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SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper Analysis for November 30 Exam

Last Updated - April 06, 2017

The first session of SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper was conducted on November 30, 2016. The exam was conducted for around 150,000 qualified candidates of Tier 1. With the unexpectedly high SSC CGL Tier 1 Cutoff of 135.7, the tier 2 of SSC CGL was expected to be of high difficulty and close competition. The paper was conducted in computer based test format introduced this year.

The level of difficulty of Tier 2 was moderate. However, candidates felt that the time allotted for the exam were comparatively less. The Exam comprised the following four papers

  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Language & Comprehension
  • Statistics (for Statistical Investigator)
  • Finance & Accounts (for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in C&AG posts)

SSC CGL Tier 2 Quantitative Ability Paper Analysis

Level: High Difficulty

Total Questions: 100

Total Marks: 200

Negative Marking: 1/4th

Quantitative Ability of Tier 2 SSC CGL as always lied in moderate to difficult zone. The Questions asked need correct and quick response. Also, the candidates had to keep their momentum high as the time allotted was less and question to solve, comparatively more. Lets look at the Questions breakup of SSC CGL Tier 2 Quantitative Ability

SSC CGL Tier 2 Quantitative Aptitude

SSC CGL Tier 2 Quantitative AptitudeNumber of Questions
Number System10
Percentage6
Profit Loss8
Simplification5
Simple Compund Interest4
Ratio Proportion4
Speed Time & Distance12
Average6
Geometry5
Algebra12
Mensuration13
Trigonometry10
Data Interpretation5

SSC CGL Tier 2 English Reading & Comprehension

Level: High Difficulty

Total Questions: 100

Total Marks: 200

Negative Marking: 1/4th

English Reading and Comprehension of SCC CGL Tier 2 was of moderate level. The questions asked were easy and less time consuming. Let’s look at the Marks breakup for SSC CGL Tier 2 English

SSC CGL Tier 2 English Analysis

SSC CGL Tier 2 EnglishMarks
Spotting Errors20
Sentence Completion20
Synonyms/Antonyms9
Wrongly Spelt Words2
Idioms & Phrases10
Parajumbles/Sentence Jumbles18
One Word Substitution9
Active and Passive Voice20
Sentence Improvement20
Direct/Indirect Speech27
Cloze Test20
Reading Comprehension25

SSC CGL Tier 2 Cutoff

Considering the level of difficulty and vacancies available in various organisations, it is easy to predict the SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Cutoff.

CategoryCutoff
General415
OBC395
SC370
ST350

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