SSC CGL Question Papers 2020 - The role of solving previous SSC CGL previous year question papers is of utmost importance in cracking the exam. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) does not release SSC CGL 2020 question papers. However, memory based questions from SSC CGL question papers are released by some of the coaching institutes. To enhance the problem solving skill, candidates are encouraged to solve the previous year question papers to crack SSC CGL 2020. With the help of SSC CGL question papers 2020, candidates can check the type of questions asked in the exam, sources and weightage of questions. By referring to the previous year SSC CGL question papers, an aspirant can also know the format of the exam, topics covered and type of questions asked and thereby increase the possibility of selection in SSC CGL.
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SSC CGL Question Papers 2020

SSC CGL is a 4-tier examination. The tier- I question paper will comprise of General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Numerical Aptitude and English Comprehension. The Tier II exam of SSC CGL 2020 will consist of three different papers and the candidate will be required to appear in one, two or three subjects depending upon the category of posts applied for. Candidates qualifying the Tier I and Tier II examination of SSC CGL 2020 can proceed to Tier III which is a descriptive test and simultaneously to Tier IV.

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SSC CGL 2020 Previous Year Question Papers

To let a candidate excel SSC CGL by scoring sufficiently high marks, previous year question papers are tabled here.

How to Download Previous Year SSC CGL Question Papers?

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  • Download and save a copy

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Benefits of Solving Previous Year SSC CGL Question Papers

  • Solving SSC CGL previous year question papers, aspirants can check the type of questions asked.

  • Candidates are able to know the weightage of topics from each section of the question paper of SSC CGL and therefore focus accordingly.

  • Solving SSC CGL previous year question papers provides a candidate, a mental picture of how to allot time to the individual topics.

  • Candidates can also know in what direction their preparation is moving by solving SSC CGL previous year question papers.

How to Prepare for SSC CGL 2020

  • Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and accordingly focus on topics to ace SSC CGL 2020.

  • Learn shortcuts to answer the questions from Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL.

  • Learn and revise shortcuts learned to answer accurately.

  • One-fourth marks will be deducted for wrong answers, therefore practice each topic very minutely.

  • Give online mock tests available for SSC CGL to get accustomed with the scheme of exam.

  • Do not isolate the preparation for SSC CGL prelims and mains. Prepare for both the stages together.

SSC CGL 2020 Best Books

A list of books for SSC CGL 2020 preparation has been provided here so that no time is wasted in searching for the best books by a candidate.

  • Objective English: S. P. Bakshi

  • Word Power Made Easy: Norman Lewis

  • Quantitative Aptitude: R.S. Agarwal

  • Magical book on Quicker Mathematics: M. Tyra

  • Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning: R.S. Agarwal

  • General Knowledge: Lucent Publication

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CGL Question Papers 2020

Question: Are the questions repeated in SSC CGL? If not, then what is the use of solving previous year SSC CGL question papers?


Although, the questions are not the same every year but the topics are repeated. The topics of General Knowledge questions can be determined by previous year question, similarly the topics and weightage of Reasoning and Quantitative Aptitude questions can also be determined only by solving previous year question papers.

Question: Is reading newspaper important to crack SSC CGL?


Reading a newspaper daily will indeed help in cracking SSC CGL. The questions asked in General Knowledge are generally from current affairs or links from current affairs. Candidates preparing for SSC CGL, must read a newspaper to know the daily affairs and link the current part with static part to get a broader perspective of the topics. Moreover, vocabulary also is improved by reading a newspaper.

Question: Can I clear SSC CGL by solving the previous year question papers?


Definitely. You can clear SSC CGL by solving the previous year question papers provided you solve as many question papers as you can and understand the exam pattern associated. By solving the SSC CGL previous year question papers, you will get to know the sources and weightage of questions asked.

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sir/madam i have a permanent tattoo in my chest.will it be any cause for ssc cgl..before i start my preparations i want to be crystal clear regarding tattoo issues.

Priyaanka Sarkar Student Expert 4th Apr, 2020
For the year 2020, there are as many as 8582 vacancies for as many as 34 posts. Among these there might be civilian positions and non Civilian positions like that of Defense. For Civilian positions, tattoos are not a hindrance and you can apply for them. But for positions in the defense department, a tattoo is a strict No and you will not be eligible for such positions if you have a permanent tattoo. You can apply for as many as 30 vacancies in your application and so if you have a permanent tattoo, you shpuld choose civilian vacancies and posts.

i m non medical student and i hav main interest in chemistry... but i also want to do ssc cgl preparation so i m thinking of doing graduation in an easy subject and side by side coaching of ssc cgl....i m too confused in making my mind decide between two options...and also subjects in ba eng?

Sumit Gaur Student Expert 19th Mar, 2020

Dear Aspirant

Since you have interest in chemisty thus you can do Bsc in Chemistry and side by side coaching of SSC CGL exam, I would recommend you go give SSL CHSL and other exams with your graduation so taht you would have an idae of type of questions answered. After your graduation you can give CGL exam.

Hope it helps.


please answer me is du sol b.a honours degree is valid for ssc cgl

Yastika Kumar 11th Mar, 2020

Hi there,

As per the SSC CGL eligibility criteria the open learning course or correspondence should be done from college or university affliated to UGC. Since Delhi University's School of open learning is affiliated to it so you are eligible for ssc cgl.


Im in final year. My age is 19. Can I apply for ssc cgl exam

sheba chani 11th Mar, 2020


Yes, you can apply for SSC CGL exam. The eligible age group for the exam is 18 years to 32 years.

Academic Qualifications are Bachelor’s degree from a recognized University.

hope this helps!


I attempted 48 questions in exam? I belongs to SC Caste. is there any chance to qualify for tier2?

Shudhanshu Gupta Student Expert 11th Mar, 2020
Your marks cannot be predicted on the basis of the number of questions to attempt, firstly I will suggest you to wait for the release of official answer key  then you can probably crosscheck the number of correct  answers and can predict your expected score then you can compare it with the past year analysis of cut off which may give you hope for chances.
Best of luck.

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