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16 Mar

Best Interview Books for IBPS PO, SO, Clerks, SSC CGL, CAT MBA, IAS, NDA, CDS, RBI, PSU

Check out some of the best books available in the market for interview of various posts such as IBPS PO, SO, Clerks, SSC CGL, IAS, NDA, CDS, RBI, PSU, CAT MBA, etc.

1) Civil Services Interview: How to Excel for UPSC and State PSCs:

It is a great book. The book provides candidates with various tips and tricks for preparing for the interview, certain other parts tackle concepts of listening, verbal and non-verbal communication and talk about how to use them effectively.
The book also aids aspirants to choose relevant topics in the optional papers. Few of the chapters in the book are Data Interpretation, Reading Comprehension, Teaching Aptitude, and Higher Education System: Governance, Polity and Administration.

2) Banking Interviews(IBPS PO, SO or Clerks):

3) SSB Interviews and Psycho Intelligence Tests:

SSB Interviews and Psycho Intelligence Tests is a comprehensive book for candidates taking up the Personality and Intelligence Interview held by the Services Selection Board prior to commission to the Indian Armed Forces.

4) Trishna’s How to do Well in GD’s and Interviews for the CAT and other MBA Entrance Examination:
A must have book for any student preparing for CAT and want to secure good marks in GDPI.

5) Ultimate Interview : 100s of Great Interview Answers: This book covers common interview questions from useful categories including: management jobs, sales and marketing jobs, clerical and administrative jobs,customer relations job, technical jobs, creative jobs and practical jobs.

6) Cracking The Coding Interview: 150 Programming Questions And Solutions: One of the best book to prepare for interviews in top companies such as Microsoft, Google, etc.

This post would be updated regularly with more latest and good books about interviews available in the market. So, keep visiting for more or like our Facebook page.

15 Mar

SSC CGL 2013 Re-Exam – New Dates Announced

Staff Selection Commission(SSC) has announced the dates for the re-exam of SSC CGL 2013. In a official notification issued by SSC, it has been announced that regarding the re-examination of CGLE-2013 at Lucknow, Patna, Allahabad, Delhi, Jaipur, Shimla and Dehradun, the Commission has decided to hold the re-examination of Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Examination, 2013 on 27.04.2014 (FN & AN).

The Commission has already clarified that candidates who appeared in Tier-I and Tier-II from a centre other than those mentioned above in CGLE 2013 will not have to appear in re-examination. However, those candidates who appeared in tier-I from centres other than those mentioned above BUT appeared for Tier-II from the centres mentioned above will have to appear in re-examination in Tier-II.

Further, candidates who appeared in Tier-I from the centres mentioned above and cleared Tier-I and appeared for Tier-II examination from centres other than those mentioned above will be required to take only Tier-I re-exam.

The dates for the SSC CGL 2013 Tier 2 Re-exam would be announced very soon.

Also Read: SSC CGL 2014 Exam Postponed – New Dates Announced

Check out the official notification here.

15 Mar

SSC CGL 2014 Exam Postponed – New Dates Announced

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has officially notified that the SSC CGL 2014 got postponed. In a new notification published by SSC on its official website, the Tier 1 of the Combine Graduate Level(CGL) 2014 exam, which was scheduled to be held on April 27, 2014 and May 4, 2014 is postponed. The reasons of the postponement include the General Elections which are going to be held during the months of April and May 2014 in the country and also the Re-Examination of SSC CGL 2013 which is going to be held on 27th April 2014.
The new exam dates of SSC CGL 2014 have not yet announced, but the exam will be held in the second half of the year, possibly in the month of July 2014.
You can check the official notification released by the SSC from below link. All the Best.

Check out the notification for the re-exam dates of CGL 2013.

Check the official notification released by SSC about the postponement of CGL 2014 exam from here.

16 Feb

Salary of Different Posts in SSC CGL 2014 Exam

Check out the Salary of Various Posts such as Inspectors, Assistants, Auditors, etc. in SSC CGL 2014 Exam:(Click on the picture for full size)

SSC CGL Salary 2014

Note: Dearness Allowance(DA) keeps increasing or decreasing depending upon the inflation in the market. So, your exact salary may differ from what is shown above. Also, central government pay revision is scheduled in 2016 – so your gross pay will definitely increase by more than 25%.

10 Feb

Best Books for SSC CGL 2014 (Tier 1 & Tier 2) – All Subjects

Staff Selection Commission is going to conduct the Common Graduate Level Examination in 2014. The Tier 1 exam for SSC CGL will be conducted on April 27, 2014 and May 4, 2014.
Coaching centres all over India are providing full courses for the preparation of SSC CGL 2014 but there are lakhs of candidates who can’t afford coaching and prefer to self study. For such candidates, selection of right books is really important to secure good maximum marks possible.
So, today we are sharing the best books available in the market for the preparation of all subjects. These books are helpful for the re-examination of SSC CGL 2013 also(at some centres only).

First, let’s have a look at the SSC CGL 2014 Tier 1 Paper Pattern:

SSC CGL 2014 Tier 1 Paper Pattern

Here’s the paper pattern of SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) Exam 2014:

1) Numerical/Quantitative Aptitude: 100 Questions, 200 Marks, 2 Hours
2) English Language: 200 Questions, 200 Marks, 2 Hours

So, your focus should be more on Mathematics and English language to secure good marks.

Let’s take a look at the Best Books for SSC CGL 2014 below:

A) English Language:

1) General English by Lucent Publications: This is by far the best book available in the market for the preparation of all entrance exams. The content in this book is written in both English and Hindi language for easy understanding. All the concepts are explained in a crystal clear and step by step manner. Hundreds of rules of English grammar are given in this book chapter wise, so you will cover each and every aspect of English language.

2) SSC Combined Graduate Level English Language & Comprehension by Kiran Publications: This book is written specially for SSC CGL exam, keeping in mind its exam pattern and previous years’ questions. Really useful.

3) SSC English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997-Till Date: All the English language questions asked in the last 17 years in all SSC exams. As SSC repeats many questions from its previous years’ papers, this book is really helpful.

B) General Intelligence and Reasoning:

1) A Modern Approach To Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal: The best and only book you need to prepare for this section. Every topic is covered in detail in this book.

2) SSC Reasoning Chapterwise Solved Papers 1999 Till Date: It contains Chapter wise Compilation of reasoning section of Previous Years’ Papers of all Exams Conducted by SSC (CGL, CHSL ,FCI ,Delhi Police,SI etc.).

C) General Awareness: General Awareness is a very tricky section. No matter how much you prepare for this, still you will find lots of tough questions. So my advice would be to focus on current affairs more, there would be around 10-15 questions of current affairs and for the rest of the part, read one of the books given below.

1) Lucent’s General Knowledge 4th Edition: A comprehensive book that covers an exhaustive range of topics such as History, Geography, Economy, Polity, Science, etc.

2) General Knowledge 2014: Essential ‘Knowledge Capsule’ in General Awareness and Current Affairs by Manohar Pandey(Arihant Publications) I strongly recommend this book as you can do it within a week and it covers the entire General awareness in a concise manner.

3) SSC General Awareness Chapterwise Solved Papers (1997 – till date): Chapter wise solved previous years’ questions of SSC exams.

D) Numerical Aptitude/Maths:

1) Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal One of the best book for basic Quantitative/Numerical Aptitude. It will help you learn all the basics of mathematics.

2) SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-II Exam, Arithmetical Ability Objective Type by Kiran Prakashan: This book is written especially for SSC CGL Tier 2 exam with detailed explanation of topics according to the new syllabus and hundreds of previous years’ question papers. It also provides 20 model practice sets for you to practice and improve your speed.

3) Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant: This is another great book for Mathematics to improve your speed and efficiency with thousands of shortcuts. It covers all the topics with so many formulas, concepts, shortcuts, examples and thousands of questions to practice.

If book is not available on Flipkart, buy it on Amazon:

4) SSC All Graduate Level Exams Solved Papers 1997 Upto Date: Chapter wise solved questions from all SSC exams from 1997 up to now.

5) Quantum CAT: Quantitative Aptitude Common Admission Test for Admission Into IIMs by Sarvesh K Verma(Arihant): If you don’t want to leave anything, this is another great book.

6) Mathematics (Class 10) 7th Edition by R D Sharma: This book is really useful if you want to clear your basics about Trigonometry, Geometry, Mensuration, Algebra, etc.

E) SSC Statistics Practice Work Book, Tier – II (Paper – III):

Apart from books given above, we would also recommend candidates to buy previous years’ question papers as you can get a basic idea about the SSC CGL paper pattern and questions.

SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-I and Tier-II Exam: Solved Papers 2010, 2011 and 2012 by Kiran Prakashan

You can also download question papers of SSC CGL 2013 Tier 1 and Tier 2 here.

All the best to all the aspiring candidates. You can also suggest some good books for SSC CGL 2014 in the comments below.

30 Sep

SSC CGL Tier 2 (Mains) Answer Key, Cutoff & Results 2013

SSC conducted the CGL Tier 2(Mains) exam on September 28 and 29, 2013. The Common Graduate Level(CGL) exam is conducted by Staff Selection Commission(SSC) for the selection of candidates for various posts such as Income Tax Inspector, Excise Inspector, Assistant in CSS, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, CVC, etc. You can read more about CGL posts and their Job Profiles here.

SSC CGL Tier 2 (Mains) Answer Key 2013:

SSC CGL Tier 2 (Mains) Exam consists of two papers. Paper 1 is “Quantitative Abilities” and Paper 2 is “English Language and Comprehension.” Both papers are of two hours and 200 marks.
Both the papers were easy. Though students may find Maths paper a little lengthy but English paper was very easy.

Click here to download solution and answer key of Paper 1(Quantitative Abilities – Set: 223 MN 4).

Click here to check the answer key of “Set: 445 NL 6″ of Paper II -English Language & Comprehension with Question Paper ( Answer Key is given at the end of Question Paper )

Click here to read the entire exam analysis.

We will also update the answer keys of other sets very soon. Keep visiting this page for more updates.

Update(Official Answer Keys):

Combined Graduate Level (Tier-II) Examination 2013- keys used by the Commission for the different question paper/Test Forms
CLICK HERE TO VIEW WRITE UP- http://ssc.nic.in/whats%20new%20html/latest_news/cgl%2013%20key.pdf

CLICK HERE TO VIEW KEY 29.09.2013 (Paper-I)- http://ssc.nic.in/whats%20new%20html/latest_news/cgl_2013_keypaper-1.pdf

CLICK HERE TO VIEW KEY 29.09.2013 (Paper-II)- http://ssc.nic.in/whats%20new%20html/latest_news/cgl_2013_keypaper-2.pdf

CLICK HERE TO VIEW KEY 28.09.2013 (Paper-III)- http://ssc.nic.in/whats%20new%20html/latest_news/cgl_2013_keypaper-3.pdf

SSC CGL Tier 2 (Mains) Cutoff & Results 2013:

The cutoff is now expected to be very high as the papers were easy. But this time vacancies are also expected to be more than the last year. The cutoff may be around 370-400 for General candidates to get an interview call.
The official answer key would be published on SSC website very soon. Processing of result may take 2-3 months as there is also a court case going on over leak of SSC CGL 2013 papers.
We will keep updating you about all the news regarding SSC CGL 2013 here and also on Facebook.

20 Sep

SSC CGL 2014 Notification – Expected Dates

In a great news to the aspiring candidates, Sunil K. Ranjan(DEPUTY REGIONAL DIRECTOR – North Western Region) has announced in his Facebook post that SSC CGL 2014 would be conducted as per the same schedule.
The announcement has been made after Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram austerity measures announced today to cut non-plan expenditure by 10 per cent.

Aiming to restrict the fiscal deficit to 4.8 per cent of GDP in 2013-14, the Finance Ministry has ordered all ministries and departments not to buy new vehicles, create new jobs or fill posts lying vacant for over one year.

Check out the Facebook Post of Mr. Sunil K. Ranjan about SSC CGL 2014:

The notification for SSC CGL 2014 would be published on January 18, 2014. Last date to apply would be Feb. 14, 2014 and Tier 1 examination would be conducted on April 27 and May 4, 2014.

Click here to download official Exam schedule of SSC in 2014.

Earlier on Twitter, Sunil Ranjan also announced that steps taken by Finance Ministry will not affect SSC CGL 2013. Check out that tweet below:

SSC recruits the candidates for the existing vacancies, so in case if there is ban on creation of news jobs – it won’t affect CGL 2013/2014.

So, I would advise you to start preparing for SSC CGL 2014 now. You can check out Best Books for SSC CGL 2014 here.

27 Aug

SSC CGL 2013 Result, Marks & Cutoff Announced

Staff Selection Commission has finally announced the result of CGL 2013. The result was announced after delay for more than one month and series of ree-exam conducted at various centres.

Click here to download official write-up and cutoff for CGL 2013(Update)

SSC CGL Cutoff 2013

The cutoff for General candidates is 96 this time. Last time, it was only 82 – that shows the competition level this time around is too high.

Click here to download result of CGL 2013((Candidates qualified in Tier-I for all posts))

Click here to download Result of Combined Graduate Level (Tier-I) Examination, 2013(Additional candidates qualified in Tier-I for post of Tax Assistant)

UPDATE:

Click here to check your Marks in SSC CGL Tier 1 2013 Written Examination

Zero Marks Cases: http://ssc.nic.in/press-release/NICMKS2_2013.pdf

Mobile phone cases: http://ssc.nic.in/press-release/NICMKS3_2013.pdf

See Also: Best Books for SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) Preparation 2013

Only the Roll Nos and names of candidates qualified to appear in Tier 2 exam to be conducted on September 29, 203 is given in this list. The marks of the candidates would be announced in a few days after the result of re-examination held on August 11, 2013 is announced.

26 Aug

SSC CGL 2013 Tier 2(Mains) Admit Card/Hall Ticket Download

SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) would be conducted on September 28 & 29, 2013. The new date is recently announced by the Staff Selection Commission(SSC).

The result of the SSC CGL Tier 1 would be announced in a few days to give you ample time to prepare for the Tier 2 exam. You can check out best books for SSC CGL Tier 2 exam here.

SSC CGL 2013 Tier 2(Mains) Admit Card/Hall Ticket Download:

The admit cards/Hall tickets for the CGL Tier 2 exam would be available to download after September 10, 2013 on the following regional websites of SSC.

For North Region, New Delhi – Click here.
For East Region, Kolkata – Click here.
For Central region, Allahabad – Click here.
For South region, Chennai – Click here.
For West region, Mumbai – Click here.
For North-West region, Chandigarh – Click here.
For North-East region, Guhawati – Click here.
For Karnataka region, Bangalore – click here.
For MP region, Raipur – click here.

The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam would consist of two papers of English and Maths. Both would be of 200 marks and two hours on the same day. There would be extra exam of Statistics for those who have opted for it.

25 May

Best Books for SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) Preparation 2013

Staff Selection Commission conducted the CGL Tier 1 exam on April 21 and May 19, 2013. You can check out SSC CGL 2013 Question papers, answer keys, cutoff and results here. There were mixed emotions from candidates about Tier 1 exam. Some felt April 21 exam was tough and some felt that there was not much difference among the both CGL Tier 1 exam.

Whatever it was, now it is time to start preparing for SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) exam 2013. You can cover up all the marks you’ve lost in Tier 1 exam easily in Tier 2 exam.

SSC CGL Tier 1 exam was of 200 marks. Now the CGL Tier 2 exam would be of 400 marks. There would be only two sections viz. Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Both the sections would be of 200 marks.

Here’s the paper pattern of SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) Exam 2013:

1) Numerical/Quantitative Aptitude: 100 Questions, 200 Marks, 2 Hours
2) English Language: 200 Questions, 200 Marks, 2 Hours

In mathematics, the focus should on four sections viz. Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry and Mensuration. These four sections would carry maximum marks.

If you have opted for Statistical Investigator, there will be a Paper 3(Statistics) also.(200 Marks, 2 Hours)

Read more about SSC CGL 2013 Paper pattern here.

Check out the Best Books for SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) Preparation 2013:

1) English Language and Comprehension: There will be 200 questions of English in Tier 2 exam. Best Books for English are:

a) English Language and Comprehension by Kiran Prakashan: It covers the entire syllabus of English language for SSC CGL exam preparation, including previous years’ solved papers and model practice sets.

b) Common Errors in English by Kiran Prakashan: There will be 10-20 questions of common errors in SSC CGL Tier 2 exam. This book would be really helpful.

c) Idioms and Phrases by Kiran Prakashan: More idioms and phrases to prepare to CGL Mains exam 2013.

d) Objective General English by SP Bakshi: Another great book to prepare for Objective English. All the topics are explained in a very structured and clear manner. You can even read reviews on Flipkart to confirm how good this book is.

If the book is not available on Flipkart, purchase on Amazon:

e) SSC English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997-Till Date: More than 4500 questions of previous years conducted by SSC. Great book for practice.

2) Numerical/Quantitative Aptitude: There will be 100 questions of Numerical/Quantitative Aptitude in Tier 2 exam. Best Books for Numerical/Quantitative Aptitude are:

a) Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations by R. S. Aggarwal One of the best book for basic Quantitative/Numerical Aptitude. It will help you cover all the basics of mathematics.

b) SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-II Exam, Arithmetical Ability Objective Type by Kiran Prakashan: Certainly, the best for SSC CGL Tier 2(Mains) preparation. This book is specially designed for SSC CGL Tier 2 exam with detailed explanation of topics according to the new syllabus and hundreds of previous years’ question papers. It also provides 20 model practice sets for you to practice and improve your speed.

c) How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude for the CAT by Arun Sharma: If you don’t want to leave any stone unturned, and want to read and understand every topic in detail, check out this amazing book which is used by candidates to prepare for Common Admission Test(CAT).

d) Quantum CAT: Quantitative Aptitude Common Admission Test for Admission Into IIMs by Sarvesh K Verma(Arihant): Another great book.

e) Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant: This is great book for Mathematics to improve your speed and efficiency with thousands of shortcuts. It covers all the topics with so many formulas, concepts, shortcuts, examples and thousands of questions to practice.

If book is not available on Flipkart, buy it on Amazon:

f) SSC All Graduate Level Exams Solved Papers 1997 Upto Date: Great book to practice for Maths section. It contains solved questions from SSC exams from 1997 upto now.

3) SSC Statistics Practice Work Book, Tier – II (Paper – III):

So, these are some of the best books for SSC CGL Tier 2 preparation. Apart from these books, read newspaper everyday to improve you vocabulary and language. In mathematics, the more your practice, the faster you would be able to solve questions during two hours of exam time. There is still lots of time left for the CGL Tier 2 exam. So, start preparing now.
All the best.