SSC CGL Previous Year Papers PDF Download


SSC CGL Previous Year Papers – Check and Download SSC CGL Tier III Previous year papers in PDF for practice and also find a list of best books for all Tiers. Practice SSC CGL Tier 3 Previous Year Papers and be exam ready.

Latest: SSC released SSC CGL Notification 2019 on October 22, 2019. Check the notification PDF and apply for 9000+ vacancies before November 22, 2019.
  • SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam is scheduled for December 29, 2019. The SSC CGL Stage 3 Exam is a descriptive exam conducted in offline mode.
  • SSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam is organized and conducted by SSC.
  • This is for subordinate staff recruitment in the Group B category. This exam is conducted in English or Hindi.
  • If you are starting your exam preparation. Read our post on SSC CGL Syllabus.
  • As the SSC CGL Mains exam is completed successfully, download the solved question papers here.

SSC CGL Previous year Papers PDF

SSC CGL Previous year Papers:-  Previous Year Papers for SSC CGL can be downloaded in this post. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts exams for recruitment to various Government posts. The posts that get filled based on SSC results are Group B Governmental posts, Group C Technical posts and many more to the list.  In this post, candidates can find

  • The list of best Books & important topics here.
  • Question Paper PDF for SSC CGL.
  • Know the best SSC CGL Preparation Tips, Tricks & Strategies.
  • All the previous year’s questions are bilingual in nature.

SSC CGL Tier 3 Previous Year Question Papers

As the SSC CGL Tier 3 Exam is around the corner, it is suggested for all tier 2 qualifiers to prepare well and score more. Check out the below SSC CGL Tier 3 Previous Year Questions and enhance your last-minute preparation. As the SSC CGL tier 3 is a descriptive paper, practice the below questions and be well prepared.

Candidates must note that the minimum qualifying marks for the SSC CGL Tier 3 exam is 33%. So, the SSC CGL Syllabus for Tier 3 is a Descriptive Exam which will take place in an offline mode and consists of:

  • Letter Writing
  • Essay Writing
  • Application Writing
  • Precis Writing

So, some of the topics from the previous year question paper of Tier 3 Descriptive Paper are as follow:

  • Social Issues like Poverty, Education, Equality, Women Empowerment, Right to Information, Social Evils, Corruption, Terrorism/Kashmir Issue, Indo-Pak Relations.
  • Politics, Schemes & Governance Elections, Demonetization, Revolutions, and Agitations, Political deaths, GST, Appointments, Officeholders.
  • Finance & Economy: Important Events in the Indian and global economy, Demonetization, RBI Rates, GDP Rates, etc.
  • Environmental Concerns: Pollution, Overpopulation, Ecology
  • Sports: Recent victories, tournaments, matches, Wins, retirements
  • Geopolitics: Chinese aggression in the Indian Ocean, Syrian Refugee Crisis, Rohingya refugees, World Leaders,
  • Technology: Digital payments, E-Wallets and UPI, Social Networks, etc

SSC cgl descriptive paper

SSC CGL Previous Year Papers 2018-19

Here is the table showing the SSC CGL Tier 2 Question paper from the year 2018-19 that was conducted in the month of September 2019. Download the question paper along with answers here.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Question Paper Question Paper Download Link
English Language & Comprehension (Sept 12th) Download PDF
Maths (Sept 12th) – Hindi Medium Download PDF
English Language & Comprehension (Sept 13th) Download PDF
Maths (Sept 11th) – Hindi Medium Download PDF
AAO -General Studies (Sept 14th) – English Medium Download PDF
Maths (Sept 11th) – English Medium Download PDF

SSC CGL Previous Year Papers 2016-17

Candidates preparing for SCS CGL Tier 2 Exam can begin their preparation by going through the SSC CGL Previous year Quant Questions. Check SSC CGL Tier II Previous year Papers from the table below.

SSC CGL Tier-II Subjects Download Question Paper
Quantitative Aptitude CLICK HERE
Statistics CLICK HERE
General Studies CLICK HERE

SSC CGL Mains 2017 Quant Solutions

Here are the solutions for SSC CGL Mains Quantitative exam 2017. Candidates can watch the videos for Quantitative Aptitude questions by clicking on the below link.

SSC CGL Previous Year Papers

SSC CGL Mains 2017 English Solutions

Check out the solutions for SSC CGL 2017 Mains English Exam here. Click on the below link to check solutions for all shifts of SSCCGL 2017 Exam.

Watch SSC CGL 2017 English Solutions

SSC CGL Tier I Question Paper PDF download – SSC CGL Previous Year Papers

Finding the best resources for CGL exam preparation can turn out to be the key. While finding the best books or resources is the priority at the moment, we have brought for you, a list of SSC CGL Tier I Question Paper PDF exams conducted in the year 2017.

SSC CGL Tier I Question Paper 2017 With Answer Key PDF Download

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Question papers Download SSC CGL Tier I 2016 PDF:

Check & Download SSC CGL Tier I Question Paper PDF for the year 2016 from the table below;

Exam Date Shift 1 Shift 2 Shift 3
27 August PDF Paper 1  N/A PDF Paper 3
28 August PDF Paper 1  N/A PDF Paper 3
29 August PDF Paper 1 PDF Paper 2 PDF Paper 3
30 August PDF Paper 1 PDF Paper 2 PDF Paper 3
31 August PDF Paper 1 PDF Paper  2 PDF Paper 3
1 Sept PDF Paper 1 PDF Paper 2 PDF Paper 3
2 Sept PDF Paper 1 PDF Paper 2 PDF Paper 3
3 Sept PDF Paper 1 PDF Paper 2 PDF Paper 3
4 Sept PDF Paper  1 PDF Paper 2 PDF Paper 3
6 Sept PDF Paper 1 PDF Paper 2 PDF Paper 3
7 Sept PDF Paper 1 PDF Paper  2 PDF Paper 3
8 Sept PDF Paper 1 PDF Paper 2 PDF Paper 3
9 Sept PDF Paper 1 PDF Paper 2 PDF Paper 3
10 Sept PDF Paper 1 PDF Paper 2 PDF Paper 3
11 Sept PDF Paper 1 PDF Paper 2 PDF Paper 3

Benefits of solving SSC CGL Previous Year Papers PDF:

Preparing for SSC CGL can be made easier with the proper usage of SSC CGL Previous year question papers. To make you more aware of my statement above, let me tell you the benefits of solving SSC CGL Previous Year Question papers;

  • It makes you aware of the exam pattern as you can see a pattern being followed in the way question papers are set.
  • Many questions which have a certain trend value can be prepared well in order to obtain the maximum marks in the SSC CGL exam.
  • It’s the best way to revise as it gives you a complete exam like experience and makes you more aware of the challenges faced during the real examination.
  • Most importantly, it gives you a sense of time management which is vital for any exam preparation.

SSC CGL Syllabus – SSC CGL Previous year Papers PDF

The very first and foremost thing to do before starting any exam preparation is knowing exam syllabus well. Preparing for SSC CGL examination can be made efficient by doing so as you need not to spend your time wondering what to study. To give you an insight of the SSC CGL Syllabus, we have prepared a list of important topics from all sections of SSC CGL exam;

Stages of SSC CGL Exam Subjects Important Topics
SSC CGL Tier I General Intelligence and Reasoning Classification, Analogy, Codding-Decoding, Puzzle, Matrix etc.
General Awareness Static General Knowledge, Science, Current Affairs, Sports etc.
Quantitative Aptitude Simplification, Interest, Averages, Ratio and Proportion, Problem on Ages, Speed Distance etc.
English Comprehension Reading Comprehension, Fill in the Blanks, Spellings, Phrases and Idioms etc.
SSC CGL Tier II Quantitative Aptitude Simplification, Interest, Averages, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Speed etc.
English Language Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Fill in the Blanks, Phrases and Idioms, One Word Substitution, Sentence Correction etc.
Statistics Collection and Representation of Data, Measure of Dispersion, Measure of Central Tendency, Moments etc.
General Awareness Finance and Accounting, Fundamental Principles, Financial Accounting, Basic Concepts of Accounting, Self-Balancing Ledger etc.
SSC CGL Tier III Essay Writing Social Issues, Politics, Schemes & Governance, Finance & Economy, Environmental concerns, Sports, Geopolitics etc.
Letter Writing Grievance letter related to public transport woes, Women Empowerment, Letter to the Police commissioner, Letter to your local police station, Organize cleanliness Drive, Letter to the water supply board, Letter to start bus service from your locality etc.

To know complete exam syllabus for SSC CGL examination, Read our post on SSC CGL Syllabus

SSC CGL Best Books (Must have study Materials):

The best book is beyond information! It is a complete handbook with all information required for SSC CGL preparation. We provide you list of best books for SSC CGL 2018 & 2019:

Name of the section Books for Preparation
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Arihant’s Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
  • Quantitative aptitude by RS Aggarwal
  • NCERT books for Maths (Class 9th to Class 12th)
Reasoning Ability
  • Kiran’s SSC Reasoning
  • Reasoning by RS Aggarwal
  • A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal by Arihant
English Language & Comprehension
  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi (Arihant)
  • Kiran’s SSC CGL Tier I & Tier II Exam 2010-2017 Solved Papers – English
  • Quick Learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal
General Awareness
  • Manorama Yearbook 2018 (English)
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge

If you are still unclear of which book to refer from a bunch of best books available in the stores, Read our post on SSC CGL Best Books to know what you need.

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How To Prepare for SSC CGL exam?

There are so many simple strategies to prepare and crack SSC CGL exam. The students can take help from the following SSC CGL Preparation Plan:

  • Firstly, candidates must understand How to Attempt and Manage Time in SSC CGL exam
  • Secondly, candidates should make a proper SSC CGL Study Plan and follow it religiously
  • A proper study plan to crack any exam, if followed without fail, can bring miraculous results
  • The persistence of the candidate matters a lot. If the complete focus is given to study, then candidates can crack the exam in one go
  • Candidates must perform SSC CGL Mock Tests (free) every day. It can help the student to evaluate where they stand in the performance of the exam
  • The English section of the exam is quite easy. With right time-management and good strategies, candidates can Crack SSC CGL English Section in one attempt
  • For reasoning, candidates should spare at least 3 hours in a day and practice MCQs in order to get 40+ marks in SSC CGL Reasoning.

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