Smart Strategy For SSC CGL Tier- II

Strategy can be the most important thing that can make you or break you. In recent declared result for SSC CGL 2013, we saw very high cut off. It means candidates need to work hard as well as smart strategy that can bring you some advantages.

Tier II exam is also an objective type exam. It comprises of 2 papers:

  • 1 paper of Quantitative Aptitude for 200 marks
  • 1 paper of English Comprehension for 200 marks
  • Total 400 marks. 

A 3rd paper of statistics is also conducted on the next day, if you choose for statistical investigator or compiler jobs.

Each paper will be of 2 hours with a 2 hours gap – prepare yourself to beat the heat in this time. You must not get exhausted.
Tier 2 level will need even higher level of speed in maths than you showed in tier-I
You MUST be able to identify the questions that you should not touch at all, since you take longer time for those. Pick those first in which you hold the command.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Number of questions – 100
  • Time allotted – 120 minutes
  • Total marks – 200

English Language and Comprehension

  • Number of questions – 200
  • Time allotted – 120 minutes
  • Total marks – 200
How to
Prepare Math for SSC CGL Tier 2:

These 4 topics cover more than 50% of the questions. 
  • Trigonometry 
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
This analysis is based on past 3 years’ papers.

Click here In Tier 2 these four chapters contribute more than  50%. So nobody can take risk to take these chapters lightly.

Note 1:
Every body can solve all the questions but everybody cannot learn so cannot
solve in stipulated time period. That will make the difference. Here learning
is the key which ultimately means on your finger tips.

Note 2:
SSC will ask only from these 50-60 type which you are expert in if
you learn them.

Note 3:
The most important thing in your preparation is practice! Strengthen your
strong areas as much as you can. Expand your areas so much that you are
comfortably able to attempt at least 75% of questions. Then increase your speed
so that you can easily do upto 50-60% of questions with good enough accuracy.
Try to not do just one kind of questions in the entire day.
Language and Comprehension

Pattern –
The breakup of questions is like this:

  • Vocabulary
    based – 20%
  • Grammer
    based – 45%
  • Comprehension
    and sentences arrangement – 35%
Scoring in
the English paper is easier as compared to the maths paper as it is less time
consuming. But to develop a good grasp over English one needs time and
candidates feel that a good vocabulary is needed to clear the exam and cram a
lot of words which they see in newspapers. They do not learn the right usage of
the word.This is not the right approach.
SSC does not
ask for very high flowing words but you must be sure of the usage of the word
and how it is used in sentences.
the word “tantrum”. Students just cram the meaning
of the word which is a display of bad temper. But they also need to know
two more things. Firstly it is generally used with reference to ‘children’ and
secondly the verb that is used with it is ‘throw’.

SSC Exam questions are like:

Q. Did the
child ——– from the chair ?
a) fell                                                     
c) falling                                               

to do to develop vocabulary?
  • If a student is a bit more aware about
    the usage of the word in sentences along with its meaning it is helpful.
  • For beginners one must try to learn a
    few new  words everyday along with their usage.
  • Read a few sentences from the
    dictionary or online to understand the usage of the word.The more variety
    you read the better it is.
  • One must begin with at least 10 new
    words per day in the beginning which can be gradually increased
    depending on availability of time and grasping power.
Next most
important section is comprehension passages and there are 30
to 40 questions
 from comprehension  passages. This section is
simple and direct questions are asked from the passages. Sometimes it
becomes time consuming when the sentences in the passage are too long or one
sentence has too much information stuffed into it.

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  1. Anybody knows how they arrive at the final score? Tier 1 +2 or only Tier 2 and what was the last year's cut off(General)?

  2. Name of the 9 rattans of Akbar court
    3. Todhar Mall
    4. Raja Mohan Singh
    5. Abdul fazal
    7. Abdul Rahim Khan
    8. Faqir Aziao
    9.Mulla -do-Piaza

  3. Famous monuments buit by Akbar
    1.Agra Fort
    2.Lahore Fort
    3.Allahabaad Fort
    4.Fatehpur Sikri
    5.Buland Darwaza
    6.Ibaadat Khaana

    Famous monuments by Shahjahan
    1.Red Fort
    2.Taj Mahal
    3.Moti Masjid

    By Jahangir
    1.Shaalimar Bagh

  4. shruthi mam can u plz provide gk capsule for bank of baroda p.o examination,,,,,,can u plz tell me tips to crack english section

  5. hi all,
    can anybody here clarify one thing.
    There are two categories of Post…i) Interview post. ii)Non Interview Post…
    1.) Can we apply for both post.(interview and non-interview)
    if yes then
    2.)Suppose a candidate clears both tier1 and tier2 exam, and qualify for interview and in the interview he fails. Will he get a non interview post?

  6. Yes. After placing the candidates in non-interview posts who have not cleared interview posts (based on cutoff marks). After this, SSC publish the final list.

  7. I have qualified for paper 3 but i am not eligible for statistical investigator and compiler. Please clarify me whether I have write paper 3??

  8. last year cutoff (2013) was around 500 (in I + II + interview) out of 700. What about these year expected?? plz tell me

  9. I have qualified for paper 3 but i am not eligible for statistical investigator and compiler. Please clarify me whether I have write paper 3??

  10. I have qualified paper3 but i was not eligible for that…
    now i have to write the paper 3 or not?

  11. Yar plz apni prefrences share kro…maine jiada soch k ni bare:(….mine are K O # B C J M S Y Z A D E F G and so on

  12. while applying i chose for statstical investigation post bt i dnt knw that tme..
    bt nw i want to wrte paper1 and paper2 only….
    as i choose that option is it compulsory for me to write statistal investigator exam r no need??
    help me frndshope u understand my question??

  13. while applying i chose for statstical investigation post bt i dnt knw that tme..
    bt nw i want to wrte paper1 and paper2 only….
    as i choose that option is it compulsory for me to write statistcal investigator exam r no need??
    help me frnds hope u understand my question??

  14. Cgl aptitude by Bharat Gupta .
    Bharat Gupta Ki YouTube pe video tutorials bhi hain.pehle uski video dekh Lena agar uske shortcut ache lge to book purchase kar lena

  15. I Dont know its on flipkart or not . see YouTube video and u will be able to know ,how to order book. Its of Pearson publication

  16. Mene Suna hai SSC cgl Ka pattern change ho gya . an next time she descriptive hoga is that true

  17. Can you give the exact name of the book. I'm actually watching his videos and they are awesome. I need his book desperately. I've seen on internet that he has a book named SSC Sanyukt Snatak Star Pariksha Guide , as per perarson website. Link:
    Can you please tell me which book you are talking about? Please tell me the exact name of the book.


  19. For time work and probability .u. Can watch video of Perfect Score by pushpinder gill . if u watch it once then u can solve almost 90 percent tricky question

  20. So if I clear the interview post cut-off but fail in the interview to get an interview post…i will still get a job in non-interview post for sure?
    So basically if you clear the interview post cut-off in tier-2 you get a job undoubtedly???

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