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SSC CGL tier-II 2020 analysis: ‘Difficulty level moderate’, say candidates and experts

SSC CGL tier-II 2020 analysis: The candidates who have appeared in the exam rated the paper as moderate, and a mix of arithmetic and advanced mathematics. Check candidates' reactions, paper analysis

Written by Arnab Mitra | New Delhi |
Updated: November 16, 2020 9:43:14 am
SSC CGL 2020Check paper analysis of CGL tier-II. Express Photo by Praveen Khanna/ Representational

SSC CGL tier-II 2020 analysis: Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is conducting the Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) tier 2 exam from today and will be held till November 18. The candidates who have appeared on the day one rated the paper as moderate, and was similar to 2018 exam.

Subhas Gupta, a tier 2 aspirant rated the quant section as moderate, with a combination of good mix of arithmetic and advanced mathematics. “The paper was not difficult, however some questions from the advanced mathematics were slightly tough to crack. The English paper was easy. Moreover, the candidates can easily answer 75 to 80 questions,” he said.

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Another candidate Shipra Goel said, “The paper followed the previous year pattern, and it was easy, with some questions required more time to solve. The candidates can easily answer 75 to 80 questions.”

As per experts, the difficulty level of the questions ranged from easy to moderate. “The paper follows the pattern of 2018, and it covers equivalently the sections of arithmetic, advanced mathematics. The paper was more or less moderate, and 80 per cent can be considered as good attempt,” said Abhishek Patil, CEO Oliveboard. In the English language paper, the questions were mainly asked on direct/ indirect tenses and active/ passive voices, with a combined total of 50 questions. Close to 40 questions were asked from error spotting and sentence improvement as well, Abhishek Patil said.

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Due to COVID-19, the candidates have to go through lots of precautions, however most of them are happy at the arrangements at the exam centre. Shipra said, “The preparations at the exam centre was well, and social distancing, other COVID guidelines were maintained at the exam centre. I personally did not face any difficulties, and was provided with face masks as mine was lost on the way to exam.” A total of 8,582 vacant posts will be filled through this ongoing recruitment drive. The major vacancies are with the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Custom (CBIC) which counts 2,159. The candidates who will qualify the tier 2 exam will appear for tier 3 which will be held in pen-and-paper mode.

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