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SSC CGL 2020 Paper Analysis Tier 1: Section Wise Paper Analysis

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Oct 21, 2020

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The SSC CGL paper analysis is very helpful for the candidates who have already appeared and for those who are preparing for the exam. Along with that candidates should also have good knowledge of SSC CGL Exam Pattern as it is very helpful in understanding the division of sections and marking scheme. In this article, with the help of extensive research, we are sharing the detailed SSC CGL paper analysis of Tier-1 2020 Exam conducted online from March 3 - 9, 2020. Candidates can also check the expected cut off for tier 1 of SSC CGL.  

SSC CGL Exam Pattern Highlights

Particulars

SSC CGL Exam Highlights

Number of tiers

4

Exam mode

Tier-I: Online 

Tier-II: Online

Tier-III: Offline

Tier-IV: Computer proficiency test/skill test/document verification

Number of papers/sections

Tier-I: 4 sections (English Intelligence & Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude, English Comprehension)

Tier-II: 4 papers (Quantitative Abilities, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies)

Tier-III: 1 paper (descriptive paper in English or Hindi)

Exam duration

Tier-I: 60 minutes

Tier-II: 120 minutes for each paper

Tier-III: 60 minutes

Number of questions

Tier-I: 100

Tier-II: 500

Tier-III: 1

Type of questions

Tier-I: MCQs

Tier-II: MCQs

Tier-III: Descriptive

Total marks

Tier-I: 200

Tier-II: 800

Tier-III: 100

Language of paper

Tier-I: English and Hindi

Tier-II: English and Hindi

Tier-III: English and Hindi 

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The Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam is conducted every year for the recruitment of posts like Inspector/ Sub-Inspector, Auditor, Accountant / Junior Accountant, Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division Clerks, Tax Assistant, Upper Division Clerk (UDC), Assistant Section Officer, Junior Statistical Officer, etc. Let’s check out the Subject-wise Exam Analysis of  SSC CGL 2020  Tier-1 Online Exam.

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Paper Analysis Mar 9, 2020

SSC CGL Exam Analysis 2020

Before start to analyze the section-wise difficulty level of the SSC CGL papers, it is necessary to discuss the overall difficulty level of the exam. SSC CGL 2020 Tier I exam was easy to moderately difficult. Find the following table to understand the in-depth knowledge on it:

SSC CGL Exam Dates

Difficulty Level

03-Mar-2020

Easy

04-Mar-2020

Easy to Moderate

05-Mar-2020

Easy to Moderate

06-Mar-2020

Easy to Moderate

07-Mar-2020

Easy to Moderate

09-Mar-2020

Easy to Moderate

Overall

Easy to Moderate

SSC CGL Paper Analysis: March 9, 2020

In SSC CGL each section contains 25 MCQs for a total of 200 marks. The total number of questions i.e 100 should be completed in a time duration of 1 hour.

SSC CGL Tier-I Subjects

Questions

Marks

Good Attempt in SSC CGL Exam 2020

General Intelligence Reasoning

25

50

18-21

General Awareness

25

50

15-18

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

17-20

English Comprehension

25

50

16-19

Total

100

200

75-80

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SSC CGL paper analysis 2020 Subject wise is given below:

  • Quantitative Aptitude: The paper was of moderate difficulty level. 
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning: This section was easy to solve. 
  • General Awareness: The section was of moderate difficulty level and the maximum number of questions was from current affairs. 
  • English Langage and Comprehension: English section questions were easy to solve.
Number of Good Attempts Quantitative Aptitude General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness English Langage and Comprehension Total
15-17 19-21 19-21 17-19 77-81

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Paper Analysis Mar 7, 2020

SSC CGL Paper Analysis: March 7, 2020

Number of Good Attempts Quantitative Aptitude General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness English Langage and Comprehension Total
17-19 19-21 19-21 17-19 78-82

Paper Analysis Mar 6, 2020

SSC CGL Paper Analysis: March 6, 2020

  • Quantitative Aptitude: The questions were lengthy and a bit difficult to solve. 
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning: The difficulty level of this section was rated moderate by test takers.
  • General Awareness: The overall the difficulty level of this section was moderate in all the shifts.
  • English Langage and Comprehension: English section questions were easy to solve.
Number of Good Attempts Quantitative Aptitude General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness English Langage and Comprehension Total
17-19 16-18 19-22 18-21 78-82

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Paper Analysis Mar 5, 2020

SSC CGL Paper Analysis: March 5, 2020

  • Quantitative Aptitude: The questions asked in the section were lengthy and calculative. Students found it difficult to answer the questions.
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning: The difficulty level of this section was rated moderate by candidates who have appeared for the exam. 
  • General Awareness: The overall the difficulty level of this section was easy.
  • English Langage and Comprehension: As per candidates, the section was easy to solve. All the questions were simple.
Number of Good Attempts Quantitative Aptitude General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness English Langage and Comprehension Total
15-18 18-20 19-21 17-18 75-80

Paper Analysis Mar 4, 2020

SSC CGL Paper Analysis: March 4, 2020

  • Quantitative Aptitude: The difficulty level of this section was moderate. Most of the questions were repeating with a little change in the numbers/digits.
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning: The section was calculative but questions were easy to solve. 
  • General Awareness: 12-13 number of questions were asked from current affairs. Overall the difficulty level of this section was moderate.
  • English Langage and Comprehension: As per candidates, the section was quite difficult. 
Number of Good Attempts Quantitative Aptitude General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness English Langage and Comprehension Total
18-21 16-19 17-19 18-20 77-83

Paper Analysis Mar 3, 2020

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SSC CGL Paper Analysis: March 3, 2020

  • Quantitative Aptitude: The difficulty level of the questions ranged from easy to moderate. attempt to attempt all the straightforward questions first to realize accuracy and high score.
  • General Intelligence & Reasoning: Puzzles and series questions were quite easy and are taking less time in solving. Some questions were tricky like coding-decoding. don't grind to a halt in these questions and attempt remainder of the questions with ease.
  • General Awareness: Practice previous year paper for GK Section because the questions are being taken from past year SSC CGL Exam. Current Affairs questions are from sports, Important Days & Theme and up to date Appointments
  • English Langage and Comprehension: Synonyms, Antonyms, Spelling Test, and cloze procedure questions are quite easy to aim. Use the rule of elimination for the words which are tough to know. Avoid making guesswork.
Number of Good Attempts Quantitative Aptitude General Intelligence & Reasoning General Awareness English Langage and Comprehension Total
17-20 18-20 20-22 18-20 78-82

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SSC CGL Paper Analysis 2020 Subject Wise

The major sections of tier 1 are Quantitative Aptitude, English Language, General Awareness, and Reasoning ability. The section-wise analysis of tier 1 for all the sessions of SSC CGL 2020 is provided below. This analysis will help the candidates to get an idea about the difficulty level of the exam. It will also help the aspiring candidates to prepare well for the upcoming exams.

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SSC CGL 2020 Exam Analysis- Quantitative Aptitude

Maths Section was easy but incorporated a lot of calculations. The below table explains the number of questions asked from each topic and its difficulty level:

Topic Number of Questions asked
March 3 March 4 March 5 March 6 March 7 March 9
 Ratio 2-3 1 2 1 - 1
Average - 5 - - - 5
Number System - - - 1 1 -
Simplification 2 - - - - 1

Time and Work

1 1 2 2 1 2
Time, Speed & Distance - 1 1 1 1 1
S.I. & C.I. 1 - 1 1 1 1
Profit & Loss 2-3 1 - - 1 1
Coordinate Geometry - - 1 1 1 1
Geometry 2 2 3-4 - - -
Mensuration 2 2 - 4 2 2-3
Trigonometry 2 2 3-4 - 2 2
Percentage 1 - 2 4 3 3-4
Algebra 1-2 2 1 2 - 2
DI (Tabular) - - - 1 2 3
Total Questions 25 25 25 25 25 25

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SSC CGL 2020 Paper Analysis - English Language 

Topic Number of Questions asked
March 3 March 4 March 5 March 6 March 7 March  9
Rearrangement 2 1 - - - 1
Reading Comprehension 5 - - - - -
Fillers (single) 5 1 2 3 4 3-4
Error Detection - 2 2 2 2 2

Idioms and Phrases

2 2 2 2 2 2
Synonyms 2 2 2 2 2 2
Antonyms 2 2 2 2 2 2
Active Passive 2 - - 1 1 1
One word substitution 3 - 1 1 1 2
Word Correction in the sentence (bold word) - - 2 1 1 1
Narration 2 - 5 5 5 5
Cloze test 3 5 2 2 2 1
Total Questions 25 25 25 25 25 25

SSC CGL Paper Analysis 2020 - General Awareness 

Topic Number of Questions asked
March 3 March 4 March 5 March 6 March 7 March 9
History 2 3 2 2 2 2
Polity - 2 - - - -
Geography 3 1 2 2 2 2
Economics - 1 1 - - -

Static Awareness

5 2 5 - - 3
Biology - 1 - 1 2 2
Chemistry 2 1 2 1 2 2
Physics 1 - 2 2 2 2
Computer - - 2 - - -
Current Affairs 10 12-13 12 12 10-12 10
Total Questions 25 25 25 25 25 25

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SSC CGL Paper Analysis 2020 - Reasoning 

Topic Number of Questions asked
March 3 March 4 March 5 March 6 March 7 March 9
Syllogism 1 - 2 1 1 1
Odd One Out 1 - - - - -
Alphabet Series 5 - 1 2 2 2
Statement & Conclusions - 1 - 2 1 1

Non-Verbal Reasoning

4-5 - - 4-5 3 3
Analogy 2 2 - 2 2 2
Calendar 1 - 2 - - -
Coding-Decoding 2 2 2 2 2 2
Mathematical Operations - - - - - -
Matrix 1 - - - 1 1
Blood Relation 1 1 2 2 1 1
Mirror Image 1 1 1 1 1 1
Venn Diagram 1 - 1 1 - -
Paper Folding Image 1 1 1 1 1 1
Missing Term - 1 1 - 1 1
Hidden Figure - - 1 1 1 1
Cube - - - 2 1 1
Counting Figure - - 1 1 - -
Complete Figure - 1 1 - - -
Misc. 10 - 2 - - -
Total Questions 25 25 25 25 25 25

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Comments


5 Comments
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soham roy
What are the various topics that one should prepare in order to get good marks in the SSC CGL descriptive paper?
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kavita rani

Hi Soham. Descriptive paper is conducted in an offline mode and it is included to test students’ ability and skills and how they form their opinions on certain topics. Some of the topics that needs to be covered while preparing for SSC CGL include:

Prepare for Finance & Economics Issues

Have information about World Politics

Environment issues like Pollution, Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

Information on Science and Technology sector

Various Government Schemes Candidates must know how Prepare for Essays. Few trendy Essay topics for SSC CGL Tier 3 preparation include Demonetization, Use of Social Media, Right to Information, GST Bill, Women Empowerment, etc.

R
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Soham, The most important topics for SSC CGL Tier 3 exam are: Social Issues like unemployment, poverty, education, dowry system.

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paresh goyal
Can I solve only previous year question papers for SSC CGL Mains for my preparation? Will that be enough?
K
kavita rani

Hi Paresh. In addition to solving previous year question papers for SSC CGL Mains, you need to take more mock tests as well it helps judge your performance. You can purchase 1 to 2 books for each topic for the exam, and once you have completed your studies using those books, you can refer to the previous year sample and question papers. Post studying through the best recommended books, you can solve previous year question papers in an offline and online mode.

R
rakhisree chatterjee

Hi Paresh, You can purchase online mock test series to practice more and more questions.

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sugandhi
What should be my strategy for these two months for the SSC CGL pre as I am scoring 130+ in previous year papers?
K
kavita rani

Hi Sugandhi. Last two months before the exam are important so you must study accordingly. You can follow the below mentioned steps in case you have scored more than 130 in last year papers. Take more mocks tests, take test at least two times in a week. Properly analyze the scores. Try to complete more questions. Try to do at least 50 questions on topics which you have not covered earlier. Revise GS section many times, refer to the last three months current affairs. Don't make any unrealistic goals as you will not get more than 170 in one week’s time rather you need to be consistent in your preparations.

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rachita mitra
How can I get previous years’ papers from the SSC CGL Tier 1?
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kavita rani

Hi Rachita. Students can get last year SSC CGL Papers with Answers Download PDF by referring to the below mentioned links:
https://images.prepp.in/public/college_data/images/entrance/sample_paper/1496318523SSC%20CGL%20TierI%202010%20GA.pdf
https://images.prepp.in/public/college_data/images/entrance/sample_paper/1495457706SSC-CGL-Tier-1%20Sample%20Paper3.pdf

https://images.prepp.in/public/college_data/images/entrance/sample_paper/1496318523SSC%20CGL%20Tier%20I%202011%20GA.pdf

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suraj rout
Are previous year question papers enough to study for the SSC CGL?
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kavita rani

Hi Suraj. To be honest, doing last year question paper of SSC CGL only does not assure success, you need to do lot of other things as well to get a good score. Doing last year question papers gives you an idea about the latest exam pattern, total question, etc. but you need a proper exposure to the pattern of questions which can be possible only by taking more mock tests. The entire purpose to solve previous years papers is to help students understand the latest patent and manage the available time in a more effective way. Besides referring to the previous year question papers, it is important to refer to the best recommenced books as well.