# Tips to prepare SSC CGL Tier 2 Statistics Paper

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How to prepare Statistics for SSC CGL Tier 2 : SSC CGL is one of the most popular exams for recruitment into government jobs in India. According to the new pattern, there are 2 tiers. SSC CGL Tier-2 consists of 3 papers and Paper – 2 consists of Statistics with 100 questions worth 200 marks. Statistics involves memorizing a lot of formulas and consistent practice. Its almost an extension of Quantitative Aptitude. The best way to prepare for Statistics is to ensure you are strong in Quant. Check complete details as to how to prepare Statistics for SSC CGL Tier 2 in this blog.

## SSC CGL Tier 2 Exam Pattern

Before moving on to the preparation strategy it is very important for the candidates to learn about the exam pattern. SSC CGL Tier-2 exam pattern consists of three papers:

Total time duration is 2 hours 15 minutes for Paper – 1 and 2 hours for Paper – 2 and 3 each.

Note: Negative marking of 0.5 per incorrect response

## SSC CGL Tier 2 Statistics Syllabus

The syllabus for Paper 2 of SSC CGL Tier 2 (Statistics) is as follows:

• Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
• Measures of Central Tendency
• Measures of Dispersion
• Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
• Correlation and Regression
• Probability Theory
• Random Variable and Probability Distributions
• Sampling Theory
• Statistical Inference
• Analysis of Variance
• Time Series Analysis
• Index Numbers

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## SSC CGL Tier 2 Preparation Strategy for Statistics

SSC CGL Tier 2 is comparatively tougher than the SSC CGL Tier 1 as the level of difficulty is high. The main focus of SSC CGL Tier 2 is speed and accuracy. The statistics paper is for those candidates who have applied for the post of JSO or statistical investigator. It consists of 100 questions and for every correct answer 2 marks are awarded while negative marking of 0.5 is applied for every incorrect answer.

As per the syllabus mentioned above, the statistics paper consists of topics mostly in the areas of primary and secondary data, measures of central tendency, dispersion, statistical inference, correlation and regression etc.

The following tips will prove to be effective in preparation for SSC CGL Tier 2 Statistics:

• As statistics is regarded as an extension of the quantitative aptitude section, candidates are suggested to practice well for the quant section as it will help in solving the questions of statistics easily.
• Try to solve as much questions as possible from the sections of measures of central tendency, dispersion, correlation and regression, tabulation of data, graphs and charts.
• For practicing these topics, students should solve questions of the level of books of Class 10, 11 and 12.
• Try and remember the basic formulas for mean, median, mode, correlation, regression etc as it will help in faster calculation and accuracy of answer.
• Apart from these basic formulas, note down all important formulas. Put extra effort to ensure you have learnt all formulas and can recollect them easily.
• Prepare and practice sections of high weightage topics such as measures of central tendency, dispersion, skewness, kurtosis and statistical inference. It will help the candidates solve more than half of the paper easily.
• Practice previous year SSC CGL Tier 2 question papers as well as mock tests in order to build up speed and accuracy.
• Make sure to attempt at least 65-70 questions from the paper in order to clear the cut off easily.

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### Conclusion

SSC CGL Tier 2 is an important stage in the selection process for SSC CGL and candidates will be able to clear this stage on the basis of speed and accuracy. We hope this blog is able to help you prepare for the SSC CGL statistics paper in an efficient way.

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• General Knowledge (GK) Tests

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## FAQs

What is the syllabus of SSC CGL Tier-2 Statistics?

The syllabus for Paper 2 of SSC CGL Tier 2 (Statistics) is as follows:
Collection, Classification and Presentation of Statistical Data
Measures of Central Tendency
Measures of Dispersion
Moments, Skewness and Kurtosis
Correlation and Regression
Probability Theory
Random Variable and Probability Distributions
Sampling Theory
Statistical Inference
Analysis of Variance
Time Series Analysis
Index Numbers

What is the negative marking in SSC CGL Tier-2 Statistics?

There is negative marking of 0.5 per incorrect response in SSC CGL Tier-2 Statistics

What is the exam pattern of SSC CGL Tier-2 Statistics?

Statistics paper consists of 100 questions and 200 marks

How to prepare for SSC CGL Statistics?

Read the complete blog to get tips to prepare for SSC CGL Tier-2 Statistics.