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How to prepare for SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam

How to prepare for SSC CGL Tier-2 exam

SSC-CGL-TIER-2 Preparation

Today we examine the best ways to prepare for SSC CGL tier-2 examination. Staff Selection Commission (SSC) CGL Tier-2 is a computer based objective multiple choice exam. Aspirants who score high in the Tier-1 paper qualify for this exam. In order to prepare for the Tier-2 examination, candidates must have command over English Comprehension and Mathematics.

SSC CGL Tier-2 Pattern and Marking Scheme

There are two papers on this stage of recruitment process which are conducted in two sessions. The First paper is of English Comprehension which tests candidate's level of English education. Vocabulary and intermediary level of grammar questions are asked in the exam to make sure the selected candidate justify the vacancy.    

The Second paper is of Mathematics which showcase complex quantitative problems in front of the test taker. The entire SSC CGL Syllabus is available on this blog. Each paper lasts for 2 hours. 

You will be awarded 2 marks for every right answer. There is a negative marking for wrong answers as well. For every wrong answer, 0.50 marks will be deducted.

CGL Tier-2  Preparation Strategy 

Many of the students have asked me the question that how to prepare for SSC CGL Tier-2. For this, you need to make a fool-proof plan for success. Strictly following Study pattern and allocating the right amount of practice sessions is the key to achieving a Job in Central Government.

1. English Comprehension Preparation Module: 

There are two main sections in English comprehension paper. First is Vocabulary which consists of synonyms, antonyms, idioms and phrases. 

The Best Remedy for powerful Vocabulary is -

  • Reading Newspaper Daily
  • Buy "Word Power Made Easy" by Norman Lewis
  • Watch BBC News central
  • Download WordWeb Software
  • Try to learn a New Word a Day  

Grammar Preparation requires mastering Sentence correction, Sentence improvement, Active-passive
and direct indirect speech. This requires ample amount of practice and hard work. If you feel that grammar section is the area of improvement then purchase "Objective General English" by SP Bakshi (Arihant Publication).

2. Mathematics Preparation Module:

Maths is a bit scary paper in the recruitment process. Since you might have qualified your Tier-1 paper, you can notice that there is a non-uniform distribution of questions related to topics given in the syllabus. In this exam, more than 27 questions out of 100 are from geometry section. 

Surely geometry is more important than any other topic in SSC Mathematics exam. So, in order to prepare this section, refer to "Quantum CAT". This is an advanced level quantitative book having easy illustrations which make it best for this level exam. 


So finally we discussed how to prepare for SSC CGL tier-2 exam tips and tricks. There is no shortcut to hard work. Follow a strict study schedule to cover important topics of the Tier-2 exam. Focus on the weak areas to excel in the paper. Practice as much as possible since practice makes a man perfect.

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