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SSC CGL tier 1 exam review, test paper pattern and analysis 2016

Staff Selection Commission conducts a very competitive exam called CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Examination every year for the recruitment of different categories of posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam Analysis, Expected Cutoff: 27 August 2016

SSC has conducted its CGL 2016 Tier I Exam today. Finally this most awaited SSC Exam’s first phase comes to an end. The next thing that candidates have in their mind after writing SSC CGL Tier I Exam 2016 is cut off mark sheet and result. It is mandatory for the aspiring candidates to qualify in the SSC CGL Tier I Exam in order to go to the next Phase which is SSC CGL Tier II.

Here we are presenting to you a complete SSC CGL tier 1 test paper pattern and analysis so that you can analyze your own SSC CGL Tier I attempt. You can subscribe to our website to get all the latest details and updates on SSC CGL Exam 2016.   

SSC CGL Tier I 2016 Examination/test Pattern

SSC CGL Tier-I Examination is an offline entrance examination or Phase –I in SSC CGL examination. In short, If you qualify in SSC CGL Tier-I examination, then you shall be called for the SSC CGL Tier-II Examination and so on.  

SSC Tier-I test that held today was based on the below mentioned pattern. The SSC CGL Tier I exam 2016 was a 1 hours 15 minute objective type written paper. This exam was having 4 major sections, having 25 questions each. Candidates were supposed to attempt maximum questions correctly within this time period.

Exam Type

Total Questions

Total Marks

Time allotted

Exam Sections

Major Sections

Questions in each Sections

Tier-I Exam

100

200

75 minute

4

1. English Comprehension

2. General Awareness(includes current affairs)

3. Quantitative Aptitude

4. Logical Reasoning and Intelligence

25

Important things that you must know about SSC CGL Tier-I (held today) and Tier-II (upcoming) Examination

  • Exam Type: Both are multiple choice objective type exams. 
  • Marking Scheme in both the examinations: There is one mark for each right answer.
  • Negative Marking: Yes, there is negative marking in SSC CGL Examinations.
  • In SSC CGL Tier-I exam, there is a penalty of 0.25 marks for every wrong answer.
  • In SSC CGL Tier-II exam, 0.50 marks deduction for every wrong answer in Quantitative Aptitude section and 0.25 marks deduction for every wrong answer in English section.

So, before you analyze your total score, you must always remember that every incorrect answer takes away 0.25 marks from your entire score.

How was SSC CGL Tier-I Exam?

SSC CGL Tier-I Exam was overall a moderate fight. Around 80-90% of the students who attempted SSC CGL Tier-I exam today found it average to moderate level examination.

However, English Comprehension section was little hard this time as compared to the previous year examinations.  

If you think that you exam went average then do not worry about it. We have given today’s SSC CGL Tier I paper analysis to ease your work. You can actually get to know how you have performed in the SSC CGL tier-I exam today.  

SSC CGL Tier-I Subject Wise Paper Analysis (27th August 2016, Morning Shift)

S. No

Subject

Section –wise detailed SSC CGL Tier-I Analysis

1.

SSC CGL Tier I English Language Analysis:

There were vocabulary based questions this time.

There were questions from the topics such as,

  • Synonyms- One question
  • Antonym- One question
  • Spelling- One question
  • One Normal Passage normal and questions abased on it.

Candidates found this section not that easy if we compare with the previous year question paper.  

Note: Keep watching our website for the English Language questions from SSC CGL Tier-I  Paper (27th August 2016, Morning Shift)

2.

SSC CGL Tier I Quantitative Aptitude Analysis:

This section had questions from topics such as,

Arithmetic,

Geometry,

Trigonometry,

Fractions

The questions were not tricky rather were straight forward.

The questions from Arithmetic part were easy.

Questions based on topics such as Geometry and Trigonometry was of Moderate Level. Candidates found Quantitative Aptitude section moderate and not much difficult.

If you have attempted 18-20 questions correctly then there are higher chances that you will qualify in this section easily.


Note: Keep watching our website for the Quantitative Aptitude questions from SSC CGL Tier-I  Paper (27th August 2016, Morning Shift)

3.

SSC CGL Tier I General Intelligence and Reasoning Analysis:

The questions in this section were of easy level. It has been estimated that more than more than 60% questions were easy.

There were 5 straight questions from the topic Bar Chart.

The major focus of candidates while attempting SSC CGL Tier I General Intelligence and Reasoning section was to solve maximum questions correctly within the allotted time period.

The questions were from various topics such as:

Analogy,

Visual Reasoning,

Bar chart

Some candidates/students have reported that one of the questions from Bar chart was wrongly stated.

Note: Keep watching our website for the General Intelligence and Reasoning questions from SSC CGL Tier-I  Paper (27th August 2016, Morning Shift)

4.

SSC CGL Tier I General Awareness Analysis:

There were very few questions from the current affairs and those who read previous year question papers got lucky this time. This time, questions in SSC CGL Tier I General Awareness were repeated from previous year question papers.

The level of difficulty of SSC CGL Tier I General Awareness was moderate. More preference wwas given on Static General Knowledge.

 Note: Keep watching our website for the General Awareness questions from SSC CGL Tier-I  Paper (27th August 2016, Morning Shift)

Here is the last year’s SSC CGL Tier-I cut off that can help you in estimating this year’s cut off marks. This year, SSC CGL Tier-I cut off is expected to go high.

Category

Cut – off

General

104

SC

83

ST

77.50

OBC

91

We will be uploading the entire questions base section –wise and we will present more SSC CGL Tier-I Subject Wise Paper Analysis (27th August 2016, Morning Shift) for you so that you can analyze your performance well.

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Last minute preparation tips for SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1

“Just remember, you can do anything you set your mind to, but it takes action, perseverance, and facing your fears.” – Gillian Anderson.

Just a day to go and SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 will be all set to hit the examination centres. The moment you get ready to start for the examination centre from your place, your mother and comes up with a spoonful of sweet curd and heaps of hopes in her heart for your success in the examination. A blend of those hopes with your determination and confidence will make you hit the bull’s eye.

The Staff Selection Commission or SSC conducts these examinations on an annual basis to recruit appropriate candidates for different vacancies like Income Tax Inspector, Assistant, Statistical Inspector, Assistant Audit officer etc. across the country. The SSC examinations has evolved as one of the toughest and competitive examinations with every year more than 2 lakh students appearing for it. The crucial need of the hour is preparation i.e. Smart and Effective preparation which will be like an “icing on a cake” along with your will power.

SSC CGL 2016: Examination in three phases

The examination of SSC CGL 2016 will be conducted in three different phases as given in the table below:

Tier

Details of the examination


 

Tier-1 

Written examination (objective type questions)


 

Tier-2 

Written examination (objective type questions)


 

Tier-3

Personality test

Interview

Skill test

Computer proficiency test


 

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Pattern of the examination

The pattern of the SSC CGL 2016 is as given below:

Subject

Questions

Marks

Time

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

50

75 minutes (Total)

For VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
100 minutes

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Language

25

50

TOTAL

100

200

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Significant dates and Events

Given below are some of the important dates of SSC CGL along with the significance:

SSC CGL 2016 Events (Tier 1)

Important Dates

SSC CGL 2016 application starts

February 13, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 application ends

March 24, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Admit Card for Tier 1

August 16, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 exam

August 27 to September 11, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Result for Tier 1

September/October, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Strategies for last minute preparation

To be prepared is half the victory.” Smart and organized preparation leads to ultimate victory. At the last minute, right mind-set of the candidate is highly essential to crack any examination. Here are some of the last minute preparation tips which will make you walk away with success.

  • Revision all the way! - Revision is an extremely crucial part of any preparation propaganda. Revise through the important topics of each section as it will boost up your confidence level:

Quant (Imp Topics)

  • Geometry
  • Mensuration
  • Trigonometry
  • Algebra
  • Simplification
  • Ratio & Proportion
  • Interest
  • Profit & Loss
  • Time, Speed & Distance

              Reasoning (Imp Topics)

  • Classification (Odd Man Out)
  • Analogy
  • Coding & Decoding
  • Puzzles
  • Directions & Distances
  • Matrix
  • Word Formation
  • Meaningful Order of Words
  • Dictionary Order of Words
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Blood Relations
  • Series
  • Verbal Reasoning (Statements & Conclusions, Course of Action etc.)
  • Non Verbal Reasoning

English (Imp Topics)

  • One Word Substitution
  • Correction of Sentences/ Replacement of Phrases
  • Gap Fillers
  • Spellings
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • Synonyms and Antonyms
  • English quizzes
  • Confidence matters- The candidates need to be confident about their preparation as self-confidence is highly essential to elevate performance level.
  • A stress- free mind is highly capable- Stress is the biggest enemy which arises out of nervousness. Keep your mind stress free and prepare and you will see wonders in your performance.
  • A sound sleep revitalizes your brain: Having a proper and sound sleep for at least 8 hours a day is highly essential for our body after tiring and hectic sessions throughout the day.
  • Patience is a virtue: The candidates need to have adequate patience while answering the questions in the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination. They should not lose patience and in that state they will end up making silly mistakes for which they will regret later.
  • Easy first, tough later: Always attempt the easy questions first and the difficult questions later. This practice will save ample of your time which you can invest in solving tough questions.
  • Tricky questions: Avoid them: Do not waste your valuable time by sticking on to the tricky questions as you will end up wasting your time. Instead, try solving all the questions which you are comfortable as wrong answers will lead to negative marking which will affect your performance in a negative way.
  • Keep the prerequisites ready Make sure that your admit card, photograph, your id proof and a pen are ready before you go for the examination.
  • Keep calm and prepare well: Last but not the least, relax, prepare well and believe that you can do it. Always remember “ Good luck is a residue of good preparation

We hope that this article helps you with the last minute preparation. Wear a big smile on your face and go for the examination. Stay tuned for more updates. We wish you all the very best. Way to go!

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How to Prepare for English Comprehension in SSC CGL 2016

This is one of the most desired examinations conducted by SSC every year. If you are looking forward to SSC CGL 2016 exam then, it is essential to focus on its every section especially on the English Comprehension in CGL exam 2016.

SSC CGL english preparation

CGLE Tier-I Exam 2016 will consist of English Comprehension as one of its major sections. The below given table highlight major aspects of English Comprehension in SSC CGL 2016.

Section

Total Questions

Marks

English Comprehension

50

50

CGLE Tier-II Exam 2016 will also consist of English Comprehension as one of its major sections.

Paper

Section

Total Questions

Marks

II

English Language and comprehension

200

200

Although English Comprehension in SSC CGL 2016 is considered to be an easy section as compared to other sections but it is important to prepare it well. Your preparation must be flawless and to the point.

How to prepare for English Comprehension in SSC CGL 2016?

  • Practice and learn things related to English language.

  • Get a hold on really long unseen passages and paragraphs.

  • Practice from online sample papers, mock drills, test series and previous year question papers. Fix your Sunday as practice day.

  • Work on your vocabulary through newspapers, magazines and online sources. Make your own vocabulary scrapbook. Keep adding new words and meanings in it.

  • Enhance English Grammar by getting a grip on rules and techniques. Solve grammar based sample papers.

  • Solve full SSC CGL 2016 English Comprehension sample paper within strict timings and know about your weak areas.

  • Make a separate time table for the weak spots and practice accordingly.

  • Note your speed and time you spend while solving this section. If required, focus on solving maximum questions correctly in minimum time.

  • You can even purchase paid online sample papers/test series/mock drills to prepare English Comprehension in SSC CGL 2016. Learn all the tricks and techniques from there.

  • Thoroughly prepare topics such as:

  • Error spotting

  • Sentence making

  • Inferences

  • Jumbled word/sentences

  • Antonyms/Synonyms

  • Idioms and phrases

  • Fill ups etc

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How to Prepare for General Awareness in SSC CGL 2016?

General Knowledge is one of the most essential sections in SSC CGL 2016. This section basically analyses candidate’s awareness level about the society in which they are living in. This section is very scoring only when you have focused on the general awareness effectively.

General Awareness for SSC CGL exam

If you are among those aspirants who wish to take up SSC CGL 2016 then, there are certain tips that you must follow to handle general awareness section perfectly.

How to Prepare for General Awareness in SSC CGL 2016?

Newspapers: This is one of the most common ways to keep up with the daily dynamism of the world around you.

  • Get yourself into the reading habit.

  • Jot down important news/highlights on daily basis in a scrap book.

Newspapers like The Indian Express, The Telegraph, Times of India, The Hindu, and Hindustan Times are among the best picks.

You can even subscribe e-newspapers so that you do not miss anything.

Magazines: Magazines are another wonderful source to update your general knowledge for CGL Exam 2016.

  • Check out some of the leading magazines that keep you updates on monthly basis. You can subscribe to these magazines (Hindi/English) for your current affairs knowledge offline and online through the online links as well. Such magazines have been designed in such a way that whatever happens in and around the current in a month is published.

  • Make sure that you get yourself a copy of India Yearbook.

  • Get yourself the official documents/ magazines published by the Government of India.

GK Digest Application: Download free GK digest application on your smart phone/tablet to learn about all the current affairs. You can even take up various competitive quizzes and solve practice material as well.

Online Quizzes: Keep testing your general knowledge. It is suggested that you must keep taking online quizzes. You can find countless free quizzes online. Practice a lot.

Online Mock Tests: There are many websites which help you in taking various mock tests based on the exact pattern of general knowledge section asked in CGL exam 2016. Make yourself habitual of practicing through such online mock tests so that you know your weak areas and strong points.

Never forget to revise. You must make revision a habit so that you retain whatever you have jotted down or learnt so far.

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How to Prepare for General Intelligence and Reasoning in SSC CGL 2016

CGL or, combined Graduate Level exam 2016 tests lakhs of applicants every year. SSC CGL Exam 2016 is a written examination that has two main tiers:

  • Tier 1 examination is an objective type multiple choice examination.
  • Tier 2 examination is also a multiple choice based question paper.

How to Prepare for General Intelligence and Reasoning in SSC CGL 2016

We have jotted down crucial tips for preparing general intelligence and reasoning in SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam in the form of a table as given below. These definitely will help you in scoring high marks in SSC CGL Exam 2016.

Tips to prepare general intelligence and reasoning in SSC CGL 2016

  • Devise your own tricks/shortcuts/methods/technique to solve questions faster.

  • Attempt those questions that you are absolutely sure about.

  • Do not get stuck on one question. Do not waste your time; just move to the next one immediately.

  • Get to the basic concept/meaning/technique behind every topic that you will prepare.

  • Practice a lot from free online sources, websites and study material/ sample papers.

  • Practice from offline material as well. Get yourself introduced to variety of questions.

  • Do not stick to the medium or average level questions. Solve advance and higher level reasoning questions as well.

  • Go for the paid online study material or assessment series so that you can practice thoroughly.

  • Do not miss previous year question papers. Practice similar set of questions.

Time management is a must for general intelligence and reasoning in SSC CGL 2016. Time that you must devote for preparing general intelligence and reasoning in SSC CGL 2016 must be between 6-7 hours per day.

It is very important to highlight your weak topics while preparing general intelligence and reasoning in SSC CGL 2016. Make a list and then start working and practicing those topics till the time you become very confident about them.

It is advisable that you must analyze your performance regularly and must work on your speed while you are while preparing general intelligence and reasoning in SSC CGL 2016. It is very important to answer maximum questions correctly within the given time frame.

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How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL 2016

Staff Selection Commission is all set to conduct SSC Combined Graduate Level Examination 2016 for recruiting candidates for various Group B and C Category Posts. 

SSC CGL english comprehension

The candidates, who qualify the CGL Tier I examination, are eligible for the CGL Tier II examination and then Tier III examination. So, our main focus here is – “How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL 2016.”

Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL 2016 tests your s mathematical techniques and skills. This section is time consuming but is also very scoring. With right practice and focus, you can score really well in Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL 2016.

The given below table will let you know how many questions were asked in previous year SSC CGL exams so that you can analyze hw many can be expected from the in Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL Exam 2016. You can prepare efficiently and accordingly.

SSC CGL Quantitative Aptitude Topic

 2015

 2014

 Arithmetic

 13-15

 8-10

 Algebra

 7-9

 9-11

 Trigonometry

 5-7

 8-10

 Geometry

 11-13

 15-17

 Number System

 3-5

 4-6

 Data Interpretation

 4-6

 6-8

How to Prepare for Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL 2016

It is important to prepare this section laboriously so that you do not mess up in SSC CGL 2016. Here are the indispensible tips and tricks to prepare and crack Quantitative Aptitude in SSC CGL 2016.

Time Management is mandatory.

You get limited time to solve the SSC CGL exam 2016. Solve questions speedily. So not ponder and get stuck on one question. If you do not know how to solve it; just move to the next one immediately.

Practice through NCERT and other offline material

Open NCERT books and other material that can brush your basic concepts.

Practice and a lot of online practice is a must

Practice daily through online sample papers/test series/mock drills and questionnaires.

Stick to the basics and concepts

Make your own formulas and tricks book/scrap book

Devise your own shortcuts and techniques to save time.

Go for paid online practice papers and assignments.

You can subscribe to our website to get daily updates on SSC CGL 2016.

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SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 Exam Analysis and Expected Cut off marks

“Every job is a self- portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence” –Jessica Guidobono.

The SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination is all set to hit the examination centres in the month of August. Do you wish to see your name at the top of the list of successful candidates in the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination which will give a million dollar smile on the face of your family and friends? If you think it is impossible to do so you have already lost the game but if you feel it is difficult but can be achieved by some sincere efforts, you are on the right track!

SSC CGL 2016 tier 1 expected analysis and expected cut off

With a very few days remaining, the candidates need to pull up their socks and give their best. Just take care of your preparation which has to be up to the mark. On the day of the examination, your efforts, your goodwill and the best wishes of your well-wishers will make everything awesome.

The SSC CGL examination is conducted on an annual basis by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) to recruit candidates for various civil posts in government of India. The exam will be conducted through online mode in Tier I and Tier II followed by interview and skill test.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier-I Exam cut off marks shall be declared shortly by SSC on its official website. Students must analyze their performance to know whether they will get through or not.

After a thorough research and analysis of the previous year SSC CGL cut-off marks, we have come up with an expected cut-off list for the SSC CGL 2016 Examination.

The below mentioned tables will showcase the SSC CGL 2016 expected cut off marks.

SSC CGL 2016 Tier-I Expected Cut off

UR

 OBC

 SC

 ST

 OH

 Ex.S

VH

HH

 For all posts

100-105

90-95

 80-85

 75-80

 65-70

 65-70

 50-55

 20-25


 

SSC CGL 2016 Tier-II Expected Cut off

Category

UR

OBC

SC

ST

 For interview posts

415

390

 350

 330


 

You can analyse the last year’s SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 Exam cut off to know how much you need to get through this time.

SSC CGL Tier-1 Cut-off 2015

Category-wise SSC CGL Tier-I Cut off 2015 for Paper -I & Paper-II 

Let us have a quick glance at the category wise cut- off of the ‘Paper- I and II‘which will give you an insight of how much you need to score:

SC

ST

OBC

Ex.S

OH

HH

VH

UR

Total

SSC CGL Cut-off Marks

80.25

74.25

89.50

67.75

69.00

20.00

51.00

102.25

Candidates Available

23624

11087

58137

4648

2859

2021

1412

41084

14487


 

Category-wise SSC CGL Tier-I Cut off 2015 for Paper -III (Statistics)

Let us take a look at the category wise cut- off of the ‘Paper- III‘which will give you an insight of how much you need to score in the individual sections:

SC

ST

OBC

Ex.S

OH

HH

VH

UR

Total

SSC CGL Cut-off Marks

80.25

74.25

89.50

67.75

69.00

20.00

51.00

102.25

Candidates Available

3285

1212

9628

268

234

140

113

7322

22202

Analysis of Previous Year SSC CGL Tier-1 Cut-off Marks:

Let us take a quick look at the previous year cut- off marks which will give you a rough idea of the marks you need to score:


 

SSC CGL Tier-1 Cut off marks (For all posts)

2014

2013

2012

2011

SC

77

77

64

63.5

ST

69.5

69

62

63.25

OBC

82

85

70

70.25

Ex.S

62

25

25

60

OH

68.75

67

60

50

HH

25

25

25

50

VH

40

61

25

50

UR

96.5

102

82

86.75


 


 

It is advisable that you must keep visiting official website of SSC at http://ssc.nic.in/ to officially cross check results and cut off marks.

You can also subscribe to our website to get all the latest information related to the SSC CGL exam 2016. Stay tuned for more updates. We anticipate to see you come up with flying colours in the examination. Good luck!

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SSC CGL tier 1 Test Paper Pattern and Analysis

Staff Selection Commission conducts a very competitive exam called CGL (Combined Graduate Level) Examination every year for the recruitment of different categories of posts in various Ministries/ Departments/ Organizations.

SSC CGL tier 1 test paper pattern and analysis

SSC CGL 2016 Examination/test Pattern

SSC CGL Tier-I Examination is an offline entrance examination or Phase –I in SSC CGL examination. In short, If you qualify in SSC CGL Tier-I examination, then you shall be called for the SSC CGL Tier-II Examination and so on.

The given below table on the SSC Tier-I test pattern will clarify all your doubts about it.

Exam Type

Total Questions

Total Marks

Time allotted

Exam Sections

Major Sections

Questions in each Sections

Tier-I Exam

200

200

2 hours

4

1. English Comprehension

2. General Awareness(includes current affairs)

3. Quantitative Aptitude

4. Logical Reasoning and Intelligence

50

You must always remember that every incorrect answer takes away 0.25 marks from your entire score.

SSC CGL Tier-I Test Paper Analysis

S. No

Subject

Major topics to prepare

Analysis

1.

English Language

Synonyms and Antonyms

Word formation

Sentence completion

Comprehensions/Unseen passages

Theme detection

Error detection

Passage correction

Sentence correction

Spellings

Grammar related questions

Idioms, Phrases

Expect medium to advance level 5-10 questions from each topic.

2.

Quantitative Aptitude

Number system

Simplifications

Roots & Averages

Surds & Indices

Percentages

Profit & Loss

Ratio & Proportion

Partnership

Chain Rule

Time & Work

Pipes & Cisterns

Time & Distances

Problems on Trains

Boats & Streams

Allegation & Mixtures

Simple Interest

Compound Interest

Stocks & Shares

Clocks & Algorithms

Volume & Surface Area

Permutations & Combinations

Heights & Distances

Data Integration

Line Graphs

Bar Graphs

Pie Charts

Tabulation

Expect medium to advance level 1-14 questions from the mentioned topics.

3.

Logical Reasoning and Intelligence

Analogy

Coding & Decoding

Blood relations

Sitting arrangements

Series completion

Syllogisms

Decision making

Statement reasoning

Analogy,

Series completion

Classification

Directions

You can find 1 to maximum 9 questions from the topics mentioned.

4.

General Awareness(includes current affairs)

National and international current events

Reserve Bank Of India

Indian Budget especially Union and Railway Budget

Current research and discoveries

Books and Authors

Worldwide Famous Awards

Renowned Personalities

News on Indian Defense services

Sports

Marketing terms and concepts

Current Financial updates/news

Indian Economy

There is no fixed pattern for this section.

Visit http://ssc.nic.in/ for all the latest updates on SSC CGL exam.

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Top 5 time Management Tips for SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination

“The strongest of all warriors are these two: Time and Patience.”- Leo Tolstoy. The forthcoming SSC CGL Tier 1 is all set to hit in the month of August and all the aspirants have their fingers crossed. The SSC CGL Tier 1 examination, being an online examination, doesn’t give you the privilege of requesting for extra two minutes to the invigilator for filling in the answers. So, efficient time management is the “need of the hour”.

Time management is an essential tool in any competitive examination. It is one of the biggest and toughest challenge to manage time in the SSC CGL examination. But, we believe you can do it if you have the confidence that you will be able to do it. We have come up with this article to help you manage time like a piece of cake!

SSC CGL Tier 1 : Top 5 time management tips

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Pattern:

Let us take a look at the pattern of the SSC CGL2016 Tier 1 examination.

Subject

Questions

Marks

Time

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

50

75 minutes (Total)

For VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
100 minutes

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Language

25

50

TOTAL

100

200


SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1: Important Dates:

Given below are the important dates of SSC CGL Tier 1 examination:

SSC CGL 2016 Events

Important Dates

SSC CGL 2016 application starts

February 13, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 application ends

March 24, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Admit Card for Tier 1

August 16, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 exam

August 27 to September 11, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Result for Tier 1

September/October, 2016


SSC CGL Tier I: Schedule

It’s time to take a brief look at the schedule of SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination.

Timing for 27th September 2016 to 29th August 2016 (two batches per day)

Batch

Timings

First Batch

10 : 00 AM to 11: 15 AM

Second Batch

4: 15 PM to 5: 30 PM


 


 


 


Timing for 30th September 2016 to 11th September 2016 (three batches per day)

Batch

Timings

First Batch

10 : 00 AM to 11: 15 AM

Second Batch

1: 15 PM to 2: 30 PM

Third Batch

4: 15 PM to 5: 30 PM


 


 


 


 


You can also check the official notification by SSC by clicking here: http://cdn.toprankers.com/docs/TopRankers-Important-Notice-01-07-2016.pdf


SSC CGL Tier I: Syllabus

In order to upraise your performance in the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination, you must be thorough with the syllabus. We give you a list of some of the important topics from each section.

Quantitative Aptitude:

  • Decimals
  • Fractions
  • Percentage
  • Ratio and Proportion
  • Square roots and Average
  • Simple and compound Interest
  • Profit and Loss
  • Time and distance
  • Time & Work
  • Graphs of Linear Equations
  • Circle and its chords
  • Trigonometric ratio
  • Degree and Radian Measures
  • Heights and Distances etc.

Reasoning:

  • Semantic Analogy
  • Symbolic/Number Analogy
  • Figural Analogy
  • Number Series
  • Figural Series
  • Problem Solving
  • Numerical Operations
  • Symbolic Operations
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Drawing inferences
  • Figural Pattern – folding and completion
  • Indexing
  • Address matching
  • Classification of centre codes/roll numbers
  • Small & Capital letters/numbers coding
  • Decoding and classification
  • Embedded Figures
  • Social Intelligence etc.

General Awareness:

  • India and its neighbouring countries
  • History
  • Culture
  • Geography
  • Economic Scene
  • General Policy & Scientific Research.
  • Sports
  • Politics
  • People and power
  • Finance and economy
  • Fashion
  • Media
  • Awards and Honours etc.

English Comprehension:

  • Antonyms
  • Synonyms
  • Spelling and Vocabulary
  • Idioms and Phrases
  • One word substitution
  • Direct and Indirect speech
  • Cloze test
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Sentence formation and correction etc.


 

SSC CGL Tier 1: Five steps for efficient time management

  • Be thorough with the pattern of the examination: You need to make sure that you are well aware enough about the pattern of the examination and assiduous in following it in every aspect. The entire paper consists of 100 questions worth 200 marks. It implies that you have a time of 45 seconds to solve one question. This tells you the importance of managing time in the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination. The good news is that there is no sectional cut- off but you have to decide time allocation for each section according to your convenience.

  • Time management for General Awareness: This can be tagged as the one of the best scoring areas of SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination. If you are sound enough in this section, it will hardly take you 10 minutes to attempt questions of this section. Try spending not more than half a minute on each question of this section. Do not waste time or attempt questions which you are not sure about. This practice can encourage negative marking which will, in turn, degrade your performance. Attempt only those questions which you are sure about.

  • Time management for General Intelligence and Reasoning: This section comprises of 25 questions of 2 marks each. This section needs utmost attention of the candidate as the questions in this section are tricky. You need to formulate some short but effective tricks to solve these questions which will make you fast and will save your time. You can learn these tricks only when you practice. If you have practiced enough, you will be easily able to attempt at least 15- 20 questions in a time span of 18- 20 minutes with good accuracy. Try spending not more than a minute on each question of this section. If at any point of time you are stuck at any question, move on to the other questions without wasting time on one question.

  • Time management for Quantitative Aptitude: It is the most tricky, difficult yet scoring section of the SSC CGL Tier 1 examination. This section also comprises of 25 questions of 2 marks each. Try not to spend more than 25 minutes in this section and try to attempt this section at the very end. In order to perform well in this section, you need to be largely familiar with the concepts and formulae.

  • Time management for English Comprehension: English is the third most common native language of the world. It acts as a communication window between people from different regions and cultures. This section basically tests the proficiency of the candidate in English. The questions in this section have a fixed pattern and this makes you easy to practice. If you are skilful enough in this section, it will take you hardly 15- 18 minutes to complete it.


 

SSC CGL Tier 1: Do’s in the examination

  • Go for the easy questions first. This practice will save your time and you would be able to invest this time in solving tough questions
  • Avoid wasting time on lengthy questions and on the questions you are not sure about.
  • Do not forget to mark the correct answers in the answer sheet.
  • It is always a good practice to start with the section you are most comfortable with.
  • Never attempt the questions you are not sure about. It will encourage negative marking which will have adverse effect on your scores
  • Apply short tricks to solve questions. It will intensify your speed and save time.

We hope that this article will help you thrive in the SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 examination. Stay tuned with us for more updates. Way to go!



 

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Top five success mantra to crack SSC CGL Tier 1 2016

“The strongest factor for success is self- esteem: Believing you can do it, believing you deserve it and believing you will get it”. The SSC CGL exams have evolved as the most popular examinations in the public sector and has been one of the most competitive examination with more than 2 lakh students appearing every year. The Staff Selection Commission conducts these examinations every year in order to recruit candidates for posts like Income Tax Inspector, Assistant, Statistical Inspector, Assistant Audit officer etc.


 

Sure Success tips for SSC CGL tier 1 exams 2016


 

Determination and will power are the two major factors for attaining the pinnacle of success. While the syllabus and pattern remains pretty much the same every year, the evolution in SSC CGL examinations is observed annually in terms of competition and going for “Smart work” instead of “Hard work”. SSC CGL needs sheer adamancy in terms of will power and determination as it is no longer a game which can be won with mediocre efforts.  Let us skim through some of the relevant details of SSC CGL.

SSC CGL: Three phases

SSC CGL examination is conducted in the following phases:

Paper

Details


 

Tier-1 

Written examination (objective type questions)


 

Tier-2 

Written examination (objective type questions)


 

Tier-3

Personality test

Interview

Skill test

Computer proficiency test

SSC CGL: Pattern of Tier 1 examination

The pattern of SSC CGL Tier 1 is very comprehensive and is designed to test the calibre and proficiency of the candidate in all the sections.

Subject

Questions

Marks

Time

General Intelligence & Reasoning

25

50

75 minutes (Total)

For VH & Candidates
suffering from
Cerebral Palsy:
100 minutes

General Awareness

25

50

Quantitative Aptitude

25

50

English Language

25

50

TOTAL

100

200

SSC CGL: Important dates of Tier 1 examination

SSC CGL 2016 Events (Tier 1)

Important Dates

SSC CGL 2016 application starts

February 13, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 application ends

March 24, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Admit Card for Tier 1

August 16, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Tier 1 exam

August 27 to September 11, 2016

SSC CGL 2016 Result for Tier 1

September/October, 2016

SSC CGL: Top five strategies to gear up for the Tier 1 examination

In order to plot the flag of success in SSC CGL examination, you need to buckle up and prepare a smart strategy: We offer you seven tips which will definitely make you come out flying:

  • Do start your preparation from the zero level: Start your preparation from the zero level and solve problems of lower level (simple problems) first followed by tougher problems. Do not start from the high level problems at once as you may mess up your concepts. Always remember, in order to perform well in the high level problems you need to have a sound and lucid knowledge about the basic concepts.
  • Prepare a time table with time allotment for each section: Prepare a schedule which will help you get in touch with all the sections on a regular basis. This practice is a little tough to continue but if followed properly, it will bear you some amazing results which you can hardly believe.
  • Follow the best of resources: Resources are those platforms which make you well- equipped with information for any examination. Make sure you follow the best of resources which will enlighten your knowledge and make you evolve as a champion!
  • Solve questions without the help of solutions: Try to solve problems without referring to the solutions. This practice will make you confident when you make approaches for solving problems. You may cross check the final answers but don’t refer to the entire detailed solution while solving a question.
  • Try out different ways of solving a problem: Try solving a problem in different ways. This habit will enhance your speed and make you analyse the method which is the least time consuming among all other methods.

Last but not the least, trust on your efforts and endeavour because “Believe you can and you are halfway there”.

We hope that this article helps you to make the hundred percent of your preparation. Stay tuned with us for more updates. Way to go!


 


 

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