SSC CGL Preparation 2023

We have explained the weightage of each tier for the SSC CGL preparation 2022. The SSC CGL Tier 1 and Tier 2 exams are 200 Marks and 400 Marks, respectively. 

Take a look at the table below to get a detailed idea for the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam:


Number of Questions

Maximum Marks




General Awareness



Quantitative Aptitude



English Comprehension






Here are some important points to note:

  • Each part holds equal importance, so candidates must focus on each & every part of this exam.

  • Note:  There is no section-wise cut-off in this Exam and each wrong answer will give you a Negative Marking of 0.5 marks in this Exam.

Here are some key SSC CGL preparation tips for 2022 that you must keep in mind:

  • Focus on Important Topics:

  • Work on your weak areas

  • Go Through Previous Year Question Papers 

  • Practice is the ultimate way to succeed

  • Don’t Overburden Yourself 

SSC CGL Preparation Strategy for Beginners

Appearing for the SSC CGL exam for the first time? Then go through the preparation strategy given below for beginners. Follow these tips and modify your study plan if needed.

  • Before you start, you must know the complete SSC CGL exam pattern and SSC CGL exam syllabus.

  • Get to know your weaker areas and strong concepts, and then plan your preparation accordingly. For this, you can solve 2-3 mock papers. Start practicing questions from your weaker sections more to get a hold of them. 

  • Join the right team (institute) and learn short tricks to attempt Quantitative and Reasoning questions.

  • Last but not least, solve as many of the previous year’s papers of SSC including SSC CGL, CHSL, MTS, etc. (these courses share the same syllabus and pattern as SSC CGL)

Best Books for SSC CGL Preparation

SSC CGL Books are an important part of study material. To include the best books in the study plan while preparing for the SSC CGL exam, take a look below: 

  • English: Objective General English by S.P.Bakshi, Word Power Made Easy by Norman Lewis

  • Reasoning: Lucent Reasoning by Arihant Publication

  • Quantitative Aptitude: Magical Books On Quicker Maths by M-Tyra (BSC publication), SSC Mathematics 5800+ by Kiran Publication

  • General Awareness: Lucent G.K. by Dr. Binay Karna and Manwendra Mukul

SSC CGL 2022 Subject-Wise Preparation Strategy

English Preparation Tips

For English, the candidate must get their hands-on on three essential components: vocabulary, comprehension, and grammar. Focusing on these 3 key components will give you an edge over others. Let us look at some SSC CGL preparation tips for 2022 for English:

  • Read the newspaper daily, especially the editorial section. You must list down the hard words you find and try searching for the synonyms and antonyms for those words.

  • Practice Reading Comprehension and Cloze test regularly.

  • Solve last year’s SSC CGL Tier 1 previous year question paper to get a good idea about the paper pattern.

  • Remember that almost 50 percent of the question paper is on grammar. Therefore, make sure to work on the grammar fundamentals.

  • While solving the question paper, use the option elimination method for a clear distinction.

  • To solve the reading comprehension, identify the tone and understand the essence of the article before you answer the questions.