SSC CGL current affairs topics with preparation tips & strategy

In this article, we have included a comprehensive analysis about current affairs questions framed in SSC CGL exam and mentioned a full proof strategy to clear these sections. read the article for full information.

Created On: Apr 14, 2017 16:56 IST

Students are keenly waiting for this year SSC CGL notification. Majority of them are preparing for this exam since last year. They start it from previous session, as everybody knows SSC conducts CGL exam every year. This year it has gone little bit late but don`t worry take it in a positive way as you are getting more time to prepare for your exams.

You must focus on GK section in this enhanced booster time. You will get an advantage to focus on current section of GK. You must revise current affairs of around 6 months from the time you start. In this article, we will discuss the number of questions coming in GK section of SSC CGL tier-1 and the areas from which current affairs questions are dominated. Last year, SSC has changed the pattern in which 25 questions come in GK section carrying 50 marks in tier-1.

In this GK part, around 3 to 4 questions come from current affairs part. Usually, students are very scared from this section. Many students are from science and commerce background whose quant and reasoning part is strong enough to get passing marks. They can even get good command on English section after practice. Therefore, they just need to attempt a little number of questions in GK set. Therefore, if they do not learn complete topics of GK, they can just attempt current affairs to gain some 3 – 4 marks directly.

Here is the distribution of current affairs in GK section of SSC.

Current affairs





Total 3 – 4 Questions

People in the news

New events held


Important activities held in politics

New actions implemented in Economics and banking

All these sections seem to be wide when considered individually. However, you just have to go through the following things to grasp the knowledge among all these areas:

1. Subscribing different news apps: In this modern world, everybody have a smart phone. You just have to subscribe some news applications to get regular feed from them. You just have to go through the headlines and one or two starting lines of the news. In exams, you get objective type questions, so there is no need to grasp complete knowledge about the news.

2. Keep an eye on new appointments, new bills passed, new schemes and yojanas launched. They are the eye-catching questions for examiner. SSC puts very simple questions of current affairs in the exam. So just, remember the new names in all fields, as they will help you in answering by eliminating options.

3. Always revise current sports events held in the country- Try to remember the awards associated with them, name of personified players, and place of event, stadiums and cups related to the specified events.

4. Events like award ceremonies or functions- are also the attraction sites to examiners. You must know the pioneer field of exam, for which role it is affiliated and name of awardee, etc.

5. Politics events- the selections, resignations are another source of current affairs questions. Banking related changes or updations are also the part of exam-oriented questions.

In this way, you just make a habit of reading current affairs daily from different sources. Also, keep revising them on weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, quarterly and half-yearly basis to have a complete grasping power on them. Use our app and website for this purpose. It will get the lead over current affairs section in this exam.

Best of luck!

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