SSC CGL Exam Analysis 2018
Updated on Jun 4, 2019 - 4:32 p.m. IST by Team Careers360
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SSC CGL Exam Analysis 2018 – Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is conducting SSC CGL 2018 tier 1 exam from June 4 to 19, 2019. Tier 1 exam is being conducted in three different shifts - morning (10 to 1 pm), afternoon (1 - 2 pm) and evening (4 to 5 pm). SSC CGL exam analysis 2018 for June 7, 2019 Tier 1 is released after completion of each slot of the exam. The exam analysis of SSC CGL provides candidates details regarding the section-wise and overall difficulty, weightage of topics, distribution of questions and expected cutoff. Candidates can check SSC CGL tier 1 exam analysis of all slots here to analyze their performance in the exam. SSC CGL exam analysis 2018 is prepared based on the feedback provided by the candidates. In 2017, the paper of SSC CGL Tier 1 was easy to moderate in terms of difficulty level. Questions asked in the exam were direct and formula based. Let’s have a look at the detailed section-wise and overall SSC CGL tier 1 exam analysis below.

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SSC CGL 2018 Overall Analysis

The overall analysis of SSC CGL is provided below. This gives candidates idea regarding the overall level of difficulty and number of good attempts. Candidates can fill SSC CGL 2019 application form from October 22 in online mode.

Overall Analysis of SSC CGL

Section

Level

Good Attempts

English Language

Easy

18-20

Quantitative Aptitude

Difficult

17 -19

General Intelligence

Easy

21-23

General Awareness

Easy-Moderate

16-18

Overall

Moderate

72-79

SSC CGL Exam Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude Last year

The Quantitative Aptitude paper was moderate but time-consuming. Questions were formula based which demanded calculations. Questions in this section are asked from Algebra, SI, CI, Trigonometry and Geometry. Check below the topics, number of questions and difficulty level of each topic.

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SSC CGL Exam Analysis for Quantitative Aptitude

Topic

No of Questions

Level

S.I, CI, Profit/Loss

6

Easy-Moderate

Mensuration

1

Difficult

Trigonometry

2-3

Moderate-Difficult

Algebra

2-3

Difficult

Time and Work/ Pipe & Cistern

2-3

Moderate

Geometry

2

Moderate

Speed and Distance

1

Easy-Moderate

Average & Percentage

1

Moderate

DI

5

Easy-Moderate

SSC CGL Exam Analysis General Intelligence and Reasoning

The General Intelligence and Reasoning section of SSC CGL Tier 1 was moderate. Questions from Non-Verbal Reasoning and Series were easy. This section carries questions from Syllogism, Blood Relation, Series, Analogy, Coding-Decoding etc.

Exam Analysis of SSC CGL General Intelligence and Reasoning

Topic

No of Questions

Level

Syllogism

1

Moderate

Matrix

1

Easy

Blood Relation

1

Easy

Non-Verbal (Image)

1

Easy

Odd one out

2-3

Easy-Moderate

Coding-Decoding

4-5

Easy-Moderate

Direction Sense Test

1

Easy-Moderate

Analogy

4

Moderate

Series

6

Easy-Moderate

Miscellaneous

9

Easy-Moderate

SSC CGL Exam Analysis of English Language

According to SSC CGL 2017 exam analysis, the English Language was moderate. There were no questions on Reading Comprehension. Questions on spelling check were easy.

Exam Analysis of SSC CGL of English Language

Topic

No of Questions

Level

Sentence Improvement

3

Easy

Error Detection

3-4

Moderate

Idioms/Phrases

3

Difficult

Antonym/ Synonym

3

Difficult

One word substitution

2

Difficult

Spelling check

2

Easy

Para-jumbles

2

Easy-Moderate

Cloze test

5

Moderate

SSC CGL Exam Analysis of General Awareness

The paper of General Awareness was easy to moderate. Questions in this section was basically asked from sports and awards and honours. More weightage was given to Science.

Exam Analysis of SSC CGL General Awareness

Topic

No of Questions

Level

History

5-6

Moderate

Geography

2

Easy-Moderate

Polity

5-6

Difficult

Economics

2

Moderate

Science

7-8

Easy-Moderate

Current Affairs

3-4

Moderate

SSC CGL Exam Pattern

According to the exam pattern provided by SSC, The tier 1 exam consists of four subjects - General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language. The exam is being conducted in computer-based mode carrying 100 questions against 200 marks.The total duration of tier 1 exam is 1 hour. 0.5 marks for each wrong answer.

Check the table provided below to know about SSC CGL tier 1 exam pattern.

Subject

Question

Marks

Duration







60 minutes

General Intelligence and Reasoning

25

50

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Language

25

50

Total

100

200

SSC CGL Cutoff 2018

The cutoff of SSC CGL is the minimum qualifying marks that candidates have to secure to qualify the exam and become eligible for next round of selection process. SSC CGL cutoff is released separately for each stage of the recruitment process – Tier 1, 2, 3, 4. The cutoff for Tier 1 will be released along with SSC CGL result. On the basis of SSC CGL cutoff of Tier 1, candidates will be selected for Tier 2. Coaching institutes also release the expected cutoff along with the exam analysis. The expected cutoff is prepared based on the exam difficulty, the number of candidates appearing for the exam and number of vacancies. The previous years’ SSC CGL cutoff are given below.

List-I: Candidates qualified in Tier 1 for appearing in Tier 2 (Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-IV) (General Studies) (Finance & Accounts) and Tier 3

Category

cutoff

SC

125.50

ST

119.00

OBC

135.50

OH

111.50

HH

75.00

UR

148.00

List-II: Candidates qualified in Tier 1 for appearing in Tier 2 (Paper-I, Paper-II, Paper-III) (Statistics) and Tier-III

Category

SSC CGL cutoff

SC

123.50

ST

114.50

OBC

135.50

OH

102.00

HH

61.00

VH

116.00

UR

146.50

List–III: Candidates qualified in Tier 1 for appearing in Tier 2 (Paper-I and Paper-II) and Tier-III

Category

cutoff

SC

98.00

ST

88.50

OBC

110.00

Ex.S.

69.00

OH

84.50

HH

38.00

VH

89.50

UR

126.50

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Is every year cbi posts will be come under ssc cgl exam.?

Md Azmer 24th Jan, 2020

Hello Aspirant,

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.

I hope this will solve your query.

Good luck

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how should I start preparation for English of SSC CGL. I so much afraid from English when seen questions of sec especially of tier 2

Papeya Dubey Student Expert 25th Jan, 2020

Hello,

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.

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how should I start preparation for SSC CGL .I am now in BTech 2nd year civil engineering I give maximum 3 hours daily ,then possible for me

Aditi Amrendra Student Expert 24th Jan, 2020
Hello,



SSC CGL is a popular government exam among candidates and lakhs of aspirant apply for this exam.This exam is conducted in 4 tiers.

SSC CGL Tier I which is also called Preliminary exam.
The major sections asked in Preliminary Exam are General Awareness, Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and English Language of 20 question each.

SSC CGL Tier II also called mains exam.
The Mains Exam is conducted online and is an objective multiple choice exam.
The areas from which question is asked in Mains Exam are Quantitative Aptitude, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics, General Studies (Finance and Economics) with No. of Questions being 200 in English and 100 in other 3.

SSC CGL Tier III
It is a descriptive exam to test the written skills of the candidates in English/Hindi. The mode of examination is offline (Pen and Paper mode) and students are required to write essays, prcis, application, letter etc.. The exam is of 100 marks and the time allotted is 60 minutes


SSC CGL Tier IV
This exam is to test DEST (Data Entry Speed Test) where the candidates are given an article in English which they have to type on Computer. A candidate is required to type 2000 words in 15 minutes.

CPT (Computer Proficiency Test): Requires a candidate to be proficient in Word Processing, Spread Sheets and Generation of slides skills.


As you mentioned you are currently in you B.Tech 2nd year and you are devoting 3 hours everyday.If you will keep preparing consistently I am sure you can crack this exam in one go.
This amount of time is good in the initial preparation because you have to cover you college syllabus also.
But you must prepare for this exam in a planned way.
Try to give more time in the subject or section you are weak at.I assume you must be having a good mathematics so you should not devote much time to that and instead you should working on your weak subject like suppose you English is weak then try to focus more on that.
You have plenty if time left so you can prepare for GS portion with ease.You should deviate 20-30 minutes everyday into that.
Start reading the topics in the exam that are new like Economics must be new to you so go through past year question papers and try to understand the questions.

You must prepare for the syllabus from the standards books only.

Initially its okay to start with 3 hours but be consistent and try to increase time gradually and in your final year prepare with more pace and efficiency because this exam is very competitive and you will have to be staring in each area to crack this exam.

And finally, be consistent,disciplined ,have patience and perseverance because this is all it takes to crack any exam.


I hope this helps.
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How many numbers had attempted for ssc cgl post for last year.

Sanjay Khandelwal 22nd Jan, 2020
Last year the exam conducted by ssc was ssc 2018 exam, there were approximately 27 lakhs students got registered for the exam and nearly 8.35 lakh students only appeared for the exam in tier-1. 2018 exam was conducted last year. 2019 exam will be conducted in march 2020.
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actually i am taking coaching for civils exam.can i write SSC CGL exam also by this coaching.

Shareef 22nd Jan, 2020

Hello,

.

Yes, you can aslo attempt SSC CGL examinination with  UPSC exams  coaching classes... UPSC exam syllabus will be so deep, and you will be in no need with so deep knowledge for attempting SSC CGL examinination. SSC CGL examinination will be much easier when compared to UPSC examinination. If you look at SSC CGL syllabus, it is categorised into General Intelligence and Reasoning, General Awareness, Quantitative Aptitude and English comprehension. CSAT exam has 2 papers. Paper 1 covers Current events, Indian History and Indian National Movement, Indian and World Geography, Indian Polity and Governance, Economic and Social Development, General issues. Paper 2 covers topics like Comprehension, Interpersonal skills including communication skills, decision making and problem solving, General Mental ability and basic mathematics. So, more or less, CSAT covers SC CGL syllabus at a more deep level. So Civils preparation should help you with SSC CGL preparation. Check our page for more information on SSC CGL syllabus: https://competition.careers360.com/exams/ssc-cgl?

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