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SSC CGL Exam 2020
SSC CGL Exam 2020

SSC CGL Exam Analysis 2020: SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 (Shift-1) Online Exam has finally held on 3rd March 2020 and it will last till 9th March 2020. The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) conducts Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam  every year for the recruitment of posts like Inspector/ Sub-Inspector, Tax Assistant, Upper Division Clerk (UDC), Auditor, Accountant / Junior Accountant, Junior Statistical Officer, Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division Clerks, Assistant Section Officer etc.

In this post, we have shared the detailed Exam Analysis of SSC CGL Tier-1 2020 Exam to be conducted online on 3rd March 2020. Let us see the Exam Pattern of SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 Online Exam

Exam Pattern of SSC CGL 2020 Tier-1 Online Exam

SSC CGL 2020 Tier-I exam will be an objective exam which will be conducted online. It comprises of four sections. I will be having 100 questions (25 questions in each section) which will account for a total of 200 marks (maximum 50 marks in each section). Negative marking of 0.5 marks  for wrong answers will be there. The time duration of Tier-1 exam will be 60 minutes.






Quantitative Aptitude



60 minutes (80 minutes for PwD Candidates)

English Language and Comprehension



General Intelligence & Reasoning



General Awareness







SSC CGL Exam Analysis 2020 (Tier-1) held on 3rd March 2020 (Shift-1)

Quantitative Aptitude (Easy-Moderate)

Quantitative Aptitude section is generally lengthy comprising questions from arithmetic and advance maths. The level of this section in the exam was easy to moderate. The topic-wise distribution of questions has been provided below.

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


General Intelligence and Reasoning (Easy)

The reasoning section tests the thinking abilities of the candidates and comprises a total of 25 questions for 50 marks. The level of reasoning section was… The subject-wise distribution of questions asked along with the level has been provided below.

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

English Comprehension (Easy-Moderate)

The English Language section was easy-moderate as per the review of students. You can check the English Language paper analysis with the topic-wise distribution of questions and level given below.

Spelling Error-> Humiliation
Idioms & phrase-> A hard nut to crack
Cloze Test Topic-> Moral Values
Antonym-> Exodus, Obligatory
Synonyms-> will be updated

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

Highlights of SSC CGL Exam Analysis 2020 CBE (Tier-1)

  • SSC CGL Exam will be conducted in Online Mode across different centres in India.
  • Questions will be in Objective Type MCQ Format.
  • Each question will be of 2 marks.
  • All the sections will be in English and Hindi Language.
  • SSC CGL Exam will be negative marking of 0.5 Marks for wrong answers.
  • Candidates must carry Admit Card with affixed Photograph on it and Original ID proof along with its photocopy as well.

SSC CGL Tier-1 2020 Exam Key Points

  • SSC CGL Tier-II: It will be an objective exam which will be conducted through online medium. The exam comprises of four Papers –
  • Quantitative Abilities
  • English Language and Comprehension
  • Statistics
  • General Studies (Finance & Economics). Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all posts.

Paper-III is for the candidates who have applied for the post of Junior Statistical Officer (JSO) and who are shortlisted in Tier-I for this Post/Paper.

Paper-IV will be for only those candidates who are qualified in Tier-I for Paper-IV, i.e., for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

SSC CGL Tier-III: It is a descriptive paper and will be held in offline mode.  Candidates English Proficiency, vocabulary usage, grammar knowledge and writing skills will be tested in English/Hindi.

SSC CGL Tier-IV: It comprises of skill tests which are required for certain posts: DEST (Data Entry Speed Test), CPT (Computer Proficiency Test) and Document Verification

Some Memory Based Questions

  • Who is the president of Shrilanka?
  • One question related to Chhattisgarh CM?
  • Who got Padma Shree award in Archery?
  • Questions were asked from ancient history.
  • Thomas British Emperor came in the reign of which Mughal emperor?
  • Which of the following book was not written by Salman Rushdie?
  • Who got Sahitya Akademi Awards in 2019?
  • Which player played double century in continuously 4 test match?
  • Who inaugurated the kartarpur corridor from india
  • Harika dronavalli won title in which game
  • President of sri lanka
  • The only player to hit two centuries in 4 consecutive matches
  • Red worm uses which organ to grind its food
  • Common name of carbon dioxide
  • Someone died, he was the longest crown prince or something, he was from which country
  • Hampi was in which state
  • Three names were given, names of some south indian places and it was asked these are in which state
  • One question related to warner bross, disneyland, something like that

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