SSC will conduct the Common Graduate Level(CGL) Examination in April this year. Though many students are taking coaching at different centers but still there are many students who are studying on their own. When you study at home, you need good books and best guidance from your seniors to help you succeed in the examinations. So, today we’ll share the best books for all the subjects to prepare for SSC CGL Examination.
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1) English Language: There will be 50 questions of English in Tier 1 exam and 200 questions in Tier 2 exam. Best Books for English are:
a) English Language and Comprehension by Kiran Prakashan: It includes the entire syllabus of English for SSC examination, plus previous years’ solved papers and model practice sets.
b) Common Errors in English by Kiran Prakashan: To improve your Grammar.
c) Idioms and Phrases by Kiran Prakashan:
d) Objective General English for All Competitive Examination by IIMS Publications: This book is not available on Flipkart. But you can easily get it on any local vendor. It is a great book for many competitive examinations such as SSC, IBPS, UPSC, etc.
e) Objective General English by RS Aggarwal:
2) Numerical Aptitude: There will be 50 questions of Numerical Aptitude in Tier 1 exam and 200 questions in Tier 2 exam. Best Books for Numerical Aptitude are:
b) SSC Elementary and Advanced Mathematics by Kiran Prakashan: It includes good explanation of the topics, plus previous years’ questions with each topic.
c) Text Book of Quickest Mathematics: Quantitative Aptitude & Numerical Ability Useful for all Competitive Exams by Kiran Prakashan
Another amazing book for SSC and other competitive exams preparations.
d) SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-II Exam, Arithmetical Ability Objective Type by Kiran Prakashan: Certainly, the best for SSC CGL Tier 2 preparation with detailed explanation of topics according to the new syllabus and previous years’ question papers. It also includes 20 model practice sets.
3) General Intelligence & Reasoning There will be 50 questions of reasoning in the Tier 1 examination.
a) A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Aggarwal: Only book you need to prepare for this section.
4) General Awareness: There will be 50 questions of general awareness in the Tier 1 examination. It includes questions related to many topics such as sports, Economics, History, Culture, Geography, General Polity, Indian Constitution, scientific Research etc.
a) SSC General Awareness Chapterwise Solved Papers by Kiran Prakashan:
b) SSC Combined Graduate Level With General Knowledge (Set of 2 Books) by Tata Mcgraw Hill
c) General Knowledge 2013: Essential ‘Knowledge Capsule’ in General Awareness & Current Affairs by Manohar Pandey(Arihant Publications) I strongly recommend this book as you can do it within a week and it covers the entire General awareness for SSC CGL Exam.
d) Lucent’s General Knowledge 3rd Edition: If you’ve read the Manohar Pandey’s book given above and want to go into detail, purchase this book.
e) General Studies: 14000 Plus Objective Questions by Arihant: 14000+ of objective type questions to prepare for any competitive exam such as IAS, State PCS, SSC etc.
So, these are some of the best books we suggest you to prepare for SSC CGL examination.
Apart from these books, we would also recommend everyone to buy previous years’ question papers as it will give a fair idea about what kind of questions do come in the examination.
SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier-I and Tier-II Exam: Solved Papers 2010, 2011 and 2012 by Kiran Prakashan
You can also download latest question papers of CGL Tier 1 exam 2013 here.
You are also welcome to suggest some other good books in the comments.