SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: 11 September 2016


SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis 2016: Today marks the Final Day for the first level of SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination. Similar to our previous articles, we will be giving an in-depth analysis for the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam held on 11 September 2016, which is Day 15.

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 11 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 an in-depth Exam Analysis of SSC CGL Tier 1:

For the final day, the level of difficulty ranged from Easy to Moderate, contrary to most days where the examination was quite competitive.


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 Easy to Moderate, with the majority of questions asked being a bit of a task to solve. But, there were a few easy ones too.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning Aptitude

Most candidates found Reasoning Section Easy in terms of level of difficulty. Maximum questions were asked from the following sections

  1. Number Series/ Alphabet Series – 5-8 Questions
  2. Water Image/ Mirror Image – 1 Question
  3. Picture Diagram – 2 Questions
  4. Matrix – 1 Question
  5. Paper Cutting – 1 Question
  6. Analogy – 2 Questions
  7. Classification – 3 Questions  
  8. Direction – 2 Questions  
  9. Ranking – 2 Questions

Candidates having good reasoning knowledge and practice can attempt 20-22 questions easily.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude was Moderate. Questions were asked mostly from the following topics:

  1. Number Series – 4 Questions
  2. Bar Graph/ DI – 5 Questions
  3. Geometry – 4 Questions
  4. Trigonometry – 3 Questions
  5. SI & CI – 2 Questions
  6. Profit & loss – 2 Questions   
  7. Percentage – 2 Questions
  8. Speed & Distance – 1 Question
  9. Average – 2 Questions

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:

  1. Reading Comprehension – 5 Questions
  2. Antonym & Synonym – 2 Questions
  3. Idiom/phrases – 3 Questions
  4. Spelling Correction – 1 Question
  5. Sentence Improvement – 3 Questions
  6. One Word Substitution – 3 Questions
  7. Spotting the Error – 3 Questions
  8. Fill in the blanks – 3 Questions

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 was Moderate for GA Section. The topic wise distribution is as follows:

  • History – 1-3 Questions
  • Polity – 3 Questions (Easy)
  • Geography – 1-3 Questions
  • Economics – 3 Questions (Moderate)
  • Current Affairs – 4-5 Questions (Easy to Moderate)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology) – 7-8 Questions (Moderate)

Attempting 14-16 questions will be considered as a good attempt. Most of the questions were related to History and General Science with questions based on Geography also present.

This was our sectional analysis. Let us compile all the data and see what sort of a paper SSC CGL of 11 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 11 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 East to 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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