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How to Prepare for SSC CGL 2019 | Books and Study Material

How to Prepare for SSC CGL 2019?


SSC CGL is very popular and important exam for Graduates in India, as Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is one of the most prestigious career options today. The SSC CGL 2019 is not too difficult to crack but needs a lot of practice and structured preparation.


Only hundreds out of lakhs are able to come on the successful candidates’ list. Therefore to start the SSC CGL Preparation, the very first step that should be taken by you, is to choose the appropriate SSC CGL Study Material and select the correct books for SSC CGL.



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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC CGL Exam every year to select the staff in various reputed Government organizations. The exam is held in four Tiers -


Tier 1 (Preliminary Exam)

 Tier 2 (Mains)

 Tier 3 (Descriptive)

 Tier 4 (DEST/CPT).


Lakhs of students try their luck in this exam, that’s why the level of competition for this exam is very high and success can be achieved only by hard work and smart SSC CGL preparation. Here, we provide you the whole strategy for SSC CGL Exam Preparation, so that you can give your best in the SSC CGL Exam.



How to Prepare For SSC CGL?


When you start preparing for SSC CGL Exam, few questions may arise in your mind like how you can crack the SSC CGL Exam without any coaching or by studying on your own? And what are the tips that would help you to plan your study appropriately?


You will find answers to all your questions with Eduncle. Here we provide all the SSC CGL Books for SSC CGL to help you and guide you for SSC CGL 2019 Preparation.


The most important thing is to make yourself fully aware of the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria, syllabus, and exam pattern.

We provide you here all the details about the SSC CGL 2019 Eligibility Criteria, SSC CGL 2019 Exam Pattern, and SSC CGL 2019 Syllabus. So that you will be confident about what all post are there, for which you can apply, what are the topics that you have to prepare for the exam and how can you manage attempting the question within the given time.


Second thing is that you should practice the previous year papers so, that it becomes easy for you to manage your time by attempting easy questions first, as you become aware of the exact exam pattern. Here, we have provided you the SSC CGL Previous Papers for better SSC CGL preparation.


You should also practice the sets of Mock Tests 1-2 months before the exam because it will help you to become more confident for the SSC exam and also help to boost your speed.


General Awareness for SSC CGL is the most important and also the most difficult section of the SSC CGL Exam. You should be aware of all the subjects like History, Geography, Civics, Science, Current Affairs, etc. to get a better command over GK for SSC CGL.



How to Prepare for SSC CGL Tier 1 2019?


SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is the most important phase in the SSC CGL exam as clearing Tier 1 is necessary to reach the SSC CGL Tier 2 phase.


The marks obtained in this tier will be taken into consideration in the final list of marks. Candidates should prepare smartly for SSC CGL English by practicing the books, question papers provided by Eduncle.


SSC CGL English that comes in the paper, is to test your ability to understand English and proper usage of Grammar.


As this section will consume a lot of time, by practicing you will be able to save you time for other sections like SSC CGL Maths, Reasoning, and General knowledge.


 SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam: List of Important Topics to Help You Score More!



Are Three Months Enough For SSC CGL Tier 1 Preparation?


Yes, Considering the syllabus & paper pattern for SSC CGL Tier 1 exam, three months is enough time to prepare. You can create a schedule/study-plan for tier 1 preparation. Following the SSC CGL Study plan & not skipping the lessons will definitely help you.


 Study Plan- How to crack SSC CGL in 2 months without Coaching

  How to prepare for SSC CGL Tier 1 in 30 days?



How to Prepare for SSC CGL Tier 2 2019?


After clearing the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam candidates are called to appear for the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam. This stage is not that easy as the Tier 1 exam because the level of difficulty of  the questions are comparatively tougher than Tier 1 exam for; Maths, Reasoning, GK, and English.


You can take help regarding SSC CGL preparation from Eduncle. The previous year question papers, mock test provided by us will help you in SSC CGL Tier 1 and SSC CGL Tier 2 for English, Maths, Reasoning Ability and General Awareness.


 Grab the best strategy to score good marks in SSC CGL Tier 2 exam: -  How to Prepare for SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam?



How to Prepare for SSC CGL Tier 3 2019 (Descriptive Paper)?


The third phase of SSC CGL Exam is termed as Tier 3 – Descriptive Paper of 100 marks. As it is a descriptive paper where the writing skills of the candidate is judged, it is ‘Pen and Paper’ Mode Exam.


You can choose Hindi or English as your medium of answering the questions. You have to write an essay, precis, letter, application etc. as asked in the exam.


For better preparation, you should read a newspaper and write at least 400-500 words regularly. When you begin with writing



SSC CGL Subject Wise Preparation Strategy


You should start your SSC CGL preparation with proper study plan and strategy. We are helping you with some strategies to prepare all the four subjects: -



SSC CGL English Comprehension


A total of 25 questions of 2 marks each is asked in this section. Negative marking is 0.5 marks for every wrong answer.


English is the most important section in which you can gain marks if you have prepared properly. You should improve those topics in which you are weak.


You should work hard on basic grammar, vocabulary, and topics like reading comprehension, spotting the error, one-word substitution, synonyms & antonyms, idioms & phrases etc.


For detailed study plan read How to Prepare for English in SSC CGL Exam?



SSC CGL General Awareness


This section is very important in SSC CGL examination. It need a lot of time to make an improvement. You can’t learn all the GA topics in just one night. So, read a newspaper, GA magazines on regular basis.


Try to take interest in the major happenings of India and the world. Read more at How to Prepare for General Awareness Section for SSC Exams?



SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude


The topics that will be asked in SSC CGL Maths paper will be based on topics that you have read till 10th level. But the difficulty level will be higher. You should first go through all the important topics then, you should read the short tricks used to solve those questions to save time.


To qualify the exam with good scores, you must follow the strategy of practicing more and more. You are advised to practice previous year papers as many as you can. Read more at SSC CGL 2019 Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Material & Tips



SSC CGL Reasoning


General Intelligence and Reasoning section of SSC CGL exam will test your intelligence through different type of question. This section will include question on odd one out, number series, similarities and differences, syllogism etc.


While solving the questions, you must read them very carefully to avoid mistakes.


The questions from number series will be based on different formats that you must recognize with the help of given numbers in the question.


It is advised that, if a single question is consuming too much time, then you should leave that question and move on to the next one.


Get detailed study plan: Prepare General Intelligence & Reasoning for SSC 2019 [Tips & Study Material]



How Tough Is SSC-CGL?


SSC CGL exam is a graduate level exam & the difficulty level of paper scales from easy to moderate. Questions in SSC CGL Maths & English sections are 10th-grade level.


SSC CGL General Knowledge section is to test candidate's knowledge & awareness for current happenings.


The SSC CGL Reasoning section is somewhat difficult & tougher than any other sections, but you can ace in this section with practice & a good knowledge of short tricks to solve questions.



What Are The Best Books For SSC CGL Preparation?


SSC CGL Exam 2019 is approaching & there are few months left for SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam. Aspirants who are in quest of better preparation material, are asking questions on many forums regarding SSC CGL books & study plan and SSC CGL Coaching.


Here we are presenting you a list of SSC CGL books that will serve the purpose: -


SSC CGL Books for English Comprehension


S. No.

SSC CGL English Books



Quick learning Objective General English

RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal


Perfect Competitive English

V. K. Sinha


Competitive General English

Kiran Prakashan


Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis


Objective General English

S. P. Bakshi


SSC CGL Books for General Awareness


S. No.

SSC CGL General Awareness Books



General Knowledge

Dr. Binary Karn (Lucent Publications)


General Knowledge

Arihant Publications


NCERT Textbooks for Classes IX and X (History, Geography, Polity, and Economy)



Manorama Yearbook 2015 (English)



SSC CGL Books for Quantitative Ability


S. No.

SSC CGL Maths Books



Quantum Cat

Sarvesh Verma


Quicker Mathematics

M. Tyra


Elementary and Advanced Mathematics

Kiran Publication



SSC CGL Books for Reasoning Ability


S. No.

SSC CGL Reasoning Books



Analytical Reasoning

M. K. Pandey


Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

R. S. Aggarwal


Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Hindi)

Kiran Publication


A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal (English)

B. S. Sijwali, Indu Sijwali


Logical & Analytical Reasoning (English)

A. K. Gupta


You can also refer to NCERT 10th Maths & English books for respective sections. To General awareness section, subscribe to GK Edu Wrap- monthly, weekly & daily.



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Showing 15 comments out of 15
  • Harsh phutela
    I have passed 12 th class should i do coaching for ssc cgl some people says that after 1 year you should start preparation some one say now
    Hello Harsh,
    Greetings from Eduncle!
    You will be eligible to apply for SSC CGL exam after completing the graduation degree and you can start the preparation anytime.
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  • Pramod malkivodeyar
    sir tnx
  • Mukesh kumar k
    Sir Is it necessary to complete graduate for ssc cgl. I am now at the first year b. Com student can I apply for ssc cgl
    Hello Mukesh, Greetings from Eduncle! No, You can’t apply for SSC CGL. But, you are eligible for SSC CHSL Exam. Thanks for asking your query with us! Kind Regards, Eduncle Team
  • Seema
    Thanks for sharing these books. I am eagerly waiting for SSC 2019 notification.
    Hello Seema, Greetings from Eduncle! Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback. For more such updates, Kindly stay tuned with Eduncle. Kind Regard...
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  • Neha Sharma
    Thanks for providing exact and clear information on SSC CGL books.
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  • Mukesh kumar k
    Sir After tier-1,tier-2 completing in SSC CGL is it necessary to complete tier-3 and tier-4 for the post of inspector in Income tax please provide the answer
    Hello Mukesh, Greetings from Eduncle! In SSC CGL Exam, Tier 3 is compulsory for all post. Tier 4 paper is Data Entry Skill Test/ Computer Proficiency Test which is conducted for th...
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  • Mausam
    very nice article keep up the good work.
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  • Goutamghosh1974
    Sir, on 10th of Aug 2017, cgl ssc 2016 final results is likely to be declared. May you kindly clarify sir, as to what all will be the contents of this so called final result...
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    Hello Goutam Ghosh, Greetings from Eduncle!   Thanks for Sharing your query with us!   SSC CGL Final Result will show your marks combining the scores attained in all the ...
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