SSC CGL Exam: Tips & Strategy Of General Awareness Section

SSC CGL Exam: Tips & Strategy Of General Awareness Section

SSC CGL Exam At this point of time it is important to follow a smart and effective strategy for SSC CGL 2017 exam preparation. In this article, we are providing you the strategy to prepare for general awareness section.Kindly let us know what strategy are you following for G.K and How do you find our strategy. If you need any help regarding SSC CGL Exam preparation, let us know.

Topic Wise marks distribution of General Awareness for SSC CGL Exam 

50 questions are asked from  General Awareness section. If you master your G.K then you will hardly take 15 minutes to answer all the 50 questions correctly. Below table provides you the questions asked from previous years of SSC CGL Exam. It will make easier for you to decide which topics are more important for your exam.

TopicsSub TopicsQuestions asked.
Current AffairsInternational Affairs
National Affairs2-3
Economy & FinanceEconomics3-4
Features of Indian Economy3-4
GeographyGeography of India3-4
World Geography2-3
Physical Geography2-3
HistoryHistory of India8-9
World History
Indian Polity & ConstitutionIndian Polity & Constitution7-8
Science & TechnologyBiology5-6
Discoveries & Inventions
Other Information
Space, Defence in India
Static GKHonours & Awards1-2
Important Dates1-2
National & International Organizations1-2
Other Information
Art & Culture1-2
Books & Authors

You can see from the above table that majorly questions were asked from three sections (General Science,History and Indian Polity). First complete these three sections properly and practice their questions. Try to practice one question many times so that you are able to learn it. In SSC exams mostly questions are repeated from previous year papers.

SSC CPO 2017 General Awareness Preparation-Topic Wise Strategy

Students generally do not focus on General Awareness section because they think it is very difficult and syllabus is so lengthy. We have shared the best and smart way to plan your G.K. You will easily master it if you work daily according to the strategy given below.

Current Affairs

There are 3-4  questions are asked in SSC CPO exam from current affair section. To prepare this well you need to be consistent.Focus on last 6 months’ current affairs from the date of your exam.

Economy & Finance

Previous year papers can help you prepare this section well because only basic questions are asked from this section.

Geography/History/ Indian Polity & Constitution

19-20 questions are asked from these topics so you need to study these subjects effectively. Follow the gradeup notes and daily quizzes shared on gradeup. You  should also practice from a good book. Lucent book is very good.

Science & Technology

17-20 questions are asked from Science & technology including Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Computer. We are providing you examples from these topics so that you will have an idea of what to read and how to score well.

Static GK

9-10 questions are asked from static G.K. You should read newspaper daily and should be in touch with the important international and national events.Questions are generally asked on the events which are very famous and mostly everyone is aware of them.

We will be uploading more and more quizzes to help you prepare for your exam. Your comments and suggestions are always welcome.


you need to read important things only. If you will try to cover the whole syllabus then there will be no time left for revision. Practice as many questions as you can. Do not forget to solve previous year SSC CPO as well as SSC CGL papers as the pattern is almost same for both the exams.


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