Best Books for SSC CGL 2018

SSC CGL Books 2018

SSC CGL is conducted for recruitment to non-technical Group ‘B’ and Group ‘C’ non gazetted posts in a range of Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations of the Government of India. With an observable decrease in the level of the difficulty for the questions being asked in tier one, the cut off for the 2017-18 session soared up to 131 for the unreserved, this is nothing short of a testament to the level of competition that has been ever on the rise. 

Many aspirants get confused about what books to refer for different sections present in SSC CGL. Thus, this article is going to clear the confusion in order to get one started with the preparation of one of the most valuable government exams in India. These books have been recommended by the previous year’s toppers. Also, one who wants books for self-preparation, this article is exactly to the point for them.


Important Books for SSC CGL Tier 1


Computer Based Test is the new mode which was introduced in SSC CGL 2016. In tier 1 examination there are 100 questions with the exam duration of 60 minutes. Subjects will be same as previous CGL pattern i.e. Reasoning, English, Quantitative Aptitude and General Knowledge including General Awareness.

Note that, there will be negative marking of 0.50 for each wrong answer given in Tier-I. Let’s look the important books which can play a major role in cracking the first tier of this examination:


Important Books for Reasoning: Following three books are recommended for the reasoning part of the tier 1 exam of SSC CGL:



Important Books for English: English curriculum can be covered with two books , i.e. Vocabulary and common error. Following books are recommended for good practice on this subject of the examination:


  1. Vocabulary Books


  1. Common Error

Check SSC CGL Syllabus


Important Books for Quantitative Aptitude: Following books are recommended for good practice on this subject of the examination:



Important Books for General Awareness: Following books are recommended for good practice on this subject of the examination:


Check SSC CGL Exam Pattern

Important Books for SSC CGL Tier 2


In Tier II examination, there are two exams that are conducted on the same day, that are of English and Mathematics. English Examination has 200 question with 200 marks and Mathematics examination has 100 questions with 200 marks.


Important Books for Quantitative Aptitude


Following books are recommended for Quantitative Aptitude:


Important Books for General English


Following books are recommended for General English part of Tier II examination. Below mentioned books will be enough to get good practice and self preparation to clear the second hurdle.

Important Books for SSC CGL Tier 3


If one has cleared Tier I and II using the above mentioned books, the SSC CGL Tier III can be a piece of cake if one follows the following recommendations of books.



Important Books for General Writing


Following books are recommended for the General Writing exam in the Tier III examination of SSC CGL:


Your dream for SSC CGL will come true if you will do preparation with a good strategy. Prepare your today for your better tomorrow. Candidates! Stay focused on your ultimate goal. You are born to win. No exam is tough until you decided to crack this full dedication & Hard Work. Stay focus on your study plan. Give your 100% in the exam.  All the best.