SSC CGL Tier 1 Overall Exam Analysis: 5-12 August 2017

SSC CGL Tier 1 Overall Exam Analysis: 5-12 August 2017

SSC CGL Tier 1 Overall Exam Analysis: The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) holds the responsibility to conduct Tier-I Examination for SSC SSC Combined Graduate Level Exam. Over the past few days, SSC CGL exam is being conducted in multiple shifts and a number of candidates submitted their queries online regarding how the paper was.

To cater to all the candidates’ needs, we have been updating the exam analysis and review daily. Instead of today’s analysis, we will be formulating SSC CGL Tier 1 Overall Exam Analysis from the dates 5-12 August 2017, to understand what all the paper is offering in terms of the level of difficulty and variation of questions. Apart from compiling an overall paper review, we will also formulate safer attempts in SSC CGL Phase I.


SSC CGL Tier 1 Overall Exam Analysis

The Online Recruitment Paper consisted of the Objective type Questions. 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 60 minutes.

The level of difficulty of SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination was Moderate. Now, since this is SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, let us dig deeper into Section-Wise Exam Review.

Let us elaborate further by analysing each section of SSC CGL Tier-I 2017.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Overall Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

The difficulty level of Quantitative Aptitude section was Moderate. Questions were asked mostly from the following topics :

Topic No. of Questions
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss and Percentage 5-6
Mensuration 1-2
Trigonometry 1-2
Algebra 2-4
Time and Work 1-2
Geometry 3-4
Speed and Distance 1
Average 1
DI          5 (1 set)

The questions based on Arithmetic were easy to solve but the level of Geometry and Trigonometry based questions ranged from Moderate to ChallengingCandidates having a good arithmetic knowledge and practice can attempt 17-19 questions easily.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Overall Exam Analysis: General Intelligence/ Reasoning Aptitude

Candidates who appeared for the exam describe the difficulty level of General Intelligence/ Reasoning Section to be in the range of easy to moderate level Maximum questions were asked from the following sections.

Topic No. of Questions
Syllogism 1-2
Matrix 1-2
Non-Verbal (water Image) 1-2
Odd one out 2-3
Direction Sense Test 1-2
Analogy 1-2
Series 5-6
Blood Relation 1-2
Miscellaneous 8-9

Few Questions were from High-Level Reasoning as well as Statement Conclusion, Syllogism etc. Candidates having a good aptitude knowledge and practice can attempt 20-22 questions easily.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Overall Exam Analysis: English Language

The difficulty level of this section was Moderate, just like Quant Section. Attempting 15-17 questions will be considered as a good attempt in SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination. A number of Vocabulary based questions were asked. Grammar also took a major portion of the paper.  The topic wise distribution is as follows:

Topic No. of Questions
Sentence Improvement 2-3
Error Detection 3
Idioms/Phrases 2-3
Parajumbled 2
Antonym/ Synonym 3-4
One-word substitution 1-2
Spelling check 1-2
Cloze test 5

SSC CGL Tier 1 Overall Exam Analysis: General Awareness

General Awareness was yet again of Moderate Difficulty Level. Attempting 16-18 questions will be considered as a good attemptSpecial focus was given to static portion but some National current affairs were also there in the paper. The topic wise distribution is as follows:

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

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


SSC CGL Tier-I 2017: Overall Analysis of Paper

Based on the level of difficulty of each section asked in SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination from 5-12 August 2017, 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 to Moderate 20-22
English Language 25 Moderate 15-17
General Awareness 25 Moderate 16-18
Quantitative Aptitude 25 Moderate 17-19
Overall 100 Moderate 68-76

Note: Only recommendation for aspirants who are yet to attempt SSC CGL Tier-1 in the upcoming days/shifts would be – “AVOID NEGATIVE MARKING”. This is our complete SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis.

Here is an Exclusively Designed SSC CGL Tier I Mock Test Series on the basis of Exam held from 5-12 August 2017SSC CGL Tier 1 Expected Paper 2017 (Attempt Mock Test)

Refer to the section below to know what can the expected cutoff be for SSC CGL Examination this year.


SSC CGL Tier 1 Expected Cutoff 2017

Depending on the level of the paper, the number of applicants appearing for SSC CGL Tier 1 Examination and the total vacancies, the expected cutoff for SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination is as follows.

 Candidate Expected Cutoff Marks
 UR  127-132
 OBC  117- 122
 SC  104-109
 ST  93-98

We hope this SSC CGL Tier 1 Overall Exam Analysis helps in getting an estimate about your performance in the paper. 

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