Best Books to Enhance Your SSC CGL Preparation

By | February 2, 2018

Best Books to Enhance Your SSC CGL Preparation Staff Selection Commission Tier-1, 2018 is scheduled to be held tentatively in the second week of Juneto recruit staff members for various posts in ministries, departments, and subordinate offices. The application forms will be released along with the official notification in April while the hall ticket for SSC CGL will be made available in the last week of May.

Every year, lakhs of students appear for this exam. Government chooses eligible and deserving candidates to fill vacancies.

The exam is highly competitive in nature and thus thorough preparation is of paramount importance. Below is a list of books to help you ace the exam with zero difficulty.

General Awareness

One must improve their general awareness by reading newspapers and other magazines. Competition Master, Competition Success Reviewand Pratiyogita Darpan are some of the magazines that one can read.Lucent’s General Knowledge is also a must read and is highly recommended for the examination.

English Section

Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh and Objective General English by S P Bakshi are highly recommended to score in the English section of the examination. These books will help the candidate to improve their grammar vocabulary, antonyms and synonyms with courses based on SSC CGL.

Quantitative Aptitude Section

One can prepare for the Quantsection by practicing as many questions as one can. Some of the best books to prepare from include R.S. Agarwal and Magical Book on Quicker Maths by M Tyra. Solve questions based on different concepts to have a better understanding of every pattern. Advanced Maths for SSC by KD Campus, Quantitative Abilities Arithmetic Ability by Kiran Prakashan and NCERT books for Maths till class 10 will further help you excel in this section.

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning:

This section is considered to be one of the easiest in the examination. Questions are based on blood relations, mirror image, series and direction. R.S. Agarwal consists of a lot of similar questions. Most of the questions have a particular pattern. The key is to understand this pattern for solving every question without difficulty. Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey, Kiran’s SSC Reasoning, A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal & Non-Verbal by Arihant are some of the books that one can refer from.

To get a better understanding of paper pattern and questions asked in the examination, it is suggested to solve previous years question paper and mock tests. Visit Mrunal.orgclick on the SSC section. You can find solved papers along with reasoning and aptitude based questions for you to practice from. For English section, candidates can visit

One of the most popular books for SSC preparation is Kiran’s SSC Reasoning chapter wise solved papers (year wise). This book consists of various topics covered in the examination. One can tryKiran’s Self-Study Guide-Cum-Practice Workbook as well.

Tips and tricks to crack SSC CGL

1.      Prepare subjects in the following order of priority: Science, Polity, History, Geography, Economy.

2.      Solve a mock question paper every day within the given time-slot. Later analyze your errors, time consumed, accuracy and approach.

3.      Make notes for important Mathematics formulae, tricks. que cards for news and vocabulary words will also help in the long run.

4.      Make study plan and follow the same religiously.

5.      Practice is the key.Don’t skip any section or any topic.

6.       While preparing for quant section, refer to only 2 books at a time. One book can be used for understanding the concepts and second can be used to solve questions based on different patterns and concepts.

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