what to study in GK for SSC CGL?

In this article, we have prepared the question break up with the relevant topics. So that you can prepare those topics as per their importance. Click here to read.

Created On: Dec 13, 2017 12:17 IST
ssc cgl gk
ssc cgl gk

SSC CGL is becoming popular and even more difficult than the previous exam sessions. It is because of a higher number of competitors, changes exam pattern, exclusion of interviews and difficulty level of question papers. There are four subjects out of which SSC CGL exam is framed i.e. English language & Comprehension, Quantitative Aptitude, General reasoning & Intelligence and General knowledge. Except for General awareness, all other subjects need special attention and a lot of practice. General knowledge section is very important, interesting and impressively scoring subject that does not require any specific study material as its syllabus is very vast. However, you do not have to go through the detailed historical events or other facts as only straightforward questions will be asked.

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In this article, we would discuss the methods and study plan to remember and understand facts & figures related to various GK domains. Let us first take a look at the question break up in SSC CGL general awareness section.

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SSC CGL General Knowledge: Question distribution

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Indian history


Geography (India + world)










Physics and Astronomy






Diseases and pollution


Computer & Mobile Technology


Important dates, events, and schemes


Current Affairs


Miscellaneous GK: Sports, news, and Books etc.


Now, here a question arises that how to prepare such vast subject to score well in the above-mentioned criteria of questions. Let us dive into its preparation methods.

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SSC CGL GK: Topics & sub-topics

It is better to cover facts and related figures in a systematic manner rather than studying randomly. So, we will give you a detailed coverage of its topics. Hence, it is advisable to go through and complete every subtopic mentioned below-

  • Countries Currency & Capital
  • Articles, Amendments, schedules
  • National Parks & Wildlife Sanctuaries
  • Power plants
  • Discoveries & Inventions
  • Bank Taglines & its Headquarters
  • National & International Organization Headquarters
  • Dams on Rivers
  • Cities on Rivers
  • River Tributaries & other Names
  • Day & its Importance
  • Stadiums, Airports and railway systems
  • Sports Terms, persons
  • Awards & their Field
  • Indian states- Famous Dance and its Festival
  • Deserts, Waterfalls, mountains, and passes
  • Ocean trenches, lakes Place & it's importance
  • History dates, Dynasty and Founders
  • State wise Crop & Mineral Production
  • Temples, mosques, Caves and Valleys
  • First in world or India
  • Palaces 
  • Terminology ,ology, Branches meaning , Vocabulary 
  • Tribal Groups
  • Country’s parliament names
  • State and International Boundaries
  • Physics, Biology, and Chemistry general questions

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We recommend you to cover all these topics elaborately and gather the related & further information from the following source.

  • Daily newspaper
  • Monthly magazines on various topics
  • Watching news channels and search relevant topic on YouTube channel.

All the best!

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