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Question Weightage SSC CGL for 2021 Examination [Updated]

SSC CGL 2020-2021 Question Weightage

SSC CGL exam is conducted by SSC(Staff Selection Commission) every year. The exam is conducted in four tiers.  The exam is controlled and organized by the Government of India every year, for the purpose of recruiting staff for different posts in various ministries and reputed departments of the Government of India and in their Subordinate Offices. The exam is quite tough, and there is huge competition for the same. Every year, lakhs of graduates apply for this exam, but only a fraction of them are able to qualify it. It might be difficult to crack, but planning and making a strategy will help you to sail through it smoothly. This article will tell you about the weightage of each question in SSC CGL.

Question Weightage SSC CGL 2021

The weightage of each section in the SSC CGL Exam is mentioned below

Quantitative Aptitude

This section requires a lot of practice and is also quite time-consuming. It is recommended, that pay special attention while solving this section.

Quantitative Aptitude
Name of the Topic Questions Questions Level
Number Series 2-3 Easy to Moderate
SI & CI and Percentage/ Profit-Loss 2-3 Moderate
Algebra 2-3 Easy to moderate
Speed and Distance 1 Moderate
Mensuration 1-2 Easy to moderate
Geometry 3-4 Easy to moderate
Trigonometry 3 Easy to moderate
Averages 2 Easy
DI (Bar Graph/ Pie Chart) 5 Easy
Time and work 1-2 Easy to moderate
Total 25 Easy to moderate

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English Language

This is the easiest section among all the sections of the paper. One can solve this section quite easily and save up time for other sections.

Name of the Topic Questions Questions Level
Reading Comprehension 5 Easy
Fillers 3-5 Easy
Spelling correction 1-3 Moderate
Idiom /Phrase 3 Moderate
Synonyms and Antonyms 3-4 Easy
Error Detection 3-5 Easy
Sentence Improvement/rearrangement 3-5 Easy to moderate
One Word Substitution 3 Moderate
Total 25 Easy to moderate

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General Awareness

This section is also easy if one has a good knowledge of current affairs. This will help you in solving this section easily.

Name of the Topic Questions Questions Level
Geography 2 Moderate
History 5-6 Moderate
Current Affairs 3-4 Easy to moderate
General Science 4-7 Moderate
Economics 1-3 Moderate
Polity 3 Moderate
Total 25 Moderate

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General Intelligence & Reasoning

Though it is not very tough, some amount of practice is required to ace this section. Solving different types of questions and mock papers will help one in scoring good marks in this section.

Name of the Topic Questions Questions Level
Series 5-8 Easy to moderate
Classification 2-3 Easy
Logical Reasoning 2-5 Easy
Matrix 1 Moderate
Non Verbal reasoning (Water Image / Mirror Image) 2-3 Easy to Moderate
Odd one out 1-2 Easy to moderate
Analogy 2 Easy to moderate
Picture Diagram 2 Moderate
Miscellaneous 4-5 Easy to moderate
Total 25 Easy

SSC CGL is one of the hardest exams to crack, but with good practice and strategy, one can clear this exam very easily. But what also needed is preparation from the right books, check out the best books for SSC CGL preparation.

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