How to score 75+ in SSC CGL Tier 3?
The Combined Graduate Level Exam conducted annually by Staff Selection Commission consists of four phases Tier -1, Tier-2, Tier-3 and Tier-4. Tier 1 and Tier 2 are conducted online whereas SSC CGL Tier 3 is a descriptive pen and paper based exam. Tier 4 is conducted for selective posts to check the computer proficiency of the candidates.
SSC CGL Tier 3 is descriptive exam conducted in offline mode which assesses the writing skills of the candidates. The duration of the exam is 1 hour and maximum marks allotted is 100. The medium of the examination can be English or Hindi. SSC CGL Tier 3 exam consists of Essay writing, Letter/ Application writing, Précis Writing etc.
SSC CGL Tier 3 plays a prominent role as with little efforts and right guidance you have the chance to secure a better position in the run. Marks scored in Tier 3 examination have the potential to make or break your dream to achieve your dream post. A score above 75 is considered as an excellent score.
In SSC CGL Tier 3, Essay writing carries the maximum weightage. Many students have a big misconception that writing an essay includes writing a paragraph. It is not true. An essay consists of many paragraphs which are interwoven together in a coherent manner. Before writing an essay, it’s important to firstly draw a sketch or broad outline of the points you are going to include. Since you have to strictly adhere to the word limits which is 250 words, it is very important not to beat around the bush and only include the most relevant points.
Essay should have a catchy Introduction, a well defined body and a relevant conclusion which is able to deliver your views clearly to the reader. Always remember not to mention anything new in the conclusion. To write on a particular topic, you can perform the SWOT Analysis (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities or Threats). You can start with a quote, or a phrase or a statistics data to show that you are a voracious reader. While writing the body, make sure it’s written in such a way that the reader is able to connect. The body of the essay should be arranged logically in a coherent manner and the paragraphs should be interlinked. Don’t deviate from the topic and try to clearly express your views and if possible substantiate with data or facts. The objective of the topic, it’s strength and weaknesses should be discussed here. Finally, you can leave the reader with something to think upon while concluding your essay.
Next important aspect of SSC CGL Tier 3 is letter writing. While writing a letter whether Formal or Informal, the most important thing to remember is its format. The subject of the letter should be short and crisp giving a slight idea of what you are going to write in the letter. Three separate paragraphs should be there demarcating introduction, main content and a concluding paragraph. Do note that the Formal letter has to be written in a formal language and acronyms or slangs are to be completely avoided. Avoid grammatical, punctuation or spelling errors.
SSC CGL Tier 3 is a test of art of writing which does not develop in a day. Aspirant must read newspapers, editorials, magazines. It will give them an idea about the current happenings in various parts of the world and various perspectives of different writers on the same topic. It will enhance your writing skills and enrich your vocabulary. Try analysing the articles and form your own gist. The Indian Express, The Hindu are the best newspapers to improve your English writing skills.
Practice, Practice and Practice. The biggest mistake that a candidate can do to ruin his chances of selection is not to give proper attention to the writing practice. How you can expect yourself to perform extremely well in an environment which is especially conditioned to stress you by asking you to write on any random topics within a stipulated time frame and the prescribed word limit. To complete the exam on time, candidates should practice writing essays, letter and précis on the most important topics especially which are currently in news.