SSC recruitmentSSC CGL 2014 Tier 1 Exam Analysis, 19th October 2014 : The pattern of the Staff Selection Commission (Combined Graduate Level) Examination-2014 conducted on October 19, 2014 was similar to the one conducted last year. While the morning slot had 8 sets, with 2 unique question papers, the evening slot had only 4 sets, with a single question paper. The number of sections, question types and the difficulty level broadly remained the same in both the sots. The pattern of the test was as follows:

SSC CGL 2014 Tier 1 Exam Analysis

Section Total Questions Level of difficulty Good Attempts Good Score Approximate time taken (in Minutes)
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 Easy- Moderate 40-42 35- 38 35-40
General Awareness 50 Moderate 13-15 8-10 15
Quantitative Aptitude 50 Easy- Moderate 35-38 32- 35 40-45
English Comprehension 50 Easy 38-42 32– 35 25
Total 200 130-138 115-123 120

Expected Tier I Cutoffs (Out of 200)

For All Posts 

UR (General) OBC SC ST
99-104 8287 7479 66-71

For post of Tax Assistant

UR (General) OBC SC ST
95-100 78-83 69-74 6166

For Statistical Investigator/Compiler 

UR (General) OBC SC ST
99-104 8287 7479 66-71

General Intelligence and Reasoning

In this section, questions were from an array of topics and most of them had easy to moderate level of difficulty. A student could have easily attempted over 40 questions in this section. However, a couple of questions were erroneous, grammatically and/or logically.

The details of the section are as given below-

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Analogy 6 Easy-Moderate
Series 7 Moderate
Odd One Out 6 Easy
Statement-Conclusion 1 Easy
Statement-Inference 1 Easy
Visual Reasoning 8 Easy-Moderate
Maths Based Questions 7 Easy
Coding-Decoding 3 Easy
Directions 2 Easy
Analytical Reasoning 2 Easy
Word Formation 3 Easy –Moderate
Venn Diagrams 3 Easy-Moderate
Matrix Based 1 Easy

General Awareness

It hardly had 3 questions from Current Affairs and almost all the questions were from static G.K. This was the moderate section to crack and an attempt of 13-15 questions with a high level of accuracy would be considered to be a good one.

The details of the section are as given below-

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
 History 5 Easy- Moderate
Science & Technology 22 Moderate- Tough
Geography 4 Moderate- Tough
Polity 5 Easy-Moderate
Economics 5 Moderate- Tough
Current Affairs 3 Moderate
Miscellaneous 6 Moderate- Tough

Quantitative Aptitude

The section comprised questions from a variety of topics. Majority of the questions were from Arithmetic, Algebra and Trigonometry, while Arithmetic questions were easy to attempt; one had to know smart techniques and shortcuts in order to solve Algebra questions efficiently. In Data Interpretation, questions were based on simple calculation.

The details of the section are as given below-

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Number System 2 Easy
Arithmetic 15 Easy
Algebra 7 Easy-Moderate
Geometry 12-13 Moderate
Trigonometry 7 Easy-Moderate
Data Interpretation 6-7 Moderate

English Comprehension

The section was dominated by Grammar and Vocabulary questions. In Vocabulary, there were questions on Antonyms, Synonyms, One word for many, Idioms and Fill in the Blanks. In Grammar, there were questions of Sentence Correction, Spot the Error and Fill in the Blanks. There were 2 Reading Comprehension Passages with 5 questions each.

The details of the section are as given below-

Topic Number of Questions Level of Difficulty
Vocabulary/Idioms/Phrases 21 Easy
Grammar 17 Easy- Moderate
Reading Comprehension 10 Easy
Spellings 2 Easy

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