SSC CGL Syllabus 2020
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SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 - Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will release the SSC CGL 2020 syllabus along with the notification tentatively on September 15, 2020. Candidates preparing for the exam can go through the subject wise important concepts and topics through the syllabus of SSC CGL 2020. With the help of SSC CGL syllabus 2020, students can plan their studies and focus on topics that will require more time and concepts which can be mastered easily. Along with SSC CGL 2020 syllabus, students can also check out the exam pattern and previous year question papers to get an idea about the difficulty level of exam, nature of questions asked and a lot more. Aspirants should follow the SSC CGL syllabus 2020 and CGL exam pattern of each tier to form a solid approach and pass SSC CGL exam with a respectable rank.
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SSC CGL is a 4-tier examination. According to the SSC CGL syllabus 2020, 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/subjects and the candidate will be required to appear in one, two or three papers depending upon the category of posts applied for, as the case may be. 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 Syllabus

The detailed syllabus of SSC CGL 2020 papers are listed in the following tables.

SSC CGL 2020 Tier - I Syllabus

The SSC CGL 2020 syllabus of Tier I covers 4 subjects of 200 marks and has 100 questions. SSC CGL Tier 1 exam is conducted for a composite time of 60 minutes duration.

SSC CGL Syllabus 2020: Topics with the papers of Tier I

Papers of Tier I

Topics

A: General Intelligence & Reasoning

Verbal and Non-verbal Analogies
Similarities and Differences
Space visualization
Spatial orientation
Problem Solving Analysis
Judgment
Decision Making
Visual Memory
Discrimination
Observation
Relationship Concepts
Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification
Arithmetic number series
Non-verbal series
Coding and Decoding
Statement Conclusion
Syllogistic Reasoning
Semantic Analogy
Symbolic/ Number Analogy
Figural Analogy
Semantic Classification
Symbolic/ Number Classification
Figural Classification
Semantic Series
Number Series
Figural Series
Word Building
Coding & decoding
Numerical Operations
Symbolic Operations
Trends
Space Orientation
Space Visualization
Venn Diagrams
Drawing Inferences
Punched hole/ pattern- folding & unfolding
Figural Pattern- folding and completion
Indexing
Address Matching
Date & City matching
Classification of centre codes/roll numbers
Small & Capital letters/ numbers coding, decoding and classification
Embedded Figures
Critical Thinking
Emotional Intelligence
Social Intelligence

B: General Awareness

History
Culture
Geography
Economic Scene
General Polity
Scientific Research
Current events

C: Quantitative Aptitude

Whole numbers
Decimals
Fractions and relationships between numbers
Percentage
Ratio and Proportion
Square Roots
Averages
Interests
Profit and Loss
Discount
Partnership Business
Mixture and Alligation
Time and Distance
Time and Work
Basic algebraic identities of school algebra and elementary surds
Graphs of Linear equations
Triangle and its kinds of centres
Congruence and similarity of triangles
Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle
Common tangents to two or more circles
Triangle
Quadrilaterals
Regular polygons
Circle
Right prism
Right circular cone
Right circular cylinder
Sphere
Hemispheres
Rectangular parallelepiped
Regular right pyramid with triangular or square base
Trigonometric ratio
Degree and radian Measures
Standard Identities
Complementary angles
Heights and distances
Histogram
Frequency polygon
Bar diagram
Pie chart

D: English Comprehension

Basic comprehension and writing ability

SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus Tier I Important Points

  • Questions in Tier I will be objective type multiple choice.

  • Question paper, according to the prescribed SSC CGL Syllabus 2020, will be set both in English and Hindi language except for the English Comprehension part.

  • 0.50 marks will be cut for every wrong answers marked in SSC CGL 2020.

  • As per the syllabus of SSC CGL 2020 syllabus, Questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of graduation level and questions in Part-C will be of 10th standard level.

  • Questions in Tier I of SSC CGL 2020 will be objective type multiple choice.

  • For quantitative aptitude of SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus PDF Download is available. Click here

  • Question paper will be set both in English and Hindi language except for the English Comprehension part in the 2020 SSC CGL.

  • 0.50 marks will be cut for every wrong answer marked.

  • Questions in Parts A, B, & D will be of graduation level and questions in Part-C will be of 10th standard level.

Books Recommended to crack SSC CGL 2020 Tier I:

General Intelligence and Reasoning

  • Analytical Reasoning: M. K. Pandey

  • Verbal and non-verbal reasoning: R. S. Aggarwal

General Awareness

  • General Knowledge: Dr. Binary Karn /Lucent

  • General Knowledge: Arihant Publications

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Advance maths for General Competitions: Rakesh Yadav/KD Publications

  • Elementary and Advanced Mathematics: Kiran Prakashan

English Comprehension

  • English for General Competitions: from Plinth to Paramount (Volume – 1):Neetu Singh /KD Publications

  • A mirror of Common Errors: Dr. Ashok Kumar /Academic and test publication

  • Word Power Made Easy: Norman Lewis

  • Competitive General English: Kiran Prakashan

  • Objective General English: S. P. Bakshi

SSC CGL 2020 Tier - II Syllabus

Tier II of SSC CGL syllabus 2020 covers 4 papers of 200 marks each. Each paper is for a duration of 120 minutes. Paper 1 and 2 is mandatory for all the posts. Paper 3 is only for those candidates who apply for Junior Statistical Officer (JCO) and who qualify Paper 1. Paper 4 (Finance and Economics) will only be for the candidates who apply for Assistant Audit Officer/Assistant Accounts Officer in SSC CGL 2020.

SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus: Tier II Papers and Topics

Papers of Tier II

Topics

Paper I: Quantitative Abilities

  • Whole numbers

  • Decimals

  • Fractions and relationships between numbers

  • Percentage

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Square roots

  • Averages

  • Interest

  • Profit and Loss

  • Discount

  • Partnership Business

  • Mixture and Alligation

  • Time and distance

  • Time & Work

  • Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds

  • Graphs of Linear Equations

  • Triangle and its various kinds of centres

  • Congruence and similarity of triangles

  • Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles

  • Triangle

  • Quadrilaterals

  • Regular Polygons

  • Circle

  • Right Prism

  • Right Circular Cone

  • Right Circular Cylinder

  • Sphere

  • Hemispheres

  • Rectangular Parallelepiped

  • Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base

  • Trigonometric ratio

  • Degree and Radian Measures

  • Standard Identities

  • Complementary angles

  • Heights and Distances

  • Histogram

  • Frequency polygon

  • Bar diagram & Pie chart

Paper II: English Language and Comprehension

  • Spot the error

  • Fill in the blanks

  • Synonyms

  • Antonyms

  • Spelling/ detecting misspelled words

  • Idioms & phrases

  • One word substitution

  • Improvement of sentences

  • Active/ passive voice

  • Conversion into direct/ indirect narration

  • Shuffling of sentence parts

  • Shuffling of sentences in a passage

  • Cloze passage

  • Comprehension passage

Paper III: Statistics

  • Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data – Primary and Secondary data

  • Methods of data collection

  • Tabulation of data

  • Graphs and charts

  • Frequency distributions

  • Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions

  • Measures of Central Tendency- mean median and mode

  • Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles

  • Measures of Dispersion- range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation

  • Measures of relative dispersion

  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis

  • Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines

  • Spearman’s rank correlation

  • Measures of association of attributes

  • Multiple regression

  • Multiple and partial correlation (For three variables only)

  • Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes’ theorem; Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable
    Probability functions

  • Expectation and Variance of a random variable

  • Higher moments of a random variable
    Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions

  • Joint distribution of two random variables (discrete)

  • Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample

  • Parameter and statistic

  • Sampling and non-sampling errors

  • Probability and nonprobability sampling techniques(simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling)

  • Sampling distribution(statement only)

  • Sample size decisions

  • Statistical Inference - Point estimation and interval estimation

  • Properties of a good estimator

  • Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method)

  • Testing of hypothesis

  • Basic concept of testing

  • Small sample and large sample tests

  • Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistics, Confidence intervals

  • Analysis of Variance - Analysis of one-way classified data and two way classified data

  • Time Series Analysis - Components of time series

  • Determinations of trend component by different methods

  • Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods

  • Index Numbers - Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers

Paper IV: Finance and Economics

Part A: Finance and Accounts (80 marks)

  • Fundamental principles and basic concept of Accounting

  • Financial Accounting: Nature and scope

  • Limitations of Financial Accounting

  • Basic concepts and Conventions

  • Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entry

  • Books of original Entry

  • Bank Reconciliation

  • Journal

  • Ledgers

  • Trial Balance

  • Rectification of Errors

  • Manufacturing

  • Trading

  • Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts

  • Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure

  • Depreciation Accounting

  • Valuation of Inventories

  • Non-profit organisations Accounts

  • Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts

  • Bills of Exchange

  • Self Balancing Ledgers

Part B: Economics and Governance-(120 marks)

  • Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility

  • Finance Commission-Role and functions

  • Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics: Definition, scope and nature of Economics

  • Methods of economic study and Central problems of an economy and Production possibilities curve

  • Theory of Demand and Supply: Meaning and determinants of demand, Law of demand and Elasticity of demand, Price, income and cross elasticity

  • Theory of consumer’s behaviour Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach

  • Meaning and determinants of supply, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply

  • Theory of Production and cost: Meaning and Factors of production

  • Laws of production- Law of variable proportions and Laws of returns to scale

  • Forms of Market and price determination in different markets

  • Various forms of markets-Perfect Competition, Monopoly, Monopolistic Competition and Oligopoly and Price determination in these markets

  • Indian Economy: Nature of the Indian Economy

  • Role of different sectors: Role of Agriculture, Industry and Services-their problems and growth

  • National Income of India-Concepts of national income, Different methods of measuring national income

  • Population-Its size, rate of growth and its implication on economic growth

  • Poverty and unemployment- Absolute and relative poverty, types, causes and incidence of unemployment

  • Infrastructure-Energy, Transportation, Communication

  • Economic Reforms in India: Economic reforms since 1991

  • Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment

  • Money and Banking: Monetary/ Fiscal policy- Role and functions of Reserve Bank of India

  • Functions of commercial Banks/RRB/Payment Banks

  • Budget and Fiscal deficits and Balance of payments

  • Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act, 2003

  • Role of Information Technology in Governance

SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus Tier II Important Points

  • Questions in Tier II will be objective type multiple choice in the 2020 SSC CGL.

  • As per the SSC CGL syllabus 2020, the question paper will be set both in English and Hindi language except for Paper II- English Language and Comprehension.

  • Paper I and Paper II of SSC CGL 2020 are compulsory for all the posts.

  • Paper-III of SSC CGL 2020 is for the candidates who apply for the posts of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation and Statistical Investigator Grade-II in the office of Registrar General, India (M/o Home Affairs) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for these Posts.

  • Paper-IV is for those candidates who are shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

  • 0.50 marks will be cut for every wrong answer marked in Paper I, III and IV while 0.25 marks will be cut in Paper II.

  • According to the SSC CGL syllabus 2020, questions in Paper-I will be of Matriculation Level, Paper-II of 10+2 Level and in Paper-III and Paper-IV of Graduation Level.

Books Suggested for SSC CGL 2020 Tier II Syllabus 2020

Quantitative Abilities

  • KD Publications/ Rakesh Yadav: Advance maths for General Competitions

  • Kiran Prakashan: Elementary and Advanced Mathematics

English Language and Comprehension

  • Neetu Singh /KD Publications: English for General Competitions: from Plinth to Paramount (Volume – 1)

  • Dr. Ashok Kumar /Academic and test publication: A mirror of Common Errors

  • Norman Lewis: Word Power Made Easy

  • Kiran Prakashan: Competitive General English

  • S. P. Bakshi: Objective General English

Statistics

  • Kiran Prakashan: SSC CGL Tier-II Statistics
  • Graduate level books on Statistics followed in Universities across India

Finance and Economics

  • Higher Secondary and Graduate level books on Economics followed in Indian Universities

  • Ramesh Singh: Indian Economy

SSC CGL Tier - III Syllabus 2020

Candidates who have qualified the Tier I and Tier II of SSC CGL 2020 exam are eligible to appear the Tier III exam. SSC prescribes the Tier III of SSC CGL syllabus 2020. This is a descriptive paper conducted offline. The test, as per the SSC CGL syllabus 2020, consists of writing essay, precis, letter, application etc. The composite time limit is 60 minutes.

Topics in SSC CGL 2020 Tier III

Tier III: Descriptive Test

Descriptive Paper in English / Hindi

  • Essay

  • Precis

  • Letter

  • Application etc

SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus Tier III Important Point

  • The entire paper in Tier III must be written in a single language, i.e. either in english or hindi.

SSC CGL 2020 Tier IV Skill Test

Tier IV: Skill Test

  • Data entry speed test- 8,000 key depression per hour on computer

  • Computer proficiency test- (i) Word Processing, (ii) Spreadsheet and (iii) Generation of Slides

SSC CGL 2020 Syllabus Tier IV Important Points

Tier IV exam is qualifying in nature. Candidates are required to pass this computer test. No marks are alloted to the candidates on qualifying SSC CGL 2020 Tier IV exam. This computer test is a two staged process, DEST and CPT.

Data Entry Speed Test (DEST)

  • 8,000 key depression per hour on computer for the post of Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax)

  • OH candidates opting for the post of Tax Assistant in CBDT are exempted for appearing in Skill Test

  • OH candidates opting for post of Tax Assistant in CBEC are not exempted from Skill Test

  • HH and VH candidates are not eligible for exemption from the Skill Test.

Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

  • CPT is for posts of Assistant Section Officer in CSS, MEA & AFHQ, Assistant in SFIO under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Assistant (GSI) in the Ministry of Mines, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Preventive Officer) & Inspector (Examiner) in CBIC
  • No exemption from CPT is allowed for any category of PwD candidates in SSC CGL 2020.

Along with the syllabus of SSC CGL, it is equally important to have a clear idea of the exam pattern so that the aspirant can crack SSC CGL exam 2020.

SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2020

SSC CGL is a 4-tier examination. According to the SSC CGL syllabus 2020, the tier- I question paper will comprise of General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantative Aptitude and English Comprehension. The Tier II exam of SSC CGL 2020 will consist of three different papers/subjects and the candidate will be required to appear in one, two or three papers depending upon the category of posts applied for, as the case may be. 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.

The table lists the tiers of SSC CGL, the mode and type of exam.

Tier

Mode of Examination

Type of Examination

Time Allotted

Tier I

Computer-Based Examination

Multiple Choice Questions

60 mins

Tier II

Computer-Based Examination

Multiple Choice Questions

120 mins

Tier III

Pen and Paper Mode

Descriptive paper in English/ Hindi
(Essay, Precis, Letter, Application etc)

60 minutes

Tier - IV

Computer Proficiency Test

Skill Test (Wherever applicable)

Document Verification

How to Prepare for SSC CGL 2020?

Over 15 to 20 lakh candidates appear in SSC CGL exam every year. Therefore, it is a highly competitive exam and candidates should prepare smartly to crack it. Candidates must check SSC CGL syllabus 2020 to give proper attention and time to each section and know the section-wise tips and tricks, important topics for the exam, the best books to prepare, section-wise weightage of topics and the importance of mock tests etc.

SSC CGL 2020 Selection Process

Based on the marks scored by the candidates in Tier-I CBE, he/she will be shortlisted to appear in the Tier-II Exam or for next stage of SSC CGL selection process 2020. Candidates must go through SSC CGL Syllabus 2020, for getting qualified in each stage of CGL exam. Based on the aggregate performance in Tier-I and Tier-II, candidates will be shortlisted to appear in Tier-III (Descriptive Paper).

The candidates who score minimum qualifying marks, as fixed by the Commission, in Tier-III will be eligible to appear in Skill Tests i.e. Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) and Data Entry Skill Test (DEST), and Document Verification.

As the skill tests are qualifying in nature, if a candidate fails to appear in skill test or fails to qualify in the Skill Test, he/ she will not be eligible for the posts where CPT/ DEST are required for SSC CGL 2020 selection process.

SSC has the right to fix minimum qualifying marks in each component of the Tier-I Exam or fix minimum qualifying marks in each Paper of Tier-II. SSC also reserves the right to fix separate cut-offs for Paper-III (i.e. for the post of JSO), PaperIV (i.e. for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer and Assistant Accounts Officer) and for Paper-I+Paper-II (all other posts) for selection process of SSC CGL 2020.

SSC CGL Cutoff 2020

SSC releases the cut off of SSC CGL 2020 along with results. The SSC CGL 2020 cut off is released on the official website in PDF format. The SSC CGL cut off 2020 will be declared separately for each category and post. To appear in the selection process of SSC CGL 2020, candidates should secure the required cut off marks for each stage, by following a timely preparation and checking the syllabus of SSC CGL 2020. The cutoff marks for SSC CGL 2020 Tier I will be determined from maximum 200 marks, while for Tier-II stage the cutoff marks will be decided from 400 marks.

SSC CGL 2020 Application Form

SSC will release the SSC CGL application form 2020 tentatively in September with the notification. Candidates need to apply for the SSC CGL 2020 examination in two parts. In part-I, the basic details like name, address, academic details etc of an aspirant is registered. While in part-II, scanned photograph and signature of the candidate is inserted in the pre-defined format and online payment is made accordingly. The print out of the application form and the payment receipt is to be kept for further reference. Candidates need to check the SSC CGL Syllabus 2020 and other relevant details like eligibility, educational qualification and exam centres as given in the detailed notification before their application.

SSC CGL Admit Card 2020

The admit card of SSC CGL 2020 is released by Staff Selection Commission in online mode at their website - ssc.nic.in. To download the SSC CGL admit card 2020, candidates must use their registration number. The SSC CGL 2020 admit card contains the details related to the candidate and the examination. It is to be noted that only those candidates who have successfully filled the online application for SSC CGL 2020 within the stipulated date will be issued an admit card. Alongwith the SSC CGL 2020 admit card, a candidate must take a valid photo ID proof on the date of examination.

SSC CGL Question Paper 2020

To enhance the problem solving skill, candidates are encouraged to solve the previous year question papers to crack SSC CGL 2020.The syllabus of SSC CGL 2020 also give insights to the nature of questions asked. Solving these definitely increases one’s ability to know the pattern of questions, sources from where the questions are asked and thereby increase the possibility of selection in SSC CGL.

SSC CGL Answer Key 2020

Staff Selection Commission releases the answer key of the exam held so that candidates can get an idea of their score and prepare accordingly for later stages of recruitment in SSC CGL.

Frequently Asked Question (FAQs) - SSC CGL Syllabus 2020

Question: Which books are best to study for SSC CGL that covers SSC CGL 2020 syllabus?

Answer:

Dear aspiring candidate there are many books which are available in the market but I am sharing few books below.

  • Plinth to Paramount by Neetu Singh, published by KD Campus.

  • High School English Grammar and Composition by Wren and Martin.

  • How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension – By Arun Sharma

  • Lucent's General Knowledge by Dr. Binary Karn

  • General Knowledge by Arihant Publications

Apart from the books, you should also read the Indian Express, The Times of India and The Hindu newspapers to cover the syllabus of SSC CGL 2020.

Question: How much time will it take to prepare for SSC CGL?

Answer:

Dear SSC CGL aspirant, if you are ready to dedicate 6-7 hours of your daily time for the next 3 months, you are good to go and can cover the entire SSC CGL 2020 syllabus.

Question: What is the negative marking of SSC CGL Tier I?

Answer:

In Tier I, 0.50 marks will be deducted as negative marking.

Question: What are the subjects in SSC CGL 2020?

Answer:

The major subjects asked in SSC CGL 2020 Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language.

Question: What are the posts that require DEST in TIER IV of SSC CGL 2020?

Answer:

Data Entry Speed Test (DEST) required for only the post i.e Tax Assistants (Central Excise & Income Tax). It's qualfying test, where aspirants needs to qualify in data entry to get selected in SSC CGL 2020.

Question: Is there sectional cut off in SSC CGL 2020 exam?

Answer:

No, only overall cut off marks will be considered to select candidates in each stage of SSC CGL 2020 exam.

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In ssc cgl post what is salary for all jobs?

Ina 16th Feb, 2020

Hello Manikant,

Hope everything going well.

The SSC CGL exam is one of the most sought after exams in India and one major reason for this is the salary provided by the Commission. The current SSC CGL salary varies from a minimum of Rs.18,000 to Rs.2,50,000 (including perks), based on different posts.

Thank you.

All the best.

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In ssc cgl exam there is same as upsc exam model paper like if we qualify for mains then we write preliminary exam.

Sanjay Khandelwal 3rd Feb, 2020
Sorry you are asking a wrong question. SSC is totally different with Upsc exam. And in ssc it is MCQ level in both tier 1 and 2. In UPSC civil services preliminary exam you have MCQ and written in mains. They are totally different some part of syllabus can be same. In ssc it will be in less deep than in upsc which asks in deep. For this preliminary is first and mains is second. In ssc tier 1 and main is tier 2.
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which newspaper i prefer to read the hindu or hindu business line.both for ssc cgl ( vocublary) as well as UPSC aspect (for article)

anima chaudhary 31st Jan, 2020

Hi,

As per review t he best newspaper for covering the competitive exam

The Hindu

The Indian express

Readers Digest

India today

The Hindu is very good and one of the best newspapers in India. But when it comes to SSC CGL, CHSL and any other SSC Exams, The Hindu does not solve the purpose. The Hindu is best for UPSC aspirants.

Readers Digest the magazine, it carries regular features of word power.

India today - India today is one of the best journals which provide leading articles on the current topics. The journal provides a brief description of the topic.

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which book prefer for one word substitution and idioms/phrases for SSC CGL fir100% attempt in both tier-1and tier-2.

Manidipa Kundu Student Expert 30th Jan, 2020

hi,

first of all I suggest you to study previous years questions, some times questions get repeated, I have mentioned two book name below which is really helpful to any competitive exam to study idioms and phrases,

2222 Compulsory idioms and phrasal verbs for SSC  by lalit kumar,

Idioms, Phrases and One Word Substitution - For All Competitive Exams  by Sinha B. B


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can I crack ssc cgl exam in 10 month I am in 0 level

Manisha Gupta Expert 29th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

This is enough time to be well prepared for the exam, Only you need to plan your exam schedule properly.

SSC CGL has mainly four section :

1. Reasoning

2.English Language

3.Quantitative Aptitude

4.General Awareness

Here are some preparation tips you can follow:

The Maths section consists of four major areas: Arithmetic, Algebra, Geometry and Trigonometry. Reasoning is the most scoring section of the exam. You must focus on Analogy and classification, non-verbal reasoning, syllogisms, coding-decoding, blood relations, direction test and series.

English Preparation for this section would include focusing on the following topics: one-word substitution, idioms and phrases, synonyms and antonyms, fill in the blanks (sentence completion), sentence errors, reading comprehension, sentence rearrangement and jumbled-up sentences. For cracking sentence error spotting questions, knowledge of grammatical rules you must know.

GK:  GK has the most comprehensive syllabus. And you also brush up current affairs. You must focus on questions based on Indian constitution, socio-religious movements of pre-independent India, national income & market structure, important scientific phenomena & modern Indian history.

Make your time schedule for your study section wise.

Make your short notes as per your convenience.

Go through with previous year papers to take an idea.

Join Mock test to analyze your performance.

Work on weak areas after completing each mock test.

Good Luck!


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