Exam: Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level Examination, 2019
Topics/Subjects to be covered:
Start date: Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Number of Sessions:
125 150+ full-length classes (Comprising both pre-recorded and live sessions)
Length of Sessions: These would be full-length sessions, structured classes, not randomly made small video clips. Live sessions generally last between 90 to 150 minutes. The duration of pre-recorded classes would be mostly between 60 to 90 minutes and they should take 2-3 hours to complete for an average student.
Program Validity: June 25, 2020
Medium of Instruction: English
Program fee: INR 10,000 (Adding GST @18%, the payable amount becomes INR 11,800)
You will get access to Pre-recorded video classes, Live sessions, recordings of Live sessions and a closed community for general/academic discussions, queries and resolution of doubts.
Session Plan: An indicative break-up of sessions is given below -:
Practice Material: We will recommend practice material from various sources to all the enrolled students. It will be in-sync with the release dates of classes.
Familiarity: Only those students are expected to enrol for the program who have seen most of the relevant content on our YouTube channel. Moreover, you should be comfortable with our language, mode of delivery, teaching methodology, etc. Please do not enrol if you aren't comfortable with our style of teaching, or have got any kind of doubts or apprehensions regarding the quality, coverage, or any other matter.
Expectation: Though we will do almost everything from the basics, we still expect you to have gone through at least some of the sessions on our YouTube channel and be thorough with the techniques discussed over there. It will take your understanding to a completely different level, and you will be able to extract the maximum out of this program. We will prescribe some prerequisites for some of the sessions, and will expect you to follow the advice. For example, in English Grammar, we will not spend time on repeating the basics. There is a well-structured playlist for Grammar on our YouTube channel which we would ask you to complete before moving to the sessions on Error Spotting and Error Correction. That will save us time and we will be able to deliver maximum value to the students.
Live classes: We will conduct live sessions over the 'GoToWebinar' platform. The time will be 9:00 pm for all the live sessions. It will work on both laptop/desktop and mobile devices.
Recorded sessions: You will be able to watch the recordings of live sessions if you miss a particular session or you want to repeat some part of it. You will be given access to a portal where all the pre-recorded classes and live sessions' recordings will be available till 25 June 2020. You may watch a video multiple times also if needed. However, if a login ID is found to be used on multiples devices and/or multiple locations regularly, or videos are found to be played for an inordinate amount of time, it will be considered a suspicious activity and your account might be suspended because of it.
Downloading of videos: You will be able to download the pre-recorded classes and live sessions' recordings on your mobile device for offline use later. However, this will be possible only through an android app (we will share the details of this app after enrolment) which will work in a similar manner as Netflix, Hotstar and Amazon Prime Video do. You can download the videos but you will not be able to extract them out of the device. The good part about this feature is that you will not be required to go online every time you want to watch even a small section of a session again. It will also save your internet data, and will be particularly useful for those students who don't have a great internet connection. This app will be available only for Android 4.4 (Kitkat) and above. Needless to say, the downloaded sessions will also stop working once the program validity expires. Those students who intend to use a computer will need to connect to the internet every time they want to watch the videos as downloading is not possible on a computer.
Please click on the LINK here to pay the program fee. Please bear the following things in mind:
There will only be three teachers - Abhishek, Samir and Ratnabha. You should check their sessions on our YouTube channel before making up your mind about this program.
You will get the schedule for upcoming two weeks in advance and we will keep updating it regularly. It will have the release dates of pre-recorded classes as well as the dates of live sessions, as and when they are planned.
We will cover all the concepts, fundamentals, solved problems, tips and tricks in the pre-recorded classes, which you can watch at your own pace. You are still expected to treat each pre-recorded session like a live class and watch it accordingly. It will be very similar to a live class and you will need to keep pausing the video in between and following the instructions. So, depending on your comfort level with a particular subject, a pre-recorded session will take anything from 2 to 3 hours for you to complete. The live sessions will be dedicated to things like queries, doubts, discussions, general advice and other things that need interaction.
We are sorry; that's not an option, not currently at least. We are not a huge corporate or a well-funded e-learning company, to be able to afford doing that. They have their dedicated channels to manage SKUs. We have got nothing, but our ability to teach and our commitment towards our students.
No, that's not possible. We understand that Tier-I and Tier-II are two vastly different exams and the approach to crack them is also different. However, the preparation is linked quite closely. One has to start working for Tier-I first and then take it up a level higher for Tier-II.
No, the content of these sessions will be completely different from that of any of our YouTube sessions. We will not repeat the content/questions/examples anywhere. The only thing similar will be basic rules/concepts/methodology, for topics that we have done on YouTube, which cannot be changed. This program is meant to build further upon the knowledge that a student has acquired from our YouTube lessons. We will cover a much larger variety of problems in this. So, these 125 sessions will be all additional sessions designed to augment your understanding of the subjects tested in the exam.
Yes, there will be some similarities in the content and there will be a few common concept sessions as well. However, the overall offerings will be quite different. A large number of sessions (60-70%) and also other things like the flow of sessions, assignments, doubts & strategy sessions, etc. will be unique to this program.
No, we will not do that. It will be just Maths and English.
We had thought about it, but then decided against it. In fact, you do not need anybody to teach you these two subjects for SSC CGL. Given below are our observations on the two subjects and the way to prepare them -:
General Intelligence and Reasoning: This section is quite manageable. Most students easily get more than 40 out of 50 marks and the good ones cross 45 without breaking a sweat. There is hardly anything which is difficult here. Some questions require visualization and may look a little tough to the uninitiated but even they can be answered quickly and with great accuracy, after some exposure and familiarizing yourself with the process. We have done many relevant sessions on our YouTube channel and may do a few more. But we actually did not feel the need to include the subject in this program. The preparation will be mostly about practice only. You are advised to do all the past questions available in the public domain, take a lot of practice tests and you should do fine.
General Awareness: Though GA carries just 50 out of a total of 700 marks, the syllabus is very vast with a mix of many different subjects and current affairs. Moreover, there is nothing to teach there, it is mostly rote learning that's needed. A lot of students spend an inordinate amount of time trying to score heavily in GA, which isn't advisable. You can do a lot better by spending that time in practising more and more questions of English & Maths, which carry 600 out of 700 marks. What you should ideally do is to stay abreast of important current events by using Meritshine-WHY and revise regularly using our GAinful PDFs. Also, there are some courses on static general knowledge that we have released on prep.meritshine.com, which you should go through multiple times. They are compilations of important subject-wise questions. Apart from that, go through all the questions of past years' exams and various mocks. However, if you want to do it comprehensively, pick NCERT textbooks of 6th-10th standard, and do Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) and Social Science (History, Civics and Geography) from them, along with Economics. If you still have time, there are plenty of miscellaneous topics that you are expected to have done over your entire student life such as books and authors, art and culture, honours and awards, inventions and discoveries, important dates, national and international organizations, sports, etc. It is endless. The more you read, the better you can score. But you need to calculate at what cost you are doing it. The incremental effort you will need to put in to score every extra mark in GA is too much in SSC CGL. So, keep it balanced. One very good book to prepare is Lucent's General Knowledge but it will also take a lot of time to complete and you should do it only if you feel your preparation of both English and Maths is quite good, you are scoring very well in the practice tests, you possess amazing writing skills and are pretty certain you will score heavily in the descriptive test, and basically you have lots of time to spare for getting those 10-15 extra marks in GA.
No, they will look and sound much better since they will be recorded for this purpose only.
Yes, it can be done by going to a portal for which you will get login credentials. You will be able to watch the recording of any particular live session, a day after the session has been conducted.
There is no limit as such to the number of times you can watch them. If required, you can do it multiple times, as long as you don't misuse it.
This program is designed for a single person and has been priced accordingly. You are not supposed to share your login credentials with others. As long as you are not planning to do that, you don't have a reason to worry.
Though it varies depending upon the content of the session, the data consumed during a session rarely exceeds 500 MB. Most of the times, it is less than that. However, we recommend having a good data plan since this course will require availability of good internet at every stage.
Live session recordings are much lighter. A session of around 2 hours will be roughly around 150 MB only. We will capture only the content, not the webcams, while recording the sessions to make the sessions easier to re-watch, download and store in the mobile devices.
The size of pre-recorded video classes will generally vary from 200 to 500 MB, depending upon the type of content.
Yes, you can, if your device runs on Android 4.4 (Kitkat) or above.
No, the app required to run the videos isn't available for iOS yet. You will need either an Android phone or a computer.
Yes, you will have to buy a test series of your choice for honing your test-taking skills.
Through a closed community, much like the "Meritshine Study Group" on facebook, but much better managed and controlled since the number of students will be much smaller. Though we always try to respond to every single student on any of our platforms, please don't enrol if you expect "individual doubt solving sessions" from the teachers. It will not be a practical expectation. In fact, it is just a buzzword generally used for selling classroom programs. Nothing works better than collective wisdom if the people are smart, like-minded and focused. Having said that, whenever needed, we will be available for contributing to the discussions and helping with your questions. No queries go unanswered on the platform unless they are irrelevant or repeated. Our past students can vouch for that. All the students are expected to visit the page regularly and participate. There will be no spam or useless talk over there. It'll have just what you need - relevant academic stuff.
It will vary. We will start at an easy pace, since we will give you certain tasks to complete initially and will then increase the frequency gradually. Rest assured, your syllabus will be completed, well before the exams.
Sessions can be conducted both on weekdays and weekends. The students will come to know about the exact schedule for the next two weeks in advance, so that they can plan accordingly. The time for both pre-recorded and live sessions will be 09:00 pm, irrespective of the day of the week. Since all the sessions will remain available till the expiry of the program, you do not need to worry about missing any sessions.
All such people should not enrol:
- Anybody who cannot work hard, and thinks just watching the sessions will get him/her selected because so many people attribute their success to Meritshine. That's not going to happen. We guided them, and they worked hard. That's how it happened.
- Anybody who expects special individual attention from us. That will be an unrealistic expectation. Though we are always ready to answer any questions, we won't make you believe it will be like 'individual tutoring'. Don't join us if that's the reason. (However, all our students know we try to respond to every single query even on our YouTube channel and our FB group. What we can say is that unless you have impractical expectations about personal attention, you will not feel disappointed.)
- Anybody who finds it difficult to understand the English spoken by us. Please check our YouTube sessions for that. The program will not be bilingual; it will be in English only.
- Anybody whose expectations in terms of content delivery are unrealistic. We believe it will be quite an exhaustive program, but please do not expect us to spoon-feed you. We expect you to learn, start thinking and start cracking problems. We do not claim to know/guess the exact questions you are going to face in the exam and solve all of them for you in the program. That is not just impractical but naive as well. It doesn't work this way. We will deliver so much that if you study sincerely, work hard and follow the advice, you will be in a position to crack anything that the exam throws at you.
- Anybody who wants to just learn the basics and doesn't really expect to get selected. We discourage you to join the program since the program will be quite rigorous in nature. Watch our YouTube sessions first. There is so much to learn from there. Join our next program, once you are comfortable with how we teach.
- Anybody with poor internet connectivity and/or no decent device to attend the sessions
Yes, they will not work after the expiry of course validity.
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