Study Plan- How to Crack SSC CGL in 2 Months Without Coaching

SSC CGL Study Plan




As you all know that Staff Selection Commission is going to conduct the SSC CGL Exam from 1st August to 20th August 2017 for the recruitment of different Central Civil Posts under various reputed government organization.


Therefore you have to make a proper study plan for SSC CGL Exam preparation keeping in mind the limited time provided to attempt all the questions that will be asked in the SSC CGL 2017 Exam.


SSC CGL Recruitment Exam is the most famous exam among the crowd of Indian graduates. Just because there is no limitation of stream backgrounds, anybody from any stream can go for this exam. This makes the competition very difficult.




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How to Prepare SSC CGL 2017 in 2 months?



How to Prepare SSC CGL 2017 in 2 months?When you get the SSC CGL Notification 2017 and start thinking about preparing for SSC CGL, the question that arises in your mind is “How to prepare for SSC CGL exam” or How to study for SSC CGL”  You must be curious to get proper study plan.


You might be searching it on social media. You may find a lot of strategy for preparing SSC CGL on Facebook, but not all of them will work if you follow. You need a perfect SSC CGL material or SSC CGL Coaching for SSC CGL 2017 preparation.



SSC CGL is one of the most popular exams among graduates in India. Along with being popular, SSC CGL is one of the most difficult exams. A large number of aspirants appear for the exam seeking it as their dream job, which makes the exam very difficult to crack.



As SSC CGL is approaching, now you all have the right time to get ready for the smart SSC CGL Exam preparation. Here we are helping you with the strategy to complete your preparation for the examination within the remaining days that is just approximately two months. Make sure you follow the advice seriously, as you don’t have time to waste.



Given below is the two-month study plan to prepare SSC CGL 2017 Exam: –




I. Know all about the Syllabus & Pattern



Know all about the Syllabus & PatternBefore you start making any strategy for the exam, it is a must that you are well aware of syllabus and pattern of the exam. It will give you a wise perception of the paper that you are appearing for and to decide study plan for the exam.


Because only after knowing the entire syllabus, you will look for SSC CGL book or study material for SSC CGL.


Here, we will discuss the pattern for all the Tiers/Stages of SSC CGL Exam.


The SSC CGL Syllabus mainly include SSC CGL GK, SSC CGL English, SSC CGL Maths, General Knowledge for SSC CGL, SSC CGL Statistics, and SSC CGL General Studies (Finance and Economics).




The Exam Pattern of the SSC CGL 2017 Exam can be understood as follows: –


SSC CGL Exam will be consisting 4 Tiers.


SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 will be conducted in online mode. You can choose the medium as Hindi or English.


Tier 1 will be having objective type 100 questions of 2 marks each.


Tier 2 will be having of two compulsory papers and two optional papers.


The questions in tier 2 exam will also be of objective type.


Tier 3 will be a descriptive type exam and the mode of the exam will be offline.


Tier 4 will be the Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) /Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and will be of qualifying in Nature.



Read Here: Complete SSC CGL Exam Pattern




II. Analyze and make study plan



Analyze and make study planAfter getting all the details about the Exam, you should analyze the topics in which you are strong or weak. The topics in which you are weak needs more attention and time for preparation.



Section                                Time to spend daily



Quantitative Ability                       4 hours
Reasoning Ability                          2 hours
English Language                         2 hours
General Awareness                      2 hours



Total Time                                    10 hours



Important Note: -


If you have applied for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr. II & Compiler, then you must appear for Paper III in Tier 2 Exam that is of Statistics.


And if you have applied for the post of Assistant Audit Officer, then you must appear for Paper IV of Tier 2 exam that is of General Studies (Finance and Economics).


In these above-mentioned cases, you must allocate 2 hours in your daily SSC CGL timetable for the respected papers/ subjects.



We will help you with section wise preparation strategy and study plan with important points and topics to make your preparations easy.



1. Quantitative Ability:



This section is the most difficult section and also very important. Preparing SSC CGL Maths needs a lot of concentration as well as more time.



Tips: -


You should practice all variety of questions.


Learn more tables. It will help you in solving questions with a good speed.


While preparing, use short tricks to solve the questions.


Most important topics that you need to focus more are:






Coordinate Geometry


Trigonometry and Mensuration



2. Reasoning Ability:



You all know that Reasoning Test is conducted to examine the candidate’s mental ability. This section will consume more time and needs a lot of practice.



Tips: -


No exact formulas are there to solve the questions, all you need to do is, solve them with patience with logical thinking.


Practice daily.


Simply use your common sense to solve the puzzles.


Make your own formulas to solve questions.


While answering the questions related to statement and assumptions, try to solve them imagining you as a mature person.


You should focus more on topics like:


Syllogism, Analogy


Odd man out


Number Series


Venn diagram


Non-verbal reasoning



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3. English Language:



The English language section is the most scoring section in your paper. This section is not only important but also very difficult for aspirants to crack. You have to do a lot of smart work to score well in English for SSC CGL.



Tips: -


You should work on improving your Grammar Part, as the paper is all based on English Grammar.


You should practice reading a lot.


Make reading your Daily habit.


Read newspapers, magazines, good articles on daily basis.


Apart from reading, you have to solve mock test papers.


Topics to give more focus on are:


Sentence Improvement


reading comprehension


Spotting Errors




one-word substitution



4. General Awareness:



General Awareness for SSC CGL 2017 is the most important section in the SSC CGL Exam. The SSC CGL GK section is also very lengthy in which if you prepare well, will result in good score consuming lesser time. You may get confusing options to select the correct answers.


You have to answer confidently. Make sure you answer only when you are 100% sure, as chances of negative marking are more in this section. Follow the tips given below to prepare GK for SSC CGL.



Tips: -


Make it a habit to know what is happening in the world around you.


Solve previous year papers.


Stay updated with the daily news events and current affairs. You can take help from GK Eduwrap for this.


Grab the complete knowledge of all the fields given below:










General Science



5. Statistics:



SSC CGL Statistics can be considered as a protracted version of Quant Section. Thus, your preparation for SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude will also work here.


You have to appear for the section only if you have applied for the posts of Statistical Investigator Gr. II & Compiler Statistics.



Tips: -


You should start preparing with the help of 10th, 11th, and 12th class level books of Statistics.


You should solve questions that are based on tabulation of data, accuracy, and formulas.


You must write down all the important formulas and learn them.


Practice as many questions as you can from each topic.


Practice previous year papers and mock test series to improve your speed.


You must prepare the following topics:


 Collection and Representation of Data


 Measures of Central Tendency


 Measures of Dispersion


 Probability Theory


 Sampling Theory


 Analysis of Variance


 Time Series Analysis


 Index Numbers




6. General Studies (Finance and Economics):



This section is recently introduced in the SSC CGL tier 2 paper pattern. It will test your knowledge related to Finance and Economics. The paper is divided into two parts: 1. Finance and Accounts, and 2. Economics and Governance.


You have to appear in this paper only if you have applied for the post of Assistant Audit Officer.



Tips: -


You should take help from the NCERT books of 10th, 11th, and 12th class.


Make reading newspapers and magazines like Times of India, Economic Times, The Economics, Outlook Money, etc.


Write down the theory and facts that are important from the economic point of view.


Please practice solved papers, mock test series for better preparation.


The topics that should be focused more on:


Accounts and Finance -


 Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting


 Financial Accounting


 Basic concepts of accounting


Economics and Governance -


 Comptroller & Auditor General of India


 Finance Commission


 Theory of Demand and Supply


 Theory of Production


 Forms of Market and price determination


 Indian Economy


 Economic Reforms in India since 1991


 Role of Information Technology




III. Manage Time



Manage TimeTime management is the key to getting success in SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam.


You should learn to manage your time while solving previous papers. Keep in mind that you:



Set time before you start solving any paper.


Analyze what time you have consumed for solving it.


Make sure you solve it by keeping in mind the concept of negative marking.




While solving follow the strategy given below: -



Start with General Awareness section. Give 10 minutes for solving it. Don’t invest more than half minute on the same question. Because it’s GA and if you know the answer, you will select the correct answer in just one second.


Then solve the English Language Section. Give it 10 minutes.


Now you should solve Reasoning Ability Section. This section can consume 15 minutes. But not more than that.


Now the last section is Quantitative Ability. You can allot 15 minutes to this section too.


Now you are remaining with last 10 minutes. You can now check your answers in the remaining time.




IV. Revise what you have studied



Revise what you have studiedIf you are done with your preparation, then it’s just not all enough. You have to do the revision of all the topics you have studied.


Usually, students don’t get much time to revise, but this is the big mistake that usually students make. So for this, when you make study plan do the following things: –



Set some days in the last for revising the topics and subject matters.


Write down the important things that you need to revise, once you are done.


Make short notes.


Write important short tricks and formulas.


Write the important events you should remember.




V. Don’t lose confidence or oppress yourself



Don’t lose confidence or oppress yourselfThe last thing you should be clear with is that:


In any case, there is no need to take the burden upon you.

While preparation it is very necessary that you are free in your mind.

You have to be happy and relaxed while preparation.


Because it will affect your memory status, your focus, and concentration to studies.


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So stay relaxed and feel free.




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40 thoughts on “Study Plan- How to Crack SSC CGL in 2 Months Without Coaching

  1. sai vaibhav

    thank you ..i was so confused how to prepare for my exam i will follow this time table for ssc tier 1 exam…

  2. Abhishek kumar

    Good expriance

  3. Arman

    Better than I thought.

    • Eduncle Team

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  4. jyothi

    thank you verymuch

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  5. Sushil

    Understand the concept used in solving a specific question so that you are able to answer similar problems.

    For this, you would need books that take you through the various models and explain the methods used in arriving at an answer.

    I suggest candidates who are preparing from home to have atleast 1 guide & 2 practice books.You can get books which include all sections needed for SSC CGL prepartion. If you are weak in any particular section, you may buy a seperate book for that section.

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Sushil,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      We value your suggestions and insights shared for other fellow readers! Thanks!

      A guided approach with the best study aids helps the aspirant prepare strongly for the exam! Explore the great knowledgeable blogs and refernces for preparing for SSC CGL exam @Eduncle.

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  6. Naveen

    nw i am starting my preparation !!! Should i revise 2 days once or shall i complete the portion and then shall i revise?? i am confused

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Naveen,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      As you have started your exam preparations, it is advisable that you should practice revision of the learned topics on a regular basis. Schedule 1-2 hours daily for revising the topics that you have covered.

      All the Best for your Exam Preparations!

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      Eduncle Team

      • Naveen

        Shall i allot the time for revision tommorow for todays preparation??? hw to revise within 1-2 hour ….any tips for tat??

        • Eduncle Team

          Hello Naveen,

          Greetings from Eduncle!

          Thanks for sharing your query with us!

          Revision Time depends upon your daily study schedule. If you dedicate 4-5 hr or may be 6 hrs total in a day for SSC CGL Exam prep, you should keep 1-2 hr for revision. What ever you will be studying during the day, make sure you revise the same, the very same day.

          You can also, schedule revision for a week’s total learning. For Ex, whatever topics you cover during the week, can be revised on Sunday.

          Hope this information helps! Kindly revert if something needs more clarification.

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  7. Pankoj

    Sir i have only 49%in i able to appear in this exam

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Pankoj,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Yes you are eligible to apply for SSC CGL Exam. Graduation Degree is the first and foremost educational condition a candidate’s need to fulfils.

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  8. puspendra singh

    Sir 2017 cgl ke liy koi achi si book suggest kijiy sir

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Pushpendra,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      SSC CGL Tier – I Best Recommended Books

      1. General Intelligence and Reasoning: Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
      2. General Awareness: Manorama Yearbook 2017 (English)
      3. Quantitative Aptitude: Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
      4. English Comprehension: Objective General English by S P Bakshi (Arihant)

      All the Best for your exam preparation!

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  9. manu sharma

    which kind of g.k. i should prefer>> indian or world????? please suggest!! because in previous years ,it mainly focused on indian portion….

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Manu,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      While preparing for the General Awareness section for SSC Exams, one must concentrate on Indian GK in contrast to World GK. The important topics are History, Indian Constitution, Economics and Current Affairs.

      Kindly refer to Eduncle’s quality GK build up guide – GK Eduwrap

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

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    Please tell me post preference options for Online form fill up in SSC – Combined Graduate Level-2017
    R S Agarwal’s Quantitive Aptitude book is on hand, have I to buy another quantitive book?

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Anup Kumar,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      For details regarding SC CGL Post Preferences, kindly visit the following blog –

      For Quantitative Aptitude you can also refer to Arihant Fast Track Objective Arithmetic .

      All the Best for your SSC CGL Exam Preparations!

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      Eduncle Team

      • Ashish

        Mujhe ye btao ki…ssc cgl me computer test sabhi post ke liye hota he kya???

        • Eduncle Team

          Hello Ashish,

          Greetings from Eduncle!

          Thanks for sharing your query with us!

          Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) is conducted for the following posts,

          1) Assistant Section Officer (CSS)
          2) Assistant Section Officer (MEA)
          3) Assistant in Serious Fraud Investigation Office (SFIO) under M/o Corporate affairs
          4) Assistant (GSI) in M/o Mines

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          • Ashish

            Sir, please btao ki…. CBI,Income tax, N.I.A ,I.B. department ke liye ssc cgl me interview ya skill test hota he ya nahi????

          • Eduncle Team

            Hello Ashish,

            Greetings from Eduncle!

            Thanks for sharing your query with us!

            SSC CGL ki kisi bhi post ke liye ab Interview nhi hota hai. And CGL posts for CBI, Income Tax, NIA and IB department inke liye Tier 3 clear krne ke baad Document Verification hota hai.

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  11. Ashish

    Sir,Thank you very much…mujhe cgl ke baare me information dene ke liye…..thank you again

    • Eduncle Team

      Thanks Ashish, for the kind words. All the Best for your career.

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  12. aakash

    sir can you tell me how many of candidate appear for ssc cgl and seats available

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Aakash,
      Greetings from Eduncle!
      Thanks for Sharing your query with us!
      This year SSC has received a total of 30,26,598 online applications. The number of vacancies is 4733 which is divided into Group A, B, C, and D as 700, 1044, 50, and 2939 respectively.
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  13. varnika sharma

    what is the eligibility criteria for ssc exam??

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Varnika,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      The prime eligibility for appearing for SSC CGL Recruitment Exam is Graduation. A candidates must have successfully completed his/her Graduation Degree. For complete details regarding the necessary eligibility conditions and age relaxations provided to a candidates, kindly go through the SSC CGL Eligibility Criteria.

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      Eduncle Team

  14. Neelam

    Can I start preparing now for SSC Cgl tier1 …
    Had scored 83% in my graduation as bcom
    Which post shld I select..??

    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Neelam,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for sharing your query with us!

      Neelam, if your wish to take SSC CGL exam, then kindly apply for the same, as the last date to apply for SSC CGL Exam is 19th June 2017. You are eligible to apply for the exam.

      Kindly get the post preference details for SSC CGL Posts in this blog. Reference Link –

      Early preparations for any exam are always fruitful. Plan your schedule and give equal weight age to all the sections. Know how to prepare for SSC CGL Exam in 30 Days!

      All the Best for your future learning endeavours!

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  15. manish pandey

    Thanks for this

    • Eduncle Team

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    • Eduncle Team

      Hello Behara Lokesh Kumar,

      Greetings from Eduncle!

      Thanks for the kind words and appreciation! We value your generous feedback.

      Recommended books for General Studies (Finance and Economics) are:

      1. Lawpoint’s Competitive Solutions General Studies (Finance and Economics)
      2. Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
      3. Accounting and Finance for Bankers’ by Macmillan Education

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  17. Teju

    thank you very much

    • Eduncle Team

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  18. Urawashi Batra


    • Eduncle Team

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