How to prepare for General Awareness for SSC CGL Exam?

Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has released the official notification for the Combined Graduate Level Exam 2020 (SSC CGL 2020). The Staff Selection Commission holds the Combined Graduate Level Examination for selecting candidates for filling up different categories of group ‘B’ & ‘C’ posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organisations. It is high time to start preparing for the exam because then you will have ample time to learn, prepare and then revise. In this blog, we will tell you how to go about the SSC CGL General Awareness Preparation. Before moving on to the SSC CGL General Awareness preparations let’s have a look at the SSC CGL Exam Pattern.

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SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020-21

Tier 1 will be conducted online comprising of 100 questions with a total of 200 marks. A total of 60 mins is allotted to the candidate to write the paper.

We have a total of 4 sections in Tier 1 as mentioned below:

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension
S.NoName of TestNo.of QuestionsMax MarksDuration
1General Intelligence Reasoning255060 mins
2General Awareness2550
3Quantitative Aptitude2550
4English Comprehension2550
5Total10020060 mins

Note: In this paper, there is a negative marking of 0.50 for every wrong answer. The questions will be set both in English & Hindi except for English Comprehension in Tier-I.

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SSC CGL General Awareness Preparation

  1. Economy – For SSC CGL Preparation for Economy section, you can completely trust a book by the name “India Economy” by Sanjive Verma. It is a very comprehensive and concise book that will explain you the concepts of Economy in a very basic language that is very easy to understand. If not this you can go Economy NCERT for Class 11th and 12th. 
  2. Geography – For SSC  CGL Preparation for Geography, you can pick General Knowledge books like Lucent or Arihant Publications and read the Geography section from it. For extensive preparations for the Geography section you can refer Social Sciences NCERT books from class 7th to 10th and Geography NCERT for classes 11th and 12th.This should suffice.
  3. History – For SSC CGL Preparation for History, you can refer NCERT Books for Classes 6th to 12th. It will help you with all the relevant information that is needed for the Exam. You can also refer Lucent’s or Arihant’s Book. 
  4. Polity – For SSC CGL Preparation for Polity, one of the best books is M. Laxmikant. The book is a one stop solution to all your Polity related topics. Other than this you can also refer NIOS Material for polity and Lucent or Arihant books for revision sake.
  5. Science – For SSC CGL Preparation for General Science, you can again refer Science NCERTs. You can also take help from SSC General Science book by McGraw Hill Education Publication.
  6. Miscellaneous – Lucent GK book or Arihant GK book or any other GK book that you consider appropriate can be referred to for this section.

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