SSC CPO Tier 2 Exam Analysis, English Language Paper (18 December)

SSC CPO Tier 2 Exam Analysis, English Language Paper (18 December)

SSC CPO Tier 2 Exam Analysis: The Staff Selection Commission has successfully conducted the SI CPO (Tier-II) Examination-2016 on 18.12.2016. SSC CPO exam was set up to fill up the vacancies of Sub-Inspectors (SI) and Assistant Sub-Inspectors (ASI) in various department such as Delhi Police,CRPF, CISF, SSB and BSF.

A total of 11,115 out of 12,043 registered candidates (i.e. 92.30%) appeared in the Examination at 48 venues in 10 centres across the country. This article focuses on detailed SSC CPO Tier 2 Exam Analysis for English Language Paper. We will dive in various topics related to the paper like topic-wise marks distribution, level of difficulty of each section etc. We will initiate by revisiting the exam pattern for SSC CPO Tier 2 examination.


SSC CPO Tier 2 Exam Analysis, English Language Paper (18 December)

Revisiting the exam pattern for SSC CPO Tier-II English Paper, these are the most essential points to ponder upon.

  • There were a total number of 200 questions.
  • The total marks for English Paper was 200 Marks.
  • Time allotted for solving was 2 hours (120 minutes).
  • Each Question carried 1 mark, 0.25 negative mark for every incorrect answer.

Jumping straight to SSC CPO Tier 2 Exam Analysis of English Language Paper held on December 18, 2016. The overall level of the english paper was Moderate. There were undoubtedly a few challenging questions in the paper on Idioms and spotting the errors, but a lot of candidates simply skipped those. We further elaborate by charting out the distribution of marks among various topics.

Topic-Wise Marks Distribution in SSC CPO Tier-II English Paper

For SSC CPO Tier 2 Examination for Paper-II i.e. English Language conducted yesterday i.e. 18th December 2016, the topic-wise marks distribution was as follows:

Name of the Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Spotting the Errors 20 Moderate
Sentence Completion 5 Easy
Vocabulary (Synonyms/ Antonyms) 5 Easy
Spellings 3 Easy
Idioms & Phrases 10 Moderate
Para Jumbles 22 Moderate
One word substitution 12 Easy–Moderate
Active & Passive Voice 20 Easy-Moderate
Sentence Correction 22 Moderate
Direct – Indirect Speech 26 Easy-Moderate
Cloze Test 25 Easy-Moderate
Reading Comprehension 30 Easy-Moderate

From the table above, we can clearly see that questions based on Grammar Portion cover around 60% of the Question Paper.

This is our conclusion for SSC CPO Tier 2 Exam Analysis for Paper 2 i.e. English Language. After qualifying in the SSC CPO 2016 written exam, the shortlisted candidates will be called for PET (Physical Endurance Test). The PET is mandatory for the post of SSC Sub-Inspector in Delhi Police and Assistant Sub-Inspector in CISF. Go through:


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