Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level
Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level

JSSC CGL Books: Check Important Books for Prelims & Mains, Study Material

Candidates who are preparing for the JSSC CGL exam must have knowledge of important books for each subject. This allows them to cover the JSSC CGL syllabus comprehensively.


JSSC CGL Books are the first source of preparation for candidates who wish to be recruited for different positions in departments functioning under the Government of Jharkhand. Aspiring students must know the books that help them to cover the JSSC CGL syllabus. However, before starting the preparation candidates must understand the syllabus thoroughly to prepare well for the exam. Also Read: JSSC CGL Preparation

Students who are preparing for the JSSC CGL exam must choose the preparation books carefully. It is important that candidates do not waste their time on books that are irrelevant from an exam point of view and do not serve any purpose. Only books recommended by teachers, experts, and previous toppers must be considered for JSSC CGL preparation.

Once the candidate is done with completing the syllabus, they must also practise JSSC CGL previous year question papers. It allows them to get an idea of the exam pattern and gives them a real-time experience of the exam. Also Read: JSSC CGL Syllabus 2024

JSSC CGL Books: Prelims

The JSSC CGL prelims paper consists of questions from General Science, General Knowledge, General Studies, Mathematics, and Reasoning & Mental Ability. The subject-wise books for the prelims examination are tabulated below:




General Science

Encyclopaedia of General Science

Arihant Experts

General Studies

Objective General Studies

Manohar Pandey

General Knowledge

General Knowledge


Reasoning & Mental Ability

Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning

R.S Agarwal

Quantitative Aptitude

Fast Track Objective Arithmetic


JSSC CGL Books: Mains

The mains examination is divided into three papers. Interested students can check the books paper-wise in the article below.

Best Books for JSSC CGL Mains Paper 1





Objective General English/English Grammar & Composition

SP Bakshi/SC Gupta


General Hindi (Samanya Hindi) Objective Book

Shri Krishan Publications

Best Books for JSSC CGL Mains Paper 2

Paper 2 will include questions from the language paper that candidates will choose based on their preference. Below is the list of languages that candidates can choose from:

  • Oriya
  • Sadri
  • Bengali
  • Angika
  • Bhojpuri
  • Urdu
  • Khortha
  • Kurmali
  • Bhumij
  • Korku
  • Kharia
  • Santhali, 
  • Mundari and Ho
  • Korwa
  • Oraon (Kurukh)
  • Paharia (Malto)

Best Books for JSSC CGL Mains Paper 3

Paper-III has questions from General Studies, Mathematics, General Science, Mental Ability, Computer Knowledge, and Knowledge Related to Jharkhand State. The subject-wise syllabus for Paper 3 is tabulated below:




Jharkhand General Knowledge

Jharkhand Samanya Gyan

Manish Ranjan


Fast Track Objective Arithmetic

Rajesh Verma

Mental Ability

A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal


Computer knowledge

Objective computer awareness

Arihant Experts

JSSC CGL Exam Study Material

  • Apart from the books there are several other sources of exam preparation. Candidates can make use of online study material as well for their comprehensive preparation. Students can cover their syllabus chapter-wise from YouTube as well. 
  • Reading newspapers, weekly and monthly magazines is the best way to cover Daily Current Affairs. 
  • Candidates can also download E-books from the internet for each subject once they are done with the standard books.
  • Aspirants can make the best use of mock test papers available on the internet.

JSSC CGL Exam Preparation Tips

  • Carefully read the syllabus and exam pattern. Create a study strategy and stick to it.
  • Avoid reading too many books. Choose one or two, then finish them. Revise them thoroughly.
  • Try to solve the previous year's papers and conduct consistent mock exams. Regular practise of previous year question papers is very beneficial to candidates
  • Give each subject the same amount of time and focus.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Which is the best book for the JSSC CGL reasoning section?

The reasoning & mental ability can be covered from A New Approach to REASONING Verbal & Non-Verbal by B.S Sijwali.

Can the JSSC CGL syllabus be covered in 3 months?

No, the JSSC CGL syllabus cannot be covered in 3 months. It takes at least 6 months to comprehensively cover the syllabus for the exam.

How to prepare for the JSSC CGL prelims examination?

To prepare for the JSSC CGL prelims examination, candidates first read the syllabus and choose books accordingly. Students must note that all subjects are important and hence books for each subject must be read thoroughly.

How to prepare Current Affairs for the JSSC CGL exam 2024?

Current affairs can be best covered by reading daily newspapers and making self notes. Apart from this, aspirants can also refer to the weekly and monthly magazines.

What else should I study for the JSSC CGL 2024 exam besides books?

Applicants can practise previous year papers and mock tests to familiarise themselves with the exam format and hone their time management abilities.

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