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SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 – Exam Analysis and Expected Cut - off (Shift 1, 2 and 3) – 31st August 2016

“We don’t grow when things are easy; we grow when we face challenges.”

The fifth day of the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination series has hit the examination centres today. It is high time for the candidates to persuade themselves to perform the best in the examination. The SSC CGL Tier 1 examination will be conducted in three different slots today. The curiosity of the aspirants to get the analysis of the examination must be at the top amongst all other things. We bring you the analysis of the first, second and third shifts of the SSC CGL Tier 1 examination conducted on 31st August 2016.

SSC Exam Question Asked and Analysis of 31st August 2016

The Staff Selection Commission has successfully managed to conduct all the three shifts: morning shift, afternoon shift and evening shifts. SSC is conducting these examinations in order to fill in 34000 vacancies released under the notification of “SSC CGL Recruitment 2016”. Sensing your curiosity to know about the examination analysis, we bring you a complete analysis of the SSC CGL Tier 1 examination held on 31st August 2016.

Before going on to the pattern of the examination. let us look at the 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

Let us now take a look the analysis of different shifts:

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Analysis of 1st Shift

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

The questions from this section were of easy level. The topics asked in the examination are as follows:

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series/ Alphabet series

5- 8

Easy

Picture Diagram

2

Matrix

1

Classification

3

Miscellaneous

4

Picture Diagram

2

Non- verbal reasoning

5

Good attempt for this: 20- 22 questions out of 25 questions

General Awareness:

The questions from this section were of easy- moderate level. The topics asked are given in the following table.

Topics

Number of questions

Level

History

4-6

Easy- Moderate

Polity

3

Geography

1-3

Economics

3

Current affairs

4-5

General Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)

3-4

Good attempt for this: 12-15 questions out of 25 questions

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

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series

2

Easy- Moderate

Averages

2

Speed and Distance

3

Bar Chart

5

Geometry

4

Trigonometry

3

Miscellaneous

many

Good attempt for this: 18-20 questions out of 25 questions

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

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

5

Easy- Moderate

Antonyms and Synonyms

3

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 for this: 18- 20 questions out of 25 questions 

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Analysis of 2nd  Shift

Now, let us begin with the analysis part of the 2nd shift.

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

This section had questions of easy level. The topics asked are:

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 for this: 20- 22 questions out of 25 questions

General Awareness:

The questions from this section were of moderate level. Some of the questions asked in the examination are:

1. Pellagra & Scurvy diseases caused due to deficiency of –

2. Indira Gandhi who got Jnanpith Award belongs to which state –

3. Longest islands –

4. Nitric acid doesn’t react with – (copper, iron, zinc or gold

Good attempt for this: 12-15 questions out of 25 questions

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

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series

2

Easy- Moderate

Pie Chart

5

Geometry

4

Trigonometry

2

Miscellaneous

many

Good attempt for this: 18-20 questions out of 25 questions

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

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

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 for this: 18-20 questions out of 25 questions

Overall attempt in the second section: The overall attempt can be of 70 percent as the overall paper was quite easy

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Analysis of 3rd Shift

Now let us take a look at the analysis of the third shift.

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

This section had questions of easy level. Given below are the topics asked:

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 for this: 20- 22 questions out of 25 questions

General Awareness:

The questions from this section were of moderate level. Given below are some of the questions asked in the examination:

1. Formic acid produced by 

2. First french factory established in India at -Surat

3. Jawaharlal Nehru award in the field of –  

4. Virus in a program duplicates by the process-

5. Excess production of red blood cells leads to disease

6. Who issued silver coins –

7. Zubin Mehta related to which field –

8. Which city is called queen of Adriatic sea – 

9. 1st commonwealth games 1930 held in country – 

10. The term *tanka* introduced by which emperor – 

Good attempt for this: 12-15 questions out of 25 questions

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

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series

2

Easy- Moderate

Pie Chart

5

Geometry

4

Trigonometry

2

Miscellaneous

many

Good attempt for this: 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

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 for this: 18-20 questions out of 25 questions

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Expected cut- off

Categories

Marks (±7)

General

110

OBC

95

SC

85

ST

80

OH

75

VH

50

HH

50

Ex-S

70

We hope that this article helps you in getting an insight of all three shifts of the SSC CGL Tier 1 2016 and their patterns. Stay tuned for more updates. We wish you good luck!

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SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1- Exam Analysis (2nd and 3rd shift) - 30th August 2016

"It does not matter how slowly you go, so long as you do not stop." –Confucius.

The SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination has successfully conducted its second shift of the examination conducted on 30th of August 2016. The examination is receiving overwhelming response from all the aspirants across the nation.

SSC CGL Exam Analysis 30th August 2016

In this article, we provide you an in- depth analysis of the 2nd and 3rd shifts of the SSC CGL Tier 1 examination conducted on 30th of August 2016. This analysis will give you an idea of the types of questions asked, the topics from which questions are frequently asked etc. So, you will be back at the exam square again on 31st August 2016 and this article will help you getting an idea of today’s examination pattern which, in turn, will help you to analyze the pattern in the upcoming exam slots as well.

The Second shift of the SSC CGL Tier 1 examination was held in the afternoon between 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm. As per the feedback of the students, the level of the questions was “easy to moderate”.

Before going on to the analysis part, let us take a look at the pattern of the SSC CGL 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

Let us now take a look the analysis of different shifts:

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Analysis of 1st Shift

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

The questions from this section were of easy level. The topics asked in the examination are as follows:

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series/ Alphabet series

5- 8

Easy

Picture Diagram

2

Matrix

1

Classification

3

Miscellaneous

4

Picture Diagram

2

Non\- verbal reasoning

5

Good attempt for this: 20- 22 questions out of 25 questions

General Awareness:

The questions from this section were of easy- moderate level. The topics asked are given in the following table.

Topics

Number of questions

Level

History

4-6

Easy- Moderate

Polity

3

Geography

1-3

Economics

3

Current affairs

4-5

General Science (Physics, Chemistry and Biology)

3-4

Good attempt for this: 12-15 questions out of 25 questions

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

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series

2

Easy- Moderate

Averages

2

Speed and Distance

3

Bar Chart

5

Geometry

4

Trigonometry

3

Miscellaneous

many

Good attempt for this: 18-20 questions out of 25 questions

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

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

5

Easy- Moderate

Antonyms and Synonyms

3

Idioms and Phrases

3

Spelling correction

1

Sentence Improvement

3

One word substitution

3

Error detection

3

Fill in the blanks (Gap fillers)

3

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Analysis of 2nd Shift

Now, let us take a look at the analysis of the 2nd shift:

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

The questions asked in this section were of easy level. The following table shows you the topics from which questions were asked:

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series/ Alphabet series

5- 8

Easy

Water Image/ Mirror image

2

Easy

Picture Diagram

2

Easy

Matrix

1

Easy

Paper cutting

1

Easy

Classification

3

Easy

Miscellaneous

4

Easy

Good Attempt for this section: 20- 22 questions out of 25 questions

General Awareness: The general awareness section comprised of questions of moderate level. Some of the questions asked from this section are:

1. First woman president of Congress

2. What is Silica gel?

3. If no atmosphere than what is the colour of the sky?

4. The partition of congress was done in which session

5. Ozone layer protects earth from which rays

6. Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) submit his reports to whom?

7. Shiva Thapa is associated with which sports? 

Good Attempt for this section: 12- 15 questions out of 25 questions

Quantitative Aptitude: The quantitative aptitude section had questions of easy- moderate level.

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series

2

Easy

Bar Chart

5

Easy

Geometry

4

Moderate

Trigonometry

3

Moderate

Miscellaneous

many

Easy- Moderate

Good Attempt for this section: 18- 20 questions out of 25 questions

English Comprehension: The questions from this section were of easy- moderate level. The following table gives you the topics from which questions were asked:

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

5

Easy

Antonyms and Synonyms

3-4

Easy

Idioms and Phrases

3

Moderate

Spelling correction

1

Moderate

Sentence Improvement

3

Easy

One word substitution

3

Moderate

Error detection

3

Easy

Fill in the blanks (Gap fillers)

3

Easy

Good Attempt for this section: 18- 20 questions out of 25 questions

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Analysis of 3rd Shift: The third shift of the SSSC CGL Tier 1 examination held on 30th August 2016 has come to an end. The timings of the third shift will be from 4: 15 pm to 5: 30 pm.

We are giving you a brief insight about the third shift and the questions asked in each of the sections:

General Intelligence and Reasoning: The questions asked in the section were of easy level. The topics asked are:

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series/ Alphabet series

5- 8

Easy

Water Image/ Mirror image

2

Easy

Picture Diagram

2

Easy

Matrix

1

Easy

Analogy

2

Easy

Paper cutting

1

Easy

Classification

3

Easy

Miscellaneous

4

Easy

Good Attempt for this section: 20-22 questions out of 25 questions

General Awareness: The general awareness section comprised of questions of moderate level. Here are some of the questions asked from this section:

1. SEBI is –

2. Council of ministers can be sacked by President on the recommendation of?

3. Cleanest form of energy

4. Vikram Shila University established by

5. Author of Meghdoot

6. Sharda Act related to

7. First, battle of Panipat fought between Babar &

Good Attempt for this section: 12- 15 questions out of 25 questions

Quantitative Aptitude: The questions were of easy- moderate level.

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series

2

Easy

Bar Chart

5

Easy

Geometry

4

Easy- Moderate

Trigonometry

3

Moderate

Miscellaneous

many

Easy- Moderate

Good Attempt for this section: 18- 20 questions out of 25 questions

English Comprehension: The questions from this section were of easy- moderate level. The questions were asked from the topics given below:

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

5

Easy

Antonyms and Synonyms

3-4

Easy

Idioms and Phrases

3

Moderate

Spelling correction

1

Moderate

Sentence Improvement

3

Easy

One word substitution

3

Moderate

Error detection

3

Easy

Fill in the blanks (Gap fillers)

3

Easy

Good Attempt for this section: 18- 20 questions out of 25 questions

We hope this article will help you thrive in the next phases of SSC CGL Tier 1 examination which will held on 1st September 2016. Till then, stay tuned for more updates. Keep calm and prepare well.

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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

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

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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SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Exam Analysis: 29th August 2016

“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work learning from failure.” -General Colin Powell.

Analysis: A term which helps to concentrate on the minute details of an event which will give you an idea of the further proceedings and possibilities associated with the event. In your school, have you ever dissected a lizard? Have you done it for the sake of just cutting it? It would be an act of absolute brutality if it would have been so. But, that was done by you as per the instructions of the biology tutor to make you analyse its body construction and how it works. Analysis is more of examination and is beyond mere description. In this article, we bring you a complete analysis of the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 conducted on 29th August 2016.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 Analysis and Expected cut off - 29 August

The third day of SSC CGL Tier has come to an end and the hopes of the candidates are all high. The SSC CGL examination has been conducted in online mode for the very first time. In this article, we will provide you an insight of the analysis of SSC CGL Tier 1 examination conducted on 29thAugust 2016.

Before going on to the analysis, let us take a look at the pattern of SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination:

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

The paper consisted of a total number of 100 objective type questions which was, in turn, divided into four sections. The entire paper becomes of 200 marks total.

Quantitative Aptitude:

The questions asked from this section were of easy- moderate level. The questions asked from the sections “Geometry” and “Trigonometry” were tricky. Candidates with adequate practice can easily attempt about 16 questions from this section. The topics from which maximum of the questions were asked are:

Topic

No. of Questions

S.I, CI, Profit/Loss and Percentage

4-5

Mensuration

1-2

Trigonometry

1-2

Algebra

2-4

Time and Work

1-2

Geometry

3-4

Speed and Distance

3

Average

1

DI

1 set

English Language:

The questions asked in this section were of easy- moderate level. A good attempt in this section can be 14- 16 questions. The grammar section dominated all other sections in the questions asked. Vocabulary also occupied a major part of the paper. The topics from which questions were asked are as follows:

Topic

Number of questions

Sentence Improvement

3

Error Detection

3

Idioms/ Phrases

3

Reading Comprehension

5

Antonym/ Synonym

3-4

One word substitution

3

Spelling check

1

Gap fillers

2-3

General Awareness: The questions of the general awareness were moderate to tough. A good attempt can be 14 to 16 questions from this section. Static GK was dominant in this section. The topics which were asked are as follows:

Topic

No. of Questions

History

4-6

Geography

1-3

Political Science

3

Economics

3

General Science

3-6

Current Affairs

4-5

General Intelligence and Reasoning:

The questions asked in the reasoning section were of easy- moderate level. Some of the questions were asked from ‘High Reasoning’ as well. Candidates with proper practice and good skills in reasoning can easily attempt 20 questions from this section. The topics from which maximum number of questions were asked are:

Topic

No. of Questions

Syllogism

1

Matrix

1

Non Verbal (water Image)

2

Odd one out

2

Direction Sense Test

1

Analogy

1

Series (Number/Alpha Numeric)

8-10

Blood Relation

2

Puzzle /Statement Conclusion

3-5

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: 29th August- Overall Analysis

Section Name

Questions

Level of Difficulty

Number of Good Attempts

Reasoning Ability

25

Moderate

20-22

English Language

25

Moderate

16-18

General Awareness

25

Difficult

12-14

Quantitative Aptitude

25

Moderate

16-18

Overall

100

Moderate

64-72

We hope that this analysis will help you to get an idea of the pattern and help you perform in an outstanding manner in the upcoming dates and shifts of the examination. Stay tuned for more updates. Best of luck!

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SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1- Exam Analysis: 28th August (1st and 2nd shifts)

“Exams test your memory, life tests your learning; others will test your patience.”- Fennel Hudson.

The Staff Selection Commission has successfully conducted the SSC CGL Tier 1 examination on 28th August 2016 in two phases. The SSC CGL examination has once again proved to be the most competitive examinations. In this article, we bring you the analysis of the first and second shift of the examination. The first shift of the examination was conducted from 10 am to 11: 15 am and the second shift was conducted from 4pm to 5: 15 pm. As per the review by one of the students, the level of the questions in both the shifts were relatively easy.

Before going on the analysis of the shift 1 of the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 conducted on 28th August 2016, let us take a quick look at the pattern of the 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

Let us now take a look at the analysis of the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 1st and 2nd shifts conducted on 28th August 2016.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier I: Exam Analysis- 28th August (Shift 1)

Let us take a look at the analysis of the first shift of the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1

General Intelligence and Reasoning (Shift I):

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series

5

Easy

Alphabet series

5

Easy

Water Image

2

Easy

Picture Diagram

2

Easy

Mirror image

2

Easy

Matrix

1

Easy

Paper cutting

2

Easy

Analogy

1

Easy

Miscellaneous

5

Easy

The good attempt in the reasoning section is 20- 22 OUT OF 25.

General Awareness (Shift I):

The questions of general knowledge section were relatively easy as per the feedback of the students who had appeared for the exam. Some questions which were asked in the examination are:

1. What is the main cause of the revolt of 1857 in India?

2. Who named Mahatma Gandhi as Father of Nation for the 1st time? 

3. Which region is suitable for cotton?

The good attempt in the general awareness section is 12/ 15 out of 25.

Quantitative Aptitude (Shift I):

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series

2

Moderate

Pie Chart

5

Easy

Geometry

4

Moderate

Trigonometry

3

Moderate

Miscellaneous

many

Easy- Moderate

The good attempt in the general awareness section is 18-20 out of 25.

English Comprehension (Shift I):

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

5

Easy

Antonyms and Synonyms

4

Easy

Idioms and Phrases

3

Moderate

Spelling correction

1

Moderate

Sentence Improvement

3

Easy

One word substitution

3

Moderate

Error detection

3

Easy

Gap fillers

3

Easy

The good attempt in the general awareness section is 18-20 out of 25.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier I: Exam Analysis- 28th August (Shift I1)

Let us take a look at the analysis of the second shift of the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 exam

General Intelligence and Reasoning (Shift I1):

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series

5

Easy

Alphabet series

5

Easy

Water Image

2

Easy

Picture Diagram

2

Easy

Mirror image

2

Easy

Matrix

1

Easy

Paper cutting

2

Easy

Analogy

1

Easy

Miscellaneous

5

Easy

The good attempt in the general intelligence and reasoning section is 20-22 out of 25.

General Awareness (Shift II):

Some of the questions asked in the second shift of the examination are:

1. Mahabalipuram Temple is famous for?

2. Winner of Wimbledon Women’s single Title 2016 – Serena Williams

3. Commercial bank give loan to which sector – 

The good attempt in the general awareness section is 12-15 out of 25.

Quantitative Aptitude (Shift II):

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Number Series

2

Moderate

Bar Chart

5

Easy

Geometry

4

Moderate

Trigonometry

3

Moderate

Miscellaneous

many

Easy- Moderate

The good attempt in the quantitative aptitude section is 18-20 out of 25.

English Comprehension (Shift II):

Topics

Number of questions

Level

Reading Comprehension

5

Easy

Antonyms and Synonyms

4

Easy

Idioms and Phrases

3

Moderate

Spelling correction

1

Moderate

Sentence Improvement

3

Easy

One word substitution

3

Moderate

Error detection

3

Easy

Gap fillers

3

Easy

The good attempt in the English comprehension section is 18-20 out of 25.

We hope that this article helps you to get an idea of “Exam Analysis of SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination” conducted on 28th of August 2016. Stay tuned with us for more updates. All the best!

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SSC CGL tier 1 Exam Review, Test Paper Pattern and Analysis (2nd Shift)

CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Examination is a competitive examination that is conducted by Staff Selection Commission (SSC) every year for the purpose of recruiting staff in various Ministries/ Departments/Government Organizations on different categories of posts.

SSC has conducted its CGL 2016 Tier I Exam (Evening Shift) on August 27. It is a relief for many aspirants that this nail-biting phase has eventually come to an end. After the candidates are over with the written part of the SSC CGL Tier I Exam 2016, they enter into a more crucial phase in which the tension of cut-off mark sheet and results keeps them on their toes. But to move on to the second phase, the candidates must pass the first phase, SSC CGL Tier II, with flying colors.

Here we make it easier for you to know what you can expect in your result. We have given a complete analysis of SSC CGL tier 1 test paper (Evening Shift) therefore, you can compare it with your SSC CGL Tier I shot. To get all the latest details and updates on SSC CGL Exam 2016, don’t forget to subscribe our website.  

SSC CGL Tier I 2016 Examination/Test Pattern

SSC CGL Tier-I Examination or Phase –I of SSC CGL Examination is conducted offline. Once you have cleared the initial phase, you will be called in for the subsequent phase which is known as the SSC CGL Tier-II Examination.

The following pattern had come for the SSC Tier-I Test that was held on August 27.  The SSC CGL Tier I Exam 2016 (2nd Shift) was an Objective written exam which went on for 1 hour 15 minutes- 4 pm to 5:15 pm. This exam includes 4 major sections, and each of them has 25 questions. Candidates were supposed to answer maximum questions within the stipulated time.

Exam Type

Total Questions

Total Marks

Time allotted

Exam Sections

Major Sections

Questions in each Section

Tier-I Exam

100

200

1:15 hours

4

1. English Comprehension

2. General Awareness (contains current affairs)

3. Quantitative Aptitude

4. Logical Reasoning & Intelligence

25

You must note these important things about SSC CGL Tier-I (held today) and Tier-II (upcoming) Examination

  • Exam Type: Both exams are multiple choice objective type exams. 
  • Marking Scheme in both the examinations: There is two-mark for each correct answer.
  • Negative Marking: Yes, there is negative marking in SSC CGL Examinations.
  • In SSC CGL Tier-I exam, there is a negative marking of 0.25 marks for every incorrect answer.
  • In SSC CGL Tier-II exam, 0.50 marks deduction for every incorrect answer in Quantitative Aptitude section and 0.25 marks deduction for every incorrect answer in English section.

So, before you analyze your total score, you must always remember that every incorrect answer takes away 0.25 marks from your entire score.

How was SSC CGL Tier-I Exam?

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam was neither difficult nor a joy ride for the appearing students; it can be called a moderately difficult exam. If you are satisfied with your performance in the 2nd Shift, you don’t have much to worry because the overall level of the four sections has been termed as “easy and doable” by many candidates who have appeared for the exam.  

Let’s scroll down to analyze the paper and compare it with yours so that you are sure about your performance and there are no apprehensions related to it in your mind.

SSC CGL Tier-I Subject Wise Paper Analysis (27th August 2016, Evening Shift)

S. No

Subject

Section –wise detailed SSC CGL Tier-I Analysis

1.

SSC CGL Tier I English Language Analysis:

Level: Moderately difficult; a candidate could have easily attempted 22-23 questions.

There were questions from the topics such as,

  • Synonyms- two questions
  • Antonym- One question
  • Idioms- 3-4 questions
  • Comprehension- total five questions
  • Sentence Improvement- two to three questions
  • One-word Substitution- two questions

There were no closed questions in today’s exam.

Note: Keep watching our website for the English Language questions from SSC CGL Tier-I  Paper (27th August 2016, Evening Shift)

2.

SSC CGL Tier I Quantitative Aptitude Analysis:

This section had questions from topics such as,

Arithmetic,

Geometry,

Trigonometry,

Geometry

Bar Charts

Height and Distance

Simple Interest questions

The questions were not tricky rather were direct.

The questions from Arithmetic part were easy.

Questions based on topics such as Geometry and Trigonometry were moderately difficult. Candidates found Quantitative Aptitude section doable and straight forward. .

If you have attempted 18-20 questions correctly then there are is a great chance that you will easily sail through this passage.

Note: Keep watching our website for the Quantitative Aptitude questions from SSC CGL Tier-I  Paper (27th August 2016, Evening Shift)

3.

SSC CGL Tier I General Intelligence and Reasoning Analysis:

The questions in this section were of easy level. It has been estimated that around 60 percent of the total questions could have been attempted quickly by the appearing students.

The major focus of candidates while attempting SSC CGL Tier I General Intelligence and Reasoning section was to solve maximum questions correctly within 15-20 minutes allotted for this section.

The questions were from various topics such as:

Alphabet series

Number series

Water Image

Picture diagram

Mirror image

Matrix

If Cat speaks Meow, then how monkey speaks.

Note: Keep watching our website for the General Intelligence and Reasoning questions from SSC CGL Tier-I  Paper (27th August 2016, Evening Shift)

4.

SSC CGL Tier I General Awareness Analysis:

This time, there were hardly any current affairs questions; this time’s candidates were luckier than those of the previous year. Even in this section, 20-22 questions could have been easily attempted by the candidates even if they haven’t really prepared for this section.  

 Note: Keep watching our website for the General Awareness questions from SSC CGL Tier-I  Paper (27th August 2016, Evening Shift)

On an average, any candidate who has spared time for the preparation of SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam could have easily answered more than 70 questions.

Here is the last year’s SSC CGL Tier-I cut off that can help you in estimating this year’s cut off marks. This year, SSC CGL Tier-I cut off is expected to go high.

We will be uploading the solution of the entire question paper (Section-wise) will present more SSC CGL Tier-I Subject Wise Paper Analysis (27th August 2016, Evening Shift) for you so that you can thoroughly analyze how you have performed.

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SSC CGL tier 1 exam review, test paper pattern and analysis 2016

Staff Selection Commission conducts a very competitive exam called CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Examination every year for the recruitment of different categories of posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: 27 August 2016

SSC has conducted its CGL 2016 Tier I Exam today. Finally this most awaited SSC Exam’s first phase comes to an end. The next thing that candidates have in their mind after writing SSC CGL Tier I Exam 2016 is cut off mark sheet and result. It is mandatory for the aspiring candidates to qualify in the SSC CGL Tier I Exam in order to go to the next Phase which is SSC CGL Tier II.

Here we are presenting to you a complete SSC CGL tier 1 test paper pattern and analysis so that you can analyze your own SSC CGL Tier I attempt. You can subscribe to our website to get all the latest details and updates on SSC CGL Exam 2016.   

SSC CGL Tier I 2016 Examination/test Pattern

SSC CGL Tier-I Examination is an offline entrance examination or Phase –I in SSC CGL examination. In short, If you qualify in SSC CGL Tier-I examination, then you shall be called for the SSC CGL Tier-II Examination and so on.  

SSC Tier-I test that held today was based on the below mentioned pattern. The SSC CGL Tier I exam 2016 was a 1 hours 15 minute objective type written paper. This exam was having 4 major sections, having 25 questions each. Candidates were supposed to attempt maximum questions correctly within this time period.

Exam Type

Total Questions

Total Marks

Time allotted

Exam Sections

Major Sections

Questions in each Sections

Tier-I Exam

100

200

75 minute

4

1. English Comprehension

2. General Awareness(includes current affairs)

3. Quantitative Aptitude

4. Logical Reasoning and Intelligence

25

Important things that you must know about SSC CGL Tier-I (held today) and Tier-II (upcoming) Examination

  • Exam Type: Both are multiple choice objective type exams. 
  • Marking Scheme in both the examinations: There is one mark for each right answer.
  • Negative Marking: Yes, there is negative marking in SSC CGL Examinations.
  • In SSC CGL Tier-I exam, there is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
  • In SSC CGL Tier-II exam, 0.50 marks deduction for every wrong answer in Quantitative Aptitude section and 0.25 marks deduction for every wrong answer in English section.

So, before you analyze your total score, you must always remember that every incorrect answer takes away 0.25 marks from your entire score.

How was SSC CGL Tier-I Exam?

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam was overall a moderate fight. Around 80-90% of the students who attempted SSC CGL Tier-I exam today found it average to moderate level examination.

However, English Comprehension section was little hard this time as compared to the previous year examinations.  

If you think that you exam went average then do not worry about it. We have given today’s SSC CGL Tier I paper analysis to ease your work. You can actually get to know how you have performed in the SSC CGL tier-I exam today.  

SSC CGL Tier-I Subject Wise Paper Analysis (27th August 2016, Morning Shift)

S. No

Subject

Section –wise detailed SSC CGL Tier-I Analysis

1.

SSC CGL Tier I English Language Analysis:

There were vocabulary based questions this time.

There were questions from the topics such as,

  • Synonyms- One question
  • Antonym- One question
  • Spelling- One question
  • One Normal Passage normal and questions abased on it.

Candidates found this section not that easy if we compare with the previous year question paper.  

Note: Keep watching our website for the English Language questions from SSC CGL Tier-I  Paper (27th August 2016, Morning Shift)

2.

SSC CGL Tier I Quantitative Aptitude Analysis:

This section had questions from topics such as,

Arithmetic,

Geometry,

Trigonometry,

Fractions

The questions were not tricky rather were straight forward.

The questions from Arithmetic part were easy.

Questions based on topics such as Geometry and Trigonometry was of Moderate Level. Candidates found Quantitative Aptitude section moderate and not much difficult.

If you have attempted 18-20 questions correctly then there are higher chances that you will qualify in this section easily.


Note: Keep watching our website for the Quantitative Aptitude questions from SSC CGL Tier-I  Paper (27th August 2016, Morning Shift)

3.

SSC CGL Tier I General Intelligence and Reasoning Analysis:

The questions in this section were of easy level. It has been estimated that more than more than 60% questions were easy.

There were 5 straight questions from the topic Bar Chart.

The major focus of candidates while attempting SSC CGL Tier I General Intelligence and Reasoning section was to solve maximum questions correctly within the allotted time period.

The questions were from various topics such as:

Analogy,

Visual Reasoning,

Bar chart

Some candidates/students have reported that one of the questions from Bar chart was wrongly stated.

Note: Keep watching our website for the General Intelligence and Reasoning questions from SSC CGL Tier-I  Paper (27th August 2016, Morning Shift)

4.

SSC CGL Tier I General Awareness Analysis:

There were very few questions from the current affairs and those who read previous year question papers got lucky this time. This time, questions in SSC CGL Tier I General Awareness were repeated from previous year question papers.

The level of difficulty of SSC CGL Tier I General Awareness was moderate. More preference wwas given on Static General Knowledge.

 Note: Keep watching our website for the General Awareness questions from SSC CGL Tier-I  Paper (27th August 2016, Morning Shift)

Here is the last year’s SSC CGL Tier-I cut off that can help you in estimating this year’s cut off marks. This year, SSC CGL Tier-I cut off is expected to go high.

Category

Cut – off

General

104

SC

83

ST

77.50

OBC

91

We will be uploading the entire questions base section –wise and we will present more SSC CGL Tier-I Subject Wise Paper Analysis (27th August 2016, Morning Shift) for you so that you can analyze your performance well.

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Last minute preparation tips for SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1

“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” – Gillian Anderson.

Just a day to go and SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 will be all set to hit the examination centres. The moment you get ready to start for the examination centre from your place, your mother and comes up with a spoonful of sweet curd and heaps of hopes in her heart for your success in the examination. A blend of those hopes with your determination and confidence will make you hit the bull’s eye.

The Staff Selection Commission or SSC conducts these examinations on an annual basis to recruit appropriate candidates for different vacancies like Income Tax Inspector, Assistant, Statistical Inspector, Assistant Audit officer etc. across the country. The SSC examinations has evolved as one of the toughest and competitive examinations with every year more than 2 lakh students appearing for it. The crucial need of the hour is preparation i.e. Smart and Effective preparation which will be like an “icing on a cake” along with your will power.

SSC CGL 2016: Examination in three phases

The examination of SSC CGL 2016 will be conducted in three different phases as given in the table below:

Tier

Details of the examination


 

Tier-1 

Written examination (objective type questions)


 

Tier-2 

Written examination (objective type questions)


 

Tier-3

Personality test

Interview

Skill test

Computer proficiency test


 

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Pattern of the examination

The pattern of the SSC CGL 2016 is as given below:

Subject

Questions

Marks

Time

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

50

75 minutes (Total)

For VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
100 minutes

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Language

25

50

TOTAL

100

200

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Significant dates and Events

Given below are some of the important dates of SSC CGL along with the significance:

SSC CGL 2016 Events (Tier 1)

Important Dates

SSC CGL 2016 application starts

February 13, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 application ends

March 24, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Admit Card for Tier 1

August 16, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 exam

August 27 to September 11, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Result for Tier 1

September/October, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Strategies for last minute preparation

To be prepared is half the victory.” Smart and organized preparation leads to ultimate victory. At the last minute, right mind-set of the candidate is highly essential to crack any examination. Here are some of the last minute preparation tips which will make you walk away with success.

  • Revision all the way! - Revision is an extremely crucial part of any preparation propaganda. Revise through the important topics of each section as it will boost up your confidence level:

Quant (Imp Topics)

  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • Simplification
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Interest
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time, Speed & Distance

              Reasoning (Imp Topics)

  • Classification (Odd Man Out)
  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Puzzles
  • Directions & Distances
  • Matrix
  • Word Formation
  • Meaningful Order of Words
  • Dictionary Order of Words
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Blood Relations
  • Series
  • Verbal Reasoning (Statements & Conclusions, Course of Action etc.)
  • Non Verbal Reasoning

English (Imp Topics)

  • One Word Substitution
  • Correction of Sentences/ Replacement of Phrases
  • Gap Fillers
  • Spellings
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • English quizzes
  • Confidence matters- The candidates need to be confident about their preparation as self-confidence is highly essential to elevate performance level.
  • A stress- free mind is highly capable- Stress is the biggest enemy which arises out of nervousness. Keep your mind stress free and prepare and you will see wonders in your performance.
  • A sound sleep revitalizes your brain: Having a proper and sound sleep for at least 8 hours a day is highly essential for our body after tiring and hectic sessions throughout the day.
  • Patience is a virtue: The candidates need to have adequate patience while answering the questions in the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination. They should not lose patience and in that state they will end up making silly mistakes for which they will regret later.
  • Easy first, tough later: Always attempt the easy questions first and the difficult questions later. This practice will save ample of your time which you can invest in solving tough questions.
  • Tricky questions: Avoid them: Do not waste your valuable time by sticking on to the tricky questions as you will end up wasting your time. Instead, try solving all the questions which you are comfortable as wrong answers will lead to negative marking which will affect your performance in a negative way.
  • Keep the prerequisites ready Make sure that your admit card, photograph, your id proof and a pen are ready before you go for the examination.
  • Keep calm and prepare well: Last but not the least, relax, prepare well and believe that you can do it. Always remember “ Good luck is a residue of good preparation

We hope that this article helps you with the last minute preparation. Wear a big smile on your face and go for the examination. Stay tuned for more updates. We wish you all the very best. Way to go!

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How to Prepare for English Comprehension in SSC CGL 2016

This is one of the most desired examinations conducted by SSC every year. If you are looking forward to SSC CGL 2016 exam then, it is essential to focus on its every section especially on the English Comprehension in CGL exam 2016.

SSC CGL english preparation

CGLE Tier-I Exam 2016 will consist of English Comprehension as one of its major sections. The below given table highlight major aspects of English Comprehension in SSC CGL 2016.

Section

Total Questions

Marks

English Comprehension

50

50

CGLE Tier-II Exam 2016 will also consist of English Comprehension as one of its major sections.

Paper

Section

Total Questions

Marks

II

English Language and comprehension

200

200

Although English Comprehension in SSC CGL 2016 is considered to be an easy section as compared to other sections but it is important to prepare it well. Your preparation must be flawless and to the point.

How to prepare for English Comprehension in SSC CGL 2016?

  • Practice and learn things related to English language.

  • Get a hold on really long unseen passages and paragraphs.

  • Practice from online sample papers, mock drills, test series and previous year question papers. Fix your Sunday as practice day.

  • Work on your vocabulary through newspapers, magazines and online sources. Make your own vocabulary scrapbook. Keep adding new words and meanings in it.

  • Enhance English Grammar by getting a grip on rules and techniques. Solve grammar based sample papers.

  • Solve full SSC CGL 2016 English Comprehension sample paper within strict timings and know about your weak areas.

  • Make a separate time table for the weak spots and practice accordingly.

  • Note your speed and time you spend while solving this section. If required, focus on solving maximum questions correctly in minimum time.

  • You can even purchase paid online sample papers/test series/mock drills to prepare English Comprehension in SSC CGL 2016. Learn all the tricks and techniques from there.

  • Thoroughly prepare topics such as:

  • Error spotting

  • Sentence making

  • Inferences

  • Jumbled word/sentences

  • Antonyms/Synonyms

  • Idioms and phrases

  • Fill ups etc

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How to Prepare for General Awareness in SSC CGL 2016?

General Knowledge is one of the most essential sections in SSC CGL 2016. This section basically analyses candidate’s awareness level about the society in which they are living in. This section is very scoring only when you have focused on the general awareness effectively.

General Awareness for SSC CGL exam

If you are among those aspirants who wish to take up SSC CGL 2016 then, there are certain tips that you must follow to handle general awareness section perfectly.

How to Prepare for General Awareness in SSC CGL 2016?

Newspapers: This is one of the most common ways to keep up with the daily dynamism of the world around you.

  • Get yourself into the reading habit.

  • Jot down important news/highlights on daily basis in a scrap book.

Newspapers like The Indian Express, The Telegraph, Times of India, The Hindu, and Hindustan Times are among the best picks.

You can even subscribe e-newspapers so that you do not miss anything.

Magazines: Magazines are another wonderful source to update your general knowledge for CGL Exam 2016.

  • Check out some of the leading magazines that keep you updates on monthly basis. You can subscribe to these magazines (Hindi/English) for your current affairs knowledge offline and online through the online links as well. Such magazines have been designed in such a way that whatever happens in and around the current in a month is published.

  • Make sure that you get yourself a copy of India Yearbook.

  • Get yourself the official documents/ magazines published by the Government of India.

GK Digest Application: Download free GK digest application on your smart phone/tablet to learn about all the current affairs. You can even take up various competitive quizzes and solve practice material as well.

Online Quizzes: Keep testing your general knowledge. It is suggested that you must keep taking online quizzes. You can find countless free quizzes online. Practice a lot.

Online Mock Tests: There are many websites which help you in taking various mock tests based on the exact pattern of general knowledge section asked in CGL exam 2016. Make yourself habitual of practicing through such online mock tests so that you know your weak areas and strong points.

Never forget to revise. You must make revision a habit so that you retain whatever you have jotted down or learnt so far.

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