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11 Mar 2020 11:40:16 AM

SSC CGL 2019-2020 Exam Analysis & Review: Find the detailed exam analysis of the SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier-1 Exam held from 3rd March to 9th March 2020 (All Shifts). The paper was conducted online in the Objective type MCQ format. So, let’s look at the type of questions asked in this exam, difficulty level and the number of good attempts.

SSC CGL 2019-2020 Exam Analysis & Review: SSC CGL 2019-2020 Tier-1 Online Exam was held from 3rd March 2020 to 9th March 2020. The Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam is being conducted every year for the recruitment of posts like Inspector/ Sub-Inspector, Auditor, Accountant / Junior Accountant, Senior Secretariat Assistant / Upper Division Clerks, Tax Assistant, Upper Division Clerk (UDC), Assistant Section Officer, Junior Statistical Officer, etc.

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In this article, we are going to share the detailed Exam Analysis of SSC CGL Tier-1 2019-20 Exam conducted online from 3rd March to 9th March 2020. Let’s first look at the Subject-wise Exam Analysis of the SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier-1 Online Exam.

SSC CGL Tier-1 (CBE) 2019-20 Subject-wise Exam Analysis

Exam Date

Quantitative Aptitude

General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Awareness

English Language and Comprehension

Day 1:

3rd March

(Easy to Moderate)

Difficulty level of the questions ranged from easy to moderate. Try to attempt all the easy questions first to achieve accuracy and high score.

Puzzles and series questions are quite easy and are taking less time in solving. Some questions were tricky like coding-decoding. Do not get stuck in these questions and attempt rest of the questions with ease.

Practice previous year paper for GK Section as the questions are being taken from past year SSC CGL Exam. Current Affairs questions are from sports, Important Days & Theme and Recent Appointments  

Synonyms, Antonyms, Spelling Test and Cloze Test questions are quite easy to attempt. Use rule of elimination for the words which are tough to understand. Avoid making guess work.

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Day 2:

4th March


Many questions were tricky and might take a lot of time to get solved. Candidates are advised not to spend more than 1 minute on any question

Questions are mainly brain teasers and puzzles and can be solved quickly. This can be the highest scoring sections for the candidates.

Many questions were from previous year papers and Current affairs questions were from sports, awards, etc. Candidates are advised to practice previous year papers for scoring high marks in GK questions

The difficulty level is not very high in this section. Synonyms, Antonyms and cloze test questions can be attempted easily. Questions on Comprehension Passage are not coming.

Day 3

5th March


Formula based questions are coming in the exam and some of them are exactly based on the previous year questions format. Candidates are advised to practice previous year papers for scoring high marks in Quant Section.

Questions can be solved with ease without using any formula. Candidates are advised to attempt maximum questions in this section to score high marks

Candidates are advised to practice previous year papers for scoring high marks in GK section as questions asked previously are coming in the exam. Last 4 to 6 months current affairs questions were asked.

Basic understanding of English Grammar and Vocabulary can help in scoring high marks in this section

Day 4

6th March

(Easy to Moderate)


Trigonometry, Geometry & Mensuration Questions were tough and time taking. Rest of the questions were of easy to moderate level.

Some questions are tricky to solve. Read the question completely to avoid any silly mistakes and acheive accuracy to score high marks.

Questions are of easy to moderate level. Candidates are advised not to make guess work to avoid negative marking.

Questions are of easy to moderate level. Dont make guesses if you dont know the answers to avoid negative marking.

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Day 5

7th March



Some questions from the topics, Trignometry, Probability, Mensuration & Geometry were time taking. Rest of the questions were of easy to moderate level.

Most of the questions are quite easy and can be attempted within a minute. Puzzles are tricky and you need to read the complete questions carefully.

Last 4 to 6 months Current Affairs questions were asked. GK questions are from History, Indian Constitution, Science, Awards and Books & Authors.

Basic of understanding of English Grammar and Vocabulary will help you in getting high marks in this section.

Day 6

8th March

(Easy to Moderate)


Lot of Easy questions came from topics Average, Percentage, Ration & proportion.

This is one of the highest scoring section of the exam as lots of easy questions are coming in this section.

Questions from current affairs, sports, history, Indian constitution, Awards came in the exam

Questions were easy as you need to have an understanding of basic English Grammar and Vocabulary.

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SSC CGL Tier-1 (CBE) 2019-20 Exam Analysis – 3rd March 2020

SSC CGL 2018 Tier-I exam is an objective exam which will be conducted online. The exam comprises of four sections having 100 questions (25 questions in each section) which will account for a total of 200 marks (maximum 50 marks in each section). There will be negative marking of 0.5 marks for wrong answers. The time duration of the Tier-1 exam will be 60 minutes. So let’s take a look at the questions asked in this SSC CGL Tier-1 (CBE) 2019-20 Exam held on 3rd March 2020:  

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SSC CGL Tier-I 2019-20 Online Exam Analysis held on 3rd March 2020 (Shift-1)


(Number of Questions/Marks)


Difficulty Level

(Good Attempts)

Quantitative Aptitude (25/50)

Number Systems, Decimals and Fractions, Percentages, Ratio and Proportion, Averages, Interest, Profit and Loss, Discount, Mensuration, Time and Distance, Ratio and Time, Time and Work, Trigonometry

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(17 to 20)

English Language and Comprehension


Spot the Error, Fill in the Blanks, Synonyms/ Antonyms, Mis-spelt words, Idioms & Phrases, One Word Substitution, Improvement of Sentences, Sentence Rearrangement, Cloze Test

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Easy to Moderate

(18 to 20)

General Intelligence & Reasoning


Analogies, Classification, Analogy, Coding-Decoding, Puzzle, Matrix, Word Formation, Venn Diagram, Direction and Distance, Blood Relations, Series, Non-Verbal Reasoning (Paper-folding, Mirror Image)

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Easy to Moderate

(20 to 22)

General Awareness


Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity, Awards, Indian Constitution, and general Science

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Easy to Moderate

(18 to 20)

Total 100 Objective MCQs

Easy to Moderate

(70 to 80)

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Highlights of SSC CGL Tier-1 (CBE) 2019-20 Exam

  • The paper was conducted in Online Mode across different cities.
  • All the questions were compulsory and were in Objective Type MCQ Format.
  • Each question was of 2 marks.

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  • All the sections were in English and Hindi Language except English Language and Comprehension section.
  • There was negative marking of 0.5 Marks for wrong answers.
  • SSC will decide the minimum qualifying marks of the online exam through normalization method.
  • It is compulsory to carry Admit Card with affixed Photograph on it and Original ID proof alongwith its photocopy as well.
  • Candidates were not allowed to leave the examination hall/room before the test was concluded.

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Important Points to Remember after SSC CGL Tier-I (CBE) 2019-20 Exam

  • SSC CGL Tier-II: This Exam is an objective exam which will be conducted online. The exam comprises of four Papers - Quantitative Abilities, English Language and Comprehension, Statistics and General Studies (Finance & Economics). Paper-I and Paper-II are compulsory for all posts. Paper-III will be for only those candidates who apply 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 shortlisted in Tier-I for Paper-IV, i.e., for the posts of Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts Officer.

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  • SSC CGL Tier-III: This Exam is a descriptive paper that will be taken offline via pen and paper mode. In this exam, candidates’ language proficiency, grammar knowledge, vocabulary usage, and writing skills will be tested in English/Hindi.
  • SSC CGL Tier-IV: This exam comprises of a couple of skill tests which are required for certain government posts and document verification procedure: DEST (Data Entry Speed Test), CPT (Computer Proficiency Test) and Document Verification

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The above analysis will help you to assess your rank among the thousands of candidates, who have appeared for the SSC CGL Tier-I 2019-20 Online Exam held on 4th & 3rd March 2020.


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