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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Books for SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1

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Preparing for SSC CGL 2017 Exam ? Here is the List of Most Recommended Books for CGL Exam

If, you are reading this post, then chances are that are you preparing for upcoming SSC CGL 2017 Exam. SSC CGL is one of the most competitive exams in India, the competitiveness and popularity of this exam is known by the fact, that in 2016, a whooping no. of 35 lakh candidates have registered for this exam, but the good news is that only 45 % candidates appear in the exam and remaining 55% did not appear for the exam.

Now, CGL 2016 is over and aspirants have already started looking for SSC CGL 2017 Notification and Exam Dates, however, it is too early to predict the Notification and Exam Dates, but going by the trends of last few years, SSC CGL 2017 Notification is expected to be released by Feb, 2017 and Tier-1 Exams will be held around, June, 2017. It is worth mentioning here that, as soon as the Notification is announced, CGL Online Registration starts. Normally, there is time of one month for submitting the SSC CGL 2017 Online Application form

The most accurate information regarding the SSC CGL 2017 Exam Date, will be known when the Official SSC Exam Calendar will be announced. This SSC calendar has tentative schedule of all the exams conducted by SSC is a given year. 

That means, you still have more than Six months to prepare for CGL-2017 Exam. and starting to preparing early for this exam, will help you in the long run, as the CGL 2017 syllabus is quite lengthy and requires wide extensive study and for that, you need to choose the Good Books for CGL 2017 Exam.

Choosing the right books is itself an art, we all know the market is flooded with lots of Books for CGL Exam, but choosing the one, that helps you in clearing your concepts and at the same time, provides Tips and Tricks, Shortcut methods, Practice Questions etc, are the ones, best suited for the preparation.

If, you have appeared for CGL Exams in previous years, then, you will be aware of the Pattern of the exam and accordingly you are wise enough to choose the books for the exam, but, if you are fresher, and this is your first CGL appearance, then in this post, we will share the complete list of Books for SSC CGL 2017 Exam.

Remember, a single book is not enough for CGL Exam. as these are 4 sections, and for each section, you may need separate Book(s).

Why These Books ?

Now, the Question is why we are recommending these books. What is the basis or criteria for the selection of these books. Here are the major reasons, why these are the best books for the CGL Exam

1) Over the years, these Books have helped people in cracking the CGL Exams in their first attempt. Infact, these books, are recommended by the people, who have topped the CGL Exams in the Last 5 years.

2) These books, not only cover the Syllabus of CGL Exam, but also clear the concepts, and provides Shortcut methods and tricks, to solve Questions in less time.

3) Moreover, these Books, are available at affordable rates and you can Buy these books online from flipkart at discounted rates.

SSC CGL 2017 Admit Card

Books for SSC CGL 2017 Exam

As, we mentioned above, that one Single book, is one no use to prepare for CGL Exam. Infact, you need, Books for each section of Syllabus, and sometimes, you may need separate books for various topics for better understanding the concepts.

It is worth mentioning here that recently SSC had made changes in the Pattern of CGL Exam.

These Changes were applicable from CGL 2016 Exam and will continue for CGL 2017 too.

Changes in Tier-1 stage are.

1) Tier-1 is an online exam, comprising of 100 Questions of 2 marks each. Each Section have 25 Questions (2 marks per Question). Total Duration of Tier-1 exam is 75 minutes.

2) There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for every incorrect answer.

Books for English Section (25 Questions / 50 Marks)

If, you know the basic Grammar rules and habit of reading English Newspaper, then this section can be most scoring section for you.

The nature of Questions is of Matric level.

This section is important from the perspective of both Tier-1 and Tier-2 Exam. In tier-1 Exam, there will be 25 Questions of 50 Marks, while in Tier-2 stage, there is a separate paper for English (200 Questions / 400 marks).

Here is the Topic wise distribution of marks for English section.

Here is the Best book for English section for Tier-1 and Tier-2 stage

Books for General Awareness Section

General Awareness Section can be most scoring for you, if you are good at cramming, as you have to learn so many things. Moreover, there is no defined syllabus, for this section as anything, can be asked from anywhere.

But most of the Questions, from this section are asked from Polity, General Science, Current Affairs, and Static GK

General Awareness for SSC CGL 2017 : Books and Study Material

Master General Awareness for SSC CGL 2017 Exam 

List Price: Rs.149 

Our Price: Rs.99

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2) For Current affairs: You should read Pratiyogita Darpan, it is monthly current affairs magazine, that is available, at all the leading book stalls. 

Books for Quantitative Aptitude 

If, you are good at maths, then this section can be favourite. This section is equally important from the perspective of Tier-1 and Tier-2. In Tier-1, there will be 25 Questions, carrying 50 Marks, and in Tier-2 there are 200 Questions, carrying 400 marks.

For the preparation of Quantitative aptitude, we suggest, only 2 books as given below. One Book is for clearing the concepts, while the 2nd is for Tricks to solve maths Questions in short time.

Magical Book on Quantitative Aptitude for SSC Exams

List Price: Rs.149 
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Books for Reasoning and General Intelligence

Reasoning is part of every paper, these days. So, there is hardly everyone, who has not heard of reasoning. This section is not only time consuming, but as well as scoring.

You have to attempt 25 Reasoning Questions, that carry 50 Marks. 

When we talk of Reasoning Books, there is one name, that comes in our mind and that is Reasoning by RS Aggarwal, but these Days, the nature of standard of questions have changed.

I find M K Pandey particularly for CGL Exam as best.

SSC Expert's Text Book on Reasoning Made Easy

List Price: Rs.149 

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Do you know ? Any other Book, that is helpful for the preparation of SSC CGL 2017 Exam. If, you know, any other Books, OR study Material, then kindly let us know through the comments section below.


  1. Greetings..!!
    can you please let me know the best book for SSC previous years question papers with solution.

    1. For previous year questions, u can follow Kiran's ssc chapter wise solved papers.

    2. SSC CGL 2017 syllabus released now. you can download pdf here & also check changes in pattern. check here info link

    3. To crack any exam you must have result oriented books

      Did you have any confusion-> ‘Which books best to study for SSC CGL?’

      Then you are at the right place:


  2. Thank you very much for the article

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  5. Is the books of success Matra available as hard copy?