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SSC CGL Tier 2 is an objective type paper consisting of multiple choice questions. Tier 2 is also conducted Tier 2 examination comprises 4 papers namely Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics and General Studies.
Candidates can check the details about SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern below.
|Paper||Total Marks||Total Questions||Time Duration||Time duration for VH & Cerebral Palsy candidates|
|Paper 1 (Quantitative Abilities)||200 marks||100 Questions||2 hours||2 hours 40 minutes|
|Paper 2 (English Language & Comprehension)||200 marks||100 Questions||2 hours||2 hours 40 minutes|
|Paper 3 (Statistics)||200 marks||100 Questions||2 hours||2 hours 40 minutes|
|Paper 4 (Finance and Economics)||Finance and Accounts (80) + Economics and Governance (200)||(40+60) Questions||2 hours||2 hours 40 minutes|
Paper 1 is based on the class 10 syllabus and Paper 2 is based on 10 + 2 curriculum. On the other hand, Paper 3 & 4 is conducted to test the candidates’ understanding of graduate level knowledge.
Tier 2 is the second phase of CGLE exam conducted by SSC and students shortlisted in tier 2 will qualify for the subsequent round. Staff Selection Commission conducts SSC CGL to recruit candidates for various Group ‘B’ and ‘C’ posts in different ministries of Government of India. Few significant changes were introduced in SSC CGL exam pattern last year. The first two tiers of SSC CGL are shifted from pen and paper based test to online exam to bring more transparency in the recruitment process.
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The total marks scored by a candidate in SSC CGL Tier 2 would be calculated on the basis of questions attempted and marks per question minus questions answered incorrectly. The following marking scheme is applicable for Tier 2.
The syllabus for SSC CGL TIER 2 exam is primarily based on matriculation/10+2 level academic curriculum. However, for paper 3 & paper 4, the syllabus is based on the subject curriculum prescribed at the graduate level. The major topics for all the papers are tabulated below.
|Profit and Loss||Bar diagram|
|Time and Work||Degree and Radian|
|Suds||Height and Distance|
|Linear equations||Mixtures and allegations|
|Graphs of linear equations||Rectangular Parallelepiped|
|Circle and its chord||Hemisphere|
|Polygons||Right Circular cone|
|Error Spotting||Jumbled Sentences|
|Filling the Blanks||Active and Passive|
|Cloze Test||Direct and Indirect|
|Word Substitution||Reading Comprehension|
|Frequency Distribution||Sampling Theory|
|Moments||Sample Size Decision|
|Skewness||Analysis of Variance|
|Kurtosis||Time Series Analysis|
|Correlation and Regression||Index Numbers|
|Probability Theory||Sampling Distribution|
|Random Variable and Probability Distribution||Cluster sampling|
|Financial Accounting||Finance Commission|
|Concepts of Accounting||Macro and Micro Economics|
|Accounting Principles||Theory of Demand and Supply|
|Bank Reconciliation||Production possibility curve|
|Balance Sheet||Theory of production|
|Types of Expenditure||Economic Reforms|
|Trading||National Income Calculation|
|Bill of exchange||Poverty and Unemployment|
|Self Balancing Ledgers||Money and Banking|
|Types of Payments||Fiscal and Monetary policy|
Since SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern is based on matriculation and 10+2 level so candidates can refer to the NCERT textbooks for class 10th, 11th and 12th. However, there are also some popular reference books available in the market that offer more comprehensive information on the specific topics as well as sample questions for practice.
|Quicker Math’s by M Tyra||M Tyra||8190458922|
|NCERT Class 11th Textbook for Mathematics||NCERT||8174504869|
|NCERT Class 10th Textbook for Mathematics||NCERT||8174506349|
|Objective Question for Practice||Kiran Prakashan||8193209400|
|Word Power made Easy||Norman Lewis||0143424688|
|Plinth to Paramount||Neetu Singh||8192921700|
Although a number of topics in SSC CGL tier I and tier II are same, the difficulty level of questions is much higher in the tier II. Candidates must know the important topics from each paper that will maximum weightage in the exam.
The majority of questions in Paper I are asked from Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Date Interpretation and Percentage. These topics will carry almost 60% weightage of the entire paper I. Candidates need to solve a lot of sample papers to strengthen the concepts and improve their accuracy.
In the second paper, questions based on common grammatical errors will carry the maximum weightage. Go through some popular grammar books like High School Grammar by Wren and Martin to improve the knowledge of some fundamental topics such as subject-verb agreement, conjunctions, prepositions, tenses, etc.
Reading newspapers might not prove very helpful to score well in this section. Check the pattern and previous year questions carefully to know the topics expected in the exam.
Some of the prominent topics in Statistics that will carry maximum weightage in SSC CGL Tier II includes Skewness and Kurtosis, Correlation and Regression, Probability Theory, Time Series Analysis, Sampling Theory, Statistical Inference, etc.
Solve questions form sample papers and question bank series to increase both speed and accuracy.
General Studies (Finance and Economics) (Paper IV)
Paper IV can be broadly divided into 2 parts – Finance and Accounts & Economics. Part A contains questions from Financial Accounting and basic concepts of Accounting while questions in Part B are usually asked from Micro Economics, Theory of Demand and Supply, Theory of Production and Cost, Money and Banking, Indian Economy, Economic Reforms in India, etc.
To score well in paper IV, candidates should check out sample questions from the previous editions of SSC CGL.
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