SSC CGL 2021 Recruitment: Exam Analysis and Cut-off (2020)

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On December 23, 2021, the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) released a notification for filling up various vacancies in Group B and Group C in different Ministries/Departments/Organisations of Government of India and various Constitutional Bodies/Statutory Bodies/Tribunals, etc. The SSC CGL exam is conducted every year to recruit eligible candidates.

In this article, we will go over the analysis and cut-offs of the SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 exam, which will help us understand the type of questions which may be asked in the upcoming SSC CGL 2021 exam. Moreover, it will help us recognise the major topics and exam pattern for the respective subjects. 

SSC CGL 2021 Recruitment: Exam Analysis & Cut-off (2020)

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Pattern Details

The SSC CGL exam is conducted in four phases-

  • Computer Based Exam- Tier 1
  • Computer Based Exam- Tier 2
  • Pen and Paper Mode (Descriptive Paper)- Tier 3
  • Computer Proficiency Test/Skill Test/Document Verification- Tier 4

Take a look at the SSC CGL 2021 exam pattern here.

SSC CGL 2020 Exam Analysis

In Tier 1 Exam the candidates are evaluated on the basis of 4 subjects-

  • General Intelligence & Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • Quantitative Aptitude
  • English Comprehension

In the following section we will examine each subject carefully.

English Language

It is evident from the table below that the questions have been asked from the basic grammar topics and there was no Reading Comprehension. This makes the level of the English language section easy.

TopicsNo. Of Questions askedLevel Of Exam
Fill in the Blanks2Easy
Sentence Improvement2Easy-moderate
Error Detection2Easy-moderate
Sentence Rearrangement2Easy
Idioms and Phrases2Easy
Synonyms2Easy
Antonyms2Easy
Active Passive1Easy
Narration1Easy
One Word2Easy
Spelling Correction2Easy
Cloze test5Easy
Total Questions25Easy

Quantitative Aptitude

Maximum questions in this section were asked from Data Interpretation, Trigonometry, Mensuration and Algebra. Additionally, you should also focus on easy topics that are mentioned in the table below. The overall level of this section was easy-moderate.

TopicsNo. Of Questions askedLevel of Exam
Ratio2Easy
Average1Easy
Number System2Easy
Simplification1Easy
Time & Work1Easy-moderate
Time, Speed & Distance1Easy-moderate
S.I./C.I1Moderate
Profit & Loss2Easy
Geometry2Easy
Mensuration3Easy-moderate
Trigonometry3Easy-moderate
Percentage1Easy
Algebra3Easy-moderate
DI4Easy-moderate
Total questions25Easy-moderate

Reasoning Ability

It can be seen from the table below, most of the questions were asked from Analogy, Coding-Decoding and Mathematical Operations. The level of difficulty of this section was easy.

TopicsNo. Of Questions askedLevel Of Exam
Analogy3Easy
Odd One Out2Easy
Series1Easy
Statement & Conclusions1Easy
Sequence (Acc. to Dictionary)1Easy
Coding-Decoding3-4Easy-moderate
Mathematical Operations2-3Easy
Blood Relation1Easy
Mirror Image1Easy
Venn Diagram1Easy
Paper Folding Image1Easy
Missing Term2Easy
Hidden Figure1Easy
Cube1Easy
Counting Figure [Rectangle]1Easy
Complete Figure1Easy
Total Questions25Easy

SSC CGL 2020 Exam: Tier 1 Cut-offs

Given below are the cut-offs of the SSC CGL 2020 Tier 1 exam listwise-

List 1- Candidates who qualified Tier 1 will be eligible for appearing in Tier 2 (Paper-1, Paper-2 and Paper 4 [General Studies {Finance and Accounts}]) and Tier 3 Exam

CategoryCut-off Marks
UR180.12237
EWS175.31247
OBC172.76640
SC156.73419
ST151.46077
OH147.08520
HH117.49075
Others-PWD83.70627

List 2- Candidates who qualified Tier 1 will be eligible for appearing in Tier 2 (Paper-1, Paper-2 and Paper-3 [Statistics]) and Tier 3 Exam

CategoryCut-off Marks
UR165.77474
EWS152.03803
OBC154.87053
SC130.76651
ST119.99291
OH130.86331
HH86.44781
VH110.67982
Others-PWD40.00000

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