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Friday, 23 September 2016

SSC CGL 2017 Tier 2 Syllabus and Exam Date

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Qualified the SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 Exam and looking for Tier-2 Details ? Here is the Complete CGL 2017 Tier-2 Syllabus and Tentative Exam date


If, you are reading this page, then chances are that either have Qualified the SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1 Exam OR you are sure that, you will qualify the Tier-1 Exam OR you simply want information on CGL Tier 2 Exam.

If, you are aware of the SSC CGL Exam Pattern , that, may be aware that SSC CGL Tier-2 exam is only for those, who qualify the Tier-1 Exam. Infact, at this level, you need some serious study, as the Exam structure and Pattern of Tier-2 Exam is quite different from that of Tier-1 exam and that is why it is said that Tier-2 is the real kingmaker of CGL Exam. Though Tier-1 carries equal importance, but weightage wise, Tier-2 ranks much higher.

Infact, SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam, has double weightage, as compared to Tier-1 stage. While Tier-1 is of 200 Marks, Tier-2 carries 400 Marks and this is the reason those, who do well in Tier-2 stage, often find their name in the Selection Lists.

So, all we can say that, Tier-2 is the real test in CGL Exam.


Brief Summary of What happened Till Date


The Notification for SSC CGL 2017 was announced in Feb and after that SSC had opened the Link for submitting the SSC CGL 2017 Online Application form, thereafter the Tier-1 Exam was held in May / June 2017 in which lakhs of candidates have appeared. 

The Tier-1 Results were announced in the month of July 2017 and now everyone is waiting for the announcement of CGL 2017 Tier-2 Exam Dates and Release of Admit Cards.

In this post, we will share each and everything, you need to know about CGL Tier-2 Exam. We will discuss the Possible Tier-2 Exam Dates, Syllabus, Exam Pattern and downloading of Admit cards.


SSC CGL 2017 Tier-2 Exam


The 2nd stage or 2nd round in the CGL Exam in known as Tier-2 Exam. Unlike, Tier 1 exam, where, you need wide extensive study approach, here you need selective intensive study ie you need to study, as per the already defined Syllabus. 

Applicants must note that the Syllabus for CGL Tier-1 Exam is very much different from Tier-2 Syllabus. So, you must go through the Tier-2 Syllabus, before you choose the Books for the exam.

Questions in Tier-2 Exam, are asked as per the prescribed syllabus only.

It is worth mentioning here, that from 2016 , mode of Tier 2 exam is changed to online mode. Earlier the exam was conducted through Pen Paper mode, but in 2016 SSC decided to conduct the exam through online mode only.

Moreover, with in the creation of a new post of Assistant Audit Office in CAG, a new paper of Finance and Economics is introduced in Tier-2 stage, but is compulsory for only those, who have applied for that post.


When in SSC CGL 2017 Tier-2 Exam ?


As per the Official Notification, SSC CGL 2017 Tier-2 Exam is tentatively scheduled to be held in August, 2017 and most possibly, at least one month after the announcement of CGL 2017 Tier-1 Results.

As the Tier-1 Exam in held in May / June, 2017 and results are expected by or before mid of July. So, we expect that Tier-2 Exam, will be held by the Last week of August. However, exact Tier-2 Exam dates, will be known, only after there is official Notification by SSC in this regard.

But, even if you are sure of that you did well in Tier-1 Exam, start you preparation right now

Once there is any update on the announcement of Tier-1 results or Tier-2 Exam date, we will update the same on this page.


  • Tentative CGL Tier-2 Exam Date : August, 2017

  • Download of CGL Tier-2 Admit Card : First week of August


Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam


In this section, we will discuss the content of Syllabus for CGL 2017 Tier-2 Exam.

Good, news is that SSC did not make any changes in the CGL 2017 Tier-2 Syllabus and Exam pattern, things, will go like, as we have for previous years, this is really helpful, for those, who have been preparing and appearing in CGL Exam from the last few years,

As per the Official Notification here is the Pattern of CGL Tier 2 Exam

In CGL Tier-2 Exam, there, will be 4 Papers of 200 marks each and 2 hours duration. While Paper-1 and Paper-2 is compulsory for everyone , Paper-3 is for those, who have applied for Statistical Investigator post and Paper-4 is for those, who applied for Assistant Audit Office post



CGL Tier-2 Paper 1 (Syllabus and Exam Pattern)


Paper -1 of Tier-2 Exam comprises of Quantitative aptitude. The Syllabus of this Paper is different than of Tier-1 Quant Paper Or we can say that, this is the advanced Mathematics Paper, while the standard of Questions is of Matric (10th Standard) Level.


Paper-1 : Quantitative Aptitude
  • No. of Questions : 100 (2 marks per Question)
  • Total Marks : 200 
  • Duration of Exam : 2 Hours
  • Penalty : 0.50 / Wrong answer

Here is the Detailed Syllabus of Quantitative Aptitude





CGL Tier-2 Paper 2 (Syllabus and Exam Pattern)

The second paper in Tier-2 stage is of English Language and Comprehension. The Syllabus here is Quite advanced and different than that of Tier-1 English Paper. Here the standard of Question for this section is of 10+2 Level (12th standard).


Paper-2 : English Language and Comprehension


  • No. of Questions : 200 (1 mark per Question)
  • Total Marks : 200 
  • Duration of Exam : 2 Hours
  • Penalty : 0.25 / Wrong answer
Here is the Detailed Syllabus for Paper-2 (English)


Paper-3 Syllabus and Exam Pattern


As we have mentioned above, this paper is only for those, who have applied for the post of Jr. Statistical Officer. The Level of Questions in this paper is of degree level. 

Question is this paper will asked from "Statistics" subject and as such it is a subjective Paper of objective mode. 

 Paper-3 : Statistics
  • No. of Questions : 100 (2 marks per Question)
  • Total Marks : 200 
  • Duration of Exam : 2 Hours
  • Penalty : 0.50 / Wrong answer
Note : For Detailed Syllabus of Statistics Paper, applicants are advised to check the SSC CGL 2017 Notification



Paper-4 Syllabus and Exam Pattern

Paper-4 is for those, who have applied for the post of Assistant Audit Officer a post created in 2016 exam. Here the Questions are asked on Finance, Accounts, Economics, and Governance. Here is the Pattern of Paper-4

Paper-4 : Accounts, Finance and Economics
  • No. of Questions : 200 (2 marks per Question)
  • Total Marks : 200 
  • Duration of Exam : 2 Hours
  • Penalty : 0.50 / Wrong answer
Note : For Detailed Syllabus of Paper-IV applicants are advised to check the Official SSC CGL 2017 Notification.

Updates ?


We will update this page, once, there will be official confirmation, regarding the announcement of CGL Tier-2 Exam Dates. and Moreover, in our upcoming posts, we will share the Study Material and Books for SSC CGL Tier-2 Exam. 

It is worth mentioning here that, you need to buy separate Books for Tier-2 exam as Books of SSC Tier-1 Exam 2017, have limited material only and won't help much, as the Syllabus for Tier-2 stage is quite different from that of Tier-1

If, you are a fresher and won't know, much about CGL Exam, then you are advised to read our Detailed and Explanatory post on SSC CGL 2017 Exam
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Sunday, 18 September 2016

Books for SSC CGL 2017 Tier-1

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Preparing for SSC CGL 2017 Exam ? Here is the List of Most Recommended Books for CGL Exam



If, you are reading this post, then chances are that are you preparing for upcoming SSC CGL 2017 Exam. SSC CGL is one of the most competitive exams in India, the competitiveness and popularity of this exam is known by the fact, that in 2016, a whooping no. of 35 lakh candidates have registered for this exam, but the good news is that only 45 % candidates appear in the exam and remaining 55% did not appear for the exam.

Now, CGL 2016 is over and aspirants have already started looking for SSC CGL 2017 Notification and Exam Dates, however, it is too early to predict the Notification and Exam Dates, but going by the trends of last few years, SSC CGL 2017 Notification is expected to be released by Feb, 2017 and Tier-1 Exams will be held around, June, 2017. It is worth mentioning here that, as soon as the Notification is announced, CGL Online Registration starts. Normally, there is time of one month for submitting the SSC CGL 2017 Online Application form



The most accurate information regarding the SSC CGL 2017 Exam Date, will be known when the Official SSC Exam Calendar will be announced. This SSC calendar has tentative schedule of all the exams conducted by SSC is a given year. 


That means, you still have more than Six months to prepare for CGL-2017 Exam. and starting to preparing early for this exam, will help you in the long run, as the CGL 2017 syllabus is quite lengthy and requires wide extensive study and for that, you need to choose the Good Books for CGL 2017 Exam.


Choosing the right books is itself an art, we all know the market is flooded with lots of Books for CGL Exam, but choosing the one, that helps you in clearing your concepts and at the same time, provides Tips and Tricks, Shortcut methods, Practice Questions etc, are the ones, best suited for the preparation.


If, you have appeared for CGL Exams in previous years, then, you will be aware of the Pattern of the exam and accordingly you are wise enough to choose the books for the exam, but, if you are fresher, and this is your first CGL appearance, then in this post, we will share the complete list of Books for SSC CGL 2017 Exam.


Remember, a single book is not enough for CGL Exam. as these are 4 sections, and for each section, you may need separate Book(s).

Why These Books ?


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Friday, 16 September 2016

SSC CGL 2017 Eligibility Criteria

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Going to Apply for SSC CGL 2017 Exam ? Know the CGL 2017 Eligibility Criteria in Advance


Staff Selection Commission's (SSC) much awaited Combined Graduate Level (CGL) 2017 Notification and Exam dates, will be announced soon. The tentative schedule, will be known,when SSC announces its official Exam Calendar for 2017, but the exact information on  CGL 2017 Exam Dates, will be known, only after the announcement of SSC CGL 2017 Notification.

Whenever the CGL 2017 Notification, gets announced, the same will be uploaded on the Official website and published in the Employment Newspaper. However it will take some time, as Notification, is likely to be published not earlier than Feb, 2017, but still you can start your preparation for the exam, as over 40 lakh candidates may register for CGL 2017 Exam.

However, there are talks, that SSC may revise the Eligibility criteria for CGL 2017 Exam. If, you are thinking, that, changes, will be made in the Educational Qualification, then don't worry, as CGL being a Graduate Level Exam (CGL), will remain a Graduate Level Exam and the minimum Qualification will remain graduation only.

The changes, we are discussing here are that in Age Limit Criteria. Earlier, SSC had proposed to make these changes for CGL 2016 Exam, but later issued a Notification informing, that Changes, will be applicable from SSC CGL 2017 Exam.

In this post, we are going to discuss the complete and detailed Eligibility criteria to appear for SSC CGL 2017 Exam. However, the exact eligibility criteria, will be known, only when the CGL-2017 Advertisement will be announced. 



What is the Basic Eligibility Criteria for SSC CGL 2017 Exam ?


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Monday, 12 September 2016

SSC CGL 2017 Exam Date for Tier-1 Tier-2

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Looking for CGL 2017 Exam Dates ? Know the Tentative CGL Exam Schedule before the release of Official SSC Exam Calendar-2017

Current Status : CGL 2017 Notification is expected by Feb-2017 and Tier-1 Exam by July, 2016. These Dates are subject to change and is at the complete discretion of SSC.

We all know the popularity of Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam and this is the reason, that searches for the SSC CGL 2017 Exam Dates, starts as soon the CGL 2016 Tier-1 Exams are over. SSC had successfully conducted the Tier-1 of CGL 2016 Exams from 27th August to 11th September, 2016, in which approximately 30 lakh candidates have appeared.

Well, those, who have done well in the CGL 2016 Tier-1 Exam, have already started their preparation for Tier-2 stage, others have started their preparation for CGL 2017 and instead looking for SSC CGL 2017 Exam Dates.

It is worth mentioning here that Schedule and Dates for any SSC Exam, be its CGL Exam, CHSL Exam, Jr. Engineer Exam, are given in the SSC Exam Calendar, 2017. However, the Dates are only tentative but still, give you enough idea regarding the Dates of the exam, so that you can start your preparation keeping in view the tentative schedule of Exam.

CGL News Always Gets Viral : Moreover, whenever, there is announcement of CGL Exam Dates either through Official SSC CGL Notification Or through SSC Exam Calendar Or through any press release, the same will get viral in No Time, as SSC CGL Exam is immensely popular among graduates seeking Government Jobs in India. 

Not only our SSC CGL Website, but even Websites like Zee News, Indian Express, Hindustan Time, publish news of CGL Exams. Applicants, must also note that, this popularity of CGL Exam also adds up to be the most competitive exam in India, next only to Railway Exams. The popularity of this exam is to the extent that for only 8000 posts, over 35 lakh applications were received in 2016. For 2017 CGL Exam, this figure may even tough 40 lakh. 

In this post, we will share the complete Schedule and Dates of  SSC CGL 2017 Exam both Tier-1 and Tier-2 Exams. Applicants desirous of taking part in the SSC CGL 2017 Exam, must check this page regularly, as updates, if any will be shared on this page, as soon as there is some official word on it.


When is SSC CGL Exam in 2017 ?


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Saturday, 3 September 2016

Questions asked in SSC CGL Exam of 3rd September 2016 (All Shifts)

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Looking for Questions of CGL-2016 Exam ? Here is the complete list of General Awareness Questions asked in CGL Exam of 3rd Sept, 2016


The Eighth day of SSC CGL 2016 Tier-1 Online exam is over and we know, you all are eagerly waiting for the Analysis and Questions asked in Today's CGL Exam of 3rd September, 2016. The exam is conducted today in three different shifts all over the country. An approximate no. of 3-4 lakh candidates have appeared in Today's exam. 

In this post, we will share the Analysis and Questions asked in Today's CGL Exam. This analysis in general and Questions in particular will be of utmost help for those who have their CGL 2016 Tier-1 Exam in upcoming Days. Moreover, the First Phase (27th August - 4th September) of CGL Exam is near completion and 2nd Phase will start from (6th September to 11th September). It is worth mentioning here that 5th September, is the rest day, and there is no exam on this day. 

For those, who have their CGL Exams from 4th Sept to 11th September, here is a Quick Reminder for your.

1) Duration of CGL Exam, of 75 minutes

2) There will be 4 sections (Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence, General Awareness and English Language) and each sections will have 25 Questions of 2 marks each, with overall weightage of 200 marks (Overall 100 Questions)

3) There is penalty of 0.50 marks for every incorrect answer.


Analysis  of CGL Exam of 3rd Sept, 2016


As per the details, shared by aspirants who have appear for CGL 2016 Exam on 3rd September, the section wise analysis is given below

1) English : Easy
2) Quantitative Aptitude : Moderate
3) Reasoning: Easy to Moderate
4) General Awareness: Moderate to Difficult



Questions Asked in CGL Exam of 3rd September, 2016


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Thursday, 1 September 2016

SSC CGL 31st August 2016 : Check GK Questions of All Shifts

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Complete List of General Awareness Questions asked in the SSC CGL 2016 Exam held on 31st August, 2016 (Morning and Evening Shifts)


SSC is conducting the CGL online Exams all over the country from 27th August, 2016 and these exams will continue till 11th September, 2016. Till Date, several Lakhs of applicants have made their appearance in this exam and good news is that, we have collected so many Reviews and Questions, that aspirants, who have their CGL Tier-1 Exams in coming days, should get benefits from these reviews and Questions, at least they can understands the Pattern and nature of questions being asked in the exam.

In our previous post, we have shared the GK Questions asked in the CGL Exam of 27th and 28th August, 2016 and Today, in this post, we will share the Questions asked in the CGL Exams held on 31st August, 2016. After sometime, we will also update you, with the Questions of 29th and 30th August, 2016

On 31st August, 2016, SSC had conducted the CGL Tier-1 Online exam in three different shifts viz Morning, Afternoon and Evening shifts. and In this post, we will be sharing the Questions asked in all the three shifts but as we now, we have Questions only from the Morning shift. Applicants are advised to keep checking this page, as soon, we will update the Questions asked in the Afternoon and Evening shifts too.

Questions asked in 31st August CGL Exam (Morning Shift)


1) Where in India volcanoes are mostly located ?

2) With which sport, CK Naidu Trophy is associated ?

3) In Information Technology, Failure of Kernel means ?

4) People of Indus valley civilisation, used to worship ?

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