What are the important topics to study in each subject for SSC CGL based on the weightage

By | July 17, 2018

Weightage of different topics in SSC CGL Tier-I exam

 

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SSC CGL examination is conducted in three different tiers and cumulative marks of all these three phases form the basis of the final selection of candidates. So, it becomes very important to get a good score in each section of the SSC exam to get a spot in the final merit list. An analysis of the pattern and the weightage for each topic will help you develop and follow the right strategy for your preparation.

So today we are providing a complete marks wise break-up of various topics for SSC CGL Tier-1 exam.

SSC CGL Tier -1 consists of total 200 marks with 50 marks for each Reasoning, Maths, English and General Knowledge. There will be total 100 questions, 25 from each section of the Tier-I exam. Each question carries two marks. There will be a composite timing of one hour to solve the whole paper. No sectional cut-offs will be there. Following is the complete breakup of various topics asked from each section and their weightage based on previous years which will help you to analyze the pattern of SSC CGL exam and devote your time accordingly.

Mathematics:

S. No. Topic Weightage Level
1. Number Series: (Missing/Next/Wrong number) 2 to 4 marks Easy to difficult
2. Simplification: (Bodmas/approximation/surds and indices/fractions etc.) 2 to 4 marks Easy to moderate
3. Simple/Compound Interests 2 to 4 marks Easy to moderate
4. Percentage 0 to 2 marks Easy to moderate
5. Ratios and Proportion 2 to 4 marks Easy to moderate
6. Average 0 to 2 marks Easy to moderate
7. LCM and HCF 2 to 4 marks Easy to moderate
8. Mensuration 4 to 6 marks Easy to moderate
9. Problems on Ages 0 to 2 marks Easy
10. Profit and loss 2 to 4 marks Easy to moderate
11. Data Interpretation 0 to 6 marks Easy to difficult
12. Time and Work/Pipes and Cisterns 2 to 4 marks Moderate to difficult
13. Mixture and Allegations 0 to 2 marks Moderate to difficult
14. Geometry 6 to 8 marks Moderate to difficult
15. Trigonometry 4 to 6 marks Moderate to difficult
16. Algebra 4 to 6 marks Moderate to difficult
15. Speed, Time and Distance 2 to 4 marks Moderate to difficult

English:

S. No. Topic Weightage Level
1. Errors Spotting 6 to 10 marks Moderate to difficult
2. Synonyms 0-2 marks Moderate to difficult
3. Antonyms 0-2 marks Moderate to difficult
4. Spelling 0 to 4 marks Moderate to difficult
5. Cloze test 0 to 10 marks Easy to moderate
6. Reading Comprehension/Passage 10 marks Easy to moderate
7. One-word substitution 6 to 10 marks Moderate to difficult
8. Idioms and phrases 4 to 6 marks Moderate to difficult
9. Sentence Rearrangement 8 to 10 marks Moderate to difficult
10. Sentence Improvement 8 to 10 marks Easy to moderate

General Awareness:

S. No. Topic Weightage Level
1. Biology 4 to 8 marks Moderate to difficult
2. Chemistry 4 to 8 marks Moderate to difficult
3. Computer 2 to 4 marks Easy to moderate
4. Economy 4 to 6 marks Easy to moderate
5. Geography 6 to 8 marks Moderate to difficult
6. History 6 to 8 marks Moderate to difficult
7. Culture (Folk dance/songs) 0 to 2 marks Moderate to difficult
8. Physics 4 to 6 marks Moderate to difficult
9. Polity 4 to 6 marks Moderate to difficult
10. Current Affairs 6 to 10 marks Easy to moderate
11. Miscellaneous (Superlative/Awards etc.) 4 to 8 marks Easy to moderate

Reasoning:

S. No. Topic Weightage Level
1. Analogy 4 to 6 marks Easy
2. Coding Decoding 4 to 6 marks Easy to moderate
3. Matrix-based coding 0 to 2 marks Easy
4. Word Formation 0 to 2 marks Easy to moderate
5. Missing Number 2 to 4 marks Easy to difficult
6. Direction based puzzle 2 to 4 marks Easy
7. Blood relation 2 to 4 marks Easy to moderate
8. Words arrangement acc. to a dictionary 0 to 2 marks Easy
9. Mixed puzzles and sitting arrangement 4 to 8 marks Easy to moderate
10. Alphabet Series 0 to 2 marks Easy
11. Order and ranking 0 to 2 marks Easy to moderate
12. Venn diagram 2 to 4 marks Easy
13. Statement/Assumption/Course of the act. 4 to 6 marks Easy to moderate
14. Figure based/Mirror Image 6 to 8 marks Easy to moderate

In the English section, many of the questions from topics like synonyms, antonyms, one-word substitution, idioms, and phrases etc. are asked from previous year’s papers. Similarly, for general awareness also, it is better to have a glance at previous year questions asked in the examinations.

For math and reasoning sections, the pattern of questions is similar to those asked in the previous years. The difficulty level of some of the questions might vary. As the whole examination is conducted in shifts, there can be a situation when most of the questions asked in a particular set are tricky or difficult as compared to the sets in the other shifts. So, it is better to get the luck/chance out of the equation by preparing for the worst and working hard.

The difficulty level of some of the questions from topics like missing number series, puzzles etc. can be very high. You have to solve 100 questions in 60 minutes. Spending too much time on such questions can prove more costly especially if you were unable to go through the whole paper as there might be some questions which you would have solved correctly in a few seconds. There have been many cases in the past where the questions were not framed correctly by the makers or the right option was missing. Spending your time on such questions will only make you frustrated and anxious. So, even if you feel like you are closer to the solution, it is better to mark it for review so that you could reattempt those questions after going through all 100 questions.

So, now that you have a proper understanding of the weightage of different topics asked in SSC, prepare accordingly to crack this exam!