- Introduction
- Maths
- Reasoning
- General Awareness / GA-GK
- English
- Appendix: download link for SSC CGL 2013 (Tier 1) paper

# Introduction

- SSC CGL 2013 was to be held on 14
^{th}and 21^{st}April. - But 14
^{th}April exam was cancelled. Now that exam will be held on**19**. (Hence it is no longer conflicting with SBI PO exam date.) This is not a rumor. This is given on SSC’s Northern Region website click me^{th}May 2013 - This article contains analysis based on two papers of SSC CGL 2013, held on 21
^{st}April (KP series and PJ series) click me to download those papersets. - Download links for today’s question papers are given in the appendix of this article.

# Maths

type | subtype | KP | PJ |

Basic | BOSMAS | 1 | 0 |

Square root | 1 | 1 | |

Number theory, LCM, HCF, remainder | 0 | 2 | |

algebra | linear equation | 1 | 1 |

quadratic equation | 6 | 6 | |

% | profit loss interest rate etc. | 7 | 6 |

average, ratio | average | 2 | 2 |

ratio | 1 | 2 | |

STD | time and speed (Boat, railway etc.) | 2 | 2 |

time and work (pipe cisterns etc.) | 3 | 3 | |

Geometry | Geometry_theory | 8 | 8 |

Mensuration (Area, volume, perimeter) | 3 | 4 | |

Coordinate geometry | 1 | 0 | |

Trigonometry | height-distance | 1 | 1 |

complimentary angles | 2 | 1 | |

equation /formula based | 3 | 4 | |

misc | 1 | 0 | |

DI | Bar, pie, line, table | 7 | 7 |

Total | 50 | 50 |

- SSC has continue the trend of last year (=less importance to conventional questions from profit-loss, time-speed, mensuration etc.) and more emphasis on geometry (theory), Trigonometry and algebra
- Roughly 2/3
^{rd}of the Maths questions are from Geometry, trigonometry, algebra and Data interpretation (DI) only. - Although SSC chief remained kept his twitter promise: trigonometry and geometry portion bit easier than last time’s and most of the trigonometry questions could be solved effortlessly by the [Trigonometry] tricks explained on www.Mrunal.org/aptitude
- Usually DI portion contained only one “case” and 5 questions. This time SSC has given multiple DI cases.

# Reasoning

topic | Subtype | KP | PJ |

series | analogy | 3 | 8 |

odd pair | 4 | 5 | |

missing in series | 15 | 8 | |

dictionary based test | 3 | 3 | |

subtotal | 25 | 24 | |

coding | coding-decoding and matrix | 4 | 3 |

maths symbol based ops | 2 | 4 | |

subtotal | 6 | 7 | |

arrangement | direction based tests | 2 | 4 |

arrangement (weight/height wise) | 1 | 1 | |

subtotal | 3 | 5 | |

logic | Statement-conclusion | 1 | 1 |

syllogism | 1 | 1 | |

subtotal | 2 | 2 | |

Non-Verbal | non verbal | 11 | 8 |

Misc | misc (Venn Diagrams, TSW etc) | 3 | 4 |

total | 50 | 50 |

- Compared to earlier years, SSC increased the number of non-verbal questions.
- Sitting arrangement (case containing 3-5 question) =absent.
- Otherwise question pattern/difficulty level similar to previous years.

# General Awareness / GA-GK

- As usual, GA section was broadly made up of three parts: Static, Science and Crap.
- The message / lesson is clear: when it comes to the GA portion of SSC, don’t waste time chasing trivial current affairs. Because static (polity, history etc.) and science, is where your focus should be.

Topic | Sub topics | no. of Questions |

Static | economy | 4 |

Polity | 3 | |

History_ancient | 1 | |

History_modern | 6 | |

Geography | 4 | |

Environment biodiversity | 4 | |

Subtotal | 22 | |

Science | physics | 4 |

chemistry | 4 | |

biology | 8 | |

Computer,IT | 2 | |

Subtotal | 18 | |

Crap | Books | 1 |

Persons in News | 6 | |

Misc. | 3 | |

Subtotal | 10 | |

Total | 50 |

In PJ and KP series question papers, the GA and English questions were same (only sequence was changed) hence I’ve given only single column for no. of questions.

# English

type | Question | no. of Questions |

vocab | synonym, Antonym | 6 |

idioms and phrases | 5 | |

word substitution | 7 | |

spelling | 2 | |

RC | Passages (2) | 10 |

grammar | sentence correction | 5 |

sentence improvement | 10 | |

fill in the blanks | 5 | |

Total | 50 |

Not much to say, follows the usual pattern / difficulty level of previous years.

# Appendix: download link for SSC CGL 2013 (Tier 1) paper

- Here is the download link: http://files.secureserver.net/0s2JDIqT3lMF7s
- It is a zip file (size 14MB) and contains two papers. if you can’t open zip file then install a free software called
**7zip**(click me)

Preparation strategy, free studymaterial for SSC CGL, already provided in following articles

## So far 1,186 Comments posted

frnds, i attemted 100-105 questions. my category is obc, can i pass tier 1 exam in this year, rly pls

Hi,

Can anybody provide the keys or any links to answer keys for ‘KQ’ series question paper held on 21st F.N.

peoples are scoring so high….wil cut off still remains same around 80-90?

Kindly publish the keys in ur website.S.S.C. will take a huge time to publish it. Because the second phase of tier 1 is to b held on 19th May. Besides the present chairman seems to b indifferent to take any appropriate and prompt action.Perhaps THOSE GOOD OLD DAYS OF SSC ARE GONE.

am expecting 95

U may be selected to appear in Tier-II

am expecting 95..wht are d chances? Peoples are scoring highr marks

Hi Mrunal,

Please share Answer Key and Idea of Cut off this Year

# Respect For your work

P.S. You will be glad to know Even Infosys Guys are discussing about your site on their employee public portal:) Keep It Up Buddy:)

Yep.. Astounding work.. Thanks a lot man..

You’re the best..

TCSers following as well…

Keep up the good work!!

HP Guys also #RespectForYourWork

great work mrunal

sir,,thank you for your guideence

Hi freinds,

i had forgotton to bubble my test form number but i wrote the number in the boxes provided in the sheet.will they consider my omr sheet or not?

@chandu

May b u will b in trouble ,reason- computer only reads the darken bubble.if possible call the ssc helpline no.

forget about cut off guys,make better ur tier 2 by practising.

how to prepare for tier-2 exam and cut-off of tier 1 366SH6

sir, i forgot to fill test form no. In the omr sheet in yesterday exam what will happen on this?

no doubt at all.. it wil not be accepted …. try next year

thanks sir

plzz upload the evening shift paper also … thanks in advance

need a help ppl.. Can anyone tell me whether do we have to get attestion in the photocopy of our ID card for SBI PO?

Thx in advance

I don’t think its anywhere written to get photocopy of our ID card attested.

Where did u read?

hey manuzha, yes we need to take one attested photocopy of our ID, and 2 photographs also similar to the one which appears on our admit card.

i read smwhere in the instructions only.

No need of attestation ly photocopy

no need 4 d atteested one

attestation required only if ur photo is not clear in admit card…..otherwise take an ideproof(original) with u to show it to examiner….Although in the hall ticket its written u have to tAKe 4 photos….only 1 is required to stick in the examiners admit card copy

hi frnds…..for general category cutoff will be between 87 to 90!!!!

ssc cgl exam paper has been leaked in delhi and 9 person has been arrested by delhi pulice…check detail

http://in.news.yahoo.com/two-policemen-among-9-arrested-ssc-fraud-162040666.html

EX SSC CHIEF ON UNFAIR MEANS OF EXAM ( WHICH SOME ARE CALLING PAPER LEAK) Nitin Verma @kshatria_verma 9h

@raghunk but sir plz enlighten us a bit about this what can be possible now

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N.K.RAGHUPATHY N.K.RAGHUPATHY @raghunk 9h

@kshatria_verma not such isolated cases should lead to cancellation of exam. ssc should continue with post exam analysis n detect such cases

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NOW ALL GUYS DESSIRIOUS OF RE EXAM CAN CALM DOWN AND PREPARE FOR TIER ii

MORNING SHIFT OR EVENING SHIFT?

what is no of vacancy this year???

is it true news that ssc cgl paper is leaked???

yes

Yes, ab kya hoga??

plz upload the other sets of paper too.

thank u for question paper

Thanks a lot sir.

Q.No.140 of booklet Series-“333 PK 4″

GIVEN:-sec (theta)+tan (theta) =[2+{sqrt (5)} ],

then find:- sin (theta)+cos (theta) is?

options are:

a–> 3/[sqrt(5)]

b–> sqrt(5)

c–> 7/[sqrt(5)]

d–>1/[sqrt(5)]

Kindly give the answer with the method or full solution step by step.Thanks!!!

let theta = A (as i cant type it here)

we have

secA + tanA = root5 + 2 ————– (1)

multiply both sides by secA – tanA, we get

sec^2A – tan^2A = (root5 + 2)*(secA-tanA)

LHS = 1

we get (secA-tanA) = 1/(root5 + 2)

multiply and divide RHS by root5 – 2 (conjugate)

(secA-tanA) = root5 – 2 ——————– (2)

from 1 & 2 we get

secA = root5 and tanA = 2 so sinA = 2/root5 and cosA = 1/ root5 so sinA + cosA = 3/root5 option A.

@chandar…

@=theta and ?=sqrt

sec@+tan@=2+(?5);

sqrt(1+tan2@)+tan@=2+?5; as 1+tan2@=sec2@

now compare rational and irrational part

tan@=2 and sqrt(1+tan2@)=sqrt5=sec@

now see your question

sin@+cos@ can be written as

(sin@+cos@)/cos@/1/cos@

which equals

(tan@+1)/sec@

now put the values of tan@=2 and sec@=?5

gives ans=3/?5=a

Mrunal Sir will ssc conduct reexam as the paper was leaked. source:http://www.indianexpress.com/news/-cop-arrested-for-ssc-paper-leak-topped-si-exam-two-months-ago-/1106342/1

I have got selected in CSS last year…Me getting above 140 …is there a chance of paper getting cancelled due to the SSC CGL paper leak as reported in news ??

congos on having got selected to css.

how did u feel this years paper compared to last yr..?? getting 140 was it easier this time??? (i am getting around 130)

thanks buddy….I was preparing for IAS mains …took ssc mains in between for delhi posting…

Yes I found this year’s paper w as comparatively easier…I did goof up in time management…I think this this year’s highest marks would be higher than last year’s 151.

cool.. even i wrote ias-mains, but dint get the intv call…hope u got…

But bro, if u r already in CSS y r u writing SSC again???? trying for examiner/IT inspctr? is it really that better???

Sadly No….taking it this year too… Central Secretariat was taken for IAS prep as it has govt office work and posting only in delhi…This year taking it as a backup …just in case

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/cheating-racket-busted-in-delhi-nine-arrested/article4645706.ece

cut off for general vl be 90-95…as 5 lakh more people fild the applicatn form…morng paper was very easy except g.s..huge discriminatn wd evening batch.

@MRUNAL ….SIR PLZ COULD U PROVIDE ALTERNATE DOWNLOAD LINK FOR QUESTION PAPERAS I HAVE TRIED SEVERAL TIMES THE DOWNLOAD STOPPED BETWEEN….

dear yogesh,

i have a humble request if you reply me

my exam was on 21 april,2013 at muzaffarpur wpte college in second shift

due to mismanagement in one room students get violated and drain out everybody exam within few minutes in every room.after that they also thrash out first sitting candidates paper.dm&principal assured us of re-taking of exam.they also fax the letter to ssc allahabad.

from your point of view what could be the result.pls reply as early as possible or from anyother source,waiting of your reply

email- [email protected]

my exam was also on 21 apr,2013 at muzffarpur wptec in second shift.

if u have any news about cancllelation or re shedule exam. plz inform me on my email or mob(9204250487) no.

know anything about centre cancellation pls inform me on my

email- [email protected]

have you make a call to ssc,allahabad?

any news from anybody?

md kashif

deinitely exam will be re-counducted if he has informed them. don’t worry dear……

saurabh,thnx for your sympathy towards us.

i request everybody whose centre was in wpte college,muzaffarpur or other places where exam has not been conducted.that pls mail your comment

on ssc mail id.and also call them so that they can be well aware of this situation and thousand of students carreer could not be destroyed.also make your comment on facebook so that everybody knows this and show their presence with us.

i dont no for ssc 1000 students carreer count or not? but pls raise this if you are one of them.

plz inform ,if u have any news, [email protected]

dear arvind i have received one mail from ssc,allahabad director.

forward you the mail also.he told me to wait for next 2-3 days

pls send one mail to garg sir(director,ssc,allahabad)and tell him the whole story.it is very important because very few people knows about this in ssc.media also have not highlighted this.pls spread this message and tell everybody whose centre was in muzaffarpur as early as possible

by any means(facebook,twitter,etc)

kashif

ok. thank u.i will do.

dear arvind i have got mail from director ssc allahabad.he assure us of re-taking of exam most likely on 19 may.start preparing

best of luck

dear kashif jee

i have made call and email more time to rd(ssc), but no one recieve call and replird email. there is no any legel notice cancellation of exam and taking re-exam.dplicate admit card of exam of 19 may is available on the website. our admit card is not in this.

if u have any news ,plz email me or contact on my no 9204250487.plz

exam will be held on 19 may at allahabad.

some sources say that there might be sectional cut off.due to shortage of time i couldnt attempt maths much(arnd 20 quest).but i think i will easily get 110..where can i find a reliable source whether there is sectional cut off or not

NO CHANCE

GK-12-15

Maths(35)

LR -(40-42)

englsih- 30-35(attempt all but its English)

hope for 110 to 120

#R”

whr is answer frds. plz tell me answer of 222KNR

SSC DISCRIMINATE WITH MORNING & EVENING BATCHES…….MORNING BATCH–VERY EASY (CAN SCORE ABOVE 130 EASILY)….AND FOR EVENING BATCH–TOUGH(CAN’T SCORE ABOVE 100 EASILY).SSC DOES’T KNOW HOW TO BALANCE THE PAPER. AND IT IS HUGE DISCRIMINATION B/W CANDIDATES OF 21 APRIL AND 19 MAY. THEY WILL KNOW ABOUT SSC’S APPROACH TOWARDS THIS YEAR’S CGL IN ADVANCE AND GOT ANOTHER 1 MONTH FOR BETTER PREPARATION THAN 21 MAY CANDIDATES.THIS IS BLUNDER.THIS IS NOT JUSTIFIED.SOME CANDIDATES GOT MORE TIME THAN OTHERS FOR SAME EXAM & THEY WILL SCORE BETTER THAN 21 MAY CANDIDATES.

dude… tier 2 me humko bhi to 1 month extra milega…. agar nikal gya to, touch wood.. lolz

KYA TIER -2 ME KOI ALAG SYLLABUS HAI KYA…….WOHI MATHS & ENGLISH HAI DUDE…….JO WOH LOG ABHI BHI PAD RAHE HAI…………

U R right bt I hv a suggestion tht v shd nt only comment bt also mail 2 ssc n leading newspapers who hv published these articles

Even though I hv nt done this till nw bt vl definitely do it day after tmrw

(Coz of sbi po exam)

THAT IS REALLY TRUE -TRUE MAN

EVEN IAM FEELING THE SAME……

I given preference for assistant ministries first.But i did not mentioned delhi in preference list.

what happens? whether they consider me for assistant in ministries or not?

Plz give reply

No as per my knowledge.

As the papaer was leaked out (Acc. To news Published in TIMES OF INDIA) what would be the further action expected in this.

Mrunal sir plz upload the answer key of fci paper 2

can anybody tell me if centre exam is not done due to college mismanagement

then ssc will re take the exam.my exam was on 21 april,2013 but totally

shattered and drain away my hope.career is on the edge.my centre a muzaffarpur(wpte college).principal forward letter to ssc

dear sir ssc exam was leaked as from source the Hindu pls tell is ssc going to cancel this paper.?

source

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/cheating-racket-busted-in-delhi-nine-arrested/article4645706.ece

mrunal sir

will the tier 1 exam be held again??

news of paper leak on 21 april is there in leading newspapers

Mrunal Sir,

Thank you for your guidance throughout every examination. As there is a news of SSC CGL (21st april) being leaked, is there any chance of the exam getting cancelled? It wud be very unfair if they do so, future of many people is at stake.

@shalini

i scored around 110 plus too. if the paper is leaked and some people got an undue advantage of it then the exam has to be cancelled bcoz i can score 110 again n u can also score much more . Dont say its not fair to reschedule unless u got the leaked paper n u took advantage of it. i am not accusing u but i am only saying its fair to every1 if they reschedule the exam.

@kri, m saying its unfair coz the people who are pushing for the re-examination are MOSTLY those who didnt fare well and they are moreover expecting a high cutoff this time. Moreover the ssc chief has tweeted that such isolated cases do not lead to cancellation of the exam. Rest, let the commission decide All the best for tier-2 if the exam doesnt get cancelled..

Mrunal Sir,

Is there any possibility of exam getting cancelled or rescheduled? It wud be very unfair of they do so, future of many people is at stake.

hi friend ye answer set aayega.

i am waiting yaaar!!!

SSC cgl 2013 held on 21st april was leaked.. read todays hindu newspaper[page no-4].It should be canceled at all cost as lot of internal people and policeman were involved..

which set was leaked..morning session or evening session? please tell me brother …..Is there any chance to cancel the exam?

hi…i’m getting arund 110-115 general…will i qualify?

pls reply me

sure…cutoff will be around 85….

strt preparin 4 tier 2 n i am also getting 122 marks in tht

thanks yar…do u have any idea which books to refer for tier 2?

for maths mrunal + fast track airthmatic objective by rajesh verma + do max practice as you can n one thng wat i peronally feel tht jst try to solve some set of previous question paper on regular basis so tht u knew wat u r lacking n in whch area u need more practice…also feel ease durin exam by practicing sets at home…..

ok thank you bro…all the best to u

Hi, After checking the key i am getting around 138 so any idea how much to target in tier2 for getting CYpher in MEA?

Thanks in advance and wish u all the best

Yes u’ll easily qualify. Start preparing for tier 2

any specific books for english?

norman lewis for vocab + objective englsh by sp bakshi frm whch i m doin + do question sets……

100% sure ap tier 2 k lye qualify karogi tier 2 ka taiyari kgye. Best of luck for tier 2.

ssc cgl 2013 tier I was leaked according The Hindu News paper.

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-newdelhi/cheating-racket-busted-in-delhi-nine-arrested/article4645706.ece

sir plz send me answer key of 244qj6 and 133mn1 in my e mail id [email protected]

Delhi chd me paper leak tha.Paper cncl hoga 19 may wala b.Nd cmplete exam wil be in july…..Or answer key dkhni h to sscexamnews.com par dkho yr

sir plz radian measure kaise calculate karte hai bata dijiye.and science k applications day to day lihe ka ho sake to upload kijiye.

SIR PLZ GUIDE HOW TO CALCULATE RADIAN MEASURE.N IF POSSIBLE DO UPDATE SOME APPLICATIONS OF SCIENCE RELATED TO DAY TO DAY LIFE.

180 degrees of angle = PI radians..

1 degree has 60 minutes and 1 minute has 60 seconds..

its a matter of convenience as 2*Pi is an arc length covered by circle of unit radius in 360 degrees.

radian is SI unit..

like 45 degrees = 45 *pi/180 = pi/4 radians

pi/10 radians = pi* 180/pi = 18 degrees..

18.75 degrees = 18 deg + .75 deg = 18 deg + .75*60 min = 18 deg 45 mins..

Q. Calculate radian measure of angle measuring 27 degrees 15 mins 45 seconds..

Sir Kindly tell me that how many nos of question papers was given to the candidates. for ssc cgl-2013 Tier-I held on 21.04.2013

guys chk answr keys on sscexamnews.com

ANSWER KEYS FOR ALL SETS OF SSC PAPER HELD ON 21st april 2013

http://www.careers360.com/news/9781-SSC-CGL-answer-key-2013-tier-1-download-PDF