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SSC CGL Tier II 2016– Exam Details and Pattern

“Luck favours the prepared”

Do you remember the days of exam preparation? When the time- table of the examination is released and everybody preparing for it working fingers to bone. When the joy of the end of one examination prevails, the fear of the upcoming slots of the examination haunts us. The same is the situation for the students aspiring for SSC CGL 2016. SSC CGL has successfully completed the Tier 1 examination and is now all set with the cut- throat competition for the “SSC CGL Tier II” examination.

After the completion of the ‘Tier I” examination, the next big challenge for the SSC CGL aspirants is the “Tier II” examination. The Tier II examination consists of 4 papers: Paper I, Paper II, Paper III and Paper IV. Like that of the Tier I examination, all the questions will be of objective type (multiple type questions).

Paper I and II- Paper I tests your ability your skills in “Quantitative Aptitude” whereas paper II tests your ability in English.

Paper III- Only for the candidates applied for the post of “Statistical Investigators” Grade II and Compilers.

Paper IV- This paper is meant for those who have applied for the posts of “Assistant Audit Officer”.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 2 Exam : Details of all papers:

Paper

Subject

Maximum Marks

Number of Questions

Exam Duration and Timings

1

Quantitative Abilities

200

100

2 Hours,

10 AM to 12 Noon

2

English Language & Comprehension

200

200

2 Hours,

2 PM to 4 PM

3

Statistics

200

100

2 Hours,

2 PM to 4 PM

4

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

200

To be announced

2 Hours,

10 AM to 12 Noon

The Paper I will be conducted on the first day and the Paper III and Paper IV will be conducted on the second day. As of now, some of the tentative schedules for SSC CGL are: 13th August 2016 (Saturday) and 14th August 2016 (Sunday)

Quantitative Aptitude (Paper I):

  • There will be 100 questions each of 2 marks.
  • The total time duration will of be 2 hours.
  • The level of the questions which will be asked are not expected to be of easy level. So, all the aspirants are advised to practice well and increase their speed.
  • Negative marking will be as – 0. 50 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Important topics to focus on - Geometry, Algebra, Trigonometry, Data Interpretation and Percentage etc.

English Comprehension (Paper II):

  • There will be all total of 200 questions each carrying 1 mark.
  • Negative marking will be as – 0. 25 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Most of the questions asked will be asked from the grammar topics. So, try to focus on the areas of grammar in which you are weak are practice. But if you are sound enough in your grammar skills, you will easily be able to score well in this section.

Statistics (Paper III):

  • There will be all total of 100 questions.
  • The total time duration will of be 2 hours.
  • Negative marking will be as – 0. 50 mark will be deducted for every incorrect answer.
  • Important topics to focus on - Skewness and Kurtosis, Correlation and Regression, Probability Theory, Time Series Analysis, Sampling Theory, Statistical Inference etc.

General Studies: Finance and Economics (Paper 4):

  • Paper IV: Especially meant for candidates seeking positions of “Assistant Audit Officer”.

We hope that this information will help you to gear up your preparation for SSC CGL Tier II 2016. We wish you best of luck!

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