SSC Exam Preparation: Know How to Prepare for the SSC Exams after 12th?

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : November 1st, 2021

How to prepare for the SSC exam after the 12th: The Staff Selection Commission, popularly known as the SSC is a recruiting body that conducts various government job exams for the candidates to recruit them for B and C grade posts. Every year candidates apply for these exams in lakhs. Likewise, for 12th pass category students, there are many exams in which Govt. Job aspirants can appear after passing 12th. Some of these exams are conducted by SSC (Staff Selection Commission) and some others are conducted by other boards like RRB, RBI, and Defence as well such as SSC CHSL, SSC MTS, RRB Group D, SSC Stenographer, SSC GD Constable etc. The popularity of these exams is high for the obvious reasons mentioned in the list below.

How to prepare for the SSC Exam after the 12th: The Staff Selection Commission, popularly known as the SSC is a recruiting body that conducts various government job exams for the candidates to recruit them for B and C grade posts. Every year candidates apply for these exams in lakhs. Likewise, for 12th pass category students, there are many exams in which Govt. Job aspirants can appear after passing 12th. Some of these exams are conducted by SSC (Staff Selection Commission) and some others are conducted by other boards like RRB, RBI, and Defence as well such as SSC CHSL, SSC MTS, RRB Group D, SSC Stenographer, SSC GD Constable etc. The popularity of these exams is high for the obvious reasons mentioned in the list below.

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Why do Aspirants go after Government Jobs?

The answer to the above questions is simple. Students prefer government jobs over private because of the following four factors

  • Perks and Allowances
  • Job Security
  • Eligibility Criteria Benefits like age relaxation etc.
  • Salary

Some of the popular exams of SSC that have minimum qualification eligibility is Graduation. However, Candidates can start their preparation after their 12th exams as there are many exams in which the minimum qualification is 12th passed. A list of such exams is given below.

Popular SSC and RRB Exams after 12th

1. SSC GD Constable: SSC General Duty Exam recruits candidates into the Central Police Organization for the posts of General Duty Constable and Rifleman in CISF, CAPF, CRPF, ITBP, BSF, etc.

2. SSC CHSL: SSC Combined Higher Secondary Level recruits candidates for Data Entry Operator, Lower division clerk, Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant, Sorting Assistant, Data Entry Operator, etc.

3. SSC MTS: MTS is a group C non gazetted, general central government service. The exam is conducted to select candidates for nonministerial posts with pay band 1 (5200-20200). Posts include peon, operator, safaiwala, gatekeepers, and watchmen, etc.

4. SSC Stenographer: SSC Stenographer exam is organized by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to recruit eligible candidates for the post of Grade C and D stenographer in central government organizations.

5. RRB ALP: Railways Recruitment Board ALP exam recruits for the post of Assistant Loco Pilot. The job responsibility for ALP is to assist Train drivers.

6. Railway Group D: RRB Group D exam is organized to recruit eligible candidates for various posts like Track Maintainer Grade-IV, Helper/Assistant Pointsman in different departments of Railways.

Points to Focus at the Beginning of your SSC Exams Preparation

Study Plan

As you have just passed out from 12th, So you are more disciplined than any other candidate which gives you an edge in your preparation. As we all know that the syllabus of these exams is mostly based on class 10th. So it will not be a herculean task for 12th Pass candidates to prepare for these exams. You just need to be consistent in your preparation for qualifying for these exams. Most candidates start their preparation without having a proper study plan which leads to frustration and they could not continue their preparation due to not having proper tracking of their progress. So it is very important to have a proper study plan for preparation. We have discussed some important points for preparation further in this article. The candidate must remember these points while making a study plan.

Previous Year Questions (PYQ)

As Abraham Lincoln said, “If I only had an hour to chop a tree, I would spend the first 45 minutes sharpening my axe”. So before making a preparation strategy, a candidate must know about the exam and its pattern, and the best way to get this information is going through or solving the Previous Year’s Questions(PYQ)’ After getting through the PYQs you will get an idea about the most asked topics, based on which you can make your study plan more focused upon the most asked topics or you can focus upon the topics which have maximum weightage. As SSC repeats its questions very frequently, So going through PYQs will help you score better as well in exams.

Subjectwise Analysis

After completing the first step in your preparation strategy which is making a Study Plan, a candidate must do Subjectswise Analysis as well while preparing them. A candidate must have a list of topics including their weightage through which he/she can track his/her preparation progress. This Progress Check helps you get motivated and also gives you a proper insight into important areas which need to be focused on first for a better score. A candidate must give proper time to each subject

Note Making

While preparation a candidate must make their own notes, it will help him/her to memorize.

  • Make notes of important formulae and concepts. 
  • Make notes of New words and their meanings to build your vocabulary.
  • Making notes of important current affairs and events while reading newspapers would help in revising current affairs.

Mock Tests

To check its progress a candidate must take a mock test at a regular interval. Taking Mock tests on a regular interval helps in two ways:
1. When you give mocks regularly and analyze them properly, it helps in finding out the weak areas or topics on which you need to focus most.
2. It also helps you in gaining confidence as you get used to giving the exam and also you can make your own strategy for attempting the exam based on the analysis of the mock tests.

Revision Strategy To Follow During Preparation

If a candidate is just focusing upon completing the syllabus, that is not going to help him/her because our mind can only be trained through consistent practice, and thorough revision, we can do it properly. So it is important to have a proper revision strategy for a candidate. For SC and Railways Exams a candidate must make a practice-driven preparation strategy or if enrolling in any online or offline batch, one must join which is practice-driven batches.

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FAQs

  • The full form of SSC is Staff Selection Commission. SSC is a recruiting body that recruits for Group B and Group C post jobs

  • Candidates who have passed the 12th standard can apply for SSC CHSL Exam.

  • Yes, some exams are conducted every year by vacancy, and a few exams are conducted based on the vacancies of particular posts.

  • There are majorly four subjects covered in the syllabus of SSC Exams as Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence and Logical Reasoning, GeneralAwareness, and English Language/Hindi Lannguage.

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