SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Overall Analysis - 1st September 2016

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: The sixth day of SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam received similar response in terms of number of candidates appearing for the exam. 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 1 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 1 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
 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, have a look at our previous posts for the exam review of SSC CGL Tier 1:

Just like yesterday, the difficulty level of questions in SSC CGL Tier 1 exam was Moderate. Let us dig deeper into Section-Wise Exam Review.

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.
Reasoning Aptitude
The reasoning section was Easy to Moderate. Maximum questions were asked from the following sections:
TopicNo. of Questions
Picture Diagram2
Non Verbal (Water Image and Mirror Image)2
Paper Cutting1
Series (Number/ Alphabet)5-8
Just like previous month’s papers, Reasoning Section was easy to attempt. Some questions were a little challenging related to the High Level Reasoning topics such as Classification, Picture Diagram etc.Attempting 20-22 questions will be considered as a good attempt.

Quantitative Aptitude

Similar to the Reasoning section, Quantitative Aptitude was Easy to Moderate. Questions were asked mostly from the following topics:
TopicNo. of Questions
SI & CI, Profit/ Loss and Percentage 5-6
Number Series2
Speed and Distance 3
Average 2
Bar Chart5
Most of the questions were from the topic of Bar Chart. The difficulty level of questions was relatively easy. Questions based on Geometry and Trigonometry were a little challenging. Candidates having good arithmetic knowledge and practice can attempt 16-18 questions easily.
English Language
The English Language section was Easy to Moderate. Maximum questions were asked from the following sections:
TopicNo. of Questions
Sentence Improvement3
Error Detection3
Idioms/ Phrases3
Reading Comprehension5
Antonym/ Synonym3-4
One-Word substitution3
Spelling Check1
Fill in the Blanks2-3
Just like yesterday, most of the questions were from the topics Reading Comprehension and Antonym/Synonym. 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.

General Awareness

As expected, the level of difficulty for General Awareness section was Tough. The topic wise distribution is as follows:
TopicNo. of Questions
General Science6-8
Current Affairs1-2
The questions asked in the exam were easy to attempt but the MCQs were confusing in nature. Special focus was given to static portion but some National current affairs were also there in the paper.Attempting 12-14 questions will be considered as a good attempt.
This was our sectional analysis. Let us compile all the data and see what sort of a paper SSC CGL of 1 September really was.
Overall Analysis of Paper
Based on the level of difficulty of each section asked in SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination on 1 September 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 Awareness25Tough12-14
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”

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