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SSC CGL Tier I Exam Analysis

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SSC CGL Tier I Exam Analysis

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The SSC CGL selection process has four Tiers. Tier I and the Tier II are Computer Based Examination. Tier III is the Descriptive Test and Tier IV is a Skill Test which is conducted offline. SSC CGL 2020 is all set to conduct the Tier I Exam from 03-03-2020 to 11-03-2020 and Tier II Exam from 22-06-2020 to 25-06-2020.


This article SSC CGL Tier I Exam Analysis will give the complete Exam Analysis which includes the topics, number of questions asked in the exam and difficulty level of the questions.


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Subjects Questions Marks Duration Time
A. General Intelligence and Reasoning

[Compulsory For all posts]

25 50 60 minutes

For VH/ OH (afflicted with
Cerebral Palsy/ deformity in
writing hand-80 Minutes
B. General Awareness

[Compulsory For all posts]

25 50
C. Quantitative Aptitude

[Compulsory For all posts]

25 50
D. English Comprehension

[Compulsory For all posts]

25 50
Total 100 200



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S. No. Name of the Section Good Attempts Difficulity Level
1. English Comprehension 18-19 Easy-Moderate
2. Quantitative Aptitude 17-18 Easy to Moderate
3. General Intelligence 21-22 Easy
4. General Awareness 16-18 Easy to Moderate
Overall 76-82 Easy to Moderate

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Ratio 2 Easy-Moderate
2. Average 1 Easy to Moderate
3. Number System 2 Easy
4. Simplification 2 Easy to Moderate
5. Time & Work 1
6. Time, Speed & Distance 1 Easy to Moderate
7. Simple Interest 1 Easy to Moderate
8. Profit & Loss 1 Easy
9. Co-ordinate Geometry no questions
10. Geometry 2 Easy-Moderate
11. Mensuration 3 Easy-Moderate
12. Trigonometry 2 Easy
11. Percentage 1 Easy
12. Algebra 1 Easy
13. DI (Tabular) 4 Easy-Moderate
Total Questions 25

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Analogy 2 (Number + Word) Easy
2. Odd One Out 2-3 Easy
3. Series 2 Easy-Moderate
4. Statement & Conclusions 1 Easy
5. Distance-Directions 1
6. Syllogism 1
7. Oder-Ranking 1
8. Coding-Decoding 3 Easy
9. Non-Verbal 3-4
10. Calendar 1
11. Blood Relation 1 Difficult

12. Venn Diagram 1 Easy
11. Percentage 1 Easy
12. Paper Folding Image 1 Easy
13. Missing Term 2 Easy
14. Counting Figure 1 Easy
15. Misc. 1 Easy
Total Questions 25

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Fill in the Blanks 1 Easy
2. Sentence Improvement 2 Easy-Moderate
3. Error Detection 2 Easy-Moderate
4. Sentence Rearrangement 2 Easy
5. Idioms and Phrases 1 Easy
6. Synonyms 1 Easy
7. Antonyms 2 Easy
8. Active Passive 2 Easy-Moderate
9. One word substitution 2 Easy-Moderate
10. Word Correction in sentence (bold word) 1
12. Sentence Improvement 2 Easy
12. Cloze test 5 Easy-Moderate
13. Missing Term 2 Easy
Total Questions 25

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. History 3 Easy-Moderate
2. Polity 2 Easy

3. Geography 2 Easy-Moderate
4. Economics 1 Easy-Moderate
5. Static Awareness 2 Easy-Moderate
6. Biology 3 Easy
7. Chemistry 4 Easy-Moderate
8. Physics 1 Easy-Moderate
9. Computer 1 Easy-Moderate
10. Current Affairs 6 – 7 Easy
Total Questions 25 Easy-Moderate

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S. No. Name of the Section Good Attempts Difficulity Level
1. English Comprehension 18-20 Easy-Moderate
2. Quantitative Aptitude 17-19 Easy to Moderate
3. General Intelligence 20-22 Easy to Moderate
4. General Awareness 16-17 Easy to Moderate
Overall 76-80 Easy to Moderate

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Ratio 2 Easy
2. Average 1 – 2 Easy to Moderate
3. Number System
4. Simplification 2 Calculative
5. Time & Work 1 Moderate
6. Time, Speed & Distance 1 Easy
7. Simple Interest 1 Easy to Moderate
8. Profit & Loss 1 Easy
9. Co-ordinate Geometry no questions
10. Geometry 2 Easy-Moderate
11. Mensuration 2-3 Easy-Moderate
12. Trigonometry 2-3 Easy
11. Percentage 1 Easy
12. Algebra 2-3 Easy-moderate
13. DI (Tabular) 4 Moderate
Total Questions 25

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Analogy 3-4 Easy
2. Odd One Out 2-3 Easy
3. Series 2-3 Easy-Moderate
4. Statement & Conclusions 1 Easy
5. Distance-Directions No Questions
6. Sequence (Acc. to Dictionary) 1 Easy
7. Word Formation No Question
8. Coding-Decoding 2 Easy
9. Mathematical Operations 2
10. Matrix No Question
11. Blood Relation 1 Difficult
12. Mirror Image 1 Easy
11. Venn Diagram 1 Easy
12. Paper Folding Image 1 Easy
13. Missing Term 2 Easy
14. Missing Term 2 Easy
15. Hidden Figure No Question
15. Cube 1 Easy
16. Counting Figure [Rectangle] 1 Easy
17. Complete Figure No Image
18. Misc. 3 Easy
Total Questions 25

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Fill in the Blanks 1 Easy
2. Sentence Improvement 2 Easy-Moderate
3. Error Detection 2 Easy
4. Sentence Rearrangement 3 Easy-Moderate
5. Idioms and Phrases 1 Easy
6. Synonyms 2 Easy
7. Antonyms 2 Easy-moderate
8. Active Passive 1 Easy
9. Narration 1 Easy-Moderate
10. One Word 2 Moderate
12. Spelling Correction 2 Easy
12. Cloze test 5 Easy-Moderate
13.
Total Questions 25

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. History 4-5 Easy-Moderate
2. Polity 2 Easy

3. Geography 2 Easy-Moderate
4. Economics 1 Easy-Moderate
5. Static Awareness 2 Easy-Moderate
6. Biology 2-3 Easy
7. Chemistry 4 Easy-Moderate
8. Physics 1 Easy-Moderate
9. Current Affairs 6 – 7 Easy
Total Questions 25 Easy-Moderate


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S. No. Name of the Section Good Attempts Difficulity Level
1. English Comprehension 19-21 Easy-Moderate
2. Quantitative Aptitude 15-16 Moderate-Difficult
3. General Intelligence 21-22 Easy to Moderate
4. General Awareness 17-18 Easy to Moderate
Overall 74-78 Moderate

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Ratio 2 Easy
2. Average 1 – 2 Easy to Moderate
3. Number System 1-2 Moderate- Difficult
4. Simplification 2 Moderate
5. Time & Work 1 Moderate
6. Time, Speed & Distance 1 Moderate
7. Simple Interest 1 Moderate
8. Profit & Loss 1 Moderate- Difficult
9. Co-ordinate Geometry no questions
10. Geometry 2 Moderate
11. Mensuration 2-3 Moderate
12. Trigonometry 2-3 Easy
11. Percentage 1 Easy
12. Algebra 2-3 Easy-moderate
13. DI (Tabular) 4 Moderate
Total Questions 25 Moderate – Difficult

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Analogy 3-4 Easy
2. Odd One Out 2-3 Easy
3. Series 2-3 Easy-Moderate
4. Statement & Conclusions 1 Easy
5. Distance-Directions No Questions
6. Sequence (Acc. to Dictionary) 1 Easy
7. Word Formation No Question
8. Coding-Decoding 2 Easy
9. Mathematical Operations 2
10. Matrix No Question
11. Blood Relation 1 Difficult
12. Mirror Image 1 Easy
11. Venn Diagram 1 Easy
12. Paper Folding Image 1 Easy
13. Missing Term 2 Easy
14. Missing Term 2 Easy
15. Hidden Figure No Question
15. Cube 1 Easy
16. Counting Figure [Rectangle] 1 Easy
17. Complete Figure No Image
18. Misc. 2 Easy
Total Questions 25 Easy

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Fill in the Blanks 2 Easy
2. Sentence Improvement 2 Easy-Moderate
3. Error Detection 2 Easy
4. Sentence Rearrangement 3 Easy-Moderate
5. Idioms and Phrases 1 Easy
6. Synonyms 2 Easy
7. Antonyms 2 Easy-moderate
8. Active Passive 1 Easy
9. Narration 1 Easy-Moderate
10. One Word 2 Moderate
12. Spelling Correction 2 Easy
12. Cloze test 5 Easy-Moderate
13.
Total Questions 25 Easy-Moderate

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. History 4-5 Easy-Moderate
2. Polity 2 Easy

3. Geography 2 Easy-Moderate
4. Economics 1 Easy-Moderate
5. Static Awareness 2 Easy-Moderate
6. Biology 2-3 Easy
7. Chemistry 4 Easy-Moderate
8. Physics 1 Easy-Moderate
9. Current Affairs 6 – 7 Easy
Total Questions 25 Easy-Moderate


Questions from General Awareness section:
1. One question related to place built by Sawai Jai Singh?
2. Gandhiji started the Quit India movement from which place?
3. One ques related to Tamil Nadu temple. When was it built?
4. One question related to Avogadro’s law
5. which Award Bumrah got in 2019?
6. 5 Rath in Mahabalipuram was built by which Vansh?
7. One question from Odissa Yatra.
8. Who is the Governor Jammu Kashmir?
9. If 2 or more than 2 elements mix together, then what will form?
10. Alai Darwaza built by whom?
11. One question related to Hyderabad Fund.
12. Where is the BCCI headquarter located?
13. One question asked from dispersion
14. Which city is known as Golden City
15. One question from Article 33A
16. Which vitamin deficiency cause Anemia?
17. 3 questions were asked from economics.


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S. No. Name of the Section Good Attempts Difficulity Level
1. English Comprehension 19-21 Easy-Moderate
2. Quantitative Aptitude 15-16 Moderate-Difficult
3. General Intelligence 21-22 Easy to Moderate
4. General Awareness 17-18 Easy to Moderate
Overall 74-78 Moderate

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Ratio 2 Easy
2. Average 1 – 2 Easy to Moderate
3. Number System 1-2 Moderate- Difficult
4. Simplification 2 Moderate
5. Time & Work 1 Moderate
6. Time, Speed & Distance 1 Moderate
7. Simple Interest 1 Moderate
8. Profit & Loss 1 Moderate- Difficult
9. Co-ordinate Geometry no questions
10. Geometry 2 Moderate
11. Mensuration 2-3 Moderate
12. Trigonometry 2-3 Easy
11. Percentage 1 Easy
12. Algebra 2-3 Easy-moderate
13. DI (Tabular) 4 Moderate
Total Questions 25 Moderate – Difficult

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Analogy 3-4 Easy
2. Odd One Out 2-3 Easy
3. Series 2-3 Easy-Moderate
4. Statement & Conclusions 1 Easy
5. Distance-Directions No Questions
6. Sequence (Acc. to Dictionary) 1 Easy
7. Word Formation No Question
8. Coding-Decoding 2 Easy
9. Mathematical Operations 2
10. Matrix No Question
11. Blood Relation 1 Difficult
12. Mirror Image 1 Easy
11. Venn Diagram 1 Easy
12. Paper Folding Image 1 Easy
13. Missing Term 2 Easy
14. Missing Term 2 Easy
15. Hidden Figure No Question
15. Cube 1 Easy
16. Counting Figure [Rectangle] 1 Easy
17. Complete Figure No Image
18. Misc. 2 Easy
Total Questions 25 Easy

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Fill in the Blanks 2 Easy
2. Sentence Improvement 2 Easy-Moderate
3. Error Detection 2 Easy
4. Sentence Rearrangement 3 Easy-Moderate
5. Idioms and Phrases 1 Easy
6. Synonyms 2 Easy
7. Antonyms 2 Easy-moderate
8. Active Passive 1 Easy
9. Narration 1 Easy-Moderate
10. One Word 2 Moderate
12. Spelling Correction 2 Easy
12. Cloze test 5 Easy-Moderate
13.
Total Questions 25 Easy-Moderate

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. History 4-5 Easy-Moderate
2. Polity 2 Easy

3. Geography 2 Easy-Moderate
4. Economics 1 Easy-Moderate
5. Static Awareness 2 Easy-Moderate
6. Biology 2-3 Easy
7. Chemistry 4 Easy-Moderate
8. Physics 1 Easy-Moderate
9. Current Affairs 6 – 7 Easy
Total Questions 25 Easy-Moderate


Questions from General Awareness section:
1. When was Swaraj Party Established?
2. When was Luickhnow Pact signed?
3. What is Article 21 related to?
4. Ajanta and Ellora Caves Location?
5. Who elects the Governor?
6. Jaikawadi Dam?
7. Effect of Inflation on repo rate?
8. CR Formula?
9. Viral Fever?
10. Madari Sport?


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S. No. Name of the Section Good Attempts Difficulity Level
1. English Comprehension 19-21 Easy-Moderate
2. Quantitative Aptitude 15-16 Moderate-Difficult
3. General Intelligence 21-22 Easy to Moderate
4. General Awareness 17-18 Easy to Moderate
Overall 74-78 Moderate

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Ratio 2 Easy
2. Average 1 – 2 Easy to Moderate
3. Number System 1-2 Moderate- Difficult
4. Simplification 2 Moderate
5. Time & Work 1 Moderate
6. Time, Speed & Distance 1 Moderate
7. Simple Interest 1 Moderate
8. Profit & Loss 1 Moderate- Difficult
9. Co-ordinate Geometry no questions
10. Geometry 2 Moderate
11. Mensuration 2-3 Moderate
12. Trigonometry 2-3 Easy
11. Percentage 1 Easy
12. Algebra 2-3 Easy-moderate
13. DI (Tabular) 4 Moderate
Total Questions 25 Moderate – Difficult

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Analogy 4 Easy
2. Odd One Out 2-3 Easy
3. Series 2 Easy-Moderate
4. Statement & Conclusions 1 Easy
5. Distance-Directions No Questions
6. Sequence (Acc. to Dictionary) 1 Easy
7. Word Formation No Question
8. Coding-Decoding 2 Easy
9. Mathematical Operations 2 Easy
10. Matrix No Question
11. Blood Relation 1 Difficult
12. Mirror Image 1 Easy
11. Venn Diagram 1 Easy
12. Paper Folding Image 1 Easy
13. Missing Term 2 Easy
14. Missing Term 2 Easy
15. Hidden Figure No Question
15. Cube 1 Easy
16. Counting Figure [Rectangle] 1 Easy
17. Complete Figure No Image
18. Misc. 2 Easy
Total Questions 25 Easy

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Fill in the Blanks 2 Easy
2. Sentence Improvement 2 Easy-Moderate
3. Error Detection 2 Easy
4. Sentence Rearrangement 3 Easy-Moderate
5. Idioms and Phrases 1 Easy
6. Synonyms 2 Easy
7. Antonyms 2 Easy-moderate
8. Active Passive 1 Easy
9. Narration 1 Easy-Moderate
10. One Word 2 Moderate
12. Spelling Correction 2 Easy
12. Cloze test 5 Easy-Moderate
13.
Total Questions 25 Easy-Moderate

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. History 4-5 Easy-Moderate
2. Polity 2 Easy

3. Geography 2 Easy-Moderate
4. Economics 1 Easy-Moderate
5. Static Awareness 2 Easy-Moderate
6. Biology 2-3 Easy
7. Chemistry 4 Easy-Moderate
8. Physics 1 Easy-Moderate
9. Current Affairs 6 – 7 Easy
Total Questions 25 Easy-Moderate


Questions from General Awareness section:
1. When was Swaraj Party Established?
2. When was Luickhnow Pact signed?
3. What is Article 21 related to?
4. Ajanta and Ellora Caves Location?
5. Who elects the Governor?
6. Jaikawadi Dam?
7. Effect of Inflation on repo rate?
8. CR Formula?
9. Viral Fever?
10. Madari Sport?


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S. No. Name of the Section Good Attempts Difficulity Level
1. English Comprehension 21-23 Easy-Moderate
2. Quantitative Aptitude 20-21 Moderate-Difficult
3. General Intelligence 18-20 Easy to Moderate
4. General Awareness 17-20 Easy to Moderate
Overall 76-84 Moderate

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Ratio 2 Easy
2. Average 1 – 2 Easy to Moderate
3. Number System 1-2 Moderate- Difficult
4. Simplification 2 Moderate
5. Time & Work 1 Moderate
6. Time, Speed & Distance 1 Moderate
7. Simple Interest 1 Moderate
8. Profit & Loss 1 Moderate- Difficult
9. Co-ordinate Geometry no questions
10. Geometry 2 Moderate
11. Mensuration 2-3 Moderate
12. Trigonometry 2-3 Easy
11. Percentage 1 Easy
12. Algebra 2-3 Easy-moderate
13. DI (Tabular) 4 Moderate
Total Questions 25 Easy

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Analogy 4 Easy
2. Odd One Out 2-3 Easy
3. Series 2 Easy-Moderate
4. Statement & Conclusions 1 Easy
5. Distance-Directions No Questions
6. Sequence (Acc. to Dictionary) 1 Easy
7. Word Formation No Question
8. Coding-Decoding 2 Easy
9. Mathematical Operations 2 Easy
10. Matrix No Question
11. Blood Relation 1 Difficult
12. Mirror Image 1 Easy
11. Venn Diagram 1 Easy
12. Paper Folding Image 1 Easy
13. Missing Term 2 Easy
14. Missing Term 2 Easy
15. Hidden Figure No Question
15. Cube 1 Easy
16. Counting Figure [Rectangle] 1 Easy
17. Complete Figure No Image
18. Misc. 2 Easy
Total Questions 25 Moderate to Easy

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. Fill in the Blanks 2 Easy
2. Sentence Improvement 2 Easy-Moderate
3. Error Detection 2 Easy
4. Sentence Rearrangement 3 Easy-Moderate
5. Idioms and Phrases 1 Easy
6. Synonyms 2 Easy
7. Antonyms 2 Easy-moderate
8. Active Passive 1 Easy
9. Narration 1 Easy-Moderate
10. One Word 2 Moderate
12. Spelling Correction 2 Easy
12. Cloze test 5 Easy-Moderate
13.
Total Questions 25 Easy

S. No. Name of the Topic No. Of Questions asked Difficulity Level
1. History 4-5 Easy-Moderate
2. Polity 2 Easy

3. Geography 2 Easy-Moderate
4. Economics 1 Easy-Moderate
5. Static Awareness 2 Easy-Moderate
6. Biology 2-3 Easy
7. Chemistry 4 Easy-Moderate
8. Physics 1 Easy-Moderate
9. Current Affairs 6 – 7 Easy
Total Questions 25 Moderate


Questions from General Awareness section:
1. When was Swaraj Party Established?
2. When was Luickhnow Pact signed?
3. What is Article 21 related to?
4. Ajanta and Ellora Caves Location?
5. Who elects the Governor?
6. Jaikawadi Dam?
7. Effect of Inflation on repo rate?
8. CR Formula?
9. Viral Fever?
10. Madari Sport?


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