Best Books for SSC CGL Tier 2 (2018) Preparation

Best Books for SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Preparation

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We have received a lot of queries regarding the best available books for SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2 Preparation. In this article, we will try to cover the current online exam pattern and recommended Best books for SSC CGL 2018 Examination. 


As we all know that SSC CGL Maths pattern has been shifted to more calculative questions, the first thing you need to do is to increase your calculation speed. Use pen and paper for calculations, learn Square and cubes, roots and tables. Some basic fraction and percentage must be in your mind, but all this will help you at the exam hall only when you practice maths Questions.  

1) Basics (Previous Papers) for SSC CGL 2018 Maths Paper:

Since you guys might have already cleared or hoping to clear SSC CGL Tier 1, therefore we are not quoting basic books like R S Agarwal or M Tyra. Now, your first step towards Tier 2 Maths must be to cover all previous year questions of SSC CGL (Specially Mains) and recently conducted Tier -1 + Tier-2 papers in online mode. This will not only cover your basics but will give you a fair idea about the type and level of questions asked in SSC CGL exams. Give more emphasis on recently conducted exams. You must be fast to cover these books and revise it as many times as you gain confidence.

Recommended Books: (Any one of them)


2) Targetted Books for SSC CGL 2018 Maths Paper:

After completing and grasping previous year question papers you should prepare through books written by subject teachers of SSC. Although these books are bit outdated, as of now there is no book available exactly the way SSC is asking questions. After grasping these books your confidence will rise and you will be able to solve even some more difficult questions. You are also requested to keep your basics clear and do not rely on shortcuts, always solve a question by basics first and then try for shortcuts if possible. practice this consistently and you may also derive your own shortcuts. Please do not try to derive short cuts while appearing for the actual exam.

Recommended Books: 

3) Advance level Books for SSC CGL 2018 Maths Paper:

These books are neither written for SSC Exams nor mandatory to clear SSC CGL exams, But if you feel that you have mastered the above-mentioned books and revised so many times that you need something new and higher level, then go for these books (only up to level 1 and 2, do not waste time on level 3).

Recommended Books:

Advance: Quantitative Aptitude Quantum Cat 2019 by Sarvesh Verma

Apart from above-mentioned books, you are expected to solve SSC relevant new type questions asked in other govt and non-govt Competitive exams.


The level of questions in English has not been changed much. Just a little tougher Comprehension part and little new vocabulary. All you need to do is master the well-known pattern of SSC CGL Tier 2 English Exam. 

1) Grammar for SSC CGL 2018 English Paper:

If you need to understand/revise the Complete SSC Grammar Rules you should use Neetu Madam's plinth to paramount book and for Error practice, you may use Mirror to Common errors. 

Recommended Books:

Complete SSC Grammar: English For Competitions Vol-I 2019 by Neetu Singh

Error Practice: A mirror of common errors by Ashok Kumar Singh

2) Vocabulary for SSC CGL 2018 English Paper:

If you are a QMaths follower, you must know about the Black Book of English Vocabulary. It is recommended to use Black Book for SSC Vocabulary part. Very soon a revised and enlarged printed version with Complete SSC Vocabulary (OWS, Syno, Anto, Spelling, Idioms, phrase) will also be available. If you already have some other books you may also prepare your vocabulary part from it.

Black Book of English Vocabulary (the revised edition will be launched soon)

3) Comprehension for SSC CGL 2018 English Paper:

Basically, this section does not require any book, in recent SSC Exams, it was seen that passages were asked directly from The Hindu or India Express Newspaper articles. It is highly advised to make reading a habit, read whatever you like, for the practice you may use books of any publications. I would recommend going with previous years papers, which will also cover other parts of English as well as Comprehension part. 

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You are expected to read/practice a book and not just make a pile of books, be limited about the number of books you are studying if you have similar or alternate book use it instead of buying a new one, whichever book you follow, try to be its master. 

P.S: We have tried to give links of the latest edition of books, but before buying any of the books please check for the latest edition.

We hope this article helped you, All the best for your SSC CGL 2018 Tier 2.

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