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SSC CGL 2022: Best Books for SSC CGL Exam Preparation

Here is the list of the Best Books to prepare for the SSC CGL 2022 examination.

The Staff Selection Commission was established in 1975 and is responsible for organizing various competitive exams and one of them is Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Examination for aspirants all over India.

Candidate Criteria for the SSC CGL 2022 Examination:

Nationality requirement: Applicants for SSC CGL must be an Indian citizen, a subject of Bhutan, a subject of Nepal, a Tibetan refugee (who arrived in India before January 1, 1962), or a person of Indian origin (who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries, Vietnam, or other countries to set a permanent residence in India.

If an applicant is not an Indian citizen, he or she must have a certificate of eligibility issued by the Indian government in his or her favor; otherwise, the offer of appointment will be withdrawn.

Age Limit: Applicants applying for the SSC CGL must be at least 18 years old but not more than 32 years old (as of August 1, 2022). Each post has a different upper and lowers age limit. Candidates’ ages as stated on their 10th/12th certificates will be taken into account.

Examination fees: The following are the SSC CGL application costs for various categories in 2022.

General/ OBC/ EWS Male

INR 100

SC/ ST/ PWD/ Ex-servicemen candidates

Nil

Female candidates

Nil

Educational Qualifications for the SSC CGL 2022 Examination:

Aspirants must have completed their graduation from a recognized institution/ university. Furthermore, anyone with a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline is entitled to take the entrance exam. Besides that, applicants should study Mathematics, Statistics, or Economics either as an elective or as a mandatory subject.

Standards for the Physical Test in SSC CGL 2022:

Sex

Walking

Cycling

Male

The applicant will have to cover 1600 meters in 15 minutes

The applicant will have to walk 8 km in 30 minutes

Female

The applicant will have to cover 1000 meters in 20 minutes

The applicant will have to walk 3 km in 25 minutes

Phases of the Examination in the SSC CGL 2022:

It is held in four phases, Tier I, Tier II, Tier III, and Tier IV respectively. Tier I and Tier II are taken via online mode. Tier III is a descriptive (pen and paper) test and Tier IV is a computer skill test.

The exam is highly competitive and requires all the key elements; time management, strategy planning, precise timetable, and most importantly, selection of books.

SSC CGL 2022: Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Subjects

Questions

Total Marks

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

50

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Language

25

50

Total

100

200

SSC-CGL 2022: Best Books for Quantitative Aptitude

Name of the book

Author/ Publisher

Mathematics (XI & XII)

R.D. Sharma

Arithmetic for General Competition (Volume 1 & 2)

Neetu Singh

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

R.S. Aggarwal

Mathematics (XI & XII) by R.D. SHARMA

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Arithmetic for General Competition (Volume 1 & 2) by NEETU SINGH

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Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations by R.S. AGGARWAL

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SSC-CGL 2022: Best Books for English Comprehension

Name of the book

Author/ Publisher

Quick Learning Objective General English

R.S. Aggarwal & V. Aggarwal

Word Power Made Easy

Normal Lewis

How to Prepare for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension

Arun Sharma

Wren & Martin High School English Grammar & Composition

Wren & Martin

Quick Learning Objective General English by R.S. Aggarwal & V. Aggarwal

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Word Power Made Easy by Normal Lewis

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How to Prepare for Verbal Ability & Reading Comprehension by Arun Sharma

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Wren & Martin High School English Grammar & Composition

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SSC-CGL 2022: Best Books for General Intelligence & Reasoning

Name of the book

Author/ Publisher

Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

R.S. Aggarwal

Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation

Nishit K. Sinha

Analytical Reasoning

M.K Pandey

Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by R.S. Aggarwal

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Logical Reasoning & Data Interpretation by Nishit K. Sinha

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Analytical Reasoning by M.K Pandey

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SSC-CGL 2022: Best Books for General Awareness

Name of the book

Author/ Publisher

Current Affairs

Arihant

General Knowledge

Lucent’s Publication

Newspapers

Times of India, The Hindus

Current Affairs

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General Knowledge by Lucent’s Publication

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Newspapers (Times of India, The Hindus)

Note – There’s a negative marking for each wrong answer of 0.50.


SSC-CGL 2022: Tier 2 Exam Pattern

Subjects

Questions

Total Marks

Quantitative Abilities

100

200

English Language & Comprehension

200

200

Statistics

100

200

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

100

200

Total

500

800


SSC-CGL 2022: Best Books for Statistics

Name of the book

Author/ Publisher

Fundamentals of Statistics

S.C. Gupta

Statistics for SSC-CGL

Rakesh Yadav

Fundamentals of Statistics by S.C. Gupta

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Statistics for SSC-CGL by Rakesh Yadav

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SSC-CGL 2022: Best Books for General Studies (Finance & Economics)

Name of the book

Author/ Publisher

NCERT BOOKS (XI & XII)

NCERT

Indian Economy

Ramesh Singh

SSC-CGL Finance & Economics

R. Gupta’s

NCERT BOOKS (XI & XII)

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Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

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SSC-CGL Finance & Economics

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SSC-CGL 2022: Tier 3 Exam Pattern

Number of Papers

1

Total Marks

100

Question Type

Descriptive (Pen & Paper)

Sections

Essay, Letter / Application, Passage Writing

Duration

1 hour / 1 hour & 20 minutes for the aspirants who eligible for scribe

Exam Mode

offline


SSC CGL 2022: Tier 4 Exam Pattern

Total Marks

Qualifying in Nature

Time Duration

15 minutes

Tests

Data Entry Skill Test (DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test (CPT)

Exam Mode

Online

DEST – Candidates are asked to type a total of 2000 characters in 15 minutes on a computer, CPT – To monitor the capability of aspirants in spreadsheets and slide generation.

So, here we would like to end our list of the Best Books to Prepare for SSC-CGL 2022. If you have any queries then let us know in the comments section.


Frequently Asked Questions

One cannot apply for the SSC CGL Exam if you have not cleared your graduation.

As of 2016, no interviews are applicable for any of the SSC CGL Posts.

Any graduate is applicable for this exam.

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