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How to crack SSC CGL Tier II without coaching?

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Jan 4, 2021

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Sudeshna Bhar

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SSC CGL aspirants are often faced with the dilemma of whether or not to join a coaching class. Joining a class may boost your level of preparation but it is not meant for everyone. There could always be a limitation of time or distance due to which one might not go for coachings. One can rely on self-study to crack SSC CGL. Yes, it is possible!

Applicants can easily crack the Tier I exam by studying religiously for the recruitment exam at home. But now comes the daunting task- Cracking SSC CGL Tier II, scheduled from November 15 to November 18, 2020 (revised dates). Get latest SSC news here

The 2nd stage of the exam has a complex syllabus and this is where students need to get their preparation strategy right. However, there is no need to worry. In this article, we have mentioned how you can crack SSC CGL Tier II without coaching.

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Have a quick look at the SSC CGL Tier II exam pattern:

  • SSC CGL Tier II is an online exam consisting of 200 objective type questions in each paper.
  • SSC CGL Tier II exam pattern has 4 papers viz. Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, Statistics (for Statistical Investigator II and Compiler post) and General Studies (for Asst. Audit Officer gazetted group B post).
  • The paper will be available in English and Hindi.
  • Each question carries +2 mark except English Paper.

Study Plan for SSC CGL Tier II

Every aspirant should ensure that they have a proper strategy to start preparing for the recruitment examination. The study plan should be made in accordance with one’s own understanding and comfort. We have given a study plan for 30 days to crack SSC CGL below. You can follow this plan or use it as a reference to make your own.

Day Quantitative Aptitude English Language Statistics General Studies (Economics & Finance)
Day 1 Simplification (Indices & surds) Error spotting Classification of Statistical Data Accountancy
Day 2 Profit & Loss Verbs & Tenses & Central Tendency Business Organization
Day 3 Average Articles Measure of Dispersion Management
Day 4 Percentage Preposition Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis Microeconomics and Indian Economics
Day 5 Mixtures & Allegation Vocabulary Correlation & Regression Company Law
Day 6 Number system Para Jumbles Probability Auditing & Income Tax
Day 7 Ratio & Proportion Cloze Test Probability Distribution Cost Accounting
Day 8 Time and Distance Fill in the blanks Sampling Theory Demand & Supply
Day 9 Time & Work Reading Comprehension Statistical Inference Production Function
Day 10 Geometry Reading Comprehension Variance Commodity Pricing
Day 11 Mensuration Antonym & Synonym Time Series Analysis Factor Pricing
Day 12 Simple & Compound Interest One word substitution Index numbers National Income
Day 13 Trigonometry  Subject-verb agreement Solve Previous Papers Solve Previous Papers
Day 14 Sequence & Series Reading Comprehension Solve Previous Papers Theory of Employment
Day 15 Algebra Reading Comprehension Mock Test Agricultural Sector
Day 16 Data interpretation Direct and Indirect Solve Previous Papers Solve Previous Papers
Day 17 Mock Test Active and Passive sentences Solve Previous Papers Mock Test
Day 18 Number System Revision Verbs and Tenses Revision Mock Test Solve Previous Papers
Day 19 Profit & Loss Revision Subject-verb agreement Revision Solve Previous Papers Mock Test
Day 20 Percentage, Average Revision Direct, Indirect and Active, Passive Revision Mock Test Mock Test
Day 21 Geometry Revision Cloze Test Revision Full Revision Nil
Day 22 Mensuration Revision RC Revision Solve Previous Papers Revision
Day 23 Full Revision Para Jumbles and Fill in the blanks Revision Solve Previous Papers Revision
Day 24 Mock Test Solve Previous Papers Full Revision Solve Previous Papers
Day 25 Revision Revision Revision Revision
Day 26 Mock Test Mock Test Mock Test Mock Test
Day 27 Mock Test Mock Test Mock Test Mock Test
Day 28 Mock Test Mock Test Mock Test Mock Test
Day 29 and 30 Revision Revision Revision Revision

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Best websites to study for SSC CGL Tier II

Applicants who have not opted for any coaching classes may use educational websites for SSC CGL. These websites have online lessons on almost every topic in SSC CGL syllabus. These websites can be accessed via any medium- phones, laptops or tablets. Some of the best websites to study for SSC CGL Tier II are given below:

  • IndiaBix: This website offers questions on every topic of SSC CGL. You can first choose easy questions which gradually get harder as you proceed. The answers and explanation provided will clear all concepts of students and will boost their confidence.
  • This is a widely used website for preparation for a variety of exams like SSC CGL, UPSC and banking entrance exams. It provides study plans, analysis of previous question papers and articles for a better understanding of topics.
  • Testbook: This website provides a comprehensive guide on all aspects of SSC CGL. It offers study plans, formulae sheets, online quizzes and mock tests.

Also, Read Last Minute Tips for SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2020

YouTube channels for SSC CGL Tier-II preparation

Aspirants can also subscribe to a number of YouTube channels. These channels have become immensely popular mainly because of the simplicity with which the educators teach complex subjects. Candidates can subscribe to the following YouTube channels which will help take their preparation to the next level:

  • Unacademy: It is the largest free education portal wherein you will find lessons on all topics of SSC CGL. The lessons are taught usually by toppers who have passed this exam via video lectures. The educators also provide certain tips and tricks which can be very beneficial for solving the actual SSC CGL Tier II paper. They guide students and aid them in solving queries too.
  • Online Guruji: This platform is dedicated to SSC guidance wherein you can view videos on all topics like Quantitative Aptitude, English, General Awareness and many others. It has more than 250k+ subscribers with over 200 videos.
  • Adda 247: This channel provides online coaching for SSC CGL and other exams conducted by the SSC as well as banking exams. They also have an offline career institute through which numerous candidates have emerged victorious in the entrance exams. Their teaching style has helped them garner an audience of over 750k+ with over 2000 video tutorials.
  • Mahendra’s Guru: It is a highly recommended channel which provides guidance to SSC CGL aspirants and other government job seekers. Its credibility can be judged from the fact that it has over 1 million subscribers.
  • Study IQ Education: This YouTube channel provides tutorials on problematic areas of SSC CGL Tier-II from the root. These videos demonstrate different methods for solving questions asked previously in the exam. This can help in the analysis of the question paper and students will know exactly what to expect on the exam day. Applicants can also purchase relevant study material from their website.  

Best Books for SSC CGL Tier-II

Candidates who go for coaching classes have the added advantage of the specially curated study material provided by these institutes. However, aspirants who have chosen to study by themselves can also refer to the best books which can help them ace the SSC CGL Tier-II exam. They can study from the books given below to prepare well for the test:

Paper 1: Quantitative Aptitude-

  • SSC Mathematics Chapter-wise Solved Papers 1999 – Till Date by Kiran Prakashan
  • Quantitative Aptitude For Competitive Examinations 17th Edition by R S Aggarwal
  • Fast track Objective Arithmetic by Rajesh Verma
  • SSC Tier II Model Papers Maths 2nd Edition by KD Publications

Paper 2: English Language and Comprehension-

  • Objective General English 2012 Edition by SP Bakshi
  • SSC Combined Graduate Level English Language & Comprehension Tier-II & CPO Exam (Objective Type) by Kiran Prakashan
  • Common Errors in English by Kiran Prakashan
  • SSC Combined Graduate Level Mains Exam Tier II by Arihant

Paper 3: Statistics-

  • SSC Combined Graduate Level Guide by R Gupta's
  • SSC CGL Tier II Statistics Paper III Practice Work Book by Kiran Prakashan
  • SSC Combined Graduate Level Mains Exam with Solved & Practice Sets by Arihant Publication

Paper 4: General Studies (Finance and Economics)-

  • Lawpoint’s Competitive Solutions General Studies (Finance and Economics) with notes and MCQs for SSC CGL.
  • Accounting and Finance for Bankers’ by Macmillan Education
  • Indian Economy by Ramesh Singh

Online Tutorials for SSC CGL Tier-II Preparation

Apart from websites, apps and YouTube channels, aspirants can also rely on online tutorials which can help them crack SSC. These tutorials are available at affordable prices or sometimes even free of cost. Candidates can enjoy the benefit of live classes, practice papers and test series from the comfort of their home. A few good online tutorials for SSC CGL Tier II are stated below:

  • Vidya Guru: It is regarded as the best online tutorial by many candidates. A number of students who have taken this tutorial have managed to crack the SSC CGL exam with ease. It offers lectures through online videos, practice materials, GK updates and mock tests. Vidya Guru also provides a pen-drive course which has proved to be sufficient to do well in the test.
  • Bank Naukri: This program is becoming immensely popular amongst aspirants. Though the name has a bank in it, it provides an intensive program for cracking SSC CGL too. This tutorial offers interactive videos covering all concepts from the exam syllabus, topic-wise tests, mock tests, frequent live sessions by experts as also personal guidance via WhatsApp groups.
  • SuperProfs: Candidates can access video lectures from this website. It also provides digital notes and mock tests. Through this website, you can choose professors of your own choice and follow their courses to learn various topics. The professors also give out customized strategy and study plans and arrange live sessions to clear doubts.

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Online Mock Tests for SSC CGL Tier-II

An important factor of cracking SSC CGL Tier-II exam without coaching is to take good online mock tests. These tests can help students analyze their performance on a national level. They can know where they stand by the AIR they get. Some good online mock tests for SSC CGL Tier II are:

  • SSC CGL Tier 2 Online Mocks by GradeUp
  • SSC CGL Online Mock Test series by TopRankers
  • SSC CGL Online Mock Tests by
  • SSC CGL Mock Test Tier II by CareerPower
  • SSC CGL Tier 2 Mock Test by Adda 247

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*The article might have information for the previous academic years, please refer the official website of the exam.