SSC CGL 2021 Exam Analysis (13th to 24th August-All Shifts): Check Tier-1 Question Paper Difficulty Level & Good Attempts to clear Cutoff

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Analysis (13th to 24th August-All Shifts): Find the detailed exam analysis of the SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier-1 Exam held from 13th to 24th August 2021. So, let’s look at the type of questions asked in this exam, difficulty level, and the number of good attempts.

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SSC CGL 2021 Exam Analysis (13th to 24th August-All Shifts): Check Tier-1 Question Paper Difficulty Level & Good Attempts to clear Cutoff
SSC CGL 2021 Exam Analysis (13th to 24th August-All Shifts): Check Tier-1 Question Paper Difficulty Level & Good Attempts to clear Cutoff

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Analysis (13th to 24th August-All Shifts): SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier-1 Online Exam was held from13th August to 24th August 2021. The Combined Graduate Level (CGL) Exam is being conducted for the recruitment of 7035 Vacancies under Group “B” and Group “C” Posts - 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. In this article, we are going to share the detailed Exam Analysis of the SSC CGL Tier-1 2020-21 Exam conducted online from 13th to 24th August 2021.

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SSC CGL 2021 Subject-wise Tier-1 Exam Analysis

Let’s first look at the Subject-wise Exam Analysis of the SSC CGL 2021 Tier-1 Online Exam:

SSC CGL Tier-1 2021 Subject-wise Exam Analysis

Exam Date

Quantitative Aptitude

General Intelligence & Reasoning

General Awareness

English Language and Comprehension

Day 1:

13th August 2021

(Moderate)

The difficulty level of the questions ranged from easy to moderate. Try to attempt all the easy questions first to achieve accuracy and a 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 the 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 the rule of elimination for the words which are tough to understand. Avoid making guesswork.

Day 2:

16th August 2021

(Moderate)

 

Formula-based questions are coming in the exam and some of them are exactly based on the previous year's questions format. Candidates are advised to practice previous year's 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's papers for scoring high marks in the 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 3:

17th August 2021

(Moderate to Difficult)

 

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 section 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 4:

18th August 2021

(Moderate)

Some questions from the topics, Trignometry, Probability, Mensuration & Geometry were time taking. The 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 1 year Current Affairs questions were asked. GK questions are from History, Geography, Indian Constitution, Science, Awards, and Sports.

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

Day 5:

20th August 2021

(Moderate)

 

Trigonometry, Geometry & Mensuration Questions were tough and time taking. The 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 achieve accuracy to score high marks.

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

Questions are of easy to moderate level. Don't make guesses if you don't know the answers to avoid negative marking.

Day 6:

23rd August 2021

(Moderate to Difficult)

 

Few Maths Questions are very difficult to attempt. Candidates are advised not to give more than 1 minute to any question.

Puzzles & Arrangements questions are tricky to solve. Candidates are advised not to give more than 1 minute to any question.

General Science, History, Polity, Geography & Current Affairs Questions came in the Exam

Spelling errors, sentence correction, One-word substitution questions were of easy to moderate level 

Day 7:

24th August 2021

(Moderate)

 

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

This is one of the highest-scoring sections 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.

SSC CGL 2021 Exam Analysis – 13th to 24th August 2021

SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier-1 Exam consisted of 100 questions for 200 marks in the Objective MCQ Format. Questions asked in the exam were of ‘easy, moderate & difficult’ levels in different subjects. Also, there was a negative marking of 0.5 marks for wrong answers. So let’s take a look at the questions asked in this online exam held from 13th to 24th August 2021:  

SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Analysis held from 13th to 24th August 2021

Category

(Number of Questions/Marks)

Topics

Difficulty Level

(Good Attempts)

Quantitative Aptitude (25/50)

Number Systems, Computation of Whole Numbers, Decimals and Fractions and relationship between Numbers, Fundamental arithmetical operations, 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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Moderate

(15 to 18)

English Language and Comprehension

(25/50)

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

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Easy to Moderate

(18 to 20)

General Intelligence & Reasoning

(25/50)

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

 

Moderate

(20 to 22)

 

General Awareness

(25/50)

Sports, History, Culture, Geography, Economic scene, General Polity, Awards, Indian Constitution, and Scientific research etc.

Moderate

(18 to 20)

Total 100 Objective MCQs

Moderate

(75 to 80)

Highlights of SSC CGL 2021 Exam (Tier-1)

1. The paper was conducted in Online Mode across different cities.

2. All the questions were compulsory and were in Objective Type MCQ Format.

3. Each question was of 2 marks.

4. All the sections were in English and Hindi Language except the English Language and Comprehension section.

5. There was a negative marking of 0.5 Marks for wrong answers.

6. SSC will decide the minimum qualifying marks of the online exam through the normalization method.

7. Biometric registration of the candidates was done in the exam centres. Left Thumb Impression (LTI) of the candidates was collected in the venues of the examination with the help of biometric machines. While collecting LTI through the biometric device, all necessary precautions for sanitizing the hands of the candidates as well as biometric devices after every use will be ensured.

8. It is compulsory to carry Admit Card with an affixed Photograph on it and Original ID proof along with its photocopy as well.

DATE OF EXAM

DURATION FOR DOWNLOADING E-ADMISSION CERTIFICATE

FROM

TO

13-08-2021

09-08-2021

13-08-2021

16-08-2021

12-08-2021

16-08-2021

17-08-2021

13-08-2021

17-08-2021

18-08-2021

14-08-2021

18-08-2021

20-08-2021

16-08-2021

20-08-2021

23-08-2021

19-08-2021

23-08-2021

24-08-2021

20-08-2021

24-08-2021

Note: Candidates will be able to download the e-Admission Certificate only from the date mentioned above (4 days before the actual date of Examination)

9. 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 2021 Tier-1 Exam

  • SSC CGL Tier-II: This Exam is an objective exam that 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.
  • 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 a couple of skill tests that are required for certain government posts and document verification procedures: 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-1 Online Exam held from 13th to 24th August 2021.

FAQ

What is the Exam Pattern for SSC CGL 2021 Tier-1 Exam?

SSC CGL 2020-21 Tier-I Exam Is An Objective Exam That Will Be Conducted Online. The Exam Comprises 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). The Time Duration Of The Tier-1 Exam Will Be 60 Minutes.

Will there be a negative marking in the SSC CGL 2021 Tier-1 Exam?

0.5 Marks For Wrong Answers

How many Vacancies Announced under SSC CGL 2020-21 Recruitment?

7035 Vacancies

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