Best SSC CGL Books Tier I 2016 – Important Books

Today I am going to tell you about Best SSC CGL Books for Tier I and syllabus of this exam. These books are also equally important for SSC Main Exam, Bank PO and other competitive exams. Some of these books are specially for SSC CGL Tier I and other are general books. It is very important for you to read from quality books only.

best ssc cgl books

You may feel that now the time is less and you may not be able to study from so many books. Do not worry, you should take a few or all of these books. The point is that you should study from these books or other similar good quality books. The books I have mentioned below are certainly the best books for SSC CGL. All these books are of very reputed publications and have been written by best authors.  

SSC CGL Pattern 2016: Before telling you about best SSC CGL books I will tell you about the exam pattern. In one of my earlier post I have explained in details about the SSC CGL Exam Pattern. You can know in detail about the exam pattern here.

SSC CGL Syllabus Tier I: In its notification of the SSC CGL, Staff Selection has separately mentioned syllabus for the Tier I. I am providing the syllabus as per the notification only. Please go through the syllabus very closely. Also find out the topics in which you need to prepare more. Focus more on such topics and prepare well. Now I am providing you section wise syllabus.After that I will provide you sectionwise list and review of some of the very best SSC CGL books.

Syllabus for General Intelligence & Reasoning Section: The syllabus for this section may include questions on analogies, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, small and capital letters or numbers coding, decoding and classification, embedded figures, critical thinking, emotional intelligence, social intelligence, problem solving, word building, coding and de-coding, numerical operations, symbolic operations, trends, space orientation, space visualization, figural analogy, semantic classification, symbolic number classification, figural classification, semantic series, number series, figural series, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, venn diagrams, drawing inferences, punched hole, pattern folding and un folding, figural pattern folding and completion, indexing, address matching, date and city matching, classification of centre codes, roll numbers etc.

Syllabus for General Awareness Section: The syllabus for this section may include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining History, Culture, Geography, Economic Scene, General Policy and Scientific Research. There will also be questions on current affairs and everyday GK.  

Syllabus for Quantitative Aptitude Section: The syllabus for this section will consist of ratio and  proportion, square roots, averages, interest, profit and loss, discount, partnership, mixture and alligation, time and distance, time and work, whole numbers, decimals ,fractions and relationships between numbers, percentage. Basic algebraic identities and elementary surds.

Congruence and similarity of triangles, circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles, graphs of linear equations, triangle and its various kinds of centres. Triangle, quadrilaterals, regular polygons and 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 and pie chart.

Syllabus for English Comprehension Section: This section will test candidates’ ability to understand correct English, basic comprehension and writing ability etc.

The syllabus of SSC CGL Tier I may appear very vast as far as Reasoning and QA sections are concerned. However the most difficult section in SSC Exams is always the General Awareness Section. Rest of the sections can be prepared with a little bit of efforts. However for General Awareness section you will be required to work extra hard.

Best SSC CGL Books

English Section

Here I am providing you a list of 5 important books including a dictionary. A good dictionary is also very important and all of you should have one. Here is the list.

English-English-Hindi Dictionary

Word Power Made Easy


Objective General English

English is Easy

General Intelligence & Reasoning Section

A Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

Analytical Reasoning

A Modern Approach to Verbal Reasoning

General Awareness Section

The Pearson General Knowledge Manual

Manorama Yearbook

Objective General Knowledge (Vastunisth Samanya Gyan- Hindi)

Objective General Knowledge 6250+Q

General Knowledge

Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations

Magical Book on Quicker Maths

Data Interpretation & Data Sufficiency

SSC Quantitative Aptitude (Hindi)

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