SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis, 20th Feb 2018: English Language

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis, 20th Feb 2018: English Language

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 2016: Today, on 20th Feb 2018, The Staff Selection Commission has successfully conducted the SSC CGL (Tier-II) Examination-2017.

Following our series of paper review and analysis, this article focuses on detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis for English Language Paper. We will dive in various topics related to the paper like topic-wise marks distribution, level of difficulty of each section and the expected number of good attempts to Crack Tier-II Examination.


SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 2017 for Paper 2 English Language

Revisiting the exam pattern for SSC CGL Tier-II English Paper, these are the most essential points to ponder upon.

  • There were a total number of 200 questions.
  • The total marks for English Paper was 200 Marks.
  • Time allotted for solving was 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Each Question carried 1 mark. 0.25 negative mark for every incorrect answer.

Lets to straight to SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis of English Language Paper held today i.e. 20th Feb 2018. The overall level of the english paper was EasyWe further elaborate by charting out the distribution of marks among various topics.

Topic-Wise Marks Distribution in SSC CGL Tier-II English Paper

For SSC CGL Tier 2 Examination for Paper-II i.e. English Language conducted today i.e. 1st December 2016, the topic-wise marks distribution was as follows:

Name of the Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Spotting the Errors 18-20 Moderate – Difficult
Sentence Completion 3-5 Easy
Vocabulary (Synonyms/ Antonyms) 6 Easy
Spellings 3-4 Easy
Idioms & Phrases 10-12 Moderate-Difficult
Para Jumbles 15-17 Moderate-Difficult
One word substitution 8-10 Easy – Moderate
Active & Passive Voice 18-20 Easy- Moderate
Sentence Correction 25 Moderate
Direct – Indirect Speech 18-20 Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test 23-25 Easy-Moderate
Reading Comprehension 28-30 Easy-Moderate

From the table above, we can clearly see that questions based on Grammar Portion cover around 60% of the Question Paper. While most candidates the paper to be doable, some questions were just plain confusing.

Overall Number of Good Attempts in SSC CGL Tier-II English Paper

Based on the difficulty level of the paper and the competition among candidates, we expect an overall number of good attempts in Tier 2 English Paper to be between 165 to 170 questions with 90% accuracy. 


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This is our conclusion for SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis for Paper 1 i.e. English language for the 2nd day (20th Feb 2018). We will be updating the analysis for Paper II i.e. English Language soon.

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