How to Prepare GK for SSC CGL: Get Expert Tips Here!

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The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for the recruitment of Grade “B” and “C” category posts in various Government Ministries, Departments, and Offices. The exam is now held in two stages.  It is considered to be one of the biggest examinations to be conducted for graduate students in India. Each year around 15 lack candidates apply for this examination. With the recent changes in the SSC CGL Exam pattern, the candidates must now score minimum marks in the GK section in order to make it to the next stage. So it is crucial to get a good rank even at times to crack the examination.

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This space has covered how-to prepare GK for SCC CGL in detail. Candidates must book mark this page for all GK-related queries. You may also read Best Books For SSC CGL 2022

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SSC CGL 2022 Exam  Highlights
Topic-wise Question Weightage of General Knowledge Section

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SSC CGL 2022 Exam  Highlights

Name Of Exam

SSC CGL (Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level) 2020

Conducted by

Staff Selection Commission

Conducted For

Recruitment of Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff in central government

Exam level

All India

Selection stages

Tier-I: Online

Tier-II: online


Duration of Each Stage

Tier-I: 60 minutes

Tier-II: 120 minutes for each paper




Exam Frequency

Once a year

Mode of Exam



Various Group B and C posts in ministries/departments/organisations of the Government of India


English, Hindi and other regional languages

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Check out the SSC CGL Syllabus first!

Topic-wise Question Weightage of General Knowledge Section

There are various topics under the general knowledge section of the SSC CGL exam which carries different weightage. Check the following table to know how many questions the topics may carry.

General Awareness Topics


Current Affairs


Economy & Finance






Indian Polity & Constitution


Science & Technology


Static GK




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Know the Syllabus of SSC CGL

Examine the SSC CGL exam curriculum for the General Awareness section to identify your strong and weak areas. You should also make a list of subjects that you are good at and those that you are not so good at. This syllabus analysis will also provide you with a basic idea of your existing knowledge in a variety of topics, which will help develop a study plan.

General Awareness Section-wise Important Topics


Important Topics


Gravity, Work, Pressure, Units of Measurement, Sound, Heat, Magnetism, Electronics


Uses, Common Names and Composition of Various Chemicals, Alloys, Definition Based Questions (Heat, Oxidation, Reduction etc.), SI units, Chemical Change & Physical Change, Chemistry in Everyday life


Parts of Plant & their Functions, Parts of Human Body & their Functions, Basics of Animal Kingdom, Diseases, Prevention & Cure, Nutrients & Deficiency Diseases

Ancient History

Important Topics: Indus Valley Civilization, Buddhism & Jainism, Post-Mauryan Kingdoms, The Gupta Period, The Mauryans

Medieval History

Important Topics: Establishment & Expansion of the Delhi Sultanate, Religious Movements in the Fifteenth & Sixteenth Centuries, Mughal Dynasty, Later Mughals, The Maratha State

Modern History

Important Topics: European Penetration & British Conquest of India, Major Battles, Social & Cultural Awakening in India, The Great Revolt of 1857, Indian National Congress, Nationalist Movement, 1905-1918: Growth of Militant Nationalism, Struggle for Swaraj - I, 1919 – 1927, Struggle for Swaraj - II, 1927- 1947, Governors-General of India, Indian Princely States


Movement Of Earth, Winds Soils In India, Interior Of Earth, Ocean & Ocean Currents, Agriculture In India, Latitudes & Longitudes, Volcanoes & Earthquakes, Transportation In India, Solar System, Habitats, Mineral Resources In India, Atmosphere, Physical Features Of India, Forests In India, All you need to know about the States of India, Rivers In India, World Geo. Facts I.E. Continents in the World.


Framing Of The Constitution, President, Governor, Sources Of Indian Constitution, Vice President, Vidhan Sabha, Schedules & Parts Of Indian Constitution, Attorney General Of India, Vidhan Parishad, Chief Ministers, Comptroller Auditor General, Panchayats, Citizenship, Lok Sabha, Parliamentary Funds, Article 370, Rajya Sabha, Supreme Court, Emergency In India, Bills, High Court, Commissions, Prime Minister & Cabinet Ministers, Writs.


Development of Computers, Input & Output Devices, Memory, Abbreviations

Current Affairs

 Last 6 - 8 Months, Important government schemes, awards and honors, sports news, books and authors, new appointments, etc.

Read How to Get 40+ Marks in the SSC CGL Tier-1 General Awareness Section

Divide the Topics for SSC CGL Exam

Make a list of the subjects, and start learning about them every day. Write down each point separately for easier revision. Set out time each day for each subject on a study schedule. You can concentrate on a different topic each day.
  • Prepare subjects with a high weightage.
  • Begin by studying the most crucial aspects of that subject.
  • Prepare previous year's questions from each of the high-weightage subjects' important topics.
  • Identify the topics' weak and strong points and practise questions on them.

Solve Previous Year's Papers

You must go over the papers from the previous five years. This will assist you in recognising the topics that are frequently tested in SSC exams. Furthermore, practising these papers during the preparation session will help you acquire confidence and improve your understanding of the test. It has also been observed that the SSC poses identical types of enquiries on occasion. As a result, do not disregard them.

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Books to Prepare for General Knowledge

Check out the books given below which will help you prepare the above-mentioned topics for SSC CGL.
NCERT Textbooks (Std. 6-10) NCERT
Environment And Ecology – A Complete Guide – by R. Rajagopalan Lexis Nexis
Indian Economy Paperback McGraw Hill Education; Ninth edition
Indian Polity 5th Edition McGraw Hill Education; Fifth edition

SSC CGL preparation takes around a year of concentrated effort to cover all of the topics in their totality. The General Awareness subject is the most essential component that may make or break your hope of being selected in the SSC CGL test. It consists of two sections: general knowledge and current events. Candidates must prepare all of the General Knowledge themes as well as the current affairs from the previous year. In the most recent test, the Tier-I exam included questions about the preceding year's current events. The remaining areas of the SSC CGL Tier-I test include math, reasoning, and English. The SSC CGL Tier-I test began on April 11 and will conclude on April 21.

Practice mock tests

Practising weekly mock tests will add to your preparations. You can attempt daily quizzes or weekly mock tests that will help you memorize. 

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What is the application fee for SSC CGL exam?

The application fee for SSC CGL Exam is Rs. 100 at the same time women of all categories and SC/ST/Ex-Servicemen candidates are exempted from the application fee.

Which is the best book for General Knowledge?

For the purpose of the SSC CGL Examination, the Lucent GK is an excellent book. But the candidates who have time in hand should refer to NCERTS and other mentioned basic books for better understanding and preparation.

Is reading best books sufficient to clear SSC CGL Examination?

No, books are meant to establish a hold over the subject. Candidates must do questions and solve as many questions as possible so that they have sufficient practice.

What is the best book for Maths In SSC CGL Examination?

Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive ExaminatThe greatest book for concepts is believed to be R.S. Aggarwal's Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations. In Rakesh Yadav's book, you can also practise the questions from prior years.ions by R.S. Aggarwal is considered as the best book for concepts. You can also practice previous year's questions from Rakesh Yadav's Book.

What are the most sought-after posts under SSC CGL?

The most sought-after posts under SSC CGL are.

  1. Income Tax Inspector
  2. Assistant Section Officer
  3. Central Excise Inspector
  4. Assistant Audit Officer

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