How to crack SSC CGL when you have failed previously?


Every year Staff Selection Commission conducts the SSC CGL exam to fill in the vacant posts of officers in the government ministries and departments. SSC CGL exam is open to the graduates which makes the question paper from moderate to difficult. The candidates who appear for the first time in the SSC CGL exam find it difficult to crack because they are not aware of various aspects of the exam.

It is mandatory to know and understand the basic fundamentals of the pursuing exam so that you are able to qualify it. Failures are part and parcel of life, every year millions of SSC CGL aspirants fail and only hundreds of them qualify for the exam. It does not mean that failures should make you feel down and depressed. There is always a second chance and one must prepare for it with courage.


Candidates who have failed in the previous attempt of the SSC CGL exam can appear in the upcoming SSC CGL 2021 exam. It has been notified on 29th December 2020. SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier 1 is scheduled in the month of May-June 2021. Those candidates who could not qualify last year can appear in the SSC CGL 2020-21 exam. There are some do’s and dont’s that they must follow to qualify for the exam in the upcoming SSC CGL EXAM.

There are some useful tips that can help to crack SSC CGL when you have failed previously these are:

  1. Avoid selective study

When an aspirant is appearing for the first time they tend to do selective study. It is very important to learn all the topics so that you are able to attempt the question paper confidently. The selective study will not be able to fetch more good attempts in the exam which is a must to qualify for the exam. Therefore, if you are going to appear again in the SSC CGL 2020-21 exam, ensure that you cover the entire syllabus.

  1. Join coaching classes

Candidates who rely only on self-study also face failures as they do not get proper guidance for the exam. Guidance is the stepping stone towards the right exam preparations hence joining coaching is a must if you are trying again. You may join online coaching for the SSC CGL exam or SSC Coaching classes as per your availability. It will definitely improve your learning and you will be able to attempt the question paper confidently and accurately. Accuracy is a must as the SSC CGL exam has negative marking which eats your good attempts. Mistakes become a limiting factor to qualify in the exam. One can avoid negative marking crunch by learning the topics thoroughly which is possible if you get proper guidance from experienced subject experts.

  1. Know and understand the SSC CGL syllabus

Understand the latest SSC CGL syllabus by visiting the official notification and note down or download. Always keep a copy of the same ready for reference. Segregate the given topics into two categories namely, simple and difficult according to your previous knowledge. After identifying the topics and your capacity then start preparing for the exam by taking easy topics first.

  1. Practice regularly

Less practice for the exam is also one of the major reasons of failure. Practice helps to have a stronghold on the subjects. Start early for the exam preparations so that you get enough time to practice. Keep practicing 50 to 100 questions on each and every topic you learn. It is the best way to master the topics and take the exam effectively.

  1. Revision

Reading and learning is one aspect of the exam preparations. The human tendency is that the mind does not retain for long unless we revise the significant things again and again. Therefore, revision is a must after successfully completing the entire syllabus of the SSC CGL 2020-21 exam. SSC Coaching Institute in Chandigarh will help you retain the topics for a long and you will be able to attempt the final exam accurately.

These are some of the significant tips that a candidate who has failed multiple times in the SSC CGL Exam. Hope he or she will be able to ace the upcoming SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier 1 exam with flying colors.

Work hard and smart this time to ace the SSC CGL EXAM 2020-21 and grab your dream job.

All the best!!!

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