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SSC CGL 2014 Tier-1 Exam Topic wise Analysis


SSC CGL 2014 Tier-1 Exam Topic wise Analysis: The SSC CGL 2014 Tier 1 Examination has already been conducted on 19th and 26th October 2014. In some examination centres in Jaipur, re examination was held on 18th January 2015. Candidates who have applied can check the SSC CGL Tier 1 cut off 2014 available at Nearly 13 lakhs candidates were participated in the examination and 1 lakhs candidates are qualified in the exam.

The Tier I exam consists of four papers – English language, General Intelligence and Reasoning, Quantitative Aptitude and General Awareness. The total number of questions asked from these four sections is 200. The questions contain multiple choices and carry negative marks on wrong evaluation in part of the candidates. Thus, it is very important to answer only those questions to which the candidates are sure enough. The General Awareness paper consists of questions that could check the overall connection of the candidates with their immediate surroundings. It checks the candidate’s ability to remember things as well and could turn an ordinary student into an avid reader and learner. The paper carries questions from every possible section be it any subject or current events. Thus the candidates need to be very flexible in getting overall holistic information from every possible source.

Below is the tabular synopsis of SSC CGL Tier-1 Exam Analysis for all sections:

Section Total No. of Questions Maximum Marks Difficulty Level
General Intelligence and Reasoning 50 50 Easy-Moderate
General Awareness 50 50 Easy-Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude 50 50 Moderate-Hard
English Compression 50 50 Easy
TOTAL 200 200


Cut off marks for SSC CGL Tier 1 2014: Staff Selection Commission has released the SSC CGL Tier 1 cut off 2014 along with the results. The commission has released the marks of qualified and non qualified candidates on its official site As per the SSC CGL tier-II Exam Schedule 2015 the tier 2 examination for the qualified candidates is on 11th and 12th April 2015. Admit cards for the CGL tier 2 Examination will be available on the official site 7 days before the exam.


Section & Topic wise Analysis of SSC CGL 2014 Tier-1 Exam:

  1. A) Topic wise Analysis of Reasoning Section: Bringing no surprises for the candidates, General Intelligence & Reasoning section remained in easy to moderate zone, in line with its difficulty level in last two years. Candidates with clear concepts and proper time management could qualify in this section at ease.
Analogy 6
Series 7
Odd One Out 6
Statement-Conclusion 1
Statement-Inference 1
Visual Reasoning 8
Maths Based Questions 7
Coding-Decoding 3
Directions 2
Analytical Reasoning 2
Word Formation 3
Venn Diagrams 3
Matrix Based 1


  1. B) Topic wise Analysis of English Section: English was easy according to most of the people but people with Hindi/vernacular medium found it difficult. The pattern was same as asked in previous SSC Exams. This section came as a relief as the level of questions were easy and the candidates were easily able to solve them.
Vocabulary/Idioms/Phrases 21
Grammar 17
Reading Comprehension 10
Spellings 2


  1. C) Topic wise Analysis of Numerical Ability: Most of the questions in this section were solvable but the problem lies with calculations. Calculations were time consuming esp. of DI section. Other questions on number series, algebra, time-Distance was less time consuming. Overall difficulty level was high because of time consuming calculations.This section had questions which were calculation intensive and time consuming therefore; required lot of practice from the candidates end.
Number System 2
Arithmetic 15
Algebra 7
Geometry 12-13
Trigonometry 7
Data Interpretation 6-7


  1. D) Topic wise Analysis of General Awareness: The questions deal with issues related to the nation, its policies, its achievements, its socio-political and economic structure and many more. The questions can also be asked regarding our country’s immediate relationships with the neighbouring countries, the bi-lateral trades, the foreign policy and international standpoint of the nation of certain issues of national and international importance.

There were questions from history, Geography, Economy, Culture, Politics, Sports and Law. Anything that creates news or is capable of creating ripples can find its place in the question papers. The current happenings and events on the national platform are important aspects to know about by the candidates. There should be a clear understanding of the political and economic motifs behind any issue pertaining to national security or threat.

Specific achievements, Awards and honours, Cultural activities, films and entertainment could also find its place in the question paper of General Awareness. It is a diverse paper where anything that makes news could get importance. There are questions from scientific researches, physics, chemistry, biology, botany and various other parts of science that also make questions in the paper.

History 5
Science & Technology 22
Geography 4
Polity 5
Economics 5
Current Affairs 3
Miscellaneous 6


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2 Comments on SSC CGL 2014 Tier-1 Exam Topic wise Analysis

  1. Thanks for the brief analysis..

  2. tell me the best book to prepare general awareness

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