SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2020: Important Topics

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2020: Staff Selection Commission will be conducting the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam for the candidates qualified in Tier 1 from 22 June 2020 to 25 June 2020. Over 2 lakh candidates are expected to appear in the Tier 2 exam for the recruitment of Group B and C posts under various central departments. Tier 2 will comprise of 2 compulsory papers of Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Candidates sure of getting selected in the Tier 1 exam must take note of the exam pattern and important topics for SSC CGL Tier 2 exam.

Paper Subject No of Questions Max Marks Exam Duration
1 Quantitative Abilities 100 200 2 Hours
2 English Language and Comprehension 200 200 2 Hours
3 Statistics (For JSO post only) 100 200 2 Hours
4 General Studies (Finance & Economics) (For AAO Post only) 100 200 2 Hours

 

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Important Topics For Quantitative Aptitude

A total of 100 questions are asked from the Quantitative Aptitude section in SSC CGL Tier 2 carrying 2 marks each. Negative marking 0.5 is there. As seen from the distribution of questions provided below, most questions are asked from advance maths.

  • More than 10 questions are asked from Geometry, Mensuration and Trigonometry and hence, they must be given more importance.
  • Questions from Arithmetic maths are generally lengthy and time-consuming, hence, it needs proper practice.
  • The toughest topic seen from previous years is Number System and some topics from arithmetic maths. Make sure your basic concepts from these topics are clear.
SSC CGL Tier 2: Topic Wise Distribution Of Questions in Quantitative Aptitude
S.No Topic 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
1 Number System/HCF/LCM 7 8 7 7 10 7 8
2 Percentage, Average 10 8 10 9 10 7 6
3 Time & Work, Pipe & Cistern 6 6 6 5 6 5 4
4 Profit & Loss, Discount 10 11 11 10 10 9 9
5 Ratio, Mixture & Alligation 6 6 4 4 7 8 6
6 Time Speed Distance, Boat & Stream Trains 4 5 6 8 4 3 4
7 Interest (CI & SI) 4 4 5 4 3 4 4
8 Geometry 18 14 15 13 15 12 13
9 Mensuration 11 15 11 13 10 13 13
10 Trigonometry, Height & Distance 9 7 10 9 10 9 11
11 DI 5 4 5 5 5 5 7
12 Algebra 7 8 10 11 10 10 5
13 Surds & Indices, Simplification 2 4 0 2 0 3 3
14 Partnership 2 2
15 Coordinate Geometry 2
16 Misc.
Total 100 Questions

 

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Important Topics For the English Language
A total of 200 questions are asked from the English Language section in SSC CGL Tier 2 carrying 1 mark each. Negative marking of 0.25 marks is there. Check out the topic-wise distribution of questions in English Language section:
  • The important topics for the English Language are Error detection, Improvement of Sentences, Active/Passive voice, Sentence Rearrangement, Direct/ Indirect, Comprehension Passage, Cloze passage in which 20+ questions are asked from each topic.
  • Idioms & Phrases and One word substitution must be revised thoroughly as it carries more than 20 marks overall.
SSC CGL Tier 2: Topic Wise Distribution Of Questions in the English Language
S.No Topic 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
1 Spot the error 20 20 20 20 20 20
2 Fill In The Blanks 5 5 5 5 5 11
3 Synonyms 3 3 3 3 3 3
4 Antonyms 3 3 3 3 3 3
5 Spelling/detecting misspelt words 3 3 3 3 3 4
6 Idioms & Phrases 10 10 10 10 10 10
7 One word substitution 12 12 12 14 12 12
8 Improvement of sentences 22 22 22 22 22 22
9 Active/Passive voice of verbs 20 20 20 20 20 20
10 Conversion into Direct/ Indirect narration 27 27 27 26 27 25
11 Jumbled Paragraph / Sentence Rearrangement 20 20 20 20 20 20
12 Cloze passage 25 25 25 24 25 25
13 Comprehension Passage 30 30 30 30 30 25
Total 200 Questions

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