What is SSC Exam all about?

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What is SSC Exam all about?

SSC (Staff Selection Commission) is the top leading Govt. organization that provides employment to lakhs of students in India. A great opportunity lies ahead for all the SSC aspirants. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam for recruitment to various subordinate services Like:

  • Assistants in Ministries/Departments, Attached and Subordinate office of the Govt. of India.
  • Inspectors of Central Excise & Customs.
  • Inspectors of Income Tax.
  • Preventive Officers in Customs.
  • Examiner in Customs.
  • Sub-Inspectors in Central Bureau of Narcotics & CBI.
  • Assistant Enforcement Officer in Directorate of Enforcement, Department of Revenue.
  • Divisional Accountant, Jr. Accountant, Auditor & UDCs in various offices of Govt. of India.
  • Auditor Offices under C&AG, CGDA, CGA & others.
  • Accountant/ Junior Accountant
  • Tax Assistant in CBDT and CBEC
  • Compiler in Registrar General of India.


A candidate must have attained the age of 18 years and must not have attained the age of 27 years as on 01-08-2018. *There are relaxations for various categories such as Defence Personnel, SC/ST, etc

SSC (CGL) 2018 Exam Pattern:

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) every year in four levels for various posts. Exam Pattern – The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below Table:

Tier Type Mode
I Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
II Objective Multiple Choice Computer Based (online)
III Descriptive Paper in English/Hindi Pen and Paper mode
IV Skill Test/Computer Proficiency Test Wherever Applicable

SSC (CGL) Syllabus 2018:

The major sections asked in SSC CGL 2018 Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Table Chat Here:

General Intelligence and Reasoning General Awareness Quantitative Aptitude English Comprehension
Classification Static General Knowledge (Indian History, Culture etc.) Simplification Reading Comprehension
Analogy Science Interest Fill in the Blanks
Coding-Decoding Current Affairs Averages Spellings
Word Formation Sports Percentage Phrases and Idioms
Matrix Books and Authors Ratio and Proportion One word Substitution
Important Schemes Problem on Ages Sentence Correction

How can you crack the ssc exam?

  • Manage your time efficiently. Make a schedule for your preparation and stick by it
  • Get the right books for preparation.
  • Read newspapers every day, it will help you in your English & General Knowledge. My choice for the newspaper is The Indian Express or The Telegraph
  • Take care of your health. Try to exercise, play or meditate every day. This will definitely boost your productivity
  • Revise NCERT books 7-10. All the books are available online
  • Keep some time off for leisure. Sometimes this can boost your focus and concentration, as stress management is important.

SSC CGL 2018 Exam Preparation:

SSC CGL exam preparation must be done in a systematic manner, with latest exam pattern in mind. Since the syllabus covers a lot of topics, it is important to choose the right study material so that you can understand the concepts and practice a wide variety of questions as well. Apart from self study you can join any Coaching and Online Test Series for better exam preparation.

Some Recommended Books For SSC Exam:

  • For Maths Section – Quantitative Aptitude by R.S. Aggarwal
  • For English Section – Objective General English by S P Bakshi (Arihant)
  • For Reasoning – Analytical Reasoning by M K Pandey
  • For General Awareness – Manorama Yearbook 2015 (English)
  • Solved Papers – Kiran’s SSC CGL combined Graduate Level Exams Question Bank 1999-2014


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