The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is all set to conduct the SSC CGL Tier 2 exam 2016 of Combined Graduate Level (CGL-2016) recruitment process. As the number of candidates applying for this recruitment drive is big, this exam will be conducted in batches. The first of it is scheduled to be held on November 30 and will last for three days till December 2, 2016. This examination will be a computer-based examination. The paper will be for two hours long, and for every wrong answer, 0.25 marks will be deducted.
The SSC CGL Tier-II paper tests the English language skills of the candidates. The exam involves comprehension and writing skills. The syllabus for this competitive examination is generally based on Class XII level. As far as the preparation is concerned, “People think the exam requires complex studies but that is not needed. These exams test a candidate’s basic concepts and ability as they are qualifying exams,” says Piyush Agrawal, CEO and Co-founder, SuperProfs.com. He added that the SSC CGL is also a test of how well one manages his time and speed while answering the questions. Revision is very important before any examination. The candidate should assess themselves by practicing solved question banks so that they have a clear idea about their performance. Sandeep Baliyan, Mentor for SSC community, Gradeup, adds “You should be able to understand your own approach and accuracy for each section. It is very important to start with easier questions as it’ll help ease pressure, build answering momentum and improve your accuracy.”
This is the first time that the exam is made online-based. In addition to this, there are many educational websites which guide the aspirants on how to pass the exam through instructional videos and mock tests in case they still feel nervous. It is not advisable to pick up any new study material in the days immediately preceding any exam as it can be confusing giving undue stress. Students should stick to what they already know and have practiced. Having already cleared the Tier-1 examination they should perform to the best of their abilities.
Many candidates have complained that the Tier I was more difficult. Looking statistically at the statistics, only about 1.5 lakh people could clear the Tier-1 exam out of almost 14-15 lakh candidates. This 10 per cent pass rate might be replicated at the Tier-II level. Experts, however, do not rate the level of English as more difficult than the Tier-I level. Last year, the general category cut-off for Tier-I was 102 which has shoot up to 137 this year. The final cut-off after Tier-II in 2015 was 430.5, so this number will be closer to 450.