SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2018-19 |

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus 2018-19: SSC CGL Tier 2 is going to take place in an online mode. Also, the questions are objective (MCQs) in form. Tier 2 is the second level of SSC CGL exam. Therefore, only those candidates who have qualified Tier 1, are eligible to write the exam of SSC CGL Tier 2.

SSC CGL Exam Analysis for Tier 2

SSC launched the SSC CGL Notification along with SSC CGL Syllabus (the upgraded version) on SSC official website. The syllabus for all the Tiers is different.

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • The most of the questions come from the sections of Mensuration, Algebra and Profit, Loss and Discount
  • The difficulty level of Algebra and Mensuration is high, Profit, loss & and discount is Moderate
  • The least number of questions appear from Mixture & Alligation and Height and Distance
  • The overall Quantitative Aptitude Tier 2 is Moderate to Difficult

English Language:

  • Most questions appear from the section of Sentence Rearrangement (23-25) apart from Comprehension Passage
  • The difficulty level of Sentence Rearrangement is Moderate
  • The least questions come from the section of Synonyms, Antonyms and Fill in the blanks. The difficulty level is Moderate
  • The overall difficulty level of all the English section is Easy to Moderate


  • Most of the questions come from the section of Measure of Central Tendency & Dispersion. The difficulty level is average
  • Time-series Analysis covers the least questions and difficulty level is moderate
  • Difficult questions are mostly found in the papers of Probability Theory, Random Variable, Statistical Interference and Analysis of Variance

General Awareness:

  • The least questions come from the section of Geography and Economics and the difficulty level is easy to moderate
  • Most of the questions come from the Science section and the level of difficulty is easy to moderate
  • Polity section covers the average number of questions but the difficulty level is high

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus: Topic-wise

To start with, SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus involves the following 4 subjects:

  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Language
  • Statistics
  • General Awareness

The following table tells the topics involving in each section of SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus:

Subject SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus
Quantitative Aptitude Simplification, Interest, Averages, Percentage, Ratio and Proportion, Speed, Distance and Time, Number System, Mensuration, Data Interpretation, Time and Work, Algebra, Trigonometry, Geometry, Data Sufficiency, Square Roots, Profit & Loss, Histogram, Graphs
English Language Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Fill in the Blanks, Phrases and Idioms, One Word Substitution, Sentence Correction, Error Spotting, Cloze Test
Para Jumbles, Synonyms-Antonyms, Active-Passive Voice, Spot the Error, Synonyms/Antonyms, Indirect/Direct Speech
Statistics important topics Collection and Representation of Data, Measure of Dispersion, Measure of Central Tendency, Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis, Correlation and Regression, Random Variables, Random Variables, Sampling Theory, Analysis of Variance, Time Series Analysis, Index Number, Statistical Inference,
General Awareness Finance and Accounting, Fundamental Principles, Financial Accounting, Basic Concepts of Accounting, Self-Balancing Ledger, Error Spotting and Correction, Economics and Governance, Comptroller and Auditor General of India, Finance Commission, Theory of Demand and Supply, Basic concepts of Economics and Introduction to Microeconomics, Theory of Production and Cost, Forms of market and price determination, Indian economy, economic reforms, money and banking, role of IT in governance

The following information is about the exam pattern of SSC CGL Tier 2:

  • The total number of questions in SSC CGL Tier 2 is 500
  • SSC CGL Tier 2 comprises 800 total questions (200 in each section)
  • The time allotted to complete SSC CGL Tier 2 is 2 hours (2 hours 40 minutes for disabled candidates)
  • Moreover, negative marking of 0.25 for each wrong answer is also there. So, students have to make sure that they attempt the least wrong answers
  • The exam mode of SSC CGL Tier 2 is going to be online
  • Question Type would be Objective (MCQs)

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Preparation of SSC CGL Tier 2 Syllabus: 2018-19

The following is the preparation tips of SSC CGL Tier 2 2018-19:

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Practice more and more Mock Tests and keep a check on all the wrong answers
  • The wrong answers, later on, have to be rectified. Candidate should see why it was not correct earlier
  • The difficulty level of Algebra and Mensuration is high. Therefore, students should focus more on these sections. The practice ratio should be high on these two areas.
  • Candidates should manage their time effectively and for that, they should attempt more and more Mock Tests and Quizzes
  • The overall Quantitative Aptitude Tier 2 is very important to be clear. This is the only way to reach the next phase of the SSC CGL Exam
  • Candidates can also try to learn to get along with shortcuts. The shortcuts can help more to simplify the concepts. But, candidates must not rely on them. The broader concepts should be more than clear enough to crack the SSC CGL exam

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English Language:

  • First of all, to clear this section with the highest marks, candidates should start with correcting their flaws in Grammar
  • Grammar rectification will make half of the work easier. The understanding of most of the exam will be cleared
  • Secondly, constant vocabulary revision must be there. Therefore, aspirants should learn 3 new vocabulary words every single day
  • The newly learned vocabulary words would be difficult to remember. So, to keep them in the mind, candidates should make 3-4 sentences of each word and try to use them in those sentences
  • Revising synonyms and antonyms would help the candidate to learn more and more vocab words. So, revision of synonyms and antonyms every day for half an hour should be persistent
  • The part Phrases & Idioms are fun to learn if one knows how to. So, Idioms & Phrases can be learned by using in daily language


  • Statistics is the section where most students panic. Moreover, they sometimes lose marks too. But, a simple solution to get a high score in Statistics section of SSC CGL, is that do not forget to practice the concepts any day!
  • Candidates can start preparing for this section by simply starting to cover the 10th +2 level because it will make the understanding of statistics easier.
  • All aspirants, always, study in terms of understanding the subjects (any) and not cramming it. Understanding will make it more comfortable to remember the concepts
  • Give more and more SSC CGL Mock Tests. It will improve the speed because there is a limited time to attempt the exam

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General Awareness

  • There is a simple trick to attempt the most correct answers in the General Awareness section. Candidates must keep the basic knowledge of Science, History, Economics, Geography, and Politics
  • Candidates should be updated with the current affairs and current change in positions in the government area
  • Practice Mock Tests. Also, manage time effectively because one has to finish the exam in a limited period of time

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