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Best Books for SSC GD Constable Exam Preparation

Sep 26, 2018 11:53 IST
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Best Books for SSC GD Constable Exam Preparation
Best Books for SSC GD Constable Exam Preparation

Every year Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds an open competitive Computer Based Examination (CBE) for Recruitment of GD Constable. This year SSC has announced total 54953 vacancies for Constable (GD) Post in Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), National Investigation Agency (NIA) and Secretariat Security Force (SSF) and Rifleman (General Duty) in Assam Rifles.

Candidates can apply for this post now as the registration process has been started from 17th August, 2018 till 17th September, 2018. The process of submitting applications for the said recruitment examination consists of two parts: (i) One-Time Registration and (ii) Filling of online Application Form. Those candidates having passed Matriculation or 10th class from a recognized Board or University and are between 18 to 23 years of age are eligible to apply for the SSC GD Constable Recruitment examination.

The recruitment process for SSC GD Constable 2018 Exam will consist of Computer Based Examination (CBE), Physical Efficiency Test (PET), Physical Standard Test (PST) and Detailed Medical Examination (DME). The Computer based examination will consist of one objective type paper containing 100 questions carrying 100 marks, with the following composition:



Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Duration/ Time Allowed


General Intelligence and Reasoning



90 minutes


General Knowledge and

General Awareness




Elementary Mathematics




English/ Hindi






Points to Remember

  • All questions will be of Objective Multiple Choice Type.
  • Each question will carry 1 mark.
  • The exam will be conducted in English and Hindi only.

Know the Detailed Exam Pattern of SSC GD Constable 2018 Exam

Before analyzing the best books to prepare for SSC GD Constable Exam, let’s look in brief the Syllabus for SSC GD Constable Exam:

General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Awareness & GK 

Elementary Mathematics

English or Hindi



Number Systems

Spot the Error

वर्तनी की सामान्य अशुद्धियाँ तथा शब्दों के शब्द  रूप

Similarities and differences


Computation of Whole Numbers

Fill in the Blanks

शब्दों के बहुवचन

Spatial visualization


Decimals, Fractions and relationship between Numbers


किसी वाक्य को अन्य लिंग में परिवर्तन

Spatial orientation


Fundamental Arithmetical Operations


मुहावरा व उनका अर्थ

Visual memory

Economic Scene


Spellings/Detecting Mis-spelt words

अशुद्ध वाक्यों के शुद्ध रूप


General Polity

Ratio and Proportion

Idioms & Phrases

विलोमार्थी शब्द


Indian Constitution


One Word Substitution

समानार्थी व पर्यायवाची शब्द

Relationship concepts

Scientific research


Improvement of Sentences

अनेक शब्दों के लिए एक शब्द

Arithmetical Reasoning and Figural Classification


Profit and Loss

Active/Passive Voice

कहावतें व लोकोक्तियां के अर्थ

Arithmetic Number Series



Direct/Indirect Speech

संधि विच्छेद

Non-Verbal Series




क्रिया से भाववाचक संज्ञा बनाना

Coding and decoding


Time and Distance

Cloze Passage

रचना एवं रचयिता



Time and Work

Reading Comprehension


Know the Complete Syllabus of SSC GD Constable 2018 Exam


Best books for GD Constable Examination Preparation

As we already know that the Computer Based Exam (CBE) consists of four major sections, namely, General Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness & GK, Elementary Mathematics and English or Hindi Language. So the candidates are advised to refer books which will help them in improving their skills in these sections only.

Let’s have a look at the list of the best books for each section separately:

Best Books for General Intelligence and Reasoning Section

Candidates are tested for their reasoning ability and decision making power under this section. Questions from both verbal and non-verbal reasoning section will be part of the exam. Analytical aptitude and ability to observe and distinguish patterns will be tested through questions principally of non-verbal type.

So let’s have a look at the books that are best for the preparation of General Intelligence and Reasoning Section for SSC GD Constable Exam:

Best Books for General Intelligence and Reasoning Section

Book Name

Author Name

Publisher Name

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

RS Agarwal

S. Chand (Revised Edition 2012)

Verbal and Non-Verbal Reasoning

Kiran Publication

(Kiran Prakashan 2015)

Analytical Reasoning

MK Pandey

BSC Publishing 2018 Edition

Non-Verbal Reasoning

BS Sijwali & Indu Sijwali

Arihant 2014

General Intelligence and Test of Reasoning

Vikas Experts

Vikas Publishing House (2016)

Shortcuts in reasoning (Verbal, Non-Verbal & Analytical) for competitive exams

Disha Experts

Disha Publication (2016)


Best Books for General Awareness and GK Section  

In this section, questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate’s general awareness of the environment around him and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

So let’s have a look at the books that are best for the preparation of General Awareness and GK Section for SSC GD Constable Exam:

Best Books for General Awareness and GK Section

Book Name

Author Name

Publisher Name

Monthly magazines

Pratiyogita Darpan


General Knowledge

Binay Karna

Lucent 2018

General Knowledge

Manohar Pandey

Arihant 2017

Manorama Yearbook 2018


Malayala Manorama 2018

Daily Newspaper

Hindu, Indian Express, etc.


General Knowledge 2018: Latest Current Affairs & Who’s Who

RPH Editorial Board

Ramesh Publishing House (2016)

Concise General Knowledge 2018

Purushottam Kumar

G.K. Pub; Fifth edition (2017)


Best Books for Elementary Mathematics Section  

This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, etc.

So let’s have a look at the books that are best for the preparation of Elementary Mathematics Section for SSC GD Constable Exam:

SSC Constable GD books for Elementary Mathematics

Books Name

Author Name

Publisher Name

Popular Arithmetic Multiple-Choice Questions

RPH Editorial Board

Ramesh Publishing House; 3 edition (2016)

SSC Mathematics Chapterwise Questions

Rakesh Yadav

Rakesh Yadav Publication (2016)

Maths For SSC Constable Exam

Ram Singh Yadav, Yajvender Yadav

Shri Krishan Publishers Pvt. Ltd. (2016)

Complete Mathematics (Part-1)

Rishikesh Kumar

Lucent (2015)


Best Books for English and Hindi Language Section

In this section, the candidates' ability to understand basic English/ Hindi language and his/her basic comprehension skills would also be tested.

So let’s have a look at the books that are best for the preparation of English and Hindi Language and Comprehension Section for SSC GD Constable Exam:

Best Books for English Language Section

Book Name

Author Name

Publisher Name

Objective General English

S.P. Bakshi

Arihant 2018

Objective General English

R. S. Agarwal

S. Chand 2017

English Grammar Book

Wren and Martin

S. Chand 2017

Competitive General English—Hindi

Think Tank of Kiran Prakashan

Kiran Prakashan (2015)

Popular English Grammar (with Hindi Explanations)

H S Bhatia

Ramesh Publishing House (2017)

Best Books for Hindi Language Section

Book Name

Author Name

Publisher Name

Idioms, Phrases & Proverbs with Hindi Meanings

H S Bhatia

Ramesh Publishing House (2016)

General Hindi and Concise Grammar – An Indispensable Guide for all Competitive Exams

Dr. Brij Kishore Prasad Singh

Unicorn Books (2009)

Adhunik Hindi Vyakaran aur Rachna (Hindi)

Dr. Vashudevnandan Prasad

Bharti Bhawan Publisher & Distributors (2017)

Know the Preparation Tips and Strategies for clearing SSC GD Constable 2018 Exam


For good preparation, the candidates need to take support of the best books for each section. There are many books available in the market claiming to be the best, but it is advisable not to fall prey to the claims and decide to buy a book on the basis of its merits. It is important to keep a check on the contents of the books before buying and tally it with the relevant syllabus of the competitive exam. The candidates should also analyze the originality of the books while buying as well, by double checking the holograms and publishing agencies well. There are books which are made to make life easier for the candidates and these books contain Mock Tests, Previous Year Questions and many more to help candidates prepare a blueprint of their examination preparation strategy.

If you found this information on ‘Best Books to prepare for SSC GD Constable Exam’ useful, then do visit www.jagranjosh.com/staff-selection-commission-ssc for more such information on SSC 2018 EXAM.

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