SSC CGL is the Staff Selection Commission - Combined Graduate Level examination, conduct exams to recruit the candidates for Grade B and Grade C posts, under the various position of the Government Of India.

SSC CGL conducts a total of four examinations out of which we are going to discuss three exams, as the final exam is a Computer Proficiency Test(CPT) which is conducted at the time of selection. These three exams are known as Tier-I, Tier-II, and Tier-III. 
SSC CGL Tier-I exam was conducted from 4th June to 19th June, SSC CGL Tier-II exam was held on 11th September to 13th September and the final stage that is SSC CGL Tier-III exam was conducted on 29th Dec 2019. in this article, we are going to give an overview on these three exams that were conducted on 2019 so that you can expect what kind of questions would be asked and which topics you should prepare for 2020 exams.

SSC CGL Exam Analysis 2019 Tier-I: Exam Pattern

SSC CGL is a computer-based examination. The questions are MCQ type carrying two marks each. 1/4th marks get deducted for every wrong answer. This table will provide you with the information related to the weightage of the subjects in the whole paper. 
The exam duration was 60 minutes (80 minutes for physically disabled candidates) 
Quantitative Aptitude2550
General Awareness2550

SSC CGL Exam Analysis: Tier-I (4th June to 19th June)

As per the exams conducted between the above-mentioned dates, on that basis, we are going to discuss here the level of difficulty that candidates faced in the exam and what can we expect in SSC CGL 2020 paper.

Subjects With MarksChaptersPaper Level
English Language

(25 questions/ 50 marks)
One Word Substitution, Synonyms & Antonyms, Sentence Arrangement, Spotting the Error, Cloze Test, Fill in the Blanks, Cloze Test, Spelling Correction, Idioms & Phrases, Active/Passive Voice   Paper was,

Easy to Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude

(25 questions/ 50 marks)
Ratio, CI & SI, Algebra, Geometry, Profit & Loss, Discount, Mensuration, Percentage, Trignometry, Time Speed & Distance, Tabular Data Interpretation(Tabular), Time & Work, Number System, Trignometry, Averages Paper was,

Moderate to Difficult
General Intelligence And Reasoning

(25 questions/ 50 marks)
Direction & Distance, Blood Relation, Analogy, Series (identifying the wrong term), Puzzle, Matrix, Venn Diagram, Classification, Coding-Decoding, Word Formation, Non-Verbal Reasoning, Statemen & Conclusion Paper was,

Easy to Moderate
General Awareness

(25 questions/ 50 marks)

Awards, History, Geography, General Polity, Science, Economy, Current Affairs, Sports, Indian Constitution, Indian Freedom, Current Affairs - National & International (last six months)Paper was,

 As per the above-conducted exam, you can understand that from which chapters questions were asked, and you should prepare all these chapters if you want to clear SSC CGL Tier-I in one go.

SSC CGL Exam Analysis: Tier II

SSC CGL Tier-II exam contains four papers, that is, English Language, Quantitative Aptitude, General Studies (Economics & Finance) and Statistics. Out of these four subjects, the first two subjects are compulsory (English Language and Quantitative Aptitude) for all the candidates for all posts. 
The Third paper is compulsory for those candidates who are going to be selected for Assistant Audit Officer/ Assistant Accounts, after passing the Tier-I exam. The Fourth paper (Paper- IV), that is, Statistics is compulsory for those candidates who are going to be selected for Junior Statistical Officer (JSO), after passing the Tier-I exam.
Tier-II exam was held from 11th September to 14th September, there were two shifts in the first shift Maths was conducted, whereas in the second shift English.


This paper consists of 100 questions with the total marks of 200, the time allotted for this paper is 2hrs. 
The paper was easy to moderate in the arithmetic portion, but lengthy, students who didn’t know the speed maths tricks had found difficult to pass the sectional cutoff. In the arithmetic section, Average & Profit & Loss questions were the toughest. Data Interpretation was based on the Pie Charts, Radar and Bar Graphs. Previous year questions were repeated. 


This paper consists of 200 questions with the total marks of 200, the time allotted for this paper is 2hrs and a negative marking of 0.25.
Vocabulary and Reading Comprehension is the easiest one. The overall difficulty level of the paper was easy to moderate.

AAO Papers (Economics & Governance and Finance & Accounting): SSC CGL Exam Analysis

Economics & Governance

This paper carries 120 marks for 60 questions. The paper difficulty level was easy to moderate, questions were, like:
Which act replaced the MRTP Act?
Who said the Economy is the Science Of Wealth?

Finance & Accounting

This paper carries 80 marks for 40 questions. The paper difficulty level was easy to moderate, questions asked from depreciation, BRS, Indifference Curve, Journal Ledger, Bill of Exchange, Elasticity, Income & Expenditure, Budget, Elasticity, Indifference Curve etc. 
The overall difficulty level of this AAO paper was moderate. 

SSC CGL Exam Analysis: Tier-III Descriptive Paper 

This paper comprises of two questions:
  • Letter-50 marks
  • Essay-50marks
Letter Writing- the question asked in the examination was:
Write a letter to the manager of the GD restaurant complaining about poor services & quality of food.
Essay Writing- the question asked in the examination was:
Importance of Education in the Present Time.
Student’s had no choice to select the topic. pens were not provided to them (they need to bring), the blue or black pen was allowed. Word limit can be +/- 10.

SSC CGL Exam Analysis: Tier-IV

This exam is conducted to test the skill of the candidates for the recruitment of certain posts. The tests were conducted in Tier-IV was:
  • CPT (Computer Proficiency Test)
  • Document Verification
  • Data Entry Test
As per the SSC CGL Exam Analysis, you can understand that repeated questions come from previous papers. Hence you need to solve previous papers along with the mock test. The above-mentioned details will help you to understand the SSC CGL exam pattern for 2020.