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SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Exam Analysis- 30th August (Shift 1)

“Do it once, Do it right. Get it over with!” Have you ever tried to analyse a graph you have ever come across? What do you analyse in it? The current status of the element in the y- axis with respect to the factors represented in the x- axis. You also get an insight of what is going to happen with this status in the forthcoming time. Analysis is a study of nature of an entity and determining its essential features.  

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has conducted the first shift in the morning which has received a huge positive response from aspirants all over the country. The examination is conducted in order to fill in 34000 CGL vacancies which have been released by SSC.

The examination dates are 27th August to 11th September 2016. The examination will be conducted in three shifts per day from 30th August to 11th September. Aspirants are eagerly expecting a good and genuine analysis on the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination conducted on 30th August 2016. We bring you an in depth analysis of the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 exam.

Before moving to the analysis, let us take a quick glance at the pattern:

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern


Number of questions

Maximum marks


1.General Intelligence and Reasoning



75 minutes

2.General Awareness



3. Quantitative Aptitude



4. English Comprehension






0.50 marks will be deducted from the total score for every incorrect answer. So, on an advice note we would suggest all the candidates to not answer the questions which they are not sure about as negative marking would degrade the entire score.

Let us now take a look at the analysis of different sections:

General Awareness: This section is asked for 50 marks. The questions were reasonably standard and good. Some of the topics asked are:

  • General Science
  • History
  • Political Science
  • Geography
  • Indian Administrative System

The questions from the general science section was asked from physics, chemistry and biology.

Quantitative Aptitude:

This section is asked for 50 marks and the questions asked in this section were of easy- moderate level. The topics which were covered in this section are given below:

  • Number Series (2 questions)
  • Geometry (4 questions)
  • Bar chart (5 questions)
  • Miscellaneous Questions (Questions from Profit and loss, SI and CI, Speed and Distance, Average, Percentage, etc.)
  • Trigonometry (3 Questions)

Good attempt: 18/ 20 out of 25 questions

General Intelligence and Reasoning: This section is asked for 50 marks and the topics asked are as follows:

  • Syllogism.
  • Number series.
  • Statement questions.
  • Blood relations.
  • Data sufficiency etc.


Good attempt: 20- 22 out of 25 questions

English Comprehension: This section is asked for 25 marks. The questions were of easy- moderate level. Given below are the topics asked in the examination:

  • Reading Comprehension – 5 Qs Easy.
  • Antonym & Synonym – 3 /4 Qs Easy.
  • Spelling Correction – 1 Qs Moderate.
  • Idiom/phrases – 3 Qs Moderate.
  • Fill in the blanks – 3Qs Easy.
  • Sentence Improvement – 3 Qs Easy.
  • Error Detection – 3 Qs Easy.
  • One Word Substitution – 3 Qs Moderate.

Good attempt: 18-20 out of 25 questions

We hope that this article will help you get a clear idea about the first shift of today’s SSC CGL examination. Stay tuned for more updates. Good luck!

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