SSC CGL Tier 2, 2016 exam conducted online for first time

The first session of the Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL Tier-2) Exam 2016 of the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) was conducted today, November 30, 2016. SSC conducted the CGL Tier 2 2016 exam through the online mode for 1,49,319 candidates in various centers across the country. The exam consisted of four papers.

  • Quantitative Ability
  • English Language & Comprehension
  • Statistics (Only for Statistical Investigator posts)
  • Finance & Accounts (Only for Assistant Audit Officer (AAO) in C&AG posts

For SSC CGL Tier 2 question paper discussion, click here

For tentative cut offs for SSC CGL Tier 2, 2016, click here

Below is an exam analysis for the Quantitative Aptitude paper for SSC CGL Tier 2, 2016 exam conducted on November 30, 2016

Level- Difficult

Questions- 100

Marks- 200

Negative Marking – 1/4th

  • Number System- 10 marks
  • Percentage – 5 marks
  • Profit loss- 8 marks
  • simplification – 2 marks
  • SI/CI – 4 marks
  • Ratio Proportion – 4 marks
  • Time/Speed/Distance – 9 marks
  • Average – 5 marks
  • Geometry – 13 marks
  • Algebra – 12 marks
  • Mensuration – 13 marks
  • Trigonometry – 10 marks
  • Data Interpretation – 5 marks

English

  • Reading Comprehension – 30 questions
  • Synonym/Antonym – 6 questions
  • Spellings – 3 questions
  • Idioms and Phrases – 10 questions
  • Para Jumbles – 20 questions
  • Active/Passive voice- 20 questions
  • Cloze test – 25
  • Direct/Indirect speech – 25
  • Sentence correction – 20
  • One word substitution – 10

The answer keys of the SSC CGL Tier 2, 2016 examination will soon be released on the official website of the Commission. Candidates are advised to check the website on a regular basis for updates.

SSC conducts various exams throughout the year and recruits eligible candidates to various posts in government offices and departments as Assistant Audit Officer, Inspector (Examiner) (CBEC), Income Tax Inspector (CBDT), Assistant (MEA), Compiler (Registrar General of India), Senior Secretariat Assistant, Accountant (Offices under C&AG, CGA & others), Tax Assistant (CBEC & CBDT), Statistical Investigator and Sub-Inspector (Central Bureau of Narcotics) among others.

From 2016, there will be no personal interviews in tier 3 of the exam. Tier 3 now consists of computer proficiency test/data entry skill test (wherever applicable) and document verification only. Marks secured by candidates in tier 1 will be considered while selecting them for computer test and also for final selection (See page 17). As per reports, the tier-3 exam would tentatively be conducted in January 2017, while the final result will be announced in April 2017.

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