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

JSSC CGL Preparation: Check Preparation Tips for Prelims & Mains, Books, & Syllabus

JSSC CGL preparation must be combined with choosing the best books and covering the syllabus thoroughly. The Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission (JSSC) will soon release the exam schedule for the year on its official website.
JSSC CGL Preparation

JSSC CGL Preparation

JSSC CGL Preparation 2024: The Jharkhand Staff Selection Commission (JSSC) is set to release the JSSC CGL exam dates 2024. The exam schedule will be released on the official website of the commission. Aspirants who wish to be recruited through JSSC Combined Graduate Level (CGL) examination must start their preparation. It must be noted that the candidate's preparation for the exam must be aligned with the JSSC CGL syllabus outlined in the official notification.

Aspirants who are preparing for the exam must thoroughly study from the books recommended by teachers & previous toppers. Once done with completing the syllabus through books, candidates must also solve JSSC CGL previous year question papers to hone the level of their preparation. Candidates can work on their time management skills and gain an understanding of exam pattern by solving previous year papers. Also Read: JSSC CGL Books

In this article, aspirants will get to know what are some important preparation tips that they must take care of while preparing for the exam. 

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JSSC CGL Preparation

  • There are two stages in the JSSC CGL selection process: the preliminary round and the main round.
  • Preliminary and main examinations should be prepared simultaneously since after the preliminary round, there will not be enough time to prepare for the main examination.
  • A mains examination consists of three papers, including one language paper (Hindi and English), one regional language paper, and one general knowledge paper.
  • In contrast, the commission asks questions from General Science, General Studies, General Knowledge, Mental Ability & Reasoning, and Quantitative Aptitude in the preliminary exam.

JSSC CGL Preparation Tips

Several candidates want to be recruited by the Jharkhand government for various positions in various departments. Many such candidates prepare for this yet still struggle to pass the exam. They fail to adhere to the preparation tips that are most appropriate for them.  Applicants should develop their preparation strategies based on their own strengths and shortcomings. They will be better able to comprehend various language, reasoning, and quantitative aptitude concepts as a result.

Those who are interested might read some general preparation advice that will help them ace the exam.

  • Download and read the syllabus PDF. Understand it as well. Candidates can download the syllabus PDF from the official website of JSSC.
  • Make a note of each subject's topic and subtopic. An evaluation of each subject is required to determine which you are strong in and others you find challenging.
  • Buy important and useful books for each subject. It must be noted that you must purchase the book that aligns with the JSSC CGL syllabus. To ensure that each topic gets completely understood by you, topic-wise explanations must be included in the book.
  • Study all important books thoroughly
  • Make self notes of important topics and subtopics. Also make note of important concepts that you think are important from the exam.
  • Practice questions daily
  • Read Newspaper and weekly/monthly magazines
  • Solve JSSC CGL previous year questions papers
  • Solve JSSC CGL mock test papers.
  • Consistent Revision of self made notes
  • Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses and focus on preparation level accordingly


Generally, it is seen that aspirants are confused regarding which books they must refer to for their exam preparation. Referring to wrong books that are irrelevant for the exam can affect the candidate’s exam preparation. Hence, books must be chosen only after a thorough research. In the article below, candidates can find the top books for JSSC CGL exam:

  • Encyclopedia of General Science by Arihant Experts
  • Objective General Studies by Manohar Pandey
  • General Knowledge by Lucent
  • Verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning by RS Agarwal
  • Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant
  • Objective General English by SP Bakshi
  • General Hindi (Samanya Hindi) by Shri Krishan Publications
  • Jharkhand Samanya Gyan by Manish Ranjan
  • Objective Computer Awareness by Arihant Experts

JSSC CGL Syllabus 

The JSSC CGL syllabus is released by the commission on its official website. Interested candidates can find the syllabus for both JSSC CGL prelims & mains examination below:

JSSC CGL Prelims Syllabus



Reasoning & Mental Ability

  • Analogy
  • Mirror image 
  • Water image
  • Seating arrangement
  • Classification
  • Coding-Decoding
  • Number series
  • Paper cutting and folding
  • Logical reasoning
  • Statement and arguments
  • Statement and conclusion
  • Syllogism
  • Venn diagram
  • Blood relation
  • Calendar
  • Clock
  • Figure completion
  • Embedded figures

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Classification of numbers
  • Divisibility rule 
  • Remainder theorem
  • LCM and HCF
  • Surds and Indices
  • Problems on ages
  • Percentage
  • Profit and Loss
  • Discount
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Time and Work
  • Pipe and Cisterns
  • Boat and stream
  • Partnership
  • Ratio and proportion         .
  • Data interpretation
  • Statistics
  • Mensuration
  • Geometry

General Science

  • Physics - Electromagnetic induction, Electrostatics, magnetism, Ray optics, wave optics, Units and measurement, Force and motion, etc.
  • Chemistry - Electrochemistry, Environmental chemistry, organic chemistry, Elements and compounds, Periodic table, Metals and nonmetals, Redox reactions, etc.
  • Biology - Classification of the cell, human body, proteins and vitamins, digestive system, human reproductive system, etc.

General Studies

  • History: Ancient History, Medieval History, and Modern History
  • Indian Polity: Indian Constitution, Fundamental Rights, Fundamental Duties, Prime Minister, President, Supreme Court, Directive Principles, etc.
  • Geography: Continents, Indian and its Geographical structure, mountains, volcanoes, rivers & dams, forests, plateaus, mineral & ores, etc. 
  • Indian Economy

General Knowledge

  • Knowledge of Jharkhand
  • Current Events
  • Sports & Awards
  • Famous Personalities
  • Books & Authors
  • News related to Jharkhand

JSSC CGL Mains Syllabus



Paper 1 (Language)

  • English: Spot the error, Fill in the blanks, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms & phrases, One-word substitution, Improvement of sentences, Active/ passive voice of verbs, Conversion into Direct/Indirect narration, Shuffling of sentence parts, Shuffling of sentences in a passage, Comprehension passage, Sentence Completion, and Grammar
  • Hindi: Vocabulary, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Grammar and its correct usage

Paper 2 (Regional Language/Tribal Language)

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Passages
  • Spot the error
  • Jumbled sentence
  • Grammar

Paper 3 (General Knowledge)

  • General Awareness
  • Current affairs
  • Sports & Awards
  • Computer Knowledge
  • Science and technology
  • Important index
  • Current Political issues
  • Basic knowledge about Jharkhand State


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How to prepare for the JSSC CGL exam 2024?

The JSSC CGL exam preparation needs consistent study of the prescribed syllabus by the commission. Each subject must be well-read before candidates appear for the examination.

Is solving JSSC CGL previous year question papers necessary?

Yes, solving JSSC CGL previous year question papers are important when it comes to comprehensive exam preparation. Solving out mock test papers allows aspirants to understand the exam pattern and types of questions asked in the exam.

Which book is best for JSSC CGL Maths preparation?

Students can study mathematics from Fast Track Objective Arithmetic by Arihant Publications.

What are some best preparation tips for the JSSC CGL exam 2023?

Following are the best preparation tips for the JSSC CGL exam:

  • Understand the syllabus thoroughly
  • Read all subject-wise books and cover each and every topic & subtopic
  • Practice previous year question papers and mock test papers
  • Consistent study and revision of the syllabus

How to prepare for JSSC CGL Mains Paper 2?

The JSSC CGL Mains Paper 2 is of regional language which candidates have to choose as per their own preference. Candidates must be well versed with the vocabulary and grammar of the language to score well in the examination.

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