Today, September 03, Marks Day 8 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 03 September 2016.

Here is the Detailed SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis & Paper Review, highlighting the level of difficulty of each section, the supposed number of good attempts and the Expected cutoff for 3 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:
 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
  1. All sections consisted of 25 Questions each. 
  2. There was a 0.5 negative marking for every wrong attempt. 
  3. 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
          After constant analysis, we’ve been able to deduce that as the days are progressing, the level of examination is getting more challenging..

          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.

          SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning Aptitude

          The reasoning section was Easy in nature. Maximum questions were asked from the following sections:
          TopicNo. of Questions
          Picture Diagram2
          Non-verbal Reasoning5
          Most of the questions were from the topic of Puzzles and Non-Verbal Reasoning, like 2 questions on mirror image, 1 question on paper cutting2 questions on water image. Candidates having good reasoning knowledge and practice can attempt 20-22 questions easily.

          SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

          Quantitative Aptitude was Easy to Moderate. Questions were asked mostly from the following topics:
          TopicNo. of Questions
          Number Series 2
          Speed and Distance3
          Bar Graph/ Chart5
          Trigonometry 3
          SI/CI, profit & loss 2
          Time, Work & Distance2
          Area/ Volume1
          Questions on Bar Graph dominated the section. Where Number Series, Bar Graph and Geometry were easy to solve, Trigonometry and Time & Work were both challenging and time consuming. Candidates having good arithmetic knowledge and practice can attempt 16-18 questions easily.

          SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis: English Language

          The English Language section was Easy to Moderate. Maximum questions were asked from the following sections:
          TopicNo. of Questions
          Reading Comprehension5
          Spelling Correction1
          Fill in the Blanks3
          Phrase/ Idiom3
          One Word Substitution3
          Error Spotting3
          Synonyms and Antonyms3
          Sentence Improvement/ Rearrangement3
          Most of the questions were easy to answer. Topics such as one word substitution, idioms/ phrase and spelling correction were a bit more challenging . Attempting 14-16 questions will be considered as a good attempt.

          SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis: General Awareness

          The level of difficulty ranged from Moderate to Tough for GA Section. The topic wise distribution is as follows:
          TopicNo. of Questions
          Current Affairs4-5
          General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)7-8
          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 3 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 3 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 Ability25Easy20-22
          English Language25Moderate16-18
          General Awareness25Moderate to Tough12-14
          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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