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SSC CGL Tier 2 Final Answer Key 2018 Released:

Staff Selection Commission has declared the result of Combined Graduate Level Examination 2017 (Tier-II) on 06.06.2018 which was uploaded on the website of the Commission on the same day. :

In order to ensure greater transparency in the examination system, and in the interest of the candidates, the Commission has uploaded the Final Answer Keys along with Question Paper(s) on the website of the Commission today

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  Recommended Books for SSC CGL Examination 2018 :

 Choosing the best study material for any exam becomes a tedious task. One must choose the study material for SSC Exam preparation wisely. While there are many factors that are taken into consideration for selecting the best books for SSC Exam 

Here is a list of best books for SSC CGL for all the sections. Do not worry as we will definitely cover other topics as well in our next blog.

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Quantum CAT by Sarvesh K. Verma – Geometry and Mensuration for Tier I & II.
  • Lucent Mathematics– For Trigonometry and Algebra for Tier I & II.
  • Quant Arithmetic – Kiran Publication, Previous years Papers and Mock Test.


  • MB Publication – one word and Idioms & Phrases, Common Errors, Fillers, Cloze test & Passage.
  • S.P Bakshi – Synonyms and Antonyms.
  • Rest from Mock Test and Previous Year Papers.


Mock Test Questions and Previous year Papers are more than enough.

General Awareness

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Quantitative Aptitude is considered as one of the cohesive sections of the Competition Exams, but it is also considered as the most scoring section. Practice the below-given questions and ace in your upcoming exam.

Q1. If the Simple Interest on a sum of money for 3 years @5% is Rs. 1,200/-.Then find the CI for the same period at the same rate.

  1. 1260
  2. 1261
  3. 1262
  4. 1200

Q2. Mr.Duggal invested Rs. 20,000/- @ 20% . The interest was compounded half-yearly for the 1st year and in the next year it was compounded annually. What will be the total interest earned at the end of two years?

  1. 8800
  2. 9040
  3. 8040
  4. 9800

Q3. Priyamvada took a loan of ‘P’ amount from Anshika at 10% p.a of Simple interest for 2 years. But she further lent the 3/4th of the amount ‘ P’ to Varsha at 20% of rate compounded annually and the rest to Shivank at 10% S.I for the same period of 2 years. In this Process Priyamvada earned net profit of Rs. 900/-. Find P.

  1. 10000
  2. 4000
  3. 5000
  4. 18000

Q4. Ashok took a loan of P amount at 8% p.a. S.I. Next year he took an additional sum of Rs. 25,000/- due to which the new rate applicable is 10% p.a S.I. If the interest earned in the 2nd year is 4/3 times of interest earned in 1st year. Find the Principle.

  1. 2,50,000
  2. 3,00,000
  3. 3,75,000
  4. 6,25,000

Q5. Ratio of difference b/w  C. I & S.I for 2 years and 3 years on same sum and rate is 7:22.Find the sum if compound interest earnedin the 2nd year is Rs. 1,050/-.

  1. 6432.25
  2. 6431.25
  3. 6,250
  4. 6436.25

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 SSC CGL Study Plan 2018, How to Crack Tier 1 in 30 Days : 

 Section-wise Preparation Strategy

  • It is very important to have a proper plan for each and every section as you are going to spend specific allotted time on each section.
  • You can easily do GA and English, but you have to save at least half an hour for Quant so, now it becomes important to utilize that time properly and score well in all subject.
  • While attempting exam target the topic first in which you are strong and confident
  • If you stuck in any question, don’t waste time on that, move to the next one and if you have time left then you can review the questions that are left
  • Time plays an important role in the competitive exam so, it is important that you should be in the habit of doing small calculations and some topics of reasoning and Quant should in mind only.

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 Vocab Express:

Dear Aspirants,

To enhance your vocabulary here are 5 new words. Use these words to improve Written and Spoken English skills. In case you have missed out on our previous Vocab Express, we would strongly advise you to read it.

Read the Vocab Express- 498 here

(i) Hypocrisy (N.): the practice of claiming to have moral standards or beliefs to which one's own behavior does not conform; pretense.

Pronunciation: हिपाक्रसी

Hindi Translations: ढोंग, दम्भ, पाखंड, पाखण्ड, बनावट, रिया, कपट, छल

Synonyms:  Insincerity, Deception, Double-Dealing, Deceit, Duplicity, Dissimulation, Sanctimony,

Lip Service, Cant, Dishonesty, Falsity

Antonyms: Honesty, Sincerity, Forthrightness, Righteousness, Truth, Probity, Frankness, Truthfulness, Uprightness, Trustworthiness, Openness

Usage: He railed against hypocrisy and greed.

Meaning: उन्होंने पाखंड और लालच के खिलाफ आवाज उठाई।

(ii) Expediency (N.): the quality of being convenient and practical despite possibly being improper or immoral; convenience.

Pronunciation: इक्स्पीडीअन्सी

Hindi Translations: सुविधा, फ़ायदा, मुनाफ़ा, उपयोगिता, औचित्य, योग्यता, लाभ

Synonyms:  Convenience, Expedience, Usefulness, Propriety, Fitness, Suitability, Expedient, Advantage, Makeshift, Appropriateness, Shift, Stopgap

Antonyms: Inexpediency, Inexpedience, Altruism, Impracticality, Unsuitability, Uselessness, Disadvantage, Inappropriateness, Inconvenience, Unfitness, Trouble

Usage: The potential for expediency in planning is vast.

Meaning: नियोजन में मुनाफ़े की संभावना विशाल है।

(iii) Hauteur (N.): overbearing pride evidenced by a superior manner toward inferiors.

Pronunciation: होटर

Hindi Translations: अभिमान, अहंकार, घमंड, दर्प, ग़रूर

Synonyms:  Pride, Arrogance, Haughtiness, Disdain, Loftiness, Lordliness, Conceit, Vanity, Superciliousness, Contempt, Egotism

Antonyms: Modesty, Humility, Demureness, Humbleness, Reserve, Bashfulness, Diffidence, Meekness, Shyness, Timidity, Chastity

Usage: Her hauteur had disappeared.

Meaning: उसका घमंड गायब हो गया था।

(iv) Scrutinize (V.): examine or inspect closely and thoroughly.

Pronunciation: स्क्रूटनाइज़ / स्क्रूटिनाइज़

Hindi Translations: जाँचना, जांचना, ताकना, देखना, परीक्षा करना, तलाश करना, अनुसन्धान करना, बारीकी से देखना

Synonyms:  Examine, Study, Inspect, Investigate, Explore, Probe, Scan, Consider, Survey, Check, Contemplate

Antonyms: Ignore, Glance, Glance At, Overlook, Neglect, Miss, Forget, Glance Over, Disregard, Omit, Reject, Disdain

Usage: We must scrutinize and evaluate.

Meaning: हमें जांच और मूल्यांकन करना होगा।

(v) Cumber (V.): hamper or hinder (someone or something).

Pronunciation: कम्बर

Hindi Translations: बोझ, रोकना, रुकावट, बाधा डालना, भार

Synonyms:  Encumber, Burden, Load, Tax, Constrain, Impede, Weigh Down, Hamper, Restrain, Charge, Lade

Antonyms: Support, Advance, Support, Aid, Allow, Assist, Boost, Facilitate, Forward, Further

Usage: His heavy boots cumbered him in walking.

Meaning: उसके भारी जूते उसे चलने में बाधा ला रहे थे।

Try a quick exercise on Antonyms and Synonyms to get simple problems to ensure that you have mastered these concepts.

Hope this was helpful.

All the best!!!

OT Team

 SSC CGL/ CPO General Awareness, Topics You Shouldn’t Miss Out:  

General Awareness is considered as one of the cohesive sections of the Competition Exams, but it is also considered as the most scoring section. Below given are the important topics for SSC CGL/ CPO. 

 SSC CPO 2018 Last Minute Preparation Tips:  

 The total time to solve the paper will be 120 minutes. So, there will be an overwhelming number of questions to attempt in a very limited time space. Here we will discuss which section to attempt first & How much time you should give in each section.

Follow these last minute preparation tips for each section to get yourself pumped-up for SSC CPO (Phase 1) Examination.

 General Awareness (10 Minutes)

GA is the only section where most of the candidates fail as it is the section with least implementation of Hit and trail Method i.e. you can score only if you have read about the topic.

  1. SSC Examinations always focuses on Static Affairs so try to cover as many as possible. Static Affairs consist of a Number of Topics.
  2. Try to grasp Last 3 Months National Current Affairs, as 8-10 Questions are expected from this topic.
  3. History, Geography, Science, Polity, and Economy are the major five Subjects from which Questions are there. So just revise the topics that you are ended up with so that you can attempt it correctly.
  4. Don’t dedicate a lot of time to this section as dedicating much time will result in loss of time that can be dedicated to other sections and it might increase the number of guesses (Reading a Question will, again and again, will give you a feeling that you know the correct answer which is actually not, it is simply a GUESS).
  5. Just attempt Questions that you know correctly in one go and then in second go mark “Question for Review“.

Reasoning Ability (30 Minutes)

Reasoning Section will comprise of 50 Questions. Don’t try to overburden yourself starting new topics.

  1. Most of the candidates consider Reasoning as their strength.
  2. Revise and Practice topics mentioned in the Previous Exam Analysis again and again.
  3. Dedicate a pre-decided time to reasoning section so that you can clear the cut-off as well as score higher in the Overall Examination.

Quantitative Aptitude (60 Minutes)

This is the only sections where you can attempt with 100% accuracy and this one of the scoring section. This section will consist of 50 Questions including DI and other Arithmetic Topics.

  1. Learning Tables, Squares and Cubes of up to 20 will decrease your time while solving Questions.
  2. Direct Formulas and Short tricks for topics like SI&CI, Time & Work, Time & Distance etc. will be helpful in saving time.
  3. Dedicate a pre-decided time to Quantitative Aptitude section so that you can clear the cut-off as well as score higher in the Overall Examination.
  4. Practice and Revise topics that cover the section maintaining the Level of the Questions. Don’t go for tough Questions (Level III)
  5. Reading the Question will give you an Idea of the Solving time of the Question; if it is solvable within 1 min go for it else leave it. Don’t get stuck to a particular Question.

English Language (20 Minutes)

A number of candidates find this portion of the paper tricky. The Important Topics for English Section for almost all the Recruitment Examinations are same. This section is basically a test of Vocabulary and Basics of English.

  1. Practice Questions form frequent topics like Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, Spotting the Error, Fill in the Blanks etc.
  2. Don’t try to make many Guesses in this section as well as Guesses will lead you Uncertainty.
  3. Don’t try to solve the complete RC in one go, give it a second run and the ideal way will be clearing reading the RC ones, going through all the Questions, solving the Questions and then Reading it once again and solving the Questions that are still unanswered.

To Know SSC CPO Overall Preparation Tips

 How to Prepare for SSC CPO Reasoning and General Intelligence 2018: 


What are the Important Topics for SSC CPO Reasoning/ General Intelligence Section?

The total time to solve the paper will be 120 minutes. So, there will be an overwhelming number of questions to attempt in a very limited time space. It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type.

  • Analogies
  • Similarities and differences
  • Space visualization
  • Spatial orientation
  • Problem-solving
  • Analysis
  • Judgment
  • Decision making
  • Visual memory
  • Discrimination
  • Observation
  • Relationship concepts
  • Arithmetical reasoning and figural classification
  • Non-verbal series
  • Statement conclusion

SSC CPO Reasoning/ General Intelligence Section: Topics-Wise tips

Questions based on Reasoning Ability are fun to solve, provided you really know and understand the problem. Here we are giving you some important topics out of these which will surely help you prepare for SSC CPO Reasoning & maximize your score:

Analogy Questions

  • In questions based on Analogy, a particular relationship is given and another similar relationship has to be identified from the alternatives given.
  • The Analogy Reasoning Questions are both verbal as well as non-verbal.However, there is a very less chance that will contain Non-verbal analogy questions. In verbal questions, a relationship is given and you have to find out the similar relationship from the given alternatives.

Coding Decoding

  • Coding and Decoding carry significant weightage in bank exams.
  • To solve questions based on Coding and Decoding you need to observe alphabets or numbers given in the question. The more prepared you are, the better will be your score.

Decision Making

  • In decision-making questions, select the option that maximizes the benefit for the majority. Do not give personal judgement.
  • It is a common tendency of students to adopt an approach based on your own value system. Generally 2 to 3 questions are asked from this section.

Syllogism Questions

Questions based on syllogism are totally based upon Logic. To ensure a better score in this section, you can use the following techniques.

  • Venn Diagrams are the best and the quickest way to solve such type of questions easily. However, sometimes a questions can have a lot of Venn diagrams.
  • In this case, one should draw the easiest figure in order to solve the question in the minimum amount of time.
  • Practice as much as you can to understand the various types of Syllogism Questions.

Blood Relations

Blood relation topic is fun to solve. Just try to apply the question on your family and follow the structure of the question, you will definitely get the answer in less time. This topic question can be manipulated in some other form too.

Statement-based Questions

Statement- Assumptions, Statement-Conclusion, Statement- Arguments, Statement- Courses of Action – you may get one or two problems from these.

Miscellaneous and other topics

Other topics include coding-decoding, direction sense, alphanumeric series, ranking/Alphabet Test, data sufficiency etc. The only way to excel in these topics is to practice as many times as you can, as we all know that Practice makes the man perfect.

Tips & Tricks

  • Try to align your preparation with the exam pattern for Reasoning Section in the upcoming Recruitment Exam. This will help candidate to attempt SSC CPO Reasoning section in better ways.
  • Give mock tests regularly. Mock test helps in a way that a candidate get prepared better for the upcoming exam.

Revise sample papers and Previous year Exams. This  will help you to gain an insight into the pattern.

  • Read Question Twice in order to understand it correctly with no scope of mistake in interpretation of meaning.
  • You need to solve previous years Exam Papers first and your objectives should be as follows.
    1. Understand which topics were prominent in SSC CPO recruitment Examination?
    2. Were the questions easy, moderate or difficult to solve?
    3. How much time you were able to dedicate to each section?
    4. What was your correct/ incorrect ratio while attempting?
  • Analyze Your Performance and re-evaluate regularly to work on errors and doubts.

These crucial tips on how to prepare for Reasoning and Numerical Ability section will help candidates to perform well and score well in the upcoming recruitment examination.

 SSC CPO Exam Pattern Syllabus 2018: Staff Selection Commission has released the official notification for recruitment of Sub Inspector, Assistant Sub Inspector in Delhi Police, CAPF & CISF. Before you start your preparation have a look at the SSC CPO Exam Pattern and Syllabus. It will give you a brief idea on how to start your exam preparations.


SSC CPO Syllabus: General Intelligence

It would include questions of both verbal and non-verbal type. This component may include questions on analogies, similarities and differences, space visualization, spatial orientation, problem solving, analysis, judgment, decision making, visual memory, discrimination, observation, relationship concepts, arithmetical reasoning and figural classification, arithmetic number series, non-verbal series, coding and decoding, statement conclusion, syllogistic reasoning etc. The topics are, Semantic Analogy, Symbolic/Number Analogy, Figural Analogy, Semantic Classification, Symbolic/Number Classification, Figural Classification, Semantic Series, Number Series, Figural Series, Problem Solving, Word Building, Coding & de-coding, Numerical Operations, symbolic Operations, Trends, Space Orientation, Space Visualization, Venn Diagrams, Drawing inferences, Punched hole/pattern-folding & un-folding, Figural Pattern- folding and completion, Indexing Address matching, Date & city matching Classification of centre codes/roll numbers, Small & Capital letters/numbers coding, decoding and classification, Embedded Figures, Critical thinking, Emotional Intelligence, Social Intelligence, Other subtopics if any.

SSC CPO Syllabus: English Language

Candidates’ understanding of the Basics of English Language, its vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, synonyms, antonyms and its correct usage, etc. his/her writing ability would be tested.

SSC CPO Syllabus: Numerical Aptitude

This paper will include questions on problems relating to Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, use of Tables and Graphs, Menstruation, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, etc.

SSC CPO Syllabus: General Awareness

Questions will be designed to test the ability of the candidate‘s general awareness of the environment around him/ her and its application to society. Questions will also be designed to test knowledge of current events and of such matters of everyday observation and experience in their scientific aspects as may be expected of an educated person. The test will also include questions relating to India and its neighbouring countries especially pertaining to Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity including Indian Constitution, and Scientific Research etc. These questions will be such that they do not require a special study of any discipline.

SSC CPO Syllabus: Paper-2

Questions in this components will be designed to test the candidate’s understanding and knowledge of English Language and will be based on error recognition, filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles etc), Vocabulary, Spellings, Grammar, Sentence Structure, Synonyms, Antonyms, Sentence Completion, Phrases and Idiomatic use of Words, comprehension etc.

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If the Simple Interest on a sum of money for 3 years @5% is Rs. 1,200/-.Then find the CI for the same period at the same rate.

  • 1200
  • 1261
  • 1262
  • 1260

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  Simple Interest:

 Simple interest is money you can earn by initially investing some money (the principal). Simple Interest is very common topic found in almost all exams like SSC CGL, SSCL MTS and SSC-CPO as well as various banking sector exams. Suppose you borrowed certain amount of money from a bank or a lender and now wish to pay back the amount with a particular pre-decided interest rate, here’s how you can calculate the amount. Following are the terms used in calculation of Simple Interest (S.I.):

Principal (P):

The money borrowed or lent or invested for a certain period is called the principal or the sum.

Interest (I):

Extra money to be paid for using other's money is called interest. Rate of interest is the constant rate at which interest on the borrowed amount increases. It is usually given in terms of per annum (yearly basis).

Time Period (T)

It is the agreed time period for which the amount has been lent. It is usually taken in years.

Simple Interest (S.I.):

If the interest on a sum borrowed for certain period is taken back uniformly, then it is called simple interest.

 Similarly, if we know any three out of 4 quantities, we can find the missing quantity using the basic formula for Simple Interest (S.I.).