How to Prepare for the SSC CGL Tier II Exam

By | October 27, 2017

How to Prepare for the SSC CGL Tier II Exam After getting over the SSC CGL Tier I Exam, it is time to get over the post-exam relaxation mode and get into study gear for SSC CGL Tier II Exam. Since the syllabus for this exam is a lot more vast in comparison with the Tier I counterpart, you will need to develop strategies before jumping into the study process. You will have to prepare a list of various topics that you need to study and plan out the entire process with a strict time-bound schedule. This schedule and study plan are given below with help you prepare for the SSC CGL Tier II Exam so that syllabus is completed in time.

Some features of this table that will help in making it a perfect fit for your SSC CGL Tier II Exam preparation are –

  1. This schedule has been made by keeping the weightage of various topics into consideration and the topics that have a higher weightage have been allotted a lot more time.
  2. There are separate targets for each day.
  3. The targets are achievable and you can always do a little bit extra or less depending on the everyday life.
  4. You get regular intervals to analyze the progress that you have made throughout the week or month and track if the speed that you are working on will work well for you or not.
  5. This plan keeps room for revision so that you can combine all the knowledge that has been gained in the past preparation period and you can practice mock test for CGL Tier II to get acquainted with the exam process and time management.

In order to start the studying process with our timetable, you will need all your study material in one place. It is really important that you study everything from reliable sources with a recommendation from a teacher or a senior who has cleared the exam before. Even if you follow the timetable exactly but do not have a good source of knowledge the entire process of working on things will be obsolete.

How to Prepare for the SSC CGL Tier II Exam

You should be focussed on –

  1. Sharpening your calculation Skills for Quant Section
  2. Solving Brain Teasers for Logical Reasoning
  3. Take Quizzes for quick tests
  4. Make Revision Sheets with important notes for quick reference

The above-listed steps can be followed at all times to make sure that you are always at the top of your game while preparing for these exams.

SSC CGL Tier II Exam Pattern

This Exam consists of primarily of four papers. The details about each of them are given below –

Paper 1 – Quantitative Aptitude

This section has 100 questions having 2 marks each. This makes it a total of 200 marks. There is a negative marking in this section with 0.5 marks getting deducted for each wrong answer. The difficulty level for this exam is equivalent to class X.

Paper 2 – English Language

This section has 200 questions having 1 marks each. This makes it a total of 200 marks. There is a negative marking in this section with 0.25 marks getting deducted for each wrong answer. The difficulty level for this exam is equivalent to class XII.

Paper 3 – Statistics

This section has 100 questions having 2 marks each. This makes it a total of 200 marks. There is a negative marking in this section with 0.5 marks getting deducted for each wrong answer. The difficulty level for this exam is equivalent to graduate level.

Paper 4 – Finance & Accounting

This section has 40 questions having 2 marks each. This makes it a total of 80 marks. There is a negative marking in this section with 0.5 marks getting deducted for each wrong answer. The difficulty level for this exam is equivalent to graduate level.

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Paper 4 – Economics & Governance

This section has 60 questions having 2 marks each. This makes it a total of 120 marks. There is a negative marking in this section with 0.5 marks getting deducted for each wrong answer. The difficulty level for this exam is equivalent to graduate level.

SSC CGL Tier II Study Plan

  1. In order to prepare for this exam, you should allow the maximum time to the Statistics subject as it is quite high in difficulty level and needs a lot of time to make it right. It also has a high weightage and hence, it will be beneficial if you get hold of these concepts first.

 

  1. Along with Statistics, you can also devote equal time to Finance and Accounting and the other section of Economics and Governance. There is not a lot of difference in their weightage and we believe Accounting basics are distinguishing factor between a good candidate and a great candidate.

 

  1. Now, you can spend time working on at least 30 quantitative aptitude questions each day. You can either attack this section topic by topic or do a mixed bag of questions each day. What really matters here is the perfect blend of speed and accuracy. You really need to manage your time really well when attempting these questions. Time management and good conceptual basics are the keys to scoring good marks in this section.

 

  1. Lastly, you can lay your focus on the English language section which is the most scoring section out of all. You need to read books and newspapers thoroughly before attempting the actual exam. Make sure you practice comprehension passages and revise basic grammar rules really well over the course of your preparation. Topics like sentence completion and synonyms and antonyms have a pattern of questions that are available in almost every question bank and can be mastered quite easily.

After the section wide practice, the candidate should attempt at least 10 mock tests with an exact timed scenario to get a good feel of what the actual exam is going to be like. There must also be a revision based on previous year papers because they tell you all about the standard of questions being asked in the exam and how far you are from your target.

We hope that this article has told you all about the process of preparing for SSC CGL Tier II Exam 2017. For more information about competitive exams and how to crack them, download Gradeup app.

 

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