SSC CGL Exam 2016: Check the paper analysis

Check the SSC CGL 2016 paper analysis

The Staff Selection Commission successfully conducted the first session of the Combined Graduate Level exam (CGL) from 10 am to 11:15 am on August 27.

As per reports, this year many candidates from across the nation appeared for the examinations.

This year the exam paper was easy, but a lot of time was wasted as the server was slow, said students.

For the first time, the exam was conducted online and this year the question paper had four parts– Quantitative Aptitude, General Intelligence, General Awareness and English Language.

Each section carried 25 questions, each question carried 2 marks and for each wrong answer, 0.50 mark was to be deducted. The time limit of the examination is 75 minutes.

More on paper analysis:

Section Level Good Attempts
English Language Easy-Moderate 18-22
Quantitative Aptitude Easy 20
General Intelligence Easy 20-23
General Awareness Moderate- Difficult 12-15
Overall Moderate 70-80

Section wise review:
English Language

Topic No of Questions Level
Sentence Improvement 3 Easy- Moderate
Error Detection 3 Easy-Moderate
Idioms/Phrases 3 Easy- Moderate
Comprehension (Comparison of mothers in China and Fathers in India on emotional ground) 5 Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym 3-4 Easy
One-word substitution 3 Easy-Moderate
Spelling check 1 Easy
Fillers 2-3 Easy
Total 25 Moderate

Quantitative Aptitude

Topic No of Questions Level
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss and Percentage 4-5 Moderate
Mensuration 1-2 Easy- Moderate
Trigonometry 2-3 Easy-Moderate
Algebra 3-4 Easy-Moderate
Time and Work 1-2 Easy-Moderate
Geometry 3-4 Easy-Moderate
Speed and Distance 3 Moderate
Average 1 Easy
DI 3 Moderate
Total   25 Moderate

General Intelligence

Topic No of Questions Level
Syllogism 1 Easy
Matrix 1 Easy
Non Verbal (1Fig. was of water Image) 2 Easy
Odd one out 2 Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test 1 Easy-Moderate
Analogy 1 Easy-Moderate
Series (Number/Alpha Numeric) 8-10 Easy-Moderate
Miscellaneous 5-7 Moderate
Total  25 Easy-Moderate


General Awareness

Topic No of Questions Level
History 4-6 Moderate – Difficult
Geography 1-3 Moderate – Difficult
Polity 3 Moderate – Difficult
Economics 3 Moderate – Difficult
General Science  3-6 Moderate – Difficult
Current Affairs 3-4 Moderate – Difficult
Total 25 Moderate – Difficult


The analysis is based on the review given by various students across the country.

With inputs from Anil Nagar, CEO & Co-founder, Career Power

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