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How to Prepare for SSC CGL 2022 | Books and Study Material

How to Prepare for SSC CGL 2022

SSC CGL Study Material


The SSC CGL is a very popular and important exam for graduates in India, as the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is one of the most prestigious career options today. The SSC CGL 2022 is not too difficult to crack, but you can crack it with a lot of practice and structured preparation.

Only hundreds of thousands can appear on the list of selected candidates. Therefore, in order to begin SSC CGL preparation, you must first select the appropriate SSC CGL study material and select the right books for SSC CGL.

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the SSC CGL Exam every year to select the staff in various reputed Government Organizations.

Lakhs of students try their luck in this exam, that’s why the level of competition for this exam is very high. But if you prepare well then success can be achieved by you. 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?
SSC CGL Subject Wise Preparation Strategy
How Tough Is SSC-CGL?



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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 2022 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 2022 Eligibility Criteria, SSC CGL 2022 Exam Pattern, and SSC CGL 2022 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's 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 SSC CGL 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 of SSC CGL is the most important and also the most difficult section of the SSC CGL exam. You need to know all subjects like history, geography, political education, science, current affairs, etc. to get a better command of GK for SSC CGL.



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How to Prepare for SSC CGL Tier 1 2022?


The SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is the most important phase of the SSC CGL exam, as Tier 1 must be passed in order to reach the SSC CGL Tier 2 phase.

The marks achieved at this tier will be taken into consideration in the list of final grades. You should prepare intelligently for SSC CGL English by practicing the books and question paper provided by Eduncle.

SSC CGL English included in the exam is used to test your ability to understand English and proper usage of Grammar.

As this section will consume a lot of time. By practicing, you can save time on other sections such as SSC CGL Mathematics, Reasoning, and General Knowledge.


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



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Are Three Months Enough for SSC CGL Tier 1 Preparation?


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


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How to Prepare for SSC CGL Tier 2 2022?


After passing the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam, you must take the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam. This stage is not that easy as the Tier 1 exam. The difficulty of the questions is comparatively more difficult than the Tier 1 exam.

You can take help regarding SSC CGL preparation from Eduncle. The practice papers and mock tests 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?



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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 four subjects: -



Download SSC CGL Previous 5 Year Papers along with the Answer Keys to analyze your preparation.



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 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?



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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's papers as much as you can. Read more at SSC CGL 2022 Quantitative Aptitude Preparation Material & Tips



SSC CGL Reasoning


General Intelligence and Reasoning section of SSC CGL exam will test your intelligence through different types of questions. This section will include questions 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 2022 [Tips & Study Material]



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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 this section with practice & good knowledge of short tricks to solve questions.



What Are the Best Books For SSC CGL Preparation?


SSC CGL Exam 2022 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 plans and SSC CGL Coaching.

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



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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



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Showing 10 comments out of 17
  • Anil kristipati

    Sir in above i have seen many English and gk books should i buy all books or any one book has to buy in each subject

  • Anamika

    sir,my name is anamika and I am in my graduation last year...can I appear for SSC CGL exam.....and if not then what exams I can appear for....

  • 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.
    Thanks for asking your query with us!

  • 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 Regards, Eduncle Team

  • Neha

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


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

  • 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 the post of Asst. Section Officer in CSS, Assistant Section Officer (MEA), Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines and Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBEC, Assistant Section Officer in AFHQ and Tax Assistant post. Thanks for asking your query with us! Kind Regards, Eduncle Team

  • Mausam

    very nice article keep up the good work.


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

  • 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. 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.


    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


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