# SSC CGL Tier-I Exam Overall Analysis - 3rd September 2016

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 Total 100 200
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:
 Topic No. of Questions Classification 3 Matrix 1 Analogy 2 Series 2-3 Puzzle/Arrangement 5 Picture Diagram 2 Non-verbal Reasoning 5 Miscellaneous 4
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:
 Topic No. of Questions Number Series 2 Averages 2 Speed and Distance 3 Geometry 4 Bar Graph/ Chart 5 Trigonometry 3 SI/CI, profit & loss 2 Time, Work & Distance 2 Percentage 1 Area/ Volume 1
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:
 Topic No. of Questions Reading Comprehension 5 Spelling Correction 1 Fill in the Blanks 3 Phrase/ Idiom 3 One Word Substitution 3 Error Spotting 3 Synonyms and Antonyms 3 Sentence Improvement/ Rearrangement 3
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:
 Topic No. of Questions History 1-3 Polity 3 Geography 1-3 Economics 3 Current Affairs 4-5 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 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 to Tough 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.