Unlike other sections of SSC CGL Tier I, the general awareness section doesn’t require any calculations and thus, is the least time-consuming section. SSC CGL Tier I consists of 4 sections – General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness/ General knowledge, Quantitative Aptitude and English Comprehension. The procedure of the exam consists of three stages:
Tier I exam will be conducted from March 3, 2020- March 9, 2020. SSC CGL 2020 admit card has already been released on the official website. The section includes 25 questions with each question carrying 2 marks. General Awareness is considered as a make or break section by many aspirants. This article will provide thorough details about subtopics of main subjects included in GA section, marks distribution, topic-wise recommended books. In the later part of the article we will discuss some preparation strategies that can be taken into account wile preparing for the General Awareness section of SSC CGL 2020.
One needs to focus on GA as much as Reasoning and Quantitative aptitude. Here's why General Awareness can take a CGL aspirants to a safer spot if taken seriously:
The General Awareness segment of SSC CGL Tier I exam can be a scoring section and a step between getting good and average score in CGL 2020, provided the answers are given appropriately.
The subtopics of main subjects with their marks distribution can be found in the following table:
|Physics and Space Science|
|Computer and Mobile Tech.|
|Important Dates, Portfolios, Schemes|
|Sports, People in News, Books etc.|
Before you pick a book to start memorizing the facts, one must know what to focus on in Science. CGL includes questions that consists of Physics, Chemistry and Biology. Thus one must follow very important topics first as this subject is vast and can mislead as a time consuming subject.
Similar to General Science, History is also vast with subdivision in Ancient History, Medieval History and Modern History. One of the most important tip to keep in mind is that revising what one has studied during the school time is enough for this part of general awareness but if someone wants to learn more on these, one can find the recommended books for each of the type mentioned below.
One can practice Geography using maps, thus you can easily remember about all ports in India and similarly about soil types.
|Important Topics||Movement Of Earth, Winds Soils In India, Interior Of Earth, Ocean & Ocean Currents, Agriculture In India, Latitudes & Longitudes, Volcanoes & Earthquakes, Transportation In India, Solar System, Habitats, Mineral Resources In India, Atmosphere, Physical Features Of India, Forests In India, All you need to know about States of India, Rivers In India, World Geo. Facts I.E. Continents in the World.|
|Recommended Books||NCERT textbook for Social Science Class 7 to 10 and for Geography Class 11, 12|
One must only follow the important topics that have been mentioned below as this is not a well asked section in SSC CGL.
|Important Topics||Framing Of The Constitution, President, Governor, Sources Of Indian Constitution, Vice President, Vidhan Sabha, Schedules & Parts Of Indian Constitution, Attorney General Of India, Vidhan Parishad, Chief Ministers, Comptroller Auditor General, Panchayats, Citizenship, Lok Sabha, Parliamentary Funds, Article 370, Rajya Sabha, Supreme Court, Emergency In India, Bills, High Court, Commissions, Prime Minister & Cabinet Ministers, Writs.|
|Recommended Books||The most vital book on this topic is Indian Polity by M. Laxmikanth. You can also attempt to resolve questions in NIOS study material and Lucent books.|
Topics ranging from Population Census to Union Budget. Other important topics include Demonetization and Economic Survey, Important Books & Writers, Oscar Winners, First in Sports for India and World like First Olympics, First Asian Games etc., Famous Sea Ports, Airports and their locations, State Animals and Symbols, Important Institutions of India and World & their locations (like BRICS, World Bank, IMF and RBI etc.), Indian Art & Culture, Awards & their Significance, Nobel Laureates & their Fields.
|Recommended Books||Lucent’s GK book is more than adequate to tackle the miscellaneous topics.|
|Computer & Mobile Technology||Development of Computers, Input & Output Devices, Memory, Abbreviations|
*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.