SSC CGL Study plan PDF Download -How to Prepare for SSC CGL – Hello Friends welcome to . All of you must be aware about that every year Staff selection commission of India conducts Ssc cgl exam for various B grade as well as C  grade level posts  and you also know that lakhs of candidates apply for these posts, but very few numbers of lucky candidates get selected.

Ssc cgl tier 2 self preparation time table.SSC CGL Study plan PDF Download  -Tier 1 And Tier 2 SSC CGL SSC CGL Study plan PDF Download For Tier 1 And Tier 2

SSC CGL Study plan PDF Download  -Tier 1 And Tier 2 SSC CGL 2020

  • SSC CGL Study plan PDF Download  -Tier 1 And Tier 2 SSC CGL 2020 – So you can understand that every year there is a huge competition ,one more  thing every year lakhs of students are passing out  from colleges and  increasing competition .They start searching for a good salary job and everybody wants a good government job for safety and security of his/her future. For this ssc cgl is a good exam for those who want to become a Government officer in India.
  • SSC cgl offer different types of posts like income tax inspector ,excise inspector,Examiner,Asst. in Ministry of external Affairs , Asst. css ,CBI etc.,these are the very few names which i am mentioning here .
  • But to get any of these posts you have to fight with Lakhs of candidates who appeared every year .If we compare data of last three years candidates numbers are increasing, in 2011 around 80000 candidates appeared ,2012 around- 10 lakhs, in 2013- 12 lakhs  And So On Competition Increasing .

SSC CGL Study plan PDF Download  -Tier 1 And Tier 2 SSC CGL 2020

Here list of posts Are given below . According to this list You can Decide for Which Post you want to apply .

CategoryList of Posts
Interview Posts In SSC CGL 20201-Assistant in CSS – 4600
2-Assistant in CVC – 4600
3-Assistant in IB – 4600
4-Assistant in Ministry of Railway – 4600
5-Assistant in MEA – 4600
6-Assistant in MEA (Cypher) – 4600
7-Assistant in AFHQ – 4600
8-Assistant in Other Ministries/Department – 4600
9-Assistant in Other Ministries/Department Rs. – 4200 (GP)
10-Income Tax inspector in CBDT – 4600
11-Central Excise Inspector – 4600
12-Inspector in Preventive Examiner – 4600
13-Inspector AEO in DEDR – 4600
14-Sub-Inspector in CBI – 4200
15-Inspector of Department of Post – 4200
16-DA in CAG – 4200
17-Statistical Investigator in MPI – 4200
18-Central Bureau of Narcotics – 4200
19- Sub Inspector in national Investigation Agency ( NIA)
Non Interview Posts In SSC CGL 20201-Auditor in CAG – Group C –   2800 Grade pay
2-Auditor in CGDA – Group c-    2800
3-Auditor in CGA and other – Group c-    2800
4-Accountant/ Junior Accountant – CAG- Group c-    2800
5-Accountant /Junior Accountant – CGA and other – Group C –    2800
6-Upper division Clerk – Central government Offices –    2400
7-Tax Assistant – CBDT – Group C-    2400
8-Tax Assistant- CBEC – Group C –   2400
9-Compiler – Registrar General of India – Group c –   2400
10-Sub – Inspector – Central Bureau of Narcotics – Group C –  2400


SSC CGL Study plan PDF – Pattern of SSC CGL Exam

The Examination will be conducted in four tiers as indicated below :SSC CGL Study plan

  • Tier -I — Written Examination (Computer Based)
  • Tier -II — Written Examination (Computer Based)
  • Tier -III — Descriptive Test (Pen and Paper Mode)
  • Tier -IV — Data Entry Skill Test(DEST)/Computer Proficiency Test(CPT) (wherever applicable)/ Document Verification

SSC CGL  is a Two Tier structure Exam in which you have to pass Both of the Stages . From this Year Onwards there will be No Interview for SSC CGL 2016 .There will be No Interview for Government Jobs from January, 1 2016

Not All Government Jobs, Interview is abolished only for Non-Gazetted posts including D,C and B posts, where there is no requirement of personality test


AGeneral Intelligence & Reasoning2550
BGeneral Awareness2550
CQuantitative Aptitude2550
DEnglish Comprehension2550
Total100 Questions200 Marks 


So There are 100 questions consisting of 200 Marks.SSC CGL Study plan

  • Time Duration is 75 minutes (1:15 hours) for 100 questions.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.50 marks for each wrong answer in Tier-I Exam.

NOTE : “Final Merit will be drawn based on Marks of Tier 1, Tier II, Tier III (Descriptive Type Paper). There will be be NO Sectional Cut Off in Tier 1.”


4General Studies(Finance and Economics)100=(60+40)200
2Quantitative Abilities100200
1English Language & Comprehension200200


  • Time Duration is 120 minutes (2 Hour) for Each of the Papers.
  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer.

NOTE:- Paper-I & II are compulsory for all the categories of posts. Paper-III is only for those candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator Gr.II & Compiler & Paper IV is only for Assistant Audit Officer..

Paper-IV will be for those candidates who have applied for the post of Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in C&AG. The said paper would comprise two parts i.e., Finance and Accounts for which there would be 40 questions carrying 80 marks and Economics and Governance which would have 60 questions carrying 120 marks. In all there would be 100 questions carrying 200 Marks with each question carrying two marks

Will there will Interview for SSC CGL Exam ?

SSC CGL Study plan PDF Download  -Tier 1 And Tier 2 SSC CGL 2018 – How To Prepare For SSC CGL -ssc cgl 2018 study plan

  • The No Interview for Govt Jobs will come into effect from 1st January 2016 and the Notification for CGL 2016 is expected and most probably after 1st Jan, 2016
  • That means, there will be no interview for CGL 2016 exam as this Exam includes Group B and Group C posts. Abolishment of Interviews in SSC CGL 2016 is a good news for those, who had missed the Jobs by small margin or fewer marks.
  • Now Main focus Area is Clearing Both the Stages of SSC CGL 2016 Exam. Some may be in doubt about interview abolition . So Guys you do not need to worried about Whether Interview is Abolished or not for SSC cgl 2016 . This Doubt Will be clear on 13 February 2016 . SSC Will Release Notification on 13 February 2016 .

SSC CGL Study plan PDF Download –  Subjects weightage In SSC CGL

subjectTier – 1 MarksTier -1 WeightageTier 2 MarksTotal Weightage T1+ T2
Arithmetic5025 %20041.7 Percent
English5025 %20041.7 Percent
Reasoning5025 %08.3 Percent
General Awareness5025 %08.3 Percent
Total200 Marks100 Percent400 Marks100 Percent


  • There is a Negative Marking for attempting wrong Answer – 0.25 per Question 
  • Till now in ssc  cgl there is no sectional cut- off but You should be ready, at any time ssc can implement sectional cut-off

SSC CGL Study plan PDF Section Wise 2020

Part -1- How to Prepare General Intelligence & Reasoning for SSC CGL 

  • This is an area where every candidate can score more than 40 Marks . General Intelligence and reasoning is a highly scoring area in the ssc cgl exam . Every candidate with a simple practice can score high in this area . General Intelligence and reasoning can be classified in two parts –
  • Verbal Reasoning  And second Part is Non – verbal Reasoning . with simple practice you can learn all basic concepts related to Verbal And Non- Verbal Reasoning . some of the Questions are same every year like Mirror Image, Water Image , Matrix, etc.
  • By Solving previous years papers you can easily understand what types of Questions are ssc asking in Exam .Dear Students one more point like ibps in ssc cgl reasoning level is not very high. In ssc cgl You will not find any twisted Question .so without any fear practice as much as you can. once you understand all the basic concepts of reasoning it will be easy to walk in Exam .Reasoning section is only in Tier -1.
  • Now come to main point how to prepare and Which books you Should study –
  • There are so many Books which We you can use for preparation like  R.S. Agarwal, Kiran Parkashan , Previous Years papers are Enough for you for reasoning

The most important questions from this section are on the topics such as – SSC CGL Study plan

  • Seating Arrangements,
  • Syllogism,
  • Coding-Decoding,
  • Statement and Conclusions,
  • Directions,
  • Blood Relations,
  • Analogy,
  • Classification,
  • Series problems,
  • Ranking,
  • Data sufficiency,
  • Assumptions and Directions.

Books For Reasoning -SSC CGL  Study plan PDF

  • A Modern Approach To Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning (English)
  • SSC Reasoning Chapter Wise Solved Papers 6200+Objective Question —English
  • SSC Reasoning Chapterwise Solved Papers 1999 Se Ab Tak (5100 + Objective Questions) – Hindi

Part–2 How to prepare English Language And Comprehension for SSC CGL 

  • Another important part in ssc cgl is English Language And comprehension .
  • This is one of the most important part in this exam after Maths .Because English play an important role in Both Tier 1 And Tier -2 -In tier 1 -its weightage is 50 Marks out of 100 and In Tier -2- 200 Marks out of 400 Marks .
  • Total weightage is 250 out of 600 Marks .
  • I hope you understand that how much important is this part . one more thing about this part is ,this is one of the high scoring area in ssc cgl .

Main area from which questions Are asked 

  • English comprehension
  • Cloze -Test
  • Synonyms
  • Antonyms
  • One Word substitution
  • Idioms And Phrases
  • Error finding
  • sentence Improvements

Now come to point – How to prepare This area. SSC CGL Study plan PDF

  • For this area you have to make a plan according to your Strength And weakness.which area is your stronger and which area area is weaker . According to me for ssc cgl first of all start reading a English newspaper daily .Because it not only improve your English but it also improve your General Knowledge.while reading a newspaper note down important words from paper in a notebook.After 1 or 2 months you will see change in your English.
  • Try to learn Daily 10 to 15 words from any Book.learning only will not  help you because when you will learn new words after some time you will forget some words so when you memorize any word try to relate with any place ,person etc. Now come to next point that is one word substitution and idioms and phrases ,.These two topics are my most favorite area .because once you memorize these, you  are securing 10-15 marks Guaranteed.

Books for English Language and comprehension 

  1. English for General Competitions from Plinth to Paramount (Volume – 1
  2. Arithmetic Volume-02 (English)
  3. Objective General English (English) – SP Bakshi
  4. Word Power Made Easy New Revised & Expanded Edition (English) 1st Edition Note -This is one of the Best book For Improving Vocabulary .
  5. SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier 2 & CAPF Exam – English Language & Comprehension Objective Type – Including Previous Years Solved Papers And Model Practice Sets
  6. Paramount Test Series SSC CGL Mains (English Language & Comprehension) 1 – 20 Mock Tests (English) 1 Edition
  7. SSC English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997-Till Date – kiran

Part-3- How to prepare for ssc cgl general awareness 2020

  • This is a very difficult part for all candidates because in this part there is no Guarantee how much you are going to score .In this part you can not predict from which area they are going to ask questions .
  • In this area ssc mostly ask Questions from History , Geography,science ,Environment ,National and International current affairs etc.
  • If i speak frankly there is no book which can give guarantee about good score in this area .General awareness is a vast area .
  • But one thing help you that is science . Science is favorite area for ssc . out of 50 questions almost 20 questions comes from science .
  • so, to score good marks in General awareness you should thoroughly learn science .
  • Every year they ask 5 to 6 questions from Economics also.

Books – Ssc cgl 2020 Best Study Time Table



1- Ncert- Micro Economics
2- Macro Economics
3- The Hindu current economics

General Science

1- General Science Ncert 8th
3-10th class
4-lucent -General Science


1-Ncert class 11th
2- Ncert 12th class


1 – Lucent
2- Spectrum Modern history
3- Ncert Class 11th And Class 12 – History

Indian Polity

1- Lucent

current Affairs

1-One English Newspaper – The hindu or Indian Express
2- Partiyogita Darpan is Good Magazine for this Type Of Exam


Part- 4- How to Prepare for Quantitative Section for SSC CGL 2020

SSC CGL Study plan – How to prepare Quant Section .SSC CGL Study plan 

  • This is most important area or you can say this is deciding area for you.This area decide your job chances .
  • Mathematics play an important role whether you will get job or not . Because out of 600 marks 250 marks comes from this area .
  • you will face Quantitative abilities in both stage .So if you want to succeed in this exam try to solve as much as questions from this area by understanding basic concepts. one more point, never try to use short tricks in early stage because it will not help you in Exam .
  • First step should be try to understand concept of questions and try to solve Questions.once you become master in all chapters and have a basic  understanding about all basics and concepts now you can start using short tricks .

Now come to books-There are so many books in market .you can use any one  -SSC CGL 2016 Study plan PDF

BooksAuthor or Publication House

Quantitative Aptitude

R.s. Agarwal,

Fast track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Varma

Magical book on Quicker maths

M- Tyra

Advance Mathematics

Advanced Mathematics-
1- R.d. sharma class 9th
2- R.D.Sharma- class 10th.There are so many books about Advanced Mathematics in market – many of them have copy pasted material from Ncert books .
I am recommending you R.D. Sharma because these books will help you in learning Basics to high Level .

Advance maths for General Competitions (English)

Paramount Coaching

SSC Mathematics Chapterwise Solved Papers 1999 – Till Date (5500 + Objective Questions)

Kiran Prakashan


Important Note – SSC CGL 2020 Key Points To Remember

After reading above parts now you can understand that English and Mathematics are most important parts . Out of 600 Marks 500 Marks questions comes from these area. so try to solve as much as questions from these areas.

Focus on: SSC CGL Study plan

  • Numerical Ability,
  • Probability,
  • Profit-Loss,
  • Interest,
  • Partnerships,
  •  Averages,
  • Time and Distances,
  • Speed and Distances,
  • Algebra and Trigonometry Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Triangle and its various kinds of centres, Congruence and similarity of triangles
  • Circle and its chords, tangents, angles subtended by chords of a circle, common tangents to two or more circles
  • Triangle
  • Quadrilaterals
  • Regular Polygons
  • Circle
  • Right Prism
  • Right Circular Cone
  • Right Circular Cylinder
  • Sphere
  • Hemispheres
  • Rectangular Parallelepiped, Regular Right Pyramid with triangular or square base
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Standard Identities
  • Complementary angles
  • Heights and Distances
  • Histogram
  • Frequency polygon
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart

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How to start my preparation for SSC CGL 2020 – Best Techniques -SSC CGL Study plan 

  • This is most common question asked by every one -How to start my preparation?
  • To start preparation first of do one thing that is prepare a Strengths and Weaknesses chart. what are your strengths and  weaknesses. After that make a list of all topics which you want to prepare .
  • Before going ahead  one thing i want to tell you that if you are new in  this area  then you should be confident and should have fighting spirit because future is uncertain.
  • you may experience some ups and downs while preparing for exams.
  • If you are new then give 5 to 7 Days in Memorizing important terms and formulas or if you are already preparing for any exam then you can pick any topic and start preparing .
  • your study should be target study. set a target for that day what do you want to solve that day and complete that topic on particular day.
  • Never left for tomorrow because tomorrow never comes.

How to make my Time table and How many Hours I should study?

  • Answer of this Question is totally simple – It Depend on person to person How many hours he or she Study.
  • If you Are extraordinary then 4to 5 hours are enough.
  • If you are not Extraordinary then you have devote 7 to 9 Hours per day at least for starting 2- 3 months .
  • After that you will be at good level in knowledge.
  • Now come to another important point that is how to make my time table ?

First of all take 5 A4 size page and write down all topics mentioned in ssc syllabus 

  1. On page one write down all topics related to general knowledge
  2. On second paper related to English
  3. On Third paper- Quantitative Abilities
  4. On Fourth Page – Reasoning.
  5. On fifth page write down how many hours you want to study per day .

For example –

  • 2 Hours- English
  • 2 Hours – Gk
  • 2 Hours Reasoning
  • 3 Hours – Mathematics.

After every 2 hour try to take a 15 minute break .This is 9 hours schedule .

If you are thinking that 9 hours are a long schedule then you are making a mistake because many students studying day and nights .

If you want to beat competition and want to become winner then work hard as much as you can.

SSC CGL Study plan PDF

Never think preparing for exam is a load on you. if you are having this type of mentality then cracking any exam is going to be difficult for you . just enjoy like a happy journey . Never take pressure

  1. Revision is most important part for cracking any Exam. Never think that you have solved each topic 2 or 3 times now you are master on these topics .Try to solve as many questions.If you are doing revision regularly then you can easily find out where you stand in preparation.
  2. Try to solve Mock test on regular basis.
  3. Buy any Book which has Mock test and solve them.
  4. One more thing never try to guess questions because it will not always work. Many student try to solve all questions which is a suicide never try to solve all Questions because now days all Exam has negative marking .
  5. Always attempt only those Questions about which you are sure.
  6. Daily solve one Mock  test within 110 Minute.
  7. If you can buy then buy omr sheet from market and practice on it.
  8. your first target should be math and English.
  9. Try to do Meditation, Prayer, . It will not only relax you but also will give you positive energy .
  10. Never try to argue with anyone .when you argue with some one it not only destroy your positive energy but also make you Aggressive.
  11. Always try to remain calm .
  12. Always eat healthy food and do not eat fast food .
  13. GO for walk or exercise daily.

One more last thing ——- never under estimate yourself .If you want to achieve something than work hard. Do not listen others what  they say.SSC CGL Study plan pdf

Time management for attempting all sections of paper

  • This is a important part for every candidates who is appearing for ssc cgl .
  • Always make a table for attempting sections, which section you want to attempt first -second – third- Fourth.
  • Always take 15 Minutes for General Knowledge
  •  20 Minutes for English
  •  35 Minutes for Reasoning ,Remaining time for Mathematics-
  • Always keep 8-20 minutes time for filling Omr sheet Boxes.

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