# SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: 4 September 2016

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SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis 2016: Today, September 4, marks Day 9 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 4 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 4 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 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. 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 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

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

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

Contrary to most days, the level of difficulty was Easy 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 4 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 4 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 Easy 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”.

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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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You may share your queries in the comment section below.

1. Hi, I have attempted 86 questions….most probably 10-12 wrongs and I am a General Candidate…Is there any chance for me for Tier 2?

• You will clear the cut off if the data mentioned is correct but avoid making so many guesses in Future Exams. Cut off for UR category will fall somewhere between 108-120.

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

• Attempts are low but don’t loose hopes. Wait for the official result and start preparing for SSC CGL Tier II

2. I have attempted 68 questions I think 8-10 question may be wrong….can I able to give tier 2…according to online tyari’s expected cut off……obc category

• Expected cutoff obc – 95-105, number of attempts are less, don’t loose hopes wait for official result.

• Attempts are low but if you get a chance to appear for Tier II, try to give your best. As you have to score really well in Tier II to get the job.

3. Sir I’m weak in aptitude. I have to prepare for tier 2. Study plan pls. Which books to refer? And also will the QUANTITATIVE APTITUDE be of the same level as it was in tier 1 examinations..?

• Attempts are Satisfactory . You might get a chance to write Tier II Examination. Avoid making too many Guesses and Start preparing for Tier II

• Attempts are Satisfactory . You might get a chance to write Tier II Examination.Avoid making too many Guesses.

4. I have attempted 79 questions I think 8-9 question may be wrong….can I able to give tier 2………general category

• Attempts are Satisfactory . You might get a chance to write Tier II Examination. Avoid making too many guesses and Start your preparation for Tier II

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