Information and Guide on How to Finish the Graduate Level Combined Examination – Preliminary Part:
The graduate level combined examination – preliminary part is your first step to be qualified to take the main exam. This test is conducted once every year – normally during the month of October. Any college graduate can apply for this given that you qualify for the following age limit. Please refer to the list below:
20 – 27 – for Assistants and Sub inspectors.
18 – 27 – for the other posts.
The graduate level combined examination – preliminary part is composed of a written exam type. It has two divisions with a total of 200 multiple choice questions. Half of it will be questions related to general awareness and intelligence while the other half is composed of math question. The questions are written in English and Hindi and you have to finish it within two hours.
This graduate level combined examination – preliminary part is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission or the SSC whose purpose is to fill the following positions in the different government agencies. However, in order to be fully eligible to take the posts, you will have to pass the main test which is divided into 2 schemes.
To know the different posts you can achieve after passing the test, please refer to the list below:
Posts for Scheme A:
- Assistants under the central Secretariat
- Railway Board Secretariat
- Election Commission of India
- Armed Forces
- Inspectors for income tax, CBEX, Preventive officers, Examiners, Sub Inspectors
Posts for Scheme B:
- Division Accountants
- Junior Accountants
- Upper Division Clerks
- Central Government Officers
If you are taking the graduate level combined examination – preliminary part, take some time to browse through the whole booklet to somehow have an idea how much time do you think will you need to finish it on time. Check the number of question and divide it to the amount of time given to finish the entire test. That way, you are sure to manage your time well by knowing how much you can stay in one question. Skip questions that you don’t know then just go back once you are done with all of the questions. That way, you are able to answer all easy questions first because the exam will be a mix of questions that will be distributed evenly. Answer the easy questions as fast as you can so you will still have time for the ones that you left behind.