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SSC CGL 2020 Exam Analysis Conducted on 4th March 2020. Read to Know More!

By: Avantika Bhardwaj on March 05, 2020

SSC CGL 2020 Exam started from 2nd March 2020 and several students have appeared in the examination. As per the recent report, the examinations conducted on 3rd and 4th March have been categorized in moderate to difficult difficulty level. In this article the analysis and review of the most awaited and sought-after examination i.e. SSC CGL Preliminary Exam 2020 (Tier-1) is described. The exam analysis and review of SSC CGL 2020 Exam would help students understand the difficulty level as well as type of questions being asked in the examination.

Many students have shared their feedback and experience of the SSC CGL Exam they took on 3rd and 4th March 2020. The examination analysis of 1st shift conducted on 4th March along with the type of questions asked in the examination are given here.

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SSC CGL 2020 (Pre, Tier-1) Exam Analysis

The exam analysis of SSC CGL 2020 Exam conducted on 4th March 2020 is given below. Here is the detailed, section-wise, and overall analysis of SSC CGL 2020 Exam conducted during the first slot of SSC CGL.

The examination conducted during this shift is considered Easy to Moderate level of difficulty. Since there are four sections the question paper of SSC CGL is divided into, the difficulty level of all the four sections varied from Easy to Moderate difficulty level.

Section

Difficulty Level

Expected Good Attempts

General Awareness

Easy to Moderate

16-17

Logical Reasoning

Easy to Moderate

20-22

Quantitative Aptitude

Easy to Moderate

17-19

English Language

Easy to Moderate

18-20

Total

Easy to Moderate

76-80

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Analysis of Quantitative Aptitude

The questions asked in Quantitative Aptitude section of SSC CGL 2020 Examination varied from easy to moderate difficulty level. Most of the questions asked in the examination were from Arithmetic Section and a few questions required complex calculations. These questions might have brought complexity while attempting the questions of Quantitative Aptitude section.

There were more questions asked from the following topics:

  • Ratio
  • Average
  • Number System
  • Trigonometry
  • Data Interpretation (Tabular)

The table given below describes the total number if questions asked from each topic and the level of these questions asked:

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Data Interpretation

4

Easy to Moderate

Algebra

2

Easy

Percentage

1

Easy

Trigonometry

2

Easy

Mensuration

3

Easy to Moderate

Geometry

2

Easy to Moderate

Profit and Loss

1

Easy

Compound Interest

1

Easy to Moderate

Time, Speed, and Distance

1

Easy to Moderate

Time and Work

1

Easy

Simplification

2

Easy to Moderate

Number System

2

Easy

Average

1

Easy to Moderate

Ratio

2

Easy to Moderate

Total

25

Easy to Moderate

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Analysis of Logical Reasoning

Second section of SSC CGL 2020 Exam question paper is Logical Reasoning and the difficulty level of the examination varied from Easy to Moderate level. The questions were asked from various logical reasoning topics such as Coding-Decoding, Odd One Out, Analogy, Syllogism, etc.

Below is the analysis of questions asked from these topics and number of questions asked:

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Counting Figure

2

Easy

Missing Term

2

Easy

Paper Folding Image

1

Easy

Venn Diagram

1

Easy

Blood Relation

1

Easy

Calendar

1

Easy

Non-Verbal

3-4

Easy to Moderate

Coding-Decoding

3

Easy to Moderate

Order Ranking

1

Moderate

Syllogism

1

Moderate

Number Series

2

Easy

Statement and Conclusion

1

Easy

Alphabetical Series

2

Easy to Moderate

Odd One Out

2-3

Easy to Moderate

Analogy

2

Easy

Total

25

Easy to Moderate

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Analysis of English Language

English Language Section is one of the easiest sections that students can attempt efficiently. It doesn't take much time if the reading skills of appearing candidates is good and knowledge of English Grammar is sufficient. The difficulty level of English Language section is considered Moderate. One major change that was introduced in this question paper was there was no Reading Comprehension Passage instead there was one Cloze Test with 5 questions made from this cloze test paragraph.

The questions were of moderate difficulty level. Below given is the analysis of questions asked in English Language section and their difficulty level.

Topic

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Cloze Test

5

Easy to Moderate

Sentence Improvement

2

Easy

Word Correction in Sentences

1

Moderate

One Word Substitution

2

Easy to Moderate

Active and Passive Voice

2

Easy to Moderate

Antonyms

2

Easy

Synonyms

2

Easy

Idioms and Phrases

2

Easy

Sentence Rearrangement

2

Easy to Moderate

Error Detection

2

Easy to Moderate

Sentence Improvement

2

Easy to Moderate

Fill in the Blanks

1

Easy

Total

25

Easy to Moderate

Following were the two questions asked under Synonym and Idioms and Phrases topics:

  • Synonym – Protect, Prevent
  • Idioms and Phrases – Back to Square One

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Analysis of General Awareness

The most unpredictable section of all other four sections is General Awareness section. Though the questions of this area were Easy to Moderate difficulty level, students who keep themselves updated with what is happening around them were able to answer the questions. The major focus of this year was completely kept on General Awareness and Current Affairs along with Sports, and Dance. Out of these areas, Current Affairs were given more importance and weightage.

Below is the distributed analysis of type and number of questions asked in the examination:

Topics

No. of Questions

Difficulty Level

Current Affairs

6 – 7

Easy

Physics

1

Easy to Moderate

Chemistry

4

Easy to Moderate

Biology

2 – 3

Easy

Static Awareness

2

Easy to Moderate

Economics

1

Easy to Moderate

Geography

2

Easy to Moderate

Polity

2

Easy

History

4 – 5

Easy to Moderate

Total

25

Easy to Moderate

Based on the memory of students who took the examination, following were the questions related to General Awareness asked in the exam:

  • Article for Untouchability
  • Magadh empire Capital
  • Harshwardhan
  • Red Algae
  • Chief of the Army Staff
  • GDP Growth
  • Article for Discrimination
  • Layer of Moon
  • Temple related question
  • Gol Gumbaz location
  • Indus River
  • Gupta Dynasty
  • Vitamin K
  • Cause of Xerophthalmia

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