The SSC CGL 2014 Tier 1 exam was held successfully on October 19 with experts suggesting moderate level of difficulty of the exam despite it being tougher than that of the last years.The second slot of the exam is set to be held on October 26. Careers360 provides here section-wise exam analysis of SSC CGL 2014 Tier 1 exam.
“The difficulty level was not much high. It can be termed as moderate. Though, the paper was tougher than its last years’ version,” says Ms. Neetu Singh, director at Paramount Coaching Centre.
She, however, said that the questions were a bit lengthy this time. “Quantitative Aptitude section was a bit lengthy and tougher than that in 2013. However, General Awareness section, surprisingly, contributed some Biotech level questions and Economics questions were tougher than expectation. As many as 22 questions were from Science stream,” she said.
Mr. Javed R Siddique, director at BSC Academy said that Quantitative section was slightly difficult this time with Trigonometry and Geometry dominating other sections. “Quantitative Aptitude section was tough with 7 questions from Trigonometry and 8 from Geometry. English Comprehension section was balanced. General Awareness section was contributed majorly by traditional Social Science background. If a candidate has answered 110 questions rightly, can easily crack it,” he says.
Experts also say the difficulty level this year was according to the level of exam, which is supposed to fill up vacancies in government offices of ministry level, but there were a few exceptions.
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Here we present the SSC CGL 2014 Tier 1- Exam Analysis. Before that have a glance at SSC CGL 2014 sections and marking scheme.
SSC CGL 2014 sections and marking scheme:
Tier-I Examination Pattern
Posts for which Interview is prescribed, other than Statistical Investigator Grade II
General Intelligence + Reasoning: 50 marks
General Awareness: 50 marks
Quantitative Aptitude: 50 marks
English Comprehension: 50 marks
Total Marks: 200
Duration: 02 hours
Posts for which no Interview is prescribed, other than Compiler
Statistical Investigator Grade II
SSC CGL 2014 Tier 1: Section-wise Exam Analysis
General Intelligence & Reasoning
Difficulty level: Easy to Moderate
Bringing no surprises for the candidates, General Intelligence & Reasoning section remained in easy to moderate zone, in line with its difficulty level in last two years. Candidates with clear concepts and proper time management could qualify in this section at ease. A candidate Madhuri says “I found this section quite easy to do with easy to moderate difficulty level questions.”
Difficulty level: Moderate to Tough
SSC brought a few surprises for the candidates, making General Awareness section somehow tougher for them this year. Especially, a few questions coming from Science stream seemed to be Graduate level, instead of being 10th level, which was expected from this paper going by difficulty level in this section in a few previous year papers. Sofia Simpson, candidate, says, “most of the questions in this section were from Science stream. Difficulty level of this section was a little tough.”
Difficulty level in Quantitative Aptitude section was moderate to tough. While, some candidates found this section moderate, for others this section was tough. As Sachin Parmar, candidate, says, “difficulty level in this section was moderate to tough. However, the most of the question were doable with average above aptitude level.”
For candidates with above average grip and understanding of English language, English Comprehension section remained between easy to tough. Time was enough for attempting all the questions. A candidate Amit says, “difficulty level in this section was a little tougher in Passage Compression and Grammar both in comparison with last year paper.”
About SSC CGL 2014
SSC CGL 2014 Exam is being conducted to fill up around 10,000 vacancies in the central Government’s different categories of posts. SSC CGL 2014 is conducted in three stages – Tier I – Written Examination (Objective-Type), Tier II – Written Examination (Objective Multiple Choice Type) and Tier III – Personality Test cum Interview/Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test.
Staff Selection Commission had, earlier, announced on January 18, 2014, to conduct SSC CGL 2014 Exam Tier I on April 27 and May 4. However, the exam was later postponed to an undisclosed date due to General Elections. Finally, the exam is being conducted by Staff Selection Commission.
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Yes,BA in Political Science Hons is very beneficial if your aim is to crack SSC CGL,because in BA in Political Science the course is related to History,Geography and Polity,which is also in course of SSC CGL. Although there are many other topics like GK,Current Affairs which you can read by books or newspaper.
If you want some other courses,i would suggest you to do BE/B.tech or any courses related to Mathematics because they have a section of Maths and it comes for huge marks,so it does matter a lot in exam if you have good maths it would be benficial.
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Yes, you are right. It is because CBI is a central government exam. And it come under Grade B exam. SO if you want to apply for it you have to appear in the CGL examination.
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First get your concepts clear, you can start off with Grammar, learn all the important topics such as Subject-Verb Agreement, Preposition, Noun, Pronoun, Adjective, Adverb, Active & Passive Voice, Narration etc. You can go through Wren and Martin for this, Having a strong foundation on grammmar will enable you to solve sentence reaarangement, fill in the blanks, error detection etc,
You can work on your vocabulary by reading any newspaper or going through Word Power Made Easy, it's a wonderful book for vocabulary.
Once you have gone through aforementioned steps, then try solving any English Book, you can choose between Plinth to Paramount or SP Bakshi. Along with this, go through previous year papers, anaylse on a regular basis.
No you can not appear for the SSC CGL exam because to appear for SSC CGL, you must have the Bachelor's degree in any of the field.
The eligibility criteria for SSC CGL are -
Candidates other than Indian citizens are allowed to apply for SSC CGL examination
For General category, the minimum age limit is 18 years and maximum age limit is 32 years. Age relaxation is permissible for reserved categories
The minimum education qualification required is a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline
But with 12th level qualification you can appear for SSC CHSL exam.
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