SSC CGL 2016 Exam Analysis- Tier 1 Analyses

SSC CGL 2016 Exam Analysis
                         SSC CGL 2016 Exam Analysis

SSC CGL 2016 Exam Analysis– The Tier 1 of SSC CGL 2016 Exam was conducted on 27 August 2016. This year, the online exam of SSC CGL 2016 is scheduled to be held in 03-time slots. It is the very first time when the Staff Selection commission (SSC) has hosted a Computer-based Test (CBT) containing 100 objective type questions to be solved in 75 minutes. This year, the competition is really tough as aspirants are giving the online SSC CGL Exam for the first time.

There are four sections including General Intelligence & Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude, General Awareness, and English Comprehension comprising of 25 questions each. All sections, except the English Comprehension section, are available in both English and Hindi Language. To every correct answer, 02 marks will be awarded and for the incorrect answer, negative marking of 0.25 will be deducted.

SSC CGL 2016 Exam Pattern 

Section Total Questions Total Marks Difficulty Level Good 
Attempts
Approximate time taken 
(in Minutes)
General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 50 Easy 20-22 20
General Awareness 25 50 Moderate-Difficult 12-14 10
Quantitative Aptitude 25 50 Easy- Moderate 19-21 30
English Comprehension 25 50 Easy- Moderate 18-20 15
Total 100 200 Easy- Moderate 69-77 75
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SSC CGL 2016 Exam Analysis- Tier 1 Analyses

General Intelligence and Reasoning

The difficulty level of General Intelligence and Reasoning section was easy. The questions in this section were similar to last year and the options could easily be eliminated to reach the correct answer.
The topic-wise questions and their difficulty level are as follows-

Topic Number of questions Level of difficulty
Analogy 2 Moderate- difficult
Blood relation 1 Easy
Coding-decoding 2 Easy-Moderate
Cubes/dices 1 Easy
Directions 1 Easy
Matrix based 1 Easy
Meaningful order 1 Easy
Missing number 2 Moderate-difficult
Odd one out 4 Moderate-difficult
Series 3 Easy
Statement-conclusion 1 Easy
Venn diagram 1 Moderate
Visual Reasoning (Mirror Image, Embedded Figure, Paper Folding & Number of Squares) 4 Moderate
Word formation 1 Easy

General Awareness

This section was moderate to difficult. Overall, the paper was on the same pattern as last year. The paper was dominated by science and economics questions.
The topic-wise questions and their difficulty level are as follows:

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Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
History 3 Easy
Geography 2 Moderate-Difficult
Polity 2 Easy-Moderate
Economics 4 Easy-Moderate
Science (Biology, Chemistry & Physics) 7 Difficult
Computer 1 Moderate-Difficult
Ecology/Environment 2 Difficult
Miscellaneous GK /Current Affairs 4 Easy

Quantitative Aptitude

The section includes questions from a variety of topics. Unlike last year, this section was dominated by Arithmetic, Algebra, Trigonometry and DI.
The topic-wise questions and their difficulty level are as follows:

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Number System 1 Easy
Percentages 1 Easy
SI/CI 1 Easy
Profit, Loss and Discount 1 Easy
Ratio and Proportion 1 Easy
Averages 1 Easy
Work & Time, Pipes & Cisterns 1 Easy
Time, Speed and Distance 1 Easy
Geometry/ Mensuration 4 Easy-Moderate
Trigonometry 3 Easy-Moderate
Algebra 6 Easy-Moderate
Data Interpretation (Bar) 4 Easy

English Comprehension

A maximum number of the questions of this section are from Vocabulary and Grammar. There was 1 Reading Comprehension Passage with 5 questions.
The details of the section are as given below:

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Synonyms/Antonyms 4 Easy
One Word Substitution 3 Easy
Error Spotting 3 Easy
Sentence Improvement 3 Easy
Sentence Completion (Fill in the Blanks) 3 Easy
Idiom/Phrase Replacement 3 Easy

Reading Comprehension

5 Easy-Moderate
Spellings 1 Easy
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