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SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 1 Exam Analysis : 11th June 1st Shift

Dear Aspirants,

SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 1, has already commenced from 4th June with lakhs of aspirants appearing for the exam in various shifts to get the job of their dreams. We hope that the candidates who appeared for the exam have performed as per their knowledge. The exam analysis holds great importance for aspirants in the upcoming shifts as it gives a rough idea of the questions asked. This post will provide you all the  information regarding the detailed topic wise exam analysis of SSC CGL Tier 1.  The exam can be said to be of easy-moderate level. 

SSC CGL 2018-19 Tier 1 11th June [Shift-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 General Intelligence and Reasoning 25 22-23
2 General Awareness 25 15-17
3 Quantitative Aptitude 25 16-18
4 English Comprehension 25 21-22
Total 100 74-80

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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 level.

  • Venn Diagram- Sarso, ghobhi & gehu
  • Series- 57, 62, 31, 36, 18, ___
  • Blood Relation- Parnav & priyank are brother and Sonia Saksham’s sister. If Sonia is Priyank’s mother then how Parnav is related to Sonia?
  • AU=21 Egg=245 than BAKE=?

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 3 Easy-Moderate
4 Statement & Conclusions 1 Easy
5 Directions
6 Sequence (Acc. to Dictionary) 2 Easy
7 Word Formation
8 Coding-Decoding 3 Easy
9 Mathematical Operations 1 Easy
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
16 Hidden Figure 1 Easy
17 Dice 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. 

Synonyms- Defer, arrogance
Synonyms- Preplex, plentiful
Idioms & phrases – Through think & thin
One word substitution- A person who loves to collect, read and admire books- Bibliophile

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 2 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)
11 Spelling Correction 2 Easy
12 Cloze test 5 Easy-Moderate
Total Questions 25 Easy

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 and arithmetic maths is generally considered easy by many aspirants. Maths was calculative.


  • If height of frustum is 21cm, & diameters are 3 cm & 2 cm. Then find its volume?
  • If the difference between SI & CI for 2 year at rate of 8.5% is Rs.28.9. Find the amount?
  • One question on divisibility with 12.
  • Two successive discount of 10% & 15% are given. If SP is given, find marked price?
  • AB & CD are two chords intersect each other at P outside the circle, AB= 6cm, PB= x cm, CD= 3 cm, PD= 5 cm. Find the value of x?
  • In a triangle ABC, AD is a medium and P is a point on it. If AP:PD= 3:4 Then find the ratio of triangle APB to triangle ABC?
  • A circle is given with diameter AB, CD is a chord and it makes a trapezium ABCD. Angle BAC= 25 then find the angle CAD?
  • A+B is given, AB+BC+CA is given, find the value of A^3+B^3+C^3-3ABC=?
  • A+B=5, If AB=3, find the A^3+B^3=?
  • cotA= 4/3, then find sinA+cosA-tanA=?
  • root x + 1/ root x = 6, then find the value of x^2 + 1/x^2=?
  • A:B= 5:4, then (8A + 3B) / (8A-3B)
  • DI- 3 subject & 5 college

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 1 Easy-Moderate
3 Number System 2 Easy
4 Simplification 1 Easy-Moderate
5 Time & Work 1 Moderate
6 Time, Speed & Distance 1 Easy-Moderate
7 S.I. & C.I. 1 Easy-Moderate
8 Profit & Loss & Discount 2 Easy
9 Co-ordinate Geometry
10 Geometry 3-4 Easy-Moderate
11 Mensuration 1 Easy-Moderate
12 Trigonometry 3 Easy
12 Percentage
12 Algebra (Calculative) 3 Easy-Moderate
13 DI (Tabular) 4 Easy-Moderate
Total Questions 25 Moderate 


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 tier-1. Current affairs have been a favorite topic since previous years and in today’s exam too, there was a fair share of CA questions. 

  • National bird of bhutan
  • World smallest animal.
  • Which article is related with president impeachment?
  • ICC’s newly appointed CEO name?
  • Who was the winner of Gyan Peeth award 2018?

Refer to the below table to check which topic was asked the most.

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 2 Easy-Moderate
9 Computer
10 Current Affairs 5-6 Easy
Total Questions 25 Moderate


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