SSC CGL Exam Analysis of Past 5 Years

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Every year the Staff Selection Commission conducts the Combined Graduate Level Examination. This year too, the Staff Selection Commission has released the notification for the recruitment of employees/officers in the various government departments, Ministries and offices under the Government of India, for different posts.

What is SSC?

SSC is the acronym for Staff Selection Commission and it is a government body that is associated with the Department of Personnel and Training.

What is SSC CGL?

CGL stands for Combined Graduate Level Examination and  is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission for the recruitment of Group B and Group C Officers for positions like Assistant Audit Officer, Assistant Accounts Officer, Assistant Section Officer, Inspector of Income Tax, Inspector (Central Excise), Inspector (Examiner), Inspector (Preventive Officer) and more.

SSC CGL exam is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission to recruit employees for different reputable organizations like the Intelligence Bureau (IB), the Central Secretariat, the Ministry of Railways, the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the Central Bureau of Investigation and many more.

Comparison of SSC CGL number of vacancies in the last five years

    YearURSCSTOBCTotal
2017-184238131865319169276
2018-1957701723845293311271
2019-203674124266721988582
2020-212891104651018587035
2021-22302410247038977686

SSC CGL number of vacancies for Past 4/5 Years

Staff Selection Commission has invited applications of the interested candidates for a whopping 20,000 vacancies for various posts in different government departments through its notification for SSC CGL 2022 exam released on 17th September 2022

Number of Vacancies year-wise

A glimpse of the number of vacancies announced by SSC in 2022 and in the last five years

       Year-Wise Percentage Increase in the Number of Vacancies

  Section-Wise Analysis of the previous five year papers

  1. General Intelligence – Based on our analysis of the past six years, we can conclude that the highest number of questions were asked from topics like analogy, odd one out, series, coding-decoding, mathematical operations and missing terms. On an Average 3-4 questions were asked for these topics
  2. English Language –  Most of the questions asked in this section were from topics like Fill in the blanks, Sentence improvement, error detection, synonyms, antonyms, idioms and phrases, spelling correction and one-word substitution. The highest number of questions asked were from passage like reading comprehension and cloze test
  3. Quantitative aptitude – The maximum number of questions asked were from areas like profit and loss, geometry, number systems, mensuration, trigonometry, algebra and DI. An average of 3-4 questions were asked on these topics.
  4. General Awareness – Highest number of questions were asked from current affairs and static awareness. A good number of questions were asked from history, polity, economics, biology, geography and chemistry

SSC CGL Tier 1 2021 Exam Analysis

                           An Analysis of the SSC CGL 2021 Quantitative Aptitude

TopicNo of Questions
Ratio1
Average1
Number System2
Simplification1
Time & Work2
Time & Distance1
Simple Interest1
Profit & Loss2-3
Pipe and Cistern2
Train1
Mensuration1
Trigonometry2
Percentage1
Algebra1
DI1
Triangle Counting1
Geometry1
Mixture & Allegations1
Total25

                          An Analysis of SSC CGL 2021 General Awareness

  TopicNo of Questions
History3
Polity2
Geography2
Economics1
Static Awareness4-5
Biology3
Chemistry1-2
  Physics1
Computer
Current Affairs5-6
  Total25

                                   An Analysis of the SSC CGL 2021 Reasoning Ability

TopicNo of Questions
Analogy2-3
Odd One Out2
Number Series2
Statement & Conclusions1
Distance-Directions1
Syllogism3-4
Order-Ranking3
Coding-Decoding1
Non-Verbal1
Calendar1
Blood Relation1
Venn Diagram1
Seating Arrangement1
Missing Term1
Counting Figure2
Water Image1
Overall25

                                 An Analysis of the SSC CGL 2021 English Language

TopicNumber of Questions
Fill in the Blanks1
Sentence Improvement2
Error Detection1
Sentence Rearrangement1
Idioms and Phrases2
Synonyms2
Antonyms2
Active Passive2
One word substitution1
Word correction in the sentence2
Cloze Test5
Spelling Errors
Filler
Para Jumbles
Total25

Analysis of the Level of Difficulty of SSC CGL Papers 2020 and 2021

Subject20202021
General Intelligence and ReasoningEasy-to-moderateEasy-to-moderate
General AwarenessEasy-to-moderateEasy-to-moderate
Quantitative AptitudeModerateEasy-to-moderate
English ComprehensionEasy-to-moderateEasy-to-moderate

    

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