SSC CGL Tier 2 2016 Exam Preparation Strategy

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Today in this article we are sharing the strategy of how to prepare for SSC CGL Tier 2 Examination to crack it in one shot. SSC (Staff Selection Commission) had announced that they will be conducting SSC CGL Tier 2 also online from this year. So, firstly start with the books you need to prepare for exams.

Best Books for SSC CGL Tier 2 Preparation 

Well, the pattern of the examination is same but the mode of examination has been changed to online mode of examination. This step was taken to introduce more impartiality in the selection process. Also there is a bad news that post vacant also been decreased to 3500 posts drastically this year which is lowest till now in  all SSC examinations held. Candidates who are preparing for SSC CGL Tire 2 needs to know what types of questions will be asked and what will be the syllabus so that they can prepare for it.

-General Studies for Civil Services Preliminary Examination, Paper 1
-General Studies Manual Paper 1 2016
-Lucent’s General Knowledge
-14000+ Objective Questions – General Studies (Old Edition)
-A Brief History of Modern India
-Indian Polity 4h Edition
-Encyclopedia of General Science and General Competitions
-Indian Economy
A Modern Approach to verbal & Non-Verbal Reasoning
Analytical Reasoning
Quantitative Aptitude Quantum CAT Common Admission Tests for Admission into IIMs (Old Edition)
Fast Track Objective Arithmetic
Quantitative Aptitude for Competitive Examinations
Data Interpretation and Data Sufficiency
Objective General English

These are books which are recommended by pass out and experts for this examination. You can buy the books which you need. Buy all books is never a good idea until you need to make a collection 😉

SSC CGL Tier 2 English Examination Preparation 

Grammar is really very important to clear the english section of SSC. You need to have good grammatical knowledge before going for CGL English examination. A lot of questions are asked relating to the grammar section. Start solving 50-100 questions of grammar from now to have a good idea of questions during the examination. In tier 2 enlish exam there will be 2 hours and the total marks will be 200. There will also be negative marking of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer. Below is the breakup of the question types for the examination which can be very helpful to you in preparation for the SSC CGL Tier 2 examination :

  1. Error Detection- 20 Q
  2. Fill in the Blanks- 10 Q
  3. Jumbled Paragraph- 20 Q
  4. Voice: Active/Passive-20
  5. Narration: Direct/Indirect Speech -25
  6. Cloze Test- 25 Q
  7. Comprehension- 30 Q
  8. Sentence Improvements – 20 Q
  9. Idioms/Phrases 10
  10. One Word Substitution- 10
  11. Antonym/Synonym/Spellings -10

Candidates should focus on the part of exam which contains most questions and then come to the least one. You should try all of the parts with priority and then prepare for other parts of syllabus for examination.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Quantitative Aptitude Examination Preparation

There will also be a 100 question paper of quantitative aptitude in SSC CGL Tier 2. Time given to solve the paper will be 2 hours. There will also be a 0.5 marks negative marking for every wrong answer. Below are the breakups of the section of exam paper is given so you can plan your strategy accordingly :

1.Geometry – (co-ordinate, mensuration, triangle, circle and polygons)-25Q
2.Algebra – 11-13
3.Trigonometry – 12Q
4.Arithmetic – (Percentage, Average, Ration, Allegation and mixture, S.I and C.I., Speed distance and time, time and work) – 36-41Q
5.Number system -5Q
6.D.I.- 6-9 Q

there will also be Data Interpretation questions which will be same as IBPS Exam. if you have appeared for IBPS exam then it will be easy for you. You need to maintain a good accuracy in the tier 2 examination to be eligible for Tier 3 examination. After Tier 3 you will be finally selected for the vacant posts.

So, good luck for your exam and do comment if you need any help or want to ask any question. We’ll be happy to help you.


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