SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: 6 September 2016


SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis 2016: Yesterday was kept as a day of relaxation as NO Written Examination was conducted. We are back again with September 6, which is Day 10 of the SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination. 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 6 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 6 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:

Talking about Today’s Examination. there were significant amount of changes in the reasoning ability section. Let us discuss in detail in section below.


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.

SSC CGL Tier 1 has been changing each day in terms of difficulty level. Most candidates were startled by the Reasoning Section.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis: Reasoning Aptitude

Although most candidates found reasoning section Easy but the type of questions changed today. Maximum questions were asked from the following sections:

  1. Number Series – 5 – 8 Qs.
  2. Visual Reasoning (Water Image , Mirror Image, Picture Diagram, Matrix, Paper Cutting ) – 4 Qs
  3. Analogy – 2 Qs
  4. Classification – 3 Qs
  5. Rest Miscellaneous – 4 Qs

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:

  1. Number Series – 2 Qs 
  2. Pie Chart/ DI – 5 Qs
  3. Geometry – 4 Qs 
  4. Trigonometry – 3 Qs
  5. SI & CI
  6. Profit & Loss
  7. Percentage
  8. Speed & Distance
  9. Average

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 Qs (Easy)
  2. Antonym & Synonym – 3 /4 Qs (Easy)
  3. Idiom/phrases – 3 Qs (Moderate)
  4. Spelling Correction – 1 Qs (Moderate )
  5. Sentence Improvement – 3 Qs (Easy)
  6. One Word Substitution – 3 Qs (Moderate)
  7. Error Detection – 3 Qs (Easy)
  8. Fill in the blanks – 3 Qs (Easy)

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

  • History
  • Polity
  • Geography
  • Economics
  • Current Affairs
  • General Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

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 6 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 6 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 Easy to Moderate 16-18
General Awareness 25 Moderate 12-14
Quantitative Aptitude 25 Easy to 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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