SSC CGL Exam, Study Material, Plan & Strategy ?

CATAspirants.Com has started a series of blog for devising effective preparation, study plan & strategy  of various examinations on popular demand of followers and readers. A good study plan can give you a right edge in these competitive examinations and it may also increase your odds in examinations. In this blog, we explain an effective study plan for SSC CGL Examination. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam every year for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India.

Examination Structure:

SSC conducts CGL examination in two tier or three tiers (for some posts). SSC Aspirants who secure minimum cut-off in Tier-I is allowed for Tier-II and Tier-III examinations. Final Selection considers aggregate marks of all the tiers (Tier-I + Tier-II + Tier-III).

Tier-I: Computer Based Online Examination

S.N. Name of Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 General Intelligence and

Reasoning

25 50 Total 60 Minutes
2 General Awareness 25 50
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
4 English Comprehension 25 50

Tier-II: Computer Based Online Examination

S.N. Name of Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities 100 200 120 minutes for each paper
2 Paper-II: English Language and

Comprehension

200 200

Tier-III: Pen & Paper mode Offline Examination

S.N. Name of Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Duration
1 Descriptive Paper in

English or Hindi

(Writing of Essay/ Precis/

Letter/ Application etc.)

-- 100 60 Minutes

Study Materials for SSC CGL 2019:

Based upon feedback of successful candidates and research done by Team CAT Aspirants, we recommend following list of books for SSC CGL Preparation:

Study Plan & Strategy for SSC CGL 2019 (Tier-I): Computer Based Online Examination

Month-1:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Number System, Progressions, Averages
General English Vocabulary: A to C, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing
General Awareness Current Affairs: July 2019 to Sep 2019, Modern History, Basic Computer terms
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Relation

Month-2:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Allegations, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Interest
General English Vocabulary: D to G, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing
General Awareness Current Affairs: Oct 2019 to Dec 2019, Indian Physical Geography
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Venn Diagram based Questions

Month-3:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Ratio, Proportions & Variations. Time & Work, Time Speed & Distance
General English Vocabulary: H to L, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing
General Awareness Current Affairs: Jan 2020 to March 2020, Indian Constitution & Polity
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Circular table and arrangements

Month-4:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Geometry & Mensuration
General English Vocabulary: M to P, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing
General Awareness Census 2011, General Science ( Biology, Chemistry, Physics)
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Questions based on Pictorial representation

Month-5:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Quadratic equations, Inequalities, Logarithm, Set Theory
General English Vocabulary: Q to U, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Letter - writing
General Awareness Annual Budget 2020-21, Economic Survey 2019-20
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Puzzles

Month-6:

Subject Chapters
Quantitative Aptitude Probability, Permutation & Combination
General English Vocabulary: V to Z, Grammar, Reading Comprehensions, Letter - writing
General Awareness Indian Arts & Culture, Medieval History
Reasoning Data Interpretation and Puzzles

Study Plan & Strategy for SSC CGL 2019 (Tier-II & III): Computer Based Online / Pen& Paper mode offline Examination.

Month-1:

Subject Chapters
Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities Number System, Progressions, Averages, Allegations, Percentages, Profit & Loss, Interest
Paper-II: English Language and

Comprehension

Vocabulary: A to C, Grammar (Noun, Pronoun, Active and Passive Voice, Preposition), Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing

Month-2:

Subject Chapters
Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities Ratio, Proportions & Variations. Time & Work, Time Speed & Distance, Geometry & Mensuration, Trigonometry
Paper-II: English Language and

Comprehension

Vocabulary: A to C, Grammar ( Verb, Adjectives, Subject Verb agreement), Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing

Month-3:

Subject Chapters
Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities Quadratic equations, Inequalities, Logarithm, Set Theory, Probability, Permutation & Combination
Paper-II: English Language and

Comprehension

Vocabulary: A to C, Grammar (Narration- Direct & Indirect Speeches, Sentence, Conjunction), Reading Comprehensions, Précis writing.

Note: For Tier-III, Candidates should write one essay in Hindi and English on contemporary issues every week, It enhances writing skills as well as understanding on current issues & topics.

All the Best

Team CAT Aspirants 🙂

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