SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: 30 August 2016

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SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: 30 August 2016

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis: The day 4 of SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination received almost equal number of candidates as that of the previous days. The SSC CGL exam 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 30 August 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 30 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
 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:

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 2016

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. 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 High Level Reasoning as well as Classification, Picture Diagram etc. Candidates having good reasoning knowledge and practice can attempt 20-22 questions easily.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

The Quantitative Aptitude section was Easy to Moderate. Questions were asked mostly from the following topics:

Topic No. of Questions
SI & CI, Profit/ Loss and Percentage  5-6
Mensuration 1-2
Trigonometry 3
Number Series 2
Geometry 4
Speed and Distance  3
Average  2
Bar Chart 5

Most of the questions were from the topic of Bar Chart. 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.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis: English Language

The English Language section was Easy to Moderate, just like quantitative aptitude. Attempting 14-16 questions will be considered as a good attempt. Most of the questions were easy to answer. Topics such as Sentence Correction, One word Substitution and Idioms/Phrases were a little challenging. The topic-wise distribution is as follows:

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 2-3

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis: General Awareness

Unlike previous papers, the General Awareness Section of SSC CGL Tier 1 was Moderate. Attempting 14-16 questions will be considered as a good attempt. Most of the questions were from History and Current Affairs. Special focus was given to static portion but some National current affairs were also there in the paper. The topic-wise distribution is as follows:

Topic No. of Questions
History 4-6
Geography 1-3
Polity 3
Economics 3
General Science 3-6
Current Affairs 4-5

This was our sectional analysis. Let us compile all the data and see what sort of a paper SSC CGL of 30 August really was.

Here are some questions:

  • Who is called the blade runner? – Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius
  • Unit of radioactivity? – Curie.
  • Which is called quicklime? – CaO (Calcium oxide).
  • Father of Abul Fazal? – Shaikh Mubarak Nagori.
  • What is the full form of FCRA? – Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.
  • What is chemical name of Quartz? – Silica (SiO2).
  • Zika virus infection is spread by which species – Aedes Species Mosquito.
  • Gas used in fire extinguisher – CO2.
  • Pandit Shivkumar Sharma plays which instrument? – Santoor.
  • What is the full form of WEP? – Wired Equivalent Privacy
  • United Nations established in which year?- 24 October 1945
  • First viceroy who died in India?- Lord Mayo
  • Find the odd one among Agra, Darjeeling, Shimla and Ooty- Agra
  • Morphology of chromosome can be best observed in which stage of cell division?- Metaphase stage
  • Euro Cup 2016 Winner is? – Portugal
  • Maximum thorium reserve in which country? – India
  • When did french revolution begin?- 1789
  • Which of the following range parallel to the Indian Coastline? – Western Ghats
  •  Vande Mataram song has been taken from which Book?-Anandamath
  • Which county allows human euthanasia?- Netherlands

 

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 30 August 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”.

Here is an Exclusively Designed SSC CGL Tier I Mock Test Series on the basis of Examination held.

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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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10 COMMENTS

  1. I attempted 96 Q’s math m all are correct ,reasioning m 3 may be wrong ,English m 6 may be wrong, gk m 15 are wrong, I am in competition or not?

    • Attempts are good but too many guesses. Don’t loose hopes wait for the Official Result. Start preparing for SSC CGL Tier II.

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