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SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1- Exam Analysis (Shift 1, 2 and 3) – 2nd September 2016

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SSC CGL Tier 1 exam Asked Questions answer key, SSC CGL Exam Analysis, Decent Attempts & Expected Cutoff of today

How would you feel when you step out of the examination hall and when anyone asks you “How was your exam?” and you come up with a response “Very nice”? It would be a dream come true when you crackSSC CGL examination with distinction.  

Keeping in mind the curiosity of the candidates for the SSC CGL Tier 1 2016 conducted on 2nd September 2016, we present you the in- depth analysis of the SSC CGL Tier 1 2016 held on September 2, 2016.

 Before going through the analysis part, let us have a glance at the examination pattern of the SSC CGL Tier 1 examination:

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Pattern

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Pattern

Section

Number of questions

Maximum marks

Duration

1.General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

75 minutes

2.General Awareness

25

50

3. Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

4. English Comprehension

25

50

Total

100

200

Now let us move on to the analysis of SSC CGL Tier 2016 held on 2nd September 2016 i.e. today:

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 on 2nd September: Shift 1

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

The questions from this section were of easy level.

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series/ Alphabet series

5- 8

Easy

Picture Diagram

2

Water image / Mirror image

1

Matrix

1

Paper Cutting

1

Analogy

2

Classification

3

Miscellaneous

4

Good attempt in this section: 20- 22 questions out of 25 questions

General Awareness:

The questions from this section were of moderate level. Here are some of the general awareness questions asked in the shift 1:

1. Manchester of South India- 

2. Who was the flag-bearer of India at Rio Olympics?

3. Who scored 1000 runs in an Innings?

4. The largest irrigation plant in India-

Good attempt in this section: 12-15 questions out of 25 questions

Quantitative Aptitude:  The questions asked in this section were of easy to moderate level.

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series

2

Easy- Moderate

Bar Chart

5 (Based on 6 neighbour countries which also includes India)

Geometry

4

Trigonometry

3

Miscellaneous

many

Good attempt in this section: 18-20 questions out of 25 questions

English Comprehension: The questions asked in this section were of easy to moderate level. Given below are the topics asked:

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Reading Comprehension (Based on skills in reading and writing)

5

Easy- Moderate

Antonyms and Synonyms

3-4

Idioms and Phrases

3

Spelling correction

1

Sentence Improvement

3

One word substitution

3

Error detection

3

Fill in the blanks (Gap fillers)

3

Good attempt in this section: 18-20 questions out of 25 questions

The overall level of the Shift 1 was easy. An attempt of 70 percent and above can be stated as a good attempt.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 on 2nd September: Shift 2

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

The questions from this section were of easy level.

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series/ Alphabet series

5- 8

Easy

Picture Diagram

2

Water image / Mirror image

2

Matrix

1

Paper Cutting

1

Analogy

2

Classification

3

Miscellaneous

4

Good attempt in this section: 20- 22 questions out of 25 questions

General Awareness:

The questions from this section were of moderate level. Here are some of the general awareness questions asked in the shift 1:

1. Who is known as frontier Gandhi?

2. Paper publish by Gandhi in Africa –

3. Smell of iodex balm is due to-

4. Group of interconnected islands-

6. Lines joining the same slope on earth- 

7. Where is sun temple?

8. Vinegar is known as- 

Good attempt in this section: 12-15 questions out of 25 questions

Quantitative Aptitude:  The questions asked in this section were of easy to moderate level.

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series

2

Easy- Moderate

Bar Chart

5 (Based on exports and imports)

Geometry

4

Trigonometry

2

Miscellaneous

many

Good attempt in this section: 18-20 questions out of 25 questions

English Comprehension: The questions asked in this section were of easy to moderate level. Given below are the topics asked:

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Reading Comprehension (Based on story of a shopkeeper on a railway platform)

5

Easy- Moderate

Antonyms and Synonyms

3-4

Idioms and Phrases

3

Spelling correction

1

Sentence Improvement

3

One word substitution

3

Error detection

3

Fill in the blanks (Gap fillers)

3

Good attempt in this section: 18-20 questions out of 25 questions

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 on 2nd September: Shift 2

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

The questions from this section were of easy level.

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series/ Alphabet series

5- 8

Easy

Picture Diagram

2

Water image / Mirror image

2

Matrix

1

Paper Cutting

1

Analogy

2

Classification

3

Miscellaneous

4

Good attempt in this section: 20- 22 questions out of 25 questions

General Awareness:

The questions from this section were of moderate level. Here are some of the general awareness questions asked in the shift 2:

1. Encryption on Ashoka pillars written in – 

2. Seventh Olympics  of which tennis player – 

3. Rings in Olympic flag- 

4. Potassium permanganate is used as- 

5. Not an official language of UNO- 

6.When are Kharif crops harvested?

Good attempt in this section: 12-15 questions out of 25 questions

Quantitative Aptitude:  The questions asked in this section were of easy to moderate level.

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series

2

Easy- Moderate

Pie Chart

5 (Based on expenditure of family having salary 32000 )

Geometry

4

Trigonometry

2

Miscellaneous

many

Good attempt in this section: 18-20 questions out of 25 questions

English Comprehension: The questions asked in this section were of easy to moderate level. Given below are the topics asked:

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Reading Comprehension (Based on importance of English in European union)

5

Easy- Moderate

Antonyms and Synonyms

3-4

Idioms and Phrases

3

Spelling correction

1

Sentence Improvement

3

One word substitution

3

Error detection

3

Fill in the blanks (Gap fillers)

3

Good attempt in this section: 18-20 questions out of 25 questions

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 on 2nd September: Shift 3

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

The questions from this section were of easy level.

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series/ Alphabet series

5- 8

Easy

Picture Diagram

2

Water image / Mirror image

1

Matrix

1

Paper Cutting

1

Analogy

2

Classification

3

Miscellaneous

4

Good attempt in this section: 20- 22 questions out of 25 questions

General Awareness:

The questions from this section were of moderate level. Here are some of the general awareness questions asked in the shift 2:

1.Encryption on Ashoka pillars written in  – 

2. seventh Olympics  of which tennis player – 

3. Rings in Olympic flag- 

4.Potassium permanganate is used as - 

5. Not an official language of UNO- 

6.When Kharif  crop is harvested- 

7. Where skill India is launched- 

8. Type of good whose demand increases with income- 

9.Equality and  fraternity  taken from the-

10.Major Energy generation in India is from – 

11.Same atomic number different mass numbers- 

Good attempt in this section: 12-15 questions out of 25 questions

Quantitative Aptitude: 

The Level of questions in this section was easy to moderate level.

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series

2

Easy- Moderate

Pie Chart

5

Geometry

4

Trigonometry

2

Miscellaneous

Ques on SI & CI, Profit & loss, Percentage, Speed & Distance, Average, etc

Good attempt in this section: 18-20 questions out of 25 questions

English Comprehension:

The English section of shift 3 was of moderate level.

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

Passage Topic: Importance of English in European union

5

Moderate

Antonyms and Synonyms

3-4

Idioms and Phrases

3

Spelling correction

1

Sentence Improvement

3

One word substitution

3

Error detection

3

Fill in the blanks (Gap fillers)

3

Good attempt in this section: 18-20 questions out of 25 questions

The overall safe number of attempts for clearing cut off can be expected to be 70+.

We hope that this article helps you in getting an insight of the analysis of SSC CGL Tier 1 held on 2nd September, 2016. Stay tuned for more updates. Way to go!

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