SSC CGL Exam Books

Preparing for the SSC CGL exam requires a good set of books to cover the extensive syllabus effectively. Here are some recommended books for each section of the SSC CGL exam:

Tier I and Tier II Common Sections

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

  1. “A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning” by R.S. Aggarwal – Comprehensive coverage of reasoning topics with plenty of practice questions.
  2. “Analytical Reasoning” by M.K. Pandey – Good for understanding complex reasoning problems.

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General Awareness:

  1. “Lucent’s General Knowledge” – Covers a wide range of general knowledge topics and is a staple for SSC exams.
  2. “Manorama Yearbook” – Updated yearly, great for current affairs and general knowledge.
  3. “Pratiyogita Darpan” (Monthly Magazine) – Good for current affairs and detailed articles on various topics.

Quantitative Aptitude:

  1. “Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations” by R.S. Aggarwal – Extensive practice questions and explanations.
  2. “Advance Maths for General Competitions” by Rakesh Yadav – Specifically targeted towards SSC exams, covers advanced topics.
  3. “Fast Track Objective Arithmetic” by Rajesh Verma – Good for quick problem-solving techniques.

English Comprehension:

  1. “Objective General English” by S.P. Bakshi (Arihant) – Comprehensive coverage of grammar, vocabulary, and comprehension.
  2. “Plinth to Paramount” by Neetu Singh – Detailed explanations of grammar rules and extensive practice exercises.
  3. “Word Power Made Easy” by Norman Lewis – Great for vocabulary building.

Tier II Specific Papers

Paper III: Statistics (for specific posts):

  1. “Fundamentals of Statistics” by S.C. Gupta – Good for understanding basic concepts of statistics.
  2. “Statistics for Management” by Levin and Rubin – Advanced statistical concepts explained clearly.

Paper IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) (for specific posts):

  1. “Indian Economy” by Ramesh Singh – Comprehensive coverage of the Indian economy.
  2. “Financial Management” by Prasanna Chandra – Good for understanding finance and accounting principles.
  3. “Public Finance” by H.L. Bhatia – Detailed explanation of public finance concepts.

Tier III: Descriptive Paper

  1. “Descriptive English” by S.P. Bakshi and Richa Sharma – Useful for essay and letter writing, provides formats and practice questions.
  2. “151 Essays” by S.C. Gupta – Collection of essays on various topics, helpful for practice.

Additional Resources

  • Previous Year Question Papers – Essential for understanding the exam pattern and frequently asked questions.
  • Online Mock Tests and Practice Sets – Websites like Gradeup, Testbook, and Adda247 offer valuable practice tests and mock exams tailored to SSC CGL.

These books and resources cover the essential areas of the SSC CGL exam syllabus and provide ample practice material to enhance your preparation. Ensure you also stay updated with current affairs and regularly practice mock tests to gauge your preparation level and improve your time management skills.

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