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SSC CGL Tier II Exam Dates changed : Make the most of these extra days.

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The SSC CGL Tier II Exam date is postponed to 21st to 24th December 2017. Candidates now have more than a month extra to prepare for the exam. Isn’t that good news? Here are few tips on how to make the most of these extra days. These tips are brought to you by Oliveboard, an online exam prep platform for government and banking exams. Let’s have a look at the exam pattern first before moving on to tips.

SSC-CGLSSC CGL Tier II 2017 Exam Pattern 

IQuantitative Ability100200120 Minutes
IIEnglish Language Comprehension100200
IIIStatistics (Paper I & II as above)100200
IVGeneral Studies (Paper I & II as above) (Finance & Economics)100200

How to make the most of the extra days?

  • Utilise these extra days to memorize the short-cutsin quantitative aptitude
  • Revise the grammar rules. Make notes of grammar rules and use it for revision
  • Go through your static GK notes. Try to use this one as the scoring cardin the exam
  • Attempt as many mock tests you can during these extra days. You can practice Oliveboard mock tests for SSC CGL Tier II exam.

SSC CGL Tier II 2017 Exam – Section-Wise Preparation Tips 

Quantitative Aptitude

  • Focus more on Trigonometry, Algebra, Geometry and Mensuration
  • Practice the previous year papers as questions are usually repeated
  • Identify your weak areas and attempt more questions from those topics to gain confidence
  • Revise all formulasand workout as many mock tests you can to improve your speed and accuracy.

English Language Comprehension

  • Strictly stick to the given passage while answering
  • Reading comprehension passages can range from a variety of topics like Philosophy, Psychology, Economics, Politics. Pick the one that you are more comfortable with.


  • Revise all school level math books (10, 11 & 12 standard) and solve statistics section questions
  • Focus more on data collection, sorting data, graphs, charts, mean, median, mode etc.
  • As this section includes a lot of tabulation of data, you need to concentrate on memorizing the formulas along with regular mock attempts
  • Aim at attempting60-65 questions at least to get a good accuracy and clear the cut-off.

General Studies (Finance and Economics)

  • Go through all the previous year papers
  • Read newspapers (especially last 4-5 months) and stay updated with all latest news
  • Follow financial magazineson a regular basis, especially in the last few weeks before the exam.

These are few tips to make the maximum of the extra days. Hope this helps.

All the best for the exam!