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SSC CGL General Knowledge & Awareness 2020 – Topic-wise details

SSC CGL General Knowledge 2020: To clear the exam you need to identify those sections where you can attempt a maximum number of accurate questions and score the highest marks in very less time which saves your lots of time to attempt questions in other subjects. SSC CGL General Awareness (GA) & Knowledge (GK) Section is considered to be one of the highest-scoring sections of the Exam.

Its aim is to test candidates’ general knowledge & awareness of current affairs occurring around the world and in India. With good preparation and practice, you can attempt more questions in less time and score good marks in SSC CGL General Knowledge Section.

SSC CGL GENERAL AWARENESS -:

Know the Exam Pattern of SSC CGL:-

S.NO. SUBJECTS TOTAL QUESTIONS TOTAL MARKS
1. ENGLISH  LANGUAGE & COMPREHENSION 25 50
2. QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE 25 50
3. REASONING & MENTAL ABILITY 25 50
4. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE 25 50
5. TOTAL 100 200

*There will be a composite time of 60 min for this test.

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SSC CGL General Knowledge Topic-Wise Weightage -:

Topics CGL CHSL Steno MTS CPO
History 2 3-4 7-8 2-3 6-7
Geography 2 2-3 4-5 3-4 7-8
Polity 3 2-3 4-5 2-3 6-7
Economics 2 2-3 2-3 3-4 5-6
Science & Technology 9 7-9 14-16 6-7 10-12
Static Gk 1 1-2 5-6 2-3 2-3
Current Affairs 5 2-3 5-6 2-3 4-5
Computer 1 1-2 2-3 1-2 2-3

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Topic-wise Syllabus of SSC CGL GA and GK Section

After going through the exam pattern and their weightage in the exam, the next step is to understand the topic-wise syllabus SSC CGL General Awareness Section. Major topics covered in the Staff Selection Commission CGL Tier-I exam under the SSC CGL General Knowledge Section :

Category

Topics

Sub-Topics

No. Of Questions asked

Static Gk

History

Facts about Harappa Civilization

9-11

Vedic culture

Name of the Kings who built important ancient Temples and Institutions like Nalanda

Chronology of Medieval India and their important systems

India’s freedom movement and their leaders

Geography

India and its neighbouring countries

Famous Seaport and Airport and their location

Important institution of world and India and their locations like BRICS, World Bank, IMF, and RBI, etc

Economy

The terminology of Budget (like National Income, GDP, Fiscal Deficit and many more)

Five Year Plan and its importance

Famous persons in the economy

Institutions and their importance like RBI, SEBI, etc

Polity

Supreme Court

Meaning of Write

Election of President and his functions

Important constitution bodies like CAG

Facts about parliament

Fundamental Duties

Governor and his functions

State legislature

Major Constitutional amendments and their importance

Official Language

Emergency Provisions

National political parties and their symbols

General Science

Biology

Important Inventions and their inventor

8-10

Important and Interesting facts about human body parts

Nutrition in Animals and Plants

Diseases and their causes like Bacteria

Viruses and Protozoa

Last four chapter of NCERT of Class 12th for environment

Chemistry

Chemical Properties of Substance and their uses

SI units

Chemical Name of Important substances like Plaster of Paris, etc.

Chemical Change and Physical Change

Properties of Gases

Surface Chemistry

Chemistry in Everyday life

Physics

Important inventions and their inventor

S.I. units

Motion

Sound

Light

Wave

Energy

Electricity

Current Affairs

Recent Developments

Sports

3-5

Awards

Politics

Finance and Banking sector

International Events

Miscellaneous

GK

Population Census

3-5

Important Books and their writers

First sports achievement for India and the world like first Olympic, first Asian Game, etc.

State Animals and Symbols

Awards and their importance

Name of the Scientist who got Noble prize for important discoveries

Important Days

Computer

Development of computers

Input and output devices

Memory

Total

25

Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level Books for General Studies -:

S.No. Book Author’s Name
1. Lucent G.K. (Theory) Dr. Binay Karna and Manwendra Mukul
2. Lucent G.K. (Objective Questions) Dr. Binay Karna and Manwendra Mukul
3. General Knowledge Manohar Pandey

How to prepare SSC CGL General Awareness Section -:

GK is the most scoring section of the exam in recent years. By following these simple steps you can easily score good marks in this section:-

  • Start preparing SSC CGL General Awareness section thoroughly two months before the exam, it will not take more than 10 minutes to finish this section. You can utilize the time saved here for doing calculations in SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude.
  • This section mostly covers most part of Static GK than current affairs. Thus, focus more on the static portions and stay in touch with the current affairs.
  • Prepare the subjects in the order of priority mentioned here; it is in accordance with the trends observed in the last few years. Science> Polity> History> Geography> Economy> Miscellaneous
  • Static GK is related to Culture, Indian History, Economy, Geography (India + World), Polity and Environment.
  • Avoid cramming. Make notes and mind maps to remember facts, a chronology of historical events and dates.
  • Try attempting at least 75 questions of GA every day in a span of 30 minutes.
  • Current Affairs App: At the time of a revision, you can go through the well-structured notes and capsules in this app which can be beneficial for SSC CGL preparation tips. It offers good quality daily/weekly/monthly quizzes to the aspirants.
  • When it comes to General Awareness, revision is the key to success.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q. How many Questions are asked in SSC CGL General Knowledge section?

A. A total of 25 Questions is asked in SSC CGL General Knowledge  section.

Q. Suggest some best books for SSC CGL General Knowledge preparation?

A.

S.No. Book Author’s Name
1. Lucent G.K. (Theory) Dr. Binay Karna and Manwendra Mukul
2. Lucent G.K. (Objective Questions) Dr. Binay Karna and Manwendra Mukul
3. General Knowledge Manohar Pandey

Q. How many questions are asked from the history part in the SSC CGL General Knowledge section?

A. A total of 2 questions is asked from the history part in the SSC CGL General Knowledge section.

Q. Is there negative marking in the SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam?

A. Yes, there is negative marking. 0.50 Marks will be deducted for every wrong answer in CGL Tier I,II and IV Exam. 0.25 will be deducted for every wrong answer in CGL Tier II Exam.

Q. Can a candidate apply for more than one post for the SSC CGL exam?

A.Yes, as long as a candidate fulfils the eligibility criteria he/she can apply for more than just one post.