SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 2016: English Topic-Wise Difficulty

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis, English Language Paper: 1 December 2016

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 2016: Today, on 30th November, the Staff Selection Commission conducted the recruitment papers for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (CGLE) 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. November 30, 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 thoseWe 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. 30th November 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
Sentence Completion 5-7 Easy
Vocabulary (Synonyms/ Antonyms) 3-5 Easy
Spellings 3-5 Easy
Idioms & Phrases 10-12 Moderate-Difficult
Para Jumbles 18-20 Moderate-Difficult
One word substitution 10-12 Easy
Active & Passive Voice 18-20 Easy
Sentence Correction 20-22 Moderate
Direct – Indirect Speech 25-27 Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test 25-27 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.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 2016: Quantitative Aptitude Paper

This is our conclusion for SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis for Paper 1 i.e. English Language for the 1st day (30th November 2016). For all those who will attempt the paper tomorrow, make sure you give the following articles a thorough read.

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