Best SSC CGL Books for Prelims and Mains 2020


SSC CGL is one of the most sought after jobs in India. An aspirant who wishes to join the government sector attempt the SSC CGL exam at least once in his/her life. Along with job security, SSC CGL also provides a handsome salary and lucrative perks. SSC CGL 2019 Prelims exam is over and the result of the same is awaited. According to the official SSC Calendar, SSC CGL 2020 exam notification will be released on September 15, 2020. While preparing for the exam, one of the most common problems aspirants face is to find the right book as there are plenty of books available in the market.  In today’s article I am going to share some books for SSC CGL 2020 that will definitely help you in cracking the exam, but first let’s look at the examination pattern of the SSC CGL 2020 exam.

SCC CGL exam consists of the following:

  • Tier 1 – Computer Based Examination
  • Tier 2 – Computer Based Examination
  • Tier 3– Descriptive Paper of Pen and Paper Mode
  • Tier 4 – Skill Test / Computer Proficiency Test (whichever applicable) / Document Verification.

SSC CGL Tier 1 exam pattern:

Let’s look at the prelims exam pattern in detail:

Tier -I Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allowed
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 60 Minutes (Total) For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand): 80 Minutes
General Awareness 25 50
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50
English Comprehension 25 50

SSC CGL TIER 2 Exam Pattern

Tier -II Subject Number of Questions Maximum Marks Time allowed
Paper-I: Quantitative Ability 100 200 120 Minutes (for each Paper) For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand):160 Minutes
Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension 200 200
Paper-III: Statistics 100 200
Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200

SSC CGL TIER 3 Exam Pattern

Tier III Mode of Examination Scheme of Examination Maximum Marks Time Allowed
Pen and Paper mode Descriptive Paper in English or Hindi (Writing of Essay/ Precis/Letter/ Application etc.) 100 60 Minutes For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- 80 minutes

In order to save your precious time, I have listed down some useful books that will help you in clearing the SSC CGL 2020 exam. These books will be helpful in clearing your basics as well as improving your speed. The following are subject-wise useful books for SSC CGL 2020 exam.

List of SSC CGL Books for Prelims and Mains 2020

SSC CGL Subjects Useful Books for SSC CGL SSC CGL Exam Book’s Author
Mathematics Quicker Mathematics BSC Publications
Quantitative Aptitude RS Agarwal
Class Notes SS Bharti
General Science Lucent General Science Lucent Publication
General Knowledge Arihant Publication
General Science Kiran Publications
Reasoning  A modern approach to verbal & Non-verbal reasoning R.S. Agarwal
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning S.Chand
Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning Arihant Publication
Static GK/ Current Affairs Lucent G.K. Lucent
Pratiyogita Darpan SQ Sachdeva Mahendra Jain
English Comprehension English Comprehension Wren & Martin
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Paramount Paramount Publication  

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