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How to Prepare for General Awareness Section for SSC Exams

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How to Prepare for General Awareness

 

SSC Exams are among the most important exams which are conducted by the Government of India to fulfill the recruitment of various ministries, organizations, and departments.

The Commission conducts CGL, CHSL, CPO, GD Exams in which SSC General Awareness is one of the scoring sections. If you are consistently learning SSC Current Affairs and General Knowledge, then you will surely get good marks in this section.

This is the only section, where you can save your time easily in the exam hall because SSC General Knowledge does not require any short tricks, formulas, logics etc.

 

 

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In SSC Exams such as SSC CGL, CHSL etc. General Knowledge section helps you to score high. If you think that your General Awareness for SSC is not so good then don’t worry.

We are providing you some useful tips which will help you to score high.

 

 

Paper Pattern of SSC General Awareness Section (CGL, CHSL, CPO, GD Exams)

 

It is very important to know the exam pattern of SSC Exams such as SSC CHSL, CGL etc. Every student is having a question “How many number of questions will be there from General Awareness for SSC”.

The exam pattern shows you the total number of questions with marks for each section. When you have knowledge about paper pattern for SSC General Awareness, then you can boost your preparation easily.

Below, you can check the CGL, CHSL, CPO & GD Exam Pattern for this section.

 

SSC CGL General Awareness Paper Pattern

 

Exam Pattern of General Awareness for SSC CGL

 

No. of Questions - 25

Total Marks - 50

Marks for Each Correct Answer - 2

Negative Marking for Each Incorrect Answer - 0.5

Paper Mode - Online

Question Type - Multiple Choice Objective Type

Read here - SSC CGL 2018-19 Exam Pattern

 

 

Exam Pattern of General Awareness for SSC CHSL

 

Exam Pattern of General Awareness for SSC CHSL

No. of Questions - 25

Total Marks - 50

Marks for Each Correct Answer - 2

Negative Marking for Each Incorrect Answer - 0.5

Paper Mode - Online

Question Type - Multiple Choice Objective Type

Read here - SSC CHSL 2018-19 Exam Pattern

 

 

CPO Exam Pattern for General Awareness Section

 

No. of Questions - 50

Total Marks - 50

Marks for Each Correct Answer - 1

Negative Marking for Each Incorrect Answer - 0.25

Paper Mode - Online

Question Type - Multiple Choice Objective Type

Read here - SSC CPO 2018-19 Exam Pattern

 

 

GD Exam Pattern for General Awareness Section

 

No. of Questions - 25

Total Marks - 25

Marks for Each Correct Answer - 1

Paper Mode - Online / Offline

Question Type - Multiple Choice Objective Type

Read here - SSC GD 2018-19 Exam Pattern

 

 

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Syllabus of SSC General Awareness Section (CGL, CHSL, CPO, GD Exams)

 

Syllabus describes the accurate course information, which is set by the commission or prepared by the professor, who supervises or controls course quality. Commission provides the syllabus in a pdf format on the official website ssc.nic.in.

If you are preparing for SSC Exams, then you should get aware about syllabus of General Awareness for SSC, so that you can start your preparation accordingly.

Now, we are describing the common topics for SSC General Knowledge, which are given below:

 

 

Common Topics of SSC General Awareness Section

 

S. No.

Topics

1.

History & Culture

2.

Economic Scene

3.

Indian Polity

4.

General Policy & Scientific Research (Biology, Physics, Chemistry)

5.

Current Affairs

6.

Current GK (India & World)

7.

Geography (Physical, World)

Some topics of this section are not common in all SSC Exams. So, you can see below the remaining topics to be studied along with the common topics for General Knowledge of all SSC Exams such as SSC CPO, GD, CGL, CHSL etc.

 

 

Syllabus of General Awareness for SSC CGL (Other Than the Common Topics)

 

S. No.

Topics

1.

Books and Authors

2.

Persons and Place in News

3.

Abbreviations

4.

Computer Section

Read here - SSC CGL 2018-19 Syllabus

 

 

Syllabus of General Awareness for SSC CHSL (Other Than the Common Topics)

 

S. No.

Topics

1.

General awareness of the environment around us and its application to society.

2.

Questions related to current events.

3.

Matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspect.

Read here - SSC CHSL 2018-19 Syllabus

 

 

CPO Syllabus for General Awareness Section (Other Than the Common Topics)

 

S. No.

Topics

1.

General awareness of the environment around and its application to society

2.

History (Ancient, Medieval, Modern)

3.

Indian Economy

4.

Indian Constitution

5.

Static GK (Important Books, Days, Awards and Arts)

6.

Computer Section

Read here - SSC CPO 2018-19 Syllabus

 

 

GD Syllabus for General Awareness Section (Other Than the Common Topics)

 

S. No.

Topics

1.

General awareness of the environment around and its application to society

2.

Indian Constitution

Read here - SSC GD 2018-19 Syllabus

 

 

Difficulty Level & Weightage of Topics for SSC General Awareness Section

 

If you are preparing for any of the SSC Exams i.e. SSC GD, CGL, CHSL, CPO etc., then you must know the number of questions of the particular topic with difficulty level which were asked in the exam.

You can see the difficulty level and weightage of topics in the table that are given below:

 

 

Difficulty Level and Weightage of Topics for General Awareness for SSC CGL

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

History

5-6

Moderate

Geography

2

Easy-Moderate

Polity

5-6

Difficult

Economics

2

Moderate

Science

7-8

Easy-Moderate

Current Affairs

3-4

Moderate

 

 

Difficulty Level and Weightage of Topics for General Awareness for SSC CHSL

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

Polity

2

Easy-Moderate

History

2-3

Moderate

Chemistry

3-4

Easy-Moderate

Books and Authors

2-3

Easy-Moderate

Geography

2-4

Easy-Moderate

Biology

2-3

Moderate

Physics

1-2

Moderate

Static GK

2-4

Easy-Moderate

 

 

Difficulty Level and Weightage of Topics of General Awareness for CPO

 

Topic

No. of Questions

Level

History

7

Easy

Geography

1

Moderate-Difficult

Polity

8

Easy-Moderate

Economics

8

Easy-Moderate

Biology

6

Difficult

Chemistry

5

Difficult

Physics

4

Difficult

Computer

2

Moderate-Difficult

Books & Authors

1

Difficult

Current Affairs

8

Easy

 

 

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Important Topics of General Awareness for SSC Exams 2018-19

 

Here are some important topics from particular sections in SSC General Awareness. You should learn them thoroughly and crack the exams.

 

Science

Physics

Chemistry

Biology

Gravity

Uses, Common Names and Composition of Various Chemicals

Parts of Plant & their Functions

Motion

Alloys

Parts of Human Body & their Functions

Work

Definition Based Questions (Heat, Oxidation, Reduction etc.)

Basics of Animal Kingdom.

Pressure

SI units

Diseases, Prevention & Cure

Units of Measurement

Chemical Change & Physical Change

 

Sound

Chemistry in Everyday life

 

Heat

   

Electronics

   

Magnetism

   

 

 

History

Ancient

Medieval History

Modern History

Indus Valley Civilization

Establishment & Expansion of the Delhi Sultanate

European Penetration & British Conquest of India

Buddhism & Jainism

Religious Movements in the Fifteenth & Sixteenth Centuries

Major Battles

Work

Definition Based Questions (Heat, Oxidation, Reduction etc.)

Basics of Animal Kingdom.

The Mauryans

Mughal Dynasty

Social & Cultural Awakening in India

Post-Mauryan Kingdoms

Later Mughals

The Great Revolt of 1857

The Gupta Period

The Maratha State

Indian National Congress

   

Nationalist Movement, 1905-1918: Growth of Militant Nationalism

   

Struggle for Swaraj – I, 1919 – 1927

   

Struggle for Swaraj – II, 1927-1947

   

Governor-Generals of India

   

The Indian Princely States

 

 

Polity

Framing of The Constitution

President

Governor

Sources of Indian Constitution

Vice President

Vidhan Sabha

Parts of Indian Constitution

Attorney General of India

Vidhan Parishad

Schedules in Indian Constitution

Comptroller Auditor General

Panchayats

Citizenship

Lok Sabha

Parliamentary Funds

Article 370

Rajya Sabha

Supreme Court

Emergency in India

Bills

High Court

Commissions

Prime Minister

Writs

 

 

Miscellaneous Topics to be Prepared

 

Population Census

Important Books & Writers

First in Sports for India and World like First Olympics, First Asian Games etc.

Famous Sea Ports, Airports and their locations

State Animals and Symbols

Important Institutions of India and World & their locations (like BRICS, World Bank, IMF and RBI etc.)

Awards & their Significance

National Government Organizations

Nobel Laureates & their Fields

Computer & Mobile Technology

Development of Computers

Input & Output Devices,Memory

Popular Abbreviations

 

 

Tips to crack SSC General Awareness Section

 

If you want to score well in SSC Current Affairs section, then you need to look upon these basic tips to get good marks in this section. SSC General Knowledge helps you to make your dream of being SSC Officer true. Here are some tips for SSC General Awareness so that you can prepare well.

 

Tips to Crack SSC General Awareness

 

Do not try to study everything because if you do the same then you will end up cramming your schedule and ultimately risk yourself being underprepared.

Give 1 hour daily to get yourself prepared for SSC General Awareness Section.

Enroll yourself for GK quizzes, which include questions with different difficulty level.

Practice daily mock test papers with time bound conditions and analyze your preparation.

Do not spend more than 12 mins on GK Section while practicing mock test. Mock Tests are one of the best measures to check the quality and level of your overall preparation.

Read magazine, newspapers, weekly GK Blog online and watch news channels for SSC General Knowledge.

Revision plays an important role in this section. Reading once won’t give you benefit. You have to memorize these point by revising frequently.

Practice previous year papers to know the type of questions asked.

Complete one chapter in one day and solve chapter wise SSC General Awareness questions on next day.

Always create notes. It will help you to revise all the topics which you have covered in SSC Current Affairs.

General Knowledge section is generally easier than the other sections. So, you should practice the topics that you find tough in this section.

 

 

Questions Asked in General Awareness for SSC Exams

 

What is DPT? - A Combination vaccine

Carica Papaya is the scientific name for which fruit? - Papaya

World’s largest continental shelf extends 1,500 km into which ocean from the coast of Siberia? - Arctic Ocean

What is the chemical formula of ammonium nitrate? - NH?NO?

Diodes are generally used in? - Transistor

What is the SI unit of inductance? - Henry

Who introduced Mansabdari system, which was the core foundation of administrative system of the Mughal Empire? - Akbar

Limestone is used in? - Cement Industry

What is the best indicator of Economic Development? - Per Capita Income

Who created the slogan for Chipko Movement (Tree Hugging Movement)? - Ghanshyam Raturi

Where the Bill for constitutional amendment is initiated? - Any house of Parliament

Who is the Chairman of Film and Television Institute of India (FTII)? - Anupam Kher

Which is the hardest type of coal? - Anthracite

Directive Principles of State Policy adopted from which Constitution? - Irish Constitution

Red soil is found in? - Karnataka

Who invented 3d printer? - Chuck Hull

Which is one of the earliest discovered and widely used antibiotic agents? - Penicillin, derived from the Penicillium mold

Which was the last battle of Vijayanagar? - Talikota battle

Which was the first organic state of India? - Sikkim

Which state has the largest coastline of India - Gujarat

What is Capital of Turkey? - Ankara

Yogeshwar Dutt is related to which sport? - Wrestling

Periyar National Park is situated in? - Kerala

Which city is located on the bank of River Narmada? - Bharuch

Amartya Sen got Noble Prize in which field? - Welfare Economics

What is the Scientific name of Guava? - Psidium guajava

Total number of Rajya Sabha member? - 250

Gland of human body secretes insulin - Pancreas

Sextant is used to measure? - Angle

Bangladesh was part of which country? - Pakistan

In space gravitational force is? - Zero

RBI Head Quarter is located at? - Mumbai

When did Aurangazeb die? - 1707 in Ahmednagar

Who constructed Gol Gumbaz Tomb? - Mohammed Adil Shah

Panna National Park is situated in which state? - Madhya Pradesh

Who were the first T20 Cricket World Cup winner? - India

Which state is also called as “Land of the Midnight Sun”? - Norway

What is the Full form of ALU? - Arithmetic and Logic Unit

Who is the author of the book “Choker Bali”? - Rabindranath Tagore

What is the minimum age required to become a member of Rajya Sabha? - 30 Years

Who was the first temporary Chairman of Constituent Assembly? - Dr. Sachchidananda Sinha

Who invented the induction coil? - Charles Grafton Page, Nicholas Callan

Who was the President of Indian National Congress during independence? - J.B Kriplani

Which is the biggest gland in human body/ - Liver

Humayun was born in which year? - 1508

 

 

Section Wise Overview of General Awareness for SSC Exams

 

General Science: In General Awareness for SSC, around 35-40% questions are asked mainly from Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Daily Science etc. Out of these around 20-25% questions are from Biology itself.

 

Current Affairs: SSC Current Affairs covers around 10% from topics like recent development in Sports, Awards, Politics, International happening etc. Few SSC General Awareness Questions from Finance and Banking sector were also asked in previous exams.

 

Miscellaneous: This section has around 8-10% weightage of SSC General Awareness Questions in the exam. This section covers topics like National Schemes, Computers, Book Names and Authors, questions from Logical Analysis, Important Days etc.

 

Static GK: In this section, SSC General Awareness Questions are asked from static topics like Indian Politics, History and Culture, Economy, Geography etc. This section has around 40-45% weightage in SSC General Knowledge section.

 

 

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Books to be Referred for SSC CGL General Awareness Section

 

SSC CGL General Awareness Books

 

Every student has a query that which is better study material for SSC General Knowledge preparation? So, we are providing you the best GK Books for SSC which are given below –

 

General Knowledge by Dr. Binary Karn (Lucent Publications)

General Knowledge by Arihant Publications.

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

Manorama Yearbook 2015 (English)

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