SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 2016: Today, on 1st December, the Staff Selection Commission conducted the recruitment papers for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGL) Tier-II in an Online Computer-Based Test (CBT) format. Around 1.49 lakh candidates were shortlisted to appear for SSC CGL Tier-II Examination and first 2 papers, which are, English Language and Quantitative Aptitude, are mandatory for all posts.
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 2016 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. December 1, 2016. The overall level of the english paper was Moderate. There were undoubtedly a few challenging questions in the paper on Idioms and Parajumbles, but a lot of candidates simply skipped those. We 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|
|Vocabulary (Synonyms/ Antonyms)||5-7||Easy|
|Idioms & Phrases||8-10||Moderate-Difficult|
|One word substitution||12-14||Easy – Moderate|
|Active & Passive Voice||16-18||Easy- Moderate|
|Direct – Indirect Speech||23-25||Easy-Moderate|
|Reading Comprehension (6 Passage)||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.
|SSC CGL Tier-II Paper 1||English Language|
|Total Number of Questions/ Marks||200/ 200 Marks|
|Level of Difficulty||Moderate|
|Number of Good Attempts||165-170|
|Expected Good Score||155-160|
We also expect that a good candidate might score 155-160 marks, which will be considered good score for qualifying for the Next tier (Tier III- Descriptive Paper). To read our detailed analysis of Quant Paper held today, click on the section below.
This is our conclusion for SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis for Paper 2 i.e. English Language for the 2nd day (1st December 2016). For all those who will attempt the paper tomorrow, make sure you give the following articles a thorough read.
- SSC CGL Tier-II Quant Paper Analysis 30th November
- SSC CGL Tier-II English Paper Analysis 30th November
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