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SSC CGL Paper Analysis 2020-21 for Tier II: Question Asked and Difficulty Level

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May 1, 2021

The Staff Selection Commission conducted the SSC CGL exam Tier II from 15 November 2020 and the exam was continued till 18 November 2020 for testing the knowledge in Quantitative Aptitude (Paper 1), and English Language (Paper 2). Follow up latest updates about SSC CGL exam

Based on the SSC CGL paper analysis Tier II, the aspirants can find out the difficulty level of the questions, question type and weightage of each topic. SSC CGL Tier II 2019-20 comprises two papers: Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. Stay updated on every government news and notifications 

Analysis 15 Nov.

SSC CGL Paper Analysis Tier II: 15 November 2020

To know more about the subject wise paper analysis of SSC CGL Tier-II exam of 15th November 2020, go through the following content:

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Overall difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
  • Total questions: 100
  • Total marks: 200
  • Exam duration for SSC CGL Tier II 2019 Quantitative Abilities paper I: 2 hours
  • Negative marking: 0.50 marks for wrong answers.

The overall difficulty level of paper I of SSC CGL Tier II 2019 was similar to 2018 paper and it is more a combination of Arithmetic and Advanced Mathematics. Also, check Upcoming SSC Exam Dates 2021, read the news here

There were 3 sets of Data Interpretation based on the Pie Chart and Bar Graph. Questions were asked mostly on Algebra, Percentage, Profit and loss, Partnerships, SI/CI, Speed, Time and Distance, Work etc. and the 15th November Quantitative Paper was comparatively more calculative. To take free test, click SSC CGL Tier II Quiz Paper 1- Quantitative Ability Set 2

If the aspirants would follow a smart approach, they could attain 75-80 questions and get a good score. The questions in Quantitative Aptitude for SSC CGL Tier II (15 November 2020) are analyzed in the following:

Chapters No of Questions asked
Partnership 2
Mensuration 2
Coordinate Geometry + 3D Geometry 10-12
Algebra 10 (Moderate & Time Taking)
Trigonometry 8-10
Boat and Stream 2
Percentage 7
Profit and loss 4
Simple Interest and Compound Interest 3
Number Systems 8
Time and Work 3
Speed, Time and Distance 3
Mixture and allegations 2
Data Interpretation 12
Ratio & proportion 3
Miscellaneous 10-12
Average 1
Simplification 5
Total 100

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English Language:

  • Total questions: 200
  • Difficulty level of the questions: Easy to Moderate
  • Exam duration: 2 hours
  • Negative marking: 0.25 marks for incorrect answers.

As per the analysis, questions of the English language were mostly based on the SSC CGL paper Tier II of 2018. The candidates marked this paper as easy. More specifically, the reading comprehension consisted of 2 short paragraphs (5 questions each) along with the 1 long passage comprising 10 questions. For more read One-word Substitution Quiz for SSC CGL 2020-21 Exam

On the other hand, the Cloze test was based on 3 passages and 15 questions. There was a major position, which was based on Direct/Indirect Tenses and Active/ Passive voices, combining 50 questions. The aspirants had to answer 40 questions on Error Spotting and Sentence Improvement. Take free mock tests here for Error Spotting Quiz for SSC CGL

Question distribution in English Language observed in SSC CGL Tier II was as follows:

Topic No. of Questions
Direct/Indirect Conversion 23-25
Reading Comprehension (2 short, 1 long and time-consuming) 20
Active/Passive voice 23-25
Sentence Improvement 20
Error Spotting 20
Cloze Test (3 passage) 15
Fill In The Blanks 15-20
One Word Substitution 10-12
Para Jumbles 20
Idioms & Phrases 10-12
Synonyms – Antonyms 8
Incorrect Spellings 5
Analysis 16 Nov.

SSC CGL Paper Analysis Tier II: 16 November 2020

To know more about the subject wise paper analysis of SSC CGL Tier-II exam of 16th November 2020, go through the following content:

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Difficulty Level of the question: Easy to Moderate
  • Total number of questions: 100
  • Total marks: 200
  • The exam duration for SSC CGL Tier-II 2019 Quantitative Abilities Paper I: 2 hours
  • Negative marking: 0.50 marks for every incorrect answer.

The DI questions were based on the Pie Chart and Bar Graph. The calculations of Pie Chart were really tricky because of the decimal values. On the other hand, the trigonometry questions were easy and could be solved in an easier way by putting the values. Download SSC CGL Question Papers.

Go through the following table to get an idea about the questions asked for each topic:

Chapters No of Questions asked
Trigonometry 10 to 12
Algebra 10
Geometry (Normal & Co-ordinated) 10 to 12
Bar Graph DI 5
Pie Chart DI 5
Mensuration (2D & 3D) 10 to 12
Number System 4 to 6
Simplification 4 to 5
Profit & Loss 4 to 5
Percentages 2 to 3
Time & work 4 to 5
Age Problems NA
Time, Speed & Distance 3 to 4
Ratio & proportion 3 to 4
Partnerships 1 to 2
Mixture – alligation 1 to 2
Boats & Streams, Pipes & cisterns, Average, Height & distance & other miscellaneous 7 to 8
Total 100

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English Language:

  • Total Questions: 200
  • Overall difficulty: Easy to moderate
  • Exam duration: 2 hours
  • Negative marking: 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
Chapters No of Questions asked
Direct-Indirect Speech 20 to 25
Cloze Test 30 (3 set)
PQRS Questions 15 to 20
Active-Passive Voice 25
Reading Comprehension 30 (3 passages)
Sentence Improvement 15 to 20
Error Spotting 15 to 20
Synonyms Antonyms 7 to 8
Idioms Phrases 10
One Word Substitution 10
Correct Spelling 05
Fill in the blanks 8
Total 200

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Analysis 17 Nov.

SSC CGL Paper Analysis Tier II: 17 November 2020

To know more about the subject wise paper analysis of SSC CGL Tier II exam of 17th November 2020, go through the following content:

Quantitative Abilities:

As per the aspirants’ feedback, the questions of Quantitative Abilities was Easy to Moderate level. Questions from DI section was less in this paper, only one set of question was on this unit. Additionally, the Algebra section features some of the quadratic and high power equations. Apart from that, the percentage, number system and average consisted of a higher share of questions. Check the following table to know the distribution of questions and the difficulty level of the questions under every sections:

Chapters No of Questions asked
Trigonometry 7-8
Algebra 7-8
Geometry (Normal & Co-ordinated) 13-14
Pie Chart DI 5
Mensuration (2D & 3D) 11-12
Number System, HCL, HCF 7
Simplification 4
Profit & Loss, Discount 12-13
Percentages and Average 10-11
Time & work 5 to 6
Age Problems NA
Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, Trains 4-5
Ratio & proportion 3 to 4
Partnerships 1 to 2
Mixture – Alligation, Partnership, Ratio 6
Miscellaneous 2
Total 100

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English Language:

  • Total Questions: 200
  • Overall Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
  • Exam Duration: 2 hours
  • Negative marking: 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Spot the error 5-10 Easy to moderate
Synonyms 4-8 Easy
Fill in the blanks 10-15 Easy to moderate
Antonyms 15-18 Easy to moderate
Spelling/ Direction of misspelled words 10-18 Easy
One word substitution 10-12 Easy
Idioms and Phrases 5-8 Moderate
Improvement of Sentences 10 Moderate
Active/ Passive Voice 10-14 Easy to Moderate
Direct Indirect Sentences 8-10 Moderate
Para Jumbles 10-12 Easy to Moderate
Cloze Passage 5-8 Easy to Moderate
Comprehension Passage 4-5 Easy
Misc. 6-10 Easy
Total 200 Easy to Moderate
Analysis 18 Nov.

SSC CGL Paper Analysis Tier II: 18 November 2020

To know more about the subject wise paper analysis of SSC CGL Tier II exam of 18th November 2020, go through the following content:

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
  • Total Questions: 100
  • Total marks: 200
  • Time duration: 2 hours
  • Negative marking: 0.50 marks for wrong answers

Most of the questions of this section were moderate. The aspirants had to answer 2 sets of DI questions. The paper was comparatively calculative. Percentage, number system and average consisted of the higher share of questions.

Chapters No of Questions asked
Trigonometry 8-9
Algebra 8-9
Geometry (Normal & Co-ordinated) 13-15
DI 8-9
Mensuration (2D & 3D) 10-11
Number System, HCL, HCF 7-8
Simplification 4-5
Profit & Loss, Discount, 10-12
Percentages and Average 6-7
Time & work 5
SI/CI 5-6
Time, Speed & Distance, Boats & Streams, Trains 5-6
Ratio & proportion 2-3
Partnerships 1 to 2
Mixture – Alligation, Partnership, Ratio 3-4
Miscellaneous 2
Total 100

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English Language:

  • Total questions: 200
  • Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
  • Exam duration: 2 hours
  • Negative Marking: 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer

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Topics Number of Questions Difficulty Level
Spot the error 4-10 Moderate
Synonyms 5-8 Easy
Fill in the blanks 10-13 Easy
Antonyms 15-18 Easy to Moderate
Spelling/ Detection of misspelled words 12-18 Easy to Moderate
One word substitution 10-12 Moderate
Idioms and Phrases 5-8 Moderate
Improvements of Sentences 10 Easy to Moderate
Active/ Passive voice 10-14 Easy to Moderate
Direct/ Indirect Sentences 8-10 Easy to Moderate
Para Jumbles 10-12 Moderate
Cloze Passage 5-8 Easy
Comprehension Passage 4-5 Easy to Moderate
Misc. 6 Easy
Total 200 Easy to Moderate

All the aspirants are requested to check the SSC CGL Tier II exam analysis of previous year before you appear for the 2020-21 exam, so that you can understand the importance of the topics, the weightage of the sections etc and can start preparation accordingly.

SSC CGL FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

Ques. Is there a normalisation process in SSC CGL Tier II?

Ans. Since paper III and paper IV of SSC CGL tier II are conducted in a single shift, hence, there is no normalisation process.

Ques. Is the SSC CGL exam tougher than the UPSC exam?

Ans. The IAS exam is comparatively more difficult than the UPSC exam.

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

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