If you can spare a few minutes to read this article, I’ll show you why your never ending search for free study material can cost you a fortune.
The Search For Free Study Material
You have been searching a long time for – ssc cgl study material free download pdf, ssc exam question paper free download, and (my favorite) ssc books free download.
Of course you plan to start studying as soon as you have finished collecting your material. I will agree with you on this, that it certainly feels good to search for free previous years solved papers.
And hey! its “free study material”, so you are not losing anything, Right? WRONG!!! You are dead wrong. Keep reading and I will show you why.
Mantra For Success
The only mantra to crack ANY standardised exam, is to practice (and master) questions on a similar pattern. That is it. Read it again in case it did not sink in.
This is true for all exams, be it CAT, JEE, Board Exams or SSC CGL. If you can take previous years papers, and patiently practice and solve questions of a similar type – and master them. YOU WILL SUCCEED.
But I think, you are intelligent enough to understand this important point and that is why you are looking for free solved papers in the first place!
And You Need Two Things
Now. To be able to do this, apart from motivation, you need two only two things – study material, and time. Of course you would also need pencil, paper, pen etc. – but you get my point 😛
If you are starting now, you surely have a lot of time with you – so that shouldn’t be a problem. But what about study material?
Theoretically internet is huge, and given the right amount of time you will be able to find study material, previous years papers, and practice papers. Notice that I said “right amount of time”.
Do you think once you have downloaded all the material (which I have doubt you will find in the first place!), you will have any time left to study?
Which One Will You Choose?
Now tell me one more thing. If money is not a limitation, from the two options given below which task do you think you should put in more time to crack your exam?
TASK 1 – Buying Books For Your Exam
TASK 2 – Actually sitting down and practicing exam pattern questions from a few good books
Sorry for the stupid question. We all know that the second one is the only thing that matters. You can increase the effectiveness of the second task by time management, smart strategy, learning shortcuts etc. etc. but you do realize that Task 2 is the single most important thing you can do to crack your exam.
Since you already know this, don’t you think you have been insulting yourself and playing with your career and wasting your time looking for free questions papers and study material?
You time should be spent on studying NOT searching for free stuff. Do you think you can get anything worthwhile for free?
There is a reason that material you are downloading is available for free. Because it has NO VALUE. Writing a good book, collecting useful resources and providing them to you takes effort. How do you think anyone can provide it to you for FREE?
For any exam you are likely to have competitors who are taking coaching, who are spending their days and night practicing questions from good books. Because they understand that the money you spend on books is not an expenditure, it is an investment for their career.
Would you mind spending a few hundred rupees when it can help you get a good job which gives you back thousands of rupees every month?
The amount of time you would waste on searching for free study material can be more productively used on studying and practicing these books.
Where to get Low Cost books?
If you are convinced, try looking for books on the following links!
For a list of books for SSC CGL exam – go to this post.
Follow the links below for low cost books on Flipkart and Amazon.
Stop wasting your time on Google, buy some books and start studying instead – it would be a much better investment of your time.
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