SSC CGL Exam tier II comprises of three sections namely English (Paper 1), Quantitative Aptitude (Paper 2) followed by an optional paper. For Paper 3, you have to choose from either Statistics or General Studies (Finance and Economics).
In this article, we are discussing about the tips to prepare for Statistics section. This section comprises of 100 questions which needs to be solved in 2 hours.
Syllabus for SSC CGL Tier 2 Statistics:
Collection Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data:
- Measures of Central Tendency
- Measures of Dispersion
- Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
- Correlation and Regression
- Probability Theory
- Random Variable and Probability Distributions
- Sampling Theory
- Statistical Inference
- Analysis of Variance
- Time Series Analysis
- Index Numbers
The Statistics paper is compulsory for those who have applied for Statistical grade and Compiler posts.
Preparation Tips for Statistics
Statistics is an extension of Maths and the preparation of Quantitative section will help you in this section as well. Handling the Primary and Secondary data, methods of data collection, sorting the data, Tabulation of data, Graphs, Charts, Mean, Median, Mode, Common measures of Dispersion etc.
This section can also be started by taking up the school level maths book and solving the statistics section of Class 10, 11 and 12th.
Statistics involves a lot of tabulation of data, accuracy and formulas. So besides practice, you need to put efforts in memorizing the formulas as well.
Note down all the important formulas. The best method to ensure a high score in Statistics section is practice. Take practice questions of each topic. Solve the questions asked in the previous year's paper. Also, take some practice mock test papers which will help you clear all your doubts and increase speed.
Ensure that you attempt around 60-65 questions with good accuracy to clear the cut off marks easily.
Some recommended books for SSC CGL Tier-2 Statistics Preparation:
- SSC Combined Graduate Level Tier II Exam Paper III Statistics Practice Sets by Vidya Editorial Board
- SSC CGL Tier-2 Statistics Practice Work Book (Kiran Publications)
- SSC: Combined Graduate Level Tier -2 Statistics Paper by R Gupta