How to Prepare for SSC CGL General Awareness Tier I 2018

How to Prepare for SSC CGL General Awareness for Tier I 2018?

How to Prepare for SSC CGL General Awareness Tier I 2018 – Tips, Tricks and Strategies for SSC CGL Exam

How to Prepare for SSC CGL General Awareness Tier I 2018

GK or General awareness is one of the most scoring sections of the SSC CGL Exam. Unlike other sections like Quantitative aptitude, Reasoning or English, this section does not require any critical thinking. It is purely based on facts. While a section like Quantitative aptitude tests your ability to calculate accurately, and while reasoning tests both verbal and non-verbal reasoning. The only section that tests your knowledge is the General awareness. You need to solve the questions diligently. Here are some tips and tricks to prepare for GK for SSC CGL Exam.

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Important Topics for General Awareness and GK Section: Culture, Indian History, World Geography and Indian Geography, Environment, Economy, Polity, Popular Science, Space Science, Computer and Mobile Technology, Diseases, Pollution, Government Schemes, Sports, GK, People in News, Books and Authors, Awards, Celebrities.

Break up of Questions in GK:

Category Percentage
Static GK 60%
Science 35%
Other 5%


Important Topics for SSC CGL General Awareness:

  1. Population Census
  2. Demonetization, Union Budget and Economic Survey
  3. Books and Authors,
  4. Governments, Ministries and Ministers
  5. Presidents and Prime Ministers
  6. Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha
  7. Nobel Laureate and Nobel Prize winners
  8. Static GK
  9. State animals, National Animals, Emblems and symbols
  10. Awards and State honours
  11. Airports, Seaports, important Railway Stations
  12. Monuments, Places of significance
  13. Awards and Winners
  14. Sports Winners in National and International Games like Olympics, Asian Games
  15. Countries, Capitals and Currencies
  16. Important Institutions like United Nations, BRICS, World Bank, IMF and RBI
  17. Indian Art, culture, awards and their significance
  18. Nobel Peace Prize and winners
  19. Developments in Technology like Google, Apple, Microsoft and Intel
  20. Computer Technology, Electronics basics
  21. Abbreviations of important Technology terms

Weightage of Topics for SSC CGL General Awareness:

  1. Static GK: Culture, Indian History, Indian Geography and World Geography, Environment, Economy, Polity,
  2. Science: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Space Science, Computers, Mobile, Diseases, Nutrition,
  3. Others: Current affairs, Important Dates, Schemes, Sports,
  4. History: Wars, Mughal Empire, Forts, Temples, Mosques, Travelers, Religion, Revolts, British Era, Freedom Struggle, Gandhi, Reforms, Acts,
  5. Geography: Major soils of India, Rivers, lakes, Census, Culture, Transport, Trade, Atmosphere
  6. Economy: GDP, inflation, Budget, SEBI, IMF, World Bank, Central Bank, Sensex, Receipts,
  7. Polity: Constitution, President, Prime minister, Social Reformers and societies during Freedom era, Renaissance,

Computer and Mobile Technology:

  1. Development of Computers
  2. Input and Output Devices
  3. Memory
  4. Abbreviations
  5. Prominent IT companies globally and in India
  6. Windows, Google and apple

SSC CGL General Awareness Books to Refer:

1. Indian polity by M. Laxmikanth
2. NCERT Social Science Textbooks of Class 7-10
3. State Education Board Textbooks of Class 11 and 12 for Humanities
4. Lucent GK books
5. Manorama Year Book
6. Competition Success Review
7. NCERT Science Textbooks from Class 6 to 10

General Preparation Tips for SSC CGL General Awareness:

  1.  Read Newspapers Regularly: Reading Newspapers regularly is a useful habit that you must develop. This will help you stay informed and also prepare you for the examination
  2. Read Online Newspapers – Since, things are shifting digital, many people prefer to read news online. This is a great way to stay updated, However, from an exam point of view – it is best to read newspapers.
  3. Mobile Apps: There are a plethora of news apps on the android. You can download any of these apps to prepare for SSC CGL.
  4. Avoid reading about conspiracy theories and gossip. This will hardly help in exams
  5. Using TopRankers Current Affairs Section: TopRankers Current affairs is useful for those who are preparing for competitive exams. The Current affairs give an overview of important news that happened throughout the month. TopRankers offers three GK capsules for download. It provides important current affairs and news that is significant from the point of view of Entrance exams. It provides news about current affairs and static GK.

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