Best Books to prepare for SSC CGL Tier -II Exam

Books or Study Material recommended for SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam

Overview: As Staff Selection Commission (SSC) declares the CGL Tier-1 results, Those who qualify in the Tier-I Exam, have to appear for Tier-II Exam. But unlike the UPSC mains, the SSC Tier-II doesn’t have the Descriptive Paper. As per previous years statistics more than one lakh people are going to appear in the CGL Tier-2 Exam which is the second stage of SSC CGL.  Aspirants must keep in mind that CGL Tier-2 level has higher difficulty level than that of CGL Tier-1 Exam.

SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam Pattern 2013:  SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam will contain multiple choice questions. It will have the following pattern:-

Subject Total Marks No. of Questions Time Duration Negative Marking
Quantitative Aptitude 200 100 2 Hrs -0.50
English Language 200 200 2 Hrs -0.25


These two papers are compulsory for all candidates. But if you’re applying for Statistical Investigator Grade-II, then you has to appear in one more paper, that is Paper III for Statistics, worth 200 marks.

Recommended Books for Tier-2 Exam:

Books for English Language Section:

Name of book Author Publisher To download ebook
Objective General English 2012 Edition SP Bakshi Arihant (2012) Click here
Common Errors in English Kiran Prakashan Kiran Prakashan Click here 
SSC Combined Graduate Level English Language & Comprehension Tier-II & CPO Exam (Objective Type) Kiran Prakashan (2013) Kiran Prakashan Click here
SSC English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997-Till Date Kiran Prakashan Kiran Prakashan click here


Books for Numerical/Quantitative Section:

Name of book Author Publisher To download ebook
Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations 17th Edition R. S. Aggarwal S. Chand Publishing (2012) Click here
SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam: Quantitative Abilities Arithmetical Ability Including Previous Years’ Solved Papers and Model Practice Sets (Tier – II) Kiran Prakashan (2012) Kiran Prakashan Click here

Books containing both the sections:

Name of book Author Publisher To download ebook
SSC Combined Graduate Level Mains Exam Tier – 2 (Paper – 1 & 2) Arihant (2013) Experts Compilation Click here
SSC All Graduate Level Exams Solved Papers 1997 Upto Date: Chapterwise Solved Papers on Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry and Mensuration 81 Sets (TIER – 2) Kiran Prakashan Kiran Prakashan Click here

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