SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 2016: Quantitative Aptitude Paper

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 2016: Quantitative Aptitude PaperSSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis, Quant 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 Quantitative Aptitude 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 Quantitative Aptitude Paper

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

  • There were a total number of 100 questions.
  • The total marks for Quant Paper was 200 Marks.
  • Time allotted for solving was 2 hours (120 minutes)
  • Each Question carried 2 marks. 0.5 negative mark for every incorrect answer.

Lets to straight to SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude Paper held today i.e. November 30, 2016. The overall level of the quant paper was Moderate. There was a mix of easy going questions and a few challenging ones. We further elaborate by charting out the distribution of marks among various topics.

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

For SSC CGL Tier 2 Examination for Paper-I i.e. Quantitative Aptitude 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
Number System 6-9 Easy – Moderate
Percentage 3-5 Easy
Profit, Loss & Discount 8-10 Easy – Moderate
SI & CI 3-5 Easy
Ratio/ Mixture/ Allegation 7-9 Easy
Time, Speed & Distance 3-5 Easy
Time & Work 5-7 Moderate
Average 5-7 Easy
Algebra 10-12 Easy – Moderate
Geometry 10-12 Moderate – Difficult
Volume/ Surface Area 13-15 Easy – Moderate
Trigonometry 10-12 Moderate – Difficult
Data Interpretation (1 set) 5 Moderate

From the table above, we can clearly see that questions based on Algebra, Geometry and Volume/ Surface Area constituted of maximum number of questions. While most candidates the paper to be doable, some questions were just plain confusing.

Overall Number of Good Attempts in SSC CGL Tier-II Quant (Paper 1)

Based on the difficulty level of the paper and the competition among candidates, we expect an overall number of good attempts in Tier 2 Quant Paper to be between 82 to 87 questions with 85-90% accuracy. 

 SSC CGL Tier-II Paper 1  Quantitative Aptitude
 Total Number of Questions/ Marks  100/ 200 Marks
 Level of Difficulty   Moderate
 Number of Good Attempts  82-87
 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 English Paper, click on the section below.

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

This is our conclusion for SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis for Paper 1 i.e. Quantitative Aptitude for the 1st day (30th November 2016). We will be updating the analysis for Paper II i.e. English Language soon.

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