SSC CGL Tier-I Exam - Overall Analysis & Expected Cutoff - 28th August 2016

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis: 28th August 2016 marks Day 2 of SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination. There were mostly positive vibes among SSC candidates on the first day and the reaction is quite same on 28 August too.

Here is the Detailed SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, highlighting the level of difficulty of each section, the supposed number of good attempts and the expected cutoff for 28 August SSC CGL Tier-I.
 SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis 2016
The Online Recruitment Paper consisted of the Objective type Questions. As per the revised pattern, the Tier 1 Examination consisted of 100 Questions divided into 4 sections i.e Reasoning, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness carrying 200 marks in total.
 Name of the Section Questions Marks
 Reasoning and General Intelligence 25 50
 General Awareness 25 50
 Numerical Aptitude 25 50
 English Comprehension 25 50
 Total100 200
All sections consisted of 25 Questions each. There was a 0.5 negative marking for every wrong attempt. The total time to solve the entire paper was 75 minutes.

Also Read: SSC CGL Tier 1 Analysis & Expected Cutoff (27 August 2016)

Just like yesterday, the level of questions was quite similar and the overall paper was Moderate. Let us dig deeper into Section-Wise Exam Review.
 Section-Wise SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis 2016
As explained above, there were 4 sections in SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (Tier-I). The overall difficulty level was Moderate, with the majority of questions asked being a bit of a task to solve. But, there were a few easy ones too. Let us elaborate further by analysing each section of SSC CGL Tier-I 2016.

Reasoning Aptitude

The reasoning section was Easy to Moderate. Maximum questions were asked from the following sections. 
TopicNo. of Questions
Non Verbal (water Image)2
Odd one out2
Direction Sense Test1
Series (Number/Alpha Numeric)8-10
Blood Relation2
Puzzle /Statement Conclusion3-5
Few Questions were from High Level Reasoning as well as Statement Conclusion, Syllogism etc. Candidates having good arithmetic knowledge and practice can attempt 20-22 questions easily.

Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude section was Easy to Moderate, just like Reasoning Ability. Questions were asked mostly from the following topics :
TopicNo. of Questions
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss and Percentage4-5
Time and Work1-2
Speed and Distance3
DI 1 set
The questions based on Arithmetic were easy to solve but the level of Geometry and Trigonometry based questions ranged from Moderate to ChallengingCandidates having good arithmetic knowledge and practice can attempt 16-18 questions easily.

English Language

This section ranged from Easy to ModerateAttempting 14-16 questions will be considered as a good attempt in SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination. A number of Vocabulary based questions were asked. Grammar also took major portion of the paper.  The topic wise distribution is as follows:
TopicNo. of Questions
Sentence Improvement3
Error Detection3
Reading Comprehension5
Antonym/ Synonym3-4
One-word substitution3
Spelling check1

General Awareness

General Awareness was yet again of Moderate to tough Difficulty Level. Attempting 12-14 questions will be considered as a good attemptSpecial focus was given to static portion but some National current affairs were also there in the paper. The topic wise distribution is as follows:
TopicNo. of Questions
General Science3-6
Current Affairs4-5
This was our sectional analysis. Let us compile all the data and see what sort of a paper SSC CGL of 28 August really was.
Some of the Questions asked in the Examination are as follows:
  • 1) Which part of Brain is called “Small Brain”? – Mid Brain
  • 2) Recently, Government Launches “HRIDAY” Scheme, which is meant for ? – Infrastructure Projects
  • 3) What is Public Litigation ? – Litigation for Protecting the Public Interest. 
  • 4) The title of Father of Nation to Gandhiji was given by ? – Netaji Subash Chandra Bose
  • 5) What are the main causes of “Sepoy Mutiny” ? – Hurting the Religious sentiments of Sepoys
  • 6) Study of Human Mind is called ? – Neuroscience
  • 7) In which city, Ellora case are situated ? – Aurangabad in Maharashtra
  • 8) A Place, where soldiers live is called ? – Fort/Battalion
  • 9) Excise Duty is applied on ? – Manufacturing Product
  • 10) Who introduced “Doctrine of Lapse ” ? – Lord Dalhousie
  • 11) What do you mean by “Net Neutrality “? – Internet Freedom
  • 12) Golden Revolution is associated with ? – Horticulture Development
  • 13) US Parliament is better known by which name ? – Senate 
  • 14) Why the color of ocean appears blue ? – Due to scattering of light.
  • 15) To which field is Charles Correa related to ? – Architect.

Overall Analysis of Paper

Based on the level of difficulty of each section asked in SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination on 28 August 2016, here are the number of attempts which are considered good in order to crack SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination.
Section NameQuestionsLevel of DifficultyNumber of Good Attempts
Reasoning Ability25Moderate20-22
English Language25Moderate16-18
General Awareness25Moderate12-14
Quantitative Aptitude25Moderate16-18
Note: Only recommendation for aspirants who are yet to attempt SSC CGL Tier-1 in the upcoming days/shifts would be – “AVOID NEGATIVE MARKING”.

We hope this SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis helps in getting an estimate about your performance in the paper. If you are yet to attempt the Tier 1 Examination, improve your chances by giving the following article a thorough read.
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