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SSC CGL 2016 Tier II- Amazing Tips To Score Maximum Marks

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When an examination was on the top of my head, the first thing which I used to do is to figure out important things to prepare and short cut tricks to prepare which will enable me to easily get through. But then, appropriate resources were necessary in my “last minute preparation”. A smart approach will be more helpful in this case instead of hard core preparation.

The SSC or Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has completed the SSC CGL Tier 1 examination and is all set to hit the exam centres with Tier II level. Students aspiring for SSC CGL jobs have to set their goals for Tier II as its level II would be much more different and may be a bit tougher than Tier I. The SSC CGL Tier II examination will consist of the following papers:

Paper-I & II 

Compulsory for all categories. Paper I tests your Quantitative ability while Paper II tests your command over English language.


Only for those who have applied for Statistical Investigators Grade II and Compilers

Paper IV 

Only for those who have applied for Assistant Audit Officer

Let us take a look at the pattern of SSC CGL 2016 Tier II:



Maximum Marks

Number of Questions

Exam Duration and Timings


Quantitative Ability



2 Hours,

10 AM to 12 Noon


English Language & Comprehension



2 Hours,

2 PM to 4 PM





2 Hours,

2 PM to 4 PM


General Studies (Finance and Economics)


To be announced

2 Hours,

10 AM to 12 Noon

The schedule of conduction of the SSC CGL Tier II exam will be as follows:

1st day

Paper I and Paper II

2nd day

Paper III and Paper IV

The tier II examination is said to be conducted in the following tentative dates:

13th August 2016 (Saturday)

14th August 2016 (Sunday)

Let us discuss some of the tips and tricks which will help you score the maximum marks:

  • Performance Analysis: Take mock tests and make it a habit of your daily prepare regime. It will help you to analyse your performance and make a note of your weak areas, Groom your weak areas and you will be all set to rock!

  • Improve your speed: Speed is an extremely essential factor in every attempt. It will determine your performance graph. Try to increase your speed as it will make you solve questions faster and you will end up solving many questions.

  • Practice is the best of all instructions: Make it a habit of practising as many number of questions as you can. Practice will sharpen your skills and make you an expertise.

  • Keep calm and revise: Revise all the topics which are important thoroughly. Make sure you take breaks in between revision sessions as the breaks will revitalize you.

  • If you believe in yourself, everything is possible: Believe in yourself that you can achieve your goals and nothing can stop you from succeeding.

We hope that this article helps you to get an insight of “smart and effective preparation” for the SSC CGL Tier II examination. Hope to see you again. Stay tuned for more updates. We wish you good luck!

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