How to Prepare for SSC CGL 2018 | Books and Study Material

How to Prepare for SSC CGL 2017  Books and Study Material



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 2018 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.




Prepare for SSC CGL Exam 2018 with “Previous year Solved Papers” and “Mock Tests” – Download Here



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 and Study Material for SSC CGL to help you and guide you for SSC CGL 2017 Preparation.


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


We provide you here all the details about the SSC CGL 2018 Eligibility Criteria, SSC CGL 2018 Exam Pattern, and SSC CGL 2018 Syllabus.


 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 provide you SSC CGL Previous Papers of the last three years for better SSC CGL preparation.


 You should also practice the sets of Mock Tests provided by us to practice before 1-2 months before the exam because it will help you to become confident about appearing for the exams. Practicing the mock tests as


 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 AffairsAffairs, etc. to get a better command over GK for SSC CGL.



You can take help from the GK Eduwrap section of Eduncle, in order to prepare for SSC CGL general awareness:




How to Prepare for SSC CGL Tier 1 2018?


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 English for SSC CGL by practicing the books for SSC CGL/study material for SSC CGL 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 2017-18?


After clearing the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam candidates are called to appear for the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam. This is not that easy as the tier 1 exam because the level of difficulty in solving the questions related to Maths, Reasoning, GK, and English for SSC CGL Tier 2 is higher than Tier 1 exam.


You can take help regarding SSC CGL preparation from Eduncle. The study material provided by us will help you in SSC CGL Tier 1 and SSC CGL Tier 2 SSC CGL study material for SSC CGL English, SSC CGL Maths, SSC CGL Reasoning Ability and SSC CGL 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 2018 (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 are 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




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SSC CGL Subject Wise Preparation Strategy


SSC CGL Exam is going to be conducted from 19th June to 20th July 2017. Therefore, 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 good 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 needs 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 2018 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 2018 [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.




Is There Any Provision For Sectional Cut Off marks In SSC CGL 2018?


There is no provision of sectional cut off in tier 1 exam in SSC CGL. Due to many changes in SSC CGL in 2016-2017, sectional cut off may be introduced from 2018.




What Are The Best Books For SSC CGL Preparation?


SSC CGL Exam 2018 is approaching in August & there are few months left for SSC CGL Exam Preparation. 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 Author
1. Quick learning Objective General English RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal
2. Perfect Competitive English V. K. Sinha
3. Competitive General English Kiran Prakashan
4. Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
5. Objective General English S. P. Bakshi



SSC CGL Books for General Awareness


S. No. SSC CGL General Awareness Books Author
1. General Knowledge Dr. Binary Karn (Lucent Publications)
2. General Knowledge Arihant Publications
3. NCERT Textbooks for Classes IX and X (History, Geography, Polity, and Economy) -
4. Manorama Yearbook 2015 (English) -



SSC CGL Books for Quantitative Ability


S. No. SSC CGL Maths Books Author
1. Quantum Cat Sarvesh Verma
2. Quicker Mathematics M. Tyra
3. Elementary and Advanced Mathematics Kiran Publication



SSC CGL Books for Reasoning Ability


S. No. SSC CGL Reasoning Books Author
1. Analytical Reasoning M. K. Pandey
2. Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R. S. Aggarwal
3. Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (Hindi) Kiran Publication
4. A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal (English) B. S. Sijwali, Indu Sijwali
5. 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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7 thoughts on “How to Prepare for SSC CGL 2018 | Books and Study Material

  1. Neha Sharma

    Thanks for providing exact and clear information on SSC CGL books.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Neha Sharma,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback.
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  2. Goutam Ghosh

    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. Total marks of tier1+2+3+DEST ? Ranking of the selected candidates ? Department allotted to the individual selected candidates ? Kindly educate us sir. Thank you.

    • Eduncle Team

      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 tiers. Then SSC will release All India Merit List for each category for various posts.
      After few days the commission will send the appointment letters to the candidates on the basis of the post preference marked by the candidates.
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  3. mausam

    very nice article keep up the good work.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Mausam,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Thanks for the appreciation! We value and regard your feedback!
      Kind Regards,
      Eduncle Team

  4. pramod

    sir tnx

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