SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 26 October 2023: Review, Questions Asked, Difficulty Level

By BYJU'S Exam Prep

Updated on: October 27th, 2023

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Analysis 2023 is released for the Tier 2 exam, scheduled to be held from 25 October to 27 October 2023. 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 that will help candidates gain useful insights into the exam to improve their scores.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis 2023

SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis 2023 is out. Candidates should ensure to refer to SSC CGL Tier 2 analysis for an enhanced understanding of the exam. As per the revised exam pattern, SSC CGL Tier 2 examination comprises 5 sections viz, Reasoning, General Awareness, Computer, 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 today, as it will provide them with a rough outline of how they should prepare for the exam. We have provided previous year analysis for SSC CGL exam below for candidates’ reference.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis: Difficulty Level

SSC CGL difficulty level 2023 is updated in the table below. Candidates can check section-wise SSC CGL 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 26 October, 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.

Section SSC CGL Difficulty Level
Quantitative Aptitude Moderate to Difficult
General Intelligence and Reasoning Easy to Moderate
General Awareness Moderate to Difficult
English Language & Comprehension Easy to Moderate
Computer Proficiency Easy
Overall Moderate

SSC CGL Tier 2 Good Attempts

SSC CGL good attempts 2023 for the exam conducted in the month of October 2023 are 118-135. As per the feedback received from the candidates, the number of good attempts for English Language is considered to be between 38 – 41. Similarly, the SSC CGL tier 2 good attempts for Quantitative aptitude is 23 – 26, 25 – 27 for Reasoning, and 18 – 20 for General Awareness. Candidates can also consider a good number of attempts as safe attempts in the examination.

Section Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude 23 – 26
General Awareness 18 – 20
Reasoning 25 – 27
English 38 – 41
Computer Proficiency 14 – 16
Overall 118 – 130

SSC CGL Previous Year Analysis for Tier 2

Candidates can refer to the SSC CGL previous year analysis for Tier 2 exam held on from 2 – 7 March 2023 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 Analysis 06 March 2023

The third day of SSC CGL Tier 2 has successfully come to an end. Aspirants who appeared for the exam found the exam bit difficult as compared to the first two days of the examination.

  • The overall difficulty level of the exam is moderate and the number of good attempts are 117 to 128.
  • Aspirants found computer, general awareness, and reasoning sections a bit challenging. However, Quantitative Aptitude was the easiest section.
  • In English, there was 3 reading comprehension on ISRO launching satellites, atom bombs and Albert Einstein, and Wetlands.
  • One cloze test was based on NGOs.

You can check out the detailed section-wise analysis of SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis 06 March 2023.

Section Difficulty Level Good Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude Easy-Moderate 26-28
General Awareness Moderate – Difficult 20-22
Reasoning Easy-Moderate 20-22
English Easy 38-41
Computer Proficiency Moderate – Difficult 13-15
Overall Moderate 117-128

SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis 03 March 2023

The second day of SSC CGL tier 2 has been conducted. Candidates who attempted the exam or are going to attempt it in the upcoming days can benefit from the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam analysis today. We have carefully curated this analysis after taking candidate feedback into consideration. SSC CGL Tier 2 analysis 3 March 2023 will enable candidates to understand the exam and revise optimally.

  • The difficulty level of the examination was Easy-Moderate.
  • The number of good attempts is between the range of 119 – 130 questions.
  • As per SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis 3 March 2023, the most difficult sections of the exam were General Awareness and Computer.
  • Mathematics was the easiest section followed by English.
  • The English section had 3 reading comprehension passages.
  • Statistics and Probability were the most asked sections in the Mathematics section. Most of these questions were one-liners and easy to solve.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Difficulty Level

Candidates can check SSC CGL tier 2 difficulty level below. We have provided section-wise difficulty level here to help candidates get an idea of the overall exam difficulty. This will help the candidates get an idea about the probable level of marking and normalization.

As per the SSC CGL Tier 2 analysis, Quantitative Aptitude was the easiest section whereas Computer and General Awareness were the most difficult. English was also an easy section. Check the detailed difficulty level of SSC Tier 2 exam 3 March 2023 below.

Section Difficulty Level
Quantitative Aptitude Easy-Moderate
General Awareness Moderate – Difficult
Reasoning Easy-Moderate
English Easy
Computer Proficiency Moderate – Difficult
Overall Moderate

SSC CGL Tier 2 Good Attempts

SSC CGL good attempts for the exam conducted on 03 March 2023 are 119-130 in total. As per the feedback, the number of good attempts for the English section is between 40-43. Similarly, the SSC CGL tier 2 good attempts for Quantitative aptitude is 24-26, and for the Reasoning section is 19-21. For the General Awareness section, 22-23 are considered to be a safe number of attempts.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis 02 March 2023

As the first-day first slot of the examination has come to an end, it’s time to do a detailed analysis. As per the candidates’ feedback, here we present you with the major highlights of SSC CGL Tier 2 exam held on 02 March 2023.

  • The overall difficulty level of the exam was moderate
  • As per the SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis 02 March 2023, the overall good attempts will be between 112-125.
  • English was the easiest section as the majority of questions were based on Reading Comprehension, Cloze Test, and Synonyms & Antonyms.
  • The candidates found the Quantitative Aptitude section a bit lengthy. Hence, the number of good attempts is 25.
  • As per the SSC CGL Tier 2 Analysis, the computer knowledge section was quite easy.



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.

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)

Data Interpretation 5-6 (1 table, 2 pie charts, 1 percentage) Moderate
Average 2 Moderate
Mixture & Allegation  2 Easy-Moderate
Speed, Distance & Time 4-5 (Train Based) Moderate
Percentage 4-5 Moderate
Height & Distance 1 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 3 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.


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  2-3 Easy-Moderate
Idiom & Phrases  2-3 Easy-Moderate
Para jumbles 20-25 ques Moderate (Lengthy sentences)
Error Spotting 12-15 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Improvement 8-10 Easy-Moderate
Active Passive Voice  10-15 Easy-Moderate
Direct/ Indirect Speech 10-15 Easy-Moderate
Fill in the Blanks  2-3  (in the cloze test only) Easy-Moderate
One Word Substitution  2-3 Easy-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+1×2=1 find the value of x6+1×6.
  • 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+1×6=?
  • 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:

Category 2021-22
UR 425-440
OBC 370-390
SC 325-340
ST 295-320
EWS 360-380
OH 270-290
HH 130-150
VH 310-330
Others-PWD 140-160

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. Going by the revised SSC CGL Tier 2 exam pattern, Paper 1 has to be completed within the timeframe of one hour i.e, 60 minutes, and Paper 2 & 3 in 2 hours. 

Paper 1 will be compulsory for all the posts, whereas, Paper 2 will be mandatory for the candidates who applied for Junior Statistical Officer and Paper 3 for Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer. Check out the SSC CGL exam pattern 2023 for Tier 2 below:

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern: Paper 1

SSC CGL Tier 2 is divided into 3 sections, further categorized into 2 modules each. There will be a total of 150 questions that candidates need to attempt within the stipulated time. In section 1, there will be 60 questions carrying the weightage of 3 marks each, and 1 mark will be deducted for each wrong answer.

Sections Module Subject No. of Questions Maximum Marks Time Allotted
Section 1 Module-I Mathematical Abilities 30 90 1 hour
Module-II Reasoning and General Intelligence 30 90
Section 2 Module-I English Language and Comprehension 45 135 1 hour
Module-II General Awareness 25 75
Section 3 Module-I Computer Knowledge Test 20 60 15 minutes
Module-II Data Entry Speed Test 2000 Key Impressions 15 minutes
Total 150 450

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern: Paper 2 & 3

Paper Section No. of question Maximum Marks Duration
Paper II Statistics 100 200 2 hours
Paper III General Studies (Finance and Economics) 100 200 2 hours


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