Best Books to Prepare for SSC CHSL 2019
Updated on Nov 27, 2019 - 11:18 a.m. IST by Piyush.Dixit

Best books to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019 - “Books open your mind, broaden your mind, and strengthen you as nothing else can,” said William Feather once. Like William Feather, we all know the significance of books in our life. However, their importance goes up by manifolds if one gets the best books. While you are preparing for exams like SSC CHSL, one of the key aspects of your preparation includes which books are you studying from. The choice of appropriate study material ensures that you have already won half the battle. Once you have zeroed upon the Best Books for SSC CHSL, you can move ahead with the planning of your preparation as per the time in hand. You must make a time table and divide the entire syllabus as per the topics and the chapters. In this article, Careers360 brings to you the best books to prepare for SSC CHSL from various experts. SSC CHSL exam is conducted for the recruitment of Lower Divisional Clerk/ Junior Secretariat Assistant, Postal Assistant/ Sorting Assistant and Data Entry Operator.

Latest- SSC CHSL Application Form 2019 has been Released on December 3, 2019

The online application process will start from December 3, 2019. The tier 1 examination of SSC CHSL 2019 will be conducted from March 16 to 27, 2020. Candidates can apply for the online applications till January 10, 2020. Over 30 to 35 lakh candidates appear for the exam every year. Hence candidates should know how to prepare for SSC CHSL exam.

SSC CHSL 2019 – What to Study

It is important for the candidates to know the syllabus and topics from different sections of the exam so that you can plan to buy the relevant books accordingly. As per the exam pattern of SSC CHSL, Tier 1 includes four sections - English Language, General Intelligence, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. Candidates must make a proper time-table and divide time according to the sections of SSC CHSL. The list of important topics for the preparation of SSC CHSL is given below.

List of SSC CHSL Important Topics



General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Logical Reasoning

  • Alphanumeric Series

  • Ranking/Direction/Alphabet Test

  • Data Sufficiency

  • Coded Inequalities

  • Seating Arrangement, etc.

General Awareness

  • History and Culture

  • Geography

  • Economics

  • General Policy

  • Scientific Research

  • Awards and Honors etc.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number Systems

  • Fundamental arithmetical operations

  • Mensuration

  • Trigonometry

  • Statistical Charts etc.

English Comprehension

  • Reading comprehension

  • Jumbles Paragraphs

  • Miscellaneous

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Multiple meaning/error

Which are the best books to prepare for SSC CHSL 2019?

There are numbers of books available in the market. Candidates often get confused which is the best book to buy for the preparation of SSC CHSL. But to solve this problem, here are the lists of books candidates can buy for SSC CHSL preparation of tier 1 section-wise.

Best Books for SSC CHSL 2019

SSC CHSL Best Book for General Intelligence and Reasoning



Analytical Reasoning

M.K Pandey

Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning

R.S Aggarwal

A New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical

B.S Sijwali, Indu Sijwali

SSC CHSL Best Book for General Awareness



General Knowledge

Lucent Publication

Manorama Yearbook

Mammen Mathew and Philip Mathew

Current Affairs
Monthly Magazine and News paper

Candidates can also check tips to prepare current affairs for SSC CHSL

SSC CHSL Best Book for English Comprehension



Objective General English

S.P Bakshi

Quick Learning Objective General English

R.S Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal

Word Power Made Easy

Norman Lewis

Plinth to Paramount


SSC CHSL Best Book for Quantitative Aptitude



Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma

Quantitative Abilities Arithmetic Ability

Kiran Prakashan

Quantitative Aptitude

R.S Aggarwal

Arithmetic For General Competition Vol 1& 2

Neetu Singh

Why to refer these best books to prepare for SSC CHSL?

  • Candidates can choose one or two books for different parts of SSC CHSL Tier 1 exam.

  • These books contain detailed question topic-wise along with the answers which can help candidates in preparation.

  • These books are designed based on the current exam pattern of SSC CHSL.

  • Candidates can check the content of the book they want to buy so that they do not end up buying the same book of different authors.

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SSC chsl exam preparation how to prepare effectively

Vamsi Adda 11th Jan, 2020

dear aspirant,

This staff selection commission exam was notified on december 3rd.for preparing effectively u should know the syllabus that should be prepared and the model of question paper. If you know this then half the war u won.the eligibility criteria is 12th pass and the best preparation strategy and some tricks can be known by checking the below link:


hello sir. this is sairam Narsingh. I applied for ssc chsl 2020 . by mistake I did not mention post number in application form.. I m so worry about it.. is there any edit option? sir

Sanjay Khandelwal 11th Jan, 2020
I could not understand what you are trying to say. There is no post number in ssc chsl application form. If you are talking about address post then i dont think it will make a big mess. But for post preference there is no option given for Selection. You are just asked about DEO if you had science in 10+2 and nothing else.

best books for SSC chsl 2020 . tips for its preparation and how to attempt it.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 24th Dec, 2019


I have mentioned some books name below which you may find helpful,

Objective English by S.P Bakshi

Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis

quantitive aptitude by rs agarwal,

Analytical Reasoning by MK Pandey

Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

General Knowledge by Lucent

bankars adda magazine for current affairs

for chsl you need to really have good grip on english and gk, as time is less but questions is more. if you get 80% questions correctly attempt from english and gk then it is a plus point. I suggest you to regularly practice numerical aptitude to make yourself faster in solving questions.

all the best for exams.


i did a mistake while entering category in ssc chsl application. i applied under EWS . Actually i am from general category. how can i modify it. if cant what to do?

Sanjanaleekha 21st Dec, 2019

Hi there,

No, you cannot make any changes to your application once you have submitted the same, as the notification given on the website which can be accessed on the link given below, clearly states that in case of any mistake in filling of the application form, no request will be entertained for correction,


I applied under EWS category in ssc chsl application and submitted with payment too. Now after knowing eligibility of EWS I am not under this section.. so is there any chance to make it correct?

Sharon Rose Student Expert 21st Dec, 2019


There is no window for correction of your application form.You could make changes before submitting the application but as you have already submitted and made the payment you cannot do anything.You need to apply once again using a new mail id and phone number and make payment.

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