Best Books for SSC Exams & Other Govt Exams : Preparing for any competitive exam & Recruitment

Preparing for any competitive exam or Government exams such as the SSC CHSL, SSC CGL, UPSC CSE or RRB NTPC etc can be very stressful. These exams can be your gateway to a lucrative and secure job. The first hurdle for most exams is to clear the cutoff for each round. For instance, SSC CHSL Cutoff can further be broken down into sectional cutoffs, and overall cutoff (category-specific). An aspirant has to clear the cutoffs to be called for the final interview.  Choosing the right study material becomes crucial in order to achieve this goal in just 8-12 weeks. We have made life simpler for you with this list of best possible books:

Preparing for any competitive exam or Government exams such as the SSC CHSL, SSC CGL, UPSC CSE or RRB NTPC etc can be very stressful

Best Books for SSC Exams & Other Govt Exams

Section/Subject Name of the Book Publication and Author’s Name  Remarks/Highlights
Numerical Ability or Quantitative Aptitude Advance Maths Rakesh Yadav (Reader Publication) The ideal reference book for SSC CGL aspirants since the books contains detailed solutions that can be easily accessed through a QR code. 
NCERT or CBSE mathematics textbook  (classes 6 to 11)  -  -
Quantitative Aptitude for competitive examinations  Dr R S Aggarwal It is easily the best book for SSC CGL’s quantitative aptitude or maths section. 
Magical book on quicker maths M Tyra Competitive exams test your speed and accuracy and not your depth of understanding. This book has tons of shortcuts that will save you valuable time in the exam. 
SSC Mathematics Rakesh yadav  All the important questions types that are asked in the exam are covered chapter by chapter. Even questions that were asked in the previous year questions papers are explained in the book. 
General Knowledge (GK) or General Awareness NCERT or CBSE textbooks for History, Geography and Economics (Classes 6 to 12) If you would like to deep dive into each subject and if you are simultaneously preparing for the UPSC CSE then you can refer to the following:
1. Indian Economy (by Ramesh Singh)
2. Geography of India by Majid Hussain)
3. Indian Polity (by M Laxmikanth)
4. History of Modern India (by Bipan Chandra)
5. India’s struggle for Independence (by Bipan Chandra)
Competition Success Review - -
Manorama Yearbook - It is available in both Hindi and English. 
India 2020 - The book is available both in English and Hindi. 
Monthly Magazine - Pratiyogita Darpan The editorial board of Pratiyogita Darpan You will breeze through the current affair questions in the exam if you solve questions from this religiously. 
Logical Reasoning or Logical Thinking Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning  Gajendra Kumar (Disha Publication) This book can be used to cement your understanding of concepts and solve basic questions across various sub-topics in the reasoning section. 
A modern approach to verbal & non-verbal reasoning  RS Aggarwal (S Chand and Sons Publication) All the concepts are explained in a very simple manner. There are ample number of questions under each topic. 
Analytical Reasoning  M K Pandey This book is usually up to date. The exact weightage, current trends and question patterns are emulated in the questions and practise tests provided in the book.
Logical Reasoning & Data interpretation  Arun Sharma Data interpretation questions will actually be asked in the quantitative aptitude section of most Govt. and SSC exams. This book will come in handy for practising questions of a higher difficulty level. 
Banking Awareness Banking Awareness  Arihant Publication It is advisable to attempt practice tests after going through each topic in this book. 
Banking Awareness for SBI and  IBPS Clerk/ PO/ RRB/ RBI/ LIC exams Disha Experts A comprehensive but generic guide for all banking and Government exams.
General Awareness/ Banking and Economy This book contains topic wise solved questions from previous year questions papers. 
Computer Awareness Objective Computer Awareness Arihant Publications This book is more than sufficient on its own for most exams. 
Lucent’s Computer Lucent Publications It is ideal for covering basic concepts.
Verbal Ability or English Language Objective English for competitive exams H. M Prasad                       _
Objective General English  S.P Bakshi (Arihant Publications)                       _
Word Power Made Easy Norman Lewis It is very handy for acing vocabulary based questions alone.
From Plinth to Paramount - It is the holy Bible for English Grammar. Every serious aspirant should go through this book cover to cover and attempt mock tests after completing the book. 
SSC English Ajay Singh (MB Publications) It is very resourceful for both the SSC CGL and SSC CHSL

It is advisable to try and stick to a maximum of two exam-specific books for each section/topic. 

The most important part of your preparation is solving official mock tests and previous year question papers once you have covered the entire syllabus and attained conceptual clarity. 

Happy studying!

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