SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 2023: Review, Difficulty Level, Questions Asked

By Ashwini Shivhare|Updated : January 18th, 2023

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 2023 will be released after Staff Selection Commission conducts the exam. Meanwhile, candidates can check out SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis for the exam held on 8th August in two shifts i.e., 9-11 AM &  2-4 PM. In this article, we have covered the detailed SSC CGL Exam Analysis of Tier 2 to help you understand the difficulty level of the exam, type of questions asked, number of good attempts, the weightage of different topics, etc.

The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam analysis will be helpful for the candidates who are going for the examination in the upcoming shifts. Candidates who have already appeared for the examination can read this blog to analyse their performance. SSC CGL Tier 2 analysis is an important tool which will help candidates gain useful insights into the exam to improve their score.

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis 2023

SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis 2023 is yet to be released. However, candidates should ensure to refer to SSC CGL previous year Tier 2 analysis for an enhanced understanding of the exam. SSC CGL Tier 2 examination comprises majorly of 2 papers i.e., Quantitative Ability & English Comprehension. Candidates who have appeared for the exam or are planning to appear for it should ensure to check out SSC CGL Tier 2 analysis, as it will provide them with a rough outline of how they should prepare for the exam. We have provided SSC CGL previous year analysis below for candidates to refer to.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis: Difficulty Level

SSC CGL difficulty level 2023 will be updated after the exam. Meanwhile, the overall SSC CGL difficulty level for 2022 cycle has been updated on this page for the Tier 2 exam. Candidates can check SSC CGL section-wise difficulty level to understand how the marking will be done.

We have also provided information about the difficulty level of each section in a precise manner in the sections below. According to the SSC CGL Exam Analysis done on 8th August, it can be inferred that the exam was moderately difficult. We have provided the overall and section-wise difficulty level of the SSC CGL tier 2 exam below.

SectionSSC CGL Difficulty Level
Quantitative AptitudeEasy-Moderate
English ComprehensionModerate

SSC CGL Tier 2 Good Attempts

SSC CGL good attempts 2023 will be updated after the exam. Meanwhile, the good attempts of the examination conducted on 8th August 2022 can be checked here. For English Comprehension is considered to be between 178-190. Similarly, based on the feedback, the SSC CGL tier 2 good attempts for Quantitative aptitude is 80-85. Candidates can also consider good number of attempts as safe attempts in the examination.

SSC CGL Previous Year Analysis for Tier 2

Candidates can refer to the SSC CGL previous year analysis for Tier 2 exam held on 8th August 2022 below. We have provided an in-depth analysis of Maths and English subjects based on candidates' feedback and expert faculty's feedback.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Maths Exam Analysis

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 8 August 2022 will help candidates understand the number of successful attempts, question type, topic-wise weightage, and exam difficulty level. Candidates who have already appeared in this exam must read this article diligently to get a fair idea about their performance in the examination.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Maths Analysis - 8 August 2022

  • Difficulty Level of the examination: Easy-Moderate
  • The number of Good Attempts: 80-85
  • Students have mentioned that the examination is easy as compared to the previous year's examination. 
  • The weightage of Geometry questions was less in this year's exam as compared to previous years' papers.
  • DI, Mixture allegation, and Number system (series based) were calculative.

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

According to the analysis done by our experts, the quantitative aptitude section was easy-moderate where number of questions asked and nature of questions asked are tabulated below:

Name of the Topic

Number of Questions Asked

Difficulty Level

Geometry

10-15 (Histogram-moderate)

(2 conceptual, triangle)

Easy

Data Interpretation

5-6 (1 table, 2 pie charts, 1 percentage)

Moderate

Average

Moderate

Mixture & Allegation 

2

Easy-Moderate

Speed, Distance & Time

4-5 (Train Based)

Moderate

Percentage

4-5

Moderate

Height & Distance

Easy

Profit, Loss & Discount

3

Moderate-Tough

Mensuration

5-6 (2D & 3D Formula Based)

Easy

Simplification

5-6

Moderate

Trigonometry

5-6 (Identity and value putting)

Easy

Algebra 

3-4

Moderate

Number System

5-6 (conceptual)

Moderate-Tough

Ratio & Proportion

1

Tough

Time and Work

Easy

Partnership

2

Easy-Moderate

Coordinate Geometry

1

Easy

Simple Interest & Compound Interest

3

Moderate

Miscellaneous

 2-3

Easy-Moderate

Total 

100

Easy-Moderate

SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis for English Comprehension

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.

SSC CGL Tier 2 English Analysis - 8 August 2022

  • 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.

Overall the SSC CGL 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

Difficulty 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 Questions Asked in Tier 2

To help you know the nature & level of the questions asked in SSC CGL Exam, we are providing you with all the Maths & English questions here. These questions will give you a good idea about the exam and its level of difficulty. Listed below are a few questions mentioned in SSC CGL question paper.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Questions Asked - Maths

  • If x+1x2=1 find the value of x6+1x6.
  • If x + y = 1 find the value of x3+3xy +y3.
  • X, y and x are the three sides of the triangle and X2 + y2 > z2 where z is the largest side of triangle, then which type of triangle it is.
  • The sum of three prime numbers x, y and z is 70 and z>y>x than find the value of z.
  • x3+y3 = 27 then x + y = ?
  • x3+1/x3 = √3, then x6+1x6=?
  • Two circles of same radius of 36 cm intersect each other at their centres. Find the common chord.
  • The diameter of the circle is 20 cm. What angle is made by the chord of length 10 cm of the same circle at the centre.
  • A container contained a mixture of milk and water in the ratio 2 : 3. When 10 litres of the mixture was taken out and 10 litres of water was poured into the container this process was repeated two more times. Find the percentage milk in the final mixture.
  •  The area of the two similar triangle ABC and DEF are 25 and 36. If AB = 4 then find the value of DE?

SSC CGL Tier 2 Questions Asked - English

  • 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 Questions Asked 2019

SSC CGL Tier 2 Expected Cut Off 2023

SSC CGL expected cut off 2023 will be out after the exam. Meanwhile, check out the previous year SSC CGL expected cut off to get a better idea about the exam. There are multiple factors that should be considered before determining the cut off such as Vacancy, difficulty level, number of candidates who appeared for the exam etc. This year's expected SSC CGL Cut off for Tier 2 for 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 Exam Pattern

to score well in the exam, knowing the exam pattern is pertinent. It is the blueprint on which the question paper is designed. Knowing it will help candidates prepare for the exam in an efficient manner. 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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SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis FAQs

  • The SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis helps to understand the difficulty level of the exam conducted by SSC. Aspirants preparing for the exam can refer to the SSC CGL Tier 2 analysis of the previous year exam to get a better idea about the exam and the nature of questions asked, which will facilitate a better understanding of the exam.

  • SSC CGL expected cut off 2023 will be updated here based on the candidate feedback. The Commission publishes the cut-off online on its official website. However, to get an idea about your selection in advance, candidates can check the expected cut off for SSC CGL tier 2 exam in this article.

  • 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 analysis for 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.

  • Good number of attempts for the SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis 8 August 2022 (Quantitative Aptitude) can be taken as 80-85. It is important to note that good number of attempts is always determined considering 90% accuracy.

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