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:

SectionLevelGood Attempts
English LanguageEasy-Moderate18-22
Quantitative AptitudeEasy20
General IntelligenceEasy20-23
General AwarenessModerate- Difficult12-15

Section wise review:
English Language

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Sentence Improvement3Easy- Moderate
Error Detection3Easy-Moderate
Idioms/Phrases3Easy- Moderate
Comprehension (Comparison of mothers in China and Fathers in India on emotional ground)5Easy-Moderate
Antonym/ Synonym3-4Easy
One-word substitution3Easy-Moderate
Spelling check1Easy

Quantitative Aptitude

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
S.I, CI, Profit/Loss and Percentage4-5Moderate
Mensuration1-2Easy- Moderate
Time and Work1-2Easy-Moderate
Speed and Distance3Moderate
Total  25Moderate

General Intelligence

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
Non Verbal (1Fig. was of water Image)2Easy
Odd one out2Easy-Moderate
Direction Sense Test1Easy-Moderate
Series (Number/Alpha Numeric)8-10Easy-Moderate
Total 25Easy-Moderate


General Awareness

TopicNo of QuestionsLevel
History4-6Moderate – Difficult
Geography1-3Moderate – Difficult
Polity3Moderate – Difficult
Economics3Moderate – Difficult
General Science 3-6Moderate – Difficult
Current Affairs3-4Moderate – Difficult
Total25Moderate – 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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