Staff Selection Commission – Combined Graduate Level Examination, often referred to as SSC CGL is an examination conducted to recruit staff to various posts in ministries, departments, and organizations of the Government of India. In this blog, we will learn how to prepare for SSC CGL in 30 days. The candidates should start working from the preparation tips and strategies. Here are the tips and tricks to crack the SSC CGL exam 2022.
SSC CGL 2022 Topics to Cover
The candidates should have in mind the important topics to cover before starting the preparation. The preparation for SSC CGL exam 2022 is meant to be fruitful. Here are the list of important topics to cover under SSC CGL exam 2022.
|General Intelligence and Reasoning
|Tier 2-Paper 01 – Quantitative Ability
|Paper-02 English Language and Comprehension
|Paper-04 Finance and Accounts
|Paper-04 Economics and Governance
|Paper-04 Indian Economy and Banking||
SSC CGL Relevant Study Materials 2022
The SSC CGL preparation is incomplete without finding the best study resources for the preparation. Plenty of books are available in the open market. The candidates should be very keen on selecting the best books for the study purpose. Use the given below tabular column with the list of useful study materials to make your preparation a grand success.
|SSC CGL Books||Authors/Publication House|
|Objective General English||SP Bakshi (Arihant)|
|Quantitative Aptitude||Dr. R.S Agarwal|
|Competitive General English||Kiran Prakashan|
|Perfect Competitive English||V.K. Sinha|
|NCERT Maths from Grade 6 to Grade 11||NCERT|
|SSC Elementary and Advanced Maths||Kiran|
|Magical Book on Quicker Maths||M Tyra|
|Advance Maths||Rakesh Yadav|
|Quick Learning Objective General English||RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal|
|From Plinth to Paramount||Neetu Singh|
|General Knowledge||Lucent Publication|
|How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension||Arun Sharma|
|Analytical Reasoning||M.K. Pandey|
|Logical and Analytical Reasoning||A.K. Gupta|
|Objective English for Competitive Examinations||H M Prasad|
|Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning||Dr. R.S. Aggarwal|
|How to Prepare for Logical Reasoning||Arun Sharma|
|Wren & Martin – High School English Grammar and Composition||Wren & Martin|
|NCERT Books of Class X, XII- History, Geography, Economics||NCERT|
|A Mirror of Common Errors||Dr. Ashok Kumar Singh|
Tips and Tricks to Crack SSC CGL 2022
The candidates can make use of the tips and tricks given below to crack the exam.
- Concentrate on your Objective
- Regular Revision, Reading is compulsory
- Selection Oriented practice is a must while preparing to crack the exam
- Contemplate Subject wise.
- The whole syllabus should be covered
- Seize one subject at one juncture & rehearse more queries on the particular topic to make it as your strong section
- revise critical topics communed to the exam.
- In Revision, the process concentrates more on the weaker sections.
- Expend less concentration to Subject you satisfactorily prepared.
- Make a working strategy in the exam hall
- Answer the easy questions first
- Focus more on weaker subjects / Sections /Accuracy
- Maintain speed and Time Management.
- Use mock tests as a guide to crack the upcoming SSC CGL exam 2022.
SSC CGL Exam Strategies 2022
SSC CGL exam 2022 is around the corner. the candidates should be well aware of the exam strategies that can be adopted to crack the exam. The first and foremost thing to crack the exam is the confidence of the candidates. The candidate’s mindset and attitude may greatly influence the exam. The candidates who wish to crack the exam should learn to manage time and speed accordingly. Attempt questions with confidence and accuracy. The focused study plan can help the candidates to burst the exam easily. The candidates should maintain an aura of familiarity while attending to the questions. Attempt first the questions that are there from your strong areas. Easy questions should be handled first. Those candidates who have solved the previous year’s questions can understand the nature of the questions. Boost your performance potential and face the exam confidently.
SSC CGL Mock Test 2022
The SSC CGL mock test can be used as the best strategy to crack the upcoming SSC CGL exam 2022. The mock test can be helpful in several ways. it can help the candidates to familiarize themselves with the level of the question paper. It can enhance the confidence of the candidates. It helps the candidates to tackle down the nature of the question paper. The mock test should be included in the daily revision. The mock test can improve even the language proficiency of the candidates. The focus points or focal areas can be identified with the help of the mock test. The mock test helps the candidates to improve themselves. It gives a platform for self-correction and self-assessment. Use SSC CGL mock test 2022 to enhance your preparation skills. Find the links that can direct you to the SSC CGL mock test.
|SSC CGL Mock Tests||SSC CGL Mock Test Link|
|SSC CGL mock test 2017||Download here|
|SSC CGL mock test 2018||Download here|
|SSC CGL mock test 2019||Download here|
|SSC CGL mock test 2020||Download here|
|SSC CGL mock test 2021||Download here|
SSC CGL Exam Pattern 2022
The SSC CGL Exam is conducted in 4 stages, and each stage has a different exam pattern. The SSC CGL Exam pattern is as follows:
|Tier||Subject||Number of Questions||Maximum Marks||Time allowed|
|Tier I||General Intelligence and Reasoning||25||50||60 Minutes (Total)
For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- Pl 80 Minutes
|Tier II||Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities||100||200||120Minutes
For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- 160 Minutes
|Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension||200||200|
|Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)||100||200|
|Tier III||Descriptive Paper in Hindi/English( Essay, Letter, applications, precis)||–||100||60 Minutes
For VH/ OH (afflicted with Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in writing hand- 80 Minutes
Now we will discuss specifically the SSC CL Tier 1 exam study plan. The total duration for this exam will be 1 hour and the maximum marks for this exam will be 200 (50 marks for each section). Apart from this, there will be a negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in the Tier-1 exam. So, be ready for it. Here is the 30-day plan for the preparation of the SSC CGL Tier-1 exam. It is advisable to take a printout of it and stick it on your study desk.
Note: In the following stated strategy, you are supposed to study at least 9 hours a day. You can choose any time slot as per your convenience and plan other activities accordingly.
SSC CGL 30 Days Study Plan
|General Intelligence and Reasoning
( 1 hour)
|English Language & Comprehension
( 2 hours)
|General Awareness (2 hours)||Current affairs
|Day 1||Number system||Analogy||Spotting errors||History– Indus Valley Civilization, Buddhism & Jainism||January 2020|
|Day 2||Solve mock tests for Day 1 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 1 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 1 topic||The Mauryans, Post-Mauryan Kingdoms, Gupta period||January 2020|
|Day 3||Percentages||Mathematical Operations||Fill in the Blanks||Establishment & Expansion of the Delhi Sultanate||February 2020|
|Day 4||Solve mock tests for Day 3 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 3 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 3 topic||Religious Movements in the Fifteenth & Sixteenth Centuries, Mughal Dynasty, Later Mughals, Maratha states||February 2020|
|Day 5||Ratio, Proportion, and Mixture||Classification||Antonyms||The Great Revolt of 1857, Indian National Congress, Nationalist Movement, 1905-1918: Growth of Militant Nationalism||March 2020|
|Day 6||Solve mock tests for Day 5 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 5 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 5 topic||Struggle for Swaraj, Governors-General of India, Indian Princely states||March 2020|
|Day 7||Averages and Data Interpretation||Series||Synonyms||Geography – Movement of Earth, Interior of Earth, Physical features of India, Atmosphere||April 2020|
|Day 8||Solve mock tests for Day 7 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 7 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 7 topic||Ocean & Ocean Currents, Volcanoes & Earthquakes, Forests In India, Rivers and Mineral Resources in India||April 2020|
|Day 9||Simple & Compound Interest, and Trigonometry||Odd one out||Spelling errors||Economics and India Politics – Economic policies, name of currencies in different countries, Framing of The Constitution, Sources Of Indian Constitution, Citizenship||May 2020|
|Day 10||Solve mock tests for Day 9 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 9 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 9 topic||Article 370, Emergency in India, Commissions, President, Vice president, Attorney General, Governor, Lok Sabha, Rajya sabha||May 2020|
|Day 11||Profit, Loss, and Discount||Statement & Conclusions||Idioms and Phrases||Prime Minister & Cabinet Ministers, Bills, Writs, Supreme Court, High court, Parliamentary funds, Vidhan Parishad||June 2020|
|Day 12||Solve previous year papers for Day 11 topic||Solve previous year papers for Day 11 topic||Solve previous year papers for Day 11 topic||General Science – Physics||June 2020|
|Day 13||Mixture and Allegation||Direction sense test||One-word substitution||Physics and Chemistry||July 2020|
|Day 14||Solve previous year papers for Day 12 topic||Solve previous year papers for Day 12 topic||Solve previous year papers for Day 12 topic||Physics and Chemistry||July 2020|
|Day 15||Time and Distance||Logic sequence of words||Sentence improvement||Chemistry and Biology||August 2020|
|Day 16||Solve mock tests for Day 15 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 15 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 15 topic||Chemistry and Biology||August 2020|
|Day 17||Time and Work||Coding-Decoding||Active passive voices||Biology and Computer||September 2020|
|Day 18||Solve mock tests for Day 17 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 17 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 17 topic||Biology and Computer||September 2020|
|Day 19||Partnership||Matrix and Embedded Figure||Direct and Indirect speech||Computer and Important dates & others (Awards, etc.)||October 2020|
|Day 20||Solve mock tests for Day 19 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 19 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 19 topic||computer and Important dates & others (Awards, etc.)||October 2020|
|Day 21||Algebra||Blood relations||Cloze test||Sports and Important dates & others (Awards, etc.)||November 2020|
|Day 22||Solve mock tests for Day 21 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 21 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 21 topic||Sports and Important dates & others (Awards, etc.)||November 2020|
|Day 23||Geometry||Mirror Image and Paper Folding & Cutting||Reading Comprehension||Sports and Current affairs||Revision of current affairs|
|Day 24||Solve mock tests for Day 23 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 23 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 23 topic||Sports and Current affairs||Revision of current affairs|
|Day 25||Mensuration||Venn Diagrams and Completion of Incomplete Pattern||Para-jumbles||Current affairs and History||Revision of current affairs|
|Day 26||Solve mock tests for Day 25 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 25 topic||Solve mock tests for Day 25 topic||Current affairs and History||Revision of Current affairs|
|Day 27||Solve previous year papers||Solve previous year papers||Solve previous year papers||Solve previous year papers||Solve previous year papers|
|Day 28||Solve previous year papers||Solve previous year papers||Solve previous year papers||Solve previous year papers||Solve previous year papers|
Taking mock tests on a regular basis and analyzing where you went wrong is a very critical part of your preparation. Ensure you prepare handy study notes for whichever topic you are preparing and prior to taking any mock test ensure that you revise your study notes. Remaining updated with the last few month’s current affairs would help you gain confidence, start this from the very beginning of your preparation. Follow notes of current affairs compilation by Vision IAS or any similar pdfs available online, and taking mock tests in the Entri app would do the job. Make it a habit to read English newspapers and learn at least 5 new words each day. All these together would help you achieve a confident mind to take the real examination. We the whole Entri team wishes all the aspirants the very best! We will guide you through this tough time. Download the Entri app, start your preparation now. This is a golden opportunity for the graduate students to pass the exam with flying colors and make an entry into the Government sector.