SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2nd Shift Analysis 3rd March 2020: Section-wise Review, Level

By Sachin Awasthi|Updated : March 3rd, 2020

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2nd Shift Analysis 3rd March 2020. The second shift of the SSC CGL Tier 1 2019 exam has been successfully concluded now. Today the SSC CGL 2019 exam will be conducted in three shifts. Most of the students are curious to know the pattern and difficulty level of the SSC CGL 2nd shift exam in order to get ideas for upcoming shifts. Thus, we are here with a detailed review of the SSC CGL Tier 1 2nd shift exam.

Here we are sharing SSC CGL Tier 1 exam review 2020 of the second shift along with the topic-wise analysis, difficulty level, questions asked and good attempts. The difficulty level the 2nd Shift paper was 'Easy to Moderate.'


In this exam analysis post, we will acquaint you with the level of the SSC CGL Tier 1 exam and share some of the actual questions asked in the 2nd shift that was seen in today's examination. All those candidates who have their exams in the days to come can use this SSC CGL Tier 1 exam review 2020 for their reference.

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2nd Shift Analysis 3rd March 2020: Key Highlights

  • The SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier 1 examination consisted of 100 questions of 2 marks each and a negative marking of 0.50 marks.
  • The questions asked from the General Awareness section was easy to moderate.
  • 5-6 questions from Current affairs were asked
  • The Maths section was also easy to moderate.
  • The English section was relatively easy.
  • The reasoning section was moderate. As it was a bit calculative.
  • 3-4 questions are asked from Medieval and Modern History.
  • Cloze Test was asked in English Section.
  • The subject wise difficulty level was in the order- Reasonig>Maths> GK> English
  • Overall the examination fell in the range of 'Easy to Moderate .'

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2nd Shift Analysis 3rd March 2020: Difficulty Level

Let us take a tabular view of the sectional analysis:

SectionNo. of questionsLevel of the questions asked
English Comprehension25Easy-Moderate
General Intelligence & Reasoning25Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude25Moderate
General Awareness25Easy-Moderate


SSC CGL 2nd Shift Exam Analysis 3rd March 2020 (Section-wise)

SSC CGL 2nd Shift Exam Review 2020: Quantitative Aptitude Section

Topics AskedNo. of Questions
Boat & Stream-
Data Interpretation4-5
Heights and Distances1
CI & SI1
Mixture & Alligation0
Pipes & Cistern-
Profit loss & Discount2
Ratio & Proportion-
Speed, Time and Work1

SSC CGL 2nd Shift Exam Review 2020: General Intelligence & Reasoning

Topics AskedNo. of Questions
Papercutting & folding1
Embedded figures1
Counting of Figures1(Rectangle)
Arithmetic Reasoning3
Alphanumeric Series1
Distance Direction test-
Mirror Image1
Logical Venn diagram1

SSC CGL 2nd Shift Exam Review 2020: English Language & Comprehension

Topics AskedNo. of Questions

One Word Substitution




Filling in the blanks (using verbs, preposition, articles, etc.)


Vocabulary (Synonyms & Antonyms)




Para jumbles


Error Recognition


cloze test


Sentence Completion


SSC CGL 2nd Shift Exam Review 2020: General Awareness

Topics AskedNo. of Questions



Indian Polity


Physical Geography


Economy (Basic)








Static GK




Takeaways from SSC CGL Tier 1 2020 Exam

  • Do not lose your confidence if you come across certain tricky questions, instead, 'skip' such questions. 
  • Do not forget to revise formulas and theorems as certain questions that do not require a pen to be raised were asked in the examination.
  • English Section is very scoring this time. Start with English Section first and then move on with your strong areas.
  • Save enough time for Maths. Do not attempt Geometry Questions if you are not confident enough instead attempt simple arithmetic questions first.
  • We advise you to lay more stress on Current Affairs as lots of questions appeared in today's exam from this.
  • Focus more on Medieval and Modern History
  • Some of the questions from the Reasoning section was time taking. It is advisable not to waste time on those questions and use that time to gain marks in other sections. 

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 2nd Shift Analysis 2020: Good Attempts

SectionGood Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude18-20
General Intelligence and Reasoning16-18
General Awareness Section14-16
English Language & Comprehension20-22

Questions Asked in SSC CGL Tier-I Exam  (Shift II): 3rd March 2020

In the above article, we have discussed the section-wise exam analysis of the SSC CGL 2nd Shift Exam, it is time to shift our focus towards the questions that appeared in today's paper. All those who are yet to appear in the said examination should pay more stress on revision and avoid getting confused by learning new things in the last moment. Some of the questions that appeared in the paper are as follows:-

  • 1. Brahmagiri National Park is located in which district of Karnataka? - Kodagu(Coorg) District
  • 2. Who was awarded the 50th Dada Saheb Phalke award? - Amitabh Bachchan

    3. Who was the last ruler of the Nanda Dynasty? Dhananand

    4.Ajatshataru was the son of _______. Bimbisara

    5. In which of the following states ASCEND 2020 held? KERALA 

    6.Kramyodha Granth is written on ________. NARENDRA MODI

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