SSC CGL Tier II Exam – Important Topics & Tips

The SSC CGL Tier II Exam dates have changed again to 18-20 January 2018. As you have got few more days to prepare for the exam, we bring to you important topics to concentrate and tips from toppers that will help you make the most out of the extra days. These tips are brought to you by Oliveboard, an online exam preparation platform for government and banking exams.
Most Important Topics to Concentrate
Quantitative Aptitude
  • Algebra
  • Geometry & Mensuration
  • Trigonometry

English Language
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Cloze Text
  • One Word Substitution
  • Sentence Correction
  • Synonyms/Antonyms
  • Idioms & Phrases
  • Probability theory
  • Variance analysis
  • Measure of central tendency
  • Sampling theory
General Studies
  • Finance and accounts
  • Economics and governance
Recommended Books
  • NCERT Books (7th to 10th Standard)
  • High School Grammar by Wren & Martin
  • Word Power made easy by Norman Lewis
  • NCERT Books (10th, 11th & 12th)
  • Manorama Year Book
  • Lucent’s General Knowledge

Exam Tips from the Toppers
Kapil Mittal (Cleared SSC CGL 2015)
“To start with, I cleared the basic concepts (not the shortcuts or tricks) of each topic and then learned the tricks to solve maximum questions in 2 hours. I solved the Maths textbook of Kiran Publications chapter-wise and afterwards started attempting mock tests.”
Soumyarshi Das (Cleared SSC CGL 2016)
“Continue your preparations with a positive mindset and have faith on your hard work. Always Study in a screen free zone (Use of Mobile, television etc should be restricted). Never forget to make daily, weekly and monthly plan to reach your success without any delay or hassles. Do not delay in collecting necessary books, contents and resources. Have your materials ready well in advance. Do not think much about cut off and any change in the scheme of examinations. If you are a deserving candidate you are bound to succeed. Take as many mock tests as possible and analyse them with due diligence to identify how many questions are you not being able to attempt and why, what are the chapters/topics that are bothering you, are you solving the questions in the shortest method possible and so on.”
Abhijeet Singh (Cleared SSC CGL 2016)
“Brace yourself by clearing your basics of English and maths. For maths start solving each question of Kiran, chapter wise mathematics. For English, SP Bakshi is a good book for clearing concepts. For GK, Lucent is a good book for improving your score. In addition to this, at least 5 mock tests are necessary per week to improve speed.” 
Make the most out of the extra days by practicing as many mock tests you can. You can practice Oliveboard Mocks and do mock analysis for better preparation.

All the best for the exam!