How Do I Prepare For The SSC CGL General Awareness Section?

SSC CGL 2018 is turning out to be a massive competitive entrance examination due to the number of registrations. The commission will accept the online applications until June 4 and we expect the registrations for the exam to surpass the three million mark. Candidates who have not yet applied online are advised to complete the process early to avoid the last-minute rush.

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is going to start the CGL Tier-I at the end of July and aspirants who are not familiar with the exam pattern and syllabus are advised to refer to our article "All You Need To Know About The SSC CGL 2018".

CGL: Ace The General Awareness Section


SSC CGL Tier-I consists of four sections, namely English comprehension, quantitative aptitude, general intelligence & reasoning and general awareness. Out of the four sections, the general awareness is one such section which is also useful in the tier-II round. Here is how you should prepare for the SSC CGL general awareness section.

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Know How To Start The Preparations

The general awareness section, also called the general knowledge section, does not require special attention. The official notification also reads that the questions will be based on the candidates' general awareness of the environment around them and its application to society.

It is always good start preparing for this section with the current affairs topic because most of the questions will be related to it. One should increase their observation on the recent developments in every field.

Apart from keeping yourself updated with the current affairs, start preparing your own notes while preparing for the general knowledge section. This will be useful when you are revising. Try to solve the previous years' question papers while preparing the basic concepts.

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Tips For Science In SSC CGL

One can expect more than five questions in the science section. Start your preparations with the basic concepts of physics, biology and chemistry. Space science is also one of the areas to focus on. Be familiar with factual knowledge about diseases, nutrition, vitamins, etc. We suggest you make flash cards to remember the facts.

Tips For History In SSC CGL

This has a huge syllabus to master and you may expect at least three questions. Start your preparations with modern history, specifically events after the 1857 revolt. At least one question is expected on the independence movement besides one on ancient culture.

Tips For Geography In SSC CGL

Physical geography is more important than human and economic geography. The world geography is also important but never get into the details like you should with physical geography. Around three questions are expected in this section that include both India and the world. Starting from mineral resources to the solar system, focus on the facts.

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Tips For Indian Polity In SSC CGL

More than two questions are expected in this section. Start the preparation with the Indian Constitution and make a note of the important amendments and articles while preparing. As the questions will be objective, preparing a separate analysis on the concepts will be a waste of time, even though they help you understand the subject better. Be familiar with the recent developments related to this field.

Tips For Current Affairs In SSC CGL

As we mentioned above, this section is required to handle all other sections. At least 2-3 direct questions are expected in this section that include important dates and events. There are more than two months for the tier-I round; hence, it is recommended to keep separate notes about the daily happenings.

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Tips For Economy In SSC CGL

More than two direct questions are expected in the economy section. Start your preparations with the help of NCERT textbooks, which will make understanding the concepts easier for you. Meticulously know about the current Economic Survey and the Union Budget. Make a note of the expenditure on schemes, plans and policies.

Miscellaneous Topics In SSC CGL

The above sections purely cover the general knowledge part; apart from the facts, one should also master the areas such as important books & authors, famous ports in India and the world, state symbols and animals, Nobel laureates, sports and the basics of computer applications.

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