Staff Selection Commission conducts Combined Graduate Level Examination for filling up of various Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ posts in different Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations.  Lacks of SSC CGL aspirants apply for the exam every year. So, hard work, planning and practice are required to crack this examination. 

Therefore, the aspirants should have a preparation strategy to get a good score in the exam. The aspirant should be aware of SSC CGL exam pattern before collecting information regarding study material for SSC CGL preparation. This article provides the list of SSC CGL Books for different SSC CGL subjects. 

Aspirants should always simplify his/her preparation strategy by limiting the resources and segregating the booklist for SSC CGL. The market is flooded with a number of materials. But, only a few of them are suggested for the preparation of this exam.

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Booklist for SSC CGL:

Quantitative Aptitude Books for SSC CGL:

Name of the book Author
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations R.S. Aggarwal
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic Rajesh Verma
Quantitative Abilities Arithmetic Ability Kiran Prakashan
Quantitative Aptitude for CAT Arun Sharma
Quicker Maths M Tyra
Arithmetic for General Competition Vol 1& 2 Neetu Singh

English Language Books for SSC CGL:

Name of the book Author
Objective General English SP Bakshi 
Quick Learning Objective General English RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal
Objective English for Competitive Examinations H M Prasad
How to Prepare for Verbal Ability and Reading Comprehension Arun Sharma
High School English Grammar and Composition Wren & Martin
Perfect Competitive English V.K. Sinha
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis
Competitive General English Kiran Prakashan

Reasoning Books for SSC CGL:

Name of the book Author
Analytical Reasoning M K Pandey
Verbal and Nonverbal Reasoning R S Aggarwal
New Approach to Reasoning Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical BS Sijwali, Indu Sijwal
Modern Approach to Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning R.S Aggarwal
Logical Reasoning and Data Interpretation for CAT Nishit K. Sinha

General Awareness Books for SSC CGL:

Concept building is very important for general awareness section of this examination. Scoring in General Awareness gives an extra edge over others in the examination. The following books are recommended for this exam

  • Ncerts from 6th to 12th standards
  • Any current affairs material that suits SSC CGL exam standard
  • Manorama Yearbook
  • India Yearbook
  • MCQs on General Awareness subjects
  • MCQs on Current Affairs

Candidates are advised to go through previous years papers of the exam. Solving previous years papers is important for any exam. It helps in understanding the nature of the exam, types and standard of the questions asked. 

FAQ about SSC CGL Books

Can one clear SSC CGL without coaching?

Yes, there are many candidates who cleared SSC CGL exam without coaching. With patience, perseverance, dedication and clear strategy anyone can crack this exam.

Does SSC CGL have interview?

No, there is no interview conducted in SSC CGL Exam.

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