The first step is to go through the syllabus for the
exam on the official website of SSC. This will give you a general idea of
the topics you need to prepare. Once you go through the syllabus write
down the topics you have absolutely no idea about and try to start
preparing these topics first. This will give you more time to prepare
topics that you know nothing about instead of keeping these till the end
when you might be tempted to completely skip that topic!
The next step is to get the appropriate books to start
your preparation. You need to get the SSC exam books which are designed
for the purpose of the SSC exam. Make sure you buy the book for each
section of the paper so you do not have to worry about its credibility.
It is difficult to plan your day and incorporate study
hours if you aren't used to studying every day. But cracking the SSC
Junior Exam will need dedication and it is best if you learn time
management. Make a study schedule starting with topics you don't know at
all and then mix it up with one familiar topic a week. This will help you
to not overburden yourself with something new every day. You need to be
careful of sticking to this schedule and being true to yourself. Success
doesn't come easy and so does study.
In case you have a doubt in any topics, don't keep it
pending till the last day. Clear your doubts while you still have them.
You will be tempted to give up on a topic because it might seem too
difficult but the trick is to not leave out any topic. Be prepared for
everything so you can increase your chances of a high score.
Time management applies not only to the time you take
out to study but also on how you utilize those 4-5 hours every day. Try to
come up with methods to solve questions faster so you wouldn't be wasting
a lot of time during the exam. This will help you answer all the questions
within the allotted time.
Work on your speed. Your success in clearing the test
depends on those 2 hours that you will be writing the paper. Practice more
to improve your speed. Every time you solve a question put yourself on a
timer and try to beat your score each time you do it.
Make your weaknesses your strength. This basically
means working harder on the topics you find extremely difficult. Remember
you have enough and more time to prepare and with regular practice and
honest dedication these weaknesses can become your strong areas. Make
yourself confident in your weak areas by continuous practice and constant
Practice previous years question papers and answer them
like you are attempting the real exam. Give yourself 2 hours and try to
finish within that time. When you are answering the questions read them
properly and only answer those that you are sure about because of the
negative marking. Adapting yourself to the exam environment can help take
away any fear related to the exam.
A lot of candidates fail in the test because they are
not able to attempt all the questions. Do not get stuck on a single
question and lose out on half the marks. Be wise with your time.
Make practice tests a routine so that you never forget
to do them. These will help you get a sense of the questions that will be
asked in the exam along with the opportunity to practice them within the
Give yourself ample amount of written practice. Try and
incorporate study in everything that you do. Find fun ways of studying so
you do not get bored. Be focused on your goal and do not let anything
shift your focus. A little hard work every day will bring a lot of success
for the rest of the years!