SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 8 August 2022 (Paper 2 English): Review, Question Asked, Difficulty Level, Attempts

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : August 8th, 2022

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 2022 (Paper 2 - English Comprehension): Staff Selection Commission on 8th August is going to conduct the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam in two shifts i.e., 9-11 AM &  2-4 PM. In this article, we will be covering the detailed SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis of Paper 2 (English Comprehension) to help you understand the difficulty level of the exam, type of questions asked, number of good attempts, weightage of different topics, etc.

The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam analysis will be useful for the candidates who are going for the examination in the upcoming shifts and the candidates who have already appeared for the examination can read this blog to analyse their performance.

Check: SSC CGL 2022 Tier 2 Exam Analysis (Paper 1 - Quantitative Ability)  

Table of Content

SSC CGL Tier 2 examination comprises majorly of 2 papers i.e., Quantitative Ability & English Comprehension. The shift timings of the examination are given below in the table, candidates can refer to the tabulated data before going for the examination for the upcoming shifts.

 Paper 

Reporting Timing

Gate Closing Timing

Starting of Examination

Exam End Time

Paper 1
(Maths)

 7:30 AM

 8:30 AM

 9:00 AM

11:00 AM

Paper 2

(English)

12:30 PM

1:30 PM

2:00 PM

4:00 PM

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 8th August 2022 English Comprehension: Highlights

The vital exam highlights of shift 2 i.e, Paper 2 (English Comprehension) are provided below, Candidates can check the good number of attempts, the difficulty level of the examination and other vital information.

  • Good Number of Attempts: 178 - 190
  • The difficulty level of the examination: Moderate 
  • Reading Comprehension questions were lengthy, students had to scroll down to read. This section consumed a lot of time
  • Para jumble questions were lengthy too. Students were given 2-3 lines in each option to rearrange.
  • Most of the questions were Easy-Moderate. 
  • Reading Comprehension questions were asked based on the theme of volcanic disruption and grassland.
  • Cloze tests were asked about the research related to Ancient kings and a new paper article.
  • Vocabulary questions were repeated from the previous years' papers.

You can also watch SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 8 August 2022 in this video.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 8th August 2022: English Comprehension

Overall the difficulty level of the exam was Moderate. Students could attempt 178-190. The below table enumerates the topic-wise questions and the number of questions along with their difficulty level:

Name of the Topic

Number of Questions Asked

Level 

Reading Comprehension

3 passages of 10 questions and 5-6 passages of 5 questions (Volcanic disruption, grassland) Moderate (Lengthy)

Synonyms/ Antonyms

 2-3Easy-Moderate 

Idiom & Phrases

 2-3Easy-Moderate 

Para jumbles

20-25 ques Moderate (Lengthy sentences)

Error Spotting

12-15 Easy-Moderate 

Sentence Improvement

8-10 Easy-Moderate 

Active Passive Voice

 10-15Easy-Moderate  

Direct/ Indirect Speech

10-15 Easy-Moderate  

Fill in the Blanks

 2-3  (in the cloze test only)Easy-Moderate  

One Word Substitution

 2-3Easy-Moderate  

Correct Spelling (Misspelt)

2-3 Easy-Moderate  

Cloze Test

2 (research related to Ancient kings, new paper article) Easy-Moderate 

Total 

200

Moderate  

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 8th August 2022 English Comprehension: Good Number of Attempts

The Good number of attempts of the examination conducted on 8th August 2022 for English Comprehension is considered to be between 178-190. Candidates can also consider good number of attempts as safe attempts in the examination.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Cut Off 2022 (Expected)

This year's expected SSC CGL Tier 2 Cut off all posts except AAO & JSO i.e., the cutoff Tier 1 + Tier 2 (Paper 1 + 2) is as follows:

Category2021-22
UR415-430
OBC360-380
SC315-330
ST285-310
EWS350-370
OH260-280
HH120-140
VH300-320
ESM
Others-PWD130-150

SSC CGL Tier 2 Previous Years Cut Off

The SSC CGL Tier 2 Previous Years Cutoff are listed below according to various lists released by SSC:

The cutoff Tier 1 + Tier 2 (Paper 1 + 2) for all posts except AAO & JSO 

Category2020-21
UR433.61707
OBC381.12415
SC331.52437
ST309.87681
EWS366.47505
OH287.10506
HH133.20774
VH317.48815
ESM
Others-PWD148.94858
 
The cutoff Tier I + Tier II (Paper I+II+IV) for AAO Posts is mentioned in the table below.
Category2020-21
UR471.35718
OBC435.94647
SC369.29454
ST368.36577
EWS471.35718
OH388.84705
HH301.71110
VH
ESM
Others-PWD331.66146
 
The cutoff Tier I + Tier II (Paper I+II+III) for JSO Posts is mentioned in the table below.
Category2020-21
UR445.23886
OBC390.93987
SC319.43087
ST323.84052
EWS394.22602
OH372.30742
HH309.80025
VH
ESM
Others-PWD

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 8th August 2022 English Comprehension: Questions Asked

  • 3 passages - 10 Qs 
  • 3 Cloze test -  25 Qs = total 55 Qs
  • Incumbent - syno
  • Exonerate - syno/anto
  • Spelling error - enquiry 
  • Idiom - Hold your horses
  • One word substitution - immigrant/emigrant
  • One word substitution - carnivorous
  • Error spotting - adverb related (peacefully)
  • Idiom - Bury the hatchet

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

The  SSC CGL Tier 2 exam pattern is given below. 

Subject

Number of Questions

Maximum Marks

Negative Marking

Time allotted

Paper-I: Quantitative Abilities

100

200

-0.5

  • 2 hours (for each paper)
  • 2 hours and 40 minutes (for each paper) for the aspirants eligible for the scribe

Paper-II: English Language and Comprehension

200

200

-0.25

Paper-III: Statistics

100

200

-0.5

Paper-IV: General Studies (Finance and Economics)

100

200

-0.5

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FAQs

  • The CGL Tier 2 cut-off depends on factors like the number of candidates who appeared, their performance, the difficulty level of the exam, and vacancies. Once all the shifts are over we can determine the SSC CGL Tier 2 cut-off.

  • The Commission publishes the cut-off online on its official website. Therefore, candidates can check the CGL Tier 2 cut-off scores from this page or at ssc.nic.in. The official Cut off will be released after successful completion of the examination.

  • The Staff Selection Commission will publish the SSC CGL Tier 2 cutoff 2022 a few days after the exam. Generally, SSC releases the tentative answer keys first and then after 2 months cut-off is released along with the result.

  • There are 200 questions asked from the English section in the SSC CGL Tier 2 examination of 1 mark each. There is a negative marking of 0.25 marks in this section.

  • You can find questions asked in the SSC CGL Tier 2 examination for the English section in the article above. We are also going to provide you with Memory based questions PDF after the completion of the examination..

  • You can find the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam analysis for Day 1 i.e., 8th august 2022 in the article above where you can check the article for the difficulty level of the exam, type of questions asked, number of good attempts, weightage of different topics, etc.

  • The good number of attempts for the SSC CGL Tier 2 Paper 2 i.e., English comprehension is 178-185. Reading Comprehension questions were lengthy, and students had to scroll down to read. This section consumed a lot of time.

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