General Awareness for SSC CGL

The General Awareness section of SSC CGL Tier I exam can be very scoring if you tackle it wisely. Unlike other sections of SSC CGL Tier I, the general awareness section doesn’t require any calculations and is thus the least time-consuming section. You can attempt this section very quickly and accurately (accuracy means the chances of getting an answer right). So let us start off by understanding what sort of topics and questions to expect while studying the syllabus of General Awareness and then move on to tips to prepare General Awareness for SSC CGL 2017 based on new Pattern.

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How GA section can Improve your Marks in SSC CGL Tier I

If you think that you don’t need to focus on GA as long as you are strong in Reasoning and Quants, you are wrong! Here’s why you need to prepare General Awareness for SSC CGL Tier I:

  • More marks in less time: Since it is less calculation based, you can complete the GA section quickly. Even if you prepare science and technology, sports and current affairs nicely, you can expect to get at least 20 marks.
  • Low Chances of Getting Negative Marks: Again, since there is nothing to solve in General Awareness questions, you will always know whether you know the answer or not. This means there is no chance that you will knowingly mark an answer wrong.

Let us now look at what topics are mostly asked and how to maximise your score in GA awareness for SSC CGL Tier I 2017.

Overall Analysis of General Awareness for SSC CGL Tier I 

ssc cgl GA breakup - prepare General Awareness for SSC CGL

The above pie chart is based on 2015 and 2016 papers. As you can see, you can divide your GA preparation into 3 major parts – Static GK, Science and Miscellaneous topics. Here is what is covered under these 3 subtopics:

General Awareness for SSC CGL Tier I- Subtopics and Mark Distribution

 Subject Topic No. of
Static GK Culture 1-2 8-14
Indian History 2-3
(Indian + World)
Environment 1-2
Economy 1-2
Polity 1-2
Science Biology 1-2 4-8
Chemistry 1-2
Physics +
Space Science
Computer &
Nutrition 0-1
Others Current Affairs 1-2 3-6
Important Dates,
Miscellaneous GK:
People in News,
Books etc.

Now that you know the weightage of each topic, take a look at the list of topics that asked in SSC CGL Tier I General Awareness section.

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