Best Books for SSC CGL Tier 2

    Shivani Tiwari Shivani Tiwari
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    SSC CGL TIER II will be held in the month of November 2017 for aspirants who clear the cut-off and qualify Tier I examination. Though syllabus remains almost same for SSC CGL Tier 1&2, the level of questions asked in Tier 2 stay much higher for than its preceding stage. The examination will be conducted in two days, paper 1&2 on the November 10 and 3&4 on November 11. In this article, we have mentioned all that you need to know about SSC CGL 2017 Tier II exam pattern, important topics and books. Here’s a quick view at CGL for all the students appearing for exam this year.

    • The duration of exam has been reduced from 75 minutes to 60 minutes
    • As per the experts, with reduced duration and comfortable computer based test, the cutoff is expected to fall this year
    • Marks obtained in Tier 1 and Tier 2 are only considered in preparation of final merit list
    • Students who apply for Statistical Investigator will have to sit for Paper 3-Statistics and Economics
    • Students who apply for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) and Assistant Accounts Officer (AAO) will have to give paper 4also along with paper 1&2.

    In this article, we have enlisted the BEST BOOKS for SSC CGL Tier II examination. Similar to the toppers of previous years, these books will guide you in a best way, clearing all the doubts and issues while understanding topics on your own.

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    SSC CGL TIER II Exam Pattern

    SSC CGL Tier II exam is much lengthier than Tier I exam. As the stage increases level also rise up. So, in Tier II paper also you will have 4 segments each of them i.e. paper 1, paper 2, paper 3 and paper 4 all are delegated with200 marks each. Here is the table representing the disbursement of 4 segments:

    1.Quantitative ability(for all posts)501000.5
    2.English Language & Comprehension (for all posts)501000.5
    3.Statistics (only for Junior Statistical Officer -JSO)501000.5
    4.General Studies-(Finance and economics) (only for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO)/ Assistant Accounts Officer(AAO))501000.5

    Paper 1: Quantitative Ability

    SSC CGL 2017 TIER II Examination will be conducted in two days on November 10 and 11. As we have enlisted important topics as per the exam from each paper, these cannot be ignored while preparing for the exam. From the previous year’s SSC CGL examination it is observed that the PAPER 1 that is quantitative ability is comparatively a level over than Tier I examination.

    Co-ordinate Geometry
    DI (Bar Graph)
    DI (Pie chart)
    Number System
    Percentage/Profit, Loss and Discount
    Time and Distance/ Pipe cistern
    Time and Work
    SI & CI
    Linear equation
    Basic algebraic identities of School Algebra & Elementary surds

    Important Books for Quantitative Ability:

    • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations 17th Edition- R. S. Aggarwal
    • SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam: Quantitative Abilities Arithmetical Ability Including Previous Years’ Solved Papers and Model Practice Sets (Tier – II)- Kiran Prakashan
    • SSC All Graduate Level Exams Solved Papers 1997 Upto Date: Chapterwise Solved Papers on Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry and Mensuration 81 Sets (TIER – 2)- Kiran Prakashan
    • SSC Combined Graduate Level Mains Exam Tier – 2 (Paper – 1 & 2)- Arihant

    Paper 2 English Language & Comprehension

    English Language and Comprehension is one of the elemental subject asked in the exam. With singular section with 100 questions being dedicated to the subject, candidates must prepare for the subject in charged mode. SSC CGL is one of the most competitive examinations covered in the country and hence, even a single mistake could hurt your selection in the examination.

    spot the error
    fill in the blanks
    Idioms and phrases
    Active passive voice
    Direct/indirect narration
    Cloze passage & comprehension passage
    Shuffling of sentenses

    English Language & Comprehension:

    • Objective General English 2012 Edition - SP Bakshi
    • Common Errors in English- Kiran Prakashan
    • SSC Combined Graduate Level English Language & Comprehension Tier-II & CPO Exam (Objective Type)- Kiran Prakashan
    • SSC English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997-Till Date- Kiran Prakashan
    • SSC Combined Graduate Level Mains Exam Tier – 2 (Paper – 1 & 2)- Arihant

    Paper 3: Statistics

    SSC CGL 2017 Tier II paper 3&4 will be conducted on November 11. Both the papers for Statistics and General Studies (Finance & Economics) questions will be tricky. The level of these two papers are set higher, keeping in mind the job responsibilities and the posts SSC CGL will be providing to intrigued aspirants.

    Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
    Measures of Central Tendency
    Measures of Dispersion-
    Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
    Correlation and Regression
    Probability Theory
    Random Variable and Probability Distributions
    Sampling Theory
    Statistical Inference
    Analysis of Variance
    Time Series Analysis
    Index Numbers

    Important Books for Statistics:

    • Objective General English 2012 Edition - SP Bakshi
    • Common Errors in English- Kiran Prakashan
    • SSC Combined Graduate Level English Language & Comprehension Tier-II & CPO Exam (Objective Type)- Kiran Prakashan
    • SSC English Language Chapterwise Solved Papers 1997-Till Date- Kiran Prakashan
    • SSC Combined Graduate Level Mains Exam Tier – 2 (Paper – 1 & 2)- Arihant

    Paper 4: General Studies-(Finance and economics)

    Part A : Finance and Accounts (80 Marks)
    Financial Accounting: Nature and scope, Limitations of Financial Accounting, Basic concepts and Conventions, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
    Basic concepts of accounting:Single and double entry, Books of original Entry, Bank Reconciliation, Journal, ledgers, Trial Balance, Rectification of Errors, Manufacturing, Trading, Profit & loss Appropriation Accounts, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Non-profit organisations Accounts, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Bills of Exchange, Self Balancing Ledgers
    Part B: Economics and Governance (120 marks)
    Comptroller & Auditor General of India- Constitutional provisions, Role and responsibility
    Finance Commission-Role and functions
    Basic Concept of Economics and introduction to Micro Economics
    Theory of Demand and Supply
    Theory of Production and cost
    Forms of Market and price determination in different markets
    Indian Economy
    Economic Reforms in India
    Money and Banking
    Role of Information Technology in Governance

    General Studies-(Finance and economics):

    • Refer 12th std. books IMPORTANT
    • Lawpoint’s Competitive Solutions General Studies(Finance and Economics ) with notes and MCQs for SSC CGL.
    • Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh
    • Accounting and Finance for Bankers’ by Macmillan Education

    With the passing years SSC CGL has become destination to a lot of graduates. Equipped with lucrative packages and decent allowances, the posts through CGL also helps you obtain ‘that one respectful’ finally earning you and your social status and power you always yearned for. However, getting through the four stages is not as easy as it may appear. Owing to the high number of registration every year compared to limited number of seats, SSC CGL has a success ratio of below 5% thus making it one of the hardest exam to crack even after being not-so-difficult exam.



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