The Staff Selection Commission Combined Graduate Level (SSC CGL) tier 1 examinations 2017 have started today there are more than 30 lakh candidates appearing for the exam. Both the morning and the afternoon sessions of the exam which were conducted today were found to be simple.
The tier 1 exam is computer-based and contains 25 questions each for reasoning, general awareness, quantitative aptitude and English comprehension. Each section carries a weightage of 50 marks and there will be a negative marking of 0.5 marks for every wrong answer.
SSC CGL tier 1 morning exam on August 5:
Students were able to attempt the paper without much difficulty. The exam was conducted from 10 to 11 am and consisted of four sections— English comprehension, reasoning, quantitative aptitude and general awareness. While the quantitative aptitude and the general awareness sections were of moderate difficulty, the logical reason and the english comprehension sections were found to be easier.
SSC CGL tier 1 afternoon exam on August 5:
The afternoon paper was at a similar difficulty level as the morning one. The exam was conducted from 1.15 pm to 2.15 pm. There were 10 to 12 advanced mathematics questions in the paper. Some candidates complained of server issues and found the vocab and mathematics sections to be of moderate difficulty. Read | SSC CGL 2016 final result declared at ssc.nic.in, know how to download, click here
The cut off might go higher than previous years as the difficulty level of the papers has not been too high so far. There are three examinations being conducted on Saturday and the SSC CGL exams will carry on till August 24, 2017. Those who clear the tier 1 exam will be required to appear for further rounds (tier 2, tier 3 and tier 4) to be considered eligible for selection.