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How to Prepare General Awareness for SSC Exam?

General Awareness is not something that can be mastered in a day, this section must be dealt with a proper strategy as there are many books available in the market and the candidates often get confused with what to buy, what to study and from where to study. Candidates should not underestimate the importance of General Awareness by observing the cutoffs from the previous years of tier 1 exam as now by leaving General Awareness completely you can’t even think of getting into the race of selection as the competition is soaring sky high. Nowadays, 150+ score in the prelims is considered to be a par score and it can’t be achieved without GA. Achieving this target is not a herculean task as it can be achieved in relatively less time as compared to Mathematics and Reasoning. This section acquires even more important because it can be attempted in very less time and decent marks can be scored if you are prepared well. Also, there are more chances of getting 100% accuracy as you will always know the answer.

Tips For Studying General Awareness For SSC Exam

We don’t need to remember any rules or formulas for this section. All we need to have is keep ourselves updated and prepare diligently.


Marks Weightage:

Difficulty Level and Weightage of Topics in General Awareness for SSC CGL

Topic No. of Questions Level

History 5-6 Moderate

Geography 2 Easy-Moderate

Polity 5-6 Difficult

Economics 2 Moderate

Science 7-8 Easy-Moderate

Current Affairs 3-4 Moderate

Detailed Analysis of All Tiers of SSC-CGL

Difficulty Level and Weightage of Topics for General Awareness for SSC CHSL

Topic No. of Questions Level

Polity 2 Easy-Moderate

History 2-3 Moderate

Chemistry 3-4 Easy-Moderate

Books and Authors 2-3 Easy-Moderate

Geography 2-4 Easy-Moderate

Biology 2-3 Moderate

Physics 1-2 Moderate

Static GK 2-4 Easy-Moderate

Difficulty Level and Weightage of Topics of General Awareness for CPO

Topic No. of Questions Level

History 7  Easy

Geography 1 Moderate-Difficult

Polity 8 Easy-Moderate

Economics 8 Easy-Moderate

Biology 6 Difficult

Chemistry 5 Difficult

Physics 4 Difficult

Computer 2 Moderate-Difficult

Books & Authors 1 Difficult

Current Affairs 8 Easy

  • CURRENT AFFAIRS – For this aspirants must read the newspaper daily and must be aware of the latest policies, books, authors, places in the news, major events that have taken place in the last six months.
  • GENERAL SCIENCE – In order to score well in this section aspirants must have a basic understanding of the subject. As 7-9 questions are asked from this section so it is necessary to have a proper strategy to master this section and for that you need to go through the NCERT books which will help you a lot in clearing your doubts.
  • PHYSICS – Invention and Scientist, SI units, Motion, Sound, Light, Wave, Energy, Electricity
  • CHEMISTRY – Properties of substances and their uses, SI units, Gases, Surface chemistry
  • BIOLOGY – Inventions and scientist, Human body parts, nutrition in animal plants, Diseases, and their causes
  • POLITY: Lucent is enough for Polity. Apart from that, you can remember important sources of Indian Constitution, its articles, important amendments, Fundamental Rights, DPSP and subjects that fall in Union, Concurrent and State list etc.
  • HISTORY: You may start by reading NCERT books covering all the 3 sections of history. And then revise from Lucent’s GK book. It will cover everything related to the Ancient and Medieval History. For Modern History, Lucent is enough.
  • GEOGRAPHY: NCERT Textbooks of class 11th and 12th and Lucent.
  • ECONOMY: Mostly straightforward questions are asked, e.g. Definition and concepts of Economy. NCERT’s Economy book of Class 11 (India’s Economy & Development) is a good read for a basic idea of Indian Economy+ Lucent.
  • Miscellaneous: This section has around 8-10% weightage of SSC General Awareness Questions in the exam. This section covers topics like National Schemes, Computers, Book Names and Authors, questions from Logical Analysis, Important Days etc.
  • Do not try to study everything because if you do the same then you will end up cramming your schedule and ultimately risk yourself being underprepared. This is one of the mistakes that every SSC Aspirant commits.
  • Give 1 hour daily to get yourself prepared for SSC General Awareness Section.
  • Enroll yourself for GK quizzes, which include questions with a different difficulty level.
  • Practice mock test papers with time-bound conditions and analyze your preparation.
  • Do not spend more than 12 minutes on GK Section while practicing mock test. Mock Tests are one of the best measures to check the quality and level of your overall preparation.
  • Read magazine, newspapers, weekly GK Blog online and watch news channels for SSC General Knowledge.
  • Revision plays an important role in this section. Reading once won’t give you benefit. You have to memorize these point by revising frequently.
  • Practice previous year papers to know the type of questions asked.
  • Complete one chapter in one day and solve chapter wise SSC General Awareness questions on next day.
  • Always create notes. It will help you to revise all the topics which you have covered in SSC Current Affairs.
  • General Knowledge section is generally easier than the other sections. So, you should practice the topics that you find tough in this section.


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