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Today, on 1st December, the Staff Selection Commission conducted the recruitment papers for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) Tier-II in an Online Computer-Based Test (CBT) format. Around 1.49 lakh candidates were shortlisted to appear for SSCCGL Tier-II Examination and first 2 papers, which are, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude, are mandatory for all posts.

Following our series of paper review and analysis, this article focuses on detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude Paper. We will dive in various topics related to the paper like topic-wise marks distribution, level of difficulty of each section and the expected number of good attempts to Crack Tier-II Examination
Revisiting the exam pattern for SSC CGL Tier-II English Paper, these are the most essential points to ponder upon.
  • There were a total number of 200 questions.
  • The total marks for English Paper was 200 Marks.
  • Time allotted for solving was 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Each Question carried 1 mark. 0.25 negative mark for every incorrect answer.
Lets to straight to SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis of English Language Paper held today i.e. December 1, 2016. The overall level of the english paper was ModerateThere were undoubtedly a few challenging questions in the paper on Idioms and Parajumbles, but a lot of candidates simply skipped thoseWe further elaborate by charting out the distribution of marks among various topics.

Topic-Wise Marks Distribution in SSC CGL Tier-II English Paper

For SSC CGL Tier 2 Examination for Paper-II i.e. English Language conducted today i.e. 1st December 2016, the topic-wise marks distribution was as follows:
Name of the TopicNumber of QuestionsLevel of Difficulty
Spotting the Errors18-20Moderate – Difficult
Sentence Completion3-5Easy
Vocabulary (Synonyms/ Antonyms)5-7Easy
Spellings3-5Easy
Idioms & Phrases8-10Moderate-Difficult
Para Jumbles15-17Moderate-Difficult
One word substitution12-14Easy – Moderate
Active & Passive Voice16-18Easy- Moderate
Sentence Correction18-20Moderate
Direct – Indirect Speech23-25Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test23-25Easy-Moderate
Reading Comprehension (6 Passage)28-30Easy-Moderate
From the table above, we can clearly see that questions based on Grammar Portion cover around 60% of the Question Paper. While most candidates the paper to be doable, some questions were just plain confusing.

Overall Number of Good Attempts in SSC CGL Tier-II English Paper

Based on the difficulty level of the paper and the competition among candidates, we expect an overall number of good attempts in Tier 2 English Paper to be between 165 to 170 questions with 90% accuracy. 
 SSC CGL Tier-II Paper 1 English Language
 Total Number of Questions/ Marks 200/ 200 Marks
 Level of Difficulty  Moderate
 Number of Good Attempts 165-170
 Expected Good Score 155-160
We also expect that a good candidate might score 155-160 marks, which will be considered good score for qualifying for the Next tier (Tier III- Descriptive Paper). To read our detailed analysis of Quant Paper held today, click on the section below.
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