Previous Year Analysis of Quant Paper | SSC CGL Tier-II 2017

Dear Students, Greetings from Adda247. As we all know SSC CGL Tier-II 2017 Exam will start from 21 December 2017 to 24 December 2017. Not much time left for the preparation. And now we all need to gear ourselves for the CGL Tier-II 2017 exam. Solve different types of questions, and be better prepared for the CGL tier-II exam. and the important thing is that you will not panic in the last a few remaining days for the exams.

One important tip for the CGL Tier-II exam is to clear all your doubts regarding basic concepts of maths. Today in this article, we will discuss Quant Paper of SSC CGL 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Tier-2. You need to study all this analysis of Quant paper so that you can plan your studies better and more effective and focused way.In Quant paper, there are total 100 Questions and 200 marks. Here are the topics and number of questions asked in previous year exam.
S.No Topic 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Number Of Questions
Number System/HCF/LCM
7 8 7 7 10
Percentage, Average
10 8 10 9 10
Time & Work , Pipe & Cistern
6 6 6 5 6
Profit & Loss , Discount
10 11 11 10 10
Ratio, Mixture & Alligation
6 6 4 4 7
Time Speed Distance , Boat & Stream Trains
4 5 6 8 4
Interest (CI & SI)
4 4 5 4 3
18 14 15 13 15
11 15 11 13 10
Trigonometry , Height & Distance
9 7 10 9 10
5 4 5 5 5
7 8 10 11 10
Surds & Indices , Simplification
2 4 0 2 0
Total 100 Questions

1.Simplification/Number System/HCF & LCM

Dear students, Approx. 9-10 questions are asked from number system Simplification/Number System/HCF & LCM. This topic is very important because it is the foundation for all other topics in quant section of CGL Tier-2. Most of the students commit this mistake of not paying attention to the basics and they start solving questions without learning the formulas and simplification tricks. 
These are one of the most important topics regarding SSC CGL because Geometry and Mensuration collectively consist of 25 questions. The level of difficulty varies from easy to moderate.For Geometry, you need to remember all the important theorems, Pythagoras triplet, all the formulas of the area of a triangle, circle, rectangles, polygons , coordinate geometry etc. Above all draw figures correctly to get the quick answer. For Mensuration, you need to focus on cylinder , cube , cone ,Prism, Pyramid, Sphere, and Tetrahedron.You have to learn Formulas like curved surface area, total surface area, and volume.All the questions will be based on these three formulas only.
3. Algebra/Trigonometry/Height and Distance
Algebra includes basic formulas of cube and squares and trigonometric ratios and identities. you can mug up a few questions because every year they repeat the same questions. Approx 10 questions will be asked from Algebra. So solving these topics will help in scoring good marks in less time. Try to solve a few questions from options if you don’t find any way to solve. If you practice right, This topic can easily fetch you good marks with accuracy. 
4. Ratio/Percentage/profit, loss and Discount
Concepts of Percentage and ratio are the base to the chapters like profit & loss and Discount. For Quick solving, you must remember all fractional value up to 30 in terms of percentage.Profit and loss and discount revolve around 4 terms and that is C.P, S.P, M.P and Discount. Understand the concept of CP, SP, MP and discount given on MP and relation between them. Remember friends, these topics will prove to be stepping stone to your success. Approx.20 questions will be asked from these topics. 
5.Time speed and distance/Train/Boats and Stream
Inverse relation and direct relation between time speed and distance will help a lot. The concept of relative velocity will help you in solving problems of train and Boat and Stream. All these topics are based on the same concept. Gun and Bullet problem, Train accident problem, Effect of increasing/decreasing speed on time, these problems are often asked in exams.
6.Time and Work/pipes and Cistern
Solve time and work question with the help of LCM method which can reduce lots of time while solving questions. The concept of alternate work, efficiency and work and wages are important points to cover.
Now, Dear friends nearly 2 months are left for the CGL Tier-2 Exam, the best you could do is to start taking online exams twice in a day with the proper analysis. Dedicate first one month for concept building. Analysing mock tests are equally as important as taking mock tests. And for the rest of the time start solving previous years’ questions. Over the years, there hasn’t been any significant change in the type of questions asked by SSC. So, to assume the questions to be similar to the previous ones would not be a naïve call. You will be able to solve the questions with a much better pace and this will surely help you boost your morale. A bit of increased focus and a pinch of smart work will serve the purpose for sure. At Adda247, we wish you all the best. Learn, share and succeed with Adda247.


More than 2400+ Candidates were selected in SSC CGL 2016 from Career Power Classroom Programs.

9 out of every 10 candidates selected in SSC CGL last year opted for Adda247 Online Test Series.

Download Upcoming Government Exam Calendar 2021


Download success!

Thanks for downloading the guide. For similar guides, free study material, quizzes, videos and job alerts you can download the Adda247 app from play store.

Thank You, Your details have been submitted we will get back to you.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Forgot Password?

Sign Up
Forgot Password
Enter the email address associated with your account, and we'll email you an OTP to verify it's you.

Reset Password
Please enter the OTP sent to