SSC CGL Tier II Exam Analysis 17 Feb 2018: English Paper II

SSC CGL Tier II Exam Analysis 17 Feb 2018: English Paper II

Today is the first day and first paper of SSC CGL Tier-II Exam. The Exam will be conducted by SSC from 17th February to 22nd February 2018. We are providing SSC CGL Tier II Exam Analysis 17 Feb 2018: English Paper II, so that all other aspirants can get an overall and clear idea about exam pattern and difficulty level. The SSC CGL Tier-II is being held in online mode.
SSC CGL Tier II Exam Analysis 17 Feb 2018: English Paper II

SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Timing:

17.02.2018 To 21.02.2018:- 
  • Paper-I 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM  &
  • Paper-II 03:15 PM to 5:15 PM
  • Paper-III -10:30 AM to 12:30 PM &
  • Paper-IV - 03:15 PM to 5:15 PM

SSC CGL Tier II : English Exam Highlights

Questions were randomly asked in the exam. The paper consisted of mixed questions on the different topics.
  • The overall level of English Paper II was Easy-Moderate.
  • Questions on Reading Comprehension were easy to solve. There were 5 sets of comprehension including 5 questions each.
  • Candidates who appeared for the exam found Vocab section difficult.
  • Some of the Synonyms/ Antonyms & One-word substitution asked in the exam are Guzzle, Vista, Swindle, Hound, Embargo, Taxidermy etc.
  • 10-12 Idiom & Phrases were asked in the exam. Eg: based on the "whirl"

SSC CGL Tier II Exam Analysis 17 Feb 2018: English Paper II [10:30 AM to 12:30 PM]

In SSC CGL Tier-II Exam, English language section was of easy to moderate level and give a relief to the CGL aspirants to overcome the shock of Quant section. Some questions were lengthy in sentence rearrangement. If we talk about reading comprehension, 3 RC's are of easy level but 2 RC contains lengthy questions.
TopicsNo. Of QuestionsLevel Of Difficulty
1Spot the error20easy-moderate
2Fill In the Blanks5easy-moderate
5Spelling/detecting mis-spelt words3easy-moderate
6Idioms & Phrases11-12moderate
7One word substitution9-10easy
8Improvement of sentences22-23easy-moderate
9Active/Passive voice of verbs20easy-moderate
10Conversion into direct/indirect narration20easy-moderate
11Sentence Rearrangement25moderate(lengthy)
12Cloze Test24easy-moderate
13Comprehension Passage30easy-moderate
Total200 Questionseasy-moderate

Questions Asked in SSC CGL Tier II Exam Analysis 17 Feb 2018: English Paper II 

  1. Tempestuous
  2. Swindle
  3. Vista
  1. Guzzle
  2. Hound
  3. Embargo
One Word Substitution
  1. Lack of civic-mindedness or patriotism
  2. preferring or addicted to sunlight
  3. Mutual discourse
  4. Love for dogs
  5. Killer of prophet
  6. A person who preserves skin of animals
  7. Obsession of wine
  8. Killing of birds
  9. Eating mud
  10. Study of insects
  11. A government by military
Idiom Phrases
  1. Reap with whirlwind
  2. Wild and woolly
  3. Weather the storm
  4. whoop it up
  5. with a vengeance
  6. spin your wheels
  7. give it a whirl
  8. up against the wall
  9. wear the green willow
  10. of the first water

SSC CGL Tier II Exam17 Feb 2018: Good Attempts?

Since the level of the exam was difficult, 66-72 will be considered as good attempts. You can get a good lead if you are able to score 145+ in this section.

SectionLevelGood Attempts
English LanguageEasy-Moderate156-172
Quantitative AptitudeDifficult66-72

SSC CGL Tier II Exam Tips for the yet to appear candidates 

  • All the candidates who are yet to appear for the exam are requested to read this analysis thoroughly as it will help them understand the kind of questions SSC is framing.
  • Maintain accuracy in the exam and do not spend much time on a single question.
  • Stay Confident & you will crack the exam.
This was our detailed SSC CGL Tier II Exam Analysis 17 Feb 2018: Quant Paper I, leave your comments and doubts in comment section.


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