SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 3rd Shift Analysis 3rd March 2020: Review, Difficulty Level

By Neha Uppal|Updated : March 3rd, 2020

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 3rd Shift Analysis 3rd March 2020: The third shift of today's SSC CGL Tier 1 2019 exam has come to an end. It started at 4 PM and concluded at 5 PM making it an exam of 1-hour duration. You all must be inquisitive to know about the level of the exam and changes if any induced by the SSC in its third shift.


We at BYJU'S Exam Prep had had an interaction with the students who appeared in the exam and discussed the various aspects of the examination which we are ready to share in this article. The inputs shared by us in this article will help the aspirants who are yet to appear in future shifts. Without much ado, let us get into the detailed review of the SSC CGL Tier 1 (shift III) exam.

In this article, we are sharing SSC CGL Tier 1 third shift exam review 2020 along with the topic-wise analysis, difficulty level, questions asked and good attempts. The level the III Shift paper was 'Easy to Moderate.'

At the end of this article, we have also shared some of the actual questions asked in the third shift in today's examination. All those candidates who have their exams in the days to come can use this SSC CGL exam review 2020 of 3rd shift for the reference.

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

  • The SSC CGL 2019-20 Tier 1 examination comprised 100 questions carrying 2 marks each and a negative marking of 0.50 marks.
  • The order of the sections was as follows: Reasoning --> General Awareness--> Quantitative Aptitude--> English language & Comprehension.
  • The subject wise difficulty level was in the order- Reasonig>Maths> GK> English
  • General Awareness section ranged between Easy to Moderate. Around 5-6 questions from Current affairs were asked.
  • The Maths section fell in the range of Easy-Moderate.
  • The English section was relatively easy.
  • The reasoning section fell in the range of Easy-Moderate.
  • Cloze Test was asked in English Section. Direct - Indirect Questions appeared in the exam.
  • Overall the examination fell in the range of 'Easy to Moderate .'

SSC CGL Tier 1 Exam 3rd 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
General Intelligence & Reasoning25Easy-Moderate
Quantitative Aptitude25Easy-Moderate
General Awareness25Moderate


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

SSC CGL 3rd Shift Exam Review 2020: Quantitative Aptitude

Topics AskedNo. of Questions
Boat & Stream-
Data Interpretation4-5
Heights and Distances1
CI & SI1 (Mix of CI & SI)
Mixture & Alligation0
Pipes & Cistern-
Profit loss & Discount2
Ratio & Proportion1
Speed, Time and Work1

SSC CGL 3rd Shift Exam Review 2020: General Intelligence & Reasoning

Topics AskedNo. of Questions
Papercutting & folding1
Embedded figures1
Counting of Figures1(Triangle)
Arithmetic Reasoning3
Alphanumeric Series1
Distance Direction test-
Mirror Image1
Mathematical operator1
Missing Number series1
Logical Venn diagram1

SSC CGL 3rd 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 3rd Shift Exam Review 2020: General Awareness

Topics No. of Questions



Indian Polity


Physical Geography


Economy (Basic)








Static GK




SSC CGL 3rd Shift Exam Analysis 2020: Good Attempts

SectionGood Attempts
Quantitative Aptitude20-22
General Intelligence and Reasoning18-20
General Awareness Section15-16
English Language & Comprehension21-24
Overall Good Attempt74-82

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

1.Synonym- Glorious

2. Idiom- Blow one’s own trumpet

3. Who was the last ruler of the Gupta Dynasty? - Skandagupta

4. Who is the current BCCI secretary? - Jay Shah

5. WHo was the last ruler of the Mauryan dynasty? - Brihadratha

Takeaways from SSC CGL Tier 1 2020 Exam- Shift III

  • Do not fret if you come across any tricky question, 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 Static GK part as it can gain you marks.

In the above article, we have discussed the section-wise exam analysis of the SSC CGL III 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:-

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