Best SSC Syllabus Preparation Guide – Toppers Secret Books

SSC Exam Preparation, what a big deal this is in India?

At one point or another, you’ve probably asked yourself whether your strategy to prepare for SSC Exam is helpful or it’s a total waste of time.

The thing is that your way for preparing SSC exam plays very important role to crack the exam.

Here’s how you can harness the power of strategic syllabus preparation to crack SSC exam.

But first, you need to set goals and outline your schedule.

Set Goals - Why you have to crack SSC Exam?

People usually forget their goals over the time and get reluctant to prepare hard for SSC exam.

Without goal set, you’re more prone to make mistakes and get diverted.

Many people, who are preparing for SSC exam were not sure if their study pattern is going to bring any real result or not.

In many case, people who don’t have goals and only study to crack SSC exam,  end up with no good results.

Here are some examples of goals you might want to achieve with your SSC study strategy:

  • Cover few topics within 1 week.
  • Revise topic number of times
  • Solve previous year papers
  • Solve sample papers etc.

Once you’ve identified you goals, try as hard as possible to achieve those goals on schedule.

Try to set smaller goals and these small goals will help you to achieve a bigger goal which is to ultimately crack SSC exam.

So, what are the important things that one who’s preparing for SSC exam should know?

Here are certain things that you should know about SSC Exam.

  • SSC consist of Tier 1,2,3,4 exams. Tier 1 and 2 are compulsory for all the posts available through SSC.
  • Whereas Tier 2 and 4 are for other higher posts. Once you clear tier 1 and 2 with enough scores, one will be eligible for the tier 2 and 4 examination.
  • Merit list of applicants is an aggregate of the all the scores attained in tier 1,2 and 3 exams.
  • Tier 4 exam if for qualifying purpose.
  • Tier 3 includes written exams based on Essay/Passage/Letter/Application writing skills.
  • Tier 2 consist of 4 question papers.
  • Tier 1 consist of basic 10th/12th level questions.

Now, suppose you have 1 year to prepare for SSC exam. You can divide your 1 year of duration to prepare for each tier. Further can divide into topics to be covered per week.

Prepare a schedule consisting your activities and time to relax as well. Save as much time in every month to do a revision.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Syllabus Breakdown

Tier 1 is like a preliminary test which includes basic questions based on English, Aptitude, Reasoning and General Awareness topics.

English Comprehension

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Fill in the Blanks
  • Spellings Correction
  • Sentence Correction
  • Error Spotting
  • One word Substitution
  • Phrases and Idioms

General Awareness

  • Recent News
  • Important Schemes
  • Indian History, Culture etc.
  • Current Affairs
  • Basic Science
  • Sports News
  • Books and Authors


  • Verbal reasoning
  • Non-Verbal Reasoning
  • Series
  • Blood Relations
  • Direction and Distance
  • Venn Diagram
  • Word Formation
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Matrix


  • Geometry
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • Speed, Time and Distance
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Interest (SI/CI etc.)
  • Age Questions
  • Number System
  • Data Interpretation

SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus Breakdown

This is an online based examination consisting of 4 papers.

  • Paper 1 and 2 (2 hours time duration).
  • Paper 1 and Paper 2 are compulsory for all the students.
  • Paper 3 is only for Statistical Investigator Gr II & Compiler Post.
  • Paper 4 is for Asst. Audit Officer Gazetted Group “B” Post only.
  • Paper 1 , Paper 3 & Paper 4 – 0.5 marks (-ve marks).
  • Paper 2 – 0.25 marks (-ve marks).


Paper 1 - Quantitative Aptitude

Paper 2 - English Language

Paper 3 - Statistics

Paper 4 - Finance + Economics

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SSC CGL Tier 3 Syllabus Breakdown

This is a descriptive exam in which applicant’s written test is performed.

Applicant is required to write essay/letter/passage on the given topics under the provided time.

Minimum qualification marks is 33%.

Max marks is 100.

SSC CGL Tier 4 Syllabus Breakdown

This test is for certain government posts like Tax assistant, Inspector, CSS, MEA etc.

Applicant who’ve scored enough to clear tier 1 and 2 can only give this exam.

DEST (Data Entry Speed Test) - This test is conducted to check the typing speed of the applicant.

  • Applicant is supposed to write at least 2000 words in 15 minutes.

CPT (Computer Proficiency Test) - This test requires word processing, spread sheets and presentation slide generation.

Tier 4 exams can be opted by applicant who are looking for specific roles in government jobs as this is just a qualifying test.

How to Use SSC CGL Syllabus Guide

So, now you know everything about SSC CGL Syllabus. The only thing needed to be done is to prepare a well organized schedule to execute strategic SSC preparation.

Use a chart paper and prepare a time table as big as your television set and stick it on your room exit gate.

You had no issue while clearing 10th and 12th syllabus right? Tier 1 and 2 consist of such 10th and 12th level questions. Half of of your preparation was already performed while you were in school.

The only thing that is needed to be done is to gain more knowledge about current afairs and Indian history.

Watch as much news you can, read as many news article you can on daily basis.

SSC CGL Syllabus Preparation - Toppers Secret Books

There are a lot of text books available online with lots of advertisement claiming that this book will increase your chances to crack SSC easily.

But what about those books that were mainly appreciated by SSC CGL toppers?

Rather than keeping a bunch of books for each subjects like Mathematics, English, Quantitative Aptitude etc. in you study cupboard, you should have the best and the right book which can clear your concepts of each topics in the right way.

Best Mathematics Book for SSC CGL

Buy Objective Mathematics by Mahesh Mishra for those who prefer Mathematics in Hindi.

Advance Mathematics by Lucent Publication for English medium students.

  • Keeping you conceptual skills in Mathematics is always way better than remembering mathematics tricks.
  • Always solve as many question possible if not then skip but do try the unsolved ones again.

Best English Book for SSC CGL

Buy SSC English by Ajay Kumar Singh (MB Books Publication)

  • This book is written with so ease and clarity.
  • It will help you to clear your concepts about identifying and to solve common errors, reasons behind those errors and the correct way to solve such errors.

Toppers were able to score above 170 out of 200 marks in SSC English exam.

When done with the SSC English by Ajay Kumar Singh, go for Objective English by R.S Agarwal.

Note : There’s one thing common about SSC CGL toppers and that is to have a habit of reading English news paper daily.

Best Reasoning Book for SSC CGL

Reasoning is one of the easiest and favourite topic for SSC toppers.

You don’t really need any specific book to prepare for SSC CGL reasoning. Just get SSC CGL Kiran Sets and that will be more than enough to score above 45 out of 50 in SSC reasoning test.

Best General Knowledge Book for SSC CGL

Buy Lucent General Knowledge to grasp as much general knowledge possible.

  • Read all the information like you read a story or a novel.
  • This way it will be a lot more easier to remember and store a wide range of general knowledge in your mind for a very long time.

It is scientifically proven that when you read something the way you read a story or a novel, your mind gets into the story that is written and tries to figure out more and more.

Give a try and trust this method, most of the SSC toppers followed the same method and score above 30 out of 50 marks.


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