SSC CGL Exam Books:Top 12 Best Books to Crack SSC CGL Exam,According to Syllabus Pattern


SSC CGL Exam Books:Top 12 Best Books to Crack SSC CGL Exam,According to Syllabus Pattern

SSC CGL (Combined Graduate Level) is one of the most coveted examinations for graduates to secure a job in various Central Civil posts.In every year almost lakhs of candidates from all over India appeared in this exam.

The candidates need to prepare hard with proper guidance and reference books to crack SSC CGL Exam.

For this we have listed the Top 12 Best Books to Crack SSC CGL Exam strictly according to syllabus Pattern and according to different sections.

Before starting the list let us take a look on the scheme and pattern of examination.

Scheme of SSC CGLE exam :

The examination will be conducted in three tiers as indicated below:

  • Tier-I — Written examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
  • Tier-II — Written examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type)
  • Tier-III — Computer Proficiency Test/ Skill Test (wherever applicable)/ document verification

(Tier-I examination is used to screen the candidates for appearing in Tier-II examination)

Exam Pattern of Tier-I

Tier Mode of Examination Scheme of Examination Marks Time
I Computer based General Intelligence & Reasoning (25 Questions) 50 Marks 75 Minutes (Total) For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 100 Minutes
General Awareness (25 Questions) 50 Marks
Quantitative Aptitude (25 Questions) 50 Marks
English Comprehension (25 Questions) 50 Marks
Total 200marks

Exam Pattern of Tier-II

Name of Subject Number of Questions Marks allotted in the section
Quantitative Aptitude 100 200
English Language and Comprehension 200 200
Mathematics/Statistics/Economics/Commerce 100 200

Exam Pattern of Tier-III

Tier Mode of Examination Scheme of Examination Marks Time
III Pen and Paper mode Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi (writing of Essay/Precis/Letter /Application Writing etc. Total marks 100 60 minutes For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy: 80 Minutes
IV Data Entry Skill Test (DEST) / Computer Proficiency Test (CPT) (wherever applicable) Same as published here Qualifying Same as published here

Now According to the Syllabus and Exam pattern we have listed the Top 12 Best Books for SSC CGL Exam that will help you to crack SSC CGL Exam.

So Without Wasting time lets Start our List!

SSC CGL Exam Books:Top 12 Best Books to Crack SSC CGL Exam,According to Syllabus Pattern

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# Books for SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Section

#1 Kiran’s SSC CGL Tier – II Exam Quantitative Abilities Arithmetical Ability Objective Type 



Kiran’s SSC CGL Tier – II Exam Quantitative Abilities Arithmetical Ability Objective Type – English Including Previous Years Solved Papers and Model Practice Sets Total 34 Sets 20 Model Practice Sets 10 Model Solved Papers 04 Multiple Choice Questions Based on Trigonometry Contents Number System Simplification Power and Roots Divisibility LCM and HCF Percentage Average Ratio and Proportion Allegation or Mixture Partnership Profit and Loss Simple Interest Compound Interest Time and Distance Trains Boats and Streams Races and Games Problem Based on Ages Algebra Sequence and Series Mensuration Data Interpretation Geometry Triangles Quadrilaterals Circles Trigonometry Clocks Calender Permutation and Combination Probability Logarithms Model Solved Papers SSC SAS Exam.

#2 Crack Quantitative Aptitude / English Language for SSC CGL Tier II Exam 



Disha’s Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Exams – SSC/Banking/CLAT/Hotel Mgmt./Rlwys/CDS/GATE is a book focused on mastering techniques required to crack these examinations. The book comprises of 25 chapters followed by 5 Practice Tests. Each chapter consists of Theory with Illustrations, Exercise in 2 levels with Solutions.

Level 1 Exercise – Here the focus is to expose the students to solve problems based on the concepts they have learned in theory part. The student develops a good foundation and is ready for the next level.

Level 2 Exercise – The second level is a collection of slightly higher level of difficult problems. The problems provide a good platform to develop a very good problem solving aptitude and speed. Book2-Disha’s Objective General English is designed for students appearing for competitive exams such as SSC/Banking/Insurance/Railways/NDA/CDS/UPSC/GATE/B.Ed/Hotel Mgmt/CLAT.

It is a kind of book that focuses on mastering techniques to crack these examinations.

# Books for SSC CGL English Section

#3 Objective General English 



Students who want to brush up their English skills can greatly benefit from this book from Arihant Publishing House.

English is an essential part of the curriculum of any competitive examination and this book helps in improving one’s grasp on the language that would give an edge for those sitting to take make or break examination.

Objective General English has been divided into four main sections. Section A is a Foundation Module that apprises one about the essential syntax of the language, section B is for improving the verbal ability and the last two sections deal with Practical Grammar and its applications under different conditions. The latest edition of the book has a new section on practical grammar, which covers topics like spelling, contraction rules and narration.

#4 SSC English Language Chapter Wise Solved Papers 1997-Till Date 8800+ Objective Question 



SSC English Language Chapter Wise Solved Papers is a unique product that is Compilation of Previous Years Solved Papers (with detailed explanation) of Exams Conducted by SSC. It consists of over 8800 + objective questions from 1997 till date. The book caters to all the needs of the people appearing for SSC Graduate Level Exam —Combined graduate level Pre Exam.

Contents of the book

English Grammar: Subject-Verb Agreement, Article , Numbers, Case, Gender, Pronoun, Adjective, Verb, Gerund, Adverb, Preposition, Conjunction, Tense, Voice, Narration (Direct/Indirect Speech), TransformationClassification, Quick Review of Grammar, Comprehension, Common Errors, Fill in the blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Selection of misspelt words/correctly spelt words, One word substitution, Idioms/Phrases, Transformation, of sentences (Active/passive)Arrangement of sentences, Improvement of sentences, Cloze Test, Comprehension test, Direct/Indirect Speech.

#Books for General Awareness Section

#5 SSC General Awareness: Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997 to till Date (9100+Objective Question) 



The book “SSC General Awareness – Chapter wise Solved Papers 1997 to till Date (9100+Objective Question)” is one of the best books for competitive exams. The book includes objective question and answers with their explanations. Previous years solved papers are also provided in the book. In total the book has various portions that will help in learning and gaining knowledge to the readers. Besides, due to having proper explanations of question this book is considered as one of the best books for clearing SSC entrance exam.

#6 Manorama Yearbook 2016 



The Manorama Yearbook 2016 is the largest-selling book on current affairs and general knowledge (with yearly updates) in the country. Widely used by researchers, students, teachers, planners, media-persons and others, the Manorama Yearbook is a much sought after book when it comes to preparing for various competitive examinations; be it IAS, IPS or other UPSC competitive examinations, or Railways, Banks, any State Civil Services Examinations or others.

The Manorama Yearbook 2016 covers a wide range of topics varying from Science and Medicines, Sports and Quizzes, Literature and Art, History and Environment, latest Government policies, election results, census reports, current economic scenario and many more. It also contains detailed information on the current advances of ISRO along with a vivid account of the advancements in space technology. There is also a section called “World Panorama and History” which contains details of the major happenings around the world in last year.

#Books for Reasoning and General Intelligence

#7 SSC Reasoning (General Intelligence And Reasoning) (Hindi) 



#8 SSC Reasoning Chapter Wise Solved Papers 7200+ Objective Question 



Table of Contents:

  • An Introduction to Reasoning
  • General Intelligence
  • Verbal Test of Intelligence
  • Non-Verbal Test of Intelligence
  • Clerical Aptitude
  • Verbal Test of Intelligence
  • Analogy or Similarity
  • Blood Relationship
  • Symbols and Notations
  • Classification
  • Distance and Direction
  • Scheduled Time/Date/Day/Year
  • Series
  • Coding – Decoding
  • Word Formation
  • Syllogism, Statement and conclusion
  • Ranking/Arrangement
  • Finding the Missing Number
  • Arithmetical Problems
  • Arrangement of Word in Logical Order
  • Cubes & Dice
  • Logical Venn diagram
  • Miscellaneous
  • Non- Verbal Test of Intelligence
  • Series
  • Analogy or Similarity
  • Classification
  • Mirror & Water Images
  • Paper Cutting & Folding
  • Completion of Figural Pattern
  • Embedded Figure
  • Deviation Figure

# Best SSC CGL Statistics Books Section

#9 SSC CGL: Statistics Tier II 



#10 SSC CGL Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Tier – 2: Statistics Paper – 3 Practice Work Book 



#Best Solved SSC CGL Previous Year Papers

#11 Kiran’s SSC CGL Combined Graduate Level Exams Question bank 1999-2015 (51 Solved Papers Of Previous Year Exams) 



#12 20 Practice Sets – SSC Combined Graduate Level Mains Tier-II 



#Editor’s Pick (Apart From List)

#1 Ultimate Guide to SSC Combined Graduate Level – CGL Exam (Tier I & Tier II)



This book along with detailed description of fundamental topics, gives explanation on Data Interpretation and Graphs; Indian Economy, Computer Fundamentals and Comprehension. Plus there are separate sections on General Awareness which includes chapters on History, Geography, Polity, General Science, Miscellaneous topics and Current Affairs.

It discusses various topics like Reasoning Verbal Reasoning , Analogy, classification, Series, Coding-Decoding, Blood Relation, Direction & Distance, Ranking Test, Number Puzzle, Logical Sequence Of Words, Clock & Calendar, Venn Diagrams, Syllogism, Mathematical Operation, Arithmetical Reasoning, Matrix Based Reasoning , Statement & Conclusions Non-Verbal Reasoning , Cube & Cuboid, Completion Of Figure, Figure Formation & Analysis, Paper Cutting & Folding, Visual Reasoning, Mirror & Water Image, Embedded Figures, Non- Verbal Series Section 2: Quantitative Aptitude , Number System , Hcf & Lcm, Algebraic Expressions And Inequalities, Average, Percentage , Profit & Loss, Simple & Compound Interest, Ratio, Proportion & Partnership, Mixture & Alligation, Time And Work, Speed, Time & Train / Boat & Stream . Plus there are ample practice and solved papers which shed light on paper pattern and marking scheme.

#2 SSC Combined Graduate Level Success Series (Set of 6 Books) 



‘SSC Combined Graduate Level Success Series’ is a set of 6 books by author Sachchida Nand Jha. The six part series is aimed at helping aspirants prepare themselves for the SSC Examinations and is also helpful in preparation for several other entrance examinations conducted in India, such as the IAS, PCS, CDS, NDA, etc. Sachchida Nand Jha’s six part series is thoroughly detailed in the subject matter and contains up to date information regarding the latest trends in the examinations. The books have been divided into sections with each catering to different components of the exam. The series has been well received by the aspirants and they have found it to be helpful in understanding basic as well as more complicated concepts.

This 6 part series focuses on six different sections namely: Indian Polity, Geography, Indian Economy, General Knowledge, General Science and History. Each book focuses on one of these subjects and has detailed chapters with question bank and practice papers to help the students in their preparations.

SO its time for Preparation Good Luck!

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