SSC CGL Books 2021

By : Rahul Chadha

Updated : Jan 8, 2021, 11:36

SSC CGL Books: Reading the right book will play a very crucial role in developing the concepts while preparing for SSC CGL 2021 exam. With so many books to offer in the market for SSC CGL exam preparation, it has become challenging to choose the best books for exam preparation. So, we are sharing the list of best books for SSC CGL English, Quant, Reasoning and GK (General Awareness) subjects to prepare effectively for the different phases of the exam.

The Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CGL 2020-21 notification already. Candidates preparing for the same must be in search of the best book for SSC CGL preparation. Below, we have mentioned the most relevant books and the ideal time you should start reading a particular book for the SSC CGL 2021 Tier 1 exam preparation.

Best Books for SSC CGL 2021 - Subject Wise

In accordance with the changing scenario of SSC, it is important to give an equal weightage to each Subject of SSC CGL examination. And for this, it is equally important to choose books that are exam-oriented, syllabus optimized and comprehensive. 

Best English Book for SSC CGL 2021 Exam

Books NameAuthor
Objective General EnglishS.P.Bakshi
A Plinth to ParamountNeetu Singh
A mirror of Common ErrorsA.K Singh
Corrective EnglishA.K Singh
Word Power Made EasyNorman Lewis
Idiom & PhrasesEnglish-Vinglish BYJU'S Exam Prep Series
Previous Year PapersMB Publication

Best Book for SSC CGL Maths 2021

Books NameAuthor
Magical Books On Quicker MathsM-Tyra (BSC publication)
SSC Mathematics 5800+Kiran Publication
Online Quiz (thousands of questions to practice are available)Gradeup

Best Reasoning Book for SSC CGL Exam 2020-21

Books NameAuthor
Lucent ReasoningArihant Publication
Reasoning QuizzesGradeup

Best GK Book for SSC CGL Exam 2021

Books NameAuthor
Lucent G.K.Dr Binay Karna and Manwendra Mukul

Since SSC has been in a dynamic mood for the last 2-3 years. There has been a change in the patterns, adoption of online procedures, changing the level of questions and a lot more.

Even from this year onwards, the candidates cracking Tier I exam will be shortlisted for both Tier II and Tier III exam but the answer sheets for Tier III will only be checked, If a student qualifies Tier-II exam.

Therefore, in this time of huge competition, it is very necessary to be selective and properly planned in your studies. Nowadays numerous books and online material is available.

Thus, it is not possible and not even wise to follow all the material available. Therefore, it is suggested to follow the above mentioned SSC CGL books recommended by the subject experts and toppers.

Quizzes on BYJU'S Exam Prep are very comprehensive, conceptual and based on previous years questions asked in SSC CGL exams. Hence regular attempts of online quizzes and short notes preparation will definitely make a difference between you and offline users.

Lastly, it’s better to practice from one book numerous times rather than practising numerous books at once.

SSC CGL Exam Dates 2020-2021


Important Dates

SSC CGL Notification 2020 Date


SSC CGL Apply Online 2020


Last date to Apply for SSC CGL 2020


SSC CGL Tier 1 Admit Card 2020

10 days before the exam

SSC CGL Exam Date 2020-21

29.05.2021 till 07.06.2021

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