# SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Overall Analysis - 2nd September 2016

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: Today, 2nd Sep 2016, marks Day 7 of the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination. The SSC CGL is being conducted online for the very first time. Similar to our previous articles, we will be giving an in-depth analysis for the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam held on 2 September 2016.
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 2 September  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 Total 100 200
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, have a look at our previous posts for the exam review of SSC CGL Tier 1:

Section Wise SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis

As explained above, there were 4 sections in SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (Tier-I). The overall level of difficulty 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.

Exam Analysis: Reasoning Aptitude

The reasoning section was Easy in nature. Maximum questions were asked from the following sections:
 Topic No. of Questions Picture Diagram 2 Matrix 1 Non Verbal (Water Image and Mirror Image) 2 Paper Cutting 1 Analogy 2 Series (Number/ Alphabet) 5-8 Classification 3 Miscellaneous 4
Most of the questions were from the topic of Series including number and alphabet series both. Few questions were of High Level Reasoning based on topics such as Classification, Picture Diagram etc.Candidates having good reasoning knowledge and practice can attempt 20-22 questions easily.
Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude
Quantitative Aptitude was Easy to ModerateQuestions were asked mostly from the following topics:
 Topic No. of Questions SI & CI, Profit/ Loss and Percentage 5 Mensuration 1-2 Trigonometry 3 Number Series 4 Geometry 4 Speed and Distance 2 Average 2 Bar Chart 5
Questions related to Bar Chart dominated the quantitative aptitude section. The level of difficulty for most of the questions was easy. Questions based on Trigonometry were a little challenging. Candidates having good arithmetic knowledge and practice can attempt 16-18 questions easily.
Exam Analysis: English Language

The English Language section was Easy to Moderate. Maximum questions were asked from the following sections:
 Topic No. of Questions Sentence Improvement 3 Error Detection 3 Idioms/ Phrases 3 Reading Comprehension 5 Antonym/ Synonym 3-4 One-Word substitution 3 Spelling Check 1 Fill in the Blanks 3
Most of the questions were easy to answer. Topics such as Sentence Correction, One word Substitution and Idioms/Phrases were a little challenging. Attempting 14-16 questions will be considered as a good attempt.
Exam Analysis: General Awareness
Surprisingly, the level of difficulty for General Awareness section was Moderate this time. The topic wise distribution is as follows:
 Topic No. of Questions History 4-6 Geography 1-3 Polity 3 Economics 3 General Science 6-8 Current Affairs 1-2
Attempting 14-16 questions will be considered as a good attempt. Most of the questions were related to History and General Science. Special focus was given to static portion but some National current affairs were also there in the paper.

This was our sectional analysis. Let us compile all the data and see what sort of a paper SSC CGL of 2 September really was.

SSC CGL Tier-I 2016: Overall Analysis of Paper

Based on the level of difficulty of each section asked in SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination on 2 September 2016, here are the number of attempts which are considered good in order to crack SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination.
 Section Name Questions Level of Difficulty Number of Good Attempts Reasoning Ability 25 Easy 20-22 English Language 25 Moderate 16-18 General Awareness 25 Moderate 12-14 Quantitative Aptitude 25 Moderate 16-18 Overall 100 Moderate 64-72
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.