SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: 31 August 2016

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SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: 31 August 2016

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: Today, 31 August 2016, marks Day 5 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 31 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 31 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 level of difficulty 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 mentioned in the above section, there were 4 sections in SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination (Tier-I). The overall difficulty level was Moderate, with the majority of the questions asked being a little difficult. 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 to Moderate.. Maximum questions were asked from the following sections:

Topic No. of Questions
Picture Diagram 2
Matrix 1
Non Verbal (Water Image, Mirror Image & Paper Cutting) 4
Puzzle/Arrangement 5
Analogy 2
Series (Number/ Alphabet) 2-3
Classification 3
Miscellaneous 4

Most of the questions were from the topics of Puzzle, Arrangement and Non-Verbal Reasoning. Few questions were from 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  3
Bar Chart 5
Trigonometry 3
Number Series 2
Geometry 4
Time, Work and Distance  2
Average  2
Area/ Volume 1

Just like yesterday’s paper, 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. Similar to yesterday’s paper, 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 3

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis: General Awareness

Unlike yesterday’s paper, General Awareness section was of Moderate to tough Difficulty Level. The topic wise distribution is as follows:

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

The questions asked in the exam were easy to attempt but the MCQs were confusing in nature. Special focus was given to static portion but some National current affairs were also there in the paper. Attempting 12-14 questions will be considered as a good attempt.

This was our sectional analysis. Let us compile all the data and see what sort of a paper SSC CGL of 31 August really was. Questions asked under GA section –

1. India shares longest International border with? – Bangladesh
2. CK Naidu trophy associated with which sports? – Cricket
3. FAST telescope installed in? – CHINA
4. Highest gallantry award of peace? – Ashok Chakra
5. India’s …1st carbon free state? – Himachal Pradesh
6. People of Indus valley used to worship? – Mother Goddess
7. Kovvada nuclear plant proposed to be set up in? – Andhra Pradesh
8. Polio caused due to? – poliovirus
9. Energy travels from Sun to earth through? – radiation
10. In IT failure of Kernel means? – If you receive a Kernel Security Check Failure Stop Error or Blue Screen on Windows
11. Barren islands is in? – Andaman Sea
12. Indira goswami got jnanpith award in which language? – Assamese
13. Pellagra and scurvy are caused for which vitamin deficiency? – Vitamin B3 and C
14. Nandan peak is situated in which state? – Uttarakhand
15. Largest beach in India? – Marina Beech

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 31 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 Moderate 20-22
English Language 25 Moderate 16-18
General Awareness 25 Difficult 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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106 COMMENTS

    • We got a lot of student Queries related to wrong answers and confusion creating options, SSC Official might be aware of this and cutoff and normalization will be done accordingly.

    • according to me…there was misprint in that question…rows of the first matrix were printed as 1,2,3,4,5 instead of 0,1,2,3,4….so if you had realised that…you would have got the answer accordingly…but yeah it was pure waste of time…

    • Start preparing for Tier II, hope for the best. make sure that you did you best if you get a chance to appear in Tier II Examination.

  1. I forgot to submit the rough work sheets after the exam was over and they also did not collect our admit cards photocopy or the copy of the ID.
    Is this something to worry about?

    • Start preparing for Tier II, hope for the best. make sure that you did you best if you get a chance to appear in Tier II Examination.

    • Start preparing for Tier II, hope for the best. make sure that you did you best if you get a chance to appear in Tier II Examination.

    • Start preparing for Tier II, hope for the best. make sure that you did you best if you get a chance to appear in Tier II Examination.

    • Start preparing for Tier II, hope for the best. make sure that you did you best if you get a chance to appear in Tier II Examination.

  2. putting some questions with no appropriate option is old trick followed by ssc . One of the easiest question will have no correct option . this is only for your time killing and for judgement of your confidence level . generally while evaluating marks they nullify these questions or distribute equal marks whether it was attempted or not .

    • Start Preparing for SSC Tier II Examination, number of attempts are good but you have to score high in Tier II to get the Final Selection.

    • You have made a good number of attempts and you might Qualify for SSC CGL Tier II . Start preparing for Tier II Examination.

  3. mine was on 31st aug afternoon shift and there were altest 4-5 que’s which were either wrong or with wrong options.. they made a fool out of me and ate up a lot of time . n the server was also slow like it took 2-3 seconds to respond .. i ended up attempting only 56 .. where should i complain about this issue to ssc

  4. I have attempted 72 questions out of which there may be chances of 8-9 to b wrong..I am a obc candidate..is there any possibility to get into tier 2

    • You have made a good number of attempts and you might Qualify for SSC CGL Tier II . Start preparing for Tier II Examination.

    • Start Preparing for SSC Tier II Examination, number of attempts are good but you have to score high in Tier II to get the Final Selection.

  5. I have attempted 84 questions out of which around 10-12 questions might be wrong (enhancing this number to take into account the worst case) in the 3rd slot exam conducted on 30 th Aug. Should I prepare for Tier 2?

    • Start Preparing for SSC Tier II Examination, number of attempts are good but you have to score high in Tier II to get the Final Selection.

    • You have made a good number of attempts and you might Qualify for SSC CGL Tier II . Start preparing for Tier II Examination.

    • Start Preparing for SSC Tier II Examination, number of attempts are good but you have to score high in Tier II to get the Final Selection.

  6. Dear Sir I attempt 63 questions and 100% sure that all are correct; 23 resosning , 24 maths, 3 gs, and 13 english, may I prepare for tier 2

    • Start Preparing for SSC Tier II Examination, number of attempts are good but you have to score high in Tier II to get the Final Selection.

    • Start Preparing for SSC Tier II Examination, number of attempts are good but you have to score high in Tier II to get the Final Selection.

  7. I have attempted 69 questions and out of which at most 10 may b wrong…is there any chance to qualify for tier 2..Also faced horrible server problems which made me loose at least 8-10 mins

    • It is reported by many aspirants that server is slow. Don’t worry its a problem for all so the cutoff will get affected accordingly. You forgot to mention the category

    • Start Preparing for SSC Tier II Examination, number of attempts are good but you have to score high in Tier II to get the Final Selection.

    • Start Preparing for SSC Tier II Examination, number of attempts are good but you have to score high in Tier II to get the Final Selection.

    • Start Preparing for SSC Tier II Examination, number of attempts are good but you have to score high in Tier II to get the Final Selection.

    • Numbers of Guesses are too high,don’t loose hope. Wait for the official cutoff . Cut off for SC category will fall somewhere between 80-90.

  8. I have some qsns from 31 agst
    1.Polio causes by?
    Ans – virus
    2.In which heat transfer medium partical goes from one place to another to trasnfer heat.?
    Ans- convection

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