SSC CGL Last Minute Tips | How Should You Prepare?


Important Strategy Tips to Crack SSC CGL Tier 2

Proper Knowledge of syllabus and Pattern

Firstly, you should the exam pattern and the syllabus of SSC CGL Tier 2. Below given is the exam pattern of SSC CGL Tier 2 2020 .

Please find the SSC CGL Tier 2 2020 exam pattern below.

Mode of Examination Subject/Section Questions Marks Time Duration
Computer-based Examination mode Paper I – QuantitativeAbilities 100 Questions 200 Marks 120 Minutes in total For VH and candidates suffering from Cerebral Palsy:

160 Minutes

Paper II – English Language & Comprehension 100 Questions 200 Marks
Paper III – Statistics 100 Questions 200 Marks
Paper IV – General Studies(Finance and Economics) 100 Questions 200 Marks

There is a negative marking system of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer in English Language & Comprehension paper.  Whereas 0.50 marks will be deducted for each wrong answer in Paper I, Paper III, and Paper IV.

Take Full-Length Mock Tests

Mock Tests provide a great support to any student as it gives you the real time experience of the SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam and you come up with a strategy to solve the questions systematically. Take as much mock tests as you can.

Focus on Important Aspects of the exam

Quantitative Aptitude

Focus more on:


•Geometry and mensuration

•Learn tables to improve your calculation speed

•Focus on Trigonometry

•Practice multiple levels of tests and analyze your performance

•Practice mental math

English Language

Put your focus on:

•Reading comprehension

•Cloze text

•One word substitution

•Sentence correction

•Idioms and phrases


•Get a clear understanding of all grammar rules

•Take about two to three hours daily to go through English newspapers and magazines


This section is meant only for those who have applied for the position of statistical investigator.

Focus more on:

•Probability theory

•Variance analysis

•Measure of central tendency

•Sampling theory

General studies

•Finance and accounts

•Economics and governance

SSC CGL Tier 2 Last Minute Tips

1. Don’t overstress on the topics which you find hard to solve. Get ahead with the relevant topics and give proper time to others as well. Keep the tough ones on your list.

2. Revise as much as you can; make a habit of remembering some important key points every time.

3. Manage your time judiciously, divide your study plan in a sensible way.

4. Get a good night sleep before the day of the exam, so you feel refreshed while attempting the exam.

5. Practice mock tests to get an idea of online exam .

6. Be careful of negative marking .