SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: 2 September 2016

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SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: 2 September 2016

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: Today, 2 September 2016, marks Day 7 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 2 September 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 2 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:

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 in nature. 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 of High Level Reasoning based on topics such 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

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

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

Questions related to Bar Chart dominated the quantitative aptitude section. 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. Maximum questions were asked from the following sections:

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 3

Most of the questions were easy to answer. Topics such as Sentence Correction, One word Substitution and Idioms/Phrases were a little challenging. Attempting 14-16 questions will be considered as a good attempt.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis: General Awareness

Surprisingly, the level of difficulty for General Awareness section was Moderate this time. The topic wise distribution is as follows:

Topic No. of Questions
History 4-6
Geography 1-3
Polity 3
Economics 3
General Science 6-8
Current Affairs 1-2

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 2 September really was.

Questions asked under this Section are as follows:

  1. Who is known as frontier Gandhi – Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan
  2. Paper publish by Gandhi in Africa –The Indian Opinion
  3. Which of the following is the least polluting – Kerosene, Diesel, Coal or Hydrogen – Hydrogen
  4. Group of interconnected islands – Archipelago
  5. Why treaty of Purandhar was signed- Treaty was signed between Jaisingh and Chhatrapati Shivaji
  6. Lines joining the same slope on earth- Contour lines
  7. Where is Sun temple located – Konark, Odisha
  8. Vinegar is known as – Acetic acid
  9. Which of these temples was damaged due to fire in Kerala – Paravur temple at Kollam
  10. White elephants are found in – Thailand
  11. The smell of iodex balm is due to – Methyl Salicylate

 

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 2 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 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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  1. I am posting all 25 questions of gk 2nd sept 2nd shift plz add them

    1.Frontier gandhi- abdul gaffar khan
    2.Yoga day-21 june
    3.which one is a fish- salmon
    4. Which one is not air pollutant- hydrocarbon
    5. Red color of blood due to – haemoglobin
    6. Kerala temple fire tragedy- puttingal temple
    7. lothal-port mohenjdaro- great bath
    8. equality before law- article 14
    9. Data traffic in networking- congestion
    10.Gandhi magazine in south africa- indian opinion
    11.Sun temple- odisha
    12.Train pull man towards itself because of – pressure difference
    13.group of island- archipelago
    14.Land of white elephant-thailand
    15.Which of the following is the least polluting among Kerosene, Diesel, Coal or Hydrogen – Hydrogen
    16.Vinegar is known as – Diluted Acetic acid
    17.Labour in economics- musician performing in concert
    18.Lens of myopia- concave
    19.Open market operations – buying and selling of govt securities by RBI
    20.inflation- too many peopke choosing too few goods
    21.Smell of iodex due to.- methyl salicyte
    22.Peacock:India :: bear : ______? Russia
    23.Game in olympic 2016 after 100 years- golf
    24.Why treaty of Purandhar was signed- Treaty was signed between Jaisingh and Chhatrapati Shivaji
    25.Lines joining the same slope on earth- Contour lines

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