Ssc aspirants Prakasheen4u welcome you all..

First of all I am going to tell you that Ssc exam contains 4 sections-




4.General Awareness

Here I am going to discuss few topics that is common and very important for the exam point of view-

Simplication tricks to make calculation fast-

Memorise table from 1 to 30.

Squares upto 50,

Cubes from 1 to 25,

Break addition into parts to make calculation  easier and error free ex. 45+67=(40+60)+(7+5), for fraction addition ex. 1 1/2+3 1/2=(1+3) +(1/2+ 1/2)

Multiplication also do it part wise.

Percentage effective use at diff places-
1/2=50%, 1/3=33.33%, 1/4=25%, 1/5=20%, 1/6=16.66%, 1/7=14.7%, 1/8=12.5%, 1/9=11.11%, 1/10=10%, 1/11=9.09%, 1/12=,  2/5=40%, 3/4=75%.

Use % thoughts effectively ex. 10% of 25 = 25% of 10,   355% of 500= 500% of 355, suppose 2/5 of 100= twice the 5th part of 100.

Word Meanings for Ssc..

Abbreviate- Concise,condense
Abjure- Abandon
Abscond- Flee
Accost- Greet
Agog- Curious,eager

Adage- Maxim,dictum
Abhor- Dislike
Anathema- Evil,curse
August- Majestic
Amnesia- Loss of memory power

Apprise- Familier
Astringent- Restricted
Abandon- Abjure,forsake
Arrant- Infamous
Abstain- Avoid,desist

Abysmal- Horrible,terrible
Abolish- Destroy, eradicate
abstruse- Puzzling, complex
Alien- Foriegn, strange
Anarchy- Chaos, disorder

Amateur- Fond
Alturistic- Unselfish, philanthropic
Ambiguous- Vague, dubious
Allegiance- Obedience, loyalty
Affirm- Accept, endorse

Apathy- Indifference, insensibility
Anomalous- Irregular, Abnormal

Idiom and Phrases for Ssc..

A piece of cake- An easy task/job
Burn the midnight oil- Work or labour late into the night

Once in a blue moon- Once in a while, infrequently
A green horn- Inexperienced
A man of straw- A weak person
A penny saved is a penny earned- By not spending money, you are saving
money (little by little)
A baker’s dozen- Thirteen

A fool’s errand- A useless undertaking
A picture paints a thousand words- A visual presentation is far more
descriptive than words
A wolf in sheep’s clothing- A dangerous person pretending harmless
Above board- Fair and honest
Actions speak louder than words- It’s better to actually do something than
hust talk about it

All in all- Considering everything
An axe to grind- To have a dispute with someone
At last- Finally, after a long time
Back and forth- In a backward and forward motion
Bag and baggage- With all goods

Bird’s eye view- General view
Bite your tongue- To avoid talking
Black and white- In writing
By fits and starts- Irregularly
By leaps and bound- Speedily

By far- By a great margin, clearly
By the way- Incidentally
By the skin of one’s teeth- Only just
Chew someone out- Verbally scold someone
Cats and bull story- Untrue story

French leave- Absence without permission
Foar in the mouth- To be furious
Fits and stars- Irregularly
Feather one’s own nest Make money unfairly
Fool’s paradise- False sense of happiness

Fall back- To Recede; To Retreat
Fall down- From a higher position to a lower one
Fall off- To Withdraw; To Drop Off
Fall under- To come under
In cold blood- Deliberately and without emotion

In hot water- In trouble
In high spirits- Very happy
In the long run- Eventually, Ultimately
It’s Greek to me- Something that is not understandable
Intends and purposes- Practically

It takes two to tango- Actions or communications need more than one person
Icing on the cake- Something that turns good into great
Moot point- A debatable point
Neck out Invite- Trouble unnecessarily
Skating on thin ice- Do or say something risky

Show a clean pair of heals- Run away
Sitting on the fence- Hesitate between two decisions
Spread like wild fire- Spread quickly
Smell a rat- Suspect something foul
Stick to one’s guns- Remain faithful to the cause

Something up one’s sleeve- A secret plan
Spill the beans- To disclose a secret
To be in abeyance- In suspense
To hit the nail on the head- To guess right
To pull one’s socks up- To try hard

To make the grade- To come out successful
To hold a brief for- To defend someone
To cut the Gordian knot- to be victorious
To make a shot- To make a guess
To ride hell for leather- To ride with furious speed

To be at daggers drawn- To be bitter enemy
To spell the beans- To reveal secret information
To get cold feet- To be afraid
To draw bead upon- To take aim at
To turn the cover- To pass the crisis

To oil the knocker- To tip the office boy

One word substitution for Ssc..

Abattoir : Place where animals are killed for food.
Accesssible : Which can be approached.
Advertisement : A public notice offering or asking for goods, services, etc.
Afforestation : The act of forestation by planting many trees.
Aggressor : One who commits the first act of attack, offence and hostility

Anarchist : One who wishes to all established government, laws and order.
Alimony : Allowance fixed after divorce to a wife
Alliteration : Commencement of adjacent words with the same letter
Altruist : A lover of One’s own self.
Amphibian : Animal which live both in sea of on land.

Amnesia : Partial or total loss memory.
Avaricious : One who is greedy.
Bay : A Part of sea
Benefactor : One who gives financial help to a school.
Biography : Life History of a person written by someone else.

Bigamy : Have two husband or two wifes at a time
Bachelorhood : State of being Unmarried.
Bankrupt : One who can not pay the debt.
Beach : A stretch of sand / stones along the edge of the sea.
Belligerents : Nation engaged in war.

Bellicose : A person who is fond of fighting.
Belligerents : Nation engaged in war.
Bibliophile : One who loves to collect books.
Cartographer : A person who draws maps and charts.
Cartography : Art of map making.

Casino : A place where gambling is practice.
Cataclysm : Sudden and violent change.
Catalogue : List of books and articles.
Celibate : One who has taken a vow not to have sex.
Cemetery : The place for corpses to be buried.

Centenary : Hundredth Anniversary .
Crusade : A war of religions
Centipede : An insects with many legs.
Cynosure : A centre of attraction .
Centrifugal, Centripetal : Anything tending to move towards centre.

Convalescence : period of gradual recovery of health after illness
Chronological : According to sequence of time.
Contemporary : A person born or living at the same time as another.
Circumstantial : Clues available at a scene.
Congregation : Gathering of worshippers.

Circumlocution : A roundabout way of expression.
Condolence : Expression of sympathy
Claustrophobia : An extreme fear of being in a small confined place.
Coronation : Ceremony of crowning a king
Cloakroom : The place for luggage at a railway station.

Coerce : Compel to a course of action.
Dictatorship : Government carried on by an absolute ruler.
Democracy : A government by the people, of the people and for the people.
Diplomacy : The skill and policy of a country statesman and politicians.
Dermatology: The medical study of the skin and its diseases.

Discrepancy : Difference between two things that should be the same.
Digestible : That can be digested.
Dissimulate : To hide or disguise.
Dynasty : Succession of rulers belonging to one family.
Dittograph : A letter or word repeated unintentionally in writing and copying.

Diurnal : Of the daytime.
Dwarf : A person, plant or animal who is below the usual size.
Despondancy : Loss of complete hope.
Divisible : That which can be divided.
Drawn : A game or battle in which no party gains victory.

Dipsomania : A strong desire to take liquor.
Detrimental : Causing harm or damage.