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SSC CGL Tier 1 Paper Analysis, Answer Key: GA section was difficult

by Pankaj Sharma


SSC CGL Tier 1 2016: Staff Selection Commission is conducting Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Tier I Examination from Aug 27 to Sept 11. This is the the first time SSC is introducing a Computer Based Test of objective type questions with 75 minutes duration. We are sharing the exam analysis which was conducted on 27th Aug and 28th Aug.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis


The majority of the questions is on Vocabulary and Grammar. Candidates had good chance to get 5 marks from reading Comprehension. There were 4 questions related to Antonyms/Synonyms.

One Word Substitution, Sentence Improvement, Sentence Completion or Fill in the Blanks, Error Spotting and Phrase Replacement are of 3 Marks each.


Quantitative Aptitude:

Same as last year topics Algebra 6 Marks, Trigonometry- 3 Marks and DI- 4 Marks covered most of the part. Difficulty level of this section was Easy-Moderate.

Number System, Percentages, CI/SI, Profit-Loss Discount, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Work-Time, Pipes-Cisterns and Time- Speed-Distance are of 1 Marks each.

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

Questions from this section were mostly easy. Candidate can easily eliminate the wrong one.

Questions related to Mirror Image, Embedded Figure, Paper Folding and Number of Squares came with 1 mark each. Odd one Out- 4 Marks, Missing Numbers- 2 Marks, Analogy – 2 Marks, Coding-decoding- 2 Marks and some other topics came with 1 mark.

General Awareness:

This section was difficult in comparison of other sections. 7 questions were asked related to Science (Biology, Chemistry and Physics). Current affairs – 4 Marks, Economics-  – 4 Marks, History- 3 Marks, Etc.

CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern and Good Attempts:

Subjects             No of Question   Total Marks    Difficulty   Good Attempts


English                          25                          50            Easy/Moderate          17-19

Quantitative             25                          50             Easy/Moderate         20-22

GI, Reasoning           25                          50             Easy/Moderate         20-22

GA                                   25                          50          Moderate/Difficult    13-15

Total                             100                        200                                                       71-75

Expected CGL Tier 1 Cut-off Marks:

General                    OBC                SC                  ST

104-112                89-94             81-86          73-76

The direct link for the SSC CGL tier 1 Answer Key is provided below:

Click here to check SSC CGL Tier 1 Answer Key

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SSC CGL Tier 1 Paper Analysis, Answer Key: GA section was difficult is written by Pankaj Sharma
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