CEI.i'm not overconfident but i think if i study for 2 months that wud be enogh to crack ssc.well how much seats are there for ITI.aur humari engineering se to better hai na ITI brodaa???

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      It takes between 6 months to 1 year on average to get joining after the result. It depends on the zone. I got joining in Nagpur after 1 year. This year I think there are around 250 posts for ITI (unofficial source). If you enjoy the kind of work, ITI is better than Engineering. Remember that you will have to be very patient because you will not be a decider in Govt job.

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      rishworld 5 years ago from Dreammie Kreatiw World..

      Oh my Godd!! Your work is amazing..

      I don't know I should thank you or God that I have reached here today.. Well..you have a lot of knowledge and the way you write is very easily graspable..

      Here, I have got a vast information about this exam and really liked your strategy.

      I wish to be in touch with your hubs and you to get constant knowledge and support.. Thank you soo much for writing this..

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Thank you Rishworld for generous appreciation. My writings will get a boost by your responses. I wish you great luck.

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      reeturajsingh 5 years ago

      thank u very much...this yr seats are very less..it means there will be tough competition..

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Yes, reeturaj.. Lets see how it turns out.

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      reetu raj singh 5 years ago

      sir plz advise me whether a practice book like upkar prakashan is alone enough for cgl preliminary to get around 130 marks or other books like RS agarwal for eng and maths too required for individual subjects coz i have my semester exams in may..so i have hardly 1 month and 10 days for prep after my sem exams...do advice me coz i want to go thoroughly for subjects book in mains only due to lack of timebefore pre exams...plz help me brother....

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Since you have limited time, go by the generic book like Upkar or Kiran. Remember to check the old question papers and cover all the topics from which the questions have been asked. Try to improve speed for common topics instead of learning a lot of new topics. I feel that it is sufficient to cover it in 40 days of 3 hour study if you are from maths background time 12. English is key, make sure that you are not too weak in that.

      Thanks!

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      reetu raj singh 5 years ago

      thank u very much sir...is that practice book upkar n all is sufficient for english too or some other book is needed for priliminary? if yes then which book and also tell for general studies portion...ur advice is very imp for me..

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      subhamoy ghosh 5 years ago

      how many marks did you score in Tier 1,tier2 & interview?I eagerly waiting for your answer.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      I scored 502 Marks:

      Tier-1 : 135

      Tier-2 : 308

      Interview: 59

      -Gurpreet

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      vaibhav 5 years ago

      Hello Sir,

      i want 2 knw abt d no of vacancies in ITI n excise inspector..

      n is it much difficult 2 crack??

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      The vacancies for 2012 have not been announced yet, they usually arrive during the interviews. Total Excise Ins and ITI vacancies can be between 500 and 1500.

      It is not very difficult to crack but as much difficult as a Bank PO.

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      vaibhav 5 years ago

      sir actually i have already cleared bank po exam but m nt a graduate dats y was nt able 2 join but will complete graduation in july 2012..

      i also want 2 knw dat is it mandatory 2 clear cutoff in every section as my aptitude is very good n english is poor..

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      vaibhav 5 years ago

      Sir u have suggested a book of kiran publication n upkar publication..but can u plz tell me d exact name of d book??

      n also tell me d gud book 4 english n general knowledge..

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      Rekha Mehra 5 years ago

      Sir,

      How many marks get in tier 1

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      jeetesh 5 years ago

      sir,thanks for guiding us..which post in cgle is good for those who want to prepare simultaneously for ias.i mean in work load,pressure,time...

      and give cut off of that post in previous year...

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Vaibhav,

      You have a great chance this year in SSC because this is the first time SSC is providing opportunities for final year students.

      About Cut-off, most probably there will not be any sectional cut-off. This is the trend so far. Even if it is there, it will be bare minimum like 5-10 out of 50. Best of luck to you.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Vaibhav,

      Check these out for Upkar:

      http://books4u.in/books/upkar-s.s.c.-combined-grad...

      This was the book I referred. I couldn't locate Kiran on the net. You can follow this book. Make sure you purchase the updated one. Better go to a Book store and check before purchasing.

      Thanks

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      I got 135 in 2010, you may target 120 above for 2012. Cut-off is generally between 90-100.

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      vaibhav 5 years ago

      sir i m highly impressed by u n by d way u gve response 2 d people here on ur blog n seriously wanna talk 2 u 4 once..

      may u plz send me ur contact no 2 vaibhichugh@gmail.com..

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      vaibhav 5 years ago

      n thanx 4 ur response sir..

      also suggest a book 4 gk..

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      Vaibhav 5 years ago

      sir in prefrence of states i have mentioned only 4 states..

      will it cause any problem??

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      hi Vaibhav,

      You will not be considered for the states which you have not filled. This will only cause problem if you want to take other states also. Some jobs are mostly in NCR region so don't miss Delhi Region.

      Have a great luck!!

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      Vaibhav 5 years ago

      sir my 1st prefrence was delhi,2nd was haryana punjab chandigarh,3rd was gujrat n 4th was rajasthan..

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      Vaibhav 5 years ago

      sir i have applied 4

      delhi

      haryana punjab chandigarh

      gujrat

      rajasthan..

      n seriously lacking in gk n english..

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      Vaibhav 5 years ago

      Thanx sir..

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      reeturajsingh 5 years ago

      brother i have got to know that iti vacancues have reduced to 40 % this year and there should be at least 24 marks in english and g.k . each to to be qualified in tier 1 excluding the required marks or overall cutoff...heard through coaching centres...is that right???

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      That is fine. Being weak in GK is normal. Just work on english because that is a more serious case. You may leave GK entirely but not english.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      According to my sources the thing about the ITIs are true because I got to know from headquarters that there will be nearly 250 posts. About the marks , it is totally useless. Sectional cut-off can never be so high (if at all it is there). Although, you will have to target 24+ to safely clear the prelim.

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      Vaibhav 5 years ago

      Sir i have started working on Gk through Lucent..

      will it b sufficient??

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      More than sufficient for 60% marks (which will be great).

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      Vaibhav 5 years ago

      Thanx sir..will try my best 4 dis ssc combined graduate level xam..

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      skm 5 years ago

      how many days does joining take after declaration of result... as i hav got placement in infosys i m in confusion to join it or not

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Join the company as it may take up to a year to get the joining. It also depends on the post you are selected for.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Great. Wish you a big dose of Luck!

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      Vaibhav 5 years ago

      thanx 4 ur wishes sir..

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      skm 5 years ago

      thanks for reply so soon … plz also tell me whoone is better infosys system engineer or incometax inspector as you hav been a software engg…and in how many days can income taxinspector become income tax officer

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Please follow my reply on sscstudygroup.in

      Thanks!

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      skm 5 years ago

      thanks a lot....and also admire your work as most of students face a lot of difficulty in getting the info... that you are providing so easily...

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      Gurpreet Seehra 5 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You are very Welcome..

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      sangam singh 5 years ago

      sir i m losing my confidence as there are 14 lacks candidates appearing in exam?from which almost 2 lacks are repeaters having good preperation and practice and they r also deserving...and many of them are cat aspirants having good intelligence...whereas me on the otherhand no coaching at all only self prep and self assesment..how can i encourage myself to compete well and and perform well to get good marks with desired post...??help me ..gimmi sum tips???i m hope less this time..although i m good in maths and english...

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      Nikhil 4 years ago

      Dear sir ,

      which post in SSC combined graduate level is the best for civil services

      aspirants ,

      so that he can also get time for I.A.S. preparation as well as get posted in Delhi ?

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You need to opt for Assistant in CSS for the 2 reasons. 1. Posting in Delhi, 2. Exposure the the programmes of the Ministry concerned in which you are posted.

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      skm 4 years ago

      but as you hav told that workload in css is very high.... in this way i think that if one would become I.T.I in Newdelhi... wworkload will be low and will get the a lot of time for preparation

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Yes, you are right. But it may backfire because:

      1. There are very few ITI posts in Delhi (generally less than 30).

      2. There is tougher competition for ITI.

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      skm 4 years ago

      yes you are right.. i hav also planned to become I.I.I in delhi wid ssc 2012 xam and started the preparation for civil from 2013... let"s see wat happens.. as i hav sem xam till 31 nd will get only 1 month to prepare for prelims...

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      skm 4 years ago

      sorry... there was I.T.I in place I.I.I

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Best of Luck to You!

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      srinu 4 years ago

      thanks brother..for giving this valuble information.

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      A.SIVA 4 years ago

      sir, once again thanks for serving ssc aspirants through this website,

      sir, try to clear my two doubts,

      1. if one gets fci ag -3 post and rs.2400 G.P. post, which one should be preferred.

      2.please describe the promotion prospectus in inspector examiner in CBEC. how many years wil take to be gazetted. nature of duty, is this uniform post or not. why every one prefer examiner to IT inspector.

      thanks sir,

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      A . SIVA 4 years ago

      R/SIR, is there any publication other than kiran who publishing model practice set for cgl tier 1 and/or 2.

      thanks

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      BAL KRISHNA 4 years ago

      R/S i am selected as a statistical investigator in CGL 11 for Maharastra. I want to know job profile and future prospect of this post. is it a field work job ? please reply thanks.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Please See reply on SSC Study Group:

      http://sscstudygroup.in/ssc-cgl-2011-related/prepa...

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      There is a good deal of field work in Statistical Investigator but door to door surveys are generally outsourced to contracted labor. Still, you may have to travel.

      P.S. Will get back with more info from a friend who's a Stat. Inv.

      -Gurpreet

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      A SIVA 4 years ago

      R/SIR, is there any publication other than kiran who publishing model practice workbook /set for cgl tier 1 and/or 2.

      thanks

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      SIVA,

      Please see my reply above

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      BAL KRISHNA 4 years ago

      thanks sir, i am eagerly waiting your detailed response. please clear my all doubts though collect information from your friend .

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      A SIVA 4 years ago

      r/sir, i have managed to put my name in fci mains result and my marks will be around 240, what about my chances from your view of point thanks.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      No clue about FCI, sorry.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Bal Krishna,

      I enquired from my friend and was informed the following about the Stat Inv.

      1. Field Work: About 60-80% of the workforce is engaged in field work which includes door to door conversing. You may get to work in office but such chances are less.

      2. Promotions: They are slow. Generally, it takes close to 10 years to come to 4600 Grade pay (i.e. is the grade pay in SSC Assistants and Inspectors). After that it may take only 5 years to get 5400 GP and Indian Statistical Services Cadre.

      3. Transfers: It is relatively easier to get transferred to the home location in this job.

      Thanks

      -Gurpreet

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      BAL KRISHNA 4 years ago

      thanks sir

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      pratik hinge 4 years ago

      Hello Sir,

      I registered myself on sifyitest of SSC Online registration site for SSC-CGL 2012. I got msg on mobile as part 2 registration is completed successfully but havnt yet received any confirmation E-mail. How Do I come to know about my confirm registration?

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Pratik,

      Don't be so particular about receiving the E-mail. It is expected that we receive E-mail but you need to forgive SSC staff because it is not very tech savvy. Wait a while as nothing much can be done about it.

      Have a great luck!

      -Gurpreet

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      Shafi Shaikh 4 years ago

      Really got inspired wid ur blog... YOu have doubled my motivation.. Thnx 4 all the information... If got selected... Party from my side. GOOD WORK SIR :)

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      hemu 4 years ago

      sir,SSC has not given the information that final yr graduate students are not eligible.....are you dure about this?

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      That is really too much. Anyway, I am up for it. Wish you great luck.

      Do follow our new website www.SSCStudyGroup.in

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hemu,

      Final year students are eligible for the test.

      -Gurpreet

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      Nikhil 4 years ago

      Dear sir ,

      what is the workload of ASSISTANT in CSS ?

      Will he get sufficient time to prepare for "CIVIL SERVICES" exam as well as posted in New Delhi ?

      Is ITI in New Delhi a better option for

      CIVIL SERVICES ASPIRANTS ?

      Plz guide me..........

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      CSS Assistants have tougher work schedules as compared to ITIs. Therefore, ITI in Delhi is better in my view. But either of them is good for preparing for Civils.

      -Gurpreet

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      Nikhil 4 years ago

      Thank you, sir .

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      Pradeep 4 years ago

      Sir, is there any scope of "upari kamai" in assistant ( CSS ) ?

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      Nikhil 4 years ago

      Dear sir ,

      After analyzing tier 1 exam of SSC CGLE 2010 & 2011 ,

      NONE of the questions in maths section had questions from topics like TRIGONOMETRY, GEOMETRY .

      Why is it so ? As Trigonometry and Geometry are included in the Revised syllabus of

      SSC CGLE 2012.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Pradeep,

      You put it in an innocent way. It still is a bad way to make choices. I will advise you to disregard this factor. Coming to the question, I haven't heard this in Central Secretariat. State Secretariats are found to be very corrupt.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You are correct Nikhil. This calls for being selective in preparation. I would suggest that we should not leave these topics outright but be prepared. So that we don't lose out if there are large no of questions from these sections.

      -Gurpreet

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      Nikhil 4 years ago

      Thank you

      "zillion much" for your timely advice.

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      Jitin thakur 4 years ago

      hello sir, my name is jitin, i am a second year student. i am preparing for ssc cgl exam.I am an average student and i had scored around 50% in my ssc and hsc exams. I have a question that my earlier performace is not going to give a bad impression of mine to my interviewer?? a genuine response is very welcome sir.thanks in advance

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      Nikhil 4 years ago

      Dear Sir ,

      In the post of ASSISTANT in CSS ,

      there is additional requirement of

      " CPT ".

      What is CPT ?

      Please reply ...........

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You are as much welcome.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Nikhil,

      CPT means computer proficiency Test. In this test, you have to show that you are proficient in Microsoft Office applications (such as MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint).

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Jitin,

      Marks may not be important. Interviewers may have first impression of the candidate based on marks but it is the way you conduct yourself and answer their questions that matters. You may lose the benefit of good first impression but the last impression is in your hands. That is the time when you will be graded. So, be positive!!

      -Gurpreet

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      iamproloy 4 years ago

      I got inspector of post throug the cgl2011.when will be the joining and do i need to do anythng or ssc will do everythng?thanx in advance.i like ur simple language.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Next thing will be a letter from the I-T department. I assure that you will not need to reach out unless, of course, you want any information.

      -Gurpreet

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      iamproloy 4 years ago

      Thanx.that means what i have to do is prepare for the cgl12 and slp without any worry.actually i got inspector of post,means postal inspector.but i got my answer.i have another question.r u an ias aspirant?

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      Ivan 4 years ago

      Sir, are you an I.A.S aspirant ?

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Yes, Ivan. This year is my first attempt.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Yes, I made my first attempt this year.

      -Gurpreet

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      Nikhil 4 years ago

      Dear sir ,

      we hope for the BEST for your first attempt .

      I pray to "GOD" for your success in I.A.S. exams,

      sooner or later.

      So,

      that apart from SSC CGLE ,

      you can also guide us for "CIVIL SERVICES".

      :-)

      Bye and

      we wish for the "BEST".

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Thank You Nikhil for your Heartiest Wishes!! I will remember this.

      -Gurpreet

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      iamproloy 4 years ago

      Wish u all the best.i have lots of questions relating ias,like what to read,how to read etc etc.i have read toppers interview.its impossible for me to follow those tips,advises.as u have already made an attempt so u have fair amount of knowledge on how to prepare.can i ask u ias related q here?

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Since I appeared only in Prelims so far, you an ask questions on that.

      -Gurpreet

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      Harshit 4 years ago

      Dear Gurpreet very much thanks for your response in advance. As i have seen above that u scored 502cumulative score and got 361 rank. This means that if i have to get a posting on my choice such as that in NCR i have to score at least 600 + and for that at least a score of 150 in tier 1. Mr scores in english are very poor in mocks and previous papers between 7 and 10. can u guide to increase my gk score as it is turning out to be a nightmare for me.

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      HARSHIT 4 years ago

      Sorry by mistake i wrote english .it is gk instead of english....

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      anurag 4 years ago

      sir is cgl 2012 pre have any sectional cutt off my english is week how can i improve this just 30 days left

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      Arvind Kumar 4 years ago

      Really admirable work Sir ! such a nice platform to get a practical guidance .

      Sir i am a B.Tech(IT)2012 pass out and has applied for SSC CGL2012. now after finishing my exam in May, i am in dilemma should i prepare for SSC ? or focus on getting a job in IT ? because it seems it is very less time remain to get a good mark in SSC as people are saying . vi-d-way i have scored an average percentiles in CAT2011, E-litmus and have taken an overlook of RS Agrawal in final year as well as have a good interest in GS , that is all u can say i have prior practices.

      please help me ! should i prepare for this exam now ?

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Don't get disheartened Arvind. You can clear the exam with 1-2 months' preparation. Just have confidence and go all out in the exam. There is no use quitting now.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      There has been no sectional cut-off for English so far. However, if your English is weak you mus work on it to get better rank. One good way is to read "Word power Made Easy" by Norman Lewis. It has good list of high frequency words and systematic chapters to help you in vocabulary.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Harshit,

      First of all I would like to tell you that between rank 1 and rank 361 there is a difference of only 20-25 marks. Also, I cleared CGL in 2010 when there was no negative marking. So, you can think of getting same no of marks to get Delhi. 135-140 will be a good score for Tier-I.

      To improve GK, I would suggest you Lucent G.K. book. It is a concise book covering most of the General Studies Topics. It will help you score 20+ in G.K.

      -Gurpreet

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      iamproloy 4 years ago

      I also made my frst atmpt this year,a half heartd atmpt.paper 2 was easy,although i made lots of mistakes.but my paper of concern is paper 1.what to do with those multiple answer questions?

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Multiple answer questions can be a big help for those with thorough preparation. On the other hand, they help in eliminating the effect of guesswork. I also faced problems with these kinds of questions and my performance in Paper 1 was, consequently, low. Don't worry about the type of questions but the marks that you will get. I think that a poor performance in paper 1 is expected for many. Paper-2 is the actual decider. Those who did extremely good in Paper 2 will make the difference.

      I will suggest you thorough study of IX to XII NCERT books as well as some common books mentioned in below link to do well in multiple answer questions:

      https://hubpages.com/business/upscprep-books

      Honestly speaking, the paper-1 was of moderate difficulty for those with 4-5 months of preparation.

      -Gurpreet

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      DHEERENDRA 4 years ago

      SIR I M WORKING IN NABARD AS ASST. MANAGER ,IN CGL 2011 IGOT auditors in cag , should i join or not. because in nabard i m getting salary 40+ , but i want to know that what are the future promotional scope in auditors in cag,,

      if i saw myself after five year..is this better than NABARD or not,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,plz advise me sir

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You must not leave your current job for Auditor. Even if you consider 10 years you will be better off than Auditor. It is a clerical job. Although promotions are good but it won't match with your banking job. I don't see why do you want to take up any NON-Interview post in SSC. It doesn't make much sense.

      -Gurpreet

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      anil dubey 4 years ago

      hello sir. i have been selected for asistant css in cgl2011, i am also an ias aspirant which is why i opted for css. since the workload is high . is it possible to prepare for ias while working in css as the working time is 9 to 5.30. please reply.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      It is absolutely possible to prepare for IAS after work. You need to be consistent. Which means you need to gvie 2-3 hours a day at least 20-25 days a month for about 1 year. Rest depends on your choice of subjects and the material used for preparation. I hope you will be on your way very soon.

      -Gurpreet

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      anil dubey 4 years ago

      thanks a lot sir for your encouragement.

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      abhishek009 4 years ago

      sir u scored 502 marks and got ITI..sir i want to ask tht how much score is required to get post of CBI SI nd excise and custom inspector..

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Abhishek,

      With negative marking from 2011, equations are different now. I feel that 460+ is good enough for all these posts.. Rest depends on your preference list.

      -Gurpreet

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      tarkeshwar chander singh 4 years ago

      sir,

      i am highly motivated to your experience thank for sharing your experience with us i hope i will meet in future good luck sir & my best wish is with you

      regards

      tarkeshwar chander singh

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      Mandeep 4 years ago

      Sir ,

      which G.S Manual is the best for

      CSE PRELIMS PAPER : 1.

      Spectrum or Tmh ?

      &

      Which G.S prelims paper 1 manual did you refer to ?

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Mandeep,

      I didn't use any manual. These manuals are only for reference. I used the following 5 books along with Lucent GK for reference. This is enough for prelims.

      https://hubpages.com/business/upscprep-books

      -Gurpreet

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      pawantoppo 4 years ago

      hi bro..i have cleared ssc cgl 2011 xam and have been selected as da.ma posting is in mp...what kind of job it is...pls can u tell me....also will i get sifficient time in this job to prepare for upsc....pls help

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      abhishek gaur 4 years ago

      hello sir ,

      firstly u ARE DOING A GREAT JOB .. ur blog is really helpful for the ssc aspirants ..

      sir i have unknowingly filled the choice of statistical officer and compiler in the form .. though i don't want to become one ..

      i want to ask that is it necessary if i have to give the paper III of the tier 2 even if i don't want to go for this post .. as i have filled it in choice preference ..

      i filled my choices from " A to Z " in alphabetical order .. a si dint have much knowledge of them ...

      abhishek gaur

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      Amit 4 years ago

      Hi Gurpreet

      Just want to know that weather we will get an option to fill our choices again after Teir I result ??

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      abhishek009 4 years ago

      thank you sir...thanks a lot!!

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Amit,

      No, you will not get this chance again for 2012.

      -Gurpreet

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      Amit 4 years ago

      Thanx 4 ur reply... One more question..Can u pls give me an idea how the preferences will be given..like for someone first the state preference will be taken and then all of his posts preference will be taken or if the first post preference doesn't match the second state preference will be taken...??

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      pawan toppo 4 years ago

      Sir please answer ma ques too

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      Honeyhk 4 years ago

      Hello sir,

      3-4 days ago ssc has invited the applications for sub inspector (executive) in delhi police, so can you please tell me what is the job description of this job and what work i have to do if got selected.

      Also can you please tell me how this post is different from ssc cgl exam posts??

      Waiting for your reply...

      Thanks

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Post preference will be given precedence to state preference.

      Suppose You have selected 10 states. Your first Post preference will be checked sequentially for the available states one by one. If none of the states are available, the same will be repeated for other post preferences sequentially.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Pawan,

      DA post is good. It is also good for further preparation.

      -Gurpreet

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      Amit 4 years ago

      Thanksssss a lot for your help.

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      Honeyhk 4 years ago

      Sir,

      Please ans my question also!!

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      rahul 4 years ago

      sir

      i have filled the post of statistical officer and compiler in the form and i am not eligible for them so is it necessary to give the exam on 15 for these post or can i leave this exam and go for only exam on 16 september in tier 2

      pls help...

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      Mandeep Sherawat 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

      hi Gurpreet,

      Hardly 15 days left for CGL-2012 exam, how can I do preparation now, as I have not studied anything???how can I crack it...

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Mandeep,

      You need to concentrate on practice. Get the previous year papers and solve them. Also, get a book for quant formulas. not much can be done for English and GK. But you can try your hand at Word Power Made Easy Word List.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Honeypk,

      This is a Police Job in Delhi. Nature of job is clear from the name. This is not a regular post therefore is not a part of CGL Exam posts. Every CGL post is different from this job and each other.

      -Gurpreet

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      pawan toppo 4 years ago

      Thnk u very much sir...one more question....is coaching necessary for upsc xam...my friends say u can't clear upsc xam without coaching....please tell me names of good coaching from where i can order postal material for ias..my subjects are history and public adm..does rau's ias provide good study materiAl

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      Arun 4 years ago

      Hi Gurpreet Seehra,

      Really nice thread. First of all thanks for sharing and helping all of us to know more about SSC and strategy for preparation.

      I have some personal Query:

      I too work in MNC company but interested to move to central govt job in future taking SSC CGL this year. I have few doubts cause of which I was little confused I selected MEA in list of postings over other posting

      1) How powerful is the Assistant Ministry of External affairs post, is this just another clerical file managing job like CSS or have some authority and promotions in future like Inspector of Income Tax, Inspector examiner etc(asking whether challenging and can show talent in MEA like in inspector jobs)

      2) Heard in MEA can move to foreign embassy once in 3year and next 3yr in Delhi throughout the tenure and salary will rise up to 1.25L/month in abroad is that true. And will they allowed to take family along with them?

      3) Third and important doubt is if I got some other group B posting can I join that post and then take SSC exam again in the very same year as the reason to move to some other group B posting(same level) or only allowed to move to higher posting like group A/IAS like that?

      Or do I have to reject the offer and try for next year results?

      Really will be helpful if you clear my doubts thanks in advance.

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      Nikhil 4 years ago

      Dear sir ,

      how is the

      "WORKLOAD"

      and

      "PROMOTION PROSPECTS"

      ASSISTANT IN

      CVC ,

      IB

      and RAILWAYS ?

      Plz reply ?

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Coaching is good to have a certain direction for studies. But it is not necessary. Moreover, it has become very costly to get good coaching.

      As far as the institutes are concerned, I don't have any experience about the Rau's or any other postal study course.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Arun,

      Thank you for the comments. Let me answer your question with the best answers available with me.

      1. Promotions are certainly good for assistant jobs and you may become an Indian Embassy Member in your career. I am not clear about the "power" aspects.

      2. I am not aware of any 3-3 year cycle. This looks doubtful. But if you are sent abroad, you will definitely be allowed to take your family along.

      3. You can take up SSc again even if you are in job. You will have to take a "No Objection Certificate" before going for interview and also notify your department before taking up the exam.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Nikhil,

      In IB workload is high and promotion prospects are limited. But it is a powerful and respectful job. In railway too workload is high and promotion prospects are less. I am not sure about CVC.

      -Gurpreet

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      pawan toppo 4 years ago

      Thank u very much sir....u have helped a lot...keep doing such great work. ..i'll keep disturbing u sir wid ma questions in future too.....thnku sir..

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      pawan toppo 4 years ago

      One more query sirji....im currently workin as a po at bank of india....is it worthy to leave po job for da in ssc....though i have decided to leave po job.....because i don't get time for myself or to prepare for anything else

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      Arun 4 years ago

      Hi Gurupreet,

      Thanks a lot buddy.

      Regards,

      Arun

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      Karan 4 years ago

      Sir,

      what are the

      "PROMOTION PROSPECTS"

      of

      " ASSISTANT in CSS "

      and

      "INCOME TAX INSPECTOR"

      ( ITI ) ?

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You may consider the switch if the job location is a concern for you. Career growth wise PO is better. Work wise you will be more relaxed in the DA job. If you have plans to reach higher, you will get some time to study at home.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      ITI Promotions are good.

      IT Officer 5-10 yrs

      Assistant Commissioner – 10-15 years

      Deputy Commissioner – 4-5 years

      Joint Commissioner – 4-5 years

      Additional Commissioner – 4-5 years

      Commissioner – 4-5 years

      Minimum and maximum is for average candidates. It can be delayed further due to personal and organisational factors.

      Most of ITIs can expect final posting as DCIT or JCIT.

      CSS are promoted as Section Officers >> >> Under Secretary, etc..

      Average timings are not known to me.

      -Gurpreet

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      narensingh 4 years ago

      Sir,

      SSC-CGL2012 me sectional cutoff hai kya....

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      raghavendra 4 years ago

      HI SIR, DO WE HAVE ANY BACKDOOR INTO IAS THROUGH ANY OF THE DEPTMT IN SSC CGL??

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Yes,

      It is there in the advertisement. Remember that there was no sec cut-off in 2011 even though it was advertised.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Raghavendra,

      The back door is a long process and is based on seniority not merit.

      -Gurpreet

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      gaurav 4 years ago

      sir, in mock papers i am getting score around 125-128. now 5 days left how can i improve my score

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      pawan toppo 4 years ago

      Respected sir...i belong to st category...how much marks would i likely have to scode in tier 1 and 2..i.e out of 600 (leaving interview marks..vot 60 last time and got da post) to assyre ma selection as iti....please help...

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      pawan toppo 4 years ago

      Sir im very tensed..only 5 days left and ma general awareness is not up to the mark...only 15 questions atmost....im only doin the gk of previous papers.....so nervous that i am forgetting ma maths basics now...sir any help gfor how to quickly review all the stuff in 5 days coz frm today im goin to join ma bnk job .....help....

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      raghavendra 4 years ago

      Sir, in what range should we score to get posting in ITI and assistant in concerned external affairs?? i belongs to SC category....

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      rajneesh gupta 4 years ago

      hello gurpreet, this is rajneesh gupta, i am appearing for ssc cgl 2012, i am quite confident to get through my tier1 and tier 2 as well but i am not so confident with my interviews. I am appearing for the post of ITI and want to know as to sort of question's are likely to be expected during my interviews. No. of questions and how long will it last???

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      neha 4 years ago

      Hello Gurpreet,

      u r doing a fabulous job dude....... Greeting from my side.

      I m working as a software engineer of a reputed MNC in delhi. Having almost 2years exp and getting around 30 k per month.

      Frankly speaking i don't like this job as here is no respect and no real friend. I have good aptitude. Should i switch to SSC job or should remain in IT field. You can't judge my confusion.......:(. Please advise.... what should i do

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Sorry, no quick fixes here. You can try improving your accuracy.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Pawan,

      I am not aware of Category statistics. You can try scoring above 40% to be safe.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      There is no use trying previous year GK papers. That is outdated not. You can try studying a Concise GK Manual. But the time is less now. Don't worry, 15 marks in Gk will be fine for your Category.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      I think you should aim between 115 and 130.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Neha,

      I made a switch from Infosys to Income Tax and am happy about it. You may weight your gains and losses for your situation in terms of Location, Salary, Power, peace of mind and onsite opportunities.

      -Gurpreet

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      narensingh 4 years ago

      sir

      gen catgry k liye tier1 me kitna score safe hai.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      100+ for clearing cut-off and 125+ for top posts.

      -Gurpreet

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      Mahendra 4 years ago

      Hw is work profile of iti .is it a relaxed job and can i have ample time for civils preparation. Also if i got selected can i have my home district posting .

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      It is average in terms of amount of work. You won't need to sit more than 8 hours. About getting the home state, you will need to score high enough. District will be decided afterwards.

      -Gurpreet

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      ARUN BERA 4 years ago

      Hi Gurpreet, I am selected as an auditor in CAG. But my aim is ITI. What is the inhand salary of ITI if I am selected this year.

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      rajneesh 4 years ago

      hello gurpreet, this is rajneesh gupta, i am appearing for ssc cgl 2012, i am quite confident to get through my tier1 and tier 2 as well but i am not so confident with my interviews. I am appearing for the post of ITI and want to know as to sort of question's are likely to be expected during my interviews. No. of questions and how long will it last???

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      abhishek 4 years ago

      Hi sir I wanted to know what kind of work we have to do in CSS as an ASSISTANT and is it very much?

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      rahul singh 4 years ago

      sir howmuch marks one sud obtain 4 preventive officer,as one of my friend told 440 was 2011 cut off

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      A SIVA 4 years ago

      R/Sir,

      i have applied for the post of assistant commissioner in EPFO through upsc, notice said that the written exam would consist of english and general knowledge including current affairs, the total number of questions will be 100. please guide me, how to prepare for it, it is a gazetted post. how can we expect questions, will it be a civil service level or the level below of that, do you have any idea about weightage for english and g.k. i am following lucent, is this enough. if not what will the useful books for the said exam.

      2. sir, as u know this year ssc introduced many new types of questions/chapters in cgl, i have well prepared through r.s.agarwal and R.D.Sharma for cbse Xth class, Even ssc given such types of questions in maths that they are above the level of r.s.agarwal and r.d. sharma, then in your knowledge do you any books to face cgl tier-2 maths (Especially for trignometry, simplification, analytical geometry)

      3. What is your opinion of Arun sharma for maths, and last my marks will be around 120 in tier-I, what are my chances for ITI.

      sir, i beg you for replying my quesries whatever you know.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      More than 30,000 in a city.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Try above 450 before interview.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      I am not sure about EPFO as it is not regular.

      For preparing tier-ii maths I think RD Sharma and Arun Sharma are good and sufficient books.

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      gaurav 4 years ago

      sir how to prepare for tier 2 english

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      arun bera 4 years ago

      Gd evng Gurpreet. My tier 1 exam is not fine. I will get around 120 marks. Now which book should I follow for english and maths for tier 2 exam. To be a ITI/custom inspector how much marks should I get? thank u............

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      pawan toppo 4 years ago

      Sir ma tier 1 xam score wull be between 80 n 90 marks...i belong to st category .....wat are ma chances of clearing the pre xam....

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Try to improve your vocab. Word Power Made Easy is a good book. Read a lot of stuff to improve your reading. Comprehensions are crucial. You may read a grammar book as well but not necessary.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      120 is a decent score for 4600 Grade jobs. Try to score above 325 in Tier-II.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You have a very good chance to clear Tier-I.

      -Gurpreet

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      arun bera 4 years ago

      gd evng Gurpreet. tell me the required books for ssc cgl tier 2. which post is better central excise/income tax inspector in Kolkata. Are these posts better than West Bengal civil service. thank u.

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      aniket 4 years ago

      gurpreet i hav been a visitor of ur site frm a day long bt i wud like 2 say u 1 thing dat none can score 325 in tier 2, because ssc is not setting d paper which u took in 2010.The scenario now has changed completely, previously ssc used to repeat d questions of gk nd maths but now geometry nd trigo quesn r beyond d scope of Arun Sharma.

      Ur comments r valuable so think before u suggest.

      Aniket.

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      Ashok 4 years ago

      I have graduated this year & got a job & joining may be december.Until now i want to do coaching for ssc cgl.So can u suggest me some good coaching in delhi.

      ur blog is very nice & i have read all comments & ur replies & hats off to u as u r doing really nice job by guiding students in right direction.U can reply to my mail id : ashoks985@gmail.com

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      shobhit 4 years ago

      what is gross salary of income tax inspector

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      naveen 4 years ago

      Dear I had given the exam today for tier 1 and expecting 80 Mark's it's my 2 months preparation effort.

      I am feeling very sad and highly unmotivated from my performance, this is my 1st time I have given any govt job exam. I m. 24 years old..

      Plz suggest me what should I do now?????

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      sheffin shaji 4 years ago

      sir,

      what are the chances of gettinf the post of assistant in extrnal ministry..

      how much mark are needed in total for this post

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Gross Salary of Income Tax is around 34k in a moderate (Y) city.

      It ranges from 30-38k.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Naveen,

      I understand your dejection. The only thing you can do now is to check your weaknesses and strengths and work on weak points. Try o fill up PO an other exams so that you are kept engaged in preparation. Come out stronger next year. Remember, if you are not able to read all the questions with peace, you are lacking in speed. And if you have speed you are definitely lacking in accuracy and skill. Work on these things and you will see yourself rise to 125+

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Sheffin,

      Assistant in MEA is not very very tough to get. Your chances depend on the number of posts (which varies each year). It is not open yet. No of marks required will also depend on that. I will suggest you to score above 425+ after interview.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Ashok,

      SSC Exam doesn't deserve any coaching. The institutes may be a waste of money. The teachers are the ones who cleared SSC but didn't get good posts and are thus appearing again. I will suggest you to read some books than join a coaching institute.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Arun,

      For Tier-II, go for previous papers. Concentrate on your reading speed for comprehension. Try a lot of passages, read newspapers daily. Learn Word power Made Easy word List by heart. For Maths Read Arun Sharma and R.D. Sharma.

      To me ITI is better because of better promotions. But more or less they are equal jobs.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Aniket,

      I understand that the SSC Pattern has changed gradually and is not same as in 2010. I feel that with the change in pattern the exam difficulty remains more or less same. I could attempt 40 qs (with 37 right) in Quant this year with very little practice and a surprisingly large no of Trigonometry and geometry. Scoring 325 may be tough (I could score only 308 when I took it in 2010). But if you are scoring just 100+ marks in Tier-1, 325 should be your aim to get the best post. Definitely 300 is a very good score in Tier-II but it is not as difficult as scoring 150 in Tier-1. If you can score 100+ (excluding GK) in Tier-1, you can also score 300+ in tier-II.

      I accept your criticism of Arun Sharma that it has fallen short of its expectations in Geo and trigonometry. RD Sharma is another good book for these topics.

      P.S. My comments are generally based on the assumption that candidates don't want to leave any stone unturned for getting their top post.

      Wish you well that you get your coveted post.

      -Gurpreet

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      A.SIVA 4 years ago

      R/SIR,

      first of all THANKS FOR GUIDING US. NOW CGL TIER - I IS OVER WELL WITH YOUR GOOD GUIDANCE AND WE ARE NOW IN THE RACE OF TIER-II. SIR, COULD YOU PLEASE CLARIFY,

      AS YOU MIGHT SEEN ALL THE QUESTION PAPERS OF DIFFERENT BATCHES, , I FOLLOWED R.S. AGARWAL ENGLISH BUT FROM THE VOCABULARY POINT, IT IS NOT MUCH USEFUL. SO PLEASE GUIDE US

      AS FAR AS YOU ARE CONCERNED

      1. A BEST BOOK FOR ENGLISH TIER-II AND TIPS FOR IT.

      2. AND ALSO MAKE CLEAR THAT R.D.SHARMA BOOK FOR CLASS XI,

      XII SHOULD BE READ OR NOT,( means Has r.d. sharma for class XII

      contains analytical geometry?)

      3. WHERE CAN WE HAVE SUCH TYPES OF QUESTIONS OF SIMPLIFICATION THAT SSC USE , (using x and square root of x , what are the factors for ---- this equation, these types of questions eating my time completely)

      sir, please give your answers/opinions for my 3 questions,

      these questions and your answers there to will be useful for all the candidates for tier-ii.

      again thanks for guiding me to make a decent score in tier-I.

      sitting hands crossed for your reply.

      A.SIVA.

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      A.SIVA 4 years ago

      SIR, I FORGOT TO MENTION THAT I AM READING R.D. SHARMA FOR CLASS X ONLY.

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      abhishek gaur 4 years ago

      hello sir ,

      firstly u ARE DOING A GREAT JOB .. ur blog is really helpful for the ssc aspirants ..

      sir i have unknowingly filled the choice of statistical officer and compiler in the form .. though i don't want to become one ..

      i want to ask that is it necessary if i have to give the paper III of the tier 2 even if i don't want to go for this post .. as i have filled it in choice preference ..

      i filled my choices from " A to Z " in alphabetical order .. a si dint have much knowledge of them ...

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      shri 4 years ago

      hi gurpreet, i gave ssc cgle on 8th july, 2012, i was able to attempt only 6 qs in quant due to time mis-management rest other sections i attempted above 35-40 qs...... i m quite disappointed and want to know if there is any chance of getting cleared?

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      deveshnimwal 4 years ago

      hi gurpreet , last sunday i also gave the ssc cgt exam but just becz of quant my all effort of doing 70 question in 1st hour is wasted becz i m only able to do only 90 question in 2 hrs , so is there any chance to clear the tier 1 , i m from sc category. and pls also tell me how to prepare for tier 2 exam , bcz i m thinking +ve rgarding tier 1 result.

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      ARUN BERA 4 years ago

      Gd evng Gurpreet,

      my question is how many q/s did u attept this year.

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      Marshall 4 years ago

      R/s i will get 100 marks in tier 1. How many marks will i have to get in tier 2 to stand in the race of iti?

      Also is there any standardization of scores according to tough level of exam?

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      varun6 4 years ago

      Gd morning sir,

      How are u? hope you are in the pink condition.

      sir this time maths paper was lengthy and i am hoping to get marks around 105..sir pls tell me what should be my target in tier-2 so that i am in the race of income tax officer.and what should be the target in both individual section english and maths to maintain the race...sir pls advise me from that whether i should study trignometry,circles,triangle from RD sharma or NCERT books.and sir for english pls teel me from which book i should study only grammar portion.i mean rules and regulations...plz reply me asap.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Sorry to be ambiguous. I have read only Class XI book and it is more than sufficient.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Abhishek,

      You can opt out of Paper-III.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Shri,

      Luckily for you, there is no sectional Cut-off this time. But still 6 qsns is very low. Perhaps you didn't plan the exam well.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      There is a chance if you have above 90% accuracy. or Tier-II you will get hole 2 hrs for 100 Quant questions. But the way you have faltered in Quant, you have to improve speed and skills in this paper. Hope you will outperform yourself. Check out R D Sharma (Class XI) and New RS Aggarwal (Arithmetic).

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Arun,

      Last time I checked, I had attempted 157 qns. That was around 4-5 mins before the bell. It is definitely above 160. This included 10-15 intuitive guesses.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Marshall,

      You should aim for 300. Anything near that figure will take you there. Remember, Tier-II is more scoring than Tier-I. Aim Big!!

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Varun,

      I will ask you to aim for 300 in Mains for a sure shot chance. For Quant, you can aim for 140 and for English 160. This can be either way based on your strength. This is an achievable score. You must study new topics. Check out R D Sharma Class XI and Wren n Martin can be bought for Grammar.

      -Gurpreet.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Siva,

      1. You are right that RS Aggrawal is not very useful for vocabulary point of view. For this you can study word list at the end of "Word Power Made Easy". It is a small high frequency word list which SSC is very prone to lland on. This year's Tier-I had many words from this list and the same is expected to follow. For grammar you can go for Wren n Martin but it is not my taste and I recommend it if you need a book for grammar.

      2. I meant to say R D Sharma for Class XI. Others can also be useful but I am not aware of their topics.

      3. I am not sure about what type o questions you are referring to in the 3rd questions. Please elaborate.

      -Gurpreet

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      rahul singh 4 years ago

      sir what sud do for english...read the hindu newspaper or india today,frontline and other magzines or books of ba{graduation} in english.

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      rahul singh 4 years ago

      sir what sud do for english...read the hindu newspaper or india today,frontline and other magzines or books of ba{graduation} in english.

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      dinesh jaat 4 years ago

      Ssc fix its cutoff near 350 we tried hard than ssc increase its exam standerd we can improve but merit will be same

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      amrit 4 years ago

      hello sir

      i have 48% in my graduation. do i have any chances of becoming a custom or excise inspector even if i clear the exams.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Percentage of Marks don't play a big ole in SSC. You may get 4-5 less marks in interview but this all depends on your conduct.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Read the book you find easy to read. This may be novels or India Today. On top of that read a vocab building book like Word Power Made Easy.

      -Gurpreet

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      arvind 4 years ago

      sir i have scored around 80 marks in tier what there is any chance to sit in tier2 what is expected score to sit in tier2 exam for obc condidate

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      Marshall 4 years ago

      First of all i would like to thank you for giving me good suggestions.

      Should we expect the questions more from geometry and trigonometry in tier 2 as given in tier 1.

      What are highest marks in 2011(tier1 and tier)? And what is your expectation this year?

      Please tell me is there any standardization in ssc exams? I am asking this question because the exam i was given (8th morn) was tough. But evening session exam was easy. In english section we are given big comprehension paragraphs and also questions on figures of speech. But in evng session paragraphs are small.

      Thanking you.

      - Marshall

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      kaavya 4 years ago

      can u suggest me books for mains prep???????

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      80 is near the border region. Fingers Crossed!!

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Definitely Geo and Tri is going to be a key area this time. I don't have last year marks handy. You can search online there were plenty of lists floating last year. I don't think that there will be standardization. If it happens, that will be another milestone for SSC.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      For Quant I will recommend RD Sharma (Class X-XI) and Arun Sharma together. You can also try either of RS Aggarwal or Arihant for all Quant Topics if you don't like the first 2 books.

      For English Word Power Made Easy and Wren n Martin will be sufficient.

      -Gurpreet

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      Alok ranjan gour 4 years ago

      Hello sir!

      Please suggest me the name of books to increase my performance in english and math (including geometry and trigonametry) for both pre and mains of SSC CGLE ,because I m weak in both subjects.

      Sir I will wait for your reply

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      A.SIVA 4 years ago

      Respected sir,

      thank you very much for your valuable reply for my questions. you referred me "word power made easy" and i tried to buy from flipkart but there are 3-4 books containing the same title but with different publications/authors. could you please tell me the writer and/or

      publication of the book which you referred to.

      my third questions(plz see my earlier questions) is most sensitive/very very important and also about the big enemy to my time management. but i am not able to type the questions as the questions contains square root of "x", square root of "a" due to which i cannot reproduce/type as it is in the question paper. however i will try to type the questions tomorrow and please tell me what should be the way of approaching to those types of sums.

      again thank u very much for your kind consideration.

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      arun 4 years ago

      please tell me about ur interview experience..............and which post is better excise or iti.

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      arun 4 years ago

      please tell me about ur interview experience..............and which post is better excise or iti.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      hi Arun,

      To me ITI is better because promotions matter to me a lot. There are some better things about CE as well.

      About interview, it was very cordial and spontaneous. I was asked about my religion, educational background, hobbies, current events and reason to take the exam. It went on for 30 mins and I was given 59 Marks.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Alok,

      Please check out me reply on this question 1-2 days back in comments.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Siva,

      Check out Word Power Made Easy at this link.

      http://www.flipkart.com/word-power-made-easy-81830...

      -Gurpreet

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      A.SIVA 4 years ago

      thanks a lot sir.

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      Dalbir Singh 4 years ago

      sir m refng 9-10th rs agg for trig n geom. plz suggest will it b suff or i hv to go thro rd sharma as advised by u. moreover m gettng around 80 n i belong to obc. can i still get iti, if yes tell me some tips as i wil do anythng to hit d target. thnks in advance.

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      Dalbir Singh 4 years ago

      sir m refng 9-10th rs agg for trig n geom. plz suggest will it b suff or i hv to go thro rd sharma as advised by u. moreover m gettng around 80 n i belong to obc. can i still get iti, if yes tell me some tips as i wil do anythng to hit d target. thnks in advance.

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      arun 4 years ago

      i can't speak english well. will it be a matter in interview?

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      amrit 4 years ago

      thank you sir for replying back.............

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      pawan 4 years ago

      sir I am getting 106 marks in cgl 2012 tier 1 (hopeful to clear cut off).......How many marks should i aim to score in tier 2 to get into top posts.

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      A.SIVA 4 years ago

      1) a+b+c = 8 , then the value of (a-4)3 + (b-3)3 + (c-1)3 -3(a-4)(b-3)(c-1) is

      2) 5a +1/3a = 5 then the value of 9a2 + 1/25a2 is

      3) X=?a +1/?a, y= ?a-1/?a, then the value of x4 + y4 -2x2y2 is

      4) X= 4ab/a+b, then the value of x+2a/x-2a + x+2b/x-2b is

      5) X=997, y=998, z=999 then the value of x2+ y2 + z2 -xy-yz-zx will be

      SIR I HAVE HEREBY GIVEN SOME QUESTIONS WHICH KILLED MY WHOLE TIME IN TIER-I AND THESE TYPES OF SUMS ASKED IN TIER -I 8 QUESTIONS. IN TIER - II I EXPECT AT LEAST 15-18 NUMBER OF QUESTIONS FROM THESE TYPES, I AM COMPLETELY UNAWARE OF HOW TO APPROACH THEM, AND WHERE I CAN HAVE SUCH TYPES OF QUESTIONS( FROM WHICH BOOK/ IN WHICH STANDARD) AND ALSO TELL THE CHAPTER NAME OF THESE TYPE SUMS COME UNDER

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      A.SIVA 4 years ago

      Respected guru sir, accept the SASRIYAKALU from TAMILNADU,

      PLEASE GUIDE ME REGARDING ABOVE QUESTIONS. WHICH WILL BE A DECISION FACTOR FOR ME IN TIER-II WHETHER I WOULD GET ITI OR NOT, SO PLEASE REPLY

      WITH FINGERS CROSSED

      -A.SIVA

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      meashish001 4 years ago

      Sir,

      I will be completing my enge degree(Electronics stream) this september.My joining date of infosys is 18 june 2013.I want to go for government exams like SSC and Bank P.O.But next SSC and IBPS bank P.O exams are only after july after my joining at infosys.

      Should i leave infosys and prepare for these exam or will i get get ample time for preparation during my training or working period at infosys.I qualified for IBPS bank P.O 2011 securing 158 marks(not eligible...just checking my preparation).

      I don't want to waste this whole year sitting idle.PLEASE help...

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      kuldeep raj 4 years ago

      sir ,i have have check the option of compiler .

      if i donot give the paper III(for compiler and statistical only) whether i will elligible for rest of posts.

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      pradeep 4 years ago

      sir,why ssc northern region is so slow in nomination, 1 month has passed n my nomination is still under process,moreover 2nd list is not out.when we can expect joining in excise inspector

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      It is very very difficult with 80 marks to get ITI. You can improve ur rank in Tier-II if you make the cut-off. The book you are following are sufficient. No need to have too many books around you. It is only going to get confusing.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Not much, you can also speak hindi in interview.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      I will ask you to aim for the sky. 300 is a very very good score in Tier-II. Go for it.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      If you are from 2011 batch, have some buffer time. I was given joinng 1 yr 3 months after the final result. You will surely get it before that time. Be hopeful to get it before the new year.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Yes, you can opt out. SSC is generous enough to forgive these kind of mistakes.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      18 june 2013 is a long time away. I don't know why Infy has become laggard in all the fields.

      My advice, never skip Infy, 4-5 months of training at Infy Mysore will be one of the best periods of your life (until you are uninterested to go). Moreover, there is ample amount of time before joining. You can do hell lot of things apart from preparation till that time. Remember my words, never skip Infy. If you don't like it, you can always flunk in training and go back home within a few months.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Siva,

      These are tricky questions indeed. SSC have started using their brains to put these tough sums. It takes a little time to understand how to tackle them. I could solve only qn no 1,4 & 5. 2&3 are very difficult my standard and I am definitely going to leave them in the exam.

      All these questions are from Algebra section. You have to master algebraic identities and see the trick.

      Q1: this question is a simple application of the identity.

      If a+b+c=0 then a^3+b^3+c^3-3abc=0 and the answer is 0.

      since a+b+c=8, a-4+b-3+c-1=0.

      Q4: You simply have to put in the values and churn it off. The final answer is 2. Though it takes around 1-1.5 minute to solve but worth a try.

      Q5: This one is again solved through algebraic identities but with a little trick.

      x2+ y2 + z2 -xy-yz-zx = 1/2(2x^2+ 2y^2 + 2z^2 -2xy-2yz-2zx)=1/2(x^2+ y^2 -2xy +x^2+ z^2 -2zx+y^2+z^2 - 2yz)

      =1/2( (x-y)^2 + (x-z)^2 + (y-z)^2) = 1/2 (1^2 + 2^2+1^2)=3

      in order to master these questions you will need to be thorough with the proofs of these identities so that you can use them according to the demand of the questions. Do let me know if you figure out answers/tricks to do q no 2&3. Best of luck for your preparation.

      -Gurpreet

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      arun bera 4 years ago

      @SIVA

      second question is very simple. divide the equation by 3/5 and then square it. the answer is 9/5.

      5a + 1/3a = 5

      3a + 1/5a = 3(divide the eqn by 3/5)

      9a^2 + 1/25a^2 + 2.3a.1/5a = 3(square the eqn)

      9a^2 + 1/25a^2 + 6/5 = 3

      9a^2 + 1/25a^2 = 3 - 6/5

      9a^2 + 1/25a^2 = 9/5(ans)

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      pradeep 4 years ago

      hi sir!!

      u are really doing a great social service by providing such valuable suggestion(and i feel an IAS aspirant should have these qualities). i want to ask, weather there was negative marking in cgl2011 ( tier 1 and tier 2).and do you have any idea about ITI and Excise inspector post cutoff for UP. thanks in advance....... and my best wishes for your future endeavours!!

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      skm 4 years ago

      hello sir, i had also given ssc cgl 2012 and could achieve only 88.25 marks as per answer sheet provided by ssc. bt this time paper was really very tough from previous years.if you had seen the set 013nj2 of 8july morning , may be the case you hav the similar feelings. i examined the paper again at home then realizing i could achieve 10 more marks if some silly mistakes had not been done and some more brain would have worked.now i am thinking for at least 300 marks in tier 2. but really disappointed by the joining of infi, it has given this year . my joinig date of infi is 18 feb 2013 while it was 26 sep for my seniors. now iam thinking to go to delhi after tier 2 for civil if it seems that i will get an interviw post .... just give your valuable comment on it.

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      Sundar 4 years ago

      Hi Gurpreet i had checked the answers and found i ll get 94 marks in tier i exam. Please reply me whether i had any chance to move forward (OBC) and also i had lost my semester wise mark statements for a couple of semesters in an accident but i had the aggregate given at the end. will this pose any problem during certificate verification?

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      ARUN BERA 4 years ago

      Good morning Gurpreet,

      I will get 115 marks in tier I. I think there are three or four answers which are absolutely wrong. and how much you will get. reply if possible. thank you. till then take care and bye..........

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Great!! The answer comes out to be 39/5, you forgot to square the Right Hand Side.

      Siva, these questions are more about tricks and less about concepts. The more you do the greater will be the probability that you will spot the trick in the exam.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      94 marks is a fair score and you can get a call for interview if you do better in the Tire-II. About the marksheets, they are important. You can get duplicate marksheets by writing to your university.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Arun,

      I can't check my marks right now as I am on vacation (don't have q paper 12NL5 with me). Will do so next week.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Pradeep,

      Yes there was negative marking in 2011. UP has high cut-off, only after Patna and New Delhi. I am not sure about the exact cut-offs, you can check t on SSC Site.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      I will also advise that you prepare for civil services from now onwards. You may join Infy for a while but will find reasons to go out in a few months. Better prepare for an alternative as soon as you can.

      -Gurpreet

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      dalbir singh 4 years ago

      hi sir, as the answer keys are out now plz guide us by ur logical approach that what will be cut offs this time considering every pros and cons?

      plz also tell me shud i continue prep for tier 2 or wait for the t2 result as m getting 80(obc) in t1 ?

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      rahul negi 4 years ago

      hello sir

      I am getting 90 marks in tier 1 exam .

      Is there any chance of mine to clear the cutoff?

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      anil 4 years ago

      Dear sir I (ex servicemen category) am expecting a score of 93 in ssc cgl 2012 tier I.

      Pls guide me whether I have chance for ITI/CE or any other post with GP of Rs 4600. If yes than how much should I get in TIER II this year to achieve the same ie. for getting to an interview post.

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      ARUN BERA 4 years ago

      Hi Gurpreet,

      SI in CBI is good or bad? And how much should I score in tier II so that I can get this post. I will get 115 in tier I.

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      arun bera 4 years ago

      i am selected as an auditor in cag. is there any medical test or police verification before the joining? and what is the promotion aspects in the job.

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      puneet singh 4 years ago

      is this true that there can be the sectional cutoff in tier 1 of ssc cgl?

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      ARUN BERA 4 years ago

      @puneet singh

      no, there is no sectional cut off in tier I

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      80 is good enough for OBC category. The cut-off is expected to be between 70-90 (SC ST being closer to 70 and Ur near 90)

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      some chance definitely.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      With Ex-S you have a very strong chance, Anil.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      It is good, only thing to take care is if this job suits your aspirations. I would love to be called a CBI man :). Try to score 270+ in Mains.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      It is there for CBDT, not sure for CAG. Try to get in touch with others who are selected. There are a few who I know.

      One of them is here. http://www.facebook.com/email2raviyadav

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      No, not there this time.

      -Gurpreet

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      anil 4 years ago

      Thank you sir for your assessment

      Please tell me that how I should improve my speed and accuracy in maths as I could attempt only 20 question and 02 of them were wrong.

      I am regularly brushing up maths fundamental through the books mentioned by you above , but I am unable to reach the requisite level.

      Also with a probable score of 93 in tier I how much I must get in TIER II to get ITI post, I am in ex servicemen category. Sir I would also like to obtain ur valuable opinion about interview of ex servicemen candidates, I mean what type question can be expected

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      trilok dewangan 4 years ago

      i'm frm obc getting 80 in tier 1. ye mera 4th & last cgl hai because age limit. har bar tier1 pass hota hu lekin tier2 me fail ho jata hu.is bar kam se kam ek post chahta hu. tier2 ki preparation kaise karu any strategy or books, please suggest. thanks.

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      manjot caur 4 years ago

      hats off to ur determination to help oll around u:)

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      sumit 4 years ago

      sir i am weak in english(grammer part) and gk but my arithmetic and reasioning are gud,,what strategy shud i follow to crack ssc cgl xam...and for eng,verbal non verbal and arithmetic i use r.s agarwal...and for gk lucent...but for gk lucent buk are bit tough to mug up..what alternate and gud buk is for gk..

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      meashish001 4 years ago

      Sir,

      will i get time for preparation for ssc or bank p.o exam while my training period or job at infosys?

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      meashish001 4 years ago

      I am average in maths and english and bad in general awareness.

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      subho 4 years ago

      according to the latest keys published by SSC I scored 84 marks.Is there any chance for me to get licence of Tier 2 as an UR candidate?

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      subho 4 years ago

      sir, as I said before I scored 84, I'm really confused whether I'll start preparation for Tier 2 or not or I'll wait till the result declares.please, suggest some advice for me I'm bit worried. I'm an UR candidate.

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      ARUN BERA 4 years ago

      Good morning Gurpreet..........

      Is there any medical test or police verification before joining in CAG?

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Thank You Manjot !!

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Sumit,

      Lucent is the most important book for GK and has no match. Keep in mind that you don't have to remember all the facts. Just go through them. Some of them will stick others won't. If you get 35 qns from Lucent in exam, I hope you will be able to answer 20+ of them right. This is a good score.

      I had studied only history part from GK and have got all 5 history qns right this year. Which is very good even if I had to waste 2 hrs for 5 days for those 5 marks. I am scoring 14 in GK this year and those 5 are nearly 40% of my GK marks. So, read whatever you can but do read.

      P.S. Mains has no GK so you have a lot of time to finish Lucent.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You will definitely get time for yourself. Training is between 9-5. After that you will have enough time to manage your studies.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Being Bad in GK is good. It will not be a part of mains, so you got a year to prepare. Start with Lucent GK. It's also good to read CSR GK supplement once in a while.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      There is a ray of hope. Just hang on and and be prepared to write mains.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Start preparation. Study only English and Quant as if you are preparing for 2013 exam. Fill forms of PO and others as well to keep yourself motivated for preparations.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      I am sorry, I don't have this information.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Anil,

      you can try timed tests by picking up previous year papers. This will give you a lot of problems to solve and improve upon. I would advise you to aim for 250 marks in Tier-II. You will definitely be able to score 65+ questions in maths in Tier-II (which will have 10 easy graph based questions). You have good accuracy so this will be enough. Similarly, scoring 125+ in English won't be a problem. Just prepare well.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You can get the list of books from my previous comments on this page. You will definitely get a good post this time if you start preparing right away.

      You can refer books I have recommended in comments on this page. Try to develop your reading skills be reading regularly. Improve your vocab through "Word Power Made Easy". Solve as many previous year papers for Quant.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Thanks for pitching in for me Arun.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      I am getting 128.25 marks.

      GA 14.25

      RS 34.75

      QA 36.00

      EN 43.25

      Really disappointed with my GK scores.

      -Gurpreet

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      arun bera 4 years ago

      Friend please tell me that is there any medical test or police verification before joining in CAG?

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      meashish001 4 years ago

      Thanks a lot sir

      YOU ROCK

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      Dinesh Sharma 4 years ago

      Sir,

      I am getting 90.75 marks according to the key provided by SSC this year.

      I want to know that what is the final score needed for the post of TAX ASSISTANT in Delhi after tier 2 for GEN category.

      I shall be obliged if you could help me with the same.

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      varun 4 years ago

      hello sir,

      Please tell me from which book should i study one word substitution and idiom phrases..and sir i am now going to start preparing for PCS and civil services exams.i want to know how to prepare GS for these exams like history,geography,polity,economics,science etc.please suggest me some books.i want to choose optional subject as geography and public administration..but i don't know how to start the preparation for these subjects.specially geography.i need your advice and suggestions on all these issues.and sir one more thing is there any individual cut off in tier-2 exam.

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      yogesh99 4 years ago

      sir what is gross salary of assistant (CSS) in delhi ?

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      It is above 35k.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      320+ will be a good score for getting TA post. Please refer below document to get statewise ut-offs for Non-Interview and Interview Posts.

      http://ssc.nic.in/press-release/cgl11-wu-non-intw%...

      http://ssc.nic.in/press-release/cgl_writeup_final(...

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      For these kind of problems, R S Aggrawal is the typical book. For State civil services you will need some guidance and good books to start off with.

      Check out this article, it may be of help for general studies.

      https://hubpages.com/business/upscprep-books

      To start off make sure that these 2 are the subjects you are going to stick to. Reading GS books on these subjects will let you know whether you will stick to them or not.

      There is no individual cut-off in SSC.

      -Gurpreet

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      shilpi 4 years ago

      sir i want prepartn for i.t.i....but i am very weak in g.k and english so plz help me what should i do...nd sir i also want to know that in exam which thing is mostly discussed...because in this field i will trying first time...

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      shilpi 4 years ago

      sir i m really feeling good after reading ur blog...plz sir help me..

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      jitendra 4 years ago

      sir i m getting 70 marks in tier 1st exam in obc category. there is a chance or not for the selection of mine

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      AMITKUMARAMBA 4 years ago

      Sir i have scored 110 marks in tier 1 and how much i have to score in tier 2 to get three post examiner,preventive & enforcement officer,

      if possible please tell me the job nature of AEO because it also belongs to your dept and promotional avenue etc

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      vishal 4 years ago

      hi sir.... thanks for the service you are offering to people... i have a number of doubts and will be obliged if you could help. firstly , i wish to apply for the CHSL (10+2) exam this year. i wish to know that if i get selected / recruited through this exam , then will i be able to appear in CGLE 2013 exam next year(that is while i am in service). secondly, sir can u please help to translate the grade pay 0f 2400 into monthly salary approximate( this is what is offered through CHSL)... l i will be really thankful to you.......

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      Ashok 4 years ago

      1. Is there any type of bond in all jobs included in ssc cgl(contract for complulation of service for 1 or 2 year or more ).

      2. after getting a job through ssc cgl, will i get some benefit if i try next time for better post.

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      shilpi 4 years ago

      plz sir i am waiting fr ur best reply .....sr i wnt strt my study nw so plz hlp me..

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      The key to success is practice and good guidance. SSC doesn't require coaching. You need good books ad\nd some time to prepare. You should start with Word Power Made Easy and R S Aggarwal. Refer to previous papers to check the kind of skills you need.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      There is a good chance in OBC category with 70 marks,

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Amit,

      Try to get 290+ in Tier-II to get a good chance at these 3 posts. AEO is considered on par with ITI with some give and take. The AEO has more executive powers but promotions are slow. It also carries frequent transfers all over india whereas ITI don't get transferred outside their zone till ACIT position.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Vishal,

      You can surely apply in CGL even when you are working in any department. For salaries for 2800 GP please refer the link below.

      http://sscstudygroup.in/ssc-jobs/ssc-job-salaries/

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Ashok,

      There is no bond in SSC jobs. You can surely try for betterment.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Replied already.

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      Marshall 4 years ago

      Do SSC CGL posts are executive or non executive? What is the difference between executive and non executive? To get ITI 400 marks are good enough

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      subho 4 years ago

      my English is grammatically right,I think so. My writing is based on the spoken English. And I can write essay about any subject. But in SSC question paper, it's difficult for me to find which part is error(except very simple grammatical mistakes I can identify),it seems each sentence is write according to the sense of the sentence. so it affects my English scoring. vocabulary is endless, so it's in the hand of luck. please, suggest something how to improve English scoring & error correction part.

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      shilpi 4 years ago

      thnx, sir for ur rply..can u tell me that in aptitude section trig. and geo. parts has more syllabus so for this part which book should be used..i am using r.s.agrawal for simple apti. part..is it right..?is there all 3 parts are asked in exam..? plz sir help me...nd thnx again...

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You need to have an inquisitive eye. This is the only weird advise that I can offer you. Try to find mistakes in correct sentences and you will start getting errors in at right places.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You can refer RD Sharma Class x/xi for better performance in trigonometry. RS Aggarwal is good for getting the basics right. All of it is expected to come in the exam

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      It offers both Exe and Non-Exe jobs. Executive means having powers to make decisions. non-executive jobs are mainly reporting jobs and other paper work.

      -Gurpreet

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      Dalbir singh 4 years ago

      hi gurpreet,

      first of all hats off to u for ur replies to my earlier posts. nw please guide me which book is best for practice of full papers for math & eng other than kiran's?

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      shilpi 4 years ago

      thanx sir...but sir i think geometry(cordinate) part is more than others so for that which book is used.

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      NIKHIL 4 years ago

      Sir ,

      what is the

      WORKLOAD and PROMOTION PROSPECT

      of

      INSPECTOR ( PREVENTIVE ) ,

      INSPECTOR ( EXAMINER )

      and

      INSPECTOR ( INCOME TAX ) ?

      Plz reply............................................

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      ARUN BERA 4 years ago

      Medical test mein kya hota hai? agar medical test clear nahin hoga toh phir kya hoga?

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Please check out RD Sharma Class X or XI. See for yourself which one suits best for the questions. Both are good.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      There is very little work pressure in Income Tax. I am not the right person to comment about the other 2.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Medical test checks for Eyesight, Blood test Blood Group, color blindness.

      Unless you are blind (includes color blind), you will not be rejected.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      This is hard to answer. Upkar and arihant are two good alternatives. check out for yourself.

      -Gurpreet

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      shilpi 4 years ago

      k..thnx sir...

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      shilpi 4 years ago

      sir one more question plz give rply..i wl use lucent and news paper for awareness section, r.s.agrwal for english section, r.s.agrwl for reasoning and general intelligence section, and r.d sharma of 10th nd 11th stndrd and r.s agrwl for maths section....all this are sufficient wid previous year papers..? plz sir help me nd thnx again.........

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      vishal 4 years ago

      thanx a ton sir for ur reply

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      Nikhil 4 years ago

      Thank you sir.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Yes, add to it "Word Power Made Easy" and you will be equipped with more than enough material for CGL.

      -Gurpreet

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      jitin 4 years ago

      hello gurpreet

      i have appeared for cgl this year and i am scoring around 140, what is the expected cut off this year? will i be able to make it to tier 2 exams...i am doing good with arithemetic and english is not a problem as well...but i wanna know how should i prepare for the interview sessions??? what sort of issues will be discussed in the interviews...pls help..thanks in advance

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      manish 4 years ago

      Sir! Please tell me which books should I prefer for English section prep.

      Thanks in advance.

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      joshi1507 4 years ago

      Sir! Please tell me which books should I prefer for English section prep for both Tier-1 & Tier-2.

      Thanks in advance.

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      skm 4 years ago

      when are you expecting the result of ssc cgl pre?

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      jks 4 years ago

      Sir! I passed my b.tech. this year n I haven't any job offer. Actually I m very interested in ssc cgl exam.For this I made an attempt this year but due to less preparation I couldn't perform as required. Should I drop this year and prepare for cgle-13?

      Please give me your valuable suggestion as I'm in a dilemma and really very depressed.

      Thanks in advance.

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      shilpi 4 years ago

      k...thnx sir...firstly i wl collect complete material thn wl strt... sir cn u help me in this matter that as i am new in this type of field because i am an ece engineering student so should i take coaching or should prepare myself..? and if coaching thn from where and which institute..? plz sir help me nd thnx again sir.........

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      vooka santosh kumar 4 years ago

      Hai gurupreet, i m an aspirant like u. i have done my graduation in pharmacy. since the jobs are not good in this field. i have attempted ssc 2011 without much prep. i got cag auditor. my score is 127, 70(maths),150(english). missed the cutoff by a hairbreadth.( i ve answered visually handicapped section in the last 15 minutes instead of data interpretation q's) my score would have been much better otherwise.

      this time cgl 2012 im getting 128 in prelims. my english ok. i want to gear up my maths. will the arun sharma and rd sharma suffice. do i need to go to coaching. i always believe self prep is better. no good coaching institues though which teach only maths.

      please do guide me. u r the only one currently on the blogs who can guide me.

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      skm 4 years ago

      can i know my state and post preference with the help of admit card or rollno..

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      POONAM 4 years ago

      hello Sir,

      how r u....? i read ur comments......i want to know about ssc and civil services,,,,,,,,,plz help me

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You are on your way Jitin. Cut-off is going to be around 80 - 90. You will be asked questions related to your qualifications, hobbies, job/unemployment and current affairs. You may also be asked to introduce yourself and why you wanna join the post u selected.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Have Word Power Made Easy and RS Aggarwal Objective English. Apart from that, read newspapers daily.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      joshi,

      You can read Word Power Made Easy and RS Aggarwal Objective English. Also, read newspapers daily.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      I am not expecting the result. I am looking at the Tier-II. :)

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You can definitely prepare for CGL-13 if you don't have a job. It depends on your financial soundness. 4-5 months are more than sufficient for CGL Exam Preparation.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Shilpi,

      I too am ECE Graduate. I don't think your field is too different. You must have studied all this in school. Just brush things up and be confident. Make your self faster in response to questions and things will be sorted out.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Santosh,

      You can do well this time. You should go all out this time and there is no reason that you will be left out. Pity that you missed 10 questions ( I did the same in 2010). R D Sharma is very useful for Trigonometry and Geometry. You can buy either Arun Sharma or some SSC Guide book by Arihant/Upkar. Try to restrict your preparation to the levels of questions asked in the previous exams.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You can know it from your Admit card. It is given in the code sequence.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Poonam,

      I am fine. Let me know what do you want to know about.

      -Gurpreet

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      poonam 4 years ago

      Sir, actually i am a software enginner but i want to go for gov. sector.......i am very intrested for ssc and UPSC exams......how to prepare for it.........Is coaching is necessary.?.......tell me about coaching institutes in delhi.......plz help me......

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      shilpi 4 years ago

      k...thnx sir for ur rply nd support..thanku very much.....

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      poonam,

      You will have to do some research in order to see how best you can prepare for civils. It depends on your subjects and interests. Coaching institutes may be useful but that too depend on subjects.

      For SSC, you don't need any coaching. One can prepare for it within a couple of months of objective level study and practice.

      -Gurpreet

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      nisha nidhi 4 years ago

      dear sir,

      u r amazing hence i m posting after a long gap .my posts remained unanswered mostly. i m a bsc 2nd yr student with maths ,physics & geography. i m interested in ssc. i m jst gud in maths that i can hang with rd sharma and rs aggarwal . i love english and gk. my 2 ques. are:

      1. with which sub. i must do hons. for future prospect and ssc?(plz ans.)

      2.which posts are suitable for girls in ssc?

      ....waiting sir.

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      Subho 4 years ago

      Dear sir,

      Q. The incomes of A,B & C are in the ratio 7:9:12 & their spending are in the ratio 8:9:15. If A saves 1/4 th of his income, then the saving of A, B & C are in the ratio of ---

      (CGL Prelim.2011)

      Can any one solve this question? Still now I'm unable to solve this question.

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      iamproloy 4 years ago

      Ias result is out.hope you have qualified for the main.wish you all the best for main.

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      Praveen 4 years ago

      What about civil services prelims result ....Gurpreet

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      skm 4 years ago

      i am unable to know the preferences from admit card. tell me where in the admit card is given...

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      roopy 4 years ago

      hello sir,

      after checking the answer key , m getting a score of 93 (sc candidate)...but getting a very low score in gk which is a mere 8...

      would i be able to qualify for tier-2???

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Thanks for hanging on Nisha. You should decide your Honours course subject based on your interest and future education prospects (if any). Your decision will not matter in SSC. Which is based on school level syllabus. In case you want to go for Civil Services, you need to think of the subject to suit that. As far as the posts are concerned, Assistant jobs ( especially CSS) are more suited to girls due to Stable postings, no outdoor work and good promotions. Remember CSS Assistants are posted only in Delhi, so you may not get your hometown..

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Yes proloy, I have qualified. Thank you for wishing me..

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      See top right hand side.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Yes, of course. There is no sectional cut-off.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Fortunate enough to clear it.

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      nisha nidhi 4 years ago

      :-D shukriya sir ji :-) thanx 4 ur reply and nice advices.

      sir ji CRACK the mains : )good luck and best wishes.

      well i have filled for maths hons. but i m upset 2 know, job suitable 4 me will make me stick to delhi .doesn't matter much now.i w'l c later.

      i m happy 2 find someone so inspiring and motivating .

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      HI Subho,

      Incomes and Spendings are in the ration of 4:3 (as I=Saving+Spending). (1)

      Given Ratios: Income 7x:9x:12x Spending 8y:9y:15y (2)

      From 1 & 2,

      7x/8y=4/3

      x/y=32/21 or 21x=32y.

      replace x by 32 and y by 21, the equations will become comparable.

      Saving of A = 32*7-21*8 =56

      B = 9*32-9*21 =99

      C = 12*32-15*21 = 69

      Thus, savings are in the ratio,

      56:99:69, or something like that. This is a slightly big question and must not be attempted in the exam (unless you can compute very fast).

      -Gurpreet

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      praveen-cfa 4 years ago

      Congrats....Gurpreet...and I wish all the best.... for your Mains...

      keep rocking Bro....

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      subho 4 years ago

      Thank you sir.you also mentioned that these types of sum should be avoided in the exam. It's very important to me because I'm getting this cgl exam 13 marks(18 sums were attempted). time is really a great factor to me. It takes more or less 40 mins to do these limited no sums.

      In exam hall, what portion of math should be attempted first?what is your approach on Math in exam hall?Was there any question attempt in the exam hall without rough work & gave the answers as soon as seeing those?

      I want to know these sir,because I've to improve math speed with accuracy. Above all, as a UR candidate I'm sitting on the fence as I likely to get 84 in tier 1 & confused whether I'll be selected or not for Tier 2. Thank you once again..

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      gurmeet singh 4 years ago

      Hi gurpreet bro,,,i have taken cgl 2012 nd expecting 100-105 in tier 1.I belong to SC category. My preferences are iti,,central excise,,examiner,,css... and delhi,,chandigarh,,himachal..

      Kindly analyse and guide me how many marks i need in tier 2 keeping in mind SC category. and kindly guide me the areas in maths where i should concentrate more acc to the present scenario and level of exams going on. Need 1 more info,,suppose not got enough to crack iti then what are the chances fr next pref i.e excise...i know m anxious of knowing so many things,,,kindly go thru the queries nd make me understand,,,shall b highly thankful. thanx in advance.

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      roopy 4 years ago

      Hello sir,

      Congratulations to u for qualifying the PT of Civil Services!!!!

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      madhusudan 4 years ago

      Sir ,

      1) Is the selection for job in CSS/MEA purely dependent on the TOTAL SCORE out of 700 or they may reject a candidate even if he has a very high score???? and

      2)Also is there any SEPARATE minimum marks criteria for jobs in CSS/MEA in TIER-I???

      please answer these questions i would be obliged to hear from you

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      There is no differentiation for candidates except that CSS requires CPT.

      gurpreet

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      arvind 4 years ago

      hi gurpreet,

      me from chandigarh , i have done b.tech and working in department of posts. appeared in ssc cgl 2012 and got 110 in pre according to answer key. i want iti ,excise , cbi in chandigarh only. what is the ir procedure to allot home cadre and how should i proceed further. i have opted the post a to z serial wise and states haryana ,punjab chandigarh , delhi, up, himachal , rajasthan.

      give me a boost up.

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      Ashok 4 years ago

      Good Morning sir,

      1. what is promotion policy of examiner and preventive officer.Name the different positions given to them and year(minimum and maximum) years of service on each position ?

      2. I have heard that an examiner or preventive officer can not be posted outsided their first zone of posting until they become asst commissioner .Is it true?

      3.What is work of examiner and preventive officer.Answer this question technically( not in laymen words).

      Thanx in advance.

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      Upenarya 4 years ago

      sir I have prefenced the post of compiler and stastician also, I am not elegible for thise posts. what should I do? May I be rejected by ssc in future? I am getting 101 marks in cgl exam

      sir please reply

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      praveen-cfa 4 years ago

      Hi Gurpreet,

      I have some straight forward questions, if you analyse the nomination details for various posts one finds that there is a column called ranking ...

      (1) Are these the ranks assinged as per the total scoring?

      (2) If (1) is true,then I find that the candidates with 18,19,21,23 (below 500) are nominated for Auditors in CAG..etc ,..I mean for Non-interview posts.

      (3) Is it as per the choice of the candidates ?

      (4) If it is as per the Candidates' choice then why would they prefer Non-interview post to interveiw posts.

      (5) OR is there any fault with my interpretation ?

      If you have some information on this, Kinldy reply.

      Regards,

      Praveen

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      poonam 4 years ago

      thanks for your reply.......and congrats......plz tell me books for ssc and CSAT exams........

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      arvind 4 years ago

      wai8in for the reply for two days

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      Mukesh S 4 years ago

      I heard that there will be no exam of ssc graduation till 2015. Is it true..!!??

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      NISHANT 4 years ago

      HELLO SIR

      I WANT TO KNOW THAT ARUN SHARMA BOOK IS SUFFICIENT FOR QUANT TO BUILD UP THE BASE IN QUANT

      SUGGEST ME

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      NISHANT 4 years ago

      SIR , can u please tell me the cutoff for iti and excise post for mainly DELHI only.............................

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      shalin ji 4 years ago

      sir ,

      Can you tell me what kind of job does a STENOGRAPHER in Ssc do.... i wrote the exam and i am getting around 120 marks.. i think i will get STENO Group C (9300-34800) grade pay 4600 . please tell me what kind of job is it and its future! should i join it or not. and what will be the in hand salary. comments of other exprncd people are also welcomed.

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      amit 4 years ago

      sir i did my b.tech this year ...gave cgl pre 2012 ...my b.tech last sem is awaiting.. if i pass tier 2 and interview will i be eligible for selection because graduation is asked till 1 august but my university result will come by 15th august ...so wat to do ??

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      ANONYMOUS 4 years ago

      KHELI LOKAN NAAL HOLI BATHERI, SADI WARI RANG MUK GAYE

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      pradeep 4 years ago

      thank u sir for ur valuable guidance.I have got inspector in central excise,there is physical in cent excise,what happens if 1 fails in cycling,we have to complete 8km in 30 mins.i m very nervous abt cycling

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      iamproloy 4 years ago

      What is ur preference of post for ias?and why?plz reply as early as possible.

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      shilpi 4 years ago

      sir cngrates......and cn u tell me that is paper comes in both languages.... or is depends on medium...? plz sir tell me

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      Arghy Roy 4 years ago

      which is better - a psu bank officer job or inspector level job in cgl?

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      gaurav kalra 4 years ago

      ssc cgl pre results are out

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      amit 4 years ago

      sir i did my b.tech this year ...gave cgl pre 2012 ...my b.tech last sem is awaiting.. if i pass tier 2 and interview will i be eligible for selection because graduation is asked till 1 august but my university result will come by 15th august ...so wat to do ??

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      neeraj 4 years ago

      hello sir

      congo to u

      my result was declared on 7 august and it's been asked till 1 august

      so am i eligible for tiier 2 exam or not.

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      puneet 4 years ago

      hello sir

      sir i did my b.tech this year ..

      .gave cgl pre 2012 ...

      my b.tech last sem result came on 8 august 2012

      . I have passed tier 2

      ,Will i be eligible for selection because ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS is asked as on 1st August,2012. but my university result came on 8th august ...so wat to do ??

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      puneet 4 years ago

      hello sir

      sir i did my b.tech this year ..

      .gave cgl pre 2012 ...

      my b.tech last sem result came on 8 august 2012

      . I have passed tier 1

      ,Will i be eligible for selection because ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS is asked as on 1st August,2012. but my university result came on 8th august ...so wat to do ??

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      vivek bhardwaj 4 years ago

      Hi Gurpreet,

      I am getting 105 in T1.

      Though all posts are lustrous but my personal inclination is towards MEA

      Kindly suggest what could be a safe score for MEA as well other posts.And What is the in hand salry that one can expect in the starting

      Thanks

      Vivek

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      tsingh86 4 years ago

      Sir, What would be the most smart strategy at this moment with one month left for tier -2 ? should i solve rs aggarwal 1-2 times as told by some friends or otherwise ? how to score maximum in english ? which books to follow for english ...please guide

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      SURYA 4 years ago

      which books are preferable for tier 2 and how can i utilize next 30 days for preparation give me guidance,preparation tips.motivate me

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      deepak aswal 4 years ago

      hello Gurpreet sir

      sir i have given my last sem exam this june and gave cgl pre 2012 ...

      my b.tech last sem result were announced on 10 august 2012

      . I am getting 101 marks in tier 1

      ,Will i be eligible for selection because ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS is asked as on 1st August,2012. but my university result came on 10th august ...so wat to do ?? please help sir

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      Sandeep Kumar Trivedi 4 years ago

      hello sir currently i am working in IT indstry and cleared ssc pre wheather coaching is necessary for cracking mains

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      Micky 4 years ago

      Hi,

      I've applied for assistant commandant in CPF. The exam is scheduled in nov. Can u suggest me the study material for the same. Also u being a civil services aspirant must be having some gud ebooks relevant for ur preparation. Kindly share those ebooks if u can.

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      arvind 4 years ago

      well..... gurpreet , it seems like u hv stopped answering to the queries of ur fans....or u r bit bzy..

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      puneet newalia 4 years ago

      hello sir

      my result declared on 7 august 2012 and it has mentioned on ssc notice that degree must be completed before or on 1 august.

      So am i eligible for tier 2 exam?

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      sahil agarwal 4 years ago

      hello sir it was great to study your posts

      better luck for your future

      and if possible kindly mail me updates at

      sahilaggy@hotmail.com

      with core regards

      sahil agarwal

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      Amit Rana16 4 years ago from Noida, India

      Sir,

      I've a heap of unanswered questions with me. I hope to receive your co-operation.

      1. I've cleared Tier -1 with a narrow margin of 85 marks , while the cut-ff for the UR being 82. But i didn't prepare at all for the examination as i was in the final year of my engineering course. I wish to know how many marks are required to grab something out of the examination. ?

      2. Suppose, i score 50 in interview , 85 already in Tier 1 , then how many should i strive for in Tier 2 to be eligible for any post. I mean , Is it like those who reach till interview are sure to get some post ?

      85 + 50( Assuming ) + ? = Qualified ( For something )

      because i didn't really have any priorities for post while filling up the form.

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      lalit 4 years ago

      i have got 76 in obc cat ,

      now what i have to do ?????

      is there any chance for me ...to get good post

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      siv 4 years ago

      I belong to sc and i hav got just 67 marks. . how much should i get in tier 2?

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      manish 4 years ago

      bank po is better or ssc group a posts??

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      saurabh kishore 4 years ago

      sir regards.

      i want to know in cgl which post provides the best promotions and work environment

      your take on income tax inspector post...is it grade-C???????

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      Anana 4 years ago

      Dear Sir,

      When you mean 'workload' in css, is it too heavy? Is it required to sit later than office hours,to complete the job? I heard that you might be required to work even on sat & sun. Is it true? Has opted for CSS as 1st preference. Preparing for tier 2. Kindly reply at the earliest. Thanks a lot in advance......

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Generally you don't have to sit after office time. But days are more or less tight. Whereas in some jobs you can study and roam around even during office times.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Yes it is group c. Best promotion & work environment is in Assistant posts topped by CSS.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      I think that some of SSC posts are better than PO.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      As much as you can, go for 250

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Slim chance. Try to score above 250 in Mains.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      go for 275 in Tier-II and you will land a good job. Getting selected for interview, will give you a very strong chance for a job. But low on merit will land you a low paying job.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      There is a conflict.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Arvind and Others,

      Apologies for not being available. Actually I have been transferred to a small town with no internet connection at office or nearby.. I have UPSC mains coming in 2 months time too, o can't go to cafes daily. Please forgive me for making you waited.

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      problm.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      problem

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      both languages.

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      ravi 4 years ago

      candidates getting high marks have freedom 2 select their given post according 2 their choice...for ex. if a person has high total marks for excise post but post of excise was in 8th preference in his form.is there any freedom for that candidate having highest cutoff marks for that post????

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      Saurabh 4 years ago

      Hi Gurpreet,

      I got 91.75 marks in tier 1 (SC Category) .The cut-off for this category was 64.

      What minimum marks should I aim for getting the post of ITI.

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      Friend 4 years ago

      First of all thank you Gurpreet sir for your time. I really feel lucky to stumble upon your page by chance. Some real information and guidance rather than copy-pasting the job advertisements.

      I've cleared the prelims with mere minimum marks. The reason for such a weak performance was that I gave the exam half-heartedly and I didn't knew that there wasn't any sectional cut-off. My bad.

      However, now I'm giving my 100% for the tier-2 examination. In your opinion, what must be the minimum number of marks I should secure in tier2 and interview combined to get ITI, considering that I secured 80 marks in tier 1 and the fact that I belong to SC quota.

      Thanks

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      ARVIND 4 years ago

      HI GURPREET

      THANX FOR UR KIND RESPONSE. BUT I DINT GET D INFO I WANTED. IT'S a HUMBLE REQUEST IF U CAN MANAGE TO TALK OVER D FONE. KINDLY COMMUNICATE ON MA NO. 09041980099.

      THANX

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      ravi 4 years ago

      sir my marks in tier1 is 106 (obc category).how much safe marks should i score in tier2 to get selected for income tax or excise post.....also sir i have a problem that income tax and excise post is my 8th and 10th preference....but now i hope or desire to get these post only after securing good marks...sir help me.sir plz...plz suggest me is there any chance to get these posts....

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      deepak 4 years ago

      hello Gurpreet sir

      sir i have given my last sem exam this june and gave cgl pre 2012 ...

      my b.tech last sem result were announced on 10 august 2012

      . I am getting 101 marks in tier 1

      ,Will i be eligible for selection because ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS is asked as on 1st August,2012. but my university result came on 10th august ...so wat to do ?? please help sir

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      sanjay 4 years ago

      I missed my SI delhi police (19 august 2012) exam due to train delay.

      I was five mins late and was not allowed to appear for it.

      I am sure there are many like me.

      Please !!! let me know if there is any provision for re exam of those who missed it.

      What would be the possible way to get it happen.

      Any info related to it, please share.

      I know that ibps had conducted a re exam in last po.

      all preparation in vain. Please Help!!! and share any info you have on this. or share - the source from where the info can be get.

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      A.Banerjee 4 years ago

      At last I found sth. so useful,inspirational..Thank You so much Sir for taking this effort 2 aware different aspirants..Sir I am pursuing B Sc. physics(hons.) 1st yr. .I wnt 2 crck d IAS exam.ppl. tell that unless 1 takes coaching 4m Delhi it is useless 2 even dream of qualifying d exam..is it true??..further Sir I strongly need ur advice and suggestions abt how n wen I cn strt preparing 4 d exams?which buks I sud refer to?since I am 4m science background wat all buks I mst read in order 2 strengthen my knowledge in ARTS..eagerly waitng 4 ur kind rply. Thank You.

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      manish ranjan 4 years ago

      which posts in ssc group-A are better than bank po? also AO in nicl or po, which one is better?

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      vk minocha 4 years ago

      heyyy Gurpreet sir

      sir i have given my last sem exam this june and gave cgl pre 2012 ...

      my b.tech last sem result were announced on 10 august 2012

      . I am getting 121 marks in tier 1

      ,Will i be eligible for selection because ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS is asked as on 1st August,2012. but my university result came on 10th august ...so wat to do ?? please help sir

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      Sudhakar 4 years ago

      Dear Sir, I would be great full to u if clear my confusion. I had appeared ssc cgl 2012 and checked it with answer key and i got 21 in reasoning, 19 in gk, 19 in maths and 13 in english totally 72 and cut off for OBC is 70 i did nt get listed in any column . so will u please clarify this sit and to whom i have to approach to confirm my marks.

      Thanking you sir,

      Ph- 9872743814

      E- k.sudhakar1983@gmail.com

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      skm 4 years ago

      sir this year large number of candidates qualified for ssc cgl main compare to last year..it seems that vacancies are more... any idea about interview posts vacancies...

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      Brahm 4 years ago

      Hello,

      I have secured 90 marks in pre.How much should I score in mains to get income tax/Excise inspector.I am from SC category.

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      jaya 4 years ago

      sir i got 72 marks in tier-l

      is there any chance to find a job in ssc

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      Mukesh 4 years ago

      Sir, i heard dat dere wil be no exam for ssc graduation till 2015. Please confirm it..!!

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      vaibhav 4 years ago

      sir i got 94.75 ( general)marks in tier 1. hw mch marks shuld i target for tier 2?????? and is there any hope for interview jobs?????

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      ravi 4 years ago

      sir my marks in tier1 is 106 (obc category).how much safe marks should i score in tier2 to get selected for income tax or excise post.....also sir i have a problem that income tax and excise post is my 8th and 10th preference....but now i desire to get these post only after securing good marks...sir help me.sir plz...plz suggest me is there any chance to get these posts..

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      shivam 4 years ago

      Hello,

      I have secured 91.75 marks in pre.How much should I score in mains to get income tax/Excise inspector.As per one excel sheet I rank 1347 out of about 19,000(SC Category) in tier 1.

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      skm 4 years ago

      hello shivam , how can you say sth about ur rank as it is not provided by ssc....

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      Anindya 4 years ago

      Sir,i'm a central civilian employee,appeared in cgl 2012 bt failed by 2.50 marks in ur ctgry.plz tell me is it needed to hav 10+2 level mathpractice for ssc cgl?

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      shivam 4 years ago

      I saw in the result converted into excel format and was uploaded in facebook.

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      skm 4 years ago

      hello shivam, then tell me ur general rank .. i hav got 89.50 marks so my rank will also be around u and also the link where u hav got excel sheet... well u can get ur ans. from last year cgl result. it was declared on 30 march, is available in result link of ssc website and also gurpreet sir has provided it. there is no specific ans. of ur ques. as different cutoff for different states.. try to get 300 in mains, u will get ur desired post in desired state....

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      Sunilkohli90 4 years ago

      Gurpreet Sir,

      I really come to your page by chance. It was ma Gud Luck.

      I have some questions regarding tier 2. Hope you will get time to answer these:-

      (1) I have scored 87 in Tier 1, and I want to know that how much should I score in Tier 2 so as to get a job in group B (Pay Band 4600, 4200).

      (2) My Geometrty part in maths is weak so how many questions should I expect from geometry in tier 2 this year ?

      I have seen last year's marks and a lot of general students have scored 373-400 and have got ITI and ETI and group B posts. So can we pretend about this year.

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      pawandeepsingh071 4 years ago

      shera veera

      yaar mere 81.5 number ne tier 1 vich. is lye m statistics/compiler and tax assistant lei apllicable han.

      m engg. kiti ha . so m is exam lei mere qualification ha.

      what if i give exam only for tax assistant not 3rd paper.

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      ravi 4 years ago

      hello sir,

      i hav got 94.75 in tier-1 and i am sc candidate suppose i get 40 marks in interview so sir i want to know that how much marks i hav to get in tier-2 to get the post of income tax inspector.

      (tier-1 94.75 + interview 40 + tier-2 ?=total ?)

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      ravi kr 4 years ago

      sir my marks in tier1 is 106 (obc category).how much safe marks should i score in tier2 to get selected for income tax or excise post.....also sir i have a problem that income tax and excise post is my 8th and 10th preference....but now i desire to get these post only after securing good marks...sir help me.sir plz...plz suggest me is there any chance to get these posts..

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      Ashish 4 years ago

      Sir please guide whether people employed in PSU eligible for age relaxation.

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      shivani arora 4 years ago

      gurpreet sir,

      this was my first attempt to ssc cgl and i wont be able to get through it just because lack of 1.25 marks. i also applied for ssc chsl 2012.

      but i was just not getting how to prepare for maths in such a short span of time.

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      shabd 4 years ago

      i have clr my b.tech in ec this year and now preparing for cgl 2013 can u pls tell me some good points for clg 2013 that help me in xam...

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      Deepak 4 years ago

      What is the total salary with GP 2800??

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      sahil singh... 4 years ago

      Hi gurpreet

      Great work...highly useful for people lik me..

      Currently i am working in a bank as PO. I had few things in my mind prior to this job, but now i have seen that things are getting worst day by day in banks especially for an officer because of work pressure high target..and less of salary...and top of that we don't have powers...

      Because of which i planned for SSC CGL 2013..but my problem is i am not at all good in maths...while maths in banking is quite different....but i can score good marks in english....

      Do advice what can i do...i can hardly score 25 out of 50 in quants tier1 and in tier 2 max wil be 40-50%....what will be my chances for interview posts...as ministry will be my choice

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      shilpi 4 years ago

      sir plz cn u tell me that hw much chances for appearing in ssc exam... is there any limitation of this type..

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      Avinash Gupta 4 years ago

      Gud aftr noon Sir,

      First a big congratulation from my side as u cleared the ssc exam...

      i want to ask 1 thng frm u that...if a gt a good marks in ssc gt a post of IT inspector...then wt r d chances of posting in my home city...as i m from jodhpur rajasthan...Plzzz rply me soon sir...this is nt an imp. ques....bt i really need the answer....mail me sir on :- avinashgupta.303@gmail.com

      TIA....nd i m really impressed by ur nature sir...

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      ravi kumar 4 years ago

      sir my marks in tier1 is 106 (obc category).how much safe marks should i score in tier2 to get selected for income tax or excise post.....also sir i have a problem that income tax and excise post is my 8th and 10th preference....but now i desire to get these post only after securing good marks...sir help me.sir plz...plz suggest me is there any chance to get these posts..

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      shilpi 4 years ago

      sir plz tell me tht iti is of which group serveice....? plz sir help...

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      &&&&&&& 4 years ago

      fucking ash whole site , I will no longer believe this site, I request readers not to believe anything as the writer is no longer in communication with you at your important time. Don't stay in this page, find another site & searching should be continued till desired site isn't found.

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      nisha nidhi 4 years ago

      sir this is my final yr of bsc maths .but according to eligibility criteria i can take ssc cgle after my msc only ?

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      santosh 4 years ago

      show him some concern yaar..he needs to prep for the ias mains exam too man....

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      tarun kumar singh 4 years ago

      sir, I hope, cgl- 2012 , i score tier- 1 in 88 marks out of 200 and in tier- 02 score 215 out of 400. what is chance of my final selection in tax assistant or auditor. if my typing is too good and i am unreserved category candidate. please sir, share your valuable opinion.

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      MICKY 4 years ago

      Hi gurpreet.......

      Kindly guide us for the interview part of SSC..

      How to prepare? what questions are asked? etc etc

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      s.b sharma 4 years ago

      sir, i scored 100 tier 1.tier2 english 140math 70 .is there chances of interview post. i belongs to obc category

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      Sunilkohli90 4 years ago

      @ S.S Sharma:- Yes You will get an interview post. Prepare for ur interview, and prepare for computer test too (god forbid if interview is not available).

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      prabhat 4 years ago

      hello.i am getting 390 marks.how much should i score to get either iti in north india or examiner?

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      Sunilkohli90 4 years ago

      @ PRABHAT:- You have scored enough, just get 60-80 in the interview and you will get ITI. It depends on your preference order too.

      Reply...

      And tell me which Books have you followed.

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      prabhat 4 years ago

      bhai i have already been selected as iti 2011 in mumbai.wanting to get either examiner or iti in delhi,up

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      Sunilkohli90 4 years ago

      To PRABHAT bhai! AAP puchna kya chahte the aur kyu ?

      Aur yaar books bhi bata do yaar, humei bhi mauka do select hone ka.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Sorry I couldn't reply in time as I was cut-off due to CSE (Mains) Prep .

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Sorry I couldn't reply in time as I was cut-off due to CSE (Mains) Prep .

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Sorry I couldn't reply in time as I was cut-off due to CSE (Mains) Prep .

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Sorry I couldn't reply in time as I was cut-off due to CSE (Mains) Prep .

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Sorry I couldn't reply in time as I was cut-off due to CSE (Mains) Prep .

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Sorry I couldn't reply in time as I was cut-off due to CSE (Mains) Prep .

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Sorry I couldn't reply in time as I was cut-off due to CSE (Mains) Prep .

      Coaching is not necessary for UPSC IAS as well as any other exam.

      You can get some info from this page.

      https://hubpages.com/business/upscprep-books

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Sorry couldn't reply on time due to UPSC Prep.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Near about 18k

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Good rank will definitely help your posting. It is Posting is on Merit-cum-preference basis

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Group C

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Thank you santosh for understanding.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      I would like to clarify that it is a personal page maintained by the author at his own wish and will. I also understand the fact that I have to guide the candidates through if I am attempting to do so. Therefore I apologise for making you lose your cool.

      As an expression of regret and improvisation I will post my contact no on my profile page in case I am not unreachable even at my busiest hours. I want to assure you that I wasn't unavailable because I had some important task to look after. Thanks!

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      very very good chance.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      You may follow Ronnie Bansal's posts in CGL Exam Group for interview Guidance.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      50 50 chance.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      For ITI in NI you may need 460+ in UR. No idea about Examiner.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      -Kiran's "Common Errors in English" - For Tier-2 Grammar and Tier-1 senence correction

      -Word power made Easy - Wordlist for tier-1 Vocab

      -Lucent GK - For Tier-1

      -RS Aggrawal's new Quant book - For tier-1 & 2

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      Anil 4 years ago

      O Great Sir that u r back !

      We were eagerly waiting for valuable suggestions and guidance.

      Sir I am in ex servicemen general category and have scored around 276 (tier I + tier II) in ssc cgl 2012 , so tell me if there is any chance for interview call. Secondly, sir I opted only for interview posts, so will i be allowed for non interview posts. Actually sir the notice of ssc cgl 2012 is ambitious if we read para 12 and para 15 with regard to post preference. I tweeted to ssc chief but didn't got any reply. Also I send email to ssc office but no joy. Hence now I am relying on your comments sir pls do advice me. Thanking u in anticipation

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      ravi kumar 4 years ago

      thanx sir u r back....sir i got 298/600 marks according 2 answer keys given by ssc..i belong 2 obc group..is there any chance 2 get call for interview post...plz reply sir...

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      Preet 4 years ago

      Hello Gurpreet,

      I am also planning to prepare myself for upcoming SSC-CGLE 2013 exam, this will be my first attempt so far.. presently i am employed in pvt. sector and very keen to move into govt. sector. Can you please suggest the best books for all sections as this is my first attempt so it's been difficult to analyse the exam pattern for this i am going to join coaching soon.. At the same time i can't leave my job, is that possible to study with coaching or will any institute provide coachings to working people in delhi. If you know some good coaching centres in delhi.. Please suggest and reply soon

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      ravi s 4 years ago

      i get 378.75 in t1+t2 nd i m from sc category. could i get iti

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      kaustav Mandal 4 years ago

      sir,which post is better..the post as an ITI or as an assistant CSS? is there any chnce of getting posted in one's home town? what type of questions are asked in the interview? plz sir, i need ur help..

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Hi Anil ji,

      You have decent marks for an Ex serviceman. I think you will go for interview. You won't be given a chance for Non-Interview (but you don't need to worry).

      -Gurpreet

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Very rare. Almost no.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Please check my earlier comments for book guide. Also see the following page.

      http://sscstudygroup.in/ssc-cgl-2011-related/books...

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Very good. Can definitely get ITI.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Both posts are good in their own way. If you don't live near delhi, you will have distance problem at CSS. You can get your hometown through ITI but the competition is very high.

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      Preet 4 years ago

      Thanks for your reply, i am ready to study my own as i got not able to self practice by taking coaching after long job hours. I get through the link of preparation strategy and choice of sources to prepare well for each subject. The biggest problem i am facing is the concepts of reasoning every time i lose whenever tried to understand the tricks and logics associated with it. Earlier i used a single book with all subjects, but i found the shortcut solutions, difficult to understand how next step came and so on. Is there any book in the market that is good for step by step solutions. Can u please help me preparing for this section or suggest any reference book.

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      Dalbir Singh 4 years ago

      Hi gurpreet,

      I have come to know that ssc is going to change syllabus for cgl2013? Hv read it on tweeter by ssc chief? is that true?

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      Anil 4 years ago

      Thanks a lot for your reply

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      4 years ago

      Hi Gurpreet,

      I got 93.5 in tier 1 and 188 in tier 2. I am in general category. What are the chances of getting into an Assistant post?

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      madhu 4 years ago

      sir i want to knw wether cutoff is seen in individual paper r total score in ssc tier 2. i got 70 in maths n 120 in eng. total got 265 i belong to gen cat.wl i able to crack it.iam so tensed. pls reply bk

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      KAPIL 4 years ago

      sir , is there any probablity of further addition of new syllabus in maths for cgl 2013 . I want to make a good score in maths in next attempt.

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      kaustav mandal 4 years ago

      sir, which post under CGLE is better in terms of money? How worthy it is to take it as my career option? i need ur help sir..

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      kaustav mandal 4 years ago

      is it mandatory to apply for just 1 post or i can apply for more than 1 post?

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      It would not be a big change. Most probably addition or removal of some topics.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Not a good chance.

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Cut-off is overall. You may b selected only for Non-Interview posts/

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      Gurpreet Seehra 4 years ago from Chandigarh, India

      Very small possibility. There is a possibility to shrink the syllabus as well.

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      Sumeet 4 years ago

      Gurpreet Singh Seehra aap hi ho...7205704540...cgl 12..aapka bhi intv post clear hai...agar aap ho toh...:)

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      4 years ago

      sir i scored 102 in tier 1 and 220(140 eng+80quantt.),i.e.322 out of 600.Do i stand any chance in the final result?

      p.s. i really appreciate your work.all the best for your future endeavours!

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      ravi 4 years ago

      which is better css, iti or mea! elaborate

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      Neha 4 years ago

      Hi Gurpreet,

      I was wondering if you happen to have any info about the question patterns of MODULE 2 and MODULE 3 of the CPT(Computer proficiency Test) i.e the EXCEL and POWERPOINT questions..

      Thanks in advance.....:)

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