Every year a horde of candidates aspiring to get recruited at posts like Accountant, Junior Accountant, Clerk, Tax Assistant, Inspector, Sub-Inspector, etc. take the SSC CGL examination. The increased number has self-evidently augmented the competition level among the aspirants to a great extent. Though an appropriate plan is necessary to get started with your preparation, a proper analysis of the examination is even more vital. The analysis of exam pattern and level can put you in the picture that what modifications you require in your studies to match the level of the exam.
If you are already taking coaching classes for the particular exam, whether it be offline or online coaching for SSC CGL, you will always be prepared with the exam analysis to improve further your understanding of the altering patterns across the exam.
Basic Outline Of The Exam
The SSC first-tier exam comprising of a whole of 200 marks, the questions asked will be 100. The candidates are provided only an hour to complete the paper. The entire exam consists of four sections, i.e., covers four subjects named:
- General Intelligence and Reasoning
- English Comprehension
- General Awareness
- Quantitative Aptitude
The sections mentioned above carries 50 marks, each distributed amongst 25 questions.
The first shift SSC CGL exam conducted was on the 3rd of March 2020. Almost all the shifts conducted this year were moderately designed. Coming to the detailed analysis of shifts of the SSC CGL 2020 exam, here is the brief explanation of the difficulty level below for you to look at.
The general intelligence and reasoning segment were easy to solve and, thus, was the scoring one. In contrast, if we talk about general awareness, then most of the section was from current affairs and therefore was moderate to solve.
The First Shift, I.E., On 3rd of March 2020 Analysis
The section was quite lengthy and the questions asked were of moderate difficulty level. The arithmetic chapter covered the maximum problems of the section where other major questions were from units like Number System, DI (Tabular), Ratio, Trigonometry, and Average. However, co-ordinate Geometry didn’t cover any questions in the shift.
The questions were easy to moderate and mostly from topics: Analogy, Coding-Decoding, and odd one out and no questions from the unit Matrix.
Instead of the Reading comprehension segment, a cloze test was asked with five sub-questions.
It was an easy to moderate level segment where questions mostly revolved around Dance, Current Affairs, and Sports. Science was a hugely discussed topic this time in the Tier-1 exam.
Similarly, you can also analyze different question papers properly and prepare accordingly. It would help you with your preparations even if you had already prepared for the exam.
Lastly, I would suggest that going for the mock tests will also increase your efficacy for the exam. The questions are asked both in Hindi and English language in the exam, but if you want to practice in Hindi, no need to worry SSC CGL mock test in Hindi are readily available these days over the internet.