SSC CGL Exam Analysis

The most important exam of the year 2019, SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 1, has started from 4th June with lakhs of Candidates appearing for the exams. The exam process will continue for 8-10 days and needless to say, Avision Institute will keep an eye on this exam from the very first day itself. Through this post, we will provide the detailed topic wise analysis of SSC CGL Tier 1 that will help the candidates appearing for the exam in the upcoming days.

SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 1 Good Attempts

Let’s look at the exam pattern of SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 1 and the good attempts that can give you a rough idea of the ideal score for SSC CGL tier 1.The subject-wise details are given below:


Section Subject No of Questions Good Attempts
1 English Comprehension 25 18-20
2 Quantitative Aptitude 25 17-19
3 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 21-23
4 General Awareness 25 16-18
Total 100 72-79


Note:    There is a negative marking of 0.5 marks in all sections


Subject Wise Analysis of SSC CGL Tier 1

SSC CGL Exam Analysis: General Intelligence & Reasoning


The General Intelligence and Reasoning section is said to be the easiest and most scoring section of SSC CGL tier 1. However, questions asked in today’s 1st Shift were easy to moderate level. 3-4 Questions were a bit time consuming. The topic wise distribution of questions is given in the below table:


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. 1 Easy
Total Questions 25 Easy


SSC CGL Exam Analysis: English Language

The English Language section can be a tough call for aspirants who are weak in this subject. But In today’s SSC CGL 2018 1st Shift Exam, English language section was easy. No tough Vocabulary bothered the candidates. And the section was easy on overall analysis.

You can refer the below table to check the level of this section with the topic wise distribution of questions:


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

SSC CGL Exam Analysis: Quantitative Aptitude

Quantitative Aptitude can be a challenging section in SSC CGL Tier 1. The advance maths covers most of the questions. Quantitative Aptitude Section gave a tough time to the candidates with its 5-6 time consuming questions. 17-19 attempts with accuracy can save your boat in this section.

Check the below table which depicts topic wise analysis of quantitative aptitude section:


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


SSC CGL Exam Analysis: General Awareness

General Awareness covers a vast range of topics that can be asked in the exam. It usually comes up with surprises in SSC CGL tier1. Current affairs have been a favorite topic since previous years and in today’s exam too, there was a fair share of CA questions. Questions were of direct approach from History, General Science and other parts.

S.No. Topics No. Of Questions asked Level Of Exam
1 History 3 Easy-Moderate
2 Polity 2 Easy
3 Geography 2 Easy-Moderate
4 Economics 1 Easy-Moderate
5 Static Awareness 2 Easy-Moderate
6 Biology 3 Easy
7 Chemistry 4 Easy-Moderate
8 Physics 1 Easy-Moderate
9 Computer
10 Current Affairs 5-6 Easy
Total Questions 25 Easy-Moderate