SSC CGL Tier-II Exam Analysis 2018: Day 1 Review

Dear students, Today is the first day and second paper of SSC CGL Tier-II Exam. The Exam will be conducted by SSC from 17th February to 22nd February 2018. We are providing Exam analysis of SSC CGL Tier-II Paper-II (English), 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. So dear students, without much ado, let’s get straight to the detailed  Exam analysis.

The timing for SSC CGL Tier-II Exam:

17.02.2018 To 21.02.2018:- 

  • P-I 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM  &
  • P-II 03:15 PM to 5:15 PM


  • P-III -10:30 AM to 12:30 PM &
  • P-IV – 03:15 PM to 5:15 PM
Section Level Good Attempts
English Language Easy-Moderate 156-172
Quantitative Aptitude Difficult 66-72

SSC CGL Tier-II Quant [10:30 AM to 12:30 PM]

In SSC CGL Tier-II Exam, Quantitative Aptitude was of difficult level. Most of the questions were very lengthy or very calculated and time demanding. Difficult level of Quantitative Aptitude was unexpected unlike previous years which is surely going to affect score gained by the candidates. Its direct impact is on the attempt of the number of questions and morale of the candidates which seem to be very down comparatively. Now, one must need to be precociously cautious regarding English Language Section.

There were 1 DI in the Exam:-

  1. Tabular
Some questions from exam:
  1. A certain amount is divided into 3 people. X gets 2/7 of what Y gets and Y gets 4/9 of what Z gets.. then by how much amount more Z gets than A
  2. What is the rate of interest if the Simple interest is 8000 and the compound interest is 8164.. for two years.
  3. What is the number of months which amounts to Rs___ compounded semi annually at the rate of 20%
  4. If the ratio of curved surface area and total surface area of a cylinder is 2:1.. then find out the volume of the cylinder
  5. Find the number divisible by 253 between 1000 and 9999.
  6. Two trains having speed _ km/h and _ km/h.If second train reaches destination late by 8 minutes than first one. Due to some technical failure on first train it now reaches destination late by 12 minutes.. find out the distance between the two station?
  7. What is the unit digit of the sum of first 111 whole numbers?
  8. If a cuboid having sides 30×50×40 is divided into 8 equal parts by cutting 3 times.. then find out the total surface area of all the parts
  9. A sphere is put inside a hollow cone having base radius r. Then find out the ratio between the radius of sphere and the hollow cone
  10. If (a+b)/c=7/9 and (b+c)/a=11/5.. the find the value of c
Topics No. Of Questions Level Of Difficulty
1 Number System/HCF/LCM 3-4 easy-moderate
2 Percentage 2-3 moderate
2  Average 3-4 easy-moderate
3 Time & Work 4-5 easy
4 Profit & Loss , Discount 9-10 easy-moderate
5 Ratio 4-5 easy-moderate
6 Time Speed Distance  4-5 easy
7 Interest (CI & SI) 4-5 moderate
8 Geometry 7-8 Difficult
9 Mensuration 10-12 typical calculation
10 Trigonometry , Height & Distance 6-7 easy-moderate
10 Height & Distance  3 easy-moderate
11 DI 5 typical calculation
12 Algebra 10-11 moderate-difficult
13 Mixture & Alligation 2-3 easy
Total 100 Questions Difficult

SSC CGL Tier-II English Language [03:15 PM to 5:15 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.

Some Questions from exam:- 

  • Gazzle
  • Tempestous
  • Guzzle
  • Embargo
  • Hound
  • Vista
  • Swindle

Idioms phrases 

  • Give it a wirl
  • weather the storm
  • green willow
  • Study of snakes
  • Reap the whirlwind
  • Wild and woolly
  • Whoop it up
  • with the vengeance
  • Spin your wheels
  • Up against the wall
One word Substitution
  • Military takes over a country
  • Dog lover
  • Too bully too furry
  • Lack of Civic mindedness or of patriotism
  • Preferring or attracted to Sunlight
  • Mutual Discourse
  • Study of snakes
  • Killer of prophet
  • A person who preserves the skin of animals
  • Obsession of wine
  • Killing of Birds
  • One who eats mud

Topics No. Of Questions Level Of Difficulty
1 Spot the error 20 easy-moderate
2 Fill In the Blanks 5 easy-moderate
3 Synonyms 3 easy-moderate
4 Antonyms 3 easy-moderate
5 Spelling/detecting mis-spelt words 3 easy-moderate
6 Idioms & Phrases 11-12 moderate
7 One word substitution 9-10 easy
8 Improvement of sentences 22-23 easy-moderate
9 Active/Passive voice of verbs 20 easy-moderate
10 Conversion into direct/indirect narration 20 easy-moderate
11 Sentence Rearrangement 25 moderate(lengthy)
12 Cloze Test 24 easy-moderate
13 Comprehension Passage 30 easy-moderate
Total 200 Questions easy-moderate

Practice Mocks For English Exam:-

Download below provided Mock Tests with solutions to be invincible in the final exam.
Download Practice Mock
English Mock Test-1
English Mock Test-2
English Mock Test-3
English Mock Test-4
English Grammar Rules 1
English Grammar Rules 2
English Grammar Rules 3
English Grammar Rules 4
English Grammar Rules 5

Practice Mocks For Quant Exam:-

Download below provided Mock Tests with solutions to be invincible in the final exam.
Download Practice Mock
Quant Mock Test-1
Quant Mock Test-2
Quant Mock Test-3
Quant Mock Test-4
Quant Mock Test-5

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