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SSC CGL Tier II 2016 Exam Analysis: 30th November 2016 - Paper I (Quantitative Aptitude)

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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is conducting the second phase of the Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam from 30th November 2016 to 2nd December 2016. This examination will be attended by the candidates who will manage to qualify the SSC CGL Tier I 2016 examination. The examination will be conducted in two shifts. The paper I i.e. Quantitative Aptitude of SSC CGL Tier I examination has come to an end. In this article, we bring you the complete analysis of paper I (Quantitative Aptitude):

Before going to the analysis, let us look at the pattern of SSC CGL Tier II 2016:

            

Subjects

            

            

Posts

            

            

No of questions

            

Quantitative Aptitude

            

            

All other posts other than post of SI in CPOs

            

       100 

            
            

            

English Language and Comprehension

            

            

All posts

            

       200

            

            

Statistics

            

            

Compilers/ Statistical Investigators

            

      100 

            


 

            

General Studies

Assistant Audit Officer Post

100 

Note: The time duration for all the papers is of 2 hours and the marks alloted to each paper is 200 marks.

SSC CGL Tier II 2016 Exam Analysis : Paper I- Quantitative Aptitude

Good Attempts to clear cut – off marks: An attempt of 82-88 number of questions may be a great attempt to clear cut- off marks.

Difficulty level: The difficulty level of Paper I (Quantitative Aptitude) of SSC CGL Tier II 2016 was of Easy- Moderate level.

Topics asked in SSC CGL Tier II 2016 Paper I (Quantitative Aptitude): The paper I - Quantitative Aptitude consisted of questions from the following topics:

Name of Topics

Number of Questions

Level of Difficulty

Number System

10

Moderate

Percentage

4-5

Moderate - Difficult

Time and Work

4-6

Moderate - Difficult

Profit & Loss

8-9

Easy

Ratio & Proportion

2-4

Moderate

Average

5-6

Moderate

Time, Speed and Distance

4-6

Easy-Moderate

SI & CI

3-4

Easy

Mixture and Allegation

2-3

Easy

Mensuration

10-13

Easy-Moderate

Geometry

12-13

Moderate - Difficult

Trigonometry

8-11

Moderate - Difficult

Algebra

5

Moderate

DI (Bar Graph based)

5

Easy-Moderate


 

Stay tuned for more updates on SSC CGL Tier II 2016 paper II (English Language). Till then, happy learning!

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2016 - Previous Year Questions and Expected Cut- off Marks

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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Tier II examination is on the way and students are all set to prepare well. The SSC CGL Tier II examination will be held from 30th November 2016 to 3rd December 2016. The exam will be conducted in two slots i.e. Slot 1 will be from 10: 00 AM to 12:00 PM and slot 2 timings would be 2: 45 PM to 4: 45 PM. In order to add to the efforts of the students, we present you questions asked in the previous years along with the expected cut- off. The total number of vacancies of SSC CGL are 8, 624 in the year of 2016. Let us look at the pattern of the SSC CGL Tier II 2016:

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2016: Pattern

The pattern of SSC CGL Tier II is based on the preferences of posts by the candidates:

            

Paper

            

            

Subjects

            

            

Posts

            

            

No of questions

            

Marks

            


 

Time Duration

            

I

            

            

Quantitative Aptitude

            

            

All other posts other than post of SI in CPOs

            

       100 

            
            

 200

            

2 Hours

            

II

            

            

English Language and Comprehension

            

            

All posts

            

       200

            

  200

            

2 Hours

            

III

            

            

Statistics

            

            

Compilers/ Statistical Investigators

            

      100 

            


 

            

200

            

2 Hours

IV

General Studies

Assistant Audit Officer Post

100 

200

2 Hours

Note: Paper I and II are compulsory for all posts whereas paper III and IV are optional based on the post preferred.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2016: Previous Year Questions

The questions asked in previous years are the questions asked in SSC CGL Tier II in years 2014, 2015 etc. We have presented a few previous years questions which will make you aware of the exam pattern and types of questions asked. English language has been of the vital sections which will require attention but numerical abilities will need hard-core preparation. Let us go through some previous years questions of SSC CGL Tier II 2016:

English Language:

English Language has been one of the scoring sections in CGL exams. You may make a good attempt of 55- 60 questions to clear the sectional cut- off.

Q. Spot the errors in the given sentences:

a. He looked upon me eye to eye for a few moments before he spoke.

  1. before he spoke
  2. No error
  3. eye to eye for a few moments
  4. he looked upon me

b. Until you are in the habit of putting off things you cannot ensure yourself of a good future.

  1. you cannot ensure yourself of a good future
  2. the habit of putting off things
  3. until you are in
  4. No error

Q.Direct/ Indirect speech

a. Vipul said, “Alas! How thoughtless I have been!”

  1. Vipul regretted upon my thoughtlessness.
  2. Vipul confessed that he had been thoughtless.
  3. Vipul admitted that he is thoughtless.
  4. Vipul exclaimed how thoughtless I have been

b. The officer said, “Cowards! you shall soon be put to death.”

  1. The officer said that they were cowards and should be put to death soon.
  2. The officer called them cowards and said that they would soon be put to death.
  3. The officer called them cowards and said that they must be put to death soon.
  4. The officer said that they would soon be put to death.        

Numerical Abilities:

Numerical Abilities can be an easy section if you regularly practice questions from the frequently asked topics in SSC CGL exams. If you make a good attempt of 50- 55 questions, you may safely clear the cut – off marks.

Q. If a sum of Rs. 1, 170 were disturbed among A, B and C in the ratio 2: 3: 4, by mistake, in place of 1/ 2 : 1/ 3: 1/4, who was benefited most and by how much?

  1. B, Rs. 270    b. A, Rs. 280    c. B, Rs. 220      d. C, Rs. 250

Q. In two blends of mixed tea, the ratios of Darjeeling and Assam tea are 4: 7 and 2: 5. The ratio in which these two blends should be mixed to get the ratio of Darjeeling and Assam tea in new mixture as 6: 13 is

  1. 35: 78       b. 13: 22               c. 22: 35                       d. 26: 35

Q. Of the three numbers, the first is 4 times the second and 3 times the third. If the average of all the three numbers is 95, what is the third number?

  1. 130            b. 57                      c. 76                              d. 60

Statistics/ Maths/ Economics/ Commerce:

This section is based on careful observation of set of data, relevant interpretation and calculation based on correct formulae. The good attempt for this section to clear cut- off marks may be 52- 58.

Q. Standard error of correlation coefficient with r= 0.5 and n= 9 is

  1. 0.25           b. 0.8                     c. 0.5                            d. 0.75

Q. If, for two mutually exclusive and collectively exhaustive events A and B P[B]= 2P[A], then P[A] equals

  1. 2/ 3            b. 3/4                    c. 1/4                           d. 1/3

Q. If which of the sampling schemes the estimate of population mean is not unbiased?

  1. Ratio estimation for simple random sampling
  2. Multistage sampling
  3. Simple random sampling
  4. Stratified random sampling

General Studies:

This section is diverse and has a vast syllabus. The topics from which questions may be asked are:

  • History
  • Geography
  • Polity
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • Current Affairs
  • Sports
  • Awards and Honours
  • Civics
  • Books and Authors
  • National and International Dates

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2016: Expected Cut- off Marks

Cut- off marks is the total marks required to qualify a level or phase of an exam. SSC CGL Tier II Cut off marks is based on some factors like difficulty level of papers, number of candidates, number of vacancies etc. It varies from different categories and states. Let us take a look at the SSC CGL Tier 2 2015 and 2016 cut- off marks:

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2015: Expected Cut – off Marks:

The cut off marks will be based on the marks obtained in Tier-I and Tier-II and as per cut off marks fixed by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC)

i) List-I: All Interview Posts;

ii) List-II: Statistical Investigator/Compiler and;

iii) List-III: All non-interview posts

List I: Candidates who qualified for all interviews posts (other than the post of Statistical Investigator/ Compiler)

SC

ST

OBC

Ex. S

OH

HH

VH

UR

Total

Cut- off Tier I +Tier II (Paper I+II)

373. 00

359. 25

411. 00

358. 00

344. 75

253. 00

332.00

430. 75

NA

Candidates available

884

443

2276

137

105

94

51

2688*

6638

In addition to the number of UR candidates shown, 798 OBC, 36 SC and 10 ST candidates are also satisfying the cut-off for UR category. These candidates have been shown in their respective categories.


 

List II: Candidates who qualified for all the post of Statistical Investigator/ Compiler

SC

ST

OBC

UR

Total

Cut- off Tier I +Tier II (Paper I+II)

468. 25

*

523.00

554. 75

NA

Candidates available

5

0

10

17

32

Note: *There is no vacancy for ST category.

List III: Candidates who qualified for all non- interview posts

SC

ST

OBC

Ex. S

OH

HH

VH

UR

Total

Cut- off Tier I +Tier II (Paper I+II)

345. 00

327.50

387.00

255.00

323.50

210. 50

259.00

410. 25

NA

Candidates available

2482

1222

6042

1399

222

211

223

6242*

18043

In addition to the number of UR candidates shown, 2354 OBC, 126 SC and 31 ST candidates are also satisfying the cut-off for UR category. These candidates have been shown in their respective categories.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2016: Cut – Off Marks: We will update the cut- off marks for SSC CGL Tier 2 as soon as it is available.

We hope that this article will be helpful. To download admit cards, candidates can download the admit card here: Click Here to download admit card . Stay tuned for more updates. Till then, practice well and score well!

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Effective Time Management Tips for SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2016

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Staff Selection Commission (SSC) will be conducting next phase of Combined Graduate Level (CGL) exam from 30 November to 2 December, 2016. Candidates who successfully qualified in the SSC CGL tier 1 exam can attend the tier 2 examination.

During exam, time management plays an important role in defining your success. If you plan and prepare for each section within the defined time limit along with speed and accuracy , it will surely help you to get closer to your goal of scoring well and stand apart from other aspirants.

In this article, we present you with top time management tips for SSC CGL tier 2 exam.

Before we start, let us have a look at the exam pattern.


SSC CGL TIER II PATTERN:-

It will be an Objective Type Paper.

PAPER

Subject

Questions

Marks

I

Quantitative Abilities

100

200

II

English Language & Comprehension

200

200

III

Statistics

100

200

IV

General Studies
(Finance and Economics)

100 (60+40)

200

  • Time Duration is 120 minutes (2 Hour) for Each of the Papers.

  • There will be negative marking of 0.25 marks in Paper-II and 0.50 marks in Paper-I and Paper-III for each wrong answer.

  • Exam will be conducted online.

Many student are confused during preparation because they get less time to prepare for a vast syllabus. This arises due to lack of proper time management.

5 Time Management tips to crack SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2016:

  1. Understand and become familiar with the exam syllabus and pattern. This will be the key as you know what to study.
  2. Complete the whole syllabus before a week of the exam and give last week for revision.
  3. While revising, keep focus on important topics and special points which you note down while studying.
  4. Try to finish revising at least 2-3 days before the exam.
  5. Take mock practice tests – both full length and sectional along with the revision. Also, keep a timer while you attempt the mock test. This will help you in finding time consuming and non- time consuming topics.

Tips for SSC CGL Tier 2 Time consuming topics:

You can save time in numericals and maths by applying short cut methods and formulas. Learn these tricks which will be beneficial in solving the questions in less time period. Memorise basic arithmetic operations – squares, cubes, root etc. , mensuration formulas , trignometric and geomentric functions.

Time Management tips for SSC CGL Tier 2 Quantitative Aptitude :

  • For the Quantitaive aptitude and Numerical ability section , memorise all the formulas and practice mock tests . Try to attempt maximum questions in 2 hours.
  • Recommeded Book: Chapter wise Quantitative Aptitude Book by Kiran Publications


 


Time Management tips for SSC CGL Tier 2 English Language & Comprehension :

  • Read newspapers and magazines to improve reading speed. Try to learn antonyms and synonyms of words and also learn new words.
  • Recommeded Book: Quick learning Objective General English by RS Aggarwal & Vikas Aggarwal
  • Perfect Competitive English by K. Sinha

  • Competitive General English by Kiran Prakshan

Time Management tips for General Studies :

  • This section will test knowledge of finance and economics. This implies more focus on theoretical knowledge. Try to attempt the questions you are confident of.
  • Recommeded Book: Objective Lucent

Time Management tips for Statistics:

  • Statistics section requires good observation skill and usage of correct formulas.
  • Recommeded Book:  SSC CGL: Statistics Tier II Practice workbook By Kiran Prakashan

Hope you will benefit from this article and put up a good show in the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam. We wish you all the best!

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2016 : Check Complete Schedule including Dates & Shift Timings (Paper 1 & 2, Paper 3 & 4)

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam dates, shift timing, schedule

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Tier- II examination 2016 is scheduled from November 30. The candidates can check the official notification of the SSC CGL Tier II exam on the official website of SSC. The SSC CGL Tier 2 examination will be as per the following pattern based on different posts:

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2016: Pattern

SSC CGL Tier 2 will be an objective type paper. 

            

Paper

            
            

Subjects

            
            

Posts

            
            

No of questions

            

Marks

            

Time Duration

            

I

            
            

Quatitative Aptitude

            
            

All other posts other than post of SI in CPOs

            
            

100 

            
            

            200

            

2 Hours

            

II

            
            

English Language and Comprehension

            
            

All posts

            
            

200

            

            200

            

2 Hours

            

III

            
            

Statistics

            
            

Compilers/ Statistical Investigators

            
            

100 

            

            

            200

            

2 Hours

IV General Studies Assistant Audit Officer Post 100  200 2 Hours

The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam dates  and Shift timings are as follows: 

On Day 1, i.e exam commencement date - 30 October 2016 - there paper 1 of Quantitative Aptitude and paper 2 of English Language will be conducted in two shifts. The slot time/shift timing for paper 1 will be from 10 AM to 12 PM. The Paper 2 will  start at 2.45 PM and end by 4.45 PM . Similar exam schedule will be followed for SSC CGL tier 2 on the second day( 1st December).  On Day 3 i. e 2nd December 2016,  optional papers of Statistics (Paper -3) will be conducted from 10 AM to 12 PM and General Studies (Paper -4) will be conducted from 2.45 PM to 4.45 PM. The final day (3rd December) will have only one shift , which is afternoon shift for Paper 4. 

In summary, SSC CGL Tier 2 will be held in 4 days and shifts will be morning and evening for different papers. Please look at the below table for SSC CGL Tier 2 examination shift timings:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

            

Exam Dates

            
            

Shift Time

            
            

30th November, 2016

            
            

Shift 1- 10.00 AM – 12: 00 PM

            

Shift 2 – 2: 45 PM – 4: 45 PM

            
            

 1st December, 2016

            
            

Shift 1- 10.00 AM – 12: 00 PM

            

Shift 2 – 2: 45 PM – 4: 45 PM

            
            

2nd December, 2016

            
            

Shift 1- 10.00 AM – 12: 00 PM

            

Shift 2 – 2: 45 PM – 4: 45 PM

            
            

3rd December, 2016

            
            

Shift 1- 2: 45 PM - 4: 45 PM

            

  

The candidates are advised to download the admit card for SSC CGL Tier 2 and get familiar with the venue details and other instructions. We wish you all the best for the exam!

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SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2016: Exam Dates and Shift Timings - Paper 1, 2 & 3

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam dates, shift timing, schedule

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is again ready with the Tier- II examination. The candidates can check the official notification of the SSC CGL Tier II exam on the official website of SSC. The SSC CGL Tier 2 examination will be as per the following pattern based on different posts:

SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam 2016: Pattern

Paper

Subjects

Posts

No of questions and time duration

Marks

I

Arithmetic Abilities

All other posts other than post of SI in CPOs

100 Qs

2 hours (For normal candidates)

2 hours 40 mins

(For VH where eligible)

200

II

English Language and Comprehension

All posts

200 Qs

2 hours (For normal candidates)

2 hours 40 mins

(For VH where eligible)

200

III

Maths/ Economics/ Statistics/ Commerce

Compilers/ Statistical Investigators

100 Qs

2 hours (For normal candidates)

2 hours 40 mins

(For VH where eligible)

200

Note: The SSC CGL Tier II examination will be of objective type.

Let us take a look at the exam dates along with shift timings given in the table below:

Exam Dates

Shift Time

30th October, 2016

Shift 1- 10.00 AM – 12: 00 PM

Shift 2 – 2: 45 PM – 4: 45 PM

 1st December, 2016

Shift 1- 10.00 AM – 12: 00 PM

Shift 2 – 2: 45 PM – 4: 45 PM

2nd December, 2016

Shift 1- 10.00 AM – 12: 00 PM

Shift 2 – 2: 45 PM – 4: 45 PM

3rd December, 2016

Shift 1- 2: 45 PM - 4: 45 PM

SSC CGL Tier 2  2016: Exam Guidelines and Highlights

  • SSC CGL Tier II will be an objective type of paper and will consist of multiple choice questions.

  • All candidates will have to come to the examination venue along with their admit cards. Any candidate without admit card will not be allowed to appear the examination.

  • The scores which candidates obtain in SSC CGL Tier I & Tier II altogether would be considered as a criteria to decide the eligibility of the candidate to sit for Tier III and IV.

We hope that this article will help you with the exam dates and shift timings of SSC CGL Tier II 2016. Stay tuned for more updates. We wish you Good Luck!

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SSC CGL Tier-2 Syllabus and Pattern 2016

SSC CGL Tier-2 Syllabus and Pattern 2016

Success comes to those who strive for it”

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Graduation Level examination (CGL) examination every year in three different stages – Tier I, Tier II and Interview. The SSC CGL Tier II examination is scheduled to be held from 30th November 2016 to 2nd December 2016.

SSC CGL Tier II 2016: Exam Pattern

The SSC CGL Tier II will be basically an objective type test with multiple choice questions. The SSC CGL Tier II exam will be conducted in a period of two days:

Paper

Subject

Max. Marks

Number of Questions

Duration & Timings for General candidates

Duration & Timings for VH and Cerebral Palsy candidates

I

Quantitative Abilities

200

100

2 Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon

2 Hours. and 40 Min.
10.00 AM to 12.40 PM

II

English Language & Comprehension

200

200

2 Hours
2.00 PM to 4.00 PM

2 Hours. and 40 Min. 2.00 PM to 4.40 PM

III

Statistics

200

100

2 Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon

2 Hours and 40 Min.
2.00 PM to 4.40 PM

IV

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

200

To be notified later.

2 Hours
10.00 AM to 12.00 Noon

2 Hours. and 40 Min.
10.00 AM to 12.40 PM

  1. Paper- I and II both are compulsory for all categories of posts
  2. For the candidates who apply for the post of Statistical Investigator & Compiler, Paper- III is compulsory for those candidates
  3. For the candidates who opt for the post of Compiler and/ or Statistical Investigator Gr. II, they must have possess the required qualification.
  4. For the candidates who apply for the post of Assistant Audit Officer, paper IV is only for those candidates
  5. The candidates who opt for the post of Compiler and/or Statistical Investigator Gr. II and Assistant Audit Officer, they must ensure that they have the qualification required.

SSC CGL Tier II 2016: Syllabus

We bring you the detailed syllabus of the SSC CGL Tier II 2016 examination:

SSC CGL Tier II 2016: Syllabus: Paper- I: Quantitative Ability

This paper basically tests the ability of the students to solve numerical questions. Given below is the scope of the paper:

  • Whole number computations, Decimal numbers ,Fractions and Relations between numbers
  • Percentages
  • Ratio & Proportion and Averages
  • Mixture and Allegations .
  • Profit and Loss,
  • Simple and Compound Interest
  • Discounts and Partnerships
  • Time and distance and Time & Work
  • Algebraic Identities and Elementary surds
  • Linear Equation Graphs
  • Triangles and its properties
  • Similarity and Congruence of triangles
  • Circle and its chords, Concept of tangents
  • Angles subtended by chords of a circle and common tangents to two or more circles
  • Triangle, Quadrilaterals, Regular Polygons, Right Prism, Sphere, Hemispheres
  • Angles and properties
  • Heights and Distances and Histogram
  • Bar diagram & Pie chart

SSC CGL Tier II 2016: Syllabus: Paper- II: English Language and Comprehension

This paper tests the skills of the candidates related to ‘English Language’. This section is a vital section. The scope of this section in the paper can be:

  • Error spotting questions and Gap fillers
  • Questions related to synonyms and antonyms
  • Detection of mis- spelt words
  • Questions related to 'Idioms & Phrases
  • Questions related to ‘One word substitution’
  • Questions related to ‘Improvement of sentences’
  • Questions from Active/ Passive voice of verbs
  • Direct/indirect speech/ narration
  • Shuffling of parts of a sentence
  • Shuffling of sentences in a passage
  • Cloze passage
  • Comprehension passage.

SSC CGL Tier II 2016: Syllabus: Paper- III: Statistics

The paper III is all about data and its representation in various domains and various forms. This paper will be of 200 marks and will consist of 100 questions. The marks each question would carry is 2 marks and for every incorrect response, 0.50 marks will be deducted from the score. The scope of the paper can be:

  • Data Collection and Representation:  Data collection methods, Distribution of frequencies, etc.
  • Measures of Central Tendency: Mean, Median and Mode, Partition Values etc.
  • Measures of Dispersion: Relative Dispersion, Common Measures like angle, quartile deviations, Standard Deviation & Mean Deviation.
  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis: Skewness and kurtosis: Meaning and Measures; Moments, types and their relationship.
  • Correlation and Regression: Scatter diagram, Simple Correlation Coefficient, Simple Regression Lines, Multiple regression, Multiple and partial correlation (just for three variables only).
  • Probability Theory: Meaning and different definitions of Probability, Compound Probability, Conditional Probability, Independent events and Bayes’ Theorem.
  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions: , Higher moments of a random variable, Expectation and Variance of a random variable, Random variable, Probability functions, Binomial, Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions, Joint distribution of two random variable.
  • Sampling Theory: Probability and non-probability sampling techniques (simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling; Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistics, Sampling and non-sampling errors ;convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution (statement only); Sample size decisions.
  • Index Numbers: Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.

SSC CGL Tier II 2016: Syllabus: Paper 4: General Studies

Part A: Finance and Accounting

  • Accounting: Fundamental principles and Basic concepts.
  • Financial Accounting: The Nature and scope of financial accounting, Limitations associated with financial accounting, Basic concepts of financial accounting and its conventions, Accounting Principles (Generally Accepted).
  • Basic concepts of accounting: Single and double entries, Manufacture of goods, Balance Sheet Distinction between Capital and Revenue Expenditure, Depreciation Accounting, Valuation of Inventories, Receipts and Payments and Income & Expenditure Accounts, Accounts of Non-profit organisations, Ledgers (Self Balancing)

Part B: Economics and Governance

  • Constitutional provisions, Roles and responsibilities of ‘Comptroller & Auditor General of India’.
  • Role and functions of the ‘Finance Commission’.
  • Introduction to Micro Economics and Basic Concept of Economics, Limitations of an economy, Production possibilities curve and Methods of economic study.
  • Theory of Demand and Supply, Concept of Elasticity, Price, Income and Cross elasticity, The Theory of consumer’s behaviour-Marshallian approach and Indifference curve approach, Law of supply and Elasticity of Supply etc.
  • Theory of Production and cost, Factors of production, Laws of production – mostly asked are Law of variable proportions 22 and Laws of returns to scale.
  • The popular forms of Market and price determination in different markets.
  • Topics like Indian Economy, Population and its growth, Poverty, Unemployment, Growth, Infrastructure, etc.
  • Various Economic Reforms in India since 1991; Concept of Liberalisation, Privatisation, Globalisation and Disinvestment.
  • Affairs on Money and Banking.
  • Governance and role of IT in governance

We hope that this article helps you prepare well for SSC CGL Tier II. Stay tuned with our website for more updates. Till then, happy learning!

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SSC CGL 2016 Syllabus

Staff Selection Commission conducts a very competitive exam called CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Examination every year for the recruitment of different categories of posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations. The final selection by SSC through the Combined Graduate Level Examination to specific categories of posts would depend on the receipt of intimation of confirmed number of vacancies from the concerned Indenting Ministries/ Department/Office/Cadres before declaration of results.

If you are aspiring candidates who is preparing himself/herself for the upcoming SSC CGL Exam 2016, then here is the perfect syllabus guide on SSC CGL 2016 Exam for you so that all your doubts about it are cleared. Before we start with the syllabus part of SSC CGL 2016 exam, let us tell you what else you need to know to crack this exam in your very first shot.

First thing, you must understand is that time is the major constraint in SSC CGL 2016 examination so, it is always suggested that you must bound yourself to a time limit and according to the sections asked in this exam. You must work on such a time strategy that you can follow that at the time of actual examination and attempt every section marvelously within time allotted.

Second thing, you must come up with a really good timetable which means that you must clearly point out your weak and strong topics along with how you are going to work on the weak points. You can arrange you SSC CGL Exam 2016 time table on weekly/monthly/fortnightly basis. We suggest you to keep at least two days for online/offline practice of things that you have learnt in past days through quizzes, mock tests and sample papers.

Last but not the least; you need to be very sure of your technique and shortcuts that you are going to use to solve questions. You must remember one thing that SSC CGL Exam 2016 is not about how many questions you are going to attempt but it is about how many questions you are going to answer correctly.

SSC CGL 2016 Examination Pattern

CGL exam 2016 is an offline entrance examination which is made of three major phases, which are given for your better understanding.  

  • SSC CGL Tier-I Examination  
  • SSC CGL Tier-II Examination  
  • Face to face Interview

It is very important to clear each and every mentioned phase as SSC will advance you the next phase or level of CGL Exam 2016 and you will reach closer to your aim. In short, If you qualify in SSC CGL Tier-I examination, then you shall be called for the SSC CGL Tier-II Examination and so on.  

Important things that you must know about SSC CGL Tier-I and Tier-II Examinations

  • Exam Type: Both are multiple choice objective type exams. 
  • Marking Scheme in both the examinations: There is one mark for each right answer.
  • Negative Marking: Yes, there is negative marking in SSC CGL Examinations.
  • In CGL Tier-I exam, there is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
  • In CGL Tier-II exam, 0.50 marks deduction for every wrong answer in Quantitative Aptitude section and 0.25 marks deduction for every wrong answer in English section.

The given below table on the SSC CGL Exam 2016 pattern will clarify all your doubts about it.

Exam Type

Total Questions

Total Marks

Time allotted

Exam Sections

Major Sections

Questions in each Sections

Tier-I Exam

200

200

2 hours

4

1. English Comprehension

2. General Awareness(includes current affairs)

3. Quantitative Aptitude

4. Logical Reasoning and Intelligence

50

Tier-II Exam

300

400

2 hours for each sections

2

1. Quantitative Aptitude

2. English Language

3. Commerce / Mathematics/ Statistics/ Economics (this is for the post of Investigator Grade-II, for Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation & Compiler for RGI)

100 in Quantitative Aptitude; 200 in English

Interview

Not specific

100

Not specific

Not specific

Face to Face round, so no specific topics to prepare for. This is a test of your skills and liking for the preferred position.

Not specific

SSC CGL Tier-I Examination 2016 Syllabus

S.No

Subject

Marks

Major Topics covered under the syllabus

1.

English Language

50

  • Synonyms and Antonyms

  • Word formation

  • Sentence completion

  • Comprehensions

  • Unseen passages

  • Theme detection

  • Deriving conclusions

  • Passage completion

  • Error detection

  • Passage correction

  • Sentence correction

  • Spelling,

  • Problems on English Grammar

  •  Idioms

  • Phrases

  • Words and Meanings (including foreign Language words)

2.

Quantitative Aptitude

50

  • Number system

  • Simplifications

  • Roots & Averages

  • Surds & Indices

  • Percentages

  •  Profit & Loss

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Partnership

  • Chain Rule

  • Time & Work

  • Pipes & Cisterns

  • Time & Distances

  • Problems on Trains

  • Boats & Streams

  • Allegation & Mixtures

  • Simple Interest

  • Compound Interest

  • Stocks & Shares

  • Clocks & Algorithms

  • Mensuration

  • Volume & Surface Area

  • Permutations & Combinations

  • Heights & Distances

  • Data Integration

  • Line Graphs

  • Bar Graphs

  • Pie Charts

  • Tabulation

3.

Logical Reasoning and Intelligence

50

  • Analogy

  • Coding & Decoding

  • Blood relations

  • Sitting arrangements

  • Series completion

  • Syllogisms

  • Decision making

  • Statement reasoning

  • Analogy,

  • Series completion

  • Classification

  • Directions

4.

General Awareness(includes current affairs)

50

  • Commonly asked General knowledge Questions

  • National and international of Current Events

  • Banking Terms, rules and terminologies

  • News on Reserve Bank Of India

  • Latest released plans and policies for banking domain

  • Indian Budget especially Union and Railway Budget

  • Current research and discoveries

  • Books and Authors

  • Worldwide Famous Awards

  • Renowned Personalities

  • News on Indian Defense services

  • Sports

  • Marketing terms and concepts 

  • Current Financial updates/news

  • Indian Economy

  • Marketing/ legal terms and definitions

SSC CGL Tier-II Examination 2016 Syllabus

S.No

Subject

Marks

Major Topics covered under the syllabus

1.

English Comprehension

200

  • Synonyms and Antonyms

  • Word formation

  • Sentence completion

  • Comprehensions

  • Unseen passages

  • Theme detection

  • Deriving conclusions

  • Passage completion

  • Error detection

  • Passage correction

  • Sentence correction

  • pelling,

  • Problems on English Grammar

  •  Idioms

  • hrases

  • Words and Meanings (including foreign Language words)

2.

Quantitative Aptitude

100

  • Number system

  • Simplifications

  • Roots & Averages

  • Surds & Indices

  • Percentages

  •  Profit & Loss

  • Ratio & Proportion

  • Partnership

  • Chain Rule

  • Time & Work

  • Pipes & Cisterns

  • Time & Distances

  • Problems on Trains

  • Boats & Streams

  • Allegation & Mixtures

  • Simple Interest

  • Compound Interest

  • Stocks & Shares

  • Clocks & Algorithms

  • Mensuration

  • Volume & Surface Area

  • Permutations & Combinations

  • Heights & Distances

  • Data Integration

  • Line Graphs

  • Bar Graphs

  • Pie Charts

  • Tabulation

3.

 Commerce / Mathematics/ Statistics/ Economics (this is for the post of Investigator Grade-II, for Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation & Compiler for RGI)

100

  • Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data: Primary and Secondary data, Methods of data collection; Tabulation of data; Graphs and charts; Frequency distributions; Diagrammatic presentation of frequency distributions. 16

  • Measures of Central Tendency- Mean median and mode; Partition values- quartiles, deciles, percentiles.

  • Measures of Dispersion- Range, quartile deviations, mean deviation and standard deviation; Measures of relative dispersion.

  • Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis – Different types of moments and their relationship; meaning of skewness and kurtosis; different measures of skewness and kurtosis.

  • Correlation and Regression – Scatter diagram; simple correlation coefficient; simple regression lines; Spearman‘s rank correlation; Measures of association of attributes; Multiple regression; Multiple and partial correlation.

  • Probability Theory – Meaning of probability; Different definitions of probability; Conditional probability; Compound probability; Independent events; Bayes‘ theorem.

  • Random Variable and Probability Distributions – Random variable; Probability functions; Expectation and Variance of a random variable; Higher moments of a random variable; Binomial , Poisson, Normal and Exponential distributions; Joint distribution of two random variable (discrete).

  • Sampling Theory – Concept of population and sample; Parameter and statistic, Sampling and non-sampling errors; Probability and non-probability sampling techniques (simple random sampling, stratified sampling, multistage sampling, multiphase sampling, cluster sampling, systematic sampling, purposive sampling, convenience sampling and quota sampling); Sampling distribution (statement only); Sample size decisions.

  • Statistical Inference - Point estimation and interval estimation, Properties of a good estimator, Methods of estimation (Moments method, Maximum likelihood method, Least squares method), Testing of hypothesis, Basic concept of testing, Small sample and large sample tests, Tests based on Z, t, Chi-square and F statistic, Confidence intervals.

  • Analysis of Variance - Analysis of one-way classified data and two-way classified data.

  • Time Series Analysis - Components of time series, Determinations of trend component by different methods, Measurement of seasonal variation by different methods.

  • Index Numbers - Meaning of Index Numbers, Problems in the construction of index numbers, Types of index number, Different formulae, Base shifting and splicing of index numbers, Cost of living Index Numbers, Uses of Index Numbers.


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SSC CGL Admit Card 2016 Tier 2 Exam - Download Here Before (6:00 PM) today

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The staff selection commission has issued a notification regarding the release of admit cards of the CGL Tier II exam. The result of the SSC CGL Tier 1 was conducted from August 27, to September 11, 2016. The commission declared the result of CGL Tier 1 exam recently.

The candidates who have qualified in the SSC CGL tier 1 examination can download the admit card for the tier 2 exam.


 

SSC CGL Tier 2 Details : Dates, Pattern and Syllabus:


The CGL tier-2 will be held from 30 November to 2 December , 2016.

(a) Exam Type : Objective

(b) Maximum Marks : 300

(c) Exam Duration: 2 Hours


(d) The SSC CGL Tier 2 exam will have following papers:
 

  • English Language

  • Quantitative Aptitude

  • Statistics

  • General Studies


Procedure to Check the SSC CGL Tier 2 Admit Card :

  1. Visit the official website of Staff Selection Commission

  2. Click on the Admit Card tab at the top.

  3. A new page will open where you will find the links to download admit card region wise.

  4. You will need registration no. , roll no., date of birth and passwrod for downloading the admit card.

  5. Select your desired region and enter required details to get the admit card.

  6. Verify all the details printed in the admit card.

  7. Take a print out of the admit card.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Admit Card Notice:

SSC CGLTier 2 Admit card 2016 Notice

Important Dates for SSC CGL tier 2 Exam 2016 Admit Card:

Important Events related to SSC CGL

Date

Issue of Roll Numbers to eligible candidates

12 August 2016

Download SSC CGL Tier 1 Admit Card

16 August 2016

Date of Tier 1 Exam

27 August 2016 to 11 September 2016

Availability of CGL Tier 2 Admit Card

18 November 2016

Date of Tier 2 Exam

30 November 2016 to 2 December 2016

Availability of CGL Tier 3 Admit Card

December 2016

Date of Tier 3 Exam

January 2017

Visit the website of your region and get the link to download the admit card.

SSC CGL Tier 2 Admit Card Download - Region Wise

Region

States

Admit Card Link – Official Website

North Region

Rajasthan, Delhi, Uttarakhand

www.sscnr.net.in

Western Region

Maharashtra, Gujarat, Goa

www.sscwr.net

MP Sub Region

Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh

www.sscmpr.org

Eastern Region

West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, A&N Island, Sikkim

www.sscer.org

North Eastern Region

Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Tripura, Nagaland, Mizoram

www.sscner.org.in

Southern region

Andhra Pradesh, Punduchery, Tamilnadu

www.sscsr.gov.in

KKR Region

Karnataka, Kerala

www.ssckkr.kar.nic.in

North Western region

Haryana, Punjab, J&K, Himachal Pradesh

www.sscnwr.org

Central region

Uttar Pradesh & Bihar

www.ssc-cr.org


 

We wish you All the Best for the SSC CGL Tier 2 Examination!

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SSC CGL Tier I Cut- off Marks Declared: Check Here

SSC CGL Tier 1 cut off marks

Attention all SSC CGL aspirants! SSC has released notifications for the cut- off marks of SSC CGL Tier I examination 2016. The examination was conducted in the months of August and September 2016.

What do you mean by cut- off marks?

Cut- off Marks refers to the range of minimum marks which is essential to qualify for the upcoming rounds.

The candidates will be invited for the descriptive test based on their cut- off in SSC CGL Tier I and Tier II. In the month of April, the final cut- off marks will be declared. Please note that sectional cut- off is not applicable in case of SSC CGL.

Before going on to the cut- off marks, let us have a sneak peak at the overall analysis of the SSC CGL Tier I examination 2016:

SSC CGL Tier I 2016: Overall Analysis

Sections

No. of Questions

Total Marks

Difficulty Level

Good Attempts

Reasoning

25

50

Easy

20-24

General Awareness

25

50

Easy to Moderate

13-18

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

Easy

17-20

English Language

25

50

Easy to Moderate

18-22

Overall

100

200

Easy

68-84

What could be the different factors which decide the SSC CGL Cut – off marks? Well, here is the answer

  • Number of available positions
  • Number of candidates appeared
  • Candidates’ performance
  • Level of Difficulty of the examination

SSC CGL Tier I – Cut off Marks released by SSC:

Category

Cut off Marks

General

137

OBC

125.5

SC

114

ST

103

EX.S

92

OH

97

HH

20

VH

 68

Stay tuned for more updates. We wish you Good Luck!

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SSC CGL 2016 TIER II: How to Prepare For General Studies (Finance and Economics)

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SSC has scheduled CGL Tier-2 examination from November 26, 2016. It will held in different shift timings on 26 & 27 November and 3 & 4 December.

 

SSC CGL Exam tier-2 exam has following sections :

  • Paper 1 - English
  • Paper 2 - Quantitative Aptitude
  • Paper 3 - Statistics
  • Paper 4 - General Studies(Finance and Economics)

 

The Paper 3 and 4 is optional and post specific. The Paper 3 (Statistics) is for those candidates who have applied for Statistical Investigator and Compiler posts. The Paper 4(General Studies) is for Audit Officer Posts.

The syllabus of General studies section in SSC CGL is quite vast. Without careful analysis it feels that the syllabus is vague and improperly defined.

 

In SSC CGL Tier -2 exam, the syllabus of General Studies paper is divided into two parts:

Part A : Finance and Accounts : Financial Accounting and Basic concepts of Accounting. This paper is of 80 marks.

Part B : Economics and Micro Economics, Theory of Demand and Supply, Theory of Production and Cost, Money and Banking, Indian Economy, Economic Reforms in India, Money and Banking


There are many Books which you can opt for General Studies in SSC to perform well. For SSC you need to go through the 10 year previous paper for all sections as well as for GS section. As there is the trend of repetition of some questions, hence it will be smarter if you will go through it.

Some of the recommended books for SSC CGL tier-2 General Study’s section is:

  1. Lucents- This book will provide a deeper understanding of the concepts.
  2. Periyar Publication for Geography- It is one of the rare Books but highly recommended among the aspirants because it explains the concept in lucid way along with handmade maps. This book follows strictly the syllabus of NCERT. So even Three to four starting chapters will boost your confidence.
  3. Lawpoint's Competitive Solutions General Studies (Finance and Economics) with Notes and MCQs for SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam

Apart from above books, you should also read newspapers like Times of India, Economic Times, Finance magazines etc. which will make you aware about latest developments in the economics world.

This paper is mostly based on theory and facts. Hence try to read and note down all the important points from the related topics.  This section can help you fetch good marks in the examination.

Finally, don't forget to take practice mock test papers. These mock test will have questions from topics which needs to be prepared. This will definitely clear all your doubts and boost your confidence. Focus not only on clearing the sectional cut off but also sufficiently high score.

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