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

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Mar 27, 2020

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The 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 paper analysis of SSC CGL 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.  Click Here

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 March 9, 2020 Paper Analysis

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 2020 Subject wise paper analysis 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 March 7, 2020 Paper Analysis

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 March 6, 2020 Paper Analysis

  • 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 March 5, 2020 Paper Analysis

  • 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 March 4, 2020 Paper Analysis

  • 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

SSC CGL March 3, 2020 Paper Analysis 

  • Quantitative Aptitude: 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 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 2020 Subject Wise Paper Analysis

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 getan 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 2020 Analysis - 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 2020 Paper Analysis - 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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