BOOKS/STUDY MATERIAL FOR CGLE English Objective English of R S Aggarwaal, A Practical English Grammar of A.J.Thomson & A.V.

Martinet (along with both the exercises books which are available with their keys), High School English Grammar of Wren & Martin (along with it's key book). Maths Quantitative Aptitude of R S Aggarwal, Quick Arithmetic of Aashish Aggarwaal & if you are in need of any conceptual clarity Descriptive Arithmetic of K Kundan is the best. NCERT secondary level books and/or R D Sharma (IX & X standard) for geometry, (X & XI standard) for trigonometry and (X standard) for linear equation etc. As they are only descriptive in nature you must practise objective questions on these topics from any good books available in the market. But remember you cant be a master in 'Maths Objective' unless you are good in descriptive. GK GK of Lucent, NCERT books for Science from 6th to 10th. Monthly Magazine 'Pratiyogita Darpan & some good quality newspaper like 'The Hindu' Reasoning Practicing of past papers and the model papers should be enough. But never forget to practise previous papers & model papers to master it all. Papers of Kiran Prakashan are better than others in my opinion.

CHAPTERS OF R S AGGARWAL THAT ARE RELEVANT FOR A CGLE I'd say OBJECTIVE GENERAL ENGLISH of R S AGGARWAL is really a nice nice book from the prospective of CGLE barring certain topics like VOICE, NARRATION & ARTICLES etc. The following is suggested: 1. Synonyms (from practice set-16) 2. Antonyms (from practice set-11) 6. One Word Substitution 8. Comprehension-II (Leave the chapter-7 on comprehension as it has long passages; in CGLE they are short ones rather) 11. Sentence Completion 12. Passage Completion (Cloze Test) 14. Common Errors 15. Spotting Errors 16. Sentence Improvement 20. Rearrangement of Sentences in a Paragraph 24. Idioms & Phrases

Total time for each paper is 2 hours..30 minutes Maths..... It has in it every word well explained in easily understandable English and with simple and easy illustrations/examples......... I'll suggest you should leave first 15 chapters over synonyms in that book and start from the 16th one as the word from here are made understood giving illustrations.... and thus will have better chances to frame the best strategy to overcome them.20 minutes Reasoning.. I think OXFORD ADVANCED LEARNER'S DICTIONARY OF CURRENT ENGLISH is the best................25.......... Thus we are left with only 100 minutes for actual solution of Tier-I exam & English paper of Tier-II.Direct and Indirect Speech (Again WREN & MARTIN and THOMSON % MARTINET best for this topic) 28.. As the Maths paper in Tier-II has only 100 questions the actual available time for the solution increases by 8 minutes making it 108 minutes in total...... Candidates are here to remember that they dont have to give even a minute time extra for solving the paper/s. And of course almost every phrasal verb & idiom associated with that word also........ But the time for each subject then will rise by 4 minutes or so... Yeah if one does prefer to use a practice OMR sheet for marking his answers nothing could be better than this. R S AGGARWAL too a nice book to prepare vocabulary section. The same strategy should be followed throughout as things are better understood when they are given with examples..... We have 3 papers in all.... Here it is: GK.......... Apart from this the invigilators on duty too make us waste 3-4 precious minutes in taking our signature etc.... Spelling Test DICTIONARY & VOCABULARY In addition you must be with a nice dictionary.....15 minutes English... No doubt it's very much helpful in making one's vocabulary part stronger.. Now I come to the approximate time (for solution only) that one should spend on doing each subject component of Tier-I...... Active & Passive Voice ( In addition one must not forget to practice it from WREN & MARTIN and THOMSON & MARTINET as they are much much better books on this) 26. By doing so he can easily find his weak areas...35 minutes And better (according to me) if these components are done in the order given in the above table.. illustrations etc........... As my own experience says roughly 16 minutes are consumed in marking the answers in rectangles for 200 questions...... one at Tier-I stage and the remaining two at Tier-II..... I say just one thing----do one question paper of tier-I and both the papers of tier-II of any of the last year's exam (not any model paper as exam paper is always a standard) at home in exam conditions..... The reason is simple----the best thing for an aspirant is to know his actual status of understanding of the various topics of each subject.. But while practicing we generally forget to subtract the time that we spend in marking answers in rectangles. HOW TO START The biggest question is how to START preparation for a CGLE......... ...

NOTE-I: For reasoning doing exercises given in the past and practice papers should be enough. English----------------2 hours In addition to this if an hour time or so is spent on some activities of sports and some time on programmes of entertainment on TV etc. GK----------------------3 hours 2. will really be nice for maintaining mental state in good condition. One should also take help of a book on reasoning for the type of questions which are not in practice sets while they fall into a topic of the syllabus provided. That way you could score better marks as I personally feel.. word power cant be made strong just by cramming words for a few months. Yeah if you happen to get time after. Whatever you do.. better to leave it cause dealing many a book at a time could really spoil the things. The reason behind this is simple. Dear friends. So better if you utilize that precious time in making your other areas stronger.. say the first 1-2 months ON GK I think you should read GK for 3 good hours a day atleast. If this is done with utmost sincerity it will also help in building one's vocabulary of English stronger if his or her medium of studies is English. But if one wishes it could also be done once in two weeks in initial stages of preparation. On Antonyms/Synonyms I'd advise you should not spend much time on antonyms and synonyms. 1..The practice of doing past/practice papers should be kept followed all through. But dont forget to consult any good book if you find a question not under control... Words pe wahi log jyaada dhyaan dete hain jinke other areas strong hote hain jaise ki Jayant bhaai. Now the books.. In addition NCERT Science books from class 6th to 10th as well are a must. Any word could be there in the paper. HOW MUCH TIME FOR EACH SUBJECT/TIMETABLE As I think a person who is not in job should devote at least 8 hours time each day to his studies according to the time shown against each component of the syllabus for CGLE though it's purely suggestive. try to find a proper book for those left out topics.I think you should read Lucent's GK book thoroughly. One hour for GK books. rather it's a long term process that starts from one's school days in reality. They are endless in number and therefore you cant learn them much.. ON REASONING No matter if you dont find a topic or two of REASONING in any of the book/s you have.. NOTE-II: A person already in job too should try to spare more and more time for the preparation. Maths------------------2 & 1/2 hours 4. Reasoning------------1/2 hour 3.. Do Both Tier-I & Tier-II Simultaneously . I think almost 4 hours a day in addition to the full day timetable for the days of holidays. But not more than it. do it with mastery. I only mean to say if you are behind words more than actual requirement output wont be that much. one for a good monthly magazine and one for good daily newspaper. PRATIYOGITA DARPAN really a very beautiful magazine and THE HINDU the newspaper.

Some of the candidates might be darkening the rectangles after they have ticked all questions given on one entire page of the booklet. after the exam for Tier-I. Importantly subjects in Tier-II i. English & Maths also the parts of Tier-I. 50 or anything else. And so on. earliest by 5 minutes and latest by 10 minutes and then find out the mistake. I can say darkening should be done from one to one basis and not in a bunch of 20. atleast 2 to 4 in a day before a month of the examination. And as I believe that time may not be well sufficient to master English & Maths.Guys plz notice that Tier-I is of 200 marks as compared to 400 for Tier-II. DARKENING OF THE RECTANGLES IN THE OMR SHEET Well. One has to use a good number of xerox copy of OMR sheet for this exercise. Anyway! As I personally believe all these processes are time consuming as one has to go to the question booklet back for each time when he has to darken the rectangle. Means the weight of marks becomes double at the next stage. e. e. darkening of rectangles to mark the answers can be done in several ways. Yeah while doing the last section it could be done in groups of 20 questions or so so that in case of time of the exam is over no rectangle with a dot mark is left unattended. After the completion of each section rectangles with dots should be darkened in one go. So my advice we should prepare TierII also right from this moment and not leave it to practise at the later stage i. Some prefer to darken them after all the answers have been ticked in the question booklet and some after the completion of each section. I suggest the candidates should keep the OMR sheet by the side of the question booklet or in a manner that suits to the particular candidate while giving answers and mark a clearly visible dot with the pencil/pen in the concerned rectangle after every question has been solved. One is to choose any answer key of any practice set of 200 questions and darken a xerox copy of OMR sheet by BLACK POINT PEN. For Tier-II we get roughly 2 & a half month time for preparation after Tier-I. . which shouldn't be more than two. Chandan Dutta Bhaaiji on Darkening of Rectangles From my experience. For this one has to practice a lot in darkening.