Study Plan for SSC CGL Tier-I

Published on Thursday, February 20, 2014
Today I'm going to present a helpful study plan for all SSC CGL Tier-I aspirants. I will just share the complete pattern of exam and the weightage of all the sections. Before, you read this article, firstly check the syllabus of SSC CGL. Then start making a study plan using the following discussion. Suggested books are discussed here. As we all know SSC CGL includes four sections given below and each section  is consist of 50 questions.
Quantitative Aptitude: 50 Marks
General Intelligence and Reasoning: 50 Marks
General Knowledge: 50 Marks
English Language: 50 Marks

Quantitative Aptitude section

Quantitative Aptitude section contains 50 questions, each tests your numerical ability. The tentative weightage of this section is given below. Study the following weightage first.

Main Topics to be covered in quantitative aptitude 

So, its clear now that most of the questions of quantitative aptitude section of SSC CGL are from:
Therefore, talking about quantitative aptitude sections, you should firstly cover these topics.
Algebra and Geometry includes the following topics.

Profit, Loss and Discount

Co-ordinate Geometry
After preparing these topics, cover rest of the topics.
Now coming to the General Awareness and Reasoning section.

General Intelligence and Reasoning

Almost every year, 50%- 60% questions are asked from Series chapter, which includes analogy, odd pair etc as discussed below. Following is tentative weightage of general awareness and reasoning section. 


Topics Series, Arrangement and logic includes the following topics

Odd Pair
Missing term in series
Dictionary based ques
Direction based test
Arrangements (weight wise/ height wise)
Statement and Conclusion
Summarizing, You should firstly practice Series topics to cover the maximum syllabus. Then proceed further. Also, Problems based on ages and seating arrangement topics are important, but last year there was not a single question from this topic. But still you should cover this topic.

General Awareness

General Awareness section is one of the confusing sections as exact weightage of it can't be found. But according to the pattern of previous year exams, maximum questions have always been asked from Science, Polity, history, people in news, books etc. The tentative weightage is as follows:

Science, Static and Others covers the following topics:

Environmental Biodiversity

People in news
Students always think that reading just current affairs if sufficient for general awareness. But the truth is, topics like polity, biodiversity, history are also important in exam view. For these topics, you just need to cover NCERT books which are very easy to cover, but includes almost everything. Therfore, for Static part, no need to cover lengthy books.

English Section

English section covers Reading comprehensions, Vocabulary and grammar. Tentative weightage is as follows:

In SSC CGL exam, two reading comprehensions have always been asked i.e 10 questions. Vocabulary and grammar involves following topics:

Idioms and Phrases
Word substitution

Sentence Correction
Sentence Improvement
So, i just give a complete outlook of the pattern. I hope now almost everything is clear about the pattern of SSC CGL. A little or more changes could be there.

Suggested Books  for SSC CGL Tier-I and bank exams.

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